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  • Fiber Optic Fabric - blog & news

    This technology allows to wave plastic optical fibers alongside synthetic fibers, forming a luminous fabric. The luminous fabric is similar to a synthetic fabric (it can be sewn, hand washed,…), except that it can emit light when connected to a specific electronic module. This electronic module can be powered either by a disposable or rechargeable battery, or by a small mains transformer (for non wearable items)...

  • Block Print Fabric - blog & news

    Block printing is a traditional Indian way of decorating textiles. It has become widely used because it is an uncomplicated method that creates vibrant, colorful patterns. Chemical and artificial colors have replaced the traditional natural dyes used in block printing. The principal tints are red, yellow, blue and saffron. Block printing can be manufactured, but here we offer step by step instructions to decorate your own fabrics by hand block printing...

  • Ray Marrs lecture on History of Textile Printing - blog & news

    The first part of a lecture series on Textile print processes and techniques...

  • Japanese researchers weave capacitive touch into large-area textiles, want to make them wearable - blog & news

    Conductive fibers, yo, they're the future. Japan's AIST is back with yet another quirky idea, this time integrating capacitive touch sensors into 1-micron thick nylon fibers. The results is a big old cloth that can sense your loving touch and inform nearby computers of what you're up to. Initial uses envisioned by the research outfit include implementation in hospitals to monitor bedridden patients, but the ultimate goal is to make this extra-sensitive array a wearable accoutrement...

  • Machine's waltz - blog & news

    The motions of a Brazilian textile plant set to a classical music soundtrack... [video]

  • Water Pollution and the Textile Industry — Latest in Textile Technology - blog & news

    The textile industry has a big pollution problem. The World Bank estimates that 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. They’ve also identified 72 toxic chemicals in our water solely from textile dyeing, 30 of which are cannot be removed. This represents an appalling environmental problem for the clothing designers and other textile manufacturers. With consumers eager to purchase eco-friendly products, water pollution from dye houses and coloration treatments could be a major hurdle for apparel manufacturers. How can a company claim to sell a “green” shirt if the dyeing process used to color the garment wastes and pollutes water?...

  • Textiles of the future - blog & news

    Europe's textiles industry faces heavy competition from other parts of the world, especially China. This video shows though that it's not all doom and gloom... [video]

  • Traditional vs modern textile industry. - blog & news


  • Textile Research Journal - blog & news

    The Textile Research Journal introduce new concepts, innovative technologies, and improved understanding of textile materials, processes, chemistry and systems. Textile Research Journal includes research on: fibers, fibrous assemblies, textiles, and other fiber-based materials such as nonwovens including novel, non-traditional applications, such as in technical textiles, reinforced composites, geotextiles, personal care products, filtration, transportation, health care and biomaterials, smart, intelligent, electronic, and nano applications...

  • Watch the process of creating fleece made out of 100% Post Consumer Recycled plastic bottles. - blog & news

    In 2011 Polartec is switching to Repreve 100, a 100% Post Consumer Recyled (PCR) fiber [two videos — producing process from bottles to fabric]

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