The Technical Center

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   September 25, 2022  Facebook Twitter
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Hyosung Mipan Regen
Hyosung is restoring ocean health with its recycled MIPAN®
regen ocean nylon and regen ocean polyester.

As Outdoor Retailer celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022, the outdoor textile industry continues its commitment to sustainable-fashion as a global textile initiative.  Sustainable fashion involves all stages of the product’s lifecycle from the selection and production of raw materials; manufacturing processes; dyeing/finishing; sewing/assembly; packaging/storing; transportation; and disposal. In its commitment to sustainability, textile manufacturers offer fibers, yarns, fabrics and component materials made in environmentally sustainable ways that incorporates the use of natural, biodegradable ingredient materials; the conservation of water/energy; the use of pre-consumer recycled materials; the reuse of post-consumer products; along with eco-friendly production practices.
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TurboDry® - Patented moisture transport technology that mimics nature
and moves moisture for faster evaporation.


USA Based Cool Comfort Technologies- The movement of heat, moisture, and air through a fabric are key factors impacting the comfort of clothing. Through various technologies, fabrics can keep the body cool, warm, or thermoregulate in response to changes in environmental conditions including the wearers body temperature and perspiration rate.

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Fabric ElectricityFABRIC CONVERTS MOTION INTO ELECTRICITY A crucial component in the fabric is a polymer that, when pressed or squeezed, converts mechanical stress into electrical energy.

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SpydaSilkUNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME - SpyydaSilk 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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Future FabricsYALE 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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State of the Industry 2022 After two years of uncertainty and global crises, the industrial fabrics industry is prospering. Read more…

Germany's Freudenberg to present sustainable materials at Lineapelle Evolon eco-friendly microfibre reinforcement material for leather goods that is manufactured in Europe with no solvent and no chemical binder at the Lineapelle international trade show for the leather industry. Read more…

A look back at 2022 Smart Fabrics Summit The 2022 Smart Fabrics Summit reconnected industry innovators and entrepreneurs. Read more…

Canada's researchers' discovery could help protective wear last longer Researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, have solved the mystery of why a high-performance fabric commonly used in firefighting and other protective garments weakens prematurely when it’s exposed to moisture. Read more…

Micro-weighted clothing Omorpho Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based start-up, uses micro-weights embedded in clothing to increase resistance for athletic training. Read more…

Draper Knitting Company
Bringing Ideas to Life
Rentex Mills
Connects Form with Function
eVent Waterproof
Chemours - Teflon

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