Technology, Machinery & Equipment

  • 17th September 2014

    Oxide armour offers Kevlar better stab resistance

    Kevlar, a para-aramid synthetic fibre, is most commonly associated with bullet-proof body armour, yet it offers limited cut and stab protection. ...

  • 16th September 2014

    Italian textile technology training centre to start in India

    The project is designed to provide the transfer of equipment on loan from Italian manufacturers for a maximum of three years, as well as training courses....

  • 15th September 2014

    Conference covers carbon fibre for next generation fuselage

    Composite applications will deliver a crucial contribution to achievements in reducing weight as well as aerodynamic friction drag in future, says Jens Hinrichsen....

  • 15th September 2014

    Institute for Carbon Composites celebrates 5th anniversary

    The Institute for Carbon Composites endowed by SGL Group takes a comprehensive approach to research into carbon fibre based materials....

  • 15th September 2014

    Dyneema succeeds in trademark action

    DSM Dyneema argued that the Chyneema name could create confusion with end-users not receiving the quality and performance they have been led to expect. ...

  • 12th September 2014

    PrimaLoft launches technical knits for high output activities

    The technical knits collection features a blend of technical, trilobal polyester fibres and innovative moisture-management technologies to deliver outstanding softness and comfort....

  • 10th September 2014

    Technical Fibre Products expands production capacity

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

  • 10th September 2014

    Texprocess Campus calls on young experts

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

  • 9th September 2014

    VDMA Textile Machinery Association honours graduate engineers

    In his celebratory speech Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the Lindauer DORNIER Board of Management, characterised the textile machinery industry as real high-tech incubator....

  • 8th September 2014

    Cytec to exhibit at SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition

    Alexander Aucken, Cytec’s Global Automotive Market Sector Manager will address the issues facing the automotive industry and suggest effective solutions....

  • 8th September 2014

    Low & Bonar reports drop in civil engineering segment

    Recognising the lower demand in the civil engineering sector, the company now expects profits for this year to be between £25.3 million and £26.5 million....

  • 5th September 2014

    Rieter publishes its Sustainability Report for 2013

    The core themes of this report are the global promotion of future generations of personnel and energy efficiency. ...

  • 5th September 2014

    INDA’s RISE Conference includes Nanofibres for the Third Millennium

    The February ‘Nanofibres for the Third Millennium’ symposium includes key applications, nanofibre operations, and several nanofibre production processes....

  • 5th September 2014

    Innovative felt project identifies productivity gains for paper making

    The project uses a rotary edge support device, which is believed to solve the problem of joint ring tension control during the weaving process. ...

  • 5th September 2014

    Russia to ban imports of machinery for technical textiles and nonwovens production

    The imposition of the ban will take place in accordance with a recent order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which involved the reduction of imports of equipment....

  • 3rd September 2014

    SSM Giudici gets large machine order from polyamide yarn manufacturer

    The machines will be supplied in five stages and by the end of 2016 all 23 machines will be in full operation....

  • 3rd September 2014

    China’s breakthrough in nano bleed-stop technology

    This technology is expected to reduce the operation time, reduce the medical care cost, and improve the safety operation....

  • 29th August 2014

    Shenghong Group receives STeP certificate for sustainable textile production

    Shenghong Group hopes to inspire more companies in the regional and national textile industry to follow its lead....

  • 29th August 2014

    James Heal Impulse conforms to new ISO 12945-3 standard

    The new ISO 12945-3 is based on the French standard NF G 07-121: 1987 and has been adopted by CEN as EN ISO 12945-3....

  • 28th August 2014

    New arrivals at the MTEX UK Digital Textile Printing Demo Centre

    The new arrivals to the MTEX demonstration centre will be followed by two more printers for fashion fabrics later in the year, the company reports....

  • 27th August 2014

    Ahlstrom announces price increases for advanced filtration materials

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

  • 27th August 2014

    Call for papers from World of Wipes Conference

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

  • 27th August 2014

    Xennia appoints John Anderson as Managing Director

    John Anderson has previously led companies as diverse as New Stores Europe, Kessler International, 600 Group and Airsprung Group. ...

  • 27th August 2014

    Largest ever Cinte Techtextil China to take place next month

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

  • 26th August 2014

    DiloGroup’s technology at CINTE Techtextil China

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

  • 22nd August 2014

    Autefa Solutions at CINTE Techtextil China

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

  • 20th August 2014

    China gets new centre for superfine fibre based synthetic leather

    After all the production lines are put into operation, Top Sun will become the top third Chinese domestic superfine fibre enterprise....

  • 20th August 2014

    Worldwide output of digitally printed textiles is set for strong growth

    Worldwide output of digitally printed textiles is growing at an annual rate of 25%, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Opportunities and applications for digital textile printing....

  • 20th August 2014

    Techtextil 2015 heading for new exhibition-space records

    The number of registrations is expected to have a positive impact on the new hall exhibiting functional apparel textiles....

  • 19th August 2014

    Scott & Fyfe launches Polymat FR for fire retardant applications

    The new product is designed to offer fast resin flow, improving reliability of production when used with highly filled resins....

  • 19th August 2014

    Meisheng Group develops waterborne microfibre and air layer fabric

    The waterborne microfibre fabric is the first of this kind of product launched in the Chinese domestic market....

  • 18th August 2014

    North Carolina’s College of Textiles awarded first Wal-Mart grant

    The grant recipients were selected for their ability to address two key areas that currently present barriers to increased domestic manufacturing....

  • 18th August 2014

    Medical nonwovens demo centre established in Guangdong

    In 2013, Jiujiang has realised a GDP of US 2.14 billion, and the industrial and commercial revenue amounted US 343.47 million. ...

  • 15th August 2014

    John Davidson to discuss carbon fibre manufacturing at GoCarbonFibre

    Building a carbon fibre line is capital intensive, and vertical integration has to be considered in order for the company to succeed....

  • 15th August 2014

    Technical textiles firm Capatex receives funding for expansion

    The N'Tech grant fund was set up by Nottingham City Council after it secured the money from the government's regional growth fund....

  • 15th August 2014

    Elliotts G-Flex Gloves get hand protection certification

    According to Elliotts, it is the manufacturer first in the world to certify these types of gloves to Australian/New Zealand standards....

  • 14th August 2014

    China’s D&Y Group gets acceptance on new textile technologies

    Both projects, aimed to fill the existing gaps in the market, have been accomplished by DAIYIN Textile and Garment Group Shandong....

