Bio-Based Spandex

October 1st, 2022

Hyosung TNC has developed the world’s first spandex products derived from corn rather than petroleum products. Photo: Hyosung TNC Hyosung TNC, one of the world’s largest spandex manufacturers, has created the world’s first bio-based spandex. Called Creora Bio-Based, the spandex uses a natural material extracted from corn instead of coal, and obtained a global eco-friendly […]

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Washable, weavable sensors

September 1st, 2019

UBC doctoral student Hossein Montazerian takes a look at a tiny sensor embedded into a fiber. The stretchable sensor—woven into fabric—can detect human movement and has the potential to alert individuals about their health, including when to hydrate or when to rest. Photo: UBC. Smart textiles continue to advance into more sophisticated and wearable options. […]

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Cutting-edge scrubs

July 1st, 2019

The Grey’s Anatomy™ EDGE collection is dirt resistant and breathable. Photo: Barco Uniforms. Medical scrubs need to be practical and comfortable, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish. That’s the proposition behind Barco® Uniform’s Grey’s Anatomy™ collection of medical apparel for women and men. Recently, the company upped its game with the introduction of […]

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