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Advanced Textiles Source
August 2014
Sportswear comes alive
Heapsylon’s Sensoria socks communicate biometric data, including foot-landing technique, in real time to the Sensoria app on an iPhone, Android or Windows phone. Photo: Heapsylon.

Sportswear comes alive


By Janice Kleinschmidt

Athletes and their trainers gather biometric data from the growing number of comfortable and stylish textile products with interactive technology.  [More]

Horizontal and vertical programming


By Janet Preus

There’s a lot going on in this year’s Advanced Textiles Conference, running Oct. 13–14. A good cross-section of markets is well represented in the conferences symposiums, as well as in-depth sessions on specific materials and technologies. [More]

Innovation in pure silica fibers for hard tissue engineering applications


Özkan Yapar

With researchers at Tempere University of Technology, Özkan Yapar successfully produced pure silica fibers in nonwoven form and characterized these fibers and textile structures by the addition of various chemicals under various conditions. Mechanical and surface characteristics of the pure silica fibers were improved for versatile hard tissue engineering applications. Yapar’s method to acquire pure silica fibers and textile structures for biocomposite use is applicable and productive when compared to mechanically produced silica fibers. [More]
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IFAI Advanced Textiles Conference Oct. 13–14


The Advanced Textiles Conference offers two days of programming on technical markets featuring textiles in the medical industry, safety and protective products, and smart fabrics and applications. [More]

Garmatex launches IceSkin™ cooling fabric


Garmatex Technologies Inc., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has announced the launch of IceSkin™ technology, an advanced cooling fabric designed to help wearers function in extreme weather temperatures by regulating body temperature. [More]
Green Theme

Green Theme wins award for “dry” water-repellent treatment


Green Theme Technologies LLC was recognized as an R & D 100 Winner by R & D magazine for its ChemStik® technology, an eco-friendly “dry” chemistry water-repellent treatment for performance outdoor apparel. [More]
Fiber

Fiber pavilion used novel winding technique


Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have constructed a bionic research pavilion as part of a series of research pavilions which showcase the potential of novel design, simulation and fabrication processes in architecture. [More]
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