31st Jan 2022
Taiwan's textile industry is backing internationally-renowned brands sponsoring events at the Winter Games Beijing, to be held during February 4-20 this year. The clothes of many national teams are made from sustainable, functional fabrics from Taiwan, whose functional fabrics account for 70 per cent of the global market, says the Taiwan Textile...
21st Jan 2022
Following their successful line of officially licensed collegiate exercise mats, Fergo Apparel is debuting their featured items from their catalogue of new athletic apparel designs and equipment at the ongoing 2022 Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show in Las Vegas, at their 10’ x 20’ booth #1091. The sports show is being held from January 19-21, 2022.
7th Sep 2021
University of Gloucestershire and Versarien, an advanced materials group, have joined hands to test the first graphene-enhanced sportswear. The university will carry out the first wearer trial for the clothing. Versarien plans to commercialise graphene in textiles through products that harness graphene’s unique thermal and moisture management...
12th Aug 2021
Teijin Aramid, Netherlands-based leading producer of aramids and a subsidiary of Japan-based Teijin Group, has collaborated with OMP Racing, a market-leading producer of premium motorsport safety equipment, to engineer a new protective motor racing suit that will be worn for the first time at the Berlin Formula E ‘E-Prix’ on August 14.
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
Teijin Carbon Vietnam Co (TCV) has started operating commercially in Ha Nam to make carbon fibre products including prepreg, a fibre sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin as an intermediate material for composites. TCV initially will produce carbon fibre materials for sports and outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, bicycle and ice hockey...
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.