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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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Creating a more breathable, reusable N95 mask

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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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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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Teijin Fronteir Next-Generation Denim

Teijin Frontier has developed a new fabric call Next-Generation Denim, which is a super-durable denim with gentle stretch and easy-care achieved by Teijin’s Solotex fiber. The fabric offers the high functionality of polyester products, such as quick-dry, wrinkle-free, and comfortable elasticity, while retaining the natural texture of traditional denims. The fabric also tolerates repeated washing …

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Microplastic pollution from textiles is a massive problem

Pollution at microscopical levels from plastic-derived products has become a global problem. Microplastics are any particles of plastic fragment smaller than 5mm. Polluting our environment every day, microplastics contain or carry hazardous chemicals that have a negative impact on nature and human health, and so their ingestion through water, or foods such as fish or …

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Curt G. Joa, Inc., announced the invention of an expandable absorbent core product feature and machine process technology.

Curt G. Joa, Inc., announced the invention of an expandable absorbent core product feature and machine process technology. The new patent-pending design from JOA allows the core to expand within the containment wrap, regardless of the blended fluff and Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) ratio. Essentially, the core grows as the product encounters fluid. The expandable …

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