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New Technical Director

09.09.2019 The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, has announced Erika Simmons as the new Technical Director.

New smart textile patch

03.09.2019 Scientists from RMIT University have developed a c method for rapidly fabricating textiles that are embedded with energy storage devices.

K. Wayne Hays dies

29.08.2019 The Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, NC/USA, remembers K. Wayne Hays, a veteran of the nonwovens industry for more than 5 decades and one of the founders of INDA. Hays passed away on August 21, 2019 at the age of 95

Carbon fibers from beech wood

23.08.2019 In the planned research center for hardwoods, DITF scientists will investigate carbon fibers from beech wood.

Innovation round-tables

22.08.2019 The Nonwovens Innovation Academy brings together a mix of academics, students, scientists, engineers and industry experts for 7 round-tables

Circular economy solution for flame-retardant protective clothing

15.08.2019 From textiles, valuable individual components can be recovered at the end of their service life. This is especially true for personal protective equipment, which often consists of complex material blends. So far, no processing method for the successful production of new products from these is known. This goal was achieved in a sophisticated recycling approach, which is demonstrated by the treatment of flame-retardant blended fabrics.

Smart textiles terminology defined in new standard

09.08.2019 The smart textiles subcommittee of the American society for testing and materials ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA/USA, has approved its first standard, a compilation of industry terms.

Remarkable growth and global success of nonwovens

08.08.2019 The Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, NC/USA, and the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, Edana, Brussels/Belgium, have published a new report.

Flame-retardant polyamides for textile applications

08.08.2019 The intrinsically flame-retardant polyamide fibers developed at the DITF are suitable for a wide range of textile applications. In addition to the primary objective of achieving a high and permanent flame-retardant effect for polyamide 6 (PA 6), the textiles obtained from these fibers show very good material properties.

Global nonwovens market to reach $64.8 billion by 2024

01.08.2019 Global consumption of nonwovens is set to grow from a projected $46.8 billion in 2019 at an annual rate of 6.7% to reach $64.8 billion in 2024.

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