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In the run in to Techtextil, the leading trade fair for technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, organisers Messe Frankfurt have published the following article on the spread of nanotechnology in technical textiles. The article shows how nanotechnology is being used in a growing number of applications from clothing, through construction to regenerative medicine. Techtextil takes place in Frankfurt from 11-13 June.
Well known industry consultant David Rigby (formerly David Rigby Associates) is now providing personal advisory and consulting services to business owners, CEOs and senior managers in technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, with the aim of helping them create more profitable and sustainable futures for their businesses.
This video was made by Robert Newton a TV documentary producer whose family were in textiles in North Carolina for generations. Newton got the idea for the documentary after he found himself constantly correcting people who said that the textiles industry in NC state was dead. It’s a full blown TV documentary which lasts 30 minutes but its well worth watching.
The overall response from the exhibitors and visitors at the latest edition of Techtextil North America was confirmation that they were pleased with the show and venue, organisers say. The tenth edition of Techtextil North America took place from 19-21 March at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes a look at a new high-tech wave of interactive functional yarns and fabrics which are designed to deliver a whole range of benefits to wearers.
Market leaders in the sportswear sector will present specialist technologies at Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials from 10-13 June this year in Frankfurt, Germany, in co-location with Techtextil, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. The following text, provided by the show’s organiser summarises some of the leading technologies which will be exhibited.
Alexium International announced today that Duro Textiles, the licensee of its Ascalon nylon flame retardant treatment, will introduce a range of products to the textiles market at the Techtextil North America show which takes place in Anaheim from 19-1 March.
Coating and laminating engineering specialist Cygnet Tex-Web has unveiled a blade over roller machine designed to deliver exceptionally low coat weights of 10 gsm.
Its official - the next edition of Techtextil will be bigger than ever before. According to organiser Mess Frankfurt, the number of exhibitor registrations for the trade fair, which will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already significantly higher than at the comparable time two years ago.
25 German textile machinery manufacturers presented their latest solutions at two VDMA conferences this month in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey. Almost 600 participants from the Turkish textiles industry used the opportunity to learn how German technology can help the sector to cope with the tough competition from Asia and several German companies were able to close deals with Turkish customers during the events.
Gore-Tex producer W.L. Gore & Associates has invested in a new building at its Livingston site in Scotland. According to an STV report today, the environmentally friendly construction of the £5 million building has allowed energy consumption to be reduced by 25%.
Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a recognized leader in the production of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, has announced that it has purchased a state-of-the-art technical coatings line. The new high-speed equipment further expands the South Carolina based company’s capabilities by fully encompassing a broad range of width options in woven, knit, nonwovens and films.
“Fashion Stories” was the Autumn/Winter 2013/14 theme at Première Vision, the trade show for high-fashion fabrics held in Paris September 19 – 21. Combining historical references with a high-tech future, juxtaposing urban living with nature and the elements, and seeking adventure whilst yielding to emotion, a new generation of compact, dense, and tactile fabrics incorporated surprising technical aspects, developing a new relationship between fashion and active sportswear. This was achieved via all manner of woven, knit, and assembled double cloths which displayed a new level of technical know-how, allowing fabrics to express dual personalities.
Reactive Surface Treatment (RST) technology provider Alexium announced today that it has been awarded a $200,000 contract by the US Air Force Research Laboratory to demonstrate its Cleanshell CB treatments for chemical and biological protection applications. The contract follows two other purchase orders by the US Army in the last twelve months and is expected to further validate RST technology for defence applications.
International Newsletters has announced that the speaker on nanotextiles has been confirmed for its TCL2012, International Conference on Textiles Coating & Laminating. Dr. Dirk Hegemann from the prestigious Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) will address the subject Nano Textiles: What can be expected from it?
Alexium announced this week that it has successfully demonstrated its Reactive Surface Technology (RST) treatments for functionalizing temperature-sensitive fibres such as high-performance polyolefins to add new properties such as antimicrobial, adhesion promotion, and flame retardancy.
