Innovation in Textiles: Nanotex Introduces Durable Wear Technology for Apparel

Nanotex, a Crypton company and leading fabric innovator providing nanotechnology-based textile innovation to the apparel, home and commercial/residential interiors markets,today introduced Nanotex Durable Wear technology for apparel.

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Nanotex and its Nanotex Durable Wear technology is being utilized in the new line of kids clothing called Cat & Jack launched in July at Target Nanotex is comprised of a family of 13 products, such as “Resists Spills”, “Releases Stains,” “Neutralizer” and “Coolest Comfort.”

The brand has more than 100 manufacturer partners worldwide, including not only in branded apparel and outdoor gear, but home textiles and contract and residential interiors markets as well. In addition to Target, Nanotex brand partners include the Gap, Banana Republic, Macy’s, JC Penney’s, Gymboree, Cotton Incorporated, Dickies, Cabela’s, L.L. Bean, Burton, UnderArmour, Ashworth, Nordstrom, Hanes, QVC and others.

Innovation in Textiles: Hohenstein develops textile finish with sensory cooling effect

As part of an IGF research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute have been developing and analysing a textile finish that could provide a sensory cooling effect.

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This being an innovation in textiles, the sensory perception of cold depended not only on the area of skin being treated but also on a range of other parameters, such as the moisture level in the skin and the topography of the skin surface.

This textile finish is based on p-menthane derivatives (agonists) such as WS-3 (N-ethyl-p-menthane-3-carboxamide) or L-menthyl lactate and icilin.These substances have the advantage that, when spread in very low concentrations on small areas of the body, they have a lasting mild cooling effect throughout their period of activity.

This kind of sensory cooling textile finish was tested on different textile substrates made from natural or synthetic fibres and blends, and in concentrations of the active ingredient ranging from 0.1‰ – 1%.

Geo-textile technology being used to repair NH-8

For the first time, Geo-textile technology is being used to repair damaged parts of National Highway-8 (NH-8)

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Geo-textiles are permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect or drain. Typically made from polypropylene or polyester, geo-textile fabrics come in three basic forms: woven (resembling mail bag sacking), needle punched (resembling felt) and heat-bonded (resembling ironed felt).Repairing work is going on a war footing to improve the stability of the soil for

Repairing work is going on a war footing to improve the stability of the soil for all-weather road that leads into Tripura.

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Geo-textile composites have been introduced and products such as geo-grids and meshes have been developed. Overall, these materials are referred to as geo-synthetics and each configuration – geo-nets, geo-grids, geo-tubes (such as TITAN Tubes) and others – can yield benefits in geo-technical and environmental engineering design.

Technavio releases top Four Emerging Trends in Apparel manufacturing Technology

Technavio Announces Top Four Emerging Trends Impacting the Global CAD Market in the Apparel manufacturing technology until 2020. Top four emerging trends driving the global CAD market in the apparel industry are

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1.Increasing shift to subscription model
In 2016, Autodesk will stop providing perpetual CAD licenses and focus more on subscriptions as they are expected to provide higher revenues for end-users.
2.Rising shift toward 4D models
CAD vendors are developing 4D CAD solutions that will enable increased operational performance. This improves the project execution strategy, leading to better execution and sequencing of construction schedules with granular level information.
3.Increasing adoption of synchronous technology
The synchronous technology provides proper control and immediate feedback of the model designed, thereby making the work easier for suppliers, engineers, and designers.
4.Rising use of 3D printer in CAD
The global 3D printer market was valued at USD 1.19 billion in 2014 and will reach USD 6.95 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of over 42%. 3D printers find an increased adoption across the manufacturing industry.

Textile Technology Innovation: New Robots for the Denim Industry

The textile technology has evolved into a new era where humans are soon to be replaced with robots in the apparel manufacturing industry including denim industry. Recently,VAV technology has developed two robots that can imitate human hands to promise abrasion effects in denim.

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The brand has launched two unique robots Da Vinci OB48 SPRAYING Robot and ERASER MD48 SCRAPING robot that would imitate human hands for abrasion. The new technology promises to increase the production of denims to approx.4000/day. All this made possible with ERASER MD 48 SCRAPING robot.

The SPRAYING robot copy the human movement and spray the water movement. This would help in two ways: No human will be exposed to the dangerous chemicals and enhanced productivity (6000/Day) is another reason that these robots are in full demand in the denim industry.

Future innovation in textiles will be Self-repairing textiles

A new technology to coat fabric in self-healing, thin films may one day lead to chemically protective suits that may prevent farmers from exposure to pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks.

Melik Demirel, Professor at Pennsylvania State University talks about the new innovation in textile technology with new enzyme incorporated coating.

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The procedure is simple: The material to be coated is dipped in a series of liquids to create layers of material to form a self-healing, polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer coating.

Polyelectrolyte coatings are made up of positively and negatively charged polymers.During the layering, enzymes can be incorporated into the coating.

The researchers used urease – the enzyme that breaks urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide – but in commercial use, the coating would be tailored with enzymes matched to the chemical being targeted.

These Indian-Made LED T-Shirts are ultimate Innovation in Textiles

You want to order coffee in the office,’ let your shirt talk for you.’

Just when you thought apparel industry isn’t evolving much a Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables rolling out a line of touch-enabled clothing that wearer’s can program to broadcast their mood for the moment.

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These are LED and blue-tooth connected t-shirts, which users can program through an app on their smartphones, to reflect anything you want.

Nagubandi and his co-founder wife, Mahalakshmi Nagubandi came up with this innovation in textiles during a discussion about clothing, With a flick of the finger you can change the logo or slogan they’ve programmed their shirt to reflect.