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  • 30th October 2014

    Dalian Ruiguang orders Andritz wetlaid spunlaced line

    Andritz neXline wetlaid spunlace nonwoven production line is scheduled to begin operation in 2015....

  • 30th October 2014

    Ahlstrom opens new Service Center in Lithuania

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, has celebrated the inauguration of its Service Center in Vilnius, Lithuania. ...

  • 29th October 2014

    Indian nonwovens will account for 8% of Asian market by 2016

    Secretary of Ministry of Textiles of India has announced a US 45 million investment for the development of industrial textiles within the Five Year Plan....

  • 27th October 2014

    Fibertex Nonwovens acquires US nonwoven manufacturer

    By joining forces with NWS’s current production and customer base, Fibertex Nonwonvens will be able to work closely with the North American market....

  • 22nd October 2014

    BTK Holding to establish one of Russia’s largest technical textiles plant

    It is estimated that US 100 million will have been invested in the new production facility by the time it opens. ...

  • 21st October 2014

    EDANA presents nonwovens industry perspectives to Indian professionals

    General Manager of EDANA said that the global growth rate of the nonwovens production had been following rather than outpacing the global economic growth....

  • 15th October 2014

    Latest research and technology at Techtextil North America Symposium

    The Symposium programme is designed to allow attendees plenty of time to spend on the exhibition floor to discover the latest products....

  • 14th October 2014

    Kiefel and partners present new VACFLOW laminating procedure

    Using VACFLOW is said to reduce investment and series production costs, as well as reducing the weight of the completed part significantly....

  • 14th October 2014

    Getting networked in the UK

    Adrian Wilson underlines the potential that collaboration with an organisation like the Nonwovens Network could result in. ...

  • 14th October 2014

    Ahlstrom stops investing in Porous Power Technologies

    The US based subsidiary could not develop its nonwoven battery separator solution into a product that would be qualified by potential customers. ...

  • 13th October 2014

    Rockline Industries reduces greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste from wipes operations

    It is the company’s sixth annual report since it launched its environmental sustainability programme in 2008. ...

  • 9th October 2014

    FILTREX Europe reinforces bright future of nonwoven filter media

    Filter media are the fastest growing end-use of nonwovens globally and in each continent, according to EDANA....

  • 7th October 2014

    Ahlstrom appoints new Chairman of the Board as part of business strategy

    According to Pertti Korhonen, now is the best time to change the Chairman of the Board to serve the best interests of Ahlstrom....

  • 3rd October 2014

    Teijin selected for DJSI Asia/Pacific Index for sixth consecutive year

    Teijin was named one of five Japanese companies among the 10 firms in the DJSI Asia/Pacific’s Chemical Industry....

  • 2nd October 2014

    New eco-profile data shows lower greenhouse gas emissions during Ingeo manufacture

    The most recent eco-profiles for Ingeo, PP, PS, PET, and PC show smaller greenhouse gas emissions, compared to previous European industry data....

  • 1st October 2014

    Sandler recognised in Mittelstandes awards

    Germany based 4.555 small and medium-sized companies, banks and municipalities were nominated for the award this year....

  • 29th September 2014

    Largest Cinte Techtextil China welcomes around 460 exhibitors

    The exhibition welcomed around 460 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions displaying their innovations as part of the full range of industry product groups....

  • 23rd September 2014

    INDA and NC State to offer professional development courses for nonwovens

    The new portfolio of six courses will unify each organisations’ separate nonwovens training courses into a single series....

  • 19th September 2014

    Cinte Techtextil China ready to welcome 460 exhibitors in Shanghai

    A number of product presentations will take place throughout the fair to give buyers greater insight into the latest technology on display. ...

  • 11th September 2014

    Good prospects for China's technical textiles and industrial nonwovens industries

    The European Union and the North America exports rebounded significantly, becoming the main driving force of China's industrial textiles export growth....

  • 10th September 2014

    Technical Fibre Products expands production capacity

    This latest planned capacity expansion will constitute a significant capital investment to develop and install the new state of the art forming line. ...

  • 10th September 2014

    Texprocess Campus calls on young experts

    More than ever before, the materials processing industry needs experts from both inside and outside Germany, say experts....

  • 1st September 2014

    New INDA publication benchmarks nonwovens capacity and production

    The report details the key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates for the North American nonwovens industry....

  • 27th August 2014

    Ahlstrom announces price increases for advanced filtration materials

    The price increases are expected to affect all advanced filtration products worldwide, the manufacturer reports....

  • 27th August 2014

    Call for papers from World of Wipes Conference

    The successful WOW 2014 explored topics and issues affecting the global nonwoven wipes market ranging from flushability to branding strategies. ...

  • 27th August 2014

    Largest ever Cinte Techtextil China to take place next month

    Asia’s leading biennial technical textiles trade fair has has become 45% larger than the previous show in 2012 and the largest event in its history....

  • 26th August 2014

    DiloGroup’s technology at CINTE Techtextil China

    DiloGroup believes CINTE is an ideal platform for presenting nonwoven pre-products made on its machinery....

  • 22nd August 2014

    Autefa Solutions at CINTE Techtextil China

    The needle loom Stylus has a unique drive concept that simplifies the horizontal movement of the needles, the company reports....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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. ...

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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. ...

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 2nd June 2014

    40 years of Freudenberg expertise focus on applications in advanced wound care

    Freudenberg began manufacturing medical nonwovens back in the 1970s, in the 1980s the company launched wound pads made of nonwovens instead of knitted products for use in plasters. Now, after 40 years on the market, the company is putting the focus on advance...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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?...

  • 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

    Kornit Digital to launch new six-colour printer at CITPE show

    Kornit Digital, a leader in direct-to-garment (DTG) and digital roll-to-roll textile printing solutions, will launch the Avalanche Hexa direct-to-garment printer in Asia at the CITPE show, which will be taking place from 20-22 May 2014 at the Nan Fung Internat...

  • 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

    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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 17th November 2013

    Buy carbon, sell glass?

    It seems apt that the week in which the highly successful Composites Engineering show was held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, culminated in the first BMW i3 electric cars being handed over to their first purchasers over in Munich in Germany. Because the compos...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 22nd October 2013

    Advanced composites used in Falcon 9 rocket

    TenCate Advanced Composites has congratulated SpaceX, a space transport company, on the recent successful launch of the upgraded version of the Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the USA. TenCate supplied SpaceX with a wide range of advanced co...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 11th September 2013

    US Air Force to test Alexium’s treatment with live CWAs

    Alexium International Group has moved its Cleanshell CB repellency treatment forward for testing with live chemical warfare agents (CWAs) under its research contract with the US Air Force after evaluation on different fabric types and simulated CWA’s. Alexi...

  • 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

    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....

