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Scene of the crime: textiles

Müller, Anette, graduate engineer, Criminal Investigation Office (LKA) of the State of Schleswig-Holstein – not, in itself, an unusual entry for a list of participants. When, however, it appears on the list of participants of an international textile conference, the question invariably arises as what hot lead this German police office is pursuing at a ... Read more...

#ThrowbackThursday: Art at Techtextil

For this year’s Techtextil, artist Deidi von Schaewen and the online research platform, ‘Architonic’, which specialises in architecture and design, had organised the ‘Textiled Spaces’ exhibition, displaying photographs of textile-swathed objects and buildings from all over the world. Time to reveal a few memories. Read more...

800 million blades of grass for a soccer field

There are certain wisdoms in football. 1. A game lasts for around 90 minutes. 2. There are 22 players on the field. 3. The ball is round. 4. The turf has 800 million blades of grass. 5. In the end, Germany always wins. Just a moment? 800 million blades of grass? Actually, yes – if ... Read more...

What has a graphite pencil in common with heat protection?

„Graphene goes textile“: So far, thinking of Graphite just meant thinking of a pencil – which was exactly it. A common pencil is made of graphene with more than 10 layers and this kind of structure is called graphite. Graphene is a single layer of Carbon. The different number of layers with ever the same ... Read more...

La dolce colore

At first sight, they look a bit like burglars with not especially clever disguises, these brightly coloured models on the stand of the Italian yarn manufacturer, Filidea; but, while we still are laughing about it, the designer and knitting expert Magdalena Korpetta emerges into view and explains it all to us. What we are looking ... Read more...

TRELLEBORG – THE FABRIC OF INDUSTRY

The demands placed on our coated fabrics vary depending on the application but each solution has to meet challenging and stringent performance requirements. Therefore, it is essential that we constantly innovate and develop our product offering, to ensure that materials can cater for the most demanding environments. Read more...

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC at Techtextil

Today, textiles are used for more than just clothes or bags – they are high tech materials for high-tech applications. High-tech textiles must fulfil a number of functions and meet many requirements. Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, a material research institute, has dedicated some major developing work to this most intriguing research area. It ... Read more...