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Australian researchers discover how to reclaim polyester

Queensland University of Technology in Australia says it has discovered how to separate polyester from blended fabrics without damaging the…

Recycling breakthrough for cotton-polyester blend material

United States – ‘Millions of tons’ of cotton-polyester blend material currently dumped in landfills could now be recycled thanks to…

Uniform goal for polyester recycling

Japan – Japan-based Teijin Ltd’s polyester textile manufacturing and processing company Nantong Teijin is working towards the launch of a…

Teijin’s polyester recycling JV in China

China – Teijin Ltd of Japan is to establish Zhejiang Jiaren New Materials Co., Ltd – a joint venture with…

Recycled polyester in fashion

Archiv – Basking in the catwalk spotlight of a Tokyo fashion show alongside a Yen 5 million (US$ 50 000)…

Kureha to build polyester production plant in USA

Archiv – Kureha Corporation, a global supplier of specialty chemicals and plastics, plans to invest over US$100 mln in a…

Industry pursues plastic fibre with great success

What links fashion and plastic bottles? Nothing, consumers might think – but they would be wrong. US manufacturer Unifi has…

PVC recycling boosted by Australian investment fund

The Vinyl Council of Australia has secured government a grant of almost AU$ 350 000 (EUR 216 000) to advance…

Portland entrepreneurs prove the power of textile scrap

US firm Looptworks is transforming textile production waste into reusable facemasks. The business based in Portland, Oregon re-purposes and upcycles…

Worn Again Technologies out of the lab

Less than 1% of non-wearable textiles are currently turned back into new ones owing to the ‘shortcomings’ of existing recycling…

Textile recycling pioneers weave their magic

When it comes to recyclers’ activities, much attention is focused on recovering metals or the ‘new gold’, plastics. And yet,…