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27.04.2021

INDEX™ 20 Goes Hybrid

For the first time ever, INDEX™20 will not only take place in its usual live version in Geneva this October, but also in a virtual format at the same time.

This digital tool will enable the over 14,000 exhibitors and visitors to interact directly if they so wish, extend the event’s reach both in terms of geography and applications, and provide live and on-demand product content and information. A data-driven matchmaking facility will assist participants in contacting and networking with like-minded attendees in their particular sector.

For the first time ever, INDEX™20 will not only take place in its usual live version in Geneva this October, but also in a virtual format at the same time.

This digital tool will enable the over 14,000 exhibitors and visitors to interact directly if they so wish, extend the event’s reach both in terms of geography and applications, and provide live and on-demand product content and information. A data-driven matchmaking facility will assist participants in contacting and networking with like-minded attendees in their particular sector.

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INDEX INDEX 2020 nonwovens digital
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INDEX™20

08.03.2021

SGL Carbon SE moves up to the SDAX after all

The Deutsche Börse AG Group announced that an incorrect data basis regarding the index changes published on March 3, 2021, had been corrected. As a result, the SGL Carbon SE share will be included in the small cap index SDAX on the chaining date on Monday March 22, 2021. The promotion to the SDAX is carried out within the framework of the so-called Regular Entry Rule.

The SDAX comprises 70 stocks, which follow the MDAX stocks in the ranking according to free float market capitalization and stock exchange turnover.

"We are very pleased that Deutsche Börse has corrected its previous decision and that we will be included in the SDAX," said Dr. Torsten Derr, Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE. "For us, the promotion is a confirmation of our restructuring efforts to date and at the same time an aspiration and obligation to consistently continue the path we have taken so far in the future."

The Deutsche Börse AG Group announced that an incorrect data basis regarding the index changes published on March 3, 2021, had been corrected. As a result, the SGL Carbon SE share will be included in the small cap index SDAX on the chaining date on Monday March 22, 2021. The promotion to the SDAX is carried out within the framework of the so-called Regular Entry Rule.

The SDAX comprises 70 stocks, which follow the MDAX stocks in the ranking according to free float market capitalization and stock exchange turnover.

"We are very pleased that Deutsche Börse has corrected its previous decision and that we will be included in the SDAX," said Dr. Torsten Derr, Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE. "For us, the promotion is a confirmation of our restructuring efforts to date and at the same time an aspiration and obligation to consistently continue the path we have taken so far in the future."

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SGL Carbon SE

Kornit Wins 2020 EDP Award for its NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener (c) Kornit Digital
05.02.2021

Kornit Wins 2020 EDP Award for its NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener

Kornit Digital is named among 29 winners of the 2020 EDP Awards, presented by the European Digital Press Association (EDP). The company’s NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener solution, which ensures superior hand feel for substrates imprinted using the Kornit Presto system for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital production, was selected “Best Coating and Varnish” in the Consumables category.

Kornit Digital is named among 29 winners of the 2020 EDP Awards, presented by the European Digital Press Association (EDP). The company’s NeoPigment™ Robusto Softener solution, which ensures superior hand feel for substrates imprinted using the Kornit Presto system for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital production, was selected “Best Coating and Varnish” in the Consumables category.

Kornit’s Softener solution is applied seamlessly during the printing process. No additional time, labor, or equipment is needed, and most importantly, it is a sustainable solution carrying Eco Passport certification and GOTS verification.
“Kornit Presto with Softener is changing the game for on-demand production, making pigment-based digital print a serious contender for even the most demanding fashion houses,” says Chris Govier, KDEU Managing Director. “Kornit is proud to be recognized for its innovations, and we strive to continue exceeding the market’s demands for efficient, eco-friendly, profitable solutions regardless of the new trends and challenges facing the textile industry.”

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol (c) U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol
15.07.2020

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol: new traceability tool for US cotton

Starting midth of July, brands and retailers can join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a new system for responsibly grown cotton that will provide annual data for six areas of sustainability in line with the UN Sustainability Goals. This year-on-year data available for the first time will allow brands and retailers to better measure progress towards meeting sustainability commitments.

