Advanced durable textiles for protective applications

April 10th, 2023

We wear textiles for protection from the elements—walking in the rain, shielding ourselves from the sun, or even removing dinner from the oven. It’s interesting to consider what goes into making these everyday textiles, but what about making more robust protective textile applications, such as gloves for utility work, scrubs in a medical setting or […]

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A new kind of protective textile

July 8th, 2016

Auxetic materials find their way into new applications and markets. Auxetic materials, which exhibit counter-intuitive properties known as a negative Poisson’s ratio, are inspiring textiles with applications in the fields of wound care, personal protective equipment, and industrial safety. Developments in the field of auxetic textiles were the subject of a symposium this year at […]

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