Smart Textiles & Nanotechnology

  • 1st February 2012

    Hohenstein measures energear for performance enhancement

    According to Schoeller Technologies, the efficacy its energear textile technology has been confirmed in an innovative test process at the Hohenstein Institute. The Swiss company also says that the technology has received positive feedback from German Olympian ...

  • 1st February 2012

    ISPO 2012 marks major milestone for ion-mask

    P2i was promoting its ion-mask technology at the ISPO Munich show last weekend (29 January - 1 February 2012). ...

  • 27th January 2012

    Schoeller launches water repellent eco finish

    Schoeller Technologies is launching a new fluorocarbon free textile finish which repels water at this weekend’s ISPO in Munich. The Swiss company, known for its innovative products, will exhibit its ecorepel finish for the first time at the Munich event whic...

  • 24th January 2012

    Alexium rolls out flame retardant nylon treatment

    Disruptive RST technology company Alexium has begun the commercial roll-out of its flame retardant, oil and water repellent nylon, which it says has met key technical milestones for flame retardancy, water repellency and durability. ...

  • 21st January 2012

    Digital inkjet printing holds future potential

    When digital inkjet printing first emerged in the 1990s, it was a welcome innovation for printing flags, banners, and POS textiles, made primarily of polyester. Using disperse inks for direct printing or water-based inks for sublimation, the technology was the...

  • 16th January 2012

    New polyester nanofibre is 400 nanometres in diameter

    Polyester producer Teijin Fibers announced today that it has decided to commercialize a new version of its Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre with a diameter of 400 nanometres, or 22,500 times smaller than the cross-sectional area of a strand of ha...

  • 10th January 2012

    Nanofibre used in New Balance running socks

    Polyester producer Teijin Fibers is supplying its high-strength polyester Nanofront nanofibre for use in running socks made by New Balance. Frictional force, one of the noteworthy properties of Nanofront, creates outstanding slip resistance to help prevent ...

  • 5th January 2012

    US Air Force to assess RST technology

    5 January 2012, Greer, SC Alexium has signed a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Airbase Technologies Division, to further develop and commer...

  • 20th December 2011

    DSM invests in nanotechnology company

    Global life and materials sciences company Royal DSM, owner of the Dyneema UHMWPE fibre brand, has made an investment in NanoHoldings LLC, a Connecticut, USA based company which specializes in breakthrough nanotechnology discoveries in the field of energy. ...

  • 12th December 2011

    Kertak Nanotechnology invests in Forcespinning technology

    Kertak Nanotechnology, a leading manufacturer of ceramic nanofibers located in the Czech Republic, has invested in FibeRio Technology Corporation's new continuous nanofibre production system, the Cyclone FE 1.1 with Forcespinning technology. Kertak manufa...

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