Trelleborg acquires Dartex Holdings

February 28, 2018

Trelleborg has acquired the UK company Dartex Holdings. According to Trelleborg, Dartex specializes in the manufacture of coated fabrics primarily for the healthcare and medical industry, particularly coated fabrics for pressure injury prevention. The acquisition broadens Trelleborg’s offerings and strengthens its position as a supplier of engineered coated fabrics. It was made through the company’s …

Unifrax launches new Insulfrax LTX thermal blankets

February 27, 2018

Unifrax recently unveiled its new Insulfrax LTX Products, lightweight, needled low-biopersistent blankets. The new product has been designed to offer lower thermal conductivity in a variety of industrial thermal management applications. According to the company, Insulfrax LTX Blankets are inorganic and binder-free, which may result in less dust.  The company says the blankets are now …

Shoe is made with yarn derived from castor oil

February 26, 2018

Tiziano Guardini, a designer who has made sustainability the distinctive feature of his original creations, has added a bio-based shoe to his new sustainable collection. Made by Santoni, producer of seamless machines, the shoe displays futuristic lines and a seamless upper made entirely of bio-based Evo® yarn by Fulgar, an Italian manufacturer. The yarn’s biomass …

Costco picks OEKO-TEX® standard for product screening

Costco has announced a partnership with the Hohenstein Group to integrate STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification into its Smart Screening Program to ensure safe, traceable and sustainable products. The program is designed to protect consumer and environmental health by removing chemicals of concern (COCs) from the products offered in Costco stores worldwide. Used by manufacturers, …

Supreme introduces a dual reflective and conductive smart yarn

Specialty yarn producer Supreme Corp., Conover, N.C., announces its new, custom smart yarn. Supreme, with its VOLT Smart Yarns and partner JRC REFLEX, have developed and produced a specialty smart yarn that combines the patented processes of VOLT Smart Yarns and Coated Reflective Yarn (CRY®) to deliver a highly conductive and reflective material. The partnership …

RICOSTA shoes will have Sympatex eco-friendly linings

Sympatex Technologies announces that RICOSTA shoes will use Sympatex 100 percent recycled lining materials in creating its eco-friendly children’s shoes. The linings consist of global recycled standard or bluesign® certified polyester fibers made from recycled PET bottles. According to Sympatex, compared to producing 1 kilogram of new polyester fibers, the production of 1 kilogram of …

When performance matters most

Testing is a complex and critical part of the manufacturing process for protective and occupational gear. It may be impossible to guarantee personal protective equipment (PPE) in extreme circumstances, but today’s testing standards can offer proven performance for PPE, occupational gear and equipment, and the fabrics they incorporate. Following an industry-standard testing process is critical …

G4 combat uniform by Crye, Invista

February 23, 2018

Crye Precision and Invista’s Cordura brand have teamed up to create a new military uniform. According to Fibre2Fashion, the G4 Uniform is made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTX rip-stop material and constructed with stretch Cordura Nyco fabric technology. The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design intended to reduce bulk and enhance wearer comfort under body …

Formosa Taffeta Co. to incorporate DuPont’s Intexar

February 22, 2018

A partnership between DuPont Advanced Materials and the Formosa Taffeta Co. (FTC) has been announced. The companies will highlight the use of DuPont’s Intexar Heat, a thin, stretchable ink and film that can be powered to produce heat. The heating solution is designed to be integrated into smart outdoor clothing. According to a DuPont press …

Eurojersey launches graphene-containing fabric with Directa Plus

February 21, 2018

Directa Plus has teamed up with Italian textile company Eurojersey and sportswear brand Colmar for two collections containing its graphene-based product. Directa says the inclusion of G+ provides a bacteriostatic effect, as well as even distribution of body heat and a heat dispersion effect in hot weather. It is Eurojersey’s first graphene-containing technical fabric, and …