Fibres, Yarns & Fabrics

Introducing FreshPer4mance – seat fabric coating technology

25th April 2014 0 comment
Johnson Controls, a diversified technology company that serves the building and automotive industries, has introduced an innovative one-stop solution for keeping automotive seat fabrics clean as well as preventing them from getting dirty in the first place. Left untreated, automotive seat fabrics can easily become stained, unpleasant to look at and unhygienic. FreshPer4mance is an advanced coating technology that makes any fabric liquid repellent, anti-stain, anti-static and anti-microbial – or any combination thereof, the company reports.

INDEX 2014 confirmed as global meeting place

24th April 2014 0 comment
INDEX 14 has delivered on its promise to be the global meeting point for the industry, according to EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, after welcoming more than 12,500 visitors at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition centre. With representation from across the nonwovens and related industries, displaying a diverse range of products and services, INDEX featured 586 exhibitors from 41 countries.

A billion cars and a big opportunity

23rd April 2014 0 comment
It will come as no surprise that there was a major emphasis placed on the automotive sector at both the JEC Composites Show held in Paris last month and also at the INDEX 14 event for nonwovens held from April 8-11 in Geneva, Switzerland.

French textile machinery at ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014

23rd April 2014 0 comment
The UCMTF, French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is ready to showcase its offer at the ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014 exhibition that will be taking place from 16-20 June in Shanghai. France is the 6th textile machinery exporter worldwide with an annual turnover of more than EUR 1 billion (USD 1.3 billion). Evelyne Cholet, the Secretary General of the association, is very optimistic on the outcome of the next ITMA ASIA 2014, as the companies which will exhibit have already many customers in Asia and are well organised to offer them the best solutions.

Composites UK to host Marketing and PR course

23rd April 2014 0 comment
Composites UK is to host marketing and PR courses for the composites industry. The trade association will be teaming up once more with experts from Aro Consulting and Outsourcing B2B Marketing to host the one-day course on 19 June in Birmingham. This will mark the third time the Association has held this popular event, which aims to assist companies in the composites industry with enhancing their business and products through marketing techniques.

Turkey sets dates for ITM 2016

23rd April 2014 0 comment
ITM Texpo Eurasia, an International Textile Machinery Exhibition, will be held from 1-4 September 2016 at the Beylikdüzü Tüyap Convention and Congress Center. Pre-registrations for the anticipated event will start on 1 May. Uniting hundreds of domestic and foreign textile leaders, ITM Texpo Eurasia ranks among the leading exhibitions of the sector. Entitled to receive an international exhibition certificate, the exhibition also has a place in the global textile exhibitions calendar, the international arena where cutting-edge technologies are exhibited.

DyStar showcasing Jettex at 2014 FESPA

23rd April 2014 0 comment
DyStar will showcase its extensive offer of high quality, high performance Jettex digital printing inks, ranging from reactive, acid to disperse inks, at FESPA Munich 2014 trade fair that will take place from 20 -23 May 2014. A leading provider of dyes, chemicals, effects and services for the textile industry, the company believes in focusing on market-oriented research and development, offering several new products.

Patagonia invests in CO2Nexus

23rd April 2014 0 comment
Outdoor apparel company Patagonia has announced a strategic investment in CO2Nexus, a company that has developed a sustainable method of processing textiles and garments using liquid carbon dioxide. The investment is made through the company’s $20 Million & Change fund, launched in 2013 to help innovative startup companies bring about solutions to the environmental crisis through business. The investment caps a Series A round of investment for CO2Nexus, based in Denver, CO.

Supply Chain USA Pavilion at Texprocess Americas increased by 50%

23rd April 2014 0 comment
The SEAMS Association will once again organise the Supply Chain USA Pavilion at the Texprocess Americas trade fair that is co-located with Techtextil North America and will be held from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center. Dedicated to promoting sound economic growth for the US sewn products companies, the not-for-profit organisation supports the industry through various measures, which includes attending important international trade shows. The Pavilion supported by SEAMS will host 34 exhibiting companies. “Texprocess Americas is proud to have the SEAMS Association organise the Supply Chain USA Pavilion,” commented Kristy Meade, Group Show Director, Messe Frankfurt. “The growth of the pavilion is proof that the US textile and apparel industry is making a positive resurgence in the world market.”

Lightweight plane to raise energy conservation awareness

21st April 2014 0 comment
A new scientific and innovative initiative which is also philosophical, in that it aims to raise awaremess of energy conservation awareness, was revealed this week. The latest version of the Solar Impulse an aircraft which is to be the first to travel around the world entirely without fuel in 2015, was unveiled on Wednesday in Payerne, Switzerland. Advanced technical textiles are used extensively and on board are numerous innovative products and solutions from Bayer MaterialScience that make the plane especially lightweight and energy efficient, including a novel and extremely efficient insulating material for the cockpit, the materials company reports.