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August 2014
Wearables infringement claim names well-known brands

Wearables infringement claim names well-known brands

by Marie O’Mahony

Sarvint Technologies Inc. has filed complaints for patent infringement against a number of leading brands including Adidas, Ralph Lauren Corp., Textronics Inc. and Victoria’s Secret. Sarvint is not an immediately recognizable name in the field, so how is it that they are causing such a stir in the world of wearable technology? [More]

Energy for the future
Ameya Chavda, a 9th grade student, did a presentation at the AATCC conference. She is shown with her research mentor Sheshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D. Photo: Maria Thiry, AATCC.

AATCC Conference focuses on sustainability and innovations

by Seshadri Ramkumar

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Conference hosted more than 200 people, who participated in deliberations on the latest developments in consumer trends, textile chemicals, fiber and material innovations. [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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Researchers spin cotton into capacitive yarn

A wearable fabric battery is closer to reality, due to the work of researchers at Philadelphia’s Drexel University. The team is looking at threads that could turn a textile into an energy-storage device by embedding functionalized material into a cellulose-based yarn, such as cotton. [More]

Performance Fibers becomes DuraFiber Technologies Inc.

Industrial polyester fiber and fabric maker Performance Fibers of Huntersville, N.C., has completed the sale of its Asia operations to Indorama Ventures PCL and has changed its name to DuraFiber Technologies Inc. [More]
Spinnova develops non-chemical, wood-based yarn

Spinnova develops non-chemical, wood-based yarn

Spinnova Ltd. is developing a fiber-to-yarn technology that allows the production of novel, low-cost, environmentally friendly textile yarns made directly from wood fibers through a wet spinning process. [More]
LED fiber research yields color-tunable textile

LED fiber research yields color-tunable textile

Researchers at Fudan University, Shanghai, have developed thin, light-emitting fibers capable of being woven into color-tunable textiles. The researchers suggest the process could be scaled up to manufacture clothing that directly emits light. [More]
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