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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

22.03.2017

Oxeon: TeXtreme breakthrough in commercial aircraft

After several years of simulation and testing within the aerospace market, the producer of spread tow carbon fiber reinforcements, Oxeon AB, Borås/Sweden, has had its TeXtreme spread tow carbon fiber fabric certified for use in commercial aero applications.

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22.03.2017

FET: melt spinning system at UMass

The supplier of extrusion technology Fibre Extrusion Technology Ltd. (FET), Leeds/UK, has installed the FET-100 Series multifunctional laboratory melt spinning system into the research facilities, The University of Massachusetts (UMass), Cambridge, MA/USA.

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22.03.2017

Lenzing: substantial growth in 2016

The producer of cellulosic fibers Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, showed an excellent development in the 2016 financial year, with substantial improvement of all economic and balance sheet indicators. The decisive factors underlying the company’s success were the higher selling prices Lenzing obtained for all its fiber products...

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21.03.2017

Monforts: 5 units for new Trident bed linen

The textile company Trident Group, Ludhiana/India, has recently ventured to produce bed linen in Budni/India and has installed 5 new machines from the manufacturer of textile machinery A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, on the production line.

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21.03.2017

Textile Exchange: plan to merge 2 down standards into one global standard

The nonprofit organization Textile Exchange, O'Donnell, TX/USA, and provider of certifications NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI/USA, will work together to merge the “Responsible Down” and the “Global Traceable Down” standards into one global down standard. The goal is, that combining and improving the best attributes from each of the current standards will result in a best practice standard...

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21.03.2017

Performance Days: biodegradable functional fabrics

The focus of the next trade fair for functional fabrics, Performance Days, on April 26-27, 2017 in Munich/Germany, is on textiles that are quickly biodegradable. The topic is important to the entire textile industry.

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17.03.2017

Karl Mayer: inauguration of the development center in Japan

Progress needs new ideas, know-how, equipment and plenty of room to develop: On March 1-3, 2017, the textile machine manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, opened its new development center at Nippon Mayer, Fukui/Japan. The restructuring and modernization program involved the setting up of a Centre of Excellence...

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17.03.2017

Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf-ITC: call for papers

The Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference (ADD-ITC) will take place in Stuttgart/Germany from November 30-December 1, 2017. The conference will be of special interest for experts from the fields of materials, chemistry, finishing and functionalization, and machines, processes and composites.

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17.03.2017

Perlon Group: investment in global locations

One year after the merger of the monofilament manufacturer Perlon Nextrusion Monofil GmbH, Bobingen/Germany, and the Hahl-Pedex Group, Wald-Michelbach/Germany, to the Perlon Group, the company is consistently implementing measures for its internationalization strategy.

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17.03.2017

Techtextil NA: 1st time in Chicago

Techtextil North America 2017, the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, will take place in Chicago, IL/USA, from June 20-22, 2017. The show will once again co-locate with JEC Americas, and features symposiums led by industry leaders.

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17.03.2017

SPESA: new board member

The Board of Directors of the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) has elected Daniella Ambrogi, Vice President of Marketing of Lectra North America to a 2-year term.

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16.03.2017

Solvay: price increase for polyamide compounds and fibers

The chemical company Solvay Performance Polyamides, Lyon/France, has announced a supplementary global price increase for PA6 and PA66 based compounds and fibers in addition to the €300/ton price hike announced earlier in Q1/2017.

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16.03.2017

Picanol: €120 million profit in 2016

The manufacturer of weaving machines Picanol NV, Ieper/Belgium, closed 2016 with a net result of €120 million, compared to €86 million in 2015. The company realized consolidated sales of 640 million over the full 2016 financial year, which represented an increase in sales of 20.8%.

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16.03.2017

Saueressig: progress in 3D-plating

Sleeves from the supplier of printing and embossing tools Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, Vreden/Germany, have been successfully used in the hydroentanglement process for decades. At the international trade fair for nonwovens, Index 2017, from April 4-7, 2017 in Geneva/Switzerland, the company will present current progresses in 3D plating.

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16.03.2017

SSM: new CTO

In January 2017 Christian Muser has been appointed Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, Horgen/Switzerland. In 2001 Muser joined SSM and has held several positions in the technical department.

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15.03.2017

3M: high performance filtration

UltraPES polyethersufone (PES) hollow fiber membrane is the heart of the Liqui-Flux module from the technology company 3M, St. Paul, MN/USA. It consists of a distinctive 3-layer morphology that provides superior permeability and strength. As an alternative to conventional treatment steps, such as flocculation, sedimentation and multi-media filtration...

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15.03.2017

ITMA: spotlight on innovation

The world's largest textile and garment technology exhibition, the ITMA, will continue its focus on innovation for its upcoming edition in Barcelona/Spain from June 20-26, 2019, with the main theme of the show being 'Innovating the World of Textiles'. The increasingly high level of automation and digitization in combination with real time data tracking and interconnection...

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15.03.2017

Dornbirn-MFC: Communicating the Future of Man-made Fibers

The 56th Man-made Fiber Conference Dornbirn-MFC will take place in Dornbirn/Austria on September 13-15, 2017, under the motto "Communicating the Future of Man-made Fibers". More than 800 participants from 30 countries are expected. They will be informed about the latest trends, developments and innovations in more than 100 speeches by experts on the field.

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14.03.2017

Toho Tenax: new thermoplastic recycling solution

The carbon fiber producer Toho Tenax Europe GmbH, Wuppertal/Germany, has developed a new composite, based on recycled thermoplastic carbon fiber material and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) thermoplastic. A serial aircraft “Wing Access Panel” has been manufactured as a demonstrator part.

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14.03.2017

Bolt Threads: advancements in mass production of synthetic spider silk

At SXSW from March 10-19, 2017 in Austin, TX/USA, the technology company Bolt Threads Inc. Emeryville, CA/USA, releases a limited edition knit necktie made of 100% Boltspun spider silk – the first spider silk product available for purchase.

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