Today’s nonwoven sector: an overview

June 26th, 2017

Versatility in fiber content can lead to expanding applications. Nonwoven fabrics have become a mainstay in the textiles sector. Compared to commodity textiles, nonwovens, industrial textiles, smart and wearable textiles are relatively new entrants into the industry. But the nonwovens sector is an organized one and has been established for five decades. This sector has […]

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Invista to launch ‘Embrace the Elements’ campaign

January 21st, 2016

Invista will launch a new “Embrace the Elements” marketing campaign for its Coolmax and Thermolite fiber brands in early 2016. The fibers are used within both the Wichita, Kan.-based company’s apparel and non-apparel segments. “The campaign centers on the notion of welcoming surroundings, without fighting the elements, whether it is the heat of the gym […]

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Teijin Frontier develops Octa™ neomultilayer fiber

January 13th, 2016

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fiber-product converting company, has announced that it has developed Octa™ Neo, a multilayer fiber that combines the company’s proprietary Octa™ hollow, eight-fin polyester fiber with various chemical and natural staple fibers for diverse applications. Teijin Frontier plans to release Octa Neo in time for 2017 spring/summer sportswear and […]

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Teijin Frontier offers new polyester fabric

July 10th, 2015

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Tokyo-based Teijin Group's fiber-product converting company, says it has developed an all-polyester material that achieves the pile structure of toweling and offers water absorbency, a soft texture and a unique bulky-but-lightweight feel. The company is developing a variety of applications for the new material, focusing on 2016 fall/winter sportswear, but […]

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INVISTA and workout attire for the workplace

July 7th, 2015

As activewear becomes more common in the workplace, Wichita, Kan.-based fiber maker INVISTA has joined emerging designers to explore the fashion potential of outdoor wear. Based on consumer insights, and with help from fashion tech startup Manufacture New York (MNY), INVISTA combines new designs with fabric and fiber innovations, namely T400® technology by LYCRA® and […]

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Rethinking cotton in nonwovens

April 10th, 2015

Sustainability concerns and better processes are making the use of cotton in nonwovens more attractive. The words “cotton” and “advanced textiles” have not, typically, been used in the same breath. There are some good reasons for that, including the price tag. But new processes for integrating small amounts of cotton into engineered nonwoven fabrics could […]

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Kansai University and Teijin develop piezoelectric fabrics for wearables

March 6th, 2015

Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Ltd. have announced that Prof. Yoshiro Tajitsu, Engineering Science, Kansai University, and Teijin have developed what the company terms the world’s first polylactic acid (PLA) fiber- and carbon-fiber-based piezoelectric fabrics. The new piezoelectric fabrics combine Teijin’s polymer and textile technologies with Prof. Tajitsu’s knowledge of piezoelectric materials. Piezoelectricity is […]

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White workwear for hygienic environments

January 1st, 2012

Despite an explosion of color and style in clothing for health professionals, in environments where hygiene trumps fashion, white seems right. The Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany, offers a new kind of fiber using regenerated cellulose and zinc/zinc oxide treatment for white, antimicrobial and comfortable clothing suitable for health and food-preparation work. The new fibers, as […]

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