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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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ETH Zurich researchers develop textile sensor to detect exhaustion A team of researchers at ETH Zurich, led by Professor Carlo Menon, has developed a new smart textile sensor that can measure how exhausted a person becomes during physical activity 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…

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…

Photovoltaic e-textile for wearables Researchers at the U.K.’s Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have developed an e-textile that’s embedded with 1,200 tiny photovoltaic cells that generated 335.3 mWatts in 0.86 sunlight and 394 mWatts under total sun exposure. Read more…

These Textiles Were Grown by Bacteria Modern Synthesis has developed a way to create textiles from a microbe. The resulting material could be sold to brands as a replacement for synthetic fabrics. Read more…

Sustainable medical textiles This segment of the industry faces unique challenges. Read more…

FUZE Biotech Becomes FUZE Technologies (6/1/23)

HeiQ transforms textiles with biobased technologies of today and revolutionary solutions for tomorrow at ITMA Milano 2023 (6/1/23)

Beaulieu Technical Textiles sets new benchmark for nursery groundcovers with RECOVER launch (6/1/23)

Nikwax, the Global Leader in PFAS-Free Aftercare, has Developed a Factory-Applied DWR for Synthetic Outdoor Fabrics (6/1/23)

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