Clothing & Footwear
Nature is a rich source of inspiration for the development of technical solutions, which are being created within the framework of bionics, Karl Mayer, the textile machinery manufacturer, reports.
In order to make middle-class and industrial users aware of the end-use potential of this innovative scientific discipline, the series of events 'Bionics in operation' will take place again next year, focusing on technical textiles and composites. The event is planned for 13 February 2014 and will be held at Karl Mayer in Obertshausen.
Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, has successfully completed a large-scale trial of its new SigNature T anti-counterfeiting platform to assure identity and originality of textiles and apparel.
The trial displayed the capacity of the APDN platform for use in protecting massive international cotton crops from counterfeiting and dilution.
Dr James Hayward, CEO and President of Applied DNA Sciences commented: “We believe that the great success of this trial shows that the APDN anti-counterfeiting platform for textiles will be the worldwide gold standard for brand identity assurance in textiles. APDN can now mark massive volumes of product, on both American and foreign soils, and assure integrity of the textile supply chain at an unprecedented level.”
Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies will showcase the latest products and technological advancements in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2014 that will be taking place from 13-15 May 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Techtextil North America represents all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry from research and development, through raw materials and production processes, to conversion, further treatment and recycling.
Workers in metal foundries are exposed to many dangers, including not only the extreme heat but also splashes of molten metal. Products designed to give protection against this hazard must be tested for compliance with, among other standards, DIN EN ISO 9185.
Now manufacturers of protective textiles or textile based personal protection equipment (PPE) can have their products tested within 10 to 15 working days at the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim for the protection they offer against molten metal splash.
Messe München is reacting to market demand during this year's ISPO Beijing and the ISPO Academy in Shanghai and is starting the first summer ISPO in China in 2015.
According to the organisers, the desire of the industry for the summer platform in China has been expressed increasingly at ISPO Beijing, which has taken place for the past 10 years. In addition to Winter ISPO, it should simplify the required market coverage.
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the premier trade event featuring the outdoor recreation market including industry manufacturers and top retail buyers, reconvenes from 22-25 January 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, UT.
Kicking off the trade event is the annual All Mountain Demo that will take place on 21 January at Solitude Mountain Resort with hands-on opportunities to test the largest collection of outdoor products and backcountry gear.
Faults in product development can be expensive for clothing manufacturers, researchers for the Hohenstein Institute report. Inconsistencies in the materials, pattern, workmanship and function in the creative design process are said to put the efficiency of measuring the quality control at risk, due to the lack of central procedure for documentation or process monitoring.
As part of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim have been looking at the QM tools that would be appropriate for the short and creative product development cycle that occurs in the clothing industry.
Project manager Simone Morlock commented: “Our aim was to find a solution that is really geared towards the processes and the demand for creativity in the clothing industry, as well as what was possible from the point of view of organisation and timescales.”
According to warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer, warp-knitted spacer fabrics produced on the RD 6/1-12 and RD 7/2-12 (EL) are absolutely indispensable nowadays for use as upholstery fabrics and shoe textiles.
Groz-Beckert will be presenting its Tufting Gauge Part System at the Domotex 2014, the leading trade fair for carpeting and flooring that will take place from 11-14 January at Hanover, Germany.
The company is putting the emphasis particularly on tuft systems for applications such as automotive, artificial, and wall-to-wall.
More than 1,000 exhibitors from around 70 countries will also present the novelties and trends of the coming season at the show.
Performance Days trade fair for the newest functional fabrics for sportswear and workwear, that took place in Munich from 19-21 November, has reached a record 1020 visitors, an increase of 15.7% compared to the previous November edition.
The show says it has also achieved great results in terms of satisfaction level of visitors and exhibitors, scoring the ‘Best’ ratings in the opinion survey for the fair that just ended.