Ubiquitous polyester

April 24th, 2023

I was recently looking for some clothing items made of cotton. That used to be easy. Everything was made out of cotton, or another natural fiber such as wool or silk. I’m giving my age away here, because I know this transition away from “natural” fibers has been ongoing for a long time. But flannel […]

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Sustainability and fibrous substrates

March 28th, 2022

While sustainability efforts in the industry may have suffered over the past two years due to the pandemic, supply chain issues and the current crisis in Ukraine, we should not lose our focus on the importance of addressing climate change. A recent report from the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

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Developments in the advanced fibers market

March 9th, 2020

High performance and sustainability are the drivers in materials research.  by Seshadri Ramkumar The textile industry is a major contributor to the manufacturing sector. While labor costs and market competition have forced the textile industry to move from predominantly Western countries to Eastern ones, the high-performance textiles sector that focuses on disruptive and incremental value-added […]

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