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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

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

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

04.12.2020

VDMA continues technology webtalks

  • Webtalk on Technologies for Technical Textiles

The next VDMA technology webtalk is scheduled for 9th December 2020, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (CET). The topic will be “Technologies for Technical Textiles”.

The presenters and their topics at a glance:

Bena Manasieva Cavus from company Georg Sahm, will show how to add value and performance to your technical yarns with a single end extrusion coating line. Title of the presentation: “Winding and Yarn coating of Technical Textiles”

Janpeter Horn and Dennis Behnken, HERZOG Flechtmaschinen will present new developments in technical braids such as rope braiding/tension members to replace steel wire, medical braids for stents, ligaments, sutures and composites for lightweight construction and near net-shape preforms. Title of the presentation: “New Developments in Technical Braids”

  • Webtalk on Technologies for Technical Textiles

The next VDMA technology webtalk is scheduled for 9th December 2020, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (CET). The topic will be “Technologies for Technical Textiles”.

The presenters and their topics at a glance:

Bena Manasieva Cavus from company Georg Sahm, will show how to add value and performance to your technical yarns with a single end extrusion coating line. Title of the presentation: “Winding and Yarn coating of Technical Textiles”

Janpeter Horn and Dennis Behnken, HERZOG Flechtmaschinen will present new developments in technical braids such as rope braiding/tension members to replace steel wire, medical braids for stents, ligaments, sutures and composites for lightweight construction and near net-shape preforms. Title of the presentation: “New Developments in Technical Braids”

Hagen Lotzmann: "At KARL MAYER we work closely with our customers to offer the best cost–benefit ratio. We do this by using our advanced standard platforms as the basis for developing customised solutions." Title of the presentation: “Engineered solutions for technical textiles and composites – from standard application machines to customized systems”

After the presentations, the three experts will be available to answer the participants' questions. Registration is possible.

Quelle:

VDMA e.V. Textilmaschinen

23.11.2020

Kooperation von AMAC und Start-up FibreCoat

Zusammenarbeit und Unternehmensentwicklung mit AMAC
Zum 1. November 2020 gibt AMAC die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Unternehmen FibreCoat bekannt. Gemeinsam gehen beide die Markteinführung ihrer Produkte an sowie die globale Geschäftsentwicklung. FibreCoat ist ein junges, preisgekröntes Start-up und Spin-off der RWTH Aachen, das multifilamentbeschichtete Garne, Gewebe und Verbundwerkstoffe auf der Basis von Glas- oder Basaltfasern entwickelt.

Dr. Michael Effing, Geschäftsführer der AMAC GmbH: "FibreCoat ist ein vielversprechender Newcomer im Bereich elektromagnetische Abschirmungsanwendungen und Composites. Ihre Innovationen sind sehr kosteneffizient gerade für neue Technologien wie E-Mobilität oder Telekommunikation. Ich freue mich sehr, das Unternehmen mit Schlüsselakteuren der Branche bekannt zu machen und sie in ihrer Wachstumsstrategie zu begleiten".

Zusammenarbeit und Unternehmensentwicklung mit AMAC
Zum 1. November 2020 gibt AMAC die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Unternehmen FibreCoat bekannt. Gemeinsam gehen beide die Markteinführung ihrer Produkte an sowie die globale Geschäftsentwicklung. FibreCoat ist ein junges, preisgekröntes Start-up und Spin-off der RWTH Aachen, das multifilamentbeschichtete Garne, Gewebe und Verbundwerkstoffe auf der Basis von Glas- oder Basaltfasern entwickelt.

Dr. Michael Effing, Geschäftsführer der AMAC GmbH: "FibreCoat ist ein vielversprechender Newcomer im Bereich elektromagnetische Abschirmungsanwendungen und Composites. Ihre Innovationen sind sehr kosteneffizient gerade für neue Technologien wie E-Mobilität oder Telekommunikation. Ich freue mich sehr, das Unternehmen mit Schlüsselakteuren der Branche bekannt zu machen und sie in ihrer Wachstumsstrategie zu begleiten".

Produkteinführung
FibreCoat entwickelt metallbeschichtete Fasern wie Zwei-Komponenten-Multifilamentgarne mit Basaltkern und Aluminiumbeschichtung, die für eine EMIAbschirmung und Kühlkörper in Batteriegehäusen verwendet werden sowie als elektrische Ableiter in Filtern, zur Verstärkung von Aluminiumgussteilen oder in leitfähigen Garne in smarten Textilien.

