Archive: October 2021


Fine dust particle filters trialled on delivery vans

A new application for nonwoven fabrics has recently been pioneered by Germany’s Mann+Hummel as the basis for fine dust particle filters for vehicles, which are...

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Shirt gathering data in space

The effects of the space environment on the human cardiovascular system will be evaluated using the new SmartTex shirt, developed by the German Aerospace Center...

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Covid test result within minutes

Using specialised carbon nanotubes, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes Covid-19...

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MOF/fibre material protects against biological and chemical threats

A Northwestern University research team in the US has developed a versatile composite fabric that can deactivate both biological threats, such as the coronavirus that...

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Effective brain therapies with graphene electrodes

Inbrain Neuroelectronics, based in Barcelona, Spain, is developing brain implants for treating neurological disorders.

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Fluidic yarn system for haptic measurements

OmniFabric, developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and Uppsala University and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden,...

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Just the basics with PocketView

A new technology called PocketView uses light-emitting diodes to display basic information through clothing and other fabrics.

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3D-printed wearables for 24/7 operation

Engineers at the University of Arizona have developed a type of wearable they call a “bio-symbiotic device”, which has several unprecedented benefits.

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Developing a new generation of enzymes

The €6m EU 2020 FuturEnzyme project, co-ordinated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is aiming to develop more sustainable textiles, detergents and cosmetics through...

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Infection prevention with Micrillon

Micrillon, a new microfibre additive made by UMF, enhances hospital-grade microfibres that can be converted into a wide range of long-lasting, reusable products, including towels,...

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