Research & Development, Education

Composites UK to host Marketing and PR course

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

Turkey sets dates for ITM 2016

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

Patagonia invests in CO2Nexus

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

Lightweight plane to raise energy conservation awareness

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

Spacetex project prepares for lift-off

18th April 2014 0 comment
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 different experiments including the Spacetex project, the first clothing physiology experiments to be carried out in a weightless environment.

Teijin to start developing yarns and textiles in China

17th April 2014 0 comment
The Teijin Group has announced that its new Teijin Product Development China will begin developing yarns and textile products, including environmentally friendly products, for automotive, electronics and materials industries in Nantong, Jiangsu Province on 18 April. The company is expected to enable Teijin to meet local demand by concentrating operations for R&D and production in one location. It will operate as an independent corporation based on the premises of Nantong Teijin, a polyester textile manufacturing and processing company engaged in weaving and dyeing recyclable polyester textiles and manufacturing and processing polyester textiles.

Nantong Teijin celebrates 20th anniversary

17th April 2014 0 comment
China based Nantong Teijin, the Teijin Group's polyester textile manufacturing and processing company handling the weaving and dyeing of recyclable polyester textiles and the manufacture and processing of polyester textiles in China, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on 18 April. Nantong Teijin was established in March 1994 to dye and sell polyester, beginning with lining material in 1995 and then outer material in 1997. It added fabric weaving in 1998 and has continued to expand ever since.

TenCate awarded $30 million US defence contract

16th April 2014 0 comment
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 a value of about US 30 million. Revenues from production that will start during the second half of 2014 are expected to be generated in the next three to four years.

Eastman Cyphrex microfibres win EDANA INDEX14 Award

14th April 2014 0 comment
Eastman Chemical has received the EDANA INDEX14 Innovation in Raw Material Award for its Eastman Cyphrex microfibres. EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, presented the award last week, on the opening day of INDEX14 in Geneva, Switzerland.

JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Awards announced

14th April 2014 0 comment
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 and application. JEC will recognise the ten winning companies and their innovation partners during the third annual JEC Americas exhibition that will be held from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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