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Right is Light

Right and light


By Janet Preus

Hazmat protection needs to be exactly right for its use—and as lightweight as possible. Human subjects sometimes test Class 3 ensembles in NCSU’s lab. The Man-In-Simulant-Test (MIST) provides an evaluation of how the ensemble performs as it would be used in the field. [More]

A high-risk business
Chemical and biological substances are among the most difficult to protect against. First responders understandably worry about these hazards that are not always obvious, but that could be deadly. [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?

May 23 deadline for Student Design Challenge


The Advanced Textiles Products division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) invites submissions to its Student Design Challenge. [More]

IFF Scholarships available


The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) awards scholarships each year to students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics industry, including one Advanced Textile Products Student Scholarship. [More]
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