Saturday, June 3, 2017

[ Technical Textiles - Spider Silk Key to protecting US Troops. ]





Photo by Sony Pictures
“Dragon Silk,” a form of spider silk spun by genetically engineered silkworms, may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it could hold a very real key to protecting U.S. troops. Created by Michigan’s Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the recombinant fiber is the company’s strongest and most flexible to date. It might even protect against bullets, a possibility that has led the Department of Defense to award Kraig Biocraft with a $100,000 grant. The goal: To test its Dragon Silk for anti-ballistic applications such as body armor for soldiers.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

[OZTEK TEXTILE PRINTING AND DYEING INDUSTRIES INC.]

OZTEK TEXTILE PRINTING AND DYEING INDUSTRIES INC.


Öztek Textile Printing and dyeing was established in the year 1995 

and is presently processing 5.000.000 meters/month in weaving,
knitting dyeing, printing, finishing, coating and laminating of textiles.
The year 2001 marked the important decision of Oztek Inc to launch a
full R&D and production program in the area of “Technical Textiles”
with the mission of producing textiles for the protection and well-being
of civil and military end-users worldwide.
Please find the below Öztek Textile Military Textile Systems:
1. Multispectral Camouflage Nets: Visual, Night Vision (NIR) ,
Thermal (TIR) and Radar (up to 100 GHz) protection by
2D Multispectral Camouflage Nets-MSCN 2. CBRN Suits &
Collective Protective Systems: Chemical Biological and Radionuclear
protective suits and collective protection tents
3. Corrosion Protection Fabrics: Prevent corrosion
4. Ballistic Fabrics: Ballistic protective vest, helmet ,
shield fabrics and vests
5. Extreme Cold Weather Fabrics: Between -40 C- +50 C
windproof, water proof and highly breathable multi layer fabrics.
6. Future Soldier FS 2014: Protection form Visual, Night Vision (NIR) ,
Thermal (TIR) detection systems and water proof ,
wind proof and highly breathable Future Soldier Suit fabrics.
7. EMI Shielding Fabrics: Blockin electromagnetic waves
( especially for portable jammer users) Parachute fabrics:
Personnel and equipment parachute fabrics.
8. Ghillie Suit: Görsel, , Night Vision (NIR) ,
Thermal (TIR) detection protection, waterproof,
flame retardant, anti mosquito snipper suits
9. Flight Suit: Non flammable pilot coveral fabrics , Anti-G Suits
10. Firefighter Suit: EN 469 certified Firefighter Suit Fabrics
11. Tactical Vest &Rucksack Fabrics: Tactical vest
and rucksack fabrics ( Night vision protection can be added as request)
12. Combat Uniforms:Night Vision , antibacterial, water reppelent,
sweat absorbent and high tear &tensile strength combat unifrom fabrics.
13. DSTR System: Detachable, snapfit tactical vest and rucksack system
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Established only 20 years ago, Öztek Tekstil Printing and Dyeing Industries (Hall 1, Stand A112) has grown into a formidable enterprise offering the latest in protective and technical fabrics for a wide range of applications. The company is exhibiting here at SOFEX as part of Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries.
Öztek Tekstil now processes five million metres of fabric every month, which variously involves weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing, finishing, coating and laminating. Recognising the importance of technical textiles, Öztek Tekstil established a full R&D capability and production facility in 2001. Technical textiles refer to fabrics that are coated, dyed or specially manufactured for the protection and well-being of military and civil users.
Its military textile range includes multispectral camouflage nets; suits and protective systems against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats; corrosion protection fabrics, ballistic protection; and extreme cold-weather fabrics. It also manufactures anti-bacterial, mosquito-proof and parachute fabrics.
Öztek Tekstil was the first Turkish company to print infrared-free fabrics, of which a million metres have been exported to Germany.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

[ Research in Technical Textiles.]

