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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

28.11.2014

Karl Mayer Malimo: weft insertion in line with the stitch courses

The textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Malimo Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Chemnitz/Germany, has combined key components of its RS MSUS-V with biaxial technology and developed a biaxial machine with weft insertion in line with the courses named Biaxtronic CO.

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28.11.2014

Santex: equipment to Bangladesh

The manufacturer of textile finishing machinery Santex AG, Tobel/Switzerland, delivered 2 Santashrink Progress, 6 chambers, with double pad and pin frame for knitted fabrics in open width form to composite knit garments and textiles manufacturer DBL Group, Sreepur/Bangladesh. This is the first phase of an extended expansion of DBL Group and start-up is in November 2014.

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28.11.2014

Jowat: subsidiaries in Columbia and Chile

Jowat Corp., High Point, NC/USA, the subsidiary in the USA of the supplier of adhesives Jowat AG, Detmold/Germany, has established new subsidiaries in Columbia and Chile. Jowat has now 4 mainstays of strategic importance for its export business. Subsidiaries had already been founded in Mexico and Brazil in 2000 and 2003 respectively.

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28.11.2014

Alexium: new non-executive director

Craig Metz will join the Board of Directors of the specialist for high-tech coating, Alexium International Group Inc., Cottsloe/Australia, as an Independent Non-Executive Director on December 1, 2014. He will join Executive Chairman and President Gavin Rezos, CEO and Executive Director Nicholas Clark, and Non-Executive Director Craig Smith-Gander on the Board.

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27.11.2014

JEC Asia: sharing knowledge and innovation

The Asian composites market is valued at US$ 32.2 billion (€26 billion) in 2014 and Asia will represent 53% of the worldwide composites market in the next 5 years. At the JEC Asia, held in Singapore from November 17-19, 2014 the main Asian countries participating in the event presented their current positions and ambitions for the future.

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27.11.2014

Intertextile Shanghai: 20th anniversary show breaks records

The international trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Autumn Edition 2014 held in Shanghai/China on October 20-23, 2014 broke all records in what doubled as a celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary. A total of 3,844 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions (+ 2%) took part, while 71,138 visitors from 93 countries attended the fair (+3%).

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27.11.2014

Freudenberg: strengthening of filtration business

The business unit Filtration Technologies of Freudenberg & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany, has taken over the business with activated carbon products for corrosion protection in industrial applications from the American company MeadWestvaco Corp., Richmond, VA/USA, with immediate effect.

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27.11.2014

Delta Galil: expansion of management board

The underwear and activewear specialists Delta Galil Industries, Ltd., Tel Aviv/Israel, has announced that Maurice Reznik has been named CEO of Women’s Intimate Apparel for USA and Great Britain and President of the Company’s Delta Galil USA segment, effective January 5, 2015.

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27.11.2014

CIRFS: Heinz Meierkord new president

The European Man-made Fibres Association (CIRFS), Brussels/Belgium, has unanimously elected Heinz Meierkord, CEO of the manufacturer of polyester fibers Advansa GmbH, Hamm/Germany, as President. He succeeds Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of fiber producer Aquafil SpA, Arco/Italy, whose mandate has expired but who will remain a member of the Board as past-President.

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26.11.2014

Outlast: new filling material with viscose fibers

Outlast Technologies LLC, Boulder, CO/USA, a manufacturer of temperature regulating phase change materials (PCM’s), is expanding its product range with the new performance filling material “Universe”. The heat and moisture regulating Outlast PCM viscose fibers (30 %) combine perfectly with cozy downs (70 %) and offer a natural solution for climate comfort in bedding and apparel products.

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26.11.2014

Eastman Chemical: new flat PET microfiber

Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN/USA, has added a new flat PET fiber with less than 0.4den in size to its Cyphrex microfibers portfolio. With its distinctive, consistent cross section, the flat PET Eastman Cyphrex micro-fiber greatly improves nonwovens formation and sheet uniformity when compared with other synthetic fibers.

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26.11.2014

Saurer: Indorama counts on Zinser

The manufacturer of polyester fibers and yarns PT Indorama Synthetics Tbk, Jakata/Indonesia, produces 280,000 tons/year of polyester in the form of fibers, yarn and chips and is considered the world's biggest producer of polyester fibers. With spinning plants in Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey it is also in the top 10 of the biggest spinning mills in the world.

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21.11.2014

Lenzing: Coolmax fabric with Tencel fiber

In collaboration with the fiber producer Invista S.à.r.l., Wichita, KS/USA, owner of the Coolmax brand, the cellulosic fiber producer Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, owner of the lyocell brand Tencel, has announced a second innovative collaboration in denim - Coolmax fabric blended with Tencel fiber.

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21.11.2014

KTM: successful fair and textile summit

The Kahramanmaras Textile Machinery Exhibition (KTM) 2014 held in Kahramanmaraş/Turkey from October 23-25, 2014 has been accepted as the most important fair of the region despite its being held for the first time. 267 international participants from 22 countries including Italy, France, Germany and China exhibited at the fair which will be held every 2 years from now on.

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21.11.2014

SGL: high-performance composite structures with thermoplastic tapes

Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd. (CCS), Singapore, has developed a concept that aims at manufacturing high-performance composite structures in shorter time and with significantly reduced cost. The groundbreaking concept builds on market proven thermoplastic tape placement technology and integrates it with advanced robotics and laser technologies...

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20.11.2014

IFAI: IFF Innovation Award

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF), St. Paul, MN/USA, established in 1994 by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, MN/USA, has announced the recipient of the 2014 IFF Innovation Award. The supplier of high-quality specialty nonwovens and composites Norafin (Americas) Inc., Asheville, NC/USA, received the award for a project called Norafin Komanda.

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20.11.2014

Desso: takeover by Tarkett

The supplier of flooring and sports surfaces solutions, Tarkett SA, Nanterre/France, has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the carpet manufacturer Desso BV, Waalwijk/Netherlands. Desso produces high-end and innovative carpet flooring, mainly for commercial applications....

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20.11.2014

Pinter: new dual core yarns for denim fabrics

The demand for high stretch fabrics with good recovery continues to grow. At the trade fair Denim by Première Vision on November 19/20, 2014 in Barcelona/Spain, the fiber producer Invista S.à.r.l., Wichita, KS/USA, will present its newest innovations to the Denim branch. As part of the activities, Pinter Caipo SA, Barcelona/Spain, a producer of cutting-edge yarn spinning equipment.....

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19.11.2014

Shima Seiki: on-demand high-quality value-added printing

The manufacturer of flat knitting machines Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., Wakayama/Japan, has developed a new textile printing machine SIP-160F3 to provide full color printing on a variety of fabrics. Reactive dyes, acid dyes and pigment inks can be used to support different types of print applications.

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19.11.2014

Wacker: airbag competence center in Japan

Wacker Asahikasei Silicone Co., Ltd. (AWS), Tsukuba/Japan, a joint venture of Wacker Chemie AG, Munich/Germany, and Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp., Tokyo/Japan, has opened a new development laboratory for airbag applications. The competence center will spearhead the development of silicone coatings for airbags and technical textiles in the region.

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