IFAI Advanced Textiles Conference Oct. 13–14 features medical programming

October 10th, 2014

IFAI’s annual Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo Oct. 14-16 also include extensive educational programming with its Advanced Textiles Conference Oct. 13-14. One of the four tracks, with sessions over two full days, covers a variety of new technologies and innovations involving medical and biomedical textiles. Oct. 13 sessions in the medical track the […]

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Twitchell releases finer, lighter shade fabric

October 8th, 2014

Outdoor-fabric developer Twitchell of Dothan, Ala., has released a new line of screening fabric, Textilene Nano 95, that it says is lighter and finer than its original Textilene 95 fabric. Textilene Nano 95 awning material offers a variety of uses, reducing energy costs and blocking up to 95 percent of the sun’s rays. It is […]

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Textile chemicals market in China to see 9 percent growth

October 7th, 2014

The textile chemicals market in China is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.7 percent through 2019, according to Canadian research and consultant group TechSci Research. According to the report—“China Textile Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019”—China's textile and clothing exports grew by 11.4 percent in 2013 as compared to 2012. […]

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Vestagen introduces protective patient garments

October 6th, 2014

To help minimize the spread of pathogens in healthcare settings, Orlando, Fla.-based Vestagen Technical Textiles has introduced the myComfort line of patient apparel. The company develops and markets advanced performance textile products and technologies. As with the company’s myGuardian line of scrubs and physician coats for healthcare workers, myComfort patient apparel is protected by Vestex, […]

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Tactile Dialogues, a medium to generate interaction

October 3rd, 2014

Tactile Dialogues, a textile object in the form of a pillow, is designed with integrated vibration elements that react to touch. The goal is to enable a dialogue by triggering physical communication patterns between a person with severe dementia (the care receiver) and the care giver. In addition, it also responds to activity and hand […]

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Extreme sports display to be featured at IFAI Expo

October 2nd, 2014

Sixteen companies will showcase products designed for extreme sports applications in a special display on the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo show floor. The show runs Oct. 14–16 in the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minn. Products range from apparel for protection from cold and heat, to scuba diving gear, to climbing boots and gear, and boats. […]

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