Protective

  • 30th July 2014

    Bulwark’s FR fabric named as one of the top 100 high-technology products

    The game-changing chemistry used in the product enables polyester to enter the protective apparel fold unlike ever before....

  • 29th July 2014

    New programme for Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo

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

  • 28th July 2014

    Air filtration may reduce viruses at swine farms

    Research has validated the capability of air filtration systems to prevent the introduction of viruses and reduce production losses....

  • 25th July 2014

    TenCate reports revenue growth in Q2 2014

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

  • 24th July 2014

    Opportunities for Italian machinery in Uzbekistan

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

  • 22nd July 2014

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

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

  • 18th July 2014

    High performance ropes with Dyneema offers alternative for forestry industry

    Fibre ropes are said to offer a lighter and safer alternative to conventional steel wire ropes for forest holders....

  • 18th July 2014

    Sonobond announces trademark registration approval

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

  • 14th July 2014

    Technical Absorbents launches K-Sorb at Emergency Services Show

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

  • 11th July 2014

    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. ...

  • 3rd July 2014

    Textile silver nanocoatings show benefits over regular coatings

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

  • 2nd July 2014

    Baptist Health first to adopt Vestex fluid resistant uniforms

    The Jacksonville based network of hospitals has partnered with Vestagen Technical Textiles to help prevent the transmission of infection in hospitals....

  • 2nd July 2014

    Winners selected for Outdoor Industry Award

    A mammoth task faced the expert panel as the selection process began for the OutDoor Industry Awards a few days ago....

  • 1st July 2014

    Brands featuring ecorepel finish to exhibit at OutDoor 2014

    ‘PFC-free’ is trending, according to Schoeller, which believes its ecorepel water repellent finish is the perfect combination of function and sustainability. ...

  • 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

    Reduced textile friction with GLIDER treatment

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

  • 23rd June 2014

    Flexsil brand for permanent silver based anti-bacterial protection

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

  • 16th June 2014

    Americhem showcases solution dye technology at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

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

  • 13th June 2014

    EDANA members elected new Board of Governors

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

  • 13th June 2014

    GOCarbonFiber 2014 presents a brand new programme for 2014

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

  • 12th June 2014

    Outlast expands into new spheres

    Outlast technology, originally developed for NASA to protect astronauts from temperature fluctuations in space, now will be utilised in a new blend from PCM viscose fibres and polyester fibre balls for use in apparel. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 23rd May 2014

    15 Days Left to Enter the IFF Innovation Award

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

  • 22nd May 2014

    Something for Everyone at Techtextil North America

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

  • 21st May 2014

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

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

  • 20th May 2014

    American Ingenuity Sparkles at Techtextil/Texprocess NA

    Debra Cobb visits Techtextil NA and Texprocess Americas in Atlanta and finds out how important Made in America is in technical textiles....

  • 19th May 2014

    Oeko-Tex trains more auditors for STeP certification

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

  • 19th May 2014

    Monitoring azo colourants in Australian textiles

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

  • 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...

  • 12th May 2014

    Milliken strengthens its FR fabrics portfolio by acquiring Westex

    Milliken & Company has acquired Westex, strengthening Milliken’s commitment to providing superior flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for protective clothing. “We look forward to welcoming the Westex team to Milliken & Company,” said Jeff Price, President, Spe...

  • 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

    3D printing for medical applications: an alternative to conventional casts

    Jana Bukolovska reports on a new medical development produced using 3D printing technology which may offer an alternative to traditional textiles based products. 3D printing technology is emerging at such a fast pace that people are now asking the question ...

  • 2nd May 2014

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

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

  • 2nd May 2014

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

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

  • 30th April 2014

    Technical Fibre Products at JEC Americas

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

  • 30th April 2014

    Decline in revenues at Tencate in Q1

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

  • 25th April 2014

    Introducing FreshPer4mance – seat fabric coating technology

    Johnson Controls, a diversified technology company that serves the building and automotive industries, has introduced an innovative one-stop solution for keeping automotive seat fabrics clean as well as preventing them from getting dirty in the first place. L...

  • 23rd April 2014

    French textile machinery at ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014

    The UCMTF, French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is ready to showcase its offer at the ITMA ASIA+CITME 2014 exhibition that will be taking place from 16-20 June in Shanghai. France is the 6th textile machinery exporter worldwide with an annual...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Supply Chain USA Pavilion at Texprocess Americas increased by 50%

    The SEAMS Association will once again organise the Supply Chain USA Pavilion at the Texprocess Americas trade fair that is co-located with Techtextil North America and will be held from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center. Dedicated to promoting so...

  • 18th April 2014

    Spacetex project prepares for lift-off

    On 28 May 2014, the German ESA astronaut Dr Alexander Gerst will take off from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, in Kazakhstan, bound for the International Space Station (ISS). During the six-month Blue Dot mission, Dr Gerst will be responsible for almost 40 diffe...

  • 16th April 2014

    TenCate awarded $30 million US defence contract

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

  • 14th April 2014

    The Wearable Technology Show – London

    What’s the collective noun for a group of Futurists? A “ponder” perhaps? I’ve never knowingly met one before but there were a whole bunch at London’s wearable technology show, which took place at Olympia last month. Inevitably, there were also quite...

  • 14th April 2014

    JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Awards announced

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

  • 9th April 2014

    TenCate to supply lightweight armour systems to German army

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

  • 7th April 2014

    RadiciGroup staple fibre portfolio at Index 2014

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

  • 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...

  • 27th March 2014

    TenCate Millenia fabrics selected by Dutch fire brigade

    The Dutch Zaanstreek-Waterland fire brigade has opted for TenCate high-tech fabrics in their turnout gear. The protective materials from TenCate will be used in 800 new fire-fighting suits that will be supplied in partnership with the LHD Group in Germany. T...

  • 21st March 2014

    AATCC focuses on filtration and UV protective clothing

    ATCC, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists, will be focusing on two main topics – filtration and UV protective clothing – during its April series of webinars. ...

  • 21st March 2014

    The 89th Textile Institute World Conference opens for submissions

    The Textile Institute has announced that its next World Conference will take place in at the Lake View Garden Hotel Wuhan, China, from 2-6 November 2014. Jointly organised by The Textile Institute and Wuhan Textile University, the organisers invite submission...

  • 20th March 2014

    Climachill: Apparel that lowers body temperature

    Adidas has launched a new cooling apparel technology called Climachill which incorporates an innovative knitted fabric with titanium and industry first 3D aluminium cooling sheres. The technology is said to provide an instant chilling sensation to help athlet...

  • 19th March 2014

    Special textiles may offer protection from harmful UV radiation

    About two and a half million people in Germany regularly work for eight hours or more in the sun, the Hohenstein Institute reports. Their risk of developing skin cancer is twice as high as that of those employees who do not work outdoors. Only a very few of ...

  • 19th March 2014

    FabricLink Network announces the 2014 Top 10 Textile Innovation Awards

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

  • 18th March 2014

    White Paper: Market Opportunities for Smart Textiles 2014

    Danish smart textiles consultancy Ohmatex ApS, has published its latest White Paper – Market Opportunities for Smart Textiles 2014 - just in time for The Wearable Technology Show which takes place in London today and tomorrow. The eleven page document, which...

  • 17th March 2014

    Hunter Sportswear introduces class 5 safety gloves for ice-skaters

    The leading skate-wear manufacturer Hunter Sportswear will launch its latest innovation, a safety glove for ice-skaters with the highest class 5 cut resistance, at SPOVAK that will be held from 16-17 March 2014 in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The glove re...

  • 10th March 2014

    TenCate supplies protective fabric for Dutch military mission in Mali

    TenCate Protective Fabrics supplies the protective fabric TenCate Defender M for the uniforms of the special units of the Dutch army on its mission in Mali. The new Multicam combat clothing is fit for military operations under extreme conditions. The uniform...

  • 7th March 2014

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

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

  • 6th March 2014

    Key technologies at Dornbirn MFC

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

  • 5th March 2014

    Hygiene and safety with RAL quality certification marks

    About 380 member companies of the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services are especially committed to the hygienic processing of laundry from retail, trade, industry, hotels, restaurants and the health services. The hygienic proces...

  • 5th March 2014

    TenCate receives Silver Boeing Supplier Performance Award

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

  • 28th February 2014

    Juba introduces new light-weight style glove

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

  • 25th February 2014

    PGI invests to expand filtration capability in Virginia

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

  • 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

    JEC Europe announces winners of 2014 Innovation Awards

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

  • 20th February 2014

    A textile renaissance in the US?

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

  • 13th February 2014

    Applied DNA Sciences’ revenues increase by 88%

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

  • 7th February 2014

    Auburn Manufacturing creates certification for 100% Made in the USA products

    Textile manufacturer Auburn Manufacturing has created its own ‘Country of Origin’ certificate in response to rising US Government and private industry requirements for proof that its textile products are made in America. The AMI certificate attests that ...

  • 30th January 2014

    Success at ISPO Munich 2014

    More than 80,000 visitors from 110 countries came to ISPO Munich that took place from 26-29 January. This year, the trade show experienced a strong increase of visitors from other nations, such as the USA and Russia. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of the Managemen...

  • 28th January 2014

    Nonwovens Associations launch shared mission and vision

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

  • 27th January 2014

    Better, smarter, more comfortable FR gear

    Tennessee based Bulwark has partnered with Milliken & Company to design the iQ Series of protective clothing, featuring superior comfort properties and advanced flame resistant-technology....

  • 24th January 2014

    Karl Mayer and LIBA merger on track

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

  • 22nd January 2014

    Brand & Oppenheimer acquires Performance Textiles

    Brand & Oppenheimer Co., Inc. (B&O), a leading textile converter, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Performance Textiles, Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance fabrics engineered for domestic and export customers, some of whom have work...

  • 22nd January 2014

    Sympatex expands Tection business

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

  • 17th January 2014

    Conwed shares latest innovations at VISION 2014

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

  • 17th January 2014

    FILTREX Europe conference dates released

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

  • 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....

  • 6th January 2014

    Professional Clothing Awards to be hosted by Olympic uniform star

    The Professional Clothing Awards 2014, which celebrates achievement in the workwear, corporate wear and PPE industry, will be hosted by Ruth Morris, Uniform Manager for the Rugby World Cup 2015 and manager of the uniform programme for the successful 2012 Londo...

  • 30th December 2013

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

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

  • 21st December 2013

    Technical textiles and nonwovens at Techtextil North America 2014

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

  • 20th December 2013

    PPE testing against molten metal splash

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

  • 20th December 2013

    2014 Visionary Award nominees announced

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

  • 19th December 2013

    Closed-loop recycling system for uniforms in China

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

  • 18th December 2013

    Vehicle seats and interior equipment put to the test

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

  • 16th December 2013

    New textile finish with antiviral and antibacterial effect

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

  • 13th December 2013

    New aerogel products for outdoor industry

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

  • 12th December 2013

    Vestagen raises $15.5m for active barrier protective fabrics

    Vestagen Technical Textiles has raised an additional $7.3 million in an extension of its recent financing round. Existing investor Advent Life Sciences was joined in the extension by new investors Sofinnova HealthQuest Capital and the Clearwell Group. The ex...

  • 12th December 2013

    Identifying textile materials with new DNA technology

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

  • 10th December 2013

    First shipment of Monster Silk to Warwick Mills

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

  • 9th December 2013

    Town honours founder of the Hohenstein Institute

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

  • 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...

  • 4th December 2013

    Ultrasonic technology compliant with NIJ waterproof standards

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

  • 29th November 2013

    DSM wins Erasmus Innovation Award 2013

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

  • 29th November 2013

    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

    Sioen Industries reports steady position for Q3 2013

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

  • 23rd November 2013

    Kevlar innovations launched at Milipol

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

  • 22nd November 2013

    US DARPA to develop Warrior Web clothing

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

  • 21st November 2013

    TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema intensify cooperation

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

  • 21st November 2013

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

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

  • 21st November 2013

    Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology for life protection

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

  • 21st November 2013

    High performance carbon fibre yarns for knitting and sewing

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

  • 19th November 2013

    New high tenacity wiring harness technical yarn developed

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

  • 18th November 2013

    Fit for fitting at A+A

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

  • 15th November 2013

    IFAI continues momentum in Orlando

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

  • 15th November 2013

    New high performance wet waxing agent

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

  • 14th November 2013

    Look under the counter – dig deep to find gold

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

  • 13th November 2013

    Inspired by hi-vis workwear

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

  • 11th November 2013

    Restructuring of Texprocess trade fair

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

  • 11th November 2013

    Workwear options with Tencel

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

  • 11th November 2013

    Earnings drop at SGL despite savings

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

  • 7th November 2013

    New self-cleaning textile technology from Luna

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

  • 6th November 2013

    DSM Dyneema at Milipol 2013

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

  • 2nd November 2013

    Vertx presents new collection with coldblack technology

    Vertx new 2013/2014 collection features Schoeller’s coldblack technology, which is said to prevent dark textiles from heating up and provide effective protection from UV rays....

  • 31st October 2013

    Lighter life protection solutions from DSM Dyneema

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

  • 29th October 2013

    New TenCate materials for protective clothing

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

  • 29th October 2013

    Countering improvised explosive devices

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

  • 29th October 2013

    Technical textiles expert joins Sympatex

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

  • 26th October 2013

    TenCate records 11% rise in profits for Q3

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

  • 25th October 2013

    Non cotton stretch denim shown at Intertextile Shanghai

    Norwegian company Nånkåtån, a producer of sustainable textiles without cotton, will present its Monocel concept, as well as its non-cotton stretch denim fabric at the Intertextile in Shanghai, that is being held from 21-24 October. Made from Lyocell bambo...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Schoeller-works appoints new Business Unit Manager

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

  • 23rd October 2013

    DSM Dyneema joins forces with Levi jeans

    DSM, the producer of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE), branded as Dyneema, has joined forces with Levi’s 501 jeans to create the blend of strength, durability and style in new Warrior and Trooper jeans. “The reputation of the Dyneema bran...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Warwick Mills to weave Monster Silk under new agreement

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

  • 22nd October 2013

    Teijin establishes new Thai subsidiary

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

  • 17th October 2013

    Sereebo CFRTP in Nikon D5300 digital SLR

    Just two days after launching its Sereebo carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) brand, Teijin has announced that Sereebo has been selected for use in the structural parts of Nikon’s new D5300 digital SLR camera, which is being released today. This i...

  • 16th October 2013

    Protective knits offer top performance in industrial laundering

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

  • 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

    New thermal management range by Newlife

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

  • 2nd October 2013

    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

    Aerotron and TenCate build ballistic protection for Embraer

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

  • 27th September 2013

    ThermalDrain chosen as RISE Awards finalist

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

  • 26th September 2013

    Teijin to Exhibit at Tokyo International Fire and Safety Exhibition

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

  • 25th September 2013

    Texprocess Americas 2014 Symposium to address technological advancements

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

  • 19th September 2013

    Shima Seiki at A+A 2013

    Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, a leading manufacturer in the computerised flatbed knitting machine industry, will participate in the A+A 2013 Safety, Security and Health at Work International Trade Fair that will take place in Dusseldorf, from 5-8 November....

  • 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

    TenCate AmberTool composite tooling prepreg range

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

  • 14th September 2013

    Sigmatex Technical Excellence Centre

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

  • 14th September 2013

    TenCate and US Army RDECOM enter multi-year CRADA agreement

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

  • 13th September 2013

    Cytec launches new products at Composites Europe 2013

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

  • 12th September 2013

    TenCate books Asian order for advanced naval armour systems

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

  • 11th September 2013

    TenCate reveals innovative lightweight ballistic inserts

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

  • 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...

  • 10th September 2013

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

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

  • 10th September 2013

    Oerlikon to exhibit at Techtextil India

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

  • 6th September 2013

    Cytec to exhibit at DSEI 2013

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

  • 6th September 2013

    Techtextil NA & Texprocess Americas announce Graduate Student Poster Program

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

  • 5th September 2013

    Brain tests show tight clothing may affect wearer’s focus

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

  • 5th September 2013

    Enhanced filter media technology on show at FILTECH

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

  • 3rd September 2013

    Alexium proceeds with Nycolon production trials

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

  • 3rd September 2013

    New Twaron T765 cost-effective spall-liner solution

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

  • 30th August 2013

    Long winter subdues Sioen

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

  • 28th August 2013

    Vestagen ready to launch active barrier protective scrubs

    Vestagen Technical Textiles has completed an $8.25 million financing, which it will use to accelerate the commercial launch of medical scrub uniforms and other protective apparel made from its Vestex fabrics. According to Vestagen, Vestex is the first in a ne...

  • 28th August 2013

    Innovative TenCate fabrics help firefighters to stay cooler

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

  • 28th August 2013

    Polartec to license Stay-Fresh antimicrobial technology

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

  • 27th August 2013

    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 ...

  • 24th August 2013

    Schoeller wins the Outdoor Industry Award 2013 gold with EXP 4.0

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

  • 23rd August 2013

    UKFT to support the Professional Clothing Show

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

  • 20th August 2013

    Teijin to participate in MAKS 2013

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

  • 19th August 2013

    Karl Mayer at Techtextil India

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

  • 16th August 2013

    Supacore launches its new compression clothing range

    After six years of research and development, an Australian clothing manufacturer Supacore has announced the launch of its new range of compression clothing designed to assist the athlete to recover from an injury. Designed and produced in collaboration with p...

  • 14th August 2013

    Highest precision for high-viscosity media

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

  • 14th August 2013

    Teijin to focus on protective wear at PetroWorld India 2013

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

  • 14th August 2013

    RISE 2013 to highlight leading edge innovation and technology

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

  • 13th August 2013

    Applications widen for FR nylon technology

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

  • 11th August 2013

    True to its Roots, OR Balances Technology with Sustainability

    The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which finished its four-day run on August 3, is billed as the largest outdoor sports show of its kind, and certainly its physical footprint seemed to dominate Salt Lake City, with hotels and restaurants jammed to capacity. T...

  • 9th August 2013

    Life on Mars: Are knitted space suits the future?

    Just one month after opening its new textile engineering laboratory specialising in flat knit engineering (see: Innovation lab for engineered flat knits opens in LA ), Los Angeles based Fabdesigns, Inc., has announced that its flat knitted armoured compression...

  • 6th August 2013

    Monforts opens world class Advanced Technological Centre

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

  • 5th August 2013

    The 2013 Théophile Legrand International Prize for Textile Innovation

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

  • 31st July 2013

    Freudenberg-Politex and Komitex plan nonwovens JV

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

  • 30th July 2013

    Rule spells opportunity for industrial wipes

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

  • 30th July 2013

    Exports drive Italian textile machinery

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

  • 29th July 2013

    Full line of body armour from TenCate

    TenCate Advanced Armor North America in Newark, Ohio, has launched a new line of personal protection products, including two soft body armour materials, five soft body armour models, and fourteen hard body armour plates. ...

  • 25th July 2013

    Nylstar boss plans to double turnover in next 5 years

    Nylstar, one of the leading suppliers of polyamide 6.6, has announced the appointment of Zigor Kortazar as Corporate General Manager and plans to double its turnover in the next 5 years. The newly created position, according to Nylstar, will be key to managin...

  • 24th July 2013

    TeXtreme victory at Tour de France

    Argos Shimano athlete Marcel Kittel has won at the historic 100th edition of Tour de France, equipped with the high-performance disc wheel PRO TeXtreme from PRO bike gear and a frame from Felt Bicycles produced using TeXtreme....

  • 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...

  • 22nd July 2013

    Final programme for GoCarbonFiber 2013

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

  • 19th July 2013

    Tanatex launches fluorine-free water repellent finishes

    Tanatex Chemicals is launching its new HydrECO Concept, which offers comprehensive fluorine-free alternatives to water repellents....

  • 18th July 2013

    New high-speed spunlace line for Chuzhou

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

  • 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

    Ecorepel wins OutDoor Industry Award 2013

    Schoeller’s sustainable DWR ecorepel has won the renowned OutDoor Industry Award in Friedrichshafen at the OutDoor trade fair in the category ‘products of high ecological and sustainable value’. With the development of ecorepel, Schoeller Technologies h...

