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Advanced Textiles Source
May 2015
Keeping it cool in space
A woven, 3D bifurcate can be threaded through the femoral artery to the aorta, where it is deployed to strengthen the aortic walls to prevent an aneurysm from breaking.
Photo: Bally Ribbon Mills.

Smaller, “smarter” and versatile

by Louis Franconi

Multidimensional narrow fabrics offer new ways to develop structures in medical and biomedical applications. Technical narrow fabrics are used for stents, vascular prosthetics, blood and marrow filtration, valves and many other applications. [More]

3D printed fabric developers launch campaign

What to wear to Mars

by Sigrid Tornquist

For human space missions beyond low-Earth orbit, the logistical burden is at least twice as great compared to missions in low-Earth orbit. For a trip to Mars, planned by NASA for sometime in the 2030s, there will be limited or no resupply capabilities, which means limited clothing supplies. [More]

Product, then procurement: MUST

Mary Hennessy, president of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, provided this editorial.

Something very exciting and potentially game-changing is occurring in the military market: IFAI members will soon have the opportunity to get into the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) supply pipeline before contracts and specifications are issued. It’s called MUST—Military Uniform System Technology. [More]

A market overview of smart textile wearable technologies

Ohmatex ApS

As 2014 has been declared the Year of Wearable Technology, we are pleased to release our latest, updated white paper highlighting the position of smart textile development within the wearable tech industry. There are many new smart textile developments coming to market this year and strong growth is predicted in each of the following smart textile market sectors: military and protective clothing, physiological monitoring for medical and sports applications, and lighted textiles. We have had very positive responses to our previous white papers (2008, 2011) and we hope that this latest paper will also prove to be an informative and positive resource for the smart textile industry. [More]
The content of this white paper was provided by and paid for by the advertiser.

EU expands its NPE ban

Members of the European Union have unanimously voted to expand the ban on nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to include clothing that’s imported into member nations. [More]

Cellulose fibers take flight

A resurgent interest in more sustainable and environmentally friendly carbon fibers has led researchers in the U.K. to convert cellulose fibers into high-strength carbon fibers. [More]

Keeping it cool in space
Bobtail squid provide a home within their body cavity for luminescent squid, which helps camouflage them against moonlight.
Photo: Mattias Ormestad in

U.K. team replicates natural camouflage

Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed smart materials that can mimic the camouflage of cephalopods, such as squid. The development has potential applications for military and rescue work. [More]

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