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Photo via Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
01.07.2022

Indorama Ventures acquires Tollegno 1900’s Wool assets in Italy and Poland

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) completed the acquisition of the wool spinning businesses in Italy and Poland of Tollegno 1900 S.p.A. (Tollegno 1900), a leading Italian manufacturer of fabrics and yarns.

Tollegno 1900 has a family-based heritage with more than 120 years of experience and is one of the leading European textile groups with a total spinning capacity of around 3,500 tons of yarn per year with a specific focus on flat knitting and hand knitting yarns. With this acquisition, IVL secured two assets, including a spinning and top-dyeing operation in Poland and a yarn dyeing operation in Italy.

The acquisition is a strategic fit for IVL’s integrated business platform and will make a significant contribution to the sustainable growth of its Wool business, which is part of the company’s Fibers segment. It will also strengthen IVL’s footprint for worsted yarns in Europe and help extend IVL’s wool products globally with trading subsidiaries in America and Asia.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) completed the acquisition of the wool spinning businesses in Italy and Poland of Tollegno 1900 S.p.A. (Tollegno 1900), a leading Italian manufacturer of fabrics and yarns.

Tollegno 1900 has a family-based heritage with more than 120 years of experience and is one of the leading European textile groups with a total spinning capacity of around 3,500 tons of yarn per year with a specific focus on flat knitting and hand knitting yarns. With this acquisition, IVL secured two assets, including a spinning and top-dyeing operation in Poland and a yarn dyeing operation in Italy.

The acquisition is a strategic fit for IVL’s integrated business platform and will make a significant contribution to the sustainable growth of its Wool business, which is part of the company’s Fibers segment. It will also strengthen IVL’s footprint for worsted yarns in Europe and help extend IVL’s wool products globally with trading subsidiaries in America and Asia.

The operations, which will be renamed Filatura Tollegno 1900, will add more sustainable products to IVL’s portfolio, including a full traceability project of the fibers used for yarns and fabrics, as well as provide synergies with existing assets.

Giovanni Germanetti, the CEO of Tollegno, will continue in the same role with Filatura Tollegno 1900, facilitating continuity and exploring new growth as part of IVL. Lincoln Germanetti, the President and co-CEO of Tollegno, will remain with Filatura Tollegno 1900 as COO.

Weitere Informationen:
IVL wool Fibers yarn
Quelle:

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited 

Photo: Filidea Technical Yarns
27.06.2022

Filidea Technical Yarns: New products and markets under the banner of sustainable evolution

  • New yarns for the contract furnishing world, for industrial sewing threads and the challenge of biodegradable polyester

At the product level, big impulse has been given to the range of industrial sewing threads for various uses, with new references both in the polyester + polyester compositions as well as in cotton + polyester. The industrial threads, marketed as raw material, allow the company to consolidate its position on some strategic markets, such as in Germany.

As a result of the partnership with Trevira® for the spinning of the flame-retardant Trevira®CS fibre, Filidea Technical Yarns reinforces its offer of non-dyed performant yarns aimed at the world of contract furnishings. The sector of hospitality, of furnishings for public and work spaces, fairs and areas for social-cultural gatherings will find a comprehensive answer to its demands in the Trevira®CS-based yarns: with regard to fireproof standards, versatility, resistance to wear and tear, excellent colour rendering, and last but not least, the component of fibre sustainability, an essential value for the design of spaces for collective use.

  • New yarns for the contract furnishing world, for industrial sewing threads and the challenge of biodegradable polyester

At the product level, big impulse has been given to the range of industrial sewing threads for various uses, with new references both in the polyester + polyester compositions as well as in cotton + polyester. The industrial threads, marketed as raw material, allow the company to consolidate its position on some strategic markets, such as in Germany.

As a result of the partnership with Trevira® for the spinning of the flame-retardant Trevira®CS fibre, Filidea Technical Yarns reinforces its offer of non-dyed performant yarns aimed at the world of contract furnishings. The sector of hospitality, of furnishings for public and work spaces, fairs and areas for social-cultural gatherings will find a comprehensive answer to its demands in the Trevira®CS-based yarns: with regard to fireproof standards, versatility, resistance to wear and tear, excellent colour rendering, and last but not least, the component of fibre sustainability, an essential value for the design of spaces for collective use.

Continuing in the development of sustainable production across the sector, the company has undertaken two important initiatives with other actors in the textile supply chain. Filidea participates in Trick, the European blockchain project – part of the European Horizon 2020 programme – involving 29 partners from six different nations to reinforce the circular economy thanks to the development of a digital platform which is complete, traceable and available to operators in the textile sector.

MagnoLab, the network of enterprises in the textile supply chain, and of which Filidea is one of the founding members, gives the impulse to constant R&D activities. MagnoLab was established in 2022 in order to develop tangible solutions for the sector, to create values and to collaborate with regard to current and future demands.

MagnoLab brings together textile companies which are active at various stages of and with complementary roles in the supply chain, and which work in synergy and share objectives, resourcefulness and long-sightedness, with the aim of developing innovation in a structured way. MagnoLab is also open to welcome new partners.

Quelle:

Filidea Technical Yarns

(c) Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH
14.06.2022

Trützschler Man-Made Fibers präsentiert OPTIMA-Anlagen für technische Garne

Trützschler Man-Made Fibers stellt „OPTIMA for IDY“ vor und erweitert damit die OPTIMA-Plattform um den Sektor der technischen Garne (IDY) aus. Neben die bisherigen Anlagen zum Spinnen von Teppichgarnen (MO40-C, MO40-E und TO40) treten jetzt Varianten zur Herstellung von (semi-)technischen Multifilamentgarnen.

Seit 2012 entwickelt und baut Trützschler performante Extrusionsanlagen für Teppichgarne (BCF – Bulk Continuous Filament) und technische Garne aus Polyester, Polyamid und Polypropylen. Die Markteinführung des OPTIMA-Maschinenkonzepts für BCF erfolgte 2019 und hat sich seitdem in den Märkten etabliert. OPTIMA ist im Ursprung als modulares Plattformkonzept angelegt und umfasst jetzt auch Lösungen im Bereich IDY (InDustrial Yarn).

Die neuen OPTIMA-Anlagenkonzepte für Technischgarn (TEC-O40 und TEC-O80) überzeugen durch Flexibilität im Bereich Anwendungs- und Endproduktevielfalt. OPTIMA TEC-O40/O80-Systeme bieten vielfältigste Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten, sie können passgenau auf Anforderungen an Endprodukt und Durchsatz zugeschnitten werden.

Trützschler Man-Made Fibers stellt „OPTIMA for IDY“ vor und erweitert damit die OPTIMA-Plattform um den Sektor der technischen Garne (IDY) aus. Neben die bisherigen Anlagen zum Spinnen von Teppichgarnen (MO40-C, MO40-E und TO40) treten jetzt Varianten zur Herstellung von (semi-)technischen Multifilamentgarnen.

Seit 2012 entwickelt und baut Trützschler performante Extrusionsanlagen für Teppichgarne (BCF – Bulk Continuous Filament) und technische Garne aus Polyester, Polyamid und Polypropylen. Die Markteinführung des OPTIMA-Maschinenkonzepts für BCF erfolgte 2019 und hat sich seitdem in den Märkten etabliert. OPTIMA ist im Ursprung als modulares Plattformkonzept angelegt und umfasst jetzt auch Lösungen im Bereich IDY (InDustrial Yarn).

