Movers & Shakers – April 2021: Asahi Kasei opens new European R&D Center

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Student Spotlight: e-Textiles offer promising data to improve the comfort of prosthetic limbs

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Student Spotlight: Multifunctional temperature-responsive textiles

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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 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 …

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Denim overdyed using Pad-Ox G2

Archroma, a Swiss-based provider of specialty chemicals, and Jeanologia of Spain, announced the launch of Pad-Ox G2 Cold, a water-saving dyeing process. Archroma initially introduced its eco-advanced Pad-Ox dyeing process for woven fabrics, and then used it as part of its ADVANCED DENIM concept. By combining the oxidation and fixation steps, it is possible to …

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Medical worker with protective apparel

Following a series of investments to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Fitesa announces the expansion of its antimicrobial product line with a material that inactivates 99% of coronavirus within 15 minutes of contact. By the end of 30 minutes, the tested sample showed 99.9% of the virus inactivated. Tests were conducted by UNICAMP …

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Teijin Fronteir Next-Generation Denim

Teijin Frontier has developed a new fabric call Next-Generation Denim, which is a super-durable denim with gentle stretch and easy-care achieved by Teijin’s Solotex fiber. The fabric offers the high functionality of polyester products, such as quick-dry, wrinkle-free, and comfortable elasticity, while retaining the natural texture of traditional denims. The fabric also tolerates repeated washing …

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Infographic EqoCycle Recycled Content Yarn

B.I.G. Yarns, a division of Beaulieu International Group, recently announced EqoCycle, a fully recyclable PA6 yarn with 75% recycled content, offering the same high-quality performance of virgin PA6 yarn. The new recycled yarn mainly based on post-industrial waste, supports contract, automotive and residential carpet manufacturers with a drop-in circular solution to reduce the ecological footprint …

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