The Technical Center

The
Textile Resource for Specialty Fabrics and Product Innovation
   May 26, 2024  Facebook Twitter
APPAREL TRENDS - PGA Show 2024 - Development of Neolast

The Celanese Corporation, a global specialty materials and chemical company, and Under Armour, a global leader and innovator in athletic apparel and footwear, announced the development of Neolast™ fiber for performance stretch fabrics.  The innovative material will offer a high-performing, more sustainable alternative to elastane spandex, and could provide opportunities to recycle performance stretch fabrics.  The Celanese Neolast™ elastoester fiber process eliminates hazardous substances typically used to produce spandex/elastane stretch fabrics.  With Under Armour as its partner, the launch of Neolast™ provides a new and exciting innovation for the textile/apparel industry, aligning their value chains to achieve mutual circular manufacturing goals!

Read the full article



Arieal View
Functional Fabric Fair 2023 The crowd at Functional Fabric Fair Fall 2023

The Functional Fabric Fair 2023

Fair's Fall '23 trade show in Portland completed a successful run with an increase in both exhibitor and attendance participation. This premier trade and sourcing event, powered by Performance Days, is the exclusive US trade show dedicated to high performance functional fabrics. The fall edition, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, November 1-2, featured over 265 suppliers, marking the largest in its 4-year US history. The event showcased the latest in textile development trends for the outdoor market, and unveiled groundbreaking textile innovations for Autumn/Winter 2025.

Read the full article

FEATURED VIDEOS                                               
APPAREL ARTICLE

Activewear eliminates sweat with volcanic sand - Boulder, Colo.-based company 37.5® Technology has harnessed particles of volcanic minerals and activated carbon from coconuts to create thermoregulating fabrics used in athleisure wear.

Read More.


MIT dataset helps predict biodegradable polyesters - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used machine learning to analyze a library of 642 polyesters and polycarbonates and predict how they biodegrade, based on their chemical structure and results from tests using the bacteria P. lemoignei.

Read More

APPAREL NEWS & VIEWS
Nanofilament breaks down dye in textile wastewater Researchers at Drexel University have found that a nanofilament made of titanium oxide can break down two widely used dye pollutants, rhodamine 6G and crystal violet. Read more…

Anthropologie collaborates with Cotton Inc. denim recycling program Anthropologie announced their collaboration with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program: an initiative at the forefront of denim recycling. Read more…

3D-printed seaweed polymer cleans up wastewater pollutants Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a living material that can help clean up pollutants in water, including textile dyes. Read more…

EU launches strategy for leadership in advanced materials sector The purpose of the comprehensive strategy is to establish the European Union (EU) as a leader in the field of advanced materials, crucial for the green and digital transition. Read more…

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories announces creation of production-ready spider silk hybrid: BAM 1 BAM 1 is the result of selective breeding to maximize both robustness and the ratio of usable silk per cocoon. Read more…

Transparency tech: solutions for materials tracking Supply chain traceability and transparency are increasingly important to hold various entities, such as brands and product manufacturers, accountable for the claims they make. Read more…

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories announces creation of production-ready spider silk hybrid: BAM 1 BAM 1 is the result of selective breeding to maximize both robustness and the ratio of usable silk per cocoon. Read more…

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS
Dry-Tex
Teflon Eco Elite
eVent Waterproof
eVent Bio
Teflon
Stain & Soil Protection
GTI

The Txtile Gateway, Inspire Students, Learn how You Can Help