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Research & Development


Student Spotlight: e-Textiles offer promising data to improve the comfort of prosthetic limbs

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Gaston College gets the green light to build state-of-the-art Fiber Innovation Center

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Student Spotlight: Multifunctional temperature-responsive textiles

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Opening session of the 57th Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress held in Dornbirn, Austria

With global fiber production now exceeding 100 million tons – and growing at 3-4% a year – non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which focus on all parts of the textile value chain, are increasingly drawing attention to the fiber industry and producing unfavorable, critical reports. Textile products are placing huge pressures on the Earth’s resources and polluting the environment.

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Techtextil North America 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina, February 26-28, will be the first edition to name an official academic partner. North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles, located minutes from the Raleigh Convention Center in Downtown Raleigh, serves as a hub for textile research and development and as a primary supplier to the industry …

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The scientific employees Dr. Valentine Gesché, David Schmelzeisen and Kristina Simonis of Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University under the leadership of Prof. Thomas Gries, won the RWTH Innovation Award for their project “4D textile – additive manufacturing of hybrid materials for temporarily shape shifting applications.” In this project, microstructures were printed in …

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Oerlikon announced February 7, 2017 that it is expanding its global additive manufacturing (AM) business with a state-of-the-art R&D and production facility for additively manufactured advanced components in the Charlotte metro area in North Carolina, USA. Oerlikon will invest around CHF55million in this facility in 2017 and 2018, and expects to create over 100 new jobs …

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Kelheim Fibers, a leading manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers, has completed the next step in the development of IR-reflecting fibers. During the last months, the incorporation of mineral IR-reflecting particles has been tested in several spinning trials. Different levels of these particles were integrated into the fiber’s core, thereby preserving the fiber’s inherent properties, rather than being added as …

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