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Sappi with new print products at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 (c) Sappi Europe
02.09.2021

Sappi with new print products at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2021

Sappi will be presenting its inkjet papers for large-format applications alongside its new Fusion Nature Plus containerboard and a variety of silicone-based papers at the FESPA Global Print Expo from 12-15 October 2021 in Amsterdam.

The new Transjet Tacky Industrial is a coated sublimation paper for digital transfer printing – specially developed for high-speed inkjet printing on highly elastic textiles. Also new in the portfolio is the Basejet uncoated sublimation paper, designed for the digital printing of fashion and home textiles, especially light-coloured designs.
Papers consist of 100% recyclable pulp and are FSC-certified.

In Amsterdam, Sappi will also be demonstrating its inkjet papers for large-format applications. Scrolljet is suitable for outdoor applications including City Light and Mega Light systems. It stands out thanks its enhanced whiteness, high colour density and good line sharpness, alongside tear resistance and UV print protection. For indoor graphics and posters, Swiss Matt reveals its unique advantages of accuracy and pin-sharp lines.

Sappi will be presenting its inkjet papers for large-format applications alongside its new Fusion Nature Plus containerboard and a variety of silicone-based papers at the FESPA Global Print Expo from 12-15 October 2021 in Amsterdam.

The new Transjet Tacky Industrial is a coated sublimation paper for digital transfer printing – specially developed for high-speed inkjet printing on highly elastic textiles. Also new in the portfolio is the Basejet uncoated sublimation paper, designed for the digital printing of fashion and home textiles, especially light-coloured designs.
Papers consist of 100% recyclable pulp and are FSC-certified.

In Amsterdam, Sappi will also be demonstrating its inkjet papers for large-format applications. Scrolljet is suitable for outdoor applications including City Light and Mega Light systems. It stands out thanks its enhanced whiteness, high colour density and good line sharpness, alongside tear resistance and UV print protection. For indoor graphics and posters, Swiss Matt reveals its unique advantages of accuracy and pin-sharp lines.

Sappi's new Fusion Nature Plus is all about corrugated packaging, POS displays, shelf-ready packaging and carrier bags.

The products from the Silicone Base Papers range – for self-adhesive applications such as car wrapping, outdoor advertising and office materials – complete this year’s Sappi FESPA Global Print Expo portfolio.

(c) Huntsman Textile Effects
12.05.2021

Huntsman Textile Effects at Performance Days Digital Fair Week

  • Huntsman Textile Effects presents range of high-performance solutions for performance apparel

Huntsman Textile Effects, global leader in innovative solutions and environmentally sustainable products, will highlight its extensive end-to-end suite of protection effects and high-performance solutions for performance apparel at the Performance Days Digital Fair Week this May. Huntsman will also deliver a presentation on sustainability, showcasing the top megatrends impacting the textile industry.

With increasing adoption of active lifestyles and outdoor activities, consumers are demanding high-performance, yet comfortable and sustainably-produced sportswear. Consumers are looking for brands that incorporate sustainable processes and principles in their operations.

  • Huntsman Textile Effects presents range of high-performance solutions for performance apparel

Huntsman Textile Effects, global leader in innovative solutions and environmentally sustainable products, will highlight its extensive end-to-end suite of protection effects and high-performance solutions for performance apparel at the Performance Days Digital Fair Week this May. Huntsman will also deliver a presentation on sustainability, showcasing the top megatrends impacting the textile industry.

With increasing adoption of active lifestyles and outdoor activities, consumers are demanding high-performance, yet comfortable and sustainably-produced sportswear. Consumers are looking for brands that incorporate sustainable processes and principles in their operations.

“The upward trend in the performance apparel segment is spurred on by the demands and evolving needs of consumers; sustainability also remains the top of mind amongst these consumers. At Huntsman, we are delighted to be able showcase our suite of solutions that are high-performing and sustainable, so that mills and brands are better able to meet the fast-changing market needs,” said Dhirendra Gautam, Senior Director – Global Market Strategy and Innovation, Huntsman Textile Effects.

Huntsman’s featured solutions:

  • Complete end-to-end systems for protection effects, from pre-treatment to coloration and finishing
  • Revolutionary antimicrobial and odor-control solutions from Sciessent - The Agion®, Lava X2® and Active X2® products will be featured at the upcoming show
  • HIGH IQ® intelligent effects is a set of brand assurance programs that support accelerated evaporation, water and stain repellence, lasting color and cool comfort, ensuring garments dry quickly for long-lasting comfort

Performance Days Digital Fair Week will take place digitally from May 17-21, 2021. Huntsman will also deliver a presentation on May 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. (CEST) at the Expert Talk session. Titled “Sustainability & Textiles: Being the Change That We Want to See”, the presentation will showcase the megatrends that will define the next five years, and the textile and apparel industries’ quest for more sustainable design, product development, production methods and garment care.

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Huntsman Textile Effects

Video Material Stories are presented by the PERFORMANCE DAYS Exhibitors (c) PERFORMANCE DAYS
Midlayers of the Season
13.01.2021

Video Material Stories are presented by the PERFORMANCE DAYS Exhibitors

Video Material Stories focus on the highlight products of the PERFORMANCE FORUM which were rewarded with a 100% Jury Like and include detailed explanations by the exhibitors. You can watch the videos here, check out the details, ask any question to the exhibitors and request samples!

  • Lightweight, Downproof & Insulation Trends of the Season

The selected insulations are all produced ecologically responsibly, at the same time they are lightweight, breathable and insulate well. The lightweight and downproof fabrics of winter 22/23 are ultra-light, breathable and heat-insulating. It is astonishing that lightweights can now be processed from Econyl and other recycled fibres without losing any of their lightness. Almost all fibres – from nylon, Econyl, polyamide to polyester – are over 90 per cent recycled, and often dyed with vegetable variants or dyed in a dope dyed process.

Video Material Stories focus on the highlight products of the PERFORMANCE FORUM which were rewarded with a 100% Jury Like and include detailed explanations by the exhibitors. You can watch the videos here, check out the details, ask any question to the exhibitors and request samples!

  • Lightweight, Downproof & Insulation Trends of the Season

The selected insulations are all produced ecologically responsibly, at the same time they are lightweight, breathable and insulate well. The lightweight and downproof fabrics of winter 22/23 are ultra-light, breathable and heat-insulating. It is astonishing that lightweights can now be processed from Econyl and other recycled fibres without losing any of their lightness. Almost all fibres – from nylon, Econyl, polyamide to polyester – are over 90 per cent recycled, and often dyed with vegetable variants or dyed in a dope dyed process.

  • Softshells & Outer Midlayers of the Season

Warming, windproof and water-repellent jackets worn outdoors as an outer layer during sports or leisure activities typify the Softshell/Outer Midlayer category. Polyamide and polyester fibres remain dominant in winter 22/23. But anyone on the lookout for natural fibres will find various blends of organic cotton, Tencel or wool.

  • Midlayers of the Season

Midlayers are primarily intended to provide warmth when layering garments. The focus is on newer constructions to generate heat, yet at the same time, manufacturers are attempting to reduce or completely avoid the use of micro-plastics in the development process.

Sappi at FESPA Global Print Expo (c) Sappi Europe
Sappi at FESPA Global Print Expo
20.02.2020

Sappi at FESPA Global Print Expo

Captivating colours, optimum cost efficiency and a sustainable value chain: these are some of the typical features of Sappi’s Inkjet and Dye Sublimation Papers. The global manufacturer will showcase its diverse, high-quality product ranges at FESPA Madrid, in hall 3, stand D30.

  • Transjet Drive dye sublimation paper tailored to industrial printing machines with a glue-belt system
  • Scrolljet, a large inkjet paper, with impressively razor-sharp lines
  • Digitally printed corrugated board with Fusion Topliner for consumer goods packing and displays

Eye-catching posters, textiles with excellent prints and labels that stand out clearly, this is how brand owners, advertising companies and retailers draw attention to themselves and their products. The comprehensive range of Sappi’s Dye Sublimation Papers, Inkjet Papers and Silicone Base Papers form the perfect basis for impressive brand communication. Customers and potential customers can come and convince themselves at this year’s FESPA event in Madrid, which takes place from 24 to 27 March.

Captivating colours, optimum cost efficiency and a sustainable value chain: these are some of the typical features of Sappi’s Inkjet and Dye Sublimation Papers. The global manufacturer will showcase its diverse, high-quality product ranges at FESPA Madrid, in hall 3, stand D30.

