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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

29.09.2016

BASF: replacement of acetylene plant in Ludwigshafen

The chemical company BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/Germany, is building a world-scale production plant for acetylene on-site in Ludwigshafen. The plant will start up at the end of 2019 and replace the existing plant.

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29.09.2016

Sandler: Nonwovens for lightweight designs

Nonwovens are high-tech products that constantly open up new application areas and markets - from disposable items to durable materials. Composite materials for example made of nonwovens and carbon- or glass-fiber reinforced plastic demonstrate how extremely light materials can offer a high degree of stability.

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29.09.2016

Jeanologia: representing Spain in European Business Awards

The supplier of sustainable technologies for garment finishing, Jeanologia, Paterna/Spain, has been named a National Champion for Spain in The European Business Awards 2016/17, Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community.

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29.09.2016

IAF: new president

The members of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), Zeist/Netherlands, have appointed Han Bekke as its new President. He succeeds Rahul Mehta who has held this position since 2014. The decision was taken at the general assembly of IAF as part of the 32nd IAF World Fashion Convention which took place from September 27-28, 2016 in Mumbai/India.

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29.09.2016

Lenzing: early extension of CCO mandate

The Supervisory Board of the producer of cellulosic fibers Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, has extended the Management Board mandate of Robert van de Kerkhof ahead of time.

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28.09.2016

Archroma: Pakistan affiliate wins ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘CEO of the Year’

The Pakistan affiliate of the producer of dyes and specialty chemicals Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ in the multinationals segment in a nationwide contest organized by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP).

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28.09.2016

Monforts Austria: stronger connection to headquarters in Germany

The Austrian subsidiary Montex Ges.m.b.H., St. Stefan, of the textile machinery producer A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, is now moving closer to its parent company with a change in legal form. High-tech (textile) finishing ranges are predominantly manufactured at Montex in St. Stefan.

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28.09.2016

ITA: Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg opened

Under the guideline principle “Textile (research) is coming back to Augsburg”, the Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg (ITA Augsburg) was officially opened on September 23, 2016. The institute belongs to the ITA Group around the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA), Aachen/Germany, one of the largest textile research institutes in the world.

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27.09.2016

Groz-Beckert: presentation of “The Fabric Year”

On September 22, 2016, 160 experts from the international textile sector visited the producer of precision parts Groz-Beckert KG in Albstadt/Germany for the presentation of a new study of global textile production “The Fabric Year”. The work combines analyses and market data from the areas of yarn production and textile manufacture...

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27.09.2016

Intertextile: Functional Lab and smart textile panel discussion

Driven by the international health and fitness trends, performance apparel is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the global textile industry. To capture the opportunities in this promising market, Functional Lab is making its return to Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2016 on October 11-13, 2016 in Shanghai/China.

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27.09.2016

Euratex: on energy efficiency for sustainable productions

On September 15, 2016 in the Smart Creation square of Première Vision (PV) Paris, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex), Brussles/Belgium, Marzotto Group, Valdagno/Italy, and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Rome/Italy, met to talk on energy efficiency for sustainable productions.

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27.09.2016

Baldwin: new President and CEO

Brent Becker has been appointed as the new CEO and President of the manufacturer and full service supplier of process automation equipment, Baldwin Technology Company, Inc., St. Louis, MO/USA. Baldwin has approx. 600 team members located in 9 countries.

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23.09.2016

Sanitized: advanced antimicrobial additives for flexible polymer applications

The supplier of antimicrobial hygiene function for textiles and polymers, Sanitized AG, Bergdorf/Switzerland, has developed a new product Sanitized PL 14-32 as a highly effective and long-lasting antimicrobial protection for flexible polymer applications. Besides thermal stability and compatibility with most formulations, Sanitized PL 14-32 provides water resistance...

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23.09.2016

Dornbirn MFC: 100 lectures and extensive supporting program

The 55th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), from September 20-22, 2016, in Dornbirn/Austria, once again offered the approx. 730 participants around 100 lectures, of which about 50% were industry presentations, and additionally also 2 panels and a forum. The CEO Panel was compered by Giuseppe Gherzi (Gherzi Consulting, Zurich/Switzerland)...

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23.09.2016

Monforts: new coating line for Advanced Technology Centre

A new complete coating line has been commissioned by A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, in its Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) at the company's headquarters. The new line will allow customer’s in-house opportunities to undertake trials with Monforts complete range of coating heads...

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22.09.2016

Santoni: stretch indigo denim concept

During Blue Zone International Denim Trade Fair in Munich/Germany from August 30-31, 2016 – 4 leading supply chain companies launched a stretch indigo denim concept that brings new innovation to the athleisure-wear. In cooperation with Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, Unitin Morera SA, Barcelona/Spain, and Tonello, Sarcedo/Italy, the knitting machinery manufacturer Santoni SpA, Brecia/Italy, has created new stretch denim products...

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22.09.2016

Richard Hough: new order for 6 Nollap rolls for China

The producer of viscose fibers, Tangshan Sanyou Chemical Fibre Co., Ltd., Tangshan/China, placed an order in August for 6 Nollap rolls from Richard Hough Ltd., Bolton/UK. Tangshan Sanyou has been a user of Richard Hough’s Roberto ‘Nollap’ dewatering rolls since 2014...

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22.09.2016

SGL Group: inauguration of carbon fiber precursor line in Portugal

The carbon fiber producer SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden/Germany, celebrated the inauguration of the production line for precursor at its site in Lavradio, near Lisbon/Portugal on September 15, 2016. Precursor is a polymer-based fiber which is used as the main raw material for the production of carbon fibers.

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21.09.2016

Swedish textile machinery at ITMA Asia + CITME

At the textile machinery fair ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 from October 20-25, 2016 in Shanghai/China, 6 Swedish companies will showcase their latest innovations. Swedish textile machinery is known for its high level of technology, quality and reliability. China is one of the most important markets for Swedish textile machinery manufacturers.

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21.09.2016

Archroma: “100% cotton” redefined in Earthcolors

The producer of dyes and specialty chemicals Archoma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, and Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC/USA, the research and promotion company for cotton, have collaborated to present what they believe is the first ever dye derived from cotton plant residues.

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