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DITF: Biopolymere aus Bakterien schützen technische Textilien Foto: DITF
Befüllung der Rakel mit geschmolzenem PHA unter Einsatz einer Heißklebepistole
23.02.2024

DITF: Biopolymere aus Bakterien schützen technische Textilien

Textilien für technische Anwendungen erhalten ihre besondere Funktion meistens durch eine Beschichtung. Sie macht Textilien zum Beispiel wind- und wasserdicht oder abriebbeständiger. Üblicherweise kommen dabei auf Erdöl basierende Stoffe wie Polyacrylate oder Polyurethane zum Einsatz. Mit diesen werden jedoch endliche Ressourcen verbraucht und die Materialien können durch unsachgemäßen Umgang in die Umwelt gelangen. Die Deutschen Institute für TextiI- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) forschen deshalb an Materialien aus nachwachsenden Quellen, die recyclingfähig sind und nach Gebrauch die Umwelt nicht belasten. Interessant sind hier Polymere, die aus Bakterien hergestellt werden können.

Textilien für technische Anwendungen erhalten ihre besondere Funktion meistens durch eine Beschichtung. Sie macht Textilien zum Beispiel wind- und wasserdicht oder abriebbeständiger. Üblicherweise kommen dabei auf Erdöl basierende Stoffe wie Polyacrylate oder Polyurethane zum Einsatz. Mit diesen werden jedoch endliche Ressourcen verbraucht und die Materialien können durch unsachgemäßen Umgang in die Umwelt gelangen. Die Deutschen Institute für TextiI- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) forschen deshalb an Materialien aus nachwachsenden Quellen, die recyclingfähig sind und nach Gebrauch die Umwelt nicht belasten. Interessant sind hier Polymere, die aus Bakterien hergestellt werden können.

Diese Biopolymere haben den Vorteil, dass sie in kleinen Laborreaktoren bis hin zu großen Produktionsanlagen hergestellt werden können. Zu den vielversprechendsten Biopolymeren zählen Polysaccharide, Polyamide aus Aminosäuren und Polyester wie Polymilchsäure oder Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), die alle aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen stammen. PHA sind ein Überbegriff für eine Gruppe biotechnologisch hergestellter Polyester. Diese Polyester unterscheiden sich im Wesentlichen durch die Anzahl der Kohlenstoffatome in der Wiederholungseinheit. Bisher wurden sie vor allem für medizinische Anwendungen untersucht. Da PHA-Produkte am Markt zunehmend verfügbar sind, können Beschichtungen aus PHA in Zukunft auch verstärkt im technischen Bereich eingesetzt werden.

Die Bakterien, aus denen die PHA gewonnen werden, wachsen mithilfe von Kohlenhydraten und Fetten als auch durch eine erhöhte CO2 Konzentration und Licht mit angepasster Wellenlänge.

PHA sind in ihren Eigenschaften durch die Variation der molekularen Struktur der Wiederholungseinheit anpassbar. Dadurch stellen Polyhydroxyalkanoate eine besonders interessante Verbindungsklasse für die Beschichtung technischer Textilien dar. Aufgrund der wasserabweisenden Eigenschaften, die schon vom Molekülaufbau herrühren, und der stabilen Struktur haben Polyhydroxyalkanoate ein großes Potential für die Herstellung wasserabweisender, mechanisch belastbarer Textilien, wie sie beispielsweise im Automobilbereich und auch bei Outdoor Bekleidung gefragt sind.

Die DITF leisteten hierzu bereits erfolgreiche Forschungsarbeiten. So zeigten Beschichtungen auf Garnen aus Baumwolle und Gewebe aus Baumwolle, Polyamid und Polyester glatte und recht gut haftende Beschichtungen. Die PHA-Typen für die Beschichtung wurden sowohl am freien Markt beschafft als auch vom Forschungspartner Fraunhofer IGB hergestellt. Es zeigte sich, dass durch Extrusion das geschmolzene Polymer durch eine Ummantelungsdüse auf Baumwollgarne aufgetragen werden kann. Die Beschichtung des geschmolzenen Polymers auf Gewebe gelang mithilfe einer Rakel. Die Länge der molekularen Seitenkette des PHA spielt bei den Eigenschaften des beschichteten Textils eine wichtige Rolle. So sind zwar PHA mit mittellangen Seitenketten besser geeignet, um eine geringe Steifigkeit und einen guten textilen Griff zu erzielen, jedoch ist ihre Waschbeständigkeit gering. PHA mit kurzen Seitenketten sind dafür geeignet eine hohe Wasch- und Scheuerbeständigkeit zu erreichen, jedoch wird der textile Griff etwas steifer.

Aktuell untersucht das Team, wie die Eigenschaften von PHA verändert werden können, um die gewünschten Beständigkeiten und die textilen Eigenschaften gleichermaßen zu erreichen. Des Weiteren ist die Formulierung wässriger Rezepturen für die Garn- und Textilausrüstung geplant. Damit können wesentlich dünnere Beschichtungen auf die Textilien aufgebracht werden als dies mit geschmolzenem PHA möglich ist.

In weiteren Forschungsteams der DITF wird untersucht, ob PHA auch für die Herstellung von Fasern und Vliesstoffen geeignet sind.

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Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung (DITF)

17.11.2023

Cinte Techtextil China 2024 taking place in September 2024

Cinte Techtextil China 2024, one of Asia’s leading technical textiles and nonwovens trade fair, will take place from 19 – 21 September 2024 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. In its capacity as a well-established platform for the latest textiles, nonwovens, and equipment, the 18th edition of the fair will offer business opportunities across the industry supply chain. With the previous edition attracting 467 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions across 40,000 sqm, the organisers are looking to build on that success at next year’s show.

With next year’s fair expected to again see strong domestic and international participation, the previous edition featured the return of the Taiwan Pavilion, the 40-exhibitor strong European Zone, and seven Chinese regional pavilions. At every edition, multiple fringe events enhance business connections and provide insights to fairgoers. In 2023, key highlights included the 11th China International Nonwovens Conference, the Advanced Technical Textiles Industry Chain Synergistic Innovation Development Forum, various marine textile and rope netting events, and the “Kingsafe Dangs” University Students’ Showcase.

Cinte Techtextil China 2024, one of Asia’s leading technical textiles and nonwovens trade fair, will take place from 19 – 21 September 2024 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. In its capacity as a well-established platform for the latest textiles, nonwovens, and equipment, the 18th edition of the fair will offer business opportunities across the industry supply chain. With the previous edition attracting 467 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions across 40,000 sqm, the organisers are looking to build on that success at next year’s show.

With next year’s fair expected to again see strong domestic and international participation, the previous edition featured the return of the Taiwan Pavilion, the 40-exhibitor strong European Zone, and seven Chinese regional pavilions. At every edition, multiple fringe events enhance business connections and provide insights to fairgoers. In 2023, key highlights included the 11th China International Nonwovens Conference, the Advanced Technical Textiles Industry Chain Synergistic Innovation Development Forum, various marine textile and rope netting events, and the “Kingsafe Dangs” University Students’ Showcase.

The fair’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span a full range of potential uses in modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also cover the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions. This scope of product groups and application areas ensures that the fair is an effective business platform for the entire industry.

The fair is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA).

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Limited

One-third increase in exhibitors at Cinte Techtextil China 2023 (c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
04.10.2023

One-third increase in exhibitors at Cinte Techtextil China 2023

Since the rapid growth brought about by the pandemic, the technical textiles and nonwovens markets are stabilising towards a new normal – one in which technological innovation, sustainable development, and intelligent manufacturing are the most sought-after qualities. Held from 19 – 21 September 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the fair amplified this new industry direction, both through its fringe programme and across the booths of the 40,000 sqm show floor. With a nearly one-third increase from 2021, 467 exhibitors representing 13 countries and regions engaged a significantly international visitor flow, numbering 15,542 total visits from 52 countries and regions. Suppliers showcased up-to-date products for multiple application areas, with various equipment, technical textiles and nonwovens for agriculture, automotive, protective apparel, and medical and hygiene especially prevalent.

