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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

30.10.2014

TenCate: sales +3% in Q3/2014

In the 3rd quarter (Q3) of 2014, the manufacturer of technical textiles, Royal TenCate NV, Almelo/Netherlands, recorded organic growth in sales of 3% to €277.1 million. Growth that occurred in the 1st half of the year within the TenCate Advanced Composites and TenCate Grass market groups was sustained compared to last 2013.

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30.10.2014

Prosperity Knitwear: plant in Myanmar

Knitwear manufacturer Prosperity Knitwear Ltd., Hong Kong/China, has opened a new plant in Myanmar, which will be used to supply sweaters to brands and retailers in the UK, Italy and North America. The company, which also operates in China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh, has spent an initial US$5.5 million to set up the knitting mill with further investment of up to $45 possible in 2015.

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30.10.2014

Itema: meeting with Alperteks at KTM

The provider of advanced weaving solutions Itema S.p.A, Colzate/Italy, received a visit from flagship customer Alperteks Mensucat A.Ş., Uşak/Turkey, a leading weaver of exclusive bed sheeting, during the Kahramanmaras Textile Machinery Exhibition (KTM) held on October 23-25, 2014 in Kahramanmaraş/Turkey.

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30.10.2014

Teijin: former CEO van Ekenstein named Officer in Order of Oranje Nassau

The producer of advanced fibers and composites Teijin Ltd. Tokyo/Japan, has announced that Eiso Alberda van Ekenstein, former Teijin Group Senior Executive Officer and CEO of Teijin Aramid B.V., Arnhem/Netherlands, has been named an Officer in Order of Oranje Nassau.

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29.10.2014

VDMA: visit to Ethiopian textile producers

In 2014, the export value of textile and garment sector of the Ethiopian textile and garment industry reached US$ 120 million and is expected to increase to $ 500 million in 2016. From October 13-17, 2014, a delegation of 15 German textile machinery and accessories manufacturers visited important Ethiopian textile producers.

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29.10.2014

Sigmatex: $12 million investment in new plant

The manufacturer of carbon fiber textiles for composite material applications Sigmatex (UK) Ltd., Runcorn/UK, has selected Matthews Industrial Park in Orangeburg County, SC/USA, as the location for its next facility in their global company. The company will initially invest US$12 million and create 50 jobs over the next 5 years.

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29.10.2014

Lectra: International Company of the Year

The supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials Lectra SA, Paris/France, has won the 2014 International Company of the Year Award for France after receiving the same distinction on September 24, 2014, for the country’s southwest region.

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29.10.2014

ITMF: Wang Tiankai new president

On October 17, 2014 during the Annual Conference 2014 in Beijing/China of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Zurich/Switzerland, the Committee of Management of the Federation elected Wang Tiankai (China) unanimously as the new President of the Federation for the next 2 years.

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28.10.2014

Interstoff Asia Essential: final exhibition concludes in Hong Kong

Interstoff Asia Essential – Autumn 2014, held from September 25-27, 2014, concluded with more than 6,000 visitors from 41 countries and regions, and 145 exhibitors attending. This edition also marked the end of an era,

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28.10.2014

Oerlikon: normalization of the market

In the 3rd quarter (Q3) of 2014, sales from the Manmade Fibers Segment of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, declined by 12.8 % to CHF 246 million in line with the anticipated market normalization,

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28.10.2014

Chomarat: new North American facility

The manufacturer of composites and technical textiles, Chomarat Textiles Industries, Le Cheylard/France, has just celebrated the opening of its new 5,400 m² factory in South Carolina/USA. This new plant will specialize in developing

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28.10.2014

Oerlikon: Georg Stausberg follows Stefan Kross

The CEO of the Manmade Fibers Segment of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, Stefan Kross, will go into retirement as planned at the end of 2014. Under the proposed long-term succession plan, Georg Stausberg will become

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28.10.2014

BASF: changes in the Board

The Supervisory Board of the chemical company BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/Germany, has appointed Sanjeev Gandhi to the Board of Executive Directors effective December 1, 2014. He has been head of BASF’s Intermediates division since 2010.

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27.10.2014

Uster: Jossi Fire Shield for fire detection

The manufacturer of high-tech instruments for quality measurement in the textile industry, Uster Technologies AG, Uster/Switzerland, has developed a fire detection system specially for spinning mills. The Uster Jossi Fire Shield has the multi-sensor technology needed to identify every type of fire risk, right at the start of the mill process....

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27.10.2014

Huntsman Textile Effects: top honors at 2014 ICIS innovation awards

The manufacturer of textile chemicals and dyes, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, has been selected as the overall winner in the 2014 ICIS Innovation Awards for its innovative Avitera SE dyes, also becoming the first recipient of the new Innovation with Best Benefit to Environment or Sustainability Award.

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27.10.2014

ITMA 2015: expansion to 11th hall

Due to strong industry response, the international textile and garment machinery exhibition ITMA 2015, to be held in Milan/Italy from November 12-19, 2015, will be expanding to an additional hall, as all the current halls are fully booked more than one year before the event. The 11th hall will house the Fiber & Yarn, Research & Education, Colorants & Chemicals, Software and Recycling sectors.

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27.10.2014

Tanatex: new production facility in Thailand

The specialty chemicals producer Tanatex Chemicals BV, Ede/Netherlands, officially opened its new production plant in Thailand on October 21, 2014.

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27.10.2014

Saurer: new CEO of the Business Unit Schlafhorst Zinser

As of November 1, 2014, Dr. Martin Folini will take over the responsibility as CEO of Schlafhorst and Zinser, 2 brands of the textile machinery and components manufacturer Saurer Group, Wattwil/Switzerland. These 2 brands are the market and innovation leaders for roving and ring spinning, rotor spinning and winding, with 2,000 employees worldwide.

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27.10.2014

Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute: change in management

On December 31, 2014, Heinz Kmonicek will end his activities as Managing Director of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute (MFI), Vienna/Austria, and as Chairman of the Program Committe of the Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress. He has worked on the successful organisation of the Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress for almost 10 years...

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22.10.2014

ADITC: 3 parallel sections

The 8th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference (ADITC) will take place in Dresden/Germany on November 27-28, 2014, addressing experts in the fields of material, textile machinery, textile chemistry, finishing, functionalization and composites. The program will be comprised of 3 parallel sections with national and international contributors from industry and research.

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