Industrial

  • 21st August 2014

    Digital technology driving textile printing industry

    ITMA 2015 will feature a dedicated chapter on textile printing technology. Strong support has been received from ESMA, which is looking forward to showcasing its latest innovations at ITMA 2015....

  • 20th August 2014

    China gets new centre for superfine fibre based synthetic leather

    After all the production lines are put into operation, Top Sun will become the top third Chinese domestic superfine fibre enterprise....

  • 20th August 2014

    Worldwide output of digitally printed textiles is set for strong growth

    Worldwide output of digitally printed textiles is growing at an annual rate of 25%, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Opportunities and applications for digital textile printing....

  • 20th August 2014

    Suominen receives new FSC and PEFC certifications at its European plants

    Certification is granted for companies that can ensure that its labelled products contain wood-derived products from recognised, sustainably managed forests. ...

  • 20th August 2014

    Techtextil 2015 heading for new exhibition-space records

    The number of registrations is expected to have a positive impact on the new hall exhibiting functional apparel textiles....

  • 19th August 2014

    Scott & Fyfe launches Polymat FR for fire retardant applications

    The new product is designed to offer fast resin flow, improving reliability of production when used with highly filled resins....

  • 19th August 2014

    Meisheng Group develops waterborne microfibre and air layer fabric

    The waterborne microfibre fabric is the first of this kind of product launched in the Chinese domestic market....

  • 18th August 2014

    Textile Technology Center receives $150,000 from state

    Textile industry leaders state the need for a more skilled workforce, while young people often try to steer clear of textile jobs....

  • 18th August 2014

    North Carolina’s College of Textiles awarded first Wal-Mart grant

    The grant recipients were selected for their ability to address two key areas that currently present barriers to increased domestic manufacturing....

  • 18th August 2014

    Medical nonwovens demo centre established in Guangdong

    In 2013, Jiujiang has realised a GDP of US 2.14 billion, and the industrial and commercial revenue amounted US 343.47 million. ...

  • 15th August 2014

    K-Sorb to be introduced to Asian market at CINTE Techtextil

    K-Sorb contains the company’s Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) and is said to provide unparalleled levels of absorption and retention of sweat....

  • 15th August 2014

    John Davidson to discuss carbon fibre manufacturing at GoCarbonFibre

    Building a carbon fibre line is capital intensive, and vertical integration has to be considered in order for the company to succeed....

  • 15th August 2014

    Technical textiles firm Capatex receives funding for expansion

    The N'Tech grant fund was set up by Nottingham City Council after it secured the money from the government's regional growth fund....

  • 15th August 2014

    Elliotts G-Flex Gloves get hand protection certification

    According to Elliotts, it is the manufacturer first in the world to certify these types of gloves to Australian/New Zealand standards....

  • 14th August 2014

    China’s D&Y Group gets acceptance on new textile technologies

    Both projects, aimed to fill the existing gaps in the market, have been accomplished by DAIYIN Textile and Garment Group Shandong....

  • 14th August 2014

    Getting the pressure right with the Hohenstein Institute

    The Institute will be introducing its testing and quality control of compression hosiery during the webinar set to take place in November....

  • 13th August 2014

    Composites Europe showcases wind energy solutions

    Already today, nearly one in seven Composites Europe visitors are wind energy professionals seeking information on materials solutions....

  • 13th August 2014

    Finns say recycled fibres can make better fabrics

    Fabric better than the original can be obtained by using solvents to break down worn out textiles, the VTT reports....

  • 13th August 2014

    Chinese breakthrough on bio based PTT fibres

    According to the ChengHong Group, with the development of PTT technology it has broken the DuPont monopoly in the industry. ...

  • 12th August 2014

    Andritz Group reports solid business development in first half of 2014

    The company has reported a good order intake in the Pulp and Paper and Metals business areas in the first quarter of 2014....

  • 12th August 2014

    Bemis Company announces leadership transition

    William F. Austen succeeds Henry J. Theisen, who will continue as Executive Chairman of the company until his planned retirement in 2015....

  • 12th August 2014

    Empa scientists grow structurally pure carbon nanotubes using molecular seeds

    Carbon nanotubes could help create next-generation electronic and electro-optical components that are smaller than ever before, achieving faster switching times....

  • 12th August 2014

    GOCarbonFibre features exclusive site visit to RWTH Aachen

    GOCarbonFibre delegates will be given a full tour with the opportunity to view the complete production process in operation. ...

  • 11th August 2014

    Technical Absorbents presents water removal technology at Filtration 2014

    The company will be displaying both its fibre and fabric technologies at the INDA’s organised event in Baltimore....

  • 11th August 2014

    SGL Group progresses with realignment

    The main focus for the company now lies on portfolio optimisation and the concentration on core competencies, SGL Group reports. ...

  • 8th August 2014

    Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics businesses in North America

    The acquisition is expected to complement the group’s existing business in engineered fabrics and broaden its product range in North America. ...

  • 7th August 2014

    IDEA 2016 moves to ‘America’s walking city’

    To accommodate the show’s growth, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center offers IDEA a space equivalent in size to that of Miami Beach....

  • 7th August 2014

    SSM presents new winder for technical yarns at CINTE Techtextil China

    The SSM DURO-TW precision winder is said to offer a new level of flexibility and winding quality, to fulfil all customers’ requirements. ...

  • 7th August 2014

    Smart, hybrid and multiple materials workshop

    A workshop to discuss the scope of the funding call by the Technology Strategy Board will take place in London on 9 September 2014 at the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining....

  • 6th August 2014

    Biobased nylon intermediates become focus of Genomatica’s development programme

    Genomatica is focused on developing biobased processes that deliver the exact same chemicals as those made with petroleum-based feedstocks....

  • 6th August 2014

    Teijin Thai subsidiaries recognised for enhancing safety awareness

    Since 1986, the National Occupation Safety and Health Award recognised outstanding initiatives in Thailand’s environmental, safety and health field....

  • 6th August 2014

    Composites Europe 2014 presents new themes and special areas

    More than 400 exhibitors from 25 nations are expected to present new lightweight construction concepts at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre....

  • 5th August 2014

    Total cover for Guanghzhou

    Around 40,000 tons of warp knitted fabrics are now produced annually for large scale advertising billboards and hoardings. Read more about the findings that were presented by VDMA Textile Machinery Association at the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition......

  • 5th August 2014

    Oerlikon Neumag technologies for technical nonwoven production

    The company’s new Staple FORCE S 1000 is said to enable swift product colour changes with considerably lower waste....

  • 4th August 2014

    Freudenberg expands portfolio with acquisition of Hänsel brand

    With the acquisition of the Hänsel brand, the company is extending its comprehensive portfolio and know-how in the field of knitted fabrics....

  • 4th August 2014

    Low grade cotton nonwoven collects up to 50 times its own weight in oil

    Researchers believe nonwoven cotton webs as an oil sorbent have tremendous potential for application in real-time oil spill scenarios. ...

  • 4th August 2014

    Italian textile machinery orders on the rise for Q2

    This growth in orders came entirely from the foreign markets, according to the Association’s President Raffaella Carabelli....

  • 1st August 2014

    Concrete Canvas presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

    A company has been recognised for a flexible concrete impregnated fabric that forms a thin, durable waterproof and fire resistant concrete layer....

  • 31st July 2014

    First stage of software tool for composite component design completed

    A new software tool designed by PROSEL project will assist with the design and development of new composite component applications. ...

  • 31st July 2014

    Successful start-up for jumbo Tencel production plant

    A new Tencel facility is decisive to ensure the long-term viability of fibre production at the Lenzing site, said the company’s COO....

  • 30th July 2014

    Composites UK and Design Council to promote business benefits of design

    The workshop will introduce design as a framework for innovation and will explain why you should understand this business’s best kept secret....

  • 29th July 2014

    New programme for Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo

    On the show floor attendees can discover the world of extreme sports and the specialty as well as technical textiles. ...

  • 28th July 2014

    Groz-Beckert at CINTE Techtextil China 2014

    Groz-Beckerts will focus on specific needle solutions for the automobile industry at the upcoming CINTE Techtextil China exhibition....

  • 28th July 2014

    New Xennia range for digital polyester fabric printing

    New Xennia Corundum range of digital textile inkjet inks offers unsurpassed colour vibrancy and industrial reliability, according to the manufacturer....

  • 25th July 2014

    TenCate reports revenue growth in Q2 2014

    After a weak first quarter, the company maintains its growth projection in respect of the trend in revenues for the company....

  • 24th July 2014

    Opportunities for Italian machinery in Uzbekistan

    Many of the current projects in Uzbekistan require technologically advanced machinery, explained Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT....

  • 24th July 2014

    Summit will explore business benefits of an effective sustainability strategy in textiles and clothing

    Leading textile machinery companies have confirmed their sponsorship of the event that sets out to deliver an inspirational, forward-looking agenda. ...

  • 23rd July 2014

    First half earnings increase at Autoneum

    Autoneum reports it has further strengthened its position as technology leader in the first half of 2014 with expanded portfolio and new sites located globally....

  • 22nd July 2014

    Flat knitted technical textiles showcase for Stoll

    Flat knitting machine builder Stoll says its 'Technical Textiles' pave the way for greater sustainability with its research and development assignments...

  • 22nd July 2014

    China Technical Textile Watch: No further progress for Shenzhen Selen aramid project

    The Shenzhen Selen project is still in the stage of signing the joint investment framework agreement with Chengrand Research Institute....

  • 22nd July 2014

    China Technical Textile Watch: Yantai Tayho drives military & police protection equipment upgrade

    In the future, Yantai Tayho plans to gradually radiate to all domestic models including fighters and large aircraft....

  • 21st July 2014

    Brazilian debut for Monforts Allround modular coating head

    A new Montex Allround is said to offer considerable benefits to manufacturers of coated technical textiles , especially with regards to its flexibility. ...

  • 21st July 2014

    China Technical Textile Watch: Para aramid paper based composites demonstration production line built

    At the moment, the high-grade aramid paper products are almost entirely dependent on imports in China, our correspondent Oliver Haiqing Hua reports....

  • 18th July 2014

    Carbon fibres on the advance with Oerlikon

    At the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME, Oerlikon Barmag company focussed on this very promising market with an information showcase....

  • 18th July 2014

    Sonobond announces trademark registration approval

    The result of the new machine line is ultra-reliable seams achieved up to four times faster than with conventional sewing machines....

  • 17th July 2014

    Sensing Tex named as one of Catalonia’s most promising companies

    Catalonia based technology company has been chosen as one of the best 21 companies in the region to invest....

  • 17th July 2014

    Archroma publishes ZDHC MRSL compliant list

    The list is said to be the most comprehensive that is available to textile manufacturers, brands and retailers on the market at the moment. ...

  • 17th July 2014

    Composites UK highlights need for composite recycling

    Global carbon fibre demand is predicted at 60,000 tonnes by 2015, with the UK using about 6% of this....

  • 17th July 2014

    Miller Weldmaster presents new AES1900 for banner manufacturers

    The new state-of-the-art machine model is capable of accommodating banners of almost any size, according to the manufacturer....

  • 16th July 2014

    Scott & Fyfe presents innovative silicone hose reinforcement solution

    The new product is said to have some outstanding properties to enable silicone hose manufacturers to gain substantial competitive advantage....

  • 16th July 2014

    INDA announces Pure Opportunity theme for Filtration 2014

    INDA’s President David Rousse believes the new features of this year’s Filtration 2014 programme demonstrates INDA’s commitment to advancing the success of filtration professionals....

  • 15th July 2014

    Low & Bonar reports strong growth

    The Group has made a strong start to the year, with constant currency sales and profits significantly ahead of last year....

  • 14th July 2014

    GOCarbonFibre reveals new agenda for 2014

    The programme divided into four sessions is going to address the main concerns and prospects facing the carbon fibre industry....

  • 14th July 2014

    SGL Group starts production of new thermoplastic compatible carbon fibres

    The company has received its first orders for the new heavy tow carbon fibre SIGRAFIL C 50k....

  • 14th July 2014

    Technical Absorbents launches K-Sorb at Emergency Services Show

    The composite structure of the K-Sorb material allows sweat to rapidly be absorbed from the body, providing a dry, comfortable feeling....

  • 11th July 2014

    SSM launches new products at ITMA Asia 2014

    The company displayed six machines, five of which were shown in Asia for the first time....

  • 11th July 2014

    PTC Group presents latest technology components in Shanghai

    The group showcased its latest developments and technology designed to produce savings in energy, consumables and maintenance effort....

  • 11th July 2014

    Japanese university researcher gets materials science award for work on hydrogels

    Professor has been recognised for his original work on the mechanical properties of extremely tough double network gels....

  • 11th July 2014

    China Technical Textiles Watch: China’s industrial textiles industry in 2013

    China completed 11.3 million tons of industrial textile fibre processing volume in 2013, showing year-on-year growth of 11.9% and accounting for a 23.3% share of total textile fibre processing. ...

  • 10th July 2014

    Huntsman takes sustainability action to see a better world

    Huntsman's approach to sustainability is grounded in the belief that individual actions have the power to make extraordinary changes, the company’s President reports....

  • 10th July 2014

    Change of date for ITM 2016 exhibition

    The leading textile exhibition had to be moved following the demand from participating brands and exhibitors....

  • 8th July 2014

    TenCate Mirafi geosynthetic judged best in Montana State University study

    The study findings prove that incorporating TenCate Mirafi RS580i will result in better roadway performance, sustainable use of materials, and faster construction, according to the manufacturer....

  • 7th July 2014

    Hypetex first coloured carbon fibre

    The carbon fibre industry is set for an injection of colour following the launch of Hypetex, the world’s first coloured carbon fibre brand....

  • 4th July 2014

    EDANA and INDA announce venue for Outlook Plus Latin America

    Outlook Plus Latin America, the first occasion for global nonwovens associations to partner in a Latin American event, will take place in Sao Paulo next year....

  • 4th July 2014

    Textile Terms and Definitions goes digital

    The current online version of the definitive collection of all industry terms includes around 4,000 terms. ...

  • 4th July 2014

    China – BCF market with a future

    According to Oerlikon Neumag, the Asian market is focused on the production of contractual goods but there seems to be a change coming....

  • 3rd July 2014

    NDC Infrared Engineering and Beta LaserMike to form NDC Technologies

    A new company will offer a more comprehensive portfolio of gauging solutions across a multitude of industries, increasing the distribution channels....

  • 3rd July 2014

    Textile silver nanocoatings show benefits over regular coatings

    Bernd Nowack and his team of the Empa research institution, have looked at how silver coatings behave in the washing machine and assessed whether they need specific regulation....

  • 3rd July 2014

    Mitsubishi Rayon to double capacity at US carbon fibre plant

    Japanese fibre producer Mitsubishi Rayon is planning to double its US carbon fibre manufacturing capacity as worldwide demand for carbon fibre increases at an annual rate of more than 20% for industrial applications...

  • 2nd July 2014

    Composites Europe 2014 puts spotlight on biocomposites

    Biocomposites are gaining in importance, according to Dipl.-Phys. Michael Carus, the Managing Director of the nova-Institut, who looked at the industry’s future....

  • 2nd July 2014

    £3.9m refinancing for WSP Textiles

    The UK based leading manufacturer of billiard cloth has received nearly £4m to invest in alternative technologies....

  • 1st July 2014

    Huntsman extends its range to deliver brighter shades

    The new dyes developed by Huntsman Textile Effects to deliver bright fashion shades are expected to help textile mills meet rising demand for cost effective PA fabrics. ...

  • 30th June 2014

    Successful ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014

    Around 100,000 visitors from 102 countries came to Shanghai to attend what appears to be the largest combined show for textile and textile machinery....

  • 30th June 2014

    After the horse has bolted...

    Adrian Wilson reports from Shanghai and finds out why the number of European textile machinery manufacturers at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 has shrunk. ...

  • 27th June 2014

    New WIPES Academy set for October 2014

    New INDA training course equips wipes professionals to advance their business prospects, according to David Rousse, INDA’s President....

  • 27th June 2014

    Cygnet USA sets up Greenville base to strengthen its business

    Cygnet USA hopes its recent developments will help to grow the company’s share of the North and South American textile and carbon fibre manufacturing markets....

  • 27th June 2014

    GOCarbonFibre 2014 announces new speakers

    GOCarbonFibre 2014 has confirmed new speakers for its exclusive conference programme that will analyse the latest carbon fibre industry developments....

  • 24th June 2014

    CEMATEX launches ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award

    ITMA is returning to Milan after 20 years with a new award programme, offering more than a showcase of the latest technology....

  • 24th June 2014

    Ahlstrom expands its SBS range

    Ahlstrom has expanded its offering for the medical market and healthcare industry using its advanced SMS (spunbond-meltblow-spunbond) technology....

  • 24th June 2014

    Reduced textile friction with GLIDER treatment

    HeiQ believes it found the solution to fight friction, as it presents its new GLIDER treatment at OutDoor Friedrichshafen next month....

  • 23rd June 2014

    Aquafil wins 'best fibre' industry award

    The Aquafil’s pride, ECONYL fibre is 50% made from post-consumer waste, and the company aims to take it even further....

  • 23rd June 2014

    Flexsil brand for permanent silver based anti-bacterial protection

    Ag Flex Technologies believes it has developed a unique solution that is more permanent than other anti-bacterial treatments on the market....

  • 20th June 2014

    Batson to represent Italian nonwoven machinery manufacturer in US

    With a new agreement in place, Louis P. Batson, a leading supplier of capital equipment and machinery accessories, believes it has never been able to offer a more comprehensive line of machinery for the production of nonwoven products before....

  • 19th June 2014

    Sustainable Italian technology on display in Shanghai

    ACIMIT, the Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is demonstrating the expertise of its members in sustainable textile production, with the latest innovations on display in Shanghai. The specially designed project aims to provide the industry with so...

  • 17th June 2014

    ICE Recycling joins the Leigh family of companies

    The company that provides both on-site waste-stream management as well as off-site reprocessing services will join Leigh Fibers, one of the largest reprocessors of natural, synthetic and specialty fibres that is currently active in 25 countries around the worl...

  • 17th June 2014

    INDA annual report analyses nonwovens industry events

    A 99-page inaugural report by INDA includes executive summaries, introductions, backgrounds, objectives, current assessments, forecasted results and discussions by individual events to provide industry with all the data nonwoven professionals need to minimise ...

  • 17th June 2014

    EDANA delivers nonwoven statistics early to its members

    ‘Nonwovens Production and Delivery in Europe for 2013’ report, normally published after the end of May, has been made available to all EDANA member companies earlier, in order to support their business planning purposes....

  • 17th June 2014

    SGL Carbon SE appoints new CFO

    With 25 years of industry experience in the financial and industrial markets, Dr Michael Majerus will step into his new role as CFO of the SGL Carbon SE on 1 July 2014 for a three year term. Susanne Klatten, Chair of the Supervisory Board, believes Dr Majerus ...

  • 16th June 2014

    Americhem showcases solution dye technology at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

    Americhem, a leading provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, is displaying its solution-dyed products in three key categories – awnings and outdoor fabrics, automotive fabrics and high-performance apparel – at the internation...

  • 13th June 2014

    Ohmatex partners with Danfoss PolyPower for supply of stretch sensors for wearable applications

    Ohmatex is partnering with Danfoss PolyPower to take further the company’s work with highly elastic and mechanically robust stretch sensors that combine PolyPower® stretch sensing technology with an Ohmatex textile cabling and connector. They have already b...

  • 13th June 2014

    EDANA members elected new Board of Governors

    EDANA, the Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries, has welcomed the new Board of Governors for 2014-2016 at the Annual General Meeting, held in Brussels this week, where Patricia Featherstone, who has been re-elected Chair of the Board of Gov...

  • 13th June 2014

    GOCarbonFiber 2014 presents a brand new programme for 2014

    Supply and demand, application of tomorrow, planes and automobiles – the GOCarbonFibre 2014 brings its visitors the brand new conference, as the key three speakers are announced....

  • 12th June 2014

    WOW Conference shows latest innovations in wipes, technologies and brands

    According to David Rousse, INDA President, the eighth annual WOW conference that took place in Minneapolis last week reflected the vibrancy and positive growth of the entire wipes industry, with presentations discussing branding strategies, industry forecasts ...

  • 11th June 2014

    Xennia reports success at InPrint 2014 show

    More than 100 companies exhibited at the InPrint 2014 industrial print show co-sponsored by Xennia Technology that took place in Germany two months ago. According to the company’s Marketing Manager, Tim Phillips, the show received great support with Xennia...

  • 11th June 2014

    Textile chemistry and sustainability specialist joins Hohenstein Institute America

    A strong background in textile chemistry and textile sustainability are main advantages of the Hohenstein Institute America new Customer Relations and Technical Specialist, according to the Institute’s Managing Director, Dr Sam Moore. ...

  • 10th June 2014

    Cinte Techtextil China expanded offer boasts nearly 500 exhibitors

    The countdown to Asia’s leading biennial trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens continues as the industry’s leading players prepare for Cinte Techtextil China. Held in September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, it expects nearly 500 ...

  • 9th June 2014

    Americhem to lead seminar on additives for specialty fibres

    Americhem, a leading provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, will give visitors of the ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition an opportunity to learn about new developments and additives for synthetic fibres and turf in Shanghai later this...

  • 9th June 2014

    Milliken honoured for its commitment to arts

    According to Milliken innovation company, arts profoundly impacts every industry that it serves. The company has become one of the BCA 10 this year, recognised for its commitment to arts and arts education....

  • 6th June 2014

    Repreve Recycling Center expands due to new customer adoptions

    Recycling capacity at the Unifi’s Repreve Recycling Center will increase by more than 70%, bringing the total investment to $15 million. This will be driven by demand from new customer adoptions with companies such as Ford, The North Face, Nike, Volcom and...

  • 6th June 2014

    Technical Textiles to invest $ 12 million into new plant in Macedonia

    A new EUR 12 million worth plant for production of insulating materials for construction, automotive and aerospace industries will be built in Macedonia. German woven company Technical Textiles believes the country has the right potential to implement the manu...

  • 6th June 2014

    Low & Bonar appoints new CEO

    Brett Simpson, a chemical engineering expert who has been in charge of Belgium based LBC Tank Terminals Group for the last five years, will become the Low & Bonar’s next CEO. Martin Flower, Chairman of Low & Bonar, believes his general management, marketing...

  • 5th June 2014

    Owens Corning launches comprehensive Technical Fabrics App

    Owens Corning supplies an extensive range of woven, knitted and specialty combination fabrics offering an array of innovative solutions for a range of processing methods. With a newly released app it is now possible to search for the company’s full range of ...

  • 5th June 2014

    TFP announces new range of recycled carbon nonwovens

    Technical Fibre Products has invested in developing the expertise and technology necessary to process carbon fibre recycled from various manufacturing processes and composite structures. This capability is said to enable TFP to support the world’s leading ...

  • 5th June 2014

    Rockline Industries geothermal technology to reduce energy reliance by 65%

    The 1.2 million square foot plant, installed by Rockline Industries and located in Booneville, AR, is the first production facility to be heated and cooled by geothermal technology. It is expected to reduce Booneville’s reliance on overall energy and natural...

  • 5th June 2014

    INDA’s CAB Conference proved successful with nonwoven professionals

    According to INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, its Converting and Bonding Conference that took place in Greenville, SC, last month, brought together a diverse audience to learn about the latest information on government policies, recyclin...

  • 4th June 2014

    INDA expands its Vision event offer with acquisition of Insight International Conference

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has changed dates for its events that are to take place in 2014-2015 in order to host a larger and bigger offer for the absorbent products and disposable hygiene industry next year. The newly combined In...

  • 4th June 2014

    JX announces its entry into nanofibre business

    JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation that already owns two nonwoven businesses, has announced its plans to enter the nanofibre market with its new polypropylene nanofibres manufacturing technique that, according to the company, can provide results that are dif...

  • 3rd June 2014

    FR Safety Yarns comprehensive yarn range keeps on gaining acceptance

    For the last three years FR Safety Yarns KG has been working on its comprehensive product range of technologically sophisticated Diolen Safe yarn qualities, steadily expanding the portfolio. With this product range Dipl-Ing Tim Huizenga, who has been the com...

  • 3rd June 2014

    RHL’s major new developments on display in China

    The showcase among the world leading technology at ITMA Asia + CITME and a prestige installation at a brand new viscose plant in China are expected to attract the attention of regional textile and nonwovens producers, Richard Hough reports. According to the M...

  • 2nd June 2014

    Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2014 set record attendance

    More than 9,000 visitors came to a dynamic synergy created by the eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and second Texprocess Americas co-located with JEC Americas that took place in Atlanta last month. The three in one event hosted 759 exhibiting bran...

  • 30th May 2014

    Formax officially opens its new UK automotive production facility

    As part of the on-going investment to deliver highly optimised carbon multiaxials to manufacturers of high volume automotive programmes, Formax has opened doors to its new EUR 2.5million worth automotive production facility in Leicestershire. The local MP for...

  • 30th May 2014

    Industry Contributors wanted for large scale composites structures study

    The National Composites Centre (NCC), in conjunction with the University of Southampton, Solent LEP and partners, is investigating the need for a centre to research and develop the use of advanced materials in the manufacture of large structures for marine, oi...

  • 30th May 2014

    Ahlstrom's wall covering line inaugurated in China

    The new Ahlstrom wall covering substrates production line worth around EUR 40 million has been inaugurated in China, to supply high-end wall covering products for the growing Chinese market. Jan Lång, President and CEO, believes this is a major step in the e...

  • 29th May 2014

    New TeXtreme concept for large volume projects

    TeXtreme said it wants to achieve more weight savings with its Spear Tow reinforcements, keeping the total cost of the composite unchanged. The brand believes a new concept for large volume projects called TeXtreme Industrial will help to expand the product’...

  • 27th May 2014

    Some unlikely bedfellows....

    What do Coca Cola, IBM, Kodak and Walt Disney have to do with the future of technical textiles? According to our expert Adrian Wilson, their groundbreaking technologies may have a great impact on the future of technical textiles... ...

  • 27th May 2014

    An Innovation industry in new and old

    Is staple fibre innovation dead in nonwovens? Our correspondent and the US textiles industry veteran Bill Smith brings the latest news on the state of the industry, discussed at the second Converting and Bonding Conference, organised by INDA, The Association o...

  • 23rd May 2014

    15 Days Left to Enter the IFF Innovation Award

    There are only 15 days left to enter the IFF Innovation Award. Find out the prize money and prestige the award offers and check out the variuos categories covered. ...

  • 23rd May 2014

    GOCarbonFibre 2014 confirmed for Cologne

    Smithers Rapra has announced that the 17th annual GOCarbonFibre conference will taking place from 8-10 October in Cologne, Germany, where the Recycle & Reuse section will be extended to a full day program to reflect changes in R&D, commercial and regulatory de...

  • 22nd May 2014

    Something for Everyone at Techtextil North America

    According to US textiles industry veteran and Innovation in Textiles correspondent Bill Smith there was something for everyone at last week’s Techtextil North America in Atlanta, GA - and in fact, he says, it was the best edition of the show since it began i...

  • 21st May 2014

    Techtextil NA & JEC Americas 2015 to co-locate in Houston

    The twelfth edition of Techtextil North America, the premier trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens is to co-locate with JEC Americas and the move to Houston, TX, in 2015. But why Texas?...

  • 20th May 2014

    Groz-Beckert highlights at Brazil’s Febratex

    Febratex is due to be held in Blumenau, Brazil from 12 to 15 August 2014 and the international trade fair which covers all sectors of the textile industry can already look back at more than twenty editions. On display will be the latest machinery, materials an...

  • 19th May 2014

    Oeko-Tex trains more auditors for STeP certification

    Since STeP certification for Sustainable Textile Production was introduced in June 2013, the International Oeko-Tex Association has trained a total of 57 auditors in Europe and Asia. During this time and in addition to eight pilot projects at various stages,...

  • 19th May 2014

    Monitoring azo colourants in Australian textiles

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently started monitoring the market for the presence of azo colourants in textiles , in spite of the fact there are presently no defined legal requirements and laws in Australia for products whic...

  • 16th May 2014

    Marco Levi appointed President and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation

    The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation has appointed Marco Levi as President and CEO of the company. Dr Levi will start at his new position in mid June 2014. Jan Lång will continue as President and CEO until 15 June 2014 and will afterwards support ...

  • 15th May 2014

    Energy efficiency focus for German technology at ITMA ASIA+ CITME 2014

    Efficient textile production in terms of energy and resources will be the main topic of German exhibitors at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014, which will be held from 16-20 June in Shanghai. Volatile prices and sporadic shortages of energy as well as commodities and s...

  • 13th May 2014

    New production opportunities with Monadnock’s ‘Pilot to Production’ programme

    Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC offers a Pilot to Production programme aimed at developers of fine fibre melt blown polypropylene, seeking to transition from proven R&D scale production to industrial scale manufacturing. The programme is designed for developers who ...

  • 12th May 2014

    New absorber systems for mechanically and visually perfect seams

    As part of the research project Absorber systems for the laser welding of textiles, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute and the DWI Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials have developed new absorber systems for laser welding technical textiles in the ...

