Beaulieu introduces EqoBalance polyamide yarns

January 19, 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

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Adidas unveils world’s first performance shoe made from Biosteel

December 16, 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;

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OEKO-TEX to expand branding efforts

November 4, 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

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Research shows new light-harvesting potential

August 8, 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

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