Dyeing, Finishing & Printing
Tanatex Chemicals will be present at Techtextil 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany from 11-13 June 2013, showcasing several innovative solutions to the world of technical textiles.
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.
A Monforts Toptex shrinking range has recently been installed at the UK’s Pincroft Dyers and Printers facility in Chorley, Lancashire, UK to ensure precise control of compressive shrinkage for the company’s range of camouflaged military uniforms and industrial contract workwear.
The Journal of Industrial Textiles has published the results of a study conducted by Texas Tech University and Enercon Industries that determined when spunbond polypropylene nonwoven fabrics are pre-treated with atmospheric plasma it increases the breathability of the fabric.
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.
Energy efficient membranes, silicone-coated textile fibres, a new master batch for tintable polypropylene or new technologies for integrating systems into apparel – these are just some of the inventions of the ten winners of the Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Prizes.
Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, will showcase its latest products at the upcoming Techtextil trade fair including its new nVision line of colour and additives for nonwovens. The company will also exhibit a wide range of sample products produced by its customers from a variety of market sectors and will have commercial and technical product experts on hand who will be available to answer questions.
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.
Sanitized AG, a leading producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics will be launching two new advanced additives designed for the protection of plasticized PVC at this year’s Techtextil in Frankfurt.
Alexium International Group has announced that its affiliate Alexium Government Solutions LLC (AGS) has submitted a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal to the US Army to develop novel multi-threat protection capabilities on military applications.
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.
Bayer MaterialScience has developed a new high-performance cross linking agent for the coating of temperature-sensitive textile fibres. The company’s polyurethane dispersion Imprafix 2794 XP is also said to have possible advantageous applications in glass and automotive OEM coating.
Alexium International Group has announced that Nick Clark, the group’s current Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, has been appointed Group Chief Executive Officer based in Greer, South Carolina.
Huntsman Textile Effects and DyTech Taiwan have announced a collaboration, which the two companies say, is set to drive sustainable excellence and world-class standards of high quality dyes and specialty chemicals for the Taiwan textile industry”.
Web Industries, a leader in outsource converting and manufacturing solutions, has expanded its printing capacity through equipment upgrades at its facility in Dallas, Texas.
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.
Alexium International Group has announced that its late product development phase and commercial roll out are proceeding to plan and that the company’s novel nylon FR treatment is quickly moving from development to scale-up and initial production.
Clariant has signed an agreement to sell its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. The total consideration of the sale amounts to approximately CHF 502 million, out of which approximately 460 million in cash, equivalent to 6.3 times the estimated full year 2012 recurring EBITDA of those businesses. The divestment has been approved by the Boards of both companies. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2013.
Alexium International Group (Alexium) announced it has received its second progress payment on a US Air Force contract this month, with additional progress payments on the contract expected over the next five months. Alexium’s says its financial position is strengthening, based on growing revenues from the US Air Force contract, awarded earlier this year and continued revenues from its commercial roll out of its novel FR nylon treatment.
Huntsman Textile Effects has launched two AEEA-free (amino-ethyl-ethanol-amine) alternatives for two of its key silicone softeners used in the manufacture of apparel and home textiles.
South Carolina based Mount Vernon Mills is now offering its Amsoft finish on all fabrics available within the brand’s six collections, to enhance the comfort of flame resistant garments made with Mount Vernon FR fabric.
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.
The market for chemical protective clothing is set for robust growth over the next few years, according to Chemical protective clothing: providing a life-critical barrier a new report from the business information company Textiles Intelligence.
Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) has announced that it expects to receive a cash payment of approximately $205,000 from the Australian Government under the 2012 Research and Development Tax Incentive (Australia) scheme.
Huntsman Textile Effects and the Netherlands’ DyeCoo Textile Systems are joining forces to develop and grow DyeCoo’s Supercritical CO2 textile processing technology with the aim of creating more sustainable products which will benefit the industry as a whole.
Monforts’ Klaus A. Heinrichs talks about his company’s participation in the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative.
Blue Competence is an initiative launched by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) to demonstrate the know-how and experience of its members for sustainable solutions. Key points of the campaign are technologies and products that conserve raw materials, reduce emissions and sustainably improve the living conditions of people.
Huntsman Textile Effects and HeiQ have announced a strategic business alliance with the launch of PURE by HeiQ, an innovative, new-generation silver product that is said to set it apart from other odour control solutions.
