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01.12.2021

Rieter Holding AG: Change in the Board of Directors

  • This E. Schneider will not stand for re-election at the 2022 Annual General Meeting
  • Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder proposed for election as new members of the Board of Directors

This E. Schneider has informed the Board of Directors that, after 13 years of membership, he will not stand for re-election as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of Rieter Holding AG at the next Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2022.

The Board of Directors of Rieter Holding AG will propose Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2022.

  • This E. Schneider will not stand for re-election at the 2022 Annual General Meeting
  • Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder proposed for election as new members of the Board of Directors

This E. Schneider has informed the Board of Directors that, after 13 years of membership, he will not stand for re-election as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of Rieter Holding AG at the next Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2022.

The Board of Directors of Rieter Holding AG will propose Sarah Kreienbühl and Daniel Grieder for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2022.

Sarah Kreienbühl has been a member of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives since 2018 and heads among other things Human Resources and Communications of the Migros Group. Before that, she spent 14 years at Sonova as Group VP Corporate Human Resources, where she was also responsible for Corporate Communications from 2012. Sarah Kreienbühl holds both the Swiss and French citizenship and graduated from the University of Zurich with a degree in psychology. With her expertise and extensive leadership experience, she will be able to make an important contribution to Rieter’s human resources policy as a member of the Board of Directors.

Daniel Grieder has been CEO of HUGO BOSS AG, based in Metzingen (Germany), since June 2021. He has been working successfully in the textile industry for more than 35 years: initially from 1985 to 2004 as an independent entrepreneur with his own sales agency, which worked for Tommy Hilfiger from 1997. He joined Tommy Hilfiger directly in 2004 and took on additional roles for PVH from 2010 to 2020. He most recently held the positions of Global CEO Tommy Hilfiger and CEO PVH Europe. Daniel Grieder is a Swiss citizen and studied at the Zurich School of Economics and Business Administration.

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Rieter Holding AG

(c) ANDRITZ
ANDRITZ Laroche textile recycling line
22.11.2021

ANDRITZ at Techtextil India 2021

International technology group ANDRITZ will present its innovative nonwovens and textile technologies at the booth of its Indian representative PRN Techtex at Techtextil India 2021 in Mumbai, India, from November 25 to 27, 2021. A special focus will lie on its technologies for air-through bonding, needlepunch, textile recycling, and processes for biodegradable wipes, like spunlace and WetlaceTM.

Air-through Bonding
Air-through-bonding lines are the preferred choice for producing nonwovens with the best quality of softness and bulk for acquisition distribution layers, top sheets, and back-sheet products. With ANDRITZ carding machines and the new flat belt oven, customers benefit from high-performance fabrics from 16 to 80 gsm, produced with bicomponent fibers. Several Chinese customers have already invested in ANDRITZ aXcess carding machines, which provide perfect web uniformity. In addition, the CETI (European Center for Innovative Textiles) in Lille, France, has installed an air-through-bonding oven from ANDRITZ.

International technology group ANDRITZ will present its innovative nonwovens and textile technologies at the booth of its Indian representative PRN Techtex at Techtextil India 2021 in Mumbai, India, from November 25 to 27, 2021. A special focus will lie on its technologies for air-through bonding, needlepunch, textile recycling, and processes for biodegradable wipes, like spunlace and WetlaceTM.

Air-through Bonding
Air-through-bonding lines are the preferred choice for producing nonwovens with the best quality of softness and bulk for acquisition distribution layers, top sheets, and back-sheet products. With ANDRITZ carding machines and the new flat belt oven, customers benefit from high-performance fabrics from 16 to 80 gsm, produced with bicomponent fibers. Several Chinese customers have already invested in ANDRITZ aXcess carding machines, which provide perfect web uniformity. In addition, the CETI (European Center for Innovative Textiles) in Lille, France, has installed an air-through-bonding oven from ANDRITZ.

Textil-recycling Technologies
Recently, ANDRITZ acquired Laroche SAS, a leading supplier of fiber processing technologies such as opening, blending, dosing, airlay web forming, textile waste recycling, and decortication of bast fibers. The product portfolio further complements and increases the ANDRITZ Nonwoven product range. One focus of this product range lies on complete recycling lines for post-consumer and industrial textile waste to produce fibers for re-spinning and/or nonwoven end uses.

Needlepunch Technologies
Driven by the dynamic market for durable nonwovens, ANDRITZ has developed an elliptical pre-cylinder tacker – the PA3000. With this modern machine, ANDRITZ is responding to customer demands for higher capacities and lighter products. The PA3000 is an optimized cylinder pre-needleloom, which offers greater speeds and widths and has been specially developed for lighter webs. There is no friction between the web and the rolls, and there are no issues with the visual appearance.

ANDRITZ is also focusing on its latest needling technology for producing veloured felts, mainly for applications in the automotive industry.

In addition, ANDRITZ will be presenting the next generation of its batt-forming technology, the ProWin system. ProWin is a further development of ProDynTM and ProWidTM, which have achieved a high level of acceptance on the market with around 200 systems installed. This technology improves the current weight-profiling options and increases the actual production capacity.

Production of Bio-Wipes
For many years now, ANDRITZ has offered different nonwoven processes, such as spunlace and Wetlace, with one goal in mind: reduction and elimination of plastic raw materials while maintaining the high quality of the desired product properties. The latest development in this field is the ANDRITZ neXline wetlace CP line. This is a fully engineered production line, combining the benefits of wetlaid and drylaid technologies to produce a new generation of biodegradable wipes. This process achieves high performance entirely with plastic-free raw materials. The added benefit of using a blend of fibers, like wood pulp, short-cut cellulosic fibers, viscose, cotton, hemp, bamboo, or linen, without chemical additives, results in a 100% sustainable fabric.

(c) Hochschule Reutlingen. Von links nach rechts: Dieter Herrmann, Prof. Dr. Jochen Strähle, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Scholze, Prof. Dr. Hendrik Brumme (alle Hochschule Reutlingen), Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter D. Dornier, Wolfgang Schöffl und Zaim Goganov (M.Sc.) (alle Lindauer DORNIER GmbH).
19.11.2021

Hochmoderne, neue Webmaschine für die Fakultät Textil & Design

Die Firma Lindauer DORNIER GmbH spendete der Fakultät Textil & Design der Hochschule Reutlingen eine neue Hochleistungs-Luftdüsenwebmaschine. Das Familienunternehmen mit Sitz in Lindau am Bodensee zählt weltweit zu den Technologieführern im Bereich Textilmaschinenbau.

Die gespendete Maschine verfügt über die hochmoderne, patentierte Antriebstechnik und ist eine wertvolle Ergänzung des weltweit einzigartigen Maschinenparks der Fakultät Textil & Design im Bereich der textilen Lehre. Inhaber und Geschäftsführungsvorsitzender, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter D. Dornier, übergab “das Geschenk“ persönlich und betonte dabei, die seit Jahrzehnten und bereits zu Zeiten der Gründung der Lindauer DORNIER GmbH in den 50er-Jahren bestehende, vertrauensvolle Partnerschaft mit der Fakultät Textil & Design und deren Vorgängerorganisationen.

