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TechTextil North America 2018: Interior Design Trends with Technical Textiles by Kathlyn Swantko

Noveltex FabricsFabrics for the interior design market, better known as home textiles, are utilizing more technical textiles. While interior furnishings create a general mood and give character to the interior space, fabrics with function and comfort qualities have become increasingly important to enhance the styling aspects of any décor for windows, walls, floor-coverings, and furniture.

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TORAY TO INTRODUCE NONWOVEN MATERIAL WITH SUEDE TEXTURE Toray Industries Inc announces ‘Ultrasuede BX’, a nonwoven material with a suede texture which is about 30 per cent made of plant-based raw materials, which gives the suede texture material the world’s highest content of plant-based raw materials. Read more…

Performance finishes for performance textiles While the tension of creating finishings with increased performance and sustainability is a constant challenge, it’s also an opportunity for an ever-creative and solution-minded industry. Read more…

Archroma makes first ever textile dye from cotton plant residues Developed in alliance with Cotton Incorporated, the patented technology addresses two key concerns of the textile industry - sustainability and traceability Read more…

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