FibreCoat bringt das neue Produkt ALUCOAT™ auf den Markt: es handelt sich um eine aluminiumbeschichtete Glas- oder Basaltfaser, die sich als elektromagnetisches Abschirmmaterial in Automobilanwendungen wie Radar, Antennen oder für autonomes Fahren eignet sowie für Mobiltelefone und Anwendungen in Gebäuden. Aufgrund ihrer außerordentlichen Wärmeleitfähigkeit und besseren Wärmeübertragung verglichen mit traditionellem Verbundmaterial kann sie für die Herstellung von Autobatterieschalen oder für industrielle Anwendungen wie Feinstaubluftfilter verwendet werden.

Ab dem 1. Januar 2021 ist ALUCOAT™ als Garn, Gewebe oder Vliesstoff mit einer breiten Palette möglicher Titer und Flächengewichte auf dem Markt erhältlich. ALUCOAT ™ bietet eine elektrische Leitfähigkeit von 100 Ωm und eine Arbeitstemperatur von mindestens 400 °C. Darüber hinaus kann es für die Abschirmung von niedrigen bis hohen Frequenzen mit einer Wirksamkeit von 80 bis 120 dB eingesetzt werden.

Quelle:

AMAC GmbH

Oerlikon Barmag: Wiping robot (c) Oerlikon Barmag
01.10.2020

Oerlikon Barmag: Wiping robots increase production efficiency

Retrofitting a wiping robot to spinning systems is well worthwhile. This is confirmed by the experiences of those customers who have already installed the wiping robot. Oerlikon Barmag wiping robots have been cleaning spin packs at filament yarn manufacturing facilities in China and India for several months now, increasing efficiency considerably.

Regular wiping of the spin packs is important for process stability and yarn quality. These can be positively influenced using wiping robots, because – as confirmed by data acquisition and analysis at the respective manufacturing facilities – the yarn break rate can be reduced by up to 30% by automating the wiping process. And the yarn break rate has a direct impact on the key production figures; to this end, a considerable reduction translates into pure profit for yarn manufacturers.

Retrofitting a wiping robot to spinning systems is well worthwhile. This is confirmed by the experiences of those customers who have already installed the wiping robot. Oerlikon Barmag wiping robots have been cleaning spin packs at filament yarn manufacturing facilities in China and India for several months now, increasing efficiency considerably.

Regular wiping of the spin packs is important for process stability and yarn quality. These can be positively influenced using wiping robots, because – as confirmed by data acquisition and analysis at the respective manufacturing facilities – the yarn break rate can be reduced by up to 30% by automating the wiping process. And the yarn break rate has a direct impact on the key production figures; to this end, a considerable reduction translates into pure profit for yarn manufacturers.

Can also be retrofitted to existing systems
The Oerlikon Barmag wiping robot can be retrofitted to numerous spinning plants. Suspended from a track system mounted on the ceiling, the system automatically and autonomously targets the individual positions in accordance with the scheduled wiping cycles. In addition to the scheduled wiping processes, there are also events that cannot be planned or that are not immediately visible. Depending on the degree of integration into Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Smart Factory solutions, the wiping robot is able to identify issues such as yarn breaks or parallel wiping processes and to independently offer solutions.

The wiping robot operates in a cross-line manner. Here, the wiping quality remains constant 24/7. The high wiping quality has a positive influence on both the stability of the overall process and on the yarn quality. The time saved between cleaning cycles is a further advantage: using the robots, the interval between two wiping processes can be extended by up to 25%. The considerable increase in the spinning process efficiency achieved by the wiping robot also has a positive impact on margins. For example, one customer deploying the wiping robot was able to reduce its production costs for the same yarn by more than 3%.

