Sustainable

Repreve launches sustainability movement with #TurnItGreen

31st January 2014 0 comment
As a symbol of its #TurnItGreen campaign, the Repreve brand of recycled fibres has turned the SuperPipe green during the Women's SuperPipe Finals at X Games Aspen. Thousands of lime green Repreve beanies were distributed to X Games fans along the SuperPipe, each made with six recycled plastic bottles.

Recycled fibres and yarns at ITMA 2015

30th January 2014 0 comment
The chapter on fibres and yarns is expected to grow at ITMA 2015, the international textile and garment machinery exhibition that will take place from 12- 19 November 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. As the textile and garment industry moves towards making a tangible commitment to sustainability, the chapter will now include a new sub-chapter on recycled fibres and yarns.

Nonwovens Associations launch shared mission and vision

28th January 2014 0 comment
EDANA and INDA, the leading international trade associations for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries based in Europe and North America, respectively, have announced that they will harmonize their mission and vision to advance the success of their member companies.

Karl Mayer and LIBA merger on track

24th January 2014 0 comment
Karl Mayer has announced that LIBA Maschinenfabrik GmbH, which it acquired recently, is to be renamed Karl Mayer Liba Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH.

iPad interruptions and Windows dressing?

17th January 2014 0 comment
The Young Creations Upcycling Award display held as part of last week’s 2014 Heimtextil show in Frankfurt was a lot of fun. There were inevitably toilet units and old tyres turned into furniture, the heavy duty clothing of outdoor workers became new bedding and the winning entry turned fabric off-cuts into bold flower arrangements.

Milliken floor coverings win Good Design Award

17th January 2014 0 comment
Two Milliken award-winning floor covering collections, Art Media and Moment, have received another distinction – a GOOD DESIGN Award. Organized by The Chicago Athenaeum in conjunction with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, the awards program honours ‘good design’ across multiple categories, including materials, technology, branding and graphic arts, among others.

Conwed shares latest innovations at VISION 2014

17th January 2014 0 comment
US company Conwed, a leading plastic netting manufacturer, will share its latest innovations at VISION 2014, the Consumer Products Conference organized by INDA in Dallas, Texas (January 27-30, 2014). Celebrating its 13th anniversary, VISION gathers key professionals from across the consumer products value chain to deliver the best in strategic information and business networking.

OEKO-TEX test criteria: New regulations for 2014

16th January 2014 0 comment
At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX Association has, as usual, updated the valid test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with its OEKO-TEX Standard 100. The following new regulations have been provided with comment from OEKO-TEX and come into force on 1 April 2014 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period:

INDA appoints new director of marketing

15th January 2014 0 comment
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the appointment of Joan Izzo as its new Director of Marketing. Izzo brings years of experience in marketing for international nonwovens and advanced material companies to the position.

Weaving technique for GreenFields turf system

12th January 2014 0 comment
GreenFields, a leading supplier of artificial turf systems, has introduced its most recent innovation GreenFields MX DS synthetic turf system, which, according to the company, is by far the most sustainable in the world. In 2010, Greenfields became part of the TenCate group of companies and is a part of the TenCate Grass division that combines the technologies for extrusion, weaving, non-woven fibres, grids and coating. The highly wear resistant soccer blades of this fully recyclable field consist of diamond shaped yarns firmly entrenched in the system by means of the innovative 3D weaving technique of TenCate. GreenFields MX DS thus is said to provide maximum durability.

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