The Trust Protocol underpins and verifies sustainability progress through sophisticated data collection and independent third-party verification. By working with Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and Control Union Certifications North America, the Trust Protocol enables brands and retailers to better track the cotton entering their supply chain. Brands who become members of the Trust Protocol will have access to aggregate year-over-year data on water use, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, soil carbon and land use efficiency.

The Trust Protocol is a complement to existing sustainability programs and is designed from the ground up to fit the unique cotton mass-growing environment of the United States.

Starting midth of July, brands and retailers can join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a new system for responsibly grown cotton that will provide annual data for six areas of sustainability in line with the UN Sustainability Goals. This year-on-year data available for the first time will allow brands and retailers to better measure progress towards meeting sustainability commitments.

The Trust Protocol underpins and verifies sustainability progress through sophisticated data collection and independent third-party verification. By working with Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and Control Union Certifications North America, the Trust Protocol enables brands and retailers to better track the cotton entering their supply chain. Brands who become members of the Trust Protocol will have access to aggregate year-over-year data on water use, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, soil carbon and land use efficiency.

The Trust Protocol is a complement to existing sustainability programs and is designed from the ground up to fit the unique cotton mass-growing environment of the United States.

Last month the Trust Protocol was added to Textile Exchange’s list of 36 preferred fibres and materials that more than 170 participating brands and retailers can select from as part of Textile Exchange’s Material Change Index programme.

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cotton supply chain traceability
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Hill+Knowlton Strategies GmbH

 New pilot line prioritizing collaborative product development (c) Beaulieu International Group
New pilot line prioritizing collaborative product development
26.02.2020

Beaulieu Fibres International at INDEX™20

Beaulieu Fibres International prioritizes collaborative product development & sustainable long-term partnerships

  • Up & running: pilot line & new fibre line in Italy, BICO capacity for industrial fibres in Belgium
  • Introducing new Meraspring for soft cushioned hygiene nonwovens
  • Extended fibre range for filtration applications
  • Stand 1340, INDEX™20, 31st March – 3rd April, Palexpo, Geneva

Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin and BICO fibre supplier, will announce at INDEX™20 completion of its pilot line in Terni, Italy, the start-up of the state-of-the-art multifunctional production line in Terni, and the new BICO line in Belgium. The company invites the Nonwoven sectors to join efforts in accelerating the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for a rapidly changing global market (Stand 1340).

Beaulieu Fibres International prioritizes collaborative product development & sustainable long-term partnerships

  • Up & running: pilot line & new fibre line in Italy, BICO capacity for industrial fibres in Belgium
  • Introducing new Meraspring for soft cushioned hygiene nonwovens
  • Extended fibre range for filtration applications
  • Stand 1340, INDEX™20, 31st March – 3rd April, Palexpo, Geneva

Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin and BICO fibre supplier, will announce at INDEX™20 completion of its pilot line in Terni, Italy, the start-up of the state-of-the-art multifunctional production line in Terni, and the new BICO line in Belgium. The company invites the Nonwoven sectors to join efforts in accelerating the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for a rapidly changing global market (Stand 1340).

New products are also on their way to show. For nonwoven converters serving the hygiene segment, Beaulieu Fibres International will unveil Meraspring to the European market at INDEX™20. The BICO-fibres are made with polyethylene (PE) in the sheath and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the core, and are the latest addition to the hygiene portfolio.

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EMG for Beaulieu International Group

Oerlikon Nonwoven at the INDEX in Geneva (c) Oerlikon
Oerlikon Nonwoven at the INDEX in Geneva
21.02.2020

Oerlikon Nonwoven at the INDEX in Geneva

For the sixth time now, Oerlikon Nonwoven will be showcasing market- and customer-oriented solutions for hygiene, medical, filtration and other technical applications at the globally-leading nonwovens trade fair INDEX in Geneva, Switzerland. Between March 31 and April 3, 2020, visitors to the trade fair can convince themselves of the Neumünsterbased systems constructor’s extensive product and process know-how.