Weitere Informationen:
Oerlikon Barmag filament yarn
Quelle:

Oerlikon

Bemberg™ Natural Stretch linings by Gianni Crespi Foderami : “the preciousfabric that naturally stretches without tricks” (c) Bemberg™
Bemberg™ Natural Stretch by Gianni Crespi Foderami s.r.l
27.07.2020

Bemberg™ Natural Stretch linings by Gianni Crespi Foderami

  • “the preciousfabric that naturally stretches without tricks”

Bemberg™ Natural Stretch, the ground-breakingprecious fabric by Gianni Crespi Foderami s.r.l. is the 100% sustainable lining fabric created from a cutting-edge highly engineered process Specialized  in  the  creation  of linings for high quality menswear,   womenswear   and childrenwear,  Gianni  Crespi Foderami  s.r.l.has  teamed  up with Bemberg™, the Japanese brand of regenerated cellulose fibers by leading    materials manufacturer  Asahi  Kasei, to develop a precious 100% Bemberg™ lining with outstanding stretch performance  woven in its DNA.

  • “the preciousfabric that naturally stretches without tricks”

Bemberg™ Natural Stretch, the ground-breakingprecious fabric by Gianni Crespi Foderami s.r.l. is the 100% sustainable lining fabric created from a cutting-edge highly engineered process Specialized  in  the  creation  of linings for high quality menswear,   womenswear   and childrenwear,  Gianni  Crespi Foderami  s.r.l.has  teamed  up with Bemberg™, the Japanese brand of regenerated cellulose fibers by leading    materials manufacturer  Asahi  Kasei, to develop a precious 100% Bemberg™ lining with outstanding stretch performance  woven in its DNA.

Bemberg™ Natural    Stretch was   achieved   thanks   to the leading  Italian  manufacturer’s ability  to  vertically  set  up,  control,  engineer  and  design  a  whole  integrated  production process, ranging from sectional warping the shipment service.Bemberg™  Natural  Stretch  achieve  maximum  flexibility,  resistance,  and  comfort  without the use of elastomers and polyesters. How? The secret is in the process indeed.Elasticity is achieved thanks to a complex way of yarn twisting, weaving, and finishing.Bemberg™  yarns  are  smart,  responsible  and  high-tech.  Made  from  a  cotton  linter  bio-utility material,  the  natural  derived  source  does  not  deplete  forestry  resources. 

The company’s matchless, high-tech natural fibers are characterized by a unique touch and feel as well as unique performances such as moisture control and is antistatic.Bemberg™Natural Stretch: a smart solution for contemporary living.

Quelle:

GB Network

Oerlikon Barmag systems convince with product diversity (c) Oerlikon
From super-low-shrinkage (SLS) through to high-tenacity (HT): depending on the configuration, Oerlikon Barmag systems are suitable for manufacturing industrial yarns with the most diverse properties.
25.06.2020

Oerlikon Barmag systems convince with product diversity

  • Industrial yarn: Capacity expansion in the high-end sector

Remscheid – the Chinese industrial yarn manufacturer Zhejiang Kingsway High-Tech Fiber Co., Ltd. is expanding its production capacities by a further 40,000 tons per annum with 5 Oerlikon Barmag lines. Kingsway is already successfully manufacturing special high-quality yarns, exclusively deploying Oerlikon Barmag industrial yarn systems.

The 21 new spinning positions will be used to manufacture a broad product range: in addition to super-low-shrinkage (SLS) and high-tenacity (HT) yarn, the business also plans to produce automotive yarns for seat belts and airbags. This flexibility is made possible as a result of the Oerlikon Barmag systems’ configuration. The new systems are expected to commence manufacturing next year.

Industrial yarns for greater safety

  • Industrial yarn: Capacity expansion in the high-end sector

Remscheid – the Chinese industrial yarn manufacturer Zhejiang Kingsway High-Tech Fiber Co., Ltd. is expanding its production capacities by a further 40,000 tons per annum with 5 Oerlikon Barmag lines. Kingsway is already successfully manufacturing special high-quality yarns, exclusively deploying Oerlikon Barmag industrial yarn systems.

The 21 new spinning positions will be used to manufacture a broad product range: in addition to super-low-shrinkage (SLS) and high-tenacity (HT) yarn, the business also plans to produce automotive yarns for seat belts and airbags. This flexibility is made possible as a result of the Oerlikon Barmag systems’ configuration. The new systems are expected to commence manufacturing next year.

Industrial yarns for greater safety

As a quality-conscious industrial yarn producer, Kingsway has been manufacturing its sophisticated, high-end yarns on Oerlikon Barmag filament yarn systems since 2015. Alex Yang Yu Long, CEO of Kingsway, is proud of relying on engineering artistry from Remscheid: “As expected, the yarns are first-class in terms of quality. Our products are used in safety equipment, sometimes in situations where lives depend on them. Therefore, there can be no compromises. To this end, we select our partners with the utmost care."

