Environmentally speaking

February 1st, 2022

Speaking of sustainability at Expo’s Advanced Textile Confernce last fall are, (from left to right) Ben Mead, managing director of Hohenstein Institute America; Meredith Boyd, senior VP of Technology, Innovation & Sustainability at Unifi Manufacturing; Lauren Choi, founder and CEO of The New Norm Fabric; and Stephanie Rodgers, director of Advanced Product Development at Apex […]

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Industry and academia: Partners in innovation

September 1st, 2021

UMass Lowell engineering technician Patrick Casey prepares a mask to be tested for penetration by aerosolized particles, while Cheryl Gomes, Fabric Discovery Center technical program manager, looks on. During the pandemic, the center acquired testing equipment and worked with for-profit companies to improve their personal protective equipment (PPE) products before trying to obtain government certification. […]

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