  • Transjet Drive dye sublimation paper tailored to industrial printing machines with a glue-belt system
  • Scrolljet, a large inkjet paper, with impressively razor-sharp lines
  • Digitally printed corrugated board with Fusion Topliner for consumer goods packing and displays

Eye-catching posters, textiles with excellent prints and labels that stand out clearly, this is how brand owners, advertising companies and retailers draw attention to themselves and their products. The comprehensive range of Sappi’s Dye Sublimation Papers, Inkjet Papers and Silicone Base Papers form the perfect basis for impressive brand communication. Customers and potential customers can come and convince themselves at this year’s FESPA event in Madrid, which takes place from 24 to 27 March.

Paper with impressive sustainable qualities
At its large exhibition stand in the Digital Printing hall, Sappi will showcase its Transjet range, which represents highest quality and optimal cost efficiency, offering also environmental advantages, such as low ink consumption and low transfer times. Minimal shrinkage of high elastic textiles is one of the key features of the Sportsline tacky grades. The special Transjet Drive, its extremely smooth backside and fast ink drying on the printable side, allow more efficient production on high-speed printers with glue belt systems. Sappi stands for much more than just the highest paper quality. Professional support through a special team of technical application engineers, Digital Solutions assist customers from their initial product idea to final production ensuring impressive results.

Differentiation through precision and sharpness
With its range of Inkjet papers, Sappi will demonstrate its considerable expertise in large format digital printing in Madrid. At the heart of the exhibition presentation is Scrolljet, a multi-layered coated paper for a wide range of outdoor applications, such as city light and mega light scrolling systems. DT-Plot and Swiss Matt are the best choice for graphic drawings and poster printing due to their exceptional colour results and the high precision and sharpness of the print.

Everything from a single, innovative source
When it comes to making classic packaging, shelf-ready packaging and POS displays stand out from the rest, marketing managers, brand owners and designers can always count on Fusion Topliner with its high degree of whiteness. As the topliner reproduces colours brilliantly and can be processed excellently, products made with this clearly stand out and attract attention. The product range presented by the paper and paperboard specialist is topped off by Silicone Base Papers for self-adhesive applications such as car wrapping, outdoor advertising and office supplies. This makes Sappi a versatile, long-term partner on which customers can rely. Sappi’s paper and paperboard thus go far beyond FESPA 2020: “Where colour comes alive.”

More information:
Sappi Europe Fespa Global Expo
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Sappi Europe

Asahi Kasei Adavnce at ISPO 2020 in Munich (c) AKA
Asahi Kasei Adavnce at ISPO 2020 in Munich
18.02.2020

Asahi Kasei Advance presents ECOSENSOR™ at ISPO 2020

At ISPO, AKA – Asahi Kasei Advance keeps the planet fit and healthy at the same time. The cutting edge department of global material innovator Asahi Kasei, unveils ECOSENSOR™, the cutting-edge fabric collection boosting responsible innovation with a “New Eco High-tech Force of Nature” new generation of performance.

Harnessing AKA expertise in yarning a smarter future, the new range focuses on sportwear, urban and athleisure fabrics. “At ISPO we launch the energetic protein fitting perfectly in textiles for clothes with an active imprint, comfort touch and smooth style. From-yarn-to-dyeing and along the whole supply chain, the collection is 100% traceable.” Says Nishizawa Akira, President & Representative Director Asahi Kasei Advance corporation.

Such goals were scored thanks to the renown expertise of Research & Development and energized by constantly and strictly controlled processes that aim to save energy, water and Green House gases emissions. The result is a high-performative collection combining maximum comfort with durability and stretch-ability.

At ISPO, AKA – Asahi Kasei Advance keeps the planet fit and healthy at the same time. The cutting edge department of global material innovator Asahi Kasei, unveils ECOSENSOR™, the cutting-edge fabric collection boosting responsible innovation with a “New Eco High-tech Force of Nature” new generation of performance.

Harnessing AKA expertise in yarning a smarter future, the new range focuses on sportwear, urban and athleisure fabrics. “At ISPO we launch the energetic protein fitting perfectly in textiles for clothes with an active imprint, comfort touch and smooth style. From-yarn-to-dyeing and along the whole supply chain, the collection is 100% traceable.” Says Nishizawa Akira, President & Representative Director Asahi Kasei Advance corporation.

Such goals were scored thanks to the renown expertise of Research & Development and energized by constantly and strictly controlled processes that aim to save energy, water and Green House gases emissions. The result is a high-performative collection combining maximum comfort with durability and stretch-ability.

With ECOSENSOR™, Asahi Kasei Advance truly innovates at ISPO as the very first producers choosing the high-performance path with sustainable values. “Like a truly complete athlete, ECOSENSOR™ wins both during the sprint and all along its performance. It’s outstanding light & stretch features match durability.”

Indeed, the flexible and multitasking range is the high-tech solution for sportwear, outerwear and beyond. The collection embraces the casual and sporty mood of active urban surfers as well as that easy-to-wear attitude for a relaxing free-time at home.

Excellent stretch and high-performative features match the adventurous temperament of extreme explorers, while durability and resistance are the key features to weave fabrics for outdoor activities. The target of ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei is to push at maximum the choice towards bluesign® approved and Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified ingredients and production processes, and GRS (Global Recycled Standard) for recycled ingredients, showing the path to sustainability.

Working with the best like-minded apparel partners, AKA has achieved unsurpassed active climate control materials. The unique high-tech and low-impact functionality has been designed to make a real, sustainable difference a better future.

More information:
Asahi Kasei ISPO Munich 2020
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GB Network

(c) Trevira GmbH
30.01.2020

Trevira at Heimtextil 2020

The Trevira CS joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 was once again a success.

Trevira looks back on a successful trade fair appearance at Heimtexil 2020. The concept of a joint booth together with customers along with the presentation of product innovations and a special exhibition dedicated to the contract sector has once again proved its worth. Trevira hosted 31 co-exhibitors thus increasing the number of participants again compared to last year. Members of the entire textile value chain were present at the Trevira stand: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

Klaus Holz, CEO Trevira GmbH: „We are pleased about the very positive feedback we got on our joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 from our customers and the visitors to our stand. It shows that our concept is successful and that the booth works well as a market place for Trevira CS.”

The Trevira CS joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 was once again a success.

Trevira looks back on a successful trade fair appearance at Heimtexil 2020. The concept of a joint booth together with customers along with the presentation of product innovations and a special exhibition dedicated to the contract sector has once again proved its worth. Trevira hosted 31 co-exhibitors thus increasing the number of participants again compared to last year. Members of the entire textile value chain were present at the Trevira stand: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

Klaus Holz, CEO Trevira GmbH: „We are pleased about the very positive feedback we got on our joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 from our customers and the visitors to our stand. It shows that our concept is successful and that the booth works well as a market place for Trevira CS.”

Product novelties were presented in an Innovation Park. Under the headline “Recycling at Trevira” the fibre producer presented its sustainable product range and diversified approaches to recycling: flame retardant fibres are produced from residual materials, which are reprocessed in an agglomeration plant. The recyclates are then deployed in the spinning facility to make new, high-quality products consisting of 100 % pre-consumer recycled material. Recycled, flame retardant filaments are produced from PET bottles and have a recycled content of 50 %. Standard polyester spun-dyed filament yarns are also available in a recycled version. Produced from PET bottles these yarns have a recycled content of 100 %.

In order to produce flame retardant fabrics which are also high-performing  in outdoor applications, Trevira now offers six more colours in addition to the existing colour range of 24 UV-stable, spun-dyed filament yarns. Trevira had been awarded the „Brandenburger Innovationspreis Kunststoffe und Chemie 2019“ for this innovation.

Cationic dyeable fibres and filament yarns enhance the Trevira portfolio of flame retardant specialties. They are used to create melange designs in fabrics, which still represents a strong trend in the home textile sector.

To meet the ever more complex demands of the market for more flexibility in design and additional functions as well as for sustainable products Trevira has introduced an enhanced Trevira CS branding concept, consisting of the three brands Trevira CS, Trevira CS flex und Trevira CS eco. Assigned according to product features, all of them stand for tested safety.

28.01.2020

ISKO wows ISPO with market leading sportswear innovation.

The must-have fabrics platform for activewear and sportswear apparel, developed by ISKO, will be featuring in the Munich arena showcasing its Responsible Innovation™ approach resulting once more in groundbreaking performance properties.

ISKO returns once again to ISPO, Hall C1 – Booth 401, to present its pioneering innovation in the world of sportswear and activewear. The leading denim ingredient brand will be presenting the latest edition of ARQUAS™, the much-loved fabrics platform set to bring about an even more responsible era.

Featuring 35 fabrics, most of which are made with certified recycled materials, ARQUAS™ 6.0 combines high-performance properties with the mill’s Responsible Innovation™ approach – a holistic vision based on creativity, competence and citizenship that constantly defines new standards.

