The future of polyester (as we know it)

April 24th, 2023

HeiQ AeoniQ™ has been commercialized by Hugo Boss. Photo: Hugo Boss Where would we be without polyester textiles? Fibers created from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are ubiquitous in our apparel, home furnishings, automotive, filtration and personal care industries. In 2021, they represented 57.57 percent of the global fiber market, according to Fibre2Fashion’s market insight tool TexPro.  […]

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Teijin offers recycled fiber breakthrough

May 7th, 2021

Fibre manufacturer Teijin has developed technology to mass produce a new version of its Nanofront ultra-fine polyester. The Japanese company has described Nanofront as the world’s first nanofiber to be made from recycled polyester raw materials. It also said that the new technology it has developed will enable it to produce all of its polyester […]

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Hyosung expands recycled fiber offerings

July 27th, 2020

Fiber manufacturer Hyosung has expanded its 100 percent recycled fiber offering. In addition to its Global Recycle Standard (GRS) 100 percent recycled creora® regen spandex collection, the company will present a series of new recycled polyester and nylon yarns in the coming weeks. These new products include 100 percent recycled regen askin polyester with cooling […]

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Argar ONE

May 28th, 2019

Argar put a spotlight on the technical and sustainability characteristics of its product line, ONE, at a hands-on meeting at Techtextil 2019,a recent Innovation in Textilesarticle reported. To meet the goal of creating textiles with lower impacts on the environment, ONE fabrics use recycled PET and organic cotton that are GRS and GOTS certified, meeting criteria for […]

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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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Adidas aims to eliminate virgin polyester by 2024

July 30th, 2018

Sportswear manufacturer adidas wants all its clothing and footwear products to use only recycled polyester, sportstextiles.com reports. “Our goal is to get rid of virgin polyester overall by 2024,” Eric Liedtke, adidas’ head of global brands, told the Financial Times. He explained that, because of the volume of polyester used in the company’s footwear and […]

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