“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.
A new advanced Thies yarn dyeing installation in the UK went from the drawing board to full production in just six months. The first dedicated yarn dyeing plant to be installed in the UK for many years is now fully operational at Park Valley Dyers in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire; featuring a complete Thies dyeing installation.
Creativity, production speed and design quality through digital printing
Miroglio Textile will be taking one of the key challenges faced by the textile sector to the very heart of Prémiere Vision this week by means of an unprecedented performance by Stefano Arienti, an important Italian artist, which will entail the creation of new fabrics in real time.
Mr Zhang Jie, Chairman of the China Hi-Tech Group, visited A. Monforts Textilmaschinen in Mönchengladbach last month, to see for himself the latest addition to his group of companies with its worldwide activities.
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.
The University of Manchester and Beyond Surface Technologies AG have joined forces in the development of sustainable technologies for textiles.
The two organisations have come together to provide alternatives to fossil-based raw materials currently used in textile processing.
RHL calendering and squeezing equipment scores in geotextiles and medical sectors
New investment during 2012 by US technical nonwovens producers is said to be highlighting the benefits of calendering and water extraction technology from Richard Hough Ltd. (RHL), of the UK. Significant installations so far this year have been commissioned by leading suppliers to the geotextiles and medical sectors.
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 recent symposium on cosmétotextiles held at Interfilière Paris highlighted the growing success of these hybrid fabrics, as well as posing questions about their future.
A cosmetic textile is defined by the French Office for the Standardisation of Textile and Clothing Industries as “a textile article that contains a substance or a preparation that is intended to be released sustainably on to the different superficial parts of the human body, especially the skin, and which claim particular properties such as cleansing, perfume, change of appearance, protection, maintenance in good condition, or correction of body odours.”
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.
Specialty chemicals producer Clariant is rebranding and from today, 16 July 2012, will have a new appearance, a new logo and a new motto. A striking new high quality movie has also been made to communicate the new image. The Swiss company says the rebrand marks a new episode in its history because with its current portfolio it is better situated than ever before.
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.
The Huntsman Textile Effects (Huntsman TE) and DuPont Alliance has launched what it calls ‘another innovative product’ – Oleophobol CP-U, which is said to deliver maximum performance with minimum environmental footprint for the automotive and upholstery segments.
Hong Kong-listed Fong’s Industries Co. Ltd. (Fong’s) announced today that it has acquired a 100% stake in A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG (Monforts) from German based company L. Possehl Co. & GmbH (Possehl).
A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG is strengthening its commitment to technical textiles with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager to expand its product portfolio for this growth market. Monforts has appointed Jürgen Hanel as the new Business Development Manager, strengthening its commitment to technical textile applications.
Two of the strongest and most innovative textile and technology companies in the stretch knits and wovens sectors are joining forces. Swiss companies Schoeller Textil AG from Sevelen (St. Gallen) and the Eschler Group from Bühler (Appenzell Ausserrhoden) are to unite under the banner of Swiss quality, global presence and wide ranging know-how.
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.
Dr. Sam Moore of Hohenstein Institute America will present interim findings from a long term study of the effects of nano silver particles on the environment. The presentation will be made at the joint conference of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and the Southern Textile Research Conference (STRC) to be held May 20-22, 2012 at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawley’s Island, SC.
In this third part of a three part feature on sustainability Sabine Anton-Katzenbach discusses how retailers, producers and importers have begun campaigning for working conditions that are socially sustainable, within the scope of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Specialty chemicals supplier Clariant and Swiss textiles innovator Schoeller have worked with USA based sports performance brand Under Armour to develop its latest coldblack sportswear collection which offers advanced UV protection and reflection. The new collection was launched in March 2012 and is said to be creating a sensation in the US sports market.
DyStar Textile Services (DTS), the service division of the DyStar Group, has introduced its Sustainable Textile Service Programs which aim to help brands, retailers and their Industry partners reduce the impact of their products and processes on the environment and optimize supply chain costs.
Having secured significant additional finance in the past few weeks, Alexium now has a clear roadmap for accelerating the industry take-up of its potentially groundbreaking new flame retardant and oil and water repellent nylon treatment.
Ever since the media began discussing the amount of water needed to produce a pair of jeans, the image of an entire industry line has suffered. And unjustly! In fact, the textile industry is very committed to the protection of the environment, and so is the textile care sector.
