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03.02.2023

Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023 publishes program

International experts will discuss topics along the entire cellulose fibre value chain at the upcoming Cellulose Fibres Conference, 8–9 March 2023 in Cologne and online.

How can the cellulose fibre industry contribute to the sustainability and circularity of the textile sector? How can fibre markets achieve a circular economy for their materials? What are the most sustainable technologies on the market? And, are there innovative, interesting raw materials and technologies worth exploring to meet the challenges of the coming years?

These and other questions in the field of cellulose fibres will be discussed within the program of the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023. The two-day event will provide insights into the latest developments of the cellulose fibre sector and introduce innovative start-ups, technologies as well as novel fibre applications. A special focus will be set on the textile sector and its awaited paradigm shift towards circular economy in the following years.

Seven sessions will provide in depth views from fibre production to recycling, policy and market trends:

International experts will discuss topics along the entire cellulose fibre value chain at the upcoming Cellulose Fibres Conference, 8–9 March 2023 in Cologne and online.

How can the cellulose fibre industry contribute to the sustainability and circularity of the textile sector? How can fibre markets achieve a circular economy for their materials? What are the most sustainable technologies on the market? And, are there innovative, interesting raw materials and technologies worth exploring to meet the challenges of the coming years?

These and other questions in the field of cellulose fibres will be discussed within the program of the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023. The two-day event will provide insights into the latest developments of the cellulose fibre sector and introduce innovative start-ups, technologies as well as novel fibre applications. A special focus will be set on the textile sector and its awaited paradigm shift towards circular economy in the following years.

Seven sessions will provide in depth views from fibre production to recycling, policy and market trends:

  • Strategies, Policy Framework of Textiles and Market Trends,
  • Circular Economy and Recyclability of Fibres,
  • Alternative Feedstocks and Supply Chains,
  • Innovation Award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023″,
  • Sustainability and Environmental Impacts,
  • Ionic Liquids and New Technologies for Pulps, Fibres and Yarns,
  • New Technologies and Applications beyond Textiles.

The full conference program is available here.

Source:

nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH

30.12.2022

Future Fabrics auf der MUNICH FABRIC START

Die MUNICH FABRIC START ist in Deutschland eine führende Messe für zukunftsrelevante Textilinnovationen für den Fashionbereich. Ob auf der integriert stattfindenden internationalen Denim Tradeshow BLUEZONE oder in den Areas Fabrics und Additionals mit Materialneuheiten für alle Bekleidungssegmente, ReSOURCE und Sustainable Innovations für nachhaltige Denkansätze, Design Studios mit Stoffdesigns und neuen Entwicklungen für Prints, dem Innovationshub KEYHOUSE oder im neuen Sourcing-Areal THE SOURCE für internationale, vertikale Integration – nachhaltige Entwicklungen ziehen sich durch alle Bereiche. Dazu gehören:

Die MUNICH FABRIC START ist in Deutschland eine führende Messe für zukunftsrelevante Textilinnovationen für den Fashionbereich. Ob auf der integriert stattfindenden internationalen Denim Tradeshow BLUEZONE oder in den Areas Fabrics und Additionals mit Materialneuheiten für alle Bekleidungssegmente, ReSOURCE und Sustainable Innovations für nachhaltige Denkansätze, Design Studios mit Stoffdesigns und neuen Entwicklungen für Prints, dem Innovationshub KEYHOUSE oder im neuen Sourcing-Areal THE SOURCE für internationale, vertikale Integration – nachhaltige Entwicklungen ziehen sich durch alle Bereiche. Dazu gehören:

Tee-Textilien
WASTEA by SCAYS: Von Schuhen, über Gürtel und Taschen bis hin zu Flugzeugen oder Yachten – in all diesen Bereichen könnte in Zukunft eine neue pflanzenbasierten Lederalternative zum Einsatz kommen: WASTEA. Nach der Einführung von Apfelleder hat die Unternehmensgruppe mit Sitz in Istanbul, SCAYS, auf der vergangenen Edition der MUNICH FABRIC START seine neueste Entwicklung präsentiert: Leder aus Teeabfällen. WASTEA basiert auf zwei Komponenten – einem Textil als Basis und einer Beschichtung aus dem neuen Tee-Material. Für ein späteres Recycling könnten die Schichten voneinander getrennt werden, so SCAYS. Aus dem Textil werden wieder Textilien, aus WASTEA wird WASMENT – eine neue Art Zement, aus dem das Unternehmen in der nahen Zukunft Schulen bauen möchte.

Blumenleder
Flower Matter by Irene Purasachit: Täglich entstehen Unmengen an Blumenabfällen – die in Finnland lebende Designerin Irene Purasachit schenkt ihnen ein zweites Leben. Blumenstiele und -blätter recycelt sie zu Stoff und Papier – eine vegane Alternative zur Herstellung von Taschen, Geldbeuteln oder Blumenpapier. Da das sogenannte „Flaux“ Material zu 100 Prozent aus Blumenresten besteht, ist es komplett natürlich, biologisch abbaubar, plastik- und lederfrei.

Bakterielle Zellulose
Biotic by Studio Lionne van Deursen: Man nehme Hefe, Bakterien und gesüßten grünen Tee – nach einem Fermentationsprozess wird daraus biologisch abbaubares, widerstandsfähiges und hochflexibles Material. Wie das funktioniert? Mikroben spinnen Nanofasern aus bakterieller Zellulose auf eine Oberfläche. Sobald diese Schicht getrocknet ist, wird sie zu einem festen Material, das sich in den Eigenschaften sehr ähnlich zu Leder verhält. In Experimenten mit Pflanzenfarben und Farbstoffen aus Fruchtabfällen hat die gleichnamige Designerin des Studios für Materialforschung und Produktdesign „Lionne van Deursen“ aus den Niederlanden eine Stoffkollektion in bunten Farben, mit unterschiedlicher Lichtdurchlässigkeit und abwechslungsreichen Mustern entwickelt.

Upcycling mit Alpaka
Re-Up-Cycle by Incalpaca: Der Alpaka-Spezialist Incalpaca hat eine hochspezialisiertes Re- und Upcycling-
Verfahren entwickelt, bei dem aus Textilresten neue langlebige High-End-Gewebe entstehen. Dafür kauft Incalpaca Stoffreste wie Webkanten, Muster oder Garne aus alten Lagerbeständen, mischt diese mit Alpakafasern und stellt daraus hochwertige Re-Up-Cycle-Garne her. Verwendet werden können Abfälle aus Wolle und Nylonmischungen sowie recyceltes Nylon, mit Acryl und Baumwolle hingegen funktioniert das Verfahren nicht. Auch extrem kurze Fasern können verarbeitet werden. Das Ergebnis: 120.000 Kilogramm recyceltes und upcyceltes Garn jährlich – zum Beispiel für Capes, Throws und Mäntel.

UV-sensible Garne
Sunkolor by Panorama Fabrics: Mit dem zunehmenden Klimawandel steigt auch die Menge der unsichtbaren UV-Strahlen der Sonne. Das Problem daran: Die jeweilige Stärke ist mit bloßem Auge nicht zu erkennen. Genau das kann mit Sunkolor gelingen, denn das Material hilft dabei, die Sonneneinwirkung visuell wahrzunehmen. Das Berliner Design Studio Panorama Fabrics hat eine Technologie für Garne entwickelt, die UV-Strahlen in Textilien sichtbar machen. Durch die Sonneneinstrahlung verwandelt sich die Farbe der Sunkolor-Garne und zeigt für die menschliche Haut gefährliche UV-Indexbereiche an.

Nachhaltige Innovationen werden den Besucher:innen auch auf der kommenden MUNICH FABRIC START Spring.Summer 24 vom 24. bis 26. Januar 2023 im MOC München sowie auf der BLUEZONE und im KEYHOUSE vom 24. bis 25. Januar 2023 auf dem Zenith Areal quer durch alle Schritte der Wertschöpfungskette finden: von zahlreichen zukunftsweisenden Materialien über wasserloses Färben und sauerstoffbasierte Veredlung bis hin zu KI-gesteuerten Verfahren.