Die neuen OPTIMA-Anlagenkonzepte für Technischgarn (TEC-O40 und TEC-O80) überzeugen durch Flexibilität im Bereich Anwendungs- und Endproduktevielfalt. OPTIMA TEC-O40/O80-Systeme bieten vielfältigste Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten, sie können passgenau auf Anforderungen an Endprodukt und Durchsatz zugeschnitten werden.

OPTIMA ermöglicht die Produktion hochfester Garne für Schnürsenkel, Seile und Netze sowie schrumpfarmer Qualitäten für Reifencorde, LKW-Planen und Airbags. Da die Anlagen modular aufgebaut sind, können sie schnell an neue Marktentwicklungen und Endprodukte angepasst werden.

Quelle:

Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH

SHIMA SEIKI releases digital content web service "SHIMA Datamall™" (c) SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
01.06.2022

SHIMA SEIKI releases digital content web service "SHIMA Datamall™"

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. announces the release of its new "SHIMA Datamall™" digital content web service.

SHIMA Datamall™ is an online service that allows users to search, browse and purchase a variety of useful data for the planning, production and sales of fashion items. With SHIMA Datamall, users of the SDS®-ONE APEX series 3D design system, APEXFiz™ Design subscription software and SHIMA SEIKI flat knitting machines will be able to streamline their operations and further promote the digital transformation of textile manufacturing, thereby realizing a shift toward sustainable manufacturing.

Digital content available on SHIMA Datamall™, together with yarn data from the yarnbank™ digital yarn sourcing web service, are meant to support knit manufacturing from planning and design to production and sales, by arranging the data on SDS®-ONE APEX and APEXFiz™.

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. announces the release of its new "SHIMA Datamall™" digital content web service.

SHIMA Datamall™ is an online service that allows users to search, browse and purchase a variety of useful data for the planning, production and sales of fashion items. With SHIMA Datamall, users of the SDS®-ONE APEX series 3D design system, APEXFiz™ Design subscription software and SHIMA SEIKI flat knitting machines will be able to streamline their operations and further promote the digital transformation of textile manufacturing, thereby realizing a shift toward sustainable manufacturing.

Digital content available on SHIMA Datamall™, together with yarn data from the yarnbank™ digital yarn sourcing web service, are meant to support knit manufacturing from planning and design to production and sales, by arranging the data on SDS®-ONE APEX and APEXFiz™.

Membership is not limited to users of SHIMA SEIKI products. Anyone can search and browse from digital data comprising over 6,000 items, free of charge. Information gathered on SHIMA Datamall is useful for product planning and ideas for new collections. SHIMA SEIKI users can furthermore purchase and download data to facilitate communication with suppliers.

Weitere Informationen:
Shima Seiki digital yarn
Quelle:

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.

(c) RadiciGroup
27.05.2022

RadiciGroup's sustainable Repetable yarn at Emirates FA Cup final

RadiciGroup's sustainable Repetable yarn took to the field alongside Liverpool and Chelsea during the Emirates FA Cup final, which took place on 14 May at Wembley Stadium.
 
Over 47,000 plastic bottles were collected from previous events at Wembley stadium and transformed into Repetable, the innovative RadiciGroup yarn made from PET flakes, which was then used to make the red banner 105 meters long and 68 meters wide, unveiled during the opening ceremony of the event and decorated with the logos of the two teams.
 
Compared to virgin polyester, Repetable® allows lower CO2 emissions (-45%), lower water consumption (-90%) and lower energy consumption (-60%), guaranteeing high performance.

The red banner will be recycled again to make backpacks and sports bibs that the FA will donate to the local community to inspire the eco-players of the future: an initiative in the name of circularity!

RadiciGroup's sustainable Repetable yarn took to the field alongside Liverpool and Chelsea during the Emirates FA Cup final, which took place on 14 May at Wembley Stadium.
 
Over 47,000 plastic bottles were collected from previous events at Wembley stadium and transformed into Repetable, the innovative RadiciGroup yarn made from PET flakes, which was then used to make the red banner 105 meters long and 68 meters wide, unveiled during the opening ceremony of the event and decorated with the logos of the two teams.
 
Compared to virgin polyester, Repetable® allows lower CO2 emissions (-45%), lower water consumption (-90%) and lower energy consumption (-60%), guaranteeing high performance.

The red banner will be recycled again to make backpacks and sports bibs that the FA will donate to the local community to inspire the eco-players of the future: an initiative in the name of circularity!

Weitere Informationen:
RadiciGroup yarn Recycling Sustainability
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RadiciGroup

HeiQ AeoniQ cellulosic yarn. (Foto von HeiQ)
16.02.2022

HUGO BOSS und The LYCRA Company fördernd dekarbonisierendes Garn HeiQ AeoniQ

Im Rahmen seiner Wachstumsstrategie „CLAIM 5" von HUGO BOSS (MDAX: BOSS) realisierte das Unternehmen das erste nachhaltigkeitsbezogene Investment der Gruppe in Form einer Beteiligung von 5 Millionen USD an HeiQ AeoniQ LLC, einer hundertprozentigen Tochtergesellschaft der in London notierten HeiQ Plc (LSE: HEIQ).

Die Investition wird durch eine zusätzliche Vereinbarung in Höhe von 4 Millionen USD ergänzt, die der Erreichung der vereinbarten Ziele unterliegt. Die strategische Partnerschaft wird HUGO BOSS dabei helfen, die ehrgeizigen Nachhaltigkeitsziele des Unternehmens zu erreichen, darunter das Ziel der Klimaneutralität im eigenen Verantwortungsbereich bis 2030 und in der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette bis 2045. Darüber hinaus legt das Unternehmen besonderen Wert auf die Etablierung eines End-to-End-Kreislaufwirtschaftsmodells. Mittel- bis langfristig konzentriert sich HUGO BOSS auf das Potenzial, die derzeit verwendeten Polyester- und Nylonfasern durch die zellulosehaltigen HeiQ AeoniQ-Fasern materiell zu ergänzen und zu ersetzen.

Im Rahmen seiner Wachstumsstrategie „CLAIM 5" von HUGO BOSS (MDAX: BOSS) realisierte das Unternehmen das erste nachhaltigkeitsbezogene Investment der Gruppe in Form einer Beteiligung von 5 Millionen USD an HeiQ AeoniQ LLC, einer hundertprozentigen Tochtergesellschaft der in London notierten HeiQ Plc (LSE: HEIQ).

Die Investition wird durch eine zusätzliche Vereinbarung in Höhe von 4 Millionen USD ergänzt, die der Erreichung der vereinbarten Ziele unterliegt. Die strategische Partnerschaft wird HUGO BOSS dabei helfen, die ehrgeizigen Nachhaltigkeitsziele des Unternehmens zu erreichen, darunter das Ziel der Klimaneutralität im eigenen Verantwortungsbereich bis 2030 und in der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette bis 2045. Darüber hinaus legt das Unternehmen besonderen Wert auf die Etablierung eines End-to-End-Kreislaufwirtschaftsmodells. Mittel- bis langfristig konzentriert sich HUGO BOSS auf das Potenzial, die derzeit verwendeten Polyester- und Nylonfasern durch die zellulosehaltigen HeiQ AeoniQ-Fasern materiell zu ergänzen und zu ersetzen.

Vor der Kapitalbeteiligung von HUGO BOSS erklärte sich The LYCRA Company bereit, als exklusive Vertriebspartnerin für das HeiQ AeoniQ-Garn eine meilensteinabhängige Technologiegebühr zu zahlen und sich zu verpflichten, ihr umfassendes Textilwissen und ihren Zugang zu den Marktkanälen zu nutzen, um diese neue Technologie für einen breiten Einsatz in der Bekleidungsindustrie vorzubereiten.

