Clothes’ air conditioning adjustable with a mobile app

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new high-volume production method for hot embossing microscopic channel structures onto large areas of plastic film at a low cost for use, for example, in...

New fabric uses sun and wind to power devices

Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in the works for a few years. Now researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have taken the next step, developing a fabric that can...

Biofuel and bioplastic production from bacteria

Organisms that died many millions of years ago are the source of today’s natural petroleum resources. As phytoplankton and zooplankton, they sank to the bottom of ancient oceans and formed sediments under ground, and...

Novel nanotube structure is a new wonder material

Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and...

A solar cell you can put in the wash

Scientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight...

Chomarat’s new multiaxial glass NCF

Chomarat, the composite reinforcement specialist group, has developed multiaxial glass NCF for thermoplastic composites. The patented stitching yarn can withstand processing temperatures upto 400 degree Celisus, making it an innovative industrial solution for thermoplastic...

PVC flame-retardant materials by Sako-Expo

Raw materials and textile materials of both natural and artificial origin, are currently finding a wider and wider range of applications. Textiles are used in many areas of everyday life, as well as technical materials....

Textiles and electrical conductivity

Copper is the most widely used electrical conductor. Like most metals, though, it has several drawbacks: it is heavy, expensive, and can break. Fibers that conduct electricity could be the solutions to these problems,...

Flame retardant polyester films by DuPont

“DuPont continues to offer product innovations that deliver high value, cost effective solutions for our industry,” states Kevin Suino, Market Development Specialist for Polyester Films. “Customers continually challenge the performance limits of traditional polyester...

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...
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