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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

21.04.2017

Chomarat: new 3-year investment plan

The manufacturer of composites and technical textiles Chomarat Textile Industries, Le Cheylard/France, has set up an investment plan worth € 35 million over a 3-year period to boost innovation and modernize its French sites in the Ardèche region.

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21.04.2017

Shima Seiki: knitting seminar and workshop in New York

Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc., Monroe, NJ/USA, a subsidiary of the manufacturer of flat knitting machines, Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd., Wakayama/Japan, will hold the 3rd edition of its “Global 3D (G3D) Knitting Seminar & Workshop” at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator in Brooklyn, New York, NY/USA, on April 25-26, 2017. On display will be computerized flat knitting technology,

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21.04.2017

Lectra: industry 4.0 in athletic footwear

The supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials Lectra SA, Paris/France, delivers industry 4.0 to the athletic footwear market with its new VectorFootwear die press. When compared with traditional die presses

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20.04.2017

Klopman: 50th anniversary

Since 1967 Klopman has been committed to producing high performance fabrics to guarantee protection, comfort and durability.

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20.04.2017

Jeanologia: masterclass on laser design for denim finishing

Jeanologia has been passing on its know-how in the Blue Lab that is being used by the denim school Amsterdam Jean School.

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20.04.2017

Indorama: acquisition of tire cord manufacturer Glanzstoff Group

Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd. has announced on April 17, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Glanzstoff Group.

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19.04.2017

Performance Days: Eco Performance Award for Global Merino

Global Merino Inc. is the winner of this season's Eco Performance Award.

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19.04.2017

Lenzing: official certification for biochemicals

The biochemicals acetic acid, furfural and magnesium lignosulfonate of Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, were granted the Biobased Product Label by the US Department of Agriculture.

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19.04.2017

Karl Mayer: in-house show on the occasion of 80th anniversary

This year the textile machine manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, will be celebrating its 80th anniversary.

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18.04.2017

Archroma: solutions for enhanced color, performance and sustainability

The producer of dyes and chemicals, Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, presented some of its most innovative technologies at China Interdye 2017 in Shanghai/China from April 12-14, 2017.

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18.04.2017

Oerlikon Barmag: PA 66 automotive technology for OTIZ

The Chinese industrial yarn manufacturer Oriental Industries (Suzhou) Ltd. (OTIZ), Wuzhong/China, has successfully commissioned its first polyamide (PA) 66 investment.

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18.04.2017

Erema: increased sales in financial year 2016/17

The manufacturer of plastic recycling systems Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, Ansfelden/Austria, increased consolidated sales by 5% to €138 million in the 2016/17 financial year (October 2016 - March 2017).

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13.04.2017

Smithers Pira: nonwovens market forecast

The global airlaid nonwovens market is projected to grow to USD 2.5 billion, and consume 8.2 billion m² or 654,500 tons by 2022. The materials testing and consulting company Smithers Pira, Leatherhead/UK, has recently published a report in this area entitled The Future of Airlaid Nonwovens to 2022 which 2022 predicts the key trends for the airlaid nonwovens market.

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13.04.2017

Monforts: new machinery to Premier Fine Linens

The producer of 100% fine cotton bed and table linen, Premier Fine Linens Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore/India, is investing in a new Monfortex Sanforiser 8000 and a Thermex E-Control from the manufacturer of textile machinery A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany.

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13.04.2017

Toho Tenax: carbon part in Porsche GT3 Cup II

The carbon fiber producer Toho Tenax Europe GmbH, Wuppertal/Germany, manufactures the assembly carrier for the Porsche GT3 Cup II. It is the first automotive part being produced in serial production with Tenax Part via Preform (PvP) technology at the Heinsberg/Germany plant, supplied directly to the OEM.

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12.04.2017

Freudenberg: sales +13.5% in 2016

In a challenging overall economic environment, the technology group Freudenberg SE, Weinheim/Germany, increased sales by 13.5% to €8.59 billion in the 2016 financial year. Adjusted for exchange rate effects, sales rose by 3.7%. Operating profit (EBIT) more than doubled to €1.25 billion (2015: €584 million).

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12.04.2017

Edana: Filtrex Innovation Award for Freudenberg

The first ever Filtrex Innovation Award has been won by Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, a business unit of Freudenberg & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany. Freudenberg was honored for their brand new micronAir blue filter.

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12.04.2017

Trützschler: Quality management on the comber

The producer of textile machinery Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, has now also made quality monitoring available for the comber. The Toyota-Trützschler Comber TCO 12 has an integrated levelling system made possible by the multi-drive concept.

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11.04.2017

Index 17: over 2% increase in visitors, 13% more exhibitors

The international trade fair for nonwovens, Index 2017 from April 4-7, 2017 in Geneva/Switzerland, came to a successful close with an increase in visitors and exhibitors. A total of 12,758 visitors (+2% compared to the 2014 edition) went to see the 666 exhibitors (an increase of over 13%) from 41 countries in nearly 24,000 m² of stand space.

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11.04.2017

Alexium: invisible phase change material

Building on the success with phase change material (PCM) applications on pillows and bedding, Alexium International Group Ltd., Perth/Australia, will expand the use of PCMs on color fabric where standard PCMs cannot normally be used. This limitation is due to a “ghosting” effect on the fabric.

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