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The Fiber Year 2021 – Executive Fiber Summary

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New SUPD guidance calls biopolymers ‘plastic’; yet PHA, PLA stakeholders remain optimistic for the long term

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Figure 1. Schematic of the centrifugal spinning process

Hanna Pysik is pursuing an M.Sc. in Textile Chain Research specializing in textile technology at Reutlingen University. Her semester thesis is in cooperation with the German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research in Denkendorf (Germany) where she is conducting research on the effects of centrifugal spinning for fine fiber nonwovens. Hanna first became interested in …

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automation in textile fiber space

When we talk about automation and digitalization and we strip back all of the features and functions and buzzwords, we’re essentially talking about technology systems and connectivity. We’re talking about technology that can be programmed, monitored and controlled to perform a process via a connected network of some sort. And while all of this discussion …

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EU Plastic Labeling Requirement

Viscose fibers are no longer classified as “plastic” under the European Commission’s long-awaited guidelines on single-use plastic products, which were finally published on May 31 after several months of delay. Earlier drafts of the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which aims to combat environmental problems caused by single-use plastic products, had categorized some regenerated cellulosic fibers …

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Designer Rolf Ekroth drew on 80s horror films in the promotion of the first fashion collection made from straw-based Bio2 Textile

Scandinavian countries are currently leading the pack when it comes to new developments in the sustainable production of fibers and moving towards the establishment of circular manufacturing and supply chains. The region’s long heritage in forestry and paper production has led to the introduction of a number of new sustainable cellulosic fibers made from waste …

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Bally Ribbon Mills' smart textile products

I recently received a call from Yoel Fink, Ph.D., the founder of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) and a professor of Materials Science and Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Fink is leading a course called Computing Fabrics – the first class on fabrics taught at MIT in the past century …

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