Ocean plastic now used for thermal insulation

June 26th, 2023

Ocean bound plastics constitute a big risk for the environment; they make up as much as 80 percent of plastic pollution in the oceans. A new product, Ecodown Fibers Ocean, is Ocean Cycle-certified and made at Thermore’s state-of-the-art production site in Hong Kong.  The product is soft and highly resistant to clumping, as are previously […]

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Lenzing refines REFIBRA

December 20th, 2019

Lenzing’s latest REFIBRA technology features a scaled production of virgin TENCEL Lyocell fibers using post-consumer cotton waste, stated a recent news release. The first phase of the technology upgrade increased the composition of pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps collected from the garment manufacturing process to up to 30 percent. Now in the second phase, Lenzing […]

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Fibers from NFL uniforms recycled into fan wear

November 22nd, 2019

Global Fiber Technologies subsidiary, Authentic Heroes Inc. has signed a license agreement with talent agency IMG and its Football Greats Alliance (FGA), a division that represents retired National Football League players, a recent news release says.  Authentic Heroes takes event-worn clothing from an athlete or pop star to create a limited-edition series of fanwear. The company created a proprietary method to extract the fibers […]

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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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