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28.04.2015

Euratex: improvement of EU T&C activity in 2014

According to the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex), Brussels/Belgium, European textile and clothing (T&C) activity lost some momentum towards the end of 2014, but managed to improve over the full year as compared to 2013. The basket of qualitative indicators from the Commission business surveys suggests better performances prospects...

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28.04.2015

Rieter: technology center in China

On April 28, 2015 the manufacturer of textile machinery, Rieter Holding AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, officially inaugurates the first Application & Research Centre for Spinning Technology in China, a key element in Rieter's range of services. The facility will contribute towards further positive development of the Chinese spinning industry.

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28.04.2015

Prince: new carbon reinforced racquets

The racquet sports company Prince Global Sports, LLC, Atlanta, GA/USA, launched the TeXtreme racquet collection that adds TeXtreme carbon fabrics to the frame of the racquet. This provides high torsional stability which results in increased power and control.

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24.04.2015

Performance Days: 2 trade fair awards for the 1st time

At the trade fair for functional fabrics in the area of sportswear, workwear and outdoor textiles Performance Days on April 28/29, 2015, in Munich/Germany, the new Eco Performance Award for the best sustainable development will be awarded for the first time, in addition to the coveted Performance Award for the best innovation.

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24.04.2015

Textile Institute: 90th World Conference

The 90th Textile Institute World Conference will be held in Poznan/Poland from April 25-28, 2016, hosted by the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants (INF&MP). The conference will aim to establish international interdisciplinary cooperation in various fields of science, research and economy that are linked by textile technology in its broad meaning.

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24.04.2015

Mimaki: new high-tech solutions in textile printing

The manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers Mimaki Deutschland GmbH, Herrsching/Germany, will present its latest textile production solutions at the trade fair for digital wide-format printing, screen printing and textile printing FESPA 2015 from May 18-22, 2015 in Cologne/Germany.

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24.04.2015

nova-Institute: partnership with Patentopolis

nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth/Germany, and the intellectual asset solutions and consultancy company Patentopolis BV, Delft/Netherlands, have entered into a cooperation agreement regarding dissemination, TEE and Intellectual Property (IP) management in European projects for the bio-based economy.

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24.04.2015

Karl Mayer: 3 new machines at ShanghaiTex

At the 17th International Exhibition on Textile Industry ShanghaiTex 2015 from June 15-18, 2015, in Shanghai/China, the textile machinery producer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, will demonstrate 3 of the company’s newest machines. These are the TM 4 TS EL, which Karl Mayer is using to get back into processing staple-fiber yarns...

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24.04.2015

Alexium: new head of product development

The specialist for high-tech coating, Alexium International Group Inc., Cottsloe/Australia, has announced Reginald Didier as its new Head of Product Development.

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23.04.2015

HKRITA: gold and silver medals at the International Exhibition of Inventions

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Hong Kong/China, won 2 gold medals and 3 silver medals in the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva/Switzerland on April 15-19, 2015. The 2 gold medals were entered under HKRITA's name as a research institution for the first time in the exhibition.

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23.04.2015

PGI: price increases in Europe

Effective April 28, 2015 or as contract terms allow, Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), Charlotte, NC/USA, and its affiliates will implement a price increases of up to 10% across all grades of its range of Crop & Tree protection specialty solutions in Europe.

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23.04.2015

Freudenberg: growth through strategic development

In the 2014 financial year, the technology group Freudenberg SE, Weinheim/Germany, reported record sales for the 5th year in succession at €7.04 billion. This represents growth of €417 million or 6.3% over the previous year. Adjusted for the effects of acquisitions and disinvestments to the amount of €131 million and exchange rate effects, sales increased by 5.6%.

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23.04.2015

Santex: new Head of Sales in India

The specialist for plants and equipment for textile finishing and technical textiles Santex Group, Tobel/Switzerland, has decided to improve the local sales organization in India in the segment of technical textiles. As of April 2015, Santex has named Mr. Jude Britto as Head of Sales (Technical Textiles and Emerging Technologies).

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22.04.2015

Paul Schlack Prize 2015: call for applicants

The Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC) 2015 will take place form September 16-18, 2015 in Dornbirn/Austria. As every year, the Paul Schlack Man-Made Fibres Prize will be presented in order to promote man-made fibers research at universities and research institutes.

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22.04.2015

DyStar: new Levafix ECO Black

The manufacturer of auxiliaries and dyes, DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore, has launched the new reactive dye Levafix ECO Black. The dye is completely free of p-chloroaniline (PCA) and other regulatory-controlled amines.

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22.04.2015

Pegas: sales +15% in 2014

The nonwovens producer Pegas Nonwovens SA, Luxemburg, recorded consolidated sales of € 230.5 million in 2014, up by 15.7% compared to 2013. In the 4th quarter (Q4) of 2014, consolidated sales reached € 58.8 million (+10.4%). The year-on-year growth was the result of higher sales of finished products thanks to the production from the new production line in Egypt...

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22.04.2015

SSM: new sales manager for Far East region

Since April 1, 2015, Peter Spiller is the new Sales Director Asia of SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, Horgen/Switzerland. He takes over from Horst Lüchinger, who goes into retirement. In his new position, Spiller will be responsible for the sales and promotion of the well-known SSM products in the Far Eastern region.

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21.04.2015

Schoeller: mattress and upholstery fabrics with energear

Initially used in functional clothing, the energear textile technology from the textile producer Schoeller Technologies AG, Sevelen/Switzerland, is now being used as well in the field of upholstery fabrics and mattress toppers. energear allows the body’s own energy, which is radiated in form of far infrared rays, to be reflected back to the body.

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21.04.2015

Loepfe: YarnMaster and WeftMaster at ShanghaiTex

The textile quality control provider Loepfe Brothers Ltd., Wetzikon/Switzerland, will present its new YarnMaster 3N1 (open end) and WeftMaster Falcon-i at the ShanghaiTex from June 15-18, 2015. Integrated with 3 sensors, the YarnMaster 3N1 combines conventional clearer functions for diameter, an F-sensor for detection of foreign matter and a P-sensor for detection of synthetic foreign matter irrespective of the yarn color.

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21.04.2015

Reifenhäuser: acquisition of Enka Tecnica

The machinery and components manufacturer Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG, Troisdorf/Germany, has acquired the German spinneret manufacturer Enka Tecnica GmbH, Gröbzig, effective April 16, 2015. Uwe Gaedike will continue as CEO of the company, which will operate as an independent business unit within the Reifenhäuser Group.

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