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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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The Nike Swoosh logo is set to CHANGE on football shirts - in its biggest-ever revolution The Nike Swoosh logo is one of the most recognisable in the world – yet the American manufacturer is set to switch it up from next season Read more…

Stretchable battery prototype may enhance wearable tech Researchers at the University of Houston in Texas have created a stretchable fabric-based lithium-ion battery, broadening the future of wearable technology. Read more…

Suzano's director discusses sustainability using eucalyptus fluff pulp Eucafluff-based absorbent panels offer end consumers a heightened level of comfort, discretion, and flexibility. This is because of the distinctive morphology of Suzano’s eucalyptus hardwood, which is smaller, thinner, and highly compressible. 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…

Auxetic knits provide protective, durable solider uniforms The next generation of duty uniforms for soldier performance must be highly stretchable, robust and flame retardant and have superior moisture management properties. Read more…

TenCate launches PBI Peak5 at AFAC 2023 in Brisbane TenCate Protective Fabrics, a global leader in protective textile technology, has announced the Asia-Pacific (APAC) launch of its groundbreaking fire service outer shell, PBI Peak5, at the AFAC emergency response conference in Brisbane. Read more…

Sympatex presents innovative technologies at Lineapelle 2024 (2/16/24)

ALLIED Feather + Down Ramps Up RENU:TRACE Program Through Partnership with NEMO Equipment (2/13/24)

INDA Elevates Sustainability as Top Priority for 2024 (2/12/24)

EMPEL® by Green Theme Technologies Delivers Unmatched Textile Performance and Sustainability for Japanese Market (2/6/24)

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