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Huntsman Textile Effects has announced TERASIL BLUE W, the latest addition to the TERASIL W/WW range of wash fast disperse dyes.  It is designed to meet all requirements for high-performance sportswear and athleisure wear and works with polyester fiber. The TERASIL BLUE W dye provides a shade that has high build-up for deep blues that …

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Sateri, a producer of viscose, announced a  commercial-scale viscose fiber made from regenerated textile waste.  The new fiber uses a mix of dissolving pulp made from recycled post-consumer textile waste by Swedish company Södra, and other PEFC-certified wood pulp. Using two technologies for testing, Siro compact and Vortex, the fiber is compatible with existing spinning …

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Oerlikon Neumag has made technological changes to its RoTac3 tangling unit to produce more efficient BCF yarn tangling. The tangling nozzle has been flow-optimized, allowing the air pressure to be lowered by approximately 10% compared to its predecessor, while maintaining the same knot strength. Nozzle bearing arrangements have also been improved, now allowing higher speeds …

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Technological changes to Oerlikon Neumag’s Baltic crimper thrust pad contacting device has resulted in reduced friction in the crimper rolls and results in less wear and fewer metal particles contaminating the crimped staple fibers. Thrust pads close the gap between the crimper rolls on either side, where they are continually pressed under high pressure against …

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 A new multipronged solution for consumer brands and contract packagers that combines high-quality printing and precision slitting/traverse winding is now available from Web Industries Inc. WebPrecisionPlus incorporates flexographic printing with precision narrow-width slitting and tightly controlled traverse winding or spooling. It can be used in the food, pet food, household and personal care sectors or …

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