Textile coating system without C8 developed

February 12, 2018

In response to the imminent ban on C8 fluorocarbon technology, due to emissions of PFOS and PFOA, Nano-Care Deutschland has developed a new textile coating system for water and oil repellency. The company set out to retain high standards of oil repellency while eliminating long-chain fluorination, the company says. The result is based on what …

GeoTyping DNA tagging traces global cotton substitution  

February 9, 2018

The GeoTyping Beta Program uses a known library of biomarkers that designate the DNA fingerprint of the cotton cultivar, including genus, species and one of 70 different geographic-cultivar-dependent genotypes.Applied DNA Sciences has announced its GeoTyping Beta Program. Cotton samples may be submitted during the month of February by brands and retailers interested in identifying country …

Transparency, systemic incentives to offset textile waste

February 7, 2018

A recent report by Reverse Resources says that an average of 25 percent of resources used to manufacture fabrics and garments is wasted. The company is offering ideas about how to reduce that figure. In an article in Raw Materials, researchers don’t pin the inefficiency on factories or label it a lack of responsibility on …

More sustainable carpet yarns developed

February 6, 2018

A new platform of yarns for home textiles is being produced as a collaboration between DuPont and Wools of New Zealand (WoNZ). The new yarns are meant to offer performance characteristics within a more eco-friendly profile, DuPont reports. The yarns will tap WoNZ source traceability, patented technology and the company’s commitment to “connect the people …

Teijin new knit shown at Outdoor Retailer

January 29, 2018

Teijin Frontier’s new knitting material was on exhibit at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018. The company says the new knit material has a glossy, translucent appearance and is “thin, lightweight and compact, as well as stretchable, form stable and moisture permeable.” Other materials meant for high-performance sportswear include a newly developed Deltapeak sweat suit fabric, …

Annual Global Fibers Congress stresses sustainability, responsibility

January 23, 2018

An article in Fashionating World reports that more than 700 participants from over 30 countries took part in the 56th Man-Made Fibers Congress in Dornbirn, Austria. Key areas of discussion included fiber innovations; fibers, textiles and nonwovens for health care and hygiene; protective applications; sports and leisure wear. The three-day event also included a young …

Organizations connect to abate microplastics release

January 22, 2018

A group of European industry associations has formulated an agreement to address the harmful effects of releasing microplastics into oceans and waterways. The agreement’s aim is to prevent harm to the environment associated with microplastics released from synthetic textile washing—an issue potentially affecting billions of people around the globe. An article in Textile World reports …

Beaulieu introduces EqoBalance polyamide yarns

January 19, 2018

Beaulieu announced its new EqoBalance PA6 yarns. Production of the polyamide yarns follows the biomass balance approach, which ensures at the start of the supply chain that natural renewable raw materials partially or completely replace fossil fuel sources. The process uses resources such as biogas or bio-naphtha to manufacture the polyamide. The share of bio-based …

Sympatex partners with outdoor clothing

December 29, 2017

Sympatex Technologies will launch the 2018–2019 winter season with new partnerships in the areas of ski, snowboard and freestyle. Brands such as Chiemsee, Rossignol, Billabong, DC Shoes, Pyrenex, Tierra, and Woods will use the Sympatex membrane, which the company reports is 100 percent recyclable and climate-neutral. “At the end of 2016, we started to establish …

Transparency, systemic incentives to offset textile waste

December 14, 2017

A recent report by Reverse Resources says that an average of 25 percent of resources used to manufacture fabrics and garments is wasted. The company has some ideas on how to reduce that figure. An article in Raw Materials says that the researchers don’t pin the inefficiency on factories or label it a lack of …