DyStar has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) with the objective of strengthening its commitment towards sustainability.
Nike announced this morning that it has entered into a strategic partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V., a Netherlands-based company that has developed and built the first commercially available waterless textile dyeing machines. By using recycled carbon dioxide, DyeCoo's technology eliminates the use of water in the textile dyeing process. The name DyeCoo was inspired by the process of ‘dyeing’ with ‘CO2.’
DyStar has announced it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the collaborative venture established in 2011 by leading apparel retailers, suppliers and manufacturers with participation from academics and NGOs.
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.
Schoeller Technologies is launching a new fluorocarbon free textile finish which repels water at this weekend’s ISPO in Munich. The Swiss company, known for its innovative products, will exhibit its ecorepel finish for the first time at the Munich event which runs from 29 January until 1 February.
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.
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. "
Italian vertical fabrics producer Pontetorto has introduced a
new range of functional weft knitted fabrics which work with the skin's natural
process of moisture evaporation to offer dynamic comfort. The Dryfast Adaptive range
is on show at Performance Days, the functional fabrics road show which is being
held this week in Munich, Germany and in Annecy, France.
Known for its high performance fleece fabrics, Pontetorto
designed Dryfast Adaptive observing that the body con
ITMA 2011 Barcelona was a successful and rewarding event for
DyStar, which shared its sustainable textile processing knowledge, products and
solutions with its guests and visitors as well as attendees of the Sustainable
Textile Leadership Roundtable (STLR) and Textile Dyestuff & Chemical
Leaders Forum (TDCL).
Representing DyStar as one of the panellists at the STLR,
John Easton, Ecology Solutions Manager, commented:
"I think the one big idea
that come out
3 November 2011, Singapore Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of
high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries which was
originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid
and integrated growth in petrochemicals.
However they have now been realigned
under a new Global Business Model with effect from 1st November 2011.
Mr Rohit Aggarwal
will be appointed Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Planning. Mr
Aggarwal, a v
Specialty chemicals company Clariant today officially
inaugurated its Textile Chemicals Business Unit (BU) headquarters in Singapore.
Along with the inauguration of the BU headquarters, Clariant
is also celebrating the relocation of its global textile application technology
lab to Singapore.
The lab will be the main application development facility for
all new products developed globally by Clariant's Textile Chemic
Monforts has pulled out all the stops in the engineering and commissioning of a special Montex stenter line for Germany's BWF Protec.
Based in Hof, Germany, BWF Protec is involved in so many industrial niche markets its range of needlepunched materials is perhaps the widest available from any single source. As a consequence, a very versatile and unique Montex stenter solution was needed to meet all requirements.
"We are not making commodities o
Huntsman Textile Effects has officially opened its 12th Formulation and Distribution Center (FDC) in Sao Paolo, Brazil that further enhances the company's ability to shorten the supply chain in its Americas markets. The FDC will focus on the production of dyeing auxiliaries, pre-treatment and finishing products for local customers.
"Huntsman TE is the global leader in developing total textile solutions across all asp
Clariant's innovative program for fire retardancy, Sustainable Protection, was detailed in full on the 22 September, the opening day of ITMA - the first of six ‘innovation sessions' scheduled by the company during the exhibition in Barcelona.
According to Clariant, the new Pekoflam system is a fundamental breakthrough in durable fire retardant (FR) finishes and heralds a new generation in the production of FR protective
Innovation is the key theme for Clariant at ITMA 2011 and one of the most important developments being presented by the global textile solutions provider is Quiospheres, a high strength, high performance effect in cosmetotextiles that is said to generate wellness and well-being to the consumer through state of the art cosmetic microencapsulation that can be applied to any fabric.
Clariant says its high-tech t
Xennia Technology has announced the appointment of Mr Laurie Geldenhuys as Commercial Director.
Dr Alan Hudd, Xennia's Managing Director, comments: "Xennia has many years of knowledge and experience in developing inkjet inks for a variety of important applications. With this senior appointment we are driving the commercialisation of our existing developments, making ink central to our business. Mr. Geldenhuys
UK based Xennia Technology, a leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, will be demonstrating its range of inkjet printers and inks for digital textile decoration at ITMA, the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery, in Barcelona on 22-29 September 2011.
