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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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Naia Renew fibers are the result of Eastman’s carbon renewal technology (CRT) and blend 40% recycled waste plastics with wood pulp.

For most of the 20th Century, Eastman Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film – back in 1976 it had an 89% market share of all U.S. photographic film sales. The company began to struggle financially in the late 1990s as a result of the decline in sales of film and also its slowness …

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Thermo-mechanical properties and b) stress-strain curves of PLA and modified PLA

Hamid Ebrahimi recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science from North Carolina State University where he studied polylactic acid (PLA) structure-process-property relationships with other biodegradable polymers. His research was conducted through the Nonwovens Institute (NWI). The NWI serves as a bridge between industry and academia, where students can get the best of …

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The Fabric Year, a result of the cooperation between Groz-Beckert and The Fiber Year GmbH, now in its seventh edition delivered insights into textile markets, taking a holistic approach from fibers to fabrics. The general idea is to bridge fiber and filament manufacturing with subsequent processing activities in knitting, weaving and nonwovens fabric production. The …

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REACH regulation summary

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) is a polymer with exceptional resistance to sunlight and chemicals. It is usually used as textile owing to its soft and wool-like touch. Most PAN textiles are produced by the wet-spinning process, where the polymer is dissolved in a solvent to be then extruded into a bath of fluid. The polymer solidifies in …

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The importance of navigating the jungle when selling your business.

Congratulations — you have made the decision to sell your company or are seriously contemplating it. The next step is to prepare yourself, learn new terminology and understand the necessity and value of having a team of experienced and qualified advisors. Since this is likely to be one of the most important financial decisions of …

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