News tagged with textile

Mile End chic under study

A neighbourhood's raw, edgy atmosphere is an essential feature in attracting designers, according to new research from Concordia University and the University of Toronto.

Oct 13, 2011 not rated yet 0

Cotton's potential for padding nonwovens

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have conducted studies to investigate the use of virgin cotton in nonwoven materials and products. The work was led by cotton technologist Paul Sawhney and his colleagues at ...

Sep 09, 2011 not rated yet 0

Curtains that 'quench' noise

Swiss researchers at Empa, in cooperation with textile designer Annette Douglas and silk weavers Weisbrod-Zürrer AG, have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing ...

May 03, 2011 5 / 5 (9) 0

Nonwoven, perfectly needled

Hardly any other textile is as versatile as nonwoven: it keeps babies’ bottoms dry and protects plants from the sun. In the Gulf of Mexico, special nonwovens soaked up the oil washed up on beaches like ...

Nov 02, 2010 3.5 / 5 (2) 0

Woven electronics

Electrical engineers from ETH Zurich have devised intelligent textiles that already have electronic components such as sensors and conductive filaments woven into them. The advantage: the fabric can be mass-produced ...

Jul 08, 2010 4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast