Breakthroughs in advanced textiles: New bio yarn, less toxic water repellent, firefighting gear for women, and more

August 1st, 2020

Researchers have created a bio yarn from human cells that can be braided, knitted or woven into medical devices or scaffolds, which can be integrated into the body without eliciting an immune reaction. It has been used to create a vascular graft, woven on a circular loom. New bio yarn shows breakthrough possibilities Researchers working […]

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Huntsman Textile Effects Introduces HIGH IQ ® Repel Program

August 10th, 2016

Huntsman Textile Effects launched the HIGH IQ® Repel brand assurance scheme to help mills, brands and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly apparel with rain and stain protection. The program was built on a comprehensive range of non-fluorinated water repellents. To create the HIGH IQ® Repel program, Huntsman Textile Effects combined its DWR finishes with technical […]

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Sciessent expands bluesign® partnership

May 13th, 2016

Sciessent, provider of environmentally-friendly antimicrobial and anti-odor solutions, has partnered with bluesign® systems for their fluorocarbon-free durable water repellent (DWR), CURB. CURB joins Sciessent’s odor absorbing Lava technology on a list of bluesign-approved products. Engineered to keep harmful fluorocarbons out of the environment, CURB delivers the same water repellent performance as existing technologies. Textile manufacturers […]

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