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.

16th International Textile Asia Exhibition to begin from 27 Aug in Lahore

Upcoming Textile exhibition in Lahore is beign organised by the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) from 27th August.

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PRGMEA is taking steps to boost export of value-added sector by bringing latest garment technology at door step. The event will provide an effective podium for joint ventures and collaborations to the textile sector’s SMEs, 80 percent of which are located in Punjab, having no financial capacity to attend international exhibitions.

The exhibiting countries included Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA etc. The Management of Apparel has also been invited to participate in the fair.

The three-day mega event is being held from August 27 to 29, 2016 at Lahore Expo Centre.

SPGPrints will showcase at International Trade show – SGIA Expo

SGIA, International trade show on digital printer will be held in Las Vegas from September 14-16.International trade show-SGIA Expo marks the first showing in the United States of the JAVELIN digital inkjet printer for companies printing up to two million meters of textiles annually.

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Throughout the show, the printer will be operational, giving visitors a real-time experience its quality, flexibility and ease of use. The JAVELIN printer features SPGPrints’ unique Archer print head technology. The nozzles are 4mm from the substrate, compared with the more usual 1.5mm nozzle-fabric distance.
SPGPrints will emphasize the superior runnability, color richness and environmental benefits of its new-generation NEBULA inks, suitable for a wide range of textile applications.Nebula Sublimation inks, for polyester fabrics, eliminate the need for post-processing by steaming or washing.

They offer vibrant colors with the best deep black available on the market, as well as superior print quality and enhanced manufacturing costs, notably through high ink yields.

Textile Conference on Natural Fibres featuring Innovation in Textile

3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers,ICNF 2017, will be held in Braga, Portugal, from 21-23 June 2017. It is the third conference rendering innovation in textiles The conference will focus on Advanced Materials for a Greener World, aiming to explore the potential of natural fibres to build a Greener World for the future generations.

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The textile conference will bring together various universities, research and technological centres, companies and all those interested in these amazing materials called natural fibres. The conference aims to represent a forum for exchanging ideas, presenting the latest developments and trends, proposing new solutions and promoting international collaborations.

The conference is being organized by the University of Minho, through the Fibrenamics International Platform, and is focused on the latest scientific and technical advances in natural fibres and fibre-based materials, for advanced applications towards a greener world.

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.