Tetex ABCs: Basalt fibres

Basalt fiber is a material made from extremely fine fibers of basalt, which is composed of the minerals plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine. It is similar to fiberglass, having better physicomechanical properties than fiberglass, but being significantly cheaper than carbon fiber. It is used...

Market report: cotton production in 2018

Global cotton production in 2017/18 is forecast at 122.2 million bales, 14% above last season and the largest production in five years, according to the latest report by US Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to...

ABC’s of Tetex: acrylic fibres and textiles

Acrylic, also known as orlon or acrylonitrile, is a very popular synthetic fiber. It was invented in 1941 in the laboratories of the DuPont company. This American company is a chemical tycoon that has...

ABC’s of Tetex: Poly(vinyl chloride)

Poly(vinyl chloride) is a synthetic polymer from the group of vinyl polymers, obtained as a result of polymerization of vinyl chloride. It is commonly used for the production of plastics. It has thermoplastic properties, is...

ABC of Tetex: Polyamides

What are polyamides? Polyamide, any polymer (substance composed of long, multiple-unit molecules) in which the repeating units in the molecular chain are linked together by amide groups. Amide groups have the general chemical formula CO-NH. They may be produced by...

ABCs of Tetex: Biosynthetics

What Are Biosynthetics? A biosynthetic fiber consists of polymers made from renewable resources, either wholly or partly. Biosynthetics are emerging as a potential alternative to conventional synthetic products. The main difference between biosynthetic fibers and...

Tetex Magazine winter issue is already here!

Dear Readers, As you may already know, Tetex.com is Europe’s largest technical textiles website delivering the latest news, information, inspirations and developments for both manufacturers and clients. A rich experience and extensive knowledge make us...

SOFT e-textiles can protect soldiers and medics

New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The SOFT (Self-Organized Framework on Textiles) devices have...

ABC’s of Tetex: Polyesters

Polyesters are polymers that contain ester group in its structure.Polyesters are synthetic, man-made materials. Basic features of polyesters:Non-hygroscopic – they do not absorb water Stainproof – it is very difficult to stain polyester...

Phthalates in materials: why should they be avoided?

In the age of the depleting ozone layer and the ubiquitous smog repeatedly exceeding acceptable norms, the environmental awareness in the society is constantly growing. Technical materials used nowadays include those that may have...
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