Since the rapid growth brought about by the pandemic, the technical textiles and nonwovens markets are stabilising towards a new normal – one in which technological innovation, sustainable development, and intelligent manufacturing are the most sought-after qualities. Held from 19 – 21 September 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the fair amplified this new industry direction, both through its fringe programme and across the booths of the 40,000 sqm show floor. With a nearly one-third increase from 2021, 467 exhibitors representing 13 countries and regions engaged a significantly international visitor flow, numbering 15,542 total visits from 52 countries and regions. Suppliers showcased up-to-date products for multiple application areas, with various equipment, technical textiles and nonwovens for agriculture, automotive, protective apparel, and medical and hygiene especially prevalent.

Speaking at the fair’s close, Ms Wilmet Shea, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, had an optimistic outlook for the future of the sector: “Sustainability and innovation often go hand-in-hand, and walking through the various halls, zones, and pavilions these past few days the evidence for this was widespread. With environmental protection more important than ever, and buyers across application areas increasingly sourcing eco-friendly solutions, our exhibitors were well-placed to meet that demand. This fair is consistently at the leading edge of technological progress, and with the global and domestic markets showing signs of improving further, we are already looking forward to what we can offer at next year’s edition.”  

With many overseas exhibitors making a comeback, this year’s fair was marked by the return of the Taiwan Pavilion and the 40-exhibitor strong European Zone. Beyond the international areas, domestic pavilions were organised by Beijing Guanghua, China Hang Tang Group, Funing, Jiujing, Shenda, Tiantai, Xianto, and Xiqiao, showcasing nonwovens for various sub-sectors, including filtration and medical. Valuable insights were exchanged at multiple fringe events, including the 11th China International Nonwovens Conference, the Advanced Technical Textiles Industry Chain Synergistic Innovation Development Forum, various events covering marine textiles and rope netting, and the “Kingsafe Dangs” National University Students' Nonwovens Development and Applications Showcase. Visitors, meanwhile, were pleased with the innovation on show across the entire platform.

The fair’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span a full range of potential uses in modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also cover the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions. This scope of product groups and application areas ensures that the fair is an effective business platform for the entire industry.

Cinte Techtextil China 2023 with different zones (c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
14.09.2023

Cinte Techtextil China 2023 with different zones

Technological progress often results from close collaboration, and industries that rely on continual improvement stand to benefit from the return to in-person business. Cinte Techtextil China’s first edition since eased pandemic measures is set to reflect a 27.9% increase in exhibitor numbers, with a rejuvenated international contingent further supplemented by the return of the European Zone. Taking place from 19 – 21 September across 40,000 sqm at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the platform is expected to welcome buyers from across Asia, Europe, and beyond. Pre-registrations have doubled compared to the previous edition, and international buyers account for over 20% of the total.

The new zone, Marine Textile Zone, will be comprised of multiple Chinese green marine and nautical rope netting exhibitors, while also hosting the Technology Exchange Forum, and the awards ceremony of the Top 10 Suppliers in the China Rope Net Industry. Prominent exhibitors in this zone include Ropenet Group, Hunan Xinhai, and Zhejiang Four Brothers Rope.

Technological progress often results from close collaboration, and industries that rely on continual improvement stand to benefit from the return to in-person business. Cinte Techtextil China’s first edition since eased pandemic measures is set to reflect a 27.9% increase in exhibitor numbers, with a rejuvenated international contingent further supplemented by the return of the European Zone. Taking place from 19 – 21 September across 40,000 sqm at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the platform is expected to welcome buyers from across Asia, Europe, and beyond. Pre-registrations have doubled compared to the previous edition, and international buyers account for over 20% of the total.

The new zone, Marine Textile Zone, will be comprised of multiple Chinese green marine and nautical rope netting exhibitors, while also hosting the Technology Exchange Forum, and the awards ceremony of the Top 10 Suppliers in the China Rope Net Industry. Prominent exhibitors in this zone include Ropenet Group, Hunan Xinhai, and Zhejiang Four Brothers Rope.

Other domestic exhibitors, such as Shanghai Shenda Kebao New Materials, SIJIA New Material (Shanghai), Zhejiang Hailide New Material, and Zhejiang Jinda New Materials, will showcase products for applications in outdoor advertising, tents, boats, vehicles, environmental engineering, and much more.

Supplementing the fairground’s wide variety of domestic suppliers will be a much-increased showing of international exhibitors, with many to be found within hall E1’s European Zone. Several global industry leaders are featured in their categories below:

Nonwovens equipment

  • Autefa Solutions, Germany: solutions provider for nonwovens lines and machines for carded-crosslapped needlepunching lines, spunlace lines and thermobonding lines.
  • Dilo, Germany: in addition to offering general services, Dilo supplies opening and blending equipment, carding and airlay machines, and crosslapping and needling machines.
  • Groz-Beckert, Germany: provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics.
  • Reifenhäuser Reicofil, Germany: provider of innovative technologies and components for plastics extrusion, producing blown films, cast films, sheets as well as nonwovens.

Weaving equipment

  • Itema, Italy: provider of advanced weaving machines, spare parts, and integrated services, specifically for rapier, air jet and projectile weft insertion technologies.
  • Lindauer DORNIER, Germany: the company manufactures weaving machines, film stretching lines, and composite systems, also offering technical support and spare parts supply.
  • Picanol, Belgium: producer and servicer of high-tech air jet and rapier weaving machines, with around 2,600 weaving mills utilising their systems worldwide.

Coating and lamination

  • BRÜCKNER Textile Technologies, Germany: manufacturer of machines and lines for the coating and finishing of apparel fabric, technical textiles, nonwovens, glass fabrics and floor coverings.
  • ROWA Lack, Germany: developer of high-quality materials and product solutions for the polymer industry, with applications including automotive, electrical engineering, construction, technical textiles, and medical technology.
  • Stahl, the Netherlands: the Dutch company provides high quality coatings, dyes and process chemicals for leather, flexible coated substrates, textiles, films and foils, paper, and related products.

Fibre

  • Monosuisse, Switzerland: with production sites in Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Mexico, and Germany, Monosuisse manufactures various precise, high-quality polymer monofilaments from 19µm to 3.00 mm in diameter.
  • Perlon, Germany: specialised in the manufacture of synthetic filaments in diverse application areas, including paper machine clothing, dental care, and advanced technical textiles for agriculture, 3D printing, sports and leisure, home, and more.

Meanwhile, first-time exhibitors include Rökona (Germany), showcasing RE:SPACE, their range of recycled technical textiles; Testex AG (Switzerland), the official OEKO-TEX® representative in multiple countries including China; Hohenstein (Germany), the renowned testing laboratory and research institute; and zwissTEX (Germany), the knitted fabrics and lamination specialists. In addition, the returning Taiwan Pavilion is set to feature the debut of Shinih Enterprise Co Ltd (Taiwan China).

Beyond the innovation displayed at the booths, the fair’s programme is set to welcome global experts from various technical textile and nonwoven sub-sectors to offer specific insights and unveil innovations. Highlighted events include:

The 11th China International Nonwovens Conference
14 sessions cover topics such as the quality control of medical supplies; green development in technology and applications in the nonwovens industry; and the development and application of flashspun nonwovens in China.

Marine textiles and rope netting events
Events specific to this zone include the Top 10 Suppliers in the China Rope Net Industry; Conference on Textile Applications for Marine Engineering and Fisheries; and the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) Rope Net Branch Council Meeting

"Nonwovens, Creating a Better Life” Innovation Showcase
Product display area showcasing around 100 nonwovens products with applications in five areas: medical and health, quality of life, human habitat, sustainable development, and innovative design.

Advanced Technical Textiles Industry Chain Synergistic Innovation Development Forum
Includes presentations from multiple key players in the technical textile industry, including Mr Steven Liu, Commercial Manager of Polymer Additives Business of Sanitized (China) Ltd.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
02.06.2023

Over 366 Exhibitors at Cinte Techtextil China 2023

With four months until the technical textiles and nonwovens show opens its doors, floor space booked by international suppliers is already more than double the area of the previous edition, which attracted 366 exhibitors from eight countries and regions. Taking place from 19 – 21 September 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, this year’s fair will see the European Zone return to the fairground. The high-traffic zone is set to welcome a number of new and returning exhibitors eager to showcase their products to a business-hungry domestic market.

