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Nanodiamonds research for smart cooling fabrics

July 1st, 2024

A sample of pink cotton fabric that has been treated with nanodiamonds (left) next to untreated cotton (right). Nanodiamonds are an inexpensive carbon material that conducts heat and could be used to create smart performance fabrics. Image: RMIT University/Cherry Cai Researchers at RMIT University may have found something precious when it comes to creating lightweight, […]

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Biomaterial created from bacterial fermentation

August 1st, 2023

Biotechnology company Modern Synthesis has developed a biomaterial from bacterial fermentation that can be used to create a low-carbon alternative to traditional clothing fabrics. The biomaterial was developed in the company’s London, England, lab by growing nanocellulose (a lightweight material produced by bacteria) on a framework of thread.  Nanocellulose fibers, which are very small, are […]

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Microscale knots double tensile strength of new material

August 1st, 2023

Knots are known for boosting the tensile strength of materials, including the tiniest twists of DNA. The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena reports that engineers there have developed a new material consisting of microscale knots and shown that it’s far tougher than a version of the material without knots. The material is made of […]

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Research produces a supercharged textile finish

August 1st, 2023

Scientists have developed a simple metallic textile finish for clothing or wearable textiles that can repair itself, repel bacteria from the wearer and even monitor a person’s electrocardiogram (ECG) heart signals. Researchers from Flinders University in South Australia, North Carolina State University and South Korea say the conductive circuits created by liquid metal (LM) particles could […]

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TEXbase Online optimizes textile industry

July 1st, 2008

TEXbase Online combines decades of textile research, development and marketing into an easy-to-use, industry-specific tool to create a series of comprehensive materials and operational solutions. “Sourcing Manager,” “Lab Data Manager” and “Marketing Manager” can increase productivity, reduce backlogs and data management costs, and increase the number of qualified leads coming into your sales department. Training […]

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