The must-have fabrics platform for activewear and sportswear apparel, developed by ISKO, will be featuring in the Munich arena showcasing its Responsible Innovation™ approach resulting once more in groundbreaking performance properties.

ISKO returns once again to ISPO, Hall C1 – Booth 401, to present its pioneering innovation in the world of sportswear and activewear. The leading denim ingredient brand will be presenting the latest edition of ARQUAS™, the much-loved fabrics platform set to bring about an even more responsible era.

Featuring 35 fabrics, most of which are made with certified recycled materials, ARQUAS™ 6.0 combines high-performance properties with the mill’s Responsible Innovation™ approach – a holistic vision based on creativity, competence and citizenship that constantly defines new standards.

Although many of the textile concepts included in the collection may have the look and hand feel of knitted fabrics, they are all woven, thus ensuring superior durability and greater recovery. Among the many qualities that come with ARQUAS™ 6.0, moisture management, UV and wind protection, heat retention, water and stain repellency stand out. Nylon, which is used for the first time in this edition, allows for super light woven and cozy outdoor fabrics, reversible and packable styles, as well as patented fabrics, such as 4 waystretch ISKO Blue Skin™ for a 360° elasticity. Finally, the collection offers super compact fabrics that are made suitable also for fully bonded garments with body shaping and high recovery properties.

To provide trailblazing inspiration to its customers, ISKO’s world-class design team have created both a men’s and women’s garment collection based on three lifestyles – active, outdoor and club sports.

ACTIVE: Ideal for a wide range of sports from yoga to fitness to running. Whether participating in highor low-impact activities, these fabrics perfectly fulfill the technical requirements of athleisure and performance-wear apparel.

OUTDOOR:
Fabrics that stand for superior comfort, durability, water repellency and breathability, protecting the wearer from the elements of nature in any kind of setting.

CLUB SPORTS:
From the perfect golf swing to a wild horse ride, essential features such as maximum flexibility, fit and performance make these the ultimate textile concepts for the sportswear market.

More information:
Isko ISPO Munich
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menabo

16.09.2019

Schoeller Introduces PROEARTH™ Biodegradable Textiles

Schoeller, the global textile solutions manufacturer dedicated to sustainability and innovation for more than 150 years, introduces its new PROEARTH™ collection of biodegradable textiles. The new collection, comprised of bluesign® approved fabrics with biodegradable polyester, will debut as part of its Schoeller FTC (SFTC) line, a joint venture between Schoeller Textil AG and the Taiwanese Formosa Taffeta Co. Ltd., at Premiere Vision Paris, September 17-19, Hall 6, Stand 6J18.

As the founding developer of the bluesign® system, the first activewear and leisurewear manufacturer to receive Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, and one of the first companies to sign the UN’s Paris Agreement for climate change, Schoeller continues to be on the cutting edge of sustainable practices, bringing one of the first collections of biodegradable synthetic fabrics to the market. Its most recent development, PROEARTH was created to help offset the more than 16 million tons of textile waste produced in the US alone each year.

Schoeller, the global textile solutions manufacturer dedicated to sustainability and innovation for more than 150 years, introduces its new PROEARTH™ collection of biodegradable textiles. The new collection, comprised of bluesign® approved fabrics with biodegradable polyester, will debut as part of its Schoeller FTC (SFTC) line, a joint venture between Schoeller Textil AG and the Taiwanese Formosa Taffeta Co. Ltd., at Premiere Vision Paris, September 17-19, Hall 6, Stand 6J18.

As the founding developer of the bluesign® system, the first activewear and leisurewear manufacturer to receive Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, and one of the first companies to sign the UN’s Paris Agreement for climate change, Schoeller continues to be on the cutting edge of sustainable practices, bringing one of the first collections of biodegradable synthetic fabrics to the market. Its most recent development, PROEARTH was created to help offset the more than 16 million tons of textile waste produced in the US alone each year.

Jacket, pant and lining fabrics
The SFTC PROEARTH collection will launch with five, bluesign®-approved fabrics designed for lifestyle, fashion and outdoor categories. Made with virgin polyester that has been optimized for biodegradation and has tested to biodegrade at faster and better rates than competitive offerings, the initial PROEARTH articles available this fall include jacket, pant and lining material qualities with various colour options.

More information:
Schoeller Textil AG Schoeller
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Schoeller Textil AG

(c) Porcher Industries
02.07.2019

Thermoplastic Insoles and Highly Durable Tent Fabric launched by Porcher Sport

Porcher Sport, the Sports and Leisure Division of Porcher Industries has unveiled new innovations for the outdoor equipment and apparel sectors at Outdoor by ISPO 2019 in Munich this week.

Innovations range as wide as new thermoplastic insoles for customised footwear to a new highly durable tent fabric.

Highly durable tent fabric weighing only 41gsm
Porcher Sport plans to disrupt the backpacking tent market with its newly developed 20 denier tent fabric, weighing only 41 gsm. This fabric is slightly lighter, but significantly stronger and more durable than existing high-quality materials on the market. Through continuous R&D, Porcher Sport has improved the performance of its tent fabric by increasing the tear strength. The ripstop material is coated on both sides with two layers of silicone creating a reinforced, waterproof fabric that is lightweight, tear-resistant and highly durable. As a result, Porcher Sport guarantees customers will be able to enjoy their tent for a minimum of 10 years. The novel tent fabric will be available in 2020.

Porcher Sport, the Sports and Leisure Division of Porcher Industries has unveiled new innovations for the outdoor equipment and apparel sectors at Outdoor by ISPO 2019 in Munich this week.

Innovations range as wide as new thermoplastic insoles for customised footwear to a new highly durable tent fabric.

Highly durable tent fabric weighing only 41gsm
Porcher Sport plans to disrupt the backpacking tent market with its newly developed 20 denier tent fabric, weighing only 41 gsm. This fabric is slightly lighter, but significantly stronger and more durable than existing high-quality materials on the market. Through continuous R&D, Porcher Sport has improved the performance of its tent fabric by increasing the tear strength. The ripstop material is coated on both sides with two layers of silicone creating a reinforced, waterproof fabric that is lightweight, tear-resistant and highly durable. As a result, Porcher Sport guarantees customers will be able to enjoy their tent for a minimum of 10 years. The novel tent fabric will be available in 2020.

More information:
Porcher
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100percentmarketing

04.06.2019

HUNTSMAN TO FEATURE HIGH IQ® INTELLIGENT EFFECTS AND NON-FLUORINATED DWR TECHNOLOGY

Huntsman Textile Effects will be highlighting its HIGH IQ® intelligent effects and Durable Water Repellency technology at the upcoming OutDoor Retailer Summer 2019 show in Denver, Colorado.

As the industry leader in innovative and environmentally sustainable textile solutions, Huntsman Textile Effects offers mills and brands a comprehensive suite of intelligent effects through its HIGH IQ® performance assurance program. With a wealth of textile industry knowledge and experience, Huntsman Textile Effects helps mills around the world achieve greater productivity and efficiency.

Huntsman Textile Effects will be highlighting its HIGH IQ® intelligent effects and Durable Water Repellency technology at the upcoming OutDoor Retailer Summer 2019 show in Denver, Colorado.

As the industry leader in innovative and environmentally sustainable textile solutions, Huntsman Textile Effects offers mills and brands a comprehensive suite of intelligent effects through its HIGH IQ® performance assurance program. With a wealth of textile industry knowledge and experience, Huntsman Textile Effects helps mills around the world achieve greater productivity and efficiency.

More information:
Huntsman Textile Effects
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Huntsman Textile Effects

(c) OutDoor by ISPO
29.04.2019

OutDoor by ISPO stellt Händler in den Fokus

  • Unterstützung bei Anreise und Unterkunftssuche
  • Vergünstigte Tickets für Fachhändler
  • Internationales Retail-Programm

Vom 30. Juni bis 3. Juli 2019 trifft sich die internationale Outdoor-Branche erstmals zur OutDoor by ISPO Fachmesse in München. Das internationale Retail-Publikum steht im Fokus der Veranstaltung und profitiert von zahlreichen Vorteilen: Neben Unterstützung bei der Anreise und Unterkunftssuche erwarten die Fachbesucher vergünstigte Ticketpreise sowie ein eigenes Händler-Programm.

