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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

30.06.2015

Karl Mayer: savings with CFRP

The textile machinery producer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, is using carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) as an alternative to metal.

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30.06.2015

GOTS: numbers of certified facilities increased

According to the GOTS International Working Group, the number of facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) grew by more than 18 % last year, from 3.085 facilities in 2013 to 3.663 facilities in 2014.

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30.06.2015

Techtextil North America: major increase in exhibitors and floor space

The 12th edition of Techtextil North America took place on June 2-4, 2015 in Houston, TX/USA. The 2 in 1 event was co-located with JEC Americas, creating the largest technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, composites show in the USA during 2015.

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26.06.2015

Rudolf: new silicone softener

Fabrics and yarns are often evaluated by their so-called soft handle. The producer of textile auxiliaries Rudolf GmbH, Geretsried/Germany, introduced the new silicone softener Rucofin GAA. With the specific modification of the amino-functional basis of this softening agent, the company have succeeded in reaching the high level handle of classic amino-softeners.

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26.06.2015

ChemSec: new tool to tackle chemicals in textiles

Non-profit organization ChemSec - The International Chemical Secretariat, Goteborg/Sweden, has created the Textile Guide – an online chemical management tool completely free of charge, tailored exclusively for the textile sector. The Textile Guide is an easy 1-2-3 step guide to show companies how they can identify problematic chemicals in their production...

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26.06.2015

Shima Seiki: computerized flat knitting machine

The manufacturer flat knitting machines Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., Wakayama/Japan, will exhibit a SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system and a SRY123LP computerized flat knitting machine at the 77th Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence/Italy from July 1-3, 2015. Examples of Virtual Sampling will be on display, in addition to knitwear...

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25.06.2015

Johns Manville: price increases for polyester spunbond

The producer of nonwovens Johns Manville Corp. (JM), Denver, CO/USA, will increase prices for polyester spunbond construction products by up to 5% in various markets and regions.

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25.06.2015

Novozymes: new innovation campus in Denmark

The biotechnology company Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd/Denmark, will build a new campus dedicated to research and business development.

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25.06.2015

Lectra: 3D design solution for Bertrandt

The supplier to the automotive industry Bertrandt SAS, Bièvres/France, has chosen the DesignConcept solution from the supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials, Lectra SA, Paris/France, to optimize its design, development and prototyping processes for car seat covers designed for French automobile manufacturers.

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25.06.2015

Tanatex: superior whiteness with Tanassist Proset

The specialty chemicals producer Tanatex Chemicals BV, Ede/Netherlands, offers Tanassist Proset as the latest development in whiteness retention. It prevents the yellowing of PA and PA/EL fabrics by full white application.

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24.06.2015

Autoneum: Neue Technologie für die Stirnwand- und Bodenisolationen

Der Automobilzulieferer Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Schweiz, lanciert mit Prime-Light eine neue Technologie für Stirnwand- und Bodenisolationen, die sich durch gute Formbarkeit, geringes Gewicht und hohe akustische Leistung auszeichnet.

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24.06.2015

Dornbirn-MFC: Communicating the Future of Man-made Fibers

At the Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn-MFC) from September 16-18, 2015, along with plenary lectures and specialized papers, this year's meeting will also feature a panel discussion with representatives of internationally renowned brands.

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24.06.2015

nova-Institut: new market report on bio-composites in the EU

Between 10 – 15% of the total European composite market is covered by wood-plastic composites (WPC) and natural fiber composites (NFC). The total volume of WPC production in Europe was 260,000 tons in 2012 (plus 90,000 tons natural fiber composites for the automotive industry).

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24.06.2015

Monforts: new World of Home Textiles magazine

The new 28 page World of Home Textiles magazine from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, highlights the latest solutions for home textiles fabrics and production techniques....

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23.06.2015

Toho Tenax: prepreg helps to cut electric racecar’s weight

The racing team APEV with Monster Sport will be using an electric racecar with carbon fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, or prepreg, from the carbon fiber producer Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, in the lightweight body. The racing team is a joint project of the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV), Tokyo/Japan, and Tajima Motor Corp. Co., Ltd....

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23.06.2015

Iran: new opportunities through lifting sanctions

Iran’s recent draft agreement with 5+1 has created a positive atmosphere in Iran’s' political and economic ties with countries around the world. The positive atmosphere is very clear among companies and textile, garment and carpet industries in Iran. If sanctions are lifted, it will directly decline production and investment expenses by 15-30%...

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23.06.2015

Tecno OrbiChem: updated polyester supply and demand database

The market research organization Tecnon OrbiChem, London/UK, has updated its Polyester S/Db-CHEM, with statistical information up to 2013 and forecasts to 2025. It is a comprehensive service containing all information needed on supply/demand data, trade flows, consumption trends, capacity listings and historical prices.

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23.06.2015

Autefa: change in management

Autefa Solutions Group, Friedberg/Germany, has relieved Dr. Stefan Schlichter (photo) of his responsibilities at Autefa with immediate effect.

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19.06.2015

Trelleborg: acquisition of Uretek Archer

Following its acquisition of the assets and businesses of coated fabrics specialists, Uretek Archer LLC Group, New Haven, CT/USA, Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation has strengthened its existing offering in rubber-coated fabrics, while broadening its range of urethane-coated fabrics.

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19.06.2015

BASF: Ultramid as substitute for metal in axial fans

The manufacture and developer of axial impellers, Multi-Wing International A/S, Vedbæk/Denmark, uses the new long glass fiber-reinforced polyamide Ultramid Structure B3WG10 LFX from chemical company BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/Germany, in the production of the hubs of their new mixed flow fan.

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