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29.04.2016

Myanmar: apparel industry is set for significant growth

The apparel industry in Myanmar is set to grow significantly in the coming years, with predictions of up to 1.5 million jobs in the garment industry by 2020 compared with approx. 230,000 in mid-2015. Garment exports could rise from USD1.5 million in 2014 to as much as USD12 billion in 2020.

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29.04.2016

Textechno: DIN innovation award 2016 for Drapetest

On April 26, 2016 at Hannover Messe, the manufacturer of measuring and testing equipment Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, received the DIN innovation award for DIN SPEC 8100 and its test equipment Drapetest serving the purpose of evaluating composite woven and non-crimp fabrics.

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29.04.2016

Uster: Red Dot Design Award 2016

The manufacturer of high-tech instrument for quality measurement in the textile industry Uster Technologies AG, Uster/Switzerland, has earned the Red Dot Design Award 2016 for its blend of functionality with distinctive looks in the Uster Tester 6.

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28.04.2016

eurolaser: laser cutting of fabrics for bullet-resistant vests

Bullet-resistant vests a.k.a. bullet-proof vests have the task of distributing the kinetic energy on the impact of bullets, to prevent the bullets from penetrating and protect the person wearing the vest. These vests are made of composite materials of aramid and are high strength, extremely impact resistant and particularly heat resistant.

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28.04.2016

Unitex: 4th Digital Textile Congress

The 4th International Digital Textile Congress will be held in Ghent/Belgium, from September 15-16, 2016 organized by the National Association of (technical) executives of the textile industry in Belgium (Unitex), Lochristi/Belgium. The conference aims to bring together experts from both academia and industry in order to communicate their latest results.

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28.04.2016

Freudenberg: continued sales plus in 2015

Despite challenging conditions, the technology group Freudenberg SE, Weinheim/Germany, was able to increase sales in financial year 2015 by 7.6% to €7.57 billion. Adjusted for currency effects, sales grew by 1.6%. Sales have increased in almost all business groups, although global economic conditions were difficult...

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27.04.2016

ITMF: global yarn and fabric output down in Q4/2015

According to figures released by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Zurich/Switzerland, global yarn production fell in Q4/2015 by nearly 26% quarter-on-quarter, the first decline in a year. Thereby, output in Europe increased on a quarterly basis by 15%, while it decreased in the other regions (Asia -27%, North America -15% and South America -19%).

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27.04.2016

Americhem: softening additives offer options to nonwovens

The provider of color and additive solutions Americhem Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/USA, will feature a full range of its mBrace softening additives at the IDEA 2016 International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo, from May 3–5, 2016, in Boston, MA/USA. These products offer a span of use rates, processing options and degrees of softness for nonwovens producers.

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27.04.2016

Business Forum TECHNICAL TEXTILES: demographic change

What in Germany and Europe means population decline, other continents call population growth. This year's Business Forum TECHNICAL TEXTILES on November 15-16, 2016 in Frankfurt /Germany illuminates the internal industry consequences and opportunities of demographic change for different products and market segments in the field of technical textiles.

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26.04.2016

Itema: improved results once more for 2015

The provider of advanced weaving solutions, Itema SpA, Colzate/Italy, has announced the results for the full year 2015, ended December 31, 2015. Itema has maintained a positive trend for 3 years in a row. It closed the year with total sales up +11% compared with the previous year, registering an upward trend across all the business units.

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26.04.2016

Tecnon OrbiChem: 13th China International Polyester & Intermediates Forum

The market research organization Tecnon OrbiChem Ltd., Croydon/UK, will host the 13th China International Polyester & Intermediates Forum in collaboration with the China Chemical & Fiber Economic Information Network (CCFEI). The event will take place from July 6-8, 2016 in Shanghai/China.

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26.04.2016

Lenzing: softness, stretch, science and sustainability in denim

The producer of cellulosic fibers Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, has launched the “4S Denim Capsule Collection” at Kingpins show in Amsterdam/Netherlands. The name of the collection “4S” stands for softness, stretch, science and sustainability. Produced in partnership with supplier of sustainable technologies for garment finishing, Jeanologia...

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22.04.2016

Lectra: GST chooses FocusQuantum OPW airbag cutting solution

The supplier of automotive occupant protection systems Global Safety Textiles GmbH (GST), Bad Säckingen/Germany, has chosen the FocusQuantum solution from Lectra SA, Paris/France, for mass production of one-piece woven (OPW) airbags in China, to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of global tier-1automotive suppliers.

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22.04.2016

Coatema: joint activities in nanoimprinting and nanostructuring

In the field of nanoimprinting and nanostructuring, the coating machinery manufacturer Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, Dormagen/Germany, and the producer of micro- and nanostructured products for key components, temicon GmbH, Dortmund/Germany, have announced the release of temiCoat as a new brand of their joint activities.

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22.04.2016

Davis-Standard: UK subsidiary renamed

The UK subsidiary of Davis‐Standard, DS Brookes Ltd., Brierley Hill/UK, has received a new name. It will now be called Davis-Standard Ltd. The modification is in name only, better reflecting Davis-Standard’s global market position and current activities.

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21.04.2016

Groz-Beckert: higher productivity in sewing process

The producer of precision parts Groz-Beckert KG, Albstadt/Germany, will present the further developed special application needle San 5.2 at the Texprocess Americas from May 3-5, 2016. For many years the needle San 5 has been established for the processing of technical textiles.

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21.04.2016

Euratex: boosting regional textile innovation with RegioTex

Well over 100 participants from 19 EU countries attended the public launch of the RegioTex initiative held on April 13-14, 2016 at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The event, co-organized by the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) and the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex), Brussels/Belgium, was part of the 11th annual public conference of the Textile ETP.

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21.04.2016

Alexium: strong sales momentum

The specialist for high-tech coating, Alexium International Ltd., Perth/Australia, has reported growth in sales for the 7th quarter in a row. The 4th quarter of fiscal year 2016 has Alexium securing over USD 530,000 of purchase orders from existing and new customers. The company forecasts sales of USD 18.5 million for calendar year 2016.

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20.04.2016

Textechno: JEC World Innovation Award for Fimatest

The manufacturer of measuring and testing equipment, Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, together with the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden/Germany, has won the prestigious JEC World Innovation Award 2016 for “A new testing system to access the properties of the fiber to matrix interface”.

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20.04.2016

Teijin Frontier: subsidiary in the Americas

The Teijin Group's fiber-products converting company, Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, has established Teijin Frontier Mexico S.A. de C.V in Mexico City/Mexico as its first automotive material subsidiary in the Americas.

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