COVID-19 Update: Ahlstrom-Munksjö ramps up medical fabrics production to produce 30 million face masks per month

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Student Spotlight: Performance of carbon fiber nonwoven composites in crash tests

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Q&A: The continuously evolving landscape of fibers for filtration

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Oerlikon Manmade Fibers will be focusing on two core technologies for its Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 presentation, with the new generation of Oerlikon Baramag eAFK Evo texturing machines to be unveiled within the African market for the first time and Oerlikon Neumag’s BCF S8 monocolor and tricolor system, focusing on the Egyptian and Middle …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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 sanitary 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 …


Monforts customer Rajby Textiles is the first company in the world to achieve the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for its Beluga denim fabrics.  The fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard. The C2C Cetified Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a process to …


The fiber PyroTex is used in areas that require fire resistance, work clothing or in filtration and is now available for private use in the form of a blanket. The flame-resistant fiber is designed for home, car, outdoor and leisure use. The blanket is made by PyroTex customer Ask the Fox and has been awarded …


Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel launched a fully biodegradable padding, comfortemp Lyocell padding, made from sustainably produced cellulose fiber that degrades in soil within just under 60 days. The material is a result of a cooperative venture with the fiber manufacturer Lenzing.  Comfortemp Lyocell meets requirements for high-performance thermal insulation for sports and outdoor clothing. Comfortemp …