Comprehensive spunbond portfolio – always the right solution
Oerlikon Nonwoven meanwhile has a very broad range of spunbond technology products and services. The process for manufacturing geotextiles from polyester or polypropylene has been optimized; it is characterized by high production capacities and yields, with simultaneously low energy consumption for producing benchmark nonwoven products.

For the sixth time now, Oerlikon Nonwoven will be showcasing market- and customer-oriented solutions for hygiene, medical, filtration and other technical applications at the globally-leading nonwovens trade fair INDEX in Geneva, Switzerland. Between March 31 and April 3, 2020, visitors to the trade fair can convince themselves of the Neumünsterbased systems constructor’s extensive product and process know-how.

Comprehensive spunbond portfolio – always the right solution
Oerlikon Nonwoven meanwhile has a very broad range of spunbond technology products and services. The process for manufacturing geotextiles from polyester or polypropylene has been optimized; it is characterized by high production capacities and yields, with simultaneously low energy consumption for producing benchmark nonwoven products.

For the manufacture of hygiene nonwovens, Oerlikon Nonwoven offers its new QSR (Quality Sized Right) systems. Here, the benefits of the Chinese machine construction partner’s nonwoven formation are integrated into the complete solution. The advantage for nonwovens producers: highly competitive solutions at attractive prices with comparably low investment.

Cost-efficiently manufacturing meltblown nonwovens
New, unique and highly sophisticated filter media can be easily and efficiently manufactured thanks to Oerlikon Nonwoven’s optimized meltblown technology. Whether as a stand-alone system with one or several positions, as ‘plug & produce’ installations for already existing systems or in conjunction with other technologies: the Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown process already enables the cost-efficient manufacture of meltblown nonwovens with the quality requirements of tomorrow. Ever more producers are choosing the meanwhile extensively tried-and-tested and consistently further-developed Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown solutions.

Airlaid technology for the nonwovens of tomorrow
Pulp or cellulose fibers as raw material for manufacturing nonwovens are currently virtually unrivaled with regards to sustainability and environmental compatibility. The Oerlikon Nonwoven airlaid process is the ideal solution for processing this raw material into high-end products for a wide range of applications. Today, there is huge demand for manufacturing solutions for high-quality, lightweight airlaid nonwovens with economically attractive production speeds and system throughputs. In this area, the patented Oerlikon Nonwoven formation process – which also permits the homogeneous mixing of the most diverse raw materials, while simultaneously guaranteeing superb evenness and homogeneous fiber laying – is setting standards even for nonwovens with low running meter weights. And the benefits of this technology are also increasingly gaining significance in sustainable recycling applications.

P&G patented PHANTOM technology from Teknoweb Materials
Also being showcased at the trade fair stand is the P&G patented PHANTOM technology from Teknoweb Materials, Oerlikon Nonwoven’s strategic partner for hygiene products and wipes. The PHANTOM technology is released to Teknoweb Materials by P&G in worldwide exclusive license. The PHANTOM technology is the superior dry laid alternative technology for manufacturing wet wipes from pulp and polymer fibers, for example. Compared to conventional, known processes, this technology offers superior performances with cost advantage in much more eco-friendly products. Dispensing with hydroentanglement renders subsequent drying of the material redundant. Targeted process management allows the optimal setting of the relevant product parameters such as softness, tenacity, dirt absorption and liquid absorption.

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Oerlikon
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Oerlikon

27.01.2020

GKD auf der INDEX 2020

Innovative Prozessbandkonstruktionen als sicherer Schutz gegen Elektrostatik und Anhaftungen

Zur größten globalen Vliesstoffmesse, der INDEX in Genf, unterstreicht die technische Weberei GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) einmal mehr ihre ganzheitliche Beratungs- und Engineering-Kompetenz für die Nonwovens-Industrie. Getreu der Unternehmensvision, nur solche Produkte und Lösungen zu schaffen, die die Welt gesünder, sicherer und sauberer machen, präsentiert GKD hier ein umfassendes Spektrum an Gewebe- und Spiralgliederbändern für die Vliesformierung, -trocknung und -verfestigung. Im Mittelpunkt des Messeauftritts stehen zwei wegweisende Entwicklungen: CONDUCTO® 7690 mit metallischen Multifilen und antihaftbeschichtete Glashybrid-Gewebebänder. Abgerundet wird der Messeauftritt durch maßgeschneiderte Filtermedien aus Metallgewebe, die in Zentralfiltern, Spinnbalken und Anblassieben der Polymerfiltration nachweislich neue Maßstäbe setzen. Zu allen Themen stehen die langjährig erfahrenen GKD-Experten bei der INDEX für vertiefende Gespräche zur Verfügung.

