Category: Smart Textiles

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Is this the decade for aerogels?

The aerogel technology of Aspen Aerogels, developed over the past 20 years and supported by 270 patents, has found significant applications in the fields of...

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Creating an ‘antibody factory’ with nanofibres

Bioengineers at Duke University of Durham, North Carolina, USA, have developed a self-assembling nanomaterial that can help limit the damage caused by inflammatory diseases by...

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Improved nanofibre production at KAIST

Centrifugal multispinning, a new nanofibre production technique developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is claimed to achieve up to 300...

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New SmartX projects announced

Following the second SmartX funding call, 10 projects submitted by 21 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 10 European countries have been awarded total grants...

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Warp knitting’s simplicity for e-textiles

The benefits of the warp knitting process for the creation of electronic textiles were outlined by Tony Hoojimeijer, president of Karl Mayer North America, during...

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Healing properties with durian’s spiky thorns

An antibacterial gel bandage has been produced from the discarded husks of the popular durian tropical fruit by food scientists from Nanyang Technological University in...

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Superelastic conductor on electrospun mat

A highly permeable and superelastic conductor that can be used for wearable electronic devices capable of withstanding long-time wear has been developed at Hong Kong...

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Huafeng sets new standard in 3D coating

Huafeng, headquartered in Putian, China, is introducing a new process called haptic cushion coating.

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Active purification for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has developed a cabin-air purification system that has been shown in laboratory tests to inhibit viruses and airborne bacteria by as much...

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Ultra-absorptive nanofibre swabs improve sensitivity

An ultra-absorptive nanofibre swab could reduce the number of false-negative Covid-19 tests by improving sample collection and test sensitivity.

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Renewable base for thermoelectric textiles

A thread made of conductive cellulose is paving the way for electronic textiles made from renewable materials.

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Heated vests for frontline volunteers

Ororo Heated Apparel of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, has donated hundreds of heated vests to CORE – the Community Organized Relief Effort – to assist...

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Swarm robots handle fabrics for rapidly deployed structures

Manipulating and joining together multiple pieces of large, heavy, waterproof fabric is being allocated to robots in a project aiming to improve the manufacturing of...

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Large-area functional textile displays

An electronic textile that is 6 m long with a width of 25 cm has been developed by a team at Fudan University in China,...

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Local production for Myant Skiin Pods

Myant has partnered with URtech Manufacturing a Toronto, Canada-based provider of electronics manufacturing services, to produce the first commercial-scale run of electronic components for Skiin,...

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Aerogel boost for flexible thermoelectric generator

Engineers from North Carolina State University report success in enhancing the efficiency of a wrist-worn flexible device that can harness the heat energy from the...

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