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Lenzing fibres now fully biodegradable
Lenzing has received confirmation of full biodegradability of its fibres in fresh water by independent research laboratory Organic Waste Systems (OWS).
Hakro to buy CmiA-certified cotton
Germany-based Hakro GmbH has signed a partnership agreement with the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) to buy its certified cotton. Having recently launched a collection in organic cotton, the medium-sized enterprise has pledged commitment to CmiA.
Modi to inaugurate 'Textiles India' on June 30
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Textiles India, a mega event comprising conferences and exhibition, and showcasing the country as a global sourcing hub in Gandhinagar on June 30, 2017. The Union Ministers and key policymakers along with industry leaders are expected to will deliberate upon issues and challenges faced by the sector.
The world of fibres and yarns
What do handbags, hovercrafts, habitats, hang-gliding, halyards, healthcare and horticulture have in common? Natural fibres like wool, cotton, silk, jute and linen were used to make textiles more than 5,000 years ago. Textiles, once used primarily as a means of protecting oneself from the environment and for ornamentation, has moved beyond the home into construction, transportation, aerospace, agriculture and medicare, over the last hundred years.
Ultraviolet protection properties of knitted fabrics
Sunlight is the inherent source of energy reaching the earth´s surface. Approximately 5 per cent of the incident sunlight constitutes ultraviolet radiations. The UV spectrum present in the sunlight has shorter wavelength ranging from 280 nm?400 nm.