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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Nov. 3, 2015 — Technical textiles have unique requirements to meet. Compression bandages, for example, should put pressure on the human tissue, therefore the stretchability of the material has to be right. ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Old worn-out cotton clothing can be turned into new fibers for the textile industry using a cellulose dissolution technique. A group of Finnish organizations has launched a project in the course of ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchershave developed a new yarn manufacturing technology that can increase productivity with less energy ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — While the pattern for making a wearable fabric battery has already been laid out, it’s now time to select the threads that will turn a textile into an energy storage device. A doctoral student has ... read more

Jan. 7, 2015 — To stay warm when temperatures drop outside, we heat our indoor spaces -- even when no one is in them. But scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Fish husbandry workers have played an active part in developing work clothing tailor-made for their wet, windy and messy working conditions. They're standing in a small circle around a net pen ... read more

Dec. 11, 2014 — The LICARA guidelines are geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all branches of industry, and help weigh up the pros and cons of nanomaterials and make decisions on their use. ... read more

Novel Method for Making Electrical Cellulose Fibers

Sep. 30, 2014 — By using liquid salts during formation instead of harsh chemicals, fibers that conduct electricity can be strengthened, according to new ... read more

Sep. 26, 2014 — Anti-odor clothing may not be living up to its promise, and a researcher is saying it could all be a matter of how the product was ... read more

June 30, 2014 — The antibacterial properties of silver-coated textiles are popular in the fields of sport and medicine. Scientists have now investigated how different silver coatings behave in the washing machine, ... read more

A More Earth-Friendly Way to Make Bright White Cotton Fabrics

May 28, 2014 — With a growing number of consumers demanding more Earth-friendly practices from the fashion world, scientists are developing new ways to produce textiles that could help meet rising expectations. One ... read more

Apr. 28, 2014 — A new type of 3D printer can turn wool and wool blend yarns into fabric objects that people enjoy touching. The device looks something like a cross between a 3D printer and a sewing machine and ... read more

Apr. 10, 2014 — Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they ... read more

Mar. 20, 2014 — Fashion designers, pattern makers and tailors produce new collections using computer programs. Scientists are now connecting both worlds so the design process can be virtually simulated. New software ... read more

New Research Could Help Make 'Roll-Up' Digital Screens a Reality for All

Mar. 6, 2014 — New technology could make flexible electronics such as roll-up tablet computers, widely available in the near future. So far, this area of electronic design has been hampered by unreliability and ... read more

Engineers Design Spacesuit Tools, Biomedical Sensors to Keep Astronauts Healthy

Nov. 25, 2013 — By working with a model spacesuit, a group of engineering professors and students are exploring how wearable medical sensors can be used in future space missions to keep astronauts ... read more

Nov. 5, 2013 — Fabric manufacturers are experiencing a revolution at present: if clothing previously offered protection against the cold, rain, and snow, the trend now is toward intelligent, proactive, high-tech ... read more

Sep. 13, 2013 — In future, it will be much easier to produce some active pharmaceutical substances and chemical compounds than was the case to date. Chemists have immobilized various catalysts on nylon in a very ... read more

Aug. 17, 2013 — Researchers integrated a specific type of sensor into a typical construction helmet to allow continuous and noninvasive monitoring of construction workers’ blood gas saturation levels. The results ... read more

Terahertz Technology Fights Fashion Fraud

Aug. 8, 2013 — Scientists have demonstrated how a technique called terahertz time-domain spectroscopy could be used to help spot fakes and combat textile ... read more

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