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The plastics industry – committed to change or defending the status quo?

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The plastics problem – a roundtable discussion

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Synthetic garment insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibers

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PrimaLoft Bio – the world's first synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled and biodegradable fibers.

PrimaLoft, a supplier of advanced material technology solutions, has introduced PrimaLoft Bio, claimed to be the first synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable polyester fibers.

In accelerated test conditions simulating a landfill environment (ASTM D5511) PrimaLoft Bio fibers achieved near complete biodegradation in 394 days, compared with the negligible degradation observed for standard

Fibers using proprietary technology enable highly accelerated rate of biodegradation PrimaLoft, Inc., a global leader in advanced material technology solutions, introduced October 23, 2018 PrimaLoft® Bio, the first synthetic insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibers. Developed over the last four years by PrimaLoft’s team of scientists and engineers, PrimaLoft achieved this textile breakthrough without affecting the …

Renewably Sourced Fiber Meets Rigorous Sustainable Textile Production System; Recognized for its Environmental Responsibility in the Supply Chain DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced today its partnership with bluesign® for the bio-based, high-performance polymer Sorona®. The bluesign® system unites the textile supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment, ensure responsible use of …

Marine plastic macro-litter will gradually become microplastics and ultimately nanoplastics.

Synthetic fibers have taken a bashing in recent months, with numerous press reports suggesting much of the world’s drinking water is contaminated with plastic particles and that washing synthetic clothing could damage marine health.
With such headlines as: “Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals”, “If you’re drinking tap water, you’re consuming plastic pollutants”, “Just how much plastic is ending up in our shellfish?”, “Plastic being ingested by fish and humans” and “Is your fleece killing marine life?”

The 56th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress

Faced with less-than-positive press reports and potentially damaging studies from non-governmental organizations, the European manmade fiber industry has been challenged to raise its game and take the lead in efforts to produce fibers responsibly and sustainably.
The take-home message from the 56th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress is that innovation is key for the industry and all producers have to work together in partnership along the whole supply chain in a world that is becoming increasingly digital and driven by the