  • 12th May 2014

    BMW and SGL JV to triple carbon fibre capacity

    Due to the high demand for carbon fibre in automotive production, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibresand joint venture partner, BMW Group, are planning to triple the capacity of their carbon fibre plant in Moses Lake, WA. The expansion will be funded by an investme...

  • 12th May 2014

    Autefa Solutions at ITMA Asia 2014

    Autefa Solutions will be showcasing at the ITMA Asia 2014 that will be taking place from 16-20 June in Shanghai, China, with its business areas that include Nonwovens Technology, Fiber Logistic Technology, Automation Technology and Woollen/Worsted Technology....

  • 9th May 2014

    Toray reports growing revenues for fiscal year 2013

    Toray Industries, a multination technology and chemistry corporation, has reported US 17,860 million consolidated net income for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014, a 15.4% increase compared to the previous year. Operating income has increased by 26.1% to US ...

  • 8th May 2014

    Technical Textiles Finder – new online directory of technical textiles suppliers and products

    Looking for technical textiles suppliers? Then you need to start your search right here at Technical Textiles Finder. Orange Zero Ltd, the publisher of leading textiles industry news websites www.innovationintextiles.com and www.knittingindustry.com has laun...

  • 7th May 2014

    Cytec presents new products at JEC Americas 2014

    Cytec Industries, the specialty materials and chemical technologies company, will be exhibiting at JEC Americas 2014, Atlanta, GA, from 13-15 May, showcasing its latest technology portfolio developments. Cytec will be exhibiting one of Team USA’s Olympic Sk...

  • 7th May 2014

    INDA awarded for campaign to reduce flushing baby wipes

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has been recognised for its environmental stewardship with a 2014 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Merit Award for a public awareness campaign that successfully reduced the amount of...

  • 6th May 2014

    Andritz Nonwoven presents its latest solutions at ITMA Asia 2014

    International technology Group Andritz will present its wide range of products and services in delivery of complete turnkey and individual solutions for wetlaid, spunlace, and needlepunch production at ITMA Asia 2014 that will be taking place from 16-20 June i...

  • 6th May 2014

    INDA announces finalists for prestigious World of Wipes Innovation Award

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the names of four finalists to compete for the prestigious World of Wipes Innovation Award. The annual award recognises the product that most expands the use of nonwovens and demonstrates c...

  • 6th May 2014

    Thermore EVOdown, soft and durable composite

    Thermore, the thermal insulation expert, has introduced the new EVOdown, described by the manufacturer as a rolled free-fibre composite, inspired by the soft hand and lofty nature of natural blown-in down or fibre ball production techniques. The product compr...

  • 2nd May 2014

    Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas hit record exhibitor numbers

    The eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and 2nd edition of Texprocess Americas along with JEC Americas will take place from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, for suppliers and end-product manufacturers to showcase the enti...

  • 2nd May 2014

    TenCate Protective Fabrics to supply French chemicals group with TenCate Tecasafe Plus

    TenCate Protective Fabrics has received an order from the French chemicals group Arkema for the supply of TenCate Tecasafe Plus XL-9300 for protective clothing for its employees in Europe. This constitutes a total of 23,000 items of clothing over a period of...

  • 1st May 2014

    Composites Innovation Cluster exhibits at Composites UK Conference

    Key developments from the Composites Innovation Cluster programme of projects, funded by the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI), will be showcased at the Composites UK Industry conference at the National Composites Centre in ...

  • 30th April 2014

    Technical Fibre Products at JEC Americas

    Technical Fibre Products, a leading manufacturer of advanced nonwovens, will be exhibiting at the JEC Americas and Techtextil NA events, taking place from 13-15 May in the Georgia World Conference Center (GWCC) in Atlanta. TFP will be showcasing a new, extend...

  • 30th April 2014

    Decline in revenues at Tencate in Q1

    TenCate has recorded a decline in revenues of 7% in the first quarter of 2014. The lower defence revenues had a considerable effect on profitability, the company reports. TenCate, however, does not consider the results for the first quarter to be representat...

  • 30th April 2014

    Bonar builds a new manufacturing facility in China

    Low & Bonar's division Bonar, a multinational group of producers and suppliers of performance technical textiles, will be building a new EUR 32m worth factory at Changzhou, in the Yangtze river delta near Shanghai, China. Marc Krauth, Bonar's Global Busines...

  • 30th April 2014

    Composites UK to launch Composites Assured Practitioner (CAP) scheme

    Responding to the industry needs for an increased number of trained personnel, standardised training provision and means of assessing contractor competency, Composites UK is taking the lead by developing the Composites Assured Practitioner, or CAP, scheme. Th...

  • 29th April 2014

    Good things come in small packages

    Packaging is a comparatively small but rapidly growing end-use application for nonwovens, representing around 240,000 tons of materials in 2014. This is approximately 4.1% of overall nonwovens consumption, but with a value of around €480 million and some ve...

  • 29th April 2014

    Formax commissions new multiaxial machine for automotive applications

    Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and specialty composite reinforcements, has successfully installed and commissioned its new Karl Mayer Malitronic multiaxial machine as part of a EUR 2.5m investment programme. Dan Norton, Automotive Sector Manager at ...

  • 29th April 2014

    Oerlikon Manmade Fibres’ innovations to be shown in Shanghai

    Oerlikon Manmade Fibres, the leader in production of filament spinning systems, will be exhibiting with its Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014 that will be taking place from 16-20 June 2014 at the Shanghai New International Ex...

  • 28th April 2014

    New opportunities for the UK composites industry

    The Composites UK Annual Conference, where the Association will be highlighting the opportunities and the support available to the UK companies, will be taking place from 13-14 May 2014 at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol. The event has invited...

  • 28th April 2014

    Sioen Industries reports economic recovery for Q1 2014

    The Sioen Industries Group has reported growth for the first quarter of 2014, with net sales from continuing activities reaching EUR 81.5 million compared to EUR 77.5 million for the same period last year, resulting in a sales increase of 5.2 %. According to ...

  • 28th April 2014

    Advanced flat knitting machine for technical textiles to be shown in Atlanta

    Leading computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its U.S. subsidiary Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc., will participate in the Techtextil North America exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. next month. On...

  • 28th April 2014

    Cathay starts production of renewable polymer for textile applications

    Cathay Industrial Biotech, a leader in industrial biotechnology, will start a commercial production of Terryl, a renewable polymer for textiles and polyamide 56 (PA56) for engineering polymer applications in its larger multi-thousand metric ton facility in the...

  • 28th April 2014

    Monforts to launch new modular interchangeable coating system at ITMA Asia

    Monforts Textilmaschinen, a leading textile machinery manufacturer, will be introducing its new modular interchangeable coating system for technical textiles, the Montex-Allround, at ITMA Asia in Shanghai, which will be held from 16-20 June in China. The new ...

  • 25th April 2014

    Introducing FreshPer4mance – seat fabric coating technology

    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. L...

  • 25th April 2014

    Nonwovens improve crop yields and reduce harvesting waste

    According to the European nonwovens organisation EDANA, nonwovens can make a big difference to the amount of food produced when growing crops and also in preventing spoilage once a crop has been harvested. For example, the Brussels based association says, when...

  • 25th April 2014

    DiloGroup at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

    DiloGroup will be presenting its portfolio of equipment and services to the nonwovens industry at the ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 show that will be held from June 16- 20 in Shanghai. The group will provide extensive information about production lines made in Germa...

  • 25th April 2014

    Visitors flock to Sandler’s mansions and gardens

    The Sandler team welcomed more than 500 visitors at its Mansion and Gardens booth at INDEX14 nonwovens trade fair that took place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland. A modern, light-filled house, featuring an elegant minimalist design and built from nonwo...

  • 24th April 2014

    INDEX 2014 confirmed as global meeting place

    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...

  • 23rd April 2014

    French textile machinery at ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014

    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...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Composites UK to host Marketing and PR course

    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 ma...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Turkey sets dates for ITM 2016

    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...

  • 23rd April 2014

    DyStar showcasing Jettex at 2014 FESPA

    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, chemi...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Patagonia invests in CO2Nexus

    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 &...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Supply Chain USA Pavilion at Texprocess Americas increased by 50%

    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 so...

  • 21st April 2014

    Lightweight plane to raise energy conservation awareness

    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 t...

  • 18th April 2014

    Successful INDEX for DiloGroup

    The DiloGroup, represented by DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines, has provided widespread information about numerous applications of nonwovens showing various products at Index nonwovens trade fair that took place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland....

  • 17th April 2014

    Karl Mayer hosts specialist workshop on bionics

    In bionics, animals and plants serve as examples for new creative solutions and innovative technical applications. What these are, is being discussed in the Bionics in operation series of events from the Hessian Bionics Network. In this respect, a specialist...

  • 17th April 2014

    Teijin to start developing yarns and textiles in China

    The Teijin Group has announced that its new Teijin Product Development China will begin developing yarns and textile products, including environmentally friendly products, for automotive, electronics and materials industries in Nantong, Jiangsu Province on 18 ...

  • 17th April 2014

    Nantong Teijin celebrates 20th anniversary

    China based Nantong Teijin, the Teijin Group's polyester textile manufacturing and processing company handling the weaving and dyeing of recyclable polyester textiles and the manufacture and processing of polyester textiles in China, will celebrate its 20th an...

  • 16th April 2014

    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb joins SAC

    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Nonwovens, has reached another milestone on their way to higher social and ecological responsibility, by joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the company believes. Freudenberg Far Easter...

  • 16th April 2014

    TenCate awarded $30 million US defence contract

    TenCate Advanced Armor in Newark, OH, has been selected by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, the prime contractor for the US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle, to provide the GMV 1.1 armour solution. The order has ...

  • 15th April 2014

    Champion to showcase latest threads and yarns at Texprocess Americas

    Champion Thread, a leading producer and supplier of industrial sewing threads, yarns, narrow fabrics, and product identification solutions, will be showcasing its products at the Texprocess Americas 2014 trade fair that will be held from 13-15 May in Atlanta, ...

  • 15th April 2014

    ITMA and EDANA plan nonwovens conference

    The International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA) and MP Expositions, the organiser of ITMA 2015, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), intended to support the organisation of a conference on nonwovens during ITMA 2015 t...

  • 15th April 2014

    Methods Workshop to debut new Quick TruCost at Texprocess Americas

    Methods Workshop will unveil the newly redesigned Quick TruCost (QTC) costing software at the Texprocess Americas trade show that will take place from 13-15 May in Atlanta, GA. Located inside the Technology Solutions pavilion, the sewn products costing and e...

  • 14th April 2014

    Eastman Cyphrex microfibres win EDANA INDEX14 Award

    Eastman Chemical has received the EDANA INDEX14 Innovation in Raw Material Award for its Eastman Cyphrex microfibres. EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, presented the award last week, on the opening day of INDEX14 ...

  • 14th April 2014

    New spunlace wipes line for China’s DDN

    International technology Group Andritz has received an order from DDN Beijing Dongfang Dayuan Nonwoven-Fabric, China, to supply a new spunlace line for the production of wipes from viscose/PES (30-80 g/m²). Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 20...

  • 14th April 2014

    Bayer supports development of coated textiles

    Bayer MaterialScience, the leading polymer company, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art textile coating pilot line in Shanghai, China. At its headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, the company has also installed new lab facilities, among them a lab coater. Al...

  • 14th April 2014

    JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Awards announced

    JEC Group, the largest organisation exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, has announced the ten winners of its prestigious 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Awards programme, which highlights the most pivotal advances in composites design, manufacturing...

  • 11th April 2014

    TenCate and PROOF Research announce exclusive partnership agreement

    TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, and Performance Polymer Solutions have entered into an exclusive partnership to jointly develop, market and offer high temperature prepreg materials t...

  • 11th April 2014

    Tencel for flushable Nonwovens

    Lenzing, the leading producer of the manmade cellulose fibres, believes it is satisfying the trend of the times in the nonwovens industry with its short-cut type cellulose fibre Tencel that is said to be ideal for high quality wipes and care wipes, due to its ...

  • 10th April 2014

    Albaad partners Voith Paper and Truetzschler for new nonwoven line

    Albaad, the leading Israeli hygiene products manufacturer, Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and Voith Paper teamed up to realise an innovative technology for flushable nonwovens. Albaad independently developed an innovative confidential technology of...

  • 10th April 2014

    TAL to get green-fingers at Greentech

    Technical Absorbents (TAL) will be displaying an array of innovative fibre and fabric technologies that aid efficient water management at the new biennial exhibition dedicated to horticulture – GreenTech. The UK based Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) manufacture...

  • 9th April 2014

    EDANA announces winners of Index 14 Awards

    Index14, the largest meeting place for the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, has started yesterday, with a ceremony to showcase excellence in the nonwovens and related industries. EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related ...

  • 9th April 2014

    Despite 2013 numbers, CRAiLAR makes progress towards profitability

    Since its 1998 Canadian origin as a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly and ethically-produced clothing, CRAiLAR Technologies has focused on the development of a revolutionary, sustainable natural textile fibre. CRAiLAR’s technology is an enzymatic proc...

  • 9th April 2014

    Ahlstrom Flow2Save filter media wins Index 14 Award

    Ahlstrom’s Flow2Save product has won an INDEX 14 Award. The prize was awarded by EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, at INDEX, Europe's leading nonwovens exhibition which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, ...

  • 9th April 2014

    TenCate to supply lightweight armour systems to German army

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected as a supplier for General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) for the delivery of lightweight and modular armour systems for a total of 176 vehicles for the German Bundeswehr (unified armed forces) to be supplied by...

  • 9th April 2014

    Rockline Industries announces expansion

    As part of its planned expansion, US based wipes manufacturer Rockline Industries has acquired a 240,000 square foot facility, on a 30-acre site, in Russellville, Arkansas. This aligns with the growth strategy to meet the growing needs of contract manufactur...

  • 8th April 2014

    Lenzing appoints new CFO

    The Supervisory Board of Lenzing has appointed Thomas Riegler to serve as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer for the next three years starting on 1 June 2014. Born in Graz, Thomas Riegler studied business administration and has accumulated more than ...

  • 8th April 2014

    Berria Bike launches frames reinforced by TeXtreme

    Berria Bike, a manufacturer of high performance bikes, has introduced its new 2014 bikes in Feria de Madrid. The top models, Bravo Team 29 MTB and Team Belador Road, frames are constructed with the carbon fibre material TeXtreme. David Vitoria, R&D Manager, B...

  • 8th April 2014

    BMSvision monitoring systems at ITMA Asia 2014

    BMSvision will exhibit the latest version of its Manufacturung Execution Systems (MES) for weaving, knitting, tufting and spinning, at ITMA Asia 2014 that will be taking place in Shanghai from16-20 June. All of these systems include software modules for real ...

  • 8th April 2014

    Composites Germany joins the EuCIA

    Composites Germany, the trade association founded in 2013, has replaced the AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) as a member of the EuCIA (European Composites Industry Association). Through its membership of ...

  • 7th April 2014

    RadiciGroup staple fibre portfolio at Index 2014

    RadiciGroup will exhibit its product lines – Dylar polypropylene spunbond nonwoven specialties and Dorix, and Radilon Staple Fibre staple products – at the Index 2014 international nonwovens exhibition that will be held from 8 to 11 April in Geneva, Switze...

  • 4th April 2014

    Bolger & O’Hearn develop formaldehyde free binder

    The chemicals company Bolger & O’Hearn has developed a new Formaldehyde Free and APEO free print and finish binder for textile and nonwoven applications. Altoma Binder 10580, the new product, has excellent fastness properties and very good mechanical stabi...

  • 3rd April 2014

    Freudenberg spunlaids achieve recycled content certification

    SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, has certified the high level recycled content claim of Lutradur products manufactured by the Freudenberg Spunweb Company. Three specific styles of polyester sp...

  • 2nd April 2014

    Quadrant adds Fitnice woven vinyl flooring to its portfolio

    Quadrant Carpets, one of the UK's leading commercial flooring specialists, has extended its product portfolio by introducing the Fitnice woven vinyl flooring collection. This new collection comprising four unique woven patterns, each available in a selection...

  • 2nd April 2014

    New 3D wovens plant for aero engine composites

    Safran and Albany International, the advanced textiles and materials processing company, have inaugurated a new plant in Rochester, New Hampshire, which will be producing 3D woven composite parts for aircraft engines. The inauguration ceremony, where Jean-Pa...

  • 1st April 2014

    Latest Truetzschler innovations to be shown in Shanghai

    The Truetzschler Group’s four business units Spinning, Nonwovens, Man-Made Fibre and Card Clothing, as well as the Chinese Truetzschler Textile Machinery Shanghai (TTMS), will be exhibiting at the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME trade fair that will take place...

  • 1st April 2014

    Ahlstrom showcases latest products at INDEX 2014

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, will present its extensive product range at INDEX 2014 nonwovens exhibition that will be taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 8-11. The company will feature its newest products for the lif...

  • 31st March 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Texprocess Americas 2014

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be presenting its new products and service highlights at Texprocess Americas trade show for innovations in clothing manufacturing industry and textile processing, which takes place in Atlan...

  • 31st March 2014

    European nonwovens production exceeds two million tonnes

    EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries today disclosed its preliminary European annual statistics for 2013. The release offers a comprehensive picture of the Nonwovens industry in Greater Europe, information which off...

  • 31st March 2014

    Italian Meeting Point at Techtextil North America

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and ICE, Italian Trade Agency, will be taking part in the 2014 edition of Techtextil North America that will be taking place from 13-15 May in Atlanta, GA. The associations have organised a Me...

  • 31st March 2014

    ACIMIT promotes exports of Italian textile machinery in Russia

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and ICE, Italian Trade Agency, will showcase Italy’s latest textile machinery to Russian textile manufacturers at a technology seminar that will be held in Ivanovo on 9 April. Accompanied ...

  • 31st March 2014

    Sigmatex announces €2.8 million investment

    The carbon textile solutions company Sigmatex has announced a EUR 2.8 million investment programme that is due to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2014, following the positive results that the company has achieved in the fourth quarter of 2013. The mul...

  • 28th March 2014

    Organisational changes at Technical Fibre Products

    Technical Fibre Products, a leading manufacturer of advanced nonwoven materials, has announced organisational changes at their USA based operations – Technical Fibre Products (TFP) and Electro Fiber Technologies. These changes include the appointment of Joh...

  • 28th March 2014

    OrganoClick launches solution for biobased nonwovens

    The Swedish cleantech company OrganoClick that develops and produces environmentally friendly chemical products has announced the upcoming launch of an expanded product portfolio of biobased binders at the INDEX nonwoven fair that will be taking place in Genev...

  • 28th March 2014

    Demand for antimicrobial fibres, textiles and apparel is set for strong growth

    Demand for antimicrobial fibres, textiles and apparel is set for strong growth, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Antimicrobial fibres, fabrics and apparel: innovative weapons against infection . ...

  • 27th March 2014

    Invista breaks ground for HMD and nylon 6,6 polymer projects in China

    Invista has started a construction of new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in China. These facilities mark a key milestone in the company’s plans for integrated nylon 6,6 facilities in Chi...

  • 26th March 2014

    Bentley Motors to host composites innovation event

    A manufacturing cluster event, which will look at how design can drive innovation, is to be hosted by Bentley Motors next month. Luxury car maker Bentley will be hosting the event for companies in the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials product supply chains ...

  • 26th March 2014

    Greater focus on clothing industry at Texprocess 2015

    The international textile and clothing industry will be presenting itself for the third time at Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, that will be taking place from 4-7 May 2015 in Frankfurt. “Thanks...

  • 26th March 2014

    Research aims to increase availability of bio based carbon fibre

    What if carbon fibres could be made of a renewable raw material instead of oil? With such a raw material as the wood based product lignin, the volume of production could increase considerably and more products could be manufactured in high-performing light-wei...

  • 25th March 2014

    Ahlstrom introduces high performance surgical drapes

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, has introduced Ahlstrom TrustShield, an extensive range of surgical drapes for the operating room. The company’s broad range of single-use surgical drapes are said to offer consistent protection a...

  • 24th March 2014

    Coatema presents prepreg production lines at JEC 2014

    Coatema presented information about prepreg production technology at the world’s largest exhibition for composites JEC 2014 that took place in Paris last week. The three day show and conference offered a great networking platform for Coatema and because of ...

  • 24th March 2014

    Radyarn UV Stabilised for outdoor furnishings and marine applications

    RadiciGroup, an Italian chemicals company, has produced its Radyarn UV Stabilised, a high-performance, tailorable, high-quality, sustainable yarn, available in solution-dyed and recycled-PET versions. Radyarn UV Stabilised is among the top specialties of the...

  • 24th March 2014

    China round table discusses future of textiles

    The 9th Annual Conference of China Textile Round-Table Forum, co-sponsored by Oerlikon Manmade Fibers, was held on 23 February 2014 at the Beijing Kunlun Hotel. The annual event was attended by over 320 members, including personnel of related government depa...

  • 21st March 2014

    Eurocel – new fibre with a European footprint

    Lenzing, a leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres, is presenting a new fibre concept Eurocel for the nonwovens industry at the Index trade fair that will be taking place from 8-11 April 2014 in Geneva....

  • 21st March 2014

    The 89th Textile Institute World Conference opens for submissions

    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 submission...

  • 20th March 2014

    Second edition of ACIMIT Green Guide published

    The new edition of the ACIMIT Green Guide has been available since early March. It provides a summary of the actions taken by Italian textile machinery firms in the field of sustainability, in terms of savings in resources used during the textile production pr...

  • 20th March 2014

    Groz-Beckert felting solutions at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be presenting its new products and service highlights at ITMA Asia + CITME trade fair that is due to be held in Shanghai, China, from 16-20 June. In the centre of Groz-Beckert’s show pr...

  • 20th March 2014

    No glass ceiling – from fracking to wind power

    As I’ve mentioned previously in this column, carbon fibre has some pretty glamorous associations, what with being able to latch onto the Boeing and Airbus superplanes and hundreds of next-generation military and space programmes, in addition to Formula 1 and...

  • 19th March 2014

    World of Wipes 2014 brings entire supply chain together

    Hundreds of key executives from the entire global wipes supply chain will gather in Minneapolis, MN, for three days of market leading information and networking at the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference that will be held from 2-5 June at the De...

  • 19th March 2014

    FabricLink Network announces the 2014 Top 10 Textile Innovation Awards

    The 2014 winners for the FabricLink Network's Top 10 Innovation Awards include CRAiLAR , Edema Stocking, ELUTE, EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper, Geckskin, GeoDetect , Mushroom Materials, PurThread, and QMilk, and RamTect. Kathlyn Swantko, President of the FabricLin...

  • 19th March 2014

    LAUNCH Innovation Challenge Looks Northward

    LAUNCH, the global innovation platform formed in 2010 as a strategic partnership between Nike, NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration), USAID (The US Agency for International Development), and the US Department of State, has announced its 2014...

  • 18th March 2014

    Owens Corning launches WUCS 9703 for improved line speed and strength

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, has introduced WUCS 9703 wet use chopped strands enabling improved line speed and tensile strength when manufacturing wet-process glass veils. The ...

  • 18th March 2014

    Swiss winding technology leader appoints new CFO and Head of After Sales

    The Swiss based SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, the leader in the market of winding technology, has appointed Marco Sarain as CFO and Christian Widmer as Head of After Sales Services. The company’s competence lies in the handling of yarn during the windi...

  • 18th March 2014

    Oeko-Tex targets nonwovens at index14

    Oeko-Tex Association will have its own information stand for the first time at index14, the leading international trade fair for the nonwovens industry that will take place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland. Experts from several Oeko-Tex institutes and a...

  • 17th March 2014

    INDA honours nonwovens experts with Lifetime Achievement Awards

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has recognised two expert nonwovens industry advocates with its most prestigious awards at the association’s annual meeting and leadership conference that took place from 10-12 March as the Sawgrass Mar...

  • 17th March 2014

    Owens Corning launches new solution for SMC systems in automotive applications

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, has announced a new multi-end roving designed for epoxy sheet moulding compound (SMC) systems in automotive applications at the JEC Europe 2014 show...

  • 15th March 2014

    ITMA ASIA + CITME sold out spaces ahead of event

    The fourth combined ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition that will be taking place from 16-20 June 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre is gearing up for another mega showcase. The show will take 15% larger space than during the last edition in 2012. To...

  • 15th March 2014

    Owens Corning introduces Performax SE4849 Type 30 roving for LFT-PP

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre products for composite systems, has launched its new Performax SE4849 Type 30 roving at the JEC Europe 2014 show that has been taking place this week in Paris. The Performax SE4849 roving is specially designed ...

  • 14th March 2014

    ‘Spacetex’ project takes functional textiles into outer space

    On 28 May 2014, the six-month Blue Dot space mission lifts off. A German astronaut from ESA will be among those on board the International Space Station ISS, who will be carrying out about 40 experiments. These will include the Specatex project, the first clo...

  • 14th March 2014

    Owens Corning launches chop roving for weaving and knitting applications

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems, has introduced its new ME 3060 roving at the JEC Europe show that has been taking place this week in Paris, France. According to the company, this new multi-end roving, us...

  • 14th March 2014

    SPESA VIP event to welcome sewn products and textile industries to Atlanta

    The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) will host the third biennial edition of its SPESA VIP Networking Event on 13 May 2014 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia. Held in conjunction with the co-located Texprocess Americas, Tec...

  • 14th March 2014

    CEMATEX provides grant to institutes participating at ITMA 2015

    The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, CEMATEX, has announced that it will provide a grant to all participants of the Research and Education Pavilion at ITMA 2015 that will take place from 12-19 November in Milan, Italy. Charles Beauduin...

  • 13th March 2014

    Milliken presents new floor covering collections

    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 textil...

  • 13th March 2014

    Owens Corning introduces new rovings product for wind turbines

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems, has introduced an enhanced WindStrand Type 30 roving products platform for weaving fabrics at the JEC Europe show and conferences that has been taking place this week in Par...

  • 12th March 2014

    Creative warp yarn feeding systems at TTNA

    The Swiss-headquartered Crealet AG, a leader in electronically controlled warp let-off devices for narrow and wide weaving machines, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will exhibit at the Techtextil North America trade fair for technical textiles and nonw...

  • 12th March 2014

    Miller Weldmaster responds to growing demand for geosynthetics

    A report recently published by The Freedonia Group projects that global demand for geosynthetics will reach 5.2 billion squares in 2017. As geo liner and cover manufacturers gear up for this increased demand, Miller Weldmaster offers a range of solutions for...

  • 11th March 2014

    Miller Weldmaster installs first machine in Paraguay

    Miller Weldmaster, a supplier of fabric welding solutions, sent a team to Paraguay in January 2014, when James Miller, an application specialist who has been with the company for nearly 15 years, installed the company’s first-ever machine in the country. I...

  • 11th March 2014

    Tencate introduces composite air cargo containers

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA has signed a teaming agreement with Air Cargo Containers to manufacture lightweight air cargo containers. These innovative protective containers will be presented this week at the World Cargo Symposium held in Los Angeles, CA, USA,...

  • 11th March 2014

    New plant allows carded nonwovens producers to make own fibres

    Carded nonwovens producers can now make their own fibres with a new development which will go on show at INDEX, the leading nonwovens show next month. Staple FORCE S 1000, a new small lot staple fibre production plant from Oerlikon Neumag, is directed at down...

  • 10th March 2014

    Autefa moves into thermally bonded nonwovens

    Autefa Solutions Switzerland AG, formerly Strahm Hi-Tex System AG, was founded to support the group’s expansion into the field of thermally bonded nonwovens with the future range of machinery to include equipment for thermobonding and drying, as well as cutt...

  • 10th March 2014

    BlkBox Surf boards reinforced by TeXtreme

    BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits. “TeXtreme offers all the best properties of unidirectional car...

  • 10th March 2014

    Toray develops high tensile strength and modulus carbon fibre

    Japan’s Toray Industries today announced that it has succeeded in the development of high tensile strength and modulus carbon fibre - realizing both in carbon fibre had been considered to be technically difficult to achieve. TORAYCA T1100G and high-performa...

  • 7th March 2014

    RadiciGroup brands report volume growth for 2013

    RadiciGroup closed the year 2013 with greater market share in many of its target polyester market sectors. Positive results were achieved in the outdoor furnishings, technical/industrial and automotive segments. “The year 2013 was a positive one for us,” ...

  • 7th March 2014

    Groz-Beckert to exhibit at INDO inter TEX

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be exhibiting its selected knitting and felting needles at the 12th edition of Indonesia International Textile and Garment Machinery & Accessories Exhibition (INDO inter TEX) that will take...

  • 7th March 2014

    New thermoplastic-compatible heavy-tow carbon fibre on show at JEC

    SGL Group will debut its most recently developed product, a thermoplastic-compatible heavy-tow carbon fibre, at this year's JEC Europe that will be taking place from 11-13 March in Paris. It is essential for producing fibre composite materials with a thermopl...

  • 6th March 2014

    Key technologies at Dornbirn MFC

    The 53rd Dornbirn-Man-Made Fibre Congress that will take place from 10-12 September 2014 is presenting itself once again as the European lead event and is ready to feature around 100 lectures by industry experts. The show will also present the enlarged Key T...

  • 6th March 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Saigontex 2014

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be exhibiting its selected knitting and felting needles at the Vietnam Saigon Fabric and Garment Accessories Expo Saigontex that will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from 10-13 April 2014. Th...

