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Stewarding Development with Measured Experience

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Vital Protection

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Smart yarns for health and wellbeing

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Matt O’Sickey, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA

INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry recently announced the appointment of Matt O’Sickey, Ph.D., as its new Director of Education & Technical Affairs. An accomplished market development, technology and …

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TenCate grass

TenCate Grass, the world’s leading manufacturer, distributor and installer of synthetic turf for sports and landscape applications, announced a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S. to recycle end-of-life artificial grass – …

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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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