Studierende der Fakultät Textil & Design erhalten an der neuen Luftwebmaschine Praxis-Unterricht auf dem neuesten Stand der Technik.

Die Firma Lindauer DORNIER GmbH spendete der Fakultät Textil & Design der Hochschule Reutlingen eine neue Hochleistungs-Luftdüsenwebmaschine. Das Familienunternehmen mit Sitz in Lindau am Bodensee zählt weltweit zu den Technologieführern im Bereich Textilmaschinenbau.

Die gespendete Maschine verfügt über die hochmoderne, patentierte Antriebstechnik und ist eine wertvolle Ergänzung des weltweit einzigartigen Maschinenparks der Fakultät Textil & Design im Bereich der textilen Lehre. Inhaber und Geschäftsführungsvorsitzender, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter D. Dornier, übergab “das Geschenk“ persönlich und betonte dabei, die seit Jahrzehnten und bereits zu Zeiten der Gründung der Lindauer DORNIER GmbH in den 50er-Jahren bestehende, vertrauensvolle Partnerschaft mit der Fakultät Textil & Design und deren Vorgängerorganisationen.

Studierende der Fakultät Textil & Design erhalten an der neuen Luftwebmaschine Praxis-Unterricht auf dem neuesten Stand der Technik.

Das Schussgarn wird mittels Luftstrahl ins Webfach eingetragen. Eine Technik, die insbesondere bei hohen Schusseintragsfrequenzen elektronische Regelungen für Luftdrücke und Blaszeiten der Luftdüsen im Millisekundenbereich für einen stabilen Maschinenlauf und eine hohe Gewebequalität erfordert. Die Webmaschine verfügt über die weltweit einzigartige und patentierte Antriebstechnik DORNIER SyncroDrive®. Zwei servogeregelte Motoren sorgen hier für den separaten Antrieb von Webmaschine und Fachbildeeinrichtung mit elektronischer Synchronisierung. Das Ergebnis ist die Minimierung der Gleichlaufschwankungen und die Schwingungsreduktion und damit die Maximierung der Konstanz der Gewebequalität.

Die konsequente, konstruktive Umsetzung physikalisch-technischer Zusammenhänge wird in dieser Maschine an einer Vielzahl von Einzelheiten erfahrbar und begreifbar. Damit wird die Theorie aus der Vorlesung in idealer Weise eindrücklich unterstützt und ergänzt.

In einer, nach aktuellen Verordnungen, klein gehaltenen Feierstunde brachten der Präsident der Hochschule Reutlingen, Prof. Dr. Hendrik Brumme und der Leiter des Fachgebiets Weberei, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Scholze der Firma Lindauer DORNIER den Dank für die Spende zum Ausdruck. Dipl.-Ing (FH) Peter D. Dornier wünschte sich in seiner kurzen Rede eine interdisziplinäre Nutzung der Webmaschine durch Textiltechnologie sowie Design-Studierende und zeigte die vielversprechenden Chancen der Textiltechnologie für die Gestaltung einer nachhaltigeren Zukunft auf.
Die großzügige Spende ist ein Meilenstein in der langjährigen Beziehung zwischen der Fakultät Textil & Design und der Firma DORNIER, deren Inhaber sich auch als Stiftungspräsident der Walter-Reiners-Stiftung stark für den textilen Nachwuchs engagiert.

Ergänzt wurde die Spende der Webmaschine mit dem von der Kuenzel GmbH, Münchberg, kostenlos überlassenen Webblatt, sowie der gestifteten Webkette und Schussgarne durch die Zweigart & Sawitzki GmbH & Co.KG, Sindelfingen.

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Hochschule Reutlingen

17.11.2021

Techtextil und Texprocess 2022: Innovationen wieder live erleben

Neustart nach coronabedingter Pause: Vom 21. bis 24. Juni 2022 bringen die Techtextil und die Texprocess die Branche der technischen Textilien und der textilen Verarbeitungsindustrie wieder physisch in Frankfurt am Main zusammen.

Rund acht Monate vor der ersten Frankfurter Ausgabe der Techtextil, internationale Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe und der Texprocess, internationale Leitmesse für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien, haben sich für beide Veranstaltungen rund 900 Aussteller*innen, darunter viele Organisator*innen von Gemeinschaftsständen, angemeldet.

Die Zahl der Anmeldungen für die Techtextil liegt aktuell bei etwa 85 Prozent der Vorveranstaltung zum gleichen Zeitpunkt. Die Texprocess verzeichnet bislang rund 70 Prozent des Anmeldestands der Vorveranstaltung.

Beide Messen finden als hybride Veranstaltungen statt und umfassen neben dem physischen Messeangebot mit Rahmenprogramm zahlreiche digitale Zusatz-Angebote für Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen. Anmeldungen für die Techtextil und Texprocess sind weiterhin möglich.

Neustart nach coronabedingter Pause: Vom 21. bis 24. Juni 2022 bringen die Techtextil und die Texprocess die Branche der technischen Textilien und der textilen Verarbeitungsindustrie wieder physisch in Frankfurt am Main zusammen.

Rund acht Monate vor der ersten Frankfurter Ausgabe der Techtextil, internationale Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe und der Texprocess, internationale Leitmesse für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien, haben sich für beide Veranstaltungen rund 900 Aussteller*innen, darunter viele Organisator*innen von Gemeinschaftsständen, angemeldet.

Die Zahl der Anmeldungen für die Techtextil liegt aktuell bei etwa 85 Prozent der Vorveranstaltung zum gleichen Zeitpunkt. Die Texprocess verzeichnet bislang rund 70 Prozent des Anmeldestands der Vorveranstaltung.

Beide Messen finden als hybride Veranstaltungen statt und umfassen neben dem physischen Messeangebot mit Rahmenprogramm zahlreiche digitale Zusatz-Angebote für Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen. Anmeldungen für die Techtextil und Texprocess sind weiterhin möglich.


Nachhaltigkeit als Schlüsselthema
Ob die UN Decade of Action, die bis 2030 die Umsetzung der nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele weltweit vorsieht, der Green Deal der Europäischen Kommission, der Europa bis 2050 zum ersten klimaneutralen Kontinent machen soll, oder das kürzlich von der deutschen Bundesregierung verabschiedete Sorgfaltspflichtengesetz („Lieferkettengesetz“), das Unternehmen für Menschenrechtsverletzungen in ihren Lieferketten haftbar macht: Nachhaltigkeit ist ein zentrales Thema, das auch die Textil- und Modeindustrie bewegt und zu dem die Branche aufgrund ihrer Größe und ihrer Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Natur viel beitragen kann.

Mit Sustainability@Techtextil und Sustainability@Texprocess stellen beide Leitmessen im Juni 2022 Nachhaltigkeitsansätze der ausstellenden Unternehmen und Institutionen in den Fokus. Fachdiskussionen ergänzen das Thema. Erneut zeichnen die Techtextil und Texprocess Innovation Awards in einer eigenen Kategorie zudem herausragende Leistungen in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit in der Branche aus.

