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Manmade Fiber


Elastane materials expand with ‘responsible’ stretch

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ITMA Asia + CITME prepared to host textile machinery industry, live and in person

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Student Spotlight: CNT fibers express their value from a position of strength

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Lycra EcoMade fiber is the company’s first branded elastane made with pre-consumer recycled materials

Although not all fabrics need elastane to be stretchable, innovative and more sustainable alternatives are now available on the market Elastane – spandex or Lycra to many people – is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity; it is, however, non-biodegradable. Elastane is used in fabrics to impart stretch properties, providing comfort and enhancing …

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ITMA Asia + CITME show floor

The seventh edition of ITMA Asia + CITME is scheduled to be presented live and in person, June 12-16 in Shanghai. The event expects to showcase 1,650 exhibitors for the combined show, with participating companies from 25 countries. Among the major exhibitors allocated space are: CHTC, Danis Makina, Electro-Jet, Eton Systems, Fong’s, Groz-Beckert, Itema, Jeanologia, …

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A focused-ion beam cross-section of CNT fiber

Lauren Taylor and Oliver Dewey are pursuing doctorate degrees in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University where they study the processing of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into high-performance fiber. Lauren’s research interests also include purification of CNTs for dissolution into chlorosulfonic acid (CSA) and application of CNT fibers for wearable textiles. She became interested in …

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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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High-strength fibers like Dyneema has resulted in ropes that have 75% less weight

The textile machinery branch of Germany’s VDMA, the Frankfurt-headquartered mechanical engineering industry association, held a series of webinars showcasing the technologies of some 30 of its members between June and December 2020. Understandably, many of them concerned the sudden demand for facemasks and PPE last year – in which meltblown polypropylene microfibers proved such a …

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