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The woven heart valve

Cardiovascular diseases have been among the leading causes of death worldwide for decades, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). An innovation that could extend patients’ lives has now been honored at Techtextil. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Olympiasiegerin und Para-Sportlerin Dr. Ilke Wyludda bei den Werfertagen / Quelle: Ilke Wyludda

Textile prostheses in the medal race at the Paralympics

The Paralympics are currently taking place in Beijing. Numerous athletes are once again hunting for medals there with high-tech prostheses made of fibers. Ilke Wyludda is also interested in the textile helpers. The Olympic champion has already taken part in the Paralympics herself after a transfemoral amputation. A call with an Olympian who knows almost ... Read more...

Source: Feuerwehr Bocholt

What should I do when my electric car goes up in flames?

Naturally, you should call the fire brigade. However, fighting an electric-vehicle blaze is a challenge even for them because the lithium-ion batteries are just as likely to continue burning merrily despite having water sprayed over them. Now, a trio of textile companies have found an innovative solution to this ‘burning’ problem. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Stephanie Silber---Source Bremen Cotton Exchange

A female voice for cotton

The Bremen Cotton Exchange has been safeguarding the interests of cotton for 148 years. Now, Stephanie Silber, CEO of cotton-trading company Otto Stadtlander, is the first woman to become president of this international raw-material association. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Source: Fanatic & Sebastian Schoeffel

What’s SUP?

It’s been the hottest trend sport over the last two summers: stand-up paddling, SUP for short. There is hardly a lake or river on which the stand-up paddlers do not cruise up and down with their boards. An integral part of this trendy leisure sport on water consists of technical textiles. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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Textile antennas for use in space

In Steven Spielberg’s film of the 1980s, all that was needed for E.T. to build an aerial to telephone home were a few everyday objects, including an umbrella and a coat hanger. These days, our little Extra Terrestrial would doubtless have to create something a bit more elaborate to communicate with his home planet. Ronny ... Read more...

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Textile face masks against coronavirus

On 11 March, the WHO declared the coronavirus a world-wide pandemic. All over the world people are asking: how can I protect myself? Textile researcher and biologist Dr. Anja Gerhardts explains how commercially available face masks work – and how they don’t. Ronny Eckert Read more...