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Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovation

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last we...

Sustainable fibres, finishes and processes at ITMA

Some of the most exciting developments on show at this month's ITMA international textile and garment machinery exhibition had a sustainabil...


Wang Fangqing | 31 Jan 2012

Domestic market expansion, new materials development and the transfer of production bases are all priorities under the 12th five-year plan (2011 to 2015) for the domestic textile industry, released by mainland China's ministry of industry and information technology earlier this month.


Liz Hague | 14 Nov 2011

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a detailed look at the footwear sectors in China and Mexico, Asos' focus on service and research into the Australian clothing retail sector.


just-style.com | 10 Oct 2007

From easy-care clothing to astronaut’s suits, innovations in intelligent apparel and technical textiles now span the whole market, from everyday benefits that make the wearer’s life easier to critical applications whose sole function is saving lives. Niki Tait takes a look at some of the latest advances in this field.


just-style.com | 20 Apr 2007

Digital technology is the fastest growing method of printing textiles, according to a report in the latest issue of Textile Outlook International. Between 2000 and 2005 digitally printed textile output rose by 300% to 70m square metres.

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Beth Wright | 12 Oct 2017

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has partnered with US yarn maker Unifi to develop a high-performance, renewably sourced garment insulation, designed to offer leading apparel brands a new sustainable choice for cold-weather products.


Beth Wright | 31 Jul 2017

DuPont Advanced Materials has revealed its newest generation of stretchable electronic inks and films for smart clothing.


Beth Wright | 15 Sep 2016

DuPont Advanced Printing is set to launch a new Artistri dye sublimation ink it says will deliver superior product consistency and colour while improving productivity.


Beth Wright | 28 Jul 2016

DuPont's renewably sourced Sorona fibre, which is made from ingredients such as corn, has received Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for the fifth year in a row.


Beth Wright | 24 May 2016

DuPont is set to launch new and improved DuPont Artistri inks through its Advanced Printing business that will deliver brighter colours, shorter production cycles and higher production throughput for direct-to-garment (DTG) and roll-to-roll (RTR) printing.


Katie Smith | 29 Jan 2016

DuPont Protection Solutions is increasing its capacity to test and analyse the performance of protective apparel exposed to sudden fire, with the addition of two new facilities in Brazil and Singapore.


Leonie Barrie | 13 May 2015

Sportswear firm Reebok International is to use DuPont’s Kevlar fibre – more commonly found in ballistic and stab-resistant body armour - in a new high performance workout line.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 2015

Science-based products giant DuPont is consolidating its corporate headquarters following a review of separation of assets and real estate, which saw the spin off of its performance chemicals business.


Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2014

DuPont Microcircuit Materials has developed a line of stretchable electronic ink materials for use in smart clothing applications and other wearable electronics.


Richard Woodard | 11 Nov 2014

DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions has joined forces with Old Toledo Brands to launch a new line of Teflon-branded apparel.


Liz Hague | 4 Apr 2014

The latest reports from just-style's research store include an in-depth look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Mexico, hosiery in France, and a profile of fashion giant H&M in the UK.


Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 2014

Flokser Group division Poliser is using DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products’ Susterra 1,3-propanediol (PDO) as a biobased building block for its new artificial leather fabric.


Leonie Barrie | 25 Oct 2013

Results of a six-year trial of enzyme-based bleaching technology at one of Europe's largest textile mills are said to show significant savings in energy and water use, along with increased productivity, compared with conventional cotton bleaching techniques.


Richard Woodard | 26 Jun 2013

DuPont Protection Technologies is to increase its production capacity for coloured Kevlar yarn at its plant in Richmond, Virginia.


Richard Woodard | 6 Dec 2012

Consumers in China have a growing understanding of “green” products and have more confidence in them than their North American counterparts, according to a new survey.


Katie Smith | 24 Oct 2012

Science-based products giant DuPont has revealed it will axe some 1,500 jobs in the next year and a half amid falling third-quarter net profits.


Richard Woodard | 19 Oct 2012

Korean fibre business Kolon Industries has hit back against charges brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over the alleged stealing of trade secrets from DuPont.


Leonie Barrie | 4 Oct 2012

The use of bio-based enzymes as an alternative to traditional chemicals in the bulk production of cotton textiles can offer "significant sustainability benefits" according to trials carried out at Pacific Textiles Limited.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 2012

DuPont Biomaterials has taken the development of its Sorona fibres - which are made from a polymer derived from renewable plant sources such as corn instead of traditional petrochemical ingredients - to the next level with variants designed for trousers and jeans, seamless apparel and swimwear.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Sep 2012

A US court has imposed a 20-year ban on Korean company Kolon to stop it from making and selling its Heracron aramid fibre, in a ruling that marks the end of a three-year battle in which DuPont accused the company of stealing trade secrets relating to its own Kevlar high strength fibres used in products like body armour.


Leonie Barrie | 24 May 2012

The use of biobased enzymes as an alternative to traditional chemicals in the production of cotton knits can eliminate the need for caustic chemicals, as well as cut water and energy use and overall processing time, trials have shown.


Petah Marian | 20 Oct 2011

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Leonie Barrie | 10 Oct 2011

DuPont is hoping for a 40% boost in the global production capacity of its high strength Kevlar fibres, best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armour, after opening a new $500m facility in South Carolina.


Petah Marian | 15 Sep 2011

DuPont has won almost US$1bn in damages against Kolon Industries in an intellectual property lawsuit around high strength fibres used in its Kevlar body armor.

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