Innovative Prozessbandkonstruktionen als sicherer Schutz gegen Elektrostatik und Anhaftungen

Zur größten globalen Vliesstoffmesse, der INDEX in Genf, unterstreicht die technische Weberei GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) einmal mehr ihre ganzheitliche Beratungs- und Engineering-Kompetenz für die Nonwovens-Industrie. Getreu der Unternehmensvision, nur solche Produkte und Lösungen zu schaffen, die die Welt gesünder, sicherer und sauberer machen, präsentiert GKD hier ein umfassendes Spektrum an Gewebe- und Spiralgliederbändern für die Vliesformierung, -trocknung und -verfestigung. Im Mittelpunkt des Messeauftritts stehen zwei wegweisende Entwicklungen: CONDUCTO® 7690 mit metallischen Multifilen und antihaftbeschichtete Glashybrid-Gewebebänder. Abgerundet wird der Messeauftritt durch maßgeschneiderte Filtermedien aus Metallgewebe, die in Zentralfiltern, Spinnbalken und Anblassieben der Polymerfiltration nachweislich neue Maßstäbe setzen. Zu allen Themen stehen die langjährig erfahrenen GKD-Experten bei der INDEX für vertiefende Gespräche zur Verfügung.

Maximale Prozesssicherheit und Anlagenverfügbarkeit entscheiden in der Vliesstoffindustrie über Wirtschaftlichkeit der Produktion und Produkterfolg. Eine zentrale Aufgabe übernehmen dabei Transport- und Prozessbänder von GKD durch anlagen- und produktspezifisch ausgelegte Gewebekonstruktionen und Werkstoffe.

Spunlaid-Vliesformierung: Metallische Ableitung auch für Hygieneprodukte
Mit CONDUCTO® 7690, einer Gewebekonstruktion aus Polyester-Monofilen und metallischen Multifilen, ist es GKD gelungen, Elektrostatik ableitendes Metall so aufzubereiten, dass es auch für anspruchsvolle Medizin- und Hygieneprodukte risikolos einsetzbar ist. Das jüngste Mitglied der CONDUCTO®-Familie ermöglicht eine bis zu zehn Mal höhere Ableitung elektrostatischer Aufladung als herkömmliche Bänder. Die webtechnisch auf der Bandrückseite eingebrachte Metallfaser hat keinen Kontakt zum Produkt. Das flexible Garn aus Edelstahlfasern korrodiert nicht, ist robust und biegewechselfreundlich. Zugleich optimiert es die Ableitung elektrostatischer Aufladung in bisher nicht gekanntem Maße. Diese Eigenschaften paart die neue Gewebekonstruktion mit den bekannten Vorteilen aller CONDUCTO®-Formierbänder: hoher Mitnahmeeffekt, homogene Vliesbildung, optimale Vliesabnahme und einfache Reinigung.

Vliesverfestigung und -trocknung: Jahrelange Laufzeit ohne Anhaftungen
Ein deutliches Plus an Prozesseffizienz kennzeichnet die Erfolgsbilanz der antihaftbeschichteten Glashybrid-Gewebebänder von GKD: Im mehrjährigen Praxiseinsatz als Ober- und Unterband haben sie in anspruchsvollen Thermobonding-Prozessen mit stark klebenden Produkten die hohen Erwartungen an Prozessperformance und Produktqualität weit übertroffen. Die einlagige Gewebekonstruktion aus Metalldrähten im Schuss und Glasfaserlitze als Kette macht die Bänder zu energieeffizienten Leichtgewichten. Jahrelange Laufzeit, minimierte Reinigungsintervalle und hohe Fertigungsgeschwindigkeit unterstreichen ihre Wirtschaftlichkeit. Auch bei großen Arbeitsbreiten oder starken Schrumpfkräften des Produktes überzeugen die Glashybrid-Gewebebänder durch exzellente Querstabilität und Laufeigenschaften. Ihre vollständige hochwertige PFA-Beschichtung schützt Drähte, Litzen und Kreuzungspunkte sogar bei stark klebenden Produkten oder dem Einsatz von BiCo-Fasern vor Anhaftungen aller Art. Glashybrid-Gewebebänder sind Temperaturbeständig bis 250 Grad Celsius und längen sich nicht.

