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API, ICM collaborate in sustainable technical fabrics
API, ICM collaborate in sustainable technical fabrics

16th Jun 2018

API, an Italian company specialised in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics, which was acquired by global materials company Trinseo in July 2017, and ICM (Industria Chimica Mediterranea), a key player in the footwear and leather goods industry, have joined hands to facilitate innovative and sustainable technical fabrics.

RadiciGroup & POLIMI hold sportswear workshop for students
RadiciGroup & POLIMI hold sportswear workshop for students

8th Feb 2018

RadiciGroup, a leading producer of chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, engineering plastics, synthetic fibres, and nonwovens, collaborated with the scientific-technological university Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), and conducted a sportswear design workshop for the students enrolled in the Design for the Fashion System Master’s programme.

Kansai Univ, Teijin develop piezoelectric wearable sensors
Kansai Univ, Teijin develop piezoelectric wearable sensors

17th Jan 2018

Professor Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University’s faculty of engineering science and Teijin Frontier Co Ltd, the Teijin Group’s fibre-product converting company, have jointly developed e-stitch, a series of fashionable piezoelectric wearable sensors with stitch designs that measure body motions like extension, contraction, bending and twisting.

Courtesy: FSU.EDU
FSU scientists develop affordable motion sensors

24th Nov 2017

Scientists from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed breakthrough motion sensors, heralding future ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology. These motion sensors could be integrated into bedsheets to monitor quality of sleep, shoes to track step count and posture or workout clothes to measure intensity of exercise.

Drexel setting up Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Centre
Drexel setting up Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Centre

21st Nov 2017

Drexel University, in partnership with Department of Defence-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is setting up a statewide centre that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product and prepare America’s workforce for the quality jobs the sector is generating.

Courtesy: Directa Plus
Directa Plus’ Graphene Plus textiles are non-irritating

20th Nov 2017

Graphene Plus (G+) membrane and G+ printed fabrics of Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, have got international certification from Complife Italia (formerly Farcoderm) (Complife), the independent toxicity testing organisation, confirming they do not cause any irritation to human...

Courtesy: Evershield
UltraTech's EverShield coating gets “eco passport”

13th Nov 2017

UltraTech International has qualified for an Eco Passport certification for its superhydrophobic fabric coating, EverShield. The certification states fabrics treated with EverShield are safe for use with clothing, blankets and other materials produced for babies and toddlers. This certification (Class I) is the highest and most stringent to receive.

Courtesy: Supreme Corporation
US firm Supreme Corporation launches new VOLT smart yarns

28th Sep 2017

Hickory, North Carolina-based high-tech textile manufacturer Supreme Corporation has claimed to have introduced VOLT smart yarns, a highly conductive yarn for advanced smart fabrics. Capable of previously unattainable high levels of conductivity on the order of 1.9 Ohms per meter, each such yarn contains up to four wires the diameter of a human hair.

Courtesy: Hydrobot
Schoeller, Osmotex come together for HYDRO_BOT

12th May 2017

Schoeller Textil and Osmotex have signed a production agreement for HYDRO_BOT, a new revolutionising technology for moisture management. The development marks a step forward towards commercialisation for HYDRO_BOT. The two companies announced that tests of the HYDRO_BOT panels have shown encouraging results for the moisture management solution.

The Crypton Companies acquired by Berkley Capital
The Crypton Companies acquired by Berkley Capital

5th Apr 2017

The Crypton Companies - Crypton LLC and Nanotex LLC - leading providers of performance fabrics in the contract, home furnishings and apparel markets, has been acquired by Berkley Capital, which will become majority owners of the new entity to be formed from the acquisition. The new company will continue to be headquartered in Bloomfield Hills.

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