Source:

MUNICHFABRICSTART Exhibitions GmbH

Foto: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann
24.11.2022

Trendbörse EuroShop 2023

  • Materials & Surfaces: was Design in schwierigen Zeiten bewirken kann
  • Nachhaltigkeit ist Leitgedanke
  • Natur und Harmonie als Rezept gegen Krisenmodus
  • Custom-made Design gewinnt

Aufgeschäumtes Aluminium, transluzente Betonflächen oder filigrane Gespinste, die das Gewicht massiver Steinbrocken zu balancieren scheinen – die Inszenierung von Shopping-Erlebnissen spielt gern mit dem visuellen Wow. Die Dimension Materials & Surfaces der EuroShop, the World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, vom 26. Februar bis 02. März 2023 in Düsseldorf, ist Trendbörse und Inspiration für Store-Architekten, Ladenbauer und Kreative.

  • Materials & Surfaces: was Design in schwierigen Zeiten bewirken kann
  • Nachhaltigkeit ist Leitgedanke
  • Natur und Harmonie als Rezept gegen Krisenmodus
  • Custom-made Design gewinnt

Aufgeschäumtes Aluminium, transluzente Betonflächen oder filigrane Gespinste, die das Gewicht massiver Steinbrocken zu balancieren scheinen – die Inszenierung von Shopping-Erlebnissen spielt gern mit dem visuellen Wow. Die Dimension Materials & Surfaces der EuroShop, the World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, vom 26. Februar bis 02. März 2023 in Düsseldorf, ist Trendbörse und Inspiration für Store-Architekten, Ladenbauer und Kreative.

Veränderte Vorzeichen, innere Werte
Der Rahmen für den klassischen Einkaufsbummel hat sich verschoben, der andauernde Krisenmodus stellt das stationäre Shopping vor neue Aufgaben – und damit auch die Hersteller von Ladenbau-Werkstoffen. „Im Vergleich zu der Zeit vor Corona ist es heute nicht mehr nur das Ziel der Planer, die Kunden durch eine angenehme Atmosphäre möglichst lange zum Verweilen im Shop zu bringen, sondern sie durch eine gewisse Leichtigkeit und Einfachheit von den vielen Alltagssorgen abzulenken“, analysiert Klaus Monhoff, Leiter Dekor- und Designmanagement bei Egger Holzwerkstoffe. Lebendige Feelgood-Szenarios sind gefragt und geprägt von „Überraschung, Individualisierung, Kreativität, Erlebnis, Innovation, Sinnlichkeit, Komfort“, so Eleonora Zappanico, Marketing Operation Manager beim italienischen High-Tech-Textilspezialisten S.I. Srl. Allen Details, die die Sinne berühren, kommt wachsende Beachtung zu, auch eine samtig-schmeichelnde Oberfläche ist haptische Willkommensgeste und erhöht die Aufenthaltsqualität in einem Store.

Die funktionalen Eigenschaften nehmen allgemein an Bedeutung zu, es werden performante Alleskönner für reibungsarme Prozessabläufe gesucht: Robustheit für eine erhöhte Langlebigkeit, gut desinfizierbare, leicht zu reinigende und Antifingerprint-Oberflächen. Dekore und Werkstoffe sollen vielseitig einsetzbar und super miteinander kombinierbar sein, alles flexibel, schnell verfügbar und in größtmöglicher Vielfalt.

Während die „inneren Werte“ an Relevanz zunehmen, tritt die plakative Optik etwas in den Hintergrund zugunsten gemäßigterer Oberflächen. Hölzer haben nicht mehr die ganz markante, rustikale Maserung, reines Weiß wird seit Corona von gebrochenen Tönen und warmer Farbigkeit abgelöst, eine gewisse Reduktion beim Design ist allseits erkennbar, Harmonie gewinnt.

Vom Charme der Natur
Warme Holzoptiken, Beton-Look, Stein- und Mauerwerk-Verkleidungen an Wänden, Böden und den Ladenmöbeln – naturnahe, authentische Oberflächen passen nach wie vor ins Bild. Auffällig ist, dass typische Outdoor-Texturen zunehmend in die Innen- und Ladenräume wandern und die Grenzen zwischen Außen und Innen aufheben. „Farben und Materialien aus der Natur, die das Einkaufserlebnis bereichern, sind ein Trend, der im biophilen Design seinen maximalen Ausdruck findet“, so Francesco Maffei vom italienischen Fliesenhersteller Ceramiche Keope. Ein „Raw Earth Effect“ wurde bei Keope der Bodenfliesen-Serie ‚Geo‘ zugrunde gelegt: Fliesen mit Toneffekt, die die optische Unvollkommenheit von Erde in ihr – dabei sehr elegantes – Design übersetzen.

Bei imi surface design, Spezialist für originalgetreue Oberflächen wie z.B. Beton-, Rost-, Altholz- und Steinoptik für unterschiedliche Trägermaterialien, ist eine schöne helle Kalkstein-Optik als biegbare und versiegelte Variante neu im Programm. Mit herkömmlichem Tischlerwerkzeug zu verarbeiten, lassen sich damit Wände, Böden und selbst Möbelstücke in der eigentlich spröden, porösen Textur von Kalkstein gestalten, die dann aber eben nicht bröseln und bröckeln, sondern die im Ladenbau erforderliche Festigkeit und Strapazierfähigkeit aufweisen.

Neue Hölzer
Diversifizierung kennzeichnet die Holzoptiken. Bisher dominierten im Ladenbau die Klassiker Nuss und Eiche, nun sei die Zeit reif für neue Akzente, so David Lahnsteiner aus der Dekorentwicklung bei Kaindl, Hersteller von Dekor- und Schichtstoffverbundplatten und -Böden. „Schön, ausgewogen und elegant setzen die Nadelhölzer Abies, Polar Pine und Fichte neue Trends im Interior-Design.“ Beim Bestseller Eiche wird die Hell-Dunkel-Skala ausgebaut. „Die Dekorfamilie der Eiche Evoke zeigt schier grenzenlose Möglichkeiten im Bereich „Dark & Light“. Die fast schwarze "Infinity" greift den aktuellen Trend nach dunklen homogenen Holztönen auf, die helle jugendliche "Light“ mit ausgeprägten Farbkontrasten ist die perfekte Kombination zu vielen Uni-Farbtönen“, so Lahnsteiner.

Besonders authentisch wirken Naturoptiken auf Trägermaterialien durch eine dekorgleiche dreidimensionale Strukturprägung – die sog. Synchronprägung oder Synchronpore, die die Textur von Stein und Beton oder die charakteristische Maserung von Hölzern auch haptisch hervorhebt. Bei Egger Holzwerkstoffe hat man noch einen draufgesetzt und unter dem Namen ‚PerfectSense Feelwood‘ die Synchronporen-Oberflächen mit einem matten Lackfinish und Anti-Fingerprint-Eigenschaft veredelt – auf einem emissionsarmen Holzwerkstoffträger mit Recyclinganteil.

Design 4.0
Helles Holz an Betonoptik, Marmoreffekte neben hochglänzendem Farblack, derber Bruchstein kombiniert mit changierendem Acrylglas oder auch Spiegelrelief – in unüblichen Materialkontrasten, die die Sehgewohnheiten überraschen, liegt Innovationspotenzial. „Dass die Designs Aufmerksamkeit erregen, jedoch nicht vom Produkt ablenken, und etwas Besonderes sind, das man nicht überall sieht, das sind die Herausforderungen für Store-Architekten“, so Julian Theisen, Geschäftsführer bei Sibu Design, österreichischer Spezialist für Design-Paneele. Lebendige Oberflächen der Design-Panels, Reliefs und Strukturen, samtig-matte Oberflächen sind bei Sibu Design im Fokus. Auch „Spiegeloberflächen in den verschiedensten Farben, glatt bis grob strukturiert, sind nach wie vor sehr gefragt. Besonders oft stellen wir die genauen Farben des Corporate Designs nach; von der Spiegel- bis zur Stoffoberfläche. Auch der Anteil an gedruckten und gestanzten Logos steigt an“, ergänzt Theisen. – Customizing, einzigartige Details, die sich abheben, individuell konfektionierte Elemente gewinnen an Bedeutung.

