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  • 6th June 2013

    Nylstar innovations on show at Techtextil

    Nylstar, one of the leading providers of Polyamide 6.6 filaments and yarns, will showcase its latest Meryl and Premium Nylgold fibres at Techtextil for the first time this year, presenting its new slogan: ‘Polyamide Feels Better’. Nylstar Polyamides that...

  • 7th May 2013

    Techtextil: Nanotechnology gains traction in technical textiles

    In the run in to Techtextil, the leading trade fair for technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, organisers Messe Frankfurt have published the following article on the spread of nanotechnology in technical textiles. The article shows how nanotechnology is ...

  • 4th March 2013

    Russia to develop nanotechnology based textiles

    The Russian government together with the country’s nano giant Rusnano and Swiss Oerlikon, a developer of innovative industrial solutions for food, clothing, transportation and other industries, (owned by the Russian financial conglomerate Renova), are consid...

  • 16th January 2013

    VIDEO: Carbon nanotube fibre breakthrough

    Scientists from Rice University in Texas have unveiled a new carbon nanotube (CNT) fibre that looks and acts like textile thread and conducts electricity and heat like a metal wire. The following article was published on the University’s website just a few d...

  • 24th October 2012

    Researchers eliminate infectious bacteria from medical textiles

    The Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group (GBMI) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya • BarcelonaTech (UPC) has improved the antimicrobial properties of medical textiles using an enzymatic pre-treatment combined with simultaneous deposition of...

  • 22nd June 2012

    Russia to establish large scale production of innovative fabrics

    The Russian government is investing more than USD$20 million in the implementation of a major project, regarding with the design and further launch of production of innovative textile fabrics. According to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the proje...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 4th October 2011

    10TH OUTLOOK focuses on global markets

    Outlook, the Personal Care Products Conference organised by EDANA, met in Budapest this year from 28-30 September, celebrating its 10th anniversary. With a focus on global markets, more than 360 delegates were presented with information on innovation models a...

  • 29th June 2011

    Student solutions for manned trip to Mars

    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 l...

  • 28th May 2010

    $37 million carbon fibre research centre for Australian university

    A new research facility for carbon fibre innovation is to be established at Deakin University’s Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia. The carbon fibre pilot plant will be part of the research facilities to be built at the Campus from a $37 m...

  • 5th May 2010

    Speakers announced for coating & laminating conference

    Organisers of TCL 2010, the International Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes, France, on 4-5 November 2010, have announced a keynote speech entitled ‘Breakthrough Coating Technologies for Advanced Textiles’. Prof. Marc Van P...

  • 31st March 2010

    NanoHorizons expands SmartSilver business in Turkey

    NanoHorizons Inc., a leader in the creation of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care, and industrial applications, will extend its global antimicrobial business to Turkey through Uniteks of Istanbul, who will act as the SmartSilver distri...

  • 2nd April 2009

    NanoHorizons joins Silver Institute

    NanoHorizons Inc., the developer and manufacturer of SmartSilver nanoscale antimicrobial additives for textiles, health care, and industrial applications, has joined with four other companies to create the Silver Nanotechnology Working Group under the spon...

  • 26th February 2009

    NanoHorizons expands global distribution of SmartSilver

    NanoHorizons Inc., a leader in the creation of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care, and industrial applications, has appointed Toshinobu Hirohata as an authorized sales and technical support agent for the company’s antimicrobial nano...

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