Scientists weave fabric that can heat and cool

February 27th, 2023

Academics at Shinshu University in Japan report that they have developed a new method of integrating phase change materials (PCMs) within fabrics that could heat and cool the wearer depending on the environment.  Hideaki Morikawa, corresponding author of an article published in ACS Nano, told The Indian Express, “This fabric can potentially be used as a […]

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Commercialization progress

November 14th, 2022

Detail of Stratasys collaboration with designers threeASFOUR and Travis Fitch for their Chro-Morpho Collection (2019). The optical effect of the print is lenticular, mimicking the Morpho butterfly in the changing of color triggered by movement and shifting light. Photo: Marie O’Mahony.  At the Advanced Textiles Conference in October in Charlotte, N.C., Anil Kircalianli, head of […]

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Major support for smart textile R&D announced

June 27th, 2022

Supercapacitor yarns integrated in a fabric for powering LEDs. North Carolina State University researchers have found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy. Photo: Nanfei He. Government contracts, historically, have been a major source of funding for research and development in the advanced textiles world. An example of this […]

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IARPA launches SMART ePANTS program

May 23rd, 2022

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) recently held a Proposers’ Day in Arlington, Va., and virtually. Its purpose was to introduce the SMART ePANTS program to potential proposers and to provide information on technical requirements and program objectives. The program is being instigated to develop sensor systems that can record and store audio, video and […]

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Finnish Smart Clothing 2.0 project

September 25th, 2017

A collaboration among research institutes and industry has the goal of commercializing Finnish expertise in national and international markets, according to Pekka Tuomaala, project leader and principal scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The Smart Clothing 2.0 project led by VTT was formed to create business opportunities for Finnish smart clothing and services. […]

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