Speaking at the fair’s previous edition in 2021, Mr Roberto Galante, Plant Manager of FMMG Technical Textiles (Suzhou) Co Ltd, said: “The Chinese market is a big opportunity for everybody, because every day the market is demanding more. The potential here is incredible, and there is more demand for overseas brands. These brands are known for their very high quality, and while China’s industry has developed very well in the past few years, it still needs support from overseas brands with high quality products. This fair is good for us, and we exhibit here every year.”

With four months until the technical textiles and nonwovens show opens its doors, floor space booked by international suppliers is already more than double the area of the previous edition, which attracted 366 exhibitors from eight countries and regions. Taking place from 19 – 21 September 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, this year’s fair will see the European Zone return to the fairground. The high-traffic zone is set to welcome a number of new and returning exhibitors eager to showcase their products to a business-hungry domestic market.

Speaking at the fair’s previous edition in 2021, Mr Roberto Galante, Plant Manager of FMMG Technical Textiles (Suzhou) Co Ltd, said: “The Chinese market is a big opportunity for everybody, because every day the market is demanding more. The potential here is incredible, and there is more demand for overseas brands. These brands are known for their very high quality, and while China’s industry has developed very well in the past few years, it still needs support from overseas brands with high quality products. This fair is good for us, and we exhibit here every year.”

Multiple domestic and international exhibitors have confirmed their participation at Cinte Techtextil China 2023, with the European Zone playing host to FMMG and other key industry players, such as:

  • Bekaert, Belgium
  • Fil Man Made Group, Italy
  • SANITIZED, Switzerland
  • SCANTECH, France

Outside the European Zone, additional international suppliers will showcase their diverse product applications at the fairground, with categories including Coating & Bondtec (Stahl); Fibre & Yarn (Barnet); Nonwovens Equipment (Dilo); Technology & Machinery (Picanol); and Testing Equipment & Certification (TESTEX). Other European exhibitors in these categories include Autefa Solutions, Reifenhauser Heinsberg, Reifenhauser Reicofil, and SICAM.

Chinese suppliers set to complement international contingent
A comprehensive range of domestic exhibitors are eager to meet new buyers and renew old business connections at this year’s fair, including:

  • Shanghai Shenda Kebao New Materials
  • SIJIA New Material (Shanghai)
  • Zhejiang Jinda New Materials
  • Zhejiang Hailide New Material

The fair’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span a full range of potential uses in modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also cover the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions. This scope of product groups and application areas ensures that the fair is an effective business platform for the entire industry.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

INDA
01.03.2023

INDA: Six New Members to the 2023 Board of Directors

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, welcomes six new members to its 2023 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are responsible for contributing to INDA’s strategic focus in support of the industry. They inform INDA’s policies and programs to ensure the association meets the needs of their more than 360 corporate members.

The Board is comprised of elected Board Officers. One-third of the entire Board is elected each year for a three-year term by a majority vote of INDA’s general membership. INDA’s Executive Committee, empowered to act on behalf of the Board between meetings, consists of the Board Officers plus four appointees.

The new board members are:

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, welcomes six new members to its 2023 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are responsible for contributing to INDA’s strategic focus in support of the industry. They inform INDA’s policies and programs to ensure the association meets the needs of their more than 360 corporate members.

The Board is comprised of elected Board Officers. One-third of the entire Board is elected each year for a three-year term by a majority vote of INDA’s general membership. INDA’s Executive Committee, empowered to act on behalf of the Board between meetings, consists of the Board Officers plus four appointees.

The new board members are:

Ricardo Fasolo, Managing Vice President, Fitesa Inc.
Ricardo Fasolo is Managing Vice President for Fitesa in North America. He is responsible for all operations, sales, business development and P&L activities for the region. Mr. Fasolo has been with Fitesa since 2005. During this period, he has worked in various roles from leading the supply chain management in Latin America to Sales in the USA. Prior to joining Fitesa, Mr. Fasolo worked for a Tier 1 OEM supplier responsible for producing assisted steering gear systems.

Neil Johnson, President, AstenJohnson
Neil Johnson is President of AJ Nonwovens, a division of AstenJohnson Holdings, a multinational private technical textiles company. AJ Nonwovens is a newly branded entity that includes Foss Performance Materials, Eagle Nonwovens, and a new greenfield site in Waco, Texas. As President, Mr. Johnson has responsibility for all aspects of AstenJohnson’s Nonwovens business. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Johnson regularly updates the Board of Directors on matters of strategic significance and has a proven track record of leadership and broad business experience.
Mr. Johnson has spent 33 years with AstenJohnson in a variety of roles. These include VP of business development, VPHR, and General Management. A dual US / Canadian citizen, he has lived and worked in both countries and had global leadership responsibility. Outside of work, Mr. Johnson has had experience on several boards.  He has served as treasurer of a $10 million charitable foundation, served as President of the Board for a large non-profit in Charleston, SC and served on the Board of the Charleston youth hockey league. Mr. Johnson graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce and an International MBA from the University of South Carolina.

Chris Roeder, Director – Strategy, Marketing & Innovation, Global Cellulose Fibers, International Paper
Chris Roeder joined International Paper (IP) in 1996 in Kansas City, MO, as an engineer for IP’s Consumer Packaging business. Over the next 20 years, Mr. Roeder held a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility in Beverage Packaging, Foodservice and Coated Paperboard, where he focused on business and product development as well as sales management. In 2016, Mr. Roeder was named Marketing Director for IP’s Containerboard business and was responsible for a number of key strategic initiatives.
In 2020, he was named Regional General Manager for IP’s North American Container business, and later that same year, he was named Director – Strategy, Marketing & Innovation for IP’s Global Cellulose Fibers business. In his current role, Mr. Roeder is responsible for collaborating across the business and enterprise to develop IP’s go-to-market strategy. He and his team work closely with the Sales team to drive successful innovations for IP’s customers.

Paul E. Rollin, Jr., Ph.D., Senior Principal – Global Hygiene, ExxonMobil Product Solutions Company
Paul Rollin earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Rollin began his career with E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. developing “Flashspun” nonwoven products in the Tyvek® Business. He later transferred from Richmond, VA to Old Hickory, TN where he provided technical support to manufacturing, as well as led product development efforts for bi-component spunmelt fibers and fabrics.
For the past 11 years, Dr. Rollin has worked for ExxonMobil in Baytown, TX. During this time, his roles and responsibilities have included developing new products based on polyolefin resins, customer and application development. In 2018, he became the Global Nonwovens Team Lead at ExxonMobil. Dr. Rollin has several patents and has contributed to the nonwovens industry for more than 24 years.

Jodi Russell, Vice President R&D, Cleaning Innovation, Packaging & Sustainability, The Clorox Company
Jodi Russell has spent 25 years leading global innovation across multiple categories in the consumer-packaged goods industry. She began her career at P&G after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. Chemical Engineering, and has continued for 20 years at Clorox creating consumer-winning products in Cleaning, Foods, Litter, Trash, Natural Personal Care and Water Filtration. Ms. Russell is an innovation leader, with a proven track record of driving profitable growth, with current R&D responsibility for >$2B product portfolio including the company’s flagship Clorox Bleach™ and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes™ businesses. Ms. Russell excels in setting vision for R&D that leads to breakthroughs and in collaborating with industry partners to create leading edge technology for the Clorox global portfolio.

Julie Schertell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mativ
Julie Schertell is Mativ’s President and Chief Executive Officer and serves on its Board of Directors. As the former Neenah Inc. Chief Executive Officer, she held numerous leadership positions within the company over the last 14 years, including Chief Operations Officer, Segment President of Technical Products and Fine Paper & Packaging and Vice President and General Manager of Fine Paper & Packaging.
Ms. Schertell began her career at Georgia-Pacific in 1992 as a Cost Analyst in a plant supporting Consumer Products. She served in several roles over her 16-year career there, all within the Consumer Products Division, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing Strategy, Vice President of Supply Chain, Director of Sales Operations and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Ms. Schertell graduated from Florida State University’s College of Business in 1991 with a BA in Accounting and received her MAcc degree from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 1992.

