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Burlington produces over 1 million yards of fabric for US army

21st Apr 2021

Burlington Industries, a division of Elevate Textiles, has produced over one million yards of fabric for the new Army Green Service Uniforms. This amount of fabric is equivalent to about 200,000 jackets, 115,000 hats and belts, 320,000 pants and 195,000 ties - nearly 575 miles of fabric. The development of the fabric has been in progress for over two...

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New Zealand’s tech company develops eco-friendly absorbent textile

12th Apr 2021

Technology company Confitex has developed an eco-friendly absorbent textile, providing a discreet, effective and sustainable alternative to single-use pads and liners. The new textile is unique since it is fully waterproof without the use of a layer of PU plastic, which is difficult to break down. It has been used in absorbent underwear for men and...

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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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Polygiene, Royal Enfield make products with stays fresh

5th Jun 2020

Polygiene, leader in stays fresh technologies, has joined hands with Royal Enfield Apparel to make helmets, t-shirts, balaclavas, neck- and headgear, riding jackets and gloves. Items such as headgears will be launched with a combination of Polygiene Biostatic and Odour crunch stays fresh technologies that stop the growth of odour causing bacteria.

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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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