Dyeing, Finishing & Printing

BASF introduces innovative and efficient solutions at INDEX 2014

7th April 2014 0 comment
The chemical company BASF will present new and efficient solutions for the hygiene industry at the INDEX 2014, the worldwide primary exhibition of nonwovens, which will be taking place from 8-11 April at the Palexpo Exhibition & Congress Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The company’s experts will inform and advise business professionals about its comprehensive services and product range in the field of innovation, including HySorb new odour control and HySorb Mass Balance approach, binders for fibrous materials and of additives for hygiene, filtration and medical applications.

Date change for ISPO Beijing

27th March 2014 0 comment
Messe München International is moving ISPO Beijing to a time slot one month earlier than usual in 2015. This one-time change had to be made because of the Chinese New Year, which is celebrated during the usual date range for ISPO Beijing. Asia’s most powerful sports business platform will be held from 28-31 January 2015 at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing.

The 89th Textile Institute World Conference opens for submissions

21st March 2014 0 comment
The Textile Institute has announced that its next World Conference will take place in at the Lake View Garden Hotel Wuhan, China, from 2-6 November 2014. Jointly organised by The Textile Institute and Wuhan Textile University, the organisers invite submissions of original papers for oral and poster presentations at the 89th Textile Institute Word Conference (TIWC 2014).

Milliken presents new floor covering collections

13th March 2014 0 comment
The richness of a structured loop textile is explored with two new floor covering collections from Milliken innovation company, Inis Mór and Landscape. The collections enlarge the company's portfolio of high-performance product offerings. “Resilient textile constructions in floor coverings enable designers to elevate their space through both aesthetics and performance,” said Barbara Haaksma, Vice President of Design and Marketing for Milliken’s floor covering division. “By exploring the many ways a construction method can offer a variety of design qualities, Milliken can continue to provide floor coverings that fulfil a variety of designer and end user needs.”

Nobody saw it coming, let alone in 3D...

26th February 2014 1 comment
There’s a wealth of know-how in fibres and yarns for technical textiles behind the small Dutch company Applied Polymer Innovations BV (API). Based in Emmen, it has brought together around 20 of the key specialists who have previously worked at now-vanished major European producers including Enka, Akzo Nobel, Acordis and Diolen. Today, it is largely involved in R&D and lab and pilot-scale activities.

Advanced digital manufacturing solutions at InPrint 2014

25th February 2014 0 comment
Digitising industrial printing and deposition processes has transformational benefits, making them more flexible and responsive, more efficient, more environmentally responsible and more profitable, according to Xennia Technology, a company which will be offering its advanced digital manufacturing solutions at the InPrint 2014 industrial print show as a founding partner and sponsor. InPrint, taking place in Hannover, Germany, from 8-10 April 2014, is the first trade exhibition solely committed to print technology for industrial manufacturing.

Practical progress and innovation at RHL

17th February 2014 0 comment
The UK-headquartered specialist producer of de-watering, squeezing and calendering rolls for textile finishers, Richard Hough (RHL), has announced a major practical breakthrough with the development of squeeze rolls, which automatically compensate for the deflection occurring under full load during water extraction. This, along with the earlier launch by RHL of the unique RoberteX fibre roll with full resistance to harsh chemicals, has attracted huge market interest, the company reports. The company is now planning further product introductions over the course of 2014. Meanwhile, commercial growth continues to focus on expansion in Asia markets, where RHL has already established a customer base.

Follow the paw print...

11th February 2014 0 comment
It sometimes seems as if every second person in Germany owns a Jack Wolfskin jacket, with its familiar paw logo. The brand – which employs 700 people in Germany and had 2013 turnover of €324 million – is tremendously popular in the country due to the quality and functionality of its garments, based around tried and tested material concepts like the Texapore range of waterproof shells. The brand’s popularity is growing elsewhere too. Despite a slight downturn in sales in its key markets of Germany and Austria in 2013 – in line with general trends – sales for the company in the UK were up by 45% and also in China by 25%.

Strong footing for floor coverings with Monforts stenters

3rd February 2014 0 comment
Customised , high performance Monforts stenters are available as a central feature of the latest drying and coating installations for floor coverings. “Monforts has produced a number of stenter installations for drying and backing systems for modular carpet tiles, rugs, mats, textiles and other floor covering applications,” said Jürgen Hanel, Head of Monforts Technical Textiles Division. “The latest Monforts stenter, the Montex 8000 Series, is the most advanced carpet tile pre-coating stenter in the world – it’s a masterpiece.”

Success at ISPO Munich 2014

30th January 2014 0 comment
More than 80,000 visitors from 110 countries came to ISPO Munich that took place from 26-29 January. This year, the trade show experienced a strong increase of visitors from other nations, such as the USA and Russia. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of the Management of Messe München, commented: “The atmosphere at ISPO Munich 2014 was very good. All relevant statistics are extremely positive, and once again confirm our role as the international leading platform for the entire sports business.”

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