Smart Fabrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2017

The global market for Smart Fabrics is projected
to reach US$3.8 billion by 2022, driven by
breakthrough advancements in the field
of flexible, printed and stretchable electronics,
development of electronic fibers, yarns and
conductive inks for textile printing
and growing consumer demand for smart
performance apparel for sports and fitness.
The integration of science and advanced
technology into fabrics has led to the emergence
of a new range of clothing
and textiles, termed smart fabrics. Also referred
to as smart clothing, intelligent clothing smart
textiles and e-textiles, smart fabrics are embedded
with digital and electronic components such as
actuators, sensors, microcontrollers, and data
processes that can read and respond, thus
allowing the fabric to sense and react to
environmental conditions and external stimuli
coming from thermal, mechanical, chemical,
magnetic or electrical sources. Unlike traditional
fabrics,smart fabrics impart added functional
value, such as the ability to communicate,
transform, conduct energy, emit light, cool,
heat, and change shape.
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Though a fairly new concept, smart textiles is
nevertheless garnering increased interest given
the technology's role in enhancing
wearer's experience by providing innovative
features and functions that can boost the
garment's overall performance.
The recent years have witnessed strong
growth in the market coming from the successful
development and commercialization of
interactive apparel features and properties
such as ballistic resistance, electrical conductivity
and climate control. All of these
properties are encouraging the use of smart textiles
in end-use markets such as military, consumer,
industrial, electronics, home health monitoring,
entertainment and fashion. Focus on smart fabrics
also mirrors the textile industry's move towards
offering exclusive products targeting dedicated
activities such as running, skiing, extreme sports
and golf.The market will be driven by the
trend towards miniaturization of electronics and
the rapidly evolvingwearable electronics industry,
escalating demand for smart gadgets like wristbands
and smartwatches, and growth of low-cost smart
wireless sensor networks.The increasing ease
by which electronic components can be integrated
into fabrics and growing awareness about the
utility of these fabrics and their expanding applications
 especially in areas such as thermos-electricity, energy
harvesting, and sensing will also foster growth in the
market. Radical developments in material science
and fiber technologies including nanofibers, conductive
pressure-sensing fabrics and other hybrid fabrics are
expected to spur the market's growth in the coming
years. Sustained investments in R&D to develop
novel smart fabrics will provide new directions for future
growth.As stated by the new market research report on
Smart Fabrics, the United States represents the largest
market worldwide.Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing
market with a CAGR of 15.2% over the analysis period, led
by factors such as growingbase of affluent middle class
population, digitalizing lifestyles and consumer
affinity towards innovative electronic technologies,
increasing levels of per capita spending on innovative
and disruptive technologies by businesses, industries
and consumers, and
growing R&D spending as a percentage of GDP
and the ensuing availability of funds for researching
advanced materials, and functional fibers and fabrics.
Major players covered in the report include AiQ Smart
Clothing Inc., Clothing Plus Ltd., E. I. Du Pont De Nemours
and Company,
EXO2, Intelligent Clothing Ltd.,
Interactive Wear AG, International Fashion Machines Inc.,
Marktek Inc., Milliken & Company,
Noble Biomaterials Inc., Outlast Technologies LLC,
Schoeller Textiles AG, Sensoria Inc., Smartex s.r.l,
Textronics Inc., and
Toray Industries Inc., among others.
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Saturday, February 11, 2017

[ Turning old cotton into new textiles.]



Source:
AILA IKUSE | Evergreen reporter
In a few years, an old cotton T-shirt from high school can be recycled into a new skirt.

WSU recently won a grant from the Wal-Mart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund for $365,000 to research turning cotton waste into recycled textile goods. Hang Liu and Ting Chi from the Apparel, Merchandising, Design, Textiles (AMDT) department, and Jinwen Zhang from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering are working on the project.

The project at WSU focuses on recycling cotton waste using a wet spinning technique. Wet spinning is one of three commonly used fiber-spinning techniques for manmade fibers like polyester or nylon. The process involves dissolving cotton waste into a solvent, and then spinning it into fabric.

“We chose wet spinning because the technique is already well-established, so we only need to solve the initial part,” Liu said. “We can use already established equipment with maybe some modifications but not a whole lot. The commercialization process should be pretty quick. I think that is part of what the Wal-Mart Foundation was looking for.”

The grant application process was broken into two phases. First, applicants had to submit a letter of intent or mini proposal. Then, if they made it past the first round, they were invited to send the review committee the full proposal, Liu said.

“Only those (the Wal-Mart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund) found promising were invited to send in their full proposals,” Liu said. “We got into the second phase and submitted the proposal in early November. Luckily, we were funded.”

The project, which will take place over the next three years, is 100 percent funded by the earnings from this grant. The recycled cotton fibers will mainly be used in consumer goods at first, Liu said.

“We want to make fibers that have a good feel, elasticity and are strong enough to make into clothes or bedding, towels, these kind of products,” Liu said. “In the future, we are looking at technical textiles, such as fabrics … used in industry. There is big potential there.”

Liu wants to involve undergraduates in this project, too. As the AMDT 210 professor, several of her students are already interested in getting involved in undergraduate research.

“A portion of the fund is for undergraduate research assistants,” Liu said. “We want to involve undergraduate students. They want to learn about the research process, and they are curious about what we do every day in the lab.”

Liu and Zhang will work on the research project itself while Chi will work on the environmental side of things. Chi will conduct the Environmental Impact Summary (EIS) and work to make the process of recycling cotton more environmentally-friendly.

“In 2012, the fiber recovery rate, including reusing and recycling, for all cotton waste was five percent only,” Chi said. “Nowadays, most of the cotton waste ends up in landfills or incinerators, which not only is in contradiction with the efficient use of natural cellulose resource, but also severely harms the environment and human health.”

Rising world populations and living standards have caused a continuously upward trend of cotton demand. Supply is limited due to the decline of available land, so recycling cotton waste is a prominent challenge facing the textile industry, Chi said.

The Wal-Mart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund is a collaboration between Wal-Mart and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to fund projects that show potential to create domestic jobs in manufacturing, lower the cost of consumer goods, and invigorate local economies.

In 2014, the Wal-Mart Foundation pledged $10 million to this fund, and this year is the last

awarding cycle. Over 30 projects applied for the grant, and six were funded. Other universities that received funding include North Carolina State University, Clemson University, Oregon State University, Texas Tech University and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

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WE INDIAN TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTES LOST A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A CHANCE FOR THIS RESEARCH WORTH A GIFT OF $ 3,65,000