Der Großteil des eingebrachten Kapitals wird für die Vergrößerung und Kommerzialisierung dieser bahnbrechenden Technologie verwendet. In diesem Zusammenhang wird die HeiQ AeoniQ LLC ihre erste kommerzielle Giga-Fabrik in Mitteleuropa bis Ende 2024 errichten und baut derzeit ihre Pilotanlage für die kommerzielle Faserproduktion aus, die für Q2 2022 geplant ist.

HeiQ AeoniQ Zellulosegarn aus klimafreundlichen Rohstoffen
HeiQ AeoniQ (Aeon: Streben nach ewiger Kreislauffähigkeit) – ein Endlosgarn aus Zellulose, das das Potenzial hat, mit Polyester- und Nylonfasern zu konkurrieren – stellt eine revolutionäre, erstmals auf dem Markt erhältliche und skalierbare, geschützte Bekleidungstechnologie dar, die die Herstellung eines nachhaltigen Zellulosegarns ermöglicht, das auf Kreislauffähigkeit und Recycling ausgelegt ist und erdölbasierte Fasern ersetzen könnte.

HeiQ AeoniQ-Garne werden aus zellulosehaltigen Biopolymeren hergestellt, die während des Wachstums Kohlenstoff aus der Atmosphäre binden. HeiQ AeoniQ-Garn ist dazu bestimmt, bestehende Filamentgarne auf Erdölbasis zu ersetzen, wie z.B. Polyester und Nylon, die über 60 % der weltweiten jährlichen Textilproduktion von 111 Mio. Tonnen ausmachen. Der weltweite Markt für Polyester- und Nylonfasern hat einen geschätzten Wert von 135 Milliarden USD mit einem CAGR von >3,5 % im nächsten Jahrzehnt (Statista). Für jede durch HeiQ AeoniQ substituierte Tonne Polyester und Nylon können potenziell bis zu 5 Tonnen CO2 eingespart werden.

Im Vergleich zu konventionellem Polyester, Nylon, Baumwolle und konventionellen regenerierten Zelluloseprodukten hat die Produktion von HeiQ AeoniQ-Garnen das Potenzial, die Umweltauswirkungen der Faserproduktion zu verändern, da sie zirkulär angelegt ist, 100% erneuerbare Energie für die Herstellung verwendet, einen geschlossenen Recyclingkreislauf von mehr als 99,5% der Produktionsfaktoren aufweist, keine giftigen Chemikalien verwendet und keine Ackerflächen, Pestizide oder Düngemittel für ihre Rohstoffe benötigt.

Weitere Informationen:
Hugo Boss The Lycra Company HeiQ AeoniQ
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HeiQ AeoniQ

01.02.2022

C.L.A.S.S. welcomes Circular Systems into its Material Hub

After the C.L.A.S.S. recent evolution of its communication tools, they are really pleased to introduce Circular Systems as new C.L.A.S.S. Material Hub partner.

Circular Systems is a California based materials science company, focused on creating a net positive impact on environment, society and economy through innovation. Its circular plus regenerative technologies provide systemic solutions for transforming waste into valuable fibre, yarns, and fabrics for the fashion industry.

Textile waste and agriculture residues are a huge problem, often burned, left to rot in the fields, or sent to landfills creating massive amounts of CO2. Circular Systems is looking at these waste streams as valuable resources, turning problem into a solution by converting them into high value materials for the fashion industry. The “Lightest Touch™“ philosophy, defines their mission to retain maximum amount of embedded energy in waste inputs while creating the “highest-value outputs” with the lowest impacts. Integration of these technologies into global supply chains is key without compromising quality, thus extending the life cycle of these materials.

After the C.L.A.S.S. recent evolution of its communication tools, they are really pleased to introduce Circular Systems as new C.L.A.S.S. Material Hub partner.

Circular Systems is a California based materials science company, focused on creating a net positive impact on environment, society and economy through innovation. Its circular plus regenerative technologies provide systemic solutions for transforming waste into valuable fibre, yarns, and fabrics for the fashion industry.

Textile waste and agriculture residues are a huge problem, often burned, left to rot in the fields, or sent to landfills creating massive amounts of CO2. Circular Systems is looking at these waste streams as valuable resources, turning problem into a solution by converting them into high value materials for the fashion industry. The “Lightest Touch™“ philosophy, defines their mission to retain maximum amount of embedded energy in waste inputs while creating the “highest-value outputs” with the lowest impacts. Integration of these technologies into global supply chains is key without compromising quality, thus extending the life cycle of these materials.

Circular Systems has three waste-to-fibre platforms that offer an efficient management of textile and agricultural waste:

  • The Agraloop™ refines natural fibers derived from agricultural crops into textile-grade fiber called Agraloop™ BioFibre™.  A NEW Natural Fiber mindfully sourced for circularity. With our specialized processing technique, cellulose fiber from stems and leaves are purified into soft fiber bundles ready to spin into yarns. The Agraloop™ processes leftovers from various food and medicine crops including, oilseed hemp/flax, CBD hemp, banana, and pineapple.
  • Texloop™ Recycling produces high-quality GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified recycled cotton fibre called RCOT™. Texloop™ preserves fiber quality for the next generation of recycled materials and blends with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton and Canopy approved man-made cellulosics to create near virgin quality yarns for knitting and weaving.
  • Orbital™ hybrid yarns create high-quality materials with high-performance, using organic and recycled fiber inputs. Orbital's patent-pending technology produces inherent wicking and fast dry performance materials, even with 50%-70% natural fiber composition, eliminating the need for chemical finishes to create high-performance fabrics.

All Circular Systems yarns are GRS, OCS and/or GOTS certified and are in the process of developing  their own Crop Residue Standard with Textile Exchange that would relate to the Agraloop™ platform technology.

Quelle:

C.L.A.S.S.

27.01.2022

Radici Yarn certified to ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems

Over 400 employees work hard every day to improve the environmental performance of Radici Yarn’s site. Through teamwork and continuous improvement in energy efficiency, Radici Yarn has obtained ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems certification, which attests to the organization’s commitment to contain and progressively reduce energy consumption.

Radici Yarn, one of the companies in the RadiciGroup Advanced Textile Solutions Business Area, is engaged in the production and sale of polyamide 6 polymer, PA6 and PA66 continuous filament and staple yarn, and other synthetic fibres, including products made of recycled or bio-based materials.

All the processes - polymerization and spinning (Villa d'Ogna plant), as well as warping and draw-warping (Ardesio plant) - are run under constant monitoring with the goal of achieving maximum energy efficiency and lower consumption. Both sites are powered by two hydroelectric power plants owned by Geogreen, a RadiciGroup partner and energy supplier. The share of energy consumption from renewable sources and reduced environmental impact (natural gas) sources  is constantly increasing.

Over 400 employees work hard every day to improve the environmental performance of Radici Yarn’s site. Through teamwork and continuous improvement in energy efficiency, Radici Yarn has obtained ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems certification, which attests to the organization’s commitment to contain and progressively reduce energy consumption.

Radici Yarn, one of the companies in the RadiciGroup Advanced Textile Solutions Business Area, is engaged in the production and sale of polyamide 6 polymer, PA6 and PA66 continuous filament and staple yarn, and other synthetic fibres, including products made of recycled or bio-based materials.

