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Smart yarns for health and wellbeing

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New fiber routes to performance fabrics

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High-performance fibers fulfill demanding roles

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TENCEL branded modal fibers with Indigo Color technology

The Lenzing Group is aiming to enhance sustainable offerings for the denim industry with TENCEL branded modal fibers with Indigo Color technology. The Indigo Color technology behind this new market offering incorporates indigo pigment directly into TENCEL branded modal fibers using a onestep spun-dyeing process. This delivers superior color fastness relative to conventional indigo dyeing …

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Celliant Viscose officially debuts at ISPO Textrends Munich 2021

Hologenix, inventors of Celliant infrared textile technology, has partnered with Kelheim Fibres to introduce a sustainable fiber alternative for performance fabrics. Celliant is a proprietary blend of natural minerals that gives any textile-based product the ability to capture and convert body heat into full-spectrum infrared (IR) energy, which has been clinically validated to increase local …

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Thermoelectric properties of carbon nanotube yarns (CNTYs)

Kony Chatterjee is a doctoral candidate in the Fiber and Polymer Science program at Wilson College of Textile’s Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at North Carolina State University. Kony is conducting research in the field of flexible and wearable electronics under the guidance of her advisor, Professor Tushar K. Ghosh in his SmARTextiles …

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Top 10 textile and apparel exporters

The 20th anniversary issue of The Fiber Year includes textile and clothing trade data for 60 countries, of which most in 2019 were on a lower level. Some Asian low-cost industries succeeded to lift exports, with Cambodia and Myanmar recording double-digit growth rates. The fastest increase of exports in relative terms has been noticed for …

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Stretch in denim jeans has been pioneered by Invista’s Lycra.

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

Advanced fibers are now critical to the marketing campaigns of fabric mills supplying the $60 billion denim apparel market. Differentiation is the key in this highly competitive field and companies are quick to jump on any new development that can provide it.

Over the past decade, huge vertically-integrated capacities for the production of denim have been built up by companies in the three major manufacturing countries of the Indian subcontinent

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