Neu: Areal für internationale textile Startups
Dynamisch und divers: Die Textilbranche ist in Bewegung und textile Startups sind in zahlreichen Zukunftsbereichen wie 3D-Design, Blockchain, E-Commerce oder Nachhaltigkeit aktiv. Die Techtextil und Texprocess stellen erstmals auf einem eigenen Areal internationale Startups für technische Textilien und die textile Verarbeitung vor. Das Areal ergänzt das bewährte und vom Bundeswirtschaftsministerium unterstützte Areal „Junge innovative Unternehmen aus Deutschland“, in dem sich junge Unternehmen mit Sitz in Deutschland vorstellen, die maximal zehn Jahre am Markt sind.

Der textile Nachwuchs steht zudem im Mittelpunkt des Texprocess-Campus, auf dem sich Hochschulen und Universitäten präsentieren.

Denimindustrie im Fokus der Texprocess
Vom Baumwollanbau, über wasserschonende Färbeverfahren bis zum Finishing: So zeitlos Denim-Mode ist, so zahlreich die Mythen und Fakten rund um deren Nachhaltigkeit, aber auch so vielfältig die Innovationen der Branche. Mit der Denim Future Factory (DFF) widmet die Texprocess 2022 der Denimindustrie einen thematischen Schwerpunkt.

Rahmenprogramm mit Foren und Innovation Awards
Mit den Techtextil und Texprocess Foren erhalten Besucher*innen beider Messen an allen Messetagen hochaktuelle und facettenreiche Einblicke in eine Vielzahl an Branchenthemen.

Hervorragende Neu- und Weiterentwicklungen bei technischen Textilien, Vliesstoffen und funktionalen Bekleidungstextilien sowie Technologien und Prozesse für die Verarbeitung von Textilien und flexiblen Materialien werden auch in 2022 mit den Techtextil und Texprocess Innovation Awards ausgezeichnet.

Neues Geländebelegung und Hygieneauflagen
Mit der Ausgabe 2022 nutzen die Techtextil und die Texprocess mit den Hallen 8, 9, 11 und 12 erstmals das Westgelände der Messe Frankfurt.  Hinsichtlich der jeweils geltenden Hygienebestimmungen steht die Messe Frankfurt in engem Austausch mit den zuständigen Behörden, um den Schutz von Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen zu jedem Zeitpunkt bestmöglich zu gewährleisten.

Techtextil und Texprocess ab sofort immer in den geraden Jahren
Mit der Verschiebung in das Jahr 2022 ändern beide Messen zur kommenden Ausgabe zudem ihren Messerhythmus und wechseln dauerhaft in die geraden Jahre. Auch für 2024 steht mit dem 23. bis 26. April bereits ein neuer Messetermin fest.

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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

16.11.2021

DECHOW versteigert Maschinen und Anlagen der SR Webatex GmbH in Bayreuth

  • Nach Werksschließung: Inventar der modernen Textilweberei wird online bis zum 09. Dezember versteigert

DECHOW, eines der marktführenden Industrie-Auktionshäuser in Europa, verantwortet die Vermarktung der Textilweberei SR Webatex GmbH in Bayreuth. Rund 700 Lose kommen, bei der reinen Online-Auktion auf www.troostwijkauctions.com, vom 18. November bis 09. Dezember 2021 zum Aufruf. Darunter 46 DORNIER DLW Luftwebmaschinen der Baujahre 1999-2019 und 43 PICANOL Luftwebmaschinen der Baujahre 2007 – 2011.

  • Nach Werksschließung: Inventar der modernen Textilweberei wird online bis zum 09. Dezember versteigert

DECHOW, eines der marktführenden Industrie-Auktionshäuser in Europa, verantwortet die Vermarktung der Textilweberei SR Webatex GmbH in Bayreuth. Rund 700 Lose kommen, bei der reinen Online-Auktion auf www.troostwijkauctions.com, vom 18. November bis 09. Dezember 2021 zum Aufruf. Darunter 46 DORNIER DLW Luftwebmaschinen der Baujahre 1999-2019 und 43 PICANOL Luftwebmaschinen der Baujahre 2007 – 2011.

„Die SR Webatex GmbH war auf die Produktion von technischen Textilien und Gewebelösungen spezialisiert“, erklärt Eva Traut, Projektleiterin AUKTIONSHAUS WILHELM DECHOW GmbH. „Bei den Auktions-Losen handelt es um einen überdurchschnittlich modernen Maschinenbestand, der sich darüber hinaus in einem außergewöhnlich guten und gepflegten Erhaltungszustand befindet“, so Traut weiter. Als neuwertig können bespielweise eine Schlichtmaschine vom Typ KARL MAYER Prosize PSZ (Baujahr 2018) und eine Kontroll- und Wickelmaschine vom Typ RAUCH CB-WK/BA (Baujahr 2019) bezeichnet werden. Viele weitere Spezialmaschinen wie automatische Fadeneinzugsmaschinen und Muster-, Sektional- sowie Kegelbaumschärmaschinen oder ein Labor mit u.a. Garnprüfmaschine, Zugprüfgerät, Waagen und vielen Mikroskopen sind ebenfalls Bestandteil der Auktion.

Zahlreiche Lose dürften auch für Unternehmen in Bayreuth und Umgebung von Interesse sein, wie z.B. die STILL und LINDE Gabelstapler oder die Werkstattausrüstung mit Drehbank, Radialbohr- und Sägemaschinen.

Kaufinteressenten können sich direkt vor Ort einen Eindruck verschaffen. Der Besichtigungstermin findet am 07. Dezember 2021 von 10:00 – 14:00 Uhr in der Tunnelstraße 6, 95448 Bayreuth statt. Interessenten melden sich bitte vorab unter support@dechow.de an.

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Auktion Textilmaschinen
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bereuter media

Mahlo: Two heads of subsidiaries celebrate anniversaries (c) Mahlo
Michel Bruni, CEO of Mahlo Italia
16.11.2021

Mahlo: Two heads of subsidiaries celebrate anniversaries

At the subsidiaries of the German Mahlo GmbH + Co KG, two branch managers are celebrating anniversaries this year. Alan Lavore, CEO of Mahlo America Inc., has been with the machine builder for 25 years. Michel Bruni, CEO of Mahlo Italia, has been part of the Mahlo family for 40 years.

Bruni began his career at Mahlo in 1981 as a service technician in the French branch Mahlo Ouest. Just one year later, he moved to Mahlo Italia, where he was appointed branch manager in 1996. He still holds this position today. Bruni is also sales manager for the Benelux countries, the Maghreb countries and Madagascar. The Mahlo Italia CEO's recipe for success includes expertise paired with experience and passion. To remain loyal to a company for so many years also testifies to a special relationship. "Then as now, I work with a dynamic and committed team. We also have a very good relationship with the employees of the parent company in Germany," says Bruni.