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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%). ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 16th July 2013

    Cathay Investments acquires Umeco Distribution

    Cathay Investments has announced the acquisition of Umeco Distribution (formerly GPRMS), one of Europe’s leading composite distributors, from Cytec Industries. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 5th July 2013

    Bemis acquires specialty film platform

    Bemis Company announced that it has acquired all of the common stock of Foshan New Changsheng Plastics Films, a specialty film manufacturer located in Foshan, China....

  • 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

    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...

  • 26th June 2013

    New standard for lightweight fabric technologies

    With the brand’s focus ‘Durable Fabrics for Durable People’, Cordura Lite Plus fabric, the innovative new addition to the Cordura fabric portfolio, debuted at the world’s leading nonwovens and technical textiles trade fair Techtextil, that took place i...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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

    Russia hosts EDANA International Nonwoven Symposium

    The recently held International Nonwovens Symposium, held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was strongly supported by the international nonwovens industry, especially companies based in Russia and the CIS markets. It was the first time EDANA organised the symposium...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

    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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 23rd January 2013

    Organic food supplier chooses biodegradable packaging

    As part of its Green Packaging Initiative launched in 2011, organic food supplier Ja! Natürlich took a further step to avoid plastics recently by introducing a range of 100% biodegradable fruit and vegetable nets made from Lenzing Modal fibre. Accordingly, on...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 27th December 2012

    Clariant offloads Textile Chemicals business

    Clariant has signed an agreement to sell its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. The total consideration of the sale amounts to approximately CHF 502 million, out of which approximately 460 million in cash, equivalent t...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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). ...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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%, ...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    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....

  • 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

    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...

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 27th January 2012

    Bissell Homecare claims 2012 Visionary Award

    Bissell Homecare has been named the winner of the prestigious 2012 Visionary Award, presented at the VISION 2012 Consumer Products Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this week. Bissell’s Stomp ‘N Go Lifting Pad is designed to make cleaning carpet stains ...

  • 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"...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 10th November 2011

    New appointment at Cordura Performance & Protective Fabrics

    Invista's Cordura brand team welcomed Iain Bradley as European business manager for the Performance and Protective Fabrics group in October. In his new role, Bradley will lead marketing, sales, and new business development activities to help grow Cordura b...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 2nd November 2011

    VISION 2012 Conference returns to New Orleans in January

    VISION 2012 Consumer Products Conference will present a far-ranging program that will focus on topics as diverse as Health Care Reform, Global Aging and Sustainability. The event will be held, at the Hotel Intercontinental in New Orleans, Louisiana from Jan...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 12th October 2011

    Teijin Aramid opens Endumax high strength tape facility

    Teijin Aramid opened its newest plant for the production of its Endumax high strength tape in Emmen in the Netherlands today. By adding the new high-performance polyethylene tape (HP-PE) to its product portfolio, the Teijin Group says it has taken the next ste...

  • 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...

  • 19th September 2011

    Karl Mayer transfers Malimo technology to Christian Pinkert

    Just a few days before the ITMA in Barcelona, Karl Mayer has announced that, as of 1 January 2012 its Malimo stitch bonding technology will be transferred to textile machinery manufacturer Christian Pinkert Textilmaschinen. The Malimo technology, which was fi...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 10th May 2011

    Karl Mayer to highlight new applications at Techtextil

    Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer will be exhibiting alongside its subsidiary, Karl Mayer Malimo, a pioneer in the field of technical textiles, at this month’s Techtextil in Frankfurt. The well-known Obertshausen based company, not only builds effi...

  • 10th May 2011

    VDMA: Fritz P. Mayer re-elected Chairman

    Fritz P. Mayer, Managing Associate of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen has been elected for the second time as Chairman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association in Frankfurt on 6 May 2011. Mrs Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Br...

  • 5th May 2011

    EDANA: European nonwovens production exceeds pre-crisis level

    Figures released today show that after a decline in 2009, production of nonwovens during 2010 in Greater Europe (Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and CIS), has not only recovered, but has overtaken its peak level of 2008. EDANA, the international...

  • 4th May 2011

    Business information reports for technical textiles and nonwovens

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the technical textiles and nonwovens industries. The authoritative reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected...

  • 28th April 2011

    Unifi marks 40th anniversary with dedication to founder

    Leading producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns Unifi Inc. marked the dedication of its Yadkinville, N.C., facility to late founder, G. Allen Mebane IV on Tuesday, 26 April. A dedication ceremony at the G. Allen Mebane In...

  • 27th April 2011

    Nonwovens in a different class

    The advanced position of the nonwovens industry in respect of many aspects of trade was apparent at INDEX 11, which took place from April 12-15th in Geneva, Switzerland. Needless to say, the show made new records in respect of both exhibitors and visitors....

  • 27th April 2011

    Bill Mills sets up textiles and business support consultancy

    Bill Mills, an experienced UK based textiles specialist, has moved on from NWtexnet the UK regional development agency funded support organisation, to set up his own textiles and business support consultancy.   Using his global contacts and over 20 years e...

  • 19th April 2011

    ITMA ASIA + CITME is door to China for textile

    The third edition of the combined ITMA ASIA + CITME show will be held from 12 to 16 June 2012 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show aims to continue to be the leading marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers tapping into the ...

  • 12th April 2011

    Rhodia increases polymer capacity in Freiburg

    Rhodia has announced a debottlenecking of its polymer production capacity in Freiburg, Germany. Rhodia’s Global Business Unit (GBU), Polyamide & Intermediates, a leader in the polyamide PA66 market, is strengthening its position as major producer of polym...

  • 11th April 2011

    Smart Fabrics move towards commercialization

    Debra Cobb reports from the 7th Smart Fabrics Conference The 7th Annual Smart Fabrics Conference, held April 4 – 6 at London’s Russell Hotel, covered an array of new technologies and applications focused on making our lives easier, safer, healthier and...

  • 6th April 2011

    Sioen agrees sale of Roland International

    Netherlands headquartered Sioen Industries, a producer of technical textiles, fine chemicals and high-tech protective clothing, has announced it has reached an agreement for the sale of one of its subsidiaries, Roland International. Roland International pr...

  • 5th April 2011

    QuietLeigh recycled fibres help reduce noise and waste

    Without making a lot of noise about it, some automotive suppliers have embraced sustainability for years by producing sound-attenuating components with shoddy made by Leigh Fibers from recycled denim and other textile materials.  QuietLeigh recycled fibres...

  • 31st March 2011

    Business Information: Technical Textile Markets reports

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. The reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected and leading ...

  • 31st March 2011

    Business Information: Textile Outlook International reports

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. The reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected and leading p...

  • 31st March 2011

    SITM develops worlds finest weft insertion tricot machine

    French warp knitting machine engineering company Schinasi International Textile Machines (SITM) claims to have developed the world’s finest weft insertion device for a tricot machine in gauge E36 (36 needles per inch).   Experience SITM was created i...

