Huntsman Textile Effects Delivers Sustainable Solution for Wool Dyeing

Huntsman Textile Effects’ Lanasol CE dyes provide the industry with the sustainable alternative to after-chrome dyes for wool. These dyes offer a consistent, safe and reliable dyeing process that can effectively replace chrome dyes for wool. This helps mills conform to ZDHC MRSL standards, and meet the stringent requirements of global brands and retailers. The use of Chrome VI, including Dichromate, is banned in the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL). Wool processors working for brands and retailers that have adopted ZDHC MRSL must therefore act quickly to finalize their chrome replacement developments. Developed by Huntsman Textile Effects specifically to meet these challenges, Lanasol CE is a state-of-the-art chrome-free

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Three Staple Fiber Bicomponent Systems Commissioned in Asia

Oerlikon Neumag has successfully commissioned three staple fiber bicomponent systems in China. With capacities of 50 tons per day each, the systems are being used to manufacture core-sheath bi-component fibers made from PP/PE or PET/PE at two long-standing Oerlikon Manmade Fibers customers. These fibers are used to make hygiene products. Despite coronavirus-related restrictions, the three new systems were installed within three and five months, all without any problems. They have meanwhile been operating under stable production conditions with optimum fiber quality of the very highest standards for several weeks. Oerlikon Neumag looks back on many years of experience in constructing bicomponent staple fiber systems. The first system for this fiber

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2020 Ends on High Note

The 26th edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles concluded on August 26th, following a successful three-day run at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). It was Messe Frankfurt’s first event to take place in Shanghai in 2020 following disruptions from the pandemic. Amid the challenges presented by the pandemic, this year’s fair provided a vital opportunity for the international home and contract textile industries to source and reconnect through virtual and in-person meetings. Offering a comprehensive range of home and commercial textile products, the fair welcomed over 600 exhibitors and attracted more than 25,000 trade buyers. In view of the current international travel restrictions, this year’s fair launched a

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