At the subsidiaries of the German Mahlo GmbH + Co KG, two branch managers are celebrating anniversaries this year. Alan Lavore, CEO of Mahlo America Inc., has been with the machine builder for 25 years. Michel Bruni, CEO of Mahlo Italia, has been part of the Mahlo family for 40 years.

Bruni began his career at Mahlo in 1981 as a service technician in the French branch Mahlo Ouest. Just one year later, he moved to Mahlo Italia, where he was appointed branch manager in 1996. He still holds this position today. Bruni is also sales manager for the Benelux countries, the Maghreb countries and Madagascar. The Mahlo Italia CEO's recipe for success includes expertise paired with experience and passion. To remain loyal to a company for so many years also testifies to a special relationship. "Then as now, I work with a dynamic and committed team. We also have a very good relationship with the employees of the parent company in Germany," says Bruni.

The culture and integrity with which business is conducted in the family-owned company were among the reasons why Mahlo America Inc. CEO Alan Lavore has also been with Mahlo for 25 years. "I just love working with all the great people at Mahlo." Lavore joined Mahlo in 1996 as a territory sales manager and took over as CEO in 2005. During this time, he drove the company's expansion from a textile specialist to a supplier for various production sectors such as film, paper, coating and converting or nonwovens.

More information:
Mahlo nonwovens Automation
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Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG

12.11.2021

Stahl to set Scope 3 carbon emission targets by mid 2022

Stahl, an active proponent of responsible chemistry, today announces that – by the end of Q2 2022 – it will extend its GHG reduction targets to cover Scope 3 emissions. This step underlines Stahl’s commitment to aligning its strategy with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement goals, updated at the recent COP26 in Glasgow.

Between 2015 and 2020 Stahl reduced its Scope 1 and 2 (direct) GHG emissions by 37%, and has committed to a further 2% reduction each year to 2030. Scope 3 emissions cover all the indirect emissions that can occur in a company’s value chain, including raw material acquisition, transportation, and the end-of-life impact of its products. By focusing on Scope 3 emissions, Stahl is committing to de-fossilizing its supply chain and ensuring further accountability for its total environmental impact.

Stahl, an active proponent of responsible chemistry, today announces that – by the end of Q2 2022 – it will extend its GHG reduction targets to cover Scope 3 emissions. This step underlines Stahl’s commitment to aligning its strategy with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement goals, updated at the recent COP26 in Glasgow.

Between 2015 and 2020 Stahl reduced its Scope 1 and 2 (direct) GHG emissions by 37%, and has committed to a further 2% reduction each year to 2030. Scope 3 emissions cover all the indirect emissions that can occur in a company’s value chain, including raw material acquisition, transportation, and the end-of-life impact of its products. By focusing on Scope 3 emissions, Stahl is committing to de-fossilizing its supply chain and ensuring further accountability for its total environmental impact.

Michael Costello, Stahl Group ESG Director: “Only by focusing on reducing Scope 3 emissions can we accurately align our de-fossilization strategy with the global goal of limiting global average temperature increase to 1.5°C, as agreed at the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the COP26 in Glasgow. We look forward to working with partners across our industry and value chain to make this happen.”

More information:
Stahl Stahl Group
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Stahl Holdings B.V.

(c) Fibre Extrusion Technology
11.11.2021

FET hails INDEX20 impact

Fibre Extrusion Technology, UK is celebrating a successful INDEX20 nonwovens exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, which closed on 22 October. Although the company has a long history in supplying meltspinning equipment for the nonwovens sector, this represents its first venture at a dedicated nonwovens show.
 
FET’s Managing Director, Richard Slack explains. “Techtextil and ITMA have previously been our main exhibitions of choice, but INDEX20 was an ideal vehicle for FET to launch our new laboratory scale spunbond system, which enables client development of nonwoven fabrics in a number of formats and polymers.”
 
FET already has spunbond systems in the field, including composite systems which utilise both spunbond and meltspun functions. The growth in global nonwovens technology, partly driven by demand for pandemic-related materials, is forecast to continue.
 

Fibre Extrusion Technology, UK is celebrating a successful INDEX20 nonwovens exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, which closed on 22 October. Although the company has a long history in supplying meltspinning equipment for the nonwovens sector, this represents its first venture at a dedicated nonwovens show.
 
FET’s Managing Director, Richard Slack explains. “Techtextil and ITMA have previously been our main exhibitions of choice, but INDEX20 was an ideal vehicle for FET to launch our new laboratory scale spunbond system, which enables client development of nonwoven fabrics in a number of formats and polymers.”
 
FET already has spunbond systems in the field, including composite systems which utilise both spunbond and meltspun functions. The growth in global nonwovens technology, partly driven by demand for pandemic-related materials, is forecast to continue.
 
“We were delighted with the response at INDEX”, continued Richard Slack. “There was considerable interest shown in the new spunbond system and its potential for lab scale innovation. It’s clear that the industry is seeking new alternatives to synthetics at the moment, and our technology is able to assist with the testing and assessment of many of the new feedstocks being pioneered in this extremely inventive sector, where everyone is suddenly talking and cooperating with everyone else, regardless of whether they are generally competitors. We recorded in excess of 20 serious enquiries from totally new contacts and sectors, including blue chip companies in the hygiene, medical and packaging industries.”
 
“There were initial concerns about projected attendance figures, especially from China and USA companies, but we experienced good footfall from key decision makers, especially those from Europe. It was encouraging to at last experience the opportunity for face-to-face contact with old and new customers on a large scale and we are now starting to reap the benefits with enquiries continuing to flow in”.

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Fibre Extrusion Technology

© ITM / TU Dresden
10.11.2021

Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 geht an Irina Kuznik

Die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2021 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion fand am 09. November 2021 im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erneut online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

Frau Dipl.-Ing. Irina Kuznik vom Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM) der TU Dresden wurde mit dem 3.000 EUR dotierten Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 für ihre exzellente Diplomarbeit „Entwicklung zur umweltfreundlichen Herstellung neuartiger Chitosanfasergarne unter Einsatz von ionischen Flüssigkeiten" ausgezeichnet.

Die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2021 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion fand am 09. November 2021 im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erneut online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

Frau Dipl.-Ing. Irina Kuznik vom Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM) der TU Dresden wurde mit dem 3.000 EUR dotierten Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 für ihre exzellente Diplomarbeit „Entwicklung zur umweltfreundlichen Herstellung neuartiger Chitosanfasergarne unter Einsatz von ionischen Flüssigkeiten" ausgezeichnet.

In ihrer Diplomarbeit entwickelte Frau Kuznik einen völlig neuen Ansatz zur ökologischen und ökonomischen Herstellung von Chitosangarnen. Unter Nutzung ionischer Flüssigkeiten als gut geeignetes, neuartiges Lösungsmittel für Chitosan lässt sich Chitosan mit geringen Deacetylierungsgraden sowie reines Chitin erfolgreich auflösen. In einem Nassspinnverfahren können damit erzeugte Spinnlösungen zu neuartigen Chitosan- bzw. Chitinmonofilamenten mit sehr guten morphologischen Eigenschaften hergestellt werden. Des Weiteren lässt sich die ionische Flüssigkeit mittels eines Verdampfungsverfahrens aus dem Abwasser zurückgewinnen und wiederaufbereitet werden.

