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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
RICE UNIVERSITY SHOWS C NANOTUBES FIBRES CAN CONVERT HEAT INTO ENERGY Scientists have shown that invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibres and sewn into fabrics can act as a thermoelectric generator & convert heat from the sun or other sources into energy. These flexible generators could also be a way to make carbon ‘green’. 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…

FRANCE'S JEC GROUP, AVK UNVEIL NEW COMPOSITES EVENT FOR D-A-CH REGION JEC Group and AVK, the Federation of Reinforced Plastics in Germany, have launched an annual event - the JEC Forum DACH. The first edition will take place in Frankfurt am Main from November 23 to 24, 2021. Read more…

Chronic wound dressing is made from human protein The material combines biocompatibility, durability, biodegradability and favorable mechanical properties similar to those of skin. 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…

NETHERLANDS' TEIJIN ARAMID & OMP RACING MAKE PROTECTIVE RACING SUIT The suit contains innovative features designed to maximise the safety and comfort of drivers during competition. The outer layer of the garment consists of an ultra-light fabric that can resist temperatures of up to 400°C (750°F). Read more…

NEWS RELEASES
Microban® International and Pilot Automotive partner to drive car cleanliness (9/23/21)

Outdoor Research Launches Insulated RadiantX Gloves Powered by HeiQ XReflex Technology (9/20/21)

SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A inactivated by zinc-embedded nylon fabric (9/20/21)

INFRARED INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTNER TO INNOVATE NEW SAUNA TECHNOLOGY (9/17/21)

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