Reducing microplastics through less microfiber shedding

April 21st, 2023

Images taken by a scanning electron microscope show uncoated (top row) and coated (bottom row) nylon fabrics after nine washing cycles. Photo: Sudip Lahiri The University of Toronto reports that a team of researchers there has designed a solution to reduce the quantity of microplastic fibers shed when washing synthetic fabrics. When synthetic fabrics are […]

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Award-winning design, Polartec style

December 1st, 2019

2019 Apex Award winners used Polartec® fabrics in creative ways in designs that mixed fashion sense with technology. Photos: Polartec. Polartec, the company that revolutionized cold weather wear in 1981 with the introduction of Polartec® synthetic fleece, is committed to encouraging innovation in fabric technology. The annual Polartec Apex Awards honor the brands and designers […]

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