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Patrick Yarns
Advanced Textiles Source
November 2014
U.S. Army wish list
Paratroopers descend onto Fort Bragg’s Sicily Drop Zone after exiting an Air Force C-130 aircraft over Fort Bragg, N.C. U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Thomas J. Cieslak.

U.S. Army wish list

By Sigrid Tornquist

Fiber reinforced, insect repellant, modular, ergonomic, chemical resistant, paper thin but super tough, omniphobic. These are some of the properties the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) is seeking to incorporate into the textiles that protect its soldiers.  [More]

A U.S. Army Golden Knights tandem team member salutes as he exits the aircraft over Stinson Airfield in San Antonio, Texas.

Into the future

The military continues to be one of the markets most interested in adopting smart textile technologies. The goal is to equip soldiers with all useful technology available, but keep the soldier’s load as lightweight and easily deployable as possible.  [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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Protecting workers from cold and heat

by Jim Tarbox

A presentation by Barbara Pause, CEO of Textile Testing and Innovation, Longmont, Colo., at IFAI Advanced Textiles Expo discussed “New Approaches for Enhancing the Thermal Performance and the Moisture Management of Protective Garments.” [More]

MySTeP certification program offered

The International OEKO-TEX® Association, which provides textile product and facility certifications, has introduced MySTeP, a robust, secure database application that houses a textile product manufacturer’s information related to its sustainable operations. [More]
Green Theme

Avoiding drone detection

Inspired by society’s mounting concerns over privacy, New York City designer Adam Harvey offers burqas, hoodies and shirts that can confuse surveillance cameras that capture heat signatures. [More]

Photo: Stealth Wear
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