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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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Student Spotlight: The hot and cold of smart fabrics

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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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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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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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TENCEL branded modal fibers with Indigo Color technology

The Lenzing Group is aiming to enhance sustainable offerings for the denim industry with TENCEL branded modal fibers with Indigo Color technology. The Indigo Color technology behind this new market offering incorporates indigo pigment directly into TENCEL branded modal fibers using a onestep spun-dyeing process. This delivers superior color fastness relative to conventional indigo dyeing …

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