Movers & Shakers – March 2021: Pakistan textile industry booming; fiber supply remains a challenge

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Student Spotlight: Multifunctional temperature-responsive textiles

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Student Spotlight: The hot and cold of smart fabrics

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Celliant Viscose officially debuts at ISPO Textrends Munich 2021

Hologenix, inventors of Celliant infrared textile technology, has partnered with Kelheim Fibres to introduce a sustainable fiber alternative for performance fabrics. Celliant is a proprietary blend of natural minerals that gives any textile-based product the ability to capture and convert body heat into full-spectrum infrared (IR) energy, which has been clinically validated to increase local …


KARL MAYER now offers capability to produce seersucker-effect fabrics on warp knitting machines. The advance was enabled using a type HKS 4-M EL in E 28 high-performance tricot machine and a polyamide winding yarn with an elastance core. The gauge of the textured PU/PA yarn is dtex 110 f 24, with the material tensioned in …


SDL Atlas developed a new fixture for testing stretchy fabrics on its Moisture Management Tester (MMT). The new Stretch Fabric Fixture will offer accurate testing for how a fabric will behave while in use by the end customer.  The Stretch Fabric Fixture is composed of three pieces that will prepare a fabric sample in a …

Polarized light microscopy of liquid crystal

The Soft Functional Materials Lab @ VCU is motivated to apply fundamental science to solving challenging and practical problems. The lab focuses on the processing and characterization of soft functional materials with applications in biomedical and environmental engineering. Lab members work at the interface of polymer science, nanotechnology and biotechnology, to design, process, and apply …

Johns Manville Glass Fiber Recycling Unit Launch

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, …