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(c) Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
23.09.2021

WEIDMANN and BRÜCKNER: New standards in stenter technology

WEIDMANN GmbH in Süßen is known worldwide as a specialist for the finishing of fiber and down-proof articles and woven industrial fabrics. Customers particularly appreciate the company's reliability and flexibility with regard to their individu-al requirements, and consistently high quality of its products. The Swabian textile manufacturer finishes premium fabrics, mainly for the bedding industry, using the latest technology and in an environmentally conscious manner.

WEIDMANN GmbH in Süßen is known worldwide as a specialist for the finishing of fiber and down-proof articles and woven industrial fabrics. Customers particularly appreciate the company's reliability and flexibility with regard to their individu-al requirements, and consistently high quality of its products. The Swabian textile manufacturer finishes premium fabrics, mainly for the bedding industry, using the latest technology and in an environmentally conscious manner.

The complex production and finishing processes for high-quality fabrics require a reliable and efficient machine technology. With this in mind, WEIDMANN has always relied on the proven stenter technolo-gy from BRÜCKNER. For many decades, the German textile machinery manufacturer has been a world leader in the con-struction of production lines for the finishing of classical textiles, woven industrial  fabrics, nonwovens, glass fabrics and floor coverings. In addition to stenters, the company's production program also in-cludes coating lines, relaxation dryers, sanfor lines, continuous dyeing lines as well as ovens for the bonding of nonwovens and other special lines. All machines are produced 100% in-house in Germany.

Both companies continuously invest in new and innovative technology in order to be successful and competitive today and in the future. Only Recently, a completely newly developed BRÜCKNER stenter was installed in the ultra-modern plant at WEIDMANN. During the intensive project engineering phase it soon became clear which features are of special importance for their daily production requirements:

  • uniform moisture distribution in the machine entry and during pick-up of the specialized   chemicals in the finishing padder before the thermoprocess
  • weft-straight fabric flow with minimized residual distortion
  • very good accessibility for maintenance and daily cleaning
  • sensor technology and automation of setting parameters for energy optimization
  • heat-recovery with hot water generation for the dye house
  • the line must be fully Industry 4.0 capable
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Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Heimtextil launches digital materials library (c) Messe Frankfurt
02.06.2021

Heimtextil launches digital materials library

Progressive material innovations presented digitally: following the cancellation of this year’s fair due to the corona pandemic, Heimtextil is extending its range of digital services and launching a new online materials library entitled ‘Future Materials Library’. 24 future-oriented materials for interior applications can now be found at www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/future.

The curators of the new materials library are London-based futures-research agency, FranklinTill. “We are transitioning to a materials revolution that will help restore the balance in our relationship to our planet. As part of the Heimtextil Trends 21/22, we present a new selection of materials for interior applications with exciting innovations from all over the world”, says Caroline Till of FranklinTill.

A mix of commercially viable products and developments in an early stage

Progressive material innovations presented digitally: following the cancellation of this year’s fair due to the corona pandemic, Heimtextil is extending its range of digital services and launching a new online materials library entitled ‘Future Materials Library’. 24 future-oriented materials for interior applications can now be found at www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/future.

The curators of the new materials library are London-based futures-research agency, FranklinTill. “We are transitioning to a materials revolution that will help restore the balance in our relationship to our planet. As part of the Heimtextil Trends 21/22, we present a new selection of materials for interior applications with exciting innovations from all over the world”, says Caroline Till of FranklinTill.

A mix of commercially viable products and developments in an early stage

Imaginative designers and environmentally-aware manufacturers: the Future Materials Library 2021 offers materials pioneers a platform and presents a first-class mix of economically proven and revolutionary developments. FranklinTill has organised the materials in four themes: REGENERATIVE CROPS, REMADE FIBRES, HARVESTING WASTE STREAMS and SUSTAINABLE COLOUR.

Resources are running low

Thus, the new Heimtextil materials library tackles one of the main problems of the modern age: the shortage of resources on earth. In particular, textile production creates huge and continuously growing quantities of waste. And, over past decades, the design business has developed a ‘take, make and discard’ model of consumption that is incredibly harmful for our planet. In the climate-emergency era, however, future-oriented designers are learning from nature and working together with it. They endeavour to make use of the power of highly efficient natural circular systems to create textiles and materials that are better for both humans and the planet.

Heimtextil Trends: a guide for the international sector

The ‘Future Materials Library’ is part of the Heimtextil Trends that, for almost three decades, have been offering orientation for the sector by revealing design tendencies for the coming season. Even in the crisis, the Heimtextil Trends remain a vital part of the overall concept of the fair and provide important content for all target groups involved within the worldwide sector. Accordingly, Heimtextil aims to spotlight style-defining design developments taking place within the larger context of lifestyle trends. At the same time, the Heimtextil trend experts scan the exhibitors’ product world and identify unequivocal trends in the sector. In this connection, particular attention is paid to sustainable aspects along the entire value chain – in both the new digital library and live during the fair next January. 

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Heimtextil - Messe Frankfurt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This  month's  drapilux recommendation: colourful stripes (c) drapilux
drapilux
14.04.2021

This month's drapilux recommendation: colourful stripes

  • Inspiring Interiors

Textiles are an inseparable part of the interior as they give a room atmosphere and good acoustics. But which fabric is best suited for which purpose? This  month's  drapilux recommendation is drapilux 191 and is aimed  at healthcare facilities as well as classic and modern hotels.

  • Inspiring Interiors

Textiles are an inseparable part of the interior as they give a room atmosphere and good acoustics. But which fabric is best suited for which purpose? This  month's  drapilux recommendation is drapilux 191 and is aimed  at healthcare facilities as well as classic and modern hotels.

