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28.06.2022

C.L.A.S.S. is back with Smart Shop materials at Future Fabrics Expo

The international eco hub C.L.A.S.S. brings its next generation Smart Shop’s offer to the 10th edition of the Future Fabrics Expo from the28th to the 29th of June 2022 in London.

Since 2018, C.L.A.S.S. has been offering the access of the top of its Material hub innovations to small and new generation of designers and brands through its Smart Shop, the online store of smart materials. C.L.A.S.S. intent at FFE is to share the unique values of its design driven, conscious, high-tech materials, in order to start synergies with an audience characterized by the interest in responsible innovations, the main expertise of CEO and founder Giusy Bettoni and her team.

C.L.A.S.S. offers smart solutions – from 1 meter to max 50 meters - for the contemporary wardrobe which include all the different expressions of textile ingredients: natural, transformed, innovative and back in the loop materials, giving everyone the possibility to create design, innovative and yet responsible products in line with their new generation of contemporary values.

The international eco hub C.L.A.S.S. brings its next generation Smart Shop’s offer to the 10th edition of the Future Fabrics Expo from the28th to the 29th of June 2022 in London.

Since 2018, C.L.A.S.S. has been offering the access of the top of its Material hub innovations to small and new generation of designers and brands through its Smart Shop, the online store of smart materials. C.L.A.S.S. intent at FFE is to share the unique values of its design driven, conscious, high-tech materials, in order to start synergies with an audience characterized by the interest in responsible innovations, the main expertise of CEO and founder Giusy Bettoni and her team.

C.L.A.S.S. offers smart solutions – from 1 meter to max 50 meters - for the contemporary wardrobe which include all the different expressions of textile ingredients: natural, transformed, innovative and back in the loop materials, giving everyone the possibility to create design, innovative and yet responsible products in line with their new generation of contemporary values.

Among the conscious, yet technological materials which will be presented at Fabrics for Future there are Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei, Albini’s organic and scientifically traceable cotton, Re.VerSo™ recycled wools, NewLife™ recycled polyester and Maeba International’s Back in The Loop fabrics.

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C.L.A.S.S.

At STOLL, innovations and optimizations go hand in hand (c) STOLL
The new STOLL customer centre in Reutlingen
11.05.2022

At STOLL, innovations and optimizations go hand in hand

  • Innovation packages from STOLL - a company of the KARL MAYER Group

Optimizations, further developments and innovations are an integral part of STOLL's activities. The industry leader in flat knitting technology has recently launched a new offering in the form of defined innovation packages. The aim here is to make STOLL's high innovative strength even clearer and enable customers to benefit from it more quickly. "The demands made on flat knitting technology are changing all the time, whether in the case of technical textiles for transportation and furniture fabrics or medical solutions well as in the fashion sector, where new yarns - such as recycled yarns or innovative technologies, such as smart textiles - have to be taken into account all the time," knows Erhard Vöhringer, Sales Manager of the STOLL Business Unit in the KARL MAYER Group "Our customers always have to keep abreast of the latest developments. We are therefore continuously developing appropriate improvements, and with our innovation packages we are now offering even more detailed demand-oriented solutions."

  • Innovation packages from STOLL - a company of the KARL MAYER Group

Optimizations, further developments and innovations are an integral part of STOLL's activities. The industry leader in flat knitting technology has recently launched a new offering in the form of defined innovation packages. The aim here is to make STOLL's high innovative strength even clearer and enable customers to benefit from it more quickly. "The demands made on flat knitting technology are changing all the time, whether in the case of technical textiles for transportation and furniture fabrics or medical solutions well as in the fashion sector, where new yarns - such as recycled yarns or innovative technologies, such as smart textiles - have to be taken into account all the time," knows Erhard Vöhringer, Sales Manager of the STOLL Business Unit in the KARL MAYER Group "Our customers always have to keep abreast of the latest developments. We are therefore continuously developing appropriate improvements, and with our innovation packages we are now offering even more detailed demand-oriented solutions."

Detail optimisations for more overall performance
The innovation packages have the benefits for customers in focus and were tailored to the respective target groups. Every optimization contained therein leads to a decisive improvement in production. All of the solutions developed can be easily integrated into existing STOLL machines.  

Innovation package Number One
Innovation package Number One will be launched on the market in a few weeks' time and is aimed explicitly at knitters who focus on technical textiles. The focus is on convenience and process acceleration. Simple network configuration, expansion of the number of NP values, extended functionality when loading and saving the pattern and also improvement of handling in connection with Production Management from PPS are just some of the features of the package. "The corresponding updates for the machine control system are available to our customers for download free of charge on Customer_Net. In the future, there will also be a cloud-based offering," explains Erhard Vöhringer.