  • 6th March 2014

    EDANA announces nominees for the INDEX14 Awards

    INDEX 14, the largest meeting place between the players in the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, will once again showcase the INDEX 14 Award Excellence in the nonwovens and related industries on 8 April, the opening day of the exhibition that will take...

  • 5th March 2014

    TenCate receives Silver Boeing Supplier Performance Award

    TenCate Advanced Composites has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognise suppliers, who have achieved superior performance. Paul Draghi, Senior VP of Operations said: “This recognition r...

  • 4th March 2014

    Eco approach from Autefa at INDEX

    Autefa Solutions will tell visitors all about material and energy efficiency, and the processing of renewable and recyclable fibres at INDEX 2014 that will take place from 8-11 April in Geneva. Dr Stefan Schlichter, CEO of Autefa Solutions explained: “At IN...

  • 3rd March 2014

    Joint venture to supply Indian hospitals

    The manufacturer and exporter of medical disposables, Jajoo Surgical, India, and the Swedish based Investkonsult have officially opened their joint venture for manufacturing underpads and maternity pads for the hospital and institution market segment in India....

  • 3rd March 2014

    Coatema demonstrates leading edge technology at Open House

    Live demonstrations of leading edge technology for advanced high-tech research projects were the focus of an Open House at the Coatema Coating Machinery in Dormagen, Germany. More than 100 international visitors from the industry, research institutes and uni...

  • 3rd March 2014

    Call for Papers for FILTECH 2015

    With the FILTECH Show taking place from 24th-26th February 2015, the City of Cologne in Germany will turn into the top-meeting-place for all those involved with filtration and separation and adjacent sectors. ...

  • 1st March 2014

    India releases Compendium on Standards for Technical Textiles

    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Ministry of Textiles and Bureau of Indian standards has held a second National Seminar on Standards in Technical Textiles that took place on 25 February at Mayfair Banquet...

  • 28th February 2014

    FICCI urges formulation of standards in technical textiles

    FICCI has urged its Ministry of Textiles and BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) to expedite the formulation of standards in technical textiles for health, safety and environment reasons. Speaking at the second National Seminar on Standards in Technical Textiles...

  • 28th February 2014

    Juba introduces new light-weight style glove

    Juba PPE, a leading designer and manufacturer of workwear solutions, will be launching its latest glove, which incorporates Dyneema Diamond Technology, at SICUR 2014 that will take place from 25-28 February 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Designed for handling small p...

  • 26th February 2014

    A successful year for Sandler AG

    Bavarian nonwovens producer Sandler AG has reported a successful year 2013, during which the company has generated a sales volume of EUR 274 million, manufacturing approximately 100,000 tonnes of nonwovens. The Sandler team also grew in 2013, with a staff of ...

  • 26th February 2014

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

    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 ...

  • 26th February 2014

    Cytec prepregs used for electric vehicle battery enclosures

    Working together with Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), Cytec Industrial Materials has developed MTM 23, a tailored, self-releasing rapid-cure vinyl ester resin system, to satisfy the criteria for production of a composite electrical vehicle battery enclo...

  • 25th February 2014

    Elegance with YKK and Alcantara

    A designer of fastening solutions YKK is showcasing its new collections at the Spring/Summer 2015 session of Modamont international trade fair that takes place from 18-20 February in Paris. Due to hit the stores in summer 2015, YKK has come up with a new twis...

  • 25th February 2014

    PGI invests to expand filtration capability in Virginia

    Just after we went live this afternoon with the story - US textiles industry is positively buzzing, yet another US investment good news story broke. Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), the world's largest nonwovens manufacturer, announced today that it will make a stra...

  • 25th February 2014

    Exports continue to drive Italian textile machinery

    Orders for textile machinery rose during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to figures provided by the economics department at ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers. The development shows a 5% increase compared to the previous ...

  • 25th February 2014

    Technical Fibre Products adds lamination to nonwovens business

    Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has extended its manufacturing capability to include lamination as a complement to the company’s established nonwovens business. A new flat-bed laminator with powder scatter capability has now been fully commissioned and provi...

  • 25th February 2014

    Advanced digital manufacturing solutions at InPrint 2014

    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 offer...

  • 21st February 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Exintex 2014

    Groz-Beckert will be exhibiting its selected knitting and felting needles at Exintex 2014 exhibition that takes place from 11-14 March 2014 in Puebla, Mexico, where a broad spectrum of new products from the textile, apparel and thread industry will be on displ...

  • 21st February 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Fimec 2014

    Groz-Beckert will be presenting the latest products and services at the Fimec international fair for leather, fur and products and machines for footwear, with its agent NS Importação e Comércio Ltda. The show that takes place from 18-21 March 2014 in Novo...

  • 21st February 2014

    Scott & Fyfe at JEC 2014

    Scott & Fyfe, a supplier of reinforcement textiles to the composite industry, will be exhibiting its products at the JEC Europe 2014 show for the global composites industry that will take place from 11-13 March 2014 in Paris. With an extensive range of produc...

  • 21st February 2014

    RadiciGroup gets environmental certification

    Radici Fil SpA, a leader in the manufacture of PA6 and PA6.6 BCF yarn for the contract, residential, automotive and upholstery sectors has been awarded UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management systems. According to Radici Group, th...

  • 21st February 2014

    Efficient carpet production focus at Domotex

    Oerlikon Neumag and Oerlikon Barmag will be presenting their solutions for efficient carpet production at this year’s Domotex Asia that will take place from 25-27 March at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center. The focus of the information will ...

  • 21st February 2014

    Techtextil and Texprocess chosen for International Buyer Program

    Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas that will be held from 13 -15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center, are proud participants of the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program Select (IBP). The IBP is a joint government-indust...

  • 20th February 2014

    Chomarat presents the first C-Ply aircraft

    Chomarat will present a small version of the VX-1 KittyHawk aircraft for the first time at JEC Europe 2014 that will take place from 11-13 March in Paris. This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has a unique shape as it has no wings, which was made possible ...

  • 20th February 2014

    DiloGroup at INDEX 14

    DiloGroup will provide comprehensive information about the applications of nonwoven fabrics at INDEX 2014 that will take place in Geneva from 8-11 April, attracting nonwovens producers, raw material suppliers and machine builders. The 11th edition of the sho...

  • 20th February 2014

    JEC Europe announces winners of 2014 Innovation Awards

    This year 15 companies and their partners will receive an award for their composites innovations during a special JEC Innovation Awards ceremony at JEC Europe - Composites Show and Conferences that will take place from 11-13 March 2014. “With over a hundred...

  • 20th February 2014

    A textile renaissance in the US?

    On Tuesday, Japan’s Toray Industries announced it would invest $1 billion in a new carbon fibre manufacturing facility in South Carolina. There has also been a lot of recent press coverage about the revival of the US textiles industry and the ‘Made in Amer...

  • 18th February 2014

    SGL Group closes Umbria plant

    SGL Group has announced the closure of its Italian graphite electrodes plant in Narni, Umbria, and of the related administration office in Lainate. The closure is part of the company’s global realignment strategy and the SGL2015 cost savings programme. ...

  • 18th February 2014

    Sandler at INDEX 14

    Bavarian nonwovens maker Sandler will be showcasing nonwovens for technical applications, such as acoustically efficient absorbers for cars, as well as its hygiene products and wipes at the 2014 INDEX trade fair that will take place from 8-11 April 2014 in Gen...

  • 18th February 2014

    Faster and more efficient production of flexible ducts

    Miller Weldmaster, a leader in machines for producing quality ducting products, offers the FX100 to duct manufacturers for faster, more efficient production of flexible ducts. The machine incorporates state-of-the-art automated technology to ensure duct manu...

  • 17th February 2014

    Zoltek swings to loss in Q1

    Zoltek has reported a net loss of $2.3 million in this year’s first quarter, compared to net income of $3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and a net loss of $0.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Operating loss for the first quarter ...

  • 17th February 2014

    Practical progress and innovation at RHL

    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 defl...

  • 14th February 2014

    Keynote speakers at Wearable Technology Show

    The leading conference and event for the latest innovations in wearable technology, the Wearable Technology Show, has announced its lineup of keynote speakers. Comprised of some of the biggest names in the wearable space, these exclusive keynotes lead an arr...

  • 14th February 2014

    Trützschler Nonwovens and partners at INDEX 2014

    Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers, Trützschler Card Clothing and Voith Paper will present new and proven technologies for producing high-quality, differentiated nonwovens at INDEX 2014 leading nonwovens exhibition that will take place from 8-11 April i...

  • 14th February 2014

    Americhem to lead seminar on weathering and durability for synthetic turf

    Americhem Europe, a provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, will lead a technical seminar on weathering and durability for synthetic turf during the AMI’s Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2014 at the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona,...

  • 13th February 2014

    Applied DNA Sciences’ revenues increase by 88%

    Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions and services, has reported an 88% growth in revenue for the first fiscal quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year. The company’s...

  • 11th February 2014

    Freudenberg strengthens sites in Brazil

    The technology company Freudenberg Group is underscoring its commitment to South America, by investing in nonwoven and seal production in Brazil. Both investments are part of a 40 million Brazilian Reais budget that Freudenberg had earmarked for the region in ...

  • 10th February 2014

    TenCate continues working with Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production

    TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials, has signed a new two-year partnership contract with AZL Aachen, the Center for Integrative Lightweight Production in Aachen, Germany. The companies wi...

  • 10th February 2014

    Miller Weldmaster finds partner in South Africa

    In response to growing regional demand for quality vinyl materials and specialty products, particularly tents, Miller Weldmaster has partnered with a new South Africa-based distributor, Intamarket Graphics. “I am excited to have Intamarket distribute Miller...

  • 7th February 2014

    Ahlstrom to modify its Executive Management Team

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre-based materials company, will refine its management structure to accelerate profitability and rapid implementation of the rightsizing programme. The company's operating model, with five business areas and common processes, wi...

  • 6th February 2014

    Textile industry comes back to life, especially in South

    Decades after many people thought the US textile industry was dead, the industry generated $54 billion in shipments in 2012 and employed about 233,000 people. Business is on the upswing as Southern states, in particular, woo textile companies with tax breaks,...

  • 5th February 2014

    TFP Nonwovens in space

    Technical Fibre Products has announced that its nonwovens are present on the recently launched European Space Agency (ESA) satellite GAIA. Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has supplied the material through RUAG Space, a leading provider of thermal insulation to...

  • 5th February 2014

    Sandler launches new website for its 135th anniversary

    Sandler, the Bavarian producer of nonwovens, has relaunched its homepage website www.sandler.de in time for the company’s 135th anniversary....

  • 4th February 2014

    Oerlikon Barmag at the JEC 2014

    Different components for manufacturing compound materials will be the focus of the Oerlikon Barmag stand at this year’s JEC trade fair in Paris. The machine and systems builder will be informing visitors about new products and services in pump construction...

  • 4th February 2014

    Creel specialist Cygnet Texkimp launches new R&D programme

    A new Research and Development programme designed to drive the development of breakthrough technologies for the global composites and carbon fibre sectors has been launched by market-leading creel manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp. “We have plans in place to dev...

  • 3rd February 2014

    Smart textiles industry trends and market segment forecasts to 2020

    Miniaturisation of electronic components and the use of conductive materials and other structures have enabled the development of smart textiles. Growing demand for connectivity and enhancement in wireless technologies is expected to further market growth ov...

  • 30th January 2014

    Recycled fibres and yarns at ITMA 2015

    The chapter on fibres and yarns is expected to grow at ITMA 2015, the international textile and garment machinery exhibition that will take place from 12- 19 November 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. As the textile and garment industry moves towards ...

  • 30th January 2014

    Success at ISPO Munich 2014

    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 Managemen...

  • 28th January 2014

    Nonwovens Associations launch shared mission and vision

    EDANA and INDA, the leading international trade associations for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries based in Europe and North America, respectively, have announced that they will harmonize their mission and vision to advance the success of their m...

  • 28th January 2014

    Teijin to participate in nano tech 2014

    Teijin has announced that it will participate in nano tech 2014, the largest International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan, from January 29-31 January. Teijin received a Grand Award at nano te...

  • 24th January 2014

    Karl Mayer and LIBA merger on track

    Karl Mayer has announced that LIBA Maschinenfabrik GmbH, which it acquired recently, is to be renamed Karl Mayer Liba Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH....

  • 22nd January 2014

    Sympatex expands Tection business

    As a result of the placement of a corporate bond in November 2013, Germany’s Sympatex Technologies GmbH is to substantially expand its latest Tection technical textiles division with the aim of consistently developing innovative technologies and products for...

  • 17th January 2014

    Conwed shares latest innovations at VISION 2014

    US company Conwed, a leading plastic netting manufacturer, will share its latest innovations at VISION 2014, the Consumer Products Conference organized by INDA in Dallas, Texas (January 27-30, 2014). Celebrating its 13th anniversary, VISION gathers key profess...

  • 17th January 2014

    Freudenberg upgrades spunlaid production sites

    Freudenberg Nonwovens, one of the world’s largest and most diverse producers of nonwovens, is upgrading its spunlaid production. The company is investing several million Euros at its Durham and Kaiserslautern sites. Both investment projects relate to the fur...

  • 17th January 2014

    FILTREX Europe conference dates released

    EDANA has announced that FILTREX Europe, the leading nonwovens filter media conference and tabletop exhibition, is to be held in Berlin on the 1st and 2nd October 2014....

  • 17th January 2014

    Super absorbent solutions at INDEX

    As the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition is drawing ever closer, the absorbent solutions provider, Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL) reports it is in full preparation for what it expects will be an extremely busy four exhibition days. INDEX will commence...

  • 16th January 2014

    OEKO-TEX test criteria: New regulations for 2014

    At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX Association has, as usual, updated the valid test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with its OEKO-TEX Standard 100. The following new regulations have been provided with comment from OEKO-T...

  • 15th January 2014

    INDA appoints new director of marketing

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the appointment of Joan Izzo as its new Director of Marketing. Izzo brings years of experience in marketing for international nonwovens and advanced material companies to the position....

  • 8th January 2014

    PAN precursor creel for carbon fibre research plant

    Fibre processing company Cygnet Texkimp has supplied a 30-position pilot line PAN precursor creel to the $100m Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. Texkimp’s creel forms part of the cen...

  • 8th January 2014

    Martex acquires Bollag International

    Martex Fiber Southern Corporation has acquired the Charlotte based Waste Services Division of Bollag International, which collects and markets textile wastes including natural and synthetic waste, cuttings, rags and fabric remnants. The acquisition of Bolla...

  • 3rd January 2014

    TAL exhibits at Techtextil in Dubai

    Messe Frankfurt is expanding its successful Techtextil brand to the growing technical textile markets in the Middle East, introducing Techtextil Dubai that will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19- 21 January 2014. ...

  • 31st December 2013

    Turkey gets new textile machinery exhibition

    Gaziantep, the centre of the Southeastern Turkey, is getting prepared to host the world’s textile and ready to wear industries, at OTM 2014 Middle East Textile Machinery Exhibition, which expects to welcome local and international participants. Tüyap Tüm...

  • 30th December 2013

    Sakari Ahdekivi appointed new CFO of Ahlstrom

    Sakari Ahdekivi, M.Sc (Econ.) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Management Team at Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company. He will join Ahlstrom on 1 February 2014. Prior to Ahlstrom, Ahdekivi was a Man...

  • 30th December 2013

    Revolutionary technologies for head protection are set to fuel growth in the sports gear market

    Developments in technologies for head protective gear are set to fuel growth in the market for sports gear, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Performance Apparel Markets - Product developments and ...

  • 24th December 2013

    The first edition of Outlook Latin America 2015

    The two international associations for the nonwovens and related industries, EDANA and INDA, have confirmed date and location for the first edition of Outlook Latin America that will be held from 3-5 March 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference is co-orga...

  • 23rd December 2013

    Effects of nanoparticles in textiles

    Hohenstein Institute, a leading provider of technical testing and certification for apparel and textile products, will present a webinar entitled ‘Nanotechnology, Human Health, and the Environment: Answers to the Questions Surrounding Silver Nanoparticles’...

  • 23rd December 2013

    Countdown to the first Truetzschler filament lines

    Truetzschler Switzerland AG, the youngest member of the Truetzschler Group, is adding the business unit of filament spinning lines to the product portfolio. The first Truetzschler BCF lines are expected to start production soon, the group reports. The com...

  • 23rd December 2013

    Series of lectures on bionics at Karl Mayer

    Nature is a rich source of inspiration for the development of technical solutions, which are being created within the framework of bionics, Karl Mayer, the textile machinery manufacturer, reports. In order to make middle-class and industrial users aware of t...

  • 21st December 2013

    Technical textiles and nonwovens at Techtextil North America 2014

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies will showcase the latest products and technological advancements in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2014 that will be taking place from 13-15 May 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tec...

  • 20th December 2013

    PPE testing against molten metal splash

    Workers in metal foundries are exposed to many dangers, including not only the extreme heat but also splashes of molten metal. Products designed to give protection against this hazard must be tested for compliance with, among other standards, DIN EN ISO 9185. ...

  • 20th December 2013

    2014 Visionary Award nominees announced

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced five new consumer products that have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Visionary Award. The Award will be presented during the annual VISION Consumer Products Conference that will be ...

  • 19th December 2013

    Closed-loop recycling system for uniforms in China

    Teijin, Onward Holdings and Fuji Xerox will launch a closed-loop recycling system for uniforms in China. The system is based on Teijin’s Eco Circle closed-loop recycling system that incorporates the world's first technology for the chemical recycling of poly...

  • 19th December 2013

    German technology meets Indian textiles

    The two VDMA Textile Machinery Conferences held in December in Mumbai and Coimbatore have received excellent feedback from Indian textile mills, organisers report. Sixteen textile machinery builders from Germany presented their latest technologies to more th...

  • 18th December 2013

    Vehicle seats and interior equipment put to the test

    Vehicle designers and engineers, who place great importance on the design of the interior, and in particular the seats, are supported by the scientists from the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim, Germany....

  • 17th December 2013

    Precision Fabrics granted patents for acoustic nonwovens

    Precision Fabrics Group (PFG) has been granted two U.S. Patents related to its Nexus® AFR acoustic facing material....

  • 17th December 2013

    Milliken acquires Kasbar National Industries

    Milliken & Company, announced today that it has completed a transaction to acquire Kasbar National Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of custom quilting, needlepunch nonwovens and bonded fiberfill. Kasbar is headquartered in Broomall, Pennsylvania and manufactur...

  • 16th December 2013

    New textile finish with antiviral and antibacterial effect

    As part of an AiF research project, scientists from the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim are said to have for the first time developed a textile finish with both an antiviral and an antibacterial function. The technology has been developed to be used for p...

  • 13th December 2013

    Groz-Beckert at Domotex 2014

    Groz-Beckert will be presenting its Tufting Gauge Part System at the Domotex 2014, the leading trade fair for carpeting and flooring that will take place from 11-14 January at Hanover, Germany. The company is putting the emphasis particularly on tuft systems ...

  • 13th December 2013

    TenCate Geosynthetics joint winner of Water Innovation Award 2013

    The entry 'Vertical sand-tight geotextile' submitted by the Rivierenland Water Board in the Netherlands, has won the Water Innovation Award for 2013 in the category Dry Feet. The chair of the jury, Annemieke Nijhof of Tauw Group B.V., called the geotextile p...

  • 13th December 2013

    Autoneum boosts its presence in China

    Autoneum has acquired a 25% stake in a joint venture with its long-time partner and Japanese supplier Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku) and Chinese supplier TGPM Automotive Industry Group (TGPM) in the emerging market of China. “This stake enables us to expan...

  • 13th December 2013

    New aerogel products for outdoor industry

    Aerotherm has released a new range of products developed using aerogel insulation, designed for the outdoor industry. In partnership with Aspen Aerogel, an energy efficiency company, Aerotherm specialises in the processing of Aerogel material, making it suitab...

  • 12th December 2013

    Identifying textile materials with new DNA technology

    Applied DNA Sciences has announced the rollout of SigNature T, a new DNA-based security platform specifically for textiles and apparel, made by a proprietary (patent pending) technology that is said to enable the company to identify textile raw materials as we...

  • 12th December 2013

    Oeko-Tex safety certification at TV TecStyle Visions

    Oeko-Tex will be taking part in the TV TecStyle Visions fair, the leading European fair for textile finishing and promotion, that will be taking place from 13-15 February in Stuttgart, Germany. Experts from several Oeko-Tex institutions will be available to ...

  • 11th December 2013

    Bringing Ingeo PLA filament to the 3D printing market

    Global bioplastics leader NatureWorks and 3Dom Filament, a new technology startup with extensive Ingeo PLA technical experience, are supporting the rapidly growing 3D printing industry by combining the latest NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA resins with 3Dom’s state...

  • 11th December 2013

    SGL announces restructuring details

    The Carbon Company has announced the details of the organisational restructuring, which is one part of the cost savings programme SGL2015. The restructuring focuses on streamlining the management structures and the corporate and support functions. The global...

  • 10th December 2013

    SINCE sees 11% rise in visitors

    The 15th edition of Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition (SINCE) 2013 was held successfully at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from 23-25 October 2013, with an increase in visitors’ attendance of 11% over the last edition. Covering...

  • 10th December 2013

    First shipment of Monster Silk to Warwick Mills

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of advanced spider silk based fibres, has delivered the first shipment of its Monster Silk recombinant spider silk fibre to Warwick Mills. Warwick is a leader in the engineering and development of advanced te...

  • 9th December 2013

    Town honours founder of the Hohenstein Institute

    The town of Boennigheim has named a new access road to the internationally Hohenstein Institute after the name of Prof Dr-Ing. Otto Mecheels, the founder of the Institute. Otto-Mecheels-Straße leads from the Schlossfeld residential area to Schloss Hohenstein....

  • 9th December 2013

    EDANA co-sponsors ANFA Indonesia Nonwovens Workshop

    EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, will co-sponsor a one-day workshop to promote the development of nonwovens and technical textiles in Indonesia at the Bandung Convention Centre on 17 December. The programme w...

  • 9th December 2013

    Wearable and flexible textile battery

    A team of scientists from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has reported advancements in textile battery structures, which exhibit comparable electrochemical properties with metal foil cells and also have some of the features of textil...

  • 9th December 2013

    Suominen Flexibles gets new Senior VP

    Reima Kerttula, M Sc, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Flexibles, and a member of the Corporate Executive Team at Suominen Corporation. Reima Kerttula has a long and versatile career in Metso Group and the preceding companies. Recently he acted as th...

  • 6th December 2013

    Techtextil NA gets new management team

    Kathryn Fitts and Dennis Smith are the new management team at Messe Frankfurt in Atlanta, USA, taking over from John Gallagher. The company manages the Techtextil North America trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens as well as other events. Detlef Br...

  • 5th December 2013

    Flushable wipes awarded quality certificate

    A nonwovens fabric jointly developed by Voith Paper and Truetzschler Nonwovens, has successfully passed the official INDA and EDANA test, becoming certified as ‘flushable’. Voith and Truetzschler Nonwovens have been successful in producing wet laid and hy...

  • 5th December 2013

    German Resource Efficiency Award 2013 for STFI

    The Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) has been awarded with the German Resource Efficiency Award 2013 for the research project ‘CarbonWasteCycle – recycling concept for carbon fibre waste’. The objective of the project is the re-use of carbon fibr...

  • 5th December 2013

    NIA rounds off 2013 at CETI

    The Nonwovens Innovation Academy organised by EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has ‘closed the loop’ of a seven-years cycle around European Centres of Excellence for nonwovens. This 2013 edition of the NIA...

  • 4th December 2013

    Unifi buys Dillion Yarn assets

    Unifi has purchased the assets of American Drawtech, a division of Dillon Yarn Corporation, which were relocated to the company's manufacturing facility in Yadkinville this summer, as part of a commissioning agreement between the two companies. The assets co...

  • 4th December 2013

    Ultrasonic technology compliant with NIJ waterproof standards

    Sonobond, a leader in the application of ultrasonic bonding and welding technology, will showcase its ultrasonic equipment for assembling body armour, including the SeamMaster High Profile Ultrasonic Sewing Machine, at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHO...

  • 3rd December 2013

    A powerhouse in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s vertically integrated textile manufacturing company Nishat Mills is installing a new Thermex 5500 continuous dyeing system along with an Econtrol unit at its fabric plant in Lahore, ordered through the local representative Al Ameen Trading. Th...

  • 2nd December 2013

    Flex Stretch Electronics Conference Review

    When I mentioned I was going to an event called Stretch-Flex, there were a few raised eyebrows among those who know me but had never imagined me at a yoga retreat. Indeed, walking through Eindhoven’s impressive High Tech Campus en-route to the Holst Centre ...

  • 29th November 2013

    SGL Group and Gruschwitz to develop carbon fibre yarns

    SGL Group - The Carbon Company, and the Gruschwitz Group have joined their forces to develop and market high-performance carbon fibre yarns. In this strategic partnership, Gruschwitz will in future market stretch-broken carbon fibre yarns developed by SGL Grou...

  • 29th November 2013

    DSM wins Erasmus Innovation Award 2013

    Royal DSM, the life sciences and materials sciences company, has announced that it has won the Erasmus Innovation Award 2013 for the successful transformation of the company. The award was presented to DSM’s Chief Innovation Officer Rob van Leen at the Annu...

  • 29th November 2013

    ABINT-EDANA workshop delivers its promises

    The workshop on ‘Sustainability in the value chain of nonwovens and technical textiles’, organised by ABINT, the Brazilian Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Associations, and EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries,...

  • 29th November 2013

    TAL joins Techtextil at Intersec

    Messe Frankfurt is expanding its Techtextil brand to the growing technical textile markets in the Middle East. After a successful few days earlier this year at Techtextil Frankfurt, UK-based Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL), a leader in superabsorbent produc...

  • 28th November 2013

    Ahlstrom launches AceBlade for wind energy market

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre-based materials company, has launched Ahlstrom AceBlade, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBlade is an unidirectional glass fibre reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. ...

  • 28th November 2013

    Online database of certified Oeko-Tex suppliers

    Oeko-Tex has launched a new online buyers guide to its certified companies at www.oeko-tex.com. When searching for suitable suppliers and production facilities, purchasing organisations and retailers now have at their disposal an extensive network of manufact...

  • 28th November 2013

    WINGS winder to increase productivity by 20%

    Oerlikon Barmag claims to have set a new benchmark for the efficient production of polyester fibres with its new yarn winder WINGS POY 1800. The new winding unit is said to boost productivity by a further 20 % using virtually the same amount of production spa...

  • 28th November 2013

    IAF and AAFA to host free webinar series

    In a first-ever effort to foster greater collaboration between the EU and US apparel and footwear industries, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) will host a two part webinar series that explores ...

  • 27th November 2013

    CO2-based solutions for laundering clean room textiles

    According to CO2 Nexus, the producer of CO2-based textile and garment cleaning solutions, traditional cleanroom laundries and other service centres that launder textiles and garments worn in controlled environments are faced with high capital and operating cos...

  • 27th November 2013

    Smart Fabrics Europe 2013 – Conference Review

    Having last reviewed the Smart Fabrics conference in 2009, but attended several in between, I anticipated an interesting event and wasn’t disappointed; Barcelona 2013 was, I felt, the best curated and most inspiring conference yet. Around 120 delegates atte...

  • 26th November 2013

    INDA strengthens relations with Asia-Pacific associations

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has been working towards advancing its global partnerships and enhancing member access to new markets, by sponsoring the Asia-Pacific Nonwovens Symposium held on 22 October in Shanghai. INDA President Da...

  • 26th November 2013

    Vision 2014 now delivers strategic information

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the programme for the Vision 2014 Consumer Products Conference that will be held from 27-30 January 2014 at The Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. Major trends affecting the nonwovens and e...

  • 26th November 2013

    Biomimetics helps develop new generation water proof materials

    Biomimetics has been the subject of curiosity recently to develop new materials that could mimic nature for applications varying from medicine to textiles. A team of scientists from United States, lead by Professor Kripa Varanasi from the Massachusetts Insti...

  • 26th November 2013

    Ingeo Biopolymer Conference programme announced

    The Innovation Takes Root International Conference and Ingeo Users’ Forum, which will be taking place from 17-19 February in Orlando, Florida, has assembled a roster of speakers and developed an in-depth programme covering the latest innovations involving th...

  • 26th November 2013

    Sioen Industries reports steady position for Q3 2013

    Sioen Industries, a producer of technical textiles, fine chemicals and high-tech protective clothing, has announced its year-to-date results. At the end of the third quarter, the Sioen Industries Group realised sales from continuing operations of EUR 243.3 mi...

  • 23rd November 2013

    Composites UK celebrates industry achievement

    Composites UK has celebrated industry achievement by presenting the UK Composite Industry Awards 2013 at the annual awards dinner on 12 November at the Crowne Plaza, NEC Birmingham UK. The prestigious black-tie dinner coincides with the Composites Engineering...

  • 23rd November 2013

    Kevlar innovations launched at Milipol

    DuPont Protection Technologies, the producer of the original DuPont Kevlar fibre, has launched two new products at Milipol trade fair, that took place from 19-22 November in Paris. Drawing on analysis from its extensive relationship with global customers, th...