  • 22nd March 2011

    Reach tens of thousands of technical textiles buyers

    Readers interested in getting their marketing message in front of tens of thousands of technical textiles industry buyers in 2011 should check out the advertising opportunities now available on Innovation in Textiles. Request a copy of our new Media Informa...

  • 22nd March 2011

    French machinery manufacturers gear up for Techtextil

    The French textile machinery manufacturers group, which considers itself as part of the technical textiles industry, is all set to welcome technical textiles and nonwovens producers at Techtextil in Frankfurt from 24-26 May this year. “We understand the ...

  • 22nd March 2011

    Fiberweb sets up new geosynthetics division

    Following the strategic acquisition of Boddingtons Ltd, a leading UK based specialist geosynthetic film, mesh and net manufacturer, Fiberweb plc, a multi-national manufacturer of high performance nonwoven fabrics for the global hygiene, medical, technical...

  • 21st March 2011

    North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015

    The North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015 has recently been published by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The comprehensive report is the result of extensive interviews combined with market and production information provided...

  • 21st March 2011

    Johns Manville adds additional Microfiber capacity

    “The current schedule is for capacity to be running in April with supply available to our customers soon thereafter. For over 150 years, JM has been committed to meeting the needs of our valued customers,” noted J.P. Blanchard, Global Manager of the Fil...

  • 14th March 2011

    Trevira introduces PLA fibres for nonwovens

    Polyester fibre and yarn producer Trevira is to show its first fibre developments made from PLA biopolymer Ingeo made under license from NatureWorks alongside it established polyester specialties for hygiene and technical applications at this year’s INDEX...

  • 10th March 2011

    Spacer fabrics feature at technical textiles symposium

    Leading German manufacturer of warp knitting machines Karl Mayer will be presenting its latest warp knitting technologies for technical applications, including a talk on spacer fabrics, at next week's Techtextil North America 2011 exhibition. The leading North...

  • 8th March 2011

    Creating a culture for innovation

    Scottish technical textiles manufacturer Scott & Fyfe has recently started collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art in order to create a culture of sustainable innovation.   The first workshop took place from 19-20 October 2010 in the Centre for Des...

  • 8th March 2011

    Strong growth continues in global yarn and fabric production

    According to a recently published report by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation), the strong global recovery in yarn and fabric production since their lows in the 1st quarter of 2009 continued into the 3rd quarter of 2010. In its State ...

  • 4th March 2011

    Signs of recovery for Italian textile machinery manufacturers

    Preliminary 2010 data drawn up by ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is said to show that a decisive recovery is under way for Italy’s textile machinery sector, in the wake of a 2009 which had been marked by a conspicuous ...

  • 2nd March 2011

    Techtextil North America 2011 Preview

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2011 this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. Techtextil North A...

  • 22nd February 2011

    16th Techtextil Symposium and 6th Avantex Symposium

    Techtextil, the world’s biggest trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will present a comprehensive symposium programme for exhibitors and visitors from 24 to 26 May 2011. As in the past, the 16th Techtextil Symposium and the 6th Avantex Sympos...

  • 15th February 2011

    Chinese leader addresses ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit

    One of the most powerful men in Chinese textiles, Du Yuzhou, president of China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC), is to address international industry leaders at the ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit later this year. Mr Du is one of a trio of speake...

  • 1st February 2011

    ATME-I to continue with Techtextil North America in 2012

    American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA) and Messe Frankfurt USA have agreed on the inclusion of American Textile Machinery Exhibition–International (ATME-I) with Techtextil North America every even year starting in 2012. The two exhibitions successf...

  • 17th January 2011

    In Memoriam: Luigi Omodeo Zorini

    A great entrepreneur and pioneer in the crochet knitting machine technology Mr Luigi Omodeo Zorini passed away on 24 December 2010, at the age of 86. He was the founder and president of Comez based in Cilavegna (PV), Italy, and had passionately dedicated h...

  • 12th January 2011

    Exhibitor space at Techtextil selling fast

    According to Messe Frankfurt, the current number of registrations for Techtextil 2011, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, indicates yet another successful exhibition. The organiser says that by the end of December, over 90% of ...

  • 5th January 2011

    Roger Milliken 1915 - 2010

    Roger Milliken, one of the last in the tradition of those great industrialists who built America's manufacturing success, passed away on December 30, 2010 at the age of ninety-five.  His five children issued the following statement:  "Daddy lived a rewa...

  • 15th December 2010

    Filtration 2010 brings world of filtration to Philadelphia

    The world of filtration came to Philadelphia earlier this month as crowded aisles and standing-room-only conference sessions combined to make the Filtration 2010 International Conference and Exposition one of the the largest and most important filtration i...

  • 14th December 2010

    VDMA awards Germany's young textile engineers

    VDMA’s Foundation of the German Textile Machinery Industry has honoured three successful junior engineers in an award ceremony held as the closing event of the VDMA Textile Machinery Forum at Groz-Beckert’s headquarters in Albstadt-Ebingen. executive p...

  • 14th December 2010

    Euratex and Cematex plan closer collaboration

    The representative bodies for the European Textile and Clothing Industry, Euratex, and the European Textile Machinery Manufacturers, Cematex, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration in research, technological development innovatio...

  • 10th December 2010

    Vita Nonwovens announces 2011 price Increases

    The Nonwoven Division of Vita, which includes Libeltex and Vita Nonwovens has announced price increases ranging from 6% to 12% to its global customer base. "Since quarter 2 of 2010 our Raw Materials (polyester staple fiber – PSF - and viscose staple fibe...

  • 8th December 2010

    Clariant raises prices for textile chemicals and dyes

    Clariant’s Textile Chemicals Business Unit has announced price increases for its ranges of textile chemicals and textiles dyes of up to 15%. The price rises will take effect immediately. “Continuing shortages in raw materials are creating an on-going ...

  • 30th November 2010

    French textile machinery builders eye Turkey and Syria

    A delegation of French textile machinery manufacturers headed by Christian Guinet, Commercial Manager (Textile Division) of Stäubli France and Evelyne Cholet, Secretary General of the French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Promotion Commi...

  • 23rd November 2010

    Brazil hosts German textile machinery conferences

    430 delegates from the Brazilian textiles industry attended the recent Conference on German Technology for Brazilian Textiles in São Paulo and Blumenau, where decision makers as well as technicians were informed with regard to the latest technology trends...

  • 19th November 2010

    Atayne founder announced keynote for Techtextil North America 2011

    Techtextil North America has announced that Jeremy Litchfield, founder of performance apparel brand Atayne, will deliver the 2011 Keynote Address. Litchfield was chosen in an effort to highlight the high performance apparel and sporting industries as well a...

  • 19th November 2010

    Nonwovens start-up to open in South Carolina

    The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Clarendon County today announced that Treleoni Group will establish a new nonwovens manufacturing facility in Clarendon County. The $7.75 million investment is expected to generate 100 new jobs. "We are pleased...

