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A Warm Homecoming, with a Chilly Climate for Change

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Fiber Machinery and Equipment

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Natural fiber – the bio-option to single use plastics

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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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Consumer demand for product life cycle transparency will drive innovation in machinery and material design for both virgin fiber production as well as fiber and fabric recycle.

What is yarn spinning and what equipment is needed to prepare the fiber? Textile fibers can be manmade or naturally derived. Natural fibers are cellulose-based, protein-based, or mineral-based while manmade …

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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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The industry gold standard for mycelium leather production is Ganoderma Lucidum, also known as “Lingzhi” in Chinese or “Reishi” in Japanese. It is a polyporus mushroom than can be found throughout Europe, North America and Asia and is usually grown on decaying hardwood trees. Photo: Stockphoto/9770880_224

A critical review on the mycelium production methods. Natural fibers have always played an important role for humans, having been used since ancient times for the creation of clothing, footwear …

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

World supply was pushed by manmade fibers but century’s average annual growth rate was missed in the third consecutive year and adverse conditions prevailing make a return to the long-term …

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