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How Do Our Brains React to Textiles?

Scientists from the Neuromarketing Labs and the Hohenstein Institute are currently working on a pilot study for the perception of textiles worn close to the body. An experimental test records the effect of clothing on the emotions and thinking processes in the human brain. Scientists observe the brains of test persons while wearing tight clothing – significant differences appear in terms of alertness – In a pilot study on the neurophysiological perception of textiles on the skin, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute and at Neuromarketing Labs investigated thinking processes while test persons wear business underwear: Test winner was “99°F”. Continue reading How Do Our Brains React to Textiles?

How a Manmade Fiber is Created : Oerlikon Barmag’s ‘From Melt to Yarn’

The spinning process

Melt preparation and distribution : Homogenous melt forms the basis for high-quality yarn. Today, filament yarns are predominantly manufactured using direct-spinning processes and procedures. Here, the melt is produced in a poly-condensation system. Alternatively, plastic granulate can also be melted in an extruder. The melt pipes, in which the liquid polymer is forwarded to the spinning head under great pressure, are designed in accordance with the customers’ building conditions. Continue reading How a Manmade Fiber is Created : Oerlikon Barmag’s ‘From Melt to Yarn’

ecorepel® : The Perfect Alternative to Fluorocarbon Textile Finishes

Shows Excellent Results in Regard to Abrasion Resistance

ecorepel® – the environmentally sound water and mud repelling high- tech finish from Schoeller Technology is cited as a positive alternative in the Greenpeace Outdoor Report, as it is free from fluorocarbons, biodegradable (in accordance with OECD 302 B (80 – 100%), passes the OEKO-TEX® – Standard 100 test and complies with bluesign®. Furthermore, ecorepel® shows outstanding performance in regard to abrasion resistance. Greenpeace calls on textile manufacturers to replace hazardous production chemicals with harmless alternatives. ecorepel® offers modern and clean water repellence inspired by nature. Continue reading ecorepel® : The Perfect Alternative to Fluorocarbon Textile Finishes

CHEMEXCIL Export Awards Function in Mumbai

Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Mr. Anand Sharma has asserted that India’s growth story can not be written off as the fundamentals of the economy continue to remain strong. “If any body says Indian economy is in a position from which it can not recover, they are wrong”, he said while speaking at the CHEMEXCIL Export Awards Function held in Mumbai on August 30. Continue reading CHEMEXCIL Export Awards Function in Mumbai

Colorant Limited Receives CHEMEXIL Award

Colorant Limited, a leading Reactive dyes manufacturer and exporter based in Ahmedabad, received the Award for the outstanding performance in Export Market by an SME for the year 2010-2011 organised by CHEMEXCIL in Mumbai. Mr. Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India presented the Award to Mr. Subhas  Bhargava, MD of Colorant Limited. Continue reading Colorant Limited Receives CHEMEXIL Award

Designing for Future Textiles – Challenges of Hybrid Practices

Zane Berzina
Goldsmiths College, University of London

The potential of the future for both science and design lies in a multidisciplinary approach. Disciplines are merging, boundaries are melting and “many […] technologies are not significant when looked at in isolation, but become of critical importance when coupled with other technologies.” Continue reading Designing for Future Textiles – Challenges of Hybrid Practices

Bio Xorel : Biobased Fabric Made from Sugarcane

Xorel is a high-performance textile typically used as wallcovering, paneling or upholstery It’s manufactured by Carnegie, an early proponent of environmentally-friendly, PVC-free fabrics. Since its launch in the ’80s, Xorel has been a popular choice for its safety, durability and for how easy it is to clean. And now it’s getting an environmental makeover that renders it even more earth-friendly.

Recently, Carnegie launched Biobased Xorel, the world’s first biobased high-end interior textile. Seven years of research culminated in a polyethylene yarn that is produced from 60 to 85 percent bio content, namely, sugar cane (rather than fossil fuels). Continue reading Bio Xorel : Biobased Fabric Made from Sugarcane

DSM Dyneema : Creating Value with Biomedical Textiles

2013-08-03_135131Creating Value with Biomedical Textiles : Leads to Innovative Quality Practices
By Carola Hansen, Business Manager for Dyneema Purity® fiber of DSM, and Kevin Johnson, Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Biomedical Structures LLC

Over the last few years, much of the innovation in the medical device industry has been fueled by advancements in fiber and other textile technologies specifically designed for use inside the human body. These medical textile breakthroughs have supported a broad array of implantable devices ranging from vascular grafts and surgical mesh to heart valve components and orthopaedic sutures to fabric scaffolds designed to aid in tissue engineering. The fabrics these applications are built upon help deliver more life-like products with the potential to perform better, last longer, and increase comfort in the body – all of which can potentially significantly improve outcomes for patients. Continue reading DSM Dyneema : Creating Value with Biomedical Textiles