  • 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. ...

  • 15th July 2013

    Cautious optimism over outdoor sector growth

    The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has revealed some initial findings from the latest phase of its ongoing market research programme, with the first indications showing that the sector continues to perform well relative to the wider economy, with low single digi...

  • 12th July 2013

    Innovation and commercialism

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

  • 12th July 2013

    Promoting global free trade of nonwovens

    EDANA and INDA, the two global nonwovens associations, are working hand in hand to encourage the implementation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union. In April, INDA and EDANA decided to ...

  • 11th July 2013

    Thermocool natural fibre blends at Outdoor

    Leading supplier of polyester fibre, filament and specialities Advansa will present its new Thermocool products at the OutDoor trade fair that will take place in Friedrichshafen from 11-14 July. These will include Thermocool duoregulation fibre system with Me...

  • 11th July 2013

    New meta-aramid offers high level heat resistance

    Teijin Limited announced today that it has developed a new type of meta-aramid fibre that offers the world’s highest level of heat resistance combined with excellent dyeablility, which will be produced in a facility to be built in Ayutthaya Province, Thailan...

  • 10th July 2013

    Innovation lab for engineered flat knits opens in LA

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

  • 9th July 2013

    Nord-Pas de Calais at Techtextil

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

  • 9th July 2013

    Net curtain could reduce hay fever and asthma symptoms

    Research into the prevention of allergens, carried out at Nottingham Trent University, has resulted in the creation of an innovative net curtain that is said to be able to trap and filter up to 56% of dust and pollen. New window dressings are now being sold th...

  • 8th July 2013

    OutDoor paints in bold colours

    It has only been five years since the first collection of outdoor outerwear in bold colours came on the market. Now, it’s almost impossible to imagine the outdoor industry without these eye-catching colours. Producers devote considerable effort to developing...

  • 6th July 2013

    Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress

    The 52nd Dornbirn MFC that already registered an increased number of early participants, will focus on topics such as sustainability, innovation and communication. The Congress will take place from 11-13 September in Dornbirn and will welcome about 800 partici...

  • 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....

  • 5th July 2013

    Sinterama portfolio on show at Techtextil

    Sinterama, European leader in the production of coloured polyester threads and yarns, recently presented its whole product portfolio at Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens that took place in Frankfurt, from 11-...

  • 5th July 2013

    Alternative water resistance textile testing

    The recent dramatic growth in outdoor sports and activities has seen a blossoming in the outdoor clothes and textiles markets covering everything from high-performance clothing to high-fashion and from technical textiles to tents. The drive to create new and ...

  • 4th July 2013

    Autoliv China to make one piece woven airbags

    Autoliv, a global leader in automotive safety systems, will invest around $50 million in a textile centre in China, making it more competitive by reducing supplier costs through vertical integration. “The textile centre is very important to meet the increas...

  • 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

    Schoeller Summer 2015 Fabric Collection

    Schoeller, a Swiss producer of highly functional fabrics and textile technologies, featured ecorepel, the fluorocarbon-free water and dirt-repelling finishing technology in the 2015 summer collection. The collection is made in earthy, warm shades or refreshin...

  • 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

    TeXtreme raises profile in the US

    Swedish composites company Oxeon is expanding its business in the US market and has added two more resources to the sales team, who will help develop new applications and educate the North American market about TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements and its unique...

  • 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 ...

  • 28th June 2013

    Ivanovo region gets new technical textiles plant

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

  • 26th June 2013

    Lenzing awarded for product innovation

    The independent testing and certification system Oeko-Tex presented its Sustainability Award to the leading fibre manufacturer Lenzing in the category ‘Product Innovation’, soon after the company celebrated its anniversary under a logo ‘75 Years of Innov...

  • 26th June 2013

    Cordura expands Air Flow Technology collection

    Invista’s Cordura brand has expanded its Air Flow Technology (AFT) fabric collection with new knit constructions featuring enhanced abrasion and snagging resistance combined with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, in collaboration with Taiwan-based Tiong...

  • 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...

  • 26th June 2013

    ‘The Future of FR Fabrics’ at Safety 2013

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

  • 25th June 2013

    DyStar innovative solutions at Techtextil 2013

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

  • 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...

  • 19th June 2013

    Aria thermal insulation - made of air

    Leading Italian producer of thermal insulation for apparel and sleeping bags Thermore has introduced Thermore Aria, the latest line of avant-garde Thermore products. With the presentation of its new product range, Thermore revives its slogan ‘Search inside,...

  • 19th June 2013

    Fresh impetus for Europe’s textile rental sector

    The European Textile Services Association held a conference in Berlin, from 28-29 May, where it announced a launch of its new website. The event billed as an impulse generator and idea forum saw 115 industry leaders coming together for an intensive exchange of...

  • 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....

  • 12th June 2013

    Dutch companies join forces

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

  • 11th June 2013

    Performance Days sets new records

    Performance Days functional fabrics fair that will be held in Munich from 19-21 November is expected to repeat its last edition’s success, as the recent May exhibition attracted a record number of visitors and participants. Focusing mainly on active sports ...

  • 10th June 2013

    Eschler warp knitted solutions at Techtextil

    Schoeller owned Eschler Textil will showcase its wide range of warp knitted products alongside new developments in areas such as medical, 3D and velcro textiles at this week’s Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles in Frankfurt. ...

  • 10th June 2013

    Technical yarns portfolio takes centre stage at Techtextil

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

  • 7th June 2013

    IFF Innovations Award 2013

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

  • 7th June 2013

    High performance fibre solutions at Techtextil

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

  • 6th June 2013

    Textile trade fair duo to open with 1,648 exhibitors

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

  • 6th June 2013

    Nylstar innovations on show at Techtextil

    Nylstar, one of the leading providers of Polyamide 6.6 filaments and yarns, will showcase its latest Meryl and Premium Nylgold fibres at Techtextil for the first time this year, presenting its new slogan: ‘Polyamide Feels Better’. Nylstar Polyamides that...

  • 5th June 2013

    Nexar cooling technology on show at Techtextil

    Kraton Performance Polymers, a leading producer of styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers will present its Nexar polymer coatings at Techtextil trade fair, June 11-13 in Frankfurt, Germany. "We want to capitalise on the momentum of the recent...

  • 5th June 2013

    Synergo workwear fabrics debut at Techtextil

    Next week’s Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt will see the launch of Synergo, a new range of high performance workwear fabrics jointly developed by two market leading fabric manufacturers - Klopman International and Schoeller-works, a division of Schoeller ...

  • 3rd June 2013

    Nantong Teijin targets China workwear market

    Nantong Teijin, the polyester textile manufacturing and processing company based in Nantong, China, has announced it will take part in Shanghai International Occupational Uniform Exhibition, China’s sole international uniform show, which will be held at the ...

  • 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...

  • 31st May 2013

    Sanitized launches advanced antimicrobial additives

    Sanitized AG, the leading worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics will be launching two new advanced additives designed for the protection of plasticised PVC. Introducing the two new products, Mar...

  • 31st May 2013

    TeXtreme sponsored team wins FSAE Michigan 2013

    Renneteam Stuttgart celebrated victory at the FSAE Michigan 2013 competitions with their car built using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics. The competition took place from 8-11 of May at the Michigan International Speedway, USA. FSAE Michigan is the oldest ...

  • 31st May 2013

    Turkish composites summit

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

  • 29th May 2013

    Nofia flame retardants premium performance

    A new line of inherently flame retardant polymers and additives are to be presented at the Techtextil exhibition that will be held from 11 to 13 June in Frankfurt, Germany....

  • 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. ...

  • 28th May 2013

    Alexium secures FR chemicals supply

    Alexium International Group has announced that it has signed a letter of engagement with InChem Corporation and is to continue working with the company under a toll manufacturing arrangement....

  • 24th May 2013

    Warwick wins $94.3M body armour contract

    New Hampshire, USA based Warwick Mills, a manufacturer of technical textiles for protective gear has won a $94.3 million contract from the U.S. Army for concealable body armour and vests....

  • 21st May 2013

    Objectively evaluating fabric handle

    The UK’s University of Leeds has developed an innovative system for the objective evaluation of fabric handle, which uses established and proven test equipment underpinned by scientific principles, which account for key material properties. ...

  • 17th May 2013

    Versatility of viscose on show at Techtextil

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

  • 16th May 2013

    Low grade cotton to clean up oil spills

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

  • 16th May 2013

    Drop in textile machinery shipments

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

  • 15th May 2013

    Freudenberg inaugurates regranulation unit

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

  • 14th May 2013

    Tanatex presents novel solutions at Techtextil

    Tanatex Chemicals will be present at Techtextil 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany from 11-13 June 2013, showcasing several innovative solutions to the world of technical textiles. ...

  • 13th May 2013

    Game changing microfibers for functional nonwovens

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

  • 9th May 2013

    ACIMIT on trade mission to Indonesia

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

  • 8th May 2013

    EDANA 2012 nonwovens production statistics

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

  • 7th May 2013

    Techtextil: Nanotechnology gains traction in technical textiles

    In the run in to Techtextil, the leading trade fair for technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, organisers Messe Frankfurt have published the following article on the spread of nanotechnology in technical textiles. The article shows how nanotechnology is ...

  • 6th May 2013

    Monforts Sanforisor ensures precise control of compressive shrinkage for Pincroft

    A Monforts Toptex shrinking range has recently been installed at the UK’s Pincroft Dyers and Printers facility in Chorley, Lancashire, UK to ensure precise control of compressive shrinkage for the company’s range of camouflaged military uniforms and indus...

  • 3rd May 2013

    Permanent flame protection for synthetic fabrics

    Swiss textile innovator Schoeller has launched a new fabrics range called Pyroshell which offers permanent flame protection for polyester and polyamide fabrics....

  • 3rd May 2013

    SAMPE 2013: Benefits of in-house prepreg production

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

  • 2nd May 2013

    New advisory services from David Rigby

    Well known industry consultant David Rigby (formerly David Rigby Associates) is now providing personal advisory and consulting services to business owners, CEOs and senior managers in technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, with the aim of helping them c...

  • 30th April 2013

    New multi-function FR fabrics from Argar

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

  • 28th April 2013

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

    This video was made by Robert Newton a TV documentary producer whose family were in textiles in North Carolina for generations. Newton got the idea for the documentary after he found himself constantly correcting people who said that the textiles industry in N...

  • 26th April 2013

    Entrepreneur Achievement award goes to Suominen

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

  • 26th April 2013

    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

    Mount Vernon appoints FR Technical Specialist

    Mount Vernon Mills is proud to announce Carolyn Black, a 20 year veteran of the textile industry, has joined the company as FR Technical Specialist. In her new role with Mount Vernon Mills, Carolyn will focus on the company’s flame resistant fabric brand, Mo...

  • 25th April 2013

    Associations to co-organise Outlook Latin America

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

  • 25th April 2013

    New colours and additives for nonwovens

    Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, will showcase its latest products at the upcoming Techtextil trade fair including its new nVision line of colour and additives for nonwovens. The company will also ...

  • 25th April 2013

    Sigmatex secures major automotive composites contract

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

  • 24th April 2013

    Teijin develops radiation shielding aramid fabric

    Teijin has developed aramid fibre based fabric which protects users against X-ray and gamma-ray radiation. From this May onwards, the company will provide samples to selected customers for applications such as protective clothing and sheet materials used aroun...

  • 24th April 2013

    Nonwovens associations join forces on free trade

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

  • 24th April 2013

    IDEA13 Achievement Awards: Winners announced

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

  • 23rd April 2013

    New solutions from Autefa at Techtextil

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

  • 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...

  • 19th April 2013

    Part 2: Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrared fibres

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes a look at a new high-tech wave of interactive functional yarns and fabrics which are designed to deliver a whole range of benefits to wearers. You can read Part 1 at Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrar...

  • 18th April 2013

    Lenzing sells plastics business to concentrate on fibres

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

  • 18th April 2013

    Positive atmosphere at Techtextil North America

    The overall response from the exhibitors and visitors at the latest edition of Techtextil North America was confirmation that they were pleased with the show and venue, organisers say. The tenth edition of Techtextil North America took place from 19-21 March a...

  • 18th April 2013

    TECHTEXTIL: Technologies for future trends

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

  • 16th April 2013

    Cocona founder honoured by AATCC

    Gregory Walter Haggquist of Cocona Inc. has been honoured by the AATCC Technical Committee on Research (TCR) as the recipient of the 2013 TCR Service Award in recognition of his achievements and service to the Association. The award was presented at the 2013 A...

  • 15th April 2013

    Ancient wisdom inspires ‘responsive’ Far Infrared fibres

    In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes a look at a new high-tech wave of interactive functional yarns and fabrics which are designed to deliver a whole range of benefits to wearers....

  • 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 ...

  • 12th April 2013

    Advanced additives protect plasticized PVC

    Sanitized AG, a leading producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics will be launching two new advanced additives designed for the protection of plasticized PVC at this year’s Techtextil in Frankfurt....

  • 11th April 2013

    Innovation - the path forward

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

  • 9th April 2013

    Au naturel for next wave composites

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

  • 9th April 2013

    Cordura Naturelle commended in ISPO Textrends

    Invista’s Cordura Naturelle fabric from Chia Her Industrial Mill in Taiwan was named one of the Top 10 Second Layer Fabrics at ISPO Textrends Forum at ISPO MUNICH 2013 this year. Aimed at showcasing fabrics for the fall and winter seasons of 2014 and 2015, I...

  • 9th April 2013

    Innovative absorbent solutions at Techtextil

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

  • 5th April 2013

    Alexium wins US Marines FR fabrics contract

    Alexium International has announced that its affiliate company Alexium Government Solutions LLC (AGS) has been awarded a US Government contract to develop FR treatments on military fabrics. The work will be completed over a 4 month period as Phase I of a US Ma...

  • 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 - ...

  • 3rd April 2013

    Developing multi-threat soldier protection solutions

    Alexium International Group has announced that its affiliate Alexium Government Solutions LLC (AGS) has submitted a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal to the US Army to develop novel multi-threat protection capabilities on military applications...

  • 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...

  • 2nd April 2013

    TeXtreme in world's lightest golf club shaft

    Leading golf club shaft manufacturer True Temper has recently released a new version of its Project X shaft series, the PXv 39 (v for velocity) - aided by the use of TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics, the PXv weighs just 39 grams and is said to be the lightes...

  • 28th March 2013

    Invista acquires US-based FR apparel company

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

  • 27th March 2013

    Additive injection and mixing in modern spinning plants

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

  • 26th March 2013

    Nominations open for World of Wipes Innovation Award

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

  • 22nd March 2013

    Good Tencel performance drives Lenzing

    Lenzing has succeeded in achieving the second best business result in its history in the 2012 financial year in spite of difficult market conditions in its core fibre business. The Austrian company’s Annual Report published today says that this can be attrib...

  • 22nd March 2013

    Call for global standard for surgical face masks

    Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC (MNW), a subsidiary of Monadnock Paper Mills, has called for a ubiquitous global standard for surgical face masks. Established in 1999 to meet the fast growing air and liquid filtration, medical face mask and healthcare markets, MNW is...

  • 20th March 2013

    Sigmatex reinforces commercial team

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

  • 18th March 2013

    Russia: New plant for polyester fibre and nonwovens

    A new large scale plant for the production of polyester fibre and a new generation of nonwovens will be built in Russia this year by CJSC Kotovsky Nonwovens Plant, one of Russia’s largest producers of nonwovens. ...

  • 15th March 2013

    Duro to introduce Ascalon FR Nylon at TTNA

    Alexium International announced today that Duro Textiles, the licensee of its Ascalon nylon flame retardant treatment, will introduce a range of products to the textiles market at the Techtextil North America show which takes place in Anaheim from 19-1 March. ...

  • 15th March 2013

    Rise in industry takeovers in water sports apparel market

    Adverse conditions in the water sports apparel market are leading to a rise in industry takeovers, according to a new report from the business information company Textiles Intelligence....

  • 14th March 2013

    Andritz opens new spunlace development centre

    Nonwovens producers now have access to a new technical centre at Andritz Perfojet in Montbonnot, France after the Austrian company opened the new facility this week....

  • 14th March 2013

    New report on Latin American nonwovens

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

  • 13th March 2013

    New appointment at Sigmatex

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

  • 12th March 2013

    Sigmatex introduces spread tow fabric range

    UK based Sigmatex is introducing a new sigmaST spread tow fabric range at this week’s JEC in Paris, the first release of a number of exciting product ranges due in 2013. The company says that the announcement comes after significant technical collaboration ...

  • 11th March 2013

    Complete downstream machinery solutions for composite materials

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

  • 6th March 2013

    Alexium launches Ascalon flame retardant nylon

    Following a successful product development period, Alexium International has announced it is starting the product launch phase of its flame retardant (FR) nylon products, which it will introduce over the coming months under the Ascalon trademark. ...

  • 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...

  • 4th March 2013

    Russia to develop nanotechnology based textiles

    The Russian government together with the country’s nano giant Rusnano and Swiss Oerlikon, a developer of innovative industrial solutions for food, clothing, transportation and other industries, (owned by the Russian financial conglomerate Renova), are consid...

  • 28th February 2013

    Texprocess Innovation Award: Honouring innovative solutions in textiles & apparel

    Entries are invited from all Texprocess exhibitors for the second ‘Texprocess Innovation Award’, which will be presented at this year’s Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, in Frankfurt am Main from ...

  • 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

    Ministry of Defence: Call for research proposals in Smart materials

    Smart materials to extend the life of a vehicle or textiles which incorporate electronics are among the ideas being sought by the UK Ministry of Defence....

  • 27th February 2013

    Full line solutions for nonwovens at Hightex/ITM

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

  • 25th February 2013

    Technological innovations for future materials

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

  • 25th February 2013

    FibeRio raises $13M to accelerate Forcespinning growth

    FibeRio, the developer and manufacturer of novel Forcespinning nanofiber production systems has announced it has completed a $13M capital raising exercise led by two global strategic investors – SABIC Ventures B.V., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation’s cor...

  • 22nd February 2013

    Autefa fibre baler with automatic logistics solution

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

  • 21st February 2013

    Litrax warming technology wins ISPO award

    Nanotechnology maker Litrax’ L2 fibre and filament technology has been named in ISPO 2013’s Top 5 Fibres Innovations for fall/winter season 2014/15....

  • 20th February 2013

    Lightweight portable NIJ level IV shield to be revealed at IDEX

    TenCate Advanced Armour has developed a new generation of ultra lightweight portable anti-ballistic shields in collaboration with European Special Forces which is designed to provide personnel with the best possible protection against different types of ammuni...

  • 19th February 2013

    Stoll website now available in Russian

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

  • 15th February 2013

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

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

  • 14th February 2013

    Teijin receives Grand Award at nano tech 2013

    Teijin has announced that it received a Grand Award at the nano tech 2013 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan from January 30 to February 1....

  • 13th February 2013

    Low coat-weight blade over roller technology

    Coating and laminating engineering specialist Cygnet Tex-Web has unveiled a blade over roller machine designed to deliver exceptionally low coat weights of 10 gsm. ...

  • 13th February 2013

    Patent protection opens up China for Alexium

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

  • 8th February 2013

    Sigmatex strengthens commercial team

    In its continuing efforts to provide an even better service to its customers, and to help it realise its full growth potential in the exciting markets that it serves, Mike Hitchen, Commercial Manager of Sigmatex recently announced the appointment of Simon Gree...

  • 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 ...

  • 6th February 2013

    INOTEK: Adaptive moisture management fibre technology

    Just a short time after UK start up, MMT Textiles Ltd announced on www.innovationintextiles.com that it had invented and patented a method of constructing bio-responsive fibres and yarns so that they react to humidity levels in a micro-climate, the London base...

  • 30th January 2013

    Super Absorbing Solutions at IDEA

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

  • 30th January 2013

    Researchers develop washable wearable computing

    According to researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, wearable computers which can withstand washing are one step closer thanks to a technology which integrates electronic micro devices into yarns. The academics developed a prototype garment to de...

  • 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...

