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Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.


2018 SurveyeTextilesCommunications - Leaders in the Textile & Apparel Industry supply chain look back at 2017 and share generally optimistic expectations for 2018.

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BiosyntheticsTextile Exchange - Launches new micro site (aboutbiosynthetics.org) 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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NEWS & VIEWS
USTER TO SHOW EVS FABRIC INSPECTION SYSTEMS AT TECHTEXTIL The system’s ability to capture any visible fabric faults – with a proven and consistently high rate of defect detection – and its optimized fabric grading makes accurate automatic quality control an integral part of manufacturing. Read more…

LENZING LAUNCHES ECO CYCLE TECHNOLOGY WITH VEOCEL BRAND The technology involves the upcycling of a substantial proportion of pre-consumer cotton scraps, from garment production, and mixing with sustainably sourced wood pulp, to produce pure new virgin Veocel branded lyocell fibres for nonwoven applications. Read more…

MIT TEAM FINDS SPIDER SILK'S USE IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES Researchers discovered spider silk experiences supercontraction, as the fibers respond to changes in moisture. Not only do the threads contract, they also twist at the same time, providing a strong torsional force. Read more…

SCHOELLER'S NANOSPHERE PLUS PROTECTS AGAINST GREASY STAINS The special effect of this new development is its protection against fingerprints and greasy stains. Even after being absorbed by the fabric, stains are quickly and easily wiped away without washing. Read more…

Polartec Makes A Clear Commitment To 100% Recycled Materials And Biodegradability The initiative is in line with what promises to be a ‘triple bottom line’ standard for the textile industry - fully recycled inputs, fully recyclable fabrics and complete biodegradability. Read more…

BERRY CHARTS OUT SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY As part of the initiative, Berry will focus on products, performance, and partners with a long-term plan for sustainability for the year 2025. Read more…

NEWS RELEASES
Archroma launches Appretan® NTR, a water-based textile coating binder based on renewable natural ingredients (5/20/19)

American Silk Mills Covers Beauty, Legacy and Performance for Showtime Market (5/14/19)

MICROBAN INTRODUCES ANTIMICROBIAL DESIGNED FOR COTTON APPLICATIONS (5/14/19)

Indorama Ventures Announces the launch of DEJA™, a 100% rPET brand (5/14/19)

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