  • 14th August 2014

    Getting the pressure right with the Hohenstein Institute

    The Institute will be introducing its testing and quality control of compression hosiery during the webinar set to take place in November....

  • 13th August 2014

    Chinese breakthrough on bio based PTT fibres

    According to the ChengHong Group, with the development of PTT technology it has broken the DuPont monopoly in the industry. ...

  • 12th August 2014

    Andritz Group reports solid business development in first half of 2014

    The company has reported a good order intake in the Pulp and Paper and Metals business areas in the first quarter of 2014....

  • 12th August 2014

    Bemis Company announces leadership transition

    William F. Austen succeeds Henry J. Theisen, who will continue as Executive Chairman of the company until his planned retirement in 2015....

  • 12th August 2014

    GOCarbonFibre features exclusive site visit to RWTH Aachen

    GOCarbonFibre delegates will be given a full tour with the opportunity to view the complete production process in operation. ...

  • 11th August 2014

    Ahlstrom reports improved profitability for January-June 2014

    Leading high performance fibre based materials company has introduced new products to further accelerate growth and improve the sales mix....

  • 11th August 2014

    Technical Absorbents presents water removal technology at Filtration 2014

    The company will be displaying both its fibre and fabric technologies at the INDA’s organised event in Baltimore....

  • 11th August 2014

    SGL Group progresses with realignment

    The main focus for the company now lies on portfolio optimisation and the concentration on core competencies, SGL Group reports. ...

  • 8th August 2014

    Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics businesses in North America

    The acquisition is expected to complement the group’s existing business in engineered fabrics and broaden its product range in North America. ...

  • 8th August 2014

    Springs Creative partners Kraton to drive NEXAR polymer technology

    In specific applications, Kraton’s NEXAR Polymers are said to provide an enhanced cooling effect as long as moisture vapour is present....

  • 7th August 2014

    IDEA 2016 moves to ‘America’s walking city’

    To accommodate the show’s growth, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center offers IDEA a space equivalent in size to that of Miami Beach....

  • 7th August 2014

    SSM presents new winder for technical yarns at CINTE Techtextil China

    The SSM DURO-TW precision winder is said to offer a new level of flexibility and winding quality, to fulfil all customers’ requirements. ...

  • 7th August 2014

    Smart, hybrid and multiple materials workshop

    A workshop to discuss the scope of the funding call by the Technology Strategy Board will take place in London on 9 September 2014 at the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining....

  • 6th August 2014

    Biobased nylon intermediates become focus of Genomatica’s development programme

    Genomatica is focused on developing biobased processes that deliver the exact same chemicals as those made with petroleum-based feedstocks....

  • 6th August 2014

    Teijin Thai subsidiaries recognised for enhancing safety awareness

    Since 1986, the National Occupation Safety and Health Award recognised outstanding initiatives in Thailand’s environmental, safety and health field....

  • 6th August 2014

    Composites Europe 2014 presents new themes and special areas

    More than 400 exhibitors from 25 nations are expected to present new lightweight construction concepts at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre....

  • 5th August 2014

    Researcher wins prize for 3D implants based on alginate for wound care

    It is hoped that alginate implants will help in the treatment of damaged soft tissue in future....

  • 5th August 2014

    Oerlikon Neumag technologies for technical nonwoven production

    The company’s new Staple FORCE S 1000 is said to enable swift product colour changes with considerably lower waste....

  • 4th August 2014

    Italian textile machinery orders on the rise for Q2

    This growth in orders came entirely from the foreign markets, according to the Association’s President Raffaella Carabelli....

  • 1st August 2014

    All international market leaders on board at Texprocess

    The next Texprocess will be distinguished by Source it platform, which puts the spotlight on manufacturers of apparel and fashions....

  • 31st July 2014

    First stage of software tool for composite component design completed

    A new software tool designed by PROSEL project will assist with the design and development of new composite component applications. ...

  • 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....

  • 30th July 2014

    James Heal reveals new Martindale tester at ITMA ASIA + CITME

    The instrument allows easy access to every station from the front which reduces time to load and unload, the company reports....

  • 28th July 2014

    Groz-Beckert at CINTE Techtextil China 2014

    Groz-Beckerts will focus on specific needle solutions for the automobile industry at the upcoming CINTE Techtextil China exhibition....

  • 28th July 2014

    New Xennia range for digital polyester fabric printing

    New Xennia Corundum range of digital textile inkjet inks offers unsurpassed colour vibrancy and industrial reliability, according to the manufacturer....

  • 24th July 2014

    Textiles Intelligence strengthens editorial team for continued growth

    The recruitment of Kate Lloyd will help to develop the in-house editorial team at Textiles Intelligence, led by Robin....

  • 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....

  • 24th July 2014

    Summit will explore business benefits of an effective sustainability strategy in textiles and clothing

    Leading textile machinery companies have confirmed their sponsorship of the event that sets out to deliver an inspirational, forward-looking agenda. ...

  • 23rd July 2014

    First half earnings increase at Autoneum

    Autoneum reports it has further strengthened its position as technology leader in the first half of 2014 with expanded portfolio and new sites located globally....

  • 22nd July 2014

    Flat knitted technical textiles showcase for Stoll

    Flat knitting machine builder Stoll says its 'Technical Textiles' pave the way for greater sustainability with its research and development assignments...

  • 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....

  • 22nd July 2014

    China Technical Textile Watch: Yantai Tayho drives military & police protection equipment upgrade

    In the future, Yantai Tayho plans to gradually radiate to all domestic models including fighters and large aircraft....

  • 21st July 2014

    Brazilian debut for Monforts Allround modular coating head

    A new Montex Allround is said to offer considerable benefits to manufacturers of coated technical textiles , especially with regards to its flexibility. ...

  • 21st July 2014

    China Technical Textile Watch: Para aramid paper based composites demonstration production line built

    At the moment, the high-grade aramid paper products are almost entirely dependent on imports in China, our correspondent Oliver Haiqing Hua reports....

  • 18th July 2014

    T-shirt for health and sports sectors premieres at Wearable Technologies

    The shirt is said to help athletes to plan their training sessions and can also be used by people suffering from stress symptoms....

  • 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....

  • 17th July 2014

    Sensing Tex named as one of Catalonia’s most promising companies

    Catalonia based technology company has been chosen as one of the best 21 companies in the region to invest....

  • 17th July 2014

    Composites UK highlights need for composite recycling

    Global carbon fibre demand is predicted at 60,000 tonnes by 2015, with the UK using about 6% of this....