  • 17th November 2010

    FitesaFiberweb to expand spunmelt capacity in Peru and USA

    17 November 2010, Simpsonville, SC - FitesaFiberweb has announced two major new investments to serve the hygiene and the healthcare markets in the Americas. Two high-technology spunmelt lines are to be installed in the next three years, one at a new site in...

  • 16th November 2010

    Super absorbent fibre technology well received at CINTE Techtextil

    UK-based company, Technical Absorbents reports today that it’s Oasis Super Absorbent Fibre (Oasis SAF), was positively received by visitors to the recent CINTE Techtextil international trade fair held in Shanghai, China. The highly specialised 3-day tr...

  • 16th November 2010

    Lenzing records historic third quarter 2010

    Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has extended its strong first half performance into the third quarter of 2010, generating the best quarterly result in the company's history with earnings (EBIT) of Euros 60.8 million (Q3 2009, Euros 37.3 million).Nine-mont...

  • 5th November 2010

    The Textile Institute at 100 bright legacy, smart future

    Manchester weather at its very wettest failed to dampen the spirits of attendees from around the world at the Textile Institute Centenary Conference held here from November 2-4th. The venue was Manchester’s Midland Hotel, where the Institute was inaugura...

  • 4th November 2010

    ITMA returns to Italy in 2015

    CEMATEX owner of ITMA, the world’s largest textile machinery show has announced that Italy will host the 17th edition of ITMA at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre in Milan, from 12 to 19 November 2015. Fiera Milano won the international bid organised...

  • 18th October 2010

    ITMA 2011 expands to feature fibres and yarns

    As part of its ongoing efforts to serve the changing needs of global players, ITMA will feature a brand new section on fibres and yarns for its 2011 edition which will be held from 22 to 29 September at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía, Spain.  The new fibr...

  • 13th October 2010

    Techtextil North America appoints Symposium Advisory Council

    Techtextil North America Symposium has been praised as ‘world class’ and ‘the best symposium of its kind’ by the trade press. In order to assure the continued popularity of the symposium, the Techtextil North America Symposium Advisory Council has b...

  • 10th October 2010

    EDANA announces programme for nonwovens research academy

    EDANA has released the programme for the Nonwovens Research Academy in Aachen on the 16th and 17th October, 2010. The Nonwovens Research Academy is the premier event for R&D specialists, offering valuable insights into the future of nonwovens, and highlight...

  • 7th October 2010

    STFI introduces Hycospun at Dornbirn

    At the recent Dornbirn Manmade Fibres Conference in Austria, Elke Schmalz of the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) introduced Hycospun. This is a new process developed at the STFI for manufacturing hydrodynamically bonded spunbond and meltblown compo...

  • 4th October 2010

    PGI to be acquired by Blackstone

    Polymer Group has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P. The transaction is the result of the strategic review process initiated by PGI on April 7, 2010, and is expected to ...

  • 30th September 2010

    OUTLOOK 2010: A great vintage

    The Personal Care Products industry met in Budapest for Outlook 2010 with renewed confidence. In the midst of a still modest recovery, the 380 delegates were told by various speakers that business would never be the same as before, with new markets, a new w...

  • 29th September 2010

    Ahlstrom's new Binzhou plant inaugurated

    Ahlstrom Group yesterday celebrated the inauguration of its new facility in Binzhou, Shandong province, in north-eastern China. The plant produces transportation filtration materials and currently employs 170 people. Ahlstrom acquired the plant from Purico ...

  • 24th September 2010

    Future of Ahlstroms UK spunlace line in doubt

    Ahlstrom, nonwovens and specialty papers producer, has started consultations with employees and customers to investigate future options, including a possible closure, for its spunlace composite production line No. 23 at its Chirnside plant in the United Ki...

  • 7th September 2010

    New book: Technical textile yarns

    Edited by R Alagirusamy and A Das, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India Woodhead Textiles Series No. 101 UK based Woodhead Publishing has published a new book called ‘Technical textile Yarns’, which it says provides a comprehensive ov...

  • 7th September 2010

    Books: Applications of nonwovens in technical textiles

    Edited by R Chapman, Consultant, UK Woodhead Textiles Series No. 102 ‘Applications of nonwovens in technical textiles’ is a new book published by Woodhead Publishing in June 2010. The following is a product summary provided by the publisher: The...

  • 1st September 2010

    Call for papers for Indian technical textiles conference

    The International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, which is being held from 11-13 November 2010 at IIT Dehli, in India has issued a call for papers. The conference is being organised by the Department of Textile technology at the Indian Insti...

  • 27th August 2010

    Lenzing records best half year in company history

    As with the first quarter of 2010, the Lenzing Group has made optimum use of favourable global market conditions achieving excellent results in Q2. Consolidated sales in the first half of 2010 climbed 43.6 %1 to EUR 847.2 million from EUR 589.9 million. ...

  • 20th August 2010

    Latest textile advances presented at Paris conference

    Building on the success of the first two IFAI Advanced Textiles conferences (in Berlin and Brussels), IFAI presented a third successful edition in Paris 16-17 June, in the modern Congress facilities of UICP (right next to the Eiffel Tower). The Industrial ...

  • 17th August 2010

    Keynote announced for personal care products conference

    EDANA has announced its Keynote speaker for the 9th edition of its OUTLOOK, personal care products conference which will take place in Budapest, Hungary from the 22nd to the 24th September 2010. Robert Ward, Director of Global Forecasting for the Economist ...

  • 13th August 2010

    Work starts on new Pegas production facility

    Pegas Nonwovens has announced that work has commenced on the construction of its brand new production facility in Znojm, Přímětice, Czech Republic. The Luxembourg headquartered company announced in March this year that was investing in further production...

  • 11th August 2010

    Thermocool Innovation Excellence Award for Hong Kong Non-Woven

    Bringing together the finest work in the field of high-tech fibre concepts for performance insulations, the ThermoCool Innovation Excellence Award has been presented to Hong Kong Non-woven Fabric Ind. Co., Ltd., specialist in the global insulations market. ...

  • 11th August 2010

    Ahlstrom acquires Shandong Puri

    Ahlstrom has taken further steps in implementing its growth strategy in Asia through the acquisition of Shandong Puri Filter & Paper Products Limited in China from Purico Group. The parties signed the share sale and purchase agreement today, said to be val...

  • 2nd August 2010

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2011 Call for papers

    The 2011 edition of the Techtextil North America Symposium will be held in conjunction with the western edition of Techtextil North America, March 15-17, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The symposium will parallel the theme of, “T...

  • 26th July 2010

    Nonwovens professionals honoured with INDA Achievement Awards

    The ninth annual INDA Award for Lifetime Technical Achievement is to be presented to industry veteran Terry Young of Procter & Gamble, while the coveted Lifetime Service Award will be given to Jay Forcucci, of Nanostatics Corporation, at the inaugural Resea...