"Xennia's unique range of digital textile printing systems and inks offers compelling benefits to textile brands and production companies, including
Huntsman Textile Effects (TE) today challenged the textile industry to work in partnership and take on responsibility for environmental sustainability throughout all areas of the textile supply chain in order to reduce the global impact on the use of increasingly scarce resources such as water and electricity.
"The textile dyeing and finishing industry is one of the heaviest global consumers of water and energy. By 2030
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
DyStar says it is continuing to move ahead of expectations in spite of difficult market conditions as it returns to profitability. Overall sales revenue increased by approximately 15% over the same period last year.
"We wouldn't have achieved such good progress without the continuous and dedicated efforts from our employees or the strong support from our shareholders," commented Steve Barron, CEO of the DyStar Group.
"And we have made a number of chang
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ITMA 2011 is focused on innovation driving the business, with cutting-edge solutions for the entire textile value chain. Huntsman Textile Effects has announced it will showcase recent innovation delivering real value to mills, brands, retailers and consumers in terms of performance and total process cost reduction.
"Sustainability is a key topic today and Huntsman continues to commit significant resources to developing technologies and products with lower environmental im
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
Huntsman Textile Effects has announced the appointment of Mr. Kent E. Kvaal as the new Vice President of its Business Specialty Textiles Unit.
"Kent E. Kvaal is based at the Textile Effects headquarters in Singapore, and as Global Vice President of Specialty Textiles, he will continue to drive this important business unit internationally," a company spokesperson said.
"Specialty Textiles is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to a demanding set of markets in
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
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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
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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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Performance that protects – Protection that performs - is Clariant’s key theme for the 2011
Techtextil show which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 24-26.
“In many instances,
technical textiles are about protection – whether for people, for vehicles, for
buildings or for the environment. Clariant has the advanced solutions to ensure
that these materials provide exactly what’s needed when it’s needed – whether
strength, resiliency, antimicrobial p
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
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
Clariant’s Textile Chemicals Business
Unit has announced price increases for its ranges of textile chemicals and
textiles dyes of up to 15%. The price rises will take effect immediately.
“Continuing shortages in raw materials are creating an
on-going situation of rising feedstock prices for our business. This, in
combination with ever-higher energy and transportation costs, leaves Clariant
no alternative but to adjust the prices of our textile ranges for our
A cotton polo shirt
incorporating ‘coldblack’ technology from Schoeller Technologies has been put
through its paces by soq.de a leading German online magazine for the specialty
sports products and retail trade. soq.de is said to have its finger on the
pulse with its own successful biking and running team and Editor in Chief, Tom
Tittmann, asked soq.de team athlete Sven Meier to put the polo shirt to the
“I was able to
thoroughly test the polo shirt whic
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
A textile finishing technology
used to produce clothing that keeps the wearer cooler under sunny conditions
could be in line for one of Europe’s top design prizes. Coldblack, co-developed
in Switzerland by speciality chemicals company Clariant and textile technology
specialist Schoeller Technologies, has been nominated for the German Design
Prize (Designpreis Deutschland) 2011.
Coldblack technology, which the inventors claim provides
efficient heat management as w
Swiss chemicals giant Clariant has
unveiled Pad/Sizing-Ox, a new eco-efficient dyeing process that the company
says gives brand owners and retailers new opportunities to offer fashionable,
high quality jeans based on the most sustainable, resource-saving production
method to date. Visitors to the Munichfabricstart 2010 bluezone will be the
first to experience Clariant’s “latest step forward in Clariant’s Advanced
Denim technology that lets the textile industr
This summer, sun protection is literally a hot topic. Shading textiles such as
sunshades, blinds and beach shelters promise to provide cooling shade and
protection from harmful UV radiation and there is also more and more specific
UV protection clothing to be found in the shops.
But how in fact do textiles protect you from the sun's
radiation, and what differences between them should be taken into account? Dr.
Andreas Schmidt (AS) of the international Textile R
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
The Yeh Group, a leading producer
of functional knitted fabrics has announced plans to introduce DryDye fabrics
which use an exclusive waterless dyeing process that the company says will save
it millions of litres of fresh water annually. The announcement came at the
recent OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany and the Outdoor Retailer Show
in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Water scarcity and increased environmental awareness are
world-wide concerns which are causing a shar
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
German dyeing and finishing machinery
builder Thies GmbH & Co KG has launched a new dyeing machine for both woven
and knitted fabrics that offers ultra-low dye liquor levels. The new Thies
iMaster H2O has been designed to ensure economic and environmentally friendly operation
with advanced automation at low liquor levels and offers liquor ratios (textile
dyed: water used in dye bath) as low as 1:3.7 for cottons.
