Utilizing discarded textiles

May 31, 2017

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating a project to develop a profitable circular economy for textiles. The Telaketju project is establishing an ecosystem formed by companies and other actors to develop an extensive sorting and collection network for different discarded fibers—from cotton to polyester and viscose. It is also looking at ways …

Nonwovens highlighted at conference

May 30, 2017

The third Conference on Nonwovens for High-Performance Applications offered information about the latest developments in new areas of application and production processes. Held in Prague in March, the conference included a presentation on the findings from two major market studies on nonwovens. Other topics included the use of nonwovens as automotive components for lightweighting and …

Countering myths about vinyl

May 26, 2017

Enduratex has joined forces with the CFFA (Chemical Fabrics and Film Association) and Vinyl Verified, a vinyl advocacy group, to set the record straight about the benefits of vinyl. The effort is aimed at correcting false and disparaging claims about vinyl in the marketplace. The group points to the advantages of vinyl in many applications …

2016 Smart Fabrics Summit Videos

Watch videos from the 2016 Smart Fabrics Summit on the website of the International Trade Administration Office of Textiles and Apparel. Part 1- Opening Remarks; Globe Demonstration; Challenges in Manufacturing Smart Fabrics Panel Part 2- First Line Technology Demonstration; Federal Research and Development in Smart Fabrics Panel; Part 3- DuPont Demonstration; Intellectual Property Rights for …

Textile standards online platform

May 25, 2017

ASTM International and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) are making available textiles standards and other offerings in one online platform. Users will gain access to high-quality tools and resources from both organizations to improve durability of textiles, ensure quality colors, create in-demand products and more. Housed in the online platform ASTM …

Trelleborg installs rapid prototype center

May 24, 2017

Trelleborg has installed a state-of-the-art Rapid Prototype Center (RPC) at its engineered coated fabrics operation in Rutherfordton, N.C. The miniature prototype equipment offers the latest technology in the rapid prototyping field, providing a valuable service to current and potential customers. The RPC reduces the time and cost of creating functional coated fabric samples that are …

PET bottle recycling project

May 23, 2017

The Assumption College Primary Section (ACP), campus of Assumption College in Bangkok, Thailand, and Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited (TPL), a Teijin Group subsidiary in Bangkok that manufactures and sells polyester fiber, are collaborating on a PET bottle recycling project. It involves using two reverse vending machines that accept used PET bottles and pay the user …

Americhem renovates plant

May 22, 2017

Americhem Europe Ltd., Manchester, U.K., a global provider of color and additive solutions for synthetic fibers, is completing a plant-wide renovation and redesign. The renovations are designed to give the plant a lean, first-class workflow that increases productivity and product quality. The refurbishment will benefit the company’s nonwovens customers but also customers from the automotive, …

Dow introduces softer nonwovens

May 19, 2017

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has introduced ASPUN™ MB Meltblown Fiber Resins and POUCHUG™ sensory packaging technology to provide converters and brand owners new options for improved comfort and softness in nonwoven applications. The fiber resins address the challenges of increasing softness and comfort while maintaining strength, durability and processing efficiency in fabrics such as …

DrivenBI integrates AutoCAD

May 18, 2017

DrivenBI, provider of SRK, the only cloud-native self-service BI platform that empowers business professionals without IT’s constant support, is integrating AutoCAD connectivity to its data preparation utility tool. This will enable CAD designs to connect directly to business data and instantly show how designs impact overall project costs. Quick access to insights will help companies …