Equipped for sustainability

May 27, 2024  |  In the Industry

There are many choices to be made in considering the best pathway to a more sustainable operation for a company. This gets even more complex for a manufacturer, but equipment providers for textile end product manufacturers can help support a business’s larger plan.
Report covers smart textiles for the military 

April 8, 2024  |  In the Industry

A new report available from Research and Markets, "Smart Textiles for Military Market Report by Type, Application, End User, and Region 2024-2032," shows that the global smart textiles for military market size reached $890.4 million in 2023. The market is projected to reach $2,535.5 million by 2032,…
Human volunteers undergo spacesuit testing

March 11, 2024  |  In the Industry

Testing with human volunteer subjects began in October 2023 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) engineers. The goal has been to evaluate the latest version of astronaut crew seats and flight suits intended for the Orion spacecraft.
PFAS in Textiles Conference is scheduled

February 26, 2024  |  In the Industry

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to garner significant attention in textile manufacturing, given their prevalent usage in enhancing durable water repellency and stain resistance. But there are also growing health and environmental concerns with their use. In an effort to encourage…
German textile engineering meets artificial intelligence

February 12, 2024  |  In the Industry

German circular knitting machine builder Terrot and Porto, Portugal based Smartex.ai have announced a strategic partnership. As the industry moves towards smart machines that both produce a wide variety of fabrics quickly as well as automate previously manual tasks, such as quality control and data …
European Parliament agrees on “greenwashing” directive

January 29, 2024  |  In the Industry

The European Parliament has agreed on a directive that aims to improve product labeling and ban the use of misleading environmental claims (“greenwashing”) to help consumers make better purchasing choices. As reported in sportstextiles.com, the new rules aim to make product labeling clearer an…
Columbia expands its involvement in Space exploration

December 18, 2023  |  In the Industry

While designing for the demands of sportswear can be challenging, Columbia Sportswear have pushed their game a step further by meeting the requirements demanded in Space. In his presentation at the Advanced Textiles Association’s Expo 2023, Haskell Beckham, the company’s vice president for inno…
The importance of standards in textile innovation

November 27, 2023  |  In the Industry

Erika Simmons, technical director, AATCC, challenged her audience to “Level-up your standards game” to achieve “next-level innovation” in her presentation at ATA’s Expo this year. Simmons provided up-to-the-minute information on where new standards are in their development or release.