With ten months still to go, Techtextil, the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already almost fully booked.
“Over 90% of the exhibition space occupied in 2011 has been reserved; 86% has actually been firmly booked. Never before have we had such a good result at such an early stage”, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies.
All the signs are that Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, in Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 13 June 2013, will be a success. With a year still to go before the doors open, over 50% of exhibition space has already been sold and the market leaders are on board.
Experts wishing to give a lecture at the symposiums during Techtextil in Frankfurt, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens being held from 11 to 13 June 2013, are invited by the organisers to submit their manuscripts. The deadline for receipt of the manuscripts is 31 October 2012.
The high performance fabrics beloved of mountain sport enthusiasts are fast becoming a fixture on clothing racks. Their growing popularity is providing a boost for the Swiss textile industry.
Growth in sales for the industry overall has been in the “double digits for the past few years,” explains Moritz Becher. He is editor at Outdoor Guide, Switzerland’s biggest alpine and outdoor sport magazine.
The new improved Eco Applicator soft coating solution from Mönchengladbach, Germany based Monforts, is reported to be making a strong impact following launches at recent shows in Bangladesh, USA, India and ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai, by providing significant energy savings with reduced drying times and the possible elimination of a conventional wet-on-wet padder.
ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, Asia’s leading textile machinery exhibition, which was held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 12 to 16 June 2012, ended on a high note for the organisers with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors.
Messe Frankfurt has announced that the eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and the second edition of Texprocess Americas will be held from 13-15 May 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The first edition of Texprocess Americas took place April 24 – 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was co-located with Techtextil North America and aimed to create a synergy making the largest and best technical textiles, textile machinery, nonwovens, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas.
The ninth edition of Techtextil North America, now incorporating ATME-I, took place April 24 – 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was co-located with Texprocess Americas which resulted in a dynamic synergy creating the largest and best technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas.
According to Schoeller Technologies, the efficacy its energear textile technology has been confirmed in an innovative test process at the Hohenstein Institute. The Swiss company also says that the technology has received positive feedback from German Olympian equestrian Bettina Hoy and her horses. energear is a new textile technology from Schoeller that is said to ensure that the energy radiated by the body is returned to it.
P2i was promoting its ion-mask technology at the ISPO Munich show last weekend (29 January - 1 February 2012).
Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen.
Disruptive RST technology company Alexium has begun the commercial roll-out of its flame retardant, oil and water repellent nylon, which it says has met key technical milestones for flame retardancy, water repellency and durability.
Special nonwovens are at the heart of a BMW initiative which may well completely change the face of the automotive industry in coming years – with lightweight, carbon fibre-based cars achieving new records in fuel consumption and performance.
When digital inkjet printing first emerged in the 1990s, it was a welcome innovation for printing flags, banners, and POS textiles, made primarily of polyester. Using disperse inks for direct printing or water-based inks for sublimation, the technology was the answer for quick-turn, small runs or single pieces needed in the display business.
Global life and materials sciences company Royal DSM, owner
of the Dyneema UHMWPE fibre brand, has made an investment in NanoHoldings LLC,
a Connecticut, USA based company which specializes in breakthrough
nanotechnology discoveries in the field of energy.
NanoHoldings funds the development of world improving
technologies and is also said to have a solid business model for bringing
products to market that will balance sustainability with profitability.
Coatema Coating Machinery was given the Technical
Development Manufacturing Award for its Smartcoater technology by IDTechX at
the recent Printed Electronics USA. The award recognizes the most significant
development of a manufacturing device in the industry over the last 24
Coatema says it is especially pleased by the award as it
already won the prestigious prize for its Click&Coat concept during the
European Printed Electronics event earlier this year. "
Messe Frankfurt has announced Miguel Caballero, the' Armani
of Bullet Proof Clothing', as the Keynote Speaker for Techtextil North America and
Texprocess Americas 2012, to be held 24-26 April 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in
Designer, Miguel Caballero known as the ‘Armani of Bullet
Proof Clothing' founded his label in 1992 in Colombia's capital, Bogota. The
Miguel Caballero bulletproof clothing line was especially created for those
Recognizing a need for an inclusive conference to service
the needs of multiple production and bonding technologies and the converter
segment, INDA, the leading Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will
hold their new CAB 2012 Converting and Bonding Conference from April 17-19,
2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, S.C.
