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A pilot line for the hydroentanglement of nonwovens from recycled fibres and/or those made from natural materials, such as hemp, flax and cotton, has been installed by Andritz at its technical cent

The 2025 edition of ITMA Asia + CITME will take place in Singapore on 28–31 October, and will be organised by ITMA Services and Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co.

Andritz Group is to acquire supplier of technologies for the production of airlaid nonwovens, Dan-Web, following the signing of an agreement by the two companies.  

Plastics that are used in the production of textiles and are routinely described as biodegradable, such as polylactic acid (PLA), show no signs of degradation after more than a year submerged in th

A plant capable of producing 1 kt of recyclable and biodegradable fibre each year from responsibly grown wood has been opened by Woodspin in Jyväskylä, Finland.

A durable interwoven polypropylene (PP) groundcover fabric for weed-control has been launched by Beaulieu Technical Textiles of Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

The UK Government has written to manufacturers of wet wipes to express concerns about the number of their products that are flushed down toilets in the country – 2.1–2.9 billion each year – and to

Twelve EVO weaving machines from Itema Group will be in operation at ITMA, seven at the company’s booth and the balance at the stands of Julibao, MEI, Staübli and Vandewiele.

A new range of metering technologies developed specifically to pump low-viscosity fluids, such as slurries, glycols and certain additives, with high levels of control and accuracy is to be shown by

An automated guided vehicle (AGV) for the loading and unloading of packages of fibre or yarn from equipment will be shown by Cygnet Texkimp of Northwich, UK, on its stand at ITMA

An efficient and easy-to-use rapier weaving machine (Ultimax) is to be shown by Picanol, of Ieper, Belgium, for the first time at ITMA.

Having been acquired by Thailand’s Indorama Ventures – first with a joint venture partner in 2011, and then completely in 2017 – Trevira GmbH of Bobingen has been renamed to Indorama Ventures Fiber

Inspired by the fur and skin of polar bears, researchers in the USA are developing a textile that can absorb heat from visible wavelengths of sunlight and suppress the dissipation of body heat. 

A method for converting dyed scrap polyethylene terephthalate (PET) clothing into fire-resistant, antibacterial or wrinkle-preventing coatings that could then be applied to textiles is being develo

Pilot spinning systems for the development of new products, such as renewable precursors for carbon fibres and biobased alternatives to synthetic fibres, are to be shown by Dienes Apparatebau GmbH

A system for the enzymatic recycling of polyamide (PA) and polyester (PES) textiles is to be established by manufacturer of athletic apparel, lululemon athletica Inc, and the developer of the recyc

A treatment from Polygiene that inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria in textiles is being used in backpacks by Gregory Packs of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. 

Avient Corp has installed its first line in Asia for the production of long-fibre-reinforced thermoplastics at its regional headquarters in Shanghai, China. 

German nonwovens machinery manufacturer Dilo Group has announced that it will start working with Italian companies Dell’Orco & Villani and TechnoPlants to supply complete systems for the textil

The use of synthetic variants of muskox wool as insulation in military uniforms for Arctic environments is being explored by researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patter