Entries by nonwoven

Frankfurt: The Hotspot For High-Tech Textiles

Technical textiles for all applications and a wide range of textile technologies: from 14 to 17 May 2019, Techtextil will bring together more exhibitors from even more countries than before. Around four months before it opens its doors, Techtextil is almost fully booked, exceeding once again booking levels for the previous event at the same […]

New Composite Advances Lignin As A Renewable 3D Printing Material

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin. The discovery, detailed in Science Advances, expands ORNL’s achievements in lowering the cost of bioproducts by creating novel uses for lignin—the material […]

‘Cool’ Textile Automatically Regulates Amount of Heat that Passes Through It

Made from specially engineered infrared-sensitive yarn, which responds to changes in the temperature and humidity of a person’s skin by dynamically collapsing or expanding the structure of its fibers, the newly-developed textile shows great potential in the development of clothing systems capable of autonomously adapting to demanding environments. The human body absorbs and sheds much […]

Cut Resistant Clothing for the Glass and Metal Industry: CutPRO®

Cut resistant fabrics have been developed following thousands of injuries suffered by individuals in industry, homeland security, and extreme sports. Now, UK-based PPSS Group is urging product designers to think innovatively about the potential applications of its technical textile, Cut-Tex® PRO. Since its inception, cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex® PRO has been effectively used in slash […]

Kraig Biocraft Develops Silkworm Strain For USA Army

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, developer of spider silk based fibres, has developed a strain of genetically engineered silkworms which produces fibres that have the physical properties more suited for use in protective textiles. The development has come under the company’s contract with the US Army. The company will scale up the production of new fibres. Tentatively […]

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Launches New Surgical Fabric

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a leader in fibre-based materials, has announced the launch of its new ViroSēl fabric, constructed for the most critical areas of a surgical gown, designed to keep medical professionals protected and comfortable. ViroS l is Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s next generation Breathable Viral Barrier (BVB) surgical fabric that has a specially formulated design that provides the opportunity […]

Graphene Unlocks New Potential For ‘Smart Textiles’

The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced ‘smart textiles’ has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene. An international team of scientists, led by Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter Engineering department, has pioneered a new technique to create fully electronic fibres that can be incorporated into […]

Turkish Company Produces, German Army Uses

Developed by the Turkish company İltema, the fabric which was able to heat dissipate for a long time with low voltage was tested by the company in Germany and found successful. The fabric used by divers in the German army allows divers to stay bottom of the sea for longer. İltema, which is focuses on […]