„Die Fachhändler sind unsere wichtigste Zielgruppe. Wir unterstützen sie bestmöglich bei der Organisation ihres Messebesuchs, sodass sie einfach und effektiv ihren Teil zur neuen Outdoor-Bewegung beitragen können“, sagt Markus Hefter, Projektleiter OutDoor by ISPO. „Zusätzlich stellen wir Ihnen mit den digitalen Services des ISPO Netzwerks ganzjährig eine relevante Informations- und Netzwerkplattform zur Verfügung.“

  • Unterstützung bei Anreise und Unterkunftssuche
  • Vergünstigte Tickets für Fachhändler
  • Internationales Retail-Programm

Vom 30. Juni bis 3. Juli 2019 trifft sich die internationale Outdoor-Branche erstmals zur OutDoor by ISPO Fachmesse in München. Das internationale Retail-Publikum steht im Fokus der Veranstaltung und profitiert von zahlreichen Vorteilen: Neben Unterstützung bei der Anreise und Unterkunftssuche erwarten die Fachbesucher vergünstigte Ticketpreise sowie ein eigenes Händler-Programm.

„Die Fachhändler sind unsere wichtigste Zielgruppe. Wir unterstützen sie bestmöglich bei der Organisation ihres Messebesuchs, sodass sie einfach und effektiv ihren Teil zur neuen Outdoor-Bewegung beitragen können“, sagt Markus Hefter, Projektleiter OutDoor by ISPO. „Zusätzlich stellen wir Ihnen mit den digitalen Services des ISPO Netzwerks ganzjährig eine relevante Informations- und Netzwerkplattform zur Verfügung.“

„Outdoor“ neu definiert
Bei der OutDoor by ISPO Premierenveranstaltung erwartet das Fachpublikum ein breites Themenspektrum, das einem modernen Outdoor-Verständnis folgt, wie es vom Konsumenten bereits gelebt wird: Neben klassischen Aktivitäten wie Klettern und Wandern gehören dazu unter anderem auch Segmente wie Bike, Trailrunning, Wassersport und Urban Outdoor. Ergänzt wird das Angebot um übergreifende Themen wie Nachhaltigkeit und Technologie. Präsentiert werden all diese Bereiche in Form von Erlebniswelten. Zahlreiche Focus und Activation Areas dienen als Schauplatz eines umfangreichen Vortrags- und Eventprogramm. Die Fachbesucher erhalten nicht nur eine umfassende Übersicht über Produkte, sondern zudem Inspirationen für die Sortimentsanpassung, -erweiterung, Ladengestaltung oder Kundenansprache. Spezifische Präsentationen und Diskussionen zu neuen Konzepten rund um den Point of Sale finden in der eigens geschaffenen Retail Lounge statt, die zugleich als Treffpunkt und Ruhezone dient.

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Messe München

(c) Messe München GmbH
04.02.2019

Marktforschungsstudie: Outdoor ist ein menschliches Grundbedürfnis

Was ist „Outdoor“ und welche Bedeutung hat es für den Menschen? Welche Hürden gilt es, für das perfekte Outdoor-Erlebnis zu überwinden? Im Auftrag des OutDoor by ISPO Teams der Messe München suchte das renommierte Kölner Marktforschungsinstitut Rheingold deutschlandweit Antworten auf diese Fragen und erforschte den seelischen Kern von Outdoor. Aus den Ergebnissen lassen sich konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen für Outdoor-Hersteller und Fachhändler ableiten.

Die Teilnehmer der Studie „Outdoor as a human need“ wurden nach ihren inneren Wünschen, Sehnsüchten, Ängsten und Idealen im Zusammenhang mit Outdoor-Aktivitäten befragt. Das Ergebnis: „Outdoor“ ist ein Prozess, so individuell wie die Menschen selbst und stark mit Emotionen verbunden. Es gilt Hemmschwellen abzubauen, Ängste und Unsicherheiten zu überwinden, um schließlich gestärkt hervorzugehen. Deutlich wird zudem, dass „Outdoor“ in unserer schnelllebigen Gesellschaft einen immer höheren Stellenwert genießt. Als verbindendes Lebensgefühl hält es Einzug in den Alltag und das urbane Leben. Die Aktivitäten selbst können vielfältiger Natur sein, weit über Wandern, Klettern oder Camping hinaus.

Was ist „Outdoor“ und welche Bedeutung hat es für den Menschen? Welche Hürden gilt es, für das perfekte Outdoor-Erlebnis zu überwinden? Im Auftrag des OutDoor by ISPO Teams der Messe München suchte das renommierte Kölner Marktforschungsinstitut Rheingold deutschlandweit Antworten auf diese Fragen und erforschte den seelischen Kern von Outdoor. Aus den Ergebnissen lassen sich konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen für Outdoor-Hersteller und Fachhändler ableiten.

Die Teilnehmer der Studie „Outdoor as a human need“ wurden nach ihren inneren Wünschen, Sehnsüchten, Ängsten und Idealen im Zusammenhang mit Outdoor-Aktivitäten befragt. Das Ergebnis: „Outdoor“ ist ein Prozess, so individuell wie die Menschen selbst und stark mit Emotionen verbunden. Es gilt Hemmschwellen abzubauen, Ängste und Unsicherheiten zu überwinden, um schließlich gestärkt hervorzugehen. Deutlich wird zudem, dass „Outdoor“ in unserer schnelllebigen Gesellschaft einen immer höheren Stellenwert genießt. Als verbindendes Lebensgefühl hält es Einzug in den Alltag und das urbane Leben. Die Aktivitäten selbst können vielfältiger Natur sein, weit über Wandern, Klettern oder Camping hinaus.

Die wichtigsten Erkenntnisse zum Kern von Outdoor, zu den persönlichen Herausforderungen der Aspiranten und Sportler, sowie zum Stellenwert von Produkten, Marken und Händlern im Überblick:

Outdoor ist ein Prozess
Alle Outdoor-Momente entstehen in mehreren Schritten, vom Wunsch des Draußen Seins und der Planung über die Durchführung bis zum Nachhause Kommen. Jeder dieser Schritte ist mit Emotionen verbunden: Ängste und Unsicherheit verbunden mit Neugierde werden abgelöst von Euphorie, wenn das gesetzte Ziel erreicht ist – sei es das Bezwingen des Berggipfels, das Reiten auf der perfekten Welle oder das Lagerfeuer am See. Was danach bleibt, ist ein Gefühl der Stärke bei der Rückkehr in den Alltag.

Outdoor spielt sich in vier Dimensionen ab:
Outdoor-Aktivitäten lassen sich in einem Spannungsfeld aus vier Haupt-Dimensionen einordnen: Die zivilisierte Absicherung im kultivierten Raum, die demütige Eingliederung und die natürliche Ursprünglichkeit in der Wildnis sowie das kämpferische Bewältigen. So findet der eine seinen Ausgleich beim Spaziergang querfeldein oder beim Fischen am Weiher nebenan, der andere beim Klettern mit Seil und Haken in Steilwänden. Daraus ergeben sich verschiedene Denkweisen, wie Outdoor umschrieben werden kann. Während „in der Natur aufgehen“ der klassische Outdoor-Ansatz ist, der durch „Survival und Adrenalin“ erweitert wird, sind der sogenannte „gerahmte Eskapismus“ und das „Urban Warrior“-Motiv neue Felder. Sie werden von den Konsumenten allgemein hin bereits als „Outdoor“ wahrgenommen und gelebt.

Ausrüstung dient als Eintrittskarte und Aushängeschild
Die richtige Ausrüstung ermöglicht den Zugang zu bestimmten Outdoor-Aktivitäten. Sie unterstützt, bietet Schutz und kann bei manchen Sportarten das Überleben im Falle eines falschen Handelns sichern. Im Widerspruch dazu steht der Gedanke des Verzichts und der Ursprünglichkeit, den viele mit dem Outdoor-Begriff verbinden. Allgemein gilt: Funktion und Qualität steht über allem, modische Aspekte ordnen sich zwar dahinter ein, dienen bei der Kaufentscheidung jedoch als ausschlaggebendes Unterscheidungsmerkmal.

Auch nach der Rückkehr leistet Ausrüstung noch ihre Dienste, beispielsweise die Funktionsjacke beim Pendeln zur Arbeit mit dem Fahrrad. Nebenbei transportiert sie dann ein Stück Outdoor-Feeling in den Alltag und dient als Aushängeschild eines aktiven Lebensstils – der Kern des Urban Outdoor-Gedankens.

Händler als Wegweiser, Marken als Begleiter
Händler ebnen den Weg zum Outdoor-Erlebnis. Sie verkaufen nicht nur ein Produkt, sondern unterstützen beim Einstieg in die Outdoor-Welt oder auch bei der Weiterentwicklung. Sofern der Händler richtig auf den Kunden eingeht, nimmt er ihn bereits im Laden oder auf der Website mit auf ein Abenteuer – eines, das im Kopf stattfindet und Sehnsüchte weckt.

Marken sind über ihre Produkte zuverlässige Partner während des Abenteuers. Je leistungsorientierter eine Outdoor-Aktivität betrieben wird, desto höher ist das Fachwissen über einzelne Marken, sie und ihre Produkte können klar benannt werden.

