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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

17.04.2014

AATCC: TCR Service Award

The Technical Committee on Research (TCR) of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, has honored H. Kenneth Greeson of Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC/USA, and Adam R. Varley of Vartest Laboratories Inc., New York NY/USA, with the TCR Service Award in recognition of their achievements and service to the AATCC.

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17.04.2014

James Heal: color fastness tester offers flexibility

GyroWash from the textile testing equipment manufacturer James H. Heal & Co. Ltd., Halifax/UK, is used to determine color fastness to washing, dry cleaning and chlorinated water of textile and leather samples.

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16.04.2014

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb: new member of SAC

By joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, Tayuan/Taiwan, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Vliesstoffe KG, Weinheim/Germany, has committed to compliance with the fixed criteria in the areas of environmental protection and sustainability.

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16.04.2014

Karl Mayer: new multibar raschel machine

The producer of textile machinery Karl Mayer Textilmaschinen GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, is giving new impetus to the Textronic lace market with the new MT 51/1/32.

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15.04.2014

Picanol: best ever results in 2013

In 2013, sales of the manufacturer of weaving machines Picanol NV, Ieper/Belgium, increased by 21% to almost €560 million (2012: €462 million). The Weaving Machines division experienced a record breaking year in 2013.

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15.04.2014

ITMA/Edana: memorandum of understanding

The International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (Edana), Brussels/Belgium, and MP Expositions, Singapore, the organizer of the ITMA 2015, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), intended to support the organization of a conference on nonwovens during the ITMA 2015 in Milan/Italy from November 12-19, 2015.

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15.04.2014

Freudenberg: further growth through Buy and Build strategy

In 2013, the technology company Freudenberg SE, Weinheim/Germany, in the 165th year of its history, was able to increase its sales by 4.8% to a new record high of €6.62 billion. Adjusted for the effects of acquisitions and disinvestments and exchange rate effects, sales were 5.4% or €338.9 million higher than the previous year.

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15.04.2014

Archroma: new leader for emulsion products and Americas

The specialty chemicals company Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, has appointed Miguel De Bellis to the post of President Emulsion Products and Americas, based in São Paulo, Brazil with effect on April 1, 2014.

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14.04.2014

Lenzing: Tencel Skin wins Edana award

During largest Nonwovens fair Index 14, in Geneva/Switzerland from April 8-11, 2014, Edana announced the winners of the Index 14 Awards. The winner in the category “Most original marketing campaign for a product made from, or incorporating nonwovens” was Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, with the Lyocell Tencel Skin promotion campaign.

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14.04.2014

JEC Awards: 10 composite companies recognized

The organization exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, JEC Group, Union, NJ/USA, has announced the 10 winners of its 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Awards program, which highlights advances in composites design, manufacturing and application.

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14.04.2014

Andritz: spunlace line to China

The manufacturer of nonwovens machinery Andritz Perfojet SAS, Montbonnot/France, has received an order from DDN Beijing Dongfang Dayuan Nonwoven-Fabric Co., Ltd., Beijing/China, to supply a new spunlace line for the production of wipes from viscose/PET (30-80 g/m²). Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.

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11.04.2014

ITMF: HVI Guidelines updated

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods (ITMF-ICCTM), Zurich/Switzerland, has approved updates to the Guidelines for Standardized Instrument Testing of Cotton during its meeting in Bremen/Germany on March 18, 2014.

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10.04.2014

Trützschler: investment in flushable nonwovens

Albaad Corp., Massuot Yithak/Israel, Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH, Egelsbach/Germany and Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim/Germany, have teamed up to realize an innovative technology for flushable nonwovens.

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10.04.2014

ITMACH India: machinery exhibition in Ahmedabad

The International Textile Machinery and Accessories Exhibition, India (ITMACH India) will take place from December 10-13, 2014, in Ahmedabad/India. This will be an event for the entire textile value chain from fiber preparation to finished goods making machinery and accessories including technical textiles.

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10.04.2014

Composites Germany: new member of EuCIA

Composites Germany, Berlin/Germany, the trade association founded in 2013, has replaced the AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics), Frankfurt/Germany, as a member of the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA), Brussels/Belgium.

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09.04.2014

SDC: Finalists for innovation award announced

Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC), Bradford/UK, has announced the finalists in the SDC Innovation Award 2014. The award is designed to recognize leaders in coloration innovation.

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09.04.2014

Brückner: climate-friendly technologies for India

On a global scale the Indian textile sector plays an important part. India produces 14% of the worldwide textile yarns and fabrics. 66 billion kWh of thermal energy are required for this quantity which corresponds to a consumption of approx. 1.1 million tons of coal when this fuel is used.

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09.04.2014

Index 14: Edana announces winners

The largest global meeting place for the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, Index 14 in Geneva/Switzerland from April 8-11, 2014, opened with a ceremony to present awards for excellence.

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09.04.2014

Tappi: awards for Pierre Grondin and Behnam Pourdeyhimi

The association for the worldwide pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and converting industries, TAPPI , Norcross, GA/USA, will present the 2014 TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division Innovations in Nonwovens Award to Pierre Grondin (photo) of Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, NC/USA.

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08.04.2014

Owens Corning: bio-based solutions for carpet tiles

The global producer of glass fiber reinforcements, Owens Corning Corp., Toledo OH/USA, is enjoying success in the US carpet tile market with its bio-based Sustaina glass nonwoven for surfacing and reinforcement.

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