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Advanced Textiles Source
May 2014
Designer protection

Designer protection

A Q & A with Columbian clothing designer Miguel Caballero sheds some light on the technology used to make his fashionable and comfortable apparel for high-profile clients who require bullet-proof protection.  [More]

Antistatic basics

Antistatic, conductive, or static dissipative: which one do you need? Chad Twombly, business manager at Herculite Inc., helps to sort it out, particularly for end product manufacturers not accustomed to working with these products. [More]

Rethinking polyolefin fiber in
specialty textiles

Polyolefins have taken a back seat to polyester and nylon in specialty fabrics. Polypropylene, as an example of polyolefin, has superior properties for use in specialty textiles. For companies seeking ways to separate themselves from the competition, the additive modified polyolefins achieve specific properties not readily achievable with other polymers. With a little creativity, fiber producers can tap a variety of applications previously unconsidered.  [More]
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A market overview of smart textile wearable technologies

As 2014 has been declared the Year of Wearable Technology, this paper highlights smart textile development within the wearable tech industry. Strong growth is predicted in these markets: military and protective clothing, physiological monitoring for medical and sports applications, and lighted textiles. We hope this paper will be an informative and positive resource for the smart textile industry.  [More]
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What's New?

Safe Reflections awarded USAF contracts

St. Paul, Minn.-based Safe Reflections has been awarded two contracts totaling $3.5 million to provide reflective material for U.S. Air Force training apparel, the latest in a series of partnerships between Safe Reflections and UNICOR. [More]
Super-thin material show "exotic" properties

Super-thin material shows “exotic” properties

Researchers at Cornell University have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3), from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick.  [More]

Photo: Cornell University.

Solar-powered roadways

Solar-powered roadways

Solar Roadways™, a modular paving system of solar panels, can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks to provide power for homes and businesses. [More]

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