Weitere Informationen:
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INDA

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
08.02.2023

Cinte Techtextil China 2023 set for September

With China easing its pandemic restrictions, foreign exhibitors and buyers can look forward to quarantine-free travel when participating at this year’s industry showcase in Shanghai. The technical textile and nonwovens fair is scheduled to take place from 19 – 21 September 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, amid positive market forecasts for both sectors. The organisers are anticipating a strong showing and the conclusion of an inconsistent period for in-person textile business.

“The industry has demonstrated incredible patience and resilience over the course of the pandemic,” said Ms Wilmet Shea, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “With both markets growing and China opening its borders, we are excited at the prospect of providing participants with an international, business-friendly platform and expect to welcome a healthy number of exhibitors later this year.”

With China easing its pandemic restrictions, foreign exhibitors and buyers can look forward to quarantine-free travel when participating at this year’s industry showcase in Shanghai. The technical textile and nonwovens fair is scheduled to take place from 19 – 21 September 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, amid positive market forecasts for both sectors. The organisers are anticipating a strong showing and the conclusion of an inconsistent period for in-person textile business.

“The industry has demonstrated incredible patience and resilience over the course of the pandemic,” said Ms Wilmet Shea, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “With both markets growing and China opening its borders, we are excited at the prospect of providing participants with an international, business-friendly platform and expect to welcome a healthy number of exhibitors later this year.”

The global technical textile and nonwovens markets are both set to perform strongly over the next few years. According to Grand View Research, the technical textile market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2022 to 2030[1]. The nonwoven fabrics market is anticipated to display an even stronger CAGR of 5.6% during the same period[2], with Asia-Pacific to maintain its position as the biggest regional market.

As one of Asia’s leading trade fairs for the abovementioned sectors, Cinte Techtextil China is the preferred platform for multiple industry players. Speaking at the previous edition in 2021, Mr Seven Shen, Sales Manager at Libero Trading (Shanghai) Co Ltd, China, said: “We have been exhibiting at this fair for years, and know we will meet our target customers at every edition. The buyers here are all highly specialised.”

During his interview at the same edition, Mr Eric Ni, Senior Manager, China Supply Chain Marketing for Cotton Council International, USA, commented: “We hope to use this platform to meet more companies and brands in the nonwovens industry who are interested in US cotton, and to meet up with old friends to discuss the current situation and industry trends. The fair’s buyers are quality, and we have found some new potential clients at this edition.”

Many buyers at the previous edition also gave positive appraisals. “As a professional trade fair for technical textile and nonwoven products, Cinte Techtextil China is not only a platform to gather qualified industry players, but also the best place to showcase new products and innovations,” said Mr Lin Bin, Technical Director at Zhejiang Xinna Medical Device Technology Co Ltd, China. “Specific and high quality products enhance sourcing efficiency for buyers, and exposure to new trends and market developments ensures my company visits here regularly.”

The fair’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span a full range of potential uses in modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also cover the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions. This scope of product groups and application areas ensures that the fair is an effective business platform for the entire industry.

[1]“Technical Textile Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report 2022-2030”, 2022, Grand View Research, https://bit.ly/3IAxQIK, (Retrieved: January 2023)
[2] “Nonwoven Fabrics Market Size”, 7 September 2022, GlobeNewswire, https://bit.ly/3CxPE3u, (Retrieved: January 2023)

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
15.11.2022

Cinte Techtextil China postponed to 2023

Owing to evolving pandemic circumstances in Shanghai, the organisers have announced that Cinte Techtextil China will no longer be taking place from 7 – 9 December 2022 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). A new fair date in 2023 will be announced in due course.
 
Ms Wilmet Shea, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained: “While it is unfortunate that Cinte Techtextil China cannot take place as scheduled, after holding talks with stakeholders we decided that deferring the fair was necessary to comply with the government’s pandemic control measures. I would like to thank all participants for their patience and continued support, and to reiterate our resolve to provide a safe platform for the technical textile and nonwovens industry to congregate next year.”

Owing to evolving pandemic circumstances in Shanghai, the organisers have announced that Cinte Techtextil China will no longer be taking place from 7 – 9 December 2022 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). A new fair date in 2023 will be announced in due course.
 
Ms Wilmet Shea, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained: “While it is unfortunate that Cinte Techtextil China cannot take place as scheduled, after holding talks with stakeholders we decided that deferring the fair was necessary to comply with the government’s pandemic control measures. I would like to thank all participants for their patience and continued support, and to reiterate our resolve to provide a safe platform for the technical textile and nonwovens industry to congregate next year.”

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

31.10.2022

Cinte Techtextil China announces exhibitors for December Edition

From 7 – 9 December 2022, Cinte Techtextil China will welcome visitors sourcing solutions for 12 application areas of technical textiles and nonwovens at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

A number of countries and regions are represented at the fair’s International Zone, with companies from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the US. Standout international exhibitors include:

From 7 – 9 December 2022, Cinte Techtextil China will welcome visitors sourcing solutions for 12 application areas of technical textiles and nonwovens at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

A number of countries and regions are represented at the fair’s International Zone, with companies from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the US. Standout international exhibitors include:

  • TESTEX, an international, independent Swiss institute which specialises in the testing and certification of textile and leather products. The organisation is a founding member and official representative of the OEKO-TEX® Association, and will present their certification services at the fairground.
  • Cotton Council International (CCI) is a non-profit trade association that promotes US cotton fibre and manufactured cotton products, with their COTTON USA™ Mark. At this year’s fair they will showcase cotton spunlace fabric, wipes, kitchen tissues, facial masks, cosmetic removers, and more, with their products particularly applicable to Agrotech, Clothtech, Medtech, and Sporttech.
  • Graf + Cie AG is a subsidiary of the Rieter Group, and a leading supplier of clothing for carding and combs for combing machines in the short- and long-staple spinning industry. This year, the Swiss company will showcase stationary flats, and metallic card clothing for roller cards.
  • At the returning German Pavilion, buyers can source sought-after technical textiles and nonwovens that are renowned for their quality. The companies and expertise on display at this pavilion are endorsed by the Federal Republic of Germany, with several exhibitors highlighted below:
  • Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co KG has developed machinery for the textile industry since 1949. Today, the company offers complete line systems for the dry finishing of both woven and knitted fabric, as well as for technical textiles, glass fibres, and floor coverings.
  • Perlon (Zhejiang) Co Ltd is part of a global group of companies that specialises in the manufacture of synthetic filaments, with factories in China, Germany, Poland, and the US. Their products have a diverse range of potential uses, largely categorised in the Agrotech and Indutech application areas.
  • IBENA Textilwerke GmbH produces various functional fabrics for Protech. At the fair, the company will be showcasing insulative, flame retardant (FR) textiles for firefighting and search & rescue services. Developed with DuPont™ aramid material, their FR properties will not diminish after washing or repeated use.

This year’s fair also sees the return of the Taiwan Zone. With support from the Taiwan Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association, the area will showcase a range of industry leading nonwoven products and services, by brands such as KNH Enterprise, Nan Liu Enterprise, Unique Pretty Ind, and Web-Pro Corporation.

As a world’s largest manufacturer of technical textiles, China is home to a vast array of companies responsible for innovative products. Some domestic exhibitors to look out for are:

  • CTA Hi-Textiles Co Ltd, a high-tech enterprise controlled by China Textile Science Research Institute. In recent years, the company has developed several new textile composite materials, and their products are widely used in sectors such as national defence, policing and public security, medical protection, and engineering and manufacturing.
  • Sateri is one of the world’s largest producers of viscose fibre, with an annual capacity of 1.8 million metric tonnes. At their mills, they make yarn and fibre products applicable to sectors such as beauty, hygiene and personal care, medical, wipes, and protective wear.

To help international buyers stay connected with the Chinese market, Match Plus, the fair’s online business matching platform, will support foreign buyers achieve their sourcing goals despite travel limitations. Further information on Match Plus will be available at a later stage.

The fair’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span a full range of potential uses in modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also cover the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions.

