The circular future of specialty fabrics

July 1st, 2021

Climatex® Dualcycle™ technology combines new wool, Lenzing™ FR and recycled nylon to create a recyclable upholstery fabric. Its development was spurred by a desire to achieve circularity without compromising performance standards. Photo: Climatex AG. When it comes to sustainability, the textile industry has come a long way since it tentatively dipped its toes into the […]

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What’s driving transportation textile trends?

April 1st, 2021

Camira Fabrics’ iconic textile pattern on the London Underground. Celebrating 200 years in transportation textiles in 2022, Camira Fabrics looks forward to contributing to a new line linking London to the West Midlands. Photo: Joe Green on Unsplash. The transportation industry is undergoing massive disruption, driven primarily by the climate change imperative: electric and hybrid […]

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Shade around the world: custom canopy projects

January 1st, 2021

Ant Walk in Mexico City is a covered walkway by Ketan Membranas Arquitectónicas, intended to be analogous of the form of organization and work dynamics that ants use to provide themselves with resources. Photo: Ketan Membranas Arquitectónicas. Wherever the sun shines, people need shade. These recent canopy projects from around the world fulfill that mission […]

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Freudenberg Performance Materials partners with NC State

August 4th, 2020

Germany-based Freudenberg Performance Materials has collaborated with the Nonwoven Institute of North Carolina State University to produce face masks for North Carolina government organizations, UNC system universities and North Carolina hospitals.   Both the organizations will align their expertise and supply chains to bring PPE to healthcare professionals and universities as soon as possible.The production […]

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Nonwovens reach beyond their beginnings as disposables

October 1st, 2016

While he was managing nonwovens research and development at 3M, David Nelson observed an irony surrounding the technology with which he had been involved for 35 of his 40 years at the Minnesota-based powerhouse. “When I gave updates, I would say, ‘Of our 48 technologies, nonwoven is the only one described by what it isn’t […]

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