Items in this Collection
- 18Davies, Nicola
- 13Musante, Glenna B.
- 11Le, Kilara
- 8Pelc, Corrie
- 7Wojciechowska, Iza
- 6Crawford, Craig
Shi, Hui, Zhang, Ling-Xi, Wang, Jian-Ping, Luo, Shun-Hua
In textile product manufacturing, assembling technology is a key to product quality. Ultrasonic welding technology has been extensively studied in recent years and is a breakthrough of modern high technology as applied to traditional garment processing.
If you cringed after reading this article title, you are not alone. Spiders’ signature eight legs, sticky webs, and dropin mentality don’t endear them to everyone. However, beyond the innate fear factor that they conjure in some, spiders have fascinating capabilities and a presence in ecosystems...
The use of natural dyes in the textile industry is certainly nothing new. Natural dyes have been used for centuries as a way to color fabric. In fact, indigo—one of the best known natural dyes—was used in a piece of clothing dating all the way back to 2500 BC. The invention of synthetic dyes in...
Brands are built on the concept of recognition and differentiation in the marketplace. Today’s branding is made to evoke a ‘je ne sais quoi,” sometimes aspirational, sometimes comforting, sometimes outright outlandish, but nonetheless recognizable and relatable. Product categories and trends come...
Park, Huiju, Kim, Seonyoung, Wu, Yingying, Allen, Nancy Elizabeth
As textile technologies rapidly advance, adding thermal insulation to firefighter turnout gear has enhanced thermal protection and markedly reduced burn injuries.1 However, added thermal insulation increased bulk, reduced weight limiting mobility, and caused discomfort.2 Working in high thermal...
Liu, Jianli, Zhao, Xie, Yang, Yunfei, Yang, Qingbo, Zhu, Bo, Gao, Weidong, Wang, Shanshan, Li, Zhenxin
The article discusses the role of microfibers in textile industry and also mentions the pollution caused by microfibers. Topics discussed include high absorption ability, superior softness and stain resistant properties of microfibers; impact of microfibers of environment; and contamination of...
Humans have been creating textiles for over five thousand years, and these textiles are becoming increasingly technical. 1 However, we shouldn't forget the inspiration that comes from nature rather than modern day advances. The materials we see in nature have been developed naturally over...
Textiles are an essential part of the space industry. Every gram sent into orbit costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, so textiles must be lightweight as well as strong, and resistant to extremes of heat, cold, and ultraviolet radiation that they never have to experience down here on Earth....
Our clothing comes with instructions hidden in its interiors. If you are one of those people who actually read them, care labels are the guides to keeping washable softline items, like our clothes and linens, looking good throughout their lifecycle. Sometimes there are just symbols, but they are...
Dyeing cotton with fiber reactive dyes provides textiles with outstanding colorfastness properties at the expense of environmental concerns from unfixed dye and high salt content in dye house effluent. One approach to this problem is to incorporate cationic dye sites into the cotton fiber to...