13.09.2022

Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess mit neuem Führungsteam

Die Textilmessen Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess der Messe Frankfurt starten zukünftig unter neuer Leitung. Bettina Bär verantwortet ab dem 15. September 2022 die Leitung des Segments Heimtextilien der Heimtextil. Meike Kern ist in der Doppelspitze der internationalen Messe für Wohn- und Objekttextilien weiterhin für das Segment Haustextilien zuständig. Bettina Bär folgt auf Sabine Scharrer, die künftig die Position als Show Director der internationalen Leitmessen Techtextil und Texprocess und das Brandmanagement übernimmt. Sie folgt damit auf Michael Jänecke, der nach über 30 Jahren bei der Messe Frankfurt am 1. Januar 2023 in den Ruhestand geht. Seit 1992 leitete er die Techtextil, 2013 übernahm er zusätzlich die Funktion als Show Director der Texprocess.

Die Textilmessen Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess der Messe Frankfurt starten zukünftig unter neuer Leitung. Bettina Bär verantwortet ab dem 15. September 2022 die Leitung des Segments Heimtextilien der Heimtextil. Meike Kern ist in der Doppelspitze der internationalen Messe für Wohn- und Objekttextilien weiterhin für das Segment Haustextilien zuständig. Bettina Bär folgt auf Sabine Scharrer, die künftig die Position als Show Director der internationalen Leitmessen Techtextil und Texprocess und das Brandmanagement übernimmt. Sie folgt damit auf Michael Jänecke, der nach über 30 Jahren bei der Messe Frankfurt am 1. Januar 2023 in den Ruhestand geht. Seit 1992 leitete er die Techtextil, 2013 übernahm er zusätzlich die Funktion als Show Director der Texprocess.

Die Leitmessen für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie für die Verarbeitung von textilen und flexiblen Materialien, Techtextil und Texprocess, stehen ab dem 1. Januar 2023 unter Leitung von Sabine Scharrer. Seit 1996 ist Sabine Scharrer bei der Messe Frankfurt und arbeitete unter anderem für die technischen Auslandsmessen des Unternehmens sowie als Leitung von Konsumgütermessen, darunter die Ambiente. In ihrer neuen Rolle als Leitung der Techtextil und Texprocess möchte sie die Leitmessen in Zusammenarbeit mit den Branchenpartnern weiter international ausbauen und dabei die weltweiten Synergien der Brandveranstaltungen der Messe Frankfurt im Bereich Technical Textiles und Textile Technology heben.

Bettina Bär übernimmt ab dem 15. September die Leitung des Segments Heimtextilien der Heimtextil. Bettina Bär ist seit 2012 bei der Messe Frankfurt. In dieser Zeit fungierte sie unter anderem als Show Director im Segment der Konsumgütermessen sowie zuletzt als Show Director der Neonyt; die Messe für Mode, Nachhaltigkeit und Innovationen. Zukünftig möchte sie die Heimtextil mit neuen Ideen voranbringen, relevante Marktsegmente, darunter der Bereich Interior, Architecture und Hospitality, stärken und nachhaltige Lösungen fördern.

 

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt

31.08.2022

DNFI Award 2022 – Deadline 9 Sept

As every year, in 2022 the Discover Natural Fibers Initiative (DNFI) called on individuals, universities, textile researchers and companies to submit their products, projects, processes and ideas in the field of Natural Fibres from the following categories:

  • Innovative products, components or applications
  • Innovative processes and procedures
  • Innovative research and science

The DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award aims to promote the development of new products/components and applications using natural fibres as well as new processes for manufacturing of environmental friendly products. Universities, institutes, industry and individuals working in the area of scientific research are invited to participate. “Sustainability” should be just one important aspect of each submission considered by the judges.

The DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award aims to recognise the innovations as well as the people and institutions responsible for them with the goal of raising public awareness of the achievements of the natural fibre sector as a whole.

As every year, in 2022 the Discover Natural Fibers Initiative (DNFI) called on individuals, universities, textile researchers and companies to submit their products, projects, processes and ideas in the field of Natural Fibres from the following categories:

  • Innovative products, components or applications
  • Innovative processes and procedures
  • Innovative research and science

The DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award aims to promote the development of new products/components and applications using natural fibres as well as new processes for manufacturing of environmental friendly products. Universities, institutes, industry and individuals working in the area of scientific research are invited to participate. “Sustainability” should be just one important aspect of each submission considered by the judges.

The DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award aims to recognise the innovations as well as the people and institutions responsible for them with the goal of raising public awareness of the achievements of the natural fibre sector as a whole.

Get the details online.

Weitere Informationen:
DNFI DNFI award
Quelle:

European Industry and Research Exchange on Technical Textiles

(c) SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
14.06.2022

SHIMA SEIKI to exhibit at Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, along with its Italian subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., will be participating in the Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany from the 21st till the 24th of June 2022.

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, along with its Italian subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., will be participating in the Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany from the 21st till the 24th of June 2022.

On display will be SHIMA SEIKI’s latest innovation in flat knitting technology as applied to the field of technical textiles—a prototype weft knitting machine capable of multi-axial yarn insertion. Fabrics produced on this machine use inlay technique for the production of hybrid textiles that combine the stretch characteristics of knitted fabrics with the stability of woven textiles, suited to various technical applications. To this, warp yarn is inserted to further expand its capability to produce 3D-shaped carbon fiber and composite preforms directly on the machine. This is made possible by taking advantage of the fact that flat knitting as a textile production method is capable of producing end products that are shaped-to-form and with added thickness. Compared to current methods of preform production, savings in post-processing time, material, labor and associated costs are immense, realizing efficient and sustainable production. SHIMA SEIKI’s own yarn unwinding technology is also used for optimum yarn feed and tension for use with technical yarns that are otherwise difficult to knit. Industrial textile samples knit on the multi-axial machine will also be available for examination on-site.

SHIMA SEIKI's SDS®-ONE APEX4 3D design system will be available for demonstrations as well. Of particular interest should be its ultra-realistic simulation capability that realizes Virtual Sampling. When countless variations must be evaluated before arriving at a final design, virtual product samples can be used to streamline the decision-making process by minimizing the enormous amount of time, cost and material normally associated with producing actual samples for each variation. When approved, the same data can be converted to machine data for immediate knitting, significantly reducing lead times.

Quelle:

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
17.05.2022

Cinte Techtextil China to address personal hygiene and sustainability demands

With global consumers becoming more conscious about personal hygiene and environmental protection, exhibitors at Cinte Techtexil China will spotlight materials and technologies for products that respond to these trends. The fair will probe into the associated growth opportunities as the country is one of the leading markets for nonwovens and technical textiles. The event will be held from 6 – 8 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

The technical textiles and nonwovens industries, the latter notably, are significantly expanding amid the pandemic. A recent forecast[1] predicts that the global polypropylene nonwoven fabric market will continue to rise at a CAGR of 6.7%, reaching USD 39.23 billion by 2028. The anticipated growth is bolstered by demands in end-use industries such as sanitation, medical, automotive and more. In 2020, Asia Pacific was named the largest regional market in the world and is expected to grow significantly over the forecasted period.

With global consumers becoming more conscious about personal hygiene and environmental protection, exhibitors at Cinte Techtexil China will spotlight materials and technologies for products that respond to these trends. The fair will probe into the associated growth opportunities as the country is one of the leading markets for nonwovens and technical textiles. The event will be held from 6 – 8 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

The technical textiles and nonwovens industries, the latter notably, are significantly expanding amid the pandemic. A recent forecast[1] predicts that the global polypropylene nonwoven fabric market will continue to rise at a CAGR of 6.7%, reaching USD 39.23 billion by 2028. The anticipated growth is bolstered by demands in end-use industries such as sanitation, medical, automotive and more. In 2020, Asia Pacific was named the largest regional market in the world and is expected to grow significantly over the forecasted period.

The prediction reaffirms the growth prospects of nonwovens. In this regard, industry players expressed much optimism about associated future opportunities during Cinte Techtextil China last year. “The field of nonwovens is poised for a positive growth as the awareness of personal hygiene and pandemic prevention sustains in the domestic market,” commented Mr James Gao, Head of Marketing and Textile Technologies, Uster Technologies (China) Co Ltd. He added: “We decided to join the fair and showcase our new launches as we remain confident in the future development of the industry, especially since China is dominating the global scene.”

