Category: Textile industry

The Black Soldier Fly has been chosen to address the protein deficiency in the world. In addition, it can replace biologically barely degradable sizing agents in the textile industry. Various research approaches are expected to converge in Europe over the next few years.

Image of the Black Soldier Fly

The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) is interesting for research and bio-industry because its larvae are oil and oil Contain proteins.

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University of Maryland researchers have developed a synthetic yarn fabric that keeps warm or cools – it dynamically changes its properties depending on the situation.

The fabric looks inconspicuous, but it is able to change its properties. It can absorb or release heat as needed.Photo: Faye Levine, University of Maryland

The fabric looks inconspicuous but is capable of altering its properties. It can absorb or release heat as needed.

Photo: Faye Levine, University of Maryland

The range of high tech functional apparel is large. For athletes, it is now natural that their shirt, for example, moisture transported (more…)

The development of portable biosensors continues to advance, but they require energy. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have now created a charge storage device that can be embroidered directly into the fabric.

T-shirt with embroidered charge storage

The embroidered micro-spike looks like a fancy emblem. Supercapacitor off. Lightweight and unobtrusive, it’s designed to energize biosensors in clothing.

Photo: Trisha L. Andrew / University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Toddlers need new clothes all the time. This is not only expensive, but also impractical. But so far, there was no clothing that lasted for months. A London designer wants to change that in the near future.

These clothes will grow with your child

Photo: Petit Pli

These clothes grow with your child with

This is made possible by a sophisticated folding technique that is reminiscent of origami art.

Photo: Petit Pli

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They want the clothes to grow with the children – up to seven dress sizes.

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Smart clothes are trendy. For portable electronics, the batteries must be flexible. If they are damaged, burns due to leaking chemicals are likely. Researchers have now developed a flexible battery that simply rejoins in case of a break or cut.

This sporty man wears smart clothing from OMsignal, with electronics that measures heartbeats, among other things. Researchers in China and South Korea have developed a pliable battery that can heal itself when damaged.

This sporty man wears smart clothing from OMsignal, with electronics that measure heart rate, among other things. Researchers in China and South Korea have developed a flexible battery that can heal itself if damaged.

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Racing cars made of future-proof plastic, mattresses made of CO2, the world’s first 3D printer for silicones: these are new products at the K in Düsseldorf. The world’s largest plastics exhibition expects 200,000 visitors.

Yesterday the K was opened in Düsseldorf. The world's largest plastics trade fair expects 200,000 visitors.

Yesterday, the K was opened in Düsseldorf. The world’s largest plastics trade fair is expecting 200,000 visitors.

Photo: ctillmann / Messe Düsseldorf

On 19 October, the starting signal for K 2016 was given. “In Düsseldorf, the (more…)

Strong as steel, tear-resistant yet stretchy, harder than Kevlar and lighter than carbon fiber: spider silk has been inspiring the imagination of scientists and engineers for years – and companies. Outdoor clothing manufacturer North Face is now presenting a wearable result: a synthetic spider silk parka. Cool look. And suitable for extreme cold areas.

Quite tantalizing: Biotechnology company Spiber and outdoor clothing manufacturer North Face have worked together to create artificial spider silk. First product is a parka, which has grown even extreme minus temperatures.

Quite a tingle: biotechnology company Spiber and outdoor clothing manufacturer North Face have worked together to (more…)

The outdoor sleeping system of a Swiss company sounds like a surprise bag: it’s a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat and a bivouac tent all in one. And the coronation: Even at -30 ° C it should be warm and cozy. Your own body heats everything up – the sleep system stores the heat.

For climbers who also spend the night outdoors, the start-up Polarmond has developed a three-in-one sleep system. Even at -30 ° C, it can be comfortably snooze.

For climbers who also spend the night outdoors, the Polarmond start-up has developed a three-in-one sleep system. Even at -30 ° C, it can be comfortably snooze.

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Clothing from slaughterhouse waste? Possible in the future: The protein collagen from bones, tendons and skin becomes the starting material for fibers, from which finely lustrous yarns can be spun. Researchers at ETH Zurich are behind this idea.

At the beginning, the very thin threads run over rolls soaked in ethanol. The machine then spins around 1,000 of these fine fibers into yarn threads.

At the beginning, the very thin threads run over rolls soaked in ethanol.

Photo: Philipp Stössel / ETH Zurich

In the future, sweaters, T-shirts and knitted gloves will in part consist of the waste from slaughterhouses (more…)

Textiles can now be directly printed with electronics: researchers in Japan have succeeded in developing a conductive, highly elastic ink

Smart sportswear is on the rise. Researchers in Japan have developed a conductive, stretchable ink that can easily be printed.

Smart sportswear is on the rise. Researchers in Japan have developed a conductive, stretchable ink that can easily be printed.

Photo: Caroline Seidel / dpa

Whereas previously printed electronics – such as transistors, LEDs or solar cells – were mainly applied to relatively hard and rigid plastic or paper substrates, (more…)