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Industrial Fabric Trends 2016 | Techtextil North America: Innovative US Textile Market. By Kathlyn Swantko

ConnectionFrom advancements in innovative fibers/yarns to carbon composites, basalt fabrics, and sustainable laser finishing technologies for fashion jeans. The combined Techtextile North America, Texprocess Americas, and JEC show included these and other new developments targeted toward a broad range of end-use markets. Based on the reactions from attendees and exhibitors in Atlanta on May 3rd through 5th, the 13th edition of this show provided a strong vision of U.S. textile industry.

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NASA prints up complex metallic "space fabric" NASA is getting into the textile business thanks to a team led by systems engineer Raul Polit Casillas at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The team has unveiled prototype swatches of a new metallic "space fabric" created using 3D printing that incorporates advanced functions that would be beneficial for use in space. Read more…

China helping to revive South Carolina's textile industry South Carolina, once a center of the American textile industry, has seen the business rebound through an influx of Chinese companies. Read more…

MIT researchers developed a 3D-printed, self-ventilating workout suit The new suit is innovative; breathable; has ventilating flaps, ranging from thumbnail- to finger-sized, that contain viable microbial cells which shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity. Read more…

A collaborative bioengineering carbon fiber composite study Lamborghini is collaborating with Houston Methodist Research Institute, to share its expertise in the study of carbon fiber composite materials. Read more…

BuzziPleat: Sculptural, Sound Absorbing Forms by 13&9 Design BuzziPleat is the latest sound absorbing option added to the BuzziSpace catalog of smart, modern acoustic solutions. The lightweight, large-scale forms are sculptural in nature thanks to the hand pleated layers of sound-absorbing BuzziFelt. Read more…

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