  • Colourful stripes: drapilux 191

Colourful stripes: drapilux 191Aesthetic,  harmonious and  functional -that's what definesdrapilux  191. The colorful woven fabricwith  the  multicolored  stripes  is  part  of  the we  care-collection, which was specially developed for the dementia-sensitive design of healthcare facilities. Six atmospheric colour schemes ranging from invigorating orange-red to relaxing Mediterranean blue and friendly sunshine yellow create a homely feel-good atmosphere. However, the opaque fabric is not only convincing in terms of design, but also in terms of function. The article can be equipped with the intelligent additional function drapilux antimicrobial. This is effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi on the textile surface and thus makes an essential contribution to the hygiene chain.

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schönknecht : kommunikation
gesellschaft für public relations und marketing mbh

Month's drapilux recommendation: The epitome of piece dyeing © drapilux
The epitome of piece dyeing: drapilux 115
16.03.2021

Month's drapilux recommendation: The epitome of piece dyeing

  • Inspiring Interiors

Textiles are an inseparable part of the interior as they give a room atmosphere and good acoustics. But which fabric is best suited for which purpose?
This month's drapilux recommendation is drapilux 115 and is aimed at classic and modern hotels as well as offices.

  • The epitome of piece dyeing: drapilux 115

Sustainable, flame retardant and a true eye-catcher – drapilux 115 combines all these features in one fabric. This decorative fabric, which resembles the material of a bedspread, has been created using an innovative yarn, part of which has been manufactured with sustainably produced fibres. The unusual look is achieved by means of a two-tone effect, as the woven material is dyed using a complex cationic/anionic process. The combination of sustainably produced fibres and flame retardancy makes drapilux 115 the quintessence of piece dyeing. Thanks to the modern colours, the fabric is very versatile.

  • Inspiring Interiors

Textiles are an inseparable part of the interior as they give a room atmosphere and good acoustics. But which fabric is best suited for which purpose?
This month's drapilux recommendation is drapilux 115 and is aimed at classic and modern hotels as well as offices.

  • The epitome of piece dyeing: drapilux 115

Sustainable, flame retardant and a true eye-catcher – drapilux 115 combines all these features in one fabric. This decorative fabric, which resembles the material of a bedspread, has been created using an innovative yarn, part of which has been manufactured with sustainably produced fibres. The unusual look is achieved by means of a two-tone effect, as the woven material is dyed using a complex cationic/anionic process. The combination of sustainably produced fibres and flame retardancy makes drapilux 115 the quintessence of piece dyeing. Thanks to the modern colours, the fabric is very versatile.

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schönknecht : kommunikation
gesellschaft für public relations und marketing mbh

Month's drapilux recommendation: Nature-inspired lightness © drapilux
Inspiring Interiors: drapilux 835
09.02.2021

Month's drapilux recommendation: Nature-inspired lightness

  • Inspiring Interiors

Textiles are an inseparable part of the interior as they give a room atmosphere and good acoustics. But which fabric is best suited for which purpose? This month's drapilux  recommendation is drapilux835 and is aimed at classic and modern hotels as well as offices, healthcare facilities and hospitals.

  • Nature-inspired lightness: drapilux 835

The translucency of drapilux 835 conveys openness, lightness and a sense of character. This  was  how  Holger  Schön,  Commercial  Property  Manager  at drapilux, described the series. That is the reason why this fabric, with its versatile floral patterns, adorns the four walls of the commercial property manager’s own home: “We live in the suburbs in a rural setting. Consequently, we chose a design with poppies, as this pattern harmonises well in the natural surroundings in which we live.” The fabric also plays a part in the hygiene chain thanks to the intelligent added function of drapilux bioaktiv. Silver ions on the surface of the fibres kill over 99 percent of any bacteria located on textiles.

  • Inspiring Interiors

Textiles are an inseparable part of the interior as they give a room atmosphere and good acoustics. But which fabric is best suited for which purpose? This month's drapilux  recommendation is drapilux835 and is aimed at classic and modern hotels as well as offices, healthcare facilities and hospitals.

  • Nature-inspired lightness: drapilux 835

The translucency of drapilux 835 conveys openness, lightness and a sense of character. This  was  how  Holger  Schön,  Commercial  Property  Manager  at drapilux, described the series. That is the reason why this fabric, with its versatile floral patterns, adorns the four walls of the commercial property manager’s own home: “We live in the suburbs in a rural setting. Consequently, we chose a design with poppies, as this pattern harmonises well in the natural surroundings in which we live.” The fabric also plays a part in the hygiene chain thanks to the intelligent added function of drapilux bioaktiv. Silver ions on the surface of the fibres kill over 99 percent of any bacteria located on textiles.

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schönknecht : kommunikation

ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei presents its new fabric collection © 2020 classecohub
ECOSENSOR™ 100% recycled polyamide fabrics
16.11.2020

ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei presents its new fabric collection

  • ECOSENSOR™ 100% recycled polyamide fabric
  • New fabric collection imbued with the brand’s sustainable story-making, at the Digital Edition of Performance Days

ECOSENSOR™’s new references combine high-performance and innovation to empower people with the possibility to live life naturally both for mind and body. The new range is woven from certified ingredients, a completely traceable production process and highly certified suppliers

“A New Eco high-tech force of Nature”, a bold claim, a daring attitude and true facts. ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei has concentrated all its key values into a Nature-driven and high-tech fabric collection that respects the environment and human being. Sustainability, active climate control, exquisite touch and extreme performance co-habit the textiles: the collection is made of wovens and knits where the main technology is represented by GRS - Global Recycled Standard certified polyamide and polyesters, sometime combined with ROICA™ recycled stretch yarns and dyed and finished with Oekotex Standard 100 certified processes and/or by BlueSign® partners’ companies.

