Cut-resistant socks from Swiftwick protect hockey players from injury.
New technique could enable the creation of fiber-based electronic and photonic devices.
New fiber changes color when stretched.
Special asphalt contains long steel fibers.
Replicates the look of real tweed fabric and has soft and supple hand.
Advanced fabrics from Soyang resist harsh conditions.
The wipe is more effective in cleaning up toxins than powdered decontaminants.
The Hohenstein Institute devises test plans for decomposition and geotextile stability in landfills.
Researchers turn a cotton fabric into a water-collecting material.
Sentry FR elastic collection offers vastly improved heat degradation resistance.
New technical coating line precisely measures and controls fabric.
Supports innovative research on using nonwoven fabrics in health care applications.
Bio-based hardhats are made from sugarcane.
Super-hydrophobic filament yarn excels in self-cleaning without external chemical treatment.
Runalyzer blue uses Bluetooth technology embedded in smartphones to monitor athletes' heart-rates.
Of the 6 million bone fractures that occur each year, 10 percent exhibit insufficient healing due to improper fixation, metabolic disturbances or impaired blood supply. Such fractures are more likely to occur in the elderly population due to degenerative diseases including osteoporosis. With more than 20% of the population over the age of 65 by 2025, there is an urgent need for improved bone healing therapies.
Current treatment strategies such as bone grafts, metals, and bioceramics suffer from limitations related to availability, potential for disease transfer, compliance issues and fabrication challenges.
As an alternative to existing approaches, composite scaffolds fabricated from biodegradable polymers and bioceramic compounds aim to maximize the benefits while addressing the limitations of each component. These materials enable one to tailor the stiffness, porosity and degradation for specific patients or bone defect sites. Such composites have been generated using a variety of synthetic polymers and ceramics, but the contribution of the ceramic toward bone repair is more challenging to understand.