Smart Textiles & Nanotechnology

Invexus invisible plasma coatings launched

16th August 2011 0 comment
Triton Systems, Inc. has launched its Invexus brand of high performance, durable, conformal, nanothin coatings which are deposited via its patented atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition technology. Invexus for liquid repellent, primer and anti-microbial applications was developed by the ASSET (Advanced Solutions in Surface Engineering Technology) division at Triton.  "Our coatings formulation capabilities coupled

New technique scales up nanofibre production

11th August 2011 0 comment
A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibres, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. "Collections of nanofibres, because they are porous and lightweight, are useful in applications ranging from water filtration to tissue regeneration to energy storage. But although nanofibres are relatively inexpensive to pro

VIDEO: Smart Textiles Salon 2011

8th August 2011 0 comment
Systex, organisers of the Smart Textiles Salon (STS) say it is an innovative exhibition concept. "It combines the transfer of theory through a presentation of various exposés from the field of Smart Textiles as well as hands-on practical insight through demonstration of the prototypes' working principle." "The participant can experience the inventions on three different levels: listening to the information given by the presenter, seeing the

Dates announced for 8th annual Smart Fabrics Conference

5th August 2011 0 comment
IntertechPira has announced that Smart Fabrics 2012 will take place April 17-19, 2012, at the Conrad Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida. The event, now in its eighth year, is expected to bring together experts from a variety of industries, including textiles, fashion, electronics, technology, research and academia, all of which play a unique role in the emerging smart fabrics industry. "We are thrilled to be back i

Researchers print solar cells onto paper and fabric

14th July 2011 0 comment
By David L. Chandler, MIT New MIT-developed materials are making it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document. The sheet of paper looks like any other document that might have just come spitting out of an office printer, with an array of coloured rectangles printed over much of its surface. But then a researcher picks it up, clips a couple of wires to one end,

Far Infra Red technology can be printed onto fabrics

13th July 2011 0 comment
Following the recent launch from Schoeller Textil AG, the company's energear technology will now be available commencing summer 2011 under licence from group company Schoeller Technologies.   energear is a recently launched novel textile technology from the Austrian textile innovator, that is said to ensure that the wearer's energy is reflected back to the body bringing health and fitness benefits. A print version (paste

FibeRio wins R&D 100 award for nanofibre production equipment

6th July 2011 0 comment
FibeRio Technology Corporation has announced it has been selected by the editors of R&D Magazine as a winner of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards. The accolade recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year.  FibeRio's rapid development and launch of the Cyclone L-1000 product line incorporating Forcespinning technology for nanofibre pr

Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training

4th July 2011 0 comment
Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training, therapy and safety Readers wanting to learn more about intelligent textiles that can: Treat depression Integrate physical training into everyday life Increase safety at festivals Can sign up for this theme day in the interest group for intelligent textiles. According to the organisers, attendees will gain insight into the latest breakthroughs within IT-enhanced textiles and get the opportunity to meet other comp

Student solutions for manned trip to Mars

29th June 2011 0 comment
What would it take to make a manned mission to Mars a reality? A team of aerospace and textile engineering students from North Carolina State University believe part of the solution may lie in advanced textile materials. The students joined forces to tackle life-support challenges that the aerospace industry has been grappling with for decades. "One of the big issues, in terms of a manned mission to Mars, is creating living quar

Polyester fabric offers water absorption and oil repellency

28th June 2011 0 comment
Polyester fibre and fabrics producer Teijin Fibers announced today that it has developed a new stain-resistant polyester fabric that offers, both water absorption to eliminate stickiness and oil repellence to resist oil-based soiling. According to Teijin, the key to the breakthrough was the company's leveraging of proprietary fibre processing and nanotechnologies to succeed in covering the fibre surface with a 100-nanometer coating that consists of separate hydrophilic and oi

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