Polyurethane – history, past and future

Polyurethanes have changed the world. We have them to thank for energyefficient refrigerators, comfortable upholstered furniture, safe car seats, protective coatings and lightweight composites. 80 years ago, Dr. Otto Bayer discovered polyurethane chemistry virtually...

The dialogue between medicine and textiles

Ever since the invention of sticking plaster, plaster casts and operating-theatre apparel, if not before, the textile industry has made an important contribution to the healthcare business. From the dialogue that has gone on...

ABCs of Tetex: Biosynthetics

What Are Biosynthetics? A biosynthetic fiber consists of polymers made from renewable resources, either wholly or partly. Biosynthetics are emerging as a potential alternative to conventional synthetic products. The main difference between biosynthetic fibers and...

Stones that you can wear and many more

Fashion made of unusual materials doesn’t just set an example in terms of appearance. When it comes to sustainability in particular, the innovative collections of numerous labels are the best examples of coolness coming...

New OLEDs thinner than a human hair

Professor Kyung Cheol Choi from the School of Electrical Engineering and his team succeeded in fabricating highly efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) on an ultra-thin fiber. The team expects the technology, which produces high-efficiency, long-lasting...

New energy source based on perovskite cells

Skanska is the first developer in the world that will cover office buildings with semi-transparent photovoltaic cells from perovskite. Office buildings can soon be self-sufficient in terms of energy. The technology will be provided...

SOFT e-textiles can protect soldiers and medics

New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The SOFT (Self-Organized Framework on Textiles) devices have...

US patent for graphene flame-retardant composition

Directa Plus plc , a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued notification that it has granted...

ABC’s of Tetex: Polyesters

Polyesters are polymers that contain ester group in its structure.Polyesters are synthetic, man-made materials. Basic features of polyesters:Non-hygroscopic – they do not absorb water Stainproof – it is very difficult to stain polyester...

Is spider silk stronger than the Kevlar?

It is generally known to most of the people that silk is collected from silk worms and these worms produce the worlds natural finest and lustrous strands. But silk worms are not the one...
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