Movers & Shakers – June 2021: REXtac, DL Chemical partner to build 88 M APAO plant in South Korea

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ITMA Asia + CITME prepared to host textile machinery industry, live and in person

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FET Fiber R&D Center

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, …


B.I.G. Yarns unveiled its new yarn technology ColorMind for loop-pile contract and automotive carpets. It is the company’s first two-step yarn collection, allowing for the use of multi-color PA6 yarns in designs. ColorMind will be available in both standard and EqoCycle 75% recycled content yarn and will feature predefined colors. Lot sizes and bobbin lengths …

A focused-ion beam cross-section of CNT fiber

Lauren Taylor and Oliver Dewey are pursuing doctorate degrees in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University where they study the processing of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into high-performance fiber. Lauren’s research interests also include purification of CNTs for dissolution into chlorosulfonic acid (CSA) and application of CNT fibers for wearable textiles. She became interested in …


Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel will be showcasing two new solutions in the sports and outdoor sector at the digital Performance Days from May 17 to 21, 2021. Freudenberg is offering the Freudenberg Active Range of sustainable interlinings and tapes for sportswear. It is also expanding its product portfolio with the comfortemp FLEXX padding, an adaptive …


Karl Mayer extended its range of double needle bar raschel machines with wider working widths. The RD 7/2-12 EN and RD 6/1-12 EN are now available in a working width 190ʺ. The seven-bar machine was previously available in working widths of 77ʺ and 138ʺ, while the six-bar equivalent was available as a 138ʺ variant. Both machines have a speed …