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Technical Absorbents sponsors Couture in Orbit project

The company has supplied a range of super absorbent fabrics, containing its SAF technology, for use in some of the students’ creations.

25th May 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Grimsby

Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene

Technical Absorbents, a manufacturer of super absorbents and nonwoven materials, has supplied a range of super absorbent fabrics, containing its SAF (Super Absorbent Fibre) technology, which have been used as part of some of the creations.

Design and inspiration

The schools are finding inspiration for their designs from the mission experiences of ESA astronauts from their own countries. They have learnt about topics such as Earth observation, climate monitoring, health and nutrition, as well as details of everyday life in the void beyond our homeworld.

Each school has its own sponsors to supply state-of-the-art technology and textiles for the new garments. Technical Absorbents is one of the project sponsors and has been closely involved with the students over the past few months.

From tracking the wearer’s movement and generating usable electricity, to regulating their temperature and transpiration, each school is designing and creating clothes integrating these technologies.

Collections on display

Visitors are now invited to attend the Science Museum in London on 25 May for the climax of this Couture in Orbit project as the collections hit the runway.

At this special event, visitors can meet the designers and technology sponsors who have been working together to bring these collections to life. There will be opportunities to explore how wearable technology and intelligent fabrics can be used in our lives today and in the future.

“This has been a fantastic project to be a part of,” commented Product Development Director Dr Mark Paterson. “Seeing how people have taken our materials and used them has been fascinating. We look forward to joining the runway event in London.”

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