Innovation package Number Two
Still in the pipeline, included in the Number Two innovation package, are improvements for the maintenance area – regarding the use of lubricants and the maintenance intervals (predictive maintenance) – as well as optimizations in terms of sustainability, for example when it comes to reducing consumption of oil and increasing reliability. These solutions will be suitable for all machine types and applications.
The focus here is on improvements in belt take-down, the import and export of data and support for additional storage feeders.
A physical improvement in handling is promised by the new lighting including mirror directly on the machine.
In addition, the development teams are currently working on optimizing various knitting qualities and increasing user-friendliness. So you can already be curious!

Concentrated innovative power
The STOLL development team, with several hundred engineers and technicians in the fields of electronics, software, patterning, and design, never runs out of topics. Questions like "What is the market looking for? What do customers want?  Which changes do the machines have to meet and which ones do the software control and design program have to meet?" are first discussed, evaluated and debated together as a team and then go into the development phase. "Our customers can be absolutely sure that all our innovations are meticulously tested before we go to market with them" emphasizes Erhard Vöhringer. This also applies to the solutions in the innovation packages.

Small solutions, big impact
STOLL flat knitting machines impress with their great application and production potential. Almost 150 years of extensive practical experience in flat knitting technology - the STOLL company was founded in 1873 - is unique in the industry. As a Business Unit of the KARL MAYER Group, STOLL continues to do everything in its power to inspire its customers with innovative strength. Productive, flexible and reliable - simply STOLL! This slogan has not lost any of its meaning today. Quite the contrary: With the new innovation packages, customers benefit not only from the latest high-tech flat knitting machines, but also from an always up-to-date performance upgrade of their existing machine park.
With its innovation packages, STOLL has found a flexible and very fast way directly to the customer. Anyone who wants to know more about this is cordially invited to this year's trade fairs. STOLL looks forward to seeing you at the KARL MAYER Group stand at ITM (Istanbul), Techtextil (Frankfurt), Techtextil India (Mumbai) and ITMA ASIA. (Shanghai).

More information:
Stoll Karl Mayer Gruppe
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KARL MAYER Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

JUMBO-Textil: Innovative braiding technology. Innovative products (c) JUMBO-Textil
29.09.2021

JUMBO-Textil: Innovative braiding technology. Innovative products

  • JUMBO-Textil offers elastic high-tech braids – produced on high-tech systems

Developing narrow textile solutions for our customers – quickly, flexibly and precisely – that is our claim. For us and for our technology. Because first-class industrial solutions require first-class technology. Highly automated and digitally controlled. Technology like that found in our variation braider from Herzog – the high-performer among modern braiding machines. JUMBO-Textil is the first narrow textile manufacturer ever to produce elastic hole cords on the special system.

  • JUMBO-Textil offers elastic high-tech braids – produced on high-tech systems

Developing narrow textile solutions for our customers – quickly, flexibly and precisely – that is our claim. For us and for our technology. Because first-class industrial solutions require first-class technology. Highly automated and digitally controlled. Technology like that found in our variation braider from Herzog – the high-performer among modern braiding machines. JUMBO-Textil is the first narrow textile manufacturer ever to produce elastic hole cords on the special system.

High-performance system for extremely stable textile components
The special system combines sophisticated bobbin lace technology with digital control and thus enables the production of highly complex, individually specifiable braided structures. The variation braider's technology ensures an uninterrupted fibre course across all branches. This not only allows individual, idiosyncratic geometries, it also and above all helps with the stability of the components. This is because where other methods create branching points that are susceptible to breakage due to laser cutting, seams or knots, the variation braider simply braids through the branched strands. As the fibre course is not interrupted in braided branches, the resilience of the textiles is significantly increased. And individual braids are created for very different applications.

Bobbin lace technology for highly complex structures
Unlike in classical braiding systems, the impellers of the variation braider are arranged in a square. Up to eight different strands can be braided and interlaced with the textile all-rounder. All bobbins can be programmed separately and thus the bobbin lanes can be combined variably and individually. JUMBO-Textil also produces tubular braids with precisely defined braided openings, triaxial braids and highly complex preforms with the variation braider. The geometries of the narrow textiles range all the way to net structures. For braided cables, we create stable connections in the core-sheath braiding by weaving the core and the protective sheathing, which provides protection especially at the turns: there is no longer any undesired core and sheath slippage.

Individual braid architectures – for automotive, outdoor and more
Complex non-elastic cords from the variation braider have been in operation at JUMBO-Textil for a long time. For hole cords – or bifurcation cords (from the Latin: furca, the fork) – the bobbin points are individually programmed so that the arrangement and length of the branching precisely meet the requirements. It is used, among others, in the automotive sector, in the construction industry and in the outdoor sector to hang or unhang elements without using metal.