  • 23rd July 2010

    Groz-Beckert - Building for the Future

    German textile engineering powerhouse Groz-Beckert opened its highly impressive Technology & Development Centre (TEZ) here in Albstadt on Friday confirming its status as one of the most successful and forward thinking textile engineering businesses in the worl...

  • 21st July 2010

    Ethics and eco-textiles join forces in London

    The environment and ethically sourced fashion will be on the agenda in London this coming autumn when leading non-profit organisations the RITE Group and the Ethical Fashion Forum run two major textile events alongside each other. Located together for the ...

  • 20th July 2010

    EDANA announces board of governors for 2010-2011

    EDANA, the association serving the nonwovens and related industries, today announced its new Board of Governors for 2010-2011. Incoming Chairman Jean-Marie Becker (Ahlstrom) will take over from Kenneth Strassner (Kimberly-Clark), who has retired from his pr...

  • 9th July 2010

    China's nonwovens market big enough to accommodate everyone

    Chinese companies have not surprisingly moved into the production of nonwovens manufacturing machinery in a big way over the past ten years, and at the recent ITMA Asia + CITME show in Shanghai, virtually outnumbered the established names in this field from...

  • 5th July 2010

    Karl Mayer expands Hong Kong subsidiary

    As the market continues to grow in Asia, manufacturers are stepping up their operations. International companies are intensifying their supply relationships with Asian companies and setting up subsidiaries in the booming conurbations of the huge conti...

  • 14th June 2010

    ITMA 2011 introduces major Research & Education pavilion

    ITMA, the world’s largest and most established textile machinery exhibition, has put a bigger spotlight on research and development, as well as education and training; a pavilion will be organised for research institutes and higher institutions of learn...

  • 8th June 2010

    International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) 2009

    The steep reduction in global shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 following a strong investment period between 2003 and 2007 continued in 2009 in most of the segments. Compared to 2008 shipments of spinning machinery were down by -17% (short-stap...

  • 4th June 2010

    INDA accepting nominations for 2011 Visionary Award

    As the prestigious Visionary Award program prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary next year, the nomination process for the 2011 Visionary Award is now open to the global nonwovens and consumer products industries. INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fa...

  • 4th June 2010

    Techtextil North America 2010 considered best textile show in years

    - The seventh edition of Techtextil North America, which took place May 18 – 20, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia as part of a co-location effort with both the ATME-I show and SPESA EXPO creating the first ever Textile & Sewn ...

  • 4th June 2010

    Business booms for Canadian knitter after BP oil spill

    Canadian warp and circular knitter Syfilco Ltd has reported its business is booming following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Syfilco, a family business founded in the 1970s manufactures knitted polyester fabric sleeves and polyethylene netting ...

  • 27th May 2010

    Inaugural RISE conference to feature workshop on innovation

    Bridging market needs and innovative applications is the focus of the inaugural Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference, which will take place September 20-23 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Organized by INDA, Association of th...

  • 17th May 2010

    Japanese man-made fibre output falls 22%

    According to a new report by Textiles Intelligence, man-made fibre output in Japan fell in 2009 for the ninth consecutive year. Furthermore, the decline, at 22.0%, was more than twice as fast as any previous fall during the nine-year period. Output of filam...

  • 13th May 2010

    Global fibre production exceeds 70 million tonnes in 2009

    The Oerlikon Textile report ‘The Fiber Year’ which is being published for the tenth time will be available for download from the company’s homepage www.oerlikontextile.com in June. A Chinese version of the report will be available at a later date. Acc...

  • 12th May 2010

    Lenzings Asian subsidiary opens fourth production line

    Lenzing's subsidiary PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV) officially started up its fourth production line at the beginning of April, with a total investment of USD 150 million making it the group's biggest individual investment project in recent years. Its ...

  • 12th May 2010

    Groz-Beckert awarded Kyocera Environment Prize

    Groz-Beckert has been awarded the third place prize at the Kyocera Environment Prize for its Litespeed system which helps save energy and resources in high speed circular knitting by optimizing needle geometries. Prize giving took place on 29 April at t...

  • 6th May 2010

    German textile machinery orders soar in run up to ITMA Asia

    Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association has reported a 130% increase in orders in the first quarter 2010 for German textile machinery builders compared to the first quarter of last year. The association predicts an overall increase in sales of 3...

  • 29th April 2010

    Demand recovery continues for Ahlstrom

    In its interim report published today, Ahlstrom Corporation says the recovery of demand that started towards the end of 2009, continued in January-March 2010. The company says that since sales prices in most business areas are being increased to cover ris...

  • 29th April 2010

    Solid start to year for Fiberweb

    At the company’s AGM, which is scheduled for today, Fiberweb’s Chairman Malcolm Coster was expected to say in an interim statement that the company had made a solid start to trading in 2010, ahead of the equivalent period last year. The company is sai...

  • 21st April 2010

    Ahlstrom reports better than expected 2010 sales

    Ahlstrom Corporation, a leading manufacturer of nonwovens and specialty papers, anticipated in its financial statements bulletin on 3 February 2010, that the Group net sales will increase compared to 2009, but remain lower than in 2008. EBIT excluding non-r...

  • 20th April 2010

    INDA releases landmark report on Chinas nonwovens industry

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has released ‘China Nonwoven Industry Outlook Trends and Forecast’, a 66 page report focussing on the outlook for China’s disposable and durable nonwoven markets. The report, the first of its kind, c...

  • 14th April 2010

    TTNA 2010 showcases latest developments in technical textiles

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2010 next month in Atlanta, Georgia. The show represents...

  • 13th April 2010

    Exhibition space sold out at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010, Asia’s leading textile machinery show, has been given a boost by the announcement from the show organisers that all exhibition space has now been sold for the forthcoming show.  According to organisers, over 1100 textile and...

  • 8th April 2010

    New distributor for Hengli industrial polyesters in Americas

    David T. Rouse and partner have formed Carolina-Pacific Fibers, LLC to import and distribute Hengli industrial polyester yarns in the Americas.  The company’s headquarters are located near Charlotte, NC, in the heart of the US market for industrial poly...

  • 8th April 2010

    French textile machinery manufacturers on the road to recovery

    UCMTF President: 2010 Interview Bruno Ameline, the President and Evelyne Cholet, the Secretary General of UCMTF (French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association) report on the present state of the French textile machinery manufacturers and analyze their...

  • 7th April 2010

    Nonwovens conference scheduled for November in Raleigh NC

    TAPPI’s NET (Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists) Division has announced that plans are underway for 2010 NET INC (Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Innovative Nonwovens Conference). The conference will take place November 10-12, 2010 in Raleigh, N.C. ...

  • 29th March 2010

    Groz-Beckert looks to future

    29 March 2010, Albstadt - Will geotextiles soon be successfully creating fertile soil from arid desert landscapes? Will creative forms in mobility make it possible for even more people to be transported efficiently in the near future? Will textiles ...

