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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

22.05.2015

Van de Wiele: first BCF Extrusion line to Turkey

In September 2014, Van de Wiele Extrusion, the extrusion engineering and machine manufacturing division of Van de Wiele NV, Kortoijk/Belgium, successfully signed a contract with a Turkish customer to deliver a BCF extrusion line.

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22.05.2015

Zimmer: agreement with Santex to represent Cavitec

The provider of textile, nonwoven, industrial and carpet machinery Zimmer America Corp., Spartanburg, SC/USA, has signed an agreement with the manufacturer of textile finishing machinery Santex Group, Tobel/Switzerland, to represent

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21.05.2015

mtex+ 2016: new trade fair concept

For the 6th edition of the textile trade fair mtex from May 31-June 2, 2015 in Chemnitz/Germany, the exhibition will be expanding its range of topics beyond mobile textiles in future.

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21.05.2015

VDMA: awards for best practice examples

On the occasion of Techtextil in Frankfurt/Germany from May 4-7, 2015 the Walter Reiners-Stiftung (foundation) honored 3 successful young engineers.

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21.05.2015

DSM: acquisition of Cubic Tech

The producer of high-performance fibers DSM Dyneema BV, Geleen/Netherlands, has acquired Cubic Tech Corp., Mesa, AZ/USA.

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20.05.2015

IVC: textile fiber production exceeds consumption

While man-made fiber production in Germany declined by approx. 6% in 2014, man-made fibers worldwide continued its growth trend: synthetic fibers recorded an increase of 5.0% to 57.1 million tons, mainly driven by higher sales

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20.05.2015

SGL Group: organic sheets made from carbon and glass fibers

The manufacturer of carbon fibers, SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden/Germany, expanded its portfolio in the field of thermoplastic applications by organic sheets made from carbon and glass fibers.

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20.05.2015

Mayer & Cie.: shipment of the 70,000th knitting machine

The knitting machinery manufacturer Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Albstadt/Germany, delivered the 70,000th circular knitting machine in the company’s 110-year history. It was an FV 2.0 double jersey machine and the customer was

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20.05.2015

Davis-Standard: new president and CEO

The manufacturer of extrusion systems and process controls Davis-Standard, LLC, Pawcatuck, CT/USA, announced the appointment of James Murphy as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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19.05.2015

Lenzing: earnings improvement in Q1/2015

The 1st quarter of 2015 for the cellulosic fiber producer Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, was characterized by satisfactory volume demand against the backdrop of still unsatisfactory selling prices.

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19.05.2015

Techtextil Innovation Awards 2015 for outstanding developments

On May 4, 2015 during the official opening ceremony of Techtextil, leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, in Frankfurt/Germany, outstanding achievements and new developments in 6 categories were presented.

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19.05.2015

Multitexx: newcomer in spunbond manufacturing

In May 2015 at the Techtextil 2015 in Frankfurt/Germany, Multitexx GmbH & Co. KG, Herdecke/Germany, presents itself as a new company in the field of spunbond technology.

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18.05.2015

Bayer MaterialScience: bio-based PU dispersions

The specialty chemicals producer Bayer MaterialScience AG, Leverkusen/Germany, has introduced a range of waterborne, bio-based polyurethane (PU) dispersions under name the Impranil eco.

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18.05.2015

Milliken: new reinforcement fabric for roofing membranes

The textile and chemical manufacturer Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC/USA, has launched a new coated weft inserted warp knit product offering a 100% improvement to the tear resistance of polymeric single ply roofing membranes.

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18.05.2015

Lectra: Celine Choussy Bedouet appointed Chief Marketing Officer

The supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials, Lectra SA, Paris/France, has appointed Céline Choussy Bedouet as Chief Marketing Officer. Choussy Bedouet, who was previously Marketing Director for Automotive and Furniture, will now cover all of Lectra’s markets.

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13.05.2015

HeiQ: polyester dyeing and lowers CO2 emissions

At the Techtextil 2015 in Frankfurt/Germany, the high-tech company HeiQ AG, Bad Zurzach/Switzerland, introduced Dyefast, a new technology that enables a faster textile dyeing procedure on polyester leading to lower costs, less energy and water consumption and reduced carbon footprint.

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13.05.2015

ACIMIT: growth for textile machinery in Q1/2015

Orders taken by Italian textile machinery manufacturers during the first quarter January-March (Q1) 2015 show moderate growth (+ 8% over the previous year), thanks mainly to a positive performance in foreign markets.

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13.05.2015

ITA: Techtextil Innovation Award in the category “New Technology”

As part of the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens Techtextil from May 4-7, 2015, in Frankfurt/Germany, the Techtextil Innovation Award in the category “New Technology” was presented to Nähmaschinenfabrik Emil Stutznäcker GmbH & Co.KG, Cologne/Germany, which has developed a sewing technology for the joining of textiles for the manufacture of fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) together with the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany.

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12.05.2015

Huntsman: renewably sourced, non-fluorinated water repellent finish

The manufacturer of textile chemicals and dyes, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, and The Chemours Company FC, LLC, a subsidiary of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc., have introduced Zelan R3 renewably sourced, non-fluorinated durable water-repellent finish. This product is the industry’s first and only renewably sourced water repellent treatment...

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12.05.2015

PyroTex: certification for food related areas

The fiber producer PyroTex Fibers GmbH, Hamburg/Germany, announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rockville, MD/USA, has approved the specialty fiber PyroTex to be used in food related areas.

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