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Innovation at ORSSTHE TEXTILE INDUSTRY FIGHTS COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak, and conditions are expected to worsen in the weeks ahead. Many in the textile/apparel industries have already provided their assistance in fighting the impact of the virus. Read More.

Innovation at ORSS2020 TRENDS: Take a look at some of the new innovations from the 2020 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market + Snow Show, January 29 - 31, in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.

BiosyntheticsTextile Exchange - Launches new micro site ( to demystify biosynthetics. In the future our clothes could be made from sugars, biomass and plant oils.

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BiosyntheticsTHE CUTTING EDGE - Innovative Fabric Developments for a New Outdoor Consumer- Driven by the 80 million Millennial consumers, along with the younger Gen-Z generation, born in the mid-90s and expected to reach 84.7 million by 2020, today's primary shopper groups have a See now – wear now buying attitude.

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BiosyntheticsWhat's New in Comfort Activewear? A Lot! - Comfort remains one of the most important qualities for today's consumers. Feeling comfortable can also make the wearer feel more confident and lead to better performance.

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CONTINUOUS COMPOSITES IN US DESIGNS NEW REUSABLE MASK The prototype can be sterilised and reused, and can be mass produced if the demand remains strong, according to a company press release. Read more…

ANDRITZ TO SHOWCASE NONWOVENS SOLUTIONS AT CINTE 2020 International technology group Andritz will showcase its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at CINTE 2020 in Shanghai during September 2-4, covering state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies. Read more…

AVGOL'S NATUREFIT FABRIC SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY The new natureFIT suite of fabric solutions has been developed to reduce material impact for product designers, with a range of additional qualities that can be integrated into the material, including reducing resin use. Read more…

HAYDALE WORKING WITH IRPC ON GRAPHENE COATED FABRIC The fabric has been shown to have antibacterial properties and will be further tested for antiviral pro Read more…

GERMAN BIONIC UNVEILS LATEST SMART POWER SUIT Made of ultra-light carbon fibre, the fourth generation Cray X supports workers when lifting heavy loads of up to 28 kilograms by actively amplifying their movements and thus protecting the lower back from excessive strain. Read more…

HARVARD UNIVERSITY MAKES SOFT ROBOTS MORE USABLE Scientists at Harvard University have developed Smart Thermally Actuating Textiles (STATs) that bring about pressure changes in soft robots by electrically controlling liquid-vapour phase changes, eliminating the need for pneumatic tethers. Read more…

CHEMLOGIS and SANITIZED AG: New strategic sales partnership for the Sanitized® antimicrobial polymer additives in Mexico (7/30/20)

IFAI Expo Going Virtual for 2020 (7/29/20)

Hyosung Introduces Sustainable Solutions At Outdoor Retailer Online (7/20/20)

Aurora Re-Invents Fabric Wall Coverings With the Launch of Scenic Expressions (7/15/20)

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