Fundstücke aus der Manufaktur
Store-Design im gehobenen Level greift verstärkt auf (kunst)handwerklich Gefertigtes aus Manufaktur-Betrieben zu, um sich gegenüber Wettbewerbern, Mainstream und Discount zu profilieren. Auch diesbezüglich wird man auf der EuroShop 2023 reichlich fündig. Etwa bei der Glashütte Lamberts aus Waldsassen. Die Faszination mundgeblasener farbiger Flachgläser, die zunächst in der hochwertigen Architektur, internationalen Hotels und bei Luxusmarken Anwendung fanden, haben inzwischen auch die Gastro-Szene, Bäckereien und Handelshäuser für sich entdeckt. Sie kommen für Vitrinen, Glasgestaltung für Trennwände und hinterleuchtete Wandverkleidungen, Deckenverglasungen (Kuppelverglasungen, etc.) und Design-Leuchten, Tresen, Möbel, Tische, Fassaden und Fenster zum Einsatz.

Auch die Zahna-Fliesen GmbH ist so ein Manufaktur-Betrieb, der in Handarbeit mehrfarbige unglasierte Fliesen nach historischem Vorbild in Kleinserien herstellt. Oder auch das portugiesische Pendant Viúva Lamego, das neben industrieller Stückzahl-Fertigung auch die portugiesische Tradition der handbemalten Taylor-made-Fliesen lebendig hält. Durch Kollaborationen mit internationalen Künstlern und Architekten werden neue Einsatzgebiete ausgelotet und z.B. Wandfreskos aus Fliesen – modern bis retro – für Gasträume realisiert.

Auch die filigranen High-Tech-Vorhänge und Raumteiler aus Textil oder Kettengliedern von Herstellern wie i-mesh oder Kriskadecor seien hier erwähnt. Deren semitransparente Szenografie dient in Store-Konzepten hochkarätiger Marken wie Dior, Natuzzi und den niederländischen Luxus-Warenhäusern von de Bijenkorf als Struktur- und Design-Element.

Flexibel, digital und crossmedial
Flexibilität ist auch bei Material-Anbietern zum zentralen Stichwort geworden. Digitalisierung und Technologie-Einsatz erfordern von Läden flexiblere, wandelbare Einrichtungskonzepte und mehr Eventcharakter, Ladenräume werden häufig als dynamische, multifunktionale und vielseitig nutzbare Umgebungen konzipiert. Daher sind Lösungen gefragt, die einen schnellen Umbau erlauben. Sibu Design etwa bietet Dekorplatten mit Magnetrücken, die perfekt geeignet sind, um mit wenigen Handgriffen umzudekorieren und ein frisches Ambiente zu erzeugen.

Auch ein Fotoboden – fotorealistisch bedruckbarer Vinyboden von visuals united – wird nicht mehr nur als „Kundenstopper“ und temporäre Werbefläche am POS eingesetzt, berichtet Silke Hüsgen von der visuals united AG. „Mutige Kunden nutzen ein kreatives Design auf einem Fotoboden in Kombination von Augmented-Reality-Content, um die analoge Welt am POS mit der digitalen zu kombinieren“, so Silke Hüsgen von der visuals united AG. Denn: „Die letzten Jahre haben die Welt auf den Kopf gestellt. Nicht nur die Pandemie, auch die Auswirkungen des Ukraine-Kriegs erfordern neue bzw. andere Produktions-, Kommunikations- und Vertriebswege. Vom Retail fordert diese Situation zukunftsweisende Lösungen in den Bereichen ‚Nachhaltigkeit‘ und einen ‚crossmedialen POS‘.“

Recycling-Design auf grünen Wegen
Ausnahmslos alle Hersteller von Fliesen, Holz- und Verbundwerkstoffen, Dekorpaneelen und Sonderprodukten für den Ladenbau haben es auf dem Schirm: Die aktuell größte Herausforderung ist, ressourcenschonende Prozesse und nachhaltige Produkte und mittelfristig den Umbau zu geschlossenen Material- und Produktionskreisläufen anzustoßen und damit tragfähige Zukunftsperspektiven für den Ladenbau zu entwickeln, der von Wechsel und Veränderung lebt und damit nicht ganz optimal zu Nachhaltigkeit und Zirkulärwirtschaft passt. Sollte man meinen. „Würden wir ganz anders betrachten, denn unter dem Nachhaltigkeits-Aspekt müsste die beschichtete Spanplatte eigentlich einen Umwelt-Nobelpreis bekommen“, räumt Klaus Monhoff von Egger Holzwerkstoffe ein. „Begonnen bei der Herstellung, bei der schon ein hoher Anteil Recyclingholz eingesetzt wird, kann die Platte nach der Verwendung zum Ende des Lebenszyklus auch wieder zu 100 Prozent recycelt werden und bleibt also komplett im eigenen Umweltkreislauf.“

Eine Reihe marktfähiger ‚Win-win-Lösungen‘, die die Anforderungen an Umweltverträglichkeit mit den qualitativen Anforderungen von Store-Architekten zusammenbringen, präsentiert Bencore, italienischer Hersteller von Verbundplatten und Mitglied des Green Buiding Councils Italia, dem dortigen Verband für nachhaltiges Bauen. Darunter ‚Wasbottle‘, ein Kunststoff aus recycelten Kunststoffflocken, der gemeinsam mit Autogrill entwickelt wurde, um den anfallenden Abfall des Travelfood-Unternehmens wiederzuverwerten. Das Schmelzen und Verpressen der bunten Flocken kreiert eine ganz eigene Recycling-Ästhetik in fröhlich bunter Terrazzo-ähnlicher Anmutung, die sich sehen lassen kann. Kommentar Bencore: „Wir sind der festen Überzeugung, dass die Herstellung von recycelten und recycelbaren Produkten ein Muss für Marken und Lieferanten sein sollte.“

Source:

EuroShop Messe Düsseldorf

(c) INDA
22.11.2022

INDA's Hygienix 2022 concludes eighth annual Conference

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry convened 500 absorbent hygiene and personal care professionals from 30 countries and throughout the supply chain to participate in the eighth edition of Hygienix™ – the premier event for absorbent hygiene & personal care markets – held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 14-17.

The program kicked off with recycling approaches for disposable absorbent hygiene waste, followed by business impacts of period product legislation and regulation, new menstrual products, consumer trends, and three finalist presentations for the 2022 Hygienix Innovation Award™.

The event also included presentations from 18 other industry experts along with 13 hours of scheduled face-to-face networking, and 50 tabletop display exhibits and banquet receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

One highlight of the event was the presentation of INDA’s prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award™ to Egal Pads for Pads on a Roll™ a wrapped super-thin absorbent period pad that dispenses like toilet paper in public bathroom stalls. The product aims to prevent the personal embarrassment of not having a menstrual product when needed.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry convened 500 absorbent hygiene and personal care professionals from 30 countries and throughout the supply chain to participate in the eighth edition of Hygienix™ – the premier event for absorbent hygiene & personal care markets – held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 14-17.

The program kicked off with recycling approaches for disposable absorbent hygiene waste, followed by business impacts of period product legislation and regulation, new menstrual products, consumer trends, and three finalist presentations for the 2022 Hygienix Innovation Award™.

The event also included presentations from 18 other industry experts along with 13 hours of scheduled face-to-face networking, and 50 tabletop display exhibits and banquet receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

One highlight of the event was the presentation of INDA’s prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award™ to Egal Pads for Pads on a Roll™ a wrapped super-thin absorbent period pad that dispenses like toilet paper in public bathroom stalls. The product aims to prevent the personal embarrassment of not having a menstrual product when needed.

INDA President Tony Fragnito presented the 2022 INDA Lifetime Service Award to Dave Rousse, INDA President Emeritus, for his long-established service to the nonwovens industry and INDA. Rousse led the acquisition of the INSIGHT conference, and combined the INDA Vision Conference to launch the Hygienix™ conference for the absorbent hygiene and personal care market in 2015, and initiated the purchase of INDA Media.

Hygienix™ 2023 will be held Nov 13-16, in New Orleans, Louisiana .

Source:

INDA

(c) Rieter
Autoconer X6
31.10.2022

Rieter at India ITME 2022

Rieter is presenting the latest innovations in its systems, components and services at the upcoming India ITME 2022 in Uttar Pradesh (India), taking place from December 8 – 13, 2022.

Autoconer X6
The automatic winding machine Autoconer X6 completes the Rieter ring and compact-spinning systems. The machine serves as the final quality assurance in the ring and compact-spinning process and is key to the performance of the subsequent process stages. The Multilink system with Multilot offers maximum flexibility to handle a different type of yarn.