Going green is the way forward
Turning to yarns and fibres, the sector is shifting to greener and smarter production that echoes the trend towards sustainability that is gaining considerable traction across the globe. Meanwhile in China, this movement was observed by many exhibitors at the 2021 edition, including Mr Roberto Galante, Plant Manager of FMMG Technical Textiles (Suzhou) Co Ltd, the Chinese subsidiary of the Fil Man Made Group. He mentioned: “The market is paying more attention to environmental protection, and we receive enquiries about special yarns for this every day. We focus on technical yarns for filtration as well as anti-bacterial properties, which are very important for the environment. The potential here in China is incredible and this is a big opportunity for everybody.”

Cinte Techtextil China’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span across a full range of potential uses in modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also cover the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw material providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions. This scope of product groups and application areas ensures that the fair is an effective business platform for the entire industry.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

Mobiles Robotersystem zum automatisierten Bestücken eines Spulengatters (c) STFI
12.05.2022

STFI mit nachhaltigen und digitalen Innovationen auf der Techtextil 2022

Das Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. zeigt auf der Techtextil 2022, der internationalen Messe für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe, innovative Highlights aus Forschung und Entwicklung. Neben einer kettengewirkten textilen Fassadenbegrünung im Modulsystem und textilen Leichtbauelementen für den Baubereich aus Hanf als nachwachsendem Rohstoff präsentiert das STFI auch Neues aus der Vliesstoffforschung. Für die Vliesstoffkompetenz steht das Projekt optiformTEX, bei dem für die Halbzeugherstellung im Automobilsektor die Flächenmasse gezielt beeinflusst wurde. Des Weiteren stellt das Chemnitzer Institut eine ökologische Schaumbeschichtung für Schutztextilien aus. Zentrales Highlight des STFI-Messeauftritts ist darüber hinaus ein mobiles Robotersystem, das ein automatisiertes Bestücken eines Spulengatters im Kleinformat zeigt.

Das Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. zeigt auf der Techtextil 2022, der internationalen Messe für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe, innovative Highlights aus Forschung und Entwicklung. Neben einer kettengewirkten textilen Fassadenbegrünung im Modulsystem und textilen Leichtbauelementen für den Baubereich aus Hanf als nachwachsendem Rohstoff präsentiert das STFI auch Neues aus der Vliesstoffforschung. Für die Vliesstoffkompetenz steht das Projekt optiformTEX, bei dem für die Halbzeugherstellung im Automobilsektor die Flächenmasse gezielt beeinflusst wurde. Des Weiteren stellt das Chemnitzer Institut eine ökologische Schaumbeschichtung für Schutztextilien aus. Zentrales Highlight des STFI-Messeauftritts ist darüber hinaus ein mobiles Robotersystem, das ein automatisiertes Bestücken eines Spulengatters im Kleinformat zeigt.

Highlights auf der Techtextil 2022
Die begrünte Fassadenkachel ist ein System, mit dem durch einen einfachen, modularen Segmentaufbau großflächige Gebäudeflächen kostengünstig begrünt werden können. Neben einer Gebäudedämmung soll das System den gestalterischen Ansprüchen einer modernen Innenstadt entsprechen. Durch eine Funktionsintegration in die textile Trägerschicht und abgestimmte Pflanzenauswahl wird eine wartungsarme Begrünung möglich.

Formbauteile aus Vliesstoffen kommen zunehmend im Automobilbereich zum Einsatz. Konventionelle Vliesstoffe haben aktuell gleichmäßige Flächenmassen. Technische Lösungen zur lastgerechten Bauteilverstärkung und der daraus resultierende optimierte Materialeinsatz stellen ein enormes wirtschaftliches Potenzial dar. Die Grundidee von „optiformTEX“ war daher die Flächenmassenverteilung im Flor vor der Halbzeugverfestigung gezielt zu beeinflussen. Im Ergebnis wurde ein textiltechnologisches Verfahren und die zugehörige Anlagenkomponente erfolgreich entwickelt, die sowohl für synthetische als auch für Naturfaserstoffe geeignet sind.

Zukunftsweisende Materialien bieten Entwicklungen aus dem Bereich nachwachsender Rohstoffe in Kombination mit biobasierten Harzsystemen: im Projekt „Gro-Coce“ wurde durch die Verbindung nachhaltiger Bauprodukte und -weisen ein innovatives Deckensystem entwickelt. Gegenwärtig entwickelt das Projektteam ein hochleistungsfähiges Hanfbasthalbzeug sowie die Schritte zu dessen reproduzierbare Herstellung mittels textiler Flächenbildung. Erste Applikations- und Belastungstests der Hanfbasthalbzeuge an Holzbalken konnten das hohe Leistungspotenzial der Naturfasermaterialien bestätigen.

Spezielle Funktionstextilien basieren auf Verbundmaterialien mit Beschichtungen oder Membranen. Die bisherige Herstellung der Beschichtungen/Membranen birgt häufig ökologische und gesundheitliche Risiken. Am STFI wurden daher lösemittelfreie, rein wässrige Beschichtungssysteme sowie eine Technologie zu deren Applikation für den Schutztextilbereich entwickelt, woraus eine atmungsaktive, wasserdichte und waschpermanente Textilbeschichtung resultiert.

Zentrales Highlight des STFI-Messeauftritts ist ein mobiles Robotersystem, das automatisiertes Bestü-cken eines Spulengatters im Kleinformat zeigt. Der Roboter ist am STFI Teil der „Textilfabrik der Zukunft“, in welcher eine Spielmatte gewebt und Schritt für Schritt entlang der textilen Kette weiterverarbeitet wird.

(c) 2022, SSM
07.04.2022

Swiss Textile Machinery members at Techtextil

High-performance yarns now offer almost unlimited possibilities for replacing traditional raw materials in a vast range of technical applications. Often tailor-made, these filament yarns go way beyond the conventional idea of ‘textiles’ – finding new uses in sectors such as automotive, aviation, maritime, medical and construction, among many others.

Technical textiles are everywhere in our daily lives today, even if we may not always realize it. Some are in more obviously textile products, from sewing threads to artificial turf. But then, take cars as an example: modern vehicles are stuffed with parts made from sophisticated yarns. It’s common for producers of automotive parts now to send template material and requirement lists to Swiss Textile Machinery members, trusting their expertise and experience. Members operate development and testing centers with latest machine installations, where their experts devise customized solutions, as well as calling on the pure innovative spirit which is part of their DNA.

High-performance yarns now offer almost unlimited possibilities for replacing traditional raw materials in a vast range of technical applications. Often tailor-made, these filament yarns go way beyond the conventional idea of ‘textiles’ – finding new uses in sectors such as automotive, aviation, maritime, medical and construction, among many others.

Technical textiles are everywhere in our daily lives today, even if we may not always realize it. Some are in more obviously textile products, from sewing threads to artificial turf. But then, take cars as an example: modern vehicles are stuffed with parts made from sophisticated yarns. It’s common for producers of automotive parts now to send template material and requirement lists to Swiss Textile Machinery members, trusting their expertise and experience. Members operate development and testing centers with latest machine installations, where their experts devise customized solutions, as well as calling on the pure innovative spirit which is part of their DNA.

At the extremes
Technology drives applications beyond our current imagining in the case of Heberlein air splicers. Developed for a wide range of uses with high-strength technical fibers, they have no problems splicing aramid fibers up to 16’100 dtex, carbon up to 30’000 dtex, Dyneema up to 5’500 dtex, and glass up to 4’800 tex. Using compressed air, the splicers produce a tear-resistant, homogeneous splice of material without interfering knots.

Retech has the technology to achieve specifications for filament yarns, drawing and stretching fibers to perfection. Top heated godet rolls – many customized – are developed for high-performance fibers. Temperatures up to 400 °C can be achieved. Combining the right settings and wide speed ranges for each specific process results in unique end-products.

