Pvilion honored with architectural award

October 26, 2020

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 under the …

SABIC and Fibertex collaborate on recycled nonwoven

October 15, 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 …

Designer knits biodegradable children’s shoes

October 12, 2020

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 and taking into …

Salomon introduces recyclable performance running shoe

October 8, 2020

French outdoor brand Salomon as unveiled Index.01, a performance running shoe made to be recycled. The result of three years of research and development at Salomon’s Annecy Design Center in the French Alps, the shoe has been constructed to reduce material waste by using circular life cycle principles.  By using recycled polyester for the upper …

Lenzing launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers

September 28, 2020

Following wider corporate commitments made by the Lenzing Group in 2019 to drive sustainability and combat climate change, TENCEL™, Lenzing’s flagship brand for textiles, is introducing its first carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers to the market. Following the strict guidelines of The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the fibers are certified CarbonNeutral® products for the textile …

“Designer” plastic can be recycled and reused

An new class of polymers that matches popular plastics’ thermal and mechanical properties, but has the potential to be recycled and reused indefinitely, has been developed by scientists in the U.S., China and Saudi Arabia. The work has been reported recently in various scientific journals including Science, Chemistry World and Ecotextile News.  However, designing chemically recyclable plastics with desirable …

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 …