Covestro partners with HUAFENG on footwear textiles 

November 14th, 2022

Guests at Covestro’s Expo booth could view a shoe manufactured with 3D HAPTIC® textile printing using its INSQIN® system on recycled PET. The textile industry continues to look for ways to reduce its CO₂ footprint, for example in the fabrication of sports shoes. HUAFENG, a textile technology company, chose to apply INSQIN® PU by Covestro, […]

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Functional jacket designed to close the textile loop

January 31st, 2020

rEvolution Hybrid, an upcycled functional jacket, is the latest development from wear2wear. The three-layer jacket was developed and produced in collaboration with the European industry partnership, which aims to rapidly close the textile loop. Sympatex Technologies and Schoeller Textil are two wear2wear founding members. According to a recent news release from Sympatex, the jacket is made from […]

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Piave Maitex new line: Again

May 23rd, 2019

Italian knitted fashion fabrics producer Piave Maitex recently launched a new line called Again. Piave Maitex is a European producer of elastic fabrics, underwear fabrics and sportswear fabrics. The dyeable and transfer printable fabrics are designed to combine functionality with sustainable features in performing jerseys, a recentKnitting Industryarticle reports.  Two Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified […]

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Indorama Ventures expands PET recycling capabilities

August 16th, 2018

Indorama Ventures (IVL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Sorepla Industrie, a plastics recycling facility in France, Innovation in Textiles reports. Sorepla Industrie is one of the largest recyclers in Europe and has 58 employees. The facility consists of three production lines; recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), recycled high density polyethylene (rHDPE) and food-grade pellets, […]

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RICOSTA shoes will have Sympatex eco-friendly linings

February 26th, 2018

Sympatex Technologies announces that RICOSTA shoes will use Sympatex 100 percent recycled lining materials in creating its eco-friendly children’s shoes. The linings consist of global recycled standard or bluesign® certified polyester fibers made from recycled PET bottles. According to Sympatex, compared to producing 1 kilogram of new polyester fibers, the production of 1 kilogram of […]

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