Sensing Fabrics for Monitoring Civil Infrastructures
Technology And Innovation



A team of UMass Lowell researchers has partnered with a research and development company to create new, cost-effective sensor-laden textiles that can be used to monitor the structural health and integrity of vital infrastructures across the country, including buildings and skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, dams, and pipelines.

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Electrically heated textiles now possible
Technology And Innovation



A three-layered electrically heated glove that keep fingers as warm as the palm of the hand has been developed recently. One layer is coated by the conducting polymer PEDOT and is powered by a button battery weighing 1.8 grams. Those who endure frozen fingers in cold weather can look forward to relief as manufacturers are poised to take advantage of a new technique.

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Indonesias textile export reaches $7 bn in H1 2017
Corporate



Indonesia's textile and textile products (TPT) industry continues to show positive performance, both in domestic and export markets. In the first half of 2017, the sector's growth rate increased by 1.92 per cent to $7 billion year on year. The industry ministry estimates that textile exports will reach $12.09 billion by 2017 end and $15 billion by 2019.

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PEGAS NONWOVENS signs MOU for semi-commercial technology
Textile



PEGAS NONWOVENS, a manufacturer of polypropylene / polyethylene nonwoven textiles for the hygiene, industrial, construction, agricultural, medical and other specialized sectors has signed a MOU for the delivery of a semi-commercial production line for the plant in Luxembourg. The production line should be put into commercial operation during the third quarter of 2019.

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New processes for cleaning high-visibility clothing
Technical textile



Employees in many industries are protected from possible hazards by wearing high-visibility clothing during their activities which may become contaminated & reduce the warning effect. The current research project at the Hohenstein Group focuses on washing processes designed to be gentle to textiles while removing persistent contaminations.

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