CAB 2012 is an expansion and replacement of INDA's highly
successful Needlepunch Conference. The new conference will encompass the full
shrink-wrap' gains traction
Adrian Wilson reports
It's been a year of solid achievement for Alexium in
commercialising its potentially disruptive RST technology.
The company is working with major prospective commercial
partners and also started-up a new production line at its headquarters in Greer
in South Carolina, USA, which triples its capacity.
And Alexium's Business Development Director John Almond
reports that the first mass market application for RST are getting c
iLoad, the latest
development from Swiss textile and technology specialist Schoeller Textil AG, was recognized with the
Swiss Technology Award in the segment ,Maturity Stage' at the Innovation Forum,
held at the Novartis Campus in Basel on 3 November.
In a two-phase adjudication process, a high profile jury of experts
carefully selected the three winners from among 96 applicants and awarded them Switzerland's
leading technology and innovation prize. The Swiss Technol
INDA names finalists for 2012 Visionary Award
Five consumer products ranging from a unique floor-cleaning pad to a disposable bra liner have been nominated as finalists for the 2012 Visionary Award.
Now in its 11th year, the Visionary Award, which is given annually to a new consumer product that utilizes nonwoven fabrics in its final form, will be presented at the VISION 2012 Consumer Products Conference, January 23-26, 2012 at the Hotel Intercontinental in New Orleans,
India's technical textiles industry is expected to grow to a value of Rs 1,58,000 crore by 2017, a senior government official said at the opening of Techtextil India 2011 in Mumbai, Moneycontrol reports.
"The technical textiles industry is forecast to grow at Rs 1,58,000 crore by 2016-17, with a projected growth of 20%. The industry has grown to Rs 63,000 crore in 2011-12 from Rs 41,000 crore in 2010-11, which is 11%
Triton Systems, Inc. has launched its Invexus brand of high performance, durable, conformal, nanothin coatings which are deposited via its patented atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition technology.
Invexus for liquid repellent, primer and anti-microbial applications was developed by the ASSET (Advanced Solutions in Surface Engineering Technology) division at Triton.
"Our coatings formulation capabilities coupled
International Newsletters has announced that the keynote speaker for TCL2011, the must-attend conference on Textile Coating and Laminating which is to be held in Orlando, FL, USA on 17-18 November 2011 will be Michèle Joris Sioen, Managing Director/CEO, Sioen Industries NV, Belgium. The talk will be entitled ‘Innovation - the partner to technical textiles.'
The program, which has been assembled by Bill Smith of Industrial Texti
Following the recent launch from Schoeller Textil AG, the company's energear technology will now be available commencing summer 2011 under licence from group company Schoeller Technologies.
energear is a recently launched novel textile technology from the Austrian textile innovator, that is said to ensure that the wearer's energy is reflected back to the body bringing health and fitness benefits. A print version (paste
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Polyester fibre and fabrics producer Teijin Fibers announced today that it has developed a new stain-resistant polyester fabric that offers, both water absorption to eliminate stickiness and oil repellence to resist oil-based soiling.
According to Teijin, the key to the breakthrough was the company's leveraging of proprietary fibre processing and nanotechnologies to succeed in covering the fibre surface with a 100-nanometer coating that consists of separate hydrophilic and oi
The ninth edition of Techtextil North America Symposium will be held from 24-26 April 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in at Atlanta, GA.
