Clean technology company BlockTexx worked with QUT researchers to create a proprietary process that transforms textile waste into a valuable commodity.
Globally, an estimated 92 million tonnes of textiles go to landfill each year. This issue has been a massive blind spot in recycling and sustainability conversations, however textile waste has great potential to be transformed into a valuable commodity.
Only a small fraction of textile products from the fashion industry are collected and reused or recycled. The problem is exacerbated by the mixture of different natural and synthetic fibres in blended textiles, which makes effective recycling difficult. Continue reading The value of textile waste→
The innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” will be granted to the innovative cellulose fibre industry for the development of new technologies and applications. All producers and inventors along the entire value chain from feedstock to the final product are invited to join the competition.
14 December 2020: 6 nominated products have been published!
From cellulose foam for packaging over plastic-free menstrual pads to EMI shielding materials, the nominated six applications can help build a sustainable economy.
COVID-19 has presented many companies with a major challenge this year. Trade fairs were cancelled or postponed and the exchange with the customer did not take place as usual. At the same time there is the opportunity to pursue new, digital ways.
After the first trade fairs and conferences took place online instead of on site in spring 2020 due to COVID-19, Truetzschler also developed the idea of offering its own digital solution – in the form of a virtual trade fair for the nonwovens and card clothing sectors. Our customers needed to be informed about innovations and solutions despite the current situation.
Viraloff Textile Treatment Technology: Polygiene ViralOff is a brand for a treatment of textiles and other products that reduces tested viruses by 99% in two hours*
Headquartered is Malmö, Sweden, Polygiene is launching its newly developed formula of ViralOff® with a lifetime of garment washability (Lifetime of garment washability is set to 30 washes), proving performance against SARS-CoV-2 with over 99% reduction of microbes in the material within two hours. Polygiene ViralOff® is proven to reduce tested viruses by over 99% on the material within two hours as per international standard test ISO18184:2019 on SARS-CoV-2. Washing made according to standard BS EN ISO 105–C08 (polyester). This also results in longer-lasting products, which means a reduced impact on the environment. The new formula is being applied by a number of partners as we speak and is ready for high volume deliveries in January 2021. Continue reading Polygiene Launching Improved Viraloff Technology With Lifetime Of Garment Washability→
Performance materials for durable construction applications: The construction industry is driving demand for high performance materials to be used in several durable applications, therefore we created a new product platform to simplify our portfolio. Ahlstrom-Munksjö introduces FibRoc® , a new product platform of high performance solutions for durable applications. Fibroc® is an evolving platform, where specific portfolios will be rolled out, delivering optimum customer benefits for targeted segments. The first offering from the Fibroc® platform to be rolled out will be focused on the flooring market.
Close-up of an elephant using its trunk to grip and eat food. Nature – including an elephant’s trunk – inspired the creation of a new soft fabric robotic gripper by a team of UNSW Engineering researchers, led by Dr Thanh Nho Do, Scientia Lecturer and UNSW Medical Robotics Lab director. Photo: Shutterstock
09 NOV 2020 by Caroline Tang (UNSW Sydney)
An invention similar to an elephant’s trunk has potential benefits for many industries where handling delicate objects is essential, say the UNSW researchers who developed it.
The flagship brand of UV printing technologies, swissQprint, now offers Type Switch Vacuum in all flatbed printing machines reflecting its high precision and reliability to Swiss engineering. SwissQprint’s third generation Oryx 3, Impala 3 and Nyala 3 UV printers are all equipped with this vacuum system, which facilitates the printing job and increases the performance above average. The swissQprint vacuum system has always been a top performer; now it has grown yet more efficient and easier to use. Continue reading All swissQprint flatbed models are now equipped with the unique Tip Switch Vacuum→
Outdoor Research is a Seattle-based manufacturer of technical apparel and gear for outdoor sports, including alpinism, rock and ice climbing, backpacking, paddling, and backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Who else can explain Gore-Tex range of fabrics better than Outdoor Research that extensively uses these fabrics in manufacturing Outreach products.
Ever wonder what the difference is between all the different types of GORE-TEX®? After all, isn’t GORE-TEX just GORE-TEX – our beloved waterproof and breathable fabric that comprises the most rugged outdoor jackets?