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Upcycling for the Circular Economy – the Next Big Venture for Indorama?

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

As reported in the review of the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress 2018 by Geoff Fisher in the October issue of International Fiber Journal, the push towards the circular economy is very much animating manufacturers at present.

Among notable moves in this direction is the joint venture signed recently between Indorama Ventures and a fast-rising new chemicals company – Loop Industries, based in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

There was little indication back in 1994, when Indorama Holdings became Thailand’s first worsted wool yarn producer, that in under a quarter of a century it would rise to become one of the biggest – and certainly the most diversified – synthetic fiber and fiber feedstocks producers in the world.…Continue Reading »

ITMA ASIA + CITME Highlighted Chinese Industry

By Jason Chen, China Correspondent

During ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 held on October 15-19 in Shanghai, China, both the exhibitor numbers and exhibition area both reached record highs, showing the stable growth in the global and Chinese textile, manmade fiber, nonwoven and related machinery industries, even though current global trade conflicts have cast a shadow on these sectors. This was the second time that ITMA ASIA + CITME was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC). The NECC has a total exhibition area of 500,000 m2, including…Continue Reading »

Synthetic Garment Insulation Made From 100% Recycled, 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…Continue Reading »

OUTLOOK India 2019

EDANA and BCH present a high-level conference & exhibition offering unique business opportunities and supporting market growth across the Indian subcontinent and Asia.  After the European, Asian and Latin American editions, the globally successful nonwoven & hygiene products conference now …Continue Reading »

Techtextil North America 2019

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. What you can expect at Techtextil North America 2019… …Continue Reading »

IDEA 2019

The world’s preeminent event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics.

OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America

EDANA and INDA present the third edition of THE Latin American nonwoven event focusing on hygiene, medical and filtration. Bring your business to the heart of this region by attending OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America. Join 300+ nonwoven professionals for this 3-day conference that …Continue Reading »

Techtextil Frankfurt 2019

International trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens Techtextil is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens showing the full range of potential uses of textile technologies. International exhibitors will present their textile innovations to trade visitors, …Continue Reading »

International Nonwovens Symposium 2019

Attracting top level speakers and highly qualified professionals from across the Nonwovens and related industries, the International Nonwovens Symposium is the leading European event to learn about the industry developments and network with your colleagues The next edition of the …Continue Reading »