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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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Dual active ingredient nets ideal for countering global Malaria Dual is a long-lasting insecticidal net that provides the protection against pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes. Read more…

Singapore's researchers mimic spiders to transform smart textile fibre Researchers at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) College of Design and Engineering alongside international collaborators have created a revolutionary method for producing soft, reusable fibres ideal for smart textiles. Read more…

ESA targets microbe resistance in moon spacesuits with PExTex project Key to this project is not just protecting astronauts from external dangers, but also ensuring the suits themselves do not become breeding grounds for harmful microbes. Read more…

NC State Wilson College of Textiles to create textile training program in Honduras North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles has been awarded a $2 million, two-year grant to develop a technical textile training program in northern Honduras. Read more…

MycoWorks to open world’s first commercial-scale Fine Mycelium plant MycoWorks’ proprietary Fine Mycelium production process cultivates mycelium, to create beautiful sheets of Reishi, the only leather alternative that meets the luxury industry’s performance standards. Read more…

Sweden's Autoliv unveils revolutionary passenger Bernoulli airbag Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has unveiled a patented revolutionary new passenger airbag module that can inflate larger airbags more efficiently as well as reduce development time and cost. Read more…

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)

Springs Creative Acquisition Builds Largest Design Archive in the Industry (9/5/23)

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