Innovations from NILIT®

August 1st, 2013

NILIT®, a global yarn manufacturer, participated for the first time at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company offers a range of high-performance products made from NILIT’s innovative nylon 6.6 yarns: NILIT Breeze, the cooling yarn; NILIT Innergy, for far-infrared gentle heating; NILIT Aquarius, the moisture management fiber; NILIT […]

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AATCC, USA and TecniTex Nonwovens present conference in October

June 26th, 2013

AATCC, USA will partner with Bangalore, India-based TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt. Ltd. in conducting an international conference on “Advances in Fibers, Finishes, Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, Oct. 1-2, 2013 in Mumbai, India. This international conference will focus on emerging themes such as: Technical Textiles Nonwovens & Composites Functional Finishes Sustainability across the Textile Supply Chain Advancements […]

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Bekaert adds ADAPTIVE technology

June 24th, 2013

Bekaert Textiles Group has partnered with Swiss company HeiQ, incorporating HeiQ’s ADAPTIVE intelligent textile technology into bedding products. ADAPTIVE uses the energy of the body to accelerate moisture wicking, evaporation and cooling. This innovation is based on a unique hydro-functional polymer whose properties change in response to temperature, releasing and transporting moisture. Applied to bedding […]

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Getting a reaction

June 10th, 2013

A reactive technology enables new functions and possibilities with normal interfaces. Tangible Textural Interfaces (TTI), a project created by materials and industrial designer, Eunhee Jo, sought to redefine the role of the surface in future lifestyles, exploring how surfaces can be an integrated as part of a product or environment. TTI, a new sound […]

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Knitting wearable technology

May 1st, 2012

Garments made of fabric embedded with technologies such as flexible circuitry, antennas and power sources will revolutionize life in the 21st century—once methods to manufacture those wearable products can be harnessed. An agreement between Genevieve Dion, director of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Philadelphia, Pa., and Shima Seiki USA Inc., […]

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High-tech textile products

January 1st, 2012

Bekaert Textiles, Waregem, Belgium, has launched MediTiss® high-tech textile products designed for the healthcare and hospital market, including smart fabrics used in the SensoTiss mattress cover, which can alert nursing staff or a caretaker when a patient leaves his or her bed. Created to optimize bed comfort and focus on the welfare of patients of […]

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