Movers & Shakers – January 2022: NatureWorks announces new headquarters and advanced biopolymer research facility

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Student Spotlight: Driving performance improvement for PLA in fibers and nonwovens

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INDEX readies for prime time, in hybrid form

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Bolger & O'Hearn Shell-Tech Free water repellent

Bolger and O’Hearn introduced its Shell-Tech Free, a fluorine-free water repellent, engineered for sustainability and easy application at a mill. Shell-Tech Free is resistant to water, stains from soda, wine, sports drinks, mud, fruit juices, syrups and is durable up to fifty launderings and several dry cleanings. It does not change or interfere with an …

HeiQ climate positive cellulosic yarn AeoniQ

HeiQ launched HeiQ AeoniQ, a cellulose yarn based on a fiber derived from carbon-negative materials. The fiber is made from third generation cellulose biopolymers that, during growth, bind carbon from the atmosphere while generating oxygen. HeiQ AeoniQ yarns do not draw on arable land, pesticides or fertilizer in their production and can be recycled repeatedly …

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, and …

RadiciGroup exhibiting at A+A

RadiciGroup is exhibiting at the A+A trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, from October 26 to 29. RadiciGroup’s stand will feature its new line of protective workwear, Radipeople. This personal protective equipment (PPE) line for industrial use includes coveralls, gowns, caps, full hoods, shoe covers and boots. All Radipeople end products are of a traceable supply …

Castor bean oil used for PA11

International Fibers Group (IFG) launched its polyamide PA11 fiber. As part of the IFG Bio range, Rilsan PA11 is 100% bio-based, derived from renewable castor oil. The castor bean is a sustainable, renewable crop that does not compete with food and does not cause deforestation, while providing a lightweight and durable material. The fiber is …