Die Versöhnung von Wildnis und Zivilisation – Outdoor im Alltag
Outdoor heißt, ein Stück Kultiviertheit mit in die Ursprünglichkeit mitzunehmen, je nach Ausrüstung mehr oder weniger stark ausgeprägt. Vor allem technische Ausrüstung bietet eine gewisse Bequemlichkeit: Statt Landkarte und Kompass heißt es GPS-Gerät mit zuvor aufgespielter Route, statt Lagerfeuer und Fackel werden Gaskocher und Stirnlampe genutzt. Outdoor im Alltag wiederum transportiert das Wilde in das Kultivierte – und manifestiert so das Stärke-Gefühl von Outdoor-Abenteuern im täglichen Leben. Sei es durch kleine Herausforderungen wie einer neuen Route auf dem Weg zur Arbeit, durch Erinnerungen oder der Überführung von Outdoor-Bekleidung, -Ausrüstung und -Nahrung in den Alltag.

Outdoor – seelisches Bedürfnis trifft auf Einstiegshürden
Menschen suchen im Outdoor-Erlebnis den temporären Ausstieg aus dem Alltäglichen, ohne Druck und Stress. Viele Outdoor-Marken jedoch vermitteln in ihrer Bildsprache anderes. Sie zeigen Profis, es entsteht der Eindruck von Leistungsorientierung und Wettkampf. Auch die Angst vor Kontrollverlust, aufgrund von fehlendem Wissen und Können sowie äußeren Einflüssen, macht einigen Outdoor-Aspiranten Angst. Und nicht zuletzt kann der Wohnort eine Hürde sein. Nicht jeder hat vor der Haustüre das geeignete Outdoor-Umfeld. Die Community, die bei der Überwindung dieser Schwierigkeiten helfen kann, wird häufig als exklusiv und ebenfalls leistungsorientiert wahrgenommen.

Konsumentendenken als Basis für die Entwicklung der Branche
Aus diesen Kernaussagen ergeben sich konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen für Hersteller und Händler für die Erschließung neuer Zielgruppen und zur Optimierung bestehender Angebote. Es gilt eine „Willkommenskultur“ mit niedrigen Einstiegsschwellen und Erlebniswelten für Outdoor-Enthusiasten jeglichen Niveaus zu schaffen – über differenzierte Angebote und ganzheitliche Ansätze in Produktentwicklung, Marketing und Vertrieb. Zugleich darf die Begehrlichkeit von „Outdoor“ nicht herabgestuft werden. Details dazu finden sich in den sieben Whitepapers zur Studie. Sie stehen online zum Download  bereit.

Das aufgezeigte Konsumentendenken und -handeln spiegelt sich auch im neuen Konzept der OutDoor by ISPO wieder. Es vereint neue, in der Gesellschaft bereits anerkannte Outdoor-Segmente wie Mountainbike, Trailrunning oder Watersports mit klassischen Themen wie Klettern oder Wandern. Zur jährlich stattfindenden Fachmesse werden alle Bereiche stark erlebnisorientiert präsentiert. Rund um die Messe gibt es ein unterstützendes, ganzjähriges Netzwerk aus digitalen und analogen Services.

Zur Methodik der Studie
Bei der Durchführung der Studie unter dem Titel „Outdoor as a human need“ folgte das Rheingold Institut einem qualitativen Ansatz. Mit Hilfe der ISPO Open Innovation-Community wurden mehrere Probanden zum Thema Outdoor befragt. Aus den Antworten entwickelte das Forscherteam Hypothesen, die anschließend in zwei Gruppen unter Anleitung eines Psychologen diskutiert wurden. Die Ergebnisse aus diesen Gesprächsrunden dienten dann als Basis für tiefenpsychologische Einzelinterviews mit einer Gesamtdauer von über 36 Stunden.

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26.07.2018

Archroma to present solutions towards innovative and sustainable denim to India industry

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be presenting its innovative denim solutions for manufacturers and brands at DenimsandJeans India 2018, on August 1 & 2, in Bangalore, India.

Just two months after the DenimsandJeans Vietnam show, Archroma will again showcase its unique combination of technologies for denim effects and colors, from fiber to finish, from the authentic roots of indigo to the most innovative and eco-advanced solutions.

At the India show, Archroma’s expert team will also present its coatings and washing solutions aiming at bringing denim creativity to a whole new dimension.
Visitors at the booth will be able to see an “illustration collection” of exciting indigo casts.

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be presenting its innovative denim solutions for manufacturers and brands at DenimsandJeans India 2018, on August 1 & 2, in Bangalore, India.

Just two months after the DenimsandJeans Vietnam show, Archroma will again showcase its unique combination of technologies for denim effects and colors, from fiber to finish, from the authentic roots of indigo to the most innovative and eco-advanced solutions.

At the India show, Archroma’s expert team will also present its coatings and washing solutions aiming at bringing denim creativity to a whole new dimension.
Visitors at the booth will be able to see an “illustration collection” of exciting indigo casts.

DENISOL®, BRINGING INDIGO BACK TO ITS ROOTS - NOW ANILINE-FREE*
Archroma’s Denisol® range is a newly developed pre-reduced liquid indigo solution that is manufactured in Archroma’s award winning ‘zero liquid discharge’ manufacturing plant in Pakistan. Denisol® Indigo 30 liq is compliant with major official eco-standards and requirements from retailers, brands and fashion leading companies and helps to produce fabrics suitable for current eco-labeling such as bluesign® and GOTS.

Responding to demands for a non-toxic alternative to the dyes that are used for the iconic and traditional indigo blue that consumers associate with denim and jeans, Archroma just announced the upcoming new Denisol® Pure Indigo 30.

ADVANCED DENIM, TOWARDS WATERLESS DENIM DYEING
Consider this: The water needed to produce one pair of jeans is said to be ~ 11'000 liters(1). With approximately 167 million pairs of jeans produced monthly(2), that is 1,837,000,000,000 liters of water consumed every month in the process!
Based on the Denim-Ox and Pad/Sizing-Ox dyeing processes, Archroma’s multi-awarded ADVANCED DENIM, dyeing technology allows savings of up to 92% in water, 87% in cotton waste and 30% in energy, compared to a conventional denim dyeing process.

The technology has been adopted by brands like Patagonia and received the prestigious 2012 ICIS Innovation Award and Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit Award.

  • Optisul® C, “soft colors” made easy
    With Optisul® C dyes, denim manufacturers can produce soft denim colors in continuous dyeing processes, as well as on coating and printing. Optisul® C affinity-free, sulfide-free dyes can easily be combined with each other to create garments suitable for wash-down treatments in a wide array of easily achievable and reproducible soft colors.
    They are suitable for GOTS and bluesign® approval.
  • Diresul® RDT Ocean Blues, ocean-themed bright sulfur blue dyes
    Archroma’s Diresul® RDT Ocean Blues are a collection of vibrant, ocean-themed bright sulfur blue dyes. These best-in-class dyes and their auxiliaries bring out the best of indigo, improve workability, dyeing consistency and process safety.
    They can be combined with Denisol® Indigo 30 liq in bottoming/topping manufacturing routes for avant-garde blue styles.
  • Diresul® blacks & greys, a cosmos of greys and deep black and navies
    Archroma’s dye portfolio of conventional and black Diresul® specialties allow to create a universe of greys and deep black and navies. From superficial to solid blacks for both extreme wash-down and stay black effects.

EARTHCOLORS, TRACEABLE FROM NATURE TO FASHION
The EarthColors patented range of “biosynthetic” dyes for cotton and cellulose-based fabrics, which are made from waste left over by the agricultural and herbal industry after extraction, such as almond shells, saw palmetto, or rosemary leaves. The latest NFC technology used on the end-product hangtags enables transparency and traceability through the supply chain to consumers.
The EarthColors allow to produce the earth tones that are coming strong: red, brown and green colors. They have been adopted by brands such as Patagonia, Kathmandu and G-Star, and won an OutDoor Industry Award 2017.

COATING, A WHOLE UNIVERSE OF COLORS AND EFFECTS
Archroma’s dye and chemical specialties portfolio allows to create exciting colors and effects using coating applications, from exclusive sulfur dyes and pigment specialties that help highlighting the indigo look, to functional finishes that give performance to denim garments - using water-based, formaldehyde-free or ultra-low formaldehyde polymers.