  • 17th July 2014

    Miller Weldmaster presents new AES1900 for banner manufacturers

    The new state-of-the-art machine model is capable of accommodating banners of almost any size, according to the manufacturer....

  • 16th July 2014

    Scott & Fyfe presents innovative silicone hose reinforcement solution

    The new product is said to have some outstanding properties to enable silicone hose manufacturers to gain substantial competitive advantage....

  • 14th July 2014

    GOCarbonFibre reveals new agenda for 2014

    The programme divided into four sessions is going to address the main concerns and prospects facing the carbon fibre industry....

  • 14th July 2014

    SGL Group starts production of new thermoplastic compatible carbon fibres

    The company has received its first orders for the new heavy tow carbon fibre SIGRAFIL C 50k....

  • 14th July 2014

    Oeko-Tex launches MySTeP sustainability management tool at Texworld USA

    The new database facilitates private, transparent communication between customers and suppliers, according to Dr Haug, General Secretary of the International Oeko-Tex Association....

  • 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

    Checking product authenticity with Identity by HeiQ

    The Identity technology that makes it possible to track every part of the garment will be presented at the upcoming OutDoor Friedrichshafen....

  • 11th July 2014

    SSM launches new products at ITMA Asia 2014

    The company displayed six machines, five of which were shown in Asia for the first time....

  • 11th July 2014

    PTC Group presents latest technology components in Shanghai

    The group showcased its latest developments and technology designed to produce savings in energy, consumables and maintenance effort....

  • 11th July 2014

    Japanese university researcher gets materials science award for work on hydrogels

    Professor has been recognised for his original work on the mechanical properties of extremely tough double network gels....

  • 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. ...

  • 10th July 2014

    Change of date for ITM 2016 exhibition

    The leading textile exhibition had to be moved following the demand from participating brands and exhibitors....

  • 8th July 2014

    TenCate Mirafi geosynthetic judged best in Montana State University study

    The study findings prove that incorporating TenCate Mirafi RS580i will result in better roadway performance, sustainable use of materials, and faster construction, according to the manufacturer....

  • 7th July 2014

    Hypetex first coloured carbon fibre

    The carbon fibre industry is set for an injection of colour following the launch of Hypetex, the world’s first coloured carbon fibre brand....

  • 4th July 2014

    EDANA and INDA announce venue for Outlook Plus Latin America

    Outlook Plus Latin America, the first occasion for global nonwovens associations to partner in a Latin American event, will take place in Sao Paulo next year....

  • 4th July 2014

    China – BCF market with a future

    According to Oerlikon Neumag, the Asian market is focused on the production of contractual goods but there seems to be a change coming....

  • 3rd July 2014

    NDC Infrared Engineering and Beta LaserMike to form NDC Technologies

    A new company will offer a more comprehensive portfolio of gauging solutions across a multitude of industries, increasing the distribution channels....

  • 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

    Composites Europe 2014 puts spotlight on biocomposites

    Biocomposites are gaining in importance, according to Dipl.-Phys. Michael Carus, the Managing Director of the nova-Institut, who looked at the industry’s future....

  • 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....

  • 2nd July 2014

    £3.9m refinancing for WSP Textiles

    The UK based leading manufacturer of billiard cloth has received nearly £4m to invest in alternative technologies....

  • 1st July 2014

    Huntsman extends its range to deliver brighter shades

    The new dyes developed by Huntsman Textile Effects to deliver bright fashion shades are expected to help textile mills meet rising demand for cost effective PA fabrics. ...

  • 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

    Sympatex eco-friendly solutions at OutDoor 2014

    Sustainability and comfort are the main characteristics of the new product range that Sympatex Technologies will be showcasing in Friedrichshafen next month....

  • 30th June 2014

    Successful ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014

    Around 100,000 visitors from 102 countries came to Shanghai to attend what appears to be the largest combined show for textile and textile machinery....

  • 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. ...

  • 27th June 2014

    New WIPES Academy set for October 2014

    New INDA training course equips wipes professionals to advance their business prospects, according to David Rousse, INDA’s President....

  • 27th June 2014

    Cygnet USA sets up Greenville base to strengthen its business

    Cygnet USA hopes its recent developments will help to grow the company’s share of the North and South American textile and carbon fibre manufacturing markets....

  • 27th June 2014

    GOCarbonFibre 2014 announces new speakers

    GOCarbonFibre 2014 has confirmed new speakers for its exclusive conference programme that will analyse the latest carbon fibre industry developments....

  • 25th June 2014

    Lenzing listed in Austrian sustainability index

    Receiving a good rating eighth year in a row, the leading producer of Tencel fibres joins the list amongst 21 other Austrian companies....

  • 24th June 2014

    CEMATEX launches ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award

    ITMA is returning to Milan after 20 years with a new award programme, offering more than a showcase of the latest technology....

  • 24th June 2014

    Ahlstrom expands its SBS range

    Ahlstrom has expanded its offering for the medical market and healthcare industry using its advanced SMS (spunbond-meltblow-spunbond) technology....

  • 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

    Aquafil wins 'best fibre' industry award

    The Aquafil’s pride, ECONYL fibre is 50% made from post-consumer waste, and the company aims to take it even further....

  • 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....

  • 20th June 2014

    Batson to represent Italian nonwoven machinery manufacturer in US

    With a new agreement in place, Louis P. Batson, a leading supplier of capital equipment and machinery accessories, believes it has never been able to offer a more comprehensive line of machinery for the production of nonwoven products before....

  • 19th June 2014

    Sustainable Italian technology on display in Shanghai

    ACIMIT, the Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is demonstrating the expertise of its members in sustainable textile production, with the latest innovations on display in Shanghai. The specially designed project aims to provide the industry with so...

  • 17th June 2014

    ICE Recycling joins the Leigh family of companies

    The company that provides both on-site waste-stream management as well as off-site reprocessing services will join Leigh Fibers, one of the largest reprocessors of natural, synthetic and specialty fibres that is currently active in 25 countries around the worl...

  • 17th June 2014

    INDA annual report analyses nonwovens industry events

    A 99-page inaugural report by INDA includes executive summaries, introductions, backgrounds, objectives, current assessments, forecasted results and discussions by individual events to provide industry with all the data nonwoven professionals need to minimise ...

  • 17th June 2014

    EDANA delivers nonwoven statistics early to its members

    ‘Nonwovens Production and Delivery in Europe for 2013’ report, normally published after the end of May, has been made available to all EDANA member companies earlier, in order to support their business planning purposes....

