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

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Considering cotton and natural fiber alternatives

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Annealer roller shaft seal optimization

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Diagram of Phloem structure

Not too long ago, deep in a cave in the Eurasian country of Georgia, archaeologists unearthed the world’s oldest textile fibers – flax (linen) fibers dating back 30,000 years or more. Early humans recognized the importance of bast fibers and used the plant to revolutionize the way they made baskets, ropes, string and ultimately textiles. …

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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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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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