Yarn & Fiber

2020-02-20

210 participants joined “1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres”

With 210 participants and 15 exhibitors from 26 different countries, the first conference on cellulose fibres in Cologne, Germany, was a great success and exceeded all expectations. The focus of the conference was on markets, technologies and sustainability – and especially alternative cellulose feedstocks.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-02-13

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, announced today it signed an agreement to purchase Poliblend and Esseti Plast GD from D’Ottavio Group. The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Mozzate, Italy, the masterbatch portfolio of Esseti Plast GD and the engineering plastics portfolio of Poliblend, which consists of virgin and recycled grades of PA66, PA6, PBT and POM.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-02-12

Lenzing Group has announced the introduction of Eco Pure technology which enhances the production of environmentally responsible modal fibers for the textile industry. TENCELTM Modal fibers with Eco Pure technology are considered as the most environmentally responsible option among existing modal fibers in the industry. Total chlorine-free bleaching in pulp and fiber delivers the industry’s new standard of clean modal fiber production.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-30

Toray Industries, Inc., today announced a new iteration of its highly successful Primeflex™ series of flexible stretch fabric - Primeflex PET-recycled type. Available in spring/summer 2021, the new, Primeflex PET-recycled type is made with 50% recycled and 18% bio-based yarn, meeting the sportswear consumer's demand for sustainability without compromising stretch.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-23

SGL Carbon will begin serial production of landing gear made from braided carbon fiber material early this year. The landing skids will be installed in around 500 air taxis worldwide over the next two years.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-02-13

DSM Dyneema successfully defends attack against one of its key patents in China

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, materials, today announced the successful defense of one of its key patents in China. The patent relates to the company’s innovative Dyneema® cut resistant yarns that are used in several protective applications, especially gloves with the highest levels of cut resistance available in the market.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-23

Südwolle Group expands its sustainability commitment through the collaboration with RENU fibres by ITOCHU Corporation

Südwolle Group, well-known spinner of pure wool and wool blend worsted yarns, expands its offering through the strategic cooperation with RENU project by ITOCHU Corporation Ltd. The partnership comprises a strategic co-development and marketing of yarns and fabrics constructed with Itochu’s RENU recycled polyester fibre blended with wool targeted for the worsted yarn industry.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-22

Functional yarns add value to textile products at Yarn Expo Spring 2020

Returning exhibitors and newcomers, including suppliers from Belarus, are set to show off their latest innovations to meet the specific sourcing needs of buyers with a diverse range of unique functional yarns at Yarn Expo Spring. The fair will be held from 11 – 13 March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-20

Wood-based alternative: Feminine hygiene fibres from Kelheim

Kelheim’s premium tampon fibre Galaxy® has proven effective in sanitary pads: It can substitute up to 70% of the synthetics in ADL (Acquisition-Distribution-Layers) in feminine hygiene pads. The amount of feminine hygiene waste is enormous – and often the time it takes for these products to degrade is hundreds of years longer than the lifespan of the woman who used it, because the synthetic components are not bio-degradable. Changing consumer behavior drives the need for environmentally friendly yet safe alternatives.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-15

Lenzing joint venture to build dissolving pulp plant in Brazil

The Lenzing Group, world market leader for wood-based cellulosic fibers, and Duratex, the largest producer of industrialized wood panels in the southern hemisphere, announce that they will build a 500,000t dissolving wood pulp plant in the State of Minas Gerais, near Sao Paulo (Brazil). The start-up is planned for the first half of 2022. In the joint venture, Lenzing holds a 51 percent, Duratex a 49 percent stake.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-13

RadiciGroup: concrete investments in sustainability.

At Domotex 2020, RadiciGroup introduced Renycle, a new range of products with recyclate content. The Group also announced the acquisition of a material recovery company.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-13

Kelheim Fibres a frontrunner in CanopyStyle “Hot-Button“ ranking

In the 2019 `Hot-Button' report issued by the forest conservation organisation Canopy, Kelheim Fibres attained a “green shirt” ranking. This result underlines the company‘s excellent performance as regards to raw material sourcing. Many fashion brands already value the `Hot-Button' report as a reliable indicator for sustainability for viscose fibre producers.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-09

Trevira at the 2020 Heimtextil trade fair

Trevira presents itself once again with its successful trade fair concept at the 2020 Heimtextil trade fair. The manufacturer of high-quality flame retardant polyester fibres will present its products at a stand measuring more than 2,000 square metres. Together with 31 of its major customers, Trevira will cover the entire textile value chain: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

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