BASF

BASF commits $780 Million for chemical plant expansion

July 29th, 2022

BASF announced a final investment decision on a $780 million project to double production capacity at its chemical manufacturing complex in Ascension Parish, marking the beginning of the third and final phase of an expansion plan announced in 2018. Counting all three expansion phases and other site investments, BASF will retain more than 1,000 existing […]

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Advanced Textiles Association debuts new logo

July 28th, 2022

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), recently launched their new logo. ATA became the official new name of the association formerly known as Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), on June 1 and have now released their new look. The goal was to find a name and acronym that was more inclusive of the textiles, fabrics, materials that […]

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fibers

Clothing fibers market size projected to reach $289.28 billion by 2030

July 28th, 2022

Photo: Lenzing AG. Clothing fibers are long, fine strands or threads that can be knitted or woven into fabric. Not only do they produce the fabric, but they also affect the aesthetics, durability, comfort, appearance, retention, care, environmental impact, and cost of the final garment. Molecules are interwoven to form a linear, string-like structure that constitutes […]

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Insempra announces Solena Materials investment

July 27th, 2022

Insempra, a biology-powered company enabling businesses to make superior products in partnership with nature, announces a strategic investment in Solena Materials Ltd. (‘Solena’), a synthetic biology company. Solena, a spin-out from Imperial College London, develops synthetic proteins for high-performance clothing fibers. The investment will allow Insempra, formerly Origin.Bio, to accelerate its strategy of harnessing new […]

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Sustainable options for functional fabrics

July 27th, 2022

There is a growing interest in bast fibers like hemp, and the woody core of hemp, which can be used as a green building material. A recent report from the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns about hazards caused by a projected global warming of 1.5 degrees C in the […]

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Jake Ritchie joins Herculite Products

July 26th, 2022

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics is pleased to announce that Jake Ritchie has been hired as Midwest Regional Manager for the Direct Sales team. Jake Ritchie joins the Herculite sales team with over four years of B2B sales support. Jake received a degree in Business Management from […]

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global textile recycling

Recycled textile market projected to be $7.56 billion by 2030

July 25th, 2022

Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre Ltd. collected and pre-processed cotton textiles thrown away by consumers that could not be reused as clothing or used as material for recycled products. Photo: Joonas Lumpeinen Recycled textile is obtained from recovering and recycling worn clothing and waste fiber materials. Textile recycling involves the reuse or reprocessing of used […]

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Glamorous upholstery collection

July 25th, 2022

The Enduratex upholstery collection Satin Desire has the soft, metallic glimmer evoking Hollywood glamour. The Enduratex performance upholstery collection Satin Desire has the soft, metallic glimmer and fine print evoking Hollywood glamour, with durable performance attributes. The collection is a new addition to the Puretex fabric collection and comes with the proprietary topcoat Forbid SRT. […]

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recycled textiles

Accelerating Circularity Europe launches polyester textile-to-textile trials 

July 22nd, 2022

Accelerating Circularity’s mission is to design and implement commercial systems in which textile waste is repurposed as raw material through reuse and recycling, and therefore ensure that they are not incinerated or sent to landfills. For the last year, Accelerating Circularity Europe has been working with their European Steering Committee, Spent Textile, and Brand & […]

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automotive textiles

Demand for automotive technical textiles growing

July 21st, 2022

Photo: iStock. Demand for technical textiles in the automotive market is growing as new applications emerge and manufacturers strive to increase comfort, improve safety and reduce weight, according to "Profiles of five major automotive technical textiles manufacturers," a 20-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The average weight of textile materials now […]

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