More information:
VDMA Textilmaschinen chitosan
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Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM)

(c) ITM/TU Dresden
10.11.2021

Förderpreis beste Dissertation des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 an Dr.-Ing. Martin Hengstermann

Die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2021 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion fand am 09. November 2021 im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erneut online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

Dr.-Ing. Martin Hengstermann wurde mit dem mit 5.000 EUR dotierten Förderpreis beste Dissertation des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 für seine am Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden erarbeiteten Dissertation „Entwicklung von Hybridgarnen aus recycelten Carbonfasern und Polyamid 6-Fasern für thermoplastische Verbundbauteile mit hohem Leistungsvermögen“ geehrt.

Die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2021 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion fand am 09. November 2021 im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erneut online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

Dr.-Ing. Martin Hengstermann wurde mit dem mit 5.000 EUR dotierten Förderpreis beste Dissertation des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 für seine am Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden erarbeiteten Dissertation „Entwicklung von Hybridgarnen aus recycelten Carbonfasern und Polyamid 6-Fasern für thermoplastische Verbundbauteile mit hohem Leistungsvermögen“ geehrt.

Gegenstand der Dissertation ist die Entwicklung und Umsetzung von neuartigen Hybridgarnen aus recycelten Carbonfasern (rCF) und Polyamid (PA) 6-Fasern für thermoplastische Verbundbauteile. Diese Hybridgarne können die hervorragenden mechanischen Eigenschaften der rCF im Gegensatz zu bisherigen Lösungen in hohem Maße ausnutzen. Bedingt durch deren spezielle Fasereigenschaften (insbesondere hohe Querkraftempfindlichkeit, Sprödigkeit und fehlende Kräuselung) wurde dafür die Prozesskette der konventionellen Stapelfasergarnherstellung, bestehend aus Krempel, Strecke und Flyer, umfangreich analysiert und technologisch-konstruktiv weiterentwickelt, wodurch erstmalig eine schonende und gleichmäßige Herstellung der Hybridgarne ermöglicht werden konnte.

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Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM)

(c) ANDRITZ AG
ANDRITZ neXline Spunlace eXcelle Line
09.11.2021

ANDRITZ to supply a high-speed spunlace line to Welspun, India

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Welspun Advanced Materials, India, to deliver a complete neXline spunlace line for the production of nonwoven roll goods and wipes for their new plant in Hyderabad, Telangana. The line has a capacity of up to three tons per hour. Start-up of the line is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

The ANDRITZ high-capacity spunlace line will process various types of synthetic or natural fibers, such as polyester, viscose and cotton. The final products will have fabric weights ranging from 25 to 120 gsm, thus covering many applications. This neXline spunlace line also offers the option to integrate a third component from a selection of smart layers, enabling Welspun to also manufacture products for the health care and hygiene sectors.

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Welspun Advanced Materials, India, to deliver a complete neXline spunlace line for the production of nonwoven roll goods and wipes for their new plant in Hyderabad, Telangana. The line has a capacity of up to three tons per hour. Start-up of the line is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

The ANDRITZ high-capacity spunlace line will process various types of synthetic or natural fibers, such as polyester, viscose and cotton. The final products will have fabric weights ranging from 25 to 120 gsm, thus covering many applications. This neXline spunlace line also offers the option to integrate a third component from a selection of smart layers, enabling Welspun to also manufacture products for the health care and hygiene sectors.

Welspun is the largest global exporter of home textiles. Innovation and quality lie at the heart of the company’s success, which already has nonwoven production lines in operation, including needlepunch and spunlace equipment. With its new plant in Telangana, Welspun will significantly increase its existing spunlace capacity and also maintain a broad range of applications as the final products are used in hygiene, home care and industrial cleaning. The new, advanced facility is a 100,000 sqm greenfield development that is part of a larger 1,500,000 sqm industrial complex also accommodating the Welspun floorings facility.

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ANDRITZ AG

(c) Picanol. Connect generation - PicConnect enabled (BlueTouch display).
Connect generation - PicConnect enabled (BlueTouch display)
08.11.2021

Picanol: New Connect generation of airjet and rapier weaving machines

Picanol has introduced its latest generation of airjet and rapier weaving machines, which have been called the “Connect” generation. These new generation weaving machines focus on connectivity and an increased level of data availability. With this new generation, Picanol is launching several new functionalities such as a digitalized Gripper stroke setting, Gripper tape monitoring, Climate control, Shed angle measurement, and fully integrated Power monitoring.

Picanol has introduced its latest generation of airjet and rapier weaving machines, which have been called the “Connect” generation. These new generation weaving machines focus on connectivity and an increased level of data availability. With this new generation, Picanol is launching several new functionalities such as a digitalized Gripper stroke setting, Gripper tape monitoring, Climate control, Shed angle measurement, and fully integrated Power monitoring.

“Following the successful launch of our digital platform PicConnect earlier this month, we have now released a new generation of weaving machines, which are known as the Connect generation. Our Connect generation weaving machines can provide the correct data and are loaded with new and never-before-seen functionalities. This is clear proof that for Picanol “Driven by Data” is not just a slogan but a commitment. Not only have these innovations allowed us to make big improvements when it comes to our four design principles – Smart Performance, Sustainability Inside, Intuitive Control, and, of course, Driven by Data – but when combined with our new digital platform they will allow you to amplify your own intuition.” comments Johan Verstraete, Vice President Weaving Machines.

From now on, the range of Picanol weaving machines will have the “Connect” suffix. For the airjet weaving machines, this means: OmniPlus-i Connect and TerryPlus-i Connect, while for the rapier weaving machines, this means: OptiMax-i Connect and TerryMax-i Connect. These new machines are built around Picanol’s four main design principles:

Smart Performance
On the OptiMax-i Connect, Picanol has introduced a lubrication monitoring sensor in combination with a temperature sensor. The combined data they provide allow the user to make sure the gripper tapes are in optimal condition for maximum performance. As an option, a gripper stroke measurement sensor is also available. This not only dramatically simplifies the setting of the gripper stroke, but also enables the user to realize higher machine speeds when weaving reduced widths – a pure extra output combined with more user-friendliness.

Sustainability Inside
Even though it was 25 years ago that the Sumo Drive concept was launched, it remains the most powerful, versatile and energy friendly machine drive available. And it has been even further optimized. It features an optimized sheet metal package for lower energy consumption, optimized oil cooling circuit for a better performance and a built-in temperature monitoring. Moreover, the Connect machines can be equipped with a Power monitoring module, which allows the user to keep track of the power consumption of each machine over time. Every Connect machine also has a built-in ambient temperature and humidity sensor, which will help to optimize the climate control in the weaving shed at the lowest cost. And as raw material is the biggest cost factor, each machine can also be equipped with raw material use monitoring.

