Latest Textiles Stories

2012-11-16 10:51:09

Yarn muscles could power robots, micromotors, intelligent textiles New artificial muscles made from nanotech yarns and infused with paraffin wax can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight and generate 85 times more mechanical power during contraction than the same size natural muscle, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international team from Australia, China, South Korea, Canada and Brazil. The artificial muscles are yarns constructed from...

2012-10-13 04:01:10

Innovation and Convenience Literally Puts the Opportunity For Textile Recycling Right at Your Door for Residents in Newtown Township and Newtown Borough Newtown Borough and Newtown Township, PA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 You are Cordially Invited to Attend the Inaugural Pick up of the Very First Curbside Textile Recycling Program in the US! Who: Community Recycling and George Leck and Son, along with community leaders including Mayor Dennis O'Brien of Newtown Borough and Mick Petrucci,...

2012-07-12 23:03:45

DyStar and its owner, the Zhejiang Longsheng Group, celebrate 115 years of technical Indigo synthesis at Ludwigshafen, Germany, where the first commercially feasible manufacturing process was launched. Singapore (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 The history of synthetic Indigo goes all the way back to 1897, with the introduction of, “pure indigo” from BASF. Demand for synthetic Indigo dyes was so huge that by 1913, natural indigo had been almost entirely replaced. To date, more than 260,000...

2012-05-28 23:00:56

Lucintel´s Estimates High Growth for Global Glass Fiber Textiles Industry During 2012-17 Irving, TX (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 The global glass fiber textile industry experienced significant growth in 2011 and is expected to continue that trend, reaching approximately $4 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 7% over the next five years. Economic recession and the downturn in the key market segments in 2009 caused the market to decline in 2009 compared to 2008; in 2010, however, the market witnessed...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.