Converting: Praxisbewährte und leistungsstarke Alternative
Kundenspezifisch angepasste Spiralgliederbänder aus eigener Fertigung ergänzen die bewährte Prozessband-Palette von GKD. Insbesondere bei sehr breiten oder schnelllaufenden Anlagen, auf denen Hygieneprodukte hergestellt werden, sind die Spiralgliederbänder oftmals eine attraktive Alternative. Mit hoher Luftdurchlässigkeit und Formstabilität unterstreichen sie einmal mehr die ganzheitliche Prozess- und Transportbandkompetenz von GKD.

Polymerfiltration: Lange Standzeiten, präzise Filtration
Im Zentralfilter verleihen prozessabhängig ausgelegte, mehrlagige Metallgewebesiebe von GKD den Siebwechslern lange Standzeiten. Die aus bis zu sechs Lagen Optimiertem Tressengewebe gefertigten Filterronden oder -kerzen überzeugen durch hohe Schmutzaufnahmekapazität, feine Abscheideraten und geringe Verblockungsneigung. Im Spinnbalken optimieren anwendungsindividuelle Medien in Langfiltern oder Ronden die Filtration des Schmelzflusses und verlängern gleichzeitig die Standzeiten der Spinndüsen. Anblassiebe aus Wabenträgerplatten, die beidseitig mit speziell veredelten Gewebekonstruktionen bestückt werden, gewährleisten durch eine homogenisierte Strömung gleichmäßigen Faserfluss.

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impetus.PR

28.11.2017

Defining Textile Sustainability

What Keeps Consumers Up at Night?

Climate change appears to be a bigger concern for consumers than recent media reports may have indicated. In the ground-breaking, global, quantitative consumer survey, “The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability—Attitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks”, commissioned by the OEKO-TEX® Association in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary, climate change ranked third on a list of sixteen modern day worries on the minds of today’s consumers.

“The Key to Confidence” online study was conducted earlier this year with a worldwide sample of more than 11,000 clothing and home textile consumers. Designed and administered by global brand and sustainability research expert, Ellen Karp of Anerca International, the extensive study explored a broad assortment of consumer attitudes about textile sustainability including harmful substances, the industry’s environmental impact, and the social welfare of textile workers.

What Keeps Consumers Up at Night?

Climate change appears to be a bigger concern for consumers than recent media reports may have indicated. In the ground-breaking, global, quantitative consumer survey, “The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability—Attitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks”, commissioned by the OEKO-TEX® Association in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary, climate change ranked third on a list of sixteen modern day worries on the minds of today’s consumers.

“The Key to Confidence” online study was conducted earlier this year with a worldwide sample of more than 11,000 clothing and home textile consumers. Designed and administered by global brand and sustainability research expert, Ellen Karp of Anerca International, the extensive study explored a broad assortment of consumer attitudes about textile sustainability including harmful substances, the industry’s environmental impact, and the social welfare of textile workers.

Prior to answering questions about clothing and home textiles in particular, consumers responded to several queries to gauge their attitudes about sustainability in general. To understand the relative importance of climate change, consumers were asked to pick the top five issues that worry them most from a list of sixteen political, economic, personal, and global problems. “Terrorism” ranked first with 49% of consumers listing it in their top 5, “illness and disease” was second with 42%, and “climate change” rated third with 41%. “My personal finances” came in fourth at 37%. “Opportunities for my children in the future” and “the political leadership in my country” tied for fifth with 31% each.

“Climate change has become a significant issue for consumers,” Karp concludes. “Erratic weather patterns, mounting scientific data, escalating political debate, and first-hand experience with environmental degradation combine to make climate change more of an immediate threat than people considered it to be just a decade ago.”