  • ECOSENSOR™ 100% recycled polyamide fabric
  • New fabric collection imbued with the brand’s sustainable story-making, at the Digital Edition of Performance Days

ECOSENSOR™’s new references combine high-performance and innovation to empower people with the possibility to live life naturally both for mind and body. The new range is woven from certified ingredients, a completely traceable production process and highly certified suppliers

“A New Eco high-tech force of Nature”, a bold claim, a daring attitude and true facts. ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei has concentrated all its key values into a Nature-driven and high-tech fabric collection that respects the environment and human being. Sustainability, active climate control, exquisite touch and extreme performance co-habit the textiles: the collection is made of wovens and knits where the main technology is represented by GRS - Global Recycled Standard certified polyamide and polyesters, sometime combined with ROICA™ recycled stretch yarns and dyed and finished with Oekotex Standard 100 certified processes and/or by BlueSign® partners’ companies.

But there is much more than it meets the eye. Behind the new collection is a great story of sustainability.

“Our international team strives to innovate with a human-based approach to research and develop solutions that meet high-performance standards as well as the transparency and traceability of both the ingredients and the supply chain”, says Mr. Hashimoto, Senior Managing Director of Asahi Kasei Advance, the global materials innovator and manufacturer. Indeed, the company has set the high bar all its suppliers and partners must match. Such criteria include: thoroughly transparency and traceability of both materials and production, corporate responsibility at all levels and a strategic commitment granted by influential certifications such as GRS - Global Recycle Standard for recycled ingredients and processes, as well as Bluesign® and OekoTex Standard 100 certifications, which focus on environmental-friendly impact of the dyeing and finishing processes.

The human, environmentally-friendly and cutting-edge imprint of ECOSENSOR™ ultimate collection reflects a vision for a more responsible way of fabric manufacturing. A new force of nature, because story-telling truly must match the story-making.

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GB Network

Bremer Baumwollbörse, Bremer Rathaus (c) Bremen Cotton Exchange
Bremer Baumwollbörse, Bremer Rathaus
10.02.2020

International Cotton Conference Bremen 2020: keynotes

Focus on Sustainability and Climate Change

Passion for Cotton: The 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen starts on 25 March in the Hanseatic city’s historic Town Hall. But before subject-specific questions are discussed in depth in the individual sessions, the concise and inspiring keynotes by leading business experts from science and industry will draw attention to the current trends and challenges in the industry at the start of the conference. A large part of the presentations is shaped by the current discussion on environmental and sustainability issues and the resulting consequences for the global economy.

Climate Change and Sustainability

“Climate change - a storm in a teacup?” asks Kai Hughes, Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, Washington D.C., USA, in a provocative speech. The aim of his presentation is to work out the challenges of climate change especially for agriculture and cotton production. This should form the basis for later discussion on concrete approaches and solutions within the cotton community.

Focus on Sustainability and Climate Change

Passion for Cotton: The 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen starts on 25 March in the Hanseatic city’s historic Town Hall. But before subject-specific questions are discussed in depth in the individual sessions, the concise and inspiring keynotes by leading business experts from science and industry will draw attention to the current trends and challenges in the industry at the start of the conference. A large part of the presentations is shaped by the current discussion on environmental and sustainability issues and the resulting consequences for the global economy.

Climate Change and Sustainability

“Climate change - a storm in a teacup?” asks Kai Hughes, Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, Washington D.C., USA, in a provocative speech. The aim of his presentation is to work out the challenges of climate change especially for agriculture and cotton production. This should form the basis for later discussion on concrete approaches and solutions within the cotton community.

With his lecture “The HUGO BOSS sustainability programme ... and what our customer has to do with it” Andreas Streubig, Director of Global Sustainability at Hugo Boss AG, Metzingen, Germany, rolls up the textile value chain from a different angle, starting at the consumer level. As a representative of a premium brand for women's and men's clothing, Streubig discusses sustainability as a strategic element of the corporate strategy and provides information on how elements of the strategy are being implemented at Hugo Boss.

Rüdiger Senft, Head of Sustainability at Commerzbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, looks at the changing role of banks in financing the cotton market. In addition to a general introduction to the topic of sustainability and banking regulation, Senft's presentation deals with the financing of the cotton trade from a social and ecological point of view.
The opening session on 25 March is hosted by Bill Ballenden, founder and owner of Dragontree, Swindon, UK, an online auction platform for the cotton trade. As a former cotton manager for Louis Dreyfus in Europe and Asia, Bill Ballenden has many years of experience in the industry.

Cross-Cutting Issues: Digitalisation, Gender, Value Chains

The subsequent session in the conference programme with the headline “A Wider View” is devoted to currently defining trends and important cross-cutting issues in the industry. This goes far beyond classic cotton themes.

A lecture by Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing for Cotton Incorporated, Cary, North Carolina, deals with the role of cotton in an increasingly digitally controlled supply chain. Significant keywords here are faster delivery times, vertical integration, transparency and traceability.

The presentation by Roger Gilmartin, Managing Director of Tri-Blend Consulting, Charlotte, USA, entitled “The secret recipe for timely, cost-optimised and high-quality cotton clothing” promises exciting and enlightening insights. Tri-Blend Consulting conducts studies on the performance of different cotton varieties during the entire consumption process to the finished yarn and evaluates them from an economic point of view.

Amy Jackson, from the Better Cotton Initiative, London, UK, presents ICA Liverpool's “Women in Cotton” initiative. With this commitment, the initiative aims to increase the influence of women in the cotton industry and give them a stronger voice, for example by building networks in cooperation.

Navdeep Singh Sodhi, International Strategic Management Consultant at the Gherzi Textile Organisation, Switzerland, gives an insight into the current development of the value chain for cotton, textiles and clothing in Africa. Looking ahead to the coming decades, also in view of population growth, Africa is seen as having a high potential for building economic structures to improve income and prosperity.

Thomas Schneider, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and active in the field of production planning and control, textile materials and materials testing will host the session. A leading light in his field, Thomas Schneider has more than 30 years of experience in scientific and application-oriented research in the textile and fibre sector, including at the Fibre Institute Bremen e.V.

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Bremer Baumwollbörse

Bemberg™ presents the original material for modern living © GB Network
20.11.2019

Bemberg™ presents the original material for modern living

  • Première Vision New York - 21st to 22nd of January 2020.

