Aurora launches new website for printable fabrics and canvas

July 13, 2010

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group launches new website for printable fabrics and canvas Aurora Specialty Textiles Group launches new website for printable fabrics and canvas Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has announced the launch of their new website dedicated to the Northern Lights Printable Textiles™ line of printable fabrics and canvas. The website can be accessed …

AATCC sponsors symposium and NTC forum

July 12, 2010

The latest and most innovative technologies in multi-functional materials will be discussed at AATCC’s Advances in Multi-Functional Materials symposium, with sessions focusing on nanotechnologies, health care, protection and performance materials. The symposium, sponsored by AATCC’s Materials interest group, will take place September 12&endash;14 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, S.C., U.S.A. The National Textile Center …

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Fisher Textiles introduces three new fabrics

Fisher Textiles, one of the leading suppliers of fabrics for digital printing, has added three new fabrics to its Grand Format fabric line for dye sublimation and UV printing. GF 8725 Crepe (FR) is a 125–foot, 4.9 ounce, 100–percent polyester fabric that is wrinkle resistant with a canvas like texture. It is excellent for back …

TouchCAD 3D modeling and shape control

July 9, 2010

TouchCAD software combines very fast free-form modeling with a very high degree of shape control, and delivers ready-to-cut files in most industry standard formats. The inflated tent shown, with a floor area of 1000 square meters and a surface area of approximately 4000 square meters distributed of 987 unfolded panels, was designed from scratch to …

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Commercial-grade sublimation systems for custom decorators

July 8, 2010

Condé Systems, based in Mobile, Ala., is now offering custom decorators the ability to produce unique, stylish and eye-popping all-over printed tee-shirt designs, with commercial-grade systems that provide everything needed to transfer photographic images and designs onto the entire front and back of pre-made tee-shirts, dresses and other apparel. System includes: a professional inkjet sublimation …

DSM Dyneema launches Dyneema Purity BLUE

July 7, 2010

DSM, manufacturer of Dyneema Purity® medical-grade fiber, has announced the availability of Dyneema Purity BLUE, the first 100 percent colored implantable-grade Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber. Purity BLUE can be used in implantable applications to offer surgeons uncompromised strength, better contrast during arthroscopic surgeries and differentiation between multiple sutures on multiple anchors. Purity …

Spartanics laser die-cutting applications laboratory for materials research

July 6, 2010

Textile manufacturers wishing to use rapidly advancing laser die cutting technology for products such as belts, discs, gaskets, nonwovens and other industrial applications can now determine if the materials they use can be handled by modern laser die cutting technology—by sending samples for engineering studies and analyses to the new Spartanics Laser Cutting Applications Laboratory …

Reuseable fluid-resistant barrier fabrics

July 5, 2010

Boca Textiles’ Flo-Shield™ barrier fabrics, fluid-resistant and reuseable, are recommended for medical and clean room applications. Flo-Shield fabrics meet ASTM and AATCC requirements, and are available in 100 percent polyester, polyester/carbon stripes and polyester/carbon grids. The carbon fiber gives the fabrics static dissipation properties. Use for isolation gowns, surgical gowns, surgical drapes, wrappers, bags, lab …

Improving fiber I.D.: AATCC releases “Textile Fiber Supplement”

July 2, 2010

Every day, textile technologists, crime labs and customs agents are faced with identifying fibers from a variety of sources. With more than 30 generic classes of fibers and thousands of trade names, positive and definitive identification can be daunting. AATCC’s “Textile Fiber Supplement” provides new tools and reference data for fiber identification, as a companion …

Bleeder fabric

July 1, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case We’ve received a couple of requests for “bleeder” fabric, but that’s a material we’re not familiar with. Any ideas? A bleeder fabric is typically part of a composite material and is used in applications such as vacuum bagging. A “breather” will evacuate air, while the “bleeders” absorb excess resins so that …