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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

22.10.2014

ADITC: 3 parallel sections

The 8th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference (ADITC) will take place in Dresden/Germany on November 27-28, 2014, addressing experts in the fields of material, textile machinery, textile chemistry, finishing, functionalization and composites. The program will be comprised of 3 parallel sections with national and international contributors from industry and research.

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21.10.2014

Teijin Aramid: higher prices for Twaron aramid products

The high-performance fiber producer Teijin Aramid, Arnhem/Netherlands, will raise prices for its Twaron products by 7% insofar as existing contracts allow. This is the first time since 2008 the company has announced a general price increase.

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21.10.2014

RadiciGroup: 2013 Sustainability Report.

RadiciGroup, Bergamo/Italy, has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, which complements the 2013 consolidated financial statements by giving more detailed information on the activities and performance of all Group production companies (located in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania, Switzerland and the USA)....

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21.10.2014

ITMA: digital technology driving textile printing industry

The emergence of innovations and growing adoption of digital technological solutions aimed at improving print speed, design and efficiency are driving the next growth wave in the printing sector. The global production of printed textiles is forecast to reach 27.8 billion m˛ by 2018.

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17.10.2014

Euratex: 3rd Euratex Convention

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex), Brussels/Belgium, will host the 3rd Euratex Convention on November 18, 2014 together with the Belgian textile and fashion associations Creamoda and Fedustria. This annual event will bring together representatives of industry, associations, government agencies, local ministries and academics....

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17.10.2014

TenCate: acquisition of Smart Body Armor technology

TenCate Advanced Armor USA, Newark, OH/USA, has acquired groundbreaking sensor technology from Newport Sensors, Inc., Irvine, CA/USA, that provides body armor users the ability to inspect, in real-time, the ballistic integrity of hard body armor inserts. The TenCate Smart Body Armor technology, a network of sensors integrated onto the surface of the hard body armor....

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16.10.2014

Merz: enhanced medical hosiery with silicone yarns

The producer of circular knitting machines, Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Hechingen/Germany, in collaboration with yarn specialist LeMur S.p.A., Ala/Italy, and Memminger-Iro GmbH, Dorstetten/Germany, has developed an adapted version of its CC4II machine to allow it to produce medical hosiery with an integrated ‘support belt’ made, for the first time, using an ultra-fine silicone yarn.

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16.10.2014

IFAI: partnership with The Makers Coalition

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, MN/USA, has announced an agreement with The Makers Coalition (TMC), St. Paul, MN/USA to partner on a nationwide workforce development initiative. The aim is to create a national model that cities could replicate in order to fill these jobs with the skill that the industry is in need of filling.

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16.10.2014

Archroma: acquisition of BASF textile chemicals business

The 2 chemical companies BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/Germany, and Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, have agreed on the sale of BASF’s global textile chemicals business to Archroma. It is planned to integrate the business into the Archroma Textile Chemicals Specialties business.

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15.10.2014

Saertex: 3D fabrics

3D fabrics and 3D billets from Saertex GmbH & Co. KG, Saerbeck/Germany, with reinforcement fibers incorporated through the thickness, called Z-fibers, as well as in the 0˚ and 90˚ directions, provide several advantages: through thickness reinforcement, fibers prevent delamination, the most common failure in composites.

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15.10.2014

Filtech 2015: 350 exhibitors expected

The world’s largest filtration event Filtech 2015 will be held for the first time at Koelnmesse, Cologne/Germany, from February 24-26, 2015. With 350 expected exhibitors, it is aimed at those concerned filtration and separation equipment and services. The event will bring together the technical and commercial sectors to develop global business relationships.

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15.10.2014

ECHA: REACH 2018 web pages unveiled

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Helsinki/Finland, has launched a set of new web pages related to REACH 2018, which outline the phases leading to a successful registration. The pages help companies to already begin their preparations now and give them easy access to the current information on ECHA's website.

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15.10.2014

IAF: changes in management

At the general assembly of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), Zeist/Netherlands, held during the 30th IAF World Fashion Convention in Medellin/Colombia from September 29-October 1, 2014, Rahul Mehta was elected as new IAF President for the coming 2 years.

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14.10.2014

Wageningen: opportunities and threats in the international fiber crop market

The market for flax and hemp fibers is shrinking so much that the disappearance of just one party in the manufacturing chain could threaten many other parties in this industry. The report 'Markets for fiber crops in EU and China' contains an analysis of the opportunities and threats in the international fiber crop market by researchers from Wageningen UR Food...

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14.10.2014

BASF: carbon fiber reinforced Ultradur (PBT)

The Performance Materials division of the chemical company BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/Germany, added the first carbon fiber reinforced Ultradur to its polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) portfolio. The specialty Ultradur B4300 C3 LS, which is reinforced with 15% carbon fiber, features low electrostatic charge along with good conductivity.

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14.10.2014

Perlon Nextrusion: monofilaments increase resource efficiency

The monofilament manufacturer Perlon Nextrusion Monofil GmbH, Bobingen/Germany, contributes to resource efficiency with its latest product development. Monofilaments on the basis of polyester or polyamide are modified by special additives so that the friction forces are significantly reduced within the later end application.

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10.10.2014

Starlinger: what is the IQ of your loom?

The new FX 6.0 circular loom series is being launched by the manufacturer of production lines for the production of woven plastic packaging, Starlinger & Co. GmbH, Vienna/Austria, together with its new Indicator of Quality (IQ) benchmark. The FX 6.0 has an IQ of 350 meters, indicating the meters produced on a loom divided by the number of warp breaks.

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10.10.2014

Edana: nominations open for Outlook Asia Awards

The international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, Edana, Brussles/Belgium, has announced the launch of a new award for the nonwovens industry, specifically aimed at the Asia Pacific region. Companies can nominate either a nonwoven product, a product containing nonwoven elements or a service for personal care and hygiene...

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10.10.2014

Benecke-Kaliko: new plant in China

Before the end of autumn 2014, the supplier of surface materials for automotive interiors Benecke-Kaliko, a subsidiary of ContTechAG, Hanover/Germany, will lay the foundation stone for the company’s second plant in China. With an investment of € 40 million, the new Changzhou plant is expected to start production in late 2015.

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09.10.2014

Big Impact: XL textile printing on demand

The specialist in large format digital printing, Big Impact, Eindhoven/Netherlands, is expanding its production with a unique textile printer.

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