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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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Brown University uses graphene to stop mosquitoes

31st Aug 2019

Scientists in Brown University have shown that graphene sheets may be useful in preventing mosquito bites. They showed that graphene can block the signals mosquitoes use to identify a blood meal, potentially enabling a new chemical-free approach to mosquito bite prevention. Graphene also acts as a barrier that mosquitoes are unable to bite through.

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Teijin Frontier develops silk-like polyester fabric

30th Jul 2019

Teijin Frontier, Teijin group’s fibres and products converting company, has developed a polyester fabric that looks and feels like fine silk. Teijin Frontier which envisions various applications for its silk-like material such as blouses and outers from thin to medium thicknesses, is targeting annual sales of 150,000 metres by fiscal year ending March...

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Poney ventures into nanotechnology with Nanotextile

17th Jul 2019

Poney Garments Sdn Bhd (Poney), a leading retailer and brand marketer specialising in creating and delivering apparel for children, has ventured into nanotechnology and technical textile by partnering with Nanotextile Sdn Bhd (Nanotextile). This all Malaysian partnership is a step ahead in commercialisation of nanotechnology in Malaysia’s textile...

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Thermore presents revolutionary Ecodown Fibers Marble

6th Jul 2019

Thermore has come up with Ecodown Fibers Marble – a revolutionary insulated fibre which gives every garment made out it a different look. The new fibre utilises the most advanced free fibre technology on the market. The Ecodown Fibers are very lofty with a high fill power, durable, recycled and white and opens a new creative dimension to thermal...

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Huntsman to present High IQ intelligent textile effects

5th Jul 2019

Huntsman Textile Effects will be highlighting its extensive range of High IQ intelligent effects at Functional Fabric Fair powered by Performance Days this month at Javits Center in New York. Through its cutting-edge technology and expert technical knowledge, High IQ delivers the industry’s leading range of innovative, eco-friendly intelligent textile...

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Milliken names Steve Layton president of Polartec business

29th Jun 2019

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, has named Steve Layton as the president of its newly acquired Polartec business. Polartec, the strong global brand, which joined Milliken in June, is known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel.

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Carhartt receives Full Swing technology patent

19th Jun 2019

Carhartt, America’s leading workwear brand, has received a patent for its Full Swing technology. Full Swing incorporates a concealed stretch back layer that improves mobility by providing a greater range of motion while maintaining the integrity and function of the garment. The patented technology can be found in several of the brand’s outerwear pieces.

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DuPont, Unifi and Youngone debut 3 new insulation products

17th Jun 2019

Youngone, a global manufacturer of outdoor and athletic clothing, textiles, footwear, is leveraging DuPont Sorona renewably sourced fibre and Unifi Repreve recycled content to debut three new insulation products that offer soft, dimensionally stable and sustainable options for cold-weather garments and bedding materials, at the Ourdoor Retailer Summer...

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