Starlinger unveils eight-shuttle circular loom

June 7th, 2017

Starlinger has introduced a new loom that operates with eight weaving shuttles and features a newly constructed reed. The FX 8.0 circular loom is used for the production of heavy-duty tape fabric. Designed for the production of tubular and flat fabrics with up to 260 grams per square meter, the loom can process polypropylene, HDPE […]

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Jackets and packs repair themselves

June 6th, 2017

Lifestyle brand Imperial Motion, based in Tacoma, Wash., is offering a new line of jackets and backpacks made of self-healing fabric. The company’s Nano Cure Tech Fabric is a lightweight, waterproof nylon ripstop, combined with a double-sided coating, that has resealing and repairing capabilities. When activated by the heat of a person’s fingers, small holes and […]

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö awarded EcoVadis Gold

June 5th, 2017

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis following the assessment of the group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement. EcoVadis assesses performance improvements of four CSR components: environment, labor practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. The Gold rating places the company among the top 1 percent of suppliers evaluated across all industries, a […]

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Germany will host “Sustainable Textile School”

June 2nd, 2017 reports that a “Sustainable Textile School” will be held in Chemnitz, Germany, September 18–20, 2017. Researchers and industry experts will discuss how businesses in the textile industry can develop a more sustainable approach to their operations. In the interests of encouraging the next generation of textile experts, students will be able to participate through […]

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“Hackathon” yields Sympatex functional jacket 4.0

June 1st, 2017

“How do you imagine the ultimate functional jacket 4.0?” Sympatex Technologies investigated this question during a two-day design “hackathon,” together with a group of 20 outdoor bloggers and influencers at Mittenwald Hut on May 18 and 19. David Bacci, extreme mountaineer and Greenpeace activist; and Joe Stocker, clothing designer, served as mentors and experts for […]

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