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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

20.01.2017

Invista Cordura: collaboration with NC State

The Cordura brand fabric from Invista S.à.r.l., Wichita, KS/USA, has teamed up with fashion and textile design students from the College of Textiles Fashion and Textile Design Program of North Carolina State University (NC State), Raleigh, NC/USA, to create designs of menswear for the modern millennial male.

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20.01.2017

Karl Mayer: multiaxial warp knitting machine for Open Hybrid LabFactory

On September 22, 2016, the research campus Open Hybrid LabFactory was officially opened in Wolfsburg/Germany. This initiative supports the development of new lightweight materials and new production techniques.

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19.01.2017

Trevira: positive business in 2016

In 2016 business for the manufacturer of polyester fibers Trevira GmbH, Bobingen/Germany, proceeded satisfactorily but not quite as positive as performance recorded in 2015.

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19.01.2017

SGL Group: carbon fiber production at 2 major sites

The carbon fiber producer SGL Group SE, Wiesbaden/Germany, is focusing its carbon fiber production at 2 major sites in Moses Lake, WA/USA (joint venture site with BMW Group, Munich/Germany) and Muir of Ord/UK in order to further enhance the efficiency of its production network.

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19.01.2017

Wrangler: 20% reduction in water use by 2020

In 2016, the apparel manufacturer Wrangler, part of the VF Corporation, Greensboro, NC/USA, registered 3 billion liters of water saved since 2007, and announced the goal of reducing water usage at its facilities by 20% by the year 2020.

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18.01.2017

VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies: positive expectations

German and European manufacturers of sewing and garment technology and machines for processing technical textiles have positive expectations for the leading trade fair Texprocess which opens its doors in Frankfurt/Germany for the 4th time from May 9-12, 2017.

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18.01.2017

Techtextil/Texprocess: innovation awards call for applications

The international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, and the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, Techtextil and Texprocess from May 9-12, 2017 in Frankfurt/Germany, will both present innovation awards this year.

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18.01.2017

Autoneum: significant sales growth in 2016

The automotive supplier Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, increased net sales in local currencies of 2016 by 6.8% despite a strong previous year and cyclically-induced regional weakness in demand. In Swiss francs, company sales increased by 3.2% to CHF 2.15 billion. All 4 business groups increased sales in local currencies in 2016.

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17.01.2017

Domotex: new exhibition layout next year

The Domotex 2017, currently taking place in Hannover/Germany, from January 14-17, 2017, features the world's biggest offering of carpets and floor coverings. Spread across 12 exhibition halls, more than 1,350 exhibitors from 60 countries have innovations on display spanning multiple product categories, including machine and hand-made carpets, textile and resilient floor coverings...

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17.01.2017

Techtextil/Texprocess: Mission to Mars

Under the heading ‘Living in Space’ and in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), Paris/France, and the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR), Cologne/Germany, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, and the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, Techtextil and Texprocess...

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17.01.2017

Heimtextil: increase in visitor and exhibitor numbers

The international trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil 2017 from January 10-13, 2017 in Frankfurt/Germany, saw almost 70,000 trade visitors (2016: 68,277) from across the world, especially from Brazil, China, the UK, Italy, Japan, Russia, the USA and UAE. A total of 2963 exhibitors from 67 countries (2016: 2864) presented their new textile products and designs...

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13.01.2017

Lenzing: Tencel for hotel bed linen

The producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, in collaboration with international partners in industrial linens and bed linens manufacturers, has developed bed linens for the hotel trade using its Tencel fiber.

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13.01.2017

Unifi: Repreve manufacturing in Vietnam

The filament yarn producer Unifi, Inc., Greensboro, NC/USA, continues to expand its global footprint of Repreve recycled fiber by entering into Vietnam with support from Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation, Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam, now a licensed manufacturer of Repreve.

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13.01.2017

HeiQ: high-performance technologies for home textiles

The high-tech company HeiQ Materials AG, Zurich/Switzerland, presented its full product range at the Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Germany from January 10-13, 2017. Originally developed for use in outdoor and sportswear, HeiQ’s technologies work very well for home textiles.

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12.01.2017

Autoneum: competence center for new mobility in USA

In light of emerging industry trends such as electric mobility, autonomous driving and connected cars, the automotive supplier Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, is establishing a competence center for new mobility in Sunnyvale, CA/USA.

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12.01.2017

Andritz: complete spunlace line with TT cards to Hangzhou Pengtu

Andritz Nonwoven, part of international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, has received an order from Hangzhou Pengtu Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., Chongxian/China, to supply a new spunlace line. The start-up of the line, which has a working width of 3.6m, is scheduled for Q3/2017.

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11.01.2017

Oerlikon Neumag: BCF solutions offer flexibility and efficiency

From January 14-17, 2017, Oerlikon Neumag, Neumünster/Germany, a business unit of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, will be exhibiting state-of-the-art system concepts for BCF carpet yarn production at the Domotex in Hannover/Germany, the world's biggest fair for carpets and floor coverings.

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11.01.2017

Heimtextil: new features of exploration and digital printing

The international trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil 2017, is taking place from January 10-13, 2017 in Frankfurt/Germany. This year sees 2,963 exhibitors from 67 countries (89% international exhibitors) representing a 3.5% growth in exhibitors from 2016.

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11.01.2017

Clariant: new trend colors for textiles and fibers

The specialty chemicals company Clariant International Ltd., Muttenz/Switzerland, has released ColorForward Interiors 2018, the 5th annual trend and color forecasting guide for the fiber and textile market. Every year, an international team of specialists from the Clariant ColorWorks design and technology centers look at the state of global societal attitudes...

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10.01.2017

Oeko-Tex: new regulations for 2017

The Oeko-Tex Association, Zurich/Switzerland, will turn 25 years old in 2017 and this year too, Oeko-Tex has reviewed the requirements of its products and has published the new regulations at the beginning of the year. These new requirements allow Oeko-Tex to provide significant support for both the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative and the Detox campaign.

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