  • 25th March 2010

    Leigh Fibers plans US $10 million expansion

    Leigh Fibers Inc. announced yesterday it will invest US $10 million expanding its Wellford plant to create 40 new jobs over the next five years. The 88-year-old private company recycles post-industrial and post-consumer textile waste and recycles it to manu...

  • 23rd March 2010

    EDANA board to meet Turkish nonwoven producers

    The board of directors of European nonwovens body EDANA is to meet with nonwoven producers in Istanbul in April as part of its objective to engage local markets in the ongoing development of the nonwovens and related industries. EDANA says it recognises t...

  • 22nd March 2010

    Nominations open for 2010 WOW Innovation Awards

    Nominations are now open for the coveted WOW Innovation Award, one of the many highlights of the upcoming 2010 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference in Chicago in June. The WOW Innovation Award will honour the most innovative advances within the en...

  • 18th March 2010

    DyStar restarts production in Leverkusen and Brunsbtel

    DyStar has reached agreement with Lanxess owner of the DyStar production plants in Leverkusen and Brunsbüttel to restart production at both sites in March. This week, DyStar employees were able to enter the plants in order to prepare for start-up of the f...

  • 12th March 2010

    Indias technical textiles industry to double by 2014-15

    12 March 2010, Mumbai – According to a recent Assocham study, India’s technical textiles industry is set to boom in the next five years. The sector is said to be ready to double from its estimated current value of US $10 billion today. According to t...

  • 9th March 2010

    IDEA10 to features more ways to network

    Utilizing the latest in communications technology as well a traditional print medium, three programs at the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition will allow exhibitors and attendees to connect with each other like never before p...

  • 9th March 2010

    Pegas adds 9th production line

    Pegas Nonwovens has announced that it is to invest in further production capacity and has already contracted with Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG for the supply of the spunbonding technology. The EUR 50 million investment in the new 9th production line...

  • 28th February 2010

    Hohenstein Institute renames business units

    In view of the increasingly international orientation of the Hohenstein Institute, some of the business units of the International Textile Research and Services Centre have been renamed as of 1 January 2010. The main focus of the renaming was to strengthen...

  • 22nd February 2010

    Techtextil NA names Kim Glas as keynote speaker

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2010 has announced that Kim Glas, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles and Apparel, is to be its Keynote Speaker at its forthcoming event. The latest technology, applications, and the overall direction ...

  • 16th February 2010

    Ahlstrom joins UN Global Compact initiative

    Leading manufacturer of nonwovens and speciality papers Ahlstrom Corporation, has signed the United Nations Global Compact initiative and has been registered as a participant by the United Nations Global Compact Office.  By supporting the initiative, Ah...

  • 15th February 2010

    Edana announces programme of events for 2010

    EDANA, the trade association for the nonwovens and related industries has announced its programme of events and training courses for 2010 and into 2011.  “With a global scope and outlook, we are pleased to support our members, and the broader industry w...

  • 15th February 2010

    Nonwovens Research Academy moves to November 2010

    EDANA, the nonwovens and related industries trade association has announced that the 2010 edition of the Nonwovens Research Academy has been rescheduled to 16 and 17 November, 2010, which is this year jointly organised with the Institut für Textiltechnik o...

  • 3rd February 2010

    New exhibitors driving growth at IDEA10

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has reported that an  impressive collection of first-time exhibitors from around the globe have combined with a strong line up of returning companies to make the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Co...

  • 2nd February 2010

    RISE conference for nonwovens and engineered fabrics

    With the ambitious goal of providing a world-class conference to stimulate innovation in all aspects of the development, production, marketing and sales of nonwovens and engineered fabrics, the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE)...

  • 8th January 2010

    Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres

    Research and Markets Ltd has added a guide to the tensile properties and failure of textile and technical fibres to its catalogue. The book titled ‘Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres’, provides an overview of the tensile beh...

  • 7th January 2010

    Nordson acquires German distributor GLT

    Nordson Corporation has announced that it has acquired German distributor GLT based in Pforzheim, Germany.  Revenues of GLT were not disclosed. GLT employs a total of 41 and has been a distributor of the company’s Nordson EFD brand dispensing systems a...

  • 5th January 2010

    Flax and hemp innovators awarded

    One of the high points of the recent European Confederation of Flax & Hemp (CELC) 60th Congress in Strasbourg, was an awards presentation made by Georges Beylerian, President of Material ConneXion, to members of CELC who have been recognised for their creat...

  • 17th December 2009

    ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition gets overwhelming support

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 has received very strong support from textile machinery makers as the world economy continues its recovery momentum, organizers said today. With seven months still to go before the second combined show, over 95% of the exhibition spac...

  • 10th December 2009

    Textile machinery offers interesting careers for French textile students

    The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers' Association, UCMTF, recently brought together students from the four French universities which train engineers for the textile industry. The goal was to further enhance relations with the students and to review th...

  • 9th December 2009

    Techtextil North America 2010

    The seventh edition of North America’s only dedicated show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held from 18-20 May 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the techn...

  • 1st December 2009

    INDEX 11 opens doors for nonwovens business

    Preparations for INDEX 11, the leading nonwovens exhibition, have begun. According to organisers, the last event in 2008 achieved record results with 520 exhibitors from 37 countries present, attracting almost 12,500 visitors from around the world. Stand sp...

  • 26th November 2009

    ITMA 2011 expands offer with spotlight on innovation

    CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, says that ITMA 2011, to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 29 September 2011, will be the world’s most comprehensive, one-stop platform for textile and garment makers. Online applicat...

  • 12th November 2009

    Lenzing nonwoven fibres debuts at Filtration 2009

    Lenzing’s Nonwovens Business Unit is to exhibit for the first time at the forthcoming Filtration event, which will take place in Chicago from 17-19 November 2009.  “We have experienced increasing interest in Lenzing Viscose and Tencel fibres for filtr...

  • 4th November 2009

    Texas Tech hosts ATNT conference in India

    The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University is to host the 6th annual international conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles, (ATNT) 2009. The event, held in collaboration with Ban...

  • 3rd November 2009

    Sales continue to improve at Fiberweb

    Fiberweb plc, the leading international nonwoven fabrics producer, has published a trading update for the 17 week period from 1 July 2009 to 27 October 2009. The statement says that the Company has continued to trade in line with expectations.  Sales tren...

  • 30th October 2009

    Polyolefin gold rush could benefit technical textile producers

    According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global structure of polypropylene and polyethylene production is poised to change dramatically as capacity rises in China and soars in the Middle East. As a result, the shares of Western Europe and th...

  • 28th October 2009

    Ahlstrom concentrates on added value and operational excellence

    Ahlstrom Corporation, a leading supplier of nonwovens and specialty papers, has completed and reported on its strategy review which was initiated in April this year. The aim of the process was to verify the future direction and ambitions of the company. Ahl...

