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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

23.01.2015

Sanitized: strengthening distribution in Europe

With immediate effect, European customers of the supplier of antimicrobial hygiene function for textiles and polymers Sanitized AG, Burgdorf/Switzerland, will be supplied by Sanitized (Europe) S.a.r.l., Mulhouse/France.

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23.01.2015

Beaulieu: lead chromate-free PP colored fibers at Domotex

The biggest European polypropylene (PP) staple fiber supplier, Beaulieu Fibres International NV (BFI), Waregem/Belgium, unveiled the first lead chromate-free colored PP fibers for heavy duty outdoor needle punch carpet applications among its product highlights at Domotex 2015 from January 17-20, 2015 in Hanover/Germany.

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22.01.2015

Radici: Environmental Product Declaration for Radifloor

The manufacturer of synthetic fibers and yarns, RadiciGroup, Bergamo/Italy, used this year’s Domotex from January 17-20, 2015 in Hanover/Germany as the preeminent showcase for its Radifloor products. Center stage was the Radifloor PA 66 1,100 dtex 256-filament yarn, a very low denier yarn with very thin extra-bright filaments (4.3 dpf).

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22.01.2015

9th ADITC: call for papers

The 9th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference (ADITC) will take place in Aachen/Germany on November 26-27, 2015. This year’s overall theme is: Bio-Boosting Today’s Technology.

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22.01.2015

Europlasma: Nanofics technology for functional coating of technical textiles

During Intersec 2015, January 18-20, 2015, the supplier of low pressure plasma technology, Europlasma NV, Oudenaarde/Belgium, presented its family of innovative nanocoatings for the textile and filtration industry under the Nanofics brand name. 3 innovative nanocoating types were demonstrated at the Europlasma stand...

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22.01.2015

Techtextil Innovation Award 2015: call for entries

On the occasion of the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens Techtextil, from May 4-7, 2015 in Frankfurt/Germany, Messe Frankfurt will present awards for innovative ideas and future-oriented developments in the field of technical textiles, nonwovens and functional apparel textiles.

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22.01.2015

IAF: president announces agenda

The new president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), Zeist/Netherlands, Rahul Mehta, whose 2-year term of office runs from 2014-16, plans to introduce several new initiatives. “My first goal is to increase interaction between members and secretariat and to provide more information” he said.

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21.01.2015

JEC: Innovation Awards ceremony to highlight 18 innovators

The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will be on March 10, 2015 at JEC Europe Show & Conferences which takes place from March 10-12, 2015 in Paris/France. This year, 18 companies and their partners will receive an award during the ceremony.

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21.01.2015

Texprocess: already very well booked

With 4 months still to go before the leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible materials, Texprocess, opens its doors from May 4-7, 2015, 95% of the exhibition space occupied by the previous fair has already been sold. Thus, Messe Frankfurt is looking forward to a very well booked 3rd edition of the Texprocess...

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21.01.2015

Oerlikon: energy-efficient BCF production at the Domotex

With the introduction of the rotating tangle unit RoTac³ at the Domotex 2015 January 17-20, 2015 in Hanover/Germany, the Oerlikon Segment Manmade Fibers paved the innovative way to the future of BCF technology. The highlight from Oerlikon Neumag, Neumünster/Germany, enables substantial energy savings and creates many further advantages...

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21.01.2015

Lectra: Jean-Maurice Férauge Director of Lectra Japan

The supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials Lectra SA, Paris France, has appointed Jean-Maurice Férauge as Director of Lectra Japan. Based in Osaka, Férauge will be responsible for developing Lectra’s presence in Japan, particularly in the automotive and fashion industries.

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20.01.2015

Lenzing: Tencel medically tested

The lyocell fiber Tencel made by Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, is the first fiber to be medically tested according to the test method criteria for body compatibility and toxic substances by the Fördergemeinschaft Körperverträgliche Textilien e.V. (FKT), Denkendorf/Germany.

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20.01.2015

AATCC: New and revised test methods for textile testing

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, the association of textile, apparel & materials professionals, has published the 2015 AATCC Technical Manual.

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20.01.2015

VDMA: garment and leather technology sees continued growth

German manufacturers of garment and leather technology can look back on a very successful 2014. Between January and October 2014 they achieved real sales growth of 23% compared with the previous year. In real terms, orders received in the first 10 months of 2014 were 16% up on the previous year.

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19.01.2015

Lectra: Starr Aircraft doubles throughput

The manufacturer of aircraft products for the global commercial aviation sector Starr Aircraft Products Inc., Sherman, TX/USA, has chosen the latest automated cutting technology and expertise from the supplier of integrated technology solutions for textile and flexible materials Lectra SA, Paris/France, to boost their production capabilities.

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19.01.2015

Techtextil 2015: more space and more exhibitors

From May 4-7, 2015, the largest Techtextil of all time will take place in Frankfurt/Germany. Around 4 months before the start of the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, the area booked is about 10% higher than the total area occupied in 2013. New this year is a 4th hall, Hall 6.1 with its focus on functional apparel textiles, which is already very well booked.

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19.01.2015

Autoneum: change in Group Executive Board

On January 14, 2015, the Board of Directors of Autoneum Holding Ltd., Winterthur/Switzerland, appointed John T. Lenga as Head of Business Group North America and member of the Group Executive Board. Lenga, who has been responsible as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Business Group North America since 2007, will take over the management of the Business Group from Richard Derr on March 1, 2015.

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16.01.2015

Saurer: Allma shows E³ Technology at Tire Technology Expo

The international trade fair and conference for tire design and manufacture, the Tire Technology Expo in Cologne/Germany, will take place from February 10-12, 2015. Allma, Kempten/Germany, part of the BU Allma Volkmann of Saurer AG, Wattwil/Switzerland, will present the new E³-technologies at its stand.

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16.01.2015

Karl Mayer: Open House in China

The textile machinery producer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, will launch 2 new machines onto the market in spring 2015. These are the RDJ 5/1, with which the company is following its twin product line strategy in the double-bar raschel machine sector, and the RD 7/2-12 EN, on which patterning based on chain links has been replaced...

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16.01.2015

Oeko-Tex: new test criteria

At the start of the year, the Oeko-Tex Association, Zurich/Switzerland, has, as usual, updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100. The following new regulations come into force on April 1, 2015 for all certifications...

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