The latest splicer generation OZ1 and OZ2 provides an optimum splice quality based on an open prism. With only two prisms spinning mills can splice the entire spectrum of cotton yarns as well as blends. They are also used for the splicing of cotton-based elastic core yarns in combination with the Elastosplicer. The splice zone exhibits an impressive elasticity in the fabric.

Rieter is presenting the latest innovations in its systems, components and services at the upcoming India ITME 2022 in Uttar Pradesh (India), taking place from December 8 – 13, 2022.

Autoconer X6
The automatic winding machine Autoconer X6 completes the Rieter ring and compact-spinning systems. The machine serves as the final quality assurance in the ring and compact-spinning process and is key to the performance of the subsequent process stages. The Multilink system with Multilot offers maximum flexibility to handle a different type of yarn.

The latest splicer generation OZ1 and OZ2 provides an optimum splice quality based on an open prism. With only two prisms spinning mills can splice the entire spectrum of cotton yarns as well as blends. They are also used for the splicing of cotton-based elastic core yarns in combination with the Elastosplicer. The splice zone exhibits an impressive elasticity in the fabric.

Compacting Solutions
The Rieter compacting devices include the COMPACTapron, COMPACTeasy and COMPACTdrum. Spinning mills can change quickly between ring and compact yarn and offer customers a broader product range.

Recycling Expertise from Rotor to Ring
Rieter offers solutions for the integration of recycled raw material into yarn production to help close the textile loop and make fashion more circular. Both rotor and ring yarns can be produced with a considerable amount of mechanically recycled fibers.

ESSENTIALorder
Based on existing customer information, the webshop ESSENTIALorder visualizes which Rieter machines andn systems are available inside each spinning mill. It therefore offers a personalized shopping experience and facilitates order management, enabling spinning mills to optimize their internal stock levels.

ROBOspin
The piecing robot ROBOspin reduces personnel requirements in the ring spinning section by 50%. The robot also attains productivity increases thanks to higher spindle speeds at equal or higher efficiency.

SSM NEO-FD
SSM is presenting NEO-FD, the assembly-winding machine for precision wound packages for twisting. It meets all requirements for efficient production. The machine features the auto-doffing option and the online back-pressure system for low and high package densities.

Temco CoolFlow Disc
Temco’s CoolFlow texturing discs offer longer lifetime thanks to a brand-new geometry and the latest polyurethane technology. The texturing discs now generate a disc surface that operates at a lower temperature, resulting in slower ageing and abrasion. Further benefits are more stable yarn quality, higher productivity, and an overall process cost reduction.

(c) DiloGroup
Needle Module Holder
13.10.2022

DiloGroup at India ITME 2022

DiloGroup will be attenting India ITME 2022 (December 8 – 13, 2022), an exhibition for the textile industry, which offers a central forum for dialogue within the textile production sector, including textile machine building, fibre production, ancillaries and accessories. For DiloGroup this event is a good oppportunity to inform customers and interested parties about new developments aimed at improving production technologies with a focus on needlefelts.

Focal points of the development work are:

DiloGroup will be attenting India ITME 2022 (December 8 – 13, 2022), an exhibition for the textile industry, which offers a central forum for dialogue within the textile production sector, including textile machine building, fibre production, ancillaries and accessories. For DiloGroup this event is a good oppportunity to inform customers and interested parties about new developments aimed at improving production technologies with a focus on needlefelts.

Focal points of the development work are:

  1. Intense Needling:
    The development efforts of DiloGroup aim at producing nonwovens by “intense needling” instead of water entangling, even for light nonwovens made of fine fibres for the medical and hygiene sector with an area weight of 30 – 100 g/m². This would result in a reduction of the environmentally relevant production costs; per annum to about 1/3 to 1/5 of current.
  2. “Fibre Pulp Recycling”
    Fibrous material in nonwovens and particularly used clothes can be successfully recycled, if staple length can be conserved in the tearing process. In the classical tearing process, staple lengths are dramatically reduced and therefore these fibres can only be used as base material for inferior uses in thermal or acoustic insulation or in protective textiles, transportation or protective covers etc.
    When recycling textile waste in the context of the collection of used clothes, the so called “filament-saving” tearing using special tearing machines and methods must be used to produce fibres with longer staple lengths which can be fed to a nonwoven installation. Hence product characteristics can be better specified and controlled.
  3. Additive nonwoven production
    The additive production method of the “3D-Lofter” is especially suited for automotive parts with differently distributed masses. It is also suited for uses in the sector of apparel and shoe production.
  4. “IsoFeed”-card feeding
    In the field of card feeding, the “IsoFeed” method offers great potential for a more homogeneous card feeding at the same time reducing the variation in cross-machine fibre mass distribution and thus the fibre consumption while conserving the end product quality.
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DiloGroup

(c) JEC Group
13.10.2022

JEC Forum DACH reveals the Startup Booster Finalists

JEC Forum DACH‘s primary goal is to promote the DACH region’s dynamic composites ecosystem. Besides an extensive program of business meetings and conferences, innovation will have a special place in Augsburg from November 29 to 30, 2022 as attendees will have the opportunity to witness the JEC Composites Startup Booster and the AVK Awards. Winners of both competitions will be announced during a dedicated ceremony on November 29th.

The five finalists are:

BioWerkz: Closing the Loops
At BioWerkz a new bio-based, resource-efficient, and CO2-negative material called “NEWood” is developed,  using only wood waste and agricultural waste bound using fungal mycelium; the root network of mushrooms as a natural binder without the need for any synthetic binders.

Bufo Technology – HARDCORK: High-Performance Biobased Composite – Superior by nature
Bufo Technology has developed the high-performance composite material HARDCORK® made from cork, fibers and a thermosetting matrix. HARDCORK® can be manufactured as a core material, sandwich panel or complex molded part.

JEC Forum DACH‘s primary goal is to promote the DACH region’s dynamic composites ecosystem. Besides an extensive program of business meetings and conferences, innovation will have a special place in Augsburg from November 29 to 30, 2022 as attendees will have the opportunity to witness the JEC Composites Startup Booster and the AVK Awards. Winners of both competitions will be announced during a dedicated ceremony on November 29th.

The five finalists are:

BioWerkz: Closing the Loops
At BioWerkz a new bio-based, resource-efficient, and CO2-negative material called “NEWood” is developed,  using only wood waste and agricultural waste bound using fungal mycelium; the root network of mushrooms as a natural binder without the need for any synthetic binders.

Bufo Technology – HARDCORK: High-Performance Biobased Composite – Superior by nature
Bufo Technology has developed the high-performance composite material HARDCORK® made from cork, fibers and a thermosetting matrix. HARDCORK® can be manufactured as a core material, sandwich panel or complex molded part.

Cavicore: Water soluble salt cores for the production of hollow carbon fiber parts
CAVICORE produces ready-to-use water soluble cores for the realization of hollow composite parts. Their “lost cores” have the advantage of being temperature-resistant, stable as well as eco-friendly and recyclable, as they consist of pure salts without binders.

Composite Recycling: Closing the loop on Composite Materials
Composite Recycling has developed a highly energy efficient and sustainable process to separate the resin from the fibres. With the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the team has designed a post-treatment to clean the fibres and make them reusable in new composites, closing the loop.

Microwave Solutions GmbH: Imagineering a sustainable future
Agile and modular microwave plasma and selective depolymerization technology for molecular recycling, fiber recovery and nanomaterial creation.

(c) EURATEX
11.10.2022

EURATEX and ATP: 10th European Textile & Apparel Convention in Porto

On 13-14 October, EURATEX in partnership with ATP is organising the 10th European Textile & Apparel Convention in Porto, Portugal; the convention marks also the 24th Textile Industry Forum for Portugal.

The Porto Convention – titled Sustainability meets Competitiveness: How to Square the Circle? – will look at how companies can anticipate the new European regulatory framework, embrace innovation, and develop a business model where sustainability becomes a source of competitiveness and growth. In the current economic, social and political environment, Europe is facing many challenges: increased energy prices, unforeseen inflation and climate change, which add to the day-to-day challenges of running a business. Embracing the European Union’s commitment to a green and digital transformation, the textile industry needs to also move towards a new circular economy where recycling is at the core of the design process supported by digitalisation, innovation and new skills, and creativity. The conference will address explore solutions to turn quality and sustainability into a source of competitiveness.