Weitere Informationen:
Oerlikon yarn industrial yarns
Quelle:

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers

(c) Messe Frankfurt / Yarn Expo Autumn edition
31.10.2018

Final report: Yarn Expo Autumn wraps up with 501 exhibitors and over 19,000 visitors

More exhibitors than ever joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, which was held concurrently with ITMA ASIA + CITME from 15 – 17 October at the National Exhibition Convention Centre (Shanghai). 501 suppliers from 14 countries & regions participated, with new countries to the show including France. This international diversification, as well as strong domestic numbers, demonstrated Yarn Expo’s increasing recognition as a top show in the industry. What’s more, almost 80% of exhibitors were returning from successful past editions, showing their support of the fair.

More exhibitors than ever joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, which was held concurrently with ITMA ASIA + CITME from 15 – 17 October at the National Exhibition Convention Centre (Shanghai). 501 suppliers from 14 countries & regions participated, with new countries to the show including France. This international diversification, as well as strong domestic numbers, demonstrated Yarn Expo’s increasing recognition as a top show in the industry. What’s more, almost 80% of exhibitors were returning from successful past editions, showing their support of the fair.

“Although Yarn Expo was unable to be held concurrently with Intertextile Apparel this year, more industry players recognise this fair as a top show for yarn and this is why the turnout remained very strong,” explained Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK). “Our product range was more diverse than ever as exhibitors increasingly see China as the ideal market to introduce their latest innovations. For example, this year we’ve welcomed premium French linen and advanced Italian chemical fibres. Yarn Expo is a platform that promises to gather all of the top suppliers under one roof for genuine buyers.”

With demand rising within the Chinese market for fancy & specialty yarns, suitable for stand-out fashion trends, the trade potential for this product category was high. Business for eco-friendly and natural yarns was also reported to remain steady this edition, reflected by the India Pavilion which increased in size by around 40% this year.

 

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

23.10.2018

Jahrespressekonferenz Südwesttextil: Textil kann viel

  • Innovative Stoffe und Fasern wachsen um über 60 Prozent
  • Baden-Württemberg hat alle Chancen, seine Marktführerschaft bei technischen Textilien auszubauen – doch die Branche sorgt sich um die Standortbedingungen

„Heiß und kalt zugleich“ bewertet die baden-württembergische Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie die aktuelle Geschäftslage. Der Geschäftsklimaindex des Wirtschafts- und Arbeitgeberverbands Südwesttextil, erhoben zum Halbjahr 2018, zeigt sich mit 13 Punkten gut im Plus und hält somit die gesunde Lage seit drei Jahren stabil. Dieses Ergebnis stellte Verbandspräsident Bodo Th. Bölzle anlässlich der Jahrespressekonferenz in Bönnigheim vor. Zu den rund 200 befragten Mitgliedsunternehmen gehört die gesamte textile Kette: Spinnereien, Webereien, Veredlungsbetriebe ebenso wie Hersteller von Vorprodukten für die Automobil- oder Bauindustrie, von Medizini-schen Textilien, Bekleidung, Heimtextilien oder auch Bettwaren.

  • Innovative Stoffe und Fasern wachsen um über 60 Prozent
  • Baden-Württemberg hat alle Chancen, seine Marktführerschaft bei technischen Textilien auszubauen – doch die Branche sorgt sich um die Standortbedingungen

„Heiß und kalt zugleich“ bewertet die baden-württembergische Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie die aktuelle Geschäftslage. Der Geschäftsklimaindex des Wirtschafts- und Arbeitgeberverbands Südwesttextil, erhoben zum Halbjahr 2018, zeigt sich mit 13 Punkten gut im Plus und hält somit die gesunde Lage seit drei Jahren stabil. Dieses Ergebnis stellte Verbandspräsident Bodo Th. Bölzle anlässlich der Jahrespressekonferenz in Bönnigheim vor. Zu den rund 200 befragten Mitgliedsunternehmen gehört die gesamte textile Kette: Spinnereien, Webereien, Veredlungsbetriebe ebenso wie Hersteller von Vorprodukten für die Automobil- oder Bauindustrie, von Medizini-schen Textilien, Bekleidung, Heimtextilien oder auch Bettwaren.

