Canwil offers tough ironing fabric

January 20th, 2016

Auburn, Ga.-based Canwil Textiles Inc, has developed and introduced Aratuff™, a woven meta-aramid fabric with the same chemistry as Nomex®. Aratuff is primarily used in the laundry industry in flat-work ironers, for work in a high-temperature, high-abrasion environment which requires a high-tensile, rigid fabric. Woven fabrics made from meta-aramid fibers not only are high-temperature resistant, […]

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Plant inspires repellant fabric coating

June 16th, 2015

Harvard University researchers say they have modified cotton and polyester fabrics with a coating that repels almost any type of substance. Inspired by the carnivorous Pitcher plant, which uses a mixture of fluids and a mechanical trap to ensnare insects, SLIPS Technologies, also based in Cambridge, Mass., developed its Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces, which launched […]

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