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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

01.09.2015

ACS: turning CO2 into carbon nanofibers

In research presented at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington, DC/USA, a team of chemists claimed that they have developed a technology to economically convert atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) directly into highly valued carbon nanofibers for industrial and consumer products.

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01.09.2015

9th ADITC: bio-boosting today’s technology

The 9th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference (ADITC) will take place from November 26-27, 2015 in Aachen/Germany. The conference will address the question: How can we learn and take advantage of biological principles and how can we tune man-made technology to be in balance with nature?

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01.09.2015

IMEC / Holst Centre: advanced smart t-shirt

The Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Leuven/Belgium, and the Holst Centre, Eindhoven/Netherlands, demonstrated an advanced smart garment at the Imec Technology Forum (ITF) on June 23/24, 2015, in Brussels/Belgium. The smart t-shirt measures a highly accurate electrocardiogram (ECG), recognizes activity and calculates energy expenditure in an unobtrusive way.

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01.09.2015

Omnova: new GM for Performance Materials

The supplier of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals Omnova Solutions Inc., Beachwood, OH/USA, has appointed Steven Falloon as General Manager (GM), Performance Materials.

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28.08.2015

Hightex: change of date

The 6th International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Exhibition Hightex which was scheduled to take place from September 11-13, 2015, had to be postponed to June 1-4, 2016, because of developments in nearby countries effecting Turkey.

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28.08.2015

Kordsa Global: increased profits in Q2 2015

The producer of industrial yarn and cord fabric Kordsa Global A.S., Istanbul/Turkey, announced, that its revenues in the 2nd quarter of 2015 amounted to TRY 869 million, an increase of 11.4% compared to the previous quarter.

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27.08.2015

McKinsey: East Africa as apparel sourcing destination

According to the consulting company McKinsey & Company Corp., New York City, NY/USA, there has been rising interest in Ethiopia and other East African countries as potential sourcing destinations for apparel.

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27.08.2015

Asia Apparel Expo Berlin: 220 suppliers expected

The Asia Apparel Expo Berlin, to be held from February 24-26, 2016, in Berlin/Germany, will bring together 220 experienced suppliers from the world’s largest clothing producing countries and regions, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India and Pakistan.

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26.08.2015

Teijin: production of m-aramid fiber in Thailand

Teijin Corporation (Thailand) Ltd., a subsidiary of the producer of advanced fibers and composites Teijin Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, has begun producing Teijinconex neo, a new type of highly heat-resistant and dyeable meta-aramid fiber, in Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate, Ayutthaya/Thailand.

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26.08.2015

Messe Frankfurt: Nonwovens Forum in Shanghai

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, is launching a new initiative to facilitate nonwovens fabric suppliers’ expansion into China, where imports of such products jumped 128% from 2000 to 2013.

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26.08.2015

Lenzing Group: successful 1st half of 2015

The producer of cellulosic fibers Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, improved its consolidated revenue in the 1st half-year 2015 by 6.2%, from € 900.0 to € 955.4 million, compared to the 1st half of 2014.

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25.08.2015

GKD: new heating belt at Klingele

Since 2014, the producer of corrugated board and corrugated packaging, Klingele Papierwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Remshalden-Grunbach/Germany, has been using the innovative upper belt Conducto 3313, made by the technical weaver GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG, Düren/Germany, in the heating section at its box plant in Werne/Germany.

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25.08.2015

Huntsman: new dye formulations with Pantone

The manufacturer of textile chemicals and dyes Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, introduced 210 new dye formulations for textiles together with the supplier of color standards Pantone LLC, Carlstadt, NJ/USA.

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21.08.2015

Mount Vernon FR: 2 new fabric collections

The protective fabrics producer Mount Vernon FR, Trion, GA/USA, has introduced 2 new flame resistant (FR) fabric collections: MY•FR custom yarn-dyed stripes and plaids, and Nanuq CWI (Cold Weather Insulation) quilted fabrics. These new programs will help meet the growing demand for FR clothing used to protect workers from potential hazards posed by electric arc flash and flash fires.

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21.08.2015

Novosystems: new color transportation system

The new Cubitainer of Novosystems Farben & Additive GmbH, Seevetal/Germany, comes in the shape of a cube. It can quickly and easily be placed on an extruder, a PUR machine or an injection-molding machine. This is both effective and resource-saving: gravity fed, a Cubitainer with a PE bladder in a cardboard box placed on the machine, can be emptied to 99%.

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20.08.2015

Yarn Expo: synthetic fibers from China and Trend Forum

The Yarn Expo Autumn 2015 in Shanghai/China from October 13-15, 2015, will take up 8,500 m² gross area to house over 250 exhibitors, with both figures seeing an increase of over 70% compared to 2014. 3 special zones will be featured in the autumn fair to demonstrate synthetic fibers from Mainland China.

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20.08.2015

Euratex: sustainable innovation convention

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex), Brussels/Belgium, and its member federation Sistema Moda Italia (SMI), Milan/Italy, together with TexClubTec, Milan, is hosting the 2015 edition of the annual Euratex Convention. Taking place on November 18, 2015 in Milan in conjunction with ITMA textile technology fair...

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19.08.2015

Teijin: advanced carbon fiber technology in car built

The carbon fiber producer Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, and GH Craft Ltd., Gotenba/Japan, both members of the Teijin Group, are supporting Kogakuin University, Tokyo, in developing an advanced solar-powered car made with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The vehicle will be entered in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s biggest solar car race....

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18.08.2015

VDMA: conference for textile and carpet industry in Iran

The “German Technology meets Iranian Textile and Carpet” conference, organized jointly by the German Textile Machinery Association (VDMA), Frankfurt/Germany and the “German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce” (AHK), Teheran/Iran, took place in Teheran on April 21-22, 2015.

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18.08.2015

JIAM: 80% of floor space already covered

With still 8 months to go before the Japan International Apparel Machinery & Textile Industry Trade Fair “JIAM 2016 Oosaka,” to be held April 6-9, 2016, has already covered 80% of its exhibition space. The trade fair will be held under the theme of “Innovative Solutions and Advanced Processing Technologies”.

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