Movers & Shakers – January 2021: Johns Manville launches glass fiber recycling unit in Slovakia; capable of processing 3 tons per hour

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Student Spotlight: The hot and cold of smart fabrics

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Attendees look forward to new virtual format, same great content, at Hygienix 2020

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Johns Manville Glass Fiber Recycling Unit Launch

In the dynamic and global textile fiber industry with its various manufacturing processes and end-uses, news and information is breaking on a daily basis. International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to our industry from manmade to natural to bio-based fibers, innovations in nonwoven, woven, braided and technical textiles, technologies for additives, bonding, coatings and polymers, …


Westex and Polartec partnered for a new collection of flame-resistant, arc-rated knit fabric in the Polartec FR Collection. The collection introduces three Polartec fabric constructions engineered with Westex FR/AR fabric technology to provide thermal hazard protection. The products include shirting, insulation and weather resistance fabrics for industries such as oil and gas, electrical, construction, and …

HOPE Facemask

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …


NeoGraf Solutions released the addition of the GrafGuard 280-50N to its lineup of expandable graphite flake, non-halogenated, non-flammable, fire-retardant additives. It is designed for materials such as plastics, roofing, construction and building materials, and specialty polymers with high processing temperatures, including composites and multi-functional systems with high melting points for both injection-molded and thermoformed applications.  …


Loepfe’s WeftMaster SFB weft brake controls the weft thread tension for all yarn types. It has been in use on projectile and rapier weaving machines worldwide for many years. The control electronics for the SFB weft brake were recently redesigned for the future. The new electronics can now control four brakes instead of the previous …