Home    Resource Store    Past Issues    Buyers' Guide    Career Center    Subscriptions    Advertising    E-Newsletter    Contact

http://ahweb.adsale.com.hk/t.aspx?unt=2354-STX15_TextileWorld
http://www.spgprints.com
http://www.textileworld.com/partners/Shaffer_and_Max-Dyeing_and_Finishing_Plant_2014
http://ahweb.adsale.com.hk/t.aspx?unt=2396-ZhejiangTex14_TextileWorld
http://www.expoproduccion.mx/Content/Exhibitors/24/
http://www.thiestextilmaschinen.com
http://www.textileservicesonline.com
http://www.textileworld.com/Textile_World_Innovation_Forum_2014/
July/August 2014 July/August 2014

View Issue  |

Subscribe Now  |

Events

AATCC Color Management Workshop
08/26/2014 - 08/27/2014

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles - Autumn Edition
08/27/2014 - 08/29/2014

Basics Of Exporting: Understanding U.S. Regulatory Requirements Webinar
08/28/2014 - 08/28/2014

- more events -

- submit your event -

Printer Friendly
Full Site
Fiber World

Foss Introduces Ecospun®/Fosshield® Blend

Foss Manufacturing Co., Hampton, N.H., has introduced a fiber blend of its Fosshield® bicomponent polyester antimicrobial fiber and Ecospun® polyester fiber made from 100-percent certified recycled plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

By combining Ecospun — which can be added to such textile products as carpets, wall coverings, home furnishings, craft felt, auto interiors, blankets and apparel — with Fosshield — which includes a built-in copper- and silver-based antimicrobial additive — a fiber blend is produced that can be needlepunched or woven into environmentally friendly fabrics that inhibit growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.

According to Foss, production of Ecospun potentially removes 3 billion PET bottles from global waste streams per year, reducing oil consumption by more than 400,000 barrels and harmful air emissions by 400,000 tons.

July/August 2007



Advertisement

http://www.staubli.us/