The things people come up with!

January 13, 2020

by Janet Preus That sustainability is a powerful driver for new innovations in textiles is not altogether surprising for those of us who have been observing the industry for several years. What always surprises me, though, is the innovations themselves. The ways researchers and business innovators accomplish new sustainability advances—the research itself, the prototypes, the …

CORDURA introduces MoveX stretch fabrics

November 19, 2019

CORDURA brand has introduced MoveX CORDURA NYCO, a range of stretch fabrics from Sapphire Mills. Innovation in Textiles reports that the new fabrics are said to offer specifically engineered enhanced stretch solutions to provide dimensional stability and chemical resistance required for garments subjected to higher-temperature washing.  The MoveX range is designed to offer excellent stretch and stretch-recovery properties as well as the …

Textile from banana fibers wins design prize

November 11, 2019

Swiss backpack brand QWSTION has been awarded the Design Prize Switzerland 2019 in the textile category for its textile “Bananatex.” The technical textile is made from banana plant fibers known as banana hemp or abaca. The fibers are reported to give the bags strength and durability; a coating of beeswax provides water-resistance.  Sustainability is an integral part …

New study addresses microplastic fibers in effluents

October 14, 2019

The Hohenstein Institute published a study this month describing a new analytical approach for the determination of fibers in effluents.  The detection of shedded fibers in effluents from textile washing has attracted attention due to its reported contribution to microplastic pollution. Commonly used analytical methods for fiber detection in liquids are based on filtration with …

Printed Electronics World event in November

April 16, 2019

On Nov. 20 and 21, 2019, end users and suppliers from around the globe will gather for a Printed Electronics World event to explore the technology capability and opportunities of printed, flexible and hybrid electronics. The event will focus on end-user case studies, needs and opportunities; the latest technology and product road maps, capabilities and …

Today’s nonwoven sector: an overview

June 26, 2017

Versatility in fiber content can lead to expanding applications. Nonwoven fabrics have become a mainstay in the textiles sector. Compared to commodity textiles, nonwovens, industrial textiles, smart and wearable textiles are relatively new entrants into the industry. But the nonwovens sector is an organized one and has been established for five decades. This sector has …