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DuPont & Lenzing to launch sustainable fabric collection
DuPont Biomaterials and Lenzing are launching a fabric collection made of fibres derived from natural materials – DuPont Sorona fibres and Tencel Lyocell and Tencel Modal fibres from Lenzing, to give soft garments, greater resilience in stretch, recovery and dimensional stability.
Global yarn output up 17%
Global yarn production increased by +17 per cent between Q4/18 and Q1/19. Higher output levels where observed in Asia (+18 per cent), Brazil (+18 per cent), the USA (+3.2 per cent) and Europe (+1.6 per cent).
Evonik develops new-gen polyimide fibres
Evonik has developed a new generation of polyimide fibres for the rising demands of the industry. The new product, brand named P84 HT, is distinguished by improved mechanical stability and flexibility at continuously high operating temperatures.
Indonesia turns to locally sourced rayon
Key players in the Indonesian textile sector have formally agreed to optimise locally sourced, sustainably produced rayon to drive the growth of the national textile industry, which is a core pillar of the country’s economy.
Reliance to make ‘sustainable clothing’ affordable
Reliance Industries (RIL), the world’s largest integrated polyester yarn and fibre producer, has taken a big stride to make ‘sustainable clothing’ affordable, taking a leaf from the success story of the group’s telecom venture Jio in getting volumes with competitive pricing.
Banana fibre venture yet to take off
The plan of Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (TNHDCL) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tiruchi, to support ventures for large-scale extraction of banana fibre is yet to take off in Tiruchi region.