Fashion can-do with spray-on fabric

November 30th

Nonwoven fabric technology intrigued fashion designer Manel Torres, a student at the Royal College of Art, who worked with chemical engineering Professor Paul Luckham from Royal College London to patent spray-on fabric in 2001. The two men formed Fabrican Ltd. in 2003 to market the technology, which began as a statement on making instant fashion...

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Textile testing conference in India

November 29th

An international conference on Textiles–Light and Weatherfastness will be held Jan. 21, 2011, in Mumbai, India. Sponsored by ASTM International, Atlas Material Testing Solutions and DyStar, the one-day conference will be held at the India Textile Committee Auditorium. This is the first textile industry conference that ASTM has sponsored in India. The International Conference on...

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Elevated flight suit design from Drifire

November 26th

Heat stress and fire emergencies are top issues for aircrew in the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), who face unpredictable flight conditions in garments that must protect, but are not always comfortable. Drifire Inc., Columbus, Ga. (part of Optimer Brands), a manufacturer of military and commercial apparel, consulted NAVAIR aircrew in an attempt to elevate...

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Rhodia investing in rolling solar cells

November 19th

The Eight19, a semi-conducting organic polymer that looks like a photographic film strip and acts as a solar collector, will benefit from an estimated $7.2 million investment from French international chemical company Rhodia and the United Kingdom’s Carbon Trust. The start-up investment signals enthusiasm about Eight19, developed by Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory, and named for the...

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Texas Tech researcher to receive honorary fellowship

November 18th

A Texas Tech University fabric researcher will receive an honorary fellowship from the world’s largest textile and fiber association. Seshadri Ramkumar, manager of the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), will be given the honorary fellowship in January 2011 by The Textile Association (India), with members topping...

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Moss Inc. acquires assets of Berkeley-based Flying Colors

November 17th

Charles J. Corsentino, chairman, president and CEO of Moss Inc., has announced that effective November 9, 2010, Moss has acquired the assets of Flying Colors, a major player in the world of sports, events and venue branding based in Berkeley, Calif. Flying Colors has nearly three decades of experience in the world of sports, events,...

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PrintLat, New Force Magnetics sign distribution agreement for Latin America

November 16th

PrintLat LLC and New Force Magnetics sign distribution agreement for Latin America PrintLat LLC and New Force Magnetics sign distribution agreement for Latin America New Force Magnetics Inc. and PrintLat LLC have entered into an agreement of exclusive representation in Latin America. PrintLat, based in Miramar, Fla., will represent all products from New Force Magnetics...

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Maximize energy savings and comfort year-round with fan control

November 15th

The new, patent pending SmartSense365 is engineered to maximize both energy savings and comfort through year-round control of your Big Ass Fan, with the push of a button. With three user modes, winter, summer and manual, SmartSense365 tells your fans what to do depending on the season. Winter mode: Using internal temperature sensors, SmartSense365 takes...

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Sportful sportswear to feature Eschler performance fabric

November 12th

Sportful is known for producing uncompromising high-tech sportswear for ambitious athletes. For winter 2010, the brand presents a mountaineering and ski outfit that is exceptionally functional; for the Dolomiti WS jacket and pants, the Italian label has teamed up with Swiss company Eschler. The knitwear specialist provided fabric with an extremely abrasion-resistant coating embedded with...

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Aurora to distribute Stork digital textile inks

November 11th

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. and Stork Prints Group have announced that Aurora will be the exclusive distributor of Stork digital textile inks for direct and transfer sublimation printing in the U.S. and Canada. Size options will include 2kg bulk cans, 2kg cartridges, 1kg bags and 220 ml cartridges. Stork’s acid and reactive textile inks...

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