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Nonwoven IDEA Show 2022 - Nonwoven Textiles for a Circular Economy

productsPART 1: Sustainable Fiber Solutions - Innovative products and equipment, and sustainable advancements in nonwoven fabrics were highlights of the 21st edition of IDEA Show, the world's preeminent event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics. The show, organized by INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, was co-located with the second FiltXPOâ„¢, North American's only exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively to filtration and separation. The combined events were held March 29-31 at the Miami Convention Center. IDEA Show 2022 offered the first opportunity since 2019 for approximately 5,000 textile executives and IDEA Show attendees to once again engage in face-to-face business meetings with global leaders from the nonwoven, engineered materials market.. Read the full article.

PART 2: Advancements in Nonwoven Textiles - One of the primary goals of the global textile industry is to make synthetic textile production and consumption more circular and sustainable for the future. Textile industry sustainability includes a number of factors, such as: greater use of natural fibers; reduced use of water and power in production; the reuse and recycling of existing products; control of microplastic emissions; and the improved collection and elimination of waste materials. . Read the full article.

FEATURED VIDEOS                                               

Forest of ColorXERIANT'S RETACELL FLAME RETARDANT Xeriant, Inc., has completed the critical pre-certification testing of its eco-friendly Retacell flame retardant on synthetic fabrics.

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DREXEL UNIVERSITY - New Age Textile Shield Advanced research offers coated fabric with electromagnetic pollution protection. The project utilizes MXene, a conductive two-dimensional coating materialmdiscovered at Drexel.

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Textiles ministry supports 9th edition of Techtextil India Techtextil India is the country’s leading trade fair on technical textiles, nonwovens, fibres, yarns, and machinery. Read more…

3M Thinsulate helps US' Watson Gloves with sustainable insulation Watson Gloves' goal is to transition all of its gloves to Thinsulate Type EC, which contains 78 per cent fibres made from post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles, & is Global Recycled Standard certified. Mills that are Bluesign and Oeko-Tex certified. Read more…

Researchers from Japan's university develop microelectronic fibre A team of researchers at Japan’s Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute has developed a microelectronic fibre with microscopic parameters capable of analyzing electrolytes and metabolites in sweat. Read more…

France's RecyOuest starts recycling line for agricultural waste nets RecyOuest, a French green economy company, has successfully started up world’s first recycling line that produces recycling fibres for nonwoven applications from agricultural plastic waste nets. Read more…

US smart coating can integrate into fabric to create protective gear Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a durable copper-based coating that can be integrated into fabric. The coating responds to the presence of toxic gases in the air by converting them into less toxic substances that become trapped in the fabric. Read more…

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