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Technical Textiles


Smart yarns for health and wellbeing

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Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas gearing up for event in Atlanta

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Techtextil North America returns to Raleigh

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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. And, nowhere more so than in the health and wellness sector. This is certainly a boon for yarn manufacturers, but it is also a time …

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The largest technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas attracts exhibitors from around the world.

The largest technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas is taking place May 17-19, 2022, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. With a single badge, visitors gain access to the show floors of both Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas. Among the highly participated events are …

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Techtextil North America

Techtextil North America first brought its annual show for the technical textile industry to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2019. Presenting the event in the heart of the American textile industry proved to be a popular choice among attendees and exhibitors, so Messe Frankfurt is returning the North American edition of Techtextil to Raleigh this year, …

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Smart fabrics and interactive textiles (SFIT) are being employed in a range of applications

Humanity has long been able to conceptualize fitness, quantifying everything from strength and endurance to flexibility and agility. About 40 to 50 years ago, however, attention turned to the nutritional aspects of fitness, and healthy eating habits became integrated into the fitness-oriented lifestyle. Now, sleep has taken center stage as a vital component to both …

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Bally Ribbon Mills' smart textile products

I recently received a call from Yoel Fink, Ph.D., the founder of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) and a professor of Materials Science and Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Fink is leading a course called Computing Fabrics – the first class on fabrics taught at MIT in the past century …

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