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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

24.05.2016

Teijin: new masterbatch flame retardant with high transparency and colorability

The producer of advanced fibers and composites, Teijin Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, has developed a new masterbatch flame retardant that combines Teijin’s phosphorus flame retardant FCX-210 with a polymer for use on fiber as well as resin. This granular type enables textile manufacturers to impart superior heat resistance to a wide range of products...

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24.05.2016

Edana: call for papers

The international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, Edana, Brussles/Belgium, and the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textile Association (CNITA), Beijing/China, will host the EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium (EAGS) from June 7-8, 2017 in Beijing/China.

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24.05.2016

Performance Days: recycling and color card for sport

The trade fair for functional fabrics, yarns, auxiliaries and accessories for sport, fashion, and occupational clothing, Performance Days, which took place from April 21-22, 2016 in Munich/Germany, saw 6% more visitors compared to the previous year.

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23.05.2016

ACIMIT: domestic orders for Italian textile machinery increase in Q1/2016

According to the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, Q1/2016 has opened with a recovery in orders on the domestic market. In foreign markets, orders have instead dropped off slightly.

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23.05.2016

Techtextil NA: successful conclusion

Heat and fire resistant basalt fabrics, recycled fibers, 3D body scanning and automated laser treated denim were just some of the highlights during the 13th edition of Techtextil North America, and 3rd Texprocess Americas that took place May 3-5, 2016 in Atlanta, GA/USA. The show was once again co-located with JEC Americas.

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20.05.2016

ITMF: textile machinery shipments slightly down in 2015

Shipments in some of the textile machinery segments experienced declines in 2015. Deliveries of new short-staple spindles fell by nearly 8% from 2014 to 2015, the 2nd decrease in a row. The level of short staple spindles declined to about 9 million spindles, the lowest level since 2009.

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20.05.2016

World fiber production -0.7%

Global textile fiber production in 2015 fell for the first time since 2008 by 0.7% to 94.9 million tons. This includes an increase of 5.8% in the man-made fiber sector to 66.8 million tons while natural fibers dropped 13.2% to 28.1 million tons, the steepest contraction since 1986. Cotton even experienced the sharpest contraction in 40 years while stocks remained above 20 million tons.

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20.05.2016

Città Studi: new partner for Master in Management and Textile Engineering

The Italian Master in Management and Textile Engineering (MTE), organized by Città Studi SpA, Biella/Italy, in partnership with LIUC - Università Cattaneo and Politecnico di Torino, Turin/Italy, now has a new partner – Filatura di Crosa, Biella. The company is one of the historical brands in Biella in the great northern Italian wool tradition, and has been recognized in hand-knitting yarn for over 75 years.

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19.05.2016

SSM: relocation of SSM Zhongshan

SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, Horgen/Switzerland, has announced the successful relocation of its subsidiary SSM (Zhongshan) Ltd. to the newly created Sino-Swiss (European) Industrial Park (SSIP) in Cuiheng New District, Zhongshan/China. Zhongshan is located in the Chinese high-tech region Pearl River Delta and is within easy reach of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

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19.05.2016

TenCate: Advanced Composites opens European center of excellence in UK

The producer of thermoset and thermoplastic prepregs TenCate Advanced Composites, Almelo/Netherlands, has celebrated the inaugural opening of its extended facility at Langley Mill, Nottingham/UK, the European Centre of Excellence for thermoset prepreg systems.

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19.05.2016

SPGPrints: laser engraver for Deniz Export

The supplier of high-quality textiles, Deniz Export Tekstil, Istanbul/Turkey, has acquired a bestLEN 7413 direct laser engraver from the manufacturer of printing machines SPGPrints, Boxmeer/Netherlands. The machine will be used for imaging rotary screens in a new textile printing plant in Tashkent/Uzbekistan.

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18.05.2016

Mayer & Cie.: order entry reaches record level

For the knitting machinery manufacturer Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Albstadt/Germany, order entry in mid-Q2 2016 is the highest for around 30 years. By December 2016 the company with some 340 employees will probably have manufactured about 1,500 machines.

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18.05.2016

Messe Frankfurt: Tunis Young Fashion Designer Festival

The Tunisian clothing professional manufacturing group CONECT, in partnership with Messe Frankfurt France, Paris/France, has organized the Tunis Young Fashion Designer Festival. The event will take place on May 19, 2016 in Tunis/Tunisia, with a goal of bringing together, the various Tunisian and foreign players in the clothing and textile industry.

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18.05.2016

Santex: new thermo-bonding oven

The new Santatherm thermo-bonding oven from the manufacturer of textile machinery Santex Rimar Group, Trissino/Italy, uses the so-called forced-through-air-mode, which is well established in the company’s Santashrink dryers. The air reaches a velocity of up to 40 m/s at the nozzle exit. The heat is transferred to the product surface in an even and effective manner.

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17.05.2016

Wacker: new hydrophilic silicone softener

Particularly for towels need to remain absorbent after finishing despite gaining a soft hand. The manufacturer of polymer binders and silicones Wacker Chemie AG, Munich/Germany, with the Wetsoft NE 750 now offers a hydrophilic fabric softener which not only improves the softness of textiles, but also retains the ability to absorb water.

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17.05.2016

Archroma: MoU with Textile Institute of Pakistan

The producer of dyes and specialty chemicals, Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP), Karachi/Pakistan. The MoU will pave way for formal cooperation between the 2 institutions initially for a 3-year period.

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17.05.2016

ITMA: new company awarded contract to organize ITMA 2019

The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, Cematex, Brussels/Belgium, has announced that it has awarded a contract to a new company, ITMA Services NV, Brussels, to organize its ITMA 2019 show. The company also has a subsidiary office, ITMA Services Pte Ltd., in Singapore.

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13.05.2016

Lectra: new standards in leather cutting room digitalization

Over 60 attendees, including decision-makers from more than 20 countries, gathered at a global conference on the future of automotive leather recently hosted by the supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials, Lectra SA, Paris/France.

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12.05.2016

JEC: successful close of trade fair and new office in Atlanta

JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences from May 3-5, 2016 in Atlanta GA/UA, this year had its focus on the automotive and aerospace composites industries. During the 3-day event, hosted by JEC Group, Paris/France, participants witnessed the latest technological developments in the growing composites industry.

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12.05.2016

AATCC: Paper of the Year Award

At the international conference of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, the Publications Committee presented Mark Ackerman, Jane Batcheller, and Stephen Paskaluk with the J. William Weaver Paper of the Year Award.

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