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Advanced Textiles Source
June 2014
Testing textiles in space

Testing textiles in space

The six-month “Blue Dot” space mission launched in May and a German astronaut on the International Space Station will carry out the first clothing physiology experiments in weightlessness for a coalition of research partners.  [More]

Ohmatex partners with Danfoss PolyPower® A/S

Ohmatex has announced a partnership with Danfoss PolyPower® A/S to supply their stretch sensors to the textile industry. The company is currently using PolyPower stretch sensors in the development of a sensor platform for health and fitness applications, part of the FP7 MyWear project. [More]

Innovation in pure silica fibers for hard tissue engineering applications

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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HeiQ’s GLIDER reduces textile friction

Swiss specialty chemicals producer HeiQ’s new GLIDER is a textile surface treatment that reduces friction against the skin in underwear, workwear and athletics apparel by moderating the friction properties of textiles. [More]

Workwear for extreme conditions

Work clothing company Carhartt Inc. has teamed up with Mount Vernon FR to create a new line of outerwear that offers a superior level of warmth and comfort through greater wind resistance and durability, without adding weight or bulk. [More]

World Cup t-shirts tested for toxicity and quality

Global testing and certification organization TÜV Rheinland tested World Cup fan t-shirts against the relevant European limits for toxic substances in textiles and for quality. More than 30 percent exceeded the limit values for the toxic substances. [More]

“BuzzBuilding” would house an insect farm

Belatchew Labs is developing a concept project termed InsectCity, including the insect farm BuzzBuilding that is designed to offer a large farmable surface for the breeding of crickets for food. [More]
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