Finishing finesse

February 19th, 2016

Coating and laminating treatments enhance fabric performance in important – and multiple – ways. Although researchers are making progress in fiber technology that imparts performance capabilities into the fabric, inherent qualities in fibers are not necessarily a replacement for coating treatments—or competition for coaters. Alexium International is actively in the coating products business in about […]

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Feel like you’re in someone else’s shoes with a pair of “Stellvertreters”

March 6th, 2015

What would it be like to walk in someone else’s shoes? Swiss students Lukas Gächter, Olivia Stadler and Ramon Marc of Zürcher Hochschule der Künste have developed "Stellvertreter" shoes that take this time-honored saying quite literally. Their two-component project is designed to convey the movement of one person to another person at another  location, making […]

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