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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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Year-end planning to create greater value for your business in 2022

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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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Dynamics in supply 2020

World fiber supply was razor-thin in the red, subsequent fabric processing sharply plummeted and the projection of final demand at the retail stage based on 15 markets with a total population of 3.1 billion was even a little stronger below previous year. Diverging dynamics along the value chain came as a surprise because manmade fibers …

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Don’t make these mistakes when you sell your business

What could be more disheartening in going through the process of selling your business than getting ready to sit at the table with the “perfect” buyer who is willing to pay more than you had hoped for, and suddenly it all comes apart? It does not have to be this way. With the proper planning …

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Biodegradable polymers in different environments. Illustration courtesy of Nova Institute.

The European Commission’s Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) has been hotly debated since its initial publication in July 2019. While the aim of the legislation is a noble one – minimizing plastic waste in the environment – getting a firm grasp on what is, and what is not, a plastic has proven to be more challenging …

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Resin and staple fiber used

A view of the North American nonwovens market and material consumption Annually, INDA produces the North American Nonwovens Supply report based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders. The report provides an overall view of North American supply, including the key metrics of capacity, production, and operating rates, in addition to regional …

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