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Expanding Spandex in India

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China’s Fast-Growing Carbon Fiber Demand

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Resetting the Global Supply Chain

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Matt Kolmes, CEO, VOLT Wearable Tech

Matt Kolmes, CEO of VOLT Wearable Tech (“VOLTech”), a division of VOLT Smart Yarns, recently connected with the International Fiber Journal to discuss the company’s innovative “bio-sensing” shirt that paves …

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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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Figure 1. Georgia Tech Pressure Injury Prevention System: The Conceptual Framework and Technology Building Blocks. Photo courtesy of Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Tech Pressure Injury Prevention System. Our vision is to “make pressure injury a scourge from the past.” A pressure injury (PI) is localized damage to the skin and …

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Natural fiber, the bio-option to single use plastics.

Plastic packaging materials have been essential to all product areas for decades. These materials offer a broad range flexibility, excellent barrier properties and durability. However, legislative focus on single-use plastics …

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A collection of natural fibers

Cotton was undoubtedly the fiber of the 19th and early 20th centuries and is still by far the world’s most widely used natural fiber. But while cotton is a biodegradable …

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