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Patrick Yarns
Advanced Textiles Source
May 2015
Keeping it cool in space
A full-mission dress rehearsal was held for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) in May 2015. 
Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls.

Keeping it cool in space


by Sigrid Tornquist

Where there are flights, space missions and satellites, there are advanced textiles, which are critical elements—and in some ways, the unsung workhorses—of successful aerospace endeavors. [More]

Stargazer


When I was very young, my dad drove us just outside of town to get our first look at the world’s first satellite, Sputnik. Today there are many satellites blinking across the night sky, and they’re all dependent on sophisticated textiles to survive beyond Earth’s atmosphere. [More]

Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile Fiber Properties, Products and Applications


Alan Handermann, Zoltek Corp.

Oxidized polyacrylonitrile (OPAN) fiber, such as Pyron® fiber, is designed for cost-effective, flame- and heat-resistant solutions in the textile, industrial, aircraft and automotive markets. Performance features include: Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) values between 45–55; unsurpassed flame and heat dimensional stability; easy processability into yarns, wovens, knits and nonwovens; soft, comfortable fabrics; electrically nonconductive and excellent chemical resistance; no halogens and very low toxic gas emissions upon flame exposure. [More]
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Synthetic fibers: A growth market in filtration


Edward C. Gregor

Synthetic fibers have played a significant role in the growth of a number of segments in the filtration industry. Over the last 20-plus years, the filtration and separation industry has grown at a steady rate of 2–6 percent per year above the GDP, regardless of the condition of the economy. Some market segments have had a historical rise of 10 percent and more. You only need to look at what Fortune 500 and private equity firms have been paying for filtration, separation and producers of coalescing filters in terms of EBITDA premiums over the last 15–20 years to understand the magnitude and future promise of the industry. [More]
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3D printed fabric developers launch campaign

3D printed fabric developers launch campaign

Calif.-based Electroloom has launched a campaign to fund development of a 3D printer capable of creating seamless garments from a user’s desktop. The company calls it the “world's first 3D fabric printer.” The process converts liquid solutions into solid fibers, which are deposited onto a 3D mold. [More]


Photo: Electroloom

Noble Biomaterials expanding in Europe

Scranton, Pa.-based Noble Biomaterials Inc., developer of advanced technologies for conductive functions such as power and data transfer, is expanding its European market reach for its hospital garments. [More]

Birdair selected to cover Qatar’s World Cup venue

Birdair selected to cover Qatar’s World Cup venue

Birdair was selected to provide the design, fabrication, and supply of the membrane roofing system for the renovation of Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, which has been named a 2022 FIFA World Cup™ venue. [More]


Photo: Birdair
Lighted shirt featured in Nike Women’s Run

Lighted shirt featured in Nike Women’s Run


Pauline van Dongen has introduced her newest design, “Phototrope, an illuminated running shirt.” During the recent Nike Women’s Run, her team of five expert runners brightened up the dark streets of Amsterdam during the nighttime 10k race. [More]

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