Strong as the Weakest Link: Strengthening the Textile Supply Chain: A look at the pressures and stresses on the textile supply chain and the tools and processes designed to shore up the weak links in the chain
ITMA 2011 Preview: It's time for the "Olympics of the textile and garment machinery industry" again! The 2012 ITMA will take place this September in Barcelona. Spain.
Synthetic Textile Innovations: Polyester Fiber-to-Fiber Recycling for the Advancement of Sustainability: Recycling existing polyester garments into new polyester fiber has less negative impact on the environment than producing virgin polyester
Down in Apparel: Down is becoming more commonplace in apparel because of its warmth and ability to breathe and wick away perspiration
Finishing Treatment Effects on Thermal Comfort Properties of Three-Yarn Fleece Fabrics: Bleaching and napping affected thermal comfort properties significantly . However , shearing had minimal effect on comfort parameters
Enhancement of Printing and UV-Blocking Properties of Polyester and Polyester/Wool Fabrics by Aminolysis: Ethylenediamine pretreatment results in creation of new functional groups on the modified polyester surface, improving union printing of polyester/wool blend fabric
White Speck Potential for Mechanically Harvested Cottons: A look at the impacts of harvesting and spinning methods on the formation of white specks on cotton (which can cause dye defectes)
Ultrasound Treatment in Exhaust and Pad-Batch Dyeing: This study showed that ultrasound treatment increased the color yield, reduced dyeing time, and increased washing efficiency
Fiber Analysis via Real-time Monitoring of Dye Uptake: By measuring and analyzing dye uptake, one may develop optimal dyeing processes for new fibers.