  • 23rd October 2009

    Sandler invests in a new plant in Schwarzenbach

    Leading German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG is to build a new plant for the production of nonwovens at the company’s Schwarzenbach/Saale site in 2010. According to Sandler, the former so called central warehouse for voluminous nonwovens has to be r...

  • 22nd October 2009

    TAL gets huge response at TechTextil India

    India’s technical textile sector was out in force last week as TechTextil India 2009 got underway in Mumbai. The three day event took place between 10-12 October and attracted visitors across India and further afield, all looking to exploit the huge growt...

  • 21st October 2009

    Italian machinery showcase to be held in Raleigh, NC

    The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) is to organize organize a technical workshop dedicated to Italian technology for the nonwovens and technical textile industries, in partnership with t...

  • 19th October 2009

    Malitronic Multiaxial up to 25% faster as first machine goes on trial

    Karl Mayer Malimo says its new generation Malitronic Multiaxial warp knitting machine is up to 25% more productive than its predecessor as the first machine goes on trial at a leading multi-axial fabrics manufacturer. According to Karl Mayer, multiaxial...

  • 14th October 2009

    Textile Days India attracts 4000 plus visitors with 175 exhibitors

    ‘Textile Days India’, a combination of two fairs, Techtextil (International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens) and Heimtextil India (Trade fair for home furnishings), which took place from 10-12 October, was inaugurated by Mr. A B Joshi, T...

  • 6th October 2009

    Composites focus for Karl Mayer at Techtextil India

    Leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer, is to focus on machines for composites production at this year’s Techtextil India, where it will jointly exhibit with its subsidiary Karl Mayer Malimo. Karl Mayer says that fabrics from its multi-axial ...

  • 6th October 2009

    Business focus on rich potential of textiles

    Entrepreneurs, businesses and academics have been networking at the University of Bolton, exploring the future of the textiles industry. More than 150 businesses were represented at the event which looked at how the North West could build on its textiles i...

  • 29th September 2009

    Nordson Vice President to retire

    Nordson Corporation yesterday announced the retirement of Michael Groos, Corporate Vice President of the company’s Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment in Europe, effective November 30, 2009. Organization announcements regarding changes to be made upon Gr...

  • 22nd September 2009

    Project Management Degree for technical textiles

    NW Texnet, the cluster management organisation for England’s North West technical textiles sector, has secured funding in conjunction with Blackburn College, from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), to develop and deliver a foundation degre...

  • 15th September 2009

    New Comez machine for technical narrow fabrics

    Comez, a global leader in advanced narrow fabric technology has launched a new electronic double needle bar warp knitting machine, DNB/EL-1270, for the manufacture of a wide range of technical and apparel fabrics including: Technical applications - Nettin...

  • 14th July 2009

    New Clariant products give technological and ecological edge

    Clariant’s Textile Business, the leading supplier of chemicals and dyes for the textile industry, took visitors to its Techtextil 2009 stand, on a voyage of discovery. The company launched new products that it says, give the technological and ecological e...

  • 2nd July 2009

    TAL eyes SAF potential in India

    Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) has announced that it will be exhibiting at PackPlus 2009 in India next month. The total packaging, processing and supply chain event will take place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi between 8-11July and is expected to be double t...

  • 26th June 2009

    Record numbers of exhibitors and visitors at Techtextil

    The technical textile and nonwovens sectors came in droves to its leading international trade fair, with numbers never before seen. "Precisely because these are times of economic uncertainty, companies have been setting themselves new targets with innovativ...

  • 11th June 2009

    Nexar for breathable fabrics debuts at NPE

    Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, will showcase its innovative, eco-friendly and cost efficient polymer families at the International Plastics Expo (NPE) in Chicago, Il, June 22 – 26, 2009. Kraton will debut ...

  • 5th June 2009

    Teijin presents latest offerings at Techtextil

    The Teijin Group, a Japan-based global manufacturer and supplier of performance fibres and textiles, announced today that it will participate in Techtextil 2009, the international trade fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries that will be h...

  • 26th May 2009

    Itac to unveil latest adhesives and non-adhesive coatings ideas

    UK based Itac will provide a fascinating insight into the next  generation of its new adhesive and non- adhesive coatings products, when the company exhibits at Techtextil, in Frankfurt this summer. Itac’s participation for the first time at Techtextil ...

  • 25th May 2009

    Ahlstrom presents biodegradable solution for infusion products

    Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance fibre-based materials, will present its innovative, biodegradable nonwoven for infusion applications at the Tea & Coffee World Cup exhibition in Seville, Spain, June 7-9th, 200...

  • 25th May 2009

    Further lay-offs at Ahlstrom glass fibre plant

    Ahlstrom has today issued a proposal to start cooperation procedure on temporary layoffs at its glass fibre plant in Karhula, Finland. The negotiations starting on Monday, June 1, 2009 will concern the whole personnel of the plant. The possible layoffs and ...

  • 14th May 2009

    Techtextil North America weathers economy on west coast

    The sixth edition of Techtextil North America took place April 21 to 23, 2009 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first ever edition on the West Coast and organisers say that it resulted in the majority of exhibitors an...

  • 6th May 2009

    Techtextil - The Innovation Interchange

    Techtextil – 16 to 18 June 2009, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany Innovation in Textiles, an online news and technical resource for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries is bringing its readers, visitors to the exhibition and exhibitors, a pr...

  • 6th May 2009

    Italian textile machinery on show at Techtextil 2009

    ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) and ICE (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade) have organized a Meeting Point at the forthcoming Techtextil 2009 being held in Frankfurt from 16 to 18 June. The Meeting Point will host about ten...

  • 1st May 2009

    Techtextil targets exhibitor growth for 2009

    First time and returning exhibitors confirm the trade fair's leading position worldwide Range of congresses and symposiums expanded From 16 to 18 June, Techtextil will be the foremost platform for users and developers of technical textiles in...

  • 20th April 2009

    U.S. trade shows get International Buyer Program status for 2010

    Textile & Sewn products industry week 2010 selected by U.S. Dept of Commerce for prestigious International Buyer Program The U.S. Commercial Services unit of the Department of Commerce has selected the co-located ATME-I/MEGATEX 2010, SPESA EXPO 20...

  • 1st April 2009

    ViaMat nonwoven organic reinforcement for electronic packaging

    Hollingsworth & Vose has introduced its ViaMat aramid paper as a new nonwoven organic reinforcement material for electronic packaging. The new ViaMat paper delivers improvements in dimensional stability and enables higher interconnect densities. “ViaMat...

  • 13th March 2009

    Techtextil North America 2009 showcases latest developments

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2009 which will be held from April 21-23, 2009, at the ...