On 13-14 October, EURATEX in partnership with ATP is organising the 10th European Textile & Apparel Convention in Porto, Portugal; the convention marks also the 24th Textile Industry Forum for Portugal.

The Porto Convention – titled Sustainability meets Competitiveness: How to Square the Circle? – will look at how companies can anticipate the new European regulatory framework, embrace innovation, and develop a business model where sustainability becomes a source of competitiveness and growth. In the current economic, social and political environment, Europe is facing many challenges: increased energy prices, unforeseen inflation and climate change, which add to the day-to-day challenges of running a business. Embracing the European Union’s commitment to a green and digital transformation, the textile industry needs to also move towards a new circular economy where recycling is at the core of the design process supported by digitalisation, innovation and new skills, and creativity. The conference will address explore solutions to turn quality and sustainability into a source of competitiveness.

The Porto Convention will see representatives of national and European institutions, experts from the industry and like-minded entrepreneurs come together to discuss ideas, share experiences and find solutions to face common challenges.

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EURATEX

(c) Fraunhofer CCPE
19.09.2022

Fraunhofer CCPE on the way to an international circular plastics economy

More than 350 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year, and vast amounts of plastic waste simply end up in the environment. The circular economy offers enormous potential for keeping plastics in the loop and thus conserving resources and the environment. Since 2018, six Fraunhofer institutes in the Fraunhofer CCPE cluster have been researching how to make the plastics value chain circular, and Prof. Manfred Renner has been the new head of the cluster since August 2022. Research results, implementation projects and strategies to accelerate the transformation to a circular plastics economy will be presented by Fraunhofer CCPE at the first international Fraunhofer CCPE Summit on February 8 and 9, 2023 in Munich.

More than 350 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year, and vast amounts of plastic waste simply end up in the environment. The circular economy offers enormous potential for keeping plastics in the loop and thus conserving resources and the environment. Since 2018, six Fraunhofer institutes in the Fraunhofer CCPE cluster have been researching how to make the plastics value chain circular, and Prof. Manfred Renner has been the new head of the cluster since August 2022. Research results, implementation projects and strategies to accelerate the transformation to a circular plastics economy will be presented by Fraunhofer CCPE at the first international Fraunhofer CCPE Summit on February 8 and 9, 2023 in Munich.

In a circular plastics economy, resources can be saved, products can be intelligently designed for long service life, and end-of-life losses can be reduced. Systemic, technical and social innovations are needed to make the transition from a linear to a circular economy a success. This is what the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE is researching in the three divisions “Materials”, “Systems” and “Business”. The cooperation of the six Fraunhofer institutes IAP, ICT, IML, IVV, LBF and UMSICHT enables a multi-stakeholder approach in which the appropriate R&D competencies are bundled.

Fraunhofer CCPE would like to present and discuss successful projects and research approaches on an international scale at the Fraunhofer CCPE Summit on February 8 and 9, 2023 in Munich. The summit is to become an international forum for exchanging ideas for solutions and innovations for a circular plastics economy.

Cross-industry collaboration - local, regional and international
Since August 2022, Prof. Manfred Renner, Institute Director of Fraunhofer UMSICHT, is the new head of Fraunhofer CCPE. He succeeds Prof. Eckhard Weidner, who has retired. “Cross-industry cooperation - very local, but also regional and international - is the elementary prerequisite for a functioning circular plastics economy. At the summit, players from all points of the compass will meet and network in order to rethink the plastics value chain together," explains Prof. Manfred Renner, adding, “We want to provide answers to the following questions:  How can we make all Circular Economy principles, i.e. the ten R-strategies, known? How can industry, science and society best cooperate in a transformation to a circular plastics economy for the greatest possible impact?”

Results of the Fraunhofer CCPE cluster so far are innovative approaches for circular business models, intelligent collection, sorting, and recycling technologies, but also new formulations for circular polymers and compounds to enable multiple recycling cycles. With the newly developed assessment tool CRL® , companies can, for example, self-assess the maturity of products or product systems with regard to the circular economy. The tool checks the extent to which a product already takes into account circular economy principles in the areas of product design, product service system, end-of-life management and circular economy, and where there is still potential for improvement.

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Fraunhofer UMSICHT

11.08.2022

BB Engineering at the K Show 2022

As a sub-exhibitor of Oerlikon, BB Engineering will present its product range in the fields of extrusion, mixing and filtration as well as PET recycling with the VacuFil and VarioFil R+ systems at the K show 2022.

BB Engineering has been focusing its development work increasingly on recycling technologies for several years. In addition to extruders, filters and mixers that are suitable for both recycling processes and the processing of recyclate, BB Engineering offers a complete PET recycling plant called VacuFil.

As a sub-exhibitor of Oerlikon, BB Engineering will present its product range in the fields of extrusion, mixing and filtration as well as PET recycling with the VacuFil and VarioFil R+ systems at the K show 2022.

BB Engineering has been focusing its development work increasingly on recycling technologies for several years. In addition to extruders, filters and mixers that are suitable for both recycling processes and the processing of recyclate, BB Engineering offers a complete PET recycling plant called VacuFil.

With VacuFil, BB Engineering has developed an innovative PET LSP recycling process. The process combines gentle large-scale filtration and targeted IV regulation for consistently outstanding rPET melt quality. Thus, much more than simple "downcycling" is possible with VacuFil. VacuFil processes a wide range of input materials - post-production and post-consumer. The patented key component Visco+ vacuum filter removes volatile impurities quickly and reliably. VacuFil is a modular system that can be designed for different recycling applications. Simple granulation is possible, but also direct feeding into further processing, e.g. in the synthetic fiber spinning mill. BBE offers VacuFil in combination with its own VarioFil compact spinning plant to produce polyester yarn.

At the K show 2022, visitors can experience the VacuFil Visco+ recycling technology in operation with a connected VarioFil spinning plant and see live how recycling yarn is produced from PET waste.

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BB Engineering GmbH

03.08.2022

Sustainable Developments in Absorbent Hygiene & Personal Care at Hygienix™

  • INDA Announces Full Program and Opens Registration for Premier Event in New Orleans

With reusable and recyclable products and new inputs offering growth opportunities in absorbent hygiene and personal care products, Hygienix™ will provide an insightful view into the market’s future this November in New Orleans.

Industry participants from around the world and throughout the supply chain will convene and connect for the eighth edition of the premier event for the fast-growing segment on November 14-17, at The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel.

The in-person conference will highlight the segment’s continued growth and new opportunities with presentations by more than 20 industry experts on sustainable inputs, natural fibers, product transparency, reusable menstrual products, recyclable diapers and more as well as the latest market forecasts and insights into consumer buying trends.

  • INDA Announces Full Program and Opens Registration for Premier Event in New Orleans

With reusable and recyclable products and new inputs offering growth opportunities in absorbent hygiene and personal care products, Hygienix™ will provide an insightful view into the market’s future this November in New Orleans.

Industry participants from around the world and throughout the supply chain will convene and connect for the eighth edition of the premier event for the fast-growing segment on November 14-17, at The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel.

The in-person conference will highlight the segment’s continued growth and new opportunities with presentations by more than 20 industry experts on sustainable inputs, natural fibers, product transparency, reusable menstrual products, recyclable diapers and more as well as the latest market forecasts and insights into consumer buying trends.

Hygienix also will offer two specialized workshops, and a myriad of business connection opportunities including a welcome reception on Nov. 14 and a first-time attendee mentorship program.
Participants will discover innovative products in absorbent hygiene and personal care at tabletop exhibits with evening receptions on Nov. 15-16, providing opportunities for 60 companies to showcase their unique offerings.

Three finalists will each present their innovative and technically sophisticated disposable absorbent hygiene products as they vie for the prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award™. Nominations are open until August 29. Demonstrating the interest in sustainability, last year’s award recipient was Kudos Diaper Subscription featuring its 100% cotton disposable diaper.

Hygienix Highlights
Absorbent hygiene – the single largest nonwoven end‐use category (by square meters) – is expected to continue its strong growth over the next four years, creating market opportunities in this thriving area driven by growing consumer interest for environmentally-friendly options in material inputs and end-of-life options.

