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Smart Textiles & Nanotechnology

  • 10th April 2012

    Srixon gets to grip with Nanofront

    Teijin Fibers Limited, a Teijin Group company, has announced that it is supplying Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre for the palms of Srixon's new Pro Tour golf gloves...

  • 6th April 2012

    Kraig Biocraft expands into new lab

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is growing its operations by opening a new laboratory to expand its technical textiles research and development program and accelerating the ramp up of its spider silk product toward industrial scale production....

  • 2nd April 2012

    US Army evaluates Cleanshell CB

    Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) announced today that it will supply additional Cleanshell CB fabrics to the US Army for further prototyping and extensive evaluations. The latest Cleanshell CB treatment has been optimized to provide excellent wate...

  • 20th March 2012

    GeoDetect used in Yellow River dike monitoring

    TenCate Geosynthetics and AGT International have signed a letter of intent for collaboration on the installation of TenCate GeoDetect technology in a dike body at the Yellow River in Dayulan (Zhengzhou) in the Henan province in China....

  • 7th March 2012

    Alexium preparing for commercial US debut

    Having secured significant additional finance in the past few weeks, Alexium now has a clear roadmap for accelerating the industry take-up of its potentially groundbreaking new flame retardant and oil and water repellent nylon treatment. ...

  • 28th February 2012

    Drexel's $1m Shima Seiki smart textiles laboratory

    For the past three years, Assistant Professor and Fashion Design Program Director Genevieve Dion of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has focused her research on identifying production methods that advance the field of we...

  • 27th February 2012

    Nanofront used in bicycle and motorcycle gloves

    Polyester producer Teijin Fibers Limited has announced it is supplying Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre for use in the palms of bicycle and motorcycle gloves made by Goldwin Inc., a major sport apparel maker in Japan. This is the first time Nanofron...

  • 19th February 2012

    Schoeller Textil establishes medical division

    Switzerland’s Schoeller Textil AG has a new medical textiles business called Schoeller Medical AG. The new subsidiary will focus on innovative healthcare projects and has launched its first product line of incontinence products....

  • 13th February 2012

    Invisibility is the goal for truly smart fabrics

    The $4.2 trillion healthcare market is increasingly eating into the GDPs of nations, as people seemingly get fatter, do less exercise, and as populations become drastically older....

  • 6th February 2012

    Medical applications for Smart Fabrics

    Vicki Barbur, VP Research and Development, M-Segment, at Cardinal Health will be presenting ‘Materials in Medicine: The Need for Smart, High Performance Textiles ‘at Smart Fabrics 2012. Organisers IntertechPira asked Vicki to share some of her insights on ...

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Smart Textiles & Nanotechnology features news from around the world on the latest developments in the emerging fields of nanotechnology and smart fabrics and interactive textiles.