  • 28th February 2009

    Techtextil & Avantex Innovation Awards

    Search is on for new ideas, visions and concepts Promoting the dialogue between research, manufacturers and users On the occasion of Techtextil 2009, Messe Frankfurt is organising the Techtextil Innovation Award for the tenth time and the Avante...

  • 18th February 2009

    AITEX Information Day on R&D in textiles and clothing

    New Textiles. Research  and Development in the Textile-Clothing-Technical Textiles Industry 31 March 2009, Hotel Sofitel, Place Jourdan 1, Brussels The Textile Industry Research Association AITEX  is organizing “New Textiles, R&D in the Textile...

  • 17th February 2009

    Industrial Textiles

    by Jutta Stehr and Jürgen Vogel, Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG Industrial textiles are the great white hope of the classical textile nations following China’s ascent to the position as the world’s largest apparel manufacturer. They are the inn...

  • 6th February 2009

    Call for papers for Natural Fibres Congress

    Focus on new impulses for the combination of natural fibres and technical textiles To mark the International Year of Natural Fibres, Messe Frankfurt will hold a Natural Fibre Congress during Techtextil, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles an...

  • 3rd February 2009

    Smart Fabrics 2009

    10-12 March 2009. Rome UK - Smart Fabrics are big business. The smart textiles market is expected to hit US$642.1 million globally by the end of 2008, representing a compound annual growth rate of 28.3%. These figures are set to increase yet further in...

  • 17th January 2009

    IFAI Advanced Textiles 09

    Second edition of US-European Networking Event - April 2-3, 2009, Brussels, Belgium Building on the success of the first edition of Advanced Textiles in June 2008, and the endorsement of the international audience, Industrial Fabrics Association Internat...

  • 16th January 2009

    Albany International discontinues dryer fabric operations in Finland

    Albany International Oy, an affiliate of Albany International Corp. announced yesterday its plan to discontinue operations at its dryer fabric manufacturing facility in Konala, Finland. Over the last few years, similar steps have been taken in North Americ...

  • 6th January 2009

    Flemings Textiles becomes Scott & Fyfe Composites Limited

    From 1st January 2009 Flemings Textiles Limited will now be known as Scott & Fyfe Composites Limited. Flemings Textiles Ltd has been a subsidiary company of Scott & Fyfe Ltd for 13 years and for the last 5 years there has been significant promotion towards ...

  • 15th December 2008

    Rojtricot storage feeder improves quality of weft insertion technical fabrics

    Leading builder of warp knitting machines Karl Mayer, has been using Memminger-Iro’s Rojtricot storage feeder to improve fabric quality on its weft insertion machines and particularly with fabrics for technical applications. Warp knitting is a complex p...

  • 4th December 2008

    Performance Fibers CEO named as keynote speaker at Techtextil North America Symposium

    Performance Fiber's CEO, Richard C. Brown, will present the keynote address "Adapting to Changing Times” at the Techtextil North America Symposium being held April 21-23, 2009 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The address will focus o...

  • 2nd December 2008

    Huntsman restructures Textile Effects business

    Paul Hulme, President of the Materials & Effects division of Huntsman Corporation, announced today that the company has completed a comprehensive review of the strategy for its global Textile Effects (TE) business.  As a result, the Textile Effects busine...

  • 1st December 2008

    Karl Mayer takes over Benninger

    Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen, has signed a contract to take over the Weaving Preparation Division of Benninger AG in Uzwil. In future, it will operate under the name of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinen AG. With this strategic acquisition, K...

  • 18th November 2008

    Textiles in Germany - New Research Report from Companies & Markets

    Companies & Markets has launched a new research report called Textiles in Germany. Textiles in Germany an industry profile is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the textiles industry. It includes detailed data on market size and...

  • 18th November 2008

    Scott & Fyfe continues expansion with new Midlands office

    Scott & Fyfe has announced as part of their ongoing expansion plans, the opening of their new Telford based office. Located at the Telford Plaza, this dedicated sales office will provide a central location to cover accounts in the UK but will also allow a b...

  • 16th November 2008

    Parkinson Technologies ramps up for 2009

    Parkinson Technologies has experienced record growth in 2008, seeing increased sales of over 30% from 2007. To keep up with the increased demand for the company’s products which include Marshall and Williams plastics processing systems, Parkinson Winders ...

  • 12th November 2008

    Techtextil on target for success

    Messe Frankfurt, organizer of Techtextil has announced its final plans for the June 2009 and looks forward to a successful show. "The signs indicate growth", says Michael Jänecke, Brand Manager Techtextil, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. "By the end of ...

  • 11th November 2008

    CMAI: 2009 World Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks Analysis

    Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) has announced the completion of the 2009 World Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks Analysis, an annual global study that covers the future outlook and historical perspective for nylon intermediates, nylon textile, industrial fi...

  • 8th November 2008

    Italian textile machinery workshops in Hangzou and Wuxi

    The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) and the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) will hold two technical workshops on Italian textile machinery for the production of technical textiles and nonwovens in China. The events ...

  • 6th November 2008

    Executive management changes at Ahlstrom

    In order to strengthen its business operations and the role of innovations, Ahlstrom Corporation has announced the following changes in its Corporate Executive Team (CET) effective as from January 1, 2009. At the same time, Ahlstrom makes an adjustment in i...

  • 29th October 2008

    Next generation software for 3D warp knitted fabric simulation

    Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer has worked closely with its system partner Texion Software Solutions to develop Texion’s Procad warpknit 3D the latest addition to the Procad family of software solutions for manufacturers of warp knitted fabrics. ...

  • 20th October 2008

    International Natural Fibres Conference to be held during Techtextil 2009

    Messe Frankfurt to hold an International Natural Fibres Conference during Techtextil 2009 UN General Assembly declares 2009 to be the International Year of Natural Fibres Messe Frankfurt launches new internet site on the occasion of the Year of Natural Fi...

  • 8th October 2008

    Call for papers for Techtextil & Avantex Symposia

    Anyone wishing to take part in the next Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main from 16 to 17 June 2009, as a symposium speaker, is now cordially invited to apply. Both symposia are taking place at the same time as the Techtextil fair, the Internation...

  • 7th September 2008

    Cinte Techtextil China 2008

    A specialised event for technical textiles and nonwoven products in Asia, Cinte Techtextil China, will run from 20 – 22 October 2008 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show encompasses about 300 suppliers featuring technical textiles an...

  • 7th August 2008

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008 deemed a success

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008, the first combined show of the two established brands ITMA ASIA and CITME, closed its doors on 31 July. 1,368 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions participated in this show, taking up all 126,500 square metres of the 11 halls ...

  • 14th July 2008

    Nippon Dyneema to double its yarn production capacity

    In June, 2008, Toyobo and DSM Dyneema made the decision to expand production capacity for Dyneema ultra high strength polyethylene fibre. Nippon Dyneema Co., Ltd, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a joint venture of Toyobo and DSM Dyneema. The main applica...

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