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Man-made fibers still dominate advanced medical textiles

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High-performance fibers fulfill demanding roles

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The 61st Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress attracted more than 550 delegates from 32 countries. Photo courtesy Dornbirn GFC

After many years of talking amongst itself, the circular economy and sustainability remain key challenges for the fiber industry. After two years in the virtual space, the 61st Dornbirn Global …

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Textiles are widely used in medical, surgical and other healthcare applications.

Sustainability has yet to make an impact in terms of materials and circularity. Textiles are widely used in medical, surgical and other healthcare applications, including first aid and clinical settings, …

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Endumax film and Twaron fiber can deliver extra protection, reduced weight and maximum reliability for ballistic protective gear, ensuring police safety, mobility and comfort at all times. Photo courtesy of Teijin Aramid

High-modulus, high-tenacity fibers have played a key role in the development of many performance textiles Performance fabrics – one of the fastest growing sectors of the industry – are textiles …

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Fibrillated cellulose – branded as Valida – is a 100% natural and bio-based material sourced from Sappi’s owned, sustainably managed forests. Photo courtesy of Sappi Europe

The challenge will be to achieve a balance between ongoing capacity expansion and rising demand The global fiber industry is facing unprecedented sustainability challenges. Issues such as a rising population, …

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Škoda Auto is collaborating with the Technical University of Liberec on the research and development of sustainable materials. Photo courtesy of Škoda Auto

Faced with unprecedented levels of disruption and innovation, technological advances are impacting all segments of the vehicle industry, particularly interiors. Despite ongoing setbacks due to the impact of the coronavirus …

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