Lenzing launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers

September 28th, 2020

Following wider corporate commitments made by the Lenzing Group in 2019 to drive sustainability and combat climate change, TENCEL™, Lenzing's flagship brand for textiles, is introducing its first carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers to the market. Following the strict guidelines of The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the fibers are certified CarbonNeutral® products for the textile […]

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Nylstar introduces Meryl Skinlife Force antiviral fabric

September 28th, 2020

Nylstar, a Spanish producer of premium polyamide 6.6 yarns and fabrics, has introduced Meryl Skinlife Force, an odorless. antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral fabric with silver ion technology. According to the company, the fabrics can be used for the development of masks, gowns and other medical products that can be reused more than100 times after being washed at […]

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“Designer” plastic can be recycled and reused

September 28th, 2020

An new class of polymers that matches popular plastics’ thermal and mechanical properties, but has the potential to be recycled and reused indefinitely, has been developed by scientists in the U.S., China and Saudi Arabia. The work has been reported recently in various scientific journals including Science, Chemistry World and Ecotextile News.  However, designing chemically recyclable plastics with desirable […]

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Techtextil and Texprocess 2021 will be a hybrid event

September 28th, 2020

Messe Frankfurt has announced that the Techtextil and Texprocess shows will be held together May 4-7, 2021, in Frankfurt am Main, and Heimtextil will be held concurrently with the two trade shows for the first time, sharing the Exhibition Centre with the fair for home and contract textiles. The postponement of Heimtextil is due to […]

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An energized market

September 28th, 2020

E-textile technologies have taken their place in the larger textile arena.  by Janet Preus In the midst of the reworking of so many segments of the textile industry due to the pandemic, one market segment has been able to stay focused on the basics of what it does: e-textiles, and now conductive fibers and yarns. […]

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö adds TrustShield™ Biological medical fabric

September 25th, 2020

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announces the launch of TrustShield™ Biological, a personal protective apparel medical fabric designed to shield against hazardous pathogens. The product portfolio offers a range of medical fabrics designed to provide superior protection in the operating room, clinical and laboratory environments. TrustShield™ fabrics are laser resistant, protect against chemical permeation, and are highly absorbent. They […]

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DSM offered protective cycling jersey for Tour de France

September 23rd, 2020

Photo: DSM Protective Materials Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, reports that its Dyneema® technology was used in Team Sunweb’s protective cycling jerseys in the 2020 Tour de France, according to a report on www.etextilecommunications.com. With its partners, Team Sunweb and Craft Sportswear, DSM helped to deliver a jersey that, when […]

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IFAI Expo and R+T Show Organizer, Messe Stuttgart, to Co-locate Trade Shows Starting in 2021

September 21st, 2020

ROSEVILLE, MN—Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Messe Stuttgart, organizers of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany; R+T Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey; R+T Asia in Shanghai, China and R+T South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are pleased to announce that they will co-locate IFAI Expo with Messe Stuttgart’s new U.S. show named Sun Shading Expo North America […]

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Qmax World LLP pioneers anti-viral uniform fabrics

September 21st, 2020

Qmax World LLP, a manufacturer of uniform fabrics has announced the launch of SELF HEAL™ fabrics. Made in collaboration with the Australian Company making HealthGuard®, an antiviral and antibacterial treatment, this innovation promises protection to those in uniform, from health personnel to law enforcement, factory workers to students in school. The SELF HEAL™ fabrics' technique […]

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From fiber to final product

September 14th, 2020

Wearables become more commercially viable with conductive fiber technology.   By Marie O’Mahony Fibers that offer sensing with purpose have been given a more determined emphasis with the current pandemic. Like many smart materials and wearable technologies, there may be many exciting advances, but finding an application as equally forward looking can be challenging. Some recent […]

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