  • 24th January 2013

    Formax partners Polymer Composites Group

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

  • 23rd January 2013

    Dutch fire fighters opt for TenCate protection

    The Netherland’s IJsselland and North-East Gelderland fire brigades have ordered a total of 1850 new uniforms which give the optimal protection of inherently heat and flame resistant materials from TenCate Protective Fabrics. The order is the result of two E...

  • 22nd January 2013

    Alexium appoints US based Group CEO

    Alexium International Group has announced that Nick Clark, the group’s current Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, has been appointed Group Chief Executive Officer based in Greer, South Carolina. ...

  • 21st January 2013

    Innovative textile products to be made in Russia

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

  • 18th January 2013

    Industry recognition for KoolSorb

    Technical Absorbents (TAL) has been officially recognised for innovation by two leading industry organisations. The Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) manufacturers’ KoolSorb coolant fabric was recently listed by Future Materials Magazine in its top 100 innovations...

  • 18th January 2013

    Nominees for IDEA13 Achievement Awards announced

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

  • 17th January 2013

    Delivering sustainable solutions to Taiwan’s textiles industry

    Huntsman Textile Effects and DyTech Taiwan have announced a collaboration, which the two companies say, is set to drive sustainable excellence and world-class standards of high quality dyes and specialty chemicals for the Taiwan textile industry”. ...

  • 17th January 2013

    Web Industries expands thin nonwovens printing capability

    Web Industries, a leader in outsource converting and manufacturing solutions, has expanded its printing capacity through equipment upgrades at its facility in Dallas, Texas....

  • 17th January 2013

    Teijin solutions for Indian market

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

  • 16th January 2013

    TenCate acquires UK composites manufacturer

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

  • 16th January 2013

    VIDEO: Carbon nanotube fibre breakthrough

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

  • 15th January 2013

    Techtextil 2013 to be biggest yet

    Its official - the next edition of Techtextil will be bigger than ever before. According to organiser Mess Frankfurt, the number of exhibitor registrations for the trade fair, which will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already signific...

  • 11th January 2013

    EURATEX chief highlights importance of Techtextil and Texprocess

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

  • 10th January 2013

    Duro starts production of Alexium FR treatment

    Alexium International Group has announced that its late product development phase and commercial roll out are proceeding to plan and that the company’s novel nylon FR treatment is quickly moving from development to scale-up and initial production....

  • 10th January 2013

    Technical products need technical sewing threads

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

  • 3rd January 2013

    Amicor adds Sanitized antimicrobial function

    Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd (TAF) and Switzerland’s Sanitized AG have announced the signing of a co-branding agreement and licensing program for Amicor fibres. Amicor will unveil the new Biocidals Product Directive (BPD) compliant fibres and yarns under the s...

  • 2nd January 2013

    Outlast rebrands

    Outlast Technologies, the market leader for temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs), is rolling out its new brand identity this New Year with the aim of sharpening its profile....

  • 28th December 2012

    Porcher Industries opens Russian subsidiary

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

  • 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...

  • 21st December 2012

    Hohenstein introduces testing for protective gloves

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

  • 20th December 2012

    Further potential for Alexium with military

    Alexium International Group (Alexium) announced it has received its second progress payment on a US Air Force contract this month, with additional progress payments on the contract expected over the next five months. Alexium’s says its financial position is ...

  • 18th December 2012

    TenCate Advanced Armour targets Middle East

    TenCate Advanced Armour has announced the opening of a permanent sales office in the Middle East with Mr Yohann Barnaud, who has been managing TenCate Advanced Armour sales in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and Eastern Europe, being appointed director. ...

  • 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...

  • 12th December 2012

    TenCate qualifies as auto CFRTP supplier

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

  • 11th December 2012

    Armadillo wins business of the year award

    UK based Armadillo Merino was presented with the NatWest ‘Product Business of the Year 2012 Award’ in London on Friday. The Derbyshire based ‘new start’ company’s knitted tops and leggings in single jersey and rib structures, made from super-fine mer...

  • 10th December 2012

    Cutting the twist and crimp

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

  • 5th December 2012

    New soft finish available for FR fabrics

    South Carolina based Mount Vernon Mills is now offering its Amsoft finish on all fabrics available within the brand’s six collections, to enhance the comfort of flame resistant garments made with Mount Vernon FR fabric....

  • 5th December 2012

    Good turnout for Filtration 2012

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

  • 4th December 2012

    Italian navy seeks protection with British knits

    UK based Armadillo Merino reports that the Italian navy is set to order thousands of its British developed hi-tech garments, which give unprecedented next-to-skin protection and performance in action....

  • 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

    Alexium accelerates introduction of novel FR treatment

    Alexium has announced a major advancement in the development of its Flame Retardant (FR) treatments and curing methods. The company has developed its novel, non-halogenated FR chemistry for nylon so it can be applied with a standard oven as well as Alexium’s...

  • 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 ...

  • 26th November 2012

    New line for meltblown filter media

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

  • 23rd November 2012

    VDMA: German technology meets Turkish textiles

    25 German textile machinery manufacturers presented their latest solutions at two VDMA conferences this month in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey. Almost 600 participants from the Turkish textiles industry used the opportunity to learn how German technology ca...

  • 23rd November 2012

    Scott & Fyfe opens Innovation Space & Museum

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

  • 21st November 2012

    Textiles Intelligence reports to be published in Chinese language

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

  • 20th November 2012

    Chemical protective clothing market set for growth

    The market for chemical protective clothing is set for robust growth over the next few years, according to Chemical protective clothing: providing a life-critical barrier a new report from the business information company Textiles Intelligence....

  • 15th November 2012

    Glen Raven named NC Manufacturer of the Year

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

  • 15th November 2012

    ITMF: Global Yarn output up in Q2, 2012

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

  • 13th November 2012

    Cygnet Tex-Web seals £5m China deal

    Cygnet Tex-Web has won a £5m contract to supply five PAN precursor creels to Jiangsu Hengshen Fiber Materials Co, one of the largest carbon fibre and composites manufacturers in Jiangsu Province, China....

  • 12th November 2012

    Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry

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

  • 8th November 2012

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2012 – Part 2

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

  • 8th November 2012

    Thai polyester facilities resume full-scale operation

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

  • 7th November 2012

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2012 - Part 1

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

  • 6th November 2012

    SPV becomes world’s largest viscose fibre plant

    Lenzing successfully conducted a test run of its fifth production line at its Indonesian subsidiary PT South Pacific Viscose in October. With an additional nominal capacity of 80,000 tons of viscose fibres per annum, the annual total capacity of SPV will incre...

  • 5th November 2012

    Formax improves energy efficiency

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

  • 2nd November 2012

    Gore-Tex expands Scottish site

    Gore-Tex producer W.L. Gore & Associates has invested in a new building at its Livingston site in Scotland. According to an STV report today, the environmentally friendly construction of the £5 million building has allowed energy consumption to be reduced by ...

  • 31st October 2012

    Dutch fire fighters get Tecashield protection

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

  • 30th October 2012

    Cytec exhibits composites solutions at Composites Engineering 2012

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

  • 30th October 2012

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

    Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a recognized leader in the production of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, has announced that it has purchased a state-of-the-art technical coatings line. The new high-speed equipment further expands the South Carolina base...

  • 29th October 2012

    Monadnock to open second location in Midwest

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

  • 29th October 2012

    Scott & Fyfe launches carbon fibre fabric range

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

  • 26th October 2012

    Developing high-tech fabrics to combat heat stress

    Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, in conjunction with several industry partners, have developed special functional underwear for fire-fighting deployment teams. The functional underwear was developed under the framework of the research p...

  • 25th October 2012

    Lille region opens textile innovation centre

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

  • 23rd October 2012

    Alexium benefits from Australian government scheme

    Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) has announced that it expects to receive a cash payment of approximately $205,000 from the Australian Government under the 2012 Research and Development Tax Incentive (Australia) scheme....

  • 18th October 2012

    Russian nonwovens industry heading for big change

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

  • 18th October 2012

    Trützschler takes over SwissTex Winterthur

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

  • 17th October 2012

    DiloGroup prepares for India ITME 2012

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

  • 16th October 2012

    Seed and speed for emergencies

    Adrian Wilson reports Advancing the contribution technical textiles play in regions affected by natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes is the goal of the new €9 million European FP7 S(P)EEDKITS project. ...

  • 16th October 2012

    Sandler CEO receives Bavarian Order of Merit

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

  • 15th October 2012

    RITE Conference Explores Issues of Consumption

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

  • 12th October 2012

    Andritz presents nonwovens solutions for India

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

  • 11th October 2012

    Growing revenues at Alexium

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

  • 10th October 2012

    Huntsman partners DyeCoo in CO2 dyeing technology

    Huntsman Textile Effects and the Netherlands’ DyeCoo Textile Systems are joining forces to develop and grow DyeCoo’s Supercritical CO2 textile processing technology with the aim of creating more sustainable products which will benefit the industry as a who...

  • 9th October 2012

    2,000 holes on the Euro’s globe

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

  • 9th October 2012

    INDA names new president

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

  • 8th October 2012

    Monforts’ Blue Competence trio

    Monforts’ Klaus A. Heinrichs talks about his company’s participation in the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative. Blue Competence is an initiative launched by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) to demonstrate the know-how and experience of its member...

  • 2nd October 2012

    Dornbirn 2012: The future’s for sharing

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

  • 28th September 2012

    Tire cord & industrial yarn solutions on show at CINTE 2012

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

  • 24th September 2012

    Texkimp and Web Processing merge to form Cygnet Tex-Web

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

  • 24th September 2012

    Government skills support for NWTexnet companies

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

  • 17th September 2012

    Scott & Fyfe to move to employee ownership

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

  • 14th September 2012

    Alexium granted Australian patent for smart surface technology

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

  • 13th September 2012

    UK Plastic Electronics speakers announced

    Organisers have released early details of speakers and topics in the expanded free-to-attend Open Forum conference programme at the second annual UK Plastic Electronics Show, which will be held at the UK’s NEC in Birmingham on 7-8 November. The show is part ...

  • 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...

  • 7th September 2012

    Monforts to open Advanced Technology Centre

    Mr Zhang Jie, Chairman of the China Hi-Tech Group, visited A. Monforts Textilmaschinen in Mönchengladbach last month, to see for himself the latest addition to his group of companies with its worldwide activities. ...

  • 7th September 2012

    Sulzer technology helps expand Ingeo portfolio

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

  • 6th September 2012

    Groundbreakers that break the bank

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

  • 5th September 2012

    US Air Force to test Cleanshell CB

    Reactive Surface Treatment (RST) technology provider Alexium announced today that it has been awarded a $200,000 contract by the US Air Force Research Laboratory to demonstrate its Cleanshell CB treatments for chemical and biological protection applications. T...

  • 4th September 2012

    New calender for technical textiles

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

  • 3rd September 2012

    Nanotextiles speaker confirmed for TCL2012

    International Newsletters has announced that the speaker on nanotextiles has been confirmed for its TCL2012, International Conference on Textiles Coating & Laminating. Dr. Dirk Hegemann from the prestigious Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and ...

  • 31st August 2012

    RST technology adds function to temperature sensitive fibres

    Alexium announced this week that it has successfully demonstrated its Reactive Surface Technology (RST) treatments for functionalizing temperature-sensitive fibres such as high-performance polyolefins to add new properties such as antimicrobial, adhesion promo...

  • 30th August 2012

    Techtextil 2013 almost fully booked

    With ten months still to go, Techtextil, the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already almost fully booked. “Over 90% of the exhibition space occupied in 2011 has been reserved; 8...

  • 30th August 2012

    Texprocess 2013 - 50% of space already sold

    All the signs are that Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, in Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 13 June 2013, will be a success. With a year still to go before the doors open, over 50% of exhibition space has ...

  • 29th August 2012

    Teijin to exhibit at China Composites Expo

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

  • 24th August 2012

    Putting a spring in the step of Paralympians

    Advanced composites manufacturer Umeco is helping put a spring in the step of Paralympian athletes taking part in the London games next week by supplying materials for prosthetic limbs known as blades to specialist supplier Ottobock HealthCare....

  • 20th August 2012

    2013 Techtextil and Avantex Symposiums: Call for papers

    Experts wishing to give a lecture at the symposiums during Techtextil in Frankfurt, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens being held from 11 to 13 June 2013, are invited by the organisers to submit their manuscripts. The deadline fo...

  • 17th August 2012

    UK adsorptives expansion for Freudenberg

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

  • 7th August 2012

    India: Technical textiles to reach $28.7 billion

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

  • 2nd August 2012

    Earlybird registration discount for GOCarbonFibre 2012

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

  • 24th July 2012

    Cosmetotextiles market takes-off

    The recent Interfilière show in Paris confirmed the importance of the cosmetic textiles or cosmetotextiles market for producers and marketers of next-to-skin knitted fabrics. Interfilière organiser Eurovet, has published a seven page report on Cosmetotextil...

  • 24th July 2012

    REPORTS: Textiles and clothing markets remain subdued

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

  • 24th July 2012

    New show director for US textile events

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

  • 23rd July 2012

    Registration opens for RISE conference

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

  • 20th July 2012

    Tailoring sports clothing for everyday use

    The high performance fabrics beloved of mountain sport enthusiasts are fast becoming a fixture on clothing racks. Their growing popularity is providing a boost for the Swiss textile industry. Growth in sales for the industry overall has been in the “double ...

  • 18th July 2012

    Monforts Eco Applicator makes an impact

    The new improved Eco Applicator soft coating solution from Mönchengladbach, Germany based Monforts, is reported to be making a strong impact following launches at recent shows in Bangladesh, USA, India and ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai, by providing significa...

  • 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...

  • 16th July 2012

    Corkshell wins Outdoor Industry Award

    A new technology which combines the outstanding natural features of cork with those of high performance fabrics has won one of the coveted Outdoor Industry Awards the Outdoor 2012 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany....

  • 12th July 2012

    Continued growth in nonwovens production

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

  • 12th July 2012

    Trapped in ecology

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

  • 11th July 2012

    TenCate supplies armour for Foxhound military vehicles

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected by QinetiQ as the supplier of armour for the Foxhound LPPV 4x4 military vehicle. Initial production of 200 vehicles has been followed by an order of a further 100 vehicles to be delivered by General Dynamics European L...

  • 11th July 2012

    New show for Mexican apparel and sewn products

    Clarion Events North America (Clarion) announced yesterday the launch of ExpoProducción, a new trade fair primarily for the apparel and sewn products manufacturing industry in Mexico and Central America....

  • 10th July 2012

    TAL develops washable coolant fabric

    UK based Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) manufacturer Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) has developed a new fabric technology which is said to keep wearers of heavy outer clothing cool even when working in the most challenging environments. ...

  • 10th July 2012

    Blue Competence well received by Asian textiles industry

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

  • 6th July 2012

    METYX Third Composites Summit

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

  • 5th July 2012

    ITMA ASIA + CITME ends on high note

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, Asia’s leading textile machinery exhibition, which was held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 12 to 16 June 2012, ended on a high note for the organisers with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors. ...

  • 5th July 2012

    Taking prepreg where no prepreg has gone before

    Prepregs produced by Umeco Structural materials have been used by Australian composites parts manufacturer LSM Advanced Composites Pty Ltd. (LSM) on the Deepsea Challenger, a pioneering submersible which completed a record-breaking solo dive to the deepest pla...

  • 4th July 2012

    Nanofront used in New Balance insoles

    Japanese polyester producer Teijin Fibers, announced today that it is supplying its Nanofront high-strength polyester for use in replacement insoles for running shoes made by New Balance. The insoles will be marketed by New Balance Japan and sold in its direct...

  • 4th July 2012

    Recycled yarns for high-performance fabrics

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

  • 3rd July 2012

    Raditeck high tenacity PA66 range extended

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

  • 2nd July 2012

    Growth in Japan’s technical textiles sector

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

  • 29th June 2012

    From rags to riches – World of Wipes 2012

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

  • 28th June 2012

    High-performance polyesters at Bangkok fashion fair

    The Teijin Group announced today that its three polyester fibre and textile subsidiaries, Teijin Fibers Limited, Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited and Thai Namsiri Intertex Co., Ltd., will participate in the Bangkok International Fashion Fair & Bangkok Inter...

  • 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

    TenCate to supply lightweight armour to Daimler

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected as supplier to Daimler AG for the ballistic protection of the Daimler Zetros protected transport trucks for the German Bundeswehr. ...

  • 22nd June 2012

    Russia to establish large scale production of innovative fabrics

    The Russian government is investing more than USD$20 million in the implementation of a major project, regarding with the design and further launch of production of innovative textile fabrics. According to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the proje...

  • 22nd June 2012

    ITMA 2015 to drive sustainable machinery innovations

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

  • 20th June 2012

    Toho Tenax to grow composites business in India

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

  • 19th June 2012

    Polyester fabric offers total anti-sweat comfort

    Teijin Fibers has launched a new polyester knitted fabric that is said to offer total comfort during perspiration through enhanced absorption, quick drying and prevention of both chill and stickiness. ...

  • 18th June 2012

    Umeco presents new identity at JEC Asia

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

  • 15th June 2012

    Nonwovens in Asia: Big dimensions, big potential

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

  • 14th June 2012

    German textiles success depends on customer focus and niches

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

  • 13th June 2012

    Researching tomorrow's innovative textiles

    Around 200 textile research professionals met at the end of May in St Gallen, Switzerland at the international Fiber Society Spring Conference to keep abreast of current trends in research and development in this field....

  • 13th June 2012

    Alexium appoints military products expert

    Alexium has announced it has appointed David Lambert, Lt Colonel US Chemical Corp (Retd.) as Process Chemist and Production Transition Manager in a move aimed at complementing the existing Alexium team’s skills....

  • 13th June 2012

    Monforts acquired by Fong’s

    Hong Kong-listed Fong’s Industries Co. Ltd. (Fong’s) announced today that it has acquired a 100% stake in A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG (Monforts) from German based company L. Possehl Co. & GmbH (Possehl). ...

  • 12th June 2012

    Monforts appoints technical textiles specialist

    A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG is strengthening its commitment to technical textiles with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager to expand its product portfolio for this growth market. Monforts has appointed Jürgen Hanel as the new B...

  • 12th June 2012

    INDA conference WOWs wipes industry

    INDA conference WOWs wipes industry...

  • 11th June 2012

    Groz-Beckert interview: Great potential in India

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

  • 8th June 2012

    Eco focus for Teijin at ANEX

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

  • 5th June 2012

    Icebreaker founder wins world class award

    Jeremy Moon, founder and CEO of Icebreaker, the New Zealand company that pioneered the outdoor merino wool apparel category, has been awarded the World Class New Zealand Award for Manufacturing, Design and Innovation. ...

  • 5th June 2012

    Christian Eschler merges with Schoeller Textil

    Two of the strongest and most innovative textile and technology companies in the stretch knits and wovens sectors are joining forces. Swiss companies Schoeller Textil AG from Sevelen (St. Gallen) and the Eschler Group from Bühler (Appenzell Ausserrhoden) are...

  • 1st June 2012

    Dates released for 2014 US shows

    Messe Frankfurt has announced that the eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and the second edition of Texprocess Americas will be held from 13-15 May 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia....

  • 31st May 2012

    Praybourne launches Waxman Fibres Protal 5

    Personal protective equipment specialist, Praybourne Products, has launched an exclusive range of coveralls using Protal 5 fabric from Waxman Fibres partnership producers. The innovative product was launched at the Health and Safety Expo at the NEC in Birmingh...

  • 31st May 2012

    Conference addresses man-made fibres future

    The 51st Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress will take place from 19 – 21 September 2012 in Dornbirn in the Vorarlberg region of Austria, where over 700 delegates from more than 30 countries will meet to discuss the future of the man-made fibres industry....

  • 30th May 2012

    Custom composites for defence applications

    UK headquartered Umeco Structural Materials will be exhibiting its latest products for the land security and defence sectors at the 2012 Eurosatory International Show, which takes place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France from 11 - 15...

  • 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...

  • 29th May 2012

    Tencel specialty fibres on show at ANEX

    As sustainability continues to be a key topic influencing purchasing decisions throughout the global supply chain, the careful selection of raw materials like fibres is one of the first steps towards green products. ...