All the processes - polymerization and spinning (Villa d'Ogna plant), as well as warping and draw-warping (Ardesio plant) - are run under constant monitoring with the goal of achieving maximum energy efficiency and lower consumption. Both sites are powered by two hydroelectric power plants owned by Geogreen, a RadiciGroup partner and energy supplier. The share of energy consumption from renewable sources and reduced environmental impact (natural gas) sources  is constantly increasing.

The energy issue has always been a priority for Radici Yarn, whose products serve numerous sectors, including automotive, clothing and furnishings.

"Already at the beginning of the 1990s, Radici Yarn started investing in cogeneration, the simultaneous production of electricity and steam,” pointed out Laura Ravasio, energy manager of Radici Yarn SpA. “We have recently started up an advanced trigeneration plant – a highly efficient system that produces not only electricity and steam, but also chilled water for our production processes. One of the first results recorded in 2021 was a 30% reduction in water consumption. Thus, ISO 50001 certification seemed like the next logical step to take in formalizing a long-term approach to energy.”

The ISO 50001 certification, which is voluntary and valid for a period of three years, was added to the ISO 14001 Environmental and ISO 9001 Quality Management system certifications previously achieved by Radici Yarn.

Quelle:

RadiciGroup

(c) SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD
25.01.2022

SHIMA SEIKI to exhibit at Pitti Filati with flat knitting machine

SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., Italian subsidiary of leading Japanese computerized knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD., will exhibit at the 90th edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy. Products exhibited will include the N.SVR®123SP computerized flat knitting machine as well as APEXFiz™ design software.

SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., Italian subsidiary of leading Japanese computerized knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD., will exhibit at the 90th edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy. Products exhibited will include the N.SVR®123SP computerized flat knitting machine as well as APEXFiz™ design software.

The N.SVR®123SP computerized knitting machine features a special loop presser bed, capable of producing hybrid inlay fabrics with both knit and weave characteristics. Demand for such novel fabrics are very high across a wide range of applications, from fashion apparel to sportswear, innerwear, outerwear, uniforms and other functional clothing, as well as home furnishing and technical textiles. Shown in 18G at the SHIMA SEIKI booth, N.SVR®123SP will also feature the special i-Plating option, capable of alternating yarn colors in any pattern, producing jacquard-like designs using plain jersey stitch. Plating can be performed within the same course and for individual needles. In combination with the loop presser and spring-type moveable sinker system even greater diversity in knit design is possible. An SVR®123SP machine in 14G with i-Plating option will also be on display at the booth of yarn spinner IAFIL S.p.A. as well.

APEXFiz™ is subscription-based design software that maintains the proven functions that have made SHIMA SEIKI’s SDS®-ONE APEX series design systems so popular with fashion designers. Installed on personal computers, those strengths are now enhanced with the added versatility to adapt to different work styles and business environments including teleworking and telecommuting. APEXFiz™ software supports the creative side of fashion from planning and design to colorway evaluation, realistic fabric simulation and 3D virtual sampling. Virtual samples are a digitized version of sample making that are accurate enough to be used effectively as prototypes, replacing physical sampling and consequently reducing time, cost and material that otherwise go to waste. APEXFiz™ thereby helps to realize sustainability and digitally transform the fashion supply chain.

APEXFiz™ along with SHIMA SEIKI’s yarnbank™ digital yarn web platform are featured at a special section launched at the previous session of Pitti Filati no. 89 called Pitti Studios. Pitti Studios is a content production service that yarn companies exhibiting at Pitti Filati can use for their own promotion. Yarn companies provide a piece of yarn, which is digitized on yarnbank™ and used to simulate photorealistic fabric on APEXFiz™. This is then processed by a creative studio specializing in digital content to provide static and animated 3D virtual representations. The process shows how to use the latest DX tools to provide accurate representation of a finished garment without having to produce any fabric, converting the conventionally wasteful process of sample-making into a sustainable one.

Continuing from past editions of Pitti Filati are knit samples produced in collaboration with Italian designer Vittorio Branchizio.

Quelle:

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD

Trützschler introduces new Comber Machine (c) Trützschler
TCO 21
16.12.2021

Trützschler introduces new Comber Machine

Comber machines from Trützschler are already trusted by customers across the textiles industry and around the globe. The TCO 21 is the latest addition to their portfolio and was built to boost productivity,  ensure quality and support increased automation.

High productivity and raw material savings
One of the key benefits of the TCO 21 is its advanced processing speed. This next-generation combing machine is able to produce at a rate of up to 600 nips per minute. the TCO 21 can also be coordinated with Trützschler’s JUMBO CANS (Ø 1.200 mm). They not only reduce yarn defects due to fewer piecings which leads to quality improvements, but also offer a higher efficiency because of their larger dimensions. This, for example, has positive effects on the number of necessary cans and can transports – and results in lower personnel costs.

Comber machines from Trützschler are already trusted by customers across the textiles industry and around the globe. The TCO 21 is the latest addition to their portfolio and was built to boost productivity,  ensure quality and support increased automation.

High productivity and raw material savings
One of the key benefits of the TCO 21 is its advanced processing speed. This next-generation combing machine is able to produce at a rate of up to 600 nips per minute. the TCO 21 can also be coordinated with Trützschler’s JUMBO CANS (Ø 1.200 mm). They not only reduce yarn defects due to fewer piecings which leads to quality improvements, but also offer a higher efficiency because of their larger dimensions. This, for example, has positive effects on the number of necessary cans and can transports – and results in lower personnel costs.

Excellent yarn quality
The TCO 21 comes with COUNT MONITORING as standard. This feature makes it possible for the machine operator to define limits for count variations via an easy-to-use display. Trützschler’s DISC MONITOR system of sensors measures the count continuously, and the machine alerts the operator and switches off if the limit is exceeded. In addition, the COUNT MONITORING function also includes spectrogram analysis.

Customers can further strengthen their focus on quality by choosing to add the COUNT CONTROL function to the TCO 21. It is managed via the same easy-to-use display, and offers automatic sliver count measurement, as well as spectrogram analysis. It also automatically regulates the main draft during production to balance count variations and ensure the desired sliver count. This feature is particularly attractive for customers who manufacture blends of cotton and synthetic, as it can also be used to avoid variations in the overall yarn composition.

Automatic optimization
The TCO 21 joins the TCO 12 from Trützschler as an combing machine that offers automatic PIECING OPTIMIZER technology, and that finds the right piecing setting without a single laboratory test, because of two functions: First by adjusting the piecing time in the combing cycle (timing function). Whereas the resetting of the detaching point (piecing time) is usually a very time-consuming task, it now takes only a few minutes and is performed automatically at a push on a button. Second the customer is helped to select specific detaching curve types (curve function) for their unique requirements.

Easy operation
The TCO 21 is simple to operate and maintain. The SMART TOUCH display is fast and intuitive, and a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) sensor quickly identifies each user and adapts the information on the display to their individual needs. The multi-colored T-LED display provides visual indications of the machine’s status or quality parameters over large distances which enables the operator recognizing them at a glance in the entire spinning mill. The TCO 21 is built with original Trützschler electronics that ensure high performance and durability: Their intelligent cooling system, that has already proven itself in the draw frame TD 10, contributes to a longer service life by reducing the operating temperature of electronic power components. Even if components have to be replaced at some point, the customer can keep their spare parts inventory small, because they can switch also electronics spare parts flexibly between different machine types, e.g. cards and draw frames. The option to add an automatic greasing function completes the easy operation of the TCO 21.