Elastic hole cord from the elastics specialist
The elastic hole braids by JUMBO-Textil are new on the market. "The variation braider offers us fantastic possibilities: we can pre-configure what we want to braid and are completely free to do so. The repeat is computer-controlled," explains Holger Vehring, Project Engineer at JUMBO-Textil. "A seamless braided cable harness tubular that organises the cable mess (for automotive), braided hoses with defined openings for conductive elements in smart textiles or rehab applications, as tensioning elements in backpacks or functional clothing – the possible applications are vast. Thanks to this technology, textile – i.e. lighter, quieter and more flexible – components can be used for numerous applications in which metallic materials were previously used due to the fragile branching points."

 

19.07.2021

ISKO to work with the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab

ISKO announces its participation in CSAIL’s Alliances programme, a collaboration with CSAIL researchers, students and industry partners. Through participation in the programme, ISKO will contribute its expertise in textile innovation and collaborate on the research and development of smart textiles and wearable technologies.

The company joins a network of 26 industries – from startups to big organizations – including AI and machine learning, aerospace, healthcare, life sciences and telecommunications, as well as retail, media and entertainment.

With the goal of overall advancement of the textile and denim industry through the development of smart and wearable solutions, ISKO is stepping up to lead the change through these technologies and their many possible end-uses. The work is done in compliance with ISKO’s Responsible Innovation™ approach.

ISKO brings its innovative and agile structure, impressive production capacity and textile knowledge to the CSAIL programme which has over 1200 people, 60 research groups, 120+ researchers, 600+ students and over 900+ active projects.

ISKO announces its participation in CSAIL’s Alliances programme, a collaboration with CSAIL researchers, students and industry partners. Through participation in the programme, ISKO will contribute its expertise in textile innovation and collaborate on the research and development of smart textiles and wearable technologies.

The company joins a network of 26 industries – from startups to big organizations – including AI and machine learning, aerospace, healthcare, life sciences and telecommunications, as well as retail, media and entertainment.

With the goal of overall advancement of the textile and denim industry through the development of smart and wearable solutions, ISKO is stepping up to lead the change through these technologies and their many possible end-uses. The work is done in compliance with ISKO’s Responsible Innovation™ approach.

ISKO brings its innovative and agile structure, impressive production capacity and textile knowledge to the CSAIL programme which has over 1200 people, 60 research groups, 120+ researchers, 600+ students and over 900+ active projects.

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ISKO / Menabò Group srl

Doktorandin der Hochschule Niederrhein entwickelte textile Batterie (c) Hochschule Niederrhein
Die textile Batterie hat die Maße 3 cm x 2 cm x 1 mm und eine Kapazität von 140 mAh g-1.
09.03.2021

Doktorandin der Hochschule Niederrhein entwickelte textile Batterie

Mit der Entwicklung einer Batterie aus umweltfreundlichen Textilien hat Sandra Gellner, Doktorandin der Hochschule Niederrhein, eine Auszeichnung auf einer internationalen Konferenz erhalten. Die Doktorandin arbeitet im Bereich Smart Electronic Textiles an der Schnittstelle der Fachbereiche Elektrotechnik und Informatik sowie Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik.

Ihr Vortrag „Textile-Based Battery Using A Biodegradable Gel-Electrolyte“ wurde auf der internationalen Konferenz E-Textiles 2020 („2nd International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles“ mit dem Best Student Presentation Award ausgezeichnet. Die virtuell stattfindende internationale Konferenz gibt verschiedenen Expertinnen und Experten die Möglichkeit, ihre aktuelle Forschung im Bereich intelligenter Textilien vorzustellen.

Mit der Entwicklung einer Batterie aus umweltfreundlichen Textilien hat Sandra Gellner, Doktorandin der Hochschule Niederrhein, eine Auszeichnung auf einer internationalen Konferenz erhalten. Die Doktorandin arbeitet im Bereich Smart Electronic Textiles an der Schnittstelle der Fachbereiche Elektrotechnik und Informatik sowie Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik.

Ihr Vortrag „Textile-Based Battery Using A Biodegradable Gel-Electrolyte“ wurde auf der internationalen Konferenz E-Textiles 2020 („2nd International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles“ mit dem Best Student Presentation Award ausgezeichnet. Die virtuell stattfindende internationale Konferenz gibt verschiedenen Expertinnen und Experten die Möglichkeit, ihre aktuelle Forschung im Bereich intelligenter Textilien vorzustellen.

