RICOSTA shoes will have Sympatex eco-friendly linings

February 26th, 2018

Sympatex Technologies announces that RICOSTA shoes will use Sympatex 100 percent recycled lining materials in creating its eco-friendly children’s shoes. The linings consist of global recycled standard or bluesign® certified polyester fibers made from recycled PET bottles. According to Sympatex, compared to producing 1 kilogram of new polyester fibers, the production of 1 kilogram of […]

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Annual Global Fibers Congress stresses sustainability, responsibility

January 23rd, 2018

An article in Fashionating World reports that more than 700 participants from over 30 countries took part in the 56th Man-Made Fibers Congress in Dornbirn, Austria. Key areas of discussion included fiber innovations; fibers, textiles and nonwovens for health care and hygiene; protective applications; sports and leisure wear. The three-day event also included a young […]

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Beaulieu introduces EqoBalance polyamide yarns

January 19th, 2018

Beaulieu announced its new EqoBalance PA6 yarns. Production of the polyamide yarns follows the biomass balance approach, which ensures at the start of the supply chain that natural renewable raw materials partially or completely replace fossil fuel sources. The process uses resources such as biogas or bio-naphtha to manufacture the polyamide. The share of bio-based […]

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Adidas unveils world’s first performance shoe made from Biosteel

December 16th, 2016

Athletic-shoe maker adidas has unveiled the first performance shoe made using Biosteel® fiber—a replication of natural silk that’s 100 percent biodegradable through a natural process. The adidas Futurecraft Biofabric prototype shoe features an upper made from 100 percent Biosteel fiber, a nature-based, high-performance fiber developed by German biotech company AMSilk; the material is 15 percent […]

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OEKO-TEX to expand branding efforts

November 4th, 2016

The Zurich-based International OEKO-TEX Association, which tests and certifies textiles for hazardous substances at all levels of production, will unveil a new branding strategy and new products in January. With the portfolio of OEKO-TEX products growing in response to textile industry needs—the most recent addition was DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX to help eliminate hazardous […]

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Research shows new light-harvesting potential

August 8th, 2016

Researchers at Australia’s Griffith University have discovered significant new potentials for light harvesting through narrowing the bandgap of titania (TiO2) and graphene quantum dots. According to a report by IDTechEx’s online Energy Harvesting Journal, the researchers for the first time have found a quantum-confined bandgap-narrowing mechanism where ultraviolet absorption of grapheme quantum dots and TiO2 […]

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