Origami design creates a portable canoe

January 1st, 2022

The designers that launched MyCanoe nearly five years ago have been through several iterations of their packable canoe. The company’s most recent product is a lightweight, durable, foldable canoe, inspired by origami, that packs in a portable case, assembles in less than five minutes and fits in the back of most vehicles. The body of […]

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Polypropylene nonwoven fabric market outlook

May 20th, 2020

According to Technavio, the polypropylene nonwoven fabric market is poised to grow by USD 12.26 billion during 2020–2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers and the overall market environment. The market is fragmented, and the […]

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Arc de Triomphe: it’s a wrap

March 1st, 2020

From Sept. 19 to Oct. 4, 2020, the Arc de Triomphe will be transformed by the artist Christo. Photos: André Grossmann; © 2019 Christo. Christo, the artist known for environmental art installations, is returning to Paris for an exciting new project, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l’Étoile-Charles de Gaulle). The idea […]

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Polypropylene nonwoven growth

April 26th, 2019

The global polypropylene nonwoven fabric market size is expected to reach $33.23 billion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 6.4 percent. Rising demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabrics from geotextile in railway, highway, airport projects and water conservancy is expected to boost the polypropylene nonwoven fabric market growth over the forecast period. Such fabrics are […]

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Innovators find a variety of markets for color-changing materials

September 1st, 2016

New research and applications are proving that color-changing smart textiles continue to offer viable technology and products in the smart fabrics marketplace. Most recently, researchers from the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new color-changing “smart thread,” Ebb, that turns fabric into a computerized display. According to information provided by the […]

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