MIT develops new technique for ultrafine fibers

April 1st, 2018

They may be ultrafine, but fibers produced using a new process developed by researchers at MIT are strong and tough enough for use in applications including protective armor and nanocomposites. The process, known as gel electrospinning, is a variation of the traditional method of gel spinning, but with electrical forces. It creates ultrafine polyethylene fibers […]

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Invista adds Cordura Colorlock fabrics to Cordura brand

June 1st, 2008

Invista’s latest addition to the CORDURA® brand portfolio, Cordura Colorlock fabrics, provide excellent stain resistance, colorfastness and long-lasting, durable performance. A process in which color is permanently built into the fiber eliminates the need to piece-dye fabrics, eliminating the energy consumption and waste generation of traditional dyeing processes. Additionally, several colors in the portfolio are […]

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Shepherd Color Co. introduces new pigments

May 1st, 2008

The Shepherd Color Co. introduces two new colors into the PRECISE™ product line of durable pigments designed for coloring fibers and films. CI pigment Green 26, a seafoam-green color, and CI pigment Blue 28, a cobalt-blue color, are 100 percent high-performance, inorganic pigments. They are durable, have high-temperature stability,are chemically inert, insoluble and resistant to […]

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Designer creates complementary fabrics

May 1st, 2008

The design approach of correlating fabrics by color and texture has been extended to the newest generation of performance fabrics for home interiors. To help consumers visualize correlation possibilities with his ever-expanding collection of Sunbrella® performance fabrics, Joe Ruggiero, an internationally acclaimed home furnishings designer, has created several correlated sets of Sunbrella fabrics that illustrate […]

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