 

Quelle:

Trützschler

Marchi & Fildi Group presents the selection of metalloplastic yarns with GRS certification of its Gleaming line, coming from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester (c) Marchi & Fildi Group
Linea Gleaming
24.11.2021

Italian spinning group launches new metalloplastic yarns

  • Marchi & Fildi Group presents the selection of metalloplastic yarns with GRS certification of its Gleaming line, coming from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester

With the goal to expand the offer of yarns coming from recycled raw materials for a textile more attentive to the consumption of resources, the MFT division of the Marchi & Fildi Group completes the range of metalloplastic yarns of its Gleaming collection with the insertion of 100% recycled polyester yarns coming from post-consumer material and with the GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certification.
Starting from recycled polyester with traceable origin, in compliance with environmental and social criteria extended to all the phases of the supply chain, metalloplastic yarns are obtained with the same esthetic features and performance, compared to similar products based on virgin raw materials.

  • Marchi & Fildi Group presents the selection of metalloplastic yarns with GRS certification of its Gleaming line, coming from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester

With the goal to expand the offer of yarns coming from recycled raw materials for a textile more attentive to the consumption of resources, the MFT division of the Marchi & Fildi Group completes the range of metalloplastic yarns of its Gleaming collection with the insertion of 100% recycled polyester yarns coming from post-consumer material and with the GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certification.
Starting from recycled polyester with traceable origin, in compliance with environmental and social criteria extended to all the phases of the supply chain, metalloplastic yarns are obtained with the same esthetic features and performance, compared to similar products based on virgin raw materials.

“Thanks to our commitment in the research of materials, we are able to propose metalloplastic yarns produced with 100% recycled material; the film used for the production of flat yarns, too, is in recycled polyester, with a quality level that is suitable for cutting – the Company explains -. Till now it was possible to find in the market only metalloplastic yarns with not recycled polyester flat yarn, twisted with certified fibers. This represents an important step forward to implement a circular economy possibility for this kind of products too”.

The Gleaming yarns GRS certified can be supplied in gold and silver, colors and transparent, in various counts, widths and types; they are suitable for use in flat and circular knitting, weaving, hosiery and as a component in fancy yarns.

The Gleaming line, with a wide selection of yarns in stock service, represents a completion of the offer of the Marchi & Fildi Group. The Gleaming yarns are offered in different thicknesses, widths and types with both metallized and transparent, iridescent, refracting and phosphorescent effects. The collection also includes items with special features of resistance to chemical and dyeing treatments. The Gleaming metalloplastic yarns find application in the world of fashion and furniture, for creative and fancy yarns and fabrics, accessories and decorations. Products with refractive features are also used in technical items like uniforms and workwear, sport garments and accessories, external ribbons and labels.

Quelle:

Marchi & Fildi Group

22.10.2021

Rieter Investor Update 2021

  • Bestellungseingang von 698.6 Mio. CHF im dritten Quartal 2021
  • Bestellungseingang von 1 673.9 Mio. CHF nach neun Monaten
  • Übernahme der drei Geschäfte von Saurer im Plan
  • Kreditlinien frühzeitig erneuert
  • Ausblick 2021

Die positive Marktdynamik, über die Rieter bereits mehrfach berichtet hat, hat sich im dritten Quartal des laufenden Jahres weiter fortgesetzt. Rieter verzeichnete im dritten Quartal 2021 einen Bestellungseingang von 698.6 Mio. CHF (2020: 174.4 CHF Mio.).

Der Bestellungseingang von 1 673.9 Mio. CHF nach neun Monaten entspricht einer Steigerung von 294% gegenüber der Vorjahresperiode (2020: 425.1 Mio. CHF).

  • Bestellungseingang von 698.6 Mio. CHF im dritten Quartal 2021
  • Bestellungseingang von 1 673.9 Mio. CHF nach neun Monaten
  • Übernahme der drei Geschäfte von Saurer im Plan
  • Kreditlinien frühzeitig erneuert
  • Ausblick 2021

Die positive Marktdynamik, über die Rieter bereits mehrfach berichtet hat, hat sich im dritten Quartal des laufenden Jahres weiter fortgesetzt. Rieter verzeichnete im dritten Quartal 2021 einen Bestellungseingang von 698.6 Mio. CHF (2020: 174.4 CHF Mio.).

Der Bestellungseingang von 1 673.9 Mio. CHF nach neun Monaten entspricht einer Steigerung von 294% gegenüber der Vorjahresperiode (2020: 425.1 Mio. CHF).

Die Marktentwicklung ist global breit abgestützt und beruht auf einem Nachholeffekt aus den Jahren 2019 und 2020 in Kombination mit einer regionalen Verschiebung der Nachfrage. Einen wesentlichen Grund für die regionale Verschiebung der Nachfrage sieht Rieter in der Kostenentwicklung in China. Diese führt zu verstärkten Investitionen ausserhalb des chinesischen Marktes. Die Bestellungen kamen vor allem aus der Türkei, Lateinamerika, Indien, Pakistan und China. Insgesamt profitiert Rieter vom innovativen Produktportfolio und der globalen Aufstellung des Unternehmens.

Der Geschäftsbereich Machines & Systems erreichte in den ersten neun Monaten 2021 einen Bestellungseingang von insgesamt 1 281.6 Mio. CHF (+447%).*

Der Geschäftsbereich Components verzeichnete in den ersten neun Monaten 2021 einen Zuwachs von 95% auf 227.0 Mio. CHF und der Geschäftsbereich After Sales verbuchte mit 165.3 Mio.*

Übernahme der drei Geschäfte von Saurer im Plan
Die Übernahme der drei Geschäfte von Saurer, die Rieter am 16. August 2021 kommuniziert hat, verläuft planmässig. Der Bestellungseingang dieser Geschäfte ist im vorliegenden Trading Update nicht berücksichtigt.

Kreditlinien frühzeitig erneuert
Der Rieter-Konzern hat die bestehenden kommittierten Kreditlinien frühzeitig erneuert (Laufzeit fünf Jahre, über insgesamt 250 Mio. CHF).

Ausblick 2021*
Die ersten neun Monate des Jahres 2021 waren geprägt von einer schnellen Markterholung in Kombination mit einer regionalen Verschiebung der Nachfrage. Für die kommenden Monate erwartet Rieter eine schrittweise Normalisierung der Nachfrage nach neuen Anlagen.

Für das Gesamtjahr 2021 rechnet Rieter mit einem Umsatz von rund 900 Mio. CHF.

*Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Anhang.

Weitere Informationen:
Rieter Spinnerei Fasern Garne
Quelle:

Rieter Management AG

(c) adidas AG
Free Hiker Made To Be Remade FW21
21.10.2021

adidas: Journey to Circularity with FW 2021 Collection

2050 is the year when adidas plans to achieve climate neutrality. It’s also the year when it’s expected that our oceans will contain more plastic than fish, that is, if we don’t act now. Adidas' solution to help end plastic waste and achieve climate neutrality? Sustainable innovation.

Last year adidas announced the Three Loop Strategy – their roadmap to help end plastic waste. At the heart of this is Circular Loop – Made To Be Remade.

The concept behind Made To Be Remade (MTBR) is simple: when one piece of plastic has fulfilled its purpose, it must be remade to fulfil another. Their attitude is that the end of one thing equates to the beginning of the next, and that their products’ lives can be extended by remaking them into new products.