"We are pleased to announce that in 2012, ATME-I (American Textile Machinery Exhibition-International) will be incorporated into Techtextil North America. Also in 2012, Texprocess Americas (formerly SPESA Expo) will co-locate with Techtextil North America in adjacent halls providing tremendous value for textile and sewn pro
Techtextil, the world's primary event for generating business between manufacturers and users of technical textiles and nonwovens has extended its industry leading position with more than 24,500 visitors from 96 countries attending last month's Techtextil 2011 in Frankfurt. Visitors saw a host of innovations presented by 1207 exhibitors from 50 countries.
"This is a great success from both the national and internati
"Imagine plugging a USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it into a tablet computer." It might be a stretch, but ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University examining the use of conductive nanocoatings on simple textiles - like woven cotton or even a sheet of paper.
"Normally, conductive nanocoatings are applied to inorganic materials like silicon. If we can find a way to apply them to textiles - cheap, flexible materials with a contorted
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Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference ‘Managing Innovation In Textiles’, papers are now invited for the 2nd international conference to be held in Manchester on 30 November 2011.
The technical textile industry has seen major developments in the production of technical and industrial textiles. An extensive variety of innovative products have been introduced into the world market as a result of techno
TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas, a leader in the field
of inherently flame-resistant (FR) fabrics, is expanding its TenCate Tecasafe
Plus product portfolio with the introduction of TenCate Tecasafe Plus 580, a
lighter weight option for industrial safety apparel.
“Since its initial
introduction three years ago, TenCate Tecasafe Plus has become a force in the
industrial flame-resistant fabric market. And now its reach is expanding.
Engineered as a lighter weigh
First announcement and call for papers
International Newsletters has announced that the original
and most popular conference on textile coating and laminating is returning to
the USA. The venue for the 2011 meeting will be the 4-star Buena Vista Palace
Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Florida, on 17-18 November 2011. After the success of
the 2010 meeting in Cannes, France, this year's meeting is expected to be
The Conference Chairman will once again be Wil
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Adrian Wilson reports from Wiesbaden
As was reflected at Filtech 2011, which took place in
Wiesbaden, Germany, from March 22-24, the need for purer air and cleaner water
are just two reasons why the filtration industry has excellent prospects for
A demand for finer degrees of separation in industry – from
hydraulic oils to semi-conductor wash water – can be added to the list, as can
the need for better hot exhaust gas filtration, including diesel exhausts, and
for higher ene
Leading manufacturer of machines and ranges for the dyeing
and finishing of woven and knitted fabrics, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, is to introduce
its new improved soft coating solution at the leading technical textiles show Techtextil,
which runs from 24-26 May 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The new Eco-applicator is said to eliminate the need for a
wet-on-wet padder ensuring significant energy savings and reduced quantities of
softeners. Using trough and roller te
BASF is to present new
products in the fields of fibre bonding, additives and super absorbents at
INDEX 2011, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition, which is being held from
April 12-15 April in Geneva. BASF will be targeting customers from the hygiene
and nonwovens industry and all companies that require environmentally friendly
binding agents and liquid-absorbing polymers for their products.
Dispersions for fibre bonding
“Binding agents for fibrous mat
Competitive ski mountaineering
has a long tradition in the Alpine region. The thrill of tackling rocks and ice
is said to be attracting more and more followers and the extreme conditions on
high-altitude terrain present enormous challenges for both humans and
With the MT Cross Race Suit, Skinfit – an Austrian clothing
company for aerobic sports– brings its competition-tested triathlon know-how to
bear on mountain sports. The suit is finished off with c
Hohenstein researchers carry out field study into the effect of antibacterial clothing on
skin flora and microclimate. Trials show that the natural skin flora is
unaffected even after long periods of wear.
In recent years,
antimicrobial textiles have become enormously important, whether in the field
of technical textiles for preventing infection, medical/therapeutic clothing to
help in the treatment of atopic dermatitis or anti-odour treatments for
According to Messe
Frankfurt, the current number of registrations for Techtextil 2011,
International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, indicates yet
another successful exhibition. The organiser says that by the end of December, over
90% of the space used in 2009 had already been booked and there was equal
interest from new and returning exhibitors for the 24-26 May 2011 show.
