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Matt Kolmes, CEO, VOLT Wearable Tech

Matt Kolmes, CEO of VOLT Wearable Tech (“VOLTech”), a division of VOLT Smart Yarns, recently connected with the International Fiber Journal to discuss the company’s innovative “bio-sensing” shirt that paves …

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A single zirconium hydroxide particle under a scanning electron microscope. The average size for this type of zirconium hydroxide is 30 µm.

The next generation of materials is providing much-needed protection against chemical and biological warfare agents. The team at the U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center is focused on developing the next …

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The sensoric yarn developed by DITF allows for precision locating within a single yarn giving greater flexibility to how sensor yarns are integrated as it eliminates the need for multiple sensors and a grid format. Photo courtesy of DITF

In the last five years, smart yarn technology has gone from being an enabler of smart materials to being the carrier – and the dispenser – of intelligence in wearables. …

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The industry gold standard for mycelium leather production is Ganoderma Lucidum, also known as “Lingzhi” in Chinese or “Reishi” in Japanese. It is a polyporus mushroom than can be found throughout Europe, North America and Asia and is usually grown on decaying hardwood trees. Photo: Stockphoto/9770880_224

A critical review on the mycelium production methods. Natural fibers have always played an important role for humans, having been used since ancient times for the creation of clothing, footwear …

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

World supply was pushed by manmade fibers but century’s average annual growth rate was missed in the third consecutive year and adverse conditions prevailing make a return to the long-term …

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