AFFOA announces new PAFF awards

June 10th, 2024

The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) announced the selection of Loomia and Z-Polymers as the first two Product Accelerator for Functional Fabrics (PAFF) program awardees. This first-of-its-kind initiative is designed to enable organizations to leverage AFFOA’s capabilities and personnel, at no direct cost, to increase the speed to market of Advanced Functional Fabric (AFF) products […]

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Zebra stripes inspire smart, wearable electricity source

April 24th, 2023

Source and image: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology The zebra’s distinctive appearance has been the source of much scientific debate, from its role in predator confusion, to how it can deter horsefly bites. More recently, it was found that the animals can raise the fur of their black segments to transfer heat away from the skin for temperature […]

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Inkjet printing of e-textiles shows promise

November 22nd, 2021

The number of print passes and drop spacing impacts the nature of the coverage when using an inkjet printing process to create e-textiles. Photo: NC State University.  E-textiles were a prominent topic at IFAI Expo’s Advanced Textiles Conference in Nashville, and as they slowly but surely move into a more mainstream position in the world […]

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Researchers weave fabric with optoelectronic diodes in its fibers

August 20th, 2018

The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has electronic devices built right into it. MIT reports that a team of researchers has embedded high speed optoelectronic semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and diode photodetectors, within fibers that were then woven into a […]

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It doesn’t get any cleaner than this

July 9th, 2014

Textiles are a vital component for maintaining and functioning in cleanroom environments. Textiles play a variety of roles in protecting cleanrooms from contamination, and although many components and processes have remained the same over the years, advances are also being made. Among changes are: a new textile laundering option, increased comfort levels of cleanroom clothing, […]

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