Participants will hear the latest data and forecasts from analysts during presentations by Robert Fry, Jr., Ph.D., Principal of Robert Fry Economics LLC on the Global Economy – What we Can Expect in 2023; Pricie Hanna, Managing Partner, and Colin Hanna, Director of Market Research, Price Hanna Consultants on Disposables versus Reusables; and Simon Preisler, Vice President of Logistics, Central National Gottesman delivering a Logistic Market Update.

A panel of entrepreneurs will discuss the challenges, biases and taboos to bringing innovations into the marketplace. Experts sharing their insights will be Mia Abbruzzese and Alexandra Fennell, co-founders of Grace; Amrita Saigal, founder and CEO, Kudos; and Cindy Santa Cruz, President of ParaPatch.

A session on Next-Generation Menstrual Products and their Users will feature Liying Qian, Research Analyst, Euromonitor International providing market data on disposable and reusable period products; Frantisek Riha-Scott, Founder, Confitex discussing reusable products; and Greta Meyer, Co-Founder and CEO, Sequel on Reengineering the Tampon.
Also focusing on period products will be a presentation by Danielle Keiser, Managing Director, Impact, Madami on Changing the Conversation with Consumersmoderated by Heidi Beatty, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Abbey, LLC.

Other intriguing not-to-be-missed presentations centered on sustainability trends include:

  • Assessing Sustainable Fiber Options in the Context of Disposable Hygienic Products – Richard Knowlson, Principal, RPK Consulting LLC
  • Five Generations of Hygiene + Sustainability – Matt Schiering, Professor of Marketing, Dominican University
  • Recycling Approaches for Disposable Diaper Waste – Jeannine Cardin, Quality and R&D, RecycPHP Inc.

Hygienix will provide additional focused learning opportunities with two essential short courses (with separation registration fees) on Nov. 14 focused on Absorption Systems for Absorbent Hygiene Products, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Global Diaper Trends from 3:45 to 6 p.m.

More information:
Hygienix INDA
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INDA

(c) Sappi Europe
25.07.2022

Sappi showcases its solutions at FACHPACK 2022

The FACHPACK in Nuremberg ranks among the most important packaging industry gatherings. From 27 to 29 September 2022, Sappi will be presenting its latest products and solutions for functional paper packaging, flexible packaging papers, label papers, containerboard and paperboard. The company is focusing its efforts on sustainable, recyclable and innovative solutions.

The FACHPACK in Nuremberg ranks among the most important packaging industry gatherings. From 27 to 29 September 2022, Sappi will be presenting its latest products and solutions for functional paper packaging, flexible packaging papers, label papers, containerboard and paperboard. The company is focusing its efforts on sustainable, recyclable and innovative solutions.

  • Wide range of barrier papers in the market for sustainable and recyclable packaging solutions
  • High-impact brand presence in corrugated board packaging thanks to Fusion Nature Plus in combination with Fusion Topliner
  • Parade Label Pro wet-glue label paper for an efficient operation and an excellent visual impression

Wide range of barrier papers
Sappi’s ultimate goal as a specialist in barrier papers is to replace non-recyclable aluminium and plastic multi-layer laminates through the introduction of truly sustainable alternatives that meet all market requirements in terms of performance and recycling. Sappi is continuously expanding its portfolio of barrier papers. At the show, Sappi will be showcasing several examples of food and non-food applications using these barrier papers.

A smooth surface and a high degree of whiteness: Parade Label Pro
Sappi will also be presenting its new, non-wet-strength wet-glue label paper Parade Label Pro – featuring samples from all over the world. This glossy, double-coated quality paper offers a smooth surface plus a high degree of whiteness. It’s suitable for numerous label and flexible packaging applications, such as labels for disposable bottles, food and non-food containers as well as wrappers for a variety of products. It can be printed in offset, flexo and gravure, and finished with hot foil and blind embossing, for example.

Brand presentation that appeals to the senses
“For manufacturers of branded goods, it is becoming increasingly important to convey brand values and product characteristics in a way that is emotionally appealing and that really sets the stage,” explains Luis Mata, Sales Director Packaging of Sappi Europe. At the FACHPACK, Sappi will also be presenting its containerboard products for corrugated board applications, which, with their brilliant colour reproduction, enhance on-shelf product impact and ensure real brand differentiation.

Sappi’s popular Algro Design paperboard portfolio also allows the design scope and leeway to communicate brand values in an emotionally appealing way.

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Sappi Europe

15.07.2022

ANDRITZ at CINTE 2022 in China

International technology group ANDRITZ will be presenting its nonwovens production solutions at CINTE 2022 in Shanghai, China – one of the main trade fairs for technical textile and nonwoven products in Asia. ANDRITZ will show its product portfolio covering state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing.

ANDRITZ supports nonwovens producers in the move to sustainability with the aim of reducing or eliminating plastic components while maintaining the high quality of the desired product properties. This applies to all types of sustainable wipes, such as flushable, biodegradable, bio-sourced, carded pulp or standard carded wipes. The latest development in this field is the ANDRITZ neXline wetlace CP line, which integrates the carded-pulp (CP) process. This is a fully engineered production line combining the benefits of drylaid and wetlaid technologies to produce a new generation of biodegradable wipes.

International technology group ANDRITZ will be presenting its nonwovens production solutions at CINTE 2022 in Shanghai, China – one of the main trade fairs for technical textile and nonwoven products in Asia. ANDRITZ will show its product portfolio covering state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing.

ANDRITZ supports nonwovens producers in the move to sustainability with the aim of reducing or eliminating plastic components while maintaining the high quality of the desired product properties. This applies to all types of sustainable wipes, such as flushable, biodegradable, bio-sourced, carded pulp or standard carded wipes. The latest development in this field is the ANDRITZ neXline wetlace CP line, which integrates the carded-pulp (CP) process. This is a fully engineered production line combining the benefits of drylaid and wetlaid technologies to produce a new generation of biodegradable wipes.

The neXline wetlaid aXcess targets smaller and medium production volumes and has been devised for new and existing lines. The line is easy and fast to ship due to the compact design, which also fits perfectly into containers. An operator-friendly configuration and versatile design ensure efficient production at affordable investment costs.

The aXcess range was specially developed at ANDRITZ (China) Ltd. Wuxi Branch to handle medium capacities. The facility in Wuxi has an experienced platform for production and service specially geared to serve the Asian nonwovens industry. With the aXcess range, ANDRITZ has developed a hybrid line combining European and Chinese machines, which is the ideal combination to obtain the best added value from each component in the line and be very flexible to accommodate different business cases.

15.07.2022

ANDRITZ at CINTE 2022 in China

ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production solutions at CINTE 2022 in Shanghai, China (September 6–8). ANDRITZ will show its broad product portfolio covering state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing.

SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY
ANDRITZ supports nonwovens producers in the move to sustainability with the aim of reducing or eliminating plastic components while maintaining the high quality of the desired product properties. This applies to all types of sustainable wipes, such as flushable, biodegradable, bio-sourced, carded pulp or standard carded wipes. The latest development in this field is the ANDRITZ neXline wetlace CP line, which integrates the carded-pulp (CP) process. This is a fully engineered production line combining the benefits of drylaid and wetlaid technologies to produce a new generation of biodegradable wipes.

ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production solutions at CINTE 2022 in Shanghai, China (September 6–8). ANDRITZ will show its broad product portfolio covering state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing.

SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY
ANDRITZ supports nonwovens producers in the move to sustainability with the aim of reducing or eliminating plastic components while maintaining the high quality of the desired product properties. This applies to all types of sustainable wipes, such as flushable, biodegradable, bio-sourced, carded pulp or standard carded wipes. The latest development in this field is the ANDRITZ neXline wetlace CP line, which integrates the carded-pulp (CP) process. This is a fully engineered production line combining the benefits of drylaid and wetlaid technologies to produce a new generation of biodegradable wipes.

NEXLINE WETLAID AXCESS TARGETS SMALLER AND MEDIUM PRODUCTION VOLUMES
The neXline wetlaid aXcess targets smaller and medium production volumes and has been devised for new and existing lines. The compact line provides an entrance to the growing wetlaid market, with a variety of final applications and options.