“The mood is good
following Techtextil 2009, which set a new r
A well known and existing coating technique which has been used
for decades has recently been adapted by a UK company to provide a
revolutionary way of coating hot melt materials in various forms and on to
different substrates for wide-ranging industrial applications. The new
technology is known as EKOKOTE.
Web Processing (M/C) Ltd., based in Whaley Bridge in North
West England, and collaborative partner Thom Engineering based in Blackburn,
Lancashire, have t
German company Coatema Coating
Machinery GmbH has been awarded the JEC Composites Innovation Award for 2010
for Impregnating, Laminating and Calendaring for maximum flexibility and
process versatility in its patented Coatema Click&Coat machinery concept. The
prestigious prize was presented by Prof. Klaus Drechsler, of the University of
Stuttgart, to Mrs. Andrea Glawe, Deputy Sales Director of Coatema, during the annual
JEC Composites 2010 event in Singapore.
Researchers at the
University of Texas – Pan American have published the first results of their
work utilizing Forcespinning Technology to fabricate polymeric nanofibres and
metallic nanowires. The article, which appears in the November issue of the
peer-reviewed journal Materials Today, was authored by Drs. Karen Lozano and
Forcespinning is a patent pending technology that utilizes
centrifugal force instead of hot air or an electrostatic char
Bologna, Italy based high-tech
sportswear label Sportful, has launched a new collection of mountaineering and
ski outfits which incorporate a knitted fabric finished with a unique abrasion
resistant coating embedded with diamond hard ceramic particles.
The weft knitted fabric in Sportful's Dolomiti Windstopper garments was developed and produced by Swiss
warp and weft knitted fabrics manufacturer Eschler, and is used for the exposed outer
areas of both jackets and
TenCate Advanced Composites Europe
announced today that a contract has been
signed to supply TenCate Cetex carbon fibre fabric laminates for use in the new
Airbus A350 XWB and other EADS applications. Delivery of TenCate Cetex will
start to several Tier 1 and Tier 2 partners of Airbus that produce fuselage
panels and components for the Airbus A350 XWB.
material, which is characterized as high strength and low weight, will be
applied to the stiffening
Organisers would like to remind
delegates there are only a few days left to save on registration for TCL2010,
the international Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in
Cannes, France from 4-5 November 2010.
If you have not already registered please note that the last
date to qualify for the early-bird rate is 8 September. To ensure your place,
please register at www.technical-textiles.net/symposium.htm , or by emailing email@example.com or
Building on the success of
the first two IFAI Advanced Textiles conferences (in Berlin and Brussels), IFAI
presented a third successful edition in Paris 16-17 June, in the modern
Congress facilities of UICP (right next to the Eiffel Tower).
The Industrial Fabrics Association International hosted 70
participants from Europe and the U.S. at the 2010 conference, which focused on
major applications of technical textiles and investigated new technology
Cheese, chocolate and a chairlift over
a flowering meadow taking visitors to the Swiss pavilion is apparently one the
biggest draws at the World Exposition in Shanghai which runs to the end of
From May to July, more then 1.1 million visitors learned
about Swiss traditions and Swiss developments visiting the pavilion. Bratwurst,
rösti potatoes, raclette and fondue are said to be proving just as popular
among the Chinese and international guests as the
Swiss high-tech textiles
developer Schoeller technologies has launched a new fabric range called
‘energear’ which uses Far Infrared Rays to ensure that energy radiated by the
body is recovered to positively affect performance capacity and wellbeing. The
technology has applications in sports and outdoor, in the work environment and
in day to day life and runners are said to have reported lower pulse rates and
improved performance whilst wearing garments ma
Netherlands based TenCate Outdoor
Fabrics has introduced a new inherently flame-retardant fabric for group tents,
called TenCate Campshield. Scouting
Nederland, which is celebrating its centenary this year, will include this new
safety fabric from TenCate as a standard item in its collection of group tents
On the eve of the Jubilee Jamboree held to celebrate this very special
anniversary, Scouting Nederland dcided to provide its members with tents made
Leading Italian manufacturer
of warp and weft knitted fabrics SITIP SpA Industrie Tessili, showed its new Acqua
Zero range of ‘non-wetting’ fabrics at last week’s Outdoor show on the shores
of Lake Constance in Germany. Acqua Zero non-wetting fabrics are said to be durable
and unique in that they have inherent stretch but can still retain their water
repellency over long periods of time.