  • 23rd November 2013

    INDEX14 Award categories announced

    EDANA, the leading international association representing the nonwovens and related industries has announced the categories for the prestigious INDEX14 awards for innovative achievements in nonwovens, with now less than six months until the INDEX14 nonwovens e...

  • 22nd November 2013

    US DARPA to develop Warrior Web clothing

    Developing lightweight under-suit to enhance physical performance is a primary focus for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr Joseph Hitt from the DARPA made presentation on the Warrior Webs programme of DARPA, which was initiated in S...

  • 21st November 2013

    TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema intensify cooperation

    TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema are working more closely together for launching innovative products and bringing personnel armour solutions to the international defence and law enforcement markets. TenCate will showcase its TenCate Multi-light insert ...

  • 21st November 2013

    IPS Testing to offer full flushability testing services

    Wisconsin-based IPS Testing has become one of just two independent labs in the US and North America to administer industry-initiated testing standards on behalf of suppliers and manufacturers, in an effort to educate consumers about which disposable wipe produ...

  • 21st November 2013

    TenCate to supply protection for Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected by aerospace manufacturer Embraer as the supplier of aerospace armour for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft. The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime ...

  • 21st November 2013

    METYX Composites acquires NABI facility in Hungary

    METYX Composites has acquired the North American Bus Industries’ (NABI) former production facilities in Kaposvar, Hungary. “We look forward to integrating METYX Composites Hungary into our company and to delivering composites solutions that continuously e...

  • 21st November 2013

    Filtration 2013 boasts record number of attendees

    INDA’s annual Filtration International Conference and Exposition, held from 12-14 November at the Navy Pier, Chicago, drew a record number of attendees who came to conduct business with exhibitors representing all aspects of the filter media value chain. Th...

  • 21st November 2013

    Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology for life protection

    DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre and a leader in life protection materials and high performance fibres, has officially introduced Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology. Built on its Radical Innovation plat...

  • 21st November 2013

    Record attendance at Advanced Engineering UK 2013 group of events

    Multiple sectors within the UK’s advanced engineering and high value manufacturing community converged in record numbers last week at the Advanced Engineering UK 2013 group of events, taking place at the NEC Birmingham. These included Aero Engineering Show...

  • 21st November 2013

    High performance carbon fibre yarns for knitting and sewing

    Carbon fibre specialist SGL Group has started production of stretch-broken carbon fibre yarns, which have knitting and sewing applications, at its facility in Muir of Ord in Scotland. Most carbon fibre yarns produced by the company go into wovens and multi ax...

  • 20th November 2013

    Positive outlook for the European textile and clothing industry

    The second Euratex Convention, the European exchange and meeting platform for the textile industry, welcomed 130 participants from 16 countries, and featured 18 lectures providing ideas and visions for the future of the textile and clothing Industry. The even...

  • 19th November 2013

    New high tenacity wiring harness technical yarn developed

    Coats, the leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is launching Aptan xtru, an innovative new high tenacity, coated, engineered yarn, specifically designed for vehicle harness wiring systems used across sectors including automotive, mar...

  • 18th November 2013

    Fit for fitting at A+A

    The new dress at work is fashionable, cool and sportive. More than ever work wear and protective wear has been inspired by outdoor wear and sportswear thus adding elasticity, moisture management, UV-protection and anti-odour properties to a stylish look. ...

  • 18th November 2013

    Filtech 2013 proves successful for Sandler

    Sandler, the Bavarian producer of nonwovens, presented its wide range of synthetic filter nonwovens at this year’s Filtech filtration show that took place in Wiesbaden, Germany, showcasing filter, media classed G3 to E11 for application in heating, ventilati...

  • 15th November 2013

    IFAI continues momentum in Orlando

    IFAI, the Industrial Fabric Association International represents the interests of a broad range of industrial or technical textiles, producers and suppliers - and their Expo 2013, and the accompanying Advanced Textiles conference, held October 23-25 in Orlando...

  • 15th November 2013

    New high performance wet waxing agent

    Tanatex Chemicals, a leading producer of specialty chemicals, has introduced Fibermate CW, a high performance waxing agent, designed to create surface smoothness in yarns....

  • 15th November 2013

    Bayer material solutions in medical spotlight

    Bayer MaterialScience, the producer of material solutions for medical applications, will showcase its current developments at the Compamed 2013 trade fair that will be held from 20-22 November in Düsseldorf. These will include Baymedix AP501 and AR602 solv...

  • 15th November 2013

    Sympatex technology for dry feet wins Performance Award

    Sympatex Moisture-Tech 360° Technology, an innovative system of inner soles and linings for footwear, has won the Performance Award for the upcoming Performance Days trade fair. The product is said to have been proven to provide improved micro climate in the ...

  • 14th November 2013

    Look under the counter – dig deep to find gold

    Doing trade shows and finding the next big is easy right? Not according to Bill Smith it’s not... How do you do a trade show? Usually, one walks the aisle the first day, looking briefly at each booth and moves on if they don’t see at once anything new or ...

  • 13th November 2013

    Luckytex invests in Monforts technology to beat competition in Asia

    Long-time Monforts user Luckytex, Thailand, has installed a Thermex 6500 hotflue system for continuous dyeing as part of its strategy to move more strongly into value-added production and beat competition from the high-volume, lower-cost producers in other par...

  • 13th November 2013

    Inspired by hi-vis workwear

    Inspired by High Visibility Workwear, Paltex, a producer of high performance textiles, has introduced its 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material, a broad line of reflective products that incorporate ‘retroreflection’ technology. According to the company, due ...

  • 12th November 2013

    Sigmatex appoints light weight composites specialist

    Mike Hitchen, Commercial Manager of Sigmatex has announced the appointment of Claudio Villalobos to the commercial team. The appointment, the company says, represents another of the exciting appointments that Sigmatex hopes to announce in 2013 to support the...

  • 12th November 2013

    New yarn tensioner for processing fine glass filaments

    A new AccuTense 0º Type C yarn tensioner has been developed by Karl Mayer in the AccuTense range. It is said to operate smoothly, handle the yarn gently, and is ideal for processing warp beams made up of non-stretch glass yarns, the company reports. It can o...

  • 11th November 2013

    Restructuring of Texprocess trade fair

    Messe Frankfurt is restructuring the Texprocess trade fair on the organisational side. Previously part of the ‘Technology & Production’ Division, it has been transferred to the ‘Textiles & Textile Technologies’ Division. The leading international trad...

  • 11th November 2013

    Workwear options with Tencel

    Lenzing has presented the cellulose fibre Tencel for applications in industrial laundry at the A+A 2013, the leading trade show for workwear in Dusseldorf that took place from 5-8 November. Tencel addresses the demand of workwear for materials to be durable, ...

  • 11th November 2013

    Earnings drop at SGL despite savings

    The overall business development of carbon fibre producer SGL Group – in the first nine months of the fiscal year 2013 developed in line with the June guidance, recording an improved free cash flow as well as a decrease in sales by 4%. Due to the adverse de...

  • 8th November 2013

    Andritz reports earnings drop and increased sales for Q3 of 2013

    International technology Group Andritz saw solid development in sales and order intake in a challenging economic environment in the third quarter of 2013, due to consolidation of the Schuler Group acquired in February of this year. However, the EBITA declined...

  • 8th November 2013

    CNITA and EDANA sign strategic partnership

    CNITA, the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association, and EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwovens and related industries, have signed a three-year-long strategic partnership framework agreement. The decision came following a ...

  • 8th November 2013

    Research alliance for biopolymers

    Four partners, BRAIN, the Hohenstein Institute, Kelheim Fibres and rökona, have formed a new research alliance for the biotechnical production and modification of specialty alginates. The aim of the alliance is to establish a sustainable microbial bioprocess...

  • 8th November 2013

    TenCate recognised with IFAI 2013 Award for design excellence

    TenCate Geosynthetics has received the International Achievement Award of Excellence for design excellence in geosynthetic applications, with its Embraport Container and Bulk Fuel Terminal in Port of Santos, Brazil....

  • 7th November 2013

    New self-cleaning textile technology from Luna

    Luna Innovations has announced an agreement granting UltraTech International an exclusive license to commercialise Luna's new textile repellent technology that can protect first responders from pathogens and industrial workers from contaminants, as well as add...

  • 7th November 2013

    Sigmatex becomes member of the UK’s NCC

    The carbon textile solutions company Sigmatex has become an industrial member of the NCC, the National Composites Centre. The firm develops and manufactures carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications. Scott Tolson, CEO of Sigmatex, said: “As ...

  • 7th November 2013

    Tailor-made felt technology for optimal acoustic performance

    Autoneum has developed felt blanks for bulkhead and floor components in vehicles that are said to offer significant weight reductions together with improved acoustic performance. These are manufactured using the newly defined Rotating Injection Fibre process. ...

  • 7th November 2013

    EDANA announces events for nonwovens and related industries

    Abby Bailey, Marketing and Communications Director of EDANA, the leading association of the nonwovens and related industries, has announced the Association’s updated programme of events scheduled for the remainder of 2013. He has also given an overview of th...

  • 6th November 2013

    Cytec at Composites Engineering

    Cytec Industrial Materials will be exhibiting at Composites Engineering 2013, that will be taking place from 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham. At the show, Cytec will focus on new products and technologies that are a reflection of the company’s focus ...

  • 6th November 2013

    DSM Dyneema at Milipol 2013

    DSM Dyneema will introduce a new range of products developed with Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology at Milipol 2013, an international trade show for internal state security, that will take place from 19-22 November in Paris. This brand-new technology is a ...

  • 4th November 2013

    World yarn and fabric production up in Q2 2013

    Estimates for the third quarter of 2013 and outlook for the fourth quarter of this year for global yarn and fabric output are positive in Asia and negative in Europe, according to ITMF, the International Textile Manufacturers Federation. ITMF is an internatio...

  • 4th November 2013

    Unidirectional flax-fibre tapes range from Lineo

    Lineo, a producer of a full range of fabrics, prepregs or braids made with flax fibres, has created the brand name FlaxTape for its range of unidirectional flax-fibre tapes....

  • 2nd November 2013

    Teijin at SAMPE Japan 2013

    Toho Tenax, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres and composites business, and GH Craft, another Teijin Group member, will participate in SAMPE Japan 2013 international trade fair. The biannual show showcasing the latest advances in materials...

  • 2nd November 2013

    Digitally printed home textiles at Heimtextil

    From an imposing urban panorama to an enchanting animal world: digital printing transforms bare walls and monotone floors into a lively home. Previously only used in the apparel sector, digitally printed home and household textiles have been growing in signifi...

  • 2nd November 2013

    Russia to get hi-tech fabrics manufacturing facility

    BTK Group, one of Russia’s largest textile and technical textile producers, plans to invest up to RUB 1 billion (USD$33,3 million) to establish a plant for the production of high-tech synthetic fabrics in Russia. BTK Group is an official supplier of uniform...

  • 1st November 2013

    Orders for Italian textile machinery drop in 3Q 2013

    Overall orders of textile machinery for the third quarter of 2013 dropped by 7% compared to the previous quarter, ACIMIT reports. ACIMIT President Raffaella Carabelli said: “The slowdown in the Chinese market is taking its toll abroad, whereas in Italy a ge...

  • 31st October 2013

    Lighter life protection solutions from DSM Dyneema

    Multiple global government initiatives are underway to reduce the weight of personal protective equipment for military, law enforcement and security personnel, in order to deliver top protective performance combined with usability. DSM Dyneema, the manufactur...

  • 31st October 2013

    Herty sponsors TAPPI’s Innovation in Nonwovens Award

    The 2014 Innovation in Nonwovens Award recognising outstanding contributions to the nonwovens industry will be sponsored by The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center. The award will be presented at NETInc 2014, a nonwovens industry leading technical con...

  • 31st October 2013

    Wellman invests in facility upgrade

    Wellman International, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures PLC, has celebrated 40 years of successful operations in Mullagh, Co Cavan and has announced a €5m installation as the first phase of its proposed investment plans for new technologies over the next 3 ...

  • 30th October 2013

    Emerging technology sessions at composites show

    Visitors to the Composites Engineering 2013, that is due to take place from 12-14 November at the NEC in Birmingham, will have an opportunity to experience the latest ground-breaking engineering developments over the two days through the many exhibitor stands ...

  • 30th October 2013

    The bird’s nest soup of filter media research

    From volcanic rock formations to low temperature plasma-coated membranes for advanced filtration may seem like something of a leap, but geo- and bio-mimicry are now throwing up such connections regularly in the development of new technical textiles and advanc...

  • 30th October 2013

    New possibilities with Monforts ECO Applicator

    Textile manufacturers continue to find new applications for the Monforts ECO Applicator as an economic alternative for precisely adding a wide range of functional finishing chemicals and treatments to their products, according to Monforts Head of Technology Di...

  • 29th October 2013

    New TenCate materials for protective clothing

    TenCate Protective Fabrics will launch two new protective products in the TenCate Tecasafe Plus collection during the forthcoming A+A 2013 international trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. Protective knits for company polo shirts and T-shirts are said to be ex...

  • 29th October 2013

    NatureWorks introduces next generation polymer grade lactide

    NatureWorks, the largest producer of biobased lactides, has announced world scale availability of its new Ingeo M700, a high-purity, polymer-grade lactide rich in meso-lactide. Ingeo M700 has been designed to package and deliver performance and functionality a...

  • 29th October 2013

    Next-generation composites manufacturing processes

    Attendees to this year’s Composites Engineering 2013 will get the opportunity to learn about next-generation composites manufacturing processes courtesy during an open technical session, hosted by the UK’s EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Compo...

  • 29th October 2013

    Countering improvised explosive devices

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA has presented its TenCate ABDS active blast countermeasure system, designed to reduce casualties and injuries to troops riding in vehicles that are hit by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), at the AUSA Conference that took place fr...

  • 29th October 2013

    Technical textiles expert joins Sympatex

    Sympatex Technologies, the so called ecological alternative amongst functional textile specialists, has strengthened its Contract and Workwear division, by appointing Yasemin Tören as Technical Sales Manager Contract and Workwear. The experienced textile eng...

  • 26th October 2013

    TenCate records 11% rise in profits for Q3

    In the third quarter of 2013 technical textiles giant TenCate recorded an organic increase in EBITA of 11% compared to the third quarter of 2012, an increase is almost entirely attributable to the Advanced Textiles and Composites sector. The cautious governme...

  • 26th October 2013

    Ask the expert at Composites Engineering Show 2013

    NetComposites, a research, consultancy and online media company, will host a free advice ‘Ask the Expert’ service for the visitors of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, that is taking place from 12-13 November, at the NEC in Birmingham. The initi...

  • 26th October 2013

    Successful Italian Textile Technology Symposium in Guangzhou

    Italy’s textile machinery manufacturers who presented at a Chinese technology symposium on technical textiles and nonwovens, saw a great number of attendees, according to the show’s organisers ICE, the Italian Trade Agency, and ACIMIT, the Association of ...

  • 25th October 2013

    A constructive view of composites at Composites Engineering 2013

    The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) is to host an ‘Open Forum’ session at the Composites Engineering Show that will take place from 12 – 13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, showcasing innovations in fibre-reinforced-polymer composites...

  • 25th October 2013

    Suominen reports positive development for 2013

    Suominen Corporation, the supplier of nonwovens and flexible packaging for use in consumer goods, has reported a decline in net sales from the continuing operations by 2% over the third quarter 2013. Operating profit excluding non-recurring items from continui...

  • 25th October 2013

    Composites UK members out in force at Composites Engineering Show

    Composites UK members will once again play a dominant role at the Composites Engineering Show, that will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 12-13 November, making up a significant proportion of the Composites companies at the event. “The Composites Eng...

  • 24th October 2013

    New Formax reinforcements go on show

    Formax, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and specialty composite reinforcements, will be showcasing two new fabric ranges at the Composites Engineering Show 2013 that will be held from 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham. The company will present A-FO...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Schoeller-works appoints new Business Unit Manager

    Schoeller-works, the workwear division of Schoeller Textil, has appointed Hendrikus van Es a new Business Unit Manager. The new manager is expected to start in his new role as of 1 November, also taking his place as a member of the management board. At Schoe...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Crealet celebrates 10th anniversary

    Crealet, a Swiss-based leader in electronically controlled warp let-off devices for narrow and wide weaving machines, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The company has expressed its gratitude to the employees for their efforts. It also thanked t...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Pioneering a sustainable textile industry

    Huntsman Textile Effects, a leading provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile industry, has given an overview of the current environmental issues facing the textile dyeing sector in Asia at the annual Planet Textiles conference in China. The ...

  • 23rd October 2013

    RadiciGroup at the international FSB trade fair

    Tessiture Pietro Radici SpA (TPR), the ancestral RadiciGroup company and the supplier of a complete range of artificial grass yarn in both nylon and polyolefin, is showcasing its Radigreen artificial grass yarn at the FSB International Trade Fair for Amenity A...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Warwick Mills to weave Monster Silk under new agreement

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of advanced spider silk based fibres, and Warwick Mills, a leader in the engineering and development of advanced technical textiles and other protective materials, have signed a collaborative development agree...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Hollingsworth & Vose announces European investment in NanoWave production

    Hollingsworth & Vose has announced plans to add NanoWave Filtration Media production capability at its plant in Hatzfeld, Germany to support the rapid growth in demand for high performance filter media. ...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Andritz moves into Wuxi technical centre

    Andritz Nonwoven is further strengthening its manufacturing programme for nonwovens equipment in China by moving into a new 8,500sqm site in Wuxi New District, China. Today, the new facility has opened the doors to a technical centre that hosts an industrial ...

  • 22nd October 2013

    Teijin establishes new Thai subsidiary

    Teijin has announced the establishment of Teijin Corporation in Thailand, a wholly owned subsidiary that will produce and sell newly developed meta-aramid fibre starting in July 2015. Production will be handled at a new facility to be constructed on the premi...

  • 18th October 2013

    Composites UK at the Composites Engineering Show

    Composites UK Trade Association will once again be sponsoring the Composites Engineering Show, that will be taking place from 12-13 November in Birmingham. During the two days of the exhibition, Composites UK will be supporting the industry strategic briefing...

  • 18th October 2013

    Ahlstrom introduces Ahlstrom ReliaFlow

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre-based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom ReliaFlow, the new pre-treated conjugate release pad for reliable performance of the lateral flow diagnostics. “The Ahlstrom ReliaFlow is a vital component to the lateral flow a...

  • 18th October 2013

    Eco focus for Freudenberg at IFAI Expo

    Freudenberg Nonwovens, leading manufacturer of nonwoven products, is exhibiting its latest eco-friendly products at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show. This year's IFAI Expo will be co-located with Specialty Grap...

  • 18th October 2013

    Technical Innovations at RISE 2013 Conference

    INDA’s 4th annual RISE 2013 Conference brought together technology seekers in the global nonwovens and engineered fabrics value chain for discussions about the latest technical innovations, and how they can be applied to help create value-added, more competi...

  • 18th October 2013

    Measuring energy transmittance may help optimise products

    The Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim, Germany, has expanded its current range of tests to allow modern office and living spaces to achieve needed climate control with minimum energy use. According to the institute, manufacturers of textiles, windows and m...

  • 17th October 2013

    DSM Dyneema increases price for fibre and uni-directional product lines

    DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibre Dyneema, and leader in life protection materials and high performance fibres, has announced a global price increase of 5% for all DSM Dyneema fibre and uni-directional (UD) product...

  • 17th October 2013

    Italian textile machinery producers return to Indonesia

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, returns to Indonesia with two symposiums presenting Italian textile technology to local textile manufacturers. The industrial areas of Solo and Bandung will host symposiums, organised by ACIM...

  • 16th October 2013

    Nonwovens industry addresses challenges at Outlook 2013

    Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA, recognised the need for the companies to look ahead to 2020 and be aware of changing consumers’ needs and demands, at the closing session of the 12th edition of Outlook, the leading conference for the nonwovens person...

  • 16th October 2013

    Bluesign Technologies appoints Director CRM North America

    Kevin Myette, outdoor and apparel industry expert for sustainability, quality and supply chain optimisation will join Bluesign Technologies as a Director of CRM for North America. In his new role, Kevin will oversee all Bluesign operations in North America wi...

  • 16th October 2013

    Protective knits offer top performance in industrial laundering

    Italian protective fabrics producer Argar Technology, a division of Argar S.r.L, will launch a new range of highly functional certified protective knitted fabrics which can be industrially laundered at this year’s A+A Safety, Security & Health At Work 2013 s...

  • 15th October 2013

    Acceleration in new composites materials at JEC Americas 2013

    The second annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference reflected the growing interest that characterises the region’s dynamic composite market. The event covered the next-generation breakthroughs in applications in aerospace, automotive, energy, autom...

  • 15th October 2013

    Truetzschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    Truetzschler Group, specialising in optimal fibre preparation for downstream processing, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The company believes it has achieved success due to its high innovative strength, close customer relations, good service, l...

  • 15th October 2013

    New prepreg systems for rolling stock applications

    Cytec Industrial Materials is adding two new products to its rail portfolio that meet the fire requirements of EN45545-2:2013. The MTM 348FR is a versatile curing epoxy resin prepreg matrix offering fire protection to category HL2. In combination with either ...

  • 15th October 2013

    FibeRio Technology named in Global Cleantech 100

    FibeRio Technology Corporation, the developer and manufacturer of Forcespinning nanofibre production systems, has been named in the prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list, produced by Cleantech Group, a global market intelligence and consulting firm. The ...

  • 13th October 2013

    Oeko-Tex’s STeP Certification at IFAI Expo

    Dr Sam Moore, from International Oeko-Tex Association in North America, will present Oeko-Tex’s new STeP certification for sustainable textile production facilities at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 in Orlando, that will be held from 21-25 October 2013...

  • 11th October 2013

    Leigh Fibers appoints new COO

    Darrell J. Turner has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Leigh Fibers, succeeding Keith Taylor. “Under Keith’s leadership, Leigh Fibers has been an innovator in fibre and textile reprocessing and a pioneer in repurposing materials that would othe...

  • 10th October 2013

    Johns Manville expands micro glass fibre nonwoven capacity in Germany

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and a leading manufacturer of premium-quality building, specialty and filtration products, has completed an expansion of its micro glass fibre nonwoven production for air filtration media in its plant in Wertheim, G...

  • 7th October 2013

    India’s technical textiles industry to reach $36 billion by 2016-17

    News that India's technical textile industry is set to be growing rapidly in the next few years comes as the Techtextil India trade fair welcomes more than 182 exhibitors from Austria, India, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, UK, Netherlands, US, an...

  • 4th October 2013

    Secant Medical to present at MedTech Polymers Conference

    Peter D. Gabriele, Vice President of Emerging Technology at Secant Medical, will discuss the development and prospective uses of a novel bioelastomer platform at the MedTech Polymers Conference in Houston. According to Gabriele, the platform offers benefits c...

  • 4th October 2013

    Miller Weldmaster celebrates 30 years with IFAI

    Miller Weldmaster, a global supplier for fabric welding solutions, celebrates its 30th anniversary of membership with the IFAI, Industrial Fabrics Association International this year. Scott Miller, President of Miller Weldmaster, commented: “We certainly wo...

  • 3rd October 2013

    Moduline System for the geo industry

    Miller Weldmaster offers manufacturers in the geo industry the Moduline System, a machine model that combines versatility with automated production capabilities for more efficient production processes. It is designed to increase a liner or geomembrane manufact...

  • 3rd October 2013

    New multi-axial reinforcement range from Scott & Fyfe

    Scott & Fyfe, a provider of innovative textiles and technology, are introducing a new range of Multi-axial reinforcement textiles to compliment their existing product range. The company also aims to further strengthen its position as a global supplier of reinf...

  • 3rd October 2013

    AMT Composites to distribute TeXtreme in South Africa

    The leading distributor of advanced composites materials in South Africa, AMT Composites, has signed an agreement to distribute TeXtreme, market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements, in the region. Andreas Martsman, Vice President – Marketing and Sales of O...

  • 3rd October 2013

    Invista and Ingenza to work on bio-derived industrial chemicals

    Invista, one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, will work together with Ingenza, a leading industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology company, in order to develop new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production ...

  • 2nd October 2013

    New thermal management range by Newlife

    Saluzzo Yarns, an international leader in the production of polyester filament, introduces the new ‘Thermal management’ range by Newlife. A unique range is said to offer new levels of lightness and thermal insulation together with high sustainable perform...

  • 2nd October 2013

    Suominen splits Nonwovens business

    Suominen’s largest business unit, Nonwovens, will be divided into two new business areas, following the plans to reshape the corporation’s structure and reorganise its operations. Through the changes, Suominen aims to achieve a more focused, transparent ...

  • 2nd October 2013

    Cytec’s new composite products at JEC Americas

    Cytec Industries will promote its range of advanced composite and process material at JEC Americas in Boston from 2-4 October. The company will highlight MTM 348FR, a new versatile curing epoxy resin prepreg matrix designed for railway applications. It will a...

  • 2nd October 2013

    Archroma acquires three businesses from Clariant

    Archroma has announced its official launch as a newly formed colour and specialty chemicals company that comprises the former Textile Specialties, Paper Solutions and Emulsion Products businesses of Clariant. To be led by CEO Alexander Wessels, the newly recr...

  • 2nd October 2013

    Messe Frankfurt and JEC announce co-location for US shows

    The organizers of the Techtextil North America technical textiles show and JEC America composites show plan to co-locate their 2014 events at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA from 13-15 May 2014....

  • 30th September 2013

    Autoneum subject to investigation by German Federal Cartel Office

    Along with other automobile suppliers, Autoneum Germany, a subsidiary of Autoneum Holding, is subject to investigations by the German Federal Cartel Office. The investigations affect, among others, the market for floor systems and trunk trim and have been ini...

  • 30th September 2013

    New Ingeo grades for fibres and nonwovens

    NatureWorks is now in full commercial production of two new Ingeo high performance biopolymer grades designed for fibres and nonwovens applications. “These grades are the result of intensive research and development and significant long-term investments in ...

  • 30th September 2013

    Zoltek becomes Toray subsidiary

    Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek has entered into a merger agreement with Toray Industries, which makes Zoltek a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toray that will operate as a separate business unit. Toray Industries, a specialist in organic synthetic chemistry, pol...

  • 30th September 2013

    Aerotron and TenCate build ballistic protection for Embraer

    Aerotron Brazil and TenCate Advanced Armour are working together to finalise the design and to build the prototypes of the ballistic protection for the Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft. The KC-390 is to perform aerial refuelling, transport cargo and...

  • 30th September 2013

    Teijin expands into Russia and CIS region

    Teijin establishes Teijin Rus, LLC in Moscow, Russia, to strengthen the Teijin Group’s business operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as part of the group’s strategy to expand businesses in emerging economies. “The estab...

  • 27th September 2013

    ThermalDrain chosen as RISE Awards finalist

    GMX premier recycled nonwoven drain protection board ThermalDrain is a finalist for the 2013 RISE (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Durable Product Awards. “It is an honour to have one of our premier products selected as a finalist for...

  • 27th September 2013

    Secant Medical at the BioInterface 2013 Annual Conference

    Josh Simon, PhD, Business Development Manager at Secant Medical, will be giving a presentation at the BioInterface 2013 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, to demonstrate Secant Medical's commitment to biomaterials research and development. Dr Simon will discus...

  • 26th September 2013

    Teijin to Exhibit at Tokyo International Fire and Safety Exhibition

    Teijin will participate in Tokyo International Fire and Safety Exhibition 2013, which will take place at Tokyo Big Site from 2-5 October. The group will showcase high-performance protective apparel solutions incorporating the group’s proprietary Teijinconex...

  • 26th September 2013

    Dornbirn-MFC puts sustainability under spotlight

    The 52nd edition of Dornbirn Man-Made Fibres Congress, that took place from 11-13 September, put a focus on global social and economic challenges, such as climate, energy, health, nutrition, mobility, safety, communication, labour and key technologies. Encou...

  • 25th September 2013

    Texprocess Americas 2014 Symposium to address technological advancements

    The latest technology, applications, and advancements in the sewn products industry will be presented by experts and leaders during the Texprocess Americas Symposium that will be held from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, concurrently...

  • 25th September 2013

    Composites Europe 2013 sets record in number of visitors

    Composites Europe 2013 trade fair for composites, technology and applications set new records with 406 exhibitors coming from 28 countries and with 9,171 visitors attending the Stuttgart exhibition Centre from 17- 19 September. One in two trade fair visitors c...

  • 24th September 2013

    TenCate geotextiles in new drinking water system

    Twenty innovative sustainable drinking water systems called ‘GreenSource. Sports for Water’, produced using the high-grade synthetic turf and geotextiles by TenCate, will be installed in South Africa, with The Advanced Materials Manufacturing Oost-Nederlan...

  • 24th September 2013

    Focus on increasing systems and components productivity

    Oerlikon Barmag, a leader for spinning systems and equipment for manmade fibres, will be exhibiting at this year’s K 2013 international trade fair for plastics and rubber, that will take place from 16-23 October in Düsseldorf. The machine and systems build...

  • 23rd September 2013

    Give Coke a fracking chance!

    At recent conferences, I’ve become aware that European manufacturers of manmade fibres, nonwovens and technical textiles are starting to resent the many hoops they’re now obliged to jump through in order to comply with increasingly strict regulations – a...

