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Tech Talk: Trends in Fiber Material Science & Innovation

By Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA

Material science plays a huge role in fiber innovation. Whether simple improvements of existing products or entirely novel approaches, the world of fibers is always pushing forward via breakthroughs in material science. There are many drivers to this change, such as reducing plastics in the environment, the pursuit of a more circular economy, and regulatory changes, just to name a few.…Continue Reading »

New Liquid Crystal Polyester Filament Yarns

By Kota Nakamura, Ryosuke Sakae, Hisatoshi Tanaka and Munekazu Matoba, Toray Industries, Japan

Liquid crystal polyester (LCP) filament yarns made from thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer are a type of “super fiber,” which include para-aramid and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE).…Continue Reading »

From Egyptian Cotton to Recycled POY and DFY Filaments – ITMA 2019 Showcased the Advanced Technologies Driving Today’s Fiber Industry Forward

By Adrian Wilson, European Correspondent

Over 105,000 visitors descended on Barcelona, Spain, from June 20-26 for this year’s ITMA textile technology exhibition, which takes place once every four years in Europe. The technologies of the 1,717 exhibitors from 45 countries on display are employed in producing a wide range of fiber-based products, ranging from clothing and home furnishings to more technical products, such as construction materials and reinforcements for composites.…Continue Reading »

RISE®2019

Accelerate new thinking with RISE®— INDA’s Research, Innovative & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference. See next applications and product development directions from science-based knowledge leaders. Experience two-days of in-depth technical exploration into “what’s next” and “what’s needed” from the most …Continue Reading »

OUTLOOK™ 2019

The World’s Premier Nonwovens Personal Care & Hygiene Products Conference Imagine one location where you can meet, connect and partner with more than 500 senior professionals, saving time and numerous trips… OUTLOOK™ makes it happen! OUTLOOK™ 2018 closes as most successful …Continue Reading »

Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2019

In 2019, the Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA) is hosted by our partner Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) in Denkendorf (Germany). 

FILTECH 2019

FILTECH is the largest and most important filtration event worldwide for those involved in purchasing, selling, designing, improving or researching filtration and separation equipment and services.

Hygienix™ 2019

WHAT’S TOP OF MIND IN TODAY’S HYGIENE INDUSTRY? Find out at Hygienix™ 2019. Just look at the agenda: we’ll have world-class innovators unpacking the latest breakthroughs and challenges in sustainability. You’ll learn about evolving demographics, new technologies, and megatrends that are …Continue Reading »

Techtextil North America

Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry. From research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment and recycling. Held in conjunction with the exhibit hall, is the …Continue Reading »