Speaking at Outdoor, SITIP’s Executive Marketing Director
Swiss knit fabrics manufacturer Eschler
and Austrian textile finishing specialist Grabher Group, have joined
forces to engineer
a new generation of functional fabrics for sports and workwear using
edge plasma finishing technology.
Plasma, known as the fourth state of matter, is created by
applying electrical fields to pure gas or gas mixtures in a vacuum
gas is then ionized and leads to a chemical reaction on the surface of
TenCate Protective Fabrics has announced
that its TenCate Defender M protective fabric for combat uniforms of the United
States military is now being evaluated for use in fire fighters’ garments. Engineered
with patented, inherently flame-resistant properties that are said not to wash
out or wear out, TenCate Defender M is claimed to be ideal for use as a thermal
liner for fire fighters’ turnout gear.
According to TenCate, standard issue for every ground
Schoeller Technologies’ ‘coldblack’ sun-reflector
and UV protector textile finishing technology has been nominated for this year’s
prestigious German Design award. Coldblack is the result of a
close cooperation between Schoeller and Clariant International.
“The nomination has taken us totally by surprise, admits
Hans U. Kohn from Schoeller Technologies. “It is an almost seamless extension
to the Swiss equivalent, which we won in November 2009. However, as
is on the way to being a standard part of everyday life. The outdoor industry
talk is of a "megatrend”, a new "attitude to life”. It is unlikely
that anything in the foreseeable future will change people’s enthusiasm for
experiencing nature. The outdoor sports industry is correspondingly optimistic
about the leading international fair, OutDoor, which takes place from 15 to 18
July 2010. Three key clothing themes will be highlig
- The seventh edition of Techtextil North America, which took place May 18 –
20, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia as part of a
co-location effort with both the ATME-I show and SPESA EXPO creating the first
ever Textile & Sewn Products Industry Week in an effort that is said to
have provided tremendous value for textile and sewn products industry
professionals at all levels of the textile and sewn products manufacturing and
Coldblack and Descente are
teaming up to sponsor Australian pro triathlete Paul Ambrose. Ambrose is a rising star in
professional triathlon and will race events globally in Descente apparel with
“I am looking forward to racing some of Europe's top
athletes, on what I consider one of the most challenging half ironman's in Europe.
I would like to tests my strengths on the bike, against the commonly known
culture of cyclists "The Germans". They ar
Organisers of TCL 2010, the
International Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes,
France, on 4-5 November 2010, have announced a keynote speech entitled ‘Breakthrough
Coating Technologies for Advanced Textiles’. Prof. Marc Van Parys, Head of
Textile Department and Research Lab TO2C, at the University College Ghent,
Belgium, will present a discussion on process and product innovations and how
they will affect the coating and laminating industry
Leading technical textile and
nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and
advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil
North America 2010 next month in Atlanta, Georgia. The show 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.
Some of the highlights of the
Techtextil North America
Symposium 2010 has announced that Kim Glas, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Commerce for Textiles and Apparel, is to be its Keynote Speaker at its
The latest technology, applications, and the overall
direction of the technical textile and nonwovens industry will be presented by
experts and leaders from around the world during Techtextil North America Symposium
being held from 18-20 May 2010 at the Georgia World C
The millennia old tradition of silk
production is about to be woven into the fabric of the 21st century. Under the ‘Tango
Biofabrics’ project, Japan's Teijin is attempting to develop new, eco-friendly
applications for Biofront, a type of bioplastic, in collaboration with
Kyotango, a city long known as the home of Tango silk crepe, or chirimen.