  • 28th May 2012

    Nonwovens for MENA from Turkey

    At the recent EDANA Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium in Istanbul, the importance of conventional textile manufacturing to Turkey was underlined, in addition to the growing role of nonwovens in increasing trade with neighbouring countries....

  • 28th May 2012

    London welcomes GOCarbonFibre conference

    Production is now underway for the 2012 GOCarbonFibre conference, due to take place in London this October. Organisers Smithers Apex says it is excited about the return to Europe, and building on last year's resounding success it has a fresh new angle for this...

  • 25th May 2012

    Texprocess Americas exceeds expectations

    The first edition of Texprocess Americas took place April 24 – 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was co-located with Techtextil North America and aimed to create a synergy making the largest and best technical textil...

  • 24th May 2012

    Techtextil North America returns to pre-recession levels

    The ninth edition of Techtextil North America, now incorporating ATME-I, took place April 24 – 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was co-located with Texprocess Americas which resulted in a dynamic synergy creating th...

  • 22nd May 2012

    Mount Vernon expands FR fabrics capacity

    US based Mount Vernon Mills announced today that it has more than doubled its capacity to produce flame resistant (FR) fabrics at its manufacturing facilities in Trion, Georgia, USA. The expansion will enhance the company’s ability to meet increased demand ...

  • 21st May 2012

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q4 2011

    The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 4th Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that estimates for Global Yarn and Fabric Output in Q1/2012 are negative but that the outl...

  • 18th May 2012

    Dyneema MAX to take HMPE mooring ropes to new level

    DSM, producer of Dyneema, has introduced a new fibre designed for the production of ropes that it says provide unrivalled strength, stiffness and durability. DSM says DM 20 is an innovative fibre that completely redefines the capability of HMPE ropes and forms...

  • 18th May 2012

    Check out our new Knitting Industry website

    The long awaited relaunch of the leading free content website for the knitting and hosiery industries is here at last. Innovation in Textiles’ relaunched sister site Knitting Industry (www.knittingindustry.com ) went live on Wednesday afternoon offering re...

  • 16th May 2012

    Researchers develop bra for breast cancer patients

    In cooperation with Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik GmbH, a developer of specialist bras, swimwear and breast prostheses, researchers at the Hohenstein Institute have developed a special bra for breast cancer patients. The new bra, which was developed under...

  • 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...

  • 11th May 2012

    Stretch fabrics for hook and loop applications

    Rhode Island, USA based stretch fabrics producer Darlington Fabrics has launched an innovative family of fabrics called Fasten-Air which stretch for comfort and function in personal protection applications and utilise familiar hook and loop closures....

  • 10th May 2012

    Sustainable focus for Italians at ITMA ASIA

    The Italian textile machinery industry is getting ready for the ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition which will be held in Shanghai from 12-16 June where its focus will be on technologically sustainable solutions....

  • 8th May 2012

    Finalists named for WOW Innovation Award

    Four finalists have been selected to compete for the World of Wipes Innovation Award competition being held as part of the annual World of Wipes (WOW) Conference, set for June 5-7 at the Hotel InterContinental in Chicago, Illinois....

  • 3rd May 2012

    Committed to fairness

    In this third part of a three part feature on sustainability Sabine Anton-Katzenbach discusses how retailers, producers and importers have begun campaigning for working conditions that are socially sustainable, within the scope of their corporate social respon...

  • 1st May 2012

    A 21st Century cottage industry?

    The mass manufacturing of textiles and apparel will return to developed regions like Europe and the USA, but probably not in any recognisable shape from the past. The only question is what timeframe this will take....

  • 30th April 2012

    MA/ MSc Technology Integrated Knit Design

    This new one-year Masters degree has been developed to meet the industry’s demand for a postgraduate course within the field of fashion knitwear design and product innovation in knitted technical textiles. Aimed at graduates and professionals from both desi...

  • 27th April 2012

    VDMA: Upgrading China's textiles industry

    According to Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association, the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai is an excellent platform for German technology suppliers who will play a key role in the technological upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry....

  • 26th April 2012

    Alexium to license FR nylon treatment to Duro

    Alexium International Group has announced today it has received a letter of intent from Duro Textiles to license Alexium’s novel flame retardant (FR) treatment under an exclusive commercial agreement. The scope of the license would cover Duro’s nylon produ...

  • 23rd April 2012

    Commercialization of CVD coated nonwovens

    Conductive Composites is to commercialise its nickel Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) coated nonwovens, with a manufacturing line expansion that doubles its production capabilities. ...

  • 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...

  • 10th April 2012

    Srixon gets to grip with Nanofront

    Teijin Fibers Limited, a Teijin Group company, has announced that it is supplying Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre for the palms of Srixon's new Pro Tour golf gloves...

  • 10th April 2012

    Gore launches new protective fabrics website

    W. L. Gore & Associates has launched a new website which aims to provide a comprehensive resource for its latest products and technologies and to improve the online experience for visitors. The new site features videos and animations to illustrate the science ...

  • 6th April 2012

    Kraig Biocraft expands into new lab

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is growing its operations by opening a new laboratory to expand its technical textiles research and development program and accelerating the ramp up of its spider silk product toward industrial scale production....

  • 4th April 2012

    Outlast acquired by private equity firm

    Phase change materials (PCM) developer and marketer Outlast Technologies has been acquired by Golden Equity Investments, (GEI), a Colorado private equity firm that invests in operating businesses....

  • 4th April 2012

    New business manager for Karl Mayer Malimo

    Karl Mayer Malimo has a new business manager as of 1st April. The new man at the helm of the 100% Karl Mayer owned subsidiary, and hence the technical textiles business sector, is Jochen Schmidt, a 42-year-old who has risen through the ranks after ten years at...

  • 3rd April 2012

    Teijin and CCFA to develop China fibre market

    Teijin has announced it has formed a partnership with the China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) in order to pursue business opportunities in the fields of chemical fibres and related industries in China. This is said to be first time the CCFA has entered in...

  • 2nd April 2012

    US Army evaluates Cleanshell CB

    Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) announced today that it will supply additional Cleanshell CB fabrics to the US Army for further prototyping and extensive evaluations. The latest Cleanshell CB treatment has been optimized to provide excellent wate...

  • 30th March 2012

    Karl Mayer to unveil wider Wefttronic in Shanghai

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitting machines and warp preparation machines for both warp knitting and weaving, Karl Mayer, will once again be exhibiting at this year’s ITMA Asia + CITME show in China. The German company will be showcasing its latest techno...

  • 28th March 2012

    Italian machine builders head to Atlanta

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has organized a Meeting Point where exhibiting Italian machinery manufacturers involved in the production of machines for technical textiles will show their innovative solutions at Techtextil ...

  • 28th March 2012

    Workwear & Corporate Clothing Show puts UK on the world stage

    April 17-18th will see the UK’s biggest ever event solely dedicated to showcasing the world’s best workwear, personal protective equipment (PPE) and corporate clothing. Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, the Workwear and Corporate Clothing Show i...

  • 26th March 2012

    ITASA showcases composite liner solutions at JEC

    ITASA, a manufacturer of high-quality silicon supports for use in different sectors and for different purposes will be in attendance at this week’s ‘must attend’ composites show JEC Europe 2012 in Paris. The Spanish company prides itself in being ‘the ...

  • 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. ...

  • 22nd March 2012

    Another record year for Lenzing

    Lenzing has continued on its dynamic growth path by posting record results for 2011. Despite a significant weakening of the global fibre market in the second half of 2011, Lenzing again achieved double-digit growth rates in sales and earnings, and surpassed th...

  • 21st March 2012

    Teijin opens U.S. Composite Application Center

    Teijin Limited announced today it will open its Teijin Composites Application Center (TCAC), a technical centre to develop automotive and other industrial applications of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite products, in Auburn Hills, Michig...

  • 21st March 2012

    Twaron Tape protects fibre optic cables

    Teijin Aramid has launched Twaron Tape to provide a new and improved way of protecting fibre optic cables, which play an increasing role in today’s telecommunications. The fragile cores of the fibre optic cables need protection from various hazards and strai...

  • 21st March 2012

    Merino wool on show for protective clothing

    The annual Workwear and Corporate Clothing Show which takes place on the 17th-18th April this year at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry is used to showcasing the very latest high-tech manmade fibres and materials but this year, Armadillo Merino will be demonstrating...

  • 16th March 2012

    Umeco companies to rebrand at JEC Europe 2012

    Composites group Umeco is rebranding its group companies. Advanced Composites Group, GRPMS, JD Lincoln and Richmond Aerovac, are all being rebranded under the Umeco brand name at JEC Europe 2012 in Paris later this month whilst showcasing a range of exciting n...

  • 14th March 2012

    Sigmatex forms partnership with Innegra

    UK headquartered Sigmatex, a leader in converting carbon fibre into innovative technical textiles for use in composites applications has entered into a partnership with Innegra Technologies. After a long working relationship, Sigmatex and Innegra Technologies ...

  • 14th March 2012

    Formax develops novel binding technology with Imperial

    Formax, a leading global manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements, has formed a new research collaboration with the Polymer and Composite Engineering (PaCE) group based at Imperial College in London. ...

  • 12th March 2012

    The Natural Home of Advanced Materials

    The JEC Composites show is always characterised by a high level of innovation from an industry that now employs 550,000 professionals worldwide and generates an estimated €72 billion in revenues....

  • 9th March 2012

    Nominations open for RISE Durable Product Award

    The nomination process is now open for the second annual RISE Durable Product Award that will be presented at the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference in October....

  • 9th March 2012

    Ahlstrom's publishes Sustainability Report 2011

    Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, today announced the publication of its second stand-alone Sustainability Report. The publication can be downloaded as a PDF file at the foot of this article....

  • 9th March 2012

    DyStar launches Sustainable Textile Service Programs

    DyStar Textile Services (DTS), the service division of the DyStar Group, has introduced its Sustainable Textile Service Programs which aim to help brands, retailers and their Industry partners reduce the impact of their products and processes on the environmen...

  • 7th March 2012

    Customized solutions from Freudenberg Nonwovens

    From sound insulation to submarine cables and wound care, Freudenberg offers a wide range of nonwoven solutions customized for specific customers and applications. In addition, Freudenberg Nonwovens says, it can offer such customized solutions anywhere in the ...

  • 7th March 2012

    Nominations open for wipes award

    Nominations are now open for the World of Wipes Innovation Award, one of the many highlights of the 2012 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference in Chicago in June....

  • 7th March 2012

    Alexium preparing for commercial US debut

    Having secured significant additional finance in the past few weeks, Alexium now has a clear roadmap for accelerating the industry take-up of its potentially groundbreaking new flame retardant and oil and water repellent nylon treatment. ...

  • 6th March 2012

    TenCate wins order for Shropshire Fire & Rescue

    TenCate Protective Fabrics has won an important order from the British producer FlamePro (UK) Ltd, for the delivery of inherently heat and flame resistant materials for the structural fire fighter clothing for Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service in the U.K. ...

  • 6th March 2012

    Santoni seamless gets technical in Moscow

    Italian circular knitting machine builder Santoni and its sister company Lonati, the world’s leading hosiery machinery manufacturer, are heading to Moscow this month. The two Brescia based companies will be exhibiting at technical textiles exhibition Techtex...

  • 5th March 2012

    New developments from Harry Lucas

    German knitting machine manufacturer Harry Lucas has launched a range of new knitting machinery developments for 2012. Following a successful ITMA in September last year, the company has upgraded a number of its models and introduced new variants to meet custo...

  • 2nd March 2012

    The assessment of sustainability requires a look behind the scenes

    Ever since the media began discussing the amount of water needed to produce a pair of jeans, the image of an entire industry line has suffered. And unjustly! In fact, the textile industry is very committed to the protection of the environment, and so is the te...

  • 27th February 2012

    Nanofront used in bicycle and motorcycle gloves

    Polyester producer Teijin Fibers Limited has announced it is supplying Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre for use in the palms of bicycle and motorcycle gloves made by Goldwin Inc., a major sport apparel maker in Japan. This is the first time Nanofron...

  • 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....

  • 22nd February 2012

    Newlife celebrates first year at Première Vision

    A year after its launch at Expofil, Filature Miroglio, manufacturer of the Newlife fibre platform presented its Newlife Eco-Innovation Library at last week’s Première Vision in Paris. The Italian company reports great interest and turnout for Newlife and th...

  • 20th February 2012

    Oerlikon presents composite solutions at JEC

    Oerlikon Barmag will be showcasing its spinning and winding solutions for composites yarns at the forthcoming JEC show. The company will also be demonstrating its competence in the area of pumps for composite materials at the Paris show which is being held fro...

  • 20th February 2012

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q3 2011

    The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that global yarn and fabric production were up in Q3 and that estimates for Q4 are also po...

  • 20th February 2012

    Lenzing introduces MicroModal Edelweiss

    At the spring trade shows in Paris last week, leading Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing presented its latest eco fibre, MicroModal Edelweiss, which is made from European beech wood using eco manufacturing processes. ...

  • 17th February 2012

    TenCate Advanced Composites gets supplier excellence award

    TenCate Advanced Composites North America has received a Supplier Excellence Award from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. The award recognizes TenCate for outstanding quality and delivery performance concerning composite prepreg materials. ...

  • 17th February 2012

    ESI consolidates composites simulation offer

    Virtual prototyping for manufacturing industries specialist ESI Group has announced the release of PAM-RTM and PAM-FORM 2012, two numerical simulation applications dedicated to the manufacture of composite parts. ...

  • 17th February 2012

    TenCate Advanced Armour opens sales office in Singapore

    TenCate Advanced Armour has opened a sales office in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Mr Jacob Abelsen who has previously been the regional agent of TenCate Advanced Armour has been appointed director of the new entity in Singapore. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 13th February 2012

    Invisibility is the goal for truly smart fabrics

    The $4.2 trillion healthcare market is increasingly eating into the GDPs of nations, as people seemingly get fatter, do less exercise, and as populations become drastically older....

  • 12th February 2012

    Hohenstein opens testing lab in Hong Kong

    On 9 December 2011, Prof. Stefan Mecheels, Head of the Hohenstein Institute, opened the new test laboratory at the International Textile Testing and Service Centre in Hong Kong. It was an opportunity to tell the approximately 70 invited guests from all around ...

  • 9th February 2012

    Innovative yarn for sportswear and leisure wear

    German scientists have developed a new versatile functional yarn which aims to give maximum comfort and has excellent thermal insulation properties. Working in partnership with Zwickauer Kammgarn GmbH and Helmut Peterseim Strickwaren GmbH in Mühlhausen, resea...

  • 8th February 2012

    Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium 2012 programme announced

    After the success of its 2010 Nonwovens Symposium in Baveno, which drew more than 200 delegates, EDANA has announced the programme for the first Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium, which will take place at the Sheraton Ataköy Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey from the 10-11...

  • 7th February 2012

    Waste not, want not

    Over the past decade there has been a marked increase in the development of nonwoven technologies for the successful processing of alternative raw materials, including natural fibres, and for the recycling of waste materials....

  • 6th February 2012

    Continued growth for Italian textile machinery sector

    In spite of an increase in production for 2011 by Italian textile machinery manufacturers, forecasts remain cautious for the current year. Provisional figures for 2011 for Italy’s textile machinery sector show a further increase in manufacturing production a...

  • 2nd February 2012

    Gore named a top US workplace

    W. L. Gore & Associates is among just five workplaces to appear on every list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For since the rankings debuted three decades ago. The global technology company, which continues to expand its workforce, earned the No. 38 spot on...

  • 2nd February 2012

    Ahlstrom upgrades filtration test facility

    High-performance materials company Ahlstrom Corporation has announced that it has completed a significant upgrade to its Global Filtration Technical Center in Turin. ...

  • 31st January 2012

    China's closed loop recycling for uniforms

    The Teijin Group has announced the launch of a program in China for collecting and recycling used uniforms, in collaboration with Shandong Asahi Green Source Hi-Tech Farm Co., Ltd. and Shandong Asahi Green Source Milk Products Co., Ltd., both subsidiaries of A...

  • 30th January 2012

    NAT and Tuscarora to expand CRAiLAR applications

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT), producer of one of the first new natural fibres in decades, CRAiLAR, announced today it will partner with Tuscarora Yarns, a leading yarn innovator, to explore a range of new blended yarns using CRAiLAR Flax....

  • 30th January 2012

    Trevira hybrid yarns stiffen sunscreen fabrics

    At next month’s R+T in Stuttgart, a leading trade fair for roller shutters and sun protection systems, fibre manufacturer Trevira will be presenting its range of polyester fibres and filament yarns for interior sun protection applications. These include flam...

  • 30th January 2012

    Twaron 550f1000 lightweights anti-ballistic products

    Teijin Aramid has launched a new higher performing lightweight aramid yarn, Twaron 550f1000. The new yarn is said to be the finest filament based on aramid fibre in the world and will provide better ballistic protection in body armour for police, soldiers and ...

  • 27th January 2012

    Schoeller launches water repellent eco finish

    Schoeller Technologies is launching a new fluorocarbon free textile finish which repels water at this weekend’s ISPO in Munich. The Swiss company, known for its innovative products, will exhibit its ecorepel finish for the first time at the Munich event whic...

  • 26th January 2012

    Eschler makes fresh start for winter 2013-14

    Swiss manufacturer of functional knitted fabrics Christian Eschler is to make a fresh start with the launch of its Winter 2013/14 collection after announcing in November that it was relocating production from its Swiss production plants to its subsidiaries in ...

  • 25th January 2012

    Bayer builds plant for coating materials

    Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. ...

  • 25th January 2012

    CAB 2012 to focus on nonwovens converting and bonding

    Aiming to provide information on the entire range of nonwoven bonding and converting technologies, the agenda for the inaugural Converting and Bonding (CAB) 2012 Conference includes sessions ranging from Machinery Technology to Market Applications as part of t...

  • 24th January 2012

    From FP7 to Horizon 2020

    The 7th Annual Public Conference of the European Textile Technology Platform will take place on 29 – 30 March 2012 in Brussels. The scope of this one-and-a-half-day event will be to present and discuss how future EU research, innovation and industry policies...

  • 24th January 2012

    Alexium rolls out flame retardant nylon treatment

    Disruptive RST technology company Alexium has begun the commercial roll-out of its flame retardant, oil and water repellent nylon, which it says has met key technical milestones for flame retardancy, water repellency and durability. ...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Texprocess Americas addresses pressing issues

    The latest in product development, technology, and international trade updates for the sewn products industry will be presented by industry experts and leaders from around the world during the 2012 Texprocess Americas Symposium being held April 24 - 26, 2012 a...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Handbook of Technical Textile Design

    A new book entitled ‘Handbook of Technical Textile Design’ has been launched by authors Michael and Matthew Litton; two well known Ayrshire, Scotland, based technical textiles designer/ developers. The book is available in e-format (PDF) and can be purchas...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Workwear fabrics in perfect balance

    Comfort and durability are key features of modern workwear fabrics. The right balance of softness; absorbency and stability are essential characteristics of an all-purpose fabric and an absolute must for rental textiles. To meet the stringent requirements of ...

  • 21st January 2012

    Digital inkjet printing holds future potential

    When digital inkjet printing first emerged in the 1990s, it was a welcome innovation for printing flags, banners, and POS textiles, made primarily of polyester. Using disperse inks for direct printing or water-based inks for sublimation, the technology was the...

  • 19th January 2012

    METYX invests in LIBA MAX 5 multiaxial machine

    Istanbul headquartered METYX Composites has invested in a state-of-the-art Liba MAX 5 multiaxial stitch bonding machine for the production of carbon fibre reinforcements. The Turkish company, which will offer a new range of stitch bonded composite material...

  • 16th January 2012

    New polyester nanofibre is 400 nanometres in diameter

    Polyester producer Teijin Fibers announced today that it has decided to commercialize a new version of its Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre with a diameter of 400 nanometres, or 22,500 times smaller than the cross-sectional area of a strand of ha...

