Movers and Shakers – September 2020: Lenzing announces its TENCEL-branded lyocell and modal fibers have been certified carbon zero

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With all-virtual conference program in 2020, RISE continues its quest for the leading edge in material science for engineered fabrics

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Student Spotlight: Reusable textiles for liquid and virus repellency

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SDL Atlas Stretch Fabric Fixture

SDL Atlas has developed a new fixture for testing stretchy fabrics on their MMT: Moisture Management Tester. The new Stretch Fabric Fixture will offer more accurate testing for how a fabric will behave while in use by the end customer. Previously when fabrics were tested, they were laid flat. This positioning may not portray a …

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, …


Oerlikon Barmag’s first wiping robot has now been operating in India since the end of 2019. The even wiping process provides reduced yarn break rates and higher full package rates. Regular wiping (cleaning) of the spin packs is important for process stability and yarn quality. The wiping robot operates in a cross-line manner. The cleaning …


Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naia cellulosic filament yarn, announced the expansion of its Naia fiber portfolio. Naia is able to be blended with other eco-friendly materials, such as lyocell, modal and recycled polyester, to help produce sustainable fabrics and garments. Eastman will be working with several spinners worldwide to create Naia staple fiber, …


Web Industries Inc.’s Personal & Home Care business unit has announced a new functional ink printing capability for communicating changes in a garment’s or material’s condition. It enables two- or three-part ink chemistries to be printed on nonwovens, paper, tissue, films or textiles to signal a change in material condition. It is designed for personal …