Newlight and Nike partner in carbon-negative technology

November 1, 2021  |  Swatches

Newlight Technologies Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif., is partnering with Nike to explore the use of AirCarbon, a carbon-negative biomaterial produced by microorganisms from the ocean. AirCarbon is currently used in fashion applications as a carbon-negative substitute for leather and plastic in produ…
Affordable, luxurious upholstery textiles

November 1, 2021  |  Products

Designtex’s newest products, Gather, Layer and Lounge, are a trio of budget-friendly textiles that play well alone or together. Gather is a textured solid upholstery textile available in nine colors. The running top stitch is a technique inspired by Sashiko embroidery. Layer’s chunky chenille pa…
Desserto recognized worldwide for sustainable product

November 1, 2021  |  Swatches

Less than two years after its launch, Mexico-based vegan cactus leather creator Desserto® has garnered eight international awards. 
PVC-free wall protection

November 1, 2021  |  Products

Wolf-Gordon’s RAMPART® Resolve™ line of impact-resistant wall protection now includes PVC-free options constructed of an olefin composite material engineered to meet the demands of high-traffic areas. These PVC-free alternatives have a bleach-cleanable surface that stands up to rigorous cleanin…
Adidas skips the dye with new golf shoe collection

November 1, 2021  |  Swatches

With the introduction of its new no-dye collection, footwear brand adidas is betting that at least some of its fans are more concerned with the environment than the color of their shoes. 
Two new benchtop spectrophotometers

November 1, 2021  |  Products

Datacolor’s two new close-tolerance benchtop spectrophotometers are designed for high efficiency and confidence in color formulation and quality control. The economical Spectro 700V vertical configuration enables users to measure a greater variety of samples. The Spectro 1000X has an upward-facing…
‘Chainmail’ fabric uses shape-shifting technology

November 1, 2021  |  Swatches

A new type of shape-shifting technology modeled on ancient chainmail armor has been developed by scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and the California Institute of Technology in the U.S., as reported by the two universities. Described by the researchers as a type of “wea…
Improved UV inks for flatbed printers

November 1, 2021  |  Products

Mutoh America’s PJUVG5CMYK+W UV inks now stretch up to 260 percent and have up to two years outdoor durability without lamination (media and environment dependent), extending their capabilities. These inks have a wide color gamut, long shelf life and are designed for output in Mutoh’s Performanc…
Wound dressing made from tropoelastin

November 1, 2021  |  Swatches

Customized, biomedically applicable materials based on tropoelastin, a human protein, are being developed in Halle, Germany, in a joint project by Skinomics GmbH, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems. The material combines…
Spotlight on St. Louis Sound

November 1, 2021  |  Projects

The Missouri History Museum was looking to highlight and promote its upcoming “St. Louis Sound” when it turned to Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. The St. Louis Sound exhibit, which debuted in August and runs through January, tells the story of the region’s role in popular music. N…