ANDRITZ AXCESS DEVELOPED FOR MEDIUM CAPACITIES IN WUXI, CHINA
The aXcess range was specially developed at ANDRITZ (China) Ltd. Wuxi Branch to handle medium capacities. The facility in Wuxi has an experienced platform for production and service specially geared to serve the Asian nonwovens industry. It designs and manufactures cutting-edge lines to complement the ANDRITZ aXcess product range, which includes complete lines and individual machines for air-through bonding, needlepunch and spunlace processes. With the aXcess range, ANDRITZ has developed a hybrid line combining European and Chinese machines, which is the ideal combination to obtain the best added value from each component in the line and be very flexible to accommodate different business cases.

The service organization was set up to provide prompt delivery and excellent customer support, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of technicians and process experts can be deployed quickly to customer sites requiring full-range assistance. The ANDRITZ facilities include a roll service center with state of-the-art grinding equipment and a test stand for various types of rolls.

In addition, our aXcess range manufactured in Europe also offers technologies for spunlaid and wetlaid processes. Increasing production speeds and widths, compact and reliable design, and affordable investment costs are what customers look for in a competitive market environment. To meet these requirements ideally, we recently enhanced our nonwoven calender and dryer ranges.

Photo: Radici
13.07.2022

RadiciGroup at Phygital Sustainability Expo in Rome

  • Commitment for a sustainable fashion industry

RadiciGroup participated in the third edition of PHYGITAL SUSTAINABILITY EXPO, which took place on 11 and 12 July in Rome. The event was focused on the ecological transition of fashion and design brands through technological innovation.

During the “narrated fashion show”, at the archaeological site of the Museo Dei Fori Imperiali, two sustainable garments by RadiciGroup were shown: the first completely recyclable ski suit made with recycled nylon and the Yamamay swimsuit made with polyester yarn obtained from recycling of plastic bottles.

  • Commitment for a sustainable fashion industry

RadiciGroup participated in the third edition of PHYGITAL SUSTAINABILITY EXPO, which took place on 11 and 12 July in Rome. The event was focused on the ecological transition of fashion and design brands through technological innovation.

During the “narrated fashion show”, at the archaeological site of the Museo Dei Fori Imperiali, two sustainable garments by RadiciGroup were shown: the first completely recyclable ski suit made with recycled nylon and the Yamamay swimsuit made with polyester yarn obtained from recycling of plastic bottles.

Yamamay chose the sustainable polyester yarn Repetable® by RadiciGroup, for its new green beachwear proposal, with the aim of combining beauty and sustainability. Repetable is an innovative polyester yarn obtained through a process of recycling plastic bottles. Compared to virgin polyester, Repetable allows lower CO2 emissions (-45%), lower water consumption (-90%) and lower energy consumption (-60%), while guaranteeing high performance. The new line “Edit” by Yamamay, which includes the swimsuit made with Repetable, has already been on the market since the end of last May.

The participation of RadiciGroup in the PHYGITAL SUSTAINABILITY EXPO represents further confirmation of the Group commitment to creating a fashion industry that is increasingly respectful of the environment, thanks to the involvement of all the players in the supply chain, which are most sensitive to sustainability.

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RadiciGroup

28.06.2022

EREMA Gruppe and Borealis: K 2022 preview

On June 13, EREMA Group and Borealis invited representatives of the international plastics and recycling trade press to Upper Austria for a sneak preview of the technological developments and lighthouse projects that the companies will present at K 2022, the plastics industry's international meeting place. The venue for the pre-K event was EREMA Group headquarters in Ansfelden.

On June 13, EREMA Group and Borealis invited representatives of the international plastics and recycling trade press to Upper Austria for a sneak preview of the technological developments and lighthouse projects that the companies will present at K 2022, the plastics industry's international meeting place. The venue for the pre-K event was EREMA Group headquarters in Ansfelden.

EREMA Group K 2022 preview
In Düsseldorf, the subsidiaries of the EREMA Group - which are EREMA, PURE LOOP, UMAC, 3S, KEYCYCLE and PLASMAC - will present their technological innovations, services and support together at a Group trade fair stand for the first time. Seven new recycling systems and components will be presented that enable large-scale plants with a production capacity of up to 6 t/h while setting a milestone in recyclate quality and process stability. This is made possible by technological innovations in the plasticizing unit that have been specially developed for high throughputs with low specific energy consumption, the new EREMA 406 laser filter with a 50 percent larger screening area, and new digital assistance systems that will be launched at K 2022 and made available on the BluPort® customer platform. These include, for example, the PredictOn app, which helps to anticipate and eliminate imminent malfunctions based on continuous measurement and evaluation of machine data.

New series of machines for new target groups
For customers looking for rapidly available recycling systems for simple applications, EREMA Group subsidiary UMAC has an innovation in store for K 2022. The company, which has so far specialised in refurbishing and trading in previously owned equipment, is expanding its business area and in Düsseldorf will launch READYMAC, a standardised, prefabricated recycling solution that can be produced from stock, based on proven EREMA TVE technology.

Finally, in the inhouse recycling segment, PURE LOOP and PLASMAC will round off the wide range of machines offered by the group of companies with their product portfolio.

Live recycling and lighthouse projects at the Circonomic Center
In the outdoor area of the K show, EREMA will bring plastics recycling to life with live demonstrations in conjunction with cooperation partners. Different waste streams are processed for this purpose. The wide variety of high-quality applications for recyclate will be showcased in the "products made of recyclate" exhibition, ranging from technical components to consumer goods and food packaging.

Borealis – accelerating the transition towards a more circular future
Borealis is committed to using their expertise and global reach to advance the circular economy of plastics. At the joint Pre-K 2022 kick-off on June 13, Borealis provided a preview of their integrated way of circular thinking and featured topics and activities at the K Fair 2022 in October. The preview covered new technologies and innovations including new packaging and infrastructure applications of the Bornewables™ portfolio of circular polyolefin products, manufactured with renewable feedstocks. New applications for Design for Recyclability, Re-Use, chemical recycling and advanced mechanical recycling were also on display.

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EREMA Group GmbH

(c) Mario Stumpf/Sascha Priesters
01.06.2022

Neonyt zeigt progressive Looks unter dem Motto „Biosphere-Technosphere“

Mode inspiriert von Natur und Technologie: In einer exklusiven Fashion Show am 23. Juni 2022 zeigt die Neonyt gemeinsam mit Presenting Partner Dr. Hauschka progressive und trendweisende Looks unter dem Motto „Biosphere-Technosphere“ im Atelier Lihotzky im Frankfurter Ostend.

Der Fokus liegt damit auf der Verbindung der Natur mit den Elementen Wasser, Luft und Erde mit allem, was die Menschen erschaffen – von Infrastruktur über Architektur, die industrielle Landwirtschaft und die digitale Welt. Die Kombination dieser scheinbar kontroversen Themen spannt den Bogen zu unserem gegenwärtigen Erdzeitalter, dem Anthropozän, in dem der Mensch zu einem der wichtigsten Einflussfaktoren auf die biologischen, geologischen und atmosphärischen Vorgänge auf der Erde geworden ist.

Mode inspiriert von Natur und Technologie: In einer exklusiven Fashion Show am 23. Juni 2022 zeigt die Neonyt gemeinsam mit Presenting Partner Dr. Hauschka progressive und trendweisende Looks unter dem Motto „Biosphere-Technosphere“ im Atelier Lihotzky im Frankfurter Ostend.

Der Fokus liegt damit auf der Verbindung der Natur mit den Elementen Wasser, Luft und Erde mit allem, was die Menschen erschaffen – von Infrastruktur über Architektur, die industrielle Landwirtschaft und die digitale Welt. Die Kombination dieser scheinbar kontroversen Themen spannt den Bogen zu unserem gegenwärtigen Erdzeitalter, dem Anthropozän, in dem der Mensch zu einem der wichtigsten Einflussfaktoren auf die biologischen, geologischen und atmosphärischen Vorgänge auf der Erde geworden ist.

Natur vs. Technik
Bei der Neonyt Fashion Show werden verschiedene Multibrand-Looks inszeniert – von kleinen unabhängigen Brands und Newcomer-Labeln über international etablierte Marken bis hin zu Designerstücken, kuratiert von der Stylistin Claudia Hofmann. Der Themenkomplex Biosphere präsentiert Mode und Textilien in Anlehnung an die Natur und ihre Elemente, Technosphere spiegelt die Themen Kreislaufwirtschaft und Recycling.

