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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 ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.
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.
Future FabricsHOME FURNISHINGS AATCC conference examines new textile developments. It was the largest gathering in ten years with 280 attendees. This year’s conference featured a number of innovations spanning dye chemistry, sustainable dye colors, use of nanotechnology in building advanced products using nanocellulose, and designing fashion and activewear garments. Read More.
HOME FURNISHING NEWS & VIEWS
NEW THERAPEDIC BRRR BED SHEETS OFFER BETTER SLEEP The sheets use technology that combines the power of natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid drying to create a ‘triple chill effect’. The effect instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the body Read more…

CHINESE TEAM REPORTS BREAKTHROUGH IN POWER-GENERATING YARN Researchers at Shanghai’s Donghua University have developed power-generating yarns that can also be woven with other fibers, such as nylon fiber and polyacrylonitrile fibers, so that the breathability, comfort level and power generation of textiles can be effectively controlled. Read more…

COVESTRO'S IMPRANIL DLN-SD ENSURES SUSTAINABILITY Covestro has introduced Impranil DLN-SD, a water-based polyurethane (PU) dispersion, which can be used to manufacture biodegradable textile coatings. Read more…

CHINA'S NONWOVEN SHOW TO BE HELD IN JUNE Being the largest producer and exporter of nonwoven fabrics, China’s biennial show on nonwovens - China International Nonwovens Expo and Forum is event scheduled to take place during June 3-5 in Shanghai. Read more…

IFAI 2019 State of the Industry The scope of this article covers the U.S. and Canadian specialty fabrics marketplace—with an emphasis on the United States—with brief summaries for each of the eleven U.S. and Canadian specialty fabrics market segments served by IFAI. Read more…

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