The president of the Management Board of Varteks, d.d., Zoran Košćec, and the president of the Management Board of Čateks, Damir Vitez, signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement between Varteks and Čateks in Varaždin today with the aim to link primary production and to establish partnership relations between the two companies for a joint appearance on the domestic and foreign market.
The strategic alliance between Varteks and Čateks represents a proactive measure aiming to protect indispensable jobs and to strengthen cooperation between the two largest textile companies in Croatia by using their own resources as fundamental cornerstones to create prerequisites for a competitive market appearance and public procurement procedures.
23rd June 2011 a convention on eco-sustainable textiles was organised in Alzano Lombardo (Bergamo - Italy) for an in-depth study on the topic of concrete opportunities for renewal and economic development. A competition for young designers who have to create a small themed “women’s Summer collection” using environmental friendly and recycled fabrics. An open event, where fabrics and the garments produced are exhibited, and with themed entertainment.
The integration of electronics into textiles is a burgeoning field of research that may soon enable smart fabrics and wearable electronics. Bringing this technology one step closer to fruition, Jin-Woo Han and Meyya Meyyappan at the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have developed a new flexible memory fabric woven together from interlocking strands of copper and copper-oxide wires. At each juncture, or stitch along the fabric, a nanoscale dab of platinum is placed between the fibers. This "sandwich structure" at each crossing forms a resistive memory circuit. Resistive memory has received much attention due to the simplicity of its design.
Award ceremony of Textile Science Research Centre of the most successful scientific or artistic research work of young scientists in the field of textiles was held on 18th of July 2011.
The competition was divided into two separate categories:
1st category: for full time students of undergraduate/graduate students of University
2nd category: for doctoral students of TTF
Papers submitted for the competition were collected, reviewed and published in the book entitled Young scientists in the protective textiles research. The promotion of this book was held on the occasion of the TSRC award ceremony at the premises of Rectorat of the University of Zagreb.
Imagine plugging a USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it into a tablet computer. It might be a stretch, but ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University examining the use of conductive nanocoatings on simple textiles – like woven cotton or even a sheet of paper.
"Normally, conductive nanocoatings are applied to inorganic materials like silicon. If we can find a way to apply them to textiles – cheap, flexible materials with a contorted surface texture – it would represent a cost-effective approach and framework for improving current and future types of electronic devices," says Dr. Jesse Jur, assistant professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, and lead author of a paper describing the research.