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DuPont, Sateri partner on sustainable fabric project

10 September 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

DuPont Sorona and Sateri's EcoCosy have collaborated on a new fabric to achieve a sustainably sourced, soft material that is highly stretchable yet shape-retaining.... read more

Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update

27 July 2020 | just-style

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ... read more

DuPont and Lenzing collaborate on natural fabrics

21 October 2019 | Michelle Russell

DuPont Biomaterials and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing have collaborated to launch a fabric collection made predominantly of fibres derived from natural materials.... read more

Stella McCartney reveals sustainable bio-based faux fur

2 October 2019 | Beth Wright

Stella McCartney has become the first fashion designer to launch a new sustainable bio-based faux fur, made using plant-based ingredients.... read more

New Susterra site for footwear and apparel designers

21 June 2019 | Beth Wright

DuPont Tate & Lyle is launching a new website in a bid to make it easier for outdoor footwear and apparel designers to find sustainable bio-based material options that also enable improved performance.... read more

DuPont and Unifi partner on sustainable insulation

14 June 2019 | Beth Wright

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has partnered with DuPont Biomaterials and outdoor specialist Youngone on a new collection of insulation products that offer sustainable options for cold-weather garments.... read more

HeiQ, DuPont team on eco-friendly water-repellent leather treatment

8 November 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ has collaborated with DuPont Consumer Solutions to roll out an eco-friendly water repellent product for treating leather. ... read more

DuPont Artistri textile digital inks get Eco Passport certification

25 October 2018 | Beth Wright

DuPont Advanced Printing has been awarded the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification for its DuPont Artistri textiles digital inks.... read more

Reebok unveils first plant-based performance shoe

15 August 2018 | Beth Wright

Global fitness brand Reebok has unveiled the inaugural product from its 'Cotton + Corn' sustainable products initiative, in a move that brings its first plant-based footwear to the market.... read more

DuPont's Sorona joins Bluesign standard

24 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has joined the Bluesign standard for environmentally-friendly textile products for its bio-based, high-performance polymer Sorona.... read more

Investment to meet growing demand for biomaterials

9 March 2018 | Michelle Russell

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, a joint venture between chemical giant DuPont and ingredients maker Tate & Lyle to replace petrochemicals in the making of apparel and textile fibres, is expanding its Tennessee manufacturing facility to increase production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol.... read more

DuPont partners with FTC on heated clothing tech

26 January 2018 | Beth Wright

DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) has developed a powered smart clothing technology for on-body heating in partnership with  Taiwan's Formosa Taffeta Company (FTC).... read more

Dupont and Unifi partner on apparel insulation

12 October 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

DuPont unveils new stretchable electronic inks for smart clothing

31 July 2017 | Beth Wright

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

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations

18 May 2017 | Beth Wright

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. Electro-osmotic membranes, eco-efficient textiles and recycled yarns were among the highlights.  ... read more

DuPont develops new Artistri dye sublimation ink

15 September 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Sorona fibre marks five years of Oeko-Tex certification

28 July 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

DuPont unveils new Artistri textile printing inks

24 May 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

DuPont grows apparel testing capacity with new facilities

29 January 2016 | Katie Smith

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. ... read more

Sustainable fibres, finishes, printing and processes at ITMA

30 November 2015 | Michelle Russell

Some of the most exciting developments on show at this month's ITMA international textile and garment machinery exhibition had a sustainability edge, from using fewer resources to reducing waste and speeding up processes. Here, we take a look at a few of the innovations launched.... read more

Reebok CrossFit collection gets tough with Kevlar

13 May 2015 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

Textile science firm DuPont to consolidate HQ

5 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

DuPont develops stretchable electronic ink materials

5 December 2014 | Michelle Russell

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

DuPont unveils new Teflon clothing range

11 November 2014 | Richard Woodard

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

Sourcing shifts: China starts to shed lower end sourcing

4 June 2014 | Wang Fangqing

As labour costs in China continue to rise, the country's apparel and textile industry is seeing some orders transferred to other outsourcing locations as foreign buyers seek lower-cost manufacturers.... read more

just-style research roundup

4 April 2014 | Liz Hague

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.... read more

US: New artificial leather uses biobased technology

21 January 2014 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more

PORTUGAL: Enzyme-based bleaching yields eco-friendly results

25 October 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

US: DuPont to expand coloured Kevlar capacity

26 June 2013 | Richard Woodard

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

CHINA: Consumers “embracing green products”

6 December 2012 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more

US: DuPont reveals job losses as Q3 profit falls

24 October 2012 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

HONG KONG: Pacific Textiles trials biobased enzymes

4 October 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

US: DuPont Sorona fibre extends apparel fabric options

19 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

HONG KONG: Trials show benefits of biobased textile enzymes

24 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

China's new five-year plan to guide industry expansion

31 January 2012 | Wang Fangqing

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.... read more