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Researchers Identify Factors that Govern Final Morphology of Self-Assembling Chiral Filament Bundles

Researchers Identify Factors that Govern Final Morphology of Self-Assembling Chiral Filament Bundles

For the first time, polymer scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered the factors that control the final size and shape of chiral filament bundles that self-assemble into different architectures. The research team, which included Greg Grason, Isaac Bruss and Douglas Hall, along with Justin Barone from Virginia Tech, reported the experimental results that support their novel model. The study has been reported in the current issue of the Nature Materials journal. [More]
Flame-Retardant, High-Modulus Thermoplastic Textile Prepreg Developed by Toho Tenax

Flame-Retardant, High-Modulus Thermoplastic Textile Prepreg Developed by Toho Tenax

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, announced today that it has developed a flame-retardant, high-modulus thermoplastic textile prepreg. [More]
Performance-Enhancing Fabric Developed by Integrating Textiles with Microorganisms

Performance-Enhancing Fabric Developed by Integrating Textiles with Microorganisms

A new performance fabric, which actively responds to the wearers body temperature and perspiration levels, has been created by weaving a layer of bacteria over traditional fabric. [More]
Teijin Develops New Aramid Fiber Fabrics for Protection from Airborne Volcanic Fragments

Teijin Develops New Aramid Fiber Fabrics for Protection from Airborne Volcanic Fragments

Teijin Limited announced today that it has developed two new fabrics of Twaron® and Technora® para-aramid fibers to protect facilities such as lodges and evacuation shelters from airborne volcanic fragments measuring as much as about 10cm.
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EPFL Team Uses Spider Silk to Identify Molecules

EPFL Team Uses Spider Silk to Identify Molecules

Fiber optics specialists at EPFL have discovered some distinctive qualities of spider silk in relation to reactions with specific substances and conducting light. [More]
JEC Powers New Fibre Composite and Light-Weight Construction Trade Fair

JEC Powers New Fibre Composite and Light-Weight Construction Trade Fair

The new fibre composite and light-weight construction trade fair “Experience Composites – powered by JEC” will take place in Augsburg between 21st and 23rd September 2016 for the first time. The creators of the event, Messe Augsburg, the JEC Group and Carbon Composites e.V. are working with great passion, meticulousness and high demands towards creating a trail-blazing event for the growing composites market. The offer has already been greatly welcomed. A range of renowned companies, both domestic and from abroad, have already declared their intention to attend. The event will showcase composites companies and applications in two halls with around 10,000 m2 and will involve strong exhibitors positioned according to application. [More]
New Type of Fiber-Shaped Supercapacitor with Shape Memory for Energy-Storage Textiles

New Type of Fiber-Shaped Supercapacitor with Shape Memory for Energy-Storage Textiles

Wearing your mobile phone display on your jacket sleeve or an EKG probe in your sports kit are not off in some distant imagined future. Wearable “electronic textiles” are on the way. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese researchers have now introduced a new type of fiber-shaped supercapacitor for energy-storage textiles. Thanks to their shape memory, these textiles could potentially adapt to different body types: shapes formed by stretching and bending remain “frozen”, but can be returned to their original form or reshaped as desired. [More]
JEC Group to Power New Experience Composites Event

JEC Group to Power New Experience Composites Event

In the coming year a new event called "Experience Composites - powered by the JEC Group" will be staged in Augsburg from 21 to 23 September 2016 in a Multi-Location-Format. [More]
Textechno, AMAC Partner to Expand Global Market for Fibers, Yarns and Fabrics Testing Systems

Textechno, AMAC Partner to Expand Global Market for Fibers, Yarns and Fabrics Testing Systems

The internationally operating designer and manufacturer of testing systems for fibers, yarns and fabrics and global leader in the field of man-made fiber testing, Textechno GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany, plans to expand its worldwide activities in the field of Advanced Materials in cooperation with Dr. Michael Effing. [More]
Researchers Create Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibers

Researchers Create Highly Stretchable Conductive Fibers

Electrically conducting fibers whose electrical conductivity increases by 200 times when stretched have been created by an international team of researchers based at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). [More]