Is it the end of polyester (as we know it)?

July 1st, 2023

Bottle wars may not end well for fiber producers. Photo: © Evgeniy Salov, Where would we be without polyester? Fibers created from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are ubiquitous in our apparel, home furnishings, automotive, filtration and personal care industries. In 2021, they represented 57.57% of the global fiber market, according to Fibre2Fashion’s market insight tool […]

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Fibers of the future

August 1st, 2019

Roughly five times lighter than a more conventional steel structure, the BUGA Fibre Pavilion was created using robotics technology that placed fibrous filaments between two rotating winding scaffolds. The process created the predefined shape of the building component, which included a lattice of translucent glass fibers onto which black carbon fibers were placed where structurally […]

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Thread technologies breaking through barriers

March 1st, 2019

The future of fabric or any manufactured product boils down to the components that make it up. For fabric that means yarns and threads—the building blocks of fabric possibilities. It’s an exciting time to be a part of yarn and thread innovations—innovations that include conductivity, protection, sustainability and comfort. Imagine that yarns and threads can […]

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Spider silk builds strong bones

September 1st, 2018

The process of mending broken bones can be long and difficult. Load-bearing bones sometimes require a metal plate for support, which can lead to other problems such as irritation and rigidity. Researchers at the University of Connecticut decided to turn to nature for a solution. Led by Professor Mei Wei, the team investigated silk fibroin, […]

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VTT introduces recycled fiber

October 25th, 2017

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has introduced a new fiber by dissolving worn and discarded cotton and using it as a raw material. The first product models demonstrate that recycled fiber can be transformed into a yarn and comfortable fabric. Based on a carbamate dissolution process, the technology has been used to produce […]

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Camira launches The Mill Collection

December 21st, 2015

Camira, designer and manufacturer of wool and wool/bast fiber blend fabrics for commercial interiors, launched The Mill Collection, a new value proposition symbolic of sustainable textile design and manufacture. The Mill Collection has a mosaic of 72 color shades created from five patterns—Chicago, Gravity, Haven, L2 and Manhattan. It was designed for a lighter environmental […]

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