  • 17th June 2014

    SGL Carbon SE appoints new CFO

    With 25 years of industry experience in the financial and industrial markets, Dr Michael Majerus will step into his new role as CFO of the SGL Carbon SE on 1 July 2014 for a three year term. Susanne Klatten, Chair of the Supervisory Board, believes Dr Majerus ...

  • 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

    Ohmatex partners with Danfoss PolyPower for supply of stretch sensors for wearable applications

    Ohmatex is partnering with Danfoss PolyPower to take further the company’s work with highly elastic and mechanically robust stretch sensors that combine PolyPower® stretch sensing technology with an Ohmatex textile cabling and connector. They have already b...

  • 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

    WOW Conference shows latest innovations in wipes, technologies and brands

    According to David Rousse, INDA President, the eighth annual WOW conference that took place in Minneapolis last week reflected the vibrancy and positive growth of the entire wipes industry, with presentations discussing branding strategies, industry forecasts ...

  • 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. ...

  • 11th June 2014

    Xennia reports success at InPrint 2014 show

    More than 100 companies exhibited at the InPrint 2014 industrial print show co-sponsored by Xennia Technology that took place in Germany two months ago. According to the company’s Marketing Manager, Tim Phillips, the show received great support with Xennia...

  • 11th June 2014

    Textile chemistry and sustainability specialist joins Hohenstein Institute America

    A strong background in textile chemistry and textile sustainability are main advantages of the Hohenstein Institute America new Customer Relations and Technical Specialist, according to the Institute’s Managing Director, Dr Sam Moore. ...

  • 10th June 2014

    Milliken appoints Vice President of global design for floor covering division

    Floor covering and textile leader with more than 30 years of experience in the textile and carpet industry, Bob Hutchison, will aid in continuing to position the award-winning company as a leader in modular and broadloom carpeting in his new role as Vice Presi...

  • 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 ...

  • 9th June 2014

    Milliken honoured for its commitment to arts

    According to Milliken innovation company, arts profoundly impacts every industry that it serves. The company has become one of the BCA 10 this year, recognised for its commitment to arts and arts education....

  • 8th June 2014

    Combining biomaterial science with fabric engineering

    Secant Medical is to demonstrate its observations of the ways biomaterial science combined with fabric engineering can benefit minimally invasive devices at the MD&M East Exhibition and Conference in Philadelphia from 18-20 June 2013. “Medical device manufa...

  • 6th June 2014

    Technical Textiles to invest $ 12 million into new plant in Macedonia

    A new EUR 12 million worth plant for production of insulating materials for construction, automotive and aerospace industries will be built in Macedonia. German woven company Technical Textiles believes the country has the right potential to implement the manu...

  • 6th June 2014

    Low & Bonar appoints new CEO

    Brett Simpson, a chemical engineering expert who has been in charge of Belgium based LBC Tank Terminals Group for the last five years, will become the Low & Bonar’s next CEO. Martin Flower, Chairman of Low & Bonar, believes his general management, marketing...

  • 5th June 2014

    Rockline Industries geothermal technology to reduce energy reliance by 65%

    The 1.2 million square foot plant, installed by Rockline Industries and located in Booneville, AR, is the first production facility to be heated and cooled by geothermal technology. It is expected to reduce Booneville’s reliance on overall energy and natural...

  • 5th June 2014

    INDA’s CAB Conference proved successful with nonwoven professionals

    According to INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, its Converting and Bonding Conference that took place in Greenville, SC, last month, brought together a diverse audience to learn about the latest information on government policies, recyclin...

  • 4th June 2014

    INDA expands its Vision event offer with acquisition of Insight International Conference

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has changed dates for its events that are to take place in 2014-2015 in order to host a larger and bigger offer for the absorbent products and disposable hygiene industry next year. The newly combined In...

  • 4th June 2014

    TeXtreme enters racquetball with Ektelon brand

    The Textreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements that are already featured in many sports, including advanced aerospace, bicycles, and hockey, will now also be used in racquetball, with five new Ektelon models enhanced with the technology. Scott Winters, Vice Pr...

  • 4th June 2014

    JX announces its entry into nanofibre business

    JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation that already owns two nonwoven businesses, has announced its plans to enter the nanofibre market with its new polypropylene nanofibres manufacturing technique that, according to the company, can provide results that are dif...

  • 3rd June 2014

    FR Safety Yarns comprehensive yarn range keeps on gaining acceptance

    For the last three years FR Safety Yarns KG has been working on its comprehensive product range of technologically sophisticated Diolen Safe yarn qualities, steadily expanding the portfolio. With this product range Dipl-Ing Tim Huizenga, who has been the com...

  • 3rd June 2014

    RHL’s major new developments on display in China

    The showcase among the world leading technology at ITMA Asia + CITME and a prestige installation at a brand new viscose plant in China are expected to attract the attention of regional textile and nonwovens producers, Richard Hough reports. According to the M...

  • 2nd June 2014

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

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

  • 2nd June 2014

    Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2014 set record attendance

    More than 9,000 visitors came to a dynamic synergy created by the eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and second Texprocess Americas co-located with JEC Americas that took place in Atlanta last month. The three in one event hosted 759 exhibiting bran...

  • 30th May 2014

    Formax officially opens its new UK automotive production facility

    As part of the on-going investment to deliver highly optimised carbon multiaxials to manufacturers of high volume automotive programmes, Formax has opened doors to its new EUR 2.5million worth automotive production facility in Leicestershire. The local MP for...

  • 30th May 2014

    Industry Contributors wanted for large scale composites structures study

    The National Composites Centre (NCC), in conjunction with the University of Southampton, Solent LEP and partners, is investigating the need for a centre to research and develop the use of advanced materials in the manufacture of large structures for marine, oi...

  • 30th May 2014

    Ahlstrom's wall covering line inaugurated in China

    The new Ahlstrom wall covering substrates production line worth around EUR 40 million has been inaugurated in China, to supply high-end wall covering products for the growing Chinese market. Jan Lång, President and CEO, believes this is a major step in the e...

  • 29th May 2014

    New TeXtreme concept for large volume projects

    TeXtreme said it wants to achieve more weight savings with its Spear Tow reinforcements, keeping the total cost of the composite unchanged. The brand believes a new concept for large volume projects called TeXtreme Industrial will help to expand the product’...

  • 28th May 2014

    Swiss textiles go to space

    Dr Gerst is setting off from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, for the six-month long mission at the International Space Station (ISS). He will be responsible for a series of clothing physiology experiments that are expected to shed new light on the inte...

