Lenzing and Renewcell sign large-scale supply agreement

December 7th, 2022

The Lenzing Group, supplier of sustainably produced specialty fibers, and Renewcell, the Swedish textile-to-textile recycling pioneer, have today signed a multi-year supply agreement to accelerate the transition of the textile industry from a linear to a circular business model. The agreement contains the sale of 80,000 to 100,000 tonnes of Renewcell’s 100% recycled textile Circulose® […]

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VF Corporation announces chief executive officer transition

December 6th, 2022

VF Corp. interim CEO Benno Dorer VF Corporation announced that Benno Dorer, Lead Independent Director of the board of directors, has been named interim president and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Richard Carucci, a director on the board since 2009, will serve as interim chairman of the board. Dorer’s appointment follows Steve Rendle’s decision to […]

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Manufacturing PMI® At 49%

December 5th, 2022

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in November for the first time since May 2020 after 29 consecutive months of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: […]

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Durable leather lookalike

December 5th, 2022

The Guardian Collection is a fully sustainable vinyl featuring a soft, luxurious hand that looks and feels like leather. The Guardian Collection from Ennis Fabrics is a fully sustainable vinyl featuring a soft, luxurious hand that looks and feels like leather. This collection features versatile and beautiful colors in seven patterns that are suited for […]

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ITMA 2023 launches online visitor registration

December 1st, 2022

The ITMA 2023 online visitor registration platform is open for registration. Visitors can enjoy early bird rates until 7 May 2023 when they buy badges online at www.itma.com. A one-day badge costs 40 euros, and a seven-day badge is 80 euros. Students can visit the exhibition from 10 to 14 June 2023 at a special rate […]

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California bans PFAS

December 1st, 2022

So-called “forever chemicals” that may be harmful to humans and animals have been banned in textile production, cosmetics and personal care products in California by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, are commonly used in clothing and household items to make them resistant to water and stains. But […]

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Thermal camouflage jacket

December 1st, 2022

British performance apparel brand Vollebak has released details of a new Thermal Camouflage Jacket, which incorporates 42 patches of graphene, individually controlled via microcomputer to emit different levels of thermal radiation without any change to their actual temperature. Programming the patches to have the same level of thermal radiation as their surroundings makes them appear […]

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Expounding on Expo

December 1st, 2022

The IFAI Expo 2022 is in the books. It was, as we note on the cover, an energizing event. Why? Because, according to exhibitors and attendees I spoke with on the show floor, it was the first one in three years to feel “right.” Moods were high and exhibit hall traffic was good. During the […]

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Biodegradable polyester thread

December 1st, 2022

Eco-B thread contains numerous biodegradable spots throughout the matrix of the plastic that aid in decomposition. Photo: Coats Group Industrial thread specialist, Coats Group, based in Kings Mountain, N.C., has launched a new recycled polyester thread featuring an additive that is designed to reduce microplastic pollution in landfills and oceans. The company has introduced Eco-B, […]

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From waste into nonwovens

December 1st, 2022

Berry’s closed-loop recycling ecosystem takes post-industrial waste and turns it into new nonwoven fabric. Photo: Berry Global Group In an effort to reduce waste, Berry Global has formed a closed-loop recycling ecosystem to recycle materials in making its Endura spunbond and meltblown nonwovens product line.  Berry, headquartered in Evansville, Ind., creates Endura products by recycling […]

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