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What is a smart fabric?

Sense, react and adapt to certain conditions

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What are interactive fabrics?

Incorporate electronics that are reactivated by a power source whilst being soft and comfortable

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What is Gorix?

A carbonised fibre with conductivity used to heat car seats

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What is Soft-Switch?

Conductive threads woven or knitted with pressure sensors used as audio devices

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What is Stomatex?

Biomimentic fabric (copies nature)

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How does Stomatex work?

Dome shaped vapour chambers have a tiny pore in the centre. When resting the excess body heat and persipiration rise to the dome and escape through the pores.

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What are the properties of Stomatex?

Weatherproof
Durable
Comfortable

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What is nanotechnology?

When thin layers of nanoparticles are attached to fabrics but doesnt change the feel of the fabric.

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What are nano fibres?

Made from carbon or synthetic polymers. Thin and light, strong and non woven

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What does waterproof mean?

Fully resistant to the absorption of water

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What does water-repellent mean?

Resistance of a fabric to wetting

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What is Kevlar?

Woven fabric to resist abrasion used for bulletproof vest. Strong and made chemically. Lightweight and flexible

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What is Nomex?

flame resistant fabric

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What is Tencel?

Modern regenerated fabric made from wood pulp and minimised energy and waste. combines best with natural and synthetic fibres

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What is Fastskin

Mimics shark skin to reduce drag in water with its rough surface

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What is Thinsulate?

Fine fibres to get more air in less space, better insulator, traps air between the wearer and the outside, breathable, machine washable

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What is Interfacing?

Vilene stiffens the fabric preventing snaggin

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What does a quilted layer add to a fabric?

Warmth

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What does microencapsulated fabrics do?

Reduce body odour and skin irritation
Eg, underwear, anitbac socks

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What are heat thermochromic fabrics?

Dye changes colour due to heat and only last 5-10 years as the micro-capsule bursts

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What are examples of thermochromic fabrics?

Childrens wear, sports and fire fighters clothing

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What are photochromic fabrics?

Dyes change colour due to sunlight, smart pigments

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What are examples of photochromic fabrics?

T-shirts, military clothing