  • 23rd September 2013

    Shanghai showcase for Oerlikon Neumag

    Oerlikon Neumag will focus on nonwovens for technical applications when it presents its product portfolio at next month’s Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference and Exhibition (SINCE), which takes place in Shanghai from 23-25 October....

  • 20th September 2013

    Autoneum further expands into Asian market

    The Switzerland based leading producer of vehicle acoustics and thermal management systems Autoneum has founded the company Summit & Autoneum in Thailand together with automotive supplier Auto Interior Products. The newly established company combines Autoneum...

  • 19th September 2013

    Meeting the Challenge - by Bill Smith

    “Everything that can be invented has been invented” is a comment often attributed to Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899. He never said any such thing, of course but some did express similar ideas over the years… As it turned out, ev...

  • 18th September 2013

    TenCate and Kringlan Composites to cooperate for automotive industry

    TenCate Advanced Composites and Kringlan Composites will work together to develop solutions for part manufacturing on the basis of thermoplastic composite technology. The current main development initiated by Switzerland based Kringlan Composites has been th...

  • 18th September 2013

    Archroma deal to be completed by end of month

    SK Capital, a private investment firm with a focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors, is expected to close the acquisition of the Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses from Clariant by the end of this month. ...

  • 17th September 2013

    Techtextil North America 2014 Symposium

    The latest research, 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 the Techtextil North America Symposium that will be held from 13-15 a...

  • 17th September 2013

    DSM among leaders in DJ Sustainability World Index

    Royal DSM, the life sciences and materials sciences company, is once again amongst the leaders in the chemical industry sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Since 2004, DSM has four times ranked among the very top leaders in the sector and has s...

  • 17th September 2013

    Tessiture Pietro Radici awarded for environmental and H&S management systems

    Tessiture Pietro Radici, RadiciGroup ancestral production company and leader in the production of artificial grass yarn and nonwoven spunbond, was awarded two important certifications: UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management systems and BS OHSAS 18...

  • 16th September 2013

    Ahlstrom lowers 2013 outlook

    Ahlstrom, a leading high performance fibre based materials company, has lowered its full-year guidance for net sales and operating profit. The decision comes due to lower than expected sales volumes as demand has continued to be soft in Ahlstrom's key markets...

  • 16th September 2013

    INDA appoints new Member Relations Director

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has appointed Morris T. Collins, Jr. as Director of Member Relations, a new position at INDA, aimed to help expand INDA’s reach into all areas of the nonwoven engineered fabrics industry. “The Director o...

  • 16th September 2013

    TenCate AmberTool composite tooling prepreg range

    The recent purchase of Amber Composites by TenCate Advanced Composites has allowed the materials technology company to merge a number of industry leading composite tooling products into the TenCate AmberTool prepreg range. The industry leading TenCate AmberTo...

  • 14th September 2013

    Groz-Beckert at SINCE 2013

    A market leading in the manufacturing of industrial machine needles Groz-Beckert will take part in the Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition (SINCE) from 23-25 October, where it will present the latest highlights in the field of felting need...

  • 14th September 2013

    Sigmatex Technical Excellence Centre

    Sigmatex, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications, has announced the creation of the Sigmatex Technical Excellence Centre (SigmaTEC) as a response to the ever growing demands for new and highly advanced composites a...

  • 14th September 2013

    Italian textile machinery manufacturers to exhibit in Guangzhou

    Italian machinery manufacturers will be presenting their most advanced technology for the production of technical textiles and nonwovens at the technology symposium on 10 October in Guangzhou, China, organised by ACIMIT - the Association of Italian Textile Mac...

  • 14th September 2013

    TenCate and US Army RDECOM enter multi-year CRADA agreement

    TenCate Advanced Armour USA and the US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) have signed a multi-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to evaluate the TenCate ABDS active blast countermeasure system for improved sol...

  • 13th September 2013

    EcoStar felting needle for efficient production

    Groz-Beckert, the leading manufacturer of industrial machine needles and precision engineering, introduces new EcoStar felting needle. With 13% less cross-sectional area than a standard felting needle, and with its stabilising edge profiles, the new EcoStar i...

  • 13th September 2013

    Three nonwoven products become RISE Durable Product Award finalists

    The finalists have been selected for the prestigious third annual RISE Durable Product Award, which will be presented at the annual RISE Conference in Denver, Colorado USA. Three unique durable products were chosen for their innovative use of nonwovens. The f...

  • 13th September 2013

    Cytec launches new products at Composites Europe 2013

    Cytec Industrial Materials will be exhibiting at Composites Europe 2013, Stuttgart, from 17-19 September, wit ha focus on the lightweight, high-performance, cost-effective, multi-material solutions. The company plans to continue to refine and expand its portf...

  • 13th September 2013

    Andritz complete production lines for nonwovens at SINCE 2013

    Andritz, an international technology group, presents complete production lines and innovative solutions for needlepunch, spunlace, and wetlaid at SINCE 2013 nonwovens exhibition that will take place from 23-25 October in Shanghai, China....

  • 12th September 2013

    Groz-Beckert Academy celebrates great start

    Groz-Beckert, the leading manufacturer of industrial machine needles, precision engineering, systems and services for the manufacture and sewing of textiles, reports a steady increase in demand for the services of its knowledge platform Groz-Beckert Academy, w...

  • 12th September 2013

    TenCate books Asian order for advanced naval armour systems

    TenCate Advanced Armour will cooperate with a Singapore-based shipyard to design, develop and manufacture lightweight ballistic protection for crew and mission critical equipment on a number of large maritime vessels for a Middle Eastern end-user. This, the c...

  • 11th September 2013

    New testing methods for vehicle seats

    Optimally designed vehicle seats are said to be at the basis of providing the driver with the necessary comfort during their journey, the Hohenstein Institute reports. They may allow drivers to assume an ergonomic seating position and feature good climate pr...

  • 11th September 2013

    TenCate reveals innovative lightweight ballistic inserts

    TenCate Advanced Armour has developed what it claims to be the world's lightest insert for protecting against one of the most common gun threats, the AK47 Mild Steel Core. Cyril Veillat, Business Manager of TenCate Advanced Armour in Europe and Asia-Pacific, ...

  • 10th September 2013

    Personal Protection Textiles: Fabrics for harsh, hazardous and hostile environments

    A new publication from Textile Media Services – Personal Protection Textiles: Fabrics for harsh, hazardous and hostile environments – outlines the global market for personal protection clothing in the institutional, workwear and private sectors, and detail...

  • 10th September 2013

    Oerlikon to exhibit at Techtextil India

    Oerlikon Manmade Fibres, the leading supplier of nonwoven technologies, will be showcasing at the Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens in Mumbai, India, that will take place from 3-5 October. With its Barmag and Neumag brands, Oerlikon M...

  • 10th September 2013

    New flax fibre cones for speakers diaphragm

    With more than 30 years of research in new materials for the loudspeaker diaphragm, the France based Focal introduces a new cone made of high-quality flax fibres. Made of high-quality flax fibres core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fibre, ‘F’ cones ...

  • 9th September 2013

    Price increase for Ahlstrom filtration materials

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, will increase the price for its filtration materials globally by up to 10% in the fourth quarter of 2013. This will be made to compensate for the continued rise in raw material costs such as specialt...

  • 9th September 2013

    Technical textiles growth is fuelling demand for highly specified needles and threads

    Technical textiles are being used increasingly for the replacement of traditional materials in challenging applications, and their end uses are becoming increasingly diverse, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intel...

  • 9th September 2013

    Teijin Frontier to establish new company in Myanmar

    Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group's fibre products converting company, will establish Teijin Frontier Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar, on 1 October to strengthen Teijin Frontier’s overseas operations and also to further expand the company’s global network....

  • 7th September 2013

    Low & Bonar acquires geosynthetics producer Texiplast

    Low & Bonar, a performance materials group with leading positions in niche industrial markets, will acquire Texiplast, a Slovakian producer of high strength geosynthetic products serving the civil engineering market, for approximately €18.9m (£16.0m). The...

  • 6th September 2013

    Cytec to exhibit at DSEI 2013

    Cytec Industrial Materials, an international provider of advance composite materials, will be exhibiting at the DSEI, the defence and security exhibition show, that will be held in the ExCeL Centre, London, from 10- 13 September. Focusing on innovation and ad...

  • 6th September 2013

    Techtextil NA & Texprocess Americas announce Graduate Student Poster Program

    Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas invite submissions to the student poster programme, which aims to provide a forum, where students can present and discuss their work during its early stages, and introduce themselves to more senior members of th...

  • 6th September 2013

    Liquid filter bags withstand hydraulic pressing with SeamMaster

    Sonobond Ultrasonics’ SM86 SeamMaster High Profile ultrasonic sewing machine will be used by Great Lakes Filters, to produce a liquid filter bag that could withstand hydraulic pressing without splitting or fraying. “The bag has to capture the pulp from th...

  • 6th September 2013

    GOCarbonFiber presents two expert workshops

    The Global Outlook for Carbon Fiber (GOCarbonFiber), that will take place from 8-10 October in Seattle, will feature two expert pre-conference workshops led by the industry professionals Prof Jan-Anders Månson, Laboratory of Polymer and Composite Materials (L...

  • 5th September 2013

    Brain tests show tight clothing may affect wearer’s focus

    A recent Hohenstein Institute study may help to develop or optimise specific clothing, meant to help the concentration of the wearer, for example in CI wear or military clothing, after it confirmed that clothes can affect the person’s focus. The research ...

  • 5th September 2013

    Filtration 2013 headed to Chicago

    INDA’s Filtration International Conference and Exposition, the largest filtration event in the Americas, is returning to Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, taking place from 12-14 November 2013. Over 130 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest filtration inno...

  • 5th September 2013

    Teijin to present at China Composites Expo

    The Teijin Group will exhibit at the China Composites Expo 2013, with its Toho Tenax, the group’s carbon fibres and composites business, and Teijin Aramid Asia, the group’s aramid fibres business. The Asia’s largest composites exhibition will take place...

  • 5th September 2013

    Chomarat targets high-end markets with C-WEAVE SP

    Chomarat, a specialist in textile reinforcements for composite materials, is launching C-WEAVE Spread at China Composites Expo 2013 that will take place from 11-13 September, at the NCIEC Beijing. The company is extending its line of carbon reinforcements wit...

  • 5th September 2013

    Enhanced filter media technology on show at FILTECH

    UK-based Technical Absorbents (TAL) will exhibit at FILTECH in October with its Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technology. The expo is the largest and most important filtration event world-wide, and is a must for all those concerned with designing, improving, pur...

  • 4th September 2013

    Johnson Controls in China warp knitting JV

    Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics, has signed an agreement with Zhejiang Wanfang New Materials Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Wanfang) to set up a new warp knitted fabrics joint...

  • 3rd September 2013

    Alexium proceeds with Nycolon production trials

    Alexium International Group is starting the production trials on Nycolon FR treatments for variety of synthetic-cellulosic blend fabrics. Positive developments over the last two months have also enabled the inclusion of polyester-cotton blends in the first pr...

  • 3rd September 2013

    New Twaron T765 cost-effective spall-liner solution

    Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show in London next week. The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. Designed for protecting military vehicles against bullets, f...

  • 3rd September 2013

    First STeP Certificate for German knitter

    Mattes & Ammann, the Swabian knitted fabrics manufacturer, became the first textile company in Germany and the EU economic area to be awarded the Oeko-Tex Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) certificate in July this year. Prof Dr Stefan Mecheels, head of th...

  • 2nd September 2013

    Groz-Beckert at FSB

    A market leader in the manufacturing of industrial machine needles Groz-Beckert will be showcasing at the FSB Cologne international trade fair for amenity areas, sports and pool facilities. The show will be held from 22-25 October, welcoming about 600 exhibiti...

  • 30th August 2013

    Long winter subdues Sioen

    Sioen Industries, a producer of technical textiles, fine chemicals and high-tech protective clothing, has announced the first half 2013 year results, with the net sales from continuing operations of EUR 161.7 million compared to EUR 167.1 million over the same...

  • 29th August 2013

    Russia to increase import duty on synthetic fibres and technical fabrics?

    The Russian government is to conduct a special investigation into imports of fabrics made from synthetic fibres within the territory of the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. The investigation is the result of recent calls from Russia’s leadi...

  • 29th August 2013

    Repreve has it covered for Milliken

    Milliken’s table linen business is now adapting its successful Signature range of table linen to a phased transition towards verifiably recycled polyester yarns. The company is cooperating with the American fibre manufacturer Unifi during this process. The ...

  • 28th August 2013

    Formax to launch new reinforcements at Composites Europe 2013

    Formax, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and specialty composite reinforcements, will be launching two new exclusive fabric ranges at Composites Europe 2013 – A-FORM, an advanced range of Class A automotive textiles, and reFORM, a recycled multiaxial r...

  • 28th August 2013

    Innovative TenCate fabrics help firefighters to stay cooler

    TenCate Protective Fabrics will be exhibiting new lines in fabrics and systems for firefighter turnout gear that are more durable, lighter and excel in the reduction of heat stress at the Emergency Service Show 2013 in Birmingham from 25-26 September. Accordi...

  • 28th August 2013

    Polartec to license Stay-Fresh antimicrobial technology

    Quick-Med Technologies, a life sciences company that is developing innovative technologies for the healthcare and consumer markets, has signed a licence for a range of products and fields of use with Polartec LLC, a premium producer of textile solutions. "We ...

  • 27th August 2013

    Owens Corning expands glass nonwovens business

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre has announced a $130 million investment in North America to expand its global glass nonwovens business. The new facility will house a state-of-the-art manufacturing line, coating capability and R&D activities, w...

  • 27th August 2013

    Dorix renamed Radici Chemiefaser

    Dorix, the European leader in the production and sale of PA6 staple fibre products, will be operating under the new name of Radici Chemiefaser, following a reorganisation of RadiciGroup corporate operations in Germany, where the group has production and sales ...

  • 27th August 2013

    Eco Circle features in China National Games

    The Teijin Group, the leading high-performance fibre supplier, will provide uniforms made from its recycled polyester Eco Circle Fibres for staff at the athletes’ village of the 12th National Games of the People's Republic of China, the largest national spor...

  • 26th August 2013

    Sandler unveils latest investment

    Sandler AG celebrated the CEO Dr Christian Heinrich Sandler’s 60th birthday and two new investments at the Schwarzenbach location this week. More than 460 guests from politics, the economy and society had accepted the nonwoven manufacturer’s invitation to...

  • 26th August 2013

    Oerlikon optimises e-shop

    Oerlikon Manmade Fibres has optimised its myOerlikon.com website for the products and services of its two Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands. Customers can now access tailor-made services in eleven different languages and around the clock. The website...

  • 24th August 2013

    Schoeller wins the Outdoor Industry Award 2013 gold with EXP 4.0

    Schoeller, a global supplier of yarns, is the winner of the Outdoor Industry Award 2013 GOLD with its chlorine free EXP 4.0 machine washable treatment. At the Outdoor exhibition in Friedrichshafen, a panel of experts evaluated 316 Innovations from 27 countrie...

  • 23rd August 2013

    UKFT to support the Professional Clothing Show

    The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) has announced its support for the forthcoming Professional Clothing Show and Professional Clothing Awards, which will take place from 1-2 April 2014 at Birmingham's NEC. As the only show covering all three industry ...

  • 23rd August 2013

    AUTEFA Solutions at Composites Europe

    AUTEFA Solutions, an international machine manufacturing group, will be showcasing at the Composites Europe trade fair that will be held at Messe Stuttgart from 17-19 September. Dr Stefan Schlichter, CEO commented: “We develop solutions for automation and m...

  • 21st August 2013

    Lenzing to focus on Tencel and Modal production

    In first half of 2013 Lenzing has generated earnings in line with the company’s expectations, but considerably below the first half of 2012. Consolidated sales declined by 6.8% in the first half of 2013 to EUR 989.9 million. Furthermore, there was a loss of ...

  • 20th August 2013

    Teijin to participate in MAKS 2013

    Teijin and Toho Tenax Europe, a Teijin Group company engaged in carbon fibres and composites business, will participate in the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2013, one of the world’s leading aerospace shows, which will take place at Zhukovsky ai...

  • 20th August 2013

    DiloGroup at Techtextil India

    DiloGroup, the premier builder and supplier of complete nonwovens lines for staple fibre nonwoven production, will present its portfolio of equipment to the nonwovens industry at the Techtextil India trade fair, held in Mumbai from 3-5 October. DiloGroup will...

  • 19th August 2013

    Karl Mayer to host innovation and high-tech show

    Leading textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer will be presenting its latest tricot and raschel machines as well as ideas for manufacturing innovative sportswear and outerwear fabrics on 25 September at its open house event. For the company’s Business Un...

  • 19th August 2013

    Karl Mayer at Techtextil India

    Karl Mayer will take part in this year’s Techtextil India trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, that will take place from 3-5 October in Mumbai. The company will display its products at an information booth set up at the joint exhibition stand of...

  • 16th August 2013

    Litzler designs 80 mpm Tire Cord Dipping Line

    CA Litzler has received an order to design and build a 80 mpm Tire Cord Dipping Line for Rajashree Polyfil (a division of Century Enka), BK Birla Group company of India. This is the second equipment order for Litzler from Rajashree Polyfil in the last three ye...

  • 16th August 2013

    RES explores fourth dimension of textiles at Première Vision

    RES, Resine Espanse Sintetiche , the Italian producer of laminated materials, will present its new collections for Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 at Première Vision that will take place in Paris, from 17-19 September. The company will show its classic ‘forte’ t...

  • 16th August 2013

    Buckeye approves Georgia-Pacific merger

    Buckeye Technologies has announced that at a special stockholders’ meeting held on 15 August, Buckeye stockholders approved the agreement and plan of merger, by and among Georgia-Pacific, GP Cellulose Group LLC and Buckeye....

  • 14th August 2013

    Buckeye reports downturn in net sales for Q4 and fiscal 2013

    Buckeye Technologies, a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty fibres and nonwoven materials, has announced earnings for fiscal year 2013. The company has reported a decline in net sales by 9% for the fiscal 2013 compared to fiscal 2012. The net sales...

  • 14th August 2013

    Invista and SilicoLife to develop bio-derived raw materials

    Invista and a computational biology company SilicoLife have announced a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals. The two companies are working together in order to furthe...

  • 14th August 2013

    Highest precision for high-viscosity media

    Oerlikon Barmag, a market leader for spinning systems and equipment for manmade fibres, will be showcasing its gear metering pump programme specifically designed for the joining/binding work steps at this year’s Bondexpo, the international trade fair for bo...

  • 14th August 2013

    Teijin to focus on protective wear at PetroWorld India 2013

    The Teijin group, a leader in ultra-high performance materials, will take part in PetroWorld India 2013, India's premier exhibition for the oil and gas industry, which will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 22-24 August. The company wi...

  • 14th August 2013

    RISE 2013 to highlight leading edge innovation and technology

    RISE 2013, the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, will be held from 30 September – 3 October 2013, at Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado, USA. Organised by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, RISE is a technical con...

  • 13th August 2013

    Zoltek reports net loss in Q3

    Zoltek Companies has reported financial results for the third quarter of its 2013 fiscal year. The net revenues for the quarter ended 30 June 2013, totalled $30.3 million, compared to $48.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2012. On a sequential basis, ne...

  • 13th August 2013

    Applications widen for FR nylon technology

    Alexium International Group has announced the completion of a process of expanding its database on vertical burn performance of its Ascalon technology by independent certification of Flame Retardance (FR) performance. The aim of the independent testing is to p...

  • 11th August 2013

    Autefa Solutions expands into Chinese market

    The newly founded company Autefa Solutions Wuxi was inaugurated on 28 and 29 July. In the presence of more than 100 guests the traditional ‘ribbon cutting’ was performed by Maoxin Ye, Vice President CHTC and CEO of Textile Machinery Unit, and Dr Stefan Sch...

  • 11th August 2013

    Indorama Ventures reports record revenue for 2Q

    Indorama Ventures Public Company (IVL), the world’s largest PET company, achieved total sales revenue of US $1.9 billion in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 9% over the same period last year. “We have been seeing signs that the trough period of ...

  • 9th August 2013

    Andritz satisfied with first half 2013

    International technology group Andritz, a leading supplier of plants and services for the nonwovens , pulp and paper and other specialised industries, showed a solid order intake and a favourable sales development during the second quarter and the first half ...

  • 9th August 2013

    Ahlstrom ‘rightsizes’ to save EUR 35M

    High performance fibre-based materials company Ahlstrom, published a January-June 2013 interim report this week with an overview of the international markets. The company will also initiate a ‘rightsizing programme’ aiming to reach annual cost savings of E...

  • 7th August 2013

    First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the textile industries

    The First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the Textile Industries will take place at the University of Manchester, from 5-6 September 2013, organised by TexEng Software in association with University of Manchester. The conference will feat...

  • 6th August 2013

    New cutting and welding solution for truck tarps

    Miller Weldmaster has produced the I4500 Indexing System, designed to meet the production demands of truck tarp and pergola fabric-based product manufacturers. The machine incorporates automated rotary webbing cutters and high-speed, state-of-the-art hot air...

  • 6th August 2013

    Miller Weldmaster premieres at Brazilian show

    Miller Weldmaster, a leading manufacturer of industrial fabric welding solutions, recently exhibited for the first time at the 23rd Annual Serigrafia SIGN Future TEXTIL that was held in Brazil from 10-13 July, showcasing its T-300 Extreme Edge, a machine li...

  • 6th August 2013

    Monforts opens world class Advanced Technological Centre

    A.Monforts Textilmaschinen has opened a massive new Advanced Technological Centre (ATC), which occupies a 1500m2 area in a complete hall at the company’s headquarters in Blumenberger Strasse, Mönchengladbach. The ATC will allow customers in-house opportunit...

  • 5th August 2013

    The 2013 Théophile Legrand International Prize for Textile Innovation

    The 2013 Théophile Legrand International Prize for Textile Innovation will be awarded on 5 October at ValJoly Eppe-Sauvage resort. In honour of Théophile Legrand, founder of the wool industry in Fourmies, Northern France, the Théophile Legrand Foundation ...

  • 31st July 2013

    Freudenberg-Politex and Komitex plan nonwovens JV

    Komitex, Russia’s leading producer of nonwovens and synthetic fibres is considering the possibility of establishing a joint venture with Freudenberg-Politex later this year. The new venture is expected to be established at the production site of Komitex in t...

  • 30th July 2013

    Rule spells opportunity for industrial wipes

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 23 July release of its long-awaited rule modifying the federal hazardous waste management regulations that apply to non-laundered and laundered wi...

  • 30th July 2013

    Exports drive Italian textile machinery

    Italy has recorded 12% overall growth in new orders for textile machinery for the second quarter of 2013, thanks to foreign markets (+14%) and a stable domestic market (-1%). ...

  • 25th July 2013

    Busy 13th Techtextil for Sandler

    Sandler showcased its entire range of nonwovens for technical applications, home textiles and for the hygiene industry for the 13th time at the Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens that took place in Frankfurt, from 11-13 June , welcomin...

  • 23rd July 2013

    INDA applauds pro-manufacturing legislation

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has applauded the 17 July introduction of H.R. 2708, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), along with Trade Su...

  • 23rd July 2013

    Advanced fibre manufacturing centre set up in Geelong

    The Fibre Processing and Carbon Nexus buildings that have been opened in the Australian city of Geelong, having received $38 million in Federal Government funding, are expected to boost local economy. The buildings are part of the $103 million Australian Fut...

  • 22nd July 2013

    Final programme for GoCarbonFiber 2013

    Smithers Rapra has announced the final programme for the 2013 GOCarbonFiber conference that will take place from 8-10 October at the Arctic Club Hotel. It is an event for seasoned composites experts, and new entrants alike that provides an opportunity to netw...

  • 18th July 2013

    Lightweight spunbond line for Johns Manville

    Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer of building, specialty and filtration products, has announced its plans to invest in a state-of-the-art polyester spunbond production line at its Berlin, Germany facility....

  • 18th July 2013

    New high-speed spunlace line for Chuzhou

    International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Chuzhou Jinchun Nonwoven Fabric, Anhui Province, China, to deliver a new high-speed spunlace line to its site at Chuzhou. The line will produce lightweight fabrics for the hygiene industry from...

  • 17th July 2013

    INDA report – shows North American wipes growth

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the release of a new report, entitled ‘North American Wipes Market: Trends & Forecasts 2012-2017’, which includes sales estimates by consumer channel and national brands/private labels. Sales i...

  • 16th July 2013

    Truetzschler at Techtextil 2013

    Truetzschler Nonwovens, Truetzschler Card Clothing and Truetzschler Man-Made Fibers provided information on complete plants, machines for the production of nonwovens and technical textiles, card clothing, individual components and services at the Techtextil tr...

  • 13th July 2013

    Radici measures environmental impact of PA 6.6 production

    Radici Chimica, a RadiciGroup chemical company engaged in the production of polyamide 6,6 (Radipol) and related chemical intermediates (Radichem), signed an agreement with the Italian Ministry for the Environment earlier this month, to apply a new method to it...

  • 12th July 2013

    Lightweight cargo nets help to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    The first lightweight cargo nets, made with ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre Dyneema, manufactured by DSM Dyneema were handed over to Air France-KLM at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam this week. Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo is expected...

  • 12th July 2013

    Innovation and commercialism

    In my years in the technical textiles industry, I have seen many new ideas and products, many innovative and creative, get substantial coverage in the press as “pathways to the future”, never to reach commercial status. Many of the high performance fibers...

  • 12th July 2013

    Reuse, recycle or sometimes simply burn?

    According to figures from the UK government-funded WRAP organisation, the country’s recycling industry is now worth an annual £3 billion and employs 40,000 people. Yet according to Bill Griffiths of Viridor – a leading recycling, renewable energy and was...

  • 10th July 2013

    Innovation lab for engineered flat knits opens in LA

    A new textile engineering laboratory specialising in innovative flat knit engineering has opened in Los Angeles under the slogan ‘Just what you need: The world is flat, green, and lean.’ ...

  • 10th July 2013

    Composites Europe continues on growth course

    More than 400 exhibitors are expected to attend the Composites Europe trade fair that will be held from 17-19 September in Stuttgart, showing an increase in exhibitor numbers. In addition to new lightweight construction concepts, state-of-the-art manufacturing...

  • 9th July 2013

    Nord-Pas de Calais at Techtextil

    Techtextil, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, held in Frankfurt from 11-13 June, attracted 15% more visitors than the previous edition, creating an opportune environment for businesses to present their developments. Boosted by...

  • 9th July 2013

    Litzler celebrates 60th anniversary

    Drying machinery manufacturer C.A Litzler is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The Cleveland, Ohio based company is proud to continue as a family-owned and operated business which is now run by members of the third generation. Launched in 1953, CA...

  • 9th July 2013

    New Saurer Group formed under Jinsheng ownership

    The sale of OC Oerlikon’s Natural Fibre and Components businesses to the Chinese Jinsheng Group that was concluded on 3 July, forms the new Saurer Group that now consolidates leading textile brands for both machinery (Schlafhorst, Zinser, Allma, Volkmann, ...

  • 6th July 2013

    Zoltek awarded for Panex 35 carbon fibre

    Based on its recent analysis of the automotive carbon fibre market, Frost & Sullivan recognised carbon fibre producer Zoltek with the ‘2013 North American Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award’ for its unique commercial carbon fibre, Zoltek Panex 3...

  • 3rd July 2013

    Dubai to host Techtextil Middle East Symposium & Exhibition

    Techtextil will take its first steps into the growing technical textile markets of the Near and Middle East as Messe Frankfurt announces it is expanding its successful Techtextil brand with the launch of the Techtextil Middle East Symposium and an associated T...

  • 2nd July 2013

    Ethiopian mission for Italian textile machinery

    A business and institutional mission organised by Italian Trade Promotion Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is travelling to Ethiopia from 1- 4 July, with the intention to strengthen contacts between Italy’s texti...

  • 2nd July 2013

    TenCate commences digital finishing of textiles

    Netherlands based technical textiles giant Royal Ten Cate has put into production the first machine for the digital finishing of technical textiles, based on inkjet printing technology. Dignitary Theo Rietkerk, member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel ...

  • 1st July 2013

    Desso and Bonar formalize alliance

    Desso, a Dutch producer of carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches and Bonar, a performance technical textiles producer, have signed a long-term cooperation agreement to participate in a product development programme for the next three years with a view to de...

  • 1st July 2013

    TexCar pulls in the crowds at Techtextil for Groz-Beckert

    For this year’s Techtextil show in June, German textile machinery powerhouse Groz-Beckert exhibited a car which was specially prepared so that nearly all of the technical textiles used in its manufacture were visible - parts of the Mercedes E-Class T model w...

  • 28th June 2013

    Ivanovo region gets new technical textiles plant

    Ivanovo Manufactory, one of Russia's largest manufacturers of technical textiles, has signed an agreement with the Riko Group, a diversified Slovenian holding company, on the construction a plant for the production of blended technical fabrics in the Ivanovo ...

  • 28th June 2013

    New president for ACIMIT

    At an assembly held on 24 June, ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has appointed Raffaella Carabelli as its president, replacing outgoing president Sandro Salmoiraghi. ...

