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Innovation at ORSM2022 TRENDS: Take a look at some of the new innovations from the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Sumer Market, August 10 - 11, in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.


Innovation at ORSSTHE TEXTILE INDUSTRY FIGHTS COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak, and conditions are expected to worsen in the weeks ahead. Many in the textile/apparel industries have already provided their assistance in fighting the impact of the virus. Read More.


BiosyntheticsTextile Exchange - Launches new micro site (aboutbiosynthetics.org) to demystify biosynthetics. In the future our clothes could be made from sugars, biomass and plant oils.

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BiosyntheticsTHE CUTTING EDGE - Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer- Driven by the 80 million Millennial consumers, along with the younger Gen-Z generation, born in the mid-90s and expected to reach 84.7 million by 2020, today's primary shopper groups have a See now – wear now buying attitude.

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BiosyntheticsWhat's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! - Comfort remains one of the most important qualities for today's consumers. Feeling comfortable can also make the wearer feel more confident and lead to better performance.

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NEWS & VIEWS
Global textile coatings market forecast Thermoplastics have dominated the global textile coatings market due to their superior properties such as their lightweight nature and excellent insulating nature (both electrical and thermal). Read more…

The material difference New technologies in anti-ballistics are just beginning to emerge, offering opportunities in this protection market. Read more…

Washable, battery-free, wearable alternative developed at Purdue This makes it possible to transform any conventional fabric items into battery-free wearables. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile. Energy can be harvested from Wi-Fi or radio waves. Read more…

DefeXtiles' Sustainable 3D Printed Fabric Has the Potential to Revolutionize Textiles Thanks to intelligent engineering, these textiles are flexible, durable, and versatile. Read more…

TECHTEXTIL NORTH AMERICA EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS, REUNITES THE INDUSTRY The 2021 Techtextil North America took place August 23-25 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Despite several obstacles including the re-emergence of COVID-19 via the Delta variant, the show saw strong attendance, & the high quality of visitors throughout the three days. Read more…

Anti-viral textiles wage war on COVID-19 A mask that disinfects itself at the touch of a button has been developed by scientists at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Swiss research and development company Osmotex AG. Read more…

NEWS RELEASES
Bolger & O’Hearn introduces Shell-Tech Free, the latest generation in ultra-durable, fluorine-free water repellence (10/20/21)

Datacolor® Introduces CloudQC Viewer, a SaaS Color Quality Control Application (10/19/21)

ACCELERATING CIRCULARITY TO EMBARK ON TRIALS TO DEMONSTRATE HOW SPENT TEXTILES CAN BE PUT TO GOOD USE (10/19/21)

Unifi Champions Sustainability at Fall Furniture Market (10/13/21)

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