Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-15

Lenzing joint venture to build dissolving pulp plant in Brazil

The Lenzing Group, world market leader for wood-based cellulosic fibers, and Duratex, the largest producer of industrialized wood panels in the southern hemisphere, announce that they will build a 500,000t dissolving wood pulp plant in the State of Minas Gerais, near Sao Paulo (Brazil). The start-up is planned for the first half of 2022. In the joint venture, Lenzing holds a 51 percent, Duratex a 49 percent stake.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-13

At Domotex 2020, RadiciGroup introduced Renycle, a new range of products with recyclate content. The Group also announced the acquisition of a material recovery company.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-09

Trevira presents itself once again with its successful trade fair concept at the 2020 Heimtextil trade fair. The manufacturer of high-quality flame retardant polyester fibres will present its products at a stand measuring more than 2,000 square metres. Together with 31 of its major customers, Trevira will cover the entire textile value chain: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-09

Global economic conditions deteriorated and Trevira had to face a decline in new orders in all segments of both business units (fibres and filaments). With a total turnover of approximately 208 million Euros in 2019, this result was below expectations.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-09

The global cellulose fibre market is one of the fastest-growing markets altogether, with an annual growth rate of almost 10%. Experts estimate that sales will exceed 50 billion dollars in 2025. The increasing demand for environmentally friendly and biodegradable fibres for textiles, hygiene products and plastic substitutes in packaging are the most important drivers for the growth. In this context, political regulations, which aim to drastically reduce the discharge of microplastics into the environment, play an important role.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-13

Kelheim Fibres a frontrunner in CanopyStyle “Hot-Button“ ranking

In the 2019 `Hot-Button' report issued by the forest conservation organisation Canopy, Kelheim Fibres attained a “green shirt” ranking. This result underlines the company‘s excellent performance as regards to raw material sourcing. Many fashion brands already value the `Hot-Button' report as a reliable indicator for sustainability for viscose fibre producers.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-19

How Tung Ho Textiles add value with fish scale waste

As a leading yarn and fibre exhibition, Yarn Expo is used as a promotional platform for showcasing all kinds of innovative, unique products from around the world. Exhibitors from 14 countries and regions joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2019, including Tung Ho Textiles from Taiwan. Their innovative products – including a functional blend of TENCEL™ and fish scales – proved popular at the fair.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-12

Realisation of IVL investment package at Trevira site Guben

In May 2018, Trevira GmbH’s parent company Indorama Ventures (IVL) approved a major investment package for Trevira’s Guben site, and this week sees the launch of a key new component – a spinning machine capable of producing raw white POY (partially oriented yarn) for further processing at the texturising stage. A further three new spinning machines are planned. The new machinery will offer efficiency savings in both manufacturing and energy use at the Guben site, which specialises in flat and texturised filament yarns for automotive interiors, technical textiles, apparel and home textiles.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-12

DORNBIRN-GFC comes to ASIA

A close partnership between the Austrian Fibers Institute and KOFOTI as well as DYETEC from Korea enables to arrange the 1st Dornbirn-GFC congress for the Asian market. Around 300 till 400 participants from the whole textile chain will be expected to join this special event. An agreement on this cooperation has been signed by October 21st, 2019 in Porto/Portugal.

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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

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 unveils REFIBRA™ breakthrough technology strengthening their commitment to the circular economy in textiles

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

2019-12-05

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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