3rd Aug 2021
A team of researchers from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has collaborated with French specialty materials leader Arkema to develop a safer bicycle helmet using a combination of materials. Its outer shell is made from a new thermoplastic resin developed by Arkema named Elium.
30th Jul 2021
US company Huntsman has developed Irogran A 85 P 4394 HR TPU, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for high-performance fabrics for outdoor clothing and other consumer and industrial applications. It is a highly versatile elastomer, which can be easily extruded and added to nylon and polyester materials to give them a protective, durable, waterproof...
14th Jul 2021
Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has today introduced first seamless trail running shoe made with bio-based dyneema fibre by Norda, a Canadian shoe brand. The shoe upper is seamlessly constructed with dyneema fabric, which benefits from its intrinsic properties.
13th Jul 2021
NAWA, pioneer of advanced nano-material technology, is collaborating with the Santa Cruz Syndicate. Under the partnership, the leading downhill mountain bike team is using NAWA’s next-generation carbon fibre-reinforcing technology for its ultra-strong composite racing wheels. This has the potential to reduce the number of wheel failures by 80 per cent.
2nd Jul 2021
The German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF) and its project partner T1TAN have developed a glove for soccer goalkeepers to prevent 90 per cent of injuries caused by overstretching. The scientists developed a mechanical concept which helps absorb the force in the fingertips and optimally transfer it to the forearm via the wrist ...
10th Jun 2021
Anta, a well-known sports brand in China, has used Covestro’s Maezio composite material to upgrade its KT6 basketball shoe. Maezio not only has a low density and high degree of rigidity but also allows for an extensive degree of freedom in design – its mechanical properties can be adjusted by changing the direction and thickness of the sheet lamination.
18th May 2021
Stoko, a Vancouver-based startup that has created a new category of professional knee brace support called supportive apparel, has generated $6 million in seed funding from multiple sources, including some of Canada’s top industry investors. The funding will help the company expand. Stoko has changed the way athletes prevent and recover from injuries.
6th May 2021
Aqualung, a designer and manufacturer of dive and water sports gear, has launched the all new XSCAPE collection. Featuring a 100 per cent neoprene-free wetsuit and a rash guard made from sustainable materials, the XSCAPE line is designed for a variety of water activities and reflects Aqualung’s commitment to innovation, ocean discovery and...
23rd Mar 2021
The Hungarian brand, 878, has entered the global market for premium sailing apparel with its products that are designed and manufactured in Hungary. These original clothing items address the unresolved issues of professional sailing and combine technological and material innovation to increase the performance of leisure sailors and professional...