Driven by Data
As the machine has more sensors than ever before, it also generates more data. To enable a fast reaction to all these sensor data, the BlueBox control unit has been further optimized: better heat management guarantees short reaction cycles combined with the long lifetime of components. To have a good view of all of the data generated, a special sensor dashboard screen is available in the BlueTouch display: with a simple touch of the screen, the current and historical power consumption, temperature, humidity, material consumption, and – on the OmniPlus-i Connect – also the air consumption, can be monitored. The BlueTouch display is now also equipped with an Action center, an electronic logbook where all actions such as maintenance interventions can be logged or scheduled beforehand. The machine manual is now available on the BlueTouch display, and with the context-based help function the help pages related to the operation the user wants to perform appear with one touch of his/her fingertip. The built-in web browser even allows the user even to consult, for example, tutorial videos on the web to guide them through a setting procedure.

Intuitive Control
The Connect generation was designed to focus on what really matters: weave the highest possible grade A fabrics at minimal costs. A large set of tools have been installed to facilitate this goal. One of the most remarkable ones is the Harness frame stroke measurement – until recently, it was only available on the revolutionary SmartShed, but it is now also available on the cambox and dobby machines. Combined with the shed visualization and simulation, it offers a quantum leap in terms of optimizing the user’s shed settings without losing any time or taking any risks. The colors of the programmable Smart signal lights with stop timing functionality are now repeated around the push buttons, allowing even better visibility and the prioritization of interventions by the weaver. A full-fledged Access control system not only limits the access to certain pages and settings depending on the user, but also allows a tailored dashboard to be established for each user profile.

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Picanol

(c) TMAS
The new TMAS board members (left to right) Sven Öquist, Jerker Krabbe and Semir Pavlica.
08.11.2021

TMAS has appointed three new members to its board

Jerker Krabbe of Eton Systems, Semir Paclica of Baldwin Technology and Sven Öquist of Coloreel will contribute a wealth of experience from a wide range of industries to the Swedish Textile Machinery Association.

Jerker Krabbe joined Eton Systems, one of the leaders in intelligent overhead conveyor systems, as CEO six months ago, and has more than 25 years of commercial, operational and international experience within several well-known companies such as Electrolux, Husqvarna, Gunnebo and Assa Abloy, and most recently as CEO of Sector Alarm AB.

Semir Pavlica has a master’s in finance and started his career at the SEB banking group before joining Baldwin Technology five ago. He is now managing the company’s process improvement and performance.

Sven Öquist joined Coloreel as Vice President of Sales in April this year. He has an international background with previous positions as Managing Director/CEO for a number of Swedish companies. He has also led the global sales team at Polestar, the electrified brand of Volvo Cars.

 

Jerker Krabbe of Eton Systems, Semir Paclica of Baldwin Technology and Sven Öquist of Coloreel will contribute a wealth of experience from a wide range of industries to the Swedish Textile Machinery Association.

Jerker Krabbe joined Eton Systems, one of the leaders in intelligent overhead conveyor systems, as CEO six months ago, and has more than 25 years of commercial, operational and international experience within several well-known companies such as Electrolux, Husqvarna, Gunnebo and Assa Abloy, and most recently as CEO of Sector Alarm AB.

Semir Pavlica has a master’s in finance and started his career at the SEB banking group before joining Baldwin Technology five ago. He is now managing the company’s process improvement and performance.

Sven Öquist joined Coloreel as Vice President of Sales in April this year. He has an international background with previous positions as Managing Director/CEO for a number of Swedish companies. He has also led the global sales team at Polestar, the electrified brand of Volvo Cars.

 

04.11.2021

JIAM 2022 OSAKA set to return and open exhibitor application

JIAM 2022 OSAKA, organised by the Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association (JASMA), will start accepting exhibitor applications for its next edition to be held from 30 November to 3 December, 2022 in the INTEX OSAKA. JIAM 2022 has decided its exhibition theme as “It all connects at JIAM -the forefront of technology and master craftsmanship” and the show will serve as a global platform for the resolution of issues required in this era of change. The 2022 edition will be providing solutions catered to each and every needs by combining existing high-level skillsets that has survived the drastic market change in the past, with the latest technology that has built on knowledge and the history.
 
JIAM, one of the world's leading sewing equipment trade fairs, is an international trade fair that brings together cutting-edge technologies, products, and services from domestic and overseas manufacturers. The previous edition of JIAM 2016 welcomed 258 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions as well as 15,257 visitors from 72 countries and regions, mainly from Bangladesh, China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

JIAM 2022 OSAKA, organised by the Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association (JASMA), will start accepting exhibitor applications for its next edition to be held from 30 November to 3 December, 2022 in the INTEX OSAKA. JIAM 2022 has decided its exhibition theme as “It all connects at JIAM -the forefront of technology and master craftsmanship” and the show will serve as a global platform for the resolution of issues required in this era of change. The 2022 edition will be providing solutions catered to each and every needs by combining existing high-level skillsets that has survived the drastic market change in the past, with the latest technology that has built on knowledge and the history.
 
JIAM, one of the world's leading sewing equipment trade fairs, is an international trade fair that brings together cutting-edge technologies, products, and services from domestic and overseas manufacturers. The previous edition of JIAM 2016 welcomed 258 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions as well as 15,257 visitors from 72 countries and regions, mainly from Bangladesh, China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

(c) PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH
PFAFF 1591
02.11.2021

PFAFF INDUSTRIAL at A + A fair in Düsseldorf/Germany

From 26/10/2021 til 29/10/2021 PFAFF INDUSTRIAL has participated at thw A + A fair in Düsseldorf/Germany - one of the few IN-PERSON-EVENTS in 2021. The A + A event is the leading International trade fair for safety, security and health at work. 1,204 exhibitors from 56 nations and more than 25,000 trade visitors travelled to Düsseldorf, Germany to attend the sector’s most relevant trade fair. PFAFF INDUSTRIAL showcased several industrial sewing- and welding solutions on a common booth with Duerkopp Adler.

PFAFF 1591:
Electronic postbed shoe machine with new programmable thread tension device. The machine is stepping motor driven - no tolerance of the stitch lengths at different speeds. Top-quality for all assembly and decorative seams are ensured.

From 26/10/2021 til 29/10/2021 PFAFF INDUSTRIAL has participated at thw A + A fair in Düsseldorf/Germany - one of the few IN-PERSON-EVENTS in 2021. The A + A event is the leading International trade fair for safety, security and health at work. 1,204 exhibitors from 56 nations and more than 25,000 trade visitors travelled to Düsseldorf, Germany to attend the sector’s most relevant trade fair. PFAFF INDUSTRIAL showcased several industrial sewing- and welding solutions on a common booth with Duerkopp Adler.

PFAFF 1591:
Electronic postbed shoe machine with new programmable thread tension device. The machine is stepping motor driven - no tolerance of the stitch lengths at different speeds. Top-quality for all assembly and decorative seams are ensured.

