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The testing issue

As the textile industry continues to wrestle with questions that impact testing, certification and standardization of the processes, the testing market grows.

Business
May 1, 2016
Ryan Chism, estimator and project manager at The Chism Company Inc., San Antonio, Texas, is the third generation working in …
Markets
May 1, 2016
As efficiencies continue to improve, more applications are found for flexible photovoltaics. For a long time, it was common knowledge …
Editor's Blog
May 1, 2016
Last Friday (April 22), I’d meant to wear my original “Earth Day” button, purchased in 1970 as a callow youth …
German start-up Wearable Life Sciences’ Antelope suit won the 2014 Brandnew award in the active wear segment at the sports business show ISPO. The suit has integrated electrodes that amplify muscle contraction to make a workout more effective. Photo: Wearable Life Sciences.
Markets
May 1, 2016
Today’s smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Woven, …
The Infinity Canopy installed at the U.S. Navy Golf Course in Seal Beach, Calif., is comprised of nine rows of 24-foot-long canopies on a 35-foot-long cable. Photo: Infinity Canopy.
Projects
May 1, 2016
Even though many options exist for outdoor canopies for residential and commercial use, Dr. Alan Shargani couldn’t find one that …
To customize the interior finished fabric of the house, RISD students sought technical guidance. Transformit staff showed the students how to create another two-fabric construction. The students tensioned each knitted panel around an internal frame with stretch fabric on the backside, and then mounted them closely to the house’s interior walls using hidden standoffs. Photos: RSID TechStyle Haus team.
Markets
May 1, 2016
Solar-powered Techstyle Haus demonstrates the aesthetic and functional benefits of state-of-the-art fabric architecture. When the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe issued …
Muzzle Brake Blouse and Pants are highly permeable and dry quickly for comfort in hot and tropical environments. Photos: Outdoor Research.
Projects
May 1, 2016
In hot, humid weather most people want to wear light, breezy clothing. If you’re in the military, however, the clothing …
Projects
May 1, 2016
Epson America Inc., Long Beach, Calif., revealed the creative potential of its SureColor® F-Series dye-sublimation printing solutions at the Epson …
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