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Innovation in Textiles - Technical Textiles & Smart Textiles

Innovation in Textiles - Technical Textiles & Smart Textiles

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China : Lubrizol launches Oeko-Tex certified breathable resins - Textile News China Lubrizol Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corporation, is introducing two new Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) resins, for use in textiles, at the 2013 Chinaplas in Guangzhou, PR China. Estane MVT80 NT1 and Estane MVT90 NT1 are certified for use in Class I, II, III and IV by independent testing for harmful substances in textiles. Estane MVT80 NT1 (80 shore A) and Estane MVT90 NT1 (90 shore A) are high-moisture vapor transmission resins, for use as monolithic films in textiles. This allows a garment to be waterproof yet breathable. Both resins have moisture vapor transmission values greater than 10,000 g/m²/day when tested under the ASTM International test method, E96 BW. "Through our close contacts with several leading apparel brands, Lubrizol determined the need for developing an alternative TPU resin solution," noted Gert-Jan Nijhuis, sports and recreation global business director for Lubrizol Engineered Polymers.

Fabric Selection Guide EMF Shielding and Conductive Fabric Selection Guide With so many fabric choices, which one is right for my application? The table below summarizes the major characteristics of each material. If you still have questions, call us at +1-518-608-6479, or send an e-mail inquiry to Smart Fabrics Market to 2020, Smart Textiles Growth (18% CAGR) Forecasts in New... DALLAS, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- adds smart fabrics market and smart textiles market research reports with 2020 and 2019 forecasts respectively to its range of advanced materials intelligence collection in its research library. Complete report on smart fabrics market spread across 150 pages, talking about 10 companies and supported with 100 tables and figures is now available at . Starting with a brief introduction of smart fabrics market, the 2015 Smart Fabrics Industry Report - Global and Chinese Market provides information on development, status as well as manufacturing technology of the industry. 2010-2015 historical data and information is provided for global and China capacity, production and production value of smart fabrics market, cost and profit of smart fabrics, market comparison of global and China smart fabrics industry, supply and consumption of smart fabrics as well as China import and export of smart fabrics.

Smart textiles industry trends and market segment forecasts to 2020 3rd February 2014, San Francisco, CA Miniaturisation of electronic components and the use of conductive materials and other structures have enabled the development of smart textiles. Growing demand for connectivity and enhancement in wireless technologies is expected to further market growth over the next few years, according to a report published by Grand View Research, a market research and consulting company. Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials Last Monday January 6th, Paulo Cunha, The Mayor of Vila Nova de Famalicão, has visited CeNTI under the road map "Made in Famalicão" to highlight the county best examples of entrepreneuship, competitiveness and innovation. The Mayor stated that this R&D Center is of major importance for the local companies regarding the effective development and leveraging of knowledge to create new products and conquer new markets, as well as for the county itself, which thus becomes "more attractive" for the setting of new companies. Complete articles about the visit: RTPSOLJNCorreio do MinhoDiário do MinhoFama TVCidade Hoje

London fashion week: why technology is in fashion At London fashion week the multibillion dollar worlds of tech and fashion are colliding like never before. For many, the launch of Apple’s new watch, announced this week with impeccable timing to coincide with the global fashion weeks, will mark an important turning point for fashion tech, a new sector with huge potential for growth. While Apple’s entry into the market is almost guaranteed to boost the industry’s profile, in reality the fashion industry has been driving fashion tech for years. Fashion tech is much more than just tech inside a timepiece, and nowhere is this more apparent than in London.

Flax and Hemp fibres: a natural solution for the composite industry What’s new? Natural-fibre trends in the composite marketNew flax & hemp semi-finished productsIndustrial flax & hemp applicationsMinimising environmental impacts over the entire life cycleOngoing developments: durability, fatigue behaviour and other types of performance of flax & hemp composite materials under real-life conditions The industry sectors, users of non-renewable fibers, are now engaged in an eco-design approach.

An Ordinary Cotton T-Shirt Could Someday Charge Your Cellphone Photo by Shutterstock That Hanes Beefy-T you’re wearing could someday power your mobile device—that is, if researchers at the University of South Carolina have anything to do with it. Xiaodong Li, a professor of mechanical engineering, and Lihong Bao, a postdoctoral associate, transformed an ordinary cotton tee into a supercapacitor by soaking it in fluoride solution and baking it at high temperatures. The process didn’t just convert the cellulose fibers into activated carbon, however; it also allowed the material to flex without breaking. Photo by Shutterstock

Smart Textile/Fabric Market Size Industry Insights Global smart textile market size was USD 350.3 million in 2013. Decreasing manufacturing costs of electronic components as well as fabrics along with miniaturization of electronics is expected to drive the smart fabric market over the forecast period. Rising popularity of sophisticated gadgets with varied technologically advanced functions is anticipated to drive market demand. Components such actuators, controlling, and sensor units are incorporated into these fabrics. Several such fabrics have featured in sophisticated type of clothing, particularly for fashion as well as for protection & safety.

CITEXT Europe les rendez-vous d'affaires internationaux des matériaux textiles techniques The Business Convention brings together every 2 years over 17 years more than 300 international participants, users or supliers of technical textiles. Citext has become an international cornerstone over time for the industries of technical textiles and above 2200 companies have already taken advantage of multiple opportunities offered by two days of intensive business to business meetings. Download the brochure here Almost 274 participants : 1 out of 5 coming from abroad. 8 countries represented : Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Tunisia. More than 2.870 B to B meetings organised in only 2 days! Conductive Fabric: Make Flexible Circuits Using An Inkjet Printer. Extremely flexible and nearly transparent circuits can be made using conductive fabrics. Here are some of the experiments I've done with conductive fabrics. They can be painted or drawn on with resist and then etched like a standard circuit board.