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Chemical Fibers & Textile Industry

24.07.2015

Huntsman: PIP in Indonesia

With mounting economic and environmental pressures surrounding the textile industry, the manufacturer of textile chemicals and dyes, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, continues to help plants with the toughest industry challenges with its Productivity Improvement Program (PIP).

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24.07.2015

Cornell University: turning cotton fibers into electronic components

Scientists at the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY/USA, have turned cotton fibers into electronic components such as transistors and thermistors. This means that instead of adding electronics to fabrics, the fabrics are converted into an electronic component.

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24.07.2015

Epson: dye-sublimation printing range enhanced

The producer of digital printing systems Epson Corp., Tokyo/Japan, is unveiling 2 new dye-sublimation printers. Both the SC-F7200 and SC-F6200 are capable of producing high-quality printed textiles, such as clothing, sportswear and home textiles, and also offer the flexibility needed to sublimate onto a range of hard substrates.

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23.07.2015

SGL Group: funds for carbon fiber for thermoplastic applications

The manufacturer of carbon fibers SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden/Germany, has recieved funding of just under €1 million from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the development of a new type of customized carbon fiber for thermoplastic applications.

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23.07.2015

Rieter: Good result for H1/2015

The manufacturer of textile machinery, Rieter Holding AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, increased sales and profitability significantly during the 1st half (H1) of 2015. Sales increased by 6% to CHF 553.9. EBIT, at CHF46.1 million (H1/2014 CHF 28.8 million), was well above the previous year's figure.

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23.07.2015

Autoneum: increase in sales and profitability in H1/2015

The automotive supplier Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, benefited from the strong demand for its innovative acoustic and thermal management products in the 1st half of 2015 and successfully continued to pursue the course of growth with a rise in sales of 6.3% in local currencies.

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23.07.2015

BASF: Executive Board appointments extended

The Supervisory Board of the chemical company BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/Germany, has extended the appointment of Chairman Kurt Bock to the Board of Executive Directors as well as his appointment as Chairman until 2021.

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23.07.2015

SSM: new Sales Director China

The textile machinery manufacturer SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, Horgen/Switzerland, is modifying its sales structure in China for direct customer contact.

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22.07.2015

Datatex: core ERP systems provider for Sanko Group

The supplier of ERP solutions for the textile and apparel industries, Datatex S.r.L., Milan/Italy, will continue to service the Sanko Group, Istanbul/Turkey, as their core ERP systems provider both for Sanko and Isko manufacturing plants and its Istanbul based headquarters.

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22.07.2015

UCMTF: MoU with Iran after seminars

The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (UCTMF), Paris/France, held 4 seminars in Iran during June 2015. In the cities of Tehran Kashan, Ispahan and Yazd, machines and services were presented by NSC Schlumberger (long fiber spinning lines), Laroche (nonwovens and recycling), Superba (heat setting processes for the carpet industry)....

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22.07.2015

ITA: Prof. Kang bestowed with Kármán Fellowship

Prof. Tae Jin Kang of Seoul National University, Seoul/Korea, was bestowed with the Kármán Fellowship of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany on July 17, 2015. Prof. Kang is one of the most renowned professors in textile research in Korea. With his involvement in the project “Dream2Lab2Fab” he laid the groundwork for collaboration between....

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21.07.2015

TenCate: agreement on acquisition by consortium

The manufacturer of technical textiles Royal TenCate NV, Almelo/Netherlands, and Tennessee Acquisition B.V., Utrecht/Netherlands, a company controlled by a consortium of investors, have reached conditional agreement on an intended recommended full public offer for TenCate of € 24.60 (cum dividend) in cash per ordinary share.

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21.07.2015

Invista: functional business clothing

The fiber producer Invista S.ŕ.r.l., Wichita, KS/USA, has unveiled a showcase collection from emerging designers. Based on a consumer study, the project collection combines new designs with fabric and fiber innovations, especially the bicomponent fiber Lycra T400 and the elastane fiber Lycra Sport.

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17.07.2015

ITMF: global yarn and fabric output down in Q1/2015

According to data from the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Zurich/Switzerland, global yarn production fell by 15% in Q1/2015 compared to the previous quarter after a decline of 29% in Q4/2014. Asian yarn production fell by 16% compared to the previous quarter, while output in Europe declined by nearly 10%, and in North America it increased by 4.4%.

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17.07.2015

Ispo Shanghai: successful premiere

The 1st International sports fair Ispo Shanghai celebrated a successful premiere: 18,957 visitors attended the 3-day event in Shanghai/China from July 2-4, 2015. A total of 354 exhibitors showcased the latest innovations of 473 brands.

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17.07.2015

SGL Carbon: accelerated growth strategy for GMS and CFM

The manufacturer of carbon fibers SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden/Germany, has decided on an accelerated growth strategy for the Business Units Graphite Materials & Systems (GMS) and Carbon Fibers & Materials (CFM). Until 2020, organic sales growth of approx. 50% compared to 2014 is targeted.

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16.07.2015

HKRITA: symposium and awards

The Innovation and Technology Symposium organized by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Hong Kong/China, and co-organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council was held on July 7, 2015. Lectures were held on the success of smart textiles in wearable electronics and possible applications across sectors....

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16.07.2015

Toho Tenax: new grade carbon fiber

The carbon fiber producer Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, has developed Tenax XMS32, a new grade carbon fiber that achieves both high-intensity and high-tensile modulus required for aircraft and automotive applications. The new grade carbon fiber with a uniform structure was produced by optimizing the structural design of polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based precursor and its manufacturing process.

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16.07.2015

Polysistec: Mermaids European project on impact of laundry

The manufacturer of chemical products for the textile industry Polysistec, Barcelona/Spain, is participating in the Mermaids project to mitigate the impact of micro-particles caused from clothes attrition during laundry washes. The company is working together with 3 European partners....

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15.07.2015

University of Bristol: self-healing technology one step closer

Researchers from the School of Chemistry of the University of Bristol, Bristol/UK, have produced aircraft wings that can fix themselves after being damaged. Working together with the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the team has been developing the technology for the past 3 years.

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