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Exploring Cellulose Waste Utilization

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Viability of Renewable Sources in Polymers

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Focused On PSF Growth

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Microfiber

Microfiber can be found everywhere, from cleaning products, furniture, active wear and in filtration, but what is it exactly? The term microfiber, refers to a synthetic fiber that less than …

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Scanning Electron Microscope image of wool fiber at 1000x magnification

Subhadeep Paul is pursuing his Ph.D. in Technical Textiles at the Technical Textiles Research Centre, University of Huddersfield. Paul came to Huddersfield after completing his undergraduate and master’s degrees in …

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Viscose fibers are manmade fibers produced from 100% cellulose pulp. Although the viscose process was introduced more than 100 years ago, development of new viscose fiber types is still ongoing, …

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Twin screw extruder used in the FIBFAB project. Photos: AIMPLAS

Most fabrics currently available on the market are made of natural fibers, such as cotton and wool, and polyester (PES) blends. With the aim of finding a more sustainable material to produce clothing, polylactic …

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Chart showing ICE cotton futures

As has been the case in many financial markets, the global cotton supply chain has been distorted by the U.S.-China trade dispute. At the fiber level, the dispute has interfered …

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