“For twenty-five years, OEKO-TEX® has helped reduce the use of harmful chemicals and increase sustainable manufacturing practices in the global textile supply chain,” says Anna Czerwinska, Head of Marketing and Communication at OEKO-TEX®. “Our certified clients are industry leaders in the production of compliant, high quality textiles that are tested for harmful substances and responsibly made with respect for the environment and employees. They will be well positioned to capitalize on the growing consumer demands for sustainable textile products.”

A webinar with Ellen Karp presenting the research findings can be viewed at https://rebrand.ly/oekotexTKTCweb. To learn more about “The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability—Attitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks”, please contact Trish Martin at t.martin@oeko-tex.com or Anna Czerwinska at a.czerwinska@oeko-tex.com. Read more about the OEKO-TEX® portfolio of testing, certification, and label products at: www.OEKO-TEX.com

 

More information:
OEKO TEX Sustainability
Source:

OEKO-TEX® Service GmbH

INVISTA at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ©Messe Frankfurt
INVISTA to showcase ‘Innovative Attitude’ at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics
27.09.2017

INVISTA at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

  • INVISTA to showcase ‘Innovative Attitude’ at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics
  • Innovative INVISTA products, findings from a new textile industry IP protection survey, in-depth consumer insights and fashion trends will be revealed

INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, will showcase the innovative attitudes enabling it to maintain a leading position in the textile industry at the upcoming Rendez-Vous 2017 at October’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – the world’s most influential apparel event. INVISTA Rendez-Vous will showcase innovative INVISTA products, offer consumer insights and reveal the results of a textile industry IP protection survey.

INVISTA Rendez-Vous 2017 will be held at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 11 – 13 October at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, with INVISTA occupying two booths in hall 5.2 E49 and hall 7.2 E55. 

  • INVISTA to showcase ‘Innovative Attitude’ at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics
  • Innovative INVISTA products, findings from a new textile industry IP protection survey, in-depth consumer insights and fashion trends will be revealed

INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, will showcase the innovative attitudes enabling it to maintain a leading position in the textile industry at the upcoming Rendez-Vous 2017 at October’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – the world’s most influential apparel event. INVISTA Rendez-Vous will showcase innovative INVISTA products, offer consumer insights and reveal the results of a textile industry IP protection survey.

INVISTA Rendez-Vous 2017 will be held at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 11 – 13 October at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, with INVISTA occupying two booths in hall 5.2 E49 and hall 7.2 E55. 

As a global authoritative trade show in textile industry, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has been a platform for INVISTA to communicate with players across the value chain for 23 years. This year’s event will be no exception. The rich and vivid content delivered at the show will focus on INVISTA’s Innovative Attitude to consumers, partners as well as the whole industry.

To build a healthy and sustainable marketing environment, INVISTA cooperated with a number of media organisations to conduct a survey on IP protection in the textile industry. The results will be revealed during a seminar entitled ‘Innovation and IP: An Avenue for Sustainable Textile Industry Development’, which will be held on 11 October, 2:45 – 3:45pm in the Textile Dialogue area in hall 5.2. Representatives from textile industry associations, legal firms and INVISTA will share the findings and offer insights during what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of INVISTA Rendez-Vous 2017.

The main pavilion of the show will be located in the International Hall (hall 5.2), where three of INVISTA’s most innovative products will be on show. Visitors will experience the latest possibilities offered by LYCRA® MOVESTM BRA, LYCRA® MOVESTM LEGGINGS and LYCRA® MOVESTM HOSIERY.

LYCRA® MOVESTM BRA

According to consumer research conducted in 2016, bra products in China’s domestic market don’t match consumer demands in a host of critical areas, including support, comfort and aesthetic design. To address these concerns, streamline the industry and consolidate its leadership, INVISTA is launching LYCRA® lastingFIT technology for bra wings. In addition, INVISTA’s cutting-edge technology can contribute to meeting specific quality standards in bra wing fabrics, enabling Chinese consumers to experience higher levels of comfort and the appropriate support they expect from a bra in different occasions.

