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Smart yarns for health and wellbeing

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A view of the North American nonwovens market and material consumption

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New fiber routes to performance fabrics

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The sensoric yarn developed by DITF allows for precision locating within a single yarn giving greater flexibility to how sensor yarns are integrated as it eliminates the need for multiple sensors and a grid format. Photo courtesy of DITF

In the last five years, smart yarn technology has gone from being an enabler of smart materials to being the carrier – and the dispenser – of intelligence in wearables. And, nowhere more so than in the health and wellness sector. This is certainly a boon for yarn manufacturers, but it is also a time …

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Nonwoven

This is a great time to be in nonwovens and will continue to be so, as demand and, correspondingly, localized supply, to meet that demand, continues to increase. The nonwovens industry has responded to the pandemic and will continue to provide materials that keep the surfaces we touch clean, protect the air we breathe, and …

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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 from June 21-24, 2022 – as was also the case at the recent JEC World composites show in Paris from May 3-5 – was on …

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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) by 2050? This tantalizing possibility is raised in a new report, Reshaping Plastics by Munich-based Systemiq. The report was, in turn, cited as an example …

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The largest technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas attracts exhibitors from around the world.

The largest technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas is taking place May 17-19, 2022, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. With a single badge, visitors gain access to the show floors of both Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas. Among the highly participated events are …

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