Polartec announces latest Power Air technology

February 19, 2020

Polartec has announced its latest Polartec Power Air fabric technology, made to be 100 percent recyclable and circular, as well as 25 percent lighter than the initial product, according to a Knitting Industry article. Encapsulated lofted fibers within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction are designed to offer advanced thermal efficiency in the new product.

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Dynamic Modifiers introduces VersaCHAR PVC alternative

February 18, 2020

Dynamic Modifiers has incorporated its PAL technology in the company’s latest product, VersaCHAR. PAL compounds are an environmentally sustainable, 100 percent recyclable, olefin-based alternative used to replace melt-extruded flexible PVC, the company reports. The product is designed to be lightweight and meet non-halogen, low smoke (NHLS) flame retardant requirements of some green

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Latest Tencel Luxe plant

February 13, 2020

Lenzing has completed the second pilot production plant for its filament yarn Tencel Luxe, according to an Innovation in Textiles article. The yarn is designed to be suitable for fine fabrics and to blend with wool, cashmere and silk in scarves, ties, blouses, dresses, shirts, ties and linings of suits.  The company

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Hohenstein to analyze microfiber shedding

February 3, 2020

Hohenstein has completed the development of its new method for analyzing microfiber shedding from textiles. Using dynamic image analysis, the method quantifies shedding behavior and reveals previously unattainable data with practical implications for material development/t throughout the supply chain. The new method is the result of four years of research

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Functional jacket designed to close the textile loop

January 31, 2020

rEvolution Hybrid, an upcycled functional jacket, is the latest development from wear2wear. The three-layer jacket was developed and produced in collaboration with the European industry partnership, which aims to rapidly close the textile loop. Sympatex Technologies and Schoeller Textil are two wear2wear founding members. According to a recent news release from Sympatex,

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Global sustainability commitment announced

January 20, 2020

Three organizations came together at the United Nations headquarters recently to establish their vision for a more sustainable textiles industry. Texpertise Network of trade show producer Messe Frankfurt, the Conscious Fashion Campaign, and the United Nations Office for Partnerships outlined their future collaboration to further their Sustainable Development Goals in the fashion and

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Plant-based finishes from Devan

January 17, 2020

Devan Chemicals, the Belgium-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, is launching two bio-based solutions at the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 7–10, the company says. The new solutions include a bio-based antimicrobial, BI-OME Natural, and bio-based phase change materials (PCMs), Tones of Cool Bio. The goal of BI-OME Natural is to

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PG Denim touts cooler, water-saving dye process

January 10, 2020

Italian denim maker PG Denim has teamed up with a shirt supplier to recycle its viscose to create a flocked denim fabric. In a recent release, the company says that it also worked with chemical company Officina+39 and a Mexican manufacturer on a new cooler dye process.  Generally, large quantities

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Biobased Xorel achieves Living Product Challenge certification

December 16, 2019

Carnegie Fabrics textile Biobased Xorel, sourced from sugar cane, has garnered Living Product Challenge certification, according to a recent news release. The Living Product Challenge is a program of the International Living Future Institute. The program assesses a product’s life cycle, social equity and material health effects. This framework aims

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China holds sustainability conference

December 12, 2019

Hosted by Wuhan Textile University, the conference for the international apparel and home fashion industry is scheduled for Dec. 13–17. It will cover sustainable product development, innovation and technology.   The conference is supported by the China Textile and Apparel Education Society and will feature environmental protection design competitions and joint

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