Smart fabrics: getting smarter on April 24, 2018

March 23, 2018

Register for the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit by April 23, 2018 The 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit will be held on April 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the

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WL Gore launches Silicon Valley innovation hub

March 13, 2018

WL Gore has announced the establishment of an Innovation Centre in California’s Silicon Valley district, an area known for its abundance of high-tech start-ups and venture capital companies. The new 11,000-square-foot facility will offer start-ups the chance to collaborate with Gore scientists on a range of advanced materials science challenges. The

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CEOs demo their companies’ bobsled suits

March 9, 2018

HeiQ and KJUS sponsored tailor-made bob suits for a special event at the Olympia Bob Run St.Moritz–Celerina in the Engadine Valley, Switzerland. Skintight and aerodynamic suits are essential to reduce drag on the way into the bobsled and down the run. The gear includes a proprietary HeiQ finishing technology intended

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Adidas Futurecraft 4D uses 3-D printed midsole

March 8, 2018

“When a footwear innovator like adidas approaches a company that’s never made shoes, the industry takes notice,” says an article in Sourcing Journal. The footwear brand relied on Carbon Inc., a firm that marries molecular science to 3-D manufacturing, to help develop a new adidas sneaker. Engineers and designers at adidas set out to

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Unifrax launches new Insulfrax LTX thermal blankets

February 27, 2018

Unifrax recently unveiled its new Insulfrax LTX Products, lightweight, needled low-biopersistent blankets. The new product has been designed to offer lower thermal conductivity in a variety of industrial thermal management applications. According to the company, Insulfrax LTX Blankets are inorganic and binder-free, which may result in less dust.  The company

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