BASF gets down to the business of sustainable cotton

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Renewcell, Kelheim Fibres form collaboration to establish a European closed loop for sustainable textile fibers

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BastCore bets big on hemp

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Jennifer Crumpler, Fiber Development Manager, BASF

BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program is designed to directly connect members of the cotton fiber value chain, from cotton farmers to brands to retailers. e3 stands for equitable, economically viable and environmentally responsible, as BASF is aiming to align itself with a consumer base that is increasingly eco-conscious and is demanding traceability in the clothes …

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Collaboration to establish a European closed loop for sustainable textile fibers

Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres Gmbh recently signed a letter of intent to develop commercial production of viscose fibers from up to 10,000 tonnes annually of Renewcell’s 100% textile recycled material Circulose. The collaboration is exciting because it provides a vehicle for scaling fully closed-loop recycling and regeneration of sustainable textile fibers. Renewcell and its Circulose …

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Coleman Beale, CEO, BastCore

Hemp has a long history as a raw material for American industry. Jamestown settlers introduced hemp to colonial America in the early 1600s for rope, paper, and other fiber-based products; they even imposed fines on those who didn’t produce the crop themselves. U.S. presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. The U.S. Constitution and …

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Biodegradable polymers in different environments. Illustration courtesy of Nova Institute.

The European Commission’s Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) has been hotly debated since its initial publication in July 2019. While the aim of the legislation is a noble one – minimizing plastic waste in the environment – getting a firm grasp on what is, and what is not, a plastic has proven to be more challenging …

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Until the early 1960s, the bulk of TSG’s business was centered around processing wool suiting fabrics.

Founded in 1901 in Baltimore as Levy’s Water Shrinking and Drying, TSG Finishing is now in its fifth generation of family leadership. With more than a century of experience in creating customized finishing solutions for a range of textile products, the company is an expert in refining and applying high-performance technologies to meet customer needs. …

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