2016 Smart Fabrics Summit Videos

May 26, 2017

Watch videos from the 2016 Smart Fabrics Summit on the website of the International Trade Administration Office of Textiles and Apparel. Part 1- Opening Remarks; Globe Demonstration; Challenges in Manufacturing Smart Fabrics Panel Part 2- First Line Technology Demonstration; Federal Research and Development in Smart Fabrics Panel; Part 3- DuPont

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MIL-SPECS: Get the facts and gain a competitive edge

April 18, 2017

May 4, 2017 | Noon, EST  Free to all industry professionals  Need help deciphering Military Specifications? Attend Mil-Specs, Get the Facts and Gain a Competive Edge, a free webinar that provides an in-depth analysis of the entire scope of a Detail Specification, followed by a Q&A session. Understanding the significant cost implications can give

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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Is Huge Success

April 6, 2017

Over 2100 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Florida for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the biggest geosynthetics show in the industry.  Geotechnical Frontiers combined the annual Geo-Congress and the biennial Geosynthetics Conference into a super-event held once every six years. “We had a great show and we’re delighted

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IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference: Testing Program 2017

April 3, 2017

At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference (ATC), four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. The Advanced Textiles Conference, part of IFAI Expo 2017, will be held in New Orleans

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IFAI’s 2017 Smart Fabrics Program

March 29, 2017

Channeling exciting ideas into new product development. At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference, four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. The Advanced Textiles Conference, part of IFAI Expo 2017,

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IFF announces 2017 scholarships

February 7, 2017

Students have until June 10, 2017, to apply for any of four $5,000 scholarships available through The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Each year, IFF awards several scholarships to degree-seeking students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. The scholarships are paid directly to the students’ schools for fall semester

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Mold, Mildew and Harmful Bacteria in Textiles: Can Your Fabrics Be Protected?

February 7, 2017

February 16 | Noon – 1 p.m. EST Companies can have their carefully built reputations ruined overnight when mold, mildew or other harmful bacteria are found on their fabrics. With a global supply chain, a complex distribution network and uncontrolled shipping environments, this scenario, while not the norm, can create expensive

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Self-healing, stretchable, transparent and conductive

January 6, 2017

Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices and robots. According to information provided by UCR, the findings, recently published in the

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Adidas unveils world’s first performance shoe made from Biosteel

December 16, 2016

Athletic-shoe maker adidas has unveiled the first performance shoe made using Biosteel® fiber—a replication of natural silk that’s 100 percent biodegradable through a natural process. The adidas Futurecraft Biofabric prototype shoe features an upper made from 100 percent Biosteel fiber, a nature-based, high-performance fiber developed by German biotech company AMSilk;

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IFAI Expo 2017 information available

November 16, 2016

Information about IFAI Expo 2017 is now available on the show’s website. IFAI Expo 2017 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., Sept. 26–29. It will highlight three show floor areas: specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade & weather protection. The show will feature

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