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Innovative Textile Products Transforming the Textile Industry

heartpatchMedical textiles: what’s next?

“Health in hands,” is one of the catch phrases that illustrate a new focus in health care today. Proactive health care by monitoring and managing health issues continues to gain broader acceptance, particularly in developed and developing economies. Textiles of many kinds enhance health care products and contribute to the next phase of improvements."

From IFAI's Advanced Textiles Source magazine.

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MEDICAL ARTICLES Innovation at ORSSTRENDS Visiting ORSS? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show January 25-28 in Denver? Checkout the best in Innovation watch. Read More.
vestMEDICAL FABRICS Sustainable biomedical textiles for the future. Textiles are especially suitable for use on and in the human body. The body itself consists of many fibers too, including muscle, tendon and nerve fibers. Textiles can also be used to make copies of entire organs or parts of them. Read More.

vestMEDICAL FABRICS Weaving biological tissues. In developing the fabric, the biomedical engineers looked to the adaptive properties of plant and animal tissues. The long-term goal is to weave biological tissues that are like human body parts that reflect the biology, architecture and mechanical properties of the periosteum to replace failing joints. Read More.
MEDICAL NEWS & VIEWS
What is a textile? How about films, plastics, 3D printed material that would generally be a sewn textile, biodegradable textiles made from non-food agricultural products such as milk waste or corn? Read more…

Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes, the more electricity it generates. Read more…

In 30 Years, This Is How Basketball Sneaker Design Will Literally Change the Game Basketball sneakers have gotten stale, but designer Brett Golliff has a vision for how they can evolve. Here are exclusive sketches of what a basketball sneaker that changes as the game goes on could look like in the year 2048. Read more…

Firefighters’ gear exposed to toxic gases Researchers have identified that firefighters’ risk of developing cancer is increased by dangerously high levels of harmful chemicals that remain on their protective gear following exposure to smoke. Read more…

Textiles in hybrids Manufacturers are finding new ways to enhance product performance with textiles. Read more…

Shoe is made with yarn derived from castor oil The yarn is reported as suitable for all textile applications, particularly sportswear. The yarn is light, very stretchy, breathable, quick drying, and offers natural thermal and bacteriostatic properties. Read more…

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