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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

05.02.2016

CeramTec: better yarn quality

The manufacturer of components made from high-performance ceramics, CeramTec GmbH, Plochingen/Germany, has developed a new surface structure for the Standard S friction disc (photo) which ensures enhanced yarn values for polyamide. Compared to conventional friction discs, using the new CeramTec Standard S friction disc with Super Surface...

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05.02.2016

Alexium: partnership agreement with VLS-Group

The specialist for high-tech coating, Alexium International Group Ltd., Perth/Australia, has signed a partnership agreement with the provider of integrated logistics and blending facilities for chemical industries, VLS-Group, Antwerp/Belgium.

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05.02.2016

EFI: record sales in Q4/2015

The manufacturer of industrial UV inkjet printers and ink, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI), Fremont, CA/USA, has reported record sales of USD 256.5 million for Q4/2015, up 22% compared to 4th quarter 2014 sale of USD 211.1 million.

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05.02.2016

Karl Mayer: iF Design Award 2016

The textile machinery producer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, has been awarded the iF Design Award 2016 for its Kamcos 2 user interface system, and consequently the iF label as a symbol of outstanding design. The award is presented each year by iF International Design Forum GmbH, Hanover/Germany.

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04.02.2016

Composites Germany: positive general business situation

For the 6th time, the trade association for the fiber reinforced composites industry, Composites Germany, Berlin/Germany, has identified up-to-date KPIs for the composites market (market for fiber-reinforced plastics). The general business situation was seen as more positive or very positive by the vast majority of respondents.

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04.02.2016

EFI: Asia-Pacific HQ relocated to Shanghai

The manufacturer of industrial UV inkjet printers and ink, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI), Fremont, CA/USA, has relocated its Asia-Pacific (AP) headquarters from Singapore to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Shanghai/China. The recently constructed building in Shanghaiís Minhang district is more than twice the size of the companyís former AP headquarters...

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04.02.2016

ICA Bremen: 1st full traceability system for cotton

The global center for cotton testing and research ICA Bremen, Bremen/Germany, is developing the first full traceability system for cotton and is working with some of the biggest names in the industry.

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03.02.2016

Datacolor: new spectrophotometers

The color management solutions company Datacolor Inc., Lawrenceville, NJ/USA, has released the Datacolor 850 and 550 spectrophotometers. The new benchtops offer high performance for both reflectance and transmission measurement. The Datacolor 850 and 550 join the Datacolor 800 and 500 spectrophotometers released in October 2015.

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03.02.2016

Kelheim: up to 95% light reflectance with new viscose fiber

IR-reflecting particles have been incorporated into a new IR-reflecting viscose staple fiber specialty by the viscose fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Kelheim/Germany. Different levels of these particles were integrated into the fiberís core, thereby preserving the fiberís inherent properties, rather than being added as a topical finish using additives...

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03.02.2016

Oeko-Tex: new certification system for sustainable textiles

The International Oeko-Tex Association, Zurich/Switzerland, has created a new certification system for its portfolio of sustainable textile certifications. Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex is a verification procedure by which manufacturers of textile processing chemicals and chemical compounds, such as dyes, performance additives, finishing agents, lubricants, detergents...

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02.02.2016

ITMA Asia: 30% first-time exhibitors

The 5th edition of ITMA Asia + CITME, which takes place in Shanghai/China from October 21-25, 2016, has received a huge response from both domestic and international textile machinery manufacturers. Almost 1,000 manufacturers have already applied for space with nearly 30% of the applicants being first-time participants.

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02.02.2016

Saurer: new glass twisting machine

In mid-December 2015, an order from Taishan Fiberglass Inc., Taiían/China, for 93 VGT twisting machines in various specifications from the twisting machinery manufacturer Allma Volkmann, a business unit of Saurer AG, Wattwil/Switzerland, could be put into operation. The plant for textile glass filament yarns with a maximum capacity of 50,000 tons/year...

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02.02.2016

Australian Wool: production forecast report

The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC), Sydney/Australia, has revised its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2015/16 season to 322.000 tons greasy, a 7% decline on the estimate of 346.000 tons for the 2014/15 season.

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02.02.2016

Q-Lab: ASTM G03 Warren Ketola Memorial Award for Doug Grossman

Doug Grossman, president of the provider of accelerated weathering and corrosion equipment and outdoor exposure test services Q-Lab Corp., Westlake, OH/USA, has received the prestigious Warren Ketola Memorial Award. The award is given in memory of Warren Ketola, a pioneer in weathering testing at the technology company 3M, St. Paul, MN/USA.

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29.01.2016

RadiciGroup: commitment to environmental sustainability

The manufacturer of synthetic fibers and yarns RadiciGroup, Bergamo/Italy, has started a collaboration with CNR-ISMAC Institute in Biella/Italy, which is participating in the Mermaids project. The demonstration project is among those approved within the framework of the Life+ (Life+13) program, and aims to mitigate the environmental impact of micro- and nanoplastic...

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29.01.2016

TenCate: increased price offer for shares.

The manufacturer of technical textile Royal TenCate NV, Almelo/Netherlands, and Tennessee Acquisition BV, Utrecht/Netherlands, have announced that all conditions for completion of the acquisition as described in the Offer Memorandum have been satisfied or waived.

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29.01.2016

Rieter: higher sales of Components and After Sale

For 2015, sales by the textile machinery producer Rieter Holding Ltd., Winterthur/Switzerland, totaled CHF 1.04 billion (-9,6 %). In comparison to 2014, sales increased for the Components business group by CHF 22.3 million (+13%) and for the After Sales business groups by CHF 12.3 million (+10%)...

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28.01.2016

Citext: 2-day intensive B2B

The 16th International Business Convention for Textile and Soft Functional Materials, Citext, will be held on April 27-28, 2016 in Troyes/France. The event brings together international professionals, users and suppliers of technical textiles and soft functional materials.

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28.01.2016

ITMF: global yarn and fabric production up in Q3/2015

According to figures from the International Textile Machinery Federation, Zurich/Switzerland, in Q3/2015, global yarn production rose by nearly 3% quarter-on-quarter after a strong rise of close to 14% in Q2/2015. Thereby, Asian yarn output rose by 3.5% quarter-on-quarter and by 2.6% in North America.

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28.01.2016

Synthomer: new Litex SX grade for EIFS reinforcement fabrics

The supplier of lattices and specialty emulsion polymers Synthomer plc, Harlow/UK, is introducing the new Litex SX 591 coater ready binder for glass fiber fabrics finishing. It complements Synthomerís broad range of water-based XSBR latex binders for the manufacture of glass mesh reinforcement products.

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