Hohenstein expands services with new laboratory acquisition

March 13, 2023  |  In the Industry

Boennigheim, Germany–based testing services provider Hohenstein has acquired the DAkkS accredited QAT Services Ltd. laboratory in Hong Kong. With this acquisition, Hohenstein is integrating the hardgoods knowledge of QATS employees into its portfolio. As a result, Hohenstein will provide full-serv…
NASA seeks inquiries and ideas with its new Launchpad

February 27, 2023  |  In the Industry

NASA is now seeking procurement ideas and solutions to encourage innovation from diverse perspectives, improve reach, reduce barriers and ultimately meet and exceed agency goals. The NASA Acquisition Innovation Launchpad (NAIL), managed by the agency’s Office of Procurement, is now online, and sub…
Smart Fabric Summit set for April 11-12

February 13, 2023  |  In the Industry

The 2023 Smart Fabrics Summit will take place April 11-12, once again at North Carolina State University (NC State) in Raleigh, N.C. This one-and-a-half day event offers engaging education, organization displays, a look at NC State’s NEW Flex Factory, a student research showcase and networking …
USA bobsled and skeleton team has new heated apparel 

December 19, 2022  |  In the Industry

ORORO Heated Apparel, based in Las Vegas, has announced a four-year partnership with the USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) team. ORORO will be the presenting sponsor of the USABS National Team Trials (2022-2026), an event that determines which athletes will make the national team. ORORO will be providing…
Nanobionic announces partnership with La-Z-Boy and Culp Inc.

December 12, 2022  |  In the Industry

New York-based tech company Nanobionic has announced a global partnership with residential furniture manufacturer La-Z-Boy Inc. and Culp Inc., a global marketer of upholstery fabrics. The company’s wellness and recovery technology will be used in Culp upholstery fabric that will be exclusively off…
Smart Fabrics Summit calls for proposals

November 28, 2022  |  In the Industry

The 2023 Smart Fabrics Summit is set to take place April 11–12, 2023, at North Carolina State University (NC State), Raleigh, N.C. The two-day event, sponsored by the Advanced Textiles Association and the Wilson College of Textiles, NC State, will feature educational sessions, product showcases, t…
Pvilion honored with recent awards

November 14, 2022  |  In the Industry

Pvilion Technologies, Brooklyn, N.Y., receive this year’s Award of Excellence, Freestanding Structures, 2022. The IFAI International Achievement Awards recognize outstanding and innovative projects representing the latest accomplishments in design and manufacture incorporating specialty fabrics.
Building a Flex Factory for textiles

October 24, 2022  |  In the Industry

“Designing is the easy bit, manufacturing is the hard bit,” offered Dr Andre West at the beginning of his presentation at IFAI Expo 2022 titled, “Flex Factory, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability for the Future.” West is director of the Zeis Textiles Extension at Wilson College o…
Advanced Textiles Conference begins Oct. 11 

September 26, 2022  |  In the Industry

Presented by the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), the Advanced Textiles (AT) Conference opens Oct. 11 with a full afternoon dedicated to advanced textiles education, including a welcome lunch with plenary session at 11:30 a.m., with Dr. Andrew Dent, EVP of Materials Research, Material ConneXion,…
Advanced Textiles Source announces name change

September 26, 2022  |  In the Industry

As IFAI has evolved and become Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), and the Advanced Textiles Products division, too, changed its name to Emerging Technologies Division (ETD), the name for this publication will also change to Textile Technology Source. A decision was made following discussion among…