Textiles

Versarien collaborates with BiaBrazil on launch of graphene-enhanced activewear

Versarien recently entered a commercial agreement with BiaBrazil, a Brazilian sports and activewear manufacturer, for the integration of Versarien's Graphene-Wear technology into a new range of women and men's activewear garments. This agreement follows a 16-month phase of work between the two companies.

Versarien, in a statement, said it will make further announcements regarding launch dates for the line of products though noted that it expects they will be available for sale during Q1 2023 in the UK and worldwide.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 26,2022

Researchers design graphene-based TPU/textile composite sensor that is flexible, durable, UV resistant, and electrically conductive

Researchers from the UK's Imperial College London have developed graphene-based flexible clothing sensors that can detect body movement, with potential applications in injury rehabilitation, human-computer interaction systems, and athletic training. 

The researchers produced a new type of graphene-based TPU/textile composite sensor using small-scale manufacturing techniques such as laser cutting, film coating, and thermal transfer.    

Read the full story Posted: Sep 25,2022

MCR Safety launches graphene-enhanced work gloves

Personal protection equipment maker, MCR Safety, recently introduced CT1071, a new Cut Level ‘E’ safety glove made with graphene fibers. It offers a choice of different coatings designed for different tasks and working environments. CT1071 has a 15-gauge shell specifically designed to take advantage of the ultra-lightweight nature of the new fibers. It’s a Cut Level ‘E’ glove yet it’s reportedly 25% lighter than similar gloves offering the level of protection. It is also designed to be comfortable and easy to wear.

As this fiber isn’t blended with any glass or steel, the high-level cut protection is maintained throughout the life of the glove. No fiber breakage means high durability, high comfort and no irritation. The diaphanous Nitrile Micro-Foam coating enables enhanced grip, even in oily conditions. 

Read the full story Posted: Sep 22,2022

GrapheneUP launches next-gen graphene-enhanced formulations for textile industry

This is a sponsored post by GrapheneUP

Population growth and improved living standards require solutions for textiles with new functions to meet changing needs. Wherever they are used, graphene-based smart textiles provide added value in terms of improved performance or comfort. GrapheneUP®, a leading graphene company with the largest production of few-layer graphene in Europe, has developed and introduced into the market new graphene-based products for textile industry: INKGUP® Fabric and PRINTGUP®.

INKGUP® Fabric is graphene-based coating formulation for textile industry produced with few-layer graphene GUP®, designed to provide superior finishing properties. This formulation has been certified antiviral (ISO 18184:2019) also for SARS-CoV-2, antistatic and with excellent abrasion resistance and thermal regulation properties.

Several properties of textiles are improved using the formulations developed with GrapheneUP®, in particular the thermal regulation, abrasion resistance, EMI shielding, UV protection, excellent electrical conductivity, antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 24,2022

Directa Plus extends supply deal with Grassi for workwear market

Directa Plus has signed an extension to the commercial supply agreement with Alfredo Grassi to include Graphene Plus Thermal Planar Circuit for the workwear market in Italy and France.

The supply agreement will grant Grassi use of Directa's print textile technology for the workwear market in both countries for two years. The agreement is expected to give a significant boost to company's workwear income in 2022.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 05,2022

Enjoy 10% on WearGraphene's graphene-enhanced jacket

A couple of months ago WearGraphene sent us one of their Gamma graphene-enhanced jacket. We posted our review in early May, and today the company sent us a custom 10% discount coupon (GRAPHENE10) to share with our readers. You can find out more, and order the graphene jacket here.

The jacket uses graphene in two ways. Graphene is infused into the coat, with an aim to achieve thermo-regulation, and the jacket also includes graphene heating elements, in the pockets, and in the back. Read our full review here.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 04,2022

Versarien partners with textile manufacturer OG-Classic on graphene-enhanced garments

Versarien has announced a partnership with sports and leisurewear manufacturer OG Classic, to integrate its Graphene-Wear technology into its enhanced team sports and leisurewear product line.

The partnership will see graphene-enhanced fabrics emerge into the Middle Eastern market with Versarien’s Graphene-Wear technology featuring in apparel lines by the Dubai-based manufacturer.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 02,2022

Q36.5 launches graphene-enhanced cycling clothes

Q36.5, producer of advanced cycling clothing, has launched a line of bike shirts made of yarn that integrates graphene in the fabric (rather than using the material as a treatment).

Q36.5 launched graphene-enhanced yarn for bike shirts image

The "Clima Jersey" line is said to be made from a polyester fabric infused with graphene, and takes advantage of graphene’s conductive and heat dissipation properties to provide cutting edge thermoregulation, helping the wearer to stay cool and dry during hard efforts.

Read the full story Posted: May 12,2022

Versarien's tech to be used in new Umbro training kit

Versarien has announced that its Graphene-Wear technology will be incorporated in Umbro's top-of-the-range Pro-Training Kit for the Spring/Summer collection 2023. Umbro and Versarien have been working on several projects since 2018, and this is the first one that will reach the market.

Versarien and Umbro say that the Graphene-Wear formula will enable wearers to experience enhanced thermal transmittance, increased moisture management and drying rate of the garments. The garments will have Versarien's Graphene-Wear™ trademark applied.

Read the full story Posted: May 10,2022

WearGraphene's graphene-enhanced jacket - a hands-on review

WearGraphene recently launched its Gamma graphene-enhanced winter jacket. I have spent a couple of months with this jacket, including two trips to Europe during the springtime, and here's my review.

First of all, the jacket looks very sleek (in my opinion, of course), the material feels of high quality. It is quite light, and packs very easily. There are many pockets, Velcro bands and drawstrings, which is really useful and helps you to customize this jacket so that it fits perfectly.

Read the full story Posted: May 01,2022