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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: HPtex

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...

Dr. Fabian Schreiber - Source: Digihub & Paint the Town

From LAN party to textile research

Fabian Schreiber was 23 when he founded his first company. Initially he held network parties and organised PC seminars for senior citizens. Both activities might come to his aid in his future work as head of a textile-research institute. An interview about the tardy digitalisation of the textile industry, greater courage for change, and Spiderman. ... Read more...

Former apprentice training in the VEB cotton spinning mill, Plauen/ Source: Wolfgang Schmidt

The textile ‘Wende’

Round about now, Germany is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Wall coming down. The fortified barrier fell on 9 November 1989. With a total length of almost 1,400 kilometres, it split Germany into two parts for 28 years and divided the textile and clothing industry there as well. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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The City of the Future

From Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes. Comparable to an aircraft ‒ but instead of in the air, it’s in an airless space. This is the vision of the Hyperloop project. The 570-kilometre-long route in California is intended simply as the prototype for a revolution in mobility: the virtually emission-free transport of people ... Read more...