Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-05

Lenzing is first wood-based fiber producer with approved science-based targets

Lenzing – The Lenzing Group, a recognized leader in climate action, member of the CEO Climate Leaders Group of the World Economic Forum and a signatory to the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, recently announced that it will drastically reduce its CO2 footprint. A first milestone is set for 2030, when Lenzing plans to cut down on CO2 emissions per ton of product by 50 percent compared to a 2017 baseline. For 2050 Lenzing has announced a vision towards net-zero CO2 emissions.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-05

Lenzing Group announced today another breakthrough for its pioneering REFIBRA™ technology with the industry’s first successful production of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers using post-consumer cotton waste as part of the recycled raw material proportion.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-11-28

Within the context of the foundation stone laying ceremony held on Friday, November 15, 2019, the Lenzing Group officially launched construction work in Thailand right on schedule to build the world’s largest lyocell production plant.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-11-28

Trevira has been named winner of the “Brandenburg Innovation Award for Plastics and Chemistry 2019” by the Brandenburg Ministry of Economic Affairs for its new flame retardant, UV-resistant polyester yarn. The yarn, which is available in a variety of colours, is specially designed for outdoor applications. It was selected for the award by a jury of five, with the prize-giving ceremony taking place at the Cluster Conference Plastics and Chemistry on 21 November.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-11-21

Yarn Expo Spring will take place from 11 – 13 March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, occupying an exhibition area of 26,000 sqm in hall 8.2. Four concurrent fairs including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will also be held at the same venue. In 2019, Yarn Expo Spring attracted 28,302 buyers from 87 countries and regions, a 9% increase compared to 2018, as well as 468 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-05

Indorama Ventures acquires Californian PET recycler Green Fiber International

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical manufacturer, has acquired Green Fiber International Inc. (GFI), a recycling company in Fontana, California, USA. The facility produces Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) Flakes. The acquisition has a combined capacity of 40,000 tonnes/annum.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-05

Teijin Frontier launches light, soft and tear-resistant fabric for sports and outdoor wear

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fibers and products converting company, announced today that it has launched a lightweight, tear-resistant and flat-surfaced fabric that also is soft, eco-friendly and abrasion-resistant, making it ideal for sportswear. Teijin Frontier will promote its new fabric as a key product for 2021 spring / summer sports and outdoor collections, targeting sales for a wide range of applications.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-02

Lumat, Dominion Fiber Technologies and EuroFibers merge into FibrXL

The combination creates an unparalleled portfolio of high-tenacity yarns, renowned high-performance fibers, fiber processing capabilities and a global distribution network.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-11-28

Indorama ventures completes acquisition of Europe’s leading supplier of polyester automotive interiors

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of Sinterama S.p.A, a leading Global polyester automotive interiors and high performance colored yarns manufacturer.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-11-21

DSM showcases latest innovations for protective ballistic sollutions made with Dyneema® at Milipol 2019

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, will demonstrate its innovative Dyneema® materials used by armor manufacturers to create the best-in-class soft and hard ballistic solutions at Milipol 2019. During Milipol, DSM will display a wide range of armor solutions for personal protection at booth 5 P 110.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-11-21

Toray creates world’s first porous carbon fiber with continuous pore structure

Toray Industries, Inc., announced that it has created the world’s first porous carbon fiber with a nanosized continuous pore structure. Using this fiber as a support layer could lighten advanced membranes used in greenhouse gas separation and hydrogen production and make them more compact, thereby enhancing performance.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-11-21

With 10,000 years of history, see why spinners are choosing hemp again

Sustainable, efficient and with 50,000 possible end uses: hemp offers a useful product for a range of industries. Hemp fibres have been spun into fabrics for at least 10,000 years, but in recent decades, hemp has been a less popular choice for textiles. However, thanks to the crop’s natural benefits, for both sustainability and comfort, hemp is making a comeback in a huge range of industries, including apparel. Lithuanian hemp fibre supplier Naturalus Pluostas (Natural Fiber) joined Yarn Expo Autumn for the first time in September 2019, and experienced huge interest in their hemp fibres.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-11-14

Teijin Aramid strengthens its market leader position with capacity increase

Teijin Aramid B.V., producer of Twaron® fiber, announced the second round of activities to increase its production capacity. As announced end 2017, targeting more than 25% capacity increase in five years, the company has been proceeding with its disciplined process in order to keep up with growing market demand.

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