Bemberg™ is pleased to present a full range of new fabric innovations at Première Vision New York. Made by Asahi Kasei, the company is the sole maker of this one-of-a-kind, matchless, high-tech natural material, with a unique and precious touch and feel.

During this edition of Première Vision New York attendees will discover a full range of new fabric innovations from international partners.

Bemberg™ proposal will especially focus on Velutine Evo for shell fabrics, the new technically advanced finishing refinement technology developed in the Japanese laboratories of Asahi Kasei that offers a premium finish to the best qualities of the classic Bemberg™ peach skin touch. As part of the company’s continuous innovation, Velutine Evo brings better environmental, energy and water profiles for the benefit of Bemberg™ partners in the manufacture of their ranges. It sets a new benchmark for everyday luxury with a new generation of fibrillation technology.

The unique circularity of Bemberg™

  • Première Vision New York - 21st to 22nd of January 2020.

Bemberg™ is pleased to present a full range of new fabric innovations at Première Vision New York. Made by Asahi Kasei, the company is the sole maker of this one-of-a-kind, matchless, high-tech natural material, with a unique and precious touch and feel.

During this edition of Première Vision New York attendees will discover a full range of new fabric innovations from international partners.

Bemberg™ proposal will especially focus on Velutine Evo for shell fabrics, the new technically advanced finishing refinement technology developed in the Japanese laboratories of Asahi Kasei that offers a premium finish to the best qualities of the classic Bemberg™ peach skin touch. As part of the company’s continuous innovation, Velutine Evo brings better environmental, energy and water profiles for the benefit of Bemberg™ partners in the manufacture of their ranges. It sets a new benchmark for everyday luxury with a new generation of fibrillation technology.

The unique circularity of Bemberg™

Bemberg™ is made from a cotton linter bio-utility material, a natural derived source, and a truly unique one in the smart fiber arena that doesn’t deplete forestry resources. And apart from the exquisite and precious touch of Bemberg™ fabrics, visitors will see the unique circularity of Bemberg™ from its source, manufacture and end-of-life credentials, supported by the LCA study, signed by ICEA and validated by Paolo Masoni, confirming a new quality profile and standard with a more responsible and unique position today. Full GRS certification, Oeko-Tex 100, ISO 14001, & Eco-Mark. Bemberg™ also has a new Compostability Certification.

The Innovhub-SSI report confirms Bemberg™ filaments disintegrate at 100% value Twithin the limits specified by the UNI EN 13432, point A.3.1 for disintegration in composting. Also, a new Ecotoxicity metric to EN 13432:2000 Annex E, the compost obtained from the Bemberg™ filaments according to ISO 16929:2013 revealed no ecotoxicity effect.  The Bemberg™ filaments tested for heavy metals and other toxic hazardous substances and was found to comply with tests specified by the UNI EN 13432, for the substances listed in table A.1.

 50. Ausgabe: Heimtextil feiert ein halbes Jahrhundert Weltleitmesse (c) Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
25.09.2019

50th edition: Heimtextil celebrates half a century as a leading trade fair

  • Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary: from 7-10 January 2020, the global home textiles industry will meet for the 50th time in Frankfurt am Main.

With a great anniversary party, a showcase presenting design classics from the past few decades, an anniversary film and other activities, Heimtextil will review the past half century since its first edition in 1971.

‘50 editions over the course of the past five decades are a rarely experienced phenomenon in the fast-moving global trade fair industry and are practically an eternity’, says Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Like no other trade fair, Heimtextil stands for product variety, international clout and undisputed market leadership in the textile sector’. As a design show, it constantly reinvents itself, continues to present
state-of-the-art home trends as it has always done and makes the furnishing trends of tomorrow tangible’.

Big celebration party on the Wednesday of the trade fair

  • Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary: from 7-10 January 2020, the global home textiles industry will meet for the 50th time in Frankfurt am Main.

With a great anniversary party, a showcase presenting design classics from the past few decades, an anniversary film and other activities, Heimtextil will review the past half century since its first edition in 1971.

‘50 editions over the course of the past five decades are a rarely experienced phenomenon in the fast-moving global trade fair industry and are practically an eternity’, says Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Like no other trade fair, Heimtextil stands for product variety, international clout and undisputed market leadership in the textile sector’. As a design show, it constantly reinvents itself, continues to present
state-of-the-art home trends as it has always done and makes the furnishing trends of tomorrow tangible’.

Big celebration party on the Wednesday of the trade fair

Messe Frankfurt will be inviting exhibitors and visitors to the highlight of the celebrations, the big Heimtextil @ Night party in hall 11.1 on Wednesday, 8 January 2020. Heimtextil exhibitors from the very beginning will be warmly welcomed and paid special attention. As part of the celebrations, Messe Frankfurt will present an anniversary film with a look back at earlier Heimtextil editions as well as music acts from the last five decades.

In hall 9.0, Heimtextil will present design classics from the past 50 years in a special showcase area. Here, the trade fair will invite people to take a journey through time and a tour of discovery through five  decades of Heimtextil history. The presentation is based on editorials from interior magazines. Four rooms incorporate colours, shapes, furniture and design objects from past decades. The showcase is complemented by a café that will be realised in cooperation with Schöner Wohnen, Europe's largest living magazine.

Exclusive offer: anniversary scarf in the Heimtextil look

To mark the anniversary, Heimtextil will launch a textile accessory of its  own creation: a scarf in the look of the current trade fair campaign. The scarf in the unisex colour combination of petrol, turquoise and lilac will be available for exhibitors and visitors to buy during the trade fair.

 

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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles (c) Messe Frankfurt
05.12.2018

Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles returns in March 2019

  • The Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held from 12 – 14 March 2019, serving as a perfect occasion for the industry to start the sourcing season and to tap into the promising finished products market in China.
  • Bedding products as strong driving force for home textiles market

Bedding products account for half of home textiles sales in China. Thanks to the rising number of middle class citizens and a steady increase in new marriages every year, there is a growing demand for bedding products. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the total income of those bedding enterprises above a designated size* reached USD 12.3 billion in the period between January and September 2018, while their domestic sales amassed USD 8.3 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.2%.