LYCRA® MOVESTM LEGGINGS

INVISTA’s longstanding commitment to legging fabrics will also be on display at Rendez-Vous. INVISTA’s LYCRA® MOVESTM LEGGINGS has already spawned LYCRA® SPORT Power-Comfort-Energy (PCE™) index-certified fabrics, which are now commercially available.

The revolutionary fabrics present excellent recovery performance for LYCRA® SPORT legging products. They also offer the industry an opportunity to develop a number of targeted segment markets – from compression and medium compress to light compression leggings.

LYCRA® MOVESTM HOSIERY

LYCRA® MOVESTM HOSIERY is all about fabric technology innovation. Due to excellent properties, such as anti-laddering, fit and durability as well as comfortable waistbands, INVISTA’s LYCRA® FUSIONTM technology has already been widely adopted in China’s hosiery sector.

A Packed Pavilion

At the LYCRA® MOVESTM Denim pavilion in the Beyond Denim hall (7.2), visitors won’t just see the innovative denim products offered by INVISTA; they will also learn about three themes highlighted through consumer insights – fit, shape and embracing heat & cold. There will also be a special session outlining the latest woven bottom trends, hosted by INVISTA experts.

Introduced commercially in 2010, LYCRA® dualFX® dual core yarn technology provides denim with super stretch and super recovery that fits all day and every day. It effectively prevents seam slippage and uneven fabric surfaces, keeping denim looking good, feeling comfortable and fitting, which in turn creates new denim fabric applications and fashion trends in the China market.

Last But Not Least

An interactive program, that includes visitors uploading pictures they take at the INVISTA booth to the official INVISTA WeChat account, will give every visitor a chance to win a special INVISTA gift. Visit INVISTA at hall 5.2 E49 and hall 7.2 E55 from 11 – 13 October at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2017.

Lenzing Group Lenzing AG
Lenzing Group
23.08.2017

Lenzing Group achieves best half-year results in its history

  • Revenue up 11 percent to EUR 1,149.1 mn
  • EBITDA increase of 38.8 percent to EUR 270.7 mn
  • Detailed planning for new production plant for TENCEL® fibers in Thailand in Progress
  • New sales offices opened in Turkey and Korea
  • New EcoVeroTM branded viscose fibers with very favorable ecological footprint launched

The Lenzing Group generated new record highs in the first half of the 2017 financial year for both revenue and earnings. The key underlying factors were good capacity utilization, higher selling prices and an attractive product mix. Lenzing will continue to focus on the disciplined implementation of the Group strategy sCore TEN, in order to be even closer to the customer and to further expand the offering of specialty fibers.

  • Revenue up 11 percent to EUR 1,149.1 mn
  • EBITDA increase of 38.8 percent to EUR 270.7 mn
  • Detailed planning for new production plant for TENCEL® fibers in Thailand in Progress
  • New sales offices opened in Turkey and Korea
  • New EcoVeroTM branded viscose fibers with very favorable ecological footprint launched

The Lenzing Group generated new record highs in the first half of the 2017 financial year for both revenue and earnings. The key underlying factors were good capacity utilization, higher selling prices and an attractive product mix. Lenzing will continue to focus on the disciplined implementation of the Group strategy sCore TEN, in order to be even closer to the customer and to further expand the offering of specialty fibers.

Consolidated revenue increased by 11 percent from the first half of the previous financial year to EUR 1,149.1 mn. Consolidated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were up 38.8 percent to EUR 270.7 mn, corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 23.6 percent in comparison to 18.9 percent in the prior-year period. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased by 57.4 percent to EUR 204.2 mn, resulting in a higher EBIT margin of 17.8 percent (H1 2016: 12.5 percent). The profit for the period improved by 58.9 percent to EUR 150.3 mn, and earnings per share climbed 59 percent to EUR 5.55 per share.