Zu beobachten ist zwar, dass die Erwartungen der Unternehmen seit vier Quartalen stetig sinken, vor allem beeindruckt durch die weltwirtschaftlichen Verwerfungen, jedoch liegen die Erwartungen nach wie vor im positiven Bereich. Die Branche blickt also optimistisch in die Zukunft. Das ist auch in der Einschätzung der aktuellen Lage zu erkennen: 88 Prozent der befragten Betriebe beurteilen ihren Auftragsbestand als gut oder befriedigend. Die Kapazitätsauslastung bezeichnen 59 Prozent als gut, ein Drittel hält sie für befriedigend und nur 10 Prozent bezeichnen die Auslastung als schlecht. Mit Blick ins zweite Halbjahr rechnen 28 Prozent mit zunehmenden Aufträgen, und 58 Prozent gehen von mit einem eher gleichbleibenden Geschäft aus. Sorgen bereitet der Branche der Preisanstieg bei Rohstoffen, wie z. B. bei Synthetik-fasern und bei Farbstoffen, herbeigeführt durch die Monopolisierung in Asien und die damit verbundene Verknappung.

Heiße Wachstumstreiber sind die technischen Textilien, also Fasern und Stoffe, die in andere Industrien zugeliefert werden. In den letzten acht Jahren stieg der Umsatz in diesem Bereich um 63,5 Prozent. Mit smarten Garnen und innovativen Stoffen entwickeln Unternehmen schon heute Produkte, die in Zukunft noch mehr Energieeffizienz, Nachhaltigkeit oder Komfort im Alltag bringen.
Deutlich abgekühlt hat sich die Stimmung in der Bekleidungsindustrie, nicht nur wegen des langen Sommers. Insolvenzen im Einzelhandel sowie die anstehende Fusion der beiden Kaufhausgrößen Karstadt und Kaufhof drücken neben dem wachsendem e-Commerce aufs Geschäft.

„Textil kann viel, aber nicht ohne Menschen, und das ist die gute Nachricht: Die Firmen stehen treu zu ihren Belegschaften bzw. möchten diese mit guten Fachkräften noch weiter aufstocken,“ fasste Bölzle die Beschäftigungssituation zusammen.

85% der befragten Unternehmen wollen ihren Personalbestand halten oder vergrößern. Die Fachkräftesuche zähle nach wie vor zu den größten Herausforderungen. „Die Karrierechancen in unserer Branche waren noch nie so gut.“ Letzte Woche hatte McKinsey eine Studie veröffentlicht, die prognostiziere, dass die Textilproduktion dank Digitalisierung und Kostenverschiebungen auf den Weltmärkten schrittweise nach Europa zurückkehren könnte.

Bölzle plädierte für eine aktivere Industriepolitik des Landes: „Textil muss ein Mosaikstein in einer engagierten Standortförderung der Landesregierung sein, die nicht mehr nur aufs wenige Großindustrien setzt, sondern diversifizierter mehrere, auch kleinere Pflänzchen gießt,“ so Bölzle. Auch andere Bundesländer hätten das Potenzial von Textil erkannt. „Bayern und NRW rüsten in der Textilforschung auf. Hier muss etwas passieren, damit Baden-Württemberg sich nicht die Butter vom Brot nehmen lässt,“ lautet der Appell des Verbandspräsidenten. Ebenso müsse das Land die Lotsentätigkeit der Verbände bei der Mittelstandsförderung stärker unterstützen sowie die textilen Berufe mit konkreten Maßnahmen in der dualen Ausbildung.

Welche Innovationskraft in der Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie Baden-Württembergs steckt, zeigt eine neue Veröffentlichung des Verbands Südwesttextil unter dem Titel „Textil kann viel“ mit 50 Produktbeispielen aus dem ganzen Land.  Dazu zählt auch  der Nähgarnspezialist Amann in Bönnigheim, den Verbandspräsident Bölzle als CEO führt: Die „Smart Yarns“ – intelligente Garne, die in den unterschiedlichsten Produkten als textile Sensoren oder als Leiter von Daten und Strom fungieren – werden mittlerweile in zahlreichen anderen Industrien wie Mobilität, Logistik, Architektur, Bauen oder Medizin und Pflege eingesetzt.