SOLUTION PACKAGES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Archroma recently introduced the ONE WAY Process Simulator, the last update of a calculation tool that supports its ONE WAY Sustainability Service introduced back in 2012. The new, online software can be used to mimic and compare products and processes, and thus calculate the ecological and economical profile of the final end-product.
Archroma’s portfolio of ZDHC MRSL-compliant chemicals and dyes is integrated into the ONE WAY calculation tool since 2013.
“It is time to make denim in a whole different way; denim that brings together innovation, sustainability and creativity,” says Anjani Prasad, Head of Sales India, Archroma. “Brands around the globe are exploring how to make fashion in a cleaner and safer way, and Archroma has the solutions to do just that, to create denim with a soul.”
Visit Archroma at DenimsandJeans India 2018 at t at Hotel Lalit, Bangalore, India, on August 1 & 2, 2018.
* Below limits of detection

(1) Arjen Y. Hoekstra, The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society
(2) American Chemical Society, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120619123753.htm.
Denisol®, Optisul®, Diresul® are trademarks of Archroma registered in many countries.
© 2018 Archroma

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20.07.2018

ROICA™ Infused Eco-Smart Technology into High Performance Stretch at EUROBIKE

EUROBIKE, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry, included ROICA™ smart innovations into the race. Cycle retailers, brands and manufacturers discovered ROICA™ premium stretch that provides comfort and movement as it energizes.

ROICA™ joined this year’s EUROBIKE Academy line-up and host an interactive panel focused on sustainability as an added value for the cycling market. Whether an expert or newcomer, the must attend panel titled; What is Smart Innovation in the Biking Market? was held on Monday, July 9th from 12:00-12:45 in Conference Center East, Room London. Moderated by Giusy Bettoni, CEO, C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy), a Milan based company generating global strategies and identifying new values essential for today’s knowledgeable conscious consumer. The panel led the way, as they shared their expertise and discuss what they are doing to push the boundaries of innovation. They will highlight responsible dimensions and processes currently available. The all-star lineup includes:

EUROBIKE, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry, included ROICA™ smart innovations into the race. Cycle retailers, brands and manufacturers discovered ROICA™ premium stretch that provides comfort and movement as it energizes.

ROICA™ joined this year’s EUROBIKE Academy line-up and host an interactive panel focused on sustainability as an added value for the cycling market. Whether an expert or newcomer, the must attend panel titled; What is Smart Innovation in the Biking Market? was held on Monday, July 9th from 12:00-12:45 in Conference Center East, Room London. Moderated by Giusy Bettoni, CEO, C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy), a Milan based company generating global strategies and identifying new values essential for today’s knowledgeable conscious consumer. The panel led the way, as they shared their expertise and discuss what they are doing to push the boundaries of innovation. They will highlight responsible dimensions and processes currently available. The all-star lineup includes:

Uwe Schmidt, Asahi Kasei’s ROICA™, Managing Director introduces cycle enthusiasts, brands, retailers and manufacturers to the world’s first premium sustainable stretch yarn: ROICA™ Eco-Smart and the ROICA™ Feel Good family dedicated to well-being.
 
Laura Gambarini, marketing and communication manager at M.I.T.I. S.p.A.: M.I.T.I. Since 1931, M.I.T.I. develops and creates premium and innovative stretch warp knitted fabrics for all the high performance sports. Cycling brands recognize M.I.T.I. as the market leader for the outstanding features of their innovative fabrics. Green soul is their ultimate creation, the first fully sustainable stretch warp knitted range of fabrics in the world, created with ROICA™ Eco-Smart family for the new generation sustainable performance garments.
 
Sven Koehler, Head of production Maloja Clothing GmbH: Maloja, an outdoor specialty brand with its roots in nature and wellbeing have developed new amazing biking sets constructed of M.I.T.I. SpA fabrics using certified yarns belonging to ROICA™ Eco-Smart family.
 
Sergio Alibrandi, Executive Marketing Director Sitip S.p.A.: SITIP creates high-tech innovative sports fabrics that are made in Italy and optimize the latest technology. Committed to smart innovation, learn how they developed their ground-breaking multi-panel thermal bib tights able to generate heat for riders that want to conquer cold winter training. Made from BeHOT fabric constructed with ROICA™ StretchEnergy™, the next level of well-being providing a new dimension to active performance.  The audience will learn how leading international cycling brand Santini is using BeHOT with ROICA™ on select products to generate additional heat – up to 2 degrees C as the cyclist moves their body, thanks to ground-breaking heat generating technology as certified by CeRism, Outdoor Sport Research Centre at Verona University.
 
 Witness ROICA™ partners as leaders in high-tech performance fabrics for the world of sports for riders that want to stand out. The unbeatable collection of well-constructed fabrics that revolutionize the premium stretch market at the following EUROBIKE Exhibitors:

  • M.I.T.I. SpA (IT)
  • Maglificio Ripa (IT)
  • Piave Maitex (IT)
  • SITIP SpA (IT)
  • SOFILETA (FR)
  • Sportwear Argentona S.A. (ES)
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GB Network

19.07.2018

Industry-leading brands confirmed for September’s Cinte Techtextil China

As the countdown to the 2018 edition of Cinte Techtextil China enters its last two months, the final exhibitor line-up is starting to take shape. A number of leading international and Chinese brands across the fair’s 12 product application areas will feature at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 4 – 6 September, with an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around 20 countries & regions set to feature.

Nonwovens exhibitor highlights

As the fair’s largest product category, buyers have a wide range of domestic and overseas brands to source from, including:

As the countdown to the 2018 edition of Cinte Techtextil China enters its last two months, the final exhibitor line-up is starting to take shape. A number of leading international and Chinese brands across the fair’s 12 product application areas will feature at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 4 – 6 September, with an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around 20 countries & regions set to feature.

Nonwovens exhibitor highlights

As the fair’s largest product category, buyers have a wide range of domestic and overseas brands to source from, including:

  • Johns Manville (US): who will showcase their polyester spunbond, PP & PBT meltblown, glass fibre nonwoven, micro glass fibre nonwoven, hybrid nonwoven, glass fibre needle mat and glass microfibre product lines among others at the fair.
  •  J.H. Ziegler (Germany): with over 150 years’ expertise and their own production plant in China, they offer products for acoustic absorption in automotive interiors and exteriors, nonwoven foam composites for leather lamination, needle-punched nonwovens, foam nonwoven composites, laminated nonwovens and natural-fibre nonwovens.
  • KOBE-cz (Czech Republic): a new exhibitor to the fair, their nonwoven fabrics, mainly made from glass fibre with temperature resistance up to 800°C, are used for high-temperature isolation in the automotive, marine, energy and building industries. They also have isolation materials made from natural fibres including hemp, wool, cotton and flax.
  • TDF Nonwovens (China): one of the leading domestic brands, their specialties are polyester spunbond geotextiles, polyester filament roofing carriers, filter nonwovens, high-strength coarse denier polypropylene spunbond geotextiles and medical & health nonwovens.
  • Kingsafe (China): they specialise in the production of fusible interlining and nonwoven fabrics for high-end garments.

Yarn & fibre exhibitor highlights

  • Perlon (Germany): has developed a PET based monofilament, HighGrip, which guarantees long-lasting efficiency of conveyor belts, and is available in various types with different tribological characteristics, which they will feature at the fair.
  • Sateri (China): is a global leader in viscose rayon made from 100% dissolving wood pulp, and the largest maker of viscose fibre in China. Their natural and high-quality fibre, made from trees grown on renewable plantations, can be found in textiles and skin-friendly hygiene products.
  • Cordenka (Germany): producers of industrial rayon, their product range covers rayon tire cord, yarn, single-end dipped cord, short-cut fibre and more.
  • EMS-Griltech (Switzerland): will showcase a range of technical fibres & yarns and thermoplastic adhesives at the fair.
  • Barnet (Germany): several finished products (nonwovens, spun yarns and fabrics) made with their specialty fibre will be on display at the fair, including OPAN, para-aramid and carbon filament fibres. The application of their specialty fibre in flame retardant and anti-cut gloves and felts will be shown at their booth for the first time.

Coated textiles & solutions exhibitor highlights

  • Stahl (the Netherlands): the Dutch company will present new products from their water repellent and flame retardant ranges at this year’s fair. According to the company, as the Chinese government continues its efforts to clean up the environment, eco-friendly chemicals remain in strong demand in the country.
  • Sioen (Belgium): will showcase sign materials, truck tarpaulins, tents, membrane fabrics, apparel products, chemicals and specialty products such as inflatable boat fabrics, pool liners and more at Cinte 2018.
  • ROWA Lack (Germany): a new exhibitor at this year’s fair, they will present their special lacquer systems and top coatings.
  • Trelleborg (Sweden): also a new exhibitor, they will display engineered textiles, especially in the fields of outdoor, medical, protective and automotive.
  • FPC Technical Textile (Saudi Arabia): another first-time participant at the fair, they will showcase a range of high-end specialty fabrics including PVC coated fabrics and fibre glass PTFE fabrics.
  • Zhejiang Jinda New Materials (China): this supplier is known for its coated textiles for industrial, transportation and building uses, as well as warp knitted geo-synthetic materials and printable coated materials for advertisements.

