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...

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...

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...

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...

Exosuit has been developed to help lifting weights

Virginia Tech and Lowe’s have collaborated to develop a lift assisting wearable exosuit. The exosuit has been developed to assist employees to be comfortable and safe while lifting weights in stores. The technology uses soft...

Innovative corn fibre

"Corn fibres have emerged as an eco-friendly substitute for synthetic fabrics and are being used for making not just clothes, but also in geotextiles and home textiles." Renuka Tejaswini explains the processes involved in extracting corn...
Teijin Produces New Knitting Material Laminated with Breathable Film

New Knitting Material Laminated with Breathable Film

Teijin Produces New Knitting Material Laminated with Breathable FilmTokyo, Japan, November 30, 2017 --- Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. , the Teijin Group’s fiber-product converting company, announced today that it has developed a polyester high-gauge knitting material laminated with a...

Metallic sheen, sporty elegance and concealed function

Feather-weight, metallic reflective effects, concealed function and natural fiber qualities with bio technologies are just some of the highlights of the current Schoeller collections. Developed and produced among the mountains of Switzerland, innovation, comfort,...
ContiTech will unveil a complete suspension system for use in the secondary spring stage that meets the specifications of European standard EN 45545 at the very highest safety level, “Hazard Level 3” (HL3).

Fire Protection Standard EN 45545: New Products Increase Safety in Railway Transport

Air bellows for rail vehicle applications meet the requirements of European standard EN 45545, “Hazard Level 3” (HL3) New material for air actuator used in pantographs Potable water hose developed according to customer...
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