Old jeans transformed into artificial cartilage

Denim jeans could be made into artificial cartilage for joint reconstruction thanks to cutting edge textile recycling strategies pioneered by researchers at Deakin University. Deakin scientists Dr Nolene Byrne and PhD candidate Beini Zeng have found how to break up denim and manipulate the remaining parts into an aerogel, a low thickness material with a…

Cordura collaborates with Converse

Cordura Brand Fabric had teamed up with Converse to create a line of fashionable and practical backpacks and caps. The 22 Camp Cap and Street 22 Backpack have been designed to suite the daring lifestyle of people constantly on the go in a busy city environment. Converse chose to engineer their street essential products in…

PrimaLoft brings aeronautical to outerwear

PrimaLoft, an innovation leader in the field of performance textiles, is presenting its new PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel. The materials science specialists at PrimaLoft have joined the ultra-light and the permeable Aerogel, which is famous in space investigation, with PrimaLoft technologies, making them usable for the textiles industry. The outcome is a very effective insulation…

Inaction isn’t an option: CILT chief executive

Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT(UK), was pleased to represent logistics and transport experts at an ongoing Brexit round table meeting, facilitated by the Secretary of State for Transport. On Thursday 9th August, Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, facilitated a road haulage round table with proficient representatives, the Department for Transport (DfT)…