Wilson College, Baldwin Technology partner to improve textile finishing

August 1st, 2022

Baldwin Technology Co.’s TexCoat G4 at Wilson College of Textiles. Photo: NC State The Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) at North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles has formed a working relationship with the Kansas-based Baldwin Technology Co. The college will use Baldwin’s TexCoat™ G4  precision spray technology for chemical applications in its dyeing and […]

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Color by nanocrystal

July 1st, 2022

Using nanocrystals extracted from wood, Lavoine and her collaborators can print iridescent designs on clothing items. Photo: North Carolina State University. Colorful fabrics are beautiful, but creating them is one of the world’s largest sources of water pollution. Textile mills have been known to dump residual dyes and hazardous chemicals into canals, streams and rivers.  […]

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A look back at 2022 Smart Fabrics Summit

June 1st, 2022

NC State’s Zeis Textiles Extension director Dr. Andre West says the ability to grow cotton in colors, such as brown, could eliminate the need for polluting dye processes in cotton textiles. Photo: NC State Zeis Textiles Extension IFAI’s Smart Fabric Summit returned to an in-person event with a new location at North Carolina State University […]

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Flex Factory will be hub for collaboration, sharing ideas

May 1st, 2022

The Flex Factory will provide the equipment manufacturers need to produce prototypes. Photo: Wilson College of Textiles A research and development facility intended to spur business development, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability in the textile industry in North Carolina and points beyond is tentatively set to open for testing later this year, with a grand opening expected […]

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Sock robot offers students a high-tech, hands-on experience

October 1st, 2021

A new sock robot at the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University gives students the opportunity to work with and study the capabilities of automated circular knitting technologies. Photo: Sarah Stone, NC State Wilson College of Textiles. The Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University (NC State) is known for […]

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Minidocumentary follows students as they explore T-shirt sustainability

December 1st, 2020

Katy Powers takes a photo of Sydney Parker in the middle of a cotton field at Grant Farms in Garysburg, N.C. The North Carolina State University students are featured in the Crop to Campus documentary about T-shirt sustainability. Photo: Business Wire. Apparel company HanesBrands Inc. has released a seven-part minidocumentary that follows three North Carolina […]

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Realistic bite sleeve for K9 training

October 1st, 2020

Army scientists have designed and developed a realistic canine bite sleeve trainer to improve the performance of military and civilian K9s, according to U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs.  A bite sleeve comprised of a silicone product, a mesh support system, pressure dissipating foam and layers of Kevlar is […]

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NC State receives $28 million gift

November 20th, 2018

North Carolina State University received a $28 million gift from alumnus Frederick “Fred” Eugene Wilson Jr. and the Wilson family. The gift funds an endowment to support and name NC State’s College of Textiles. Effective immediately the college will be known as the Wilson College of Textiles. The gift is part of the Think and […]

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