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  • 2016-02-01

    Cattermole, Amanda

    Increasing pressure on brands and their recognition of the need to implement strong sustainability policies is changing the relationship between chemical companies and apparel brands. Brands are building stronger partnerships with major chemical suppliers to help ensure the chemicals in their...

  • 2018-10-01

    Davies, Nicola

    The polypropylene nonwoven textiles market is expected to undergo a major transformation in the next three to five years. Rising demand from multiple industries and different geographic markets will encourage continued growth of the polypropylene nonwoven sector. Changing consumer attitudes...

  • 2020-10-01

    Carp, Belinda

    The word “sustainability” implies simply that something can be continued. From the textile industry perspective, sustainability refers to environmental and social responsibility. In other words, the textile industry must not harm the natural environment or the people who produce, or use, its...

  • 2015-04-01

    Musante, Glenna B.

    Traditionally, the cycles and steps involved with doing a load of laundry have been predictable and not very complicated. But just as new technologies have changed how people work and communicate, new laundry machines and detergents have become increasingly sophisticated and complex to...

  • 2015-10-01

    Kan, C. W., Wong, M. L.

    Paper towels are tissue paper products. There is an increasing demand and consumption of paper towel in domestic and industrial use due to its good absorbency properties. As a result, the demand for higher quality paper towels is increasing. Although, good quality is related to product...

  • 2017-10-01

    Zaretzky, Jessica, Bide, Martin

    Most textile items are expected to maintain their properties over time, and thus, exhibit durability. Durability extends to mechanical integrity, color, and additional properties conferred by textile finishes. The durability of color is routinely measured in colorfastness tests, many of which are...

  • 2019-10-01

    Jasper, Warren J., Vidwans, Shirin

    Lean Six Sigma is a data driven methodology with the end goal of reducing defects and improving quality. Although originally designed specifically for manufacturing, Six Sigma has been successfully applied to a variety of non-manufacturing industries such as healthcare, logistics, banking, and...

  • 2017-12-01

    Yim, K.Y., Yang, R.H., Kan, C.W., Ng, S.P., Lam, J.K.C.

    Fabric handle is getting increasing attention in the textile and clothing industry. It has been studied by many researchers since 1926. Binns initially stated that the sense of touch or handle attracts users due to the softness of wool.1 Fabric handle (also referred to as fabric hand or hand...

  • 2018-02-01

    Li, Jie, Ma, Mingbo, Dong, Suozhuai, Zhou, Wenlong

    Naturally-colored silks are silk fibers with natural pigments inside, which are produced by silkworms fed with a dye-free diet. Wild silkworms, such as Antheraea pernyi, A. yamamai and Saturniidae, are known for producing silk cocoons with brown, green, and golden yellow colors, respectively....

  • 2015-12-01

    Spivak, Steven M.

    Many factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic to textile material and its wearers, will influence the flammability and fire incidence potential of fibers, fabrics, textiles, and their usage in wearing apparel. These factors are known contributors to textile flammability, and can be considered singly...

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