Movers & Shakers – December 2020: PFNonwovens to add two new spunmelt production lines, expanding North American Center of Excellence

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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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IFJ Movers & Shakers - Textile Fiber Industry Updates

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, …


Huntsman Textile Effects’ LANASOL CE dyes provide the industry with a sustainable alternative to after-chrome dyes for wool. The use of Chrome VI, including Dichromate, is banned by the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL). LANASOL CE dyes offer a consistent, safe and reliable dyeing process that can effectively replace chrome dyes for wool. …


WEKO, a provider of on-contact application systems for product optimization and surface finishing with different types of fluids and powdery substances, will now offer the option to apply Polygiene ViralOff as a spray of microdroplets. Polygiene’s ViralOff is a textile treatment that reduces the SARS-CoV-2 virus by over 99% over two hours. Spraying ViralOff with …

ExxonMobil high-loft, ultra-soft nonwoven

ExxonMobil has introduced a new solution to produce nonwoven fabrics with lofty thickness, ultra-cushiony cotton-like softness, and a silk-like smooth touch. Also offering low lint and uniformity, the solution provides a tailored balance of properties for nonwovens used in premium diapers, pant-type diapers, feminine care and adult incontinence products. “Working collaboratively with Reifenhäuser Reicofil has …

SUKANO’s antiviral masterbatch technology can provide protection for PPE items like facemasks

Many viruses have been shown to survive on surfaces, including metal, cardboard and plastic. However, plastic items can be treated to trap and inhibit the replication of viruses. Sukano has developed Antiviral Masterbatches for PET and PA fibers that have a strong antiviral effect on the plastic parts, while also potentially helping to reduce waste …