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Advanced Textiles Source
June 2014
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Rapid growth in wearable electronics and e-textiles is projected

By Dr. Peter Harrop

Wearable technology is the term rocketing to the stars on Google Trends but it is almost entirely about wearable electronics today. This is a large ($14 billion) business for humans and nearly $1 billion for animals. It includes such familiar items as electronic wristwatches, hearing aids, headphones and gaming headwear.  [More]

Innovation in pure silica fibers for hard tissue engineering applications

Özkan Yapar

With researchers at Tempere University of Technology, Özkan Yapar successfully produced pure silica fibers in nonwoven form and characterized these fibers and textile structures by the addition of various chemicals under various conditions. Mechanical and surface characteristics of the pure silica fibers were improved for versatile hard tissue engineering applications. Yapar’s method to acquire pure silica fibers and textile structures for biocomposite use is applicable and productive when compared to mechanically produced silica fibers. [More]
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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]
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What's New?

OutDry wins SATRA award

Italy’s OutDry Technologies Srl has won the SATRA PPE Award for Best Innovation in Security and Emergency Response personal protective equipment (PPE) and the SATRA PPE Innovation of the Year for its firefighting gloves. The awards recognize PPE products, components and processes that push boundaries in technical innovation. Norway has become the first European country to introduce legislation that bans the sale of products and textiles containing PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). [More]

“Tricking” sharks with anti-shark-attack suits

Shark attack mitigation systems (SAMS), working with shark scientists at the University of Western Australia, has created two wetsuits that reduce the chance of attack. Scientists took note of fish species, which live safely alongside predatory sharks, to design suits that make the wearer difficult to see. [More]

Archroma, PUMA release compliance list

In response to the ZDHC Group’s June release of a Manufacturers Restricted Substance List, which sets concentration limits for the chemical groups banned under the ZDHC Joint Roadmap, specialty-chemical producer Archroma has published a list of “ZDHC MRSL-compliant” colorants and chemicals for textiles and apparel. [More]

Spinning silk light fixtures

Artist Yasuhiro Suzuki has launched the “Re-Cocoon,” project featuring lampshades molded directly from silk cocoons. [More]
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