Advanced textiles improve lifestyles, protect environment

September 1st, 2022

Textiles are important consumer products next to food and medicine. Given the high volatility of raw materials, particularly cotton, the textile sector is in a tailspin. Both manufacturers and consumers are feeling price pressures. In this circumstance, with adversity comes new opportunities, which is akin to the textiles sector. The recent COVID-19 scenario has highlighted […]

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Customized, portable cleanrooms

June 1st, 2019

The CAPE cleanroom complies with the ISO class 1 air cleanliness standard, which dictates that in each cubic meter of air there must be no more than 10 particles more than 0.1 micrometers in size. That’s some billion times cleaner than the air we breathe. Photos: ©Fraunhofer IPA/Rainer Bez. In certain manufacturing situations, the strictest […]

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Worth the weight: an invention designed to help one child transformed into a company primed to help everyone

June 1st, 2019

By Holly Eamon CapeAble founders Marna Pacheco and Susan Hickok became friends when their families adopted daughters from the same orphanage who both experienced severe early childhood trauma. They became official business owners in 2016. Photo: CapeAble. Whether they’re being touted by a celebrity, promoted by major retailers or recommended by a friend, weighted blankets […]

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