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Innovation at ORSMUNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - Arc'teryx Partners with UBC on Next Generation of Water - Oil Repellent Fabric. Fabrics are being fabricated without the use of PFCs, as the toxicity of PFCs can remain in the environment for hundreds of years.

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Harvard MaskHARVARD UNIVERSITY RESEARCH - Wearable Mask Technology utilizes "wearable freeze-dried cell-free" (wFDCF) fabrics integrated into masks or lab clothing that is capable of identifying pathathogens and toxins, including detecting SARS-COVID from a patient's breath.

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BiosyntheticsUNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME - SpydaSilk Research leads to commerciliation of Kraig Labs SpydaSilk. Until now scientists haven't been able to assemble spider silk's genetic proteins into a cost effective fiber with desired properties.

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BiosyntheticsYALE UNIVERSITY - Innovative Robotic Fibers Transform Fabrics into 3D Androids. - The fabric stiffens or softens depending on the temperature, and can be designed with a memory to change shape and return to its original shape.

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BiosyntheticsDREXEL UNIVERSITY - New Age Textile Shield Advanced research offers coated fabric with electromagnetic pollution protection. The project utilizes MXene, a conductive two-dimensional coating materialmdiscovered at Drexel in 2011.

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Here's how textile recycling can create jobs and reduce pollution Textile waste isn’t just a matter of landfill space, but of social and environmental justice. Read more…

US' MSA Safety posts 20% revenue growth in Q2 FY23 US-based global safety equipment and solutions provider MSA Safety Inc. has reported net sales growth of 20 per cent year-over-year (YoY) in Q2, reaching $447 million. Read more…

ESA targets microbe resistance in moon spacesuits with PExTex project Key to this project ist protecting astronauts from external dangers, and also ensuring the suits themselves do not become breeding grounds for harmful microbes. Read more…

Germany's Gessner's TPU useful in artificial leather application Renowned for its durability, elasticity, and resistance to oil, grease and abrasion, TPU offers an attractive alternative to natural leather. Read more…

INNOVATIVE TEXAPORE ECOSPHERE, 100% RECYCLED PERFORMANCE TEXTILE FOR OUTDOOR APPAREL INDUSTRY Breakthrough Design Delivers Complete Weather Protection through Recycled Materials Read more…

US' Believe Baby launches new line of sustainable bamboo diapers All Believe Baby products are made from bamboo, an infinite resource that is 100 per cent renewable and biodegradable. Read more…

INDA Partners with the Waterloo Filtration Institute for the FiltXPO™ 2023 Technical Program (9/21/23)

Coats & Lenzing create footwear industry’s first synthetic-free engineered uppers and fabrics made of ProWeave™ technology and TENCEL™ Lyocell Filament (9/14/23)

X-Rite Showcases Latest Color and Appearance Technology at Textile Discovery Summit (9/8/23)

Goodwill Industries and Accelerating Circularity Test Textile-to-Textile Feedstock Hubs with Generous Grant from the Walmart Foundation (9/7/23)

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