Elastane materials expand with ‘responsible’ stretch

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A reprieve for viscose as European Commission publishes new SUPD

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Cellulose fibers at forefront in race to replace plastic

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Lycra EcoMade fiber is the company’s first branded elastane made with pre-consumer recycled materials

Although not all fabrics need elastane to be stretchable, innovative and more sustainable alternatives are now available on the market Elastane – spandex or Lycra to many people – is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity; it is, however, non-biodegradable. Elastane is used in fabrics to impart stretch properties, providing comfort and enhancing …

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EU Plastic Labeling Requirement

Viscose fibers are no longer classified as “plastic” under the European Commission’s long-awaited guidelines on single-use plastic products, which were finally published on May 31 after several months of delay. Earlier drafts of the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which aims to combat environmental problems caused by single-use plastic products, had categorized some regenerated cellulosic fibers …

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Manmade cellulosic fibers

As a result of growing environmental awareness, forthcoming bans on single-use plastic products, especially in Europe, and restrictions and labeling for products containing plastic fibers, the demand for cellulose-based solutions appears promising. The market and especially retailers are looking for sustainable and renewable alternatives to oil-based synthetic fibers, which still account for more than 60% …

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Mechanical recycling of used clothing made from mixed fibers

Passenger compartment becoming a key decision factor in car purchasing Electric vehicles (EVs) are propelling the automotive industry toward a more sustainable future, while autonomous driving will alter just about everything regarding vehicles – mega-changes that will amount to the biggest leap forward since cars replaced horses. Almost all the attention concerning autonomous vehicles is …

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Surgery

The protection of medical personnel, particularly in surgical settings, from viral exposure has never been more important Textiles are widely used in health and hygiene applications in both medical and consumer markets. They range from simple disposable products, such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene pads, adult incontinence products, and surgical gowns and drapes, to more …

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