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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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Japanese firm Teijin's consortium gets approval for Synfolium Synfolium is a surgical patch with knitted fabric consisting of both bio-absorbable and non-absorbable yarns coated with cross-linked gelatin. Read more…

Conagen develops debondable adhesive for textiles and soft materials from natural bioingredients Adjustments can be made by simply debonding the adhesive and the fabric components can be seamlessly reworked, resulting in improved production efficiency, reduced material waste, and significant cost savings for manufacturers. Read more…

UK researchers develop mycocrete from mycelium Scientists hoping to reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry have developed a way to grow building materials using knitted moulds and the root network of fungi. Read more…

Running shoe start-up adds graphene to its material mix Directa-plus's graphene enhanced material offers advantages beyond wind and waterproof protection, preventing the creation of hot spots and thermal discomfort. Its footwear membrane is only 20 micron thick. Read more…

Here's how textile recycling can create jobs and reduce pollution Textile waste isn’t just a matter of landfill space, but of social and environmental justice. Read more…

4 Unique and Stunning Ice Dye Color Combinations Ice dyeing, a popular tie-dyeing technique, has taken the world of textile arts by storm. With its mesmerizing and unpredictable patterns, ice dyeing creates a stunning array of colors. Read more…

INDA Partners with the Waterloo Filtration Institute for the FiltXPO™ 2023 Technical Program (9/21/23)

Coats & Lenzing create footwear industry’s first synthetic-free engineered uppers and fabrics made of ProWeave™ technology and TENCEL™ Lyocell Filament (9/14/23)

X-Rite Showcases Latest Color and Appearance Technology at Textile Discovery Summit (9/8/23)

Goodwill Industries and Accelerating Circularity Test Textile-to-Textile Feedstock Hubs with Generous Grant from the Walmart Foundation (9/7/23)

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