Lenzing to showcase its new VEOCEL nonwovens specialty brand at the fair

First announced in June this year, and featuring at Cinte Techtextil, Lenzing’s new VEOCEL brand is billed as a premium range of nonwovens fibres for daily care, which “provides the nonwovens industry with fibres that are certified clean and safe, biodegradable, from botanic origin and produced in an environmentally responsible production process.” Products in this range can be applied to a multitude of uses including baby care, beauty and body care, intimate care and surface cleaning, under the VEOCEL Beauty, VEOCEL Body, VEOCEL Intimate and VEOCEL Surface brands.

 

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Cinte Techtextil China
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Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

Photo: (c) Premium Group Berlin
09.07.2018

The Art of connecting the fashion industry

"The atmosphere at all four shows and also the #FASHIONTECH BERLIN Conference was more successful than last summer. The exhibitors repeatedly praised the range of visitors – international buyers, well-founded fashion experts, people that love experiencing new trends and with a high level of awareness for our beautiful world. All of them took the chance to exchange and get inspired by the shows and events. Our strength is the concept of creating content, commerce and community – we connect the right people at the right time and at the right touchpoints. The entire network benefits from that. Furthermore the new digital b2b platform veee.com was featured on the PREMIUM and SEEK and received a very positive feedback."
– Anita Tillmann, Managing Partner PREMIUM GROUP

"The atmosphere at all four shows and also the #FASHIONTECH BERLIN Conference was more successful than last summer. The exhibitors repeatedly praised the range of visitors – international buyers, well-founded fashion experts, people that love experiencing new trends and with a high level of awareness for our beautiful world. All of them took the chance to exchange and get inspired by the shows and events. Our strength is the concept of creating content, commerce and community – we connect the right people at the right time and at the right touchpoints. The entire network benefits from that. Furthermore the new digital b2b platform veee.com was featured on the PREMIUM and SEEK and received a very positive feedback."
– Anita Tillmann, Managing Partner PREMIUM GROUP

On three days the PREMIUM GROUP once again showed and linked the most important international brands with buyers, influencers and other media representatives. Outcome: The real face-to-face exchange 2.0 is and remains important.
 
A total of 1,038 brands exhibited on the four formats. On top the #FASHIONTECH BERLIN offered the group's extensive and varied program as a conference. In addition to networking and trend scouting, the main focus was also on points of experience – an important aspect for the fashion industry, to which the PREMIUM GROUP increasingly relies. The halls of STATION Berlin, the Kühlhaus and the Arena Berlin were filled accordingly throughout the three days. The terrific summer weather contributed to the constantly positive atmosphere and invited all guests to enjoy all outdoor offers.

 

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Premium Group Berlin

OutDoor by ISPO: Aufbruch in eine neue OutDoor-Ära
OutDoor by ISPO: Aufbruch in eine neue OutDoor-Ära
27.06.2018

OutDoor by ISPO: Aufbruch in eine neue OutDoor-Ära

Mit der heutigen OutDoor by ISPO Launch Conference ist die Outdoor-Branche in ein neues Zeitalter gestartet. 250 Marken, Händler und Medienvertreter kamen nach München, um live bei der Präsentation des neuen Konzepts dabei zu sein. Zahlreiche Interessierte verfolgten das Event via Livestream, der ab sofort on demand in Internet zu sehen ist. Der Kick-off setzte den offiziellen Startschuss für den Umzug der Marke „OutDoor“ von Friedrichshafen nach München. Erstmals findet die Fachmesse unter dem neuen Markennamen OutDoor by ISPO von 30. Juni bis 3. Juli 2019 auf dem Gelände der Messe München statt.

Mit der heutigen OutDoor by ISPO Launch Conference ist die Outdoor-Branche in ein neues Zeitalter gestartet. 250 Marken, Händler und Medienvertreter kamen nach München, um live bei der Präsentation des neuen Konzepts dabei zu sein. Zahlreiche Interessierte verfolgten das Event via Livestream, der ab sofort on demand in Internet zu sehen ist. Der Kick-off setzte den offiziellen Startschuss für den Umzug der Marke „OutDoor“ von Friedrichshafen nach München. Erstmals findet die Fachmesse unter dem neuen Markennamen OutDoor by ISPO von 30. Juni bis 3. Juli 2019 auf dem Gelände der Messe München statt.

„Die OutDoor by ISPO ist die international übergreifende Plattform für die Outdoor-Branche, die Inhalte kreiert, Beziehungen fördert, Begeisterung für Outdoor-Themen weckt und neue Möglichkeiten schafft. Und das zukünftig nicht nur an vier Messetagen, sondern 365 Tage im Jahr“, so Mark Held, Generalsekretär der European Outdoor Group. „Das neue Konzept greift aktuelle Anforderungen auf und bietet Mehrwert für alle Marktteilnehmer: ob Start-up, mittelständisches Unternehmen oder globale Marken“, führt Markus Hefter, Projektleiter der OutDoor by ISPO, weiter aus. Kern der jährlich stattfindenden Fachmesse sind die etablierten Outdoor-Themen wie Bergsteigen oder Klettern. Hinzu kommen Segmente, die für den Konsumenten heute schon längst Outdoor sind, darunter Urban Outdoor, Yoga, Wellbeing, Running und Trailrunning sowie Mountainbiking. Weitere Segmente sind unter anderem Reisen, Surfen und Wassersport, Outdoor Digital mit Wearables sowie ein Bereich für textile Innovationen und Start-ups. Die Anmeldung für Aussteller für die OutDoor by ISPO 2019 ist bereits online möglich.

Während die Fachmesse nur für Fachbesucher geöffnet sein wird, sind Endverbraucher bei den parallel stattfindenden „OutDays Munich“ willkommen. Geplant sind zur Messelaufzeit zahlreiche Events in der Innenstadt – ein Konzept, das von den Münchner Händlern begrüßt und unterstützt wird.
OutDoor by ISPO – 365 Tage im Jahr

OutDoor by ISPO bietet ab sofort über digitale Produkte den Marktteilnehmern die Möglichkeit, sich 365 Tage im Jahr, sieben Tage die Woche und weltweit zu präsentieren. Dafür steht „by ISPO“, das etablierte, ganzjährige Ökosystem an analogen und digitalen Produkten der ISPO, an denen die gesamte Outdoor-Branche partizipieren kann. Über diese Services bietet die Plattform ihren Kunden ganzjährig Zugang zur Branche und vor allem über die digitalen Kanäle zum Konsumenten auf der ganzen Welt.

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coldblack®: Schoeller + Südwolle Group (c) Schoeller Textil AG
16.06.2018

coldblack®: Schoeller cooperates with Südwolle Group

OutDoor2018: Schoeller’s coldblack® technology has been specifically optimized for use on knitted and woven fabrics so brands can now expand their product application uses. Under the blazing sun, textiles with coldblack® heat up less and stay cool to the touch. Südwolle Group, a leading manufacturer of high quality yarns, has also recognized the ideal combination of merino and coldblack®. With this, the wear comfort of wool apparel can be tangibly improved.

Wool is well known for its various property benefits, including insulation, natural antibacterial protection, odor control, light weight and nearly wrinkle free composition. Not only in the winter time, but also in summer particularly merino wool, a special high-quality type of wool, regulates moisture balance and thus the body temperature. The fibers can absorb a great deal of moisture or sweat and transport it away from the body. Warm ambient air quickly dries the material and causes a cooling evaporation, which makes it very comfortable to wear merino apparel in the summer time.

OutDoor2018: Schoeller’s coldblack® technology has been specifically optimized for use on knitted and woven fabrics so brands can now expand their product application uses. Under the blazing sun, textiles with coldblack® heat up less and stay cool to the touch. Südwolle Group, a leading manufacturer of high quality yarns, has also recognized the ideal combination of merino and coldblack®. With this, the wear comfort of wool apparel can be tangibly improved.

Wool is well known for its various property benefits, including insulation, natural antibacterial protection, odor control, light weight and nearly wrinkle free composition. Not only in the winter time, but also in summer particularly merino wool, a special high-quality type of wool, regulates moisture balance and thus the body temperature. The fibers can absorb a great deal of moisture or sweat and transport it away from the body. Warm ambient air quickly dries the material and causes a cooling evaporation, which makes it very comfortable to wear merino apparel in the summer time.

coldblack® technology from Schoeller supports the natural properties of wool because it reliably reduces heat build-up when exposed to the sun. Together with the help of Südwolle Group, the finish has been optimized specifically for the use in merino apparel. The yarn manufacturer chooses coldblack® for a variety of uses, especially for knitting and weaving yarns for sports and outdoor apparel and develops such products individually according to its customers’ requirements.

