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US & Swedish team develops fibres to make breath-regulating garments

22nd Oct 2021

Researchers from the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the MIT Media Lab at Sweden’s Uppsala University and the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a fibre that can be used in apparel to sense how much it is being stretched or compressed. It offers immediate tactile feedback in the form of pressure, lateral stretch or...

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Bangladesh offers huge potential in tech textiles, PPE: GIZ study

19th Oct 2021

Bangladesh offers huge potential in technical textiles and personal protective equipment manufacturing as global markets for these two items are projected to grow to $224 billion and $93 billion respectively by 2025, says a German study. Charles Dagher, one of the authors, has identified the key critical gaps that limit growth potential of the...

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US’ Evolve Services expanding operations in Frederick County

17th Aug 2021

Evolve Services, a producer of composite productions and reproductions, is expanding operations in Frederick County. It is adding a second production line, tripling facility space, and increasing production for its customers including 84 Lumber, Lansing Building Products, ABC Supply, BFS, and Home Depot. The company will invest $1.25 million in the...

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US’ Bemis becomes distributor of 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material

16th Jun 2021

Bemis Associates, bonding innovation and design partner to leading technical, performance, luxury, and lifestyle brands, has become a distributor and converter of 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material, under a new partnership. Customers can now work directly with Bemis to incorporate 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material into their finished garments and...

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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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Swedish University makes cellulose thread conductive

12th Mar 2021

Scientists at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have made a cellulose thread conductive, opening possibilities of making electronic textiles sustainable. There is a great need for organic, renewable materials for use in electronic textiles in view of growing electronic waste. The cellulose thread could lead to garments with built-in...

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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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