  • 27th May 2014

    Some unlikely bedfellows....

    What do Coca Cola, IBM, Kodak and Walt Disney have to do with the future of technical textiles? According to our expert Adrian Wilson, their groundbreaking technologies may have a great impact on the future of technical textiles... ...

  • 27th May 2014

    An Innovation industry in new and old

    Is staple fibre innovation dead in nonwovens? Our correspondent and the US textiles industry veteran Bill Smith brings the latest news on the state of the industry, discussed at the second Converting and Bonding Conference, organised by INDA, The Association o...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 19th May 2014

    Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

    The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. In recent years, as part of research p...

  • 16th May 2014

    Marco Levi appointed President and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation

    The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation has appointed Marco Levi as President and CEO of the company. Dr Levi will start at his new position in mid June 2014. Jan Lång will continue as President and CEO until 15 June 2014 and will afterwards support ...

  • 15th May 2014

    Energy efficiency focus for German technology at ITMA ASIA+ CITME 2014

    Efficient textile production in terms of energy and resources will be the main topic of German exhibitors at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014, which will be held from 16-20 June in Shanghai. Volatile prices and sporadic shortages of energy as well as commodities and s...

  • 13th May 2014

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

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

  • 13th May 2014

    New production opportunities with Monadnock’s ‘Pilot to Production’ programme

    Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC offers a Pilot to Production programme aimed at developers of fine fibre melt blown polypropylene, seeking to transition from proven R&D scale production to industrial scale manufacturing. The programme is designed for developers who ...

  • 12th May 2014

    New absorber systems for mechanically and visually perfect seams

    As part of the research project Absorber systems for the laser welding of textiles, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute and the DWI Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials have developed new absorber systems for laser welding technical textiles in the ...

  • 12th May 2014

    Autefa Solutions at ITMA Asia 2014

    Autefa Solutions will be showcasing at the ITMA Asia 2014 that will be taking place from 16-20 June in Shanghai, China, with its business areas that include Nonwovens Technology, Fiber Logistic Technology, Automation Technology and Woollen/Worsted Technology....

  • 9th May 2014

    Toray reports growing revenues for fiscal year 2013

    Toray Industries, a multination technology and chemistry corporation, has reported US 17,860 million consolidated net income for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014, a 15.4% increase compared to the previous year. Operating income has increased by 26.1% to US ...

  • 9th May 2014

    Performance Days completely sold out

    The 12th edition of the leading functional fabrics and materials trade show, Performance Days, that is scheduled to take place from 13-14 May in Munich includes many new highlights, according to organisers. Five completely sold out exhibit halls wait for thei...

  • 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...

  • 7th May 2014

    Cytec presents new products at JEC Americas 2014

    Cytec Industries, the specialty materials and chemical technologies company, will be exhibiting at JEC Americas 2014, Atlanta, GA, from 13-15 May, showcasing its latest technology portfolio developments. Cytec will be exhibiting one of Team USA’s Olympic Sk...

  • 7th May 2014

    INDA awarded for campaign to reduce flushing baby wipes

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has been recognised for its environmental stewardship with a 2014 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Merit Award for a public awareness campaign that successfully reduced the amount of...

  • 6th May 2014

    Andritz Nonwoven presents its latest solutions at ITMA Asia 2014

    International technology Group Andritz will present its wide range of products and services in delivery of complete turnkey and individual solutions for wetlaid, spunlace, and needlepunch production at ITMA Asia 2014 that will be taking place from 16-20 June i...

  • 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 ...

  • 6th May 2014

    INDA announces finalists for prestigious World of Wipes Innovation Award

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the names of four finalists to compete for the prestigious World of Wipes Innovation Award. The annual award recognises the product that most expands the use of nonwovens and demonstrates c...

  • 6th May 2014

    Thermore EVOdown, soft and durable composite

    Thermore, the thermal insulation expert, has introduced the new EVOdown, described by the manufacturer as a rolled free-fibre composite, inspired by the soft hand and lofty nature of natural blown-in down or fibre ball production techniques. The product compr...

  • 2nd May 2014

    TissueGen receives new patent for self-expanding medical device

    TissueGen, a developer of biodegradable polymer technology for implantable drug delivery across a wide variety of therapeutic applications, has been issued a patent from US Patent and Trademark Office for a self-expanding medical device capable of drug elusion...

  • 2nd May 2014

    Invista to support first Kingpins denim show in Europe

    Invista, a leading producer of polymer and fibres, will co-sponsor the upcoming Kingpins show that will be taking place in Amsterdam from 7-8 May, where the company will be exhibiting under the motto Comfort at any Degree. Focused exclusively on denim, the sh...

  • 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...

  • 1st May 2014

    New pillowcases enhance rest by employing sportswear technologies

    Textils Mora has partnered with Valencian sportswear company Lurbel in a home textiles venture to produce a range of innovative pillow cases which use high performance technologies from the sports sector. The partnership was developed through the Mora Technic...

  • 1st May 2014

    Composites Innovation Cluster exhibits at Composites UK Conference

    Key developments from the Composites Innovation Cluster programme of projects, funded by the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI), will be showcased at the Composites UK Industry conference at the National Composites Centre in ...

  • 1st May 2014

    The Smart Fabrics Conference: Much More Than Textiles

    Over the past ten years, the development of products which combine technology with wearables has evolved from academic research and early start-ups to brand roll-outs and a fully-developed supply chain that encompasses sensors, electronics, platforms, and apps...

  • 1st May 2014

    New vapour permeability testing methods for breathable fabrics

    Versaperm, a leading manufacturer of testing equipment, has introduced two ranges of textile permeability testers for measuring the weather and water-proof breathability (vapour permeability) of new and improved textiles. The company’s development is a resp...

  • 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...

  • 30th April 2014

    Bonar builds a new manufacturing facility in China

    Low & Bonar's division Bonar, a multinational group of producers and suppliers of performance technical textiles, will be building a new EUR 32m worth factory at Changzhou, in the Yangtze river delta near Shanghai, China. Marc Krauth, Bonar's Global Busines...

  • 29th April 2014

    Good things come in small packages

    Packaging is a comparatively small but rapidly growing end-use application for nonwovens, representing around 240,000 tons of materials in 2014. This is approximately 4.1% of overall nonwovens consumption, but with a value of around €480 million and some ve...

  • 29th April 2014

    Formax commissions new multiaxial machine for automotive applications

    Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and specialty composite reinforcements, has successfully installed and commissioned its new Karl Mayer Malitronic multiaxial machine as part of a EUR 2.5m investment programme. Dan Norton, Automotive Sector Manager at ...

