Technical Textiles


Train noise in focus: Empa researcher Bart Van Damme with a new type of rail pad that has been tested in train traffic. © Empa

15/11/2022 – High-tech


“Cushions” against rail noise and vibrations

An inconspicuous component under the railway tracks is a beacon of hope for quieter rail traffic. First tests on passing trains show a positive effect. By  Sibylle Michel

In its own laboratory, Wico develops PLA- and PBS-based hot-melt adhesives. © Wico

11/11/2022 – Adhesive systems for technical textiles

Adhesive systems for technical textiles

Sustainable laminating with (bio) hot melt adhesives

There is a variety of adhesive systems for the lamination of technical textiles and foils. In the sector of hot melt adhesives, biopolymers can help to ... By  Sibylle Michel

The founders of Nahtlos AG José Näf and Michel Schmid with the textile-based electrodes for long-term ECGs in their laboratory in St. Gallen. © Marlies Thurnheer

Nahtlos, an Empa spin-off, has developed novel textile-based electrodes for recording heart activity and for electrostimulation therapies. By  Sibylle Michel

The new Epson SureColor SC-F6400 and SC-F6400H will be available in December 2022. © Epson

08/11/2022 – Textile printing

Textile printing

Two new Epson SureColor dye sublimation textile printers

Epson has strengthened its leading position in the dye sublimation printer market with the launch of two new 44-inch, dyesublimation products. By  Sibylle Michel

Hologenix’s partnership with Spectro Coating Corp. expands horizons for the world’s first in-fiber sustainable infrared viscose. © Hologenix

Hologenix has partnered with Spectro Coating Corp. to create the first flocked infrared material with Celliant Viscose. By  Sibylle Michel

The Ascent N-Thermic hooded jacket is filled with 160 and 140 grams of Neokdun recycled 750 power-fill insulation on the body and arms, respectively. © Odlo

28/10/2022 – Outdoor clothing

Outdoor clothing

Exceptional warmth from sustainable sources

The N-Thermic line up powered by Neokdun features down filled insulated jackets that deliver natural warmth from recycled sources. By  Sibylle Michel

This time, the venue of the 36th International Cotton Conference Bremen was listed building of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

Embedded in the celebrations marking the 150th birthday of the Bremen Cotton Exchange, the 36th International Cotton Conference took place under the motto ... By  Sibylle Michel