Hyosung TNC commercializes world’s first bio-based spandex

August 16th, 2022

Hyosung TNC announced on August 10, 2022 that it successfully developed bio-derived spandex, ‘creora® bio-based’, using a natural material extracted from corn instead of coal, and obtained a global eco-friendly certification. Commercializing the world’s first bio-based spandex that reduces carbon emissions by 23% compared to conventional products, the ‘creora® bio-based’ spandex uses a corn-derived substance […]

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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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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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SHL Healthcare sets up Textile Center of Excellence

July 13th, 2022

SHL Healthcare AB has recently established a Textile Center of Excellence (TCX) in Borås, the textile capital of Sweden, to extend and streamline support for early project phases in close collaboration with customers. The state-of-the-art facility is strategically situated inside the heritage Textile Fashion Center and adjacent to a cluster of industry experts such as […]

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Protechnic

Bemis Associates acquires Protechnic

May 12th, 2022

Bemis Associates, a manufacturer of thermoplastic films, tapes, and adhesives for textiles, announced that it has acquired France-based manufacturing company, Protechnic. Bemis and Protechnic have complementary products and technology as well as a strong alignment in their corporate values and culture. Protechnic’s focus on global growth and innovation aligns with Bemis’ business strategy of product […]

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Dyneema

Avient to acquire Dyneema

April 20th, 2022

Avient Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Royal DSM (“DSM”) to purchase the DSM Protective Materials business (the “Dyneema business”). The purchase price of $1.485 billion is subject to certain customary adjustments. In conjunction with this proposed acquisition, Avient has also announced that it plans to explore sale options for its […]

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technical textiles

Global technical textiles market projection

April 19th, 2022

The use of specialty yarns in compressive textiles for drug delivery, pain relief and other health-related issues holds potential for a wide range of self-care products, such as Nufabrx® knitted sleeves containing capsaicin for transdermal pain relief. Photo: RobSnapped. The global market for Technical Textiles is projected to reach US$208.5 Billion by 2024, registering a […]

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CULP promotes sustainable future

March 29th, 2022

N.C. State students in the Sustainable Materials and Technology class using SolidWorks to design the chair. Culp, Inc. (NYSE: CULP) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) is proudly hosting the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s 15th Anniversary industry-wide celebration in the Culp Innovation Center at Congdon Yards on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 […]

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Allied feather down

ALLIED launches innovation lab

March 24th, 2022

ALLIED Feather + Down (AF+D) announced the launch of Zero Degrees North, a creative innovation lab that showcases boundary-pushing artists, designers, and products. For over 30 years, ALLIED has been working with innovative, fashion-forward, and technical brands throughout the world to help build engaging, luxurious and high performing down products. غN will be a curatorial […]

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