Sports & Outdoor
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits.
“TeXtreme offers all the best properties of unidirectional carbon in a woven fabric that creates a lighter, stronger surfboard or paddleboard. Our athletes have won race series championships the past three years in a row on our standup paddleboards made with TeXtreme,” said Matt Campbell, BlkBox Surf owner.
Japan’s Toray Industries today announced that it has succeeded in the development of high tensile strength and modulus carbon fibre - realizing both in carbon fibre had been considered to be technically difficult to achieve. TORAYCA T1100G and high-performance prepreg (resin-impregnated carbon fibre sheets) using TORAYCA T1100G are aimed at high-end applications such as aerospace.
Nike has launched a brand new Magista football boot based on its revolutionary Flyknit technology. Nike Flyknit technology first appeared in running shoes for the London Olympics but this is the first time it has been used in football (soccer) boots. The boot was unveiled by FC Barcelona playmaker Andrés Iniesta in Spain yesterday and is said to give players unprecedented fit, feel and control.
Swedish carbon fibre reinforcements producer Oxeon’s TeXtreme product has been used in an award winning snowboard. Snowboard brand Jones Snowboards has been awarded best in class for its Ultracraft Splitboard reinforced by TeXtreme at the leading international sports business tradeshow ISPO in Munich, Germany.
Jones Ultracraft Splitboard was recognised as the winner in the Action Segment Splitboard category. ISPO Awards honour the most exceptional sporting goods developments, which are selected by a jury of independent sports business professionals. Also named a 2013 Gear of the Year award winner by National Geographic, the Ultracraft Splitboard joins the ranks of the world’s best products.
“This is a huge honour for us,” said Jones Snowboards Founder, Jeremy Jones. “Our commitment to providing riders with the best, most progressive gear is what drives our brand. Knowing that the global snow sports industry finds the Ultracraft as revolutionary as we do is exciting and humbling.”
Digitising industrial printing and deposition processes has transformational benefits, making them more flexible and responsive, more efficient, more environmentally responsible and more profitable, according to Xennia Technology, a company which will be offering its advanced digital manufacturing solutions at the InPrint 2014 industrial print show as a founding partner and sponsor.
InPrint, taking place in Hannover, Germany, from 8-10 April 2014, is the first trade exhibition solely committed to print technology for industrial manufacturing.
From the ski slopes to the catwalks, product designers are increasingly using 3D printing to create innovative product. The technology, which has long been employed by the aerospace, medical, and automotive industries for prototyping, constructs a three-dimensional object by printing multiple layers of a material, usually some sort of plastic filament.
Scott & Fyfe, a supplier of reinforcement textiles to the composite industry, will be exhibiting its products at the JEC Europe 2014 show for the global composites industry that will take place from 11-13 March 2014 in Paris.
With an extensive range of products designed to specifically meet the needs of customers, the company is a supplier for many of the leading composite producers. It serves across markets such as mass transit, automotive, marine, wind energy, construction and sports and leisure.
Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas that will be held from 13 -15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center, are proud participants of the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program Select (IBP).
The IBP is a joint government-industry effort that brings thousands of international buyers to the United States for business-to-business matchmaking with US firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows. It is designed to recruit and pre-screen buyer delegations to attend selected trade shows in the United States, connecting US companies with international buyers.
On Tuesday, Japan’s Toray Industries announced it would invest $1 billion in a new carbon fibre manufacturing facility in South Carolina. There has also been a lot of recent press coverage about the revival of the US textiles industry and the ‘Made in America’ movement.
The leading conference and event for the latest innovations in wearable technology, the Wearable Technology Show, has announced its lineup of keynote speakers.
Comprised of some of the biggest names in the wearable space, these exclusive keynotes lead an array of more than 80 speakers, comprising the largest conference progranme of any wearable technology event. The show will take place from 18-19 March 2014, at the Olympia Conference Centre, London.