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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

26.08.2016

Gerber: garment design competition

The supplier of integrated automation solutions, Gerber Technology, Tolland, CT/USA, has announced 5 finalists in the fashion design competition segment of their annual ideation conference. ideation2016 will take place on September 28-30, 2016 in Miami, FL/USA.

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26.08.2016

Saltex: interdisciplinary research and development

The new trade fair concept Saltex – Smart Textiles and Lightweight Materials will take place for the first time in Dornbirn/Austria from October 5-6, 2016. The innovative specialized trade fair promotes the interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and links the topics of smart textiles and fiber-reinforced composites with industrial automation.

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26.08.2016

LMW: new solar powered mini ring frame

The textile machinery manufacturer Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd. (LMW), Coimbatore/India, has unveiled its new solar powered mini ring frame. The mechanized ring frame with 32 spindles is driven using solar energy and is designed with a host of features that ensure high productivity and quality of yarn.

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25.08.2016

Performance Days: 24/7 Sourcing platform

The trade fair for functional fabrics, Performance Days, has launched the 24/7 Sourcing platform, a new online division of the familiar Performance Days website. The new 24/7 Sourcing page is designed with 4 sections: Trends, Performance Archives, Producers, and Product Search.

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25.08.2016

SPGPrints: 6 Pike digital textile printers to China

The manufacturer of textiles Dongheng Group (DHG), Changzhou/China, has invested in 6 color Pike single-pass digital textile printers from the manufacturer of printing machines SPGPrints, Boxmeer/Netherlands. The Pike printers are scheduled for installation in Q4/2016 with production beginning in Q1/2017.

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25.08.2016

ACIMIT: domestic textile machinery sales stable

Based on industry survey conducted by the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, textile machinery orders in Italy for the 2nd quarter of 2016 (Q2/2016) slowed somewhat but manage to hold their ground, while the export market fell back.

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24.08.2016

Freudenberg: open innovation competition

The manufacturer of technical textiles, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Weinheim/Germany, has launched an open innovation competition under the name “Next-Generation Nonwovens”. External developers, scientists, students, organizations and other interested parties are invited to submit their ideas in response to 2 questions.

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24.08.2016

Composites Germany: business climate remains positive

The industry association Composites Germany e.V., Berlin/Germany, has published the results of its 7th survey of the market for fiber reinforced plastics. More than 80% of the participants described the general business climate in the 3 regions Germany, Europe and worldwide as “generally positive” or “very positive”.

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24.08.2016

Lenzing: higher sales and earnings in H1/2016

In the 1st half of 2016 (H1/2016) the producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, was able to significantly improve earnings compared to H1/2015 at largely unchanged production volumes. Consolidated sales rose 8.3% to over € 1.03 billion as a consequence of higher fiber selling prices and an attractive product mix. EBIT more than doubled to € 129.7 million.

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24.08.2016

Hohenstein Institute: new chemical management expert

Since mid-August 2016, John Frazier has been the new Senior Technical Director at the Hohenstein Institute America, Inc., Ligonier, IN/USA, a subsidiary of the Hohenstein Institute, Bönningheim/Germany. Previously he served as the Senior Director of Chemistry for the sporting goods manufacturer Nike Inc., Beaverton, OR/USA.

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23.08.2016

Toray: PA airbag fiber and fabric business in Mexico

The fiber and textiles producer Toray Industries, Inc., Tokyo/Japan, has decided to start an automobile airbag PA fiber and fabric business at its subsidiary Toray Advanced Textile Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (TAMX), El Salto/Mexico. TAMX will introduce production facilities with annual production capacity of about 10,000 tons of PA fibers for airbags and airbag materials...

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23.08.2016

Tanatex: acquisition by Transfar

The specialty chemicals producer Tanatex Chemicals BV, Ede/Netherlands, has been acquired by Zhejiang Transfar Co. Ltd., Hangzhou/China, a company active in chemicals and logistics, which is part of Transfar Group. After the acquisition Tanatex will continue to operate under the existing Tanatex brand as an independent entity within the Transfar Group.

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23.08.2016

Trützschler: comprehensive foreign part separation

Today there are many sensors on the market for the detection of foreign parts in the spinning process. What they all have in common is that they can only detect certain foreign parts. A color sensor cannot detect white or transparent parts. An ultrasonic sensor does not detect small parts and a UV sensor sees only optically brightened particles.

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19.08.2016

Gerber: YuniquePLM and Texbase Integration

The supplier of integrated automation solutions Gerber Technology, Tolland, CT/USA, has announced the integration between YuniquePLM and Texbase, helping companies simplify their delivery of innovative and socially responsible products in the apparel, footwear, home textiles and consumer products industries.

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19.08.2016

eurolaser: cutting and marking of textile ventilation ducts

The CO2 laser by the producer of laser systems, eurolaser GmbH, Lüneburg/Germany, is setting new standards where the exact cutting and perforating of technical textiles is concerned. The use of ducts made of technical textiles is becoming more common in modern air distribution systems, and the round, semi-round or quarter-round textile ducts...

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19.08.2016

Teijin: polyester hook-and-loop fastener with extra-soft touch

The producer of advanced fibers and composites Teijin Ltd., Toky/Japan, has developed Fastenano, an extra-soft polyester hook-and-loop fastener. Fastenano uses Teijin’s Nanofront polyester nanofiber-pile fabric for its loop surface, as well as polyester raised fabric for its hook surface.

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18.08.2016

Jowat: latest adhesive solutions at Filtech 2016

Under the headline “Tuning for filter elements”, the manufacturer of adhesives Jowat SE, Detmold/Germany, will present the latest developments in adhesive products for the manufacture of filters and filter media at the leading trade fair for filtration and separation equipment Filtech 2016 from October 11-13 in Cologne/Germany.

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18.08.2016

DuPont: collaboration on Chinese Olympic uniforms

The experts for enzyme applications DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Beloit, MI/USA, has Biosciences announced a collaboration with sportswear company Anta Sports Products Ltd., Hong Kong/China, in the design of champion uniforms for Chinese Olympic team members.

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18.08.2016

Trützschler: cooperation with Erema

Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH, Egelsbach/Germany, and the manufacturer of plastic recycling systems Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, Ansfelden/Austria, companies have signed an agreement on the cooperation in the area of recycled materials, especially of rPET.

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17.08.2016

Mitsubishi Chemical: sale of Chinese and Indian PTA operations

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Tokyo/Japan, plans to sell off its Chinese and Indian operations of terephthalic acid (PTA), the primary raw material used to manufacture various polyester products, amid profitability concerns in light of a persistent glut of the acid.

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