Thies says the iMaster H2O is based on 40 years'
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
The environment and ethically sourced
fashion will be on the agenda in London this coming autumn when leading
non-profit organisations the RITE Group and the Ethical Fashion Forum run two
major textile events alongside each other.
Located together for the first time at Central Hall,
Westminster, London, on 6th October, the RITE Group conference on sustainable
textiles and clothing will welcome the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) with its
newly named Ethical Fashion Source e
Intradeco Apparel Inc, a
manufacturer of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing , has pioneered numerous
energy efficient programs under its corporate sustainability objectives. However, Intradeco’s most recent success has
come from its subsidiary Inmobilaria Apopa, in Apopa, El Salvador, also known
as Inmo. Inmo has developed a process
which produces nitrogen-rich plant fertilizer from its water treatment
The recycling process was developed a
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
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
For many people, daily life entails a
constant change between indoors and outdoors,
from warm to cool environments. These fluctuating temperatures and conditions
can be a source of discomfort. Melchior Textil has come up with a range of new,
heat-regulating fabrics, suitable for the textile rental markets that are
designed to adapt to changing temperatures. The fabric is available in a number
of different weights and owes its unique functionality to smartcel clima fi
Researchers at the Hohenstein
Institute in Germany are helping local innovative manufacturers of sportswear
fabrics to improve the functional properties of their knitted fabrics by developing
practical construction guidelines.
In a recently completed research project (AiF No. 15481 N),
with funding from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
provided through the Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AIF), the
scientists drew specific con
TenCate’s Xennia Technology Ltd and
Reggiani Macchine s.P.a. today announced the completion of a full scale
demonstration model of their revolutionary diagonal multi pass digital inkjet
textile printing system. The system is said to enable reliable printing on
textile substrates in an industrial production environment at unrivalled speed
and with high quality.
The new system is
based on proprietary technology of all partners involved in the project and the
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
Europe’s first Montex 6500 JV
has been recently installed at dyeing and finishing company Tintoria
di Tavernola, which is based in based in Como Tavernola on the shores of
Como in Northern Italy. The recently introduced Montex 6500 JV stenter
designed and engineered in Germany and produced in Monforts Joint
facility, Monforts Fong’s Textile Machinery in China. The new Montex
incorporates proven Monforts technolog
TenCate subsidiary, Xennia, a leading
industrial inkjet solutions provider, will launch its range of
industrial-strength inkjet modules at IPEX in Birmingham which kicks off today
and runs until 25 May. The company says its robust XenJet inkjet modules based
on its own proven inkjet technology offer OEM and machine building partners the
opportunity to configure reliable inkjet printing solutions for their chosen
Xennia’s integrated modular approach is
Polyester fibre producer Teijin
Fibers Limited has announced the development of a new cationic-dyeable
polyester polymer, called V4, which it says can be dyed at ambient temperature
and pressure and also offers excellent fibre strength and stainability.
According to Teijin, V4 paves the way for the development of
ultra-fine highly multi-filament yarn as well as non-circular cross-section
yarn, both offering high-quality deep dyeing and colour clarity. Teijin Fibers
DyStar says that since the
acquisition of the DyStar Group and its German assets by Kiri Dyes &
Chemicals Ltd on 3 February this year, it has made major progress. Steve
Barron, CEO of DyStar told journalists: “We are pleased with the speed of
implementation of essential measures such as negotiation and signing of
important contracts with our suppliers, service and financial partners.”
In the meantime, the company’s production sites in Leverkusen
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
NanoHorizons Inc., a leader
in the creation of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care,
and industrial applications, will extend its global antimicrobial business to
Turkey through Uniteks of Istanbul, who will act as the SmartSilver distributor
to the Turkish market.
SmartSilver is a brand of antimicrobial additives that are
engineered using a patented process to integrate silver nanoparticles at the
molecular level into a variety of textile,
DyStar has reached agreement with
Lanxess owner of the DyStar production plants in Leverkusen and Brunsbüttel to restart
production at both sites in March.
