textile industry

New textile absorbs pollutants

New textile absorbs pollutants

Researchers at Cornell University in the U.S. have developed a technique that allows the creation of functional textiles that could be capable of filtering pollutants out of water and air. By infusing cotton with a beta-cyclodextrin (BCD) polymer, the fabric can act as a filtration device. The cotton fibers were scanned under an electron microscope and found to be unchanged after the process....

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Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-Physical Systems in textile production – the next industrial revolution? Germany claims the fourth industrial revolution. The evolution towards Industry 4.0 is mainly based on digital technologies. Basic ideas and concepts of Industry 4.0 will be presented, including aspects like horizontal integration through value networks, end-to-end digital integration of engineering across the entire...

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Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

Known as ‘the elephant in the room‘ the textile industry has a heavy impact on the environment. As current practices are unsustainable, companies, environmentalists, and consumers are looking at strategies for reducing the textile carbon footprint. According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, industrial manufacturing accounted for 18.5 percent of carbon dioxide...

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