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Innovation at ORSMUNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - Arc'teryx Partners with UBC on Next Generation of Water - Oil Repellent Fabric. Fabrics are being fabricated without the use of PFCs, as the toxicity of PFCs can remain in the environment for hundreds of years.

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Harvard MaskHARVARD UNIVERSITY RESEARCH - Wearable Mask Technology utilizes "wearable freeze-dried cell-free" (wFDCF) fabrics integrated into masks or lab clothing that is capable of identifying pathathogens and toxins, including detecting SARS-COVID from a patient's breath.

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BiosyntheticsUNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME - SpydaSilk Research leads to commerciliation of Kraig Labs SpydaSilk. Until now scientists haven't been able to assemble spider silk's genetic proteins into a cost effective fiber with desired properties.

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BiosyntheticsYALE UNIVERSITY - Innovative Robotic Fibers Transform Fabrics into 3D Androids. - The fabric stiffens or softens depending on the temperature, and can be designed with a memory to change shape and return to its original shape.

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BiosyntheticsDREXEL UNIVERSITY - New Age Textile Shield Advanced research offers coated fabric with electromagnetic pollution protection. The project utilizes MXene, a conductive two-dimensional coating materialmdiscovered at Drexel in 2011.

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US' Milliken & Company launches OVIK Health Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC represents a new chapter for Milliken's healthcare innovations—one that reflects its unique position in the marketplace and builds momentum for its portfolio of leading solutions the healthcare industry. Read more…

AI reimagines the couch but human designers still essential In collaboration with Panter&Tourron, the IKEA design lab SPACE10 set out to use artificial intelligence (AI) to reimagine the couch to make it more sustainable and light enough for one person to carry. Read more…

Fire-resistant mycelium sheets may be used in construction The mycelium sheets are paper-thin, similar to wallpaper, and the method to create them works without destroying the mycelium’s filament network. Read more…

Engineers Behind Adobe’s Interactive Dress Explain How It Changes Patterns Within Seconds The dress uses laser-cut polymer dispersed liquid crystal “petals” to change patterns within seconds. Each petal is underlaid with a printed circuit board, which allows them to fluctuate between shades of gray and ivory. Read more…

Asahi Kasei invests in US startup NFW Based in Peoria, Illinois, NFW was founded in 2015 and has developed the only platform capable of producing precision-engineered, natural (non-petroleum-based) leather, foam, and textiles to replace animal and petrochemical-based materials. Read more…

South Korean researchers develop graphene-based sensory e-textiles The breakthrough opens up new avenues for the creation of industrial and military clothing tailored for personal health management, as well as customised 'smart' clothes in the healthcare sector Read more…

X-Rite Pantone Textile Color Hub Revolutionizes Digital Color Approval and Specification (11/20/24)

Dimension-Polyant Receives ISPO Munich 2023 Textrends Award for Sustainable X-Pac® Fabric (12/6/23)

The World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference Calls for Presentations (12/5/23)

Archroma inspires sportswear designers of the future at the ISPO academy masterclass (11/23/23)

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