Yarn & Fiber

2021-06-10

A clothing that was planted: Xtep launched new PLA T-shirts

The pollution of textile and clothing industry has existed for a long time, and the green transformation is imminent. According to the United Nations, the total carbon emissions of the fashion industry exceed those of all international flights and shipping combined, accounting for 10% of global carbon emissions, making it the second most polluting industry after the oil industry. Regarding how to reduce pollution in the fashion industry, Xtep, a Chinese sporting goods brand, is providing its own solution.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-06-10

Fashion for Good launches the Renewable Carbon Textiles Project today, bringing together a pioneering consortium to accelerate the development of Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHA polymer fibres; a promising biosynthetic alternative to fossil based fibres with the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the fashion supply chain.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-06-10

Birla Cellulose’s Grasim Cellulosic Division, Vilayat, India has successfully commissioned the Carbon-disulphide Adsorption Plant (CAP) and has achieved the stringent level of sulphur-to- air emission norms stipulated in the EU BAT references (EU Best Available Technologies BREFs) for the viscose manufacturing process.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-06-10

A contribution to the sustainability of the 2021 Maratona dles Dolomites, the iconic cycling event scheduled for July 4, 2021 that takes place along some of the most beautiful passes in the Dolomites, comes from Carvico and RadiciGroup, two Italian textile manufacturers that have joined competencies to develop and produce 10,000 sustainable vests. They were created by using its “special edition Maratona 2021” fabric made of 100% recycled polyester from PET plastic bottles and will be given to all participants in the competition.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-06-02

Venator has developed a new liquid pigment masterbatch technology that can be used to whiten recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres quickly, cleanly, and efficiently. Based on the company’s established titanium dioxide (TiO2) platform for the fibre industry, the new HOMBITAN® LQ range is optimized for delustering PET fibres from plastic bottles that will be re-spun into polyester - ready for creating new consumer products including footwear and apparel.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-06-10

Avgol names replacement as CEO moves to expanded role with parent company Indorama Ventures

Avgol, a subsidiary of global petrochemical producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), appointed Mr. Tommi Bjornman as its new CEO, replacing Mr. Shachar Rachim who will focus on his broader role as CEO of IVL’s Hygiene vertical in its Fibers segment.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-06-03

NatureWorks announces key milestones for global manufacturing expansion with new 75kTa facility for producing Ingeo biopolymer in Thailand

NatureWorks, the world’s leading manufacturer of low-carbon PLA biopolymers made from renewable resources, announced today the completion of key milestones in their global manufacturing expansion plan for a new fully integrated Ingeo™? PLA production facility that is anticipated to open in Thailand by 2024, subject to shareholder approval. When fully operational the new plant will have an annual capacity of 75,000 tons of Ingeo biopolymer and will produce the full portfolio of Ingeo grades.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-05-27

Eastman expands capacity to produce Naia™ cellulosic yarn

To serve rapidly growing customer demand, global specialty materials provider Eastman (NYSE: EMN) is increasing its capacity to produce Naia™ filament yarn at its Barcelona, S.L., site by 30% by mid-2021 and more than 50% by the end of 2022.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-05-27

Lenzing reaches a new milestone on the path to climate-neutral production

Lenzing Group, a leading provider of sustainably produced specialty fibers for the global textile and nonwoven industries, is continuing to make great strides toward achieving carbon neutrality across the Group. The successful completion and commissioning of an air purification and sulfur recovery plant at the Lenzing facility marks another milestone in the Group’s ambitious strategy. Lenzing has invested some EUR 40 mn in this project since construction began in 2019.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-05-27

Coterie introduces most sustainable baby wipes to US market

Coterie, the award-winning baby care brand for the modern parent, today announced the launch of its new Wipe made from 100% plant-based biodegradable and compostable materials*. Designed in partnership with the VEOCEL™ brand, the Coterie Wipes, consisting of 99% water, are the most sustainable and the largest (up to 30% bigger) baby wipes on the US market.** Following recent certification testing, they proved to be fully compostable after just a few weeks vs. hundreds of years and decompose even under the toughest of conditions.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-05-27

Indorama Ventures increases capacity in India with strategic investment in its Nagpur manufacturing plant

Indo Rama Synthetics (India) Limited (IRSL), a subsidiary of global petrochemical producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), will spend up to INR 6 billion (USD 82M) upgrading equipment and adding capacity at its manufacturing site in Nagpur, India. The capital expenditure plan includes a new PET resin manufacturing facility, additional balancing equipment, and a large range of specialty yarns, further strengthening IRSL’s ability to serve clients across the country.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-05-20

Toray creates carbon fiber composite material with excellent heat dissipation that enables flexible thermal management design

Toray Industries, Inc., announced today that it has developed a high thermal conductivity technology that lifts the heat-dissipating properties of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) to that of metals. Applying this technology to CFRP dissipates heat effectively from their sources through thermal conduction paths inside that material. This helps suppress battery degradation in mobility applications while boosting performance in electronic device applications.

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Yarn & Fiber

2021-05-20

Teijin Carbon produces new thermoplastic PPS-Tape

Teijin Carbon Europe introduces a new carbon fiber thermoplastic unidirectional pre-impregnated tape(TPUD) based on PPS. The new Tenax™TPUD with PPS matrix allows entry in new cost-sensitive markets while offeringthe typicalTPUD advantages like high resistance to chemicals and solvents, low flammability,storage or shipping at room temperatureand recyclability.

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