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Student Spotlight: Turning textile waste into thermal and acoustic insulation

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COVID-19 Update: AATCC warns against claims of COVID-19 protection in textiles or related materials 

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Sustainability should still be more than just a buzzword

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Scientific showing a piece of graphene with hexagonal molecule.

Graphene is a wonder that I believe represents the next phase of nanoevolution. It is, in fact, my new favorite material. Graphene is one single atomic layer of carbon. Graphite is many layers of graphene stacked. Separating the layers in graphite by various processes (termed exfoliation) is the way most commercially available graphene is made. …

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Chart showing ICE cotton futures

As has been the case in many financial markets, the global cotton supply chain has been distorted by the U.S.-China trade dispute. At the fiber level, the dispute has interfered with flows between the world’s largest exporter and the world’s largest importer. Since July 2018, U.S. cotton fiber exports to China have been hit with …

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Line of filament yarn equipment

Filament growth rates have been faster for most of the almost four decades shown in the next chart than the world fiber market movement. Their long-term growth rate amounts to 5.6%, although the expansion in the most recent three years was at slowest pace in modern textile industry. The deceleration was related to economic uncertainty, …

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CEO Panel at the 2019 Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress.

Under the backdrop of climate change and environmental pollution, the fiber industry has become a major focal point for the textile and nonwoven industries, as well as along the entire value chain, from sourcing of raw materials through to the manufacture of apparel and technical products. This year’s Global Fiber Congress held in September in …

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Nonwoven production

Staple fiber represents nearly two-thirds (59%) of the resin and staple fiber used in the nonwovens industry. The consumption of staple fibers by drylaid, wetlaid, and airlaid short-fiber nonwovens production in 2018 was about 8.8 million tonnes, 35% more than five years before. The worldwide production of nonwoven roll goods reached 14.9 million tonnes in …

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