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Advanced Textiles Source
March 2014
RxFiber
RxFiber is focusing on making lower profile, smaller and stronger fibers, which helps efforts to perform minimally invasive surgeries.

The healing textiles


By Sigrid Tornquist

Advances in fiber development are supporting new and better applications for biomedical textiles, one of the fastest growing segments in the textile industry.  [More]

PurThread™ uses antimicrobial core

Antimicrobial textile advances include reducing bacteria on a hospital’s everyday fabric products, including bedding, privacy curtains, lab coats and scrubs. [More]

My Take
Janet Preus
Medical textile miracles
Textiles hold an important place in biomedical developments. Flexible, versatile and adaptable, textiles can be engineered to “become” skin, tissue, tendons and arteries. [More]
What's New?

Medical fiber standards in discussion

“We are in the process of pulling together the leading biomaterial experts to discuss what medical grade fiber is and to begin setting standards for the industry,” says Brenda Gilchrist, RxFiber LLC. [More]

Glowing reviews for lighted textiles

Students from Sweden’s School of Textiles lit up the Furniture Fair in Stockholm, Sweden, this February with their experiments demonstrating the integration of light in woven fabrics. [More]
Advanced Textiles conference and trade show update
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