AATCC offers remote access to committee meetings

April 21st, 2016

The Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) will offer remote access to select spring 2016 Research Committee meetings on Tuesday, May 10. AATCC test methods are developed and updated by industry professionals throughout the supply chain, academia and government. Diverse perspectives are valued and every comment is considered. Members and non-members are welcome. […]

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R&D for everyone

January 1st, 2016

Gaston College Textile Technology Center offers its equipment and expertise for hire. Autocoro, MDTA Rotorring, Spectraflash, Statimat. If you don’t have one of these, know how to operate one or even know what it does, don’t feel bad. That’s why there’s a place like Gaston College Textile Technology Center in Belmont, N.C. The facility has […]

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Graphene-coated fabrics detect dangerous gases

November 3rd, 2015

Scientists from the from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and Konkuk University in the Republic of Korea have developed wearable, graphene-coated fabrics that can detect dangerous gases present in the air, alerting the wearer by turning on an LED light. The researchers coated cotton and polyester yarn with a nanoglue called bovine serum […]

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Hohenstein Institute leads new research on protective clothing for welders

November 2nd, 2015

In a joint German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) research project, the Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West gGmbH (DTNW) in Krefeld and the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim studied new finishes for protective clothing for welders that would be repellent to splashes of molten metal. The goal was to improve the protective effect and the comfort, while […]

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Teijin Aramid stops researching aramid copolymers containing DAPBI

October 1st, 2015

Teijin Aramid announced that it is stopping its research program to develop and commercialize aramid copolymers containing DAPBI. The Netherlands-based manufacturer of high-strength fibers has been working with several international partners to develop and commercialize aramid copolymers containing DAPBI. The program was aimed at further improvement of the performance of aramid polymers, mainly for anti-ballistic […]

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A burning interest in graphene surface coatings

April 30th, 2015

Hohenstein Institute research explores how carbon may lead to next advance in personal protective equipment. The Hohenstein Institute is exploring how a single layer of carbon just one atom thick may lead to the next advance in personal protective equipment. Graphene, made of carbon linked in a hexagon honeycomb lattice, conducts heat and electricity and […]

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Disney Research develops fabric 3D printer

April 29th, 2015

Layers of soft fabric create flexible 3D objects. Disney Research, a network of research labs that collaborate with academic institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, has developed a new type of 3D printer that can form precise, yet soft and flexible 3D objects. Instead of hard plastic, a sheet of fabric forms […]

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Americhem opens research facility

July 1st, 2008

Polymers customized for use in flexible composite technology are big news, and Americhem, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, recently opened a new research and development facility to advance polymer products. Americhem supplies color and additives to manufacturers of polymer products, and the new research facility features analytical, weathering and end-use testing labs, process simulation equipment and advanced […]

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Atkins & Pearce develops engineered textile innovations

May 1st, 2008

Atkins & Pearce’s “Science-in-Motion” exhibit, which will be at IFAI’s Expo 2008 in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 21–23, represents textile-based technologies and capabilities developed by the company’s research and development department. These will include out-of-the-box concepts designed to meet a variety of challenging applications for a diverse range of industries. Through its product development capabilities, A&P […]

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