German advancements in textiles

December 1st, 2020

Multiaxial fabric composite with fibers are positioned to optimize strength in this rear floor vehicle shell. This approach provides strength and rigidity only where needed, reducing overall material use and weight. The technology is an initiative of the Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles (ARENA2036). Photo: Marie O’Mahony. Developments in technical textiles […]

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Making decisions in an uncertain trade environment

January 1st, 2020

By Marie O’Mahony Editor’s note: The issue of U.S. trade is unusually dynamic and evolving today. The majority of this article represents information available when the speakers presented at IFAI Expo in October 2019.  With current international trade in a persistent state of flux, it’s tempting for the advanced textiles industry to stand by and […]

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