Utilizing discarded textiles

May 31st

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating a project to develop a profitable circular economy for textiles. The Telaketju project is establishing an ecosystem formed by companies and other actors to develop an extensive sorting and collection network for different discarded fibers—from cotton to polyester and viscose. It is also looking at ways...

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Fabric pavilion is an invitation to all in Sydney

May 31st

Photo: Archinect Firms. As a competition entry for the Archmedium Sydney Rehearsal Follies, French architect Guillaume Mazars submitted a design for a pavilion dedicated to music in the Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney, according to Australian architecture firm Archinect. Mazars’ musical plaza is covered by a large sail suspended by a network of cables tightened between metallic...

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AASHTO highlights need for infrastructure plan that also fixes trust fund

May 30th

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) called on Congress and the Trump administration to enact a major transportation investment program this year, one that channels federal funds through existing programs and includes a long-term revenue fix for the Highway Trust Fund, according to the AASHTO Journal. Chief executives from state departments...

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Nonwovens highlighted at conference

May 30th

The third Conference on Nonwovens for High-Performance Applications offered information about the latest developments in new areas of application and production processes. Held in Prague in March, the conference included a presentation on the findings from two major market studies on nonwovens. Other topics included the use of nonwovens as automotive components for lightweighting and...

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Innovation Award 2017 winners announced

May 30th

The 14th annual Techtextil Innovation Awards were presented at the opening ceremony of Techtextil. An international jury chose eight products in four categories in this year’s competition. Winners in the New Application category included: Centexbel: The intelligent knee brace from Centexbel, a nonprofit organization, supports patients during rehabilitation after knee operations. A textile sensor identifies the...

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Losberger De Boer Group formed following merger

May 30th

Losberger acquired structures supplier De Boer to form Losberger De Boer Group. The merger is expected in the second quarter of 2017. The acquisition of De Boer by Losberger will be a major step for the companies in becoming a leading provider of temporary space solutions in the international event market. This will enable both companies to...

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2016 Smart Fabrics Summit Videos

May 26th

Watch videos from the 2016 Smart Fabrics Summit on the website of the International Trade Administration Office of Textiles and Apparel. Part 1- Opening Remarks; Globe Demonstration; Challenges in Manufacturing Smart Fabrics Panel Part 2- First Line Technology Demonstration; Federal Research and Development in Smart Fabrics Panel; Part 3- DuPont Demonstration; Intellectual Property Rights for...

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Textile standards online platform

May 25th

ASTM International and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) are making available textiles standards and other offerings in one online platform. Users will gain access to high-quality tools and resources from both organizations to improve durability of textiles, ensure quality colors, create in-demand products and more. Housed in the online platform ASTM...

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OEKO-TEX addresses sustainability at FIT and AAFA events

May 25th

Global standards for the textile industry will be discussed by OEKO-TEX at the Summer Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) June 5–8, 2017. The Summer Conference at FIT, titled “Sustainability & Textiles—New Models,” will address sustainability standards, closed loop and circular economies, farm to fashion and textile innovations. The AAFA Product Safety Seminar sponsored by OEKO-TEX will be...

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ESI welcomes David Nolting as corporate health and safety manager

May 24th

Environmental Specialties, Inc. (ESI) of Baton Rouge, La., a major installer of geosynthetics, welcomed David Nolting to the company as corporate health and safety manager. “We created this new position because it continues to demonstrate our deep commitment to lead with safety in every aspect of our business,” stated ESI president Mark Dillon. “David has...

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