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   January 20, 2019  Facebook Twitter
TechTextil North America 2018: Interior Design Trends with Technical Textiles by Kathlyn Swantko

Noveltex FabricsFabrics for the interior design market, better known as home textiles, are utilizing more technical textiles. While interior furnishings create a general mood and give character to the interior space, fabrics with function and comfort qualities have become increasingly important to enhance the styling aspects of any décor for windows, walls, floor-coverings, and furniture.

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Forest of ColorHOME FURNISHINGS A forest in fabric: he Sunbrella Canopy was created using thousands of interlocking embroidery hoops tied together and fitted with the fabric. The exhibit invited visitors to walk through and immerse themselves in a world of color, sounds and senses. Read More.
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Graphene Could Unlock the Potential of Smart Textiles An international team of scientists has discovered a new technique to create fully electronic fibers that can be woven into today’s everyday clothing. Read more…

ISPO MUNICH TO HOST 'ALTOGETHER TO MUNICH' IN FEB 2019 ISPO Munich is organizing a retail program ‘Altogether to Munich’ from February 3–6, 2019, to support sports retailers, which is optimized to further underscore the nature of ISPO Munich as a trading platform. Read more…

Nano-Care launches germ-destroying “wipe-on glass” It is reported the barrier is effective against hospital germs including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as odor-causing bacteria. The technology provides self-disinfecting performance on any kind of hard surface and can last from several months to several years. Read more…

UMASS AMHERST TEAM MAKES BATTERY FOR GARMENTS Their new method uses a micro-supercapacitor and combines vapour-coated conductive threads with a polymer film, plus a special sewing technique to create a flexible mesh of aligned electrodes on a textile backing. Read more…

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