Adidas' Circular Loop creation process has come a long way since they introduced FUTURECRAFT.LOOP – their first running shoe made to be remade – in 2019. From what started as a beta program of just 200 pairs has developed into a concept within the business that spans across multiple categories and in April this year saw the first commercial launch – Ultraboost Made To Be Remade.

2050 is the year when adidas plans to achieve climate neutrality. It’s also the year when it’s expected that our oceans will contain more plastic than fish, that is, if we don’t act now. Adidas' solution to help end plastic waste and achieve climate neutrality? Sustainable innovation.

Last year adidas announced the Three Loop Strategy – their roadmap to help end plastic waste. At the heart of this is Circular Loop – Made To Be Remade.

The concept behind Made To Be Remade (MTBR) is simple: when one piece of plastic has fulfilled its purpose, it must be remade to fulfil another. Their attitude is that the end of one thing equates to the beginning of the next, and that their products’ lives can be extended by remaking them into new products.

Adidas' Circular Loop creation process has come a long way since they introduced FUTURECRAFT.LOOP – their first running shoe made to be remade – in 2019. From what started as a beta program of just 200 pairs has developed into a concept within the business that spans across multiple categories and in April this year saw the first commercial launch – Ultraboost Made To Be Remade.

Ultraboost Made To Be Remade will see the next generation released in November this year (2021). The shoe will be created in part from the previous generation. Featuring a torsion bar that contains 25% reused content from the Futurecraft Loop Gen 2.

W21 will see another adidas icon join the MTBR family - Stan Smith Made To Be Remade. Just like the Ultraboost model, Stan Smith MTBR has been created entirely from TPU – from laces to midsole and everything in between.

Adidas’s best-loved Outdoor products are also receiving the MTBR treatment. Alongside Stan Smith MTBR, October will welcome the TERREX Free Hiker Made To Be Remade, featuring a TPU knitted upper and TPU outsole, making it the first TERREX hiking shoe to use the technology. The shoe will be accompanied by the launch of the TERREX Made To Be Remade Anorak – their second-generation prototype following on from the FW20 FUTURECRAFT.LOOP Anorak, which will be commercially available in 2022.

Weitere Informationen:
adidas shoes Sustainability yarn zero waste
Quelle:

adidas AG

Foto: modus intarsia
Fertiges Garn. Mütze und Schal sind aus Chiengora®.
15.09.2021

Garn aus Hundefell: nachhaltig und ethisch vertretbar

Die Textil- und Modebranche muss nachhaltiger werden. Das junge Brand modus intarsia zeigt seinen Weg: Aus der Unterwolle von Hunden, die normalerweise ausgekämmt wird und im Müll landet, haben die zwei Gründerinnen ein hochwertiges Garn entwickelt. Die Modedesignerin Ann Cathrin Schönrock hatte die Idee, und die Textilingenieurin Franziska Uhl von der Hochschule Reutlingen hat gemeinsam mit Wissenschaftler:innen an den Deutschen Instituten für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) das entwickelte Garn an Industriemaschinen erprobt und in größerem Maßstab hergestellt.

Chiengora® nennen sie das Kaschmir-ähnliche Garn – „Chien“, Französisch für „Hund“, und „gora“ in Anlehnung an das ursprünglich von Hasen stammende feine Angora. Das Garn hat den Vorteil, dass der Rohstoff nicht eingeflogen werden muss und die Tiere nicht für die Wollproduktion gezüchtet und gehalten werden. Der Rohstoff für das Garn entsteht nebenbei bei der täglichen Tierpflege, vor allem, wenn die Tiere im Frühjahr ihr Winterfell verlieren. Damit schont die Nutzung von Chiengora® Ressourcen und dient dem Tierwohl.

Die Textil- und Modebranche muss nachhaltiger werden. Das junge Brand modus intarsia zeigt seinen Weg: Aus der Unterwolle von Hunden, die normalerweise ausgekämmt wird und im Müll landet, haben die zwei Gründerinnen ein hochwertiges Garn entwickelt. Die Modedesignerin Ann Cathrin Schönrock hatte die Idee, und die Textilingenieurin Franziska Uhl von der Hochschule Reutlingen hat gemeinsam mit Wissenschaftler:innen an den Deutschen Instituten für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) das entwickelte Garn an Industriemaschinen erprobt und in größerem Maßstab hergestellt.

Chiengora® nennen sie das Kaschmir-ähnliche Garn – „Chien“, Französisch für „Hund“, und „gora“ in Anlehnung an das ursprünglich von Hasen stammende feine Angora. Das Garn hat den Vorteil, dass der Rohstoff nicht eingeflogen werden muss und die Tiere nicht für die Wollproduktion gezüchtet und gehalten werden. Der Rohstoff für das Garn entsteht nebenbei bei der täglichen Tierpflege, vor allem, wenn die Tiere im Frühjahr ihr Winterfell verlieren. Damit schont die Nutzung von Chiengora® Ressourcen und dient dem Tierwohl.

Das Gründerinnen-Team besteht aus Ann Cathrin Schönrock (31) aus Berlin und Franziska Uhl (25) aus Reutlingen. Als gelernte Mode- und Strickdesignerin mit hohen Ansprüchen an Qualität, Ethik und Nachhaltigkeit hat Ann Cathrin Schönrock schon 2017 mit dem Sammeln der Unterwolle vom eigenen Hund, von Hunden von Bekannten und Freunden, aber auch von Hundefriseuren und Züchtern begonnen. Nach ersten Machbarkeitsstudien stieß Franziska Uhl von der Fakultät für Textil & Design an der Hochschule Reutlingen dazu. Sie hat im Rahmen ihrer Bachelorarbeit erforscht, welche Hundehaare sich besonders gut für die Garnentwicklung eignen. An den DITF hat sie mit Volkan Ünal und Waltraud Abele ihre Thesen an Maschinen im Industriemaßstab überprüft und die Produktionsprozesse optimiert – von den Wollfaserflocken bis zum fertigen Wollgarn.

Das Potenzial ist groß. Allein in Deutschland leben über 10,4 Millionen Hunde. Obwohl nicht alle Hunderassen geeignete Unterwolle haben, landen europaweit bisher jedes Jahr über 1000 Tonnen davon im Müll. Schönrock und Uhl haben ein dezentrales Sammlernetzwerk ins Leben gerufen. Jeder kann daran teilnehmen, die Unterwolle seines Vierbeiners sammeln und nach Reutlingen schicken. Unterstützt wird das Projekt mit dem staatlichen EXIST-Gründungsstipendium und einem Investment aus der Textilindustrie. Die Unternehmerin Anna Yona von Wildling investiert in „Yarnsustain“.

Weitere Informationen:
Tierhaar Garn aus Hundefell
Quelle:

DITF

Iluna Group with sustainable Collection at Interfilière Paris (c) Iluna Group
03.09.2021

Iluna Group with sustainable Collection at Interfilière Paris

As the role of lingerie in fashion and athleisure continues to augment, the desire for garments that will meet a new set of values for contemporary consumer lifestyles will flourish. Iluna Group comes back to Interfilière Paris with an important goal: to relaunch the qualities and dimensions of sustainability.

Iluna’s new path begins with the investment in the renewal of machines, which allow it to fly higher in terms of high-tech developments, quality, definition, effects of yarns and patterns. The journey into the new dimension of responsible quality continues with ad hoc developments in the field of GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified recycled yarns, aimed at unprecedented effects both in look, in performance and in the hands of fabrics. The cord yarn is a precious yarn with a ROICA™ EF premium stretch yarn core, GRS certified and developed with 50% of pre-consumer waste materials content - double, covered with an equally recycled shiny thread; the bright and translucent is instead to add brilliant effects so far not possible with a GRS yarn.