Das Beste aus beiden Welten
Unter dem Titel „Biosphere-Technosphere“ werden in der Neonyt Fashion Show Themen verbunden, die auf den ersten Blick gegensätzlich scheinen und damit Fragen aufwerfen. Das Publikum wird dazu eingeladen, sich auf eine Reise zu begeben, in der die Natur der Erde, ihre Elemente und die daraus resultierenden regenerativen Ansätze mit Ideen der digitalen Welt kombiniert werden, sodass daraus neue Dimensionen und vernetzte Systeme entstehen – für eine Revolution der Modebranche. Das Event wird gemeinsam mit Naturkosmetik-Brand und Presenting Partner Dr. Hauschka umgesetzt. Die Creative Direction liegt bei studio MM04.

Frankfurt Fashion Week – shows sustainable Fashion, Design & Art
In der Woche vom 20. bis 26. Juni 2022 steht die Stadt Frankfurt am Main ganz unter dem Zeichen von sustainable Fashion, Design & Art. Im gesamten Stadtgebiet finden unter der Dachmarke Frankfurt Fashion Week zahlreiche Veranstaltungen statt. Ausstellungen, Fashion Shows, Talks, Präsentationen und Open Studios laden alle interessierten Bürger*innen ein, Mode und alle Themen rund um nachhaltiges Design zu erkunden und zu erleben. Die Dachmarke Frankfurt Fashion Week bietet damit gleichzeitig eine Marketingplattform für die regionale Fashion- & Designszene sowie Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft. Parallel zur Frankfurt Fashion Week organisiert die Messe Frankfurt das Neonyt Lab vom 24. bis 26. Juni 2022 in der Union Halle, das sich an Nachhaltigkeit interessierte Konsument*innen und Modeprofis richtet. Darüber hinaus bündelt die Messe Frankfurt vom 21. bis 24.Juni 2022 die global ausgerichteten B2B-Veranstaltungen Techtextil, Texprocess und Heimtextil Summer Special, die für die internationale Fashion- und Livingbranche relevante Themen besonders herausstellt.

Das Neonyt Lab findet vom 24. bis 26. Juni 2022 in der Union Halle in Frankfurt am Main statt.

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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Tearing Line Foto: Andritz
20.05.2022

ANDRITZ at TECHTEXTIL 2022

International technology group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Techtextil in Frankfurt from June 21 to 24. The ANDRITZ product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies, such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing. For Techtextil, special focus lies on technologies for textile recycling, needlepunch, airlay, wetlaid glass fibers and textile calendering.

International technology group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Techtextil in Frankfurt from June 21 to 24. The ANDRITZ product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies, such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing. For Techtextil, special focus lies on technologies for textile recycling, needlepunch, airlay, wetlaid glass fibers and textile calendering.

TEXTILE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES BASED ON TEARING
With the acquisition of ANDRITZ Laroche SAS, ANDRITZ has expanded its product portfolio to include airlay and recycling technology as well as bast fiber processing technologies. Complete recycling lines for post-consumer and industrial textile waste to produce fibers for re-spinning and/or nonwoven end-uses are one focus of this product range. Customer awareness and regulations are forcing clothing brands to recycle their textile waste in their own products. Recycled fibers can also be used in the nonwovens industry for various applications, for example in the automotive industry, for insulation, mattresses, and furniture felts.

ANDRITZ Laroche offers a complete process range of tearing lines from 50 up to 3,000 kg/h, which can be used for almost all types of pre/post-consumer textile waste. The aim is to preserve the character of the original fibers, for example cotton, by maximizing fiber length, strength and feel.

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Andritz AG

18.05.2022

Hexcel at JEC World 2022

  • Hexcel Composite Innovations for Aerospace Applications on Display at JEC World 2022: Hall 5, Stand J41

In late 2021, Hexcel announced an agreement with Fairmat, a deep technology startup, to build the capability to recycle carbon fiber prepreg from Hexcel European operations for reuse in composite panels sold into commercial markets, giving a second life to recovered carbon fiber. To do so, Fairmat has developed a virtuous recycling process, and a sample of its newly recycled material will be available to view at JEC World 2022. Hexcel will present an array of product innovations for aerospace and urban air mobility customer applications during JEC World 2022 in Paris on May3-5. These latest innovations demonstrate the company’s leadership in developing advanced composites technology for the aerospace market.

  • Hexcel Composite Innovations for Aerospace Applications on Display at JEC World 2022: Hall 5, Stand J41

In late 2021, Hexcel announced an agreement with Fairmat, a deep technology startup, to build the capability to recycle carbon fiber prepreg from Hexcel European operations for reuse in composite panels sold into commercial markets, giving a second life to recovered carbon fiber. To do so, Fairmat has developed a virtuous recycling process, and a sample of its newly recycled material will be available to view at JEC World 2022. Hexcel will present an array of product innovations for aerospace and urban air mobility customer applications during JEC World 2022 in Paris on May3-5. These latest innovations demonstrate the company’s leadership in developing advanced composites technology for the aerospace market.

  • Sustainability Focus on Recycling and Reuse
  • HiTape® and HiMax® Reinforcements for OoA Processing
  • Innovative HiFlow™ Resins for Continuous and Shorter Cycle Injection Processes
  • HexPly® Prepregs for Primary Structure and Engine Applications
  • HexTow® High Modulus Fibers HM63 and HM54
  • Thermoplastics and Processing Innovations for Primary and Secondary Structures
  • Lightweight PrimeTex® Reinforcements Solutions for Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
Freudenberg Experts meet Sustainability (c) Freudenberg Performance Materials
Sustainable seat covers padding material by FILC
11.05.2022

Freudenberg Experts meet Sustainability

Following their merger, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Low & Bonar, Mehler Texnologies® and Filc will be presenting their innovative solutions at a joint stand for the first time at this year’s techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt. The focus is on sustainability. Among the highlights are Evolon® RE, a microfilament textile for a wide variety of applications and markets, FILFLEX, a sustainable padding material for car seat covers, and the truck tarpaulin POLYMAR® 8556 ECO CF. Customers will find the world's leading manufacturer of technical textiles at Stand C51 in Hall 12.1.

Following their merger, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Low & Bonar, Mehler Texnologies® and Filc will be presenting their innovative solutions at a joint stand for the first time at this year’s techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt. The focus is on sustainability. Among the highlights are Evolon® RE, a microfilament textile for a wide variety of applications and markets, FILFLEX, a sustainable padding material for car seat covers, and the truck tarpaulin POLYMAR® 8556 ECO CF. Customers will find the world's leading manufacturer of technical textiles at Stand C51 in Hall 12.1.

Evolon® textiles made from recycled PET
With Evolon® RE, Freudenberg Performance Materials is presenting an even more sustainable version of its high-performance microfilament textiles. Evolon® RE is manufactured from an average of 70% recycled polyester, which the company makes by cycling post-consumer PET bottles in-house. Evolon® RE products are available for various applications such as technical packaging, in weights currently ranging from 80g/sqm to 300g/sqm. For high-tech wiping, lightweight Evolon® RE is now available starting from 30g/sqm. The material meets the needs of cleaning specialists for more sustainable wiping solutions. Evolon® RE offers the same high quality and material performance as all other Evolon® textiles.

Tarpaulins made from recycled raw materials presented by Mehler Texnologies®
When it comes to tarpaulins on trucks, both protection of the transport cargo and advertising for the transport company place high demands on the material. Mehler Texnologies® tarpaulin material ranks among the premium products for truck tarpaulins. The company is a pioneer in sustainable development and is showcasing POLYMAR® 8556 ECO CF. This unique material has a 25% share of recycled raw materials in the coating mass. In addition, the material is made with 100% R-PES yarns. The input materials undergo a complex separation and filtering process.

Sustainable padding material for automotive and furniture seat covers presented by FILC
FILFLEX is a soft and flexible padding layer made from nonwovens for automotive and furniture seat covers. It prevents leather from creasing and improves the dimensional stability of the seat covers. In terms of sustainability, its benefit is its 100% PET composition, making FILFLEX easy to recycle. FILFLEX offers customers easier handling during sewing and the seat covering process. End users benefit from the high seating comfort.