Overwhelming response for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012

1st December 2011 0 comment
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 response received by the combined textile machinery show, ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, which will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 12 to 16 June 2012, organisers say. At the close of space application,

Keynote speaker announced for Techtextil NA

23rd November 2011 0 comment
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. Designer, Miguel Caballero known as the ‘Armani of Bullet Proof Clothing' founded his label in 1992 in Colombia's capital, Bogota. The Miguel Caballero bulletproof clothing line was especially created for those

Techtextil India 2011: Final Report

21st November 2011 0 comment
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 attendance) India, Germany, PR of China, France, Belgium, South Korea, USA, Sweden Netherlands, Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Italy and UK. The show also included national pavilions from Belgium, PR of China, France and Germany. V

Ford uses Repreve in Focus Electric seats

17th November 2011 0 comment
Unifi has confirmed that car maker Ford's new Focus Electric model features seat fabric made from the company's Repreve recycled fibre. More than 20 plastic bottles per car are said to be used in the recycled material. Repreve is made from a hybrid blend of recycled materials and manufactured by Unifi, Inc. which says that 22 plastic, 16-ounce water bottles are used in the seat fabric of a single Focus Electric. The figure is based on the amount of Repreve branded fib

Yarn and fabric output down- Q4 outlook positive

17th November 2011 0 comment
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 negative for the third quarter, the outlook for the fourth quarter is positive in both cases. The ITMF reports as follows:  

OEKO-TEX General Managers plan for 2012 and beyond

16th November 2011 0 comment
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 certification scheme for textiles tested for harmful substances. That was the conclusion of this year's meeting of the heads of OEKO-TEX institutes, which, in view of the growing number of certificates issued to production

Alexiums nanoscopic shrink-wrap gains traction

16th November 2011 0 comment
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 and also started-up a new production line at its headquarters in Greer in South Carolina, USA, which triples its capacity. And Alexium's Business Development Director John Almond reports that the first mass market application for RST are getting c

New applications and markets for technical textiles

11th November 2011 0 comment
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: Innovation and Internationalisation Drive Success in the German Technical Textile Industry;  New Technologies for Making Up Technical Textiles and Clothing;  The World Nonwovens Industry: Part 1 -- The Leading Ten Producers;

Lenzing fibres get USDA sustainability certification

10th November 2011 0 comment
Lenzing has announced that it's Tencel and Lenzing FR fibres have been certified as 100% Biobased by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Biobased certification is part of the BioPreferred program which encourages government agencies and contractors to purchase products that are biobased or made from significant amounts of biobased materials. The purpose of the BioPreferred program is to increase the US government's use of environmentally-friendly products

EDANA nonwovens R&D student grant

9th November 2011 0 comment
Students are being urged to apply now for a 2012 EDANA grant to participate in the forthcoming Nonwovens Research Academy which is being held in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 19 & 20 April 2012. The event is being organised by the European nonwovens association EDANA. The Nonwovens Research Academy aims to promote fundamental understanding and knowledge of the science and technology of nonwoven fabrics, products and processes as well as related disciplines. EDANA say

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