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What is Acrylic Fabric: Properties, How its Made and Where

Acrylic fiber fabrics are made from a synthetic polymer called acrylonitrile. This type of fiber is produced by reacting certain petroleum or coal-based chemicals with a variety of monomers, which means that acrylic fabric is a fossil fuel-based fiber.

Asia Pacific Rayon Fibers Confirmed to be Fully Biodegradable in Water and Soil

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has announced that tests have confirmed the biodegradability of its fibers in fresh water and soil. The tests were carried out by independent research laboratory Organic Waste Systems and, as a result, APR’s viscose staple fibers (VSF) have been awarded the international OK biodegradability WATER and OK biodegradability SOIL labels by accredited certification board, TUV Austria.

Lenzing plans Upper Austria's largest ground-mounted photovoltaic plant

Sbtl.: With the industrial use of solar energy, Lenzing sets new standards regarding decarbonization in the fiber industry.

Hologenix, creators of Celliant, and Kelheim Fibres launch Celliant Viscose

Hologenix, creators of Celliant®, infrared responsive technology, and Kelheim Fibres, the world-leading manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers, have partnered to launch Celliant Viscose at ISPO Munich 2021. Celliant Viscose is a finalist in Best Products by ISPO and will be showcased in the Fibers & Insulations Category for ISPO Textrends, where realistic views and 3-D simulations will be available for each material.

Bamboo Fibres &Yarn

Bamboo textiles include the yarn, cloth and the clothing which are derived from bamboo fibers. Previously it was used to make structural rudiments of various fashionable and classic attires (such as the corsets and bustles). With the new technological advancement, the fibers of the bamboos are vastly used nowadays. Other yarns are amalgamated with the bamboo yarns to impart a new form of textile which is widely being used in the fashion industry.

Kelheim Fibres first viscose manufacturer worldwide with environmental management system validated to EMAS

The Bavarian Kelheim Fibres GmbH has become the first viscose fibre manufacturer worldwide to receive EMAS certification. “Our aspiration is that our fibres offer an eco-friendly and high-performance alternative to synthetic materials”, says Craig Barker, CEO at Kelheim Fibres.

Bamboo – The most eco-friendly fabric on Earth

Originally made from the pulp of bamboo grass, bamboo fabric has caught the attention of designers. Here are some of the benefits of using bamboo fabric as compared to other types of fabric.

Hemp: A Reintroduction To One Of The Original Textile Inputs

Hemp, one of the earliest known textile fibers, has seen heightened interest and a true resurgence since it was formally legalized, or perhaps relegalized, in the United States with the signing of the Farm Bill Act in 2018. The bill effectively removed industrial hemp from inclusion in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Sustainable Textile Innovations: Hemp Fibres

In view of resources dwindling fast and natural fibres like cotton being resource-intensive to process and petroleum-based fibres like acrylic, polyester, nylon and spandex not being the most environmentally friendly, it is about time to look for sustainable alternatives when producing fibres and fabrics. In this new series, FashionUnited explores the sustainable alternatives and textile innovations that are currently being pursued all over the world.

Sustainable Textile Innovations: Piñatex, the vegan alternative to leather

New materials, processes, and techniques are often the result of the successful merger of fashion and technology and help drive the industry towards a more sustainable future. Technological developments in the fashion and textile industry are undoubtedly one of the key factors driving real change in terms of sustainability, which is why FashionUnited aims to explore new materials and innovative processes which are being developed and tests around the globe in this new series.


“BIRLACRIL” is the mother brand of a range of Acrylic Fibres produced by Thai Acrylic Fiber Co. Ltd. (TAF). TAF is the 5th largest producer and the 2nd largest exporter of Acrylic fiber in the world. was incorporated on 10th April, 1987 and domiciled in Thailand. TAF has its manufacturing unit is located in Saraburi, Thailand with corporate office in Bangkok and sales offices located in India, China, Dubai and Indonesia. TAF is a closely held, non-listed company. TAF serves to markets in over 40 countries across all continents.

Ibrahim Fibres Limited – Polyester Plant

Manufacturing operations are staggered in three production lines located within the same premises, at 38 K.M. Faisalabad – Sheikhupura Road, Faisalabad. It is spread over an area of more than 100 acres of land with a capacity to produce 390,600 tons per annum of Polyester Staple Fibre (PSF).

Kelheim Fibres nominated for the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” award

Kelheim Fibres has been named as one of the finalists for the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” innovation award to be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres.

Lenzing is founding partner of the Renewable Carbon Initiative

Sbt.: The newly launched Renewable Carbon Initiative strives to herald the end of the fossil age for all organic chemicals and materials by 2050. Within the RCI Lenzing will especially focus on further greening up the textile and nonwoven businesses.

Female Farmer Becomes a Role Model in Pakistani Cotton Community

In Pakistan, approximately 1.5 million smallholder farmers rely on cotton for a living. Cotton is the country’s most widely cultivated crop and an important raw material for its growing textiles industry, representing 8.5% of GDP.1 However, as cotton farmers contend with the effects of extreme weather and pest outbreaks damaging the crops, the future of Pakistan’s cotton production will depend on men and women playing an equal role in fighting climate change and promoting sustainable farming practices.