B&W Fiberglass News

3 Sustainable Fibers Revolutionizing Tech Textiles

Posted by Craig Barry on Jun 5, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The technical textiles industry is undergoing massive change. Not only are textiles themselves being entirely rethought, the process of producing said materials is being overhauled. A focus on sustainable alternatives to traditional textile production dominates the industry conversation.

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Topics: Tech Trends, Sustainable Energy, Sustainability

The Future of Spider Silk in Tech Textiles

Posted by Brent Beason on Apr 6, 2017 4:04:38 PM
For hundreds of years, mankind has been in awe of the near-mythical qualities of spider silk. Are spider webs really “stronger than steel” on a pound-for-pound basis? You may not believe it, but the saying is true. Spider silk has steel-comparable tensile strength with the added qualities of rubber-like elongation; it’s no wonder the tech textile industry has been racing to create synthetic spider silk for decades.
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Topics: Tech Trends, Materials

What to Expect in 2017 Textile Technology

Posted by Craig Barry on Jan 26, 2017 9:53:57 AM

Textile technology is constantly changing. From wovens to non-wovens, chemically-bonded to industrially-made, today’s dizzying array of commercially available textiles is difficult to comprehend. What are the most exciting developments in the pipeline for textile technology this year?

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Topics: Tech Trends