“The first half-year developed very well for the Lenzing Group, and we are pleased with the best half-year period in the company’s history. We will continue our disciplined implementation of the sCore TEN strategy. The expansion of new state-of-the-art production capacities for our specialty fibers is proceeding well and will support our customers in their own expansion efforts for products made of our botanic fibers. The decision to set up a subsidiary and acquire a respective landplot in Thailand is the next step in the implementation of this strategy. On the innovation side we are proud that after the introduction of RefibraTM branded lyocell fibers, we launched now EcoVeroTM. This is a particularly high-performance fiber featuring a very favorable ecological footprint and sets the new benchmark for the entire industry – from fiber to garment”, states Stefan Doboczky, Chief Executive Officer of the Lenzing Group. “Assuming that fiber market conditions remain at current levels, we expect a substantial earnings improvement in 2017 compared to 2016.”

Outlook
The wood-based cellulose fiber segment, which is relevant for Lenzing, should again outpace the overall fiber market. The demand for these cellulose fibers was very good in the first half year of 2017, with the long-term trend pointing towards further growth in viscose and, above all, wood-based cellulose specialty fibers. On the supply side, the market is not expected to see the entry of any notable new production capacity in 2017.
The Lenzing Group had an excellent first half year 2017 and registered strong demand for its fibers during the first two quarters which, in turn, led to continued very high capacity utilization in all product groups. The market price index for viscose fibers was substantially higher than in the comparable prior year period. Under the assumption of unchanged conditions in the fiber market and stable exchange rates, Lenzing expects a considerable improvement in results in the fiscal year 2017 compared to 2016.
 
 
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25.04.2017

GKD: Erfolgreicher Messeauftritt

Eindrucksvoll spiegelte die INDEX als Leitmesse der Nonwovensindustrie die Dynamik des immer anspruchsvolleren Vliesstoffmarktes wider: Mehr Besucher und Aussteller als je zuvor suchten auf diesem internationalen Fachforum in Genf vier Tage lang den intensiven Austausch. Großes Interesse der Fachbesucher galt den neuentwickelten gewebten Bändern für die Vliesformierung, - verfestigung und -trocknung der GKD – GEBR. KUFFERATH AG. Im Mittelpunkt des Messeauftritts der Gewebespezialisten standen das Formierband CONDUCTIVE® 7690 sowie beschichtete Glashybrid- Gewebe für den Einsatz in Ein- und Doppelbandtrocknern. Da sich diese Produkte bereits bei namhaften Referenzkunden in der Praxis bewähren, nutzten zahlreiche Besucher auf der Messe die Gelegenheit für vertiefende Gespräche. Die Bandbreite der ganzheitlichen Vliesstoffkompetenz von GKD verdeutlichten außerdem Filtermedien aus Metallgewebe für die Polymerfiltration sowie das neue Produktsegment Spiralgliederbänder aus eigener Fertigung. Mit einem neuen Standdesign, das die verschiedenen Anwendungsbereiche optisch gliederte, unterstrich der Weltmarktführer für Technische Gewebe seine Anziehungskraft.

Eindrucksvoll spiegelte die INDEX als Leitmesse der Nonwovensindustrie die Dynamik des immer anspruchsvolleren Vliesstoffmarktes wider: Mehr Besucher und Aussteller als je zuvor suchten auf diesem internationalen Fachforum in Genf vier Tage lang den intensiven Austausch. Großes Interesse der Fachbesucher galt den neuentwickelten gewebten Bändern für die Vliesformierung, - verfestigung und -trocknung der GKD – GEBR. KUFFERATH AG. Im Mittelpunkt des Messeauftritts der Gewebespezialisten standen das Formierband CONDUCTIVE® 7690 sowie beschichtete Glashybrid- Gewebe für den Einsatz in Ein- und Doppelbandtrocknern. Da sich diese Produkte bereits bei namhaften Referenzkunden in der Praxis bewähren, nutzten zahlreiche Besucher auf der Messe die Gelegenheit für vertiefende Gespräche. Die Bandbreite der ganzheitlichen Vliesstoffkompetenz von GKD verdeutlichten außerdem Filtermedien aus Metallgewebe für die Polymerfiltration sowie das neue Produktsegment Spiralgliederbänder aus eigener Fertigung. Mit einem neuen Standdesign, das die verschiedenen Anwendungsbereiche optisch gliederte, unterstrich der Weltmarktführer für Technische Gewebe seine Anziehungskraft.

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