Technical Textiles


The new ZS-B MEGAfeed side feeder from Coperion significantly increases fiber and flake feed rate into the ZSK twin screw extruder. © Coperion

16/12/2022 – Plastic fiber and flake recycling

Plastic fiber and flake recycling

Innovative side feeder makes recycling more economical

To make the recycling of lightweight, high-volume fiber and flake recyclate more economical, Coperion has developed a new version of its ZS-B side feeder. By  Sibylle Michel

Biomimetic fish fin with dielectric elastomer actors und fiber reinforcement. © ITM/TUD

15/12/2022 – Composites


Intelligent materials for robotics and prostheses

Researchers are going to develop a completely new class of materials in which actuators and sensors are integrated directly into flexible fibre composites. By  Sibylle Michel

The project focuses on enhancing cotton plant resistance to insect pests. © bernadette warner/EyeEm/

15/12/2022 – Research


Novel pest management tool for cotton production

The development of new targeted agricultural pest management technologies could reduce crop losses and production costs, while improving environmental ... By  Sibylle Michel

© Jo Panuwat D/

13/12/2022 – Textile printing

Textile printing

Advanced silicone ink for textile applications

Dow’s patented Silastic LCF 9600 M Textile Printing Ink Base enables improved printing on highly elastic sportswear garments. By  Sibylle Michel

It is a challenge to blend microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) with hydrophobic, i.e. water-repellent, rubbers. © Empa / Daetwyler Schweiz AG

09/12/2022 – Rubber production

Rubber production

Renewable cellulose-based fillers

In two years of intensive collaboration between Empa and the Datwyler Schweiz AG as part of an Innosuisse project, a process was successfully developed ... By  Sibylle Michel

© Bremer Baumwollbörse

08/12/2022 – China


Slowing global cotton consumption

The decline in China yarn imports led to lower cotton consumption in major yarn exporting countries such as India, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan. By  Sibylle Michel

Reflex stretch yarn is softer and more versatile in comparison to traditional reflectives. © Marchi & Fildi

06/12/2022 – Metalloplastic yarns

Metalloplastic yarns

Italian spinner Marchi & Fildi introduces Reflex

Gleaming, the line of metalloplastic yarns, introduces Reflex, a range of coloured, reflective yarns for technical, safety and stretch uses. By  Sibylle Michel