Collaboration produces plant-based nylon-6

July 25th, 2022

San Diego-based biotechnology company Genomatica, with its collaborator Aquafil, has successfully completed the first demonstration scale production runs for plant-based nylon-6. Aquafil is a major producer of nylon in Italy and worldwide. The new material is intended to contribute to reshaping the $22 billion nylon industry, enabling brands to meet demand from consumers for sustainable materials […]

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Sustainability and responsibility

November 22nd, 2021

Since fiber manufacturers, such as Unifi, first learned how to recycled PET into polyester fiber, billions of bottles have been recycled to make new fabric.  Advanced Textiles Conference speakers discuss the textile industry's challenges. by Marie O’Mahony and Janet Preus As world leaders sat down for COP26 in Glasgow, sustainability panelists debated the impact of […]

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NILIT launches Sensil® BioCare

April 26th, 2021

NILIT, a global provider of Nylon 6.6, has introduced Sensil® BioCare, a sustainable premium Nylon fiber enhanced with a technology that helps reduce the persistence of textile waste in sea water and in landfills. The product is the newest addition to the Sensil® portfolio of responsibly manufactured, environmentally considerate premium Nylon products that benefit the […]

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Eastman Naia™ cellulosic staple fiber debuts

February 5th, 2020

Eastman, announces the expansion of its Naia™ fiber portfolio at Première Vision-Paris Feb. 11-13. With the introduction of its new cellulosic staple fiber, Naia offers another versatile eco-conscious material choice for sustainable fashion. “We are thrilled to expand our product offerings, and we have been working with a strong network of innovative spinner partners around the world […]

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Infinited Fiber forms partnerships for sustainably produced fiber

May 6th, 2019

Finnish textile startup Infinited Fiber Co. (IFC) recently formed new partnerships with fashion retailer H&M, Finnish investment company Virala, and clean energy and resource efficiency company Fortum, with the aim of more opportunities to close the loop for textiles.  “Fortum is studying possibilities to grow business that is based on the more efficient use of biomass. […]

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TAF launches sustainability campaign

September 17th, 2018

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. (TAF) has launched a campaign positioning Radianza™ fiber as an eco-friendly and sustainable product for the textile and apparel industry. Called “Nature Thanks Back,” the campaign defines how this fiber helps to reduce the negative impacts on the environment by allowing minimum discharge of harmful chemicals, as well as conserving […]

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Unifi receives UNC Sustainability Award

May 30th, 2018

Unifi, maker of REPREVE performance fiber, announces that it is the inaugural business recipient of the 2018 University of North Carolina Sustainability Award from Kenan-Flagler Business School's Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. The award recognizes leadership and best practices in environmental and business sustainability for North Carolina enterprises. UNC’s goals for the […]

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