Sandra Geller, 29 Jahre jung, wohnhaft in Duisburg, hatte zuvor an der Universität Duisburg-Essen NanoWissenschaften studiert. Im Rahmen ihrer Promotion an der Hochschule Niederrhein hat sie eine textil-basierte, ein Millimeter hohe Batterie entwickelt, welche aus umweltfreundlichen Materialien inklusive eines biologisch abbaubaren Gel-Elektrolyten besteht. Durch die textile Architektur ist die Batterie flexibel und kann um 180 Grad in beiden Richtungen gebogen werden, ohne einen Kurzschluss zu erzeugen. Die Wahl der Werkstoffe ermöglicht zudem einen Betrieb ohne zusätzliche Verkapselung.

„Diese Auszeichnung bestätigt die exzellente interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit der beiden Fachbereiche und ermutigt uns den Weg gemeinsam weiter zu bestreiten“, sagen die beiden Professorinnen Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer (Fachbereich Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik) und Ekaterina Nannen (Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informatik). Damit sei der Grundstein für eine gemeinsame fachbereichsübergreifende Lehre auf dem Gebiet der smarten Textilien mit dem gemeinsamen Wahlpflichtfach Smart Electronic Textiles gelegt.

Neben Sandra Gellner hielt auch die Doktorandin Ramona Nolden der Hochschule Niederrhein einen Vortrag mit dem Titel „Smart Glove with an Arduino-Controlled Textile Bending Sensor, Textile Data Conductors and Feedback Using LED-FSDs TM and Embroidery Technology“. Sie entwickelte einen intelligenten Handschuh, der aus einem integrierten textilen Biegesensor im Finger, funktionalen Pailletten auf dem Handrücken, einer ansteckbaren Manschette mit einem Mikrocontroller und einer Energiequelle besteht.

Global Success of Technical Textiles will be Reflected in HIGHTEX 2021 (c) HIGHTEX 2021
International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Fair
28.12.2020

Global Success of Technical Textiles will be Reflected in HIGHTEX 2021

  • The nonwoven and technical textiles industry has become the focus of the whole world during the pandemic process.
  • Most countries carried out works for these sectors with their investments, production and innovations.

During the pandemic process, a new one is added every day to the works for the nonwoven and technical textiles sector, whose importance is increasing in line with the needs. Turkey has become a center of  technical textiles by showing that its accumulation in these field and power.

In the Turkish technical textiles sector, which has an export market of 107 billion dollars worldwide and continues to break its own export record every month, R&D and innovation investments continue without slowing down. Technical textile exports, which increased by 77 percent in last November compared to the same month of the previous year, increased by 55 percent in January - November period and reached 2.5 billion dollars. Thus, technical and smart textiles and production technologies both attracted more attention and gained more importance in line with the needs of the pandemic process.

  • The nonwoven and technical textiles industry has become the focus of the whole world during the pandemic process.
  • Most countries carried out works for these sectors with their investments, production and innovations.

During the pandemic process, a new one is added every day to the works for the nonwoven and technical textiles sector, whose importance is increasing in line with the needs. Turkey has become a center of  technical textiles by showing that its accumulation in these field and power.

In the Turkish technical textiles sector, which has an export market of 107 billion dollars worldwide and continues to break its own export record every month, R&D and innovation investments continue without slowing down. Technical textile exports, which increased by 77 percent in last November compared to the same month of the previous year, increased by 55 percent in January - November period and reached 2.5 billion dollars. Thus, technical and smart textiles and production technologies both attracted more attention and gained more importance in line with the needs of the pandemic process.

HIGHTEX 2021 International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Fair, which will be held at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center on 22-26 June 2021, will be the exhibition where the latest technologies and products for nonwoven, technical and smart textiles which have become more important during the pandemic period and have become the focus of the whole world. Especially the products and technologies produced for the pandemic will attract more attention at the exhibition. HIGHTEX 2021 Exhibition, which will gather its exhibitors and visitors under one roof, will also allow new collaborations. At the same time, the exhibition, where developing technologies and products are exhibited, will provide a great advantage in terms of the formation of new business ideas.
HIGHTEX 2021, the first and only exhibition in Turkey in its field are expected to sign a new record in terms of number of exhibitors and visitors. You can visit www.hightexfairs.com website for more information about HIGHTEX 2021, which is preparing to attract more attention and host people than ever before.

Programm für Mastervertiefung mit 300.000 Euro gefördert (c) Hochschule Niederrhein
Prof. Dr. Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer mit einer Studentin.
07.12.2020

Hochschule Niederrhein: Mode und Elektronik vereint

  • Programm für Mastervertiefung mit 300.000 Euro gefördert

Der Megatrend Digitalisierung macht auch vor der Modebranche nicht Halt. Um mit der Entwicklung und dem Anspruch der Branche mithalten zu können entwickelt die Hochschule Niederrhein (HSNR) eine neue, fachübergreifende Vertiefungsrichtung für Masterstudiengänge: Textile Electronics. Hierfür erhält sie ein Fördervolumen von rund 300.000 Euro vom Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Für die neue Vertiefungsrichtung werden die wichtigsten Kompetenzen aus den Fachbereichen Elektrotechnik und Informatik sowie Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik kombiniert. Ziel ist es Spezialisten im Bereich Smart Textiles für die Industrie der Zukunft auszubilden und sie auf die Hürden der Branche vorzubereiten.

