Abby Bailey, Marketing and Communications Director of EDANA, the leading association of the nonwovens and related industries, has announced the Association’s updated programme of events scheduled for the remainder of 2013. He has also given an overview of the activities confirmed at this stage for 2014 and 2015.
Archroma, a leader in colour and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, has received the prestigious ICIS Innovation Award for Best Business Innovation for its One Way sustainability service.
It has been recognised for its game-changing approach to textile manufacturing based on the strong conviction that both ecological and economic benefits are reachable, the company reports.
From an imposing urban panorama to an enchanting animal world: digital printing transforms bare walls and monotone floors into a lively home. Previously only used in the apparel sector, digitally printed home and household textiles have been growing in significance continuously for years.
Trade visitors to Heimtextil, that will take place from 8-11 January 2014, can obtain a topical overview of the latest technologies, market opportunities, areas of application for mass printing and sustainable production methods during the European Digital Textile Conference: ‘Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors’ by WTiN.
Visitors to the Composites Engineering 2013, that is due to take place from 12-14 November at the NEC in Birmingham, will have an opportunity to experience the latest ground-breaking engineering developments over the two days through the many exhibitor stands and the open forums.
NatureWorks, the largest producer of biobased lactides, has announced world scale availability of its new Ingeo M700, a high-purity, polymer-grade lactide rich in meso-lactide. Ingeo M700 has been designed to package and deliver performance and functionality all in one unique molecule.
“A few producers have offered what is described chemically as racemic or ‘DL’ lactide,” explained Dr Manuel Natal, Global Segment Leader for lactide derivatives at NatureWorks. “Compared to those lactides, Ingeo M700 is a next generation solution in terms of processing efficiency, cost effectiveness and, in a number of applications, higher end-product performance.”
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 engineer will be responsible for product management as well as expanding the business with new customers.
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 bamboo, Monocel cotton-free fabrics are said to be soft, strong and responsibly produced. “As far as we know, our Monocel denim is the first non-cotton stretch denim to be launched on the market,” said Jonny Kristiansen, CEO at the Nånkåtån.
Huntsman Textile Effects, a leading provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile industry, has given an overview of the current environmental issues facing the textile dyeing sector in Asia at the annual Planet Textiles conference in China.
The event was held on 22 October at Kerry Hotel, Shanghai New International Expo Center.
Tessiture Pietro Radici SpA (TPR), the ancestral RadiciGroup company and the supplier of a complete range of artificial grass yarn in both nylon and polyolefin, is showcasing its Radigreen artificial grass yarn at the FSB International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities in Cologne.
During the four-day event, that is taking place from 22-25 October, the company is introducing its latest innovations for the sports and landscaping sectors.
The focus is on the new Radigreen HD PE line of long-lasting fibrillated yarn and the Radigreen MFL PE PAT monofilament range. The company will also highlight the Radigreen MFL PA family of 100% polyamide monofilament, as well as My Radigreen, an all-in-one combination of straight and textured monofilament for carpets.
Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fibre-product converting company, and Nantong Teijin, the group’s polyester textile manufacturing and processing company, will participate in Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, which will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 21-24 October.
The two companies will exhibit a wide range of apparel solutions covering fibres, textiles and value-added fibre products, aiming to promote their ongoing expansion both in China and the global market.