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    Polygiene introduces new plant-based StayFreshBIO


    The Polygiene Group will launch a plant-based antimicrobial technology for the textile market at ISPO Munich 2023. The technology is based on a 100 percent bio-based active ingredient derived from plant substances. It complements Polygiene’s current silver-based solution and is in line with the movement in certain regions looking for ...

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    Anti-odor function can now be plant-based

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    Finnish technology for large-scale solutions aims at making harmful heavy metal treatments a thing of the past.

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    Sports Minister: Russian market’s dependence on imported athletic apparel is nearly absolute


    Russian dependence on imported athletic apparel and sports nutrition remains close to 90 percent, Oleg Matsisin, the Russian Sports Minister, said during a meeting with Russian President Putin. Russian analogs of athletic apparel good enough for high-level performances are available in limited quantities. There is only a limited range of ...

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    Archroma and Trumpler partner on eco-friendly tanning process for leather production


    Chemical solutions company Archroma has partnered with Trumpler (which specializes in leather chemicals) on a new eco-friendly process to produce high-performance leather. The new process, called DyTan, combines innovations from the two companies to offer an alternative to existing metal-free and chrome-tanned leather. DyTan is free from metal salts and ...

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    Inditex to buy €70m worth of Ambercycle’s Cycora


    Inditex, Zara’s parent company, has partnered strategically with Los Angeles-based material sciences firm Ambercycle to help scale textile to textile recycled polyester. As part of this agreement, Inditex has signed a three-year commitment to buy Ambercycle’s textile-to-textile recycled polyester Cycora for over €70 million. Cycora is an innovative material made ...

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    Polygiene reports Q3 operating loss on lower sales


    Despite a 30 percent decline in third-quarter revenues to 28.7 million Swedish kroner (€2.4m) and a corresponding operating loss of SEK 2.4 million, Polygiene is optimistic about Q4 results as early orders have exceeded expectations. The group, which said Q3 results showed signs of a slow recovery, has shifted its ...

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    Polartec launches new brand ethos


    Sending its press release from “Planet Earth, the Universe,” Polartec announced a new brand ethos, “Made To Go Beyond.” The new positioning and identity represent an evolution for the brand owned by Milliken & Company and form the foundation for future communications, reflecting and resonating with changing consumer values and ...

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    Texhibition attracts record number of visitors


    The fourth edition of the Texhibition trade show, held at the Istanbul Expo Centre on Sept. 13-15, attracted more than 20,000 visitors from 112 countries, representing a 10 percent increase compared to the previous edition in March. International visitors were 4,091, a 44 percent increase from the latest edition. The ...

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    Carbios inaugurates textile recycling facility in France


    Green biotech company Carbios inaugurated its new textile preparation plant, a major innovation in polyester recycling, at the company’s demonstration facility in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on Oct. 2, 2023, in the presence of French Industry Minister Roland Lescure. To optimize the preparation of textiles for recycling, Carbios has developed a fully ...

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    New Balance phases out kangaroo leather


    Just months after Nike and Puma’s announcements, New Balance has informed the Center for a Humane Economy that the company will also phase out its use of kangaroo hides and stop selling kangaroo-based shoes by December 2024. Kangaroo skins are commonly used to make soccer cleats. The Center for a ...

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    Leather Naturally launches a digital exhibition highlighting leather circularity


    Leather Naturally has launched a digital exhibition that is meant to spotlight and celebrate the role that leather plays in a circular, sustainable economy. Featured brands include Adidas, Puma, Coach, Dr Martens, Schott NYC, Ecco, Dents, The Boot Repair Company, Leather Repair Company, Chicago School of Shoemaking, Anya Hindmarch, and ...

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    PrimaLoft launches new durable synthetic insulation


    PrimaLoft, Inc. has introduced its latest innovation, PrimaLoft Utility. PrimaLoft Utility represents a new design approach and sets “new benchmarks in durability within the realm of synthetic insulation while also providing unparalleled ease of use and care.” According to PrimaLoft, Utility was designed to redefine the standards for durability and ...

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    Traceability specialist Haelixa receives capital injection from ZSIG


    Switzerland-based Haelixa has announced that it has received a new capital injection from the Zürich Silk Association (ZSIG). Haelixa offers proprietary solutions to physically mark, trace, and authenticate products along the consumer goods supply chains, empowering textile and fashion companies to make more responsible choices. Its founders developed the concept ...

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    ISPO Munich 2023 offers New Perspectives on Sports


    Only three months before the leading sporting goods trade show, ISPO Munich opens its doors again at the Messe München exhibition center. The show, which will take place from Nov. 28-30, 2023, will be thematically divided into the following areas: Outdoor (Halls A1-A3): From large booths to merged villages, ...

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    ​ launches “Super September”


    Since Sept. 1, the global B2B e-commerce platform has been running “Super September,” its biggest B2B sales event of the year. Super September brings together more than 40 million buyers and 200,000 sellers from around the world to discover new products and services and shop more securely online. More ...

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    Tuomas Oijala appointed CEO of Spinnova


    Source: Spinnova Tuomas Oijala Finnish sustainable materials company Spinnova’s Board of Directors has appointed Tuomas Oijala as CEO, effective January 1, 2024. Oijala comes from a long and successful career at Kone Corporation, a Finnish industrial company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and one of the ...

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    Performance Days exhibitor list now online


    The exhibitor list for the upcoming Performance Days in Munich (Oct. 4-5) is now available on the show’s website. If you want to plan your visit in advance (remember that the event will occupy two halls this time, with a brand new segment: footwear), take some time to browse the ...

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    Tangshan Sanyou pledges to increase production of low-carbon fibers


    Leading man-made cellulosic fiber (MMCF) manufacturer Tangshan Sanyou, textile-to-textile recycling company Renewcell and environmental non-profit Canopy announced at the Shanghai Yarn Expo their joint commitment to increase production of circular, eco-friendly MMCF from recycled textiles in China. Sanyou has committed to increasing the production of low-carbon circular fiber up to ...

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    Performance Days expands product range and exhibition space


    Visitors to the upcoming winter edition of Performance Days in Munich can look forward to some new features. These include a larger exhibition area, expanded from one to two halls, to accommodate the brand-new footwear segment. In addition to the new footwear area, the second hall will also house the ...

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    Texhibition Istanbul to put climate change at center stage


    The guiding theme of the next edition of Texhibition Istanbul is United for Climate in Textiles, referring to a collaborative effort within the textile industry to tackle environmental impacts and issues associated with climate change. Source: Texhibition Istanbul The fourth edition of the fabric and accessories show ...