Hierfür wird den Studierenden nicht nur Wissen aus den beiden Kernkompetenzen vermittelt, sondern auch ein Fokus auf Digitalkompetenz und Soft Skills gelegt. Das Ausbilden von fachlich versierten und flexiblen Spezialisten in einer sich stetig weiterentwickelnden Branche ist der Kernanspruch der neuen Vertiefung.

  • Programm für Mastervertiefung mit 300.000 Euro gefördert

Der Megatrend Digitalisierung macht auch vor der Modebranche nicht Halt. Um mit der Entwicklung und dem Anspruch der Branche mithalten zu können entwickelt die Hochschule Niederrhein (HSNR) eine neue, fachübergreifende Vertiefungsrichtung für Masterstudiengänge: Textile Electronics. Hierfür erhält sie ein Fördervolumen von rund 300.000 Euro vom Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Für die neue Vertiefungsrichtung werden die wichtigsten Kompetenzen aus den Fachbereichen Elektrotechnik und Informatik sowie Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik kombiniert. Ziel ist es Spezialisten im Bereich Smart Textiles für die Industrie der Zukunft auszubilden und sie auf die Hürden der Branche vorzubereiten.

Hierfür wird den Studierenden nicht nur Wissen aus den beiden Kernkompetenzen vermittelt, sondern auch ein Fokus auf Digitalkompetenz und Soft Skills gelegt. Das Ausbilden von fachlich versierten und flexiblen Spezialisten in einer sich stetig weiterentwickelnden Branche ist der Kernanspruch der neuen Vertiefung.

Mögliche übergreifende Module sind Smart Textiles, Angewandte Nanotechnologie oder Funktionalisierung Technischer Textilien.

„Als transdisziplinär ausgebildete Experten setzen die Absolventinnen und Absolventen neue Impulse auf den Gebieten Elektrotechnik, Smart Health sowie Textil- und Bekleidung. Sie treiben neue Innovationen aus dem Bereich Internet-of-Things, smarte fortgeschrittene Sensorik und tragbare Elektronik voran und setzen diese um“, sagen Dr. Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer, Professorin für Funktionale Textilien am Fachbereich Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik und Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Nannen, Repräsentantin des Fachbereichs Elektrotechnik und Informatik.

Die Vertiefungsrichtung wird im Rahmen der Förderrichtlinie Curriculum 4.0 NRW entwickelt. Eine Einbindung in das Lehrangebot soll im Wintersemester 2023 erfolgen.

Source:

Hochschule Niederrhein

23.11.2020

AMAC cooperates with start-up FibreCoat

Cooperation and business development with AMAC
As of November 1st, 2020, AMAC is pleased to announce its cooperation with company FibreCoat for the market introduction of their products and global business development. FibreCoat is a young, award-winning start-up and spin-off of the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and develops multi-filament coated yarns, fabrics and composites based on glass or basalt fibres.

Dr. Michael Effing, CEO AMAC GmbH: „FibreCoat is a very promising newcomer in the electro-magnetic shielding and composites industry and their innovations are very cost-efficient for new technologies such as e-mobility or telecommunications. I am very pleased to introduce them to relevant key players in the industry and accompany them in their growth strategy.“

Product Launch
FibreCoat develops metal-coated fibres like bi-component multi-filament yarns with basalt core and aluminum coating which can be used for EMI-shielding and heat sinks in battery casings, electric diverters in filters, reinforcement of cast aluminum parts o ras conductive yarns in smart textiles.

Cooperation and business development with AMAC
As of November 1st, 2020, AMAC is pleased to announce its cooperation with company FibreCoat for the market introduction of their products and global business development. FibreCoat is a young, award-winning start-up and spin-off of the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and develops multi-filament coated yarns, fabrics and composites based on glass or basalt fibres.

Dr. Michael Effing, CEO AMAC GmbH: „FibreCoat is a very promising newcomer in the electro-magnetic shielding and composites industry and their innovations are very cost-efficient for new technologies such as e-mobility or telecommunications. I am very pleased to introduce them to relevant key players in the industry and accompany them in their growth strategy.“

Product Launch
FibreCoat develops metal-coated fibres like bi-component multi-filament yarns with basalt core and aluminum coating which can be used for EMI-shielding and heat sinks in battery casings, electric diverters in filters, reinforcement of cast aluminum parts o ras conductive yarns in smart textiles.

