Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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Alchemie Technology announced the accelerated launch of Novara, a new high-throughput digital precision coating technology for technical textiles. This is to support the global efforts to combat COVID-19 by applying its Novara technology to the manufacturing of safety-critical products, including anti-viral facemasks. The technology delivers 2D-patterened one or two-sided functional coatings to technical textiles, enabling …

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Man cleaning elevator

Fibers are the basis for a nonwoven wipe. Whether it be staple fiber or a continuous fiber – fibers are the heart of the wipe, as they dictate key physical properties. There are a number of web-forming technologies that employ fibers in a web in conjunction with bonding process to make material for a wipe. …

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Colored yarn

Polyester fibers and yarns dominate the global synthetic fiber industry and are forecast to increase their market share in the future. This is due to polyester’s unique, inherent properties such as excellent dimensional stability, high price/performance ratio, easy and quick fabric processing, adaptability for most technical applications, fashion-oriented product variety, durability, enhanced colorfastness, and easy …

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Evolon® New Generation is a bicomponent technology made from super-microfilaments

A biocomponent fiber, or bico, is a fiber that combines two separate polymers into a single filament. The term conjugate fiber is also used as a synonym.    The process of making a bicomponent fiber is relatively straightforward. There are a number of patents that describe this practice. Commonly, the fiber is constructed of two …

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