This week, DyStar employees were able to enter the plants in
order to prepare for start-up of the facilities, the company said. According to
DyStar, orders for the necessary raw materials to start production have already
Lanxess, owner of the buildings and facilities used by DyStar
in Leverkusen a
DyStar’s CEO Steve Barron says the
newly acquired company’s management sees a huge opportunity to make the
business both successful and profitable.
Speaking at a two day meeting of the company’s Executive
Management Team in Rheingau, Germany, Barron said: “It is our declared
intention to deliver according to our shareholder’s plans. With such high a calibre
and dedicated global team we see a huge chance to make the business successful and
Xennia Technology Ltd, a
subsidiary of the Netherland’s Royal TenCate, is today unveiling its process demonstrator
for nano printing and finishing of textile materials at its Letchworth, UK
headquarters. The novel nano process technology, which TenCate says will change
the textiles industry, is based on inkjet technology, whereby ink or coating
particles are applied with great production precision and high speed. The technology will eventually enable TenCate to
DyStar’s new CEO Manish Kiri
has announced his senior management team for the DyStar Group. Manish Kiri
himself will take on the position of Chairman and Steve Barron, until now Vice
President responsible for Strategic Marketing at DyStar, will become CEO of the
Bart VanKuijk, previously Sales Area Manager for South Asia,
has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Viktor Leendertz will continue his
responsibilities as CFO in the new DyStar Group
Administrators have announced
that operations at DyStar Textilfarben GmbH and DyStar Textilfarben GmbH &
Co. KG at the four German DyStar sites in Brunsbüttel, Leverkusen, Frankfurt am
Main and Ludwigshafen are now set to restart under the new management of Kiri
Dyes & Chemicals Ltd. (KDCL).
“The investor has secured financing of the purchase price
and also met other conditions. The purchase agreement concerning operations of
the German DyStar Gro
DyStar’s owner, Kiri Holding
Singapore Private Limited, has appointed Manish Kiri as the company’s new
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective February 4, 2010 Manish
Kiri will replace J Mark Allan J. Mark Allan, will remain with the company as a
Strategic Advisor for a period of 6 months to assist in the transition of duties
and responsibilities, the company said in a statement issued this afternoon.
“Manish Kiri, together with the other m
Technologies AG reports that its coldblack technology is now being used in the
latest Porsche Design Sport Collection for men. Coldblack is a finish which can
be applied to fabrics to actively reduce the absorption of the sun’s rays and
offers reliable protection from damaging UV rays.
According to Schoeller Technologies, the Porsche Design
Sport Collection began with a cooperation between Adidas and Porsche Design
seven years ago and w
Indian Company Kiri Dyes & Chemicals Ltd. plans to take
over four German sites and 36 international subsidiaries
Up to 800 jobs in Germany and some 2,000 worldwide may be
Creditor committees agree to purchase agreement –
implementation due in January 2010
Operations at DyStar Textilfarben GmbH and the production
at three German sites are set to continue as the company confirms it has found an
investor in BSE-listed Indian manufacturer and s
Media reports say that India’s Kiri
Dyes and Chemicals Ltd (KDCL), an Ahmedabad-based company engaged in the
manufacturing of organic dyes for cotton fabrics, has executed a purchase
agreement with DyStar Group, a German-based company in a similar space.
Reports say that as part of the agreement, the company will
acquire DyStar Group and its selective assets for an undisclosed sum but suggest
the deal size is somewhere in the region of £100 million (about $164
Following the formal
commencement of insolvency proceedings today, DyStar Textilfarben GmbH will
continue full operations. “We will maintain business activities, the global
supply of dyes, additives and services for the textile and leather processing
industries is currently continued,“ the insolvency administrator appointed by the
Frankfurt District Court, Miguel Grosser from the law firm JAFFÉ Rechtsanwälte Insolvenzverwalter,
Preliminary insolvency administrator Miguel Grosser informs
Employees of GmbH and foreign subsidiaries to keep job after
institution of insolvency proceedings
Negotiations with potential investors continue
Operations at DyStar
Textilfarben GmbH will continue even after the anticipated institution of
insolvency proceedings next week.
“We are in a position to continue the activities of DyStar
Textilfarben GmbH, i.e. the global supply of dyes, additives
The preliminary insolvency
administration of DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG today set
up a works meeting to inform the employees on the current state of the investor
process at the following locations: Frankfurt am Main, Leverkusen,
Ludwigshafen, Geretsried and Brunsbüttel.
