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Stab-proof bicycle panniers / Source: FKT

High-tech textiles for protection in the workplace: a question of liability

The Protec section at the up-coming Techtextil is, given the increasing number of available products, all set to provide some surprises when it comes to materials. Since the 2015 trade fair, the areas of work apparel and workplace protective clothing, in particular, have received considerable stimulus from industrial research. Hans-Werner Oertel Read more...

Medtech at Techtextil / Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Fibres for medical uses: a growing niche

Supposing one looked at the bionic principles in a bifurcating major artery, took a flat-bed knitting machine and tried to create a Y-shaped structure using a process that takes its cue from nature’s own workings.….  This was the task, which began as an academic thesis almost 45 years ago, in Denkendorf near Stuttgart, that launched ... Read more...

Back belt with electrodes: to market in only three years

A start-up company based in Bonn has come up with a new therapy for chronic pain. The electronic textile-based back belt confounds expectation in so far as it proves that the medical sector does not need eight or ten years to turn research-intensive ideas into a product. “We got there after three years of product ... Read more...

New carbon flooring for automobile decorative trims

Mesut Cetin, a textile scientist, who is very specialized in textile three-dimensional performs, is considered the father of the carbon at the institute of textile technology at Aachen University (ITA).His high-tech ground floor tiles, automobile and inner decoration trims as wells as tiles for heating purposes represent a completely new and innovative design material both ... Read more...

Protection against dirty inside roof linings of cars

Although Mönchengladbach has been a traditional textile branch place it was so far not considered an input generator for the automobile industry. In order to bring about a change in this respect, a good deal of development projects has been initiated by experts of the department textile and clothing technology (FTB) at the Niederrhein University ... Read more...

Research highlights: Fiber research into bone and cartilage substitutes

Every visitor to a trade fair knows that two, three of even four fair days put stress on the bones. However research work in the field of textiles to be used in medicine for human and skeleton-forming supporting tissues is only astonishing to those who have underestimated the potential of fiber-based materials. Hans-Werner Oertel Read more...

Research highlights: new therapeutic gloves for stroke patients

Textile research and manufacturers of special textile fibers and textile-based primary products are actively involved in the regeneration of organs, tissues and bones. Health protection as an economic mega trend opens the floodgates for high-tech material textiles and their use in medicine and health. One interesting example:„tipstim®“ , a novel textile-based product for the treatment ... Read more...