Teijin hopes to combine its advanced heat-resistant bio
plastic fibres with Kyotango’s traditional silk craftsmanship fo
SRF Ltd, a leading Indian manufacturer
of technical textiles, is planning to add to its product portfolio by entering
the laminated fabrics sector. The company, which primarily relies on
manufacture of nylon tyre cord, wishes to reduce its dependence on this.
According to the Business Standard, SRF will be the first
organised player to enter the laminated fabric industry in India and expects
its revenues from technical textiles to increase exponentially. Techni
The Institute of
Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University is to host the
6th annual international conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery,
Nonwovens and Technical Textiles, (ATNT) 2009.
The event, held in collaboration with Bannari Amman
Institute of Technology in India (BIT), will run from 7-9 December at the
institute’s campus in Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu, South India. The conference
will feature papers from natural fibres to
Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a
leading global producer of engineered polymers, has introduced Nexar polymers,
a new family of polymers which offer a unique set of key performance attributes
that Kraton says can be used in a myriad of applications, ranging from water
desalination, to industrial separation applications, to improving high performance
textiles and clothing. Kraton says that the unique permselectivity of Nexar membranes
allows for a tremendous flow of mo
After successfully taking part in
Techtextil 2007, Coatema Coating Machinery recently exhibited at the 2009 show
in Frankfurt in June and reported strong interest in its latest range of
products for technical textiles.
Even in difficult economic times, Coatema says it sees that
the technical textiles sector is still focussing on new concepts and that new
organizations are being formed as well as dynamic networks. The company’s own
experience is that Techtextil
The 10th Coatema International
Coating Symposium will take place at the company’s headquarters in Dormagen on
30th of September and 1st of October 2009. This time the symposium will be
introduced by a drinks reception on 29th of September 2009 and nine international
lecturers from industry and research will report on the latest results and developments.
Confirmed speakers to date are:
Dr. Klaus Hecker
of OE-A (a working group within VDMA), Germany:
P2i Ltd, a leader in liquid-repellent
nano-coating technology, has raised £4.1 million ($6.7 million), from new and
existing shareholders, to support its accelerating commercialisation and
P2i was established in 2004 to commercialise
liquid-repellent treatments developed by the Ministry of Defence. Its
revolutionary technology helps customers protect and improve a wide and growing
range of products including performance textiles (such as hiki
Schoeller Technologies AG is to show
its highly water repellent Nanosphere technology at this week’s OutDoor trade
fair which takes place in Friedrichschafen, Germany from 16-19 July. New tests
show that Nanosphere finish lasts longer than conventional finishes.
NanoSphere combines high weather protection with breathability
and long-term functionality, which Schoeller says is a pioneering finish that
is the best choice for functionality, ecology and sustainability.
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[US]; CHAN MARIE S [US]; MEADOWS MICHAEL E [US]; HONG MICHAEL [US]
of CA 2665628 (A1)
disclosure is directed to cellulosic textiles treated with h- PEI derivatives,
such derivatives possessing the general structure shown bel ow: (R)x - h-PEI -
(A)y where R is a non-hyperbranched hydrocarbon group (fo r example, such as
alkyl, alkenyl, arylalkyl, and arylalkenyl groups, where the n
Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a
leading global producer of engineered polymers, will showcase its innovative,
eco-friendly and cost efficient polymer families at the International Plastics
Expo (NPE) in Chicago, Il, June 22 – 26, 2009.
Kraton will debut its newly commercialized Nexar polymer
product family at NPE. The Nexar polymer family is uniquely designed for high
performance breathable fabrics, water transport, filtration and separation
UK based Itac will provide a
fascinating insight into the next generation
of its new adhesive and non- adhesive coatings products, when the company
exhibits at Techtextil, in Frankfurt this summer.