  • 13th January 2012

    Lenzing continues to supply FR fibres to US army

    Lenzing is to continue to supply flame-resistant specialty fibres for a new generation of U.S. Army combat uniforms with the signature of U.S. President Obama formally approving the National Defense Authorization Act enabling the delivery of TenCate Defende...

  • 11th January 2012

    Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium 2012 - Final call for papers

    Following the success of the 2010 Nonwovens Symposium in Baveno which drew more than 200 delegates, EDANA has announced the first Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium, which will take place at the Sheraton Ataköy Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey from 10-11 May 2012, with...

  • 10th January 2012

    Formax joins MOD technology alliance

    Leicestershire, UK based carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements manufacturer Formax, has been granted membership to the Materials and Structures Technology Science and Technology Centre (MAST STC).  Formax is the first multiaxial fabric man...

  • 9th January 2012

    Shima Seiki launches electronic SFG-I glove knitting machine

    Leading Japanese flat knitting and glove knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki has launched a brand new electronically controlled version of its legendary SFG series glove knitting machine. The SFG-I is available in 10, 13, 15 and 18 gauges and in sizes M,...

  • 5th January 2012

    US Air Force to assess RST technology

    5 January 2012, Greer, SC Alexium has signed a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Airbase Technologies Division, to further develop and commer...

  • 3rd January 2012

    Nonwovens demand to rise 6.9% PA to 2015

    According to a new Freedonia industry study, ‘World Nonwovens Industry', global sales of nonwoven fabrics are forecast to increase 6.9% annually through 2015 to 9.2 million metric tons.  The growth rate is said to be an acceleration from the 2005-2010 pe...

  • 22nd December 2011

    METYX builds new composites factory

    Citing strong global demand for its products and services along with a strategic decision to create a new business unit, METYX Composites, an established manufacturer of technical textiles and composites-related products, has announced it is building a new ...

  • 21st December 2011

    Lenzing ramps up production of Smartcel and SeaCell fibres

    Market leader in the production of cellulose fibres Lenzing is to exclusively produce the lyocell based specialty fibres Smartcel and SeaCell which were developed by German company Smartfiber AG of Rudolstadt. The two companies have been cooperating for s...

  • 20th December 2011

    DSM invests in nanotechnology company

    Global life and materials sciences company Royal DSM, owner of the Dyneema UHMWPE fibre brand, has made an investment in NanoHoldings LLC, a Connecticut, USA based company which specializes in breakthrough nanotechnology discoveries in the field of energy. ...

  • 16th December 2011

    2011 was an awarding year for INDA

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has been busy during the past year recognizing the "best of the best" in its awards competitions and special events. In addition to honouring a number of successful consumer and industrial products that...

  • 14th December 2011

    US filters market to exceed $12 billion in 2015

    According to a new Freedonia industry study, demand for filters in the US is expected to increase to just over $12 billion in 2015. The ‘US Filter Market' study says the growth reflects an improvement over the weaker gains registered during the 2005 to 2...

  • 12th December 2011

    Kertak Nanotechnology invests in Forcespinning technology

    Kertak Nanotechnology, a leading manufacturer of ceramic nanofibers located in the Czech Republic, has invested in FibeRio Technology Corporation's new continuous nanofibre production system, the Cyclone FE 1.1 with Forcespinning technology. Kertak manufa...

  • 9th December 2011

    Adidas, MIT, Nike and Philips front Smart Fabrics conference

    IntertechPira has announced the agenda for the 8th annual Smart Fabrics 2012 conference which includes speakers from Adidas, M.I.T., Nike and Philips Lighting. The scheduled presenters for Smart Fabrics 2012 include: ·         Dr. Vicki A. Barbur...

  • 8th December 2011

    Call for papers and student grant

    EDANA has announced that the deadline for the call for papers and student grant for the Nonwovens Research Academy has been extended to the 20th of January 2012 to accommodate the holiday period, and allow as many industry experts to submit their papers for...

  • 8th December 2011

    125 tonnes of hi-tech equipment installed at NCC

    AIC group is putting the finishing touches to making 125 tonnes of equipment operational for the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol. The project has taken around seven months. The NCC is the country's leading organisation bridging the gap between ...

  • 8th December 2011

    Teijin develops extra conductive carbon nanofibre

    Teijin Limited and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have co-developed a highly conductive carbon nanofibre (CNF) which is said to have a high linearity structure which offers 30-40% greater electrical conductivity compared to conventional CNF. The primar...

  • 7th December 2011

    Groz-Beckert launches iPad app for textile manufacturers

    Groz-Beckert has launched an iPad app called myGrozBeckert for weaving, knitting, felting, tufting and sewing, which it says will keep textile manufacturers up to date on the company's product range and provide them with a set of useful conversion and calc...

  • 7th December 2011

    PhD Studentship in development of electronic textiles

    The Centre for Research in Advanced Textiles (CReATe) at Nottingham Trent University has an ambitious development strategy which it says allows it to offer an exciting opportunity for a PhD Studentship, starting in January 2012. The studentships will pay U...

  • 7th December 2011

    IDTechEx award for Smartcoater

    Coatema Coating Machinery was given the Technical Development Manufacturing Award for its Smartcoater technology by IDTechX at the recent Printed Electronics USA. The award recognizes the most significant development of a manufacturing device in the industr...

  • 5th December 2011

    INDA reports successful Filtration 2011

    One of the largest and most successful filtration events ever filled Chicago's Navy Pier late last month as suppliers, customers and end users from around the world took part in three days of education, new products and networking at the Filtration 2011 Int...

  • 1st December 2011

    Overwhelming response for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012

    Despite the current global economic slowdown, the world's leading textile machinery manufacturers are said to be still strongly attracted to the prospects offered by China, the world's largest textile producer. This can be seen from the overwhelming respons...

  • 1st December 2011

    Wearable Technologies 5

    The Fifth Wearable Technologies Conference will take place alongside the ISPO sports show in Munich, Germany, on January 30, 2012. The conference will focus on key areas in which wearable electronics and smart textiles are rapidly emerging, including sports...

  • 24th November 2011

    UKs National Composites Centre opens for business

    An innovative car, flight refuelling kit and turbine blades showcased the latest in composite technology to the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, UK Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, who formally opened the National Composit...

  • 23rd November 2011

    Keynote speaker announced for Techtextil NA

    Messe Frankfurt has announced Miguel Caballero, the' Armani of Bullet Proof Clothing', as the Keynote Speaker for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2012, to be held 24-26 April  2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

  • 23rd November 2011

    INDA announces new converting and bonding conference

    Recognizing a need for an inclusive conference to service the needs of multiple production and bonding technologies and the converter segment, INDA, the leading Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will hold their new CAB 2012 Converting and Bondin...

  • 22nd November 2011

    Oerlikon reorganizes textile machinery business

    Switzerland headquartered Oerlikon Group has announced it will simplify its textile machinery businesses to further increase competitiveness and profitability. The three key elements of the change are the consolidation of the five textile machinery and comp...

  • 21st November 2011

    Techtextil India 2011: Final Report

    The third edition of the biennial Techtextil India 2011, which took place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai earlier last month, welcomed 3814 visitors from 27 countries to visit its 130 exhibitors. The exhibiting countries were (in order of highest ...

  • 17th November 2011

    Yarn and fabric output down- Q4 outlook positive

    The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the second quarter of 2011. Year on year global fabric production was down for the quarter and although estimates for both yarn and fabric production are n...

  • 16th November 2011

    OEKO-TEX General Managers plan for 2012 and beyond

    With 11,283 certificates issued in the last year alone, and more than 9,500 companies involved in the scheme in over 90 countries, the OEKO-TEX organisation says its OEKO-TEX Standard 100 has once again confirmed its position as the world's leading certific...

  • 16th November 2011

    Alexiums nanoscopic shrink-wrap gains traction

    Alexium's ‘nanoscopic shrink-wrap' gains traction Adrian Wilson reports It's been a year of solid achievement for Alexium in commercialising its potentially disruptive RST technology. The company is working with major prospective commercial partners an...

  • 15th November 2011

    New Australian order for TenCate Defender M

    TenCate Protective Fabrics, a leading supplier of flame resistant (FR) fabrics, has received a new order for TenCate Defender M from Crye Precision to support 10,000 additional uniforms for use in a continued user evaluation for Combat Uniforms of the Austr...

  • 15th November 2011

    TenCate supplies FR fabrics for Canadian Air Force

    TenCate Protective Fabrics is providing flame resistant (FR) fabric for two successful tenders in the Canadian military market. The first tender concerns the Advance Combat Ensemble (ACE) used by the Canadian Air Force, which will be made with Nomex FR fab...

  • 11th November 2011

    Demand for elastane fibres set for significant growth

    Demand for elastane fibres, known as spandex in the USA and parts of Asia, is set to grow considerably according to a new report, ‘Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort', from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. ...

  • 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

    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...

  • 9th November 2011

    Newlife launches for workwear and protective textiles

    After launching its Newlife recycled yarn platform at key events such as Expofil in Paris and the World Textile Summit and ITMA in Barcelona, Filature Miroglio launched the Newlife platform to the workwear and protective textiles markets at A+A in Düsseldo...

  • 7th November 2011

    TCX uses Dryarn in seamless motorcycle base layer range

    Italian companies TCX and Dryarn have entered into a partnership to develop two lines of seamless underwear, TXC Base Layer Summer and TXC Base Layer Winter, for the motorcycle market. The garments are said to offer significant technical advantages over com...

  • 4th November 2011

    Conference: Managing Innovation in Textiles 2011

    The Textile Institute with the support of the Manchester & Cheshire Section and the Technical Textiles SIG will be building on the success of last year's event and hosting this one day conference on 30 November 2011. ‘Managing Innovation in Textiles 2011...

  • 3rd November 2011

    Huntsman Textile Effects reinforces market focused strategy

    3 November 2011, Singapore Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries which was originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrat...

  • 2nd November 2011

    New aerospace armour systems facility for TenCate

    TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA opens its new facility in Primarette, France, for the production of lightweight armour systems for aerospace applications on Thursday 3 November 2011. TenCate Advanced Armour is a leading global supplier of a wide range of ar...

  • 1st November 2011

    Clariant relocates Textile Chemicals HQ to Singapore

    Specialty chemicals company Clariant today officially inaugurated its Textile Chemicals Business Unit (BU) headquarters in Singapore. Along with the inauguration of the BU headquarters, Clariant is also celebrating the relocation of its global textile appli...

  • 31st October 2011

    KPS Capital Partners buys American & Efird from Ruddick

    KPS Capital Partners, LP has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire American & Efird, Inc. (A&E) from Ruddick Corporation through a newly-formed affiliate, A&E Global, for $180.0 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustme...

  • 28th October 2011

    A+A registers record visitor numbers

    A+A 2011, the leading International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work posted record last week when it took place from 18 - 21 October. 60,100 trade visitors, the highest number in the event's history (2009: 55,800), gathered ...

  • 26th October 2011

    Multi-risk protection gets comfortable at A+A

    Sabine Anton-Katzenbach reports from A+A in Dusseldorf The biannual trade show A+A in Düsseldorf is a must for everyone who is involved in safety and health at work. And it is an important newsroom for the latest technical textiles applied in protective clot...

  • 26th October 2011

    Dyneema SB71 offers lightweighting in protective vests

    DSM Dyneema has announced the global introduction of a new innovative light weight ballistic material for use in Law Enforcement and Military protective vests. The new material advances the achievable protection level with Soft Ballistic (SB) armour by buil...

  • 25th October 2011

    Forcespinning production system debuts at Filtration 2011

    FibeRio Technology Corporation announced today that it will launch its new 1.1 meter wide continuous nanofibre production system at the INDA Filtration 2011 show in Chicago on November 16th. The company says its Cyclone Fiber Engine 1.1 is the first full scal...

  • 21st October 2011

    Norwegian Woolmark licensees win with merino

    Two Norwegian producers of knitted merino wool apparel have recently taken major industry awards in the active/outdoor sector. Both Aclima and Devold are well established design leaders in the growing active/outdoor market but also supply to the important wor...

  • 21st October 2011

    VDMA: ITMA 2011 results exceeded expectations

    According to the VDMA, German exhibitors at ITMA drew very positive conclusions from September's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. 83% of exhibiting VDMA members assessed their overall experience of the fair as good to very good. 91% said the quality of visitors was go...

  • 20th October 2011

    Teijin's CFRP technologies win top ICIS Innovation Award

    Japan's Teijin has announced that its mass production technologies for carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) have been selected as overall winner in this year's ICIS Innovation Awards. Teijin is also the recipient of the Best Product Innovation award. "The I...

  • 20th October 2011

    Teijin Supports Flood Relief Efforts in Thailand

    Japanese fibres giant Teijin Limited announced today that it will donate 20 million Japanese yen (approx. 260,000 USD) for relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by severe flooding in Thailand. The donation includes 15 million yen provided to the ...

  • 19th October 2011

    Twaron UD41 offers extra protection for police and military

    Teijin Aramid introduced its latest unidirectional laminate fabric, Twaron UD41 at the A+A show in Dusseldorf yesterday, which has been specially developed for bulletproof vests to provide extra protection from different types of attack. Twaron UD41 is aimed ...

  • 19th October 2011

    INDA names finalists for 2012 Visionary Award

    INDA names finalists for 2012 Visionary Award Five consumer products ranging from a unique floor-cleaning pad to a disposable bra liner have been nominated as finalists for the 2012 Visionary Award. Now in its 11th year, the Visionary Award, which is given a...

  • 14th October 2011

    Montex solution for BWF Protec

    Monforts has pulled out all the stops in the engineering and commissioning of a special Montex stenter line for Germany's BWF Protec. Based in Hof, Germany, BWF Protec is involved in so many industrial niche markets its range of needlepunched materials is per...

  • 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

    Major order received for Defender M fabrics

    TenCate Defense & Tactical, a supplier of inherently flame resistant (FR) fabrics for ground troop uniforms, has been selected to receive a major order for new TenCate Defender M fabrics specifically designed to meet new end-user needs to improve pants perform...

  • 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...

  • 6th October 2011

    Teijin to present high performance solutions at Techtextil India

    Japanese high performance fibres supplier Teijin will be exhibiting at Techtextil India, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India next week (10-12 October).  Teiji...

  • 5th October 2011

    First all black Twaron fibre produced

    Teijin Aramid has commenced production of the first all black aramid fibre, Twaron Black, in Emmen, in the Netherlands. Twaron, normally golden yellow in colour due to the chemical process used in its manufacture, is now available in black for the first time. ...

  • 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...

  • 4th October 2011

    Self-cleaning cotton kills bacteria, breaks down pesticides

    Scientists at the University of California Davis (UC Davis) have developed a self-cleaning cotton fabric that they say can kill bacteria and break down toxic chemicals such as pesticide residues when exposed to light. "The new fabric has potential application...

  • 3rd October 2011

    Clariant launches new generation flame retardant

    Clariant's innovative program for fire retardancy, Sustainable Protection, was detailed in full on the 22 September, the opening day of ITMA - the first of six ‘innovation sessions' scheduled by the company during the exhibition in Barcelona. According to C...

  • 3rd October 2011

    Carhartt selects CRAiLAR flax fibre for work wear

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) announced today that it has entered into a short term CRAiLAR Flax fibre development agreement with work wear brand Carhartt commencing September 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR Flax fibre in premium ...

  • 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

    FibeRio secures further funding for commercial ramp up

    Texas based FibeRio Technology Corporation has announced that it has closed an oversubscribed Series B round of private investment led by Silverton Partners and supported by current investors including series A lead investor Cottonwood Technology Fund.  The...

  • 16th September 2011

    Dupont wins Kevlar trade secret case against Kolon

    DuPont won a civil lawsuit for $919.9 million against Kolon Industries yesterday, with the jury finding that Kolon stole trade secrets and confidential information regarding DuPont's Kevlar aramid fibre. Kolon, a South Korea-based company, was found liable fo...

  • 15th September 2011

    TenCate partners Chinamex to develop China protective fabrics market

    Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Beijing Chinamex International Investment Co. Ltd. (Chinamex) in Beijing, China, to develop the Chinese market for protective fabrics. The partners' objective is to market flame-retardant (F...

  • 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...

  • 12th September 2011

    Karl Mayer extends CFRP facility

    Karl Mayer has extended its CFP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics) Centre of Excellence to incorporate a laboratory for producing and testing fibre-reinforced structural components. "Fibre-reinforced plastics have exceptional characteristics and therefore act...

  • 9th September 2011

    Knits from recycled bottles for corporate uniforms

    Century Place a US based supplier to the textile rental trade is using Ecosure, a fibre made from post consumer PET polymer, in its latest line of knitted rental uniforms. Poole Company, a manufacturer and distributor of recycled and virgin polyester fibre sa...

  • 8th September 2011

    AMSilk and Fraunhofer partner in new spin process for spider silk

    Germany's AMSilk and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) have joined forces in the development of a novel spin process for making high performance fibres from AMSilk's spider silk proteins. AMSilk is said to be the first company able t...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 30th August 2011

    TenCate Tecasafe Plus poised for global expansion

    TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas, a leader in inherently flame-resistant (FR) woven and knitted fabrics for protective apparel has intensified its strategic efforts to take the TenCate Tecasafe Plus product portfolio to a world-wide marketplace. According ...

  • 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...

  • 25th August 2011

    Dyneema Diamond Technology used in cut resistant gloves

    At the forthcoming A+A safety and security trade fair which takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from October 18-21, a number of companies will be introducing knitted protective gloves featuring the latest Dyneema Diamond Technology. Dyneema Diamond Technolog...

  • 24th August 2011

    Mageba launches new multishuttle loom

    Specialist narrow fabrics machine builder Mageba is launching a brand new high-productivity shuttle loom for complex, multi-dimensional narrow fabrics at next month's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. Mageba says it's new SSL MV shuttle loom is designed for complex fab...

  • 23rd August 2011

    Lenzing records most successful first half in company's history

    The Lenzing Group has reported record results after the most successful first half year in the company's history. Following a very good first quarter 2011, sales and earnings were significantly surpassed in the second quarter of 2011 and the company has now s...

  • 22nd August 2011

    Innovative Textiles launches Reliant FR AIR performance fabric

    Innovative Textiles Inc. (ITI) has announced the launch of its latest patent pending fabric, Reliant AIR. ITI is a leading manufacturer of FR and arc resistant fabrics serving the electrical, fire, petrochemical, and safety apparel marketplace. Reliant AIR is...

  • 19th August 2011

    Protective Industrial Products acquires McHenry Knitting

    Bluffton, Indiana based McHenry Knitting and Manufacturing, Inc. has been acquired by Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP), a leading supplier of personal protective equipment. The new owners say a new PIP company, McHenry Manufacturing Inc. (MMI), will...

  • 16th August 2011

    Invexus invisible plasma coatings launched

    Triton Systems, Inc. has launched its Invexus brand of high performance, durable, conformal, nanothin coatings which are deposited via its patented atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition technology. Invexus for liquid repellent, primer and anti-microbi...

  • 15th August 2011

    IFAI Advanced Textiles Europe 2011 to showcase new technologies

    Leading experts from around the world will gather in Barcelona at the fourth Industrial Fabrics Association International Advanced Textiles Europe conference (AT Europe '11) which is being held alongside ITMA 2011 with two consecutive morning sessions on 26 an...

  • 12th August 2011

    ITMF Annual Conference 2011

    ITMF Annual Conference 2011 ‘New Paradigms in the Global Textile Industry' To be held 19-20 September 2011, Barcelona The ITMF Annual Conference 2011 takes place next month in Barcelona, Spain from 19-20 September 19/20, 2011 prior to the start of ITMA 20...

  • 11th August 2011

    3D moulding of TenCate Liba to be shown at DSEi

    TenCate Advanced Armour is to introduce a highly sophisticated method of 3D moulding for the patented TenCate Liba armour system at DSEi (Defence & Security Equipment International) in London in September. TenCate says the system will allow the replacement of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 11th August 2011

    New technique scales up nanofibre production

    A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibres, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. "Collections of nanofibres, because they are porous and l...

  • 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

    TenCate increases production capacity for Tecasafe Plus

    TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas, a market leader in inherently flame resistant (FR) fabrics for protective apparel, has strategically enhanced proprietary manufacturing processes to meet supply chain challenges in the industrial safety apparel market. Ten...