“There is no definite investor commitment at the moment“,
explained the preliminary administrator Dr. Stephan Laubereau. “However, the
search for a suitable investo
AG has been awarded the Textile Design Award 2009 by the Swiss Textiles &
Zumsteg Foundation for its sun reflector and UV protector textile finishing technology
The tenth biannual Design Prize Switzerland, which was held on
6 November attracted over 300 entries, nominated 36 projects and the eight-member
international jury selected six winners in different categories. The
competition with total prize mon
Eco fashion and design network C.L.A.S.S.
(Creativity, Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy), has announced the commencement
of its strategic partnership with NICE, the Nordic fashion industry educational
project. The partnership will involve a series of joint activities which will
lead to the common goal of increasing awareness and use of more responsible
materials for everyday living.
To kick-off the collaboration, CLASS has been named as the official
supplier of all
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
Schoeller Technologies AG, a Swiss
licensing company for innovative textile technologies, is to show a new range
of workwear incorporating its 3XDRY moisture management technology at this November’s
A+A safety and health at work show in Dusseldorf.
In many professions work is intensive, often stressful and
at times carried out under extremely hot conditions. According to Schoeller,
with its 3XDRY textile finish, the moisture management in workwear, protective
Frankfurt-based chemical company and global supplier of dyes, additives and
services for the textile and leather processing industries, can continue
supplying its customers whilst it seeks new investors. “We have made great
progress in our talks with banks and secured creditors. This allows us for the
time being to continue our operations at DyStar Textilfarben GmbH and resume
delivery of our products,” confirmed the preliminary insolvency
DyStar Textilfarben GmbH,
DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG as well as DyStar Holdings
GmbH, global providers of dyes, auxiliaries and services for the textile and
leather processing industry, announced that they have filed an insolvency
petition yesterday with the Local Court Frankfurt am Main for the company’s
business operations located in Germany.
DyStar’s insolvency filing includes the company’s sites in
Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Bruns
The Institute of Chemical and
Engineering Sciences (ICES), a research institute of the Agency for Science,
Technology and Research (A*STAR), signed a Laboratory in Research Institute
(Lab-in-RI) agreement today with DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd (DyStar), the local
branch of DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG headquartered in
Frankfurt, Germany and a leading German provider of products and services for
the textile and leather industry. The DyStar resea
DyStar has announced the
launch of a range of Dianix dyes for polyester. The company says that its new
disperse dye selection which is available under under its econfidence program
avoids chemical contamination issues and is ideal for meeting retailers RSL and
ecolabel requirements as well as for colouration of recycled polyester.
Ecological issues are becoming increasingly important for
retailers and consumers as well as textile manufacturers and DyStar
Teijin Fibers Limited has
announced plans to withdraw from the operations of Teijin Group core textile
yarns dyeing plant Teijin Nestex Limited, based in Ishikawa, Japan, and to
dissolve and liquidate the company at the end of March 2010.
Teijin Nestex’s predecessor Daishojiseren Ltd. joined the
Teijin Group in 1951 and the company has functioned as the Group’s core textile
yarns dyeing plant for the past approximately 50 years. During this time, the
Agion has announced the
launch of its Agion Active, which it says is the first textile treatment to
combine antimicrobial protection with brand new industrial-strength odour
elimination in a move that will take odour control into the mainstream for
Agion’s silver-based antimicrobial technology, which the
company says has been proven in over 15 million pairs of shoes, naturally
fights bad smells by killing the bacteria that cause them. Agi
Clariant’s Textile Business, the
leading supplier of chemicals and dyes for the textile industry, took visitors
to its Techtextil 2009 stand, on a voyage of discovery. The company launched new
products that it says, give the technological and ecological edge to its technical
textiles customers. Fast-moving sectors such as mobiltech, buildtech/hometech
and medtech/ Indutech were the focus and customers benefited from
solution-based and sector-specific offerings.
