Innovators find a variety of markets for color-changing materials

September 1, 2016

Sommers Plastics Products’ thermochromatic liquid crystal technology creates dramatic effects for fashion applications, but has a variety of practical uses as well. Photo: Sommers Plastic Products. New research and applications are proving that color-changing smart textiles continue to offer viable technology and products in the smart fabrics marketplace. Most recently,

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Equipment purchasing: price and value

July 18, 2016

Today’s advanced sewing equipment offers a host of cost- and labor-saving advantages. In addition to energy-efficient motors, the machines incorporate sophisticated features like auto back-tacking, under-thread trimming devices and (shown here) parachute line cord feed—hot cut, fold, place and sew. Photo: Henderson Sewing Machine Co. ROI is still an important

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