PFAFF 3590:
CNC Large-area sewing unit (500 x 400 mm sewing area) for full-automatic topstitching of work shoe uppers. The machine guarantees accurate seam quality due to the intermittent feed (feed stop when needle enters material); shifting of the material in the work clamp is avoided and wear on the hook is reduced. The vertical hook system ensures excellent multi-directional sewing properties.

PFAFF 8303i:
Hot-air taping machine for welding continuous seams on water-resistant, waterproof and breathable materials. The fair machine has been shown with post from back which is predestinated for the show production.

PFAFF 8323:
Hot-air welding machine for welding of reflective strips on work, sports, protective and saftey wear with up to 70% time savings compared to conventional processing

PFAFF 8311 (005 001):
Ultrasonic welding machine with sonotrode (steel) and automatic welding force control.

PFAFF 8311 (105 001):
Ultrasonic welding machine as C&S DUAL version – Cutting and welding a second seam in ONE operation. New and key feature of this version - the cutting wheel can be switched on and off via the touch control panel.

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PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH

 Epson erhält EcoVadis Platin-Status zum zweiten Mal in Folge
EcoVadis Platinum Badge
27.10.2021

Epson erhält EcoVadis Platin-Status zum zweiten Mal in Folge

  • Bestmögliche Standards für Nachhaltigkeit - Top 1 Prozent seiner Branche

Epson hat von EcoVadis zum zweiten Mal in Folge das Platin-Rating für Nachhaltigkeit erhalten. Der globale Technologiekonzern gehört damit zu den besten ein Prozent der Unternehmen seiner Branche. Der Platin-Status wurde erst im Jahr 2020 eingeführt. In den vorangegangenen drei Jahren hatte Epson ein Gold-Rating erhalten. Gold wird an Unternehmen vergeben, die zu den besten fünf Prozent der bewerteten Unternehmen gehören.

  • Bestmögliche Standards für Nachhaltigkeit - Top 1 Prozent seiner Branche

Epson hat von EcoVadis zum zweiten Mal in Folge das Platin-Rating für Nachhaltigkeit erhalten. Der globale Technologiekonzern gehört damit zu den besten ein Prozent der Unternehmen seiner Branche. Der Platin-Status wurde erst im Jahr 2020 eingeführt. In den vorangegangenen drei Jahren hatte Epson ein Gold-Rating erhalten. Gold wird an Unternehmen vergeben, die zu den besten fünf Prozent der bewerteten Unternehmen gehören.

"Wir haben die Lösung gesellschaftlicher Probleme und insbesondere das Erreichen von Nachhaltigkeit in den Mittelpunkt der Unternehmensvision und Geschäftsstrategie von Epson gestellt. Es ist eine große Ehre, zum zweiten Mal in Folge das Platin-Rating zu erhalten,“ sagt der weltweite Epson Präsident Yasunori Ogawa. „Wir haben uns in unserer Umweltvision ehrgeizige Ziele gesetzt. Epson plant bis 2050 CO2-negativ zu sein, das bedeutet, dass insgesamt mehr CO2 aus der Atmosphäre entfernt als emittiert wird und keine nicht erneuerbaren Ressourcen mehr zu nutzen. Wir stehen für eine verantwortungsvolle Unternehmensführung und gewährleisten eine soziale Verpflichtung in unserer gesamten Lieferkette. Hierfür steht zum Beispiel die RBA-Zertifizierung in einigen unserer wichtigsten Produktionsstätten.“

Yoshiro Nagafusa, Präsident von Epson Europa, fügt hinzu: "Dieses Platin-Rating ist eine hervorragende Nachricht für unsere Kunden auch in der EMEAR-Region, die von Epson erwarten, dass wir bei der Umsetzung nachhaltiger Maßnahmen in allen unseren Betrieben eine Führungsrolle übernehmen. Vor allem aber glaube ich, dass der Status ‚Platin‘ unseren Kunden vermittelt, dass Epson ein Unternehmen ist, dem man vertrauen kann und das verantwortungsvolles Unternehmertum wirklich lebt.“

Epson erhielt ein "Hervorragend" (die höchste Punktzahl) für den Bereich Umwelt sowie hohe Punktzahlen für die Kategorien nachhaltige Beschaffung, Arbeits- und Menschenrechte und Ethik, womit das Unternehmen zu den besten ein Prozent in der Herstellungsindustrie für Computer und Peripheriegeräte gehört.

In seiner Umweltvision 2050 definiert Epson vier Kernbereiche, die im Rahmen der Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie fokussiert werden. Dazu gehören eine funktionierende Kreislaufwirtschaft, die Dekarbonisierung und damit die Nutzung von erneuerbaren Energien. Auch zählt dazu die Entwicklung von Umwelttechnologien sowie die Reduktion von Umweltauswirkungen beim Kunden selbst durch die Nutzung von nachhaltigen Produkten, etwa durch die energieeffiziente Heat-Free Technologie der Epson Drucker. Das Unternehmen setzt seine effizienten, kompakten und präzisen Technologien ein, um Innovationen in Bereichen wie dem Tintenstrahldruck zu entwickeln, die die Umweltbelastung minimieren und die Produktivität steigern. Epson engagiert sich für die Lösung gesellschaftlicher Probleme und für die Erreichung der Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung der Vereinten Nationen.

Das Unternehmen strebt nach sozialer Nachhaltigkeit und veröffentlicht in seinem Integrierten Bericht und seinem Nachhaltigkeitsbericht Einzelheiten über seine Umweltinitiativen, sozialen Aktivitäten sowie verantwortungsvoller Unternehmensführung.

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Epson Deutschland GmbH

25.10.2021

TMAS members showcase sustainable finishing technologies

Members of TMAS – the Swedish textile machinery association – are proving instrumental in pioneering new sustainable processes for the dyeing, finishing and decoration of textiles.

The wasteful processes involved in these manufacturing stages are only one component in the development of viable circular supply chains for textiles that are now being established in Sweden.

At the recent Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles, held across three separate afternoons on September 30th, October 1st and October 7th, delegates heard that Sweden will introduce extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste textiles and clothing at the beginning of 2022, ahead of the adoption of a similar European Union-wide EPR system in 2025.

New fibers
Swedish companies are also active in the development of new fibers derived from waste clothing, building on the country’s legacy leadership in pulp and paper production.

Members of TMAS – the Swedish textile machinery association – are proving instrumental in pioneering new sustainable processes for the dyeing, finishing and decoration of textiles.

The wasteful processes involved in these manufacturing stages are only one component in the development of viable circular supply chains for textiles that are now being established in Sweden.

At the recent Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles, held across three separate afternoons on September 30th, October 1st and October 7th, delegates heard that Sweden will introduce extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste textiles and clothing at the beginning of 2022, ahead of the adoption of a similar European Union-wide EPR system in 2025.

New fibers
Swedish companies are also active in the development of new fibers derived from waste clothing, building on the country’s legacy leadership in pulp and paper production.

