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Advanced Textiles Source
Creating the future of textiles, July 2013
Lamborghini’s special anniversary model, the Veneno, used carbon fiber products for durability, light weight and a futuristic look.

Carbon fiber: A decades-long phenomenon

by William C. Smith

Carbon fiber reinforced composites are replacing steel, aluminum and fiberglass composites in a growing list of product ranges. New markets appear to be emerging, with significant opportunities. Now is a good time to take a look at this market. [More]

Carbon nanotube fabrics: the new nonwovens?

by Philip D. Bradford, Ph.D

Dry processed fabrics containing high aspect ratio carbon nanotubes could enable a new generation of products. [More]

My Take
Janet Preus
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Welcome to Advanced Textiles Source, published by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Our goal is to be the source for relevant, engaging and timely content in an attractive and easily consumable format.
What's New?

Slingmax products made with Dyneema® cradle Trade Center spire

> Protecting outdoor workers from insects
Insect Shield® has launched a workwear online store.

> Bekaert adds ADAPTIVE technology
Will incorporate HeiQ’s textile technology into bedding products.

Sustainable alternatives to flexible PVC

Sponsored by Edward C. Gregor

Sustainability and health concerns about PVC have pressured vendors to find alternative products. Many companies in diverse industries have already transitioned to PVC-free materials in many of the products they offer, particularly in packaging, labeling, contract interiors, automotives,  products for children and healthcare industries. [READ THE FULL WHITE PAPER]

Advanced nanofiber coating technology for filtration media

Sponsored by Hollingsworth & Vose

Nanofiber technology (the fabrication of very small fibers, typically having a diameter of less than 1 micron) has been known and practiced for many years. Currently, the most commonly used process for manufacturing nanofibers is the electrospinning process. But a new nanofiber coating process for filtration applications shows improved depth filtration and pulse-cleaning ability. [DOWNLOAD THE WHITEPAPER]

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