As the role of lingerie in fashion and athleisure continues to augment, the desire for garments that will meet a new set of values for contemporary consumer lifestyles will flourish. Iluna Group comes back to Interfilière Paris with an important goal: to relaunch the qualities and dimensions of sustainability.

Iluna’s new path begins with the investment in the renewal of machines, which allow it to fly higher in terms of high-tech developments, quality, definition, effects of yarns and patterns. The journey into the new dimension of responsible quality continues with ad hoc developments in the field of GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified recycled yarns, aimed at unprecedented effects both in look, in performance and in the hands of fabrics. The cord yarn is a precious yarn with a ROICA™ EF premium stretch yarn core, GRS certified and developed with 50% of pre-consumer waste materials content - double, covered with an equally recycled shiny thread; the bright and translucent is instead to add brilliant effects so far not possible with a GRS yarn.

The printing processes are also born from this constant search for innovation towards new materials and new techniques, becoming more and more sustainable: Global Recycle Standard (GRS)-certified sublimation printing and register printing carrying Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification.

Quelle:

Iluna Group / GB Network

Oerlikon Webinar mit dem Fokus auf Dienstleistungen (c) Oerlikon
19.08.2021

Oerlikon Webinar mit Fokus auf Dienstleistungen

In der für September geplanten Webinar Reihe der Business Unit Manmade Fibers Solutions des Schweizer Oerlikon Konzerns liegt der Fokus auf Dienstleistungen rund um Chemiefaseranlagen.

Kurzer Überblick:

  • Wie Keramik im Fadenlauf Ihre Garnqualität verbessert am 1. September
  • myOerlikon – Maßgeschneiderte digitale Services sorgen für allumfassenden Überblick am 13. September
  • Immer an Ihrer Seite  – mit Oerlikon Remote Services am 22. September
  • Sicher ist sicher – Maximieren Sie die Produktivität und minimieren Sie Ausfallzeiten durch regelmäßige Maschinen Check-ups am 29. September

Für mehr Informationen über das Webinar und weiteren Terminen klicken Sie bitte hier.

In der für September geplanten Webinar Reihe der Business Unit Manmade Fibers Solutions des Schweizer Oerlikon Konzerns liegt der Fokus auf Dienstleistungen rund um Chemiefaseranlagen.

Kurzer Überblick:

  • Wie Keramik im Fadenlauf Ihre Garnqualität verbessert am 1. September
  • myOerlikon – Maßgeschneiderte digitale Services sorgen für allumfassenden Überblick am 13. September
  • Immer an Ihrer Seite  – mit Oerlikon Remote Services am 22. September
  • Sicher ist sicher – Maximieren Sie die Produktivität und minimieren Sie Ausfallzeiten durch regelmäßige Maschinen Check-ups am 29. September

Für mehr Informationen über das Webinar und weiteren Terminen klicken Sie bitte hier.

Quelle:

Oerlikon

12.07.2021

SUPREME GREEN COTTON® in the latest Collections of three Brands

SUPREME GREEN COTTON®, the water-saving smart-tech yarn by Varvaressos has been chosen by Diesel, Champ Blanc and Muntagnard, and won the Gold Award at the Greek Exports Forum & Awards 2020.

Thanks to a pioneering satellite-powered drip irrigation system, SUPREME GREEN COTTON® saves up to 40% of water. The range of yarns is entirely Made in Europe and comes with influential sustainable verifications. The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label guarantees that the yarns have been tested for harmful substances and manufactured using sustainable processes under socially responsible working conditions in accordance with STeP by OEKO-TEX®. Complete transparency and traceability are guaranteed throughout the whole production and supply chain by the unique diafania SI platform, powered via blockchain technology.

Global clothing and lifestyle Italian premium jeans brand Diesel stands out for its unique mindset and sustainable imprint. That’s why it chose SUPREME GREEN COTTON® for its collection ‘Green Label’ and ‘NightCrush’ as well as its ‘Malign’ jersey T-shirts, available in two different colours and prints.

SUPREME GREEN COTTON®, the water-saving smart-tech yarn by Varvaressos has been chosen by Diesel, Champ Blanc and Muntagnard, and won the Gold Award at the Greek Exports Forum & Awards 2020.

Thanks to a pioneering satellite-powered drip irrigation system, SUPREME GREEN COTTON® saves up to 40% of water. The range of yarns is entirely Made in Europe and comes with influential sustainable verifications. The MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label guarantees that the yarns have been tested for harmful substances and manufactured using sustainable processes under socially responsible working conditions in accordance with STeP by OEKO-TEX®. Complete transparency and traceability are guaranteed throughout the whole production and supply chain by the unique diafania SI platform, powered via blockchain technology.

Global clothing and lifestyle Italian premium jeans brand Diesel stands out for its unique mindset and sustainable imprint. That’s why it chose SUPREME GREEN COTTON® for its collection ‘Green Label’ and ‘NightCrush’ as well as its ‘Malign’ jersey T-shirts, available in two different colours and prints.

Thee Swiss brand Muntagnard believes in «sustainability» as a powerful lever for innovative solutions for people who go their own way and think outside the box to advance sustainable development. Muntagnard rethinks textiles - from the sewing thread to the label – selecting only sustainable materials and minimizing the use of plastic to the bone while seeking sensible, biodegradable textile alternatives. The MANGOLA collection of T-sets is 100% made of SUPREME GREEN COTTON®.

CHAMP BLANC is a responsible French brand renown for its ready-to-wear men clothing and for its strong commitment to traceability. The brand has been working for nearly 8 months on the design of the "Traceable T-shirt" made of 100% SUPREME GREEN COTTON®. The result is a high quality and finishing t-shirt to make it last. By relying on existing technologies, the entire production chain is traceable and can be discover thanks a QR-code on the label.

SUPREME GREEN COTTON® has also been bestowed with the influential Gold Award in the “Top Branded Export Product” category of the Greek Exports Forum & Awards 2020

Quelle:

Varvaressos / GB Network Marketing & Communication

Iluna Group brings to Milano Unica a new generation of responsible quality (c) ILUNA Group
06.07.2021

Iluna Group brings to Milano Unica a new generation of responsible quality

Iluna Group comes back to Milano Unica with a great and important goal: to relaunch the qualities and dimensions of sustainability by going beyond the ingredient.

Iluna’s new path, which was born in a moment when the market seems to speak about “fragility”, begins with the investment in the renewal of machines, which allow it to fly ever higher in terms of high-tech developments, quality, definition, effects of yarns and patterns. The journey into the new dimension of responsible quality continues with ad hoc developments in the field of GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified recycled yarns, aimed at unprecedented effects both in look, in performance and in the hands of fabrics. Including cord yarn, shiny threads and an expansion of the range of GRS yarns, previously available only opaque. The cord yarn is a precious yarn with a ROICA™ EF premium stretch yarn core, GRS certified and developed with 50% of pre-consumer waste materials content - double, covered with an equally recycled shiny thread; the bright and translucent is instead to add brilliant effects so far not possible with a GRS yarn.

Iluna Group comes back to Milano Unica with a great and important goal: to relaunch the qualities and dimensions of sustainability by going beyond the ingredient.

