Driving sustainability in advanced textiles

December 12th, 2022

Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has completed the installation of 13,000m2 of photovoltaic panels on the roof of its Nantong factory. The installation is projected to produce 1.5 million kWh of electricity a year and lower CO2 emissions by about 1,200 tons/year. Photo: Freudenberg. The recently concluded COP-27 meeting in Sharm-El-Sheikh has affirmed the commitment of […]

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Bio-based creora® gets global SGS certification

August 9th, 2022

Global elastane manufacturer Hyosung has received eco-product certification from Standard Global Services (SGS) guaranteeing that creora® bio-based elastane is made with plant-based materials and is produced in a harmless and eco-friendly environment, a Knitting Industry article reports. Hyosung’s creora is made by replacing 30 percent of petroleum-based resources with bio-based raw materials derived from industrial field corn, known […]

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Plant-based finishes from Devan

January 17th, 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 provide freshness and hygiene for […]

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Natural fibers, unconventional uses

October 8th, 2018

Bio-based technologies show promise in addressing textile sustainability concerns. The introduction of new regulations and standards can create a ripple effect that extends far beyond the industry or material group that it is directed at. Europe adopted a European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy earlier this year and is seriously considering the introduction […]

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