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University of Maryland

Fabric to automatically cool or insulate

04.03.2019 Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD/USA, have created a fabric that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it depending on conditions.

Hybrid OLED creates luminous surfaces

01.03.2019 The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP), together with the EMDE development of light GmbH, will be presenting hybrid flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) integrated into textile designs at the congress for printed electronics LOPEC from March 19-21, 2019 in Munich/Germany.

Paul Schlack Prize 2019 call for applications

28.02.2019 The aim of the European Man-Made Fibers Association (CIRFS), Brussels/Belgium, in awarding the Paul Schlack Man-Made Fibres Prize is to promote research and development in manufacturing, processing and application of man-made fibers in Europe.
Composites Germany

Still positive future expectations for composites

13.02.2019 For the 12th time, Composites Germany, Berlin/Germany, has identified the latest key performance indicators (KPIs) for the fiber-reinforced plastics market. Again, the survey covered all the member companies of the 4 biggest umbrella organizations of Composites Germany: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Construction Technologies.

China’s nonwovens demand +7% annually to 2022

13.02.2019 Nonwovens demand in China is expected to increase 6.9% per year to 4.9 million tons in 2022. While economic growth has begun to slow to more sustainable levels, it will remain rapid through 2022 and will fuel significant gains in nonwovens demand as the country’s consumer base expands.
Technical Textiles 5/2018, December 2018

Warp-knitted textiles for space satellites

01.02.2019 Space reflectors are the part of satellites that receive and transmit the signals. They act in a similar way to satellite dishes on the roofs of houses. A parabolic dish bundles the electromagnetic waves together and reflects them toward antennas arranged in the center.

Double-curved textile reinforced concrete facade

15.01.2019 Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) elements have so far only been used as flat panels, flat sandwich structures or simply curved building structures. As part of the research project "CurveTex - Development of a drapable textile reinforcement for the production of double-curved textile reinforced concrete elements", the world's first double-curved TRC facade was realized.

New concept to stabilize carbon fiber precursors

29.11.2018 The provider of systems for the production of polysilicon centrotherm international AG, Blaubeuren/Germany, has developed an new technology concept to stabilize carbon fiber precursors together with the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), Denkendorf/Germany.

Concepts for a circular economy

01.11.2018 20 players from the textile industry attended the information event and kickoff meeting of the Industry Research Group “Polymer Recycling” at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany, on October 2, 2018.

heat balance measuring tool

12.10.2018 At the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), Denkendorf/Germany, a heat balance measuring tool (HBMT) has been developed that imitates heat and humidity transfer via the human skin. This allows heat and humidity exchange to be determined experimentally.

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