  • 28th June 2013

    Graduate engineers go for sustainability

    International trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens Techtextil, that was held in Frankfurt from 10-13 June, provided the framework for this year’s award ceremony of the Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation) of the German textile machinery industry, ...

  • 28th June 2013

    World of Wipes Conference 2013 report

    Key executives from the entire wipes value chain took their place at the 7th annual World of Wipes 2013 (WOW), the only conference totally dedicated to the wipes industry. Organised by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, the event was held fr...

  • 26th June 2013

    ‘The Future of FR Fabrics’ at Safety 2013

    Mount Vernon FR has been presenting its new FR fabrics and finishes, including FlexTex and amDry, at this week’s American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Safety 2013, that started in Las Vegas on 24 June....

  • 25th June 2013

    DyStar innovative solutions at Techtextil 2013

    DyStar presented a variety of new, innovative solutions for the different segments of the technical textile industry at the world’s leading nonwovens and technical textiles trade fair Techtextil, that took place in Frankfurt from 11-13 June and recorded abou...

  • 24th June 2013

    GOCarbon Fiber speakers announced

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre (GOCarbon Fiber) that is due to take place in Seattle, from 8-10 October, has announced the industry experts who will be presenting at the event....

  • 21st June 2013

    Dutch extend TAPAS composites consortium

    Dutch Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp has signed a letter of intent extending the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) consortium, which consists of eight Dutch companies and institutes from the aviation industry, at the Paris Air Sh...

  • 21st June 2013

    Techtextil: Freudenberg’s multi market nonwovens solutions

    Freudenberg Nonwovens presented new product solutions from six market segments at last week’s Techtextil - Apparel and Footwear, Building Interiors, Automotive Interiors, Energy, Medical and Specialities. At an international press conference which took place...

  • 20th June 2013

    French textile machinery builders reach record sales in 2013

    The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCMTF) President Bruno Ameline and the Secretary General Evelyne Cholet report on the state of the French textile machinery manufacturers. UCMTF comprises 30 specialty textile machinery manufacturers, o...

  • 20th June 2013

    Carbon fibre JV targets consumer electronics

    German headquartered carbon fibre group SGL and Korea’s Samsung have announced the establishment of a strategic partnership for carbon fibre composite materials with the foundation of a Marketing & Sales joint venture. The joint venture partners, Samsung Pet...

  • 20th June 2013

    Owens Corning builds $130M glass nonwovens facility

    Owens Corning, a global producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, has announced a $130 million investment in North America to expand its global glass nonwovens business. The new facility wi...

  • 19th June 2013

    New Tencel ePower sustainable solution

    Tencel ePower, is Lenzing’s innovative sustainable solution for EDLC applications, and the Austrian company expects it to revolutionise the double-layer capacitor industry. The latest innovative Tencel solutions in the fields of energy storage, power and...

  • 19th June 2013

    Cygnet Tex-Web high-precision tension control unit

    Creel specialist Cygnet Tex-Web introduced its new, high-precision mechanical tension control technology at Techtextil 2013 in Frankfurt last week. Targeting high-end processors of composite materials with its latest offering, the company expanded its Flatlin...

  • 17th June 2013

    Techtextil & Texprocess set new records

    Around 40,000 visitors from 113 countries attended Techtextil and Texprocess trade fair duo last week to find out about the latest innovations and trends. A total of 1,652 exhibitors from 56 nations presented their latest products and innovations. “Techte...

  • 17th June 2013

    A stitch in time: Texprocess 2013

    The garment making-up industry has always been the labour-intensive ‘bottleneck’ of the conventional textile chain, despite attempts such as the Leapfrog EU7 project to streamline and automate all of its processes into a single-line system....

  • 14th June 2013

    PFOA and PFOS free nanocoatings for technical textiles

    Belgium based leader in low pressure plasma technology Europlasma launched a new range of nanocoatings under the Nanofics 110 brand name. Referring to nanoscaled functionalization into the core of complex shaped materials and products, Nanofics is Europlasma...

  • 14th June 2013

    Effects that perform, chemistry that cares

    Clariant, a leader in specialty chemicals, presents advanced solutions for technical textiles at Techtextil 2013, under a slogan ‘effects that perform and chemistry that cares’. The company will focus on three key areas – repellence & release, flame re...

  • 12th June 2013

    Dutch companies join forces

    Seven large companies in east Netherlands have formed industrial partnerships with the aim of accelerating technological innovations relating to new high-tech materials, products and systems and of rolling these out in international markets. The promoter of...

  • 10th June 2013

    Technical yarns portfolio takes centre stage at Techtextil

    Italian engineering plastics and synthetic yarn producer RadiciGroup will showcase its recent developments at the Techtextil 2013 leading event for technical fabrics and nonwovens in Frankfurt. The highlights of the presentation will be nylon yarn products s...

  • 7th June 2013

    IFF Innovations Award 2013

    The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF), an organisation dedicated to education and research in the specialty fabrics industry, is holding an Innovations Award at IFAI's Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 in Orlando. This award honours companies who have put great ...

  • 7th June 2013

    High performance fibre solutions at Techtextil

    Teijin Group companies, Teijin Limited and Dutch subsidiary Teijin Aramid BV will exhibit at Techtextil, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens which kicks off next week in Frankfurt, Germany. The duo will present weight-reduction, e...

  • 6th June 2013

    Textile trade fair duo to open with 1,648 exhibitors

    Techtextil hits a record number of exhibitors as it is due to open on the 11 June, while the exhibition running alongside, Texprocess, has confirmed its position as the leading international trade fair for cutting-edge textile-processing technologies. The two...

  • 5th June 2013

    New multiaxial machine from Karl Mayer Malimo

    Textile machinery producer Karl Mayer Malimo has expanded its range of products with the launch of the new multiaxial machine for producing composites from which the rotors of the wind turbines are made....

  • 3rd June 2013

    Get your FREE copy of ‘21st Century Innovations in Technical Textiles’ at Techtextil

    Innovation in Textiles has just published ‘21st Century Innovations in Technical Textiles’ - a great new 36 page illustrated A5 sized booklet all about cutting edge technical textiles developments (RRP £25.00) - and we’ve got a limited number to give aw...

  • 1st June 2013

    Sigmatex appoints Jo Maltby to Customer Services Manager

    Mike Hitchen, Commercial Manager of Sigmatex, which develops and manufactures carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications, recently announced the appointment of Jo Maltby to the position of Customer Services Manager. Jo has been with Sigmatex fo...

  • 31st May 2013

    Turkish composites summit

    The Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association (TCMA) is organising a premiere event Turk Kompozit 2013 for the composites industry in Turkey. The summit will take place in Istanbul and will run from 3-5 October this year. ...

  • 30th May 2013

    Autefa acquires Automatic Needle Exchanger from CU4Motion

    Autefa Solutions, well-known for turn-key lines and individual machines such as cards, crosslappers and needle looms, has expanded its product range by acquiring the technology package of the Automatic Needle Exchanger from CU4Motion. With the Automatic Needl...

  • 28th May 2013

    Monforts’ new generation Eco-Applicator

    New Eco-Applicator offering significant energy savings for a wide range of technical textile applications from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will debut in June 2013 at the Techtextil exhibition, Frankfurt. ...

  • 20th May 2013

    Industrial nonwovens interest at IDEA

    Oerlikon Neumag reports it was “extremely happy” with the three lively trade fair days at the recent IDEA13 in Miami. The company says the general trend at the hygiene dominated nonwovens trade fair was the growing interest in nonwovens for industrial appl...

  • 17th May 2013

    Versatility of viscose on show at Techtextil

    Technical textiles offer new technical solutions for the demands of modern society and as a result, says Kelheim Fibres, interest in technical textiles is continuously growing. ...

  • 16th May 2013

    Low grade cotton to clean up oil spills

    According a study by researchers at Texas Tech, when it comes to cleaning up the next massive crude oil spill, one of the best and most eco-friendly solutions for the job may be low-grade cotton from West Texas....

  • 16th May 2013

    Drop in textile machinery shipments

    According to the latest International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) published this week by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) shipments of new textile machinery fell in 2012 in most segments compared with 2011, although a...

  • 15th May 2013

    Freudenberg inaugurates regranulation unit

    Freudenberg Nonwovens inaugurated a new regranulation unit at its Kaiserslautern plant on 7th May, which will allow materials rejected from its production process to be reused right down to the very last fibre. The cost of the new unit was in excess of €700,...

  • 14th May 2013

    Tanatex presents novel solutions at Techtextil

    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. ...

  • 13th May 2013

    Game changing microfibers for functional nonwovens

    Eastman Cyphrex launched a new and highly innovative range of microfibers at last month’s IDEA13, the International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo, in Miami Beach, Fla. It is thought that the new microfibers platform will enable nonwovens solutions unl...

  • 9th May 2013

    ACIMIT on trade mission to Indonesia

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, participated in the Sistema Italia trade mission to Indonesia from 6-8 May, promoted by the Italian Ministries of Economic Development and Foreign Affairs, and organized by ICE – the Italian...

  • 8th May 2013

    EDANA 2012 nonwovens production statistics

    EDANA’s European annual statistics on Nonwovens Production and Deliveries for 2012 were recently disclosed at its Nonwoven Producers Forum. ...

  • 7th May 2013

    Techtextil: Nanotechnology gains traction in 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 ...

  • 3rd May 2013

    SAMPE 2013: Benefits of in-house prepreg production

    Century Design Inc. (CDI), a leading global supplier of Prepreg machines and specialist composites processing equipment, will be exhibiting at SAMPE 2013 in Long Beach, CA, next week, where it will showcase its new CD6012 machine, demonstrating how composite p...

  • 2nd May 2013

    New advisory services from David Rigby

    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 c...

  • 1st May 2013

    Cytec composites at SAMPE spring conference

    Cytec Industries will be exhibiting a range of advanced composite and process material at SAMPE’s Spring Conference in Long Beach, California from 6-9 May, where visitors can learn more about the composite manufacturer’s materials and associated businesses...

  • 30th April 2013

    New multi-function FR fabrics from Argar

    Italian protective fabrics producer Argar Technology, a division of Argar S.r.L, has launched three new flame retardant (FR) fabrics ranges which it will be showcasing along with its current range of innovative products at this year’s leading technical texti...

  • 29th April 2013

    Freudenberg expands Evolon capacity

    Freudenberg Nonwovens is investing Euro 5 million in the expansion of production capacity for the manufacture of Evolon microfilament products in Colmar, north east France. Work on the new line, which will raise capacity to 3,000 tonnes per year has already be...

  • 29th April 2013

    JM Path of Innovation at Techtextil

    Johns Manville (JM), manufacturer of Evalith glass and polyester fibre nonwovens, will introduce the ‘JM Path of Innovation’, a range of nonwovens innovations, at its trade fair booth at the Techtextil show in Frankfurt. ...

  • 28th April 2013

    Still Standing – The real story of North Carolina’s textiles industry

    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 N...

  • 26th April 2013

    Entrepreneur Achievement award goes to Suominen

    The prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards were presented during a special ceremony at IDEA 2013 Conference & Expo at Miami Beach, Florida earlier this week and INDA the organizer of the event, together with Nonwovens Industry Magazine presented the famed Entre...

  • 26th April 2013

    Allma TC2 well received at Suzhou Open House

    Oerlikon Saurer’s new Allma TC2 two-for-one twister for industrial yarns was exhibited at an Open House at Oerlikon’s Suzhou works yesterday were guests from China, India and other Asian countries were said to be very impressed by the machine’s range of ...

  • 26th April 2013

    Techtextil & Avantex Innovation Prize winners announced

    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 Innova...

  • 25th April 2013

    Associations to co-organise Outlook Latin America

    The two global nonwovens associations, EDANA and INDA, are to partner to co-organise a new edition of EDANA’s Outlook conference programme for Latin America early in 2015. ...

  • 25th April 2013

    New colours and additives for nonwovens

    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 ...

  • 25th April 2013

    Sigmatex secures major automotive composites contract

    UK based Sigmatex has announced it has secured the first of a number of targeted contracts for the automotive sector. The contract has been concluded after significant technical collaboration and development between Sigmatex, a major automotive OEM and an Auto...

  • 24th April 2013

    Nonwovens associations join forces on free trade

    The two global nonwovens associations, EDANA and INDA are joining efforts to promote the free and fair trade of Nonwovens globally starting with an active role in the upcoming US-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement negotiations. EDANA will volunteer Nonwo...

  • 24th April 2013

    IDEA13 Achievement Awards: Winners announced

    The prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards have been presented during a special ceremony at IDEA13, the International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, in Miami Beach, Florida. The famed Entrepreneur Award and Lifetime Achievement Award were also pr...

  • 23rd April 2013

    New solutions from Autefa at Techtextil

    Autefa Solutions will introduce a new concept fibre recycling line for nonwovens at this year’s Techtextil in Frankfurt, the core components of which, will be high performance balers and a compact tearing machine. ...

  • 23rd April 2013

    IDEA13: Ahlstrom introduces new fuel filter media

    Leading filtration materials developer Ahlstrom, has launched Ahlstrom Capitmax, a new fuel filter media at the IDEA13 exhibition in Miami Beach, Florida today....

  • 22nd April 2013

    New Ingeo grades at IDEA

    The latest developments in nonwoven applications for Ingeo biopolymer, a low-carbon-footprint polymer made from renewable plant material, will be on display at IDEA13 in Miami, Florida this week. NatureWorks says it will show new grades of Ingeo along with a r...

  • 18th April 2013

    Lenzing sells plastics business to concentrate on fibres

    As part of its efforts to further concentrate on its core business of manufacturing fibres, Lenzing AG has agreed to sell 85% of its shareholding in plastics business (Lenzing Plastics GmbH) to an Austrian bidding consortium led by Invest AG, the investment co...

  • 18th April 2013

    Positive atmosphere at Techtextil North America

    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 a...

  • 18th April 2013

    TECHTEXTIL: Technologies for future trends

    Whether it’s for wind power systems, aerospace technology, stadium roofs made from high-tech membranes, geogrids made from polyester used in landscaping or nonwovens for insulating and roofing, technical textiles cover a very wide range of applications. ...

  • 17th April 2013

    Freudenberg presents eco solutions at IDEA13

    Freudenberg Nonwovens will be exhibiting its wide range of products and technologies at IDEA 2013 – the International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo, which is being held from 22-25 April in Miami Beach, Florida. ...

  • 15th April 2013

    IFAI in ExpoProducción collaboration

    Clarion Events North America, Inc. announced today that a collaboration agreement has been signed with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) regarding Clarion’s annual ExpoProducción event in Mexico City. The collaboration will include an ...

  • 11th April 2013

    Innovation - the path forward

    Perspectives by Bill Smith - a new regular column for Innovation in Textiles. When I began my consulting practice in 1986, I discovered a book called “Innovation – The Attackers Advantage” (Summit Books) by Richard Foster, then a Director of the major c...

  • 9th April 2013

    Voith Paper partners with Trützschler Nonwovens

    Voith Paper, one of the largest family owned companies in Europe with 42,000 employees, is partnering with nonwovens machinery supplier Trützschler Nonwovens to offer complete production lines for manufacturing of wet laid and hydro entangled nonwovens. The a...

  • 9th April 2013

    Au naturel for next wave composites

    Despite having only really emerged since the 1940s, the value of the worldwide composites market is now estimated to be worth an annual €77 billion and to account for around 550,000 jobs worldwide. ...

  • 9th April 2013

    Innovative absorbent solutions at Techtextil

    Techtextil is the next exhibition on the calendar for absorbent solutions provider Technical Absorbents (TAL). Hailed as the main technical textiles and nonwovens trade fairs, the event in Frankfurt is expected to be the biggest in the exhibitions history and ...

  • 5th April 2013

    Communicating the future of man-made fibres

    The Dornbirn-Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), the leading conference for the man-made fibres industry, will take place for the 52nd time in Dornbirn, Austria from 11-13 September 2013, where over 100 papers will address key industry issues under the banner - ...

  • 2nd April 2013

    Teijin to accelerate business incubation

    Teijin is to establish a specialized department to accelerate materials business incubation through technology acquisitions and alliances with immediate effect. The new Technology Alliance Development Department, established under Teijin’s New Business Devel...

  • 28th March 2013

    Invista acquires US-based FR apparel company

    Fibre producer Invista has acquired Ashburn Hill Corp., along with its associated intellectual property, including the Tecgen brands and a manufacturing operation in Texas. The company says Tecgen flame resistant garment products will expand its existing perfo...

  • 27th March 2013

    Additive injection and mixing in modern spinning plants

    Statistics reveal that spinning line capacities are becoming increasingly large The majority of recent installations for polyester have been spinning lines directly connected to a common reactor. Lines of this kind are economically prudent, although flexibili...

  • 26th March 2013

    Nominations open for World of Wipes Innovation Award

    Nominations are open for the 2013 World of Wipes Innovation Award, which recognizes and rewards innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes nonwoven fabrics in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens. ...

  • 21st March 2013

    Ahlstrom collaborates with Dow Chemical on water filtration

    Ahlstrom has entered into a collaboration agreement with Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, to use its Ahlstrom Disruptor technology in drinking water applications. Ahlstrom Disruptor, a new category of nonwoven...

  • 20th March 2013

    Sigmatex reinforces commercial team

    Sigmatex has announced the appointment of Paul Russell to its Commercial Team in an effort to provide an even better service to its customers and to help it realise its full growth potential in the markets it serves. ...

  • 15th March 2013

    Duro to introduce Ascalon FR Nylon at TTNA

    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. ...

  • 14th March 2013

    New report on Latin American nonwovens

    A comprehensive new report entitled Latin American Nonwoven Markets: Trends, Forecasts, and Analysis 2012-2017 is now available from INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. ...

  • 13th March 2013

    New appointment at Sigmatex

    Carbon fibre composites manufacturer Sigmatex has appointed Christine Barr to a new role in its commercial team. Mike Hitchen, Commercial Manager announced the appointment as Sigmatex continues its efforts to provide better service whilst realising its full gr...

  • 13th March 2013

    Glatfelter and Dreamweaver partner to make separators

    Dreamweaver International and P.H. Glatfelter Company have announced a partnership to develop and manufacture the next generation of high performance and affordable separators targeted for energy storage devices such as lithium-ion batteries and ultra capacito...

  • 11th March 2013

    Complete downstream machinery solutions for composite materials

    Two of the longest established names in the UK fibre and fabric processing industries merged last year to create a new Cheshire, North West England based powerhouse, which is providing complete downstream machinery and equipment solutions to the international ...

  • 7th March 2013

    Autefa takes nonwovens solutions to IDEA

    German manufacturer of fibre processing equipment and lines for nonwovens production Autefa will be taking its innovative solutions to the IDEA 13 conference and expo in April, which takes place in Miami, Florida. ...

  • 5th March 2013

    DiloGroup presents nonwovens solutions in Istanbul

    The DiloGroup will present its portfolio of fibre processing equipment to the Turkish market when it exhibits at the ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013 which is being held together with the Hightex 2013 in Istanbul from 29 May to 1 June. This exhibition is also an importa...

  • 5th March 2013

    Vita Nonwovens ceases EnGuard production

    Vita Nonwovens is to discontinue production of its EnGuard GlassFree Insulation, a consumer ready wall and ceiling insulation batt. The strategic decision comes in an effort to refocus and prioritize opportunities elsewhere that will more efficiently enhance t...

  • 28th February 2013

    Sixth successive year of growth for Sandler

    German nonwovens producer Sandler AG has reported a 6th successive year of growth in sales, increasing its sales volumes to Euros 247 million in 2012....

  • 27th February 2013

    Full line solutions for nonwovens at Hightex/ITM

    International technology group Andritz will present the latest technologies from its three nonwoven competence centres - Andritz Asselin-Thibeau, Andritz Küsters, and Andritz Perfojet, at Hightex/ITM 2013 in Istanbul in May. ...

  • 25th February 2013

    Technological innovations for future materials

    According to Swiss headquartered high-tech industrial group Oerlikon, if the Eiffel tower had been built 124 years later, it would surely have played a significant part in its construction - because what was riveted, screwed or welded together using iron and s...

  • 22nd February 2013

    Autefa fibre baler with automatic logistics solution

    Unfortunately the article entitled ‘Autefa fibre baler with automatic logistics solution’ has been removed from this website. For further news on Technology, Machinery & Equipment, please visit our Technology, Machinery & Equipment page. ...

  • 19th February 2013

    Stoll website now available in Russian

    Already catering to German, English and Chinese speakers, the long established Reutlingen, Germany based company Stoll is now launching its website, www.stoll.com , in Russian. ...

  • 15th February 2013

    Argar Technology: ‘Made in Italy’ quality for protective clothing

    Italian protective fabrics producer Argar Technology, a division of Argar S.r.L, will be showcasing its range of innovative products at this year’s leading technical textiles exhibitions – Techtextil 2013, and A+A Safety, Security & Healt...

  • 15th February 2013

    Invista starts polyamide salt facility in Netherlands

    Invista reports that it started production this week at its new, polyamide salt plant, an expansion of the company’s polymer facility in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. The expanded site will serve the company’s European fibre and plastic customers through its...

  • 13th February 2013

    Low coat-weight blade over roller technology

    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. ...

  • 13th February 2013

    Patent protection opens up China for Alexium

    Alexium has announced it has secured Chinese patent rights which give it the ability to expand in China without competition and increases its patent portfolio to reach out to the global marketplace....

  • 11th February 2013

    Formax to announce new plans at JEC

    As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, will be announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation at the forthcoming JEC 2013 in Paris. Investment in F...

  • 7th February 2013

    Global yarn and fabric output rises

    According to the latest The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) State of Trade Report, output of global yarn production rose in Q3/2012 in comparison to the previous quarter due to higher output in Asia South and America, while production in ...

  • 5th February 2013

    Cytec solutions on show at Italian composites show

    To demonstrate its expertise in process consumables advanced materials producer Cytec will be displaying a selection of vacuum bagging consumables, infusion materials and reusable vacuum systems, at COMPOTEC/SEATEC 2013, which is being held at the CarraraFiere...

  • 1st February 2013

    Project succeeds in processing carbon fibre heavy tows

    Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), in partnership with textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Malimo, has carried out a special project to produce concrete reinforcement from carbon fibre heavy tows (CFHT). A specially modified, industrial Malitr...

  • 30th January 2013

    Super Absorbing Solutions at IDEA

    Technical Absorbents (TAL) will be exhibiting at the IDEA Nonwovens and Engineered Fabrics exhibition, which takes place in Miami between 23-25 April. The North East England based company says IDEA will be the ideal opportunity for the Super Absorbent Fibre (S...

  • 30th January 2013

    Training courses provide intensive injection of knowledge

    The Textile Institute has announced details of its latest intensive training short courses for the textiles industry. The Institute is a leading provider of short courses for the industry, drawing on over 100 years of textiles knowledge....

  • 28th January 2013

    First BCF systems success for Trützschler

    According to Trützschler, the company’s recent entry into the business of spinning systems for filament yarns for the carpet industry has already been successful after its recent takeover of SwissTex. One Chinese long-time customer of SwissTex, is said to h...

  • 25th January 2013

    INDA enters strategic alliance with CNITA

    INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabric Industry has announced it has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with the China Nonwoven and Industrial Textile Association (CNITA). CNITA is the Chinese government-approved national association for the nonwov...

  • 24th January 2013

    Formax partners Polymer Composites Group

    Carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements manufacturer Formax has entered a knowledge transfer programme with the internationally acclaimed Polymer Composites Group which operates within the Materials, Mechanics and Structures Research Division of Nottingham ...

  • 22nd January 2013

    Alexium appoints US based Group CEO

    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. ...

  • 21st January 2013

    Innovative textile products to be made in Russia

    Cotton Club, a leading global manufacturer of cotton and hygiene products, with its own production facilities and trade offices in Russia, Turkey, China, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, plans to start construction of a large plant for the production of innovative text...

  • 18th January 2013

    Nominees for IDEA13 Achievement Awards announced

    A total of 15 of the most innovative and successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries over the past three years have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards. ...

  • 17th January 2013

    Teijin solutions for Indian market

    The Teijin Group, one of the world's leading suppliers of high-performance fibre, is participating at Technotex 2013, India’s premier exhibition of technical textiles, which will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India this week from 17-19 January. Tei...

  • 16th January 2013

    TenCate acquires UK composites manufacturer

    Netherlands headquartered TenCate has reached an agreement to acquire Nottinghamshire based Amber Composites, a UK-based manufacturer of thermoset composites for industrial and automotive markets. No financial details have been released....

  • 16th January 2013

    VIDEO: Carbon nanotube fibre breakthrough

    Scientists from Rice University in Texas have unveiled a new carbon nanotube (CNT) fibre that looks and acts like textile thread and conducts electricity and heat like a metal wire. The following article was published on the University’s website just a few d...

  • 15th January 2013

    Techtextil 2013 to be biggest yet

    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 signific...

  • 14th January 2013

    Leigh Fibers mourns Chairman Philip Lehner

    Philip Lehner, long-time chairman and CEO of Leigh Fibers, passed away on 5th January at his home in Hingham, Massachusetts. He was 89....

  • 11th January 2013

    EURATEX chief highlights importance of Techtextil and Texprocess

    At a recent International Press Conference for the Texprocess and Techtextil fairs to be held in Frankfurt in June, Francesco Marchi, Director General of EURATEX, highlighted the importance of the textile and clothing industry, its coming challenges and the ro...

  • 10th January 2013

    Duro starts production of Alexium FR treatment

    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....

  • 10th January 2013

    Technical products need technical sewing threads

    To learn about how different types of sewing thread can help in the manufacture of specialist technical textile products, as well as with more conventional textiles, readers should visit Texprocess 2013, from 10-13 June and Techtextil 2013, from 11-13 June. Th...

  • 8th January 2013

    INDIA: Permeate spacers for filtration membranes

    Goyal Knitfab Pvt Ltd, a leading Indian specialty warp knit fabric manufacturer, has announced the successful development of permeate spacer for spirally wound filtration modules, specifically RO (reverse osmosis) membranes....

  • 28th December 2012

    Porcher Industries opens Russian subsidiary

    French technical textiles manufacturer Porcher Industries has opened a new manufacturing subsidiary - Porcher Modern Materials - in the Borovsk district of Russia’s Kaluga Region. The opening ceremony which took place on 18 December was attended by Vladimir ...

  • 21st December 2012

    Hohenstein introduces testing for protective gloves

    Germany’s Hohenstein Institute is now offering testing and certification of protective/safety gloves in accordance with a number of industry standards....

  • 18th December 2012

    Fibre squeeze roll with full chemical resistance

    Dewatering breakthrough from RHL means textile finishers can finally say goodbye to conventional rubber squeezing...

  • 14th December 2012

    Agru America in US$39 million expansion

    Geotextiles producer Agru America Inc. is investing US$39.1 million to expand its operations in South Carolina, according to a report on the Plastics News website yesterday....

  • 13th December 2012

    Formax appoints automotive business manager

    Formax, a leading global manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, has appointed Dan Norton to manage the company’s Automotive Business Sector. ...

  • 12th December 2012

    TenCate qualifies as auto CFRTP supplier

    TenCate Advanced Composites has announced that it has been successful in qualifying to supply carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite material for a leading global automotive customer. ...

  • 10th December 2012

    Cutting the twist and crimp

    The presence of Boeing and Citroen at the latest confrence held by CELC – the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp – illustrates how seriously the potential of flax and other bast fibre fabrics to replace glass in composites is now being taken....

  • 5th December 2012

    New soft finish available for FR fabrics

    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....

  • 5th December 2012

    Good turnout for Filtration 2012

    North Carolina based nonwovens association INDA, reports that one of the largest and most successful filtration events ever, filled Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center earlier this month. Suppliers, customers and the entire filtration value chain ...

  • 4th December 2012

    Teijin starts up revolutionary CFRTP pilot plant

    Teijin has announced today that it has started operating its pilot plant for the fully integrated production of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) components at its Matsuyama Factory in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Plans to build the pilot plant were an...

  • 30th November 2012

    Russia to set a course for technical textiles

    Leading Russian textile producers are considering switching to the production of synthetic fabrics and technical textiles from traditional natural fibre fabrics, in an attempt to increase the industry’s profitability and to reduce dependence from the ever ri...

  • 28th November 2012

    2013 Visionary finalists named

    Five new consumer products that utilize nonwoven fabrics in an innovative manner have been nominated as finalists for the 2013 Visionary Award....

  • 27th November 2012

    ACIMIT targets internationalization with 30 new members

    ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) will mark 2013 with a push towards internationalisation with 30 new members. This is the primary objective emerging from the initiatives promoted by ACIMIT for the upcoming year, and approved ...

  • 27th November 2012

    New Lenzing pilot plant for energy storage applications

    Lenzing says it has launched an innovative project in the technical nonwovens sector by opening a newly constructed pilot plant to develop fibre products for high-tech electrical applications at its Heilgenkreuz plant....

  • 26th November 2012

    New line for meltblown filter media

    Sandler AG has launched the start-up phase of a new production line for meltblown filter media just four months after commencing installation and assembly....

  • 23rd November 2012

    VDMA: German technology meets Turkish textiles

    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 ca...

  • 23rd November 2012

    Scott & Fyfe opens Innovation Space & Museum

    Forward thinking Scottish industrial textiles manufacturer Scott & Fyfe Ltd celebrated the official opening of its new Innovation Space and Museum on 12 November, which the company describes as another important step on the way to a long-term sustainable compa...

