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Patrick Yarns
Advanced Textiles Source
August 2014
Personal power source
Thermal energy from the human body has the potential to provide power for wearable electronics devices integrated into clothing. Photo: NCSU.

Personal power source


by Jesse Jur, Ph.D.

Technology now under research is pursuing low-power energy harvesting from the human body for wearable electronics. The potential is astounding, in particular, for improved personal wellness that could alter the course of healthcare.  [More]

Power from the people

Power from the people


Recent breakthrough technologies are changing the way energy can be collected and utilized. Fabrics and films are an important part of these developments. [More]

Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile Fiber Properties, Products and Applications


Alan Handermann, Zoltek Corp.

Oxidized polyacrylonitrile (OPAN) fiber, such as Pyron® fiber, is designed for cost-effective, flame- and heat-resistant solutions in the textile, industrial, aircraft and automotive markets. Performance features include: Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) values between 45–55; unsurpassed flame and heat dimensional stability; easy processability into yarns, wovens, knits and nonwovens; soft, comfortable fabrics; electrically nonconductive and excellent chemical resistance; no halogens and very low toxic gas emissions upon flame exposure. [More]
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Synthetic fibers: A growth market in filtration


Edward C. Gregor

Synthetic fibers have played a significant role in the growth of a number of segments in the filtration industry. Over the last 20-plus years, the filtration and separation industry has grown at a steady rate of 2–6 percent per year above the GDP, regardless of the condition of the economy. Some market segments have had a historical rise of 10 percent and more. You only need to look at what Fortune 500 and private equity firms have been paying for filtration, separation and producers of coalescing filters in terms of EBITDA premiums over the last 15–20 years to understand the magnitude and future promise of the industry. [More]
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Biovation's boot-drying tech passes Marines' test

Biovation’s boot-drying tech passes Marines’ test


The Biovation DryRight tactical boot-drying sheet has received positive feedback from the U.S. Marine Corps. Test results will lead to the finalization of product design and the commercialization of the product in 2015. [More]
Teijin announces new piezoelectric fabrics

Teijin announces new piezoelectric fabrics


Kansai University and Teijin Ltd. announce what the company terms the world’s first polylactic acid (PLA) fiber- and carbon-fiber-based piezoelectric fabrics for wearables. [More]

Biodegradable polyester lining launched


Freudenberg Interlining of Ramstein-Miesenbach is marketing what it calls the first polyester lining to be made from 100 percent biodegradable fibers. [More]
In someone else’s shoes

In someone else’s shoes


What would it be like to walk in someone else’s shoes? Swiss students have developed shoes designed to convey the movement of one person to another person in a different location, making it possible to share the activities of one in the shoes of the other. [More]

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