textiles

10/30/2012 - 12:32

In today’s globalized economy, a large percentage of apparel products are multinational products as raw materials are produced, transported and assembled in different countries. However, consumers have little information about where and to what extent their apparel is produced domestically or overseas. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that American consumers place a much higher value on apparel produced entirely in the U.S. with U.S. raw materials as opposed to products produced partially or entirely overseas. The value is so high, in fact, that MU experts worry it could be damaging to U.S. apparel manufacturing businesses and the overall economy.

06/29/2012 - 07:39

Sound-absorbing functions or the suppression of unwanted noise are often an integral requirement of equipment and clothing for military use. The extent of the sound-absorbing qualities of a material and which noises are caused by wind or movement can now be investigated using the acoustic test apparatus at the Hohenstein Institutes in Bönnigheim (Germany). The experts at Hohenstein specialise in particular in determining the acoustic properties of moving textile materials.