ECO PASSPORT recognized by ZDHC

August 17, 2018

OEKO-TEX announced that its ECO PASSPORT certification has been recognized as a Level 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme. The ZDHC organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) is integral to the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module, an advanced search engine for conforming formulations that support textile and leather manufacturers to find safer alternatives to hazardous …

Indorama Ventures expands PET recycling capabilities

August 16, 2018

Indorama Ventures (IVL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Sorepla Industrie, a plastics recycling facility in France, Innovation in Textiles reports. Sorepla Industrie is one of the largest recyclers in Europe and has 58 employees. The facility consists of three production lines; recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), recycled high density polyethylene (rHDPE) and food-grade pellets, …

Taiwanese companies unveiled products at Outdoor Retailer

August 15, 2018

Taiwanese textile brands showcased the latest trends in sustainable textile and performance fabrics at Outdoor Retailer this summer. A roster of seven speakers discussed the vision for Taiwan’s textile industry, including trends in eco-textiles and performance fabrics; evaporative cooling and thermoregulation of wool blends for performance enhancement; reducing carbon footprints by choosing the right fabric; and a …

Polygiene technology aims to keep clothes fresher

August 13, 2018

Polygiene Stays Fresh Technology is applied to clothes with the aim of keeping the wearer fresh all day. Because a silver salt is permanently applied to each product, the company says that people can wear the garments more and wash them less, saving time, water and energy associated with washing. The Polygiene treatment is made from 100 …

Industrial Fabrics Association International Endorses APPI Energy

August 10, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. “Every day, APPI Energy …

Archroma acquires M. Dohmen

August 9, 2018

Archroma has announced that it has acquired all remaining minority shares in M. Dohmen S.A., an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors. The acquisition began in 2014. Archroma is serving customers of both companies with the combined product portfolio on all markets where …

IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8, 2018

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore …

Giant space blanket serves a communal purpose

August 6, 2018

Moscow-based designer Alex Shtanuk will be contributing a piece of space travel nostalgia to the 2018 Burning Man gathering later this summer in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, while giving festival attendees a place to escape the desert heat. A giant “space blanket” will provide a casual place for festival goers to find a …

Tackling wrinkling in advanced textile composites

New research shows breakthroughs in solving a persistent challenge in textile composite manufacturing. The birth of the modern composites industry dates back to the introduction of high performance continuous fibers, including aramid and carbon, in the 1960s. Over the years, the increasing availability of such fibers has allowed the rapid development of a range of …

Silk composite helps artificial skin last longer

Artificial skin-like systems can be used in place of animals to test pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or to model how wounds heal. But commercially available human skin equivalents (HSEs), typically last about one week before degradation begins. A new matrix, however, could enable longer-terms studies of human skin responses over weeks or even months and be …