Toray Introduces environmentally friendly nylon

September 14, 2020

Toray Industries Inc. has developed a new, more sustainable nylon that the company says represents a major step forward in its “Sustainability Vision.” The development makes it possible to create bio-based versions of Toray technologies such as Entrant® and Dermizax®.  Ecodear Nylon is 60 percent bio-based, developed with sebacic acid generated from Castor beans. The …

AITEX certifies Royo dye process as sustainable

August 24, 2020

Spanish textile research institute AITEX has certified Tejidos Royo’s Dry Black process as a sustainable technology. The textiles manufacturer, working with machinery company Gaston and consultancy Indigo Mill Designs, has built on research out of Texas Tech University for a way to dye yarns black using almost no water.Dry Black reduces water usage by 99.1 …

AATCC announces 2020 Sustainability Special Issue

August 17, 2020

The AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR),AATCC’s flagship peer-reviewed textile science journal, is now in its seventh year of publication. In addition to AJOR’s regular bimonthly issues, available to members and subscribers, AATCC publishes occasional AJOR Special Issues on topics of importance to the textile industry, which are free and available to all.  The new 2020 Special Issue One of AJOR, covering sustainability issues …

Sciessent earns industry honors for sustainability

August 6, 2020

Sciessent today announced new industry recognition for the company’s commitment to safe, sustainable, environmentally responsible solutions, earning bluesign® approval for all of its technologies (AgionÒ, ActiveXL, LavaÒ, Lava XLÒ and CurbÒ) and achieving Level 3 compliance from the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation.  “Our technologies are used in a wide range of industries and applications, from consumer apparel …

Hyosung expands recycled fiber offerings

July 27, 2020

Fiber manufacturer Hyosung has expanded its 100 percent recycled fiber offering. In addition to its Global Recycle Standard (GRS) 100 percent recycled creora® regen spandex collection, the company will present a series of new recycled polyester and nylon yarns in the coming weeks. These new products include 100 percent recycled regen askin polyester with cooling …

Collaboration supports greener chemical formulas

July 13, 2020

Hohenstein and Scivera have streamlined the process for chemical suppliers to assess and validate preferred chemicals and to proactively improve formulations to ZDHC MRSL conformance level 3 and beyond for apparel, footwear and home textiles. The collaboration integrates software, certification and analytical testing to enable suppliers to improve and verify greener formulations. Brands taking action …

Scientists discover how to grow colored cotton

Scientists in Australia say they have discovered a genetic modification that makes it possible to grow colored cotton. The scientists hope it will remove the need for chemical dyes, which can be harmful to the environment.  Colleen MacMillan leads the team of scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science …

Baldwin’s TexCoat G4 offers sustainable finishing

July 2, 2020

Skyrocketing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide tightened supply of durable water repellents (DWR) and antimicrobials that are used in the textile finishing process. While the surging need for face masks and other protective medical gear can be a boon for the industry, as mills …

Unifi achieves recycling milestone

June 18, 2020

Unifi Inc., an innovator in recycled and synthetic yarns, has reached a key goal set in 201 of transforming more than 20 billion PET bottles. The driver of this new milestone was Unifi’s REPREVE® platform of recycled performance fibers, which has been adopted by more than 500 global brand and textile partners. Tom Caudle, president and …

Algae used to make new biopolymer

April 13, 2020

In 2019 the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture registered algae as an agricultural commodity, making it a tradeable material and industry feedstock. That action may mean that more manufacturers will use the commodity to create textile technologies. Algix LLC is a clean technology company that produces sustainable products using aquaculture and water remediation.According to a recent report in Sportstextiles.com, the company …