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Germany’s Freudenberg receives Material Health certification

25th May 2023

The thermal insulation in the comfortemp soft HO 80x product series from Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has achieved gold status in the material health category of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard Version 3.1. This standard is a comprehensive framework that evaluates products based on their environmental and social...

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Tex-Tech to invest $24 mn on textile factory in Winston-Salem

17th Mar 2023

Tex-Tech Industries will create 49 new jobs and invest over $24.8m to build a 170k sq ft manufacturing centre in Winston-Salem. The move builds upon the company's 60-year success in Forsyth County, North Carolina, with the new jobs including managers, operators, technicians and sales personnel. Salaries will vary but overall average annual wage is...

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US’ Voormi unveils next generation of Core Construction technology

1st Jun 2022

Voormi, US’ manufacturer of innovative technical apparel, has announced the next horizon in the future of Core Construction technology. Following a multi-year investment in advanced machinery, the company's affiliate technology provider, SWNR Technologies, is offering its first glimpse into the future of textiles with advanced functional cores.

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Sweden’s Polygiene & MP Activewear launch high-performance fabrics

24th Feb 2022

MP Activewear, born from the leading online sports nutrition brand MyProtein, has launched products with Sweden’s Polygiene in their high-end running range Velocity Ultra as well as their Power Ultra collection. It will cover a number of treated items in high performance fabrics for men and women, such as sport-bras, leggings, t-shirts, shorts and...

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Canadian retailer Frank And Oak launches waterproof smart collection

18th Feb 2022

Canadian sustainable clothing retailer Frank And Oak has launched the Aero ultra light packable jacket as a multi-seasonal puffer for women - the latest in a line of sustainability-centred garments. The new ultra light Aero jacket provides wearers with a trendy outerwear piece, suitable as an extra layer underneath bulkier coats for added warmth.

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US’ Acteev & Coalatree launch Suray Sun Shirt at Outdoor Retailer

1st Feb 2022

Acteev and Coalatree launched the Suray Sun Shirt, a zinc-powered shirt designed to fight unwanted odours and the sun's damaging rays, at the recently held 2022 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show. Acteev is owned by US’ Ascend Performance Materials. Ascend makes high-performance materials for everyday essentials and new technologies in the US, Europe, and...

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Spanish brand Ternua renews technical lines for 2022/23 FW range

1st Feb 2022

Spanish outdoor brand Ternua has renewed its most technical lines in the collection designed for its 2022/2023 Fall Winter collection. The innovation team at Ternua has worked on Protech that is designed for mountaineering and Adrenalite, which is focused on high intensity aerobic activities like trail running, e-biking or light hiking.

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France’s Arkema increases Pebax elastomer production by 25 per cent

25th Jan 2022

Arkema has announced a 25 per cent increase in its global Pebax elastomer production capacity by investing in Serquigny in France. The investment will notably enable increased production of the bio-circular Pebax Rnew and traditional Pebax ranges. Arkema is a specialty chemicals and advanced materials company headquartered in Colombes, near Paris,...

US’ Natural Fiber Welding makes fabric to replace plastic in clothing

21st Jan 2022

US-based Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) has launched an alternative to synthetic fabrics. It has made a performance cotton textile called Clarus that can be used for clothing. The fabric has been treated to partially break down the organic material and leave it stronger and denser. The result is cotton yarn that behaves more like synthetic fibres.

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