At the Sustainable Finishing of Textiles Conference, however, it was said that all of the environmental gains made by such sustainable new fibers can potentially be cancelled out in the further processing they are subjected to – and especially in resource-intensive conventional dyeing, finishing and decoration.

TMAS members Baldwin Technology and Coloreel have both developed solutions to address this issue.

TexCoat G4
During the conference, Baldwin’s VP of Global Business Development Rick Stanford explained that his company’s TexCoat G4 non-contact spray technology significantly reduces water, chemistry and energy consumption in the finishing process. It consistently and uniformly sprays chemistry across a fabric surface and applies it only where needed, on one or both sides.

Instant coloring
Coloreel’s CEO Mattias Nordin outlined the benefits of his company’s technology which enables the high-quality and instant coloring of a textile thread on-demand and can be paired with any existing embroidery machine without modification. This enables unique effects like shades and gradient to be achieved in an embroidery for the first time.

22.10.2021

VDMA Textile Machinery publishes position paper

In a position paper published on 22 October 2021, the companies organised in the VDMA Textile Machinery Association welcome the ambitions of the EU to promote climate protection, in particular the approach of combining the goals for the EU textile and clothing industry into a sector-specific strategy.

Up to now, the increasing textile consumption around the world, due to growing population and purchasing power has been accompanied by a rising use of resources. “The textile machinery companies organised in the VDMA are geared towards a functioning circular economy. With our highly efficient technologies we are an indispensable partner in this transition process”, explained Regina Brückner, Chairwoman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik.  

In a position paper published on 22 October 2021, the companies organised in the VDMA Textile Machinery Association welcome the ambitions of the EU to promote climate protection, in particular the approach of combining the goals for the EU textile and clothing industry into a sector-specific strategy.

Up to now, the increasing textile consumption around the world, due to growing population and purchasing power has been accompanied by a rising use of resources. “The textile machinery companies organised in the VDMA are geared towards a functioning circular economy. With our highly efficient technologies we are an indispensable partner in this transition process”, explained Regina Brückner, Chairwoman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik.  

In the new position paper, the executive board of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association emphasises that the new framework must be practicable. Ms Brückner said: “The EU must strike the right balance between necessary, yet also minimal, legislative regulation. A successful transition requires a level playing field which sets out fair rules for sustainability, thereby enabling European companies to nonetheless increase their international competitiveness.”

You can find the complete position paper in the attachment.

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VDMA e. V

22.10.2021

Rieter Investor Update 2021

  • Order intake of CHF 698.6 million in third quarter 2021
  • Order intake of CHF 1 673.9 million after nine months
  • Acquisition of the three Saurer businesses on schedule
  • Credit lines renewed early
  • Outlook 2021

The positive market dynamics, which Rieter has already reported on several occasions, continued in the third quarter of the current year. Rieter recorded an order intake of CHF 698.6 million in the third quarter of 2021 (2020: CHF 174.4 million).

  • Order intake of CHF 698.6 million in third quarter 2021
  • Order intake of CHF 1 673.9 million after nine months
  • Acquisition of the three Saurer businesses on schedule
  • Credit lines renewed early
  • Outlook 2021

The positive market dynamics, which Rieter has already reported on several occasions, continued in the third quarter of the current year. Rieter recorded an order intake of CHF 698.6 million in the third quarter of 2021 (2020: CHF 174.4 million).

The order intake of CHF 1 673.9 million after nine months corresponds to an increase of 294% compared to the prior year period (2020: CHF 425.1 million).
 
The market development is broadly supported at the global level and is based on a catch-up effect from 2019 and 2020 in combination with a regional shift in demand. Rieter believes that a major reason for this regional shift in demand is the development of costs in China. This is leading to increased investments outside the Chinese market. The orders came primarily from Turkey, Latin America, India, Pakistan and China. Overall, Rieter is benefitting from its innovative product range and the global positioning of the company.

The Business Group Machines & Systems achieved an order intake totaling CHF 1 281.6 million in the first nine months of 2021 (+447%).*

In the first nine months of 2021, the Business Group Components recorded an increase of 95% to CHF 227.0 million, while the Business Group After Sales posted an order intake of CHF 165.3 million, an increase of 123% compared to the prior year period.*

Acquisition of the three Saurer businesses on schedule
The acquisition of the three businesses from Saurer, which Rieter announced on August 16, 2021, is proceeding according to plan. The incoming orders for these businesses are not taken into account in this trading update.
 
Credit lines renewed early
The Rieter Group arranged the early renewal of the existing committed credit lines (five-year term, totaling CHF 250 million).
 
Outlook 2021*
The first nine months of 2021 were characterized by a rapid market recovery combined with a regional shift in demand. Rieter expects the demand for new systems to gradually return to normal in the coming months.  
 
For the full year 2021, Rieter anticipates sales of around CHF 900 million.

* See attached document for more information.

More information:
Rieter spinning Fibers yarn
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Rieter Management AG

SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at A+A 2021 (c)SHIMA SEIKI
Cut Resistant Apron
20.10.2021

SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at A+A 2021

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, through its Italian subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., will participate in the A+A 2021 International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Having achieved recognition as an innovation leader in the flat knitting industry through pioneering inventions such as the world’s first DSCS® Digital Stitch Control System and seam-free WHoLEGARMEnT® knitting, SHIMA SEIKI has entered the field of technical textiles by proposing knitting as an alternative to other manufacturing methods. Through breakthroughs in original hardware and software technology as well as research in new materials, what was impossible to knit in the past can now not only be knit; it can be made to perform even better.

SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, through its Italian subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., will participate in the A+A 2021 International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Having achieved recognition as an innovation leader in the flat knitting industry through pioneering inventions such as the world’s first DSCS® Digital Stitch Control System and seam-free WHoLEGARMEnT® knitting, SHIMA SEIKI has entered the field of technical textiles by proposing knitting as an alternative to other manufacturing methods. Through breakthroughs in original hardware and software technology as well as research in new materials, what was impossible to knit in the past can now not only be knit; it can be made to perform even better.

On display will be the company’s SVR123SP computerized flat knitting machine featuring a dedicated loop presser bed that permits full use of inlay technique for the production of hybrid fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics, suited to the production of safety-oriented functional fabrics. SVR123SP furthermore features i-Plating inverse-plating capability for increased patterning capability, including the production of jacquard-like patterns in light-weight plain jersey stitch. A variety of knit samples produced on SVR123SP will be presented at A+A featuring anti-bacterial, fireproof and cut-resistant fabrics, including a light-weight cut-resistant apron as an alternative proposal to current heavy vinyl aprons used in the meat packing industry. Safety glove samples knitted on SHIMA SEIKI’s glove knitting  Machine will be presented as well.

Also demonstrated will be SHIMA SEIKI’s SDS-onE APEX4 3D design system. APEX4’s capability for virtual sampling is especially effective in streamlining the production process. Ultra-realistic simulation capability allows the use of virtual samples for evaluating design variations without producing actual samples for each variation. Smart, speedy and sustainable production is possible by minimizing the time, cost and resources normally required with sample-making.