Iluna’s new path, which was born in a moment when the market seems to speak about “fragility”, begins with the investment in the renewal of machines, which allow it to fly ever higher in terms of high-tech developments, quality, definition, effects of yarns and patterns. The journey into the new dimension of responsible quality continues with ad hoc developments in the field of GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified recycled yarns, aimed at unprecedented effects both in look, in performance and in the hands of fabrics. Including cord yarn, shiny threads and an expansion of the range of GRS yarns, previously available only opaque. The cord yarn is a precious yarn with a ROICA™ EF premium stretch yarn core, GRS certified and developed with 50% of pre-consumer waste materials content - double, covered with an equally recycled shiny thread; the bright and translucent is instead to add brilliant effects so far not possible with a GRS yarn.

The printing processes are also born from this constant search for innovation towards new materials and new techniques, becoming more and more sustainable: Global Recycle Standard (GRS)-certified sublimation printing and register printing carrying Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification. This one overlap exactly on the design and color the details, reaching where the dye cannot reach.

Diversification has become essential in today’s competitive market and the fragility of the moments experienced in 2020 was the stimulus to return to being here again, to return to action. Flexibility is the watchword today, along with research. And Iluna has managed to go further: starting from the ingredients at the base of the materials, last year launched a collection with natural dyes made with GOTS certified plant-based dyes, up to proposing magnificent prints with extraordinary effects for this edition of the Milanese fair.

The three dimensions of sustainability, design and innovation are thus finally linked thanks to valuable partnerships with expert and excellent reference companies that have allowed these new developments and these unique results thanks to advanced technologies designed specifically for Iluna, which is today the only company to offer ingredients, natural colors and prints, all three strictly certified.

Quelle:

ILUNA Group / GB Network

SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at Pitti Filati 89 (c) SHIMA SEIKI
18.06.2021

SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at Pitti Filati 89

SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., Italian subsidiary of a leading Japanese computerized knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD., will exhibit at the 89th edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy from the 28th till the 30th of June. Because this edition of Pitti Filati will be a fusion of physical venue and online exhibit via Pitti Connect, increased importance is sure to be placed upon digitalization in the presentation of yarn.

In order to further support efforts in DX in the fashion industry, SHIMA SEIKI is presenting new online services at Pitti Filati. APEXFiz™ is SHIMA SEIKI’s first subscription-based design software and yarnbank™ a digital yarn sourcing web service for the knitting industry.

SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., Italian subsidiary of a leading Japanese computerized knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD., will exhibit at the 89th edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy from the 28th till the 30th of June. Because this edition of Pitti Filati will be a fusion of physical venue and online exhibit via Pitti Connect, increased importance is sure to be placed upon digitalization in the presentation of yarn.

In order to further support efforts in DX in the fashion industry, SHIMA SEIKI is presenting new online services at Pitti Filati. APEXFiz™ is SHIMA SEIKI’s first subscription-based design software and yarnbank™ a digital yarn sourcing web service for the knitting industry.

APEXFiz™ is the latest addition to SHIMA SEIKI’s proven SDS®-onE APEX series design system lineup, but with a big departure from the past. Whereas previous APEX-series design systems were offered as an all-in-one hardware/software package, for the first time in its nearly 40 years of design system development, SHIMA SEIKI has released its new APEXFiz™ as subscription-based design software that can be installed on customers’ individual computers. Maintaining proven functions that have made the APEX series so popular with fashion designers, with APEXFiz™ those strengths are now enhanced with the added versatility to adapt to different work styles and business environments including teleworking and telecommuting. APEXFiz™ software supports the creative side of fashion from planning and design to colorway evaluation, realistic fabric simulation and 3D virtual sampling. Virtual samples are a digitized version of sample making that are accurate enough to be used effectively as prototypes, replacing physical sampling and consequently reducing time, cost and material that otherwise go to waste. APEXFiz™ thereby helps to realize sustainability and digitally transform the fashion supply chain. APEXFiz™ is furthermore available in 5 different product variations that can be selected according to the customer’s needs, from APEXFiz™ Design Jr. to APEXFiz™ Design Pro.

APEXFiz™ is supported by another web service to enhance its user experience even more. yarnbank™ is one of the world's first online platforms for searching and downloading digitized yarns, developed in cooperation with yarn companies from around the world. Registered users can download yarn data for free, for use in fabric simulation and virtual sampling on APEXFiz™, avoiding the need to scan yarn on their own.

Quelle:

SHIMA SEIKI

B.I.G. Yarns unveils ColorMind for ultimate design freedom for contract carpets (c) B.I.G. Yarns
ColorMind for ultimate design freedom for contract carpets
18.05.2021

B.I.G. Yarns unveils ColorMind for ultimate design freedom for contract carpets

  • Create truly unique yarn designs: with up to 6 colors from a large predefined color range and infinite combinations of twisting & air entanglement
  • Endlessly recyclable yarn solution - available in both standard PA6 and 75% recycled content EqoCycle PA6 yarn
  • Efficient and flexible - all colors in stock to shorten lead-time; customized lot sizes

B.I.G. Yarns brings inspirational design freedom to high-end loop-pile contract and automotive carpets with the unveiling of ColorMind. The innovative yarn technology is B.I.G. Yarns’ first venture into a two steps yarn collection, offering a unique solution for creating multi-color PA6 yarns for any carpet design.

Available from mid-June 2021 in both standard and EqoCycle 75% recycled content yarn, designers are invited to work closely with B.I.G. Yarns experts to realize the designs they have always wanted. Combinations of variable levels of twisting and air entanglement, using up to 6 colors at once, elevate design possibilities beyond current limitations.

  • Create truly unique yarn designs: with up to 6 colors from a large predefined color range and infinite combinations of twisting & air entanglement
  • Endlessly recyclable yarn solution - available in both standard PA6 and 75% recycled content EqoCycle PA6 yarn
  • Efficient and flexible - all colors in stock to shorten lead-time; customized lot sizes

B.I.G. Yarns brings inspirational design freedom to high-end loop-pile contract and automotive carpets with the unveiling of ColorMind. The innovative yarn technology is B.I.G. Yarns’ first venture into a two steps yarn collection, offering a unique solution for creating multi-color PA6 yarns for any carpet design.

Available from mid-June 2021 in both standard and EqoCycle 75% recycled content yarn, designers are invited to work closely with B.I.G. Yarns experts to realize the designs they have always wanted. Combinations of variable levels of twisting and air entanglement, using up to 6 colors at once, elevate design possibilities beyond current limitations.

The ColorMind color bank features predefined colors, always in stock, meaning short lead times. Manufacturers can also benefit from customized lot sizes and bobbin length, creating even more flexibility and design freedom. To preview a taster of the potential directions opened up for loop-pile carpets, B.I.G. Yarns has used the technology to achieve its own “Optica” dot effect and “Illusion” wave effect as inspiration for customers’ design explorations.

“ColorMind offers never-seen yarn diversity to support a new level of design sophistication in high-end carpet segments. We’re very proud and excited to enter into two steps yarns with a solution offering something truly special, the result of intensive dedication from our design and development teams,” comments Emmanuel Colchen, General Manager, B.I.G. Yarns. “ColorMind combines our strengths in delivering high-performance, more sustainable yarns to fit the evolving demands of these segments, underpinned by our expertise in color sequencing and color mixing. We’re looking forward to exciting collaborations and innovative, eye-catching designs for future loop-pile carpets.”

ColorMind PA6 yarns are based on a unique Solution Dyed Nylon yarn and are suitable for Class 33 certification (heavy commercial use). The EqoCycle yarn version is mainly based on post-industrial waste and supports contract and automotive carpet manufacturers with a drop-in circular solution to reduce the ecological footprint of their end carpets.

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