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New fiber routes to performance fabrics

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The new Beaulieu International Group pilot plant in Belgium. Photo courtesy of Beaulieu International Group

How fiber producers are exploring all options for sustainable gains. Many new innovations for the production of nonwoven fabrics are emerging in the marketplace – the inevitable response to sustainable …

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Drylock’s fluffless diapers reduced shelf space requirement in stores. Photo courtesy of Drylock Technologies

The complexity of absorbent hygiene products (AHPs) – baby diapers, femcare products and those for coping with adult incontinence – is not immediately apparent to consumers who never-theless greatly value …

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Detlef Braun, member of the board at Messe Frankfurt GmbH: “The industry is adept at meeting challenges with new ideas, developments and business models.” Photo courtesy Messe Frankfurt

It was very apparent at this year’s combined Techtextil, Texprocess and one-time-only Heimtextil Summer Special shows which were held in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 21-24, that European legislation is currently …

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C.F. Weber workwear reinforced with Cordura re/cor recycled nylon 6.6 fabrics. Photo courtesy of C.F. Weber

From basalt to recycled carbon to sustainable nylons, today’s advanced fabrics are exhibiting environmentally sound components that are sustainable and innovative. An emphasis at the Techtextil show in Frankfurt, Germany …

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Over the past half century, nonwovens production in Greater Europe has climbed fifty-fold. Photo courtesy of A.Wilson

A hail of silver bullets required – getting plastics to net zero What if all plastics, including synthetic fibers and nonwovens, could become net zero in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) …

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