Fabric producers of high-end applications must avoid any quality risk. Yarn producers are well aware of this responsibility, so they use precision package winders for technical yarns, developed by Rieter’s subsidiary SSM. Taking yarns from ring twisting bobbins, its specialist finish winders can produce coarse-count technical yarns up to 50’000 dtex, offering a new level of flexibility and winding quality.

Lifestyle essentials
At first glance, motorists might fail to notice many of the technical yarns ‘hidden’ inside their cars. These products have functions such as providing stability with hardly any weight, or absorbing tensile forces at defined elongation. This kind of controlled elongation behaviour, for example, arises from the choice of textile material and the special construction of the yarns used.

Such specifications make twisting and cabling machines essential for the automotive industry. Saurer offers machines for the production of technical yarns made from a variety of feed materials in a very wide yarn count range. They are needed for vehicle products such as tire carcasses, toothed engine belts, seat belts, airbags and lorry tarpaulins.

Technical yarns also play a surprising role in our mobile devices. Tapping, scrolling and swiping are second nature for billions, with our phones and a plethora of other lifestyle essentials. Yet, how many people would know that the touch-sensitivity we take for granted on these screens is largely made possible by twisted glass fibers. Bräcker, part of Rieter’s components business, offers a selection of vertical sinter metal rings and nylon travelers for glass fiber twisting, so that mills can achieve high levels of productivity and quality.

Future unlimited
Automotive and communication technology are already important industries for Swiss Textile Machinery members, along with well-known technical textiles markets in sectors such as medical, transport and construction. Smart-wear is already noted as a field with significant potential. Naturally, members are constantly investigating other possibilities. Swiss textile machinery is already applied in energy (batteries), and plastics.

The Swiss Textile Machinery Pavilion will be at the Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, taking place from 21 to 24 June 2022.

Quelle:

Swiss Textile Machinery

31.03.2022

Monforts at Techtextil North America

Monforts will highlight its advanced finishing and coating technologies for the production of technical textiles at Techtextil North America, which takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from May 17-19.

The company and its US representative PSP Marketing, of Charlotte, North Carolina, will be part of the centrepiece VDMA German Pavilion at the show.

Energy prices
With energy prices continuing to go through the roof, an emphasis at Techtextil North America will be on the energy and heat recovery that can be achieved with Montex stenters, through features such as the MonforClean system, in which waste heat from the drying process is used to pre-heat the drying air. This results in a radical reduction in the conventional heat supply required. A range of further resource-saving and energy recovery options can be specified per individual line installation.

Monforts will highlight its advanced finishing and coating technologies for the production of technical textiles at Techtextil North America, which takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from May 17-19.

The company and its US representative PSP Marketing, of Charlotte, North Carolina, will be part of the centrepiece VDMA German Pavilion at the show.

Energy prices
With energy prices continuing to go through the roof, an emphasis at Techtextil North America will be on the energy and heat recovery that can be achieved with Montex stenters, through features such as the MonforClean system, in which waste heat from the drying process is used to pre-heat the drying air. This results in a radical reduction in the conventional heat supply required. A range of further resource-saving and energy recovery options can be specified per individual line installation.

Advanced machine operation
With the highly intuitive Qualitex 800 visualization software, all article-specific settings can be stored and the formulations for thousands of treatment processes called up again at any time. Individual operators can also personalise their dashboards with the most important machine functions and process parameters.

The Qualitex 800 system is available for the automatic and continuous operation of the company’s Montex stenters, as well as its Thermex continuous dyeing ranges, Monfortex shrinking systems and Montex®Coat coating units.

Versatility is the key
Monforts Montex®Coat coating units serve an equally diverse number of markets, including tents, tarpaulins and awnings, black-out roller blinds and sail cloth, automotive interior fabrics and medical disposables. Full PVC coatings, pigment dyeing or minimal application surface and low penetration treatments and solvent coatings (in explosion-proof conditions) with knife coating, roller coating or screen printing can all be accommodated with this system.

Quelle:

AWOl Media / A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG

01.03.2022

Anmeldestart zum Techtextil Innovation Award 2022

Im Rahmen der Techtextil 2022, vom 21. bis 24 Juni, werden erneut herausragende Entwicklungen im Bereich der technischen Textilien ausgezeichnet. Ab sofort können Unternehmen und Forschungsinstitute ihre Ansätze für den Innovation Award 2022 anmelden, der auf der internationalen Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe präsentiert wird.
 
Innovative Neuheiten werden in folgenden Kategorien gesucht: Konzept, Technologie, Material, Anwendung, Produkt, Nachhaltigkeit und Kreislaufwirtschaft, nachhaltige Technologie und Recycling sowie Technologie und Digitalisierung. Insbesondere neue, unkonventionelle Ideen, Konzepte und Visionen sind erwünscht. Der Techtextil Innovation Award unterstützt progressive Ansätze und Dialog zwischen Forschenden, herstellender Industrie und Anwendenden. Erstmals wird die Techtextil mit dem Techtextil Performance Fashion Award herausragende Entwicklungen im Bereich der funktionalen oder leistungsfähigen textilen Materialien für Mode auszeichnen. Die Einreichungen sind ab sofort online möglich. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 25. März 2022.
 

Im Rahmen der Techtextil 2022, vom 21. bis 24 Juni, werden erneut herausragende Entwicklungen im Bereich der technischen Textilien ausgezeichnet. Ab sofort können Unternehmen und Forschungsinstitute ihre Ansätze für den Innovation Award 2022 anmelden, der auf der internationalen Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe präsentiert wird.
 
Innovative Neuheiten werden in folgenden Kategorien gesucht: Konzept, Technologie, Material, Anwendung, Produkt, Nachhaltigkeit und Kreislaufwirtschaft, nachhaltige Technologie und Recycling sowie Technologie und Digitalisierung. Insbesondere neue, unkonventionelle Ideen, Konzepte und Visionen sind erwünscht. Der Techtextil Innovation Award unterstützt progressive Ansätze und Dialog zwischen Forschenden, herstellender Industrie und Anwendenden. Erstmals wird die Techtextil mit dem Techtextil Performance Fashion Award herausragende Entwicklungen im Bereich der funktionalen oder leistungsfähigen textilen Materialien für Mode auszeichnen. Die Einreichungen sind ab sofort online möglich. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 25. März 2022.
 
„Wir freuen uns, durch den Techtextil Innovation Award 2022 zukunftweisenden Fortschritt im Bereich der technischen Textilien zu fördern“, erklärt Michael Jänecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles & Textile Processing. „Auch in diesem Jahr werden Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung in einer eigenen Kategorie gewürdigt.“
 
Von einer unabhängigen internationalen Jury ausgewählte Einreichungen werden auf der Techtextil 2022 in einem entsprechenden Sonderareal den internationalen Fachbesuchern und Medienvertretern präsentiert. Erstmals werden die Gewinner*innen auch virtuell, im Rahmen der Digital Extension der Techtextil 2022 vorgestellt.
 
Teilnahmeberechtigt sind sowohl Aussteller der Techtextil 2022 als auch alle nicht ausstellenden Unternehmen, Institute, Universitäten und Fachhochschulen sowie Einzelpersonen. Bedingungen: Die eingereichten Entwicklungen dürfen erst weniger als zwei Jahre auf dem Markt erhältlich sein oder kurz vor der Markteinführung stehen. Zudem dürfen sie noch keine andere Auszeichnung erhalten haben.
 
Auch die parallel stattfindende Texprocess 2022 präsentiert einen Innovation Award im Bereich neuer Technologien und Prozesse für die Verarbeitung von Textilien und flexibler Materialien.
 
Weitere Informationen online: www.techtextilaward.com.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
21.01.2022

Promising conditions for Cinte Techtextil China in September

Promising conditions in the technical textiles and nonwovens market are expected to provide ample opportunities for suppliers at this year’s Cinte Techtextil China. The fair, which last year saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits, will take place from 6 – 8 September 2022 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Flexible exhibiting options will once again be available for overseas companies.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained the positive conditions that exhibitors should expect at the fair thusly: “The pandemic has led to a surge in Chinese exports of both technical textiles and nonwovens, the latter in particular. The country remains the largest supplier of nonwovens, comprising one-third of the global total, yet still requires the advanced offerings of overseas machinery suppliers, as well as supplies of raw materials, to support its export production.”

