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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

26.07.2017

ACIMIT: significant participation of Italian Manufacturers at Irantex 2017

The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), Milan, has organized a collective venture at Irantex, the primary trade fair for the Iranian textile and textile machinery sector, to be held in Tehran/Iran from September 4-7, 2017.

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26.07.2017

Evonik: new monofilament for instrument strings

The specialty chemicals company Evokik Industries AG, Essen/Germany, and the filament manufacturer Nantong NTEC Monofilament Technology Co., Ltd., Nantong/China, have jointly developed a new monofilament using Evonik’s high performance plastic Vestamid for instrument strings.

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26.07.2017

Karl Mayer: celebration of 80 year of innovation

The textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2017. 80 years of successfully doing business also means eight decades of providing the textile sector with the latest innovations.

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26.07.2017

Karl Mayer: Feier von 80 Jahren Innovation

Der Textilmaschinenhersteller Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen, begeht 2017 sein 80-jähriges Firmenbestehen. 80 Jahre erfolgreiche Geschäftstätigkeit bedeuten zugleich acht Jahrzehnte Innovationen für die Textilbranche.


25.07.2017

Euratex: EU and Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

On July 10, 2017, the EU and Japanese textile and clothing industries met in Brussels to exchange views about their respective industries’ status, their relationships and the political conclusions of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Japan and Europe.

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25.07.2017

ASTM International: terminology for smart-textile industry

A standard proposed by ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA/USA, will support continued growth of the smart-textiles industry by outlining common terms that can be used as the textiles and electronics industries converge and new products are introduced into the market.

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25.07.2017

Porcher: thermoplastic fuselage demonstrator

Technical textiles manufacturer Porcher Industries SA, Badinières/France, supported Stelia Aerospace, Rochefort/France, a subsidiary of the Airbus Group, during its recent “Arches Box TP” research project which was showcased at the Paris Air Show from June 19-25, 2017.

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25.07.2017

Rieter: positive H1/2017 sales in India and Turkey

For the 1st half (H1) of 2017, the textile machinery manufacturer Rieter Holding AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, saw sales of CHF415.2 million, a drop of 5% against the same period previous year. The company posted order intake of CHF 495.2 million, a 3% fall compared to H1/2016. EBIT for this period reached CHF16.0 million, which compared to the previous year...

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21.07.2017

Ems-Chemie: record levels for net sales and income in H1/2017

Ems-Chemie Holding AG, Dormat/Switzerland, is globally active in the business areas High Performance Polymers and Specialty Chemicals. In the first half of 2017, net sales for the group increased by 6.5% to almost CHF1.7 billion and net EBIT rose by 5.8% compared to 2016, to CHF280 million.

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21.07.2017

ITMF: Annual Conference 2017 in Bali

The International Textile Manufacurers Federation (ITMF) will hold its Annual Conference under the heading “Technology, Trade, Climate – Orientation in Disruptive Times” in Bali/Indonesia from September 14-16, 2017. The ITMF Annual Conference is inviting experts from the entire textile value chain and approx. 250 participants from around the world will attend.

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21.07.2017

Teijin: investment in Twaron capacity

The high-performance fiber producer Teijin Aramid BV, Arnhem/Netherlands, will expand its aramid production capacity for its Twaron fiber. It will invest in new spinning technology at the Twaron facility in Emmen/Netherlands, starting up in the first quarter of 2019. The demand for Teijin’s high-performance para-aramid fiber Twaron is increasing...

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20.07.2017

JEC Group: JEC Asia 2017 in Seoul

The composites network JEC Group, Paris/France, will host the 10th JEC Asia from November 1-3, 2017 in Seoul/Korea. JEC President and CEO, Ms. Frédérique Mutel, was in Seoul July 12, 2017, to share her analysis of the current and future trends with the Korean press, industrialists, officials and academics.

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20.07.2017

RadiciGroup: successful 2016

The manufacturer of synthetic fibers and yarns, RadiciGroup, Grandino/Italy, closed 2016 with slightly lower sales revenue (-6%), but with sales volume in line with 2015. EBITDA for the financial year was €110 million (+8%). This was spread between the business areas Performance Plastics (€297 million), Synthetic Fibers & Nonwovens (€412 million) and Specialty Chemicals (€325 million).

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20.07.2017

Lectra: cooperation with Armani

The supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials, Lectra SA, Paris/France, ensures pattern-making students in Italy benefit from cutting-edge technology and nurture key skills thanks to a recent competition organized in cooperation with Giorgio Armani Corp., New York, NY/USA, at Istituto Secoli, Milan/Italy.

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20.07.2017

Autoneum: Corporate Responsibility Report 2016

Der Automobilzulieferer Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Schweiz, publiziert mit dem Corporate Responsibility Report 2016 erstmals einen Bericht gemäß dem weltweit führenden GRI-Standard in Nachhaltigkeits-Berichterstattung. Der Bericht ist ein Element des neu im Unternehmen geschaffenen Geschäftsfelds Corporate Responsibility.

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19.07.2017

Techtextil North America: continued growth with 2017 edition

The 14th edition of Techtextil North America took place on June 20-22, 2017 in Chicago, IL/USA, with over 3,000 visitors. The 2-in-1 event was co-located with JEC Americas’ Future of Composites in Construction. The 2017 Techtextil North America show hosted 167 exhibitors from 16 countries, a 15% increase...

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19.07.2017

Testex: expansion into New Zealand

The textile testing institute Testex AG, Zurich/Switzerland, is opening a new branch office in New Zealand. To date, the New Zealand customers have been assisted by the Melbourne/Australia office.

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19.07.2017

SPGPrints: expansion of inkjet ink production capacity

The manufacturer of printing machines SPGPrints, Boxmeer/Netherlands, is doubling the size of its digital ink production facility at its headquarters for the second time in 2 years. Scheduled to open in the final quarter of 2017, the expanded 1,000 m² production facility is part of an €8 million capital investment program.

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18.07.2017

Sustainable Textile School: Textile University 4.0

At the “Sustainable Textile School”, taking place for the first time from September 18-20, 2017 at TU Chemnitz, Chemnitz/Germany, a new type of project called “Online Textile University 4.0” will also be launched for the first time, in close cooperation with the digital learning software provider, Chemmedia AG, Chemnitz.

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18.07.2017

Broadcast Wearables: message LED t-shirt

The start-up high-tech company Broadcast Wearables Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad/India, has developed a programmable LED t-shirt that can display any slogan the wearer wishes using a smartphone. The t-shirt is programmable, touch enabled and can sync with a mobile phone and change designs and slogans according to personal choice.

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