WELCOME TO TECHNICAL-TEXTILES.NET, the web's most comprehensive source of information about the world of performance and technical textiles. Full membership gives access to: unique feature articles; relevant, edited and verified news; events and more, to keep you up to date with the latest developments in materials, technologies, processes, patents and research, and business and markets


Technology for the recycling of waste plastic generated during the manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks, is to be developed in the UK. 

An energy-efficient and environmentally friendly method for spinning fibres from microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) has been developed by Nordic Bioproducts Group (NBG) of Espoo, Finland. 

To meet demand for its consumables over the next decade, Kornit Digital has opened a US$25-million ink-manufacturing facility in Kiryat Gat, Israel.

Yacht-builder Sunseeker has chosen a nonwoven semi-preg (HexPly XF) from Hexcel for the quick and efficient production of composite hardtops with high-quality, paint-ready surfaces for its 90 Ocean

A thermally insulating nonwoven based on fibres extracted from milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), a plant native to North America, has been launched for use in outdoor clothing and equipment by

Jackets featuring a temperature-responsive fabric that – without the need for electronics – lofts automatically when cold will be worn by Team USA at the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Oly

A certification system, a recycled polyester (PES) fibre that can be dyed at low temperatures and a range of US-made knitted cords are to be launched at the Outdoor Retailer’s Winter Market

Monnforts says that one of its energy-efficient stenters (Montex) is being used by manufacturer of technical textiles and high-performance nonwovens, Albarrie to produce denser, higher-quality fabr

Manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers, NatureWorks, is to open a new headquarters and research and development (R&D) facility in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA. 

A method for incorporating sensors into carbon-fibre reinforcement fabrics so that they can collect data about the processes used to make composite parts from them has been developed by researchers

The owner of ITMA 2023, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), has launched an initiative to support start-up companies that wish to exhibit at the show. 

Two manufacturing sites operated by the Hygiene Fibers Division of Indorama Ventures (IVL), of Bangkok, Thailand, have been awarded International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus cer

BASF is to increase capacity for the production of polyamide (PA) 66 at its facility in Freiburg, Germany, and is to build a plant for the production of hexamethylene diamine (HMD), a precursor for

A non-biocidal finish that reduces the build-up and retention of odours in natural and synthetic fabrics has been launched by Sciessent of Beverly, Massachusetts, USA.

A single vented tumble dryer can discharge up to 120 million microfibres into the air each year - considerably more than is discharged into sewers and drains by a washing machine – according to a p

A fibre-laying process that enables the rapid and efficient production of composite footplates and toe caps for use in footwear has been launched by Coats of Uxbridge, UK. 

Solvay and Trillium Renewable Chemicals have signed a letter of intent to develop a supply chain for bio-based acrylonitrile (bio-ACN) for the manufacture of carbon fibre.

A coating that can be used to impart antibacterial and antiviral functionality to various types of surfaces, including textiles, has been developed by Nippon Shokubai of Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, and

Ukrainian manufacturer of household and hygiene products, Biosphere Corp, has ordered a high-capacity hydroentanglement line from Andritz Group.

A range of durable fabrics made from pre-consumer recycled polyamide (PA) 66 fibres has been launched by Invista, of Wichita, Kansas, USA, through its Cordura brand.