Student Spotlight: Reusable textiles for liquid and virus repellency

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Movers & Shakers – August 2020: DuPont Sorona launches Common Thread Certification Program to provide fiber traceability

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COVID-19 Update: INDA publishes Meltblown Nonwoven Markets: COVID-19 Impact Analysis

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Many people dream about sending a rocket into space. Together with the German Aerospace Center or DLR, and the RWTH Aachen Institute of Textile Engineering, ITA for short, five RWTH students were able to fulfill this dream this year as part of the REXUS program. In the REXUS program student teams from across Europe can …

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Worldwide Protective Products and DSM Dyneema announced in October a completion of a technology licensing agreement enabling Worldwide to bring to market protective work gloves made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology, the world’s most advanced material for cut protection. Working with Dyneema Diamond Technology allows Worldwide to capitalize on the material’s unique properties that deliver extreme …

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Atotonilquillo, Mexico and Singapore — Huntsman Textile Effect is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its primary manufacturing facility in the Americas. The plant in Atotonilquillo, Mexico is one of Textile Effects’ global centers producing dyes and chemicals for customers in the Americas and around the world. “Huntsman Textile Effects is proud to celebrate this momentous …

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By Susanne Beyer and Harald Müller, Oerlikon Barmag

With the new WinFors reversing winder, Oerlikon Barmag is expanding its family of winders to include a new member. The specialist for especially delicate yarns reveals its potential in particular when winding materials such as microfilaments, mother yarn, airbag yarns and seatbelt yarns.

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By Donald Wagner and Joel Zazyczny, Gelest, Inc.

BIOSAFE® is a new silicon-based antimicrobial from Gelest, Inc. Its novel activity imparts long lasting bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algistatic properties to substrates, such as textiles, preventing deterioration and discoloration caused by fungi.

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