  • The Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held from 12 – 14 March 2019, serving as a perfect occasion for the industry to start the sourcing season and to tap into the promising finished products market in China.
  • Bedding products as strong driving force for home textiles market

Bedding products account for half of home textiles sales in China. Thanks to the rising number of middle class citizens and a steady increase in new marriages every year, there is a growing demand for bedding products. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the total income of those bedding enterprises above a designated size* reached USD 12.3 billion in the period between January and September 2018, while their domestic sales amassed USD 8.3 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.2%.

Spring is traditionally regarded as the start of a new year in China and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles has been facilitating industry players to capture the market potential during the peak sourcing season for home textile finished products. The 2018 Spring Edition was sought after by the industry, and more than 20,000 buyers from 68 countries and regions came to source. It also offered valuable opportunities for exhibitors to tap into the China market. “It is one of the important platforms for us to launch products for the year as many suppliers and brand buyers are looking for new items during this prime sourcing period. We also expect the demand for quality finished products to keep growing due to the rising living standard,” Mr Gao Qi, District Manager of Sunvim Co Ltd commented after their participation in 2018.

With such positive market prospects, around 200 suppliers from China and around the world will showcase their products including bedding & towelling, carpets & rugs, table & kitchen linen, home textile technics, textile design and more in March 2019.

Success Stories: Aussteller der DOMOTEX ermöglichen innovative Raumgestaltung ©Galleria Battilossi und Gebrueder Thonet Vienna
Battilossi
26.09.2018

Success Stories: Aussteller der DOMOTEX ermöglichen innovative Raumgestaltung

Die hohe Zahl an Anmeldungen für die DOMOTEX 2019 weist schon jetzt auf eine erfolgreiche Messe vom 11. – 14. Januar in Hannover hin. Viele der Aussteller sind bereits dabei, den Messeauftritt detailliert vorzubereiten, um ihre Produktneuheiten optimal zu präsentieren – die Vorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren. Das neue Leitthema „CREATE’N’CONNECT“ der DOMOTEX rückt den Megatrend der Konnektivität in den Fokus. Für den Boden mit seinen vielseitigen gestalterischen Möglichkeiten spielt der Trend der „Vernetzung“ eine besondere Rolle. Er bildet die Basis der Räume, in denen wir leben und arbeiten.

Wichtige Impulse und Inspirationen für den Boden der Zukunft bietet die Sonderfläche „Framing Trends“ in Halle 9. Hier können Aussteller und Unternehmen der Fußbodenbranche ihre kreativen Ideen anhand des aktuellen Leitthemas darstellen. Durch ihre inspirierende Wirkung ziehen die „Framing Trends“ Hersteller und Besucher aus aller Welt an. Als globale kommunikative Plattform ermöglicht es ihnen die DOMOTEX, sich im Sinne von „CREATE’N’CONNEXT“ mit Ausstellern zu vernetzen, woraus vielfältige Kooperationen entstehen.

Die hohe Zahl an Anmeldungen für die DOMOTEX 2019 weist schon jetzt auf eine erfolgreiche Messe vom 11. – 14. Januar in Hannover hin. Viele der Aussteller sind bereits dabei, den Messeauftritt detailliert vorzubereiten, um ihre Produktneuheiten optimal zu präsentieren – die Vorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren. Das neue Leitthema „CREATE’N’CONNECT“ der DOMOTEX rückt den Megatrend der Konnektivität in den Fokus. Für den Boden mit seinen vielseitigen gestalterischen Möglichkeiten spielt der Trend der „Vernetzung“ eine besondere Rolle. Er bildet die Basis der Räume, in denen wir leben und arbeiten.

Wichtige Impulse und Inspirationen für den Boden der Zukunft bietet die Sonderfläche „Framing Trends“ in Halle 9. Hier können Aussteller und Unternehmen der Fußbodenbranche ihre kreativen Ideen anhand des aktuellen Leitthemas darstellen. Durch ihre inspirierende Wirkung ziehen die „Framing Trends“ Hersteller und Besucher aus aller Welt an. Als globale kommunikative Plattform ermöglicht es ihnen die DOMOTEX, sich im Sinne von „CREATE’N’CONNEXT“ mit Ausstellern zu vernetzen, woraus vielfältige Kooperationen entstehen.

Mit ihren innovativen Produkten sind Aussteller der DOMOTEX 2019 bei Interior Design-Projekten in aller Welt präsent. Internationale Architekten und Innenarchitekten setzen ihre Teppiche, Fußböden und Verlegetechniken gezielt ein, um kreativ gestaltete Räume zu schaffen, bei denen der Boden zum verbindenden Element des Gesamtkonzepts wird.

Vom historischen Ballroom in Chicago über einen Bookstore mit Café in Oslo bis zum neuen Allianz Stadion in Wien: Architekten, Interior Designer und Planer binden die Bodengestaltung in ihr kreatives Konzept ein, um dem Interieur den letzten Schliff zu verleihen, der ein harmonisches Ganzes bewirkt. Teppichfliesen, handgefertigte Teppiche, Holzfußböden und Verlegewerkstoffe der Aussteller Oriental Weavers, Galleria Battilossi, Chapel Parket sowie Classen, Fletco und Uzin Utz, die auf der DOMOTEX ihre Premiere hatten, sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil dieser trendorientierten Rauminszenierungen.

