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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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Noble Biomaterials’ Ionic+ Botanical Technology receives EPA registration Ionic+® Botanical uses a bio-based registered citric acid formula to inhibit the growth of microbes and reduce odor on fabric and other soft surfaces. Read more…

US' PADM Medical gets FDA nod for 1st plant-based medical face mask Precision Eco Compostable/Plant Based Procedural Mask with Earloops is the world’s first plant-based procedural mask for use in healthcare and medical settings in the US. Read more…

Canada's Roswell Textiles unveils Viraloc Eco biodegradable face mask Ecofuse materials in the Viraloc Eco product (and PADM Medical USA’s Precision Eco product for the US market) means that this product is now in compliance with sustainability initiatives and requirements under The Paris Agreement, COP26, Read more…

Belgium's Devan launches biobased allergen control technology The technology is based on probiotic encapsulation technology and aims to improve the lives of people who suffer from allergies. Read more…

NASA reveals spacesuit for Artemis III moon surface mission The Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit or AxEMU builds on NASA’s spacesuit prototype developments and incorporates the latest technology, enhanced mobility, and added protection from hazards at the moon. Read more…

UK's Carrington Textiles launches Spartan HT Flex Lite At a weight of 195 gsm, Spartan HT Flex Lite incorporates 2 per cent LYCRA and 37 per cent cotton in its composition for integrated stretch and outstanding wearer comfort. It features 61% Cordura military grade high tenacity nylon 6.6 for strength and durability Read more…

Program Announced for RISE® 2023 – Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (6/7/23)

FUZE Technologies Expands Global Capabilities, Opens Additional FUZE Technologies - Asia Offices (6/6/23)

Polyester, "fibre to fibre" recycling: it can be done! (6/5/23)

Ternua Completes Their SS 2024 Adrenalite Line with Recycled, Technical, Lightweight and Multipurpose Garments with Bold Colors (6/6/23)

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