Promising conditions in the technical textiles and nonwovens market are expected to provide ample opportunities for suppliers at this year’s Cinte Techtextil China. The fair, which last year saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits, will take place from 6 – 8 September 2022 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Flexible exhibiting options will once again be available for overseas companies.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained the positive conditions that exhibitors should expect at the fair thusly: “The pandemic has led to a surge in Chinese exports of both technical textiles and nonwovens, the latter in particular. The country remains the largest supplier of nonwovens, comprising one-third of the global total, yet still requires the advanced offerings of overseas machinery suppliers, as well as supplies of raw materials, to support its export production.”

Ms Wen continued: “Domestically, China is seeing increasing consumption of functional apparel, sportswear and personal protection items. Heightened health and sanitary regulations and new hygiene habits will also continue to drive demand, especially for nonwovens, well into the future. There has also been a post-pandemic boost in demand for filter, greenhouse covering and high-density fabrics amongst others. All of this adds up to a wealth of opportunities for overseas companies to take advantage of, as was experienced in the 2021 edition of the fair.”

Exhibitor and visitor experiences in 2021
“Our organisation promotes US cotton and we hope to use this platform to meet more companies and brands in the nonwovens industry who are interested in US cotton, and to meet up with old friends to discuss the current situation and industry trends. We also found some new potential clients this time.” Mr Eric Ni, Senior Manager, China Supply Chain Marketing, Fabrics, Garments and Nonwovens, Cotton Council International, USA

“Cinte Techtextil China is a professional exhibition that brings together cutting-edge technologies and products, allowing us to quickly learn about innovative technology trends in the industry. I’ve been particularly impressed by the biodegradable products in the Innovation Showcase. In addition, I am sourcing mask-related products and mops, and I have found some companies that I’m interested in.” Ms Claire Zhang, Senior Scientist, Personal Health, Philips Research China, Philips (China) Investment Co Ltd, China

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

14.12.2021

Vortrag für das Techtextil Forum 2022 einreichen

Mit dem Techtextil Forum setzt die Techtextil 2022 das offene Expert*innenformat von 2019 fort. Vorschläge für Beiträge können ab jetzt eingereicht werden.

Zur kommenden Techtextil (21. bis 24. Juni 2022), der Internationalen Leitmesse für Technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe, bietet das Techtextil Forum an den vier Messetagen mit Vorträgen, Diskussionen und interaktiven Formaten die Möglichkeit für den Austausch zwischen ausstellenden Unternehmen, Messegästen sowie Forscher*innen, Entwickler*innen und Anwender*innen rund um technische Textilien. Interessierte Vortragende können bis zum 16. Februar 2022 ihre Themenvorschläge einreichen.

Im Mittelpunkt des Techtextil Forums stehen neue Entwicklungen, Trends und mögliche Anwendungsbereiche von technischen Textilien, Vliesstoffen und funktionalen Bekleidungstextilien sowie Technologien, Verarbeitungsprozesse und neue Produkte. Themenvorschläge sind unter anderem in den folgenden Bereichen möglich: Health (Textilien im medizinischen Bereich/Hygiene), Interior, PPE (persönliche Schutzausrüstung und Objektschutz), Building textiles, (neue) Trends, Textilien für Mobilität/Fortbewegung und Sport & Freizeit.

Mit dem Techtextil Forum setzt die Techtextil 2022 das offene Expert*innenformat von 2019 fort. Vorschläge für Beiträge können ab jetzt eingereicht werden.

Zur kommenden Techtextil (21. bis 24. Juni 2022), der Internationalen Leitmesse für Technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe, bietet das Techtextil Forum an den vier Messetagen mit Vorträgen, Diskussionen und interaktiven Formaten die Möglichkeit für den Austausch zwischen ausstellenden Unternehmen, Messegästen sowie Forscher*innen, Entwickler*innen und Anwender*innen rund um technische Textilien. Interessierte Vortragende können bis zum 16. Februar 2022 ihre Themenvorschläge einreichen.

Im Mittelpunkt des Techtextil Forums stehen neue Entwicklungen, Trends und mögliche Anwendungsbereiche von technischen Textilien, Vliesstoffen und funktionalen Bekleidungstextilien sowie Technologien, Verarbeitungsprozesse und neue Produkte. Themenvorschläge sind unter anderem in den folgenden Bereichen möglich: Health (Textilien im medizinischen Bereich/Hygiene), Interior, PPE (persönliche Schutzausrüstung und Objektschutz), Building textiles, (neue) Trends, Textilien für Mobilität/Fortbewegung und Sport & Freizeit.

Interessierte Vortragende können Vorträge, Workshops oder Diskussionsthemen vorschlagen. Die Vorschläge müssen in englischer Sprache unter https://techtextilforum2022.abstract-management.de eingereicht werden. Die Auswahl der Beiträge erfolgt durch ein mit Expert*innen besetztes internationales Programm-Komitee.

„Auch 2022 präsentiert sich das Techtextil Forum wieder direkt in der Messehalle. So hat das Fachpublikum die Möglichkeit, zwischen den Messeterminen Vorträge seiner Wahl zu verfolgen oder sich spontan an Diskussionen zu beteiligen. Die Vorträge werden außerdem gestreamt bzw. on-demand zur Verfügung gestellt. So bereichert der Austausch innerhalb der Branche die Techtextil nicht nur vor Ort, sondern auch im Nachgang digital“, so Michael Jänecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles and Textile Processing bei der Messe Frankfurt.

Weitere Informationen:
Techtextil Techtextil Forum
Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt

DiloGroup: successful INDEX exhibition (c) DiloGroup
DiloGroup at the INDEX
10.11.2021

DILO-Gruppe: Erfolgreiche INDEX-Messe

Die DILO-Gruppe dankt allen Kunden und Interessenten für ihren Besuch auf dem DILOMessestand in Genf. Trotz der weiterhin weltweit anhaltenden Covid Einschränkungen durften wir eine Vielzahl bekannter Gesichter sowie neuer Interessenten auf unserem Stand begrüßen; darunter die bedeutendsten Vliesstoffhersteller der Welt aus allen Fachgebieten: Hygiene und Leichtvliesstoffe, technischen Textilien und Nadelvliesstoffe mit den Branchen Geotextilien, Filtermedien sowie allgemeine technische Textilien und Automobil. Großes Interesse besteht weiterhin beim Einsatz von ressourcenschonender Anlagentechnik, Energieeinsparungen und Naturfaserverarbeitung.

Die DILO-Gruppe dankt allen Kunden und Interessenten für ihren Besuch auf dem DILOMessestand in Genf. Trotz der weiterhin weltweit anhaltenden Covid Einschränkungen durften wir eine Vielzahl bekannter Gesichter sowie neuer Interessenten auf unserem Stand begrüßen; darunter die bedeutendsten Vliesstoffhersteller der Welt aus allen Fachgebieten: Hygiene und Leichtvliesstoffe, technischen Textilien und Nadelvliesstoffe mit den Branchen Geotextilien, Filtermedien sowie allgemeine technische Textilien und Automobil. Großes Interesse besteht weiterhin beim Einsatz von ressourcenschonender Anlagentechnik, Energieeinsparungen und Naturfaserverarbeitung.

DILO konnte auf der INDEX seine neuesten Entwicklungen im Bereich der Industrie 4.0 präsentieren. Durch eine gezielte Anlagenüberwachung und die Auswertung der vorhandenen Maschinendaten sind eine vereinfachte Bedienung und eine effektivere Produktion realisierbar. Das smarte System wurde anhand einer Live-Analyse der Leistungs-, Qualitäts- sowie Verfügbarkeitsparameter der Technikumsanlagen verdeutlicht. Die neuen Produktionsverfahren Hyperpunch Alpha, HyperTex und 3D-Lofter wurden videogestützt erläutert und erzielten damit eine sehr positive Resonanz bei unterschiedlichsten Herstellern, die zur Vertiefung des Themas ihr Interesse an Versuchen im DILO-Technikum bekundeten. Diese Themen und weitere Neuentwicklungen sind auch die Grundlage für weitere Gespräche.

Quelle:

Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik KG