Der Boden als verbindendes Element des Interior-Konzepts

Das Blackstone Hotel wurde 1910 in der Innenstadt von Chicago erbaut. Zur Renovierung der Räume entwarf The Gettys Group ein neues Interior Design, das sich harmonisch mit den Wänden und Decken im historistischen Stil verbindet. Für den Crystal Ballroom, besonders beliebt als Location für Hochzeiten, wurden Oriental Weavers aus Ägypten mit der Sonderanfertigung eines überdimensionalen Axminster Teppichs beauftragt. Der Teppich besteht aus 80 Prozent Wolle mit einem Polyamidanteil von 20 Prozent, um ihn strapazierfähig zu machen. Das symmetrische Muster erinnert an riesige Wellen, die auf die direkte Nähe des Hotels zum Lake Michigan anspielen und trägt zu einem einzigartigen Raumerlebnis bei. Oriental Weavers werden auch 2019 auf der DOMOTEX hervorragende Kreationen aus dem Bereich  maschinengewebte Teppiche ausstellen.

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna hat seinen Hauptsitz nach Turin in ein ehemaliges Fabrikgebäude verlegt. In der Mitte des neuen Showrooms werden Klassiker des Möbelherstellers in hohen Regalbauten gezeigt, an den Seiten sind zeitgenössische Modelle zu sehen, die in Kooperation mit renommierten Designern entstanden. Für die Gestaltung des repräsentativen Empfangsbereichs wählte CEO Riccardo Pigati handgefertigte Wollteppiche aus dem Programm von Galleria Battilossi, deren innovative „Pattern Mix Collection“ auf der DOMOTEX einen Carpet Design Award gewann. Die Gelb- und Beigetöne des Unikats aus dem „Color Jam Project“ sowie eines Vintage Berberteppichs aus der Region Beni Ourain verbinden sich mit Farbakzenten der Exponate zu einem harmonischen Gesamtbild aus alt und neu. „Qualität und handwerkliche Fertigkeiten, Originalität und Authentizität“ seien Werte, die sein Unternehmen mit Galleria Battilossi teile, sagt Pigati. „Aufgrund dieser Verbundenheit haben wir uns dafür entschieden, unseren
Showroom mit den außergewöhnlichen Teppichen aufzuwerten“.

In Oslo teilen sich eine Boutique-Abteilung für Damenmode und ein angegliederter Buchladen mit Café im zweiten Stock des YME Multistores einen gemeinsamen Bodenbelag. Bei der Gestaltung der 330 qm großen Bodenfläche entschied sich das Designteam der YME Studios gemeinsam mit den Innenarchitekten des Osloer Büros Snøhetta für die „Hermitage Herringbone“ Serie von Chapel Parket. Den lebendigen Holzboden in drei konstrastierenden Farbtönen wählten sie aufgrund seiner leicht rauen Oberfläche und der ausdrucksvollen Farbigkeit aus. Das Schwarz der Parkettelemente verbindet sich mit den Fensterrahmen und den Bücherregalen, die warmen Holztöne harmonieren mit dem Vintage-Sofa und grob belassenen Holzbalken. Wie in den vergangenen Jahren ist Chapel Parket mit seinen charaktervollen Holzböden auch Aussteller auf der DOMOTEX 2019.

Direkt an der Mosel, in einem denkmalgeschützten Gebäude in Cochem, befindet sich das Boutique Hotel Villa Vie. Inhaber Theodor Steidel hat die Gästezimmer selbst geplant und eingerichtet, jedes hat seinen individuellen Charme. Antike Möbelstücke kombiniert er mit aktuellem Design und Kunstgegenständen. Zur Abrundung der Interieurs entschied sich der Hotelier für die robusten und PVC-freien Designböden aus der „SONO Skyline“ Kollektion von Classen aufgrund ihrer Langlebigkeit, dem geräuscharmen Auftritt und der natürlich wirkenden Holzdekore mit leicht glänzender Optik. „Der Boden passt sich dem Mix aus wertvollen Antiquitäten und modernen hochwertigen Möbelstücken ausgezeichnet 4 an,“ erklärt Theodor Steidel. Zudem nähme er sich wohlwollend zurück und besteche doch durch seine Struktur und Haptik. Bei der Ausstattung der Räume habe Steidel nach einem „hochwertigen Produkt mit modernem Design gesucht, das bestens gegen Feuchtigkeit geschützt ist.“ Auch im Badbereich hat er sich deshalb für einen Boden aus der „SONO“ Kollektion entschieden, die auf der DOMOTEX als Messeneuheit vorgestellt wurde.

Der Softwarehersteller Playtech hat in Tallin neue Büroräume auf einer Gesamtfläche von 3200 qm bezogen. Jan Skolimowski vom Architekturbüro KAMP legt in seinem Designkonzept besonderen Wert auf die Bodengestaltung. Als Leitidee für die Innenräume nutzte Skolimowski das Dreieck des „Play“- Buttons, ein grafisches Element des blauen Playtech Logos. „Deshalb habe ich nach einem passenden Teppichboden für den Objektbereich gesucht, dessen Dekore und Farbpalette zum Logo passen. Die Kollektion Sebastian Wrong by Fletco  war meine erste und einzige Wahl.“ Im Zentrum der Räume ließ der Architekt dunklere Töne der Fliesenkollektion verlegen, zu den Außenwänden hin werden die Nuancen heller. Dadurch wirken die Büros noch großzügiger. Vom Boden ausgehend nimmt sein Interior-Konzept Dreiecksformen und Blautöne auf, beispielsweise bei Sitzkissen auf Holzpodesten, dem Empfangstresen oder dekorativen Wandelementen. So vernetzen sich die Böden mit Möbeln und Wänden. Der Londoner Designer Sebastian Wrong präsentierte seine wandlungsfähige Kollektion für den Hersteller Fletco erstmals auf der DOMOTEX.

