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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

23.11.2017

Huntsman: non-fluorinated durable water repellents

Continuing to lead the textile sector’s transition to more sustainable and eco-friendly business products, the manufacturer of textile chemicals and dyes, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, has introduced the new Phobotex RSY non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) that raises the standard for repellency especially on high-performance synthetic textiles.

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23.11.2017

Mayer & Cie.: Relanit 3.2 SC at Shanghaitex

The knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Albstadt/Germany, will be exhibiting a new Relanit model, the Relanit 3.2 SC at the Shanghaitex trade fair on November 27-30, 2017, in Pudong/China. The event will host the sales launch of this Relanit range machine that was specially developed for the Chinese market.

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23.11.2017

Teijin Aramid: UHMWPE for increased armor protection level

An ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) that enables weight reduction, leading to enhanced mobility and increased armor protection level with no increase in overall weight has been introduced by the high-performance fiber producer Teijin Aramid BV, Arnhem/Netherlands.

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22.11.2017

DSM Dyneema: reuse of soft armor vests

At the Milipol trade fair for Homeland security in Paris/France from November 21-24, 2017, the producer of high-performance fibers DSM Dyneema BV, Urmond/Netherlands, will provide an example of a creative way to re-use material from out-of-service soft armor vests.

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22.11.2017

A&E: new sustainable PET sewing thread

The manufacturer of sewing and embroidery threads and technical textiles, American & Efrid LLC (A&E), Mt. Holly, NC/USA, has launched a new recycled, air-entangled, polyester sewing thread, Magic using Repreve. Building upon the success of Perma Core using Repreve released earlier in 2017, Magic using Repreve provides eco-versatility...

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22.11.2017

ITMA: Cematex innovation grant for ITMA 2019 research institutions

Underscoring its commitment to innovation, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, Cematex, Zurich/Switzerland, will continue to promote excellence in research and development at the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona/Spain from June 20-26, 2019. The Cematex Research & Innovation Grant will help defray participation cost...

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21.11.2017

Dolan: European Carbon Fiber sold to Solvay

Dolan Holding GmbH, Kelheim/Germany, has sold European Carbon Fiber GmbH (ECF), Kelheim, to the chemical company Solvay SA, Brussels/Belgium. ECF produces high-quality “precursor” for large-tow (50K) polyacrylonitrile-based (PAN-based) carbon fibers.

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21.11.2017

Teijin Frontier: thermal retention and insulation fabric

The fiber-product converting company Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, has developed Solotex Thermo, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiber offering very good thermal retention and insulation. A wide range of promising applications, mainly for outerwear, is envisioned for Solotex Thermo, which offers high comfort thanks to its softness, form-suitability and stretchability.

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21.11.2017

Monforts: Qualitex 800 for complete portfolio of textile finishing machines

The new Qualitex 800 visualization system for the advanced Montex 850 stenter by the manufacturer of textile machinery A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, has met with high acceptance since its launch, due to its intuitive and easy operation.

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17.11.2017

Bremer Baumwolltagung: 34th International Cotton Conference 2018

With the theme “Cotton Insights”, the 34th International Cotton Conference will take place from March 21-23, 2018, in Bremen/Germany. Once again, more than 450 participants from around the world are expected.

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17.11.2017

Polymetrix: new strategic ownership

Beijing Sanlian Hope Shin-Gosen Technical Service Co. Ltd., Beijing/China, has acquired 80 % of the shares of technology and engineering specialist for solid state poly-condensation (SSP) Polymetrix AG, Oberbüren/Switzerland,

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17.11.2017

SPESA: extension of contract with Messe Frankfurt

On November 9, 2017, the trade association SPESA (Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas), Raleigh, NC/USA, and Messe Frankfurt Inc., Atlanta, GA/USA, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany, announced an agreement to extend the contract to co-produce Texprocess Americas through 2032.

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16.11.2017

UCMTF: European Machinery Roadshow in Colombia

The first European roadshow of 14 textile machinery manufacturers took place on October 18, 2017 in Bogota/Colombia and the following day in Medellin/Colombia. With more than 100 Colombian textile producers attending,

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16.11.2017

Fiber Economics Bureau: 2018 World Directory of Manufactured Fiber Producers

The 2018 World Directory of Manufactured Fiber Producers – 25th edition in the present format and in continuous publication for 43 years – was released on October 31, 2017, by the Fiber Economics Bureau (FEB), a division of


15.11.2017

ITM 2018: record visitor numbers expected

The International Textile Machinery Exhibition ITM 2018 will be held in Istanbul/Turkey from April 14-18, 2018. The event provides the opportunity for exhibitors from all over the world to present their new technologies.

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15.11.2017

Schoeller: Design Preis Schweiz for E-soft-shell

On November 3, 2017 the textile producer Schoeller Textil AG, Sevelen/Switzerland, has been awarded with the Design Preis Schweiz 2017/18 in the textile category.

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15.11.2017

Lenzing: + 9.4 % sales in the first 9 month of 2017

The producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, generated a substantial increase in sales and earnings in the first 9 months of the 2017 financial year compared to the prior-year period. Sales climbed by 9.4 % to €1.7 billion.

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14.11.2017

IFAI: co-location with CAMX for IFAI Expo 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, MN/USA, will host the IFAI Expo 2018 in Dallas, TX/USA, October 15-18, 2018. The event will be co-located with the Composites and Advance Materials Expo (CAMX).

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14.11.2017

Radici Group: university scholarships awarded

University scholarships for employees of the manufacturer of synthetic fibers and yarns RadiciGroup, Grandino/Italy, and their children were recently awarded at the Group’s Italian and foreign sites.

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14.11.2017

Gerber: partnership with Fashion Enter/FashionCapital

The supplier of integrated software solutions Gerber Technology, Tolland, CT/USA, has entered into a partnership with Fashion Enter Ltd./FashionCapital, London/UK, by supporting both their commercial factory and training academy.

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