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Inventor(s): GOREN AEK MARIJA
[SI]; RECELJ PETRA [SI]
Abstract of SI 22682
The subject of the
invention is a procedure for treatment of textiles against the infection by the
methicillin-resistant bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). The procedure for
treatment of textiles against the infection by MRSA according to the invention
is defined so that textile samples intended for impregnation in a bath
containing 1-5 g/l 48 d
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Inventor(s): FANG XINGGAO
[US]; CHAN MARIE S [US]; MEREDITH MICHAEL BRETT [US]; SHUKLA PIYUSH [US]; HONG
Abstract of CA
The present disclosure is directed to synthetic textiles treated with h-P EI
derivatives, such derivatives possessing the general structure shown belo w:
(R)x- h-PEI - (A)y where R is a non-hyperbranched hydrocarbon group, said
hydrocarbon group having at least one linear portion, said li
& CO [US]
Inventor(s): FANG XINGGAO
[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
Huntsman Corporation yesterday announced
the acquisition of the Baroda Division of Metrochem Industries, a manufacturing
facility for the production of intermediates and specialty products for
textiles, located in Baroda, India. The Baroda Division today has more than 700
employees and contractors, and current annual sales of approximately 2.4
"This acquisition is a major milestone in our strategy.
With this move we are realigning our manufacturing footpr
Novacel, a leader in surface
protection, has furthered its work in developing protective solutions for the
carpeting and textiles market by introducing its Novacel 9357 range, an
innovation demonstrating the company’s determination to manufacture products
that are more environmentally friendly.
Devoted to the protection of showroom carpeting
(polypropylene or needle punched fibres), and more widely to textiles, this
30-µm-thick, transparent, colourless polyethyle
Invista’s apparel customer
service facility for North America has moved to its Applied Research Centre in
Newark, Del., now offering brand standards testing, customer-inquiry analysis
and in-process management, in addition to its existing research and development
“Guided by Invista’s strong focus on innovation, we have
used this research facility in the past to explore new ideas for fibre and
fabric applications,” said Robert Dzielak, North
Nanotech, Inc. has announced that the one of the Company's exclusive
distributors signed a contract with Coats Plc, a textile manufacturer based in
England, to coat the machinery in their yarn dyehouse facility located in
Bursa, Turkey with the Company's award winning nanotechnology based thermal
insulation and corrosion resistant products, Nansulate® EPX and Nansulate® High
Heat industrial coating. The project will commence the week of March 16, 200
is growing around the world for bedding with integrated hygienic function and Switzerland's
Sanitized AG, the leading specialist for antimicrobial hygiene concepts, will
be present at the Interzum in Guangzhou for the first time showing its individual
solutions for mattresses and bedding hygiene management. Quality testing is
carried out by SGS Shanghai according to Swiss standards.
Unpleasant odours caused by bacteria, allergic reactions to
Huntsman Textile Effects,
a division of Huntsman Corporation and a leading manufacturer of dyes and
textile chemicals, announced it will establish new headquarters in
Singapore. The move is a major milestone of the division's previously announced
restructuring and will significantly contribute to the division's focus on
serving selected global market segments from the region most expected to fuel
growth in the years to come.
Headquarters for Textile Effects is currentl
Huntsman Textile Effects and Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, have introduced
Gentle Power Bleach, a revolutionary solution for bleaching textiles in a more
environmentally friendly way.
Gentle Power BleachTM is a new bleaching technology from
Huntsman based on a first to market enzyme innovation from Genencor. The new
peroxide bleach system allows for low temperature bleaching of textiles at 65°C
and at a neutral pH range. By lower
Huntsman Corporation today announced
that its Textile Effects division has completed all major elements of the
previously announced restructuring of its organization and that the division is
well under way in implementing its strategy to focus on selected global market
segments and adopt a streamlined business support model more fully aligned with
"We are pleased with the rapid progress we have made
toward making this business profitable and sustainable
Billy Hunter reports from Expofil/ Premiere Vision
Lenzing has launched its Tencel
botanic denim for ecoists here at Expofil/ Premiere Vision. There is no doubt
that denim manufacturing has a high environmental impact and in response Lenzing
in collaboration with supply chain partners, proposes to optimize the
production process from fibre to finished garment, using the latest thinking
and best technology available to create true ‘low impact’ denim jeans.
Paul Hulme, President
of the Materials & Effects division of Huntsman Corporation, announced
today that the company has completed a comprehensive review of the strategy for
its global Textile Effects (TE) business.
As a result, the Textile Effects business will move to implement a new
structure that will see its operations expand significantly in Asia and consolidate
in the Americas and in Europe as it transitions from a regional to a global,