  • 21st November 2012

    Textiles Intelligence reports to be published in Chinese language

    Textiles Intelligence and the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) have agreed to cooperate in making Chinese language editions of two of Textile Intelligence’s business and market information publications available to the Chinese fibre, textil...

  • 20th November 2012

    Chemical protective clothing market set for growth

    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....

  • 15th November 2012

    Glen Raven named NC Manufacturer of the Year

    Glen Raven, Inc. has been recognized as the North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year in the large companies category —defined as companies with more than $250 million in annual revenue. The NC Manufacturer of the Year award program is organised by the North ...

  • 15th November 2012

    ITMF: Global Yarn output up in Q2, 2012

    The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its ‘State of Trade Report’ for Q2, 2012 which shows that global yarn output for the quarter was up and estimates for global yarn and fabric output in Q3/2012 are positive - the outloo...

  • 12th November 2012

    Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry

    The fourth edition of the ‘Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry’, has been published, by INDA, the leading Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in strategic partnership with EDANA the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Rel...

  • 8th November 2012

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2012 – Part 2

    Chuck Segal reports from London 2-4 October 2012, Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK The carbon fibre industry is alive and well according to the recent international gathering of more than 120 engineers and marketing executives. The conference, organised by...

  • 8th November 2012

    Award winning bike uses Umeco prepregs

    UBC GmbH, based in Murr, Germany, recently launched their new urban bike, the coren, which has a frame made exclusively from Umeco’s MTM 49 -3 epoxy resin systems reinforced with high tensile strength woven carbon fabrics and unidirectional carbon fibres, an...

  • 8th November 2012

    Thai polyester facilities resume full-scale operation

    Teijin Limited has announced that Teijin (Thailand) Limited in the Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate of Thailand’s Ayutthaya Province, which was flooded by torrential rainfall in October 2011 and then resumed partial operation in February this year, returned to f...

  • 7th November 2012

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2012 - Part 1

    Chuck Segal reports from London 2-4 October 2012, Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK The carbon fibre industry is alive and well according to the recent international gathering of more than 120 engineers and marketing executives. The conference, organised by...

  • 5th November 2012

    Formax improves energy efficiency

    Formax, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements, reports it has taken major steps to improve energy efficiency at the company's UK headquarters. The installation of 216 solar panels and the insulation of the production facility's r...

  • 31st October 2012

    Dutch fire fighters get Tecashield protection

    TenCate Protective Fabrics in partnership with Lion Apparel has secured a major order for the delivery of TenCate Tecashield inherently heat and flame retardant fabrics for the turn-out gear of the Amsterdam-Amstelland fire brigade in the Netherlands. The TenC...

  • 30th October 2012

    Cytec exhibits composites solutions at Composites Engineering 2012

    In July 2012, UK based Umeco was acquired by New Jersey headquartered composites giant Cytec, a merger which aims to bring value to the group’s customers and the markets it serves by leveraging Cytec’s technology leadership with Umeco’s highly-responsive...

  • 30th October 2012

    Graniteville installs state-of-the-art technical coatings line

    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 base...

  • 29th October 2012

    Monadnock to open second location in Midwest

    Pennsylvania headquartered Monadnock Non‐Wovens, an industry leader in high performance melt blown nonwoven roll goods for filtration, industrial, healthcare and consumer markets, is to add a second location in Midwest USA....

  • 29th October 2012

    Scott & Fyfe launches carbon fibre fabric range

    Scottish industrial textiles manufacturer, Scott & Fyfe Ltd, has announced the launch of a new line of carbon fabrics for the composites industry. The product range will come under the company’s new Polycarb brand....

  • 25th October 2012

    Lille region opens textile innovation centre

    A new ‘cutting edge’ facility for technical textiles, nonwovens and composites development opened its doors in the city of Roubaix, in the Lille region of Lille of Northern France, this month....

  • 23rd October 2012

    Alexium benefits from Australian government scheme

    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....

  • 18th October 2012

    Russian nonwovens industry heading for big change

    Eugene Gerden reports from Moscow The Russian nonwovens industry is on the verge of big changes, due national government plans to approve a state strategy for the industry’s further development until 2020. ...

  • 18th October 2012

    Trützschler takes over SwissTex Winterthur

    The Trützschler Group has expanded its manmade fibres product range by taking over the personnel and know-how of SwissTex Winterthur AG, the carpet and industrial yarns spinner....

  • 17th October 2012

    DiloGroup prepares for India ITME 2012

    The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition, INDIA ITME 2012, which is being held for the 9th time at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from December 2nd – 7th, is an excellent opportunity for the DiloGroup to present its portfolio of ...

  • 16th October 2012

    Sandler CEO receives Bavarian Order of Merit

    Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Chief Executive Officer of Sandler AG, has been awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit by Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer. Given as a ‘token of honouring and appreciative recognition for outstanding services rendered to the...

  • 16th October 2012

    MBO completed at Vita Nonwovens

    The management team of Vita Nonwovens has successfully completed a management buyout of the business from Vitafoam, Inc., a division of UK parent company The Vita Group, Ltd. Vita Nonwovens is a producer of high quality nonwoven materials for use in bedding, ...

  • 15th October 2012

    RITE Conference Explores Issues of Consumption

    Focusing on the topic of “consumption,” over 135 delegates from brands, retailers, government organizations, NGOs and academia joined in the 6th annual conference of the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment). ...

  • 12th October 2012

    Andritz presents nonwovens solutions for India

    International technology group Andritz which offers a full range of complete nonwovens lines for the production of technical textiles will be presenting its expertise in complete lines and advanced systems for high-end technical nonwovens at the India ITME exh...

  • 11th October 2012

    Growing revenues at Alexium

    Alexium International Group (Alexium) announced today that its growing revenues are from multiple sources as a result of commercial development agreements, license payments, and a project funded by the US Department of Defense....

  • 10th October 2012

    Huntsman partners DyeCoo in CO2 dyeing technology

    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 who...

  • 9th October 2012

    2,000 holes on the Euro’s globe

    Novel supermicro fibres based on cellulose and cellulose-2.5-acetate are being developed at ITCF Denkendorf (the Institute of Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibres) in Germany....

  • 9th October 2012

    INDA names new president

    The Board of Directors at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, this week appointed David Rousse as its new President. As of 15 October Rousse will assume the position currently held by Rory Holmes, who has announced his retirement in mid-2013. ...

  • 4th October 2012

    Nominations open IDEA13 Achievement Awards

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has announced that nominations are now open for the prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards, which it organizes in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine. ...

  • 2nd October 2012

    Dornbirn 2012: The future’s for sharing

    In marking its 50th anniversary in 2011, the Dornbirn Conference celebrated the contribution of the manmade fibres industry to society over the last half a century. At the 2012 event in Austria from September 19-21 – with over 100 individual presentations a...

  • 28th September 2012

    Tire cord & industrial yarn solutions on show at CINTE 2012

    Oerlikon Saurer’s Allma Product Line will be showing at this year’s CINTE 2012, Asia's top biannual trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which takes place from 22 to 24 October in Shanghai. The Kempten, Germany based company will welcome custom...

  • 24th September 2012

    Texkimp and Web Processing merge to form Cygnet Tex-Web

    Two of the longest established names in the UK fibre and fabric processing industries have merged to create a new Cheshire, North West England, based business which will provide complete downstream machinery solutions to the international performance textiles,...

  • 24th September 2012

    Government skills support for NWTexnet companies

    The UK government has announced £2.3 million of ‘in principle’ support for a new textile and clothing skills programme jointly led by Bolton headquartered NWTexnet and the Huddersfield based Textile Centre of Excellence. ...

  • 17th September 2012

    Scott & Fyfe to move to employee ownership

    A forward thinking Scottish industrial textiles manufacturer is planning to put ownership of its business into the hands of its employees. Scott & Fyfe Limited, the Tayport based technical textiles manufacturer has announced it will transform itself into an em...

  • 14th September 2012

    Alexium granted Australian patent for smart surface technology

    Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) (announced today that the Australian patent office has granted a patent for the “Method for Attachment of Silicon-containing Compounds to a Surface and for Synthesis of Hypervalent Silicon-compounds” (Australia...

  • 12th September 2012

    Skills drive for growth in UK fashion and textiles

    The UK government announced yesterday over £2 million worth of support for a new skills programme led by a consortium of employers and the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield that will improve the skills of people already working and develop the nex...

  • 10th September 2012

    Nominations for RISE Durable Product Award

    Four unique new products have been nominated as finalists for the second annual RISE Durable Products Award that will be presented at INDA’s RISE Conference in late October. The RISE Durable Product Award will be awarded to a durable nonwoven product us...

  • 10th September 2012

    Ahlstrom strengthens advanced filtration business

    Ahlstrom has signed an agreement to acquire the Swedish company Munktell Filter AB in a strategic move to grow its advanced filtration business particularly in life science and laboratory applications. ...

  • 7th September 2012

    Monforts to open Advanced Technology Centre

    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. ...

  • 7th September 2012

    Sulzer technology helps expand Ingeo portfolio

    NatureWorks and Sulzer’s Sulzer Chemtech division announced this week that Sulzer has shipped proprietary production equipment to NatureWorks’ Blair, Nebraska facility that will enable NatureWorks to increase production of Ingeo biopolymer and produce new,...

  • 6th September 2012

    Groundbreakers that break the bank

    The recently-announced bankruptcy of Konarka illustrates just how tricky it is to bring groundbreaking new technologies to market – however smart they may be. The company is the latest in a list of companies who over the past decade have attempted the fusio...

  • 5th September 2012

    US Air Force to test Cleanshell CB

    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. T...

  • 4th September 2012

    New calender for technical textiles

    Andritz Küsters, a leading supplier of calender technology for the textiles, nonwovens, and paper industries, has developed an innovative calender concept for the growing technical textiles market incorporating proven technologies from the production of paper...

  • 3rd September 2012

    Nanotextiles speaker confirmed for TCL2012

    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 ...

  • 31st August 2012

    RST technology adds function to temperature sensitive fibres

    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 promo...

  • 30th August 2012

    Techtextil 2013 almost fully booked

    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; 8...

  • 30th August 2012

    Texprocess 2013 - 50% of space already sold

    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 ...

  • 29th August 2012

    Filtration 2012 returns to Philadelphia

    Entering its third decade as three important days each year for the global filtration business, the Filtration 2012 International Conference and Exposition will return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 13-15 November 2012....

  • 29th August 2012

    Teijin to exhibit at China Composites Expo

    The Teijin Group announced today that Tokyo-based Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the group’s carbon-fibre composites business company, and Shanghai-based Teijin Aramid Asia Co., Ltd., the group’s aramid-fibre business, will participate in China Composites Expo 2012...

  • 21st August 2012

    US nonwovens on a roll

    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. (R...

  • 20th August 2012

    2013 Techtextil and Avantex Symposiums: Call for papers

    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 fo...

  • 17th August 2012

    UK adsorptives expansion for Freudenberg

    Freudenberg Nonwovens is expanding its adsorptives business by investing in new equipment. Four years after the opening of the plant, the company is sending out a clear signal for the expansion of its business in this segment in Littleborough in the United Kin...

  • 7th August 2012

    India: Technical textiles to reach $28.7 billion

    In an article for Commodity Online yesterday, Seshadri Ramkumar, Associate Professor of Nonvwovens at Texas Tech University, reports that the technical textiles market in India will skyrocket to US $ 28.7 billion by 2016-17. The prediction comes from informati...

  • 3rd August 2012

    FILTREX 2012 programme announced

    Building on the success of its previous European filtration conferences and exhibitions, EDANA has announced the programme for the fifth edition of FILTREX, to be held in Cologne, Germany on the 17-18 October, 2012....

  • 2nd August 2012

    Earlybird registration discount for GOCarbonFibre 2012

    GOCarbonFibre 2012, which takes place from 2-4 October 2012 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK, will deliver its most ambitious programme to date, bringing together key influential figures from across the industry including:...

  • 25th July 2012

    High performance ropes applauded by fishermen

    According to DSM ropes made with its Dyneema ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre demonstrated during initial trials, how their outstanding performance can help fishermen around the world to work more safely, efficiently and cost-effectively...

  • 24th July 2012

    REPORTS: Textiles and clothing markets remain subdued

    According to a new series of Textiles Intelligence reports, textile and clothing markets are likely to remain subdued in 2012, given the considerable uncertainty in the global economy, and the fact that the debt crisis in the Eurozone continues to hit business...

  • 24th July 2012

    New show director for US textile events

    Messe Frankfurt USA announced today it has hired Kristy Meade as Group Show Director, Textile Events, responsible for managing the teams producing Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, Texworld USA Winter/Summer, Apparel Sourcing and Home Textiles ...

  • 23rd July 2012

    Registration opens for RISE conference

    Looking to connect global technical innovation with practical product applications, the third annual Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference will be held October 23-25, 2012 at the Hilton Baltimore, in Baltimore, Maryland....

  • 16th July 2012

    Clariant rebrands: Performance, People, Planet

    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 mark...

  • 12th July 2012

    Continued growth in nonwovens production

    EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has released a public summary of its annual statistics on Nonwovens Production and Deliveries for 2011. The report is said to show growth in production volume for 2011 of 5.7%, ...

  • 12th July 2012

    Trapped in ecology

    Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the textiles supply chain. Since Texcare 2012 (Frankfurt/Main) it is stretching out its fingers into the dirt trapping mat industry, too. For the first time Milliken from Manchester and Austria based Kleen-T...

  • 10th July 2012

    Blue Competence well received by Asian textiles industry

    Visitors to ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 are said to have greatly appreciated the commitment of the German textile machinery industry on the issue of sustainability. On occasion of the region’s leading textile machinery exhibition from 12th to 16th June in Shangha...

  • 6th July 2012

    METYX Third Composites Summit

    METYX Composites organized and hosted its signature event, METYX Third Composites Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, June 4-8, 2012, in conjunction with event sponsors Airex AG, Aksa, Duratek, PPG Fiber Glass, Reinforced Plastics Magazine, Scott Bader, The Turkish Ca...

  • 5th July 2012

    ITMA ASIA + CITME ends on high note

    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. ...

  • 5th July 2012

    Karl Mayer widens weft insertion scope

    Karl Mayer Malimo has introduced two new working widths for its Wefttronic RS parallel weft insertion machines. A Wefttronic RS in a width of 213 inches was shown at the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai and a 176 inch machine was introduced at the same tim...

  • 4th July 2012

    Umeco high performance prepregs at Farnborough

    Umeco Structural materials, a leading provider of high performance prepregs and adhesives to the aerospace, space and military industries, will be exhibiting examples of Airbus-qualified prepregs on its stand at the Farnborough show, which takes place between ...

  • 4th July 2012

    Recycled yarns for high-performance fabrics

    Italy’s RadiciGroup has introduced a low environmental impact version of its Radyarn polyester yarns. R-Radyarn is said to be a low environmental impact product made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles....

  • 3rd July 2012

    Raditeck high tenacity PA66 range extended

    The RadiciGroup has added two new products - Dyna and Fine – to its Raditeck range of high-tenacity PA66 yarns....

  • 2nd July 2012

    Growth in Japan’s technical textiles sector

    Technical textile production in Japan continued to increase in 2011 after growing substantially in the previous year, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence called ‘Statistics: Fibre Consumption for Techn...

  • 29th June 2012

    From rags to riches – World of Wipes 2012

    Many of the benefits of disposable nonwoven wipes in the workplace over laundered and reusable cleaning materials (what are referred to in the US as ‘shop towels’) have been pretty well demonstrated over the past 30 years....

  • 27th June 2012

    Groz-Beckert Chairman opens Hanover Fair

    Groz Beckert Chairman Thomas Lindner was accorded a special honour on 22 April this year. In his capacity as President of the VDMA (German Engineering Association). Dr. Lindner officially opened the Hanover Fair 2012 with none other than German Chancellor Ange...

  • 26th June 2012

    ShanghaiTex to drive upgrading of Chinese textiles industry

    The 2013 edition of ShanghaiTex aims to pioneer the transformation and upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry by bringing a full array of textile products, machinery and technology from China and all over the world under one roof. ...

  • 25th June 2012

    Hot-melt carpet-backing machine helps manufacturers go green

    A new carpet-backing machine that allows manufacturers to produce fully-recyclable floor coverings has been unveiled by coating and laminating specialist Web Processing, a Cygnet Tex-Web company....

  • 22nd June 2012

    Freudenberg NA targets zero waste

    In an ambitious drive to reach zero manufacturing waste in its North American facilities, Freudenberg North America's 16 companies will increasingly pursue industrial processes that focus on recycled product content, plant recycling, lower water and energy con...

  • 22nd June 2012

    ITMA 2015 to drive sustainable machinery innovations

    ITMA, the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition, will put the spotlight on innovations that promote sustainability for its 17th presentation in Milan, Italy, in 2015. A trendsetting showcase of exciting innovations since 1951, the...

  • 20th June 2012

    Toho Tenax to grow composites business in India

    Teijin carbon fibres and composites company Toho Tenax announced today that it will develop and market carbon fibre fabrics for India’s composite industry in collaboration with Hindoostan Technical Fabrics Limited, a carbon and aramid textile manufacturer wh...

  • 18th June 2012

    Umeco presents new identity at JEC Asia

    Composites group Umeco will be exhibiting and presenting its new corporate identity at this year’s JEC Asia show, which takes place at the SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore between 26 - 28 June 2012....

  • 15th June 2012

    Nonwovens in Asia: Big dimensions, big potential

    Population figures in Asia are increasing all the time, and are being accompanied in many countries by enormous growth in the nonwovens markets. Here, Groz-Beckert, a company with 1500 different product types, explains how suppliers of mechanically bonded nonw...

  • 14th June 2012

    German textiles success depends on customer focus and niches

    Future materials in the shape of technical textiles and composites for the mobility sector and lightweight engineering were the major focus in Chemnitz from 8 - 10 May 2012 when more than 1300 visitors attended this year’s combined mtex - LiMA trade fair and...

  • 13th June 2012

    Monforts acquired by Fong’s

    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). ...

  • 12th June 2012

    Monforts appoints technical textiles specialist

    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 B...

  • 12th June 2012

    INDA conference WOWs wipes industry

    INDA conference WOWs wipes industry...

  • 11th June 2012

    Groz-Beckert interview: Great potential in India

    Dr. Anton Reinfelder (AR) is Managing Director of Groz-Beckert subsidiary Groz-Beckert Asia Private Limited, based in Chandigarh, India. He has corporate responsibility for the knitting and sewing divisions at two factories, local purchasing and also sales in ...

  • 8th June 2012

    Eco focus for Teijin at ANEX

    Teijin Fibers and N.I.Teijin Shoji, the Teijin Group’s products converting business companies, have announced that they will participate in Asia Nonwovens Exhibition (ANEX) 2012, one of the top three exhibitions in the global nonwoven industry, which will be...

  • 7th June 2012

    Daltex reflective nonwoven composite membranes

    Scottish industrial textiles producer Don & Low has developed a new range of Daltex nonwoven composite fabrics that combine spunbond nonwovens with innovative reflective foils and metallised films...

  • 5th June 2012

    Christian Eschler merges with Schoeller Textil

    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...

  • 1st June 2012

    Dates released for 2014 US shows

    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....

  • 1st June 2012

    Ahlstrom to close Barcelona plant

    High performance materials company Ahlstrom is to close its Barcelona plant which manufactures products for advanced and transportation filtration businesses. The Spanish facility is said to have suffered from continued weakening demand in Southern Europe. Th...

  • 31st May 2012

    Praybourne launches Waxman Fibres Protal 5

    Personal protective equipment specialist, Praybourne Products, has launched an exclusive range of coveralls using Protal 5 fabric from Waxman Fibres partnership producers. The innovative product was launched at the Health and Safety Expo at the NEC in Birmingh...

  • 31st May 2012

    Conference addresses man-made fibres future

    The 51st Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress will take place from 19 – 21 September 2012 in Dornbirn in the Vorarlberg region of Austria, where over 700 delegates from more than 30 countries will meet to discuss the future of the man-made fibres industry....

  • 29th May 2012

    Leading textile machinery builders flock to ITMA ASIA + CITME

    Around 1300 exhibitors from 28 countries are gearing up to showcase their latest technologies at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 as the countdown for the third combined show begins. The five-day exhibition will open on 12 June at the Shanghai New International Expo C...

  • 28th May 2012

    Nonwovens for MENA from Turkey

    At the recent EDANA Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium in Istanbul, the importance of conventional textile manufacturing to Turkey was underlined, in addition to the growing role of nonwovens in increasing trade with neighbouring countries....

  • 28th May 2012

    London welcomes GOCarbonFibre conference

    Production is now underway for the 2012 GOCarbonFibre conference, due to take place in London this October. Organisers Smithers Apex says it is excited about the return to Europe, and building on last year's resounding success it has a fresh new angle for this...

  • 25th May 2012

    Texprocess Americas exceeds expectations

    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 textil...

  • 24th May 2012

    Techtextil North America returns to pre-recession levels

    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 th...

  • 21st May 2012

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q4 2011

    The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 4th Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that estimates for Global Yarn and Fabric Output in Q1/2012 are negative but that the outl...

  • 18th May 2012

    Dyneema MAX to take HMPE mooring ropes to new level

    DSM, producer of Dyneema, has introduced a new fibre designed for the production of ropes that it says provide unrivalled strength, stiffness and durability. DSM says DM 20 is an innovative fibre that completely redefines the capability of HMPE ropes and forms...

  • 18th May 2012

    Check out our new Knitting Industry website

    The long awaited relaunch of the leading free content website for the knitting and hosiery industries is here at last. Innovation in Textiles’ relaunched sister site Knitting Industry (www.knittingindustry.com ) went live on Wednesday afternoon offering re...

  • 17th May 2012

    VDMA: Extended knowledge transfer for composites is key

    “We must work together if we want to develop affordable manufacturing automation solutions along the entire process chain to help bring about the required reduction in the cost of the finished product,” VDMA Composite Technology Forum spokesman and KraussM...

  • 16th May 2012

    Textile machinery shipments hit record levels

    After a sharp reduction in global shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 and 2009, as a result of the global financial and economic crisis in 2008/2009, deliveries of new textile machinery surged in 2010 and even stronger in 2011, in most cases to new reco...

  • 10th May 2012

    Sustainable focus for Italians at ITMA ASIA

    The Italian textile machinery industry is getting ready for the ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition which will be held in Shanghai from 12-16 June where its focus will be on technologically sustainable solutions....

  • 8th May 2012

    Finalists named for WOW Innovation Award

    Four finalists have been selected to compete for the World of Wipes Innovation Award competition being held as part of the annual World of Wipes (WOW) Conference, set for June 5-7 at the Hotel InterContinental in Chicago, Illinois....

  • 27th April 2012

    VDMA: Upgrading China's textiles industry

    According to Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association, the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai is an excellent platform for German technology suppliers who will play a key role in the technological upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry....

  • 26th April 2012

    World's first mass production aramid nanofibre

    Teijin Techno Products Limited, a Teijin group company producing advanced aramid fibres, announced today that it has developed the world’s first mass-producible aramid nanofibre to offer reliable heat and oxidation resistance together with high quality....

  • 25th April 2012

    SITM develops 40 gauge weft insertion machine

    French warp knitting machine engineering company Schinasi International Textile Machines (SITM) has developed what is thought to be the world’s finest weft insertion device for a tricot warp knitting machine in gauge E40 (40 needles per inch). ...

  • 24th April 2012

    Formax increases glass multiaxial capacity

    Leicestershire, UK based carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements manufacturer Formax has announced that it’s new glass Malitronic Multiaxial machine is now operational and working at full capacity....

  • 23rd April 2012

    Techtextil North America moves to California in 2013

    The tenth edition of Techtextil North America TTNA), the leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will take place from 19-21 March 2013 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California....

  • 18th April 2012

    Teijin opens R&D centre in China

    Teijin has announced plans to establish Teijin Product Development China Co., Ltd. in August this year to conduct fibre and textile product research and development in Nantong, Jiangsu Province commencing April 2013. The move will enhance the Teijin group’s...

  • 17th April 2012

    Freudenberg's local solutions for global markets

    Five companies from the Freudenberg Group, one of the world's largest producers of nonwovens with 22 manufacturing and processing sites in 13 countries, will join forces to present their integrated nonwovens and filtration solutions to industry professionals i...

  • 16th April 2012

    Growing demand for Italian textile machinery in India

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is organizing two important workshops in Mumbai and Ichalkaranji, India, in order to respond to strong demand for Italian technology from the local textiles industry....

  • 16th April 2012

    Costin invests to meet Chinese filtration demand

    In the latest issue of its company e-newsletter Groz-Beckert interviewed two senior managers of Hong Kong headquartered nonwovens producer Costin and found that the company is investing heavily in new machinery to meet booming demand for mechanically bonded no...

  • 11th April 2012

    Strong demand for space at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012

    The current challenges in the economic climate do not seem to have adversely affected demand for space at the third ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition and due to the overwhelming response, the show owners say they have now booked the remaining available space at the...

  • 10th April 2012

    Srixon gets to grip with Nanofront

    Teijin Fibers Limited, a Teijin Group company, has announced that it is supplying Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre for the palms of Srixon's new Pro Tour golf gloves...

  • 5th April 2012

    Composites Europe and ACMA extend partnership

    The specialist trade fair Composites Europe and the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) are to further strengthen their cooperation with an international conference programme to continuing education on the web....

  • 5th April 2012

    TenCate acquires Baycomp

    TenCate announced at last week’s JEC show that it has reached an agreement for the strategic acquisition of Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp from Camarillo (California), the US and Canadian producer of composite materials moulding and thermoplastic...

  • 4th April 2012

    New business manager for Karl Mayer Malimo

    Karl Mayer Malimo has a new business manager as of 1st April. The new man at the helm of the 100% Karl Mayer owned subsidiary, and hence the technical textiles business sector, is Jochen Schmidt, a 42-year-old who has risen through the ranks after ten years at...

  • 3rd April 2012

    Teijin and CCFA to develop China fibre market

    Teijin has announced it has formed a partnership with the China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) in order to pursue business opportunities in the fields of chemical fibres and related industries in China. This is said to be first time the CCFA has entered in...

  • 2nd April 2012

    Call for papers for FILTREX Europe

    EDANA has launched its call for papers for the fifth edition of FILTREX Europe, a leading nonwovens filter media conference. Submissions are sought from the industry on new filter media, new technologies, gas and liquid filtration, air filtration and testing....

  • 30th March 2012

    Karl Mayer to unveil wider Wefttronic in Shanghai

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitting machines and warp preparation machines for both warp knitting and weaving, Karl Mayer, will once again be exhibiting at this year’s ITMA Asia + CITME show in China. The German company will be showcasing its latest techno...

  • 28th March 2012

    Italian machine builders head to Atlanta

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has organized a Meeting Point where exhibiting Italian machinery manufacturers involved in the production of machines for technical textiles will show their innovative solutions at Techtextil ...

  • 23rd March 2012

    Karl Mayer to celebrate 75th anniversary

    Leading German warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer is busy making preparations with its employees and customers to celebrate its 75th year in business. ...

  • 21st March 2012

    Teijin opens U.S. Composite Application Center

    Teijin Limited announced today it will open its Teijin Composites Application Center (TCAC), a technical centre to develop automotive and other industrial applications of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite products, in Auburn Hills, Michig...

  • 21st March 2012

    Twaron Tape protects fibre optic cables

    Teijin Aramid has launched Twaron Tape to provide a new and improved way of protecting fibre optic cables, which play an increasing role in today’s telecommunications. The fragile cores of the fibre optic cables need protection from various hazards and strai...

  • 16th March 2012

    Umeco companies to rebrand at JEC Europe 2012

    Composites group Umeco is rebranding its group companies. Advanced Composites Group, GRPMS, JD Lincoln and Richmond Aerovac, are all being rebranded under the Umeco brand name at JEC Europe 2012 in Paris later this month whilst showcasing a range of exciting n...

  • 12th March 2012

    The Natural Home of Advanced Materials

    The JEC Composites show is always characterised by a high level of innovation from an industry that now employs 550,000 professionals worldwide and generates an estimated €72 billion in revenues....

  • 9th March 2012

    Nominations open for RISE Durable Product Award

    The nomination process is now open for the second annual RISE Durable Product Award that will be presented at the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference in October....

  • 9th March 2012

    Ahlstrom's publishes Sustainability Report 2011

    Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, today announced the publication of its second stand-alone Sustainability Report. The publication can be downloaded as a PDF file at the foot of this article....

  • 7th March 2012

    Customized solutions from Freudenberg Nonwovens

    From sound insulation to submarine cables and wound care, Freudenberg offers a wide range of nonwoven solutions customized for specific customers and applications. In addition, Freudenberg Nonwovens says, it can offer such customized solutions anywhere in the ...

  • 7th March 2012

    Nominations open for wipes award

    Nominations are now open for the World of Wipes Innovation Award, one of the many highlights of the 2012 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference in Chicago in June....

  • 7th March 2012

    Alexium preparing for commercial US debut

    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. ...

