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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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HOME FURNISHING NEWS & VIEWS
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IMPERIAL COLLEGE TEAM PRINTS METALS ON NATURAL FABRICS Scientists have developed technology to print metals such as silver, gold and platinum onto natural fabrics and shown that it could be used to incorporate batteries, wireless technologies and sensors into paper and cotton textiles. Read more…

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…

DURASHINE STEALS THE SHOW AT PATTAYA BOAT SHOW The new fabrics will be used for awnings, outdoor furniture, marine fabrics etc and are manufactured to withstand extreme weather conditions ranging from intense UV rays from the sun, heavy wind, rain etc. Read more…

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