• IITD to Host Conference on Functional Textiles & Clothing

    The second international conference on Functional Textiles & Clothing (FTC) is being organised by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) from February 7-9, 2020, in New Delhi. FTC will be held in partnership with World University of Design, Haryana—a budding design university of India, and PSG Tech.

    A biannual…

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  • Aalto University Uses Palm Wax For Water Resistance

    Amidst concerns over use of c to make textiles waterproof, scientists from Aalto University have used an ecological method to make garments water-resistant with wax obtained from Brazilian palm tree leaves. The treatment is non-toxic and doesn't impair breathability.

    Aalto researchers have developed an ecological and…

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  • First Devan R-Vital® CBD-Infused Textiles Hit the Market

    With the recent launch of Acabada ProActiveWear, the first CBD-infused textiles are officially hitting the market. The fabric treatment behind the CBD-infused textiles was developed by Devan Chemicals, a Belgian company specialized in functional finishes for the worldwide textile markets.

    Devan launched its CBD (Cannabidiol)…

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  • Fortum And Spinnova Present Wheat Straw-Based Clothing

    Fortum, an energy company building new business options in the circular economy, together with sustainable fibre technology company Spinnova, has introduced the first prototype product made using wheat straw in production of highly sustainable textile fibre.
    The prototype material is unique also due to its extremely low…

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  • University Of Borås Creating Textiles From Old Bread

    Old bread may soon be used to make textiles. Scientist from the University of Borås are working in this direction and have already reported some success.

    The research involves growing filamentous fungi on bread waste in bioreactors, and then creating yarn and nonwoven textiles in two different processes. Protein form…

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