• Freudenberg Presents Evolon® Made from Post-Consumer Recycled PET

    With Evolon® RE, Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) is now offering its customers an even more sustainable version of its high-performance microfilament textiles. Evolon® RE is manufactured from an average of 70% recycled polyester, which the company makes by recycling post-consumer PET bottles in-house.

    Evolon®…

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  • Surging Nanotech Investments Boost Pandemic Protection

    Covid-19's outbreak has coincided with investments flooding into nanotechnology-based healthcare companies, according to Pitchbook's latest data. The investment monitoring platform reported that the sector benefited by £1.7bn in 2020 - £1.1bn more than the year before.

    Median nanotech healthcare deal sizes have also…

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  • First for More Sustainable Zips

    YKK, a global leader in zips and fastening products headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has entered into a licensing agreement with Green Theme Technologies (GTT) to use water-free and non-toxic EMPEL water protection.

    GTT’s PFC-free EMPEL platform is one of the best performing dry fabric finishes in the world and is being…

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  • Solvay Launches Its First Partially Bio-Based Textile Yarn

    Solvay is globally launching Bio Amni®, the first partially bio-based polyamide textile yarn developed by the company.

    It is a polyamide 5.6, which is produced entirely at the company's textile industrial unit in Brazil.
    Bio Amni® is the latest edition to the Group’s sustainable textile fibers
    The development…

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  • Ultra Flexible Fabric Suit for Motor Racers from Teijin Aramid

    Teijin Aramid, the world’s leading producer of aramids, has helped engineer a new protective motor racing suit that worn for the first time at the Berlin Formula E ‘E-Prix’ on 14 August. The ultra-light suit harnesses the superior protective qualities of Teijinconex® neo for professional motor racing.

    Based on Teijinconex®…

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