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‘Al dente’ fibers could make bulletproof vests stronger and ‘greener’

Bulletproof vests and other super-strong materials could soon become even tougher and more environmentally friendly at the same time with the help of extra firm, or “al dente,” fibers....

New Textile Jobs in Leicester

Jayne Rouse, manager of Jobcentre Plus in Leicester, said: "We have a buoyant market with manufacturing on the increase, particularly in textiles and hosiery with people coming back from the Far...

Materials for Demanding Environments

An Innovate UK call which should be of interest to Technical Textile Manufacturers   https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/materials-for-demanding-environments

Google’s Project Jacquard weaves touch interfaces into your clothes

Smart textiles are one stitch closer to being a daily reality. Google’s Project Jacquard is experimenting with conductive threads woven into garments that transform nearly any area into a...

Market trends in textile chemicals

Textile chemicals are chemical compounds used in the processing and manufacturing of textiles. Textile chemicals enhance and optimize the manufacturing process, thereby providing...

Textile separation takes some lessons from plastics

Research underway could lead to radical developments in the textiles recycling sector within the next few years, and result in significant volumes of textiles being diverted back into use as...

Textile businesses helped to work with big name stores

More than 30 Leicestershire textile businesses took part in an event looking at how to become more attractive to major clothes retailers. Read more: ...

2015 US cotton crop down 11% over 2014: USDA

According to USDA’s initial projection for the 2015 crop, US cotton production is forecast at 14.5 million bales, 11 per cent below the final 2014

Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices

Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world’s first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material graphene.   An international team of scientists, including...

A Review of 3D Textiles

Most textiles are described as 2D sheets with a 3D internal structure.  However, 3D textiles are those with multiple layers or 3D shapes (in addition to the x and y axis, there is a z...

Wool-rice yarn launched on world stage

A unique New Zealand yarn blended from wool and rice straw has officially been launched on the world stage. The yarn, called Mibu, uses 70 percent New Zealand mid-micron wool and 30...

Dexterous robot gets to grips with folding clothes

A robot can discriminate between different types of fabric by looking, touching and listening, in the latter case by using ears in its fingers. The robot has been built in a...

30 Shocking Figures and Facts in Global Textile and Apparel Industry

1.       The  global textile and garment industry  (including textile, clothing, footwear and luxury fashion) is currently worth nearly $3,000 trillion ...

Graphene-sprayed Spiders spin Silk with super-strength

Graphene sprayed on spider silk produced a material with significant strength - enough to catch an airplane dropping from the sky, according to researchers. Applications for such super-strong...

3D study charts the size and shape of North Sea offshore workers

The changing shape of North Sea offshore workers over the last three decades is revealed in the findings of a ground-breaking high-tech study just concluded in Aberdeen.   ...

British Wool promotes emerging talent through awards

‘My Country Business Awards’, a competition run by Country Homes & Interiors (CH&I), a home interiors publication has partnered British Wool, to promote entrepreneurs to move their...

More UK Textile Jobs

Longwood based textile company Wooltex UK is creating 56 jobs and extending its premises to meet rising demand,  Huddersfield Examiner  reports. Contract fabrics...

Fluorine free water repellent launched by Archroma

The apparent environmental focus for Archroma’s product development program has seen new product launches including a halogen-free flame retardant coating and a range of biosynthetic dyes. ...

The UK - Recovered fibre exporter

Despite challenging economic conditions and the drop in China's overall imports, Europe's leading recovered fibre exporter - the UK - still succeeded in shipping out larger volumes last year,...

UK organic textiles market continues to grow

The latest Annual Organic Market report by the Soil Association paints a mixed picture for the UK's organic textiles market, with the total turnover of Soil Association-certified organic...
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