FibreCoat launches ALUCOAT™, an aluminum-coated glass or basalt fibre which is suitable as electro-magnetic shielding material in automotive applications such as radar, antennas or for autonomous driving as well as for mobile phones and applications in buildings. Due to its extraordinary thermal conductivity and better heat transfer compared to traditional composite material, it can be used for the manufacturing of automotive battery trays or industrial applications such as fine particulate air filters.

ALUCOAT™ is available as of January 1st 2021 as a yarn, fabric or non-woven with a wide range of possible titers and areal weight. The material will offer an electrical conductivity of 100 Ωm and a working temperature of at least 400 °C. Furthermore, it can be used for the shielding of low to high frequencies with an effectiveness of 80 to 120 dB.

Source:

AMAC GmbH

The cushion helps the user to operate different applications by means of sensor surfaces, light and wireless communication, for example an alarm function by light. (c) ITA
The cushion helps the user to operate different applications by means of sensor surfaces, light and wireless communication, for example an alarm function by light.
22.02.2019

Smart Textiles Micro Factory brings Smart Textiles into series production at Texprocess 2019

The study "Technologies, Markets and Players" by E-Textiles 2018-2028 predicts a 2 billion dollar growth of the smart textile market. This growth can only be achieved by replacing the existing approaches, mostly manual production, with series production. With the Smart Textiles Micro Factory, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA, will be demonstrating for the first time on the Texprocess stand, stand number C02, in the transition from Halls 4.1 and 5.1 how a smart textile can be manufactured from design to finished product together with various partners by producing a smart cushion.

The product and the manufacturing process are the result of co-innovation. In the future, co-innovation for smart textiles is to be implemented via the GeniusTex platform. As part of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy's major strategic project for the “Smart Service World”, ITA is working with partners from industry and research to develop the online platform for smart textile innovation.

The study "Technologies, Markets and Players" by E-Textiles 2018-2028 predicts a 2 billion dollar growth of the smart textile market. This growth can only be achieved by replacing the existing approaches, mostly manual production, with series production. With the Smart Textiles Micro Factory, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA, will be demonstrating for the first time on the Texprocess stand, stand number C02, in the transition from Halls 4.1 and 5.1 how a smart textile can be manufactured from design to finished product together with various partners by producing a smart cushion.

The product and the manufacturing process are the result of co-innovation. In the future, co-innovation for smart textiles is to be implemented via the GeniusTex platform. As part of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy's major strategic project for the “Smart Service World”, ITA is working with partners from industry and research to develop the online platform for smart textile innovation.

(c) GB Network Marketing & Communication
30.10.2018

The Bemberg™ global brand, taking the next steps on a journey that redefines a new future of contemporary luxury this unique fiber represents.

The presentation of the Bemberg™ new campaign represents a high benchmark in value for smart textile fiber innovations. Bemberg™ is the ONE new material definition for responsible luxury. The ONE for cool exquisite comfort, and the ONE whose smart heritage is born in a circular economy.
 
Made since 1931 by Asahi Kasei, which is the sole maker of this one-of-a-kind, matchless, high-tech natural material, with a unique and precious touch and feel. The new campaign will amplify this uniqueness and innate smartness, redefining the brand voice as Bemberg™ at an international level with an openness and positive approach that facilitates a stronger, more focused role in the market while supporting our partner’s strengths too. It is not just another brand name, but about enhancing core values through a now even better, more refined product and process that supports our partner’s mission to materially benefit the whole supply chain.

The presentation of the Bemberg™ new campaign represents a high benchmark in value for smart textile fiber innovations. Bemberg™ is the ONE new material definition for responsible luxury. The ONE for cool exquisite comfort, and the ONE whose smart heritage is born in a circular economy.
 
Made since 1931 by Asahi Kasei, which is the sole maker of this one-of-a-kind, matchless, high-tech natural material, with a unique and precious touch and feel. The new campaign will amplify this uniqueness and innate smartness, redefining the brand voice as Bemberg™ at an international level with an openness and positive approach that facilitates a stronger, more focused role in the market while supporting our partner’s strengths too. It is not just another brand name, but about enhancing core values through a now even better, more refined product and process that supports our partner’s mission to materially benefit the whole supply chain.

Dagsmejan (c) Dagsmejan
Dagsmejan
05.10.2018

Dagsmejan - High-Tex Start-up aus St. Gallen lanciert die “Stay Warm”-Produktlinie

Das nächste Kapitel der Pyjama-Revolution
„Die richtige Temperatur“ ist einer der wichtigsten Erfolgsfaktoren für einen guten Schlaf. Rund einem Drittel der Schweizer ist eher zu kühl während der Nacht und gerade im Herbst, wenn die Nächte wieder länger und frischer werden, kann leichtes Frösteln unsere Schlafqualität empfindlich stören.

