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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

29.06.2016

Pulcra: Skintex MR III blankets to schoolchildren in Tanzania

For its 9th anniversary, the supplier of specialty chemicals Pulcra Chemicals GmbH, Geretsried/Germany, is celebrating not itself. With the donation of 1,100 blankets, schoolchildren and their families in Tanzania will receive effective help in the defense against disease-carrying insect bites.

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29.06.2016

India: reforms in textile and apparel industry

The government of India has unveiled a package of reforms for textile and apparel industry. The package includes measures which would generate millions of jobs, enhance economies of scale of the industry, promote export and are labor friendly. Over the next 3 years, the new initiatives would generate 10 million jobs in the textile and apparel industry...

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29.06.2016

EFI: acquisition of Optitex

The manufacturer of industrial UV inkjet printers and ink, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI), Fremont, CA/USA, has announced the acquisition of Optitex Ltd., Petach-Tikva/Israel, an emerging leader in integrated 3D design software. The deal itself was signed for USD20 million in cash, while USD3 million will be deposited in a trusteeship account...

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28.06.2016

ITMA Asia: online visitor registration opens

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016, the 5th edition of the combined textile machinery show from October 21-25, 2016 in Shanghai/China, is expected to attract around 100,000 visitors from around the world. Visitors can now purchase badges online until October 1, 2016 and enjoy a discount of 40%.

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28.06.2016

Johns Manville: enhancement to glass fiber nonwoven line at Wertheim

The producer of nonwovens Johns Manville Corp. (JM), Denver, CO/USA, will enhance the glass fiber nonwoven line at its facility in Wertheim/Germany. The project will address the increasing needs and demands of local customers and markets. The enhanced glass fiber nonwoven line is expected to be in production by the end of 2017.

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28.06.2016

Karl Mayer: pile velour fabrics on warp-knitting machines

Furnishing fabrics with fleecy surfaces are currently right on-trend. These can be produced using a raising process or with pile loops which are then sheared resulting in volume for the textile. The high-performance tricot machine HKS 4 P EL from Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, is fitting for this purpose.

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24.06.2016

Textile Exchange: Responsible Wool Standard

The global nonprofit organization for a more sustainable textile industry, Textile Exchange, O'Donnell, TX/USA, has released the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), an independent, voluntary standard. On farms, the certification ensures that sheep are treated with respect to their 5 freedoms and ensures best practices in the management and protection of the land.

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24.06.2016

Monforts: resource-optimized shrinkage technology

The shrinkage finishing process particularly requires large volumes of moist chemical application and thermal energy, but a significant part of these resources is wasted. Energy is lost via hot exhaust gases, effluent and hot waste air (cylinder dryer) in particular.

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24.06.2016

ITMF: global yarn output increase in Q1/2016

According to figures from the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Zurich/Switzerland, in Q1/2016, global yarn production increased by 20% quarter-on-quarter. Thereby, Asian yarn output strengthened by 21% compared to Q4/2015 and by 29% in South America. In Europe yarn output fell by 4%.

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24.06.2016

Lectra: Céline Choussy Bedouet appointed to executive committee

The supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials, Lectra SA, Paris/France, has appointed Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to the Executive Committee, effective July 1, 2016.

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23.06.2016

Loepfe: first installations of MillMaster TOP

The textile quality control provider Loepfe Brothers Ltd., Wetzikon/Switzerland, presented the brand new MillMaster TOP at the ITMA 2015 in Milan/Italy for the first time. The first systems have already been successfully installed in India, Italy, China, Turkey and Mexico.

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23.06.2016

DuPont: high-performance enzymatic desizing

The new desizing enzyme solution PrimaGreen from DuPont, Wilmington, DE/USA, is delivering advantages in performance, energy use and cost savings to the textile processor.

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23.06.2016

Beaulieu: high tenacity UV-resistant fibers for Panama Canal geotextiles

The fiber and yarn producer Beaulieu Fibres International NV, Waregem/Belgium, is providing high tenacity UV-resistant fibers for the geotextiles helping to waterproof and protect the new Panama Canal extensions. The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction.

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22.06.2016

ETAD: stricter requirements

During the General Assembly of the Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD), Basel/Switzerland, in May 2016, member companies approved unanimously a stricter version of the association’s Code of Ethics.

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22.06.2016

Texcare: new internationality record

Texcare International, the leading trade fair for the laundry, cleaning and textile rental sectors, from June 11-15, 2016 in Frankfurt/Germany saw an increase in international visitors of 10%, although overall the visitor figures remained stable. Of the 15,700 visitors from 112 countries (2012: 15,650 from 101 countries), almost 9,000 (2012: 8,045) came from outside Germany.

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22.06.2016

Spoolex: integration of RSP Ingenierie

In its bid to become a global solution provider, the specialist for the engineering and production of converting equipment for web formed products, Spoolex SAS, Roche-la-Molière/France, has launched an expansion project to become Spoolex Group. On June 14, 2016, the company RSP Ingenierie, Saint Martin du Mont/France, a company specialized in tailored handling...

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21.06.2016

Dornbirn MFC: cooperation with Avantex

The 55th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), which takes place in Dornbirn/Austria from September 20-22, 2016, has formed a cooperation with the trade fair for high-tech fabrics Avantex.

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21.06.2016

EFI Reggiani: eco-friendly printing technologies at the ITM

The manufacturer of digital printing machines, EFI Reggiani, Bergamo/Italy, emphasized the “Green Factory of the Future” for industrial textile manufacturing by unveiling 2 advanced, eco-friendly and efficient printing technologies at the ITM Exhibition, June 1-4, 2016 in Istanbul/Turkey.

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21.06.2016

CHT Group: successful business year 2015

In 2015, the specialty chemicals manufacturer CHT R. Beitlich GmbH, Tübingen/Germany, was able to achieve the most group’s successful year with sales of €409 million (+6%). EBIT, at € 32 million, was one again at a high level. The positive development was mainly due to unexpectedly strong demand from the textile industry.

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17.06.2016

Mogul: IDEA 2016 Award for Entrepreneur Achievement

The IDEA 2016 International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo from May 3-5, 2016, in Boston, MA/USA, welcomed companies and products in the nonwovens industry which exhibit market leadership. During the awards ceremonies at the IDEA 2016 Boston conference on May 4, 2016, the manufacturer of nonwovens Mogul Co. Ltd., Gaziantep/Turkey...

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