Nets made from Lenzing’s Lyocell fibres are compostable and biodegradable. © Lenzing/E. Grebe

25/11/2019 – Top 10 – innovations 2019

Top 10 – innovations 2019

Mussel nets from Lyocell

Several new technotextile developments hit the headlines during this year of big trade fairs. One of our Top 10 developments is made of fibres. By  Editorial staff

Ernst Grimmelt, Managing Director and Sales Manager Yarns at Velener Textil © Iris Schlomski

27/08/2019 – Sustainability


Making the (cotton) world a little better

No-waste, sustainability, eco-friendliness: Values that are close to the heart of the textile company Velener Textil in Velen, Germany. By  Editorial staff

Bis 2020 sollen 25 Prozent der gesamten Zeeman-Kollektion aus verantwortungsvoll hergestellten Materialien bestehen. Tragetasche aus Recyclingmaterial. © Zeemann

12/07/2019 – Zeeman


Von der Plastikflasche zur Badehose

Der niederländische Einzelhändler Zeeman bringt eine neue nachhaltige und trotzdem erschwingliche Kollektion in die Regale. By  Editorial staff

PET bottles are turned into polyethylene fibres whose first textile use is as protective rainwear … after which they are recycled again into T-shirts. © Carl Weiske

19/06/2019 – Sustainability


“We need to get into chemistry”

How would it be if a PET bottle that had been recycled into fibres were then to re-emerge successively as different types of clothing? By  Hans-Werner Oertel

Couch of a CAT-Scan including carbon fibre nonwovens © Schmuhl Faserverbundtechnik

23/05/2019 – RecyCarb


From waste back into component

In the research project RecyCarb, a team of two institutes and four industrial partners has established a qualified value chain for recycled carbon fibers ... By  Editorial staff

© Sympatex

22/05/2019 – Sustainability


Latest outdoor trends

Growing numbers of manufacturers are turning their attention to sustainability. Some companies have already taken the leap and switched to SpinDye technology. By  Editorial staff

Gerd Müller, Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, takes a new approach and launches an international waste alliance. © / Michael Gottschalk

09/05/2019 – BMZ


Waste is a resource!

German Development Minister Gerd Müller rethinks and launches an international waste alliance. The message is: waste is a raw material and not garbage! By  Editorial staff