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MIT student uses under-extrusion to make new textile

3rd Nov 2020

A MIT Media Lab graduate student has developed a tulle-like textile – DefeXtiles - by controlling a common 3D printing defect, the under-extrusion of polymer filament. Jack Forman used a standard, inexpensive 3D printer to produce sheets and complex 3D geometries with a woven-like structure based on the “glob-stretch” pattern produced by...

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Alexium’s foam mattresses clear flammability tests

8th Jun 2020

Alexium International Group's prototype foam mattresses using FR socks treated with Alexiflam NF have cleared independent flammability tests. These tests are required by US federal safety standards in 16 CFR 1633. Alexium is a performance chemicals provider for advanced materials applications with a focus on flame retardancy and thermal management.

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Self-protective, reproducible electronic textile from PRC

18th Mar 2020

Researchers from the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering under the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported developing a new self-protective and reproducible electronic textile for wearable devices with high performance. It can protect itself from the interference of a variety of liquids and reproduce after mechanical wear and...

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Goldwin showcases fall/winter 2020 collection at ISPO

29th Jan 2020

Japanese technical outdoor apparel brand, Goldwin, is showcasing its fall/winter 2020 collection at ISPO Munich 2020, the largest winter sports trade fair, which concludes on January 29. Among the products on display are standouts from Goldwin's new line of ski apparel, as well as products from the brand's Outdoor, Athletic, Lifestyle and C3fit...

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Karl Mayer presents Smart Shirt at IDTechEx Show

28th Nov 2019

As an expert partner for manufacturing of e-textiles, Karl Mayer exhibited at IDTechEx Show! 2019 and gave a presentation on its field of expertise. At the latest edition of IDTechEx which was held on November 20-21 in Santa Clara, US, the manufacturer of textile machines turned up with a smart shirt for measuring vital bodily functions in its suitcase.

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Gore, Checkerspot to produce high performance coatings

25th Nov 2019

W L Gore has joined hands with Checkerspot, bringing together Checkerspot's expertise in bio-based polymers and biotechnology with its experience in high performance apparel. Together, the two will explore innovative performance materials development with the goal of delivering high performance textile coatings with improved environmental profiles.

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Gearwrench to show new heated apparel line at SEMA

7th Nov 2019

Gearwrench will display its new line of heated apparel, including a jacket, hoodie, fleece, and vest option, at SEMA, in booth #10509. The SEMA show is a global, premier automotive specialty products trade event, which will be held from November 5-8, 2019, at Las Vegas convention centre, US. Gearwrench is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool group.

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Eurojersey teams up with Estethia GB for Travel Wooling

6th Nov 2019

Eurojersey, a technical jersey fabrics leader with its line of Sensitive Fabrics and Estethia GB Conte, a company into wool fabrics, have combined technical and high performing characteristics to create a functional and contemporary look. In the new project called Travel Wooling, Sensitive Fabrics are bonded with Wool+ to create outfits for urban...

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First Graphene completes trial of graphene enhanced boots

23rd Sep 2019

First Graphene has completed successful prototype trials with Steel Blue for development of graphene-enhanced safety boots used across industrial sectors. In the boots, graphene was incorporated into a thermoplastic polyurethane masterbatch that offered advantages like greater wear and chemical resistance, better thermal heat transfer & reduced...

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