Darum hat Dagsmejan, das Sleepwear Start-up aus St. Gallen, die „Stay Warm“-Produktlinie entwickelt – für angenehme Wärme ohne je zu überhitzen. Der neu entwickelte Stoff der „Stay Warm“-Produktlinie kombiniert das Beste, was natürliche Fasern bieten können: High-Tech Tencel für hohe Atmungsaktivität und Geschmeidigkeit und ultra-feine Merino-Wolle für perfekte Wärme- und Feuchtigkeitsregulierung. Und durch ein spezielles Strickverfahren bleibt der NattWarm-Stoff leicht und fein – wohlige Wärme, ohne je zu überhitzen. „Unsere Stay Warm Produktlinie ist rund 50% leichter als ein sperriges Baumwoll-Pyjamas mit vergleichbaren Wärmeeigenschaften“, so Catarina Dahlin, Inhaberin von Dagsmejan, „ideal für federleichten Schlafkomfort im Bett.

Das nächste Kapitel der Pyjama-Revolution
„Die richtige Temperatur“ ist einer der wichtigsten Erfolgsfaktoren für einen guten Schlaf. Rund einem Drittel der Schweizer ist eher zu kühl während der Nacht und gerade im Herbst, wenn die Nächte wieder länger und frischer werden, kann leichtes Frösteln unsere Schlafqualität empfindlich stören.

Darum hat Dagsmejan, das Sleepwear Start-up aus St. Gallen, die „Stay Warm“-Produktlinie entwickelt – für angenehme Wärme ohne je zu überhitzen. Der neu entwickelte Stoff der „Stay Warm“-Produktlinie kombiniert das Beste, was natürliche Fasern bieten können: High-Tech Tencel für hohe Atmungsaktivität und Geschmeidigkeit und ultra-feine Merino-Wolle für perfekte Wärme- und Feuchtigkeitsregulierung. Und durch ein spezielles Strickverfahren bleibt der NattWarm-Stoff leicht und fein – wohlige Wärme, ohne je zu überhitzen. „Unsere Stay Warm Produktlinie ist rund 50% leichter als ein sperriges Baumwoll-Pyjamas mit vergleichbaren Wärmeeigenschaften“, so Catarina Dahlin, Inhaberin von Dagsmejan, „ideal für federleichten Schlafkomfort im Bett.

Die Stay Warm Produkt-Linie ist ab Oktober in den führenden Schweizer Schlaf- & Betten-Fachgeschäften, in ausgewählten Wellness Ressorts sowie über den Webshop von Dagsmejan (www.dagsmejan.ch) erhältlich.

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Very well-received VDMA conference and B2B in Mumbai
29.05.2018

VDMA members successfully met Indian Textiles and Nonwovens: German textile machinery ranks first

India is a very important market for the German textile machinery industry, with an export of more than €255 million (+ 8 %) in 2017. Many German machinery builders have longstanding relations with Indian customers and quite a number of them also provide production plants and training centres in India. Not surprisingly, about 370 decision-makers and experts from the textile and nonwoven related industry attended the VDMA conference and B2B event called “German Technology meets Indian Textiles and Nonwovens” in Mumbai on 15-16 May 2018 (www.germantech-indiantextile.de).

India is a very important market for the German textile machinery industry, with an export of more than €255 million (+ 8 %) in 2017. Many German machinery builders have longstanding relations with Indian customers and quite a number of them also provide production plants and training centres in India. Not surprisingly, about 370 decision-makers and experts from the textile and nonwoven related industry attended the VDMA conference and B2B event called “German Technology meets Indian Textiles and Nonwovens” in Mumbai on 15-16 May 2018 (www.germantech-indiantextile.de).

According to a survey, both the event and German textile machinery engineering received the highest marks among the visitors. About 57 % of the visitors stated very good and 38 % good experience with machines and components from German suppliers. The performance and service promise as well as the high-quality standards have made German machine suppliers as most reliable partners in India and other countries. This positive result has by far not been reached by any other manufacturing nation from Europe or Asia. Asked for future processes, investments in technical textiles and/or nonwoven production seem to be the most favorite sectors in India. Around 74 % of the visitors plan to expand their production capacities with new machines and components whereas 26 % intend to replace old machinery by new machines and components. High productivity, after-sales service, end-product quality, low operating and acquisition costs are the decisive machine procurement criteria in this order. The investments plans are based on a positive business and investment outlook in India. 45 % of the visitors surveyed plan to invest more than 10 % within the next 12 months and 30 % up to 10 %. 25 % of the visitors expect a sales increase by more than 10 % for the next 12 months and 60 % anticipate a sales growth of up to 10%.

