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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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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…

Celliant meets revised requirements for Class 1 medical devices in EU The European Union (EU) has upgraded the requirements for the Class 1 medical device designation and Hologenix, creators of Celliant, has met the stricter requirements for this important market. Read more…

Hemp uses and potential economic impact in Pa. Since receiving a National Science Foundation grant earlier this year, a wide-reaching coalition has started planning for the future of hemp in Pa. Read more…

Materials Scientists Just Created A “Living Material” That Eats Chemical Pollutants It may be able to transform chemical dye pollutants from the textile industry into harmless substances. Read more…

Allergen-reducing textiles As the need for allergen-reducing textiles/applications intensifies, solutions are expanding and product adoption is gradually increasing among consumers. Read more…

Reweaving the Future: Inside Fashion’s Biomaterial Revolution From seaweed-based yarns to plant-derived sequins, meet the innovators redefining beauty and combating waste through planet-positive biomaterials. Read more…

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

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

The E-textiles Journey from Heated Clothing to Monitoring Astronauts: IDTechEx Asks, What’s Next? (11/23/23)

ALLIED Feather + Down’s Revolutionary ExpeDRY Down Insulation Adopted Across Jack Wolfskin’s FW24 Hydrophobic Down Line (11/21/23)

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