SectorWrap '19-Select 5: Yarns & Fibres

06 Jan '20
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Global fibre production at all-time high, says report

Global fibre production has doubled in the last 20 years, reaching an all-time high of 107 million metric tonnes in 2018 and is expected to grow to 145 million metric tonnes by 2030, according to the Preferred Fibre and Materials Market Report 2019 released by non-profit Textile Exchange. The report measured the production of fibre and materials with improved social and environmental impacts…

Resolution on natural fibres adopted at UN

Bangladesh’s resolution ‘Natural Plant Fibres and Sustainable Development’ was adopted by consensus in the plenary of the second committee of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The resolution was tabled in September and adopted subsequently. This is UNGA’s first resolution that features challenges as well as the potential of jute and other natural plant fibres as economically viable, socially beneficial and environmentally sustainable agricultural products. It focuses on jute, abaca, coir, kenaf, sisal, hemp and ramie, and reiterates that the promotion of these fibres would contribute to achievement of the SDGs. Sixty-eight countries including India, China, Russia, Ireland, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Turkey, and Nigeria, co-sponsored the resolution.

Lenzing unveils latest Refibra breakthrough technology

New Lycra EcoMade fibres now GRS Certified

Uster devises value modules to reduce waste in yarns

Uster has devised three special value modules enabling preventive actions to improve quality, reduce waste and maximise performance of yarns. These apply comprehensive analysis of data from quality systems at the blowroom, spinning machines and winders to provide all-round protection, preventing bad quality before it is produced. Spinners can implement contamination control by combining information from the shield fibre cleaning system and clearers, according to the company.

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