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ITMA online Floor Plan

ITMA online Floor Plan

E ‘available on the website of the ITMA (www.itma.com) the map of the event. It can be read both on desktop and mobile devices and will help you plan more effectively your visit, with the comfortable “Add Favorite” function and the possibility for exhibitors to share the position of their stand and send it by...

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Flainox at ITMA 2015

Flainox at ITMA 2015

FLAINOX presents its sustainable solutions at ITMA 2015 FLAINOX, a leading Italian machinery manufacturer in the sector of dyeing and finishing of textiles, will focus on sustainable production at the upcoming ITMA 2015 exhibition that takes place from 12-19 November in Milan. After four years since its last edition in Barcelona, ITMA 2015 will be held this year in Milan, Italy, between 12 and 19...

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Fish Embryos Mechanism

Fish Embryos Mechanism

UFZ researchers discover function of protein as transporter of toxic chemicals in the zebrafish embryo Leipzig/Dübendorf (Switzerland). Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Envi-ronmental Research (UFZ), together with colleagues from the Swiss Eawag aquatic research institute, have discovered a protein which transports chemicals out of the embryo of the zebrafish and in this way protects the...

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“Shed Me” Clothes

“Shed Me” Clothes

“Shed Me” Clothes Reduce Need for Laundry by Shedding Like Snakeskin Katie Ledger wants you to make like a serpent and molt—the layers of your clothes, that is. Inspired by the way a snake sheds its skin, London College of Art student envisions garments with layers that slough off without the need for frequent laundering. In addition to slashing the heavy energy burden that washing and...

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Spider silk fiber

Spider silk fiber

AMSilk develops world’s first man-made, scalable spider silk fiber Biosteel fibers made from recombinant protein show similar properties to natural spider fibers AMSilk® has produced the world’s first competitive man-made spider silk fiber, called Biosteel, which is made entirely from recombinant silk proteins. Biosteel has mechanical properties similar to that of natural spider silk...

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Qmilk – the bio Milk Fibre

Qmilk – the bio Milk Fibre

The Qmilch GmbH has developed an innovative process to produce a textile fiber from milk which cannot be used for consumption. Qmilk fiber is made from 100% renewable resources. Because of our eco-efficient production technology and our special recipe, we set new standards in fiber production. For the production of 1 kg of fiber we need only 5 minutes and max. 2 liters of water. This implies a...

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Inter-facing up to the future

Inter-facing up to the future

Inter-facing up to the future The Japanese company, Fujitsu, has developed a piece of next-generation user interface technology which enables intuitive, at-your-fingertips operations. Place a document beneath the device, trace your finger along images or texts, and two inbuilt cameras will detect, scan and store your movements. As Takahiro Matsuda, the Systems Laboratory Research Manager at...

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Bendable solar panels

Bendable solar panels

Australian Researchers 3D Print Bendable Solar Panels Australian researchers from The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation have found a way to create huge but extremely light and bendable solar panels. The A3-sized panels are created by placing a fluid photovoltaic or pv ink onto slim, bendable plastic. This could mean that in the near future everyone has the capability to...

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A novel grass hybrid

A novel grass hybrid

A novel grass hybrid to reduce flood generation in temperate regions We report on the evaluation of a novel grass hybrid that provides efficient forage production and could help mitigate flooding. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is the grass species of choice for most farmers, but lacks resilience against extremes of climate. We hybridised L. perenne onto a closely related and more...

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Carbon dioxide levels

Carbon dioxide levels

Global carbon dioxide levels near worrisome milestone Concentrations of greenhouse gas will soon surpass 400 parts per million at sentinel spot. Near the moonscape summit of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, an infrared analyser will soon make history. Sometime in the next month, it is expected to record a daily concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of more than 400 parts per million...

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Electronic textiles

Electronic textiles

Electronic textiles may replace wardrobe very soon Electronic textiles or smart textiles could replace the wardrobe collection in future with hi-tech clothing which will provide sensor enabled solutions to the wearer. Speaking to fibre2fashion, cofounder & CEO of Heapsylon LLC, Mr. Davide Vigano said, “We believe that in the near future each piece of clothing will become...

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Suits blocks harmful waves

Suits blocks harmful waves

Suit blocks potentially harmful waves from cell phones Smuggler, a fashion brand from France, has developed a men’s suit which blocks electromagnetic waves from cell phones and wifi points. The increase in number of people owning cell phones and wireless broadband connections is good news for global communication but there are concerns that the electromagnetic waves involved could be harmful...

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Avoiding biodiversity loss

Avoiding biodiversity loss

Quantifying the benefit of early climate change mitigation in avoiding biodiversity loss Climate change is expected to have significant influences on terrestrial biodiversity at all system levels, including species-level reductions in range size and abundance, especially amongst endemic species1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. However, little is known about how mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions could reduce...

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New wool dyeing process

New wool dyeing process

AgResearch and BGI Developments announce agreement to commercialise revolutionary new wool dyeing process A revolutionary new dyeing process developed by AgResearch, allowing vibrant colouring of wool fabrics which will earn New Zealand millions of dollars is about to be commercialised by a New Zealand based company. BGI Developments has signed an agreement with AgResearch which will lead to, for...

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Biodegradable nappies

Biodegradable nappies

Biodegradable nonwovens can be manufactured cost-effectively using a method developed by VTT VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a process that enables recycled paper and cardboard to be used as a raw material for nonwovens. Hygiene and home care products, such as nappies, sanitary towels and cleaning cloths, are among the many items that can be manufactured from the...

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Tecnalia designs smart textile

Tecnalia designs smart textile

Tecnalia designs smart textile that adopt different shapes The Centre for Applied Research Tecnalia Research & Innovation has through its FIK initiative designed Varstiff, a smart textile material that can adopt different shapes; when vacuum is applied to it, it turns rigid once again and achieves hardness equivalent to that of a conventional plastic. The material reverts to its flexible...

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High power micro batteries

High power micro batteries

Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries a boost for electronics CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery – and then recharge the phone in the blink of an...

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‘Waste to wear’ initiative

‘Waste to wear’ initiative

‘Waste to Wear’ initiative launched to clean up seas Aquafil, a global manufacturer of polyamide 6; ECNC Land & Sea Group, a leading European Expertise Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainability; and Star Sock, a leading development and production partner for socks in the Netherlands; have established the ‘Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear’ initiative. The main objective of...

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Dye cotton by indigo

Dye cotton by indigo

A promising route to dye cotton by indigo with an ecological exhaustion process: A dyeing process optimization based on a response surface methodology The present paper investigates a non conventional but eco-friendly exhaust dyeing process of cotton with indigo. During this process, indigo was converted to its water-soluble leuco form by a green reducing agent: the glucose, in presence of alkali...

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CNR glass chip

CNR glass chip

A micro-laboratory inside a glass chip The smallest “laboratory” able to simulate complex quantum physical phenomena lies inside a glass chip. This was created by a group of researchers from the Sapienza Physics Department, the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (Ifn-Cnr) and the Politecnico di Milano.The device, which uses photons to send data, is one of the first steps towards the...

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