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Advanced Textiles Source
March 2014
Synthetic skin is self-healing
Photo: Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News Service

Synthetic skin is self-healing

Stanford chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao and her team have succeeded in making a synthetic “skin” that is not only sensitive to touch, it is capable of healing itself quickly and repeatedly at room temperature.  [More]

“Nose in clothes,” one year later

Doctoral candidate Anne Prahl, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, is researching wearable sensors that would indicate the presence of dangerous chemicals and monitor the wearer’s vital signs for indications of illness. [More]

A market overview of smart textile wearable technologies


As 2014 has been declared the Year of Wearable Technology, this paper highlights smart textile development within the wearable tech industry. Strong growth is predicted in these markets: military and protective clothing, physiological monitoring for medical and sports applications, and lighted textiles. We hope this paper will be an informative and positive resource for the smart textile industry.  [More]
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Rethinking polyolefin fiber in specialty textiles


Polyolefins have taken a back seat to polyester and nylon in specialty fabrics. Polypropylene, as an example of polyolefin, has superior properties for use in specialty textiles. For companies seeking ways to separate themselves from the competition, the additive modified polyolefins achieve specific properties not readily achievable with other polymers. With a little creativity, fiber producers can tap a variety of applications previously unconsidered.  [More]
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What's New?

Crypton Inc. buys Nanotex™


Crypton Inc. calls its purchase of Nanotex™ “a strategic acquisition,” expressing particular excitement about Aquapel®, a new nonfluorinated repellency treatment. [More]

Secant medical launches two new products

Secant Medical has announced the availability of a low-profile fabric for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) or heart valve component design, and Regenerez™, a research-grade resin for tissue engineering applications. [More]

Smart and sporty

Austrian company, Utope, offers a cycling jacket with a flexible, stretchable, soft and lightweight electronic fabric for visibility and security in the dark. [More]
Advanced Textiles conference and trade show update
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