Grants awarded for innovation in US Textile Manufacturing

Innovation in Textiles - Walmart, The Walmart Foundation and The US Conference of Mayors have announced this year’s US Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients at the 85th Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Washington, DC. - See more at: http://www.innovationintextiles.com/grants-awarded-for-innovation-in-us-textile-manufacturing/#sthash.3vFzhSfT.dpuf

The 2017 Walmart US Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant winners are:

  • Washington State University, to establish an environmentally friendly process to recycle cotton waste by fibre regeneration using a wet spinning technique
  • North Carolina State University, to create a universal and sustainable commercial textile dyeing method that doesn't use salt or alkali; doesn't produce effluent; and produces more than 95 percent savings of both energy and water
  • Clemson University, for development of sustainable polyester fibres that achieve a high level of water and oil repellence
  • Oregon State University, to develop a sustainable, cost-effective dyeing and printing of smart fabrics process
  • Texas Tech University, to support research on various aspects of textile manufacturing, dyeing efficiency and specialty finishes
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, to develop magnetic dyeing technology to address the technical and environmental issues of current dyeing techniques

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