  • 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...

  • 8th August 2011

    VIDEO: Smart Textiles Salon 2011

    Systex, organisers of the Smart Textiles Salon (STS) say it is an innovative exhibition concept. "It combines the transfer of theory through a presentation of various exposés from the field of Smart Textiles as well as hands-on practical insight through demon...

  • 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...

  • 22nd July 2011

    Are we at the technological limit for fire gloves?

    The recent media attention on The Glove Corp. Blaze Fighter structural gloves again raises the question about what is "practical" and appropriate when it comes to the trade-off between thermal protection and dexterity in structural gloves. As the chairman of ...

  • 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...

  • 14th July 2011

    Bomb-proof bag for luggage compartment in aircraft

    A bag, which can protect planes from bombs in passenger luggage, has been developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the UK's University of Sheffield working within University spinout company Blastech Ltd. The bag, named the Fl...

  • 14th July 2011

    Researchers hope to improve suits for wildland fire fighters

    You can hardly get through an evening news program without hearing about an out-of-control wildfire spreading across various parts of the country. But how safe - and comfortable - is the clothing being worn by the men and women fighting these fires? Researche...

  • 14th July 2011

    Researchers print solar cells onto paper and fabric

    By David L. Chandler, MIT New MIT-developed materials are making it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document. The sheet of paper looks like any other document that might have just come spitting out o...

  • 13th July 2011

    Keynote speaker announced for TCL2011

    International Newsletters has announced that the keynote speaker for  TCL2011, the must-attend conference on Textile Coating and Laminating which is to be held in Orlando, FL, USA on 17-18 November 2011 will be Michèle Joris Sioen, Managing Director/CEO, Sio...

  • 13th July 2011

    Far Infra Red technology can be printed onto fabrics

    Following the recent launch from Schoeller Textil AG, the company's energear technology will now be available commencing summer 2011 under licence from group company Schoeller Technologies.   energear is a recently launched novel textile technology from the ...

  • 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...

  • 6th July 2011

    FibeRio wins R&D 100 award for nanofibre production equipment

    FibeRio Technology Corporation has announced it has been selected by the editors of R&D Magazine as a winner of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards. The accolade recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the p...

  • 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

    Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training

    Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training, therapy and safety Readers wanting to learn more about intelligent textiles that can: Treat depression Integrate physical training into everyday life Increase safety at festivals Can sign ...

  • 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 ...

  • 1st July 2011

    Polyetherimide fibre debuts in new work wear line

    Netherlands based Sabic Innovative Plastics announced yesterday that its high-performance Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) fibre has found an important new application in high-end work wear and protective clothing. Japan Wool Textile Company, a division of NIKKE Gr...

  • 29th June 2011

    Master the art of innovation with Huntsman Textile Effects

    ITMA 2011 is focused on innovation driving the business, with cutting-edge solutions for the entire textile value chain. Huntsman Textile Effects has announced it will showcase recent innovation delivering real value to mills, brands, retailers and consumers i...

  • 28th June 2011

    Polyester fabric offers water absorption and oil repellency

    Polyester fibre and fabrics producer Teijin Fibers announced today that it has developed a new stain-resistant polyester fabric that offers, both water absorption to eliminate stickiness and oil repellence to resist oil-based soiling. According to Teijin, the...

  • 28th June 2011

    Waste textiles used to heat up Scotland's homes

    Reclaimed textiles are being reinvented as an innovative alternative to insulation by a Scottish firm. Design & Research Studio Kraft Architecture has unveiled its ‘Thermobond' insulation product which blends wool waste fibres to help buildings retain heat. ...

  • 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...

  • 21st June 2011

    Super Absorbent Fibre well received at China Hygiene Exhibition

    UK-based based Technical Absorbents, part of the Bluestar Fibres Company Limited, reports that it enjoyed a record number of enquiries for its Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) at the recent China Hygiene Exhibition (CIHPEC 2011). CIHPEC 2011 hosts a wide range of ...

  • 21st June 2011

    Ahlstrom starts multiaxial production in China

    Global high performance materials company Ahlstrom Corporation is taking another step in executing its growth strategy in Asia by starting production of specialty multiaxial fabric reinforcements for the wind energy market in China. The production of multiaxi...

  • 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

    Teijin's Utsunomiya factory resumes full-scale operation

    Japan's Teijin has announced today that Teijin DuPont Films Limited's Utsunomiya factory in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, has returned to full-scale production as of today. Teijin had suspended PET film production following the earthquake in north eastern Japan o...

  • 13th June 2011

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fiber 2011: Call for Papers

    "In preparation for the 14th annual Global Outlook for Carbon Fiber conference, it's timely to consider the growing context and significance of this sector," says conference organiser IntertechPira, adding: "External drivers continue to push for increased lig...

  • 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...

  • 8th June 2011

    Luxicool - the cooler than cool yarn

    High-tech Belgian monofilaments producer Luxilon Industries NV has developed an award winning cooling monofilament yarn which can cause the surface of fabrics to cool by up to 3.7°C. Luxicool was developed in conjunction with French knitted fabrics producer S...

  • 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 ...

  • 7th June 2011

    CRAiLAR flax fibre to be evaluated in corporate uniform market

    Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT) has announced it has entered into a short-term CRAiLAR Flax fibre development agreement with Cintas Corporation beginning June 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR flax fibre in corporate identity uniform progr...

  • 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....

  • 6th June 2011

    Outlast polyester wins Techtextil Innovation Prize

    Outlast, the pioneer and market leader in temperature regulation phase change materials (PCM) impressed the international jury of Techtextil last month winning the Techtextil Innovation Prize 2011 in the New Materials category for the development of the world'...

  • 3rd June 2011

    Smart and sensory materials with built in technology

    The East Midlands' materials hub project (MATHUB) is running a seminar aimed at all companies and individuals who have an interest in Smart and Sensory Materials with built in technology. Key speakers are leading textile academics Professor Tilak Dias of Notti...

  • 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 ...

  • 31st May 2011

    Techtextil: Steiger targets technical textile markets

    Swiss flat knitting machine builder Steiger was exhibiting for the first time last week at Techtextil, the leading German show owned by Messe Frankfurt which focuses on technical textiles. Steiger, which is now owned by giant Chinese flat knitting machine bui...

  • 27th May 2011

    Jump in global shipments of textile machinery in 2010

    Following a strong investment boom that reached its peak in 2007, shipments of new textile machinery were in strong decline aggravated by the global financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009. However, in 2010 global shipments of new textile machinery recorded...

  • 27th May 2011

    Techtextil and Texprocess shows convince industry

    Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, opened its doors on Tuesday in Frankfurt and closed yesterday, counting 24,500 visitors* (2009: 23,902). Over half of the visitors to the show and its Material Vision cuttin...

  • 24th May 2011

    2011 Textile Institute Awards Launched

    The Textile Institute has announced the launch of its prestigious 2011 Medals and Awards. Following on from the success in 2010, the Awards are expected to acknowledge the dedicated work of individuals and provide recognition for organisations showing outst...

  • 22nd May 2011

    Techtextil, Texprocess and Material Vision 2011 ready for take-off

    With a total of 1561 exhibitors from 60 countries, the new trade-fair combination of Techtextil, Texprocess and Material Vision opens its doors this week in Frankfurt am Main for the first time. With this constellation including the new Texprocess trade f...

  • 19th May 2011

    Call for Papers: Managing Innovation in Textiles

    CALL FOR PAPERS Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference ‘Managing Innovation In Textiles’, papers are now invited for the 2nd international conference to be held in Manchester on 30 November 2011. The technical textile industry has ...

  • 19th May 2011

    Techtextil invitation to innovate with DSM Dyneema

    Visitors to the DSM Dyneema booth at next weeks Techtextil in Frankfurt will learn how exploiting the special properties of Dyneema fibre, the Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre from DSM, is resulting in innovation for a wide range of h...

  • 18th May 2011

    50th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn-MFC)

    50th Anniversary, 14 - 16 September 2011 Communicating the future of man-made fibres Umbrella Theme: “Man-made Fibers – the Next 50 Years” – a good choice Plenary Speakers and Visionaries Enlarge the Spectrum of Lectures Panel Discussion on the Top...

  • 16th May 2011

    Performance Fibers appoints new European president

    Performance Fibers, the specialist manufacturer of industrial polyester fibres and fabrics with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, has announced the appointment of Greg Vas Nunes as President of Performance Fibers Europe.  Mr Vas Nunes has alread...

  • 16th May 2011

    Students design fabric for charging mobile phones

    Four students from Aalborg University in Denmark have designed a smart fabric technology which aims to make mobile phones and other hand held devices truly mobile.  Students Hans Christian Thiesen, Mads Gydegaard, Morten Ydefeldt and Marius Koppang were award...

  • 12th May 2011

    Designtex adds NanoSphere finish to its hospitality textiles

    Extreme performance and environmentally friendly textiles are highly important to Designtex, a Steelcase company with 110 global locations. As a leading company in the U.S. contract furnishings market Designtex has added Schoeller Technology's NanoSphere t...

  • 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

    Insecticidal mosquito net gets WHO interim recommendation

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an interim recommendation for Bayer CropScience’s new LifeNet mosquito nets for malaria prevention and control. Bayer says this is an important milestone on the road to the worldwide LifeNet product launch wh...

  • 4th May 2011

    Eschler Textil set for year of innovation

    2011 is set to be a year of innovation for Eschler Textil GmbH. The German warp knitting company which specialises in technical textiles, moved into a new office and administration building in the Swabian town of Balingen in January, and is also planning to ex...

  • 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...

  • 3rd May 2011

    Spacer fabric protects horses from insect bites

    Researchers have developed an Insect protection blanket which prevents horses being bitten by insects which could be harmful to their health. The blanket is made from a lightweight spacer fabric incorporating a replaceable repellent and is said to possess g...

  • 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...

  • 20th April 2011

    TenCate Tecasafe Plus 580 offers lightweight protection

    TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas, a leader in the field of inherently flame-resistant (FR) fabrics, is expanding its TenCate Tecasafe Plus product portfolio with the introduction of TenCate Tecasafe Plus 580, a lighter weight option for industrial safety...

  • 20th April 2011

    TCL2011 International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating

    First announcement and call for papers International Newsletters has announced that the original and most popular conference on textile coating and laminating is returning to the USA. The venue for the 2011 meeting will be the 4-star Buena Vista Palace Ho...

  • 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...

  • 8th April 2011

    New helicopter survival suit gets Outlast technology

    Survival-One Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and service of survival clothing and equipment, has recently launched a new helicopter passenger survival suit incorporating Outlast technology for better comfort. We all know that water can be dang...

  • 7th April 2011

    Indias NTC to enter technical textiles sector

    India’s government owned National Textiles Corporation (NTC) has announced it will invest Rupees 4.25 billion in a technical textiles joint venture to meet the fast growing demand in healthcare and infrastructure sectors, according to a report in The Hind...

  • 5th April 2011

    TenCate secures Italian order for Defender M fabric

    TenCate Protective Fabrics EMEA has secured an initial order from the Italian manufacturer Aero Sekur S.p.A (Aprilia, Italy) for the delivery of inherently fire-resistant TenCate Defender M fabric to the Italian 'Soldier of the Future' programme (Forza Nec)...

  • 4th April 2011

    Dyneema appoints Gruschwitz as distribution partner

    DSM Dyneema has formed a partnership with gruschwitz gmbh Tech-Twists in which they become a Premium Distribution Partner for UHMWPE fibre manufactured by DSM Dyneema. The new agreement becomes effective 1 April 2011 and is specific to Germany, Austria, Swi...

  • 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

    Business Information: Performance Apparel 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 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...

  • 29th March 2011

    PhD Studentship in Development of Smart Yarn

    The School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University has an ambitious development strategy which allows us to offer an exciting opportunity for a PhD Studentship. The studentships will pay UK / EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RC...

  • 29th March 2011

    Euratex urges EU action on raw materials crisis

    Euratex, voice of the European textiles and clothing industry, says the European textiles and clothing industry is now deeply concerned with the current situation in the raw materials markets. The Brussels based organisation has urged the EU to take prompt ...

  • 28th March 2011

    Outlast to improve comfort in FR workwear

    US based Outlast Technologies Inc., market leader in temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs), and Waxman Fibres Ltd of West Yorkshire, UK, have developed a range of innovative flame retardant (FR) circular knitted fabrics where FR Protex modacr...

  • 28th March 2011

    Outlast and Protex launch new development

    Outlast Technologies, Inc., Boulder/Colorado, market leader in temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs), and Waxman Fibres Ltd, West Yorkshire/United Kingdom, are pleased to announce a new partnership. Together they developed innovative flame re...

  • 25th March 2011

    World of Wipes addresses industry challenges

    The current challenges facing the global wipes business, ranging from the instability of raw materials to the environmental ‘friendliness’ of finished products, will be the focus of the upcoming World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference, set for Jun...

  • 25th March 2011

    Inaugural lecture has smart textiles emphasis

    Around 70 academics, students and industrialists from the UK attended an inaugural lecture by Professor Tilak Dias, at Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Lecture Theatre at the end of February. Professor Dias holds the Chair of Knitting in the School of...

  • 23rd March 2011

    Latest Dyneema innovations at HOSDB 2011

    Helmets, protective vest inserts and shields incorporating Dyneema high strength fibre marked the debut of DSM Dyneema at HOSDB, the Home Office Scientific Development Branch exhibition, taking place in Farnborough, UK this week. Dyneema ultra-high mole...

  • 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

    Clariant: Performance that protects Protection that performs

    Performance that protects – Protection that performs - is Clariant’s key theme for the 2011 Techtextil show which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 24-26.  “In many instances, technical textiles are about protection – whether for people, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 14th March 2011

    Multiaxial machine to be showcased JEC show

    Karl Mayer Malimo the Chemnitz, Germany based producer of multiaxial machines and weft-insertion tricot machines for the production of high-quality reinforcing textiles from glass and carbon will be showing its latest technologies at the JEC Composites show...

  • 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...

  • 9th March 2011

    New Eco-applicator soft coating solution from Monforts

    Leading manufacturer of machines and ranges for the dyeing and finishing of woven and knitted fabrics, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, is to introduce its new improved soft coating solution at the leading technical textiles show Techtextil, which runs from 2...

  • 9th March 2011

    FibeRio presents Forcespinning nanofiber technology

    FibeRio Technology Corporation – ‘The Force For Nanofibers’ - is introducing its nanofiber production equipment utilizing Forcespinning Technology to the textiles industry at the Techtextil Conference in Las Vegas, NV on March 15-17. The company rece...

  • 8th March 2011

    DSM Dyneema partners Eurofibers in distribution deal

    The Netherlands’ DSM Dyneema has formed a partnership with EuroFibers BV in which Eurofibers becomes a Premium Distribution Partner for UHMWPE fibre manufactured by DSM Dyneema. The new agreement becomes effective 1 April 2011 and is specific to Scandinav...

  • 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 ...

  • 7th March 2011

    Final agenda announced for 7th annual Smart Fabrics conference

    IntertechPira has announced that the agenda has been finalized for its Smart Fabrics 2011 conference. Taking place at the Hotel Russell in London, UK, from 4-6 April, the conference will feature two full days of presentation as well as a pre-conference semi...

  • 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 ...

  • 3rd March 2011

    TenCate net profit up 92% to 46.0 million in 2010

    Leading technical textiles producer Royal TenCate has recorded a net profit increase of 92% for 2010. The Dutch company reported the following results yesterday: Highlights of 2010 -          Sales in 2010: €984.5 million (2009: €842.1 milli...

  • 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...

  • 2nd March 2011

    Invista to build new nylon plant in China

     Invista, a world leader in nylon intermediates and fibres, has announced that it is moving ahead with its plans to construct a delayed manufacturing facility at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in China to meet the region’s demand for nylon 6.6 int...

  • 1st March 2011

    Conference: Societal Challenges Textile Solutions

    The 6th Annual Public Conference of the European Textile Technology Platform will take place on 31 March – 1 April 2011 in Brussels. With this year’s event entitled ‘Societal Challenges – Textile Solutions’, the European textile and clothing indus...

  • 28th February 2011

    DSM JV invests 50 million in Chinese composite resins facility

    Royal DSM has announced that its joint venture company, Jinling DSM Resins Co., Ltd. (JDR) will invest approximately € 50 million in a new production facility for composite resins in Nanjing, China. The new facility, which will replace the current facilit...

  • 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...

  • 21st February 2011

    Lenzing 2010 results confirm best ever year

    Preliminary figures show that Austria’s Lenzing Group, market leader in man-made cellulose fibres for the textile and nonwovens industries, has achieved record financial results in 2010. The determining factors for the result are reported as being the dyn...

  • 20th February 2011

    Wireless at ISPO

    Adrian Wilson reports from Munich By 2014, Nike’s target is that ten million people around the world will be hooked up via sensors in their clothing, footwear, wristwatches or other accessories to the Nike+ running community portal. As the latest chapt...

  • 18th February 2011

    BASF to launch new products at INDEX 2011

    BASF is to present new products in the fields of fibre bonding, additives and super absorbents at INDEX 2011, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition, which is being held from April 12-15 April in Geneva. BASF will be targeting customers from the hygiene...

  • 17th February 2011

    Sinterama and Indorama consortium buys Trevira

    A consortium of Thailand’s Indorama Ventures PCL and Italy’s Sinterama are to take over Trevira, the polyester fibre manufacturer headquartered in Germany. On 4 February the consortium signed a share purchase agreement with Werner Schneider who re-estab...

  • 17th February 2011

    DSM acquires majority share in Chinese UHMWPE fibre manufacturer

    Royal DSM N.V. has announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the majority shareholding in Shandong ICD High Performance Fibre Co Ltd. (ICD), based in Laiwu, Shandong province, China.  The deal is expected to be completed by the end of thi...

  • 15th February 2011

    Danish project launches smart textiles competition for students

    A new ambitious project is said to be set to put Denmark on the world map of smart textiles and the opening of the project is to be marked by an international prize competition for students with a prize of Euro 6500. Students from all over Europe are invite...

  • 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...

  • 8th February 2011

    Lenzing wins ispo Eco Responsibility Award

    Cellulose fibre manufacturer Lenzing Fibers  is one of the winners of this year’s ispo Eco Responsibility Award 2011. The Austrian company was declared winner in the new Fabrics & Fibres category for its sun screening Tencel Sun fibres, here in Munich y...

  • 8th February 2011

    LCA confirms CO2 footprint reduction for ECO2Technology

    Advansa has announced that an Independent Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) has confirmed the CO2 footprint reduction of its ECO2Technology for its ThermoCool fibres. Advansa says the peer-reviewed study was conducted by TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Sc...

  • 4th February 2011

    Teijin combines carbon fibres & composite materials businesses

    Teijin Limited has announced that on 1st April it will integrate its carbon fibres and composite materials business units into the new Carbon Fibers & Composites Business Group, aiming to accelerate expansion of its advanced composite materials business, o...

  • 3rd February 2011

    Brussels hosts successful PPE Conference

    220 participants from 24 countries representing the entire PPE value chain, end users and public authorities attended the PPE Conference 2011 which took place on 1-2 February in Brussels. The Conference showcased the activities of the European Lead Marke...

  • 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...

  • 28th January 2011

    Alexium rolls out Cleanshell process

    Alexium has announced the development and commercial roll-out of its Cleanshell textile treatment process, an advanced process for water- and oil-repellent treatment of textiles. In a statement yesterday Alexium said: “This process offers unparalleled ...

  • 27th January 2011

    Euratex and IAF support Texprocess

    The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) have officially announced their support for Texprocess, the new international trade fair for processing textiles and flexible materials, in Frankfurt fro...

  • 21st January 2011

    Sales cooperation for nanofibre spinning lines

    Following a recent agreement between the two companies, Dienes Apparatebau GmbH is to take over sales and overall project management for nanofibre spinning lines manufactured by Reiter GmbH + Co. KG Oberflächentechnik. “Over the last five years a centri...

