Antimicrobial hospital textiles market report

October 26th, 2020

A new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets™ says that the antimicrobial hospital textiles market size is estimated at $7.1 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 9.4 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 percent.  According to the report "Antimicrobial Hospital Textiles Market by Material, Usability (Disposable, […]

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Biobased products can produce luminescent textiles

October 26th, 2020

A researcher at the University of Borås has found that luminescent textiles can be created by using a bioluminescent reaction system. Photo: University of Borås A researcher has established that luminescent textiles can be created by using a bioluminescent reaction system. Regarding her doctoral thesis in the field of Textile Technology at the University of […]

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Life-saving textiles

October 26th, 2020

Enhanced functionalities drive healthcare textiles' growth. by Seshadri Ramkumar Healthcare textiles span a range of applications from hospital drapes to wound care and compression products used during recovery and rehabilitation after surgeries. Single-to-limited-life textile products find medical-related applications such as implants, barriers against microbes and lifestyle enhancement products used in caring for everyone from babies […]

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Pvilion honored with architectural award

October 26th, 2020

Photo: Pvilion. Pvilion, Brooklyn, N.Y., was recently chosen as a winner in the Outdoor Products category in the Architectural Products Design Awards for its Solar Sail shade canopies. The canopies provide both shade and solar-powered USB ports for cellular charging, AC outlets and LED lighting.  The solar canopies are a pilot project operated by Pvilion […]

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Fruit fly eye study could impact future textiles

October 26th, 2020

Russian and Swiss scientists have learned how to replicate a nanocoating with antimicrobial, anti-reflective and self-cleaning properties, based on the structures covering the corneas of fruit fly eyes, that could find applications in the textile industry. Researchers from Far Eastern Federal University teamed with colleagues from the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne and Zurich’s Swiss […]

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Central National Gottesman (CNG) Expands into Nonwovens & Fibers, Growing Its Global Product Category Offerings

October 23rd, 2020

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, has announced that its Central National division will expand its product offering to include nonwovens and fibers. The new category includes viscose and lyocell, the plant-based fibers used in textiles, nonwovens and […]

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Inner Mettle launches IM ViroBac fabric

October 21st, 2020

Inner Mettle (IM) has launched its latest product, IM ViroBac fabric, developed to reduce the risk of viral and bacterial transmission via surface contact applicable to a multitude of situations in a commercial environment, such as public transport, medical facilities and hospitality. The company says that testing has shown the fabric can reduce the human coronavirus by 97.5 […]

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American & Efird agrees to buy Charles Craft Performance Yarns

October 20th, 2020

Elevate Textiles Inc., a global provider of advanced products and mission-critical textile solutions, announced that its American & Efird (A&E) division has agreed to purchase the high-performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance flame resistant/cut resistant industrial yarns and other specialty products.The combination of these legacy brands brings together leading […]

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SABIC and Fibertex collaborate on recycled nonwoven

October 15th, 2020

SABIC, a global chemicals industry company, is collaborating with Fibertex Personal Care, manufacturer of spunbond nonwovens for the hygiene industry, to create a range of nonwovens using high purity recycled plastics from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio and services.  This will be the world’s first nonwovens range based on recycled plastics in the hygiene industry. The initiative […]

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Designer knits biodegradable children’s shoes

October 12th, 2020

Photo: Noi Einav. In a day when fast fashion is the norm, and so much of what we wear ends up in landfills, one designer has a fresh idea: biodegradable knit shoes for children that come with an expiration date. “What if we could buy clothes the same way we buy milk, according to our needs […]

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