  • 29th April 2014

    Oerlikon Manmade Fibres’ innovations to be shown in Shanghai

    Oerlikon Manmade Fibres, the leader in production of filament spinning systems, will be exhibiting with its Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014 that will be taking place from 16-20 June 2014 at the Shanghai New International Ex...

  • 28th April 2014

    New opportunities for the UK composites industry

    The Composites UK Annual Conference, where the Association will be highlighting the opportunities and the support available to the UK companies, will be taking place from 13-14 May 2014 at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol. The event has invited...

  • 28th April 2014

    Sioen Industries reports economic recovery for Q1 2014

    The Sioen Industries Group has reported growth for the first quarter of 2014, with net sales from continuing activities reaching EUR 81.5 million compared to EUR 77.5 million for the same period last year, resulting in a sales increase of 5.2 %. According to ...

  • 28th April 2014

    Advanced flat knitting machine for technical textiles to be shown in Atlanta

    Leading computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its U.S. subsidiary Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc., will participate in the Techtextil North America exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. next month. On...

  • 28th April 2014

    Monforts to launch new modular interchangeable coating system at ITMA Asia

    Monforts Textilmaschinen, a leading textile machinery manufacturer, will be introducing its new modular interchangeable coating system for technical textiles, the Montex-Allround, at ITMA Asia in Shanghai, which will be held from 16-20 June in China. The new ...

  • 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...

  • 25th April 2014

    Nonwovens improve crop yields and reduce harvesting waste

    According to the European nonwovens organisation EDANA, nonwovens can make a big difference to the amount of food produced when growing crops and also in preventing spoilage once a crop has been harvested. For example, the Brussels based association says, when...

  • 25th April 2014

    DiloGroup at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

    DiloGroup will be presenting its portfolio of equipment and services to the nonwovens industry at the ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 show that will be held from June 16- 20 in Shanghai. The group will provide extensive information about production lines made in Germa...

  • 25th April 2014

    Visitors flock to Sandler’s mansions and gardens

    The Sandler team welcomed more than 500 visitors at its Mansion and Gardens booth at INDEX14 nonwovens trade fair that took place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland. A modern, light-filled house, featuring an elegant minimalist design and built from nonwo...

  • 24th April 2014

    INDEX 2014 confirmed as global meeting place

    INDEX 14 has delivered on its promise to be the global meeting point for the industry, according to EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, after welcoming more than 12,500 visitors at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition centre...

  • 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

    Composites UK to host Marketing and PR course

    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 ma...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Turkey sets dates for ITM 2016

    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...

  • 23rd April 2014

    DyStar showcasing Jettex at 2014 FESPA

    DyStar will showcase its extensive offer of high quality, high performance Jettex digital printing inks, ranging from reactive, acid to disperse inks, at FESPA Munich 2014 trade fair that will take place from 20 -23 May 2014. A leading provider of dyes, chemi...

  • 23rd April 2014

    Patagonia invests in CO2Nexus

    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 &...

  • 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...

  • 21st April 2014

    Lightweight plane to raise energy conservation awareness

    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 t...

  • 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...

  • 18th April 2014

    Successful INDEX for DiloGroup

    The DiloGroup, represented by DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines, has provided widespread information about numerous applications of nonwovens showing various products at Index nonwovens trade fair that took place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland....

  • 17th April 2014

    Karl Mayer hosts specialist workshop on bionics

    In bionics, animals and plants serve as examples for new creative solutions and innovative technical applications. What these are, is being discussed in the Bionics in operation series of events from the Hessian Bionics Network. In this respect, a specialist...

  • 17th April 2014

    Teijin to start developing yarns and textiles in China

    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 ...

  • 17th April 2014

    Nantong Teijin celebrates 20th anniversary

    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 an...

  • 16th April 2014

    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb joins SAC

    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Nonwovens, has reached another milestone on their way to higher social and ecological responsibility, by joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the company believes. Freudenberg Far Easter...

  • 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 ...

  • 15th April 2014

    Champion to showcase latest threads and yarns at Texprocess Americas

    Champion Thread, a leading producer and supplier of industrial sewing threads, yarns, narrow fabrics, and product identification solutions, will be showcasing its products at the Texprocess Americas 2014 trade fair that will be held from 13-15 May in Atlanta, ...

  • 15th April 2014

    ITMA and EDANA plan nonwovens conference

    The International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA) and MP Expositions, the organiser of ITMA 2015, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), intended to support the organisation of a conference on nonwovens during ITMA 2015 t...

  • 15th April 2014

    Methods Workshop to debut new Quick TruCost at Texprocess Americas

    Methods Workshop will unveil the newly redesigned Quick TruCost (QTC) costing software at the Texprocess Americas trade show that will take place from 13-15 May in Atlanta, GA. Located inside the Technology Solutions pavilion, the sewn products costing and e...

  • 14th April 2014

    Eastman Cyphrex microfibres win EDANA INDEX14 Award

    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 ...

  • 14th April 2014

    New spunlace wipes line for China’s DDN

    International technology Group Andritz has received an order from DDN Beijing Dongfang Dayuan Nonwoven-Fabric, China, to supply a new spunlace line for the production of wipes from viscose/PES (30-80 g/m²). Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 20...

  • 14th April 2014

    Bayer supports development of coated textiles

    Bayer MaterialScience, the leading polymer company, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art textile coating pilot line in Shanghai, China. At its headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, the company has also installed new lab facilities, among them a lab coater. Al...

  • 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...

  • 11th April 2014

    TenCate and PROOF Research announce exclusive partnership agreement

    TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, and Performance Polymer Solutions have entered into an exclusive partnership to jointly develop, market and offer high temperature prepreg materials t...

  • 11th April 2014

    Tencel for flushable Nonwovens

    Lenzing, the leading producer of the manmade cellulose fibres, believes it is satisfying the trend of the times in the nonwovens industry with its short-cut type cellulose fibre Tencel that is said to be ideal for high quality wipes and care wipes, due to its ...

  • 10th April 2014

    Albaad partners Voith Paper and Truetzschler for new nonwoven line

    Albaad, the leading Israeli hygiene products manufacturer, Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and Voith Paper teamed up to realise an innovative technology for flushable nonwovens. Albaad independently developed an innovative confidential technology of...

  • 10th April 2014

    TAL to get green-fingers at Greentech

    Technical Absorbents (TAL) will be displaying an array of innovative fibre and fabric technologies that aid efficient water management at the new biennial exhibition dedicated to horticulture – GreenTech. The UK based Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) manufacture...