  • 20th January 2011

    Scientists say skin unaffected by antibacterial clothing

    Hohenstein researchers carry out field study into the effect of antibacterial clothing on skin flora and microclimate. Trials show that the natural skin flora is unaffected even after long periods of wear. In recent years, antimicrobial textiles have becom...

  • 18th January 2011

    Philadelphia University establishes textile composites R&D institute

    Philadelphia University and MAG, a leading developer of automation technologies for producing composite structures are jointly establishing the Philadelphia University MAG Composites Institute for research and development in textile-based composites that th...

  • 18th January 2011

    Protective Readi Mask receives 2011 Visionary Award

    Designed to help save lives and protect individuals from harm from air-borne particles, the Readi Mask from Global Safety First, of Manasquan, NJ, was recently named the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Visionary Award presented at the VISION 2011 Consumer...

  • 18th January 2011

    Outlast polyester partners acknowledged

    Outlast Technologies, a leader in heat management and moisture reduction technology in textiles, has named Far Eastern New Century Corporation as the primary partner involved in its new Outlast polyester fibre development. Outlast polyester, the company’s...

  • 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

    US Congress extends opportunity for Defender M fabrics

    A bill passed by the US Congress last week has extended the window of opportunity for TenCate Protective Fabrics USA to continue to supply its flame resistant Defender M fabrics for US military uniforms. The bill includes an extension until 2015 of the exi...

  • 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...

  • 21st December 2010

    Trevira reports healthy first year after restructuring

    Following its recent restructuring and launch as a new company, producer of specialist polyester yarns, Trevira GmbH says it can report a successful first year in business. The German company reports that all of its important product segments showed signs ...

  • 17th December 2010

    Scientists study environmental impact of silver nano-particles

    With the aim of confirming that textiles treated with silver nano-particles are harmless to the environment, researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, Germany,  together with 16 partners from research institutions, industry and the regulator...

  • 16th December 2010

    Researchers to develop fabric based antenna technology

    Loughborough University is to lead a three-year collaborative project with neighbouring Nottingham Trent University to develop a new type of fabric based antenna technology that can overcome problems currently encountered by the military, search and rescue...

  • 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...

  • 8th December 2010

    Baltex wins innovation prize at TI World Conference

    UK based warp knitter of technical fabrics Baltex was awarded the prestigious prize for Product Innovation at the Textile Institute's centenary World Conference in Manchester at the beginning of November. Baltex was awarded the prize for work it had done o...

  • 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 ...

  • 7th December 2010

    ISUs new Chair focuses on functional apparel design

    When U.S. combat soldiers go into battle, they're now better protected because of some of Cheryl Farr's work. That's because Farr, Iowa State University's new Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing was part of the federally funded design team that ...

  • 6th December 2010

    New website showcases Defencell Force Protection Systems

    Fiberweb has launched a new website which showcases its Defencell Force Protection Systems, a lightweight ballistic and blast barrier solution that offers weight and space savings over existing protective barriers. Created exclusively for US military person...

  • 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...

  • 30th November 2010

    Coldblack polo shirt tested under African sun

    A cotton polo shirt incorporating ‘coldblack’ technology from Schoeller Technologies has been put through its paces by soq.de a leading German online magazine for the specialty sports products and retail trade. soq.de is said to have its finger on the ...

  • 29th November 2010

    Lenzing announces 10% increase in fibre price

    The Lenzing Group, world leader in man-made cellulose fibres, is to increase its fibre prices at beginning of 2011 by at least 10%, depending on the product. Price increases will take place in Lenzing’s Textile Fibers as well as in Nonwovens businesses. T...

  • 25th November 2010

    Hot new coating development for flexible materials and composites

    A well known and existing coating technique which has been used for decades has recently been adapted by a UK company to provide a revolutionary way of coating hot melt materials in various forms and on to different substrates for wide-ranging industrial a...

  • 25th November 2010

    Coatema Cick&Coat wins JEC Composites Innovation Award

    German company Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH has been awarded the JEC Composites Innovation Award for 2010 for Impregnating, Laminating and Calendaring for maximum flexibility and process versatility in its patented Coatema Click&Coat machinery concept. Th...

  • 24th November 2010

    Brussels hosts Personal Protective Clothing & Equipment Conference

    A high-level conference on the latest developments and future trends in personal protective clothing and equipment (PPE) is to take place in Brussels from 1-2 February 2010. The conference is being organised by Euratex and the European Textile Technology ...

  • 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

    Texas Tech researcher to receive honorary fellowship

    A Texas Tech University textiles researcher is to receive an honorary fellowship from the world’s largest textile and fibre association. Seshadri Ramkumar, head of the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Huma...

  • 17th November 2010

    Smart Fabrics 2011 to be held in London

    The 7th annual Smart Fabrics 2011 is to take place from 4-6 April 2011 at the Hotel Russell in London, UK and will cover topics such as the current status of innovative smart fabric technologies in the marketplace, as well as recent application breakthrough...

  • 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...

  • 12th November 2010

    Researchers publish first results on Forcespinning technology

    Researchers at the University of Texas – Pan American have published the first results of their work utilizing Forcespinning Technology to fabricate polymeric nanofibres and metallic nanowires. The article, which appears in the November issue of the peer...

  • 10th November 2010

    Teijin to enter high-performance polyethylene market

    Teijin Limited announced today that it will enter the high-performance polyethylene (HP-PE) market by establishing its first production facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, aiming to start commercial production in the second half of 2011. Teijin plans to gr...

  • 9th November 2010

    Consolidated Fibers named exclusive distributor of Basofil in North America

    US based Consolidated Fibers has signed an agreement to become the exclusive supplier of Basofil staple fibre in North America. Basofil is an advanced technology melamine fibre designed to blend with commodity and synergistic fibres. Key physical propertie...

  • 8th November 2010

    Integrating platform for advanced smart textile applications

    Leading Belgian research institution Imec and its project partners have announced the launch of the European FP7 (Framework Program) project PASTA (Integrating Platform for Advanced Smart textile Applications) aimed at developing large-area smart textiles. ...

  • 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

    Dyneema Diamond Technology takes cut-resistance to next level

    Innovative new production technology developed by DSM Dyneema is said to enable the manufacture of yarn that delivers significantly increased cut resistance performance. Dyneema says its new Diamond Technology now makes possible the production of protectiv...

  • 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...

  • 4th November 2010

    FibeRio to launch production ready Forcespinning Technology

    FibeRio Technology Corporation has announced it is to launch the first ever nanofibre production equipment utilizing Forcespinning Technology at the Filtration 2010 and Materials Research Society conferences in Philadelphia and Boston, respectively, from N...

  • 2nd November 2010

    Teijin products at Japan Experience exhibition

    Japan’s Teijin Group announced today that three of its outstanding Teijin products have been selected for display at Japan Experience; an exhibition organized by the Secretariat for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Japan 2010 and scheduled to take...

  • 28th October 2010

    Dyneema in commercial fishing a winner for people and planet

    DSM Dyneema is to present the results of new research that confirms use of its Dyneema ultra-strong lightweight fibre in fishing nets can yield major energy savings for fishermen, and make an important contribution to the sustainability of the fishing indu...

  • 26th October 2010

    DuPont launches Kevlar XP for hard armour applications

    DuPont has launched has launched a new product called Kevlar XP for Hard Armor to provide extra protection and extra performance in ballistic applications. The product is initially targeted at military and police helmet markets  and tactical plates used in...

  • 25th October 2010

    Zephyr's PSM monitors Chilean miners' health and fitness

    US based Zephyr Technology, developer of Physiological Status Monitoring (PSM) solutions, announced recently that it had been working with the Chilean Government in its efforts to monitor the health and fitness levels of the 33 trapped miners in the run up ...

  • 22nd October 2010

    Toho Tenax starts-up fourth carbon fibre line in Germany

    Teijin Group’s carbon fibre business Toho Tenax has announced that its German subsidiary, Toho Tenax Europe GmbH, started full-scale operation of its fourth carbon fibre production line at its Oberbruch plant this month, following initial start-up in Sept...

  • 21st October 2010

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories in spider silk breakthrough

    Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, has announced that a research and development effort by the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spi...

  • 21st October 2010

    Silkworms produce artificial spider silk

    A research and development effort by the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. has succeeded in producing transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks. Watch the video:    ...

  • 18th October 2010

    Albany Engineered Composites expands 3-D weaving operations

    Albany International announced on Friday that its aerospace composites subsidiary, Albany Engineered Composites, Inc. (AEC), will be further expanding its operations in Rochester, New Hampshire. AEC expects to construct a new plant adjacent to its current ...

  • 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...

  • 15th October 2010

    TenCate partners 3M for customized prepreg products

    TenCate Advanced Composites USA has announced that it has signed a commercialization and supply agreement with 3M for the supply to TenCate of 3M Matrix Resin for the creation of customized TenCate prepreg products, bringing innovative 3M technology to mult...

  • 14th October 2010

    Dyneema SB51 takes soft ballistic performance to next level

    DSM Dyneema is expanding its portfolio of products based on Dyneema, with the first in a new series of vest grades of unidirectional (UD) material. Dyneema SB51, which the company believes will create a step-change in the protection achievable with Soft Bal...

  • 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...

  • 11th October 2010

    TenCate anticipates substantial increase in Defender M revenues

    TenCate Protective Fabrics USA has reported a surge in demand for its TenCate Defender M product during the fourth quarter of this year. Sales for the year are forecast to reach approximately US $ 60 million during the last quarter of 2010 (29 million US do...

  • 7th October 2010

    Teijin Aramid and Avantium in green polymers partnership

    Teijin Aramid and Dutch research and technology company Avantium announced yesterday that they have entered into an R&D partnership to explore high-performance polymers. The partnership builds on Teijin Aramid’s leading position in polyaramids and Avanti...

  • 5th October 2010

    Teijin develops aramid advanced fire fighting suit

    Teijin Techno Products, one of the core companies of the Teijin Group’s aramid fibres business, announced today the development of a groundbreaking fire fighting suit that it says offers the world’s highest levels of heat-barrier performance and comfort...

  • 30th September 2010

    Advances in sun protection for workwear

    Sunscreen was yesterday's solution, today its UV protection clothing – according to researchers at Germany’s Hohenstein Institute, doctors believe that the right clothing gives better protection from the dangers of the sun than creams. Nevertheless, the...

  • 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...

  • 28th September 2010

    Lenzing extends Tencel and Modal production sites

    The Lenzing group, market leader in cellulosic fibres, plans to significantly expand its production capacities and will invest EUR 120 million in both Europe and Asia in the projects which will be completed by 2011. Key measures include the expansion of pul...

  • 27th September 2010

    Dyneema cut resistant gloves for food processing get EU approval

    Dyneema ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibres can now be used in cut resistant gloves for the food processing industry in Europe. Within the European Union, materials and items used in food contact applications need to comply with strict requireme...

  • 22nd September 2010

    Coldblack nominated for German design prize

    A textile finishing technology used to produce clothing that keeps the wearer cooler under sunny conditions could be in line for one of Europe’s top design prizes. Coldblack, co-developed in Switzerland by speciality chemicals company Clariant and textile...

  • 8th September 2010

    Report: India Textile and Apparel Trends 2009

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "India Textile and Apparel Trends 2009" report its offering. The following is a report summary provided by the vendor: Report Summary: India's relationship with textiles began as early as 3000 B.C wit...

  • 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...

  • 2nd September 2010

    Polymat Free-Flow to launch at Composites Europe

    This year’s Composites Europe show will see the launch of a new product in Scottish technical textiles manufacturer Scott & Fyfe’s Polymat Range. Polymat Free-Flow is a mechanically stitch bonded reinforcement fabric consisting of a needle bonded core ...

  • 2nd September 2010

    Early bird rate for Textiles Coating & Laminating conference

    Organisers would like to remind delegates there are only a few days left to save on registration for TCL2010, the international Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes, France from 4-5 November 2010. If you have not already register...

  • 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. ...

  • 26th August 2010

    Smart clothing could power electronic devices

    Researchers at the UK’s University of Southampton have revealed plans to develop fabrics for clothing which will generate electricity through wearers’ movement and body heat. It is believed the technology could be used to power personal devices such as ...

  • 23rd August 2010

    Hohenstein Institute interview: Sun protection textiles

    This summer, sun protection is literally a hot topic. Shading textiles such as sunshades, blinds and beach shelters promise to provide cooling shade and protection from harmful UV radiation and there is also more and more specific UV protection clothing to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 16th August 2010

    New speakers announced for carbon fibre conference

    IntertechPira has announced further speakers for its leading conference dedicated to the carbon fibre industry, GOCarbonFibre2010, which will feature featuring Airbus, Boeing, Opel / General Motors and carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek, amongst others. Ne...

  • 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...

  • 10th August 2010

    VDMA sets up Composite Technology Network

    Germany’s VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau - German Engineering Federation) has put in place a new network for machinery manufacturers engaged in the development and production of technologies for the manufacture and quality control of co...

  • 10th August 2010

    Edana announces FILTREX 2010 programme

    Building on the success of its previous European filtration conferences and exhibitions in 2004, 2006 and 2008, EDANA has announced its programme for the 2010 edition of FILTREX, to be held in Cologne, Germany from 13 - 14 October, 2010. The conference pro...

  • 9th August 2010

    NanoSphere at World Exposition in Shanghai

    Cheese, chocolate and a chairlift over a flowering meadow taking visitors to the Swiss pavilion is apparently one the biggest draws at the World Exposition in Shanghai which runs to the end of October 2010. From May to July, more then 1.1 million visitors...

  • 9th August 2010

    Nanofibers conference program announced

    At Nanofibers for the Third Millennium, held from August 30 – September 1 in Raleigh, NC, world leaders in nanofibres will gather to discuss the state of fibre formation as a science and as a corner stone for new nonwovens and technical-textile enabled p...

  • 5th August 2010

    Dyneema branding deal for protective suit specialist

    Protective suit specialist TST Sweden has signed a licensing agreement with fibre manufacturer DSM Dyneema that will enable them to use the Dutch company’s distinctive trademark on their multilayer water-jet protective suits made with the ultra-high mol...

  • 3rd August 2010

    PCMCs Athena folder for wipes and napkins

    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has introduced a new folder product line called Athena, which is aimed at both the dry nonwoven wipes and tissue napkin market sectors. The Athena is a small footprint versatile folder for the production of a variet...

  • 2nd August 2010

    Unifi reports first profits in 10 years

    Unifi, Inc. today released preliminary operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 27, 2010. For the 2010 fiscal year, net income was $10.7 million or $0.18 per share, which represents the company's first profitable year since fiscal...

  • 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...

  • 28th July 2010

    4th Hohenstein Institute Innovation Exchange

    Article written by the Hohenstein Institute On Thursday 10 June 2010, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels welcomed nearly 80 people with an interest in the textile industry and research to the 4th Innovation Exchange at the Hohenstein Institute. On the previous ...

  • 27th July 2010

    ThermoCool with merino for advanced base layers

    The growing demand for garments with wool are beginning to make merino a favourite for Outdoor apparel and in response  Mönchengladbach based Stöhr AG a manufacturer of combed wool yarns, and Leicester, UK based Wykes International Ltd., a yarn covering ...

  • 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...

  • 23rd July 2010

    TenCate introduces flame retardant fabric for group tents

    Netherlands based TenCate Outdoor Fabrics has introduced a new inherently flame-retardant fabric for group tents, called TenCate Campshield.  Scouting Nederland, which is celebrating its centenary this year, will include this new safety fabric from TenCat...

  • 22nd July 2010

    TenCate doubles first half profits

    Netherland’s based technical textiles giant, TenCate has announced that its operating profit (EBIT) for the second quarter of 2010 has soared to approximately € 27 million, up 143% from second quarter 2009’s € 11.1 million, in advance of the public...

  • 22nd July 2010

    Acqua Zero for water repellent stretch fabrics

    Leading Italian manufacturer of warp and weft knitted fabrics SITIP SpA Industrie Tessili, showed its new Acqua Zero range of ‘non-wetting’ fabrics at last week’s Outdoor show on the shores of Lake Constance in Germany. Acqua Zero non-wetting fabrics...

  • 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 ...

  • 19th July 2010

    Leading carbon fibre conference features Airbus, Boeing and GM

    IntertechPira has announced its agenda for its leading conference dedicated to the carbon fibre industry, GOCarbonFibre2010, which will feature featuring Airbus, Boeing, Opel / General Motors and carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek, amongst others. The 13th an...

  • 13th July 2010

    Plasma finishing technology for Swiss knit fabrics

    Swiss knit fabrics manufacturer Eschler and Austrian textile finishing specialist Grabher Group, have joined forces to engineer a new generation of functional fabrics for sports and workwear using cutting edge plasma finishing technology. Plasma, known...

  • 13th July 2010

    Ecotec yarns get Global Recycle Standard

    FildiUSA, a North American producer of recycled cotton yarn, has announced that its Ecotec recycled cotton-blend yarns have been granted Control Union’s Global Recycle Standard. The Global Recycle Standard validates both a yarn’s recycled content as wel...

  • 12th July 2010

    TenCate Defender M fabric could be used by fire fighters

    TenCate Protective Fabrics has announced that its TenCate Defender M protective fabric for combat uniforms of the United States military is now being evaluated for use in fire fighters’ garments. Engineered with patented, inherently flame-resistant prope...

  • 9th July 2010

    Coldblack nominated for prestigious German Design Award

    Schoeller Technologies’ ‘coldblack’ sun-reflector and UV protector textile finishing technology has been nominated for this year’s prestigious German Design award. Coldblack is the result of a close cooperation between Schoeller and Clariant Intern...

  • 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...

  • 9th July 2010

    Turkish technical textiles manufacturer to open in Englands Northwest

    Dominant Textile, a Turkish technical textile company that develops and manufactures a variety of industrial and weather/temperature resistant fabrics, is to open its first UK office in Manchester creating 10 jobs over the next five years. The company, whi...

  • 7th July 2010

    Melchior introduces new line of thermo-regulating fabrics

    For many people, daily life entails a constant change between   indoors and outdoors, from warm to cool environments. These fluctuating temperatures and conditions can be a source of discomfort. Melchior Textil has come up with a range of new, heat-regul...

  • 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...

  • 5th July 2010

    TenCate appoints global group directors

    3 July 2010, Almelo - The Executive Board of Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) has appointed Dave Clarke (52) as new Global Group Director TenCate Advanced Composites, effective January 1, 2011. Wally Moore (46), former Group Director TenCate Geosynthetics Europe, h...

  • 23rd June 2010

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 opens in Shanghai

    The second ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 exhibition opened today with an impressive showcase of the latest textile machinery and solutions. Shrugging off the effects of the economic downturn, the combined show at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (S...

  • 23rd June 2010

    CEMATEX and ITMF announce the first World Textile Summit

    CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers and the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) have announced a high-level business forum, to take place next year alongside the ITMA 2011 show, in Barcelona, Spain. T...

  • 21st June 2010

    IFAIs Advanced Textiles conference to be held at ITMA in Barcelona

    As if the largest textile machinery trade show wasn’t enough of a draw, participants at ITMA 2011 in Barcelona will have the opportunity to attend a very special technical textiles conference. The Industrial Fabric Association’s Advanced Textiles ’11...

  • 16th June 2010

    Unifi invests in Repreve extrusion capability

    Polyester yarns producer Unifi, has announced it will invest in the backward integration of its Repreve supply chain to improve the availability of recycled raw materials and increase the company’s product capabilities. In addition to providing greater c...

  • 15th June 2010

    Wykes International emerges from recession optimistic about the future

    Mantec Group, owner of Wykes International, the well known UK based manufacturer of specialist elastomeric and industrial yarns, has announced that Wykes has emerged from the recession optimistic about the future. Group Chairman Tim Kelly said in a st...

  • 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...

  • 9th June 2010

    SmartSilver eyes Korean market

    NanoHorizons Inc., a manufacturer of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care, and industrial applications, has announced a new partnership with J2LFA Co. Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, under which J2LFA will be the sole distributor of its SmartSilve...