In einer Bauzeit von nur 17 Monaten wurden im Allianz Stadion des SK Rapid Wien 10.000 qm Boden fertiggestellt und 8.000 qm Vinylbelag verlegt. Maßgeblich für das Gelingen des Bauprojekts war das richtige Timing für die Untergrundvorbereitung mit Verlegewerkstoffen von Uzin Utz. In der Regel messen Estrichfelder bis zu 40 qm, auf dieser Baustelle kamen bis zu 300 qm große Felder zustande. Denn der Boden der Business-Lounge-Bereiche auf zwei Ebenen sollte möglichst fugenfrei sein, um Vinyl- Bahnen großflächig verlegen zu können und die einheitliche ästhetische Wirkung zu erreichen, die sich Architekt Guido Pfaffhausen wünschte. Deshalb wurde über alle Fugen zwischen den Betonbauteilen das Glasvlies RR 203 von Uzin Utz als Rissbrücke verlegt und mit der standfesten Spachtelmasse NC 182 dünn eingespachtelt sowie 5 verschlossen. Durch diese Vorgehensweise musste der Estrich weder eingeschnitten noch verdübelt werden, ein wichtiger Aspekt des Interior-Konzepts. Nach dem Schleifen und Grundieren trugen die Bodenleger die selbstverlaufende Ausgleichsmasse Uzin NC 160 in zwei bis drei mm Stärke im Rakelverfahren auf. Sie ist spannungsarm, sehr fließfähig und bildet völlig ebene  Untergründe. Durch die besonders glatte Oberfläche und die hohe Saugfähigkeit reduziert sich zudem die benötigte Klebstoffmenge: Der Kleber trocknet schneller und weist weniger Resteindruck bei Belastung auf. Nach einem Tag war die Spachtelung begehbar, dann konnte geschliffen, die Vinylbahnen zugeschnitten und verklebt werden.

Auf beiden Ebenen der Business- Lounge, in Fluren, Gängen, Konferenzzimmern und VIP-Logen sind Vinyl-Objektbeläge von Forbo Flooring in Holz- und Beton-Dekor in verschiedenen Farbabstufungen verlegt. Die moderne Betonoptik der Vinyl-Objektbeläge sorgt im großen Loungebereich für ein modernes Erscheinungsbild, authentische Holzdessins setzen harmonische Akzente in den VIP-Logen. Die Beläge wurden mit dem emissionsarmen Universalklebstoff Uzin KE 16 formstabil verlegt, um die Anforderungen an Optik und Funktionalität im Stadion zu erfüllen.

Für die Bodengestaltung ist der Trend der „Vernetzung“ von großer Bedeutung. Der Boden ist Designelement, er inspiriert uns, gibt uns Orientierung – und verbindet uns miteinander. Auf die Bodenbranche trifft dies im besonderen Maße zu, da er die Basis für alles bildet. Die DOMOTEX ist Weltleitmesse sowie die größte Innovations- und Trendplattform der Branche. Als jährliches Highlight der Szene regt die Messe Aussteller und Besucher mit ihrer lebendigen Atmosphäre zu kreativer Zusammenarbeit an.

27.08.2018

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles: Home textile industry represented by around 1,040 exhibitors and a diverse fringe programme this August

The Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will open today, returning as a major event for big-name players in the domestic and international home textile industry. Covering six halls, it will accommodate around 1,040 suppliers from around 30 countries & regions. With 40,000 visitors expected to attend, including import & export corporations, wholesalers, distributors, chain stores and home product manufacturers, the fair is anticipated to be an ideal platform for suppliers to introduce new products to the market.

The Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will open today, returning as a major event for big-name players in the domestic and international home textile industry. Covering six halls, it will accommodate around 1,040 suppliers from around 30 countries & regions. With 40,000 visitors expected to attend, including import & export corporations, wholesalers, distributors, chain stores and home product manufacturers, the fair is anticipated to be an ideal platform for suppliers to introduce new products to the market.

Suppliers set to seize market shares in China’s revitalised home textile market
China’s home textile market has been growing steadily, with both domestic and overseas suppliers determined to take advantage of Intertextile Shanghai as a platform to gain market share. This year, premium editors from China, including Beijing Xinyada, Beijing Euroart, Jasonite, SATI and Hangzhou Antex, will be showcasing their high-end collections while international contract business suppliers, such as JAB Anstoetz and Morphrow, are also present to cater to the growing demand for their quality products.
In addition to a majority of local brands and four domestic pavilions from Shaoxing, Tongxiang, Haining and Yuhang regions, there will also be international country & region pavilions from Belgium, India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey, showcasing their specialised products.

Around 1,040 exhibitors covering every home textile sourcing need
Growing middle and upper classes in China have seen consumers’ buying trends expand to buying combinations of items with particular design trends. Matching this trend, a number of whole home exhibitors that provide one-stop services, from selecting home textile products to giving home decoration ideas, have been reaping the benefits in recent editions of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – and 2018 is set to continue reflecting this trend.

Around 1,040 exhibitors at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will showcase a wide variety of home textile products, including bedding, bath, table & kitchen, curtains & upholstery, textile designs & technology, whole home, sun protection, wall coverings and carpets & rugs. This diverse range of offerings establishes the reason why Intertextile Shanghai attracts genuine, high-quality buyers – across the spectrum, there’s something for every buyer at this fair.  

Fringe programme events to provide insight and inspiration
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles aims to provide inspiration for the next season at the same time as providing a platform for business interactions. At this edition’s fringe programme, key events include the InterDesign – Trend Area, displaying three key trend themes for A/W19 in collaboration with the international trendsetter NellyRodiTM Agency. Trend tours and forums will also take place, giving visitors the opportunity to learn and discuss lifestyle trends with designers and trend experts.

At Contract Business 360o, the fair will feature a showcase area at hall 5.1 displaying quality contract upholstery from leading exhibitors, and seminars on current design and market insights of the contract business sector. Catering to popular demand is the return of the Digital Printing Micro Factory, demonstrating a complete production process onsite, alongside forums on the benefits of digital printing & latest production technics. The Andrew Martin International Interior Design Summit will see a forum of experts share their design insights in the new information era, whilst the 2018 Home Furnishing Crossover Exhibition will demonstrate design talent and creativity of interior designers, and present new home living styles.

The show will be held from 27 – 30 August in the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).

