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Adrian Wilson

  • 17th June 2013

    A stitch in time: Texprocess 2013

    The garment making-up industry has always been the labour-intensive ‘bottleneck’ of the conventional textile chain, despite attempts such as the Leapfrog EU7 project to streamline and automate all of its processes into a single-line system.

  • 9th April 2013

    Au naturel for next wave composites

    Despite having only really emerged since the 1940s, the value of the worldwide composites market is now estimated to be worth an annual €77 billion and to account for around 550,000 jobs worldwide.

  • 8th March 2013

    Growing your own at Ecobuild 2013

    Technical textiles will have a key role to play in the challenge of building with less and designing lighter, stronger and yet more efficient buildings.

  • 28th January 2013

    Overcoming all obstacles at Colombiatex

    Technical fabrics and performance apparel have a key role to play in finding new international niche markets for Colombia’s textile industry. This was immediately apparent at the 2013 Colombiatex trade fair which celebrated its 25th anniversary from January

  • 10th December 2012

    Cutting the twist and crimp

    The presence of Boeing and Citroen at the latest confrence held by CELC – the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp – illustrates how seriously the potential of flax and other bast fibre fabrics to replace glass in composites is now being taken.

  • 2nd October 2012

    Dornbirn 2012: The future’s for sharing

    In marking its 50th anniversary in 2011, the Dornbirn Conference celebrated the contribution of the manmade fibres industry to society over the last half a century. At the 2012 event in Austria from September 19-21 – with over 100 individual presentations a

  • 6th September 2012

    Groundbreakers that break the bank

    The recently-announced bankruptcy of Konarka illustrates just how tricky it is to bring groundbreaking new technologies to market – however smart they may be. The company is the latest in a list of companies who over the past decade have attempted the fusio

  • 29th June 2012

    From rags to riches – World of Wipes 2012

    Many of the benefits of disposable nonwoven wipes in the workplace over laundered and reusable cleaning materials (what are referred to in the US as ‘shop towels’) have been pretty well demonstrated over the past 30 years.

  • 28th May 2012

    Nonwovens for MENA from Turkey

    At the recent EDANA Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium in Istanbul, the importance of conventional textile manufacturing to Turkey was underlined, in addition to the growing role of nonwovens in increasing trade with neighbouring countries.

  • 1st May 2012

    A 21st Century cottage industry?

    The mass manufacturing of textiles and apparel will return to developed regions like Europe and the USA, but probably not in any recognisable shape from the past. The only question is what timeframe this will take.

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