  • 5th March 2012

    New developments from Harry Lucas

    German knitting machine manufacturer Harry Lucas has launched a range of new knitting machinery developments for 2012. Following a successful ITMA in September last year, the company has upgraded a number of its models and introduced new variants to meet custo...

  • 27th February 2012

    Registration opens for Textile Institute World Conference 2012

    The Textile Institute (TI) together with its partner the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, has announced that registration for the 2012 World Conference is now open....

  • 23rd February 2012

    DyStar joins United Nations Global Compact

    DyStar has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) with the objective of strengthening its commitment towards sustainability....

  • 20th February 2012

    Oerlikon presents composite solutions at JEC

    Oerlikon Barmag will be showcasing its spinning and winding solutions for composites yarns at the forthcoming JEC show. The company will also be demonstrating its competence in the area of pumps for composite materials at the Paris show which is being held fro...

  • 20th February 2012

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q3 2011

    The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that global yarn and fabric production were up in Q3 and that estimates for Q4 are also po...

  • 17th February 2012

    ESI consolidates composites simulation offer

    Virtual prototyping for manufacturing industries specialist ESI Group has announced the release of PAM-RTM and PAM-FORM 2012, two numerical simulation applications dedicated to the manufacture of composite parts. ...

  • 17th February 2012

    Xerium introduces advanced tissue fabric technology

    Xerium Technologies, Inc. a leading manufacturer of industrial textiles and rolls used primarily in the paper production process has introduced Formsoft, an advanced tissue forming fabric technology specifically designed to help its tissue fabric customers imp...

  • 15th February 2012

    Signs of recovery for Italian textile machinery

    ACIMIT, the organisation representing the Italian textile machinery manufacturers says that orders for Italian textile machinery sector are now back on the rise. ...

  • 8th February 2012

    Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium 2012 programme announced

    After the success of its 2010 Nonwovens Symposium in Baveno, which drew more than 200 delegates, EDANA has announced the programme for the first Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium, which will take place at the Sheraton Ataköy Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey from the 10-11...

  • 7th February 2012

    Waste not, want not

    Over the past decade there has been a marked increase in the development of nonwoven technologies for the successful processing of alternative raw materials, including natural fibres, and for the recycling of waste materials....

  • 6th February 2012

    Continued growth for Italian textile machinery sector

    In spite of an increase in production for 2011 by Italian textile machinery manufacturers, forecasts remain cautious for the current year. Provisional figures for 2011 for Italy’s textile machinery sector show a further increase in manufacturing production a...

  • 2nd February 2012

    Ahlstrom upgrades filtration test facility

    High-performance materials company Ahlstrom Corporation has announced that it has completed a significant upgrade to its Global Filtration Technical Center in Turin. ...

  • 30th January 2012

    NAT and Tuscarora to expand CRAiLAR applications

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT), producer of one of the first new natural fibres in decades, CRAiLAR, announced today it will partner with Tuscarora Yarns, a leading yarn innovator, to explore a range of new blended yarns using CRAiLAR Flax....

  • 27th January 2012

    Karl Mayer takes part in VDMA China conference

    Karl Mayer is aiming to extend its contact in the Chinese technical textiles market when it takes part in a series of VDMA organised symposia across China in March....

  • 25th January 2012

    CAB 2012 to focus on nonwovens converting and bonding

    Aiming to provide information on the entire range of nonwoven bonding and converting technologies, the agenda for the inaugural Converting and Bonding (CAB) 2012 Conference includes sessions ranging from Machinery Technology to Market Applications as part of t...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Handbook of Technical Textile Design

    A new book entitled ‘Handbook of Technical Textile Design’ has been launched by authors Michael and Matthew Litton; two well known Ayrshire, Scotland, based technical textiles designer/ developers. The book is available in e-format (PDF) and can be purchas...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Workwear fabrics in perfect balance

    Comfort and durability are key features of modern workwear fabrics. The right balance of softness; absorbency and stability are essential characteristics of an all-purpose fabric and an absolute must for rental textiles. To meet the stringent requirements of ...

  • 21st January 2012

    Digital inkjet printing holds future potential

    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...

  • 19th January 2012

    METYX invests in LIBA MAX 5 multiaxial machine

    Istanbul headquartered METYX Composites has invested in a state-of-the-art Liba MAX 5 multiaxial stitch bonding machine for the production of carbon fibre reinforcements. The Turkish company, which will offer a new range of stitch bonded composite material...

  • 18th January 2012

    Sustainability in Textiles & Clothing: Why Should We Care?

    Sustainability is the mega-trend of our time. The range of sustainable products and services is constantly on the rise. However, the concept of sustainability cannot be viewed in isolation but demands a holistic approach: it is not a case of "either ... or"...

  • 16th January 2012

    Cleaner Air Outside and In

    Concern over the air quality inside buildings is now receiving similar attention to that which outdoor air quality received in the 1970s - and it's another area in which nonwoven-based filter media are cleaning up. A growing body of scientific evidence in...

  • 16th January 2012

    New polyester nanofibre is 400 nanometres in diameter

    Polyester producer Teijin Fibers announced today that it has decided to commercialize a new version of its Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre with a diameter of 400 nanometres, or 22,500 times smaller than the cross-sectional area of a strand of ha...

  • 12th January 2012

    PGI Suzhou gets green building certification

    Polymer Group (PGI) has announced its Suzhou, China plant has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED Green Building Rating System is a feature-oriented rating sy...

  • 11th January 2012

    Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium 2012 - Final call for papers

    Following the success of the 2010 Nonwovens Symposium in Baveno which drew more than 200 delegates, EDANA has announced the first Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium, which will take place at the Sheraton Ataköy Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey from 10-11 May 2012, with...

  • 10th January 2012

    Formax joins MOD technology alliance

    Leicestershire, UK based carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements manufacturer Formax, has been granted membership to the Materials and Structures Technology Science and Technology Centre (MAST STC).  Formax is the first multiaxial fabric man...

  • 3rd January 2012

    Nonwovens demand to rise 6.9% PA to 2015

    According to a new Freedonia industry study, ‘World Nonwovens Industry', global sales of nonwoven fabrics are forecast to increase 6.9% annually through 2015 to 9.2 million metric tons.  The growth rate is said to be an acceleration from the 2005-2010 pe...

  • 22nd December 2011

    METYX builds new composites factory

    Citing strong global demand for its products and services along with a strategic decision to create a new business unit, METYX Composites, an established manufacturer of technical textiles and composites-related products, has announced it is building a new ...

  • 20th December 2011

    DSM invests in nanotechnology company

    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. ...

  • 16th December 2011

    2011 was an awarding year for INDA

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has been busy during the past year recognizing the "best of the best" in its awards competitions and special events. In addition to honouring a number of successful consumer and industrial products that...

  • 14th December 2011

    US filters market to exceed $12 billion in 2015

    According to a new Freedonia industry study, demand for filters in the US is expected to increase to just over $12 billion in 2015. The ‘US Filter Market' study says the growth reflects an improvement over the weaker gains registered during the 2005 to 2...

  • 12th December 2011

    Kertak Nanotechnology invests in Forcespinning technology

    Kertak Nanotechnology, a leading manufacturer of ceramic nanofibers located in the Czech Republic, has invested in FibeRio Technology Corporation's new continuous nanofibre production system, the Cyclone FE 1.1 with Forcespinning technology. Kertak manufa...

  • 9th December 2011

    Adidas, MIT, Nike and Philips front Smart Fabrics conference

    IntertechPira has announced the agenda for the 8th annual Smart Fabrics 2012 conference which includes speakers from Adidas, M.I.T., Nike and Philips Lighting. The scheduled presenters for Smart Fabrics 2012 include: ·         Dr. Vicki A. Barbur...

  • 8th December 2011

    Call for papers and student grant

    EDANA has announced that the deadline for the call for papers and student grant for the Nonwovens Research Academy has been extended to the 20th of January 2012 to accommodate the holiday period, and allow as many industry experts to submit their papers for...

  • 8th December 2011

    125 tonnes of hi-tech equipment installed at NCC

    AIC group is putting the finishing touches to making 125 tonnes of equipment operational for the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol. The project has taken around seven months. The NCC is the country's leading organisation bridging the gap between ...

  • 8th December 2011

    Teijin develops extra conductive carbon nanofibre

    Teijin Limited and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have co-developed a highly conductive carbon nanofibre (CNF) which is said to have a high linearity structure which offers 30-40% greater electrical conductivity compared to conventional CNF. The primar...

  • 7th December 2011

    Groz-Beckert launches iPad app for textile manufacturers

    Groz-Beckert has launched an iPad app called myGrozBeckert for weaving, knitting, felting, tufting and sewing, which it says will keep textile manufacturers up to date on the company's product range and provide them with a set of useful conversion and calc...

  • 7th December 2011

    IDTechEx award for Smartcoater

    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 industr...

  • 5th December 2011

    INDA reports successful Filtration 2011

    One of the largest and most successful filtration events ever filled Chicago's Navy Pier late last month as suppliers, customers and end users from around the world took part in three days of education, new products and networking at the Filtration 2011 Int...

  • 1st December 2011

    Overwhelming response for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012

    Despite the current global economic slowdown, the world's leading textile machinery manufacturers are said to be still strongly attracted to the prospects offered by China, the world's largest textile producer. This can be seen from the overwhelming respons...

  • 25th November 2011

    Green filter media for pools and spas

    Freudenberg North America continues to lead the development of green innovations with its new Viledon Hydrotexx ECO, a green nonwoven filtration media made with Post-Consumer Recycle (PCR) polyester. The group's Freudenberg Filtration Technologies worked ...

  • 24th November 2011

    UKs National Composites Centre opens for business

    An innovative car, flight refuelling kit and turbine blades showcased the latest in composite technology to the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, UK Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, who formally opened the National Composit...

  • 23rd November 2011

    Keynote speaker announced for Techtextil NA

    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 Atlanta, Georgia. ...

  • 23rd November 2011

    INDA announces new converting and bonding conference

    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 Bondin...

  • 22nd November 2011

    Oerlikon reorganizes textile machinery business

    Switzerland headquartered Oerlikon Group has announced it will simplify its textile machinery businesses to further increase competitiveness and profitability. The three key elements of the change are the consolidation of the five textile machinery and comp...

  • 21st November 2011

    Techtextil India 2011: Final Report

    The third edition of the biennial Techtextil India 2011, which took place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai earlier last month, welcomed 3814 visitors from 27 countries to visit its 130 exhibitors. The exhibiting countries were (in order of highest ...

  • 17th November 2011

    Yarn and fabric output down- Q4 outlook positive

    The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the second quarter of 2011. Year on year global fabric production was down for the quarter and although estimates for both yarn and fabric production are n...

  • 16th November 2011

    Alexiums nanoscopic shrink-wrap gains traction

    Alexium's ‘nanoscopic 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 an...

  • 14th November 2011

    Pegas gets P&G supplier award

    Pegas Nonwovens has received the prestigious ‘Business Partner of the Year' award from Procter & Gamble Co. the largest producer and seller of consumer goods in the world.  The award was received by 12 top suppliers from a total of 75,000 suppliers wor...

  • 11th November 2011

    PGI unveils Arium submicron fibre nonwovens platform

    Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) unveiled a new platform technology yesterday to produce nonwovens containing submicron fibres that it says can deliver improved performance properties for healthcare, industrial, filtration and new emerging market applications. PG...

  • 11th November 2011

    New applications and markets for technical textiles

    According to a series of new Textiles Intelligence reports, global demand for technical textiles is on the rise as new applications and new markets continue to emerge. The reports can be purchased via Innovation in Textiles by following the links below: I...

  • 9th November 2011

    EDANA nonwovens R&D student grant

    Students are being urged to apply now for a 2012 EDANA grant to participate in the forthcoming Nonwovens Research Academy which is being held in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 19 & 20 April 2012. The event is being organised by the European nonwovens associati...

  • 9th November 2011

    Poor third quarter for Italian textile machinery

    Following several quarters of sustained recovery since the lows recorded during the 2008-2009 period, Italy's textile machinery sector is now seeing a downturn in orders. According to an economic survey carried out by the Italian machine builders associati...

  • 8th November 2011

    Xerium Technologies unveils advanced tissue felt technology

    Manufacturer of industrial textiles and rolls used primarily in the paper production process, Xerium Technologies has  announced full global availability of its Impact TS, advanced tissue felt technology, as part of its clothing (PMC) technology designed t...

  • 4th November 2011

    Freudenberg's green technologies create new jobs

    Freudenberg North America is finding that its recyclable innovations are not only good for the environment and its customers - they are also good for job growth. Freudenberg aims to lead the way in recyclable product innovations that include materials use...

  • 4th November 2011

    Conference: Managing Innovation in Textiles 2011

    The Textile Institute with the support of the Manchester & Cheshire Section and the Technical Textiles SIG will be building on the success of last year's event and hosting this one day conference on 30 November 2011. ‘Managing Innovation in Textiles 2011...

  • 3rd November 2011

    Huntsman Textile Effects reinforces market focused strategy

    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 integrat...

  • 31st October 2011

    KPS Capital Partners buys American & Efird from Ruddick

    KPS Capital Partners, LP has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire American & Efird, Inc. (A&E) from Ruddick Corporation through a newly-formed affiliate, A&E Global, for $180.0 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustme...

  • 28th October 2011

    Buckeye to expand high purity specialty wood pulp capacity

    Buckeye Technologies has announced that it has approved funding to increase high-end specialty wood pulp capacity by 42,000 tons at its Buckeye Florida Foley operation. The cost of the project is expected to be approximately $79 million with an anticipated...

  • 25th October 2011

    Forcespinning production system debuts at Filtration 2011

    FibeRio Technology Corporation announced today that it will launch its new 1.1 meter wide continuous nanofibre production system at the INDA Filtration 2011 show in Chicago on November 16th. The company says its Cyclone Fiber Engine 1.1 is the first full scal...

  • 21st October 2011

    VDMA: ITMA 2011 results exceeded expectations

    According to the VDMA, German exhibitors at ITMA drew very positive conclusions from September's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. 83% of exhibiting VDMA members assessed their overall experience of the fair as good to very good. 91% said the quality of visitors was go...

  • 20th October 2011

    Teijin Supports Flood Relief Efforts in Thailand

    Japanese fibres giant Teijin Limited announced today that it will donate 20 million Japanese yen (approx. 260,000 USD) for relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by severe flooding in Thailand. The donation includes 15 million yen provided to the ...

  • 19th October 2011

    INDA names finalists for 2012 Visionary Award

    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 a...

  • 14th October 2011

    Montex solution for BWF Protec

    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 per...

  • 11th October 2011

    REPORT: Information on Man Made Fibres

    CIRFS, the Brussels based European Man‐made Fibres Association has published its latest statistical report on developments in the global man‐made fibres industry. The report, ‘Information on Man‐made Fibres' is the 47th edition of this valuable summary...

  • 10th October 2011

    Strong growth predicted as Techtextil India 2011 opens

    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...

  • 7th October 2011

    Nonwovens industry professionals honoured

    The tenth annual INDA Award for Lifetime Technical Achievement was presented this week to industry veteran Mike Putnam, of PGI, while the coveted Lifetime Service Award was given to Morris T. Collins, Jr., of RKW US, Inc., at the second annual Research, Innova...

  • 6th October 2011

    EDANA announces 2012-2013 events

    EDANA, global association and voice of the nonwovens and related industries, has announced its programme of events scheduled for the remainder of 2011 and for 2012, as well as an overview of the planned activities for 2013 and 2014. "Our members and companies...

  • 5th October 2011

    Attending to consumption at ITMA

    Adrian Wilson in Barcelona Without a doubt, savings in energy, water and raw materials were the key drivers for the machine and process innovations on show at this year's ITMA in Barcelona. ACIMIT and the VDMA - as the respective textile machinery trade asso...

  • 22nd September 2011

    VDMA launches new textile machinery website

    As ITMA opens here today, Germany's VDMA Textile Machinery Association has announced the launch of a new internet portal for the global textiles industry www.machines-for-textiles.com . The machine builders association says the portal will be a useful tool for...

  • 22nd September 2011

    Straight-up fibres - the V-Lap advantage

    Leading car manufacturers including Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi and Toyota are said to be now taking advantage of the tremendous properties of vertically lapped nonwoven fabrics - and the benefits are not just confined to the automotive sector. At this w...

  • 22nd September 2011

    Ying Yang - remember the name - meet the team at ITMA 2011

    Chinese nonwovens lines producer Ying Yang says it is now without doubt the largest manufacturer of nonwovens machinery in the world. If you don't know this company already, this week's ITMA, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from today until the 29 September...

  • 14th September 2011

    Xennia appoints Laurie Geldenhuys as Commercial Director

    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 applica...

  • 13th September 2011

    Groz-Beckert offers comprehensive training programme

    Groz-Beckert is to launch its offer to the textiles industry of a comprehensive training programme under its new Groz-Beckert Academy at ITMA in Barcelona this month. The company says the entirely new offer is distinctive for its hands-on practicality, experie...

  • 7th September 2011

    Super Absorbent Fibre on show at SINCE 2011

    UK-based Technical Absorbents, part of the Bluestar Fibres Company Limited, will be exhibiting its Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technology at The 14th Shanghai International Nonwoven Exhibition (SINCE) in October 2011. SINCE will be held at the Shanghai World ...

  • 6th September 2011

    Keynote speakers announced for NETInc

    Keynote speakers have been announced for the NETInc Innovative Nonwoven's Conference, to be held Sept, 13-15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The conference covers key technical developments in the nonwovens business and offers peer reviewed papers, expert speaker...

  • 5th September 2011

    Symposium addresses India's technical textiles needs

    The organisers of Techtextil India have announced program details for the Techtextil India Symposium which is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 11-12 October 2011 alongside the exhibition. The symposium has been designed to offer pract...

  • 1st September 2011

    Indian state plans Rs 110 crore technical textiles park

    The western Indian state of Maharashtra is to get its first technical textiles park at Ichalkaranji off Kolhapur in the state's western region. According to a report in the Business Standard yesterday the project involves an investment of Rs 110 crore, Rs 50 c...

  • 26th August 2011

    India's technical textiles industry to grow to Rs.1.4 trillion by 2017

    According to a report in India's Economic Times yesterday  the country's technical textiles industry is projected to grow to Rs.1.4 trillion ($31.4 billion) by 2016-17, with healthcare and infrastructure sectors accounting for a major chunk of the consumption...

  • 24th August 2011

    Mageba launches new multishuttle loom

    Specialist narrow fabrics machine builder Mageba is launching a brand new high-productivity shuttle loom for complex, multi-dimensional narrow fabrics at next month's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. Mageba says it's new SSL MV shuttle loom is designed for complex fab...

  • 16th August 2011

    Invexus invisible plasma coatings launched

    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-microbi...

  • 15th August 2011

    IFAI Advanced Textiles Europe 2011 to showcase new technologies

    Leading experts from around the world will gather in Barcelona at the fourth Industrial Fabrics Association International Advanced Textiles Europe conference (AT Europe '11) which is being held alongside ITMA 2011 with two consecutive morning sessions on 26 an...

  • 12th August 2011

    ITMF Annual Conference 2011

    ITMF Annual Conference 2011 ‘New Paradigms in the Global Textile Industry' To be held 19-20 September 2011, Barcelona The ITMF Annual Conference 2011 takes place next month in Barcelona, Spain from 19-20 September 19/20, 2011 prior to the start of ITMA 20...

  • 11th August 2011

    Interface Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson dies aged 77

    Interface Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson dies aged 77 Ray Anderson - 1934-2011 Ray C. Anderson, founder and Chairman of Interface, Inc., lost a 20-month battle with cancer on Monday. Surrounded by his family, he died at his home in Atlanta, it was announc...

  • 11th August 2011

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q1 2011

    In the 1st quarter of 2011 global yarn and fabric production fell compared to the previous quarter but rose in comparison to the 1st quarter of 2010. The decrease in global yarn production resulted from lower outputs in Asia, Europe and South America. It has ...

  • 10th August 2011

    New developments from Harry Lucas for ITMA

    Harry Lucas Textilmaschinen GmbH is a textile machinery manufacturer specializing in circular warp and weft knitting machines and knit braiders. The well established German company's highly specialized machines are exported worldwide for production of fabric u...

  • 9th August 2011

    Interview with Karl Mayer's Fritz P. Mayer

    The following interview was conducted by Kettenwirk-Praxis (KWP) in the run up to ITMA in Barcelona. KWP: Karl Mayer is one of the largest exhibitors at ITMA 2011. What do you expect to achieve by exhibiting at ITMA? Fritz P. Mayer: We are hoping to meet hig...

  • 5th August 2011

    Dates announced for 8th annual Smart Fabrics Conference

    IntertechPira has announced that Smart Fabrics 2012 will take place April 17-19, 2012, at the Conrad Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida. The event, now in its eighth year, is expected to bring together experts from a variety of industries, including textiles, fashi...

  • 4th August 2011

    FILTRATION 2011 heads to Navy Pier in Chicago

    Celebrating its 20th anniversary as a very important three days each year for the global filtration business, the Filtration 2011 International Conference and Exposition will feature more than 120 exhibitors from all links in the filter supply chain at Navy Pi...

  • 2nd August 2011

    Indian technical textiles sector to reach US$36 billion in 5 years

    According to media reports the Indian government now estimates that the country's growing technical textiles sector will reach US$36 billion by 2016-17. According to an article on www.commodityonline.com by leading technical textiles academic Seshadri Ramkumar...

  • 2nd August 2011

    Technical Service for Sewing & Joining Technology

    Groz-Beckert says it has set a new benchmark in customer service by setting up Sewing Expertise Centres world-wide for fast answers to application problems, making at the same time a closer connection to its customers. Groz Beckert's Sewing Expertise Centres ...

  • 1st August 2011

    Amyris partners with Kuraray to develop renewable polymers

    California's Amyris, Inc. has signed a collaboration agreement with Kuraray Co., Ltd. to develop innovative polymers from Biofene, a renewable hydrocarbon building block made using Amyris's technology. Under the agreement, Kuraray will use Biofene to replace ...

  • 25th July 2011

    RISE conference to connect innovation with real world applications

    With the ambitious goal of connecting cutting-edge technical innovation with real world applications, the second annual Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference will be held October 3-6 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in Raleigh, N...

  • 21st July 2011

    High voltage cable protection makes hybrids and electric vehicles safer

    Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed a protective product for high voltage cables that it says will help protect occupants of electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the event of a crash. The new material, called CrushShield, surrounds and protects electr...

  • 19th July 2011

    New Garnett-e-Controls for textile machinery

    Garnett Controls Ltd (UK) is launching its new generation retrofit control systems for textile machinery aimed at replacing traditional inefficient drive systems with economic, easy to use, and expandable systems. Utilising the latest in touch screen technolo...

  • 18th July 2011

    ITMA to feature extended Research & Education pavilion

    According to show owner CEMATEX, visitors to ITMA 2011 can look forward to knowledge-sharing, cross-fertilisation of ideas and more collaborative interactions with some of the world's leading textile researchers and educators. A total of 46 institutions have...

  • 13th July 2011

    Keynote speaker announced for TCL2011

    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, Sio...

  • 12th July 2011

    Santoni's 90 gauge circular knitting machine

    Italy's Santoni, a Lonati Group company, has announced its latest machinery innovations for ITMA 2011 in Barcelona, including two versions of its Atlas single jersey circular knitting machine in the unprecedented ultra fine gauges of 80 and 90. The Atlas has ...

  • 11th July 2011

    Dutch open innovation centre for advanced materials

    Last Thursday (7 July) saw the official opening of the Open Innovation Center Advanced Materials (OICAM) in Nijverdal, the Netherlands. The new innovation centre is a network of companies and knowledge institutions inside and outside of the Netherlands' provin...

  • 8th July 2011

    Karl Mayer highlights for ITMA 2011

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitting and warp preparation machines, Karl Mayer will be presenting at this year's ITMA 2011 exhibition for the first time with all of the company's business units on the same 1400 square metre exhibition stand. "Visitors will h...

  • 8th July 2011

    DyStar moves forward

    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 progre...

  • 7th July 2011

    Extended fibres and yarns area at ITMA 2011

    Organisers of the ITMA 2011 textile machinery exhibition are extending the area dedicated to fibres and yarns at this year's show due to what they call overwhelming demand. Debuting at the show's 60th anniversary, the fibres and yarns section was due to occup...

  • 7th July 2011

    Potential engineers get a Smallpeice of the action

    From 27th June to 30th June 2011, forty-three students aged 14 and 15 spent the week enjoying a unique learning experience at The University of Manchester. The four-day Smallpeice Trust Engineering Materials residential course, hosted by The University of Manc...

  • 6th July 2011

    ATNT conference to be held in Coimbatore, India

    The 7th edition of the Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles" (ATNT 2011) international conference is to take place in Coimbatore, India from 15-17 December 2011. The ATNT conference originated in 2004 through the efforts of Lubboc...

  • 5th July 2011

    Endless possibilities from Performance Fibers at Techtextil

    Performance Fibers, a specialist manufacturer of industrial polyester fibres and fabrics with operations in The Americas, Europe and Asia, showed just some of its extensive product range at the recent Techtextil in Frankfurt.  The USA based company, which is ...

  • 4th July 2011

    Comez innovations for ITMA 2011

    Italian narrow fabrics machine builder Comez will take part at this year's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona with important innovations including new and renewed machine models.  The Italian company says it will highlight the excellence of its technology from its broad ...

  • 27th June 2011

    Bonar & Natpet install nonwovens line in Saudi Arabia

    Bonar & Natpet have announced the purchase of their first nonwoven production line to be installed early 2012, in their Joint Venture plant, at a site near to NATPET's polypropylene production facility in Yanbu, in western Saudi Arabia. The state of the art s...

  • 23rd June 2011

    German technology for the Chinese technical textiles industry

    Germany's VDMA -Textile Machinery Association is organising a series of one day conference and exhibitions called ‘German Technology for the Chinese Technical Textile Industry', which will take place from 5 to 9 March 2012 in Jinan, Hangzhou and Guanzhou. S...

  • 22nd June 2011

    Karl Mayer shows latest machine for spacer fabrics

    Leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer has unveiled its new RD 7/2-12 EL double needle bar raschel machine here at ShanghaiTex. The machine is the German company's latest offering in the spacer fabric field and is suitable for the production of 3D kn...

  • 16th June 2011

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2012 - Call for Papers

    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 i...

  • 15th June 2011

    ITMA Asia + CITME supports buoyant Chinese textiles industry

    The third ITMA ASIA + CITME combined exhibition is expected to draw positive response from leading textile machinery manufacturers as the Chinese textile industry continues to expand. The show will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) ...

  • 13th June 2011

    Huntsman Textile Effects appoints new VP Specialty Textiles

    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 Special...

  • 9th June 2011

    Techtextil extends lead as innovation powerhouse

    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...

  • 7th June 2011

    Research examines how to apply

    "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 ...

  • 6th June 2011

    NWtexnet into Europe

    Now a privately owned business following the ending of its contract with England's North West Development Agency, technical textiles cluster organisation NWtexnet held a breakfast briefing session for the region's industry on Wednesday June 1st 2011 in Bolton....

  • 2nd June 2011

    French textile machine builders see strong turnaround in 2011

    Interview with the President of the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCMTF) President, Bruno Ameline and the Secretary General, Evelyne Cholet, report on the present state and the persp...

  • 1st June 2011

    Trying to understand Russia

    Adrian Wilson reports from Techtextil in Frankfurt One thing I noticed at this year's Techtextil was a considerable rise in both exhibitors and visitors from Russia, compared to the last show two years ago. There are no figures available from show organiser ...

  • 27th May 2011

    Jump in global shipments of textile machinery in 2010

    Following a strong investment boom that reached its peak in 2007, shipments of new textile machinery were in strong decline aggravated by the global financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009. However, in 2010 global shipments of new textile machinery recorded...

  • 27th May 2011

    Techtextil and Texprocess shows convince industry

    Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, opened its doors on Tuesday in Frankfurt and closed yesterday, counting 24,500 visitors* (2009: 23,902). Over half of the visitors to the show and its Material Vision cuttin...

  • 24th May 2011

    2011 Textile Institute Awards Launched

    The Textile Institute has announced the launch of its prestigious 2011 Medals and Awards. Following on from the success in 2010, the Awards are expected to acknowledge the dedicated work of individuals and provide recognition for organisations showing outst...

  • 22nd May 2011

    Techtextil, Texprocess and Material Vision 2011 ready for take-off

    With a total of 1561 exhibitors from 60 countries, the new trade-fair combination of Techtextil, Texprocess and Material Vision opens its doors this week in Frankfurt am Main for the first time. With this constellation including the new Texprocess trade f...

  • 19th May 2011

    Call for Papers: Managing Innovation in Textiles

    CALL FOR PAPERS 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 ...

  • 19th May 2011

    Techtextil invitation to innovate with DSM Dyneema

    Visitors to the DSM Dyneema booth at next weeks Techtextil in Frankfurt will learn how exploiting the special properties of Dyneema fibre, the Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre from DSM, is resulting in innovation for a wide range of h...

  • 18th May 2011

    50th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn-MFC)

    50th Anniversary, 14 - 16 September 2011 Communicating the future of man-made fibres Umbrella Theme: “Man-made Fibers – the Next 50 Years” – a good choice Plenary Speakers and Visionaries Enlarge the Spectrum of Lectures Panel Discussion on the Top...