Considering this positive business climate and the high interest from the Indian industry, the 32 well-known VDMA members participated in the conference have good chances to offer the right technologies and to place new orders. The presented technology topics along the entire textile value chain will help the Indian industry to fulfill their expansion plans and to meet the challenges such as rising salary costs and shortage of labor in industrial regions. The major cutting-edge topics of the conference program were as follows:

•    Higher profits throughout the entire textile value chain
•    Energy, material, water and dyestuff savings for an environmentally friendly production
•    New applications such as technical textiles, nonwovens (e. g. hygiene products) or home textiles (e. g. terry towels)
•    Automation, industry 4.0, digital communication and smart factory solutions
•    Quality improvements e. g. with measurement and control systems
•    Lower investment costs in spinning preparation with integrated draw frames
•    New technologies to combine spinning and knitting
•    Smart textiles and added value products e. g. with embroidery machines

Whereas the event on 15-16 May 2018 focused on customers, a training session at the prestigious Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute VJTI in Mumbai on 17 May 2018 was addressed to future engineers. More than 220 textile manufacturing and mechanical engineering students followed the technical presentations. The VDMA's contribution to improve the education of future customers and partners was very much appreciated.

Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 (c) SANITIZED AG
Sanitized®Odoractiv 10
16.01.2018

Goodbye „Permastink“! Innovative odor-management for functional polyester textiles

Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 with patented, dual-action technology

SANITIZED AG presents a new unique dimension to odor-management for functional polyester textiles. The newly developed wash-resistant Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 has a dual-action effect: on the one hand it prevents the bacteria from docking on the textile, and on the other, it adsorbs odors whilst the garment is being worn. The underlying technology that has been further developed was awarded the Swiss Technology Award. Goodbye permastink!

Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 with patented, dual-action technology

SANITIZED AG presents a new unique dimension to odor-management for functional polyester textiles. The newly developed wash-resistant Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 has a dual-action effect: on the one hand it prevents the bacteria from docking on the textile, and on the other, it adsorbs odors whilst the garment is being worn. The underlying technology that has been further developed was awarded the Swiss Technology Award. Goodbye permastink!

Manufacturers of functional polyester textiles from all over the world face the same challenge: freshly washed garments develop an unpleasant odor even after a short wearing period. The cause of this undesirable effect is not the human perspiration itself, but the bacteria that break down the perspiration. This process of decomposition generates the characteristic sweet, pungent smell. Once the bacteria, or the odor molecules, have penetrated into the surface of the polyester textile, they remain there permanently. Machine wash cycles and special detergents will never completely eliminate them. The bacterial colonization produces a biofilm on the polyester, which not only causes unpleasant odors, but also has a negative impact on the properties of the material.

Surface modulation with anti-adhesive properties
This is exactly where the new, dual-action technology from SANITZED AG comes into play: the surface of the textile is "coated" with Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 in the padding process. This creates a protective film on the surface of the textile. The bacteria use this anti-adhesive protective film as the basis for latching onto the garment. The bacteria can therefore be completely washed out in a normal wash cycle, consequently preventing any biofilm from forming. An anti-adhesion test method was developed in cooperation with EMPA to prove this Wash Effect.

The second advantage: Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 has a high adsorbing effect. Odors are "trapped" and removed during a normal wash cycle. The new product is the result of a technology that has been further developed and was awarded the Swiss Technology Award. The odor adsorption is identified using GC-MS.

As the Product Manager at SANITIZED AG, Urs Zihlmann, succinctly puts it: "Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 marks the end of permastink in polyester textiles." Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 can be combined with other Sanitized®products, in particular with products based on zinc pyrithione. The treatment does not influence the feel of the final treated textile.

Wash-resistant, sustainable and still "no nano"
The odor-reducing function is clearly still going strong even after 50 wash cycles. This is even the case if garments are washed at 30°C, either by hand or in the machine, meaning consumers save on water and energy, not to mention that the piece of clothing will look great for longer.

As with all its other products, SANITZED AG does not use any nano technology. The Hohenstein Institute has awarded the company the rating Skin Friendly, the bluesign®registration is underway. The product also bears the label Eco Passport by OEKO-TEX®.

"The unique, dual Odor Control Function of Sanitized®Odoractiv 10 enjoys a unique position in the market and it furthermore fulfills two market requirements: the prevention of permastink and the minimization of odor intensity during wear. Almost all manufacturers of functional polyester textiles are confronted with this problem," commented Urs Zihlmann. "The new technology creates tangible added value for consumers. This is a competitive differentiating
advantage for global marketing."

As with all other products, the service provided by SANITIZED AG includes technological advice before and during production, in the definition of the verified efficacy and in the use of the Sanitized®Ingredient Brand for promotional purposes.

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