09.04.2018

Heimtextil India and Ambiente India 2018 launch Bespoke Living in their fifth edition

  • Special display arena will showcase exquisite signature collections from interior décor and home textile sectors

India’s premium fairs for home textiles, homeware and interior décor, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India have launched Bespoke Living, an exclusive product showcase space dedicated to companies dealing with signature collections at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 27th – 29th June 2018.

With four successful editions in a row, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India also slated on the same dates, have become the country’s leading business trade fairs to showcase the finest quality of dining, living, giving and home textiles. The launch of Bespoke Living aims to highlight one of a kind brands who deal with uniquely crafted designs that will range from plush statement pieces to extensive signature collections for home and retail furnishing.

  • Special display arena will showcase exquisite signature collections from interior décor and home textile sectors

India’s premium fairs for home textiles, homeware and interior décor, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India have launched Bespoke Living, an exclusive product showcase space dedicated to companies dealing with signature collections at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 27th – 29th June 2018.

With four successful editions in a row, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India also slated on the same dates, have become the country’s leading business trade fairs to showcase the finest quality of dining, living, giving and home textiles. The launch of Bespoke Living aims to highlight one of a kind brands who deal with uniquely crafted designs that will range from plush statement pieces to extensive signature collections for home and retail furnishing.

The term luxury décor is not restricted to brand names anymore. With trends like fully furnished luxury houses, theme dominated homes and tastefully designed retail showrooms rapidly picking up in the country, consumers are open to different styles and unique designs.
Be it the very popular Scandinavian themed houses to colourful cultural artefacts creating a soothing aura, Indians now want their homes and businesses to reflect their personal style with statement interiors.

Halls dedicated to Bespoke Living will feature selected designer brands from India and around the world showcasing their premium collections. This product showcase arena will be beneficial for interior designers, architects, hotel buyers, buyers of luxury goods and luxury homes developers. Business visitors can gain knowledge about the upcoming trends, source timeless pieces, build new connections with people sharing the same interest and experience the quality of the products in person. Exposure to best in class products and latest trends presented here will help them create a better home design experience for their clients.

Excelling in statement leather pieces the brand Three Sixty will showcase their latest leather collection that comprises of rugged travel accessories and signature furniture pieces. Inspired by the world’s deserts and explorers who traversed them, the brand designs fully customisable handmade products which are available in beautiful shades of tan, sure to up the sophistication quotient of home and retail interiors.     
        
“Our latest collection at Bespoke Living will showcase our ever evolving tastes and designs. We believe luxury need not be synonymous with breaking open the bank. Traditional Indian craftsmen can craft the most beautiful signature pieces and provide quality beyond compare, shared Mr Vikash Gupta, CEO, Three Sixty. International exhibitors present at the show will showcase exquisite artefacts like decorative ceramics with glaze, handmade clay wreaths with metal leaves, ceramic vases and other decorative items to make every home unique.

Apart from this specially curated design platform, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India 2018 will host the Interior Lifestyle Awards that will bring creative masters from the interior decor and home textile sectors together by recognising their art and giving them an international platform to showcase their designs.
The trade fair will also organise the Hospitality Day, a hospitality and retail procurement programme that will bring top class purchase managers from the industry to build new contacts and source quality products. Together, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India together will host over 100 companies from countries like India, Indonesia, Switzerland and Thailand showcasing trendsetting designs in the interior décor and home textile industry.

Source:

Messe Frankfurt

20.02.2018

Dual and Lectra enter into long-term partnership

Paris, February 20, 2018 – Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, is pleased to announce its partnership with Dual through the signing of a global agreement covering the Korean automotive supplier’s fabric seating and airbag businesses.

Backed by world-class research and development, Dual strives to meet evolving customer needs by offering innovative new automotive interior materials and advanced safety textiles. The supplier’s automotive trim and airbag divisions serve Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, the fourth largest automaker in the world. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Hyundai-Kia is counting on Dual to increase its manufacturing capabilities in the high-growth regions where the group operates, including China, Eastern Europe, Turkey and South America.

Paris, February 20, 2018 – Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, is pleased to announce its partnership with Dual through the signing of a global agreement covering the Korean automotive supplier’s fabric seating and airbag businesses.

Backed by world-class research and development, Dual strives to meet evolving customer needs by offering innovative new automotive interior materials and advanced safety textiles. The supplier’s automotive trim and airbag divisions serve Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, the fourth largest automaker in the world. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Hyundai-Kia is counting on Dual to increase its manufacturing capabilities in the high-growth regions where the group operates, including China, Eastern Europe, Turkey and South America.

A key feature of the global agreement is Lectra’s commitment to help Dual optimize its manufacturing processes with the aim of improving its cost structure. Lectra’s most advanced technologies—Vector® for vehicle seating and FocusQuantum® for airbags—and unique expertise in cutting room processes are crucial to helping Dual reach its operational excellence objectives.

The agreement designates Lectra as sole supplier for high-ply cutting equipment and services for Dual’s seating and interiors business, and laser cutting equipment and services for the company’s airbag cushion business at six plants located in Korea and China.
For its operations in Korea and China, Dual will gain access to the full array of expertise, customer support and field services that Lectra provides worldwide. Lectra’s complete customer support structure enables maximum uptime through remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance.

“Dual will benefit most from this agreement by containing costs in the cutting room,” remarks Ong Jae-Yeol, Fabric and Seat BU Executive Managing Director, Dual. “This is precisely where Lectra’s expertise can help us gain a competitive advantage.”
“We are pleased to enter into this global partnership with Dual, to support them—not only with our best-in-class cutting technology, but also with Lectra’s expertise in cutting processes,” states Javier Garcia, Senior VP Automotive Sales, Lectra. “Our unique know-how contributes to Dual’s pursuit of operational excellence—the source of sustainable competitive advantage for car seat cover and airbag cushion suppliers.”

More information:
Lectra Vector® FocusQuantum®
Source:

Nathalie Fournier-Christol, Responsable des Relations Presse Groupe, press department, communications