Itac’s participation for the first time at Techtextil ‘the
innovative interchange’, demonstrates a growing confidence in the success of
the company’s ‘ITS’ brand-technically advanced range of industry specific
adhesives and nonadhesive coatings. The rapidly
At the Interzum trade fair which opens today in Cologne, Bekaert
Textiles will introduce a range of new developments including mattress ticking
treated with Purotex. For this revolutionary innovation it received the intelligent
material & design 2009 award. The product was singled out in the ‘Best of
the Best’ category by an international jury, the exhibition organisers and the
design portal site red dot. The same
jury also presented Bekaert Textiles
With eleven product groups and
twelve areas of application, Techtextil covers the world market for technical
textiles and nonwovens in its entirety. With over 500 exhibitors, ‘Indutech’ is
the biggest area of application at this year’s Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main.
‘Indutech’ stands for the use of technical textiles in industrial and technical
fields, e.g., for materials, testing systems and research, for new
developments, progress and cooperation.
Andritz Küsters are underlining their
worldwide reputation as pioneers and experts for deflection-controlled roll
systems by presenting a high precision doctor blade at this year’s Techtextil
in Frankfurt. The patented MycroCoat system makes coating or finishing of webs
with a precision in the μ range (one thousandth of a millimetre) achievable.
Like the well known S-Roll and HyCon Roll systems by Andritz
Küsters the fixed comma MycroCoat doctor blade has a defle
Coating and laminating machinery
specialist Coatema, exhibited for the first time at the recent Arabplast09 in
Dubai and said today that the show was a great success, although the financial
crisis has hit the Middle East quite strongly. The company said it had showed
and shared its deep experience in coating and laminating and was happy to announce
that it had concluded two contracts for coating and laminating machines at the fair.
Coatema says it is experienci
Researchers at Monash
University in Melbourne have revolutionised the design of a fuel cell that
could make hybrid cars more reliable and cheaper to build and help reduce
carbon dioxide emissions. Goretex is the high-tech clothing material worn by
mountaineers and polar adventurers but now the Monash scientists have made a
fuel cell with it that could cut the world's output of carbon dioxide from
The breakthrough came about through the design of a fuel
Applicant: COROPLAST FRITZ MUELLER GMBH [DE]
Inventor(s): WITTIG GUELAY [DE]; SOEHNGEN MARCUS [DE]; FRIGGE CHRISTOPH
[DE]; LODDE CHRISTOPH [DE]
Abstract of EP 1927639 (A1) The technical self-winding textile adhesive tape for taping of cable loom in
automotive industry, comprises a thermally hardened carrier (1) having a
hardened cross-linked needle non-woven (3) formed from fibers (2) and a pressure-sensitive
adhesive coating (4) applied on a side of the c
21 January 2009, One Great George Street, London
London, UK - The London Technology Network (LTN) is holding
a one day networking event on Advances in 'smart' materials. The event will
feature presentations from McLaren Racing, Airbus, Ilika Technologies Ltd,
University College London and National Physical Laboratories and offers a
unique opportunity to identify technology partners through one to one meetings
and evaluate the latest research on coatings, surfaces and nano-materials.
Sympatex, a manufacturer
of environmentally friendly laminates used in high-performance textiles has announced
that it has partnered with bionic-textile finishing specialist, Rudolf Chemie,
and the jointl development of Bionic Finish Eco, the first fluorocarbon-free
durable, water-repellant (DWR) treatment for textiles.
Sympatex syas that Bionic Finish Eco represents a
significant departure from previous textile-treatment technology and explains
Nordson Corporation has
invested nearly half a million dollars in global upgrades to their Industrial
Coating customer demonstration labs in 2008. The company recently inaugurated
their new customer lab near Shanghai, China with events and training for
industry partners and customers. In addition to the recent opening in China,
Nordson's Industrial Coating & Automotive Systems group has upgraded many
of its laboratory and demonstration facilities worldwi