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Techtextil NA'18: Advancements in PPE Fabrics By Kathlyn Swantko Celebrate Sensil 2019 Trendbook TechTextil North America 2018: Interior Design Trends with Technical Textiles Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer ORSS '18 - What's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! Techtextil North America 2018 - Technical Sports Fabric Review

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Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market July 23-26 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.


2018 SurveyeTextilesCommunications - Leaders in the Textile & Apparel Industry supply chain look back at 2017 and share generally optimistic expectations for 2018.

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BiosyntheticsTextile Exchange - Launches new micro site (aboutbiosynthetics.org) to demystify biosynthetics. In the future our clothes could be made from sugars, biomass and plant oils.

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BiosyntheticsTHE CUTTING EDGE - Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer- Driven by the 80 million Millennial consumers, along with the younger Gen-Z generation, born in the mid-90s and expected to reach 84.7 million by 2020, today's primary shopper groups have a See now—wear now buying attitude.

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BiosyntheticsWhat's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! - Comfort remains one of the most important qualities for today's consumers. Feeling comfortable can also make the wearer feel more confident and lead to better performance.

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NEWS & VIEWS
IIT Madras develops biodegradable, super-absorbent polymer The new polymer’s water absorption capacity was about eight times compared to super-absorbing polymers used in commercial diapers. The team is working on similar biodegradable polymers as a substitute for polyurethane, polystyrene packaging materials. Read more…

Rugs and Textiles go Vertical as Wall Art As a way of bringing warmth and texture into an interior, people are increasingly likely to use a textile or rug on the wall of their home. Read more…

Southampton Univ working on e-textile against arthritis The research is exploring the use of e-textile technology as a therapeutic application enabling self-management of healthcare conditions to help people feel better and live longer. Read more…

McLaren Senna in US uses Nanobionic Technology in Car Seats The seats stimulate local blood flow, and increase energy, comfort and overall feeling of wellness for the driver and passengers. Nanobionic coating is applied to athletic apparel, bedding products, everyday apparel, footwear and military apparel. Read more…

Solar supercapacitor could power future of wearable sensors The new supercapacitor uses layers of flexible, 3-dimensional porous foam formed from graphene and silver, capable of storing and releasing around three times more power than any similar flexible supercapacitor. Read more…

3D Printed Ballet Shoes Offer Dancers Support and Protection From Injury A 3D printed a ballet shoe called P-rouette uses a lightweight lattice structure for the sole as well as the insole.The shoes offer extra support, protecting against the kinds of injuries that are common to ballet dancers. Read more…

NEWS RELEASES
Westex by Milliken wins a 2018 Canadian Occupational Safety Readers’ Choice Award (9/19/18)

Eastman’s Naia™ Cellulosic Yarnlaunches into Womenswear at Première Vision (9/14/18)

Beaulieu International Group showcases geotextile solutions at ICG 2018 in Seoul (9/12/18)

OUTDOOR RETAILER RELEASES FLOORPLAN FOR WINTER MARKET (9/12/18)

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