Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / NAT Inc.conducts successful trails of 'CRAILAR Organic Fibers'
NAT Inc.conducts successful trails of 'CRAILAR Organic Fibers'
17
Nov '08
Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc., spun hemp yarn and knitted fabric on conventional cotton equipment with no modifications at North Carolina State University using CRAILAR Organic Fibers technology. The trials were sponsored by Hanesbrands Inc.

Tim Pleasants, Spun Yarn Lab Manager, NC State University, said, “We successfully carded and spun a blended CRAILAR yarn on our cotton ring spinning system. The resulting 20/1 Ne* ring spun yarn was knitted into a 5-ounces per square yard jersey fabric. This is the first time in my 23-year yarn spinning career have I seen hemp processed on conventional cotton spinning equipment.”

“CRAILAR's success on the cotton system elevates hemp fiber from a niche market to the mainstream cotton market through the traditional supply chain, which enables mass production,” stated Ken Barker, CEO of NAT. “CRAILAR employs a simple, efficient 100% organic, enzyme bath and scales easily to leverage the global industrial hemp industry.

In addition, CRAILAR Organic Fiber will be cost-comparable to organic cotton. Therefore, CRAILAR enables the transformation of hemp into a better sustainable alternative to organic cotton. ”

About North Carolina State University College of Textiles:
The College of Textiles (COT) at North Carolina State University is housed in a new 45 million dollar, 300,000 square foot research and teaching facility on the 1,000 acre Centennial Campus.

The building contains a state-of-the-art Model Manufacturing Facility (MMF), consisting of individual laboratories that are capable of all manufacturing operations from spinning fibers to producing the end product. The MMF is the heart of the Applied Research Program for the College of Textiles as well as being an integral part of the education and basic research programs.

The Applied Research Program bridges the gap between the traditional education, research and extension activities of the university and the Fiber-Textile-Apparel industrial complex.

About Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc.
Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. is committed to unlocking the potential of renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from hemp and other bast fibers. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Crailar Fiber Technologies Inc., is developing proprietary technologies for production of bast fibers, cellulose pulp, and their resulting by-products

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc

Must ReadView All

L-R Manish Singhai, COO, Peter England; Vinai Kumar Saxena, chairman, KVIC; Ashish Dikshit, business head, ABFRL and Anshu Sinha, CEO, KVIC while signing agreement. Courtesy: ABFRL

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Aditya Birla & KVIC enter into a strategic partnership

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) and Khadi and Village...

Courtesy: Jabong

Apparel/Garments | On 24th May 2017

Jabong Mood Store redefines online shopping in India

Jabong, India's leading online fashion retailer, has launched the...

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Starlinger unveils FX 8.0 circular loom for fabric making

Starlinger, a leading supplier of machinery for woven plastic...

Interviews View All

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search