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The Fabric Year 2021 – world staple fibers

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Recycling processes for the plastic waste from textiles

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Renewcell, Kelheim Fibres form collaboration to establish a European closed loop for sustainable textile fibers

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Global supply of staple fibers in 2020 accounted for nearly 59 million tonnes, 52% of the world fiber and yarn market. Their share continuously diminished from more than 80% in the 1980s. Development after the turn of the millennium clearly revealed a distinct tendency in favor of mainly wood-based types comprising viscose, modal and lyocell …

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Fiber arrangement for facemask materials

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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Textile waste is one of the least-treated plastic waste streams and tends to end up in landfill.

Plastics play a major role in our lives. They are widely used in many sectors and applications, but at the end of their lifecycle they become waste that needs to be managed properly. Given the steady rise in the consumption of plastic materials and the subsequent generation of huge amounts of waste, the European Commission …

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Collaboration to establish a European closed loop for sustainable textile fibers

Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres Gmbh recently signed a letter of intent to develop commercial production of viscose fibers from up to 10,000 tonnes annually of Renewcell’s 100% textile recycled material Circulose. The collaboration is exciting because it provides a vehicle for scaling fully closed-loop recycling and regeneration of sustainable textile fibers. Renewcell and its Circulose …

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Planning for 2022

Advances in technology have turned the global economy into a local economy. While this has created opportunity for business owners, it has also paved the way for significant threats and challenges. Are you seeing new and/or stronger competitors appear in your market? Are innovative technologies emerging that will impact your customers preferences or buying habits? …

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