July/August 2020

Sunbrella Assure

Sunbrella, Burlington, N.C., has introduced Sunbrella Assure, a fluorine-free, durable, water-repellent and stain resistant textile for sustainable indoor and outdoor applications. Sunbrella Assure is made using a proprietary biobased formula.

Precision Textiles, Totowa, N.J., reports it has sold more than 10 million yards of medical grade fabrics — an amount that will be used to produce 5 million hospital gowns.

The Sanitized TecCenter — the in-house microbiology laboratory of Switzerland-based Sanitized AG — has been certified by the International Antimicrobial Council (IAC) as an “IAC Certified Laboratory.”

France-based Carbios has begun production of an industrial demonstration plant for enzymatic polyethylene terephthalate recycling. The facility is the final step towards commercializing its PET recycling technology.

Fashion brand Esprit has selected EarthColors® dyes from Switzerland-based Archroma for its “I Am Sustainable” capsule collection.

Seoul-based Hyosung introduced creora® 3D Max at the virtual Kingpins24 event. The fiber is designed for dual performance — such as ultra- stretch and recovery over time — in denim products.

England-based inkjet company Xaar Plc is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Sweden-based Södra has received its certification for the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), which means its OnceMore™ pulp carries the promise it contains recycled cotton derived from textiles that otherwise would have entered the waste stream.

Italy-based Carvico S.p.A. recently added Norway — a fabric made using ECONYL® regenerated yarn — to its family of stretch, eco-sustainable performance fabrics.

July/August 2020