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ADVANCED TEXTILES

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Currently NEMO is looking at milkweed
as a biomimetic model for plant-based
insulation. Milkweed is an American
wildflower that produces a fluffy material that
has many of the same properties as down. The
fluff attached to milkweed seeds is buoyant
and very warm. In the past it's been used to
stuff mattresses and pillows, as well as line
winter clothing and footwear. It was also used
during WWII as the stuffing for life jackets.
Reima USA has introduced a winter jacket
made from what it describes as a "heat-storing
coffee bean shimmer fabric." Reima is a
leading premium performance wear brand
for children. At Winter Outdoor Retailer, the
company showcased the jacket made in part
with ground coffee beans. Carbonized coffee
bean particles are mixed in the polymer with
polyester and add what Reima says is rapid
heat storage and "a gorgeous sheen."

Other companies that serve the outdoors
industry are also looking for ways to replace
plastics with biomaterials. Costa Sunglasses,
based in Daytona Beach, Fla., manufactures a
line of high-end sunglasses with frames made
from bio-resins derived from castor bean oil,
which has a smaller overall carbon footprint
than plastic. The company says the frames are
designed to be durable, lightweight and hold
their shape under harsh conditions.
All of these developments, which are
taking place in textile labs around the globe,
reflect a trend on the rise, says Beringer.
Most are driven by a desire to improve the
sustainability quotient of the apparel and gear
that brands are selling to the world. And those
efforts are needed now more than ever.
Glenna B. Musante is a freelance writer who
specializes in the textile industry.

MARKETPLACE

FOR SALE
SURPLUS AND SECONDS OF CLOSED
CELL AND NEOPRENE BLEND FOAM

HELP WANTED
COMMISSION SALES REPS WANTED

FIND A JOB? POST A JOB?

Neoprene Sheets, Hook & Loop,
Webbing, Elastic, Zippers, Buckles,
TPU Medical Fabrics & Hot Melt Adhesive

Visit ifai.com/jobs to find employees and job
postings for the textile industry!

Available in rolls, sheets and buns. Our prices
are cheap cheap cheap.

McCullough Corp.
248-646-6195 fax: 248-646-8913
email: stan@mcculloughcorp.net

Many territories available. Established
in 1985, large inventory for fast delivery.
Please visit www.perfectex.com.

IFAI Career Center

Please send resume to:
E-Mail: info@perfectex.com
Fax: 714-893-9339

SALES/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Great for tents and industrial applications.
Welds to PVC with hot air, wedge & RF welding.
Available in #15 & #20.

South Florida awning company established in
1940. Sales position with future ownership/
partnership in company.

Louis A Green Corp.
800-225-3577, Sales@louisagreen.com
www.louisagreen.com

Please Email Resume to:
Office@delrayawning.com

CUSTOM AWNING BUSINESS FOR SALE

Or call 1-800-326-1288 ext. 116 Konrad

WELDABLE ZIPPERS

Year round turnkey business in upstate New
York. We are a 30-year-old fabrication shop
with complete sewing, welding and graphics
equipment. Owner wants to retire and will
transition the right person. Onsite housing is
possible.
For more information on classified advertising in IFAI's Specialty Fabrics Review
contact Michelle Cook: 651 225 6957 | MLCook@ifai.com

Inquire to DEAKSHOP@yahoo.com

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