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The mission of the company is to develop and commercialize new materials and technologies for industry transfer to create new products with the aim to improve quality of life, work and environment. The company acts as a go-between among many industrial branches and research fields, in particoular: nanotubes, fibers, fabrics, composite textile structures, extreme sport equipments and safe equipments, new performing materials and technologies for furnishing / automotive / nautical / medical areas.
Caleo-Tex is a textile finishing treatment based on carbon nanoparticles able to confer conductive properties to natural fibers and fabrics. The result is a cotton able to warm more than wool when properly powered.
Fifty-two years ago, on February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. He also was one of the first humans to study the planet from space. Just 5 minutes and 44 seconds after launch, Glenn offered his first words about the view from his porthole: “This is Friendship 7. Can see clear back; a big cloud pattern way back across towards the Cape. Beautiful sight.” Three hours later, at the beginning of his third orbit, Glenn photographed this panoramic view of Florida from the Georgia border (right, under clouds) to just north of Cape Canaveral. His American homeland was 162 miles (260 kilometers) below. “I have the Cape in sight down there,” he noted to mission controllers. “It looks real fine from up here. I can see the whole state of Florida just laid out like on a map. Beautiful.”
“From a boilingbath of hotsulfuricacid, a laboratorytechnicianliftstworods of plastic. One has charred and deteriorated. The other-arod of DuPont’snewTeflontetrafluoroethyleneresin-is not affected at all by the highlycorrosivehotacid. Teflonresists the mostcorrosiveacids and solvents to a degreeunequaled by any otherplastic. Itis not attackedeven by aquaregiawhichdissolvesgold and platinum.”
When GE designed this electric flying suit for the U.S. Air Corps, pressurized airplane cabins were not yet in use. At high altitudes cabins could reach sub-zero temperatures capable of freezing flesh to metal. Shown above is a test of a GE electric flying suit at 63 degrees below zero in a cold room at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey in 1941.