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Bio-Based Fiber


Industry leaders engage on sustainable solutions and other hot topics in textile fiber applications and technology

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Cellulose and cellulose-blend fibers derived by HighPerCell technology

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Gaston College gets the green light to build state-of-the-art Fiber Innovation Center

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Dornbirn GFC director Friedrich Weninger

For the second year running, the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC), now in its 60th edition, was held as a virtual event. Besides the ongoing theme of sustainability, there was a strong emphasis on the circular economy and digitalization, as well as discussions on a wide range of topics from fiber innovation to fashion. Synthetic …

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Wood pulp is the natural feedstock used for HighPerCell technology

Global fiber production in 2019 was 111 million tonnes. This figure has more than doubled over the past 20 years and is expected to increase by another 30% to 146 million tonnes in 2030 if business continues as normal. Meanwhile, there has been a renewed interest in wood-based fibers in recent years – manmade cellulosic …

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Lenzing’s Veocel brand introduced its carbon-neutral lyocell fibers for the nonwoven industry. Partnered with the Natural Capital Partners, Lenzing produces the lyocell fiber using high production efficiencies, renewable energy sources, low-carbon materials and an external nature-based carbon removal project. The fibers will be certified CarbonNeutral with a net-zero carbon footprint according to the CarbonNeutral Protocol, …

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Fiber Innovations Center, Gaston College

In 1941, the North Carolina Textile School was established by an act of legislation, and it officially opened in 1943 with a series of classes including weaving, spinning, knitting and equipment maintenance. The school awarded its first diploma in 1945, and it established the first Associate Degree Program in Textile Manufacturing Technology in 1971. In …

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Manmade cellulosic fibers

As a result of growing environmental awareness, forthcoming bans on single-use plastic products, especially in Europe, and restrictions and labeling for products containing plastic fibers, the demand for cellulose-based solutions appears promising. The market and especially retailers are looking for sustainable and renewable alternatives to oil-based synthetic fibers, which still account for more than 60% …

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