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Advanced Textiles Source
December 2013
Polartec® Alpha® wins Innovation Award
Polartec® received the 2013 Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) Innovation Award for its Polartec Alpha® synthetic insulation for breathable “puffy” garments, designed to provide active warmth.

Hot and cold

By William C. Smith

For most of us it’s simple enough to dress properly for the weather and our working conditions, but for workers in extreme conditions—both hot and cold—it gets more complex.  [More]

Novel temperature-regulating bi-component fibers

By Bengt Hagström

A research project lead by Swerea IVF has been to develop novel temperature-regulating fibers and innovative textile products for thermal management and improved comfort. This was achieved by incorporating a phase change material (PCM) into the textile fiber itself. [More]

My Take
Janet Preus
Fabric: the wonder material!
As kids visiting our Northern Minnesota cabin in the winter, we’d bundle up in woolen snow pants and jackets pulled out of mothballed storage. Wool wasn’t bad, but for protection against the cold—or extreme heat—today’s textiles are truly a wonder. [More]
What's New?

HELLBLOCK FR™ for protection and comfort

Trimera Military Technology Inc. (TMT™) introduces HELLBLOCK™ technology that provides maximum fire protection with ultimate comfort. [More]

Innovative yarn solutions: copper ion release yarns

We’ve all heard about yarn solutions containing copper properties, but what about copper plated yarn products? Imagine a technology that allows an intelligently-designed copper ion release formulation to be permanently placed on the surface of an otherwise standard fiber or yarn. This special “plaiting process” happens at the microscopic level with special micron-sized particles.  [More]
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Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile Fiber – Properties, Products and Applications

Oxidized polyacrylonitrile (OPAN) fiber, such as Pyron® fiber, is designed for cost-effective, flame- and heat-resistant solutions in textile, industrial, aircraft and automotive markets. OPAN fiber performance features include: high Limiting Oxygen Index values, unsurpassed flame and heat dimensional stability, easy processing, soft, drapeable fabrics, non-conductivity, excellent chemical resistance, no halogens and very low toxic gas emissions. [More]
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Carbtex wins R&D 100 Award

Houston, Texas-based Carbtex Technology has received an R&D 100 Award for Diamondown, a high-tech, carbon-based fiber used to produce affordable comfort-management clothing. [More]

Light-transmitting carpets in development

Philips Lighting and Dutch carpet manufacturer Desso have announced a partnership agreement to develop carpeting with integrated LED lighting. [More]
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