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News, Announcements, & Awards

May 2022

Soliyarn Reaches Deal with Huvis to Revolutionize Smart Garments 

"Soliyarn, Inc. has reached a deal with Huvis Global, a South Korean fiber manufacturing giant, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, M2I2 Manufacturing Grant program, to close a round of funding for $7.7M which will lay the groundwork for a research & development and production facility to manufacture these textiles at scale. Huvis develops staple and filament yarn for mass textile manufacturing, as well as fibers for specialized applications such as fire-resistant aramid and Olefin Fiber for Sanitary Materials. Environmental consciousness is a core value of Huvis Global, making this partnership a force for ecological stewardship and water conservation. In addition to the funding support, ADS Inc. is coming in with strategic support for supplying Soliyarn products to the US military markets. ADS Inc., a veteran provider of military equipment and supply chain solutions for federal agencies and protective services, is excited to be Soliyarn's distributor in those markets." Read the press release below:

https://www.accesswire.com/viewarticle.aspx?id=702526&token=ky2ug6go1cr02rn02m84

August 2021

AFWERX Collider Pitch

Founder and CTO Trisha Andrew, PhD, pitches and demonstrates autonomous heating and sweat management garments at AFWERX Collider. We were joined at AFWERX Collider by Department of Defense and venture capital stakeholders in order to reimagine the future of defense with enhanced technological capabilities.

June 2021

ADS Expo, Round One!

Team Soliyarn attends our first ever ADS trade show in Colorado Springs! We showed off our prototype heated wearables to military personnel and industry experts. Next step, manufacturing gear for the next generation soldier!

military personnel with heated wearables

May 2021

5 Questions with Trisha Andrew, the scientist making smart apparel

making smart apparel interview - emerging technologies in the textile industry

Trisha Andrew, Professor of Chemistry and Soliyarn founder and lead scientist, speaks at Retail Week's Retail Connected webinar! Trisha, alongside 140 other garment innovators, spoke on emerging technologies in the textile industry.

May 2021

Soliyarn & Draper Knitting Company Collaborate

Our Engineers and Business Leaders take a tour of the Draper Knitting Company, learning about their

roll-to-roll process. We love to collaborate and learn from locally-based Massachusetts mills in order to innovate new technologies. A big thank you to Kristin and Wendy Draper!

roll to roll process for knitting company

May 2021

AFWERX Award

Soliyarn is awarded SBIR Phase 1 from AFWERX to combat hypothermia through sweat management in the U.S. military.

AFWERX award - combatting hypothermia through sweat management for the U.S. military

January 2021

Greentown Pitch Day Presentation

Soliyarn Founder and Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Trisha Andrew presents Soliyarn's novel vapor coating process for textiles at Greentown's Low-Carbon Manufacturing Sector Pitch Day. Greentown Labs is an incubator dedicated to helping startups in the green space to grow.

August 2020

National Science Foundation Backs Soliyarn

The National Science Foundation (NSF) grant program awards Soliyarn funding for SBIR Phase I. Vapor Deposition for Non-Metallic Conductive Yarns.

National Science Foundation funding - Vapor Deposition for Non-Metallic Conductive Yarns

February 2020

Large ADS Purchase Order Received

Advanced purchase order received from military equipment supplier ADS, Inc. for headed gloves using reactive vapor deposition. Soliyarn continues to work with ADS on delivering heated glove prototypes.

military equipment supplier - heated gloves using reactive vapor deposition

December 2019

Soliyarn Awarded AFWERX Phase I Grant

Phase I from AFWERX SBIR received to innovate heated gloves, heated fabric, chemical vapor deposition, and roll-to-roll scaling for the U.S. Military and Airforce. 

November 2019

WIRED Interviews Soliyarn Founder in Article

Professor Trisha Andrew explains how her innovative reactive vapor process enables heated garments to maintain comfort. Co-founder Morgan Baima explains how Soliyarn heated gloves are in high demand by the U.S. military for cold-weather operators.  

Read the article here.

Wired.com interview - how reactive vapor process enables heated garments to maintain comfort