  • 9th June 2010

    RescueProtectionSet protects crash victims and rescue personnel

    Dutch company CT International is launching a new product called RescueProtectionSet at this week’s Interschutz Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany, the world’s largest trade fair for incident management, crisis management and disaster relief. RescueProtecti...

  • 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...

  • 7th June 2010

    Meltblown nonwovens help in oil spill cleanup

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, whose members include the companies that supply products ranging from baby diapers and feminine hygiene pads to medical nonwoven gowns to household wipes, says its members are playing a crucial role in the...

  • 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 ...

  • 2nd June 2010

    Australian triathlete wears coldblack apparel

    Coldblack and Descente are teaming up to sponsor Australian pro triathlete Paul Ambrose.  Ambrose is a rising star in professional triathlon and will race events globally in Descente apparel with coldblack. “I am looking forward to racing some of Euro...

  • 2nd June 2010

    Fibertect CS approved by US Environmental Protection Agency

    Fibertect Cotton-Soaking (CS), a three-layer flexible, inert, nonwoven, non-particulate decontamination system that has been proven to be successful in absorbing and adsorbing chemical warfare agents has been officially approved by the United States Environ...

  • 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...

  • 24th May 2010

    Lenzing launches FR fibre in black

    Lenzing has launched a new version of its Lenzing FR protective viscose fibre at last week’s Techtextil North America in Atlanta, which incorporates black dyestuff. The new fibre is said to offer a host of advantages for both the textile industry and wear...

  • 20th May 2010

    Ansell HyFlex gloves ensure comfort where it counts

    Ansell Limited, a global leader in hand protection, has launched HyFlex 11-830, an ergonomically designed knitted glove that incorporates ZonzKnit Advanced Comfort Technology for improved comfort and fit. Ansell is one of the largest manufacturers of kn...

  • 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...

  • 17th May 2010

    NAT to raise $1.4 million through private placement

    Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) has arranged, subject to regulatory approval, a non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance of up to 1,400,000 units (each a "Unit") of the company, at a subscription price of $1.00 per Unit, to qual...

  • 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

    Toray to supply carbon fibre prepreg to Airbus

    Toray Industries, Inc. has announced that it has signed a long-term basic supply agreement with the aerospace and defence company EADS to supply carbon fibre prepreg for aircraft application primarily for Airbus S.A.S. over 15 years through to 2025. EADS i...

  • 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...

  • 12th May 2010

    Karl Mayer-Malimo Weftronic has wide appeal

    German weft insertion warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer Malimo has launched the RS MSU S, the first of a new generation of Weftronic machines which offer increased width and performance on a new machine platform. Fabrics widths of up to 6.8 met...

  • 10th May 2010

    New Sandler wipes plant makes progress

    German Nonwovens producer Sandler AG is making good progress in the construction of its new 20,000 square metre facility which will house an additional spunlace line for the production of new generation wipes and technical nonwovens. The new line, which is ...

  • 10th May 2010

    Lenzing finalizes acquisition of Biocel Paskov

    Aanti-trust authorities have approved Lenzing’s acquisition of Czech pulp producer Biocel Paskov A.S. The acquisition is said to be an important strategic step towards the group's long-term extension of its vertical backwards integration. The acquisition ...

  • 6th May 2010

    Personal Protective Clothing: Ensuring Worker Safety 2010 Edition

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence's new report "Personal Protective Clothing: Ensuring Worker Safety" to its offer. The following is a description of the report: “Personal protective clothing offers a practical solu...

  • 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...

  • 5th May 2010

    Speakers announced for coating & laminating conference

    Organisers of TCL 2010, the International Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes, France, on 4-5 November 2010, have announced a keynote speech entitled ‘Breakthrough Coating Technologies for Advanced Textiles’. Prof. Marc Van P...

  • 30th April 2010

    Unifi boosted by improved market conditions

    Textured polyester and nylon producer Unifi yesterday reported improved sales and net income for its third fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2010 and increased gross profits for the first nine months. The company said net sales were positively impacted by ...

  • 28th April 2010

    Warp knits for garment rental withstand industrial laundering

    Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute have partnered Swiss knitted fabrics manufacturer Eschler Textil to develop innovative knitted fabrics for use in workwear. Garments made from the functional warp knitted fabrics are said to be able to withstand i...

  • 26th April 2010

    Speakers announced for Managing Innovation in Textiles conference

    The Technical Textiles Special Interest Group (SIG) of The Textile Institute, Manchester and The Manchester and Cheshire Section of the Textile Institute have announced the speakers for their International Conference on ‘Managing Innovation in Textiles’....

  • 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...

  • 21st April 2010

    DyStar on track

    DyStar says that since the acquisition of the DyStar Group and its German assets by Kiri Dyes & Chemicals Ltd on 3 February this year, it has made major progress. Steve Barron, CEO of DyStar told journalists: “We are pleased with the speed of implementa...

  • 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...

  • 13th April 2010

    Defender M fabric to protect Norwegian marines

    TenCate Protective Fabrics reports it has secured a important order from the Swedish manufacturer Gulins Business Design AB for the supply to the Norwegian FLO (Defence Logistic Organisation) of inherently flame-resistant TenCate Defender M fabric in the ne...

  • 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...

  • 6th April 2010

    Lenzing acquires Czech pulp producer

    Lenzing AG, a company quoted on the Vienna stock exchange and a leader in the manufacture of cellulose fibres, has acquired a 75 % share in Czech pulp producer Biocel Paskov A.S. Biocel’s owner, Austrian company Heinzel Holding, will keep a 25 % share in ...

  • 1st April 2010

    Defender M shirts for U.S. Marine Corps

    The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded a contract of 180,000 garments over 18 months for the U.S Marine Corps flame resistant Inclement Weather Combat Shirt (IWCS). This program was awarded to Short Bark Inc., a Venore (Tennessee, USA) based comp...

  • 31st March 2010

    NanoHorizons expands SmartSilver business in Turkey

    NanoHorizons Inc., a leader in the creation of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care, and industrial applications, will extend its global antimicrobial business to Turkey through Uniteks of Istanbul, who will act as the SmartSilver distri...

  • 29th March 2010

    Lenzing doubles production capacity at Chinese site

    The Lenzing Group, market leader in cellulose fibres, is to invest in further capacity expansion and modification of its sites in Lenzing (Austria) and Nanjing (China). The production capacity of the Nanjing site will be more than doubled to 140,000 ton...

  • 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 ...

  • 24th March 2010

    Forcespinning technology takes silver at tech showcase

    FibeRio Technology Corporation has received the silver prize among the over 90 top technology innovators from across the USA and around the world competing in Arlington, Texas, March 16-17 for top honours at WBT2010 presented by Lockheed Martin. FibeRio Te...

  • 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...

  • 19th March 2010

    NanoHorizons receives 2009 Best of Business Award

    NanoHorizons Inc., a leader in the creation of nanoscale antimicrobial performance additives for textile, health care, industrial, and consumer products, announced that the Small Business Commerce Association of San Francisco has awarded it the 2009 Best of...

  • 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...

  • 17th March 2010

    ITMA 2011 sharpens focus on garment making

    With the textile and garment making industry undergoing tremendous change in the light of globalisation and current economic challenges, CEMATEX is making a concerted effort to support manufacturers with a solutions platform that will help the industry stay...

  • 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...

  • 4th March 2010

    Lenzing satisfied with 2009 result despite crisis

    Lenzing Group, leading manufacturer of quality cellulose fibres says it has achieved a comparatively satisfactory result in 2009 despite the difficult global economic situation. In a statement released today with its preliminary figures, the company says th...

  • 3rd March 2010

    Essen hosts Composites Europe 2010

    The fifth edition of Composites Europe is to return to Essen, Germany in 2010 where it will be held parallel to the Aluminium World Fair from 14 to 16 September. 70% of exhibition space has already been sold and with more than 1000 exhibitors, jointly the e...

  • 2nd March 2010

    DyStar sees huge opportunity for success and profitability

    DyStar’s CEO Steve Barron says the newly acquired company’s management sees a huge opportunity to make the business both successful and profitable. Speaking at a two day meeting of the company’s Executive Management Team in Rheingau, Germany, Barron...

  • 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...

  • 26th February 2010

    Toho Tenax launches ultra-lightweight carbon fibre fabric

    New 60 gsm fabric is just 0.06mm thick Teijin’s Toho Tenax Co. is to start selling a carbon fibre fabric from March this year that is says is less than half the weight of conventional lightweight carbon fibre fabrics. The company claims the new fabric, ...

  • 26th February 2010

    First FILTREX ASIA conference a resounding success

    EDANA, the association representing the nonwovens and related industries, and BCH (Business Co-ordination House) have announced the successful completion of the first ever edition of the Filtrex Asia Conference and Exhibition in New Delhi, India.  With ove...

  • 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 ...

  • 18th February 2010

    TenCate: Inkjet nano printing technology will change textiles industry

    Xennia Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of the Netherland’s Royal TenCate, is today unveiling its process demonstrator for nano printing and finishing of textile materials at its Letchworth, UK headquarters. The novel nano process technology, which TenCate sa...

  • 17th February 2010

    DyStar appoints group management team

    DyStar’s new CEO Manish Kiri has announced his senior management team for the DyStar Group. Manish Kiri himself will take on the position of Chairman and Steve Barron, until now Vice President responsible for Strategic Marketing at DyStar, will become CEO...

  • 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...

  • 15th February 2010

    Lenzing Indonesian subsidiary tests fourth production line

    The Indonesian subsidiary of Lenzing AG, PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV) has started up first successful trials of its new fourth production line. Regular operation is expected to commence in the course of the second quarter. The new line will produce visco...

  • 10th February 2010

    NatureWorks announces program for global biopolymer forum

    Participants from Sony Corporation, International Paper, All Nippon Airways, Michigan State University, Frito-Lay, and Target Corporation are among the list of speakers announced for the ‘Innovation Takes Root 2010’ conference, April 13-15, at the Four...

  • 4th February 2010

    Manish Kiri appointed President and CEO of DyStar

    DyStar’s owner, Kiri Holding Singapore Private Limited, has appointed Manish Kiri as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective February 4, 2010 Manish Kiri will replace J Mark Allan J. Mark Allan, will remain with the comp...

  • 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)...

  • 29th January 2010

    Nanostructure fibre developed for advanced fire fighting suits

    Teijin Techno Products Limited, the core company of the Teijin Group's aramid fibres business, together with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Hosokawa Micron Corporation, have announced the development of a new fa...

  • 12th January 2010

    Unifi opens in Central America

    Unifi, Inc. is continuing its global growth strategy with the opening Unifi Central America, Ltda. DE C.V. (UCA). The company says that given the economic climate, brands and retailers continue to evaluate their global sourcing strategies in order to react ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 23rd November 2009

    Yarn manufacturer adds 135 jobs In North Carolina

    Gov. Bev Perdue announced last week that Richmond Specialty Yarns, a manufacturer of yarns, will expand in Richmond County, North Carolina.  The company plans to create 135 new jobs and invest $1 million during the next three years.  In addition, the pro...

  • 17th November 2009

    New TenCate Defender M products

    TenCate Protective Fabrics is to launch new fabrics in its TenCate Defender M collection at the opening of Milipol 2009 in Paris today. According to the company, a new combination of fibres and an innovative dyeing method, now allow the colours navy blue an...

  • 17th November 2009

    Lenzing showcases renewable fibres for corporate wear

    At this month’s A+A in Düsseldorf Lenzing presented its range of fibres made from renewable wood raw material for corporate and protective clothing. The company reports that its Lenzing FR and Tencel fibres have been very successful this year and are bei...

  • 16th November 2009

    New combined protection body armour from TenCate

    TenCate Advanced Armour is introducing new versions of its TenCate Pro-Tector body armour at this week’s Milipol 2009 which takes place in Paris from 17-20 November. The Netherlands based company says that the new variants will offer the best available co...

  • 16th November 2009

    Performance hits it big at A+A

    Sabine Anton-Katzenbach in Düsseldorf For many years the biannual A+A tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany has been playing an important role in setting the trends for work wear and safety clothing. In 2009 the fair once again proved its prospective charac...

  • 10th November 2009

    coldblack wins Textile Design Award 2009

    Schoeller Technologies AG has been awarded the Textile Design Award 2009 by the Swiss Textiles & Zumsteg Foundation for its sun reflector and UV protector textile finishing technology ‘coldblack’. The tenth biannual Design Prize Switzerland, which was...

  • 9th November 2009

    Lenzing at full capacity as upturn continues

    The Lenzing Group’s business upturn in the second quarter has continued into the third quarter due to improving demand for cellulose fibres, the company said today. However, the global economic crisis made a significant negative impact on the company’s ...

  • 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

    New CB coverall for combat vehicle crewmen

    Milliken & Company and W.L. Gore & Associates, have announced the launch of the new JSLIST Chemical/Biological (CB) Coverall for Combat Vehicle Crewman (JC3). The coverall uses a two layer fabric system consisting of Milliken’s Abrams flame resistant (FR...

  • 2nd November 2009

    Milliken introduces lightweight FR workwear fabric

    Milliken & Company, one of the world’s largest privately-held textile and chemical manufacturers, has announced the launch of a new lightweight flame resistant (FR) fabric, as part of its Amplitude line of workwear fabrics. Amplitude is the company’s li...

  • 30th October 2009

    Eco-friendly cotton for sustainable workwear

    German high quality workwear fabrics manufacturer Melchior Textil is to present its new ‘Organic Cotton’ line of environmentally friendly fabrics for workwear at next week’s A+A Safety & Health at Work exhibition in Düsseldorf. The fabrics, which ar...

  • 26th October 2009

    Texas Tech textile researcher awarded for decontamination wipe

    A Texas Tech University researcher who developed a decontamination wipe to meet a critical need for the U.S. military, has received the Scientist of the Year award from the Lubbock chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation. Sesh...

  • 16th October 2009

    3XDRY to boost performance at work

    Schoeller Technologies AG, a Swiss licensing company for innovative textile technologies, is to show a new range of workwear incorporating its 3XDRY moisture management technology at this November’s A+A safety and health at work show in Dusseldorf. In ma...

  • 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...

  • 13th October 2009

    Schoeller-works collection on show at A+A

    High-tech fabrics manufacturer Schoeller Textil AG is to show its ‘schoeller-works’ range of solutions for workwear at the forthcoming A+A 2009 which is being held in Dusseldorf from 3 to 6 November. Schoeller, which was founded in 1868, has been a lea...

  • 12th October 2009

    A+A 2009 focuses on disaster control

    Leading international event for safety and health at work A+A 2009 (Trade Fair and Congress, 3rd to 6th November), will for the first time, this year deal with the topic of disaster control. The programme at the A+A Congress has now been extended to includ...

  • 10th October 2009

    Innovations in Technical Textiles report

    Reportlinker.com has added ‘Innovations in Textiles’, a new market research report covering the latest innovations in the technical textiles industry. The following are some of the highlights of the report: Rayonier has developed a highly absorbent cro...

  • 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...

  • 2nd October 2009

    Hohenstein gets new Function & Care department

    Commencing yesterday, the Hohenstein Institute will be combining its Clothing Physiology and Textile Services & Innovations sections to create new Function & Care department which will provide research and testing services to the textiles industry. The de...

  • 23rd September 2009

    Baltex extends XD spacer fabric range

    UK based specialist warp knitter Baltex, has developed a range of novel warp knitted spacer fabrics  using Coolmax Fresh FX, which have been independently tested at the University of Bolton and found to outperform other spacer fabrics in their comfort pr...

  • 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 September 2009

    India hosts workshop on protective and FR textiles

    India’s Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) are jointly organising a workshop on ‘Strengthening-Government-Industry-Consumer Partnership in Protective Textiles’ here in Mumbai tomorrow. Senior Offi...

  • 8th September 2009

    TenCate Advanced Armour positioned to meet UK needs

    TenCate Advanced Armour has with effect from 3 April 2009 been expanded to include TenCate Advanced Armour UK and is now member of both Defence Manufacturers Association and Society of Maritime Industries. TenCate Advanced Armour UK was established earlie...

  • 6th September 2009

    Nexar polymers to breathe new life into high performance textiles

    Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, has introduced Nexar polymers, a new family of polymers which offer a unique set of key performance attributes that Kraton says can be used in a myriad of applications, ranging ...

  • 3rd September 2009

    Massif and Gehring ink FR deal

    Massif Mountain Gear Company and Gehring Textiles announced yesterday that they have entered into an exclusive agreement to jointly develop and supply military forces around the world with a new generation of flame-resistant fabrics and apparel. Under the ...

  • 4th August 2009

    6th Edition of ATNT-09 International Conference on Advances in Textiles

    The USA based Texas Tech University and Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT), Sathyamangalam, India, jointly announce the 6th edition of, “Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles-ATNT 2009,” December 7-9, 2009. For the ...

  • 28th July 2009

    ITI awarded patent on high visibility, flame and arc resistant fabrics

    Innovative Textiles Inc. (ITI) has announced that it has been issued a patent (Patent No.7,553,782 ) on its ANSI 107 / ASTM 1506 complaint Reliant fabrics. ITI is a leading manufacturer of FR and arc repellant fabrics serving the electrical, fire, and safe...

  • 21st July 2009

    P2i raises 4.1m to exploit nano-coating technology

    P2i Ltd, a leader in liquid-repellent nano-coating technology, has raised £4.1 million ($6.7 million), from new and existing shareholders, to support its accelerating commercialisation and international growth. P2i was established in 2004 to commercialise...

  • 17th July 2009

    Lenzing unveils Tencel Sun at Outdoor Retailer

    At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, July 21-24, Lenzing will present Tencel Sun, a new Tencel fibre that provides superior solar protection especially designed to meet the performance and sustainability demands of the outdoor apparel market...

  • 14th July 2009

    Nanosphere provides lasting comfort in the rain

    Schoeller Technologies AG is to show its highly water repellent Nanosphere technology at this week’s OutDoor trade fair which takes place in Friedrichschafen, Germany from 16-19 July. New tests show that Nanosphere finish lasts longer than conventional fi...

  • 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...

  • 14th July 2009

    Polymer fiber containing flame retardant, process for producing the same, and material containing such fibers

    Applicant(s):      SHELL OIL CO [US]; SHELL INT RESEARCH [NL]; DANGAYACH KAILASH [US]; RAMACHANDRAN VENKATARATNAM [US]; CHUAH HOE HIN [US] Inventor(s):        DANGAYACH KAILASH [US]; RAMACHANDRAN VENKATARATNAM [US]; CHUAH HOE HIN [US] Abs...

  • 11th July 2009

    Dow Corning expands impact protection materials range

    Dow Corning Corporation, a leader in innovative silicone technology for the textile industry, has added two new product lines to its Dow Corning brand Active Protection System family of impact protection materials. The S-Range is based on 3D spacer textile ...

  • 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...

  • 22nd June 2009

    Original or fake? DNAtex from Schoeller tells in seconds

    Product piracy is becoming an ever greater problem worldwide and it is no longer just a question of copies of good designs. Fakes and copies of technical products call the safety of these products into question and, consequently, product liability claims ar...

  • 19th June 2009

    Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards go to six brand-new developments

    A total of six innovations have been selected for this year’s Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards. The awards go to innovative solutions from the fields of material and product development, new processes and innovative garments. The aim of the awards...

  • 29th May 2009

    $13M Defender M order for TenCate

    TenCate Defense & Tactical, a business unit of TenCate Protective Fabrics USA Inc., has announced receipt of a new $13 million order for TenCate Defender M fabric from Propper International for the manufacture of uniforms for the U.S. Marine Corp's Flame R...

  • 26th May 2009

    Perfection Uniforms goes green with Repreve

    Perfection Uniforms has chosen Repreve, a 100% recycled fibre by Unifi, for a line of eco-responsible uniforms. The announcement was made at this year’s North American Uniform Manufacturers and Dealers (NAUMD) trade show in Las Vegas. “Quality and inte...

  • 18th May 2009

    Beckaert presents new anti-static, shielding and heating products

    Bekaert (Bekintex), a leader in innovative textiles, will present its new anti-static, shielding and textile heating products during this year’s Techtextil to be held June 16 to 18 in Frankfurt. The TexiShield BabyProtect offers pregnant women and their u...

  • 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...