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How infrared technology is revolutionizing performance textiles

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Microplastic pollution from textiles – a microscopic, yet massive, problem

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Automotive interior trends will drive developments in new materials

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Smart fabrics and interactive textiles (SFIT) are being employed in a range of applications

Humanity has long been able to conceptualize fitness, quantifying everything from strength and endurance to flexibility and agility. About 40 to 50 years ago, however, attention turned to the nutritional aspects of fitness, and healthy eating habits became integrated into the fitness-oriented lifestyle. Now, sleep has taken center stage as a vital component to both …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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Beaulieu Straight Fibres - Nottingham Forest natural grass reinforced rootzones.

Mansfield Sand Limited’s sports sand and rootzones are reinforced with polypropylene straight fibers from Beaulieu Fibres International. The technology is being used by many of the leading clubs from the Premier League, EFL (English Football League) and Scottish Professional Football Leagues to maintain the performance of their natural grass pitches. Fibresand and Reinforced Rootzones are …

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The Lycra Company announced its first performance offerings in collaboration with Itochu Corporation, the Coolmax and Thermolite EcoMade fibers, made from 100% textile waste. This is the first of several projects that The Lycra Company is working on in textile and garment recycling. Laying the groundwork for a more circular future is one of the …

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Medical worker with protective apparel

Following a series of investments to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Fitesa announces the expansion of its antimicrobial product line with a material that inactivates 99% of coronavirus within 15 minutes of contact. By the end of 30 minutes, the tested sample showed 99.9% of the virus inactivated. Tests were conducted by UNICAMP …

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