Plug-and-play tool will combat microfibers

October 23rd, 2023

Xeros Technology, developer of polymer-bead based, water-saving washing techniques, has launched its patented XFilter filtration device as a standalone product. The company claims that the XFilter captures more than 99 percent of microplastics and 80 percent of cotton and polyester microfibers during a washing cycle, preventing them from being released into rivers and seas. Xeros […]

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Winners recognized in Microfiber Innovation Challenge

March 28th, 2022

Five innovations have won a total of $525,000 as a part of Conservation X Labs’ Microfiber Innovation Challenge for their ability to reduce or prevent microfiber pollution. Submissions were received from 19 countries for their solutions designed to prevent or reduce the shedding of microscopic fibers that pollute air and waterways.  “These five winners each […]

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AATCC announces 2020 Sustainability Special Issue

August 17th, 2020

The AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR),AATCC’s flagship peer-reviewed textile science journal, is now in its seventh year of publication. In addition to AJOR’s regular bimonthly issues, available to members and subscribers, AATCC publishes occasional AJOR Special Issues on topics of importance to the textile industry, which are free and available to all.  The new 2020 Special Issue One of AJOR, covering sustainability issues […]

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Hohenstein to analyze microfiber shedding

February 3rd, 2020

Hohenstein has completed the development of its new method for analyzing microfiber shedding from textiles. Using dynamic image analysis, the method quantifies shedding behavior and reveals previously unattainable data with practical implications for material development/t throughout the supply chain. The new method is the result of four years of research at Hohenstein, published in an […]

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The Microfibre Consortium announces new members

October 1st, 2019

Three organizations have recently joined The Microfibre Consortium (TMC), a project involving outdoor brands and research partners to develop solutions to minimize microfiber release into the environment, a recent article on reported. The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Textile Exchange are research and affiliate members, increasing the […]

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Partnership to curb the impact of microfibers in the environment

February 11th, 2019

Sympatex Technologies, based in Munich, Germany, says that experts believe that a viable future for the global apparel industry lies in a closed loop, in which the raw materials in the textiles are separated, recycled and re-used for new products. While many companies have already begun to align their future product strategies with this view, […]

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