  • 9th April 2014

    EDANA announces winners of Index 14 Awards

    Index14, the largest meeting place for the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, has started yesterday, with a ceremony to showcase excellence in the nonwovens and related industries. EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related ...

  • 9th April 2014

    Despite 2013 numbers, CRAiLAR makes progress towards profitability

    Since its 1998 Canadian origin as a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly and ethically-produced clothing, CRAiLAR Technologies has focused on the development of a revolutionary, sustainable natural textile fibre. CRAiLAR’s technology is an enzymatic proc...

  • 9th April 2014

    Ahlstrom Flow2Save filter media wins Index 14 Award

    Ahlstrom’s Flow2Save product has won an INDEX 14 Award. The prize was awarded by EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, at INDEX, Europe's leading nonwovens exhibition which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, ...

  • 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...

  • 9th April 2014

    Rockline Industries announces expansion

    As part of its planned expansion, US based wipes manufacturer Rockline Industries has acquired a 240,000 square foot facility, on a 30-acre site, in Russellville, Arkansas. This aligns with the growth strategy to meet the growing needs of contract manufactur...

  • 8th April 2014

    Lenzing appoints new CFO

    The Supervisory Board of Lenzing has appointed Thomas Riegler to serve as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer for the next three years starting on 1 June 2014. Born in Graz, Thomas Riegler studied business administration and has accumulated more than ...

  • 8th April 2014

    Berria Bike launches frames reinforced by TeXtreme

    Berria Bike, a manufacturer of high performance bikes, has introduced its new 2014 bikes in Feria de Madrid. The top models, Bravo Team 29 MTB and Team Belador Road, frames are constructed with the carbon fibre material TeXtreme. David Vitoria, R&D Manager, B...

  • 8th April 2014

    BMSvision monitoring systems at ITMA Asia 2014

    BMSvision will exhibit the latest version of its Manufacturung Execution Systems (MES) for weaving, knitting, tufting and spinning, at ITMA Asia 2014 that will be taking place in Shanghai from16-20 June. All of these systems include software modules for real ...

  • 8th April 2014

    Composites Germany joins the EuCIA

    Composites Germany, the trade association founded in 2013, has replaced the AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) as a member of the EuCIA (European Composites Industry Association). Through its membership of ...

  • 7th April 2014

    Anti-ageing fibre in Yaluronica cosmetotextile line

    Meryl Hyaluronan, the anti-ageing fibre produced by Nylstar, has been selected as the fibre to develop GT Calze’s new and exclusive Yaluronica cosmeto-textile product line. The new product line was showcased during Cosmoprof Bologna 2014, which took place ...

  • 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...

  • 7th April 2014

    Suominen to introduce new logo for use with flushable wipes

    Suominen, a leading manufacturer of nonwoven roll goods for wiping products, is introducing a new logo to depict the flushability and dispersibility of its Hydraspun Dispersible Substrates at the Index 14 exhibition that takes place in Geneva this week from 8-...

  • 4th April 2014

    Bolger & O’Hearn develop formaldehyde free binder

    The chemicals company Bolger & O’Hearn has developed a new Formaldehyde Free and APEO free print and finish binder for textile and nonwoven applications. Altoma Binder 10580, the new product, has excellent fastness properties and very good mechanical stabi...

  • 4th April 2014

    Walk the Line floor covering from Milliken

    Milliken innovation company introduces the Walk the Line collection, a new modular carpet with an open linear pattern that brings sophisticated movement to the floor plane. Colourful accent options from bright pops to neutrals add versatility to the range of...

  • 3rd April 2014

    Freudenberg spunlaids achieve recycled content certification

    SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, has certified the high level recycled content claim of Lutradur products manufactured by the Freudenberg Spunweb Company. Three specific styles of polyester sp...

  • 3rd April 2014

    Flushable wipes campaign nominated for award

    A public awareness campaign sponsored by INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and the Maine Wastewater Control Association (MWWCA) to educate consumers to not flush baby wipes down the toilet has been nominated for a 2014 Environmental Prote...

  • 2nd April 2014

    Quadrant adds Fitnice woven vinyl flooring to its portfolio

    Quadrant Carpets, one of the UK's leading commercial flooring specialists, has extended its product portfolio by introducing the Fitnice woven vinyl flooring collection. This new collection comprising four unique woven patterns, each available in a selection...

  • 2nd April 2014

    New 3D wovens plant for aero engine composites

    Safran and Albany International, the advanced textiles and materials processing company, have inaugurated a new plant in Rochester, New Hampshire, which will be producing 3D woven composite parts for aircraft engines. The inauguration ceremony, where Jean-Pa...

  • 2nd April 2014

    Ohmatex launches new washable connector

    Ohmatex, a smart textile technology company, has launched its first fully washable connector, designed specifically to provide connectivity for smart textile products currently in development. The connector was designed in a way that it can be attached to a ...

  • 1st April 2014

    Latest Truetzschler innovations to be shown in Shanghai

    The Truetzschler Group’s four business units Spinning, Nonwovens, Man-Made Fibre and Card Clothing, as well as the Chinese Truetzschler Textile Machinery Shanghai (TTMS), will be exhibiting at the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME trade fair that will take place...

  • 1st April 2014

    Ahlstrom showcases latest products at INDEX 2014

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, will present its extensive product range at INDEX 2014 nonwovens exhibition that will be taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 8-11. The company will feature its newest products for the lif...

  • 31st March 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Texprocess Americas 2014

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be presenting its new products and service highlights at Texprocess Americas trade show for innovations in clothing manufacturing industry and textile processing, which takes place in Atlan...

  • 31st March 2014

    Italian Meeting Point at Techtextil North America

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and ICE, Italian Trade Agency, will be taking part in the 2014 edition of Techtextil North America that will be taking place from 13-15 May in Atlanta, GA. The associations have organised a Me...

  • 31st March 2014

    ACIMIT promotes exports of Italian textile machinery in Russia

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and ICE, Italian Trade Agency, will showcase Italy’s latest textile machinery to Russian textile manufacturers at a technology seminar that will be held in Ivanovo on 9 April. Accompanied ...

  • 31st March 2014

    Sigmatex announces €2.8 million investment

    The carbon textile solutions company Sigmatex has announced a EUR 2.8 million investment programme that is due to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2014, following the positive results that the company has achieved in the fourth quarter of 2013. The mul...

