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Adidas announces detox roadmap
Textile World
Sports brand adidas announced a new roadmap towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain. In collaboration with Greenpeace's Detox campaign, the official World Cup sponsor has laid out a credible plan for the elimination of per-and polyfluorinated chemicals and set key milestones to achieve full supply chain transparency.
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Outlast expands into new spheres
Innovation in Textiles
Outlast Technologies, a market leader for temperature regulating phase change materials, has introduced Spherix, a new blend from PCM viscose fibers and polyester fiber balls that is said to offer dynamic climate regulation and added comfort and can be used in apparel.
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Pulling double duty: Phifer insect screening outfits African screen structures in malaria research operation
Textile World
A popular Phifer insect screening product commonly used for pool enclosures in the U.S. is serving as a tool to aid in malaria research abroad. The Ifakara Health Institute, one of Africa's eminent health research organizations, is using Phifer's 18x14 Fiberglass Insect Screening to cover large screen house structures for malaria research in Tanzania, East Africa.
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Dilo to show latest staple fiber bonding process at ITMA
Fibre2fashion
DiloGroup will provide extensive information about production lines made in Germany and recent machine concepts from the DiloGroup companies DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines. A major focus of the new equipment is to improve operation efficiency, web quality and uniformity with positive effects on all staple fiber bonding processes. All these elements are part of the "Dilo – Isomation Process" and aim at an even web mass for reduced fiber consumption, as raw material is the biggest cost factor in textile production.
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Fabric structures can be as durable as brick-and-motor structures
Specialty Fabrics Review
With the construction of fabric structures consistently meeting (and often exceeding) stringent building codes, you’d think that more clients would opt for one of these highly engineered and efficient fabric-clad buildings.

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Freudenberg's new nonwovens heal chronic wounds faster
Fibre2fashion
The latest product developments in advanced wound care mark a further milestone in medical nonwovens for Freudenberg Nonwovens. The company has developed nonwovens made of chitosan fibers that accelerate the healing process in the treatment of chronic wounds.

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Hohenstein to develop artificial womb for premature babies
Fibre2fashion
Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute are working with Beluga-Tauchsport GmbH and M. Zellner GmbH to develop an "artificial uterus" providing sensory therapy for premature babies. About 50,000 babies are born prematurely in Germany every year. Some of them need intensive medical care in incubators for weeks or even months.

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EMANA smart fiber obtains European patent protection
Innovation in Textiles
Brussels based international chemical group Solvay has obtained a European patent protecting the use of its innovative EMANA smart fiber, from the European Patent Office. EMANA is a far infrared yarn made from polyamide 6.6, which when in contact with the skin, interacts with the body and improves blood micro-circulation.
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New compostable color range
Sustainable Nonwovens
Duni is launching its largest-to-date range of compostable, unicolored napkins and tablecoverings made from linen-like nonwovens. All of the products in the range carry the OK Compost label which means they are guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant, contain no harmful chemicals and can be sorted with food waste when allowed.
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Fibers for nonwovens
Nonwovens Industry
As the nonwovens market grows so does the amount of fibers and resins used to make them. Currently representing about 25 percent of total fiber shipments, the nonwovens industry continues to use a diverse range of fibers including oil-based ones like polypropylene and polyester and natural ones line cotton or cellulose.
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Fabric structures can be as durable as brick-and-motor structures
Specialty Fabrics Review
With the construction of fabric structures consistently meeting (and often exceeding) stringent building codes, you'd think that more clients would opt for one of these highly engineered and efficient fabric-clad buildings. With clearspan or air-supported fabric buildings being used to shelter aircraft, for heavy equipment storage or construction warehousing, to more temporary uses such as remediation enclosures, relocatable military structures or emergency shelters, choosing fabric buildings remains a complex situation.
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Bangladesh to have 23 more vocational textile institutes
Fibre2fashion
In addition to the existing 40 vocational textile institutes, the country would have 23 more such institutes in as many districts, Mirza Azam, Minister of State for Textiles and Jute, has said, reports BSS. The Minister was addressing a workshop at the Jute Diversification Promotion Center in Dhaka. It was organized by the project for the establishment of 10 textile vocational institutes under the textile department.
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