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Pop the Cork to New Inventions

20. May. 2019

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The boundaries of what we consider to be a textile have just been pushed to new limits. Cork-a-Tex is a novel approach to yarns and fabric; it just won best new material at the Techtextil Innovation Awards 2019. Cork waste and cotton are combined to form a unique marriage that takes the best of both worlds to create a textile with the soft hand of cotton and all of the great benefits of cork, such as being hypoallergenic, and having a high abrasion resistance, plus high friction coefficient. Applications are wide, from upholstery, to accessories and apparel.

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