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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

25.07.2014

TenCate: higher sales in protective fabrics and turf systems

The manufacturer of technical textile Royal TenCate NV, Almelo/Netherlands, saw a net profit of €10 million in the 1st half (H1) of 2014 (H1/2013: €13 million). For the same period year on year, EBIT fell by 15%. Sales of the Advanced Textiles & Composites sector declined by 9% to €206.9 million in the 1st half of 2014.

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25.07.2014

Andritz at CINTE Techtextil 2014

The producer of nonwovens plants Andritz (Wuxi) Nonwoven, Wuxi/China, part of international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, will present its state-of-the-art technologies and services for nonwovens and technical textiles at CINTE Techtextil 2014 in Shanghai/China from September 24-26, 2014.

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25.07.2014

World Textile Summit: business benefits of effective sustainability strategy

The 2nd World Textile Summit (WTS) will explore sustainability strategies that create business value in the textile manufacturing value chain. Taking place on November 13, 2015, and co-located with the ITMA 2015 in Milan/Italy, WTS 2015 will be a one-day event that brings together textile leaders to debate issues of strategic importance to the global industry.


24.07.2014

Autoneum: record operating results in H1/2014

The automotive supplier, Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, has significantly increased its profitability and earnings in the first half (H1) of 2014. This was due to operational improvements in Europe, higher global customer volumes in Asia, and higher levels of vertical integration by expanding the production of basic materials.

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24.07.2014

Karl Mayer: reusable clip strings

The latest developments for lace raschel machines from the producer of textile machinery, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, include the introduction of a flexible pattern guide finger system. This enables customers to mount the pattern guide fingers onto the string bars themselves by means of clips in line with the pattern.

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24.07.2014

Asahi Kasei: completion of Bemberg production facility

The fiber producer Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp., Osaka/Japan, has completed the addition of new production facility for Bemberg cupro fiber at its plant in Nobeoka, Miyazaki/Japan. Commercial operation of the new facility began on June 1, 2014.

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23.07.2014

Rieter: good business trend continues

The textile machinery producer Rieter Holding AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, reports a consistently favorable market environment for the first half (H1) of 2014. Rieter received CHF 655.5 million of new orders in the first 6 months of 2014,

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23.07.2014

ITHEC: FRC hybrid structures in focus

Lightweight structures are revolutionizing automobile construction, aviation, space travel, mechanical engineering and plant technology at breakneck speed. The International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC)

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23.07.2014

TSG: expansion of pre-shrink and softening processes

The textile finishing company TSG Finishing LLC, Hickory, NC/USA, has announced the increase of capacity on their specialty finishing range targeting pre-shrinking and softening of natural and synthetic fabrics.

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22.07.2014

CIRFS: Inherently Flame Retardant and Resistant Fibres Brochure

The Burning Behaviours Committee, a working group of European Man-made Fibres Association (CIRFS), Brussels/Belgium, has prepared the Inherently Flame Retardant and Resistant Fibres Brochure. The purpose is to introduce a definition of inherently flame retardant and flame resistant fibers which will provide standards organizations and lawmakers with a framework for describing this special class of fibers.

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22.07.2014

ACIMIT: trade mission in Mongolia

An institutional trade mission, organized by the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, and the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), Milan/Italy, was held from July 7-9, 2014 in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia. 9 Italian machinery manufacturers presented their latest technology for the processing of cashmere....

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22.07.2014

Monforts: modular coating head at Febratex’14

The modular, interchangeable coating system Montex Allround modular coating head from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, will be displayed for the first time in the Americas at Febratex’14 in Blumeneau/Brazil from August 12-15, 2014, following its debut at the ITMA ASIA.

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18.07.2014

Kiian: PVC-free plastisol inks for textile printing

The producer of printing inks Kiian Specialty Inks, subsidiary of the Kiian Group, Luisago/Italy, launched a range of PVC-free plastisol inks under the label Free.

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18.07.2014

ITMA 2015: over 95% space sold

ITMA 2015, the world's most established textile and garment machinery exhibition, has attracted over 1,300 applicants from 43 countries by the application deadline of July 4, 2014. As a result, over 95% of the 200,000 m² of space has been taken up.

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18.07.2014

Wacker: price increases for dispersions expanded

Following price rises in the Americas, the manufacturer of polymer binders and silicones Wacker AG, Munich/Germany, is now increasing prices for dispersions in the regions Americas and Greater China.

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17.07.2014

ICNF: call for abstracts

The 2nd International Conference on Natural Fibers ICNF 2015 will take place in São Miguel Island/Portugal, from April 27-29, 2015.

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17.07.2014

Archroma: publication of MRSL formulation list

The producer of dyes and specialty chemicals, Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, announced the publication of its first formulation list of “ZDHC MRSL - compliant” colorants and chemicals for textile and apparel.

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16.07.2014

Ems-Chemie: growth despite unfavorable currencies

In the first half of 2014, the manufacturer of high performance polymers and specialty chemicals Ems-Chemie AG, Domat/Switzerland, increased sales by 4.8% to CHF 999 million and operating income (EBIT) by 17.5% to CHF 215 million

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16.07.2014

Tonello: new batik finishing technology

The supplier of garment finishing machines Tonello srl, Sarcedo/Italy, offers with Kit Batik 2.0 an innovative technology for special effects. This piece of equipment generates completely new and unusual effects

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16.07.2014

Itema: management changes

The provider of advanced weaving solutions Itema SpA, Colzate/Italy, appointed Lorenzo Minelli as the new Research & Innovation Director of Itema Lab. He joins Itema after an already established and successful career in a number of

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