The Technical Center

Industry Resource for Specialty Textiles and Product Information
   January 24, 2017  Facebook Twitter

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FEATURED ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORSM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market August 3-6 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestCUTTING EDGE Fabdesigns, Inc. opens state-of-the-art Knitting Facility in Malibu,California. A newplatform for produt development has been born with the rise of Fabdesigns's innovative advance 3D knitting. The company's innovative work platfor provides a new way of thinking and a novel guide for technical knit product design, fabric, fit, and sustainable manufacturing. Read More.
Future FabricsMEDICAL Futuristic Fabrics: Today's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles are the foundation of the fabrics that make up our daily existence, from the clothes we wear to the upholstered chairs we sit on. Read More.
Safety ImageSAFETY & PROTECTIVE Techtextil Press Tours Showcase Innovative Textile Developments. "We're excited to once again offer the North American textile industry a platform that blends together technical textiles, sewn products and the composites value chain." Read More.
Home Furnishing ImageHOME FURNISHINGS Today's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Read More.
iTechStyle Summit February 13th - 14th, 2017 Porto, Portugal iTechStyle Summit - 1st International Conference of Textile and Clothing, organized by CITEVE – Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industry of Portugal is expected to bring together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, clusters and other actors from the textile and clothing sector from across Europe. Read more…

Military Wearable Technology – Innovation in a Growing Market A recent market study says the global smart textiles market in the military sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 10% during 2016-2020. Security concerns have prompted countries to increase their focus on offering the soldiers wearables equipped with electronic devices to boost their situational awareness. Read more…

Lab-grown leather and spider silks? This is sustainable fashion Technology is serving as a positive force for change in the fashion industry, to reduce environmental pollution. The fashion industry accounts for ten per cent of global carbon emissions, uses a quarter of chemicals produced worldwide each year, and falls just behind agriculture in the amount of water it consumes. Read more…
OEKO-TEX Announces Partnership with ZDHC (1/20/17)

K2 Apparel Highlights eVent® fabrics as Premium Technology in New 2017-18 Wintersports Collection (1/18/17)

The Dyneema® Project develops a revolutionary alpine jacket (1/12/17)

Envisioning the Future of Men’s Business Wear with CORDURA® Fabrics (1/12/17)

FEATURED VIDEO At Drexel University, Geneviève Dion imagines new textiles and techniques that knit useful technology into smart clothing.