Industry News

Date : 2017-05-22

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Acrylic is a synthetic fibre made from the polymer, polyacrylonitrile. It was first manufactured by DuPont in the mid-1940s under the trademark Orlon. For the next decade, it was not manufactured in huge quantities. It is first manufactured as a filament, after which it is cut into short, staple lengths and spun into yarn.

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Date : 2017-05-16

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Even as new yarn is developed, one that merits looking at is cotton-rich poly (lactic acid) fibre. The fibres are blended together in certain proportions so that the final product has all the positive attributes, say R. Guruprasad, G. Krishna Prasad, G.T.V. Prabu and T. Senthilkumar.

There is no perfect fibre that can impart all desirable properties required. So, cotton is generally blended with other fibres like polyester, viscose or acrylic to produce blended yarn and fabric meeting different requirements.

Date : 2017-05-08

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is an advanced material innovation of the 20th century, saysPradeep Kulshrestha.

Date : 2017-05-02

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Digital textile printing is all set to grow exponentially in the coming years driven by increasing penetration of this sector among Asian fabric printers, especially in textiles manufacturing hubs such as China, India and other Asian nations.

Date : 2017-04-24

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Nylon is a very useful synthetic material. It is a polymer with very long, heavy molecules made up of small endlessly repeating segments of atoms that can be moulded into any product or drawn into fibres for making fabrics. Discovered in 1930, nylon is not one single substance, but a name given to a whole family of very similar materials called polyamides.

Date : 2017-04-18

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Polyester is the most used and most preferred fibre in the textiles industry due to its better physical properties, lower price, versatility, and recyclability, which offer a completely unique set of benefits unmatched by any other natural or synthetic fibres. Globally, the polyester fibre market accounts for around 50 per cent of the total man-made and natural fibre market.

Date : 2017-04-10

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Viscose has been a fibre loved by consumers on account of its excellent attributes of comfort, fluid drape and aesthetic appeal, write Ajay Sardana and Amit Dayal
 
Made from a renewable natural resource- wood pulp, viscose has been a preferred choice across applications like women's fashionwear, menswear in blends and in home textiles.
 
Why dope-dyed fibres?

Date : 2017-04-03

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Gone are the days when sustainable clothing was shapeless, foggy, and drab-colored.

Available in a broad range of super-stylish designs, bright colors, and fun fabric prints, eco-clothing has stepped into prime time, and is on its way to gaining a firm foothold in the industry.
But, there's more to it. Clothing brands, in today's time, are keen to build trust in their products by becoming more environmentally and ethically conscious. They are focusing on style as much as sustainability.

Date : 2017-03-27

Source: Fibre2Fashion News

Eat it, spin it, wear it, use it. The humble corn plant may hold the answer to the future of nutrition and sustainable fashion, say Harshita Chaudhary, Navneet Kaur and M.S. Parmar

Date : 2017-03-21

Source: Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Scientists have developed a new method to evaluate fabric softeners that may lead to potentially 'greener' and more millennial-friendly versions. The development is important since there is a renewed interest for improving household and personal-care products to make them more environmentally friendly. The method evaluates cellulose-surfactant interactions.