Stéphane Thouvay, Managing Director Product Management & Innovation at Südwolle Group, summarizes the use of the technology as follows: “coldblack® is part of our product range for the summer time, which we will be presenting at OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. The technology reduces not only heat build-up, but also enhances the natural UV protection of wool without affecting the look and feel of the fabric. Therefore coldblack® perfectly fits into our yarn selection for sports and outdoor apparel, for example in our collection ʻYarn in Motion’. For end consumers garments made of coldblack® yarns can optionally be labeled with hangtags.”

When used in high-quality woolen fabrics, coldblack® has already proven its performance and is being used by renowned brands in various collections of men’s suits. Since 2008, the technology has been licensed by more than 200 brands, in sports particularly in the field of cycling, triathlon and golf. All components of the finish are bluesign® approved.

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Schoeller Textil AG

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2018 covers the whole spectrum of home furnishing industry (c) Messe Frankfurt
25.04.2018

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2018 covers the whole spectrum of home furnishing industry

As the leading home textiles trade event in Asia, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is renowned for its size and also the variety of products offered by its exhibitors from China and around the world.

The show will be held from 27 – 30 August in the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. It will cover six halls, accommodating over 1,000 suppliers from around 30 countries and regions.
To satisfy buyers from different regions with varied sourcing needs, the show will feature a wide variety of home textile products ranging from bedding, bath, table & kitchen, curtains & upholstery and textile designs & technology to editors, whole home, sun protection, wallcoverings and carpets & rugs.

“The products on offer are of various quality and price levels that visitors can discover both premium brands presented by editors and a massive amount of medium-end products at the show,” said Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

As the leading home textiles trade event in Asia, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is renowned for its size and also the variety of products offered by its exhibitors from China and around the world.

The show will be held from 27 – 30 August in the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. It will cover six halls, accommodating over 1,000 suppliers from around 30 countries and regions.
To satisfy buyers from different regions with varied sourcing needs, the show will feature a wide variety of home textile products ranging from bedding, bath, table & kitchen, curtains & upholstery and textile designs & technology to editors, whole home, sun protection, wallcoverings and carpets & rugs.

“The products on offer are of various quality and price levels that visitors can discover both premium brands presented by editors and a massive amount of medium-end products at the show,” said Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles serves as an ideal platform for suppliers to introduce new products to the market as a large number of visitors including import & export corporations, wholesalers, distributors, chain stores and home product manufacturers are attracted.

EUROART and JAB ANSTOETZ are two of the returning editors who are ready to demonstrate their latest collections.
“We are an integrated company based in Beijing which presents both imported decorative fabrics and wallpaper as well as self-owned fabric brands. Buyers can expect to discover advanced jacquard, embroidery, silk and printing techniques from the brands LIZZO and ROMO at our booth,” Mr Frank Lu, General Manager of EUROART said.

Furthermore, the world-known fabrics design company, JAB ANSTOETZ, will also take advantage of the show to present their new outdoor fabrics.
“Our ‘AROUND THE WORLD’ collection possesses high colour stability, mould-resistance and easy-care features. We will also introduce our advanced FibreGuard fabrics which prevent dirt and meet OEKO-TEX® standards,” Mr William Lin from JAB ANSTOETZ said.

Bedding products are another highlight of the show. Returning exhibitor Advansa will display their new fibre formula SUPRELLE™ 95 which is a combination of enhanced sleep comfort and ease of care. And the established French brand TODAY will make their debut at the fair to promote their full range of fashionable bedding items.

Diverse suppliers confirm participation offering all kinds of quality products. Apart from the editors and whole-home exhibitors, worldwide suppliers specialising in different products can be found in the show.

They include:

  • Curtains & upholstery: quality brands such as AICO, Ateja, Culp Fabrics, D’Décor, Elastron, Enzo Degli Angiuoni, Harmel Home, Huatex, Sangwontex and more
  • Bedding, bath and kitchen: domestic and overseas brands will showcase an extensive range of products for everyday domestic life including comforters, pillows, mattress toppers, bed linen, bathrobes, towels, table napkins and more. Exhibitors will offer insights about utilising various products to display the whole home concept
  • Textile design: featuring worldwide original textile design studios. Visitors can discover distinct styles of design from both Asian and European studios
  • Carpets & rugs: carpet exhibitors from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Turkey and other countries
  • Digital printing & technics: showcasing the latest digital printing technology, and cutting, sewing and other home textile equipment technics. In view of the good result in 2017, the show will continue to cooperate with industry media to organise professional seminars introducing some latest technique and new applications in the home textile industry
03.04.2018

Archroma at China Interdye 2018

  • Visit Archroma at China Interdye 2018, Booth A100, April 11-13, 2018, at the ShanghaiWorld Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai, China

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will present at China Interdye 2018 its latest technologies, under the motto: “Enhanced solutions for color and performance, it's our nature”.
With a heritage of more than 130 years, Archroma provides solutions that combine performance, safety and low impact on resources. The company can draw on its extensive formulation and technical know-how to offer a constant flow of eco-advanced and innovative new in dyestuff and pigments, as well as process and functional chemicals.
Solution packages for innovation

Visitors at Archroma’s Booth A100. will be able to ‘experience’ Archroma's innovative solutions, in particular:

  • Visit Archroma at China Interdye 2018, Booth A100, April 11-13, 2018, at the ShanghaiWorld Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai, China

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will present at China Interdye 2018 its latest technologies, under the motto: “Enhanced solutions for color and performance, it's our nature”.
With a heritage of more than 130 years, Archroma provides solutions that combine performance, safety and low impact on resources. The company can draw on its extensive formulation and technical know-how to offer a constant flow of eco-advanced and innovative new in dyestuff and pigments, as well as process and functional chemicals.
Solution packages for innovation

Visitors at Archroma’s Booth A100. will be able to ‘experience’ Archroma's innovative solutions, in particular:

  • EarthColors, traceable from nature to fashion
    The EarthColors patented range of “biosynthetic” dyes for cotton and cellulose-based fabrics, which are made from waste left over by the agricultural and herbal industry after extraction, such as almond shells, saw palmetto, or rosemary leaves. The latest NFC technology used on the end-product hangtags enables transparency and traceability through the supply chain to consumers.
    The EarthColors have been adopted by brands such as Patagonia, Kathmandu and G-Star, and won an OutDoor Industry Award 2017.
     
  • Color Atlas, a game-changing system for fashion design
    The Color Atlas by Archroma® is a groundbreaking platform specially devised to address the needs of designers, brands, retailers, and manufacturers, enhancing creative possibilities for the industry as well as manageability and time to market through key complementary tools: The six-volume ‘Color Atlas Library’ with 4,320 color swatches and cotton poplin samples, the ‘Color Atlas Compact’ in two volumes for increased portability, and the ‘Color Atlas Online’ allowing to capture an inspiring image using a smartphone and immediately identify the closest Color Atlas shade palette, with the possibility to purchase a color sample instantly.
     
  • ‘Zero add-on’ formaldehyde finishing and coloring solutions
    Since January 1, 2016, formaldehyde is classified by ECHA5 as “may cause cancer” (Carc. 1B). Archroma offers a unique proposition combining: Fixapret® Resin WFF, a “zero add-on” formaldehyde anti-wrinkle finishing system and Helizarin® EcoSafe a “zero add-on”4 formaldehyde printing system. With Fixapret® Resin WFF, and Helizarin® EcoSafe, consumers can enjoy end-products that look good, whilst saving on precious resources and being gentler on the skin.
     
  • Sanitized® Odoractiv 10, active odor control function for polyester textiles
    Visitors at the booth will be able to experience a new unique dimension of odor control function for functional polyester textiles. The newly developed wash-resistant Sanitized® Odoractiv 10 has a dual-action effect: on the one hand it prevents the bacteria from docking on the textile, and on the other, it adsorbs odors whilst the garment is being worn.

Spotlight on automotive solutions
Having acquired a 75% stake in the M. Dohmen group, a specialist in textile dyes and chemicals for automotive, carpet and apparel, Archroma is now in the position to extend its offer in expert products and services. M. Dohmen will be present at the show at Booth A118.

Solution packages for sustainability
Brand owners and retailers around the world are taking action to evaluate the environmental impact of textile treatment, dyeing and finishing processes in response to consumer concerns.
Archroma recently introduced the ONE WAY Process Simulator, the last update of a calculation tool that supports its ONE WAY Sustainability Service introduced back in 2012. The new, online software can be used to mimic and compare products and processes, and thus calculate the ecological and economical profile of the final end-product.

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