  • 28th March 2014

    Organisational changes at Technical Fibre Products

    Technical Fibre Products, a leading manufacturer of advanced nonwoven materials, has announced organisational changes at their USA based operations – Technical Fibre Products (TFP) and Electro Fiber Technologies. These changes include the appointment of Joh...

  • 28th March 2014

    OrganoClick launches solution for biobased nonwovens

    The Swedish cleantech company OrganoClick that develops and produces environmentally friendly chemical products has announced the upcoming launch of an expanded product portfolio of biobased binders at the INDEX nonwoven fair that will be taking place in Genev...

  • 28th March 2014

    Demand for antimicrobial fibres, textiles and apparel is set for strong growth

    Demand for antimicrobial fibres, textiles and apparel is set for strong growth, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence – Antimicrobial fibres, fabrics and apparel: innovative weapons against infection . ...

  • 27th March 2014

    Date change for ISPO Beijing

    Messe München International is moving ISPO Beijing to a time slot one month earlier than usual in 2015. This one-time change had to be made because of the Chinese New Year, which is celebrated during the usual date range for ISPO Beijing. Asia’s most powe...

  • 27th March 2014

    Invista breaks ground for HMD and nylon 6,6 polymer projects in China

    Invista has started a construction of new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in China. These facilities mark a key milestone in the company’s plans for integrated nylon 6,6 facilities in Chi...

  • 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...

  • 26th March 2014

    Bentley Motors to host composites innovation event

    A manufacturing cluster event, which will look at how design can drive innovation, is to be hosted by Bentley Motors next month. Luxury car maker Bentley will be hosting the event for companies in the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials product supply chains ...

  • 26th March 2014

    Greater focus on clothing industry at Texprocess 2015

    The international textile and clothing industry will be presenting itself for the third time at Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, that will be taking place from 4-7 May 2015 in Frankfurt. “Thanks...

  • 25th March 2014

    Ahlstrom introduces high performance surgical drapes

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, has introduced Ahlstrom TrustShield, an extensive range of surgical drapes for the operating room. The company’s broad range of single-use surgical drapes are said to offer consistent protection a...

  • 24th March 2014

    Coatema presents prepreg production lines at JEC 2014

    Coatema presented information about prepreg production technology at the world’s largest exhibition for composites JEC 2014 that took place in Paris last week. The three day show and conference offered a great networking platform for Coatema and because of ...

  • 24th March 2014

    Radyarn UV Stabilised for outdoor furnishings and marine applications

    RadiciGroup, an Italian chemicals company, has produced its Radyarn UV Stabilised, a high-performance, tailorable, high-quality, sustainable yarn, available in solution-dyed and recycled-PET versions. Radyarn UV Stabilised is among the top specialties of the...

  • 24th March 2014

    China round table discusses future of textiles

    The 9th Annual Conference of China Textile Round-Table Forum, co-sponsored by Oerlikon Manmade Fibers, was held on 23 February 2014 at the Beijing Kunlun Hotel. The annual event was attended by over 320 members, including personnel of related government depa...

  • 21st March 2014

    Eurocel – new fibre with a European footprint

    Lenzing, a leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres, is presenting a new fibre concept Eurocel for the nonwovens industry at the Index trade fair that will be taking place from 8-11 April 2014 in Geneva....

  • 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. ...

  • 20th March 2014

    Second edition of ACIMIT Green Guide published

    The new edition of the ACIMIT Green Guide has been available since early March. It provides a summary of the actions taken by Italian textile machinery firms in the field of sustainability, in terms of savings in resources used during the textile production pr...

  • 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...

  • 20th March 2014

    Groz-Beckert felting solutions at ITMA Asia + CITME 2014

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be presenting its new products and service highlights at ITMA Asia + CITME trade fair that is due to be held in Shanghai, China, from 16-20 June. In the centre of Groz-Beckert’s show pr...

  • 20th March 2014

    No glass ceiling – from fracking to wind power

    As I’ve mentioned previously in this column, carbon fibre has some pretty glamorous associations, what with being able to latch onto the Boeing and Airbus superplanes and hundreds of next-generation military and space programmes, in addition to Formula 1 and...

  • 19th March 2014

    World of Wipes 2014 brings entire supply chain together

    Hundreds of key executives from the entire global wipes supply chain will gather in Minneapolis, MN, for three days of market leading information and networking at the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference that will be held from 2-5 June at the De...

  • 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...

  • 19th March 2014

    LAUNCH Innovation Challenge Looks Northward

    LAUNCH, the global innovation platform formed in 2010 as a strategic partnership between Nike, NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration), USAID (The US Agency for International Development), and the US Department of State, has announced its 2014...

  • 18th March 2014

    Owens Corning launches WUCS 9703 for improved line speed and strength

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, has introduced WUCS 9703 wet use chopped strands enabling improved line speed and tensile strength when manufacturing wet-process glass veils. The ...

  • 18th March 2014

    Swiss winding technology leader appoints new CFO and Head of After Sales

    The Swiss based SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, the leader in the market of winding technology, has appointed Marco Sarain as CFO and Christian Widmer as Head of After Sales Services. The company’s competence lies in the handling of yarn during the windi...

  • 18th March 2014

    Oeko-Tex targets nonwovens at index14

    Oeko-Tex Association will have its own information stand for the first time at index14, the leading international trade fair for the nonwovens industry that will take place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland. Experts from several Oeko-Tex institutes and a...

  • 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...

  • 17th March 2014

    INDA honours nonwovens experts with Lifetime Achievement Awards

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has recognised two expert nonwovens industry advocates with its most prestigious awards at the association’s annual meeting and leadership conference that took place from 10-12 March as the Sawgrass Mar...

  • 17th March 2014

    Owens Corning launches new solution for SMC systems in automotive applications

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, has announced a new multi-end roving designed for epoxy sheet moulding compound (SMC) systems in automotive applications at the JEC Europe 2014 show...

  • 15th March 2014

    ITMA ASIA + CITME sold out spaces ahead of event

    The fourth combined ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition that will be taking place from 16-20 June 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre is gearing up for another mega showcase. The show will take 15% larger space than during the last edition in 2012. To...

  • 15th March 2014

    Owens Corning introduces Performax SE4849 Type 30 roving for LFT-PP

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre products for composite systems, has launched its new Performax SE4849 Type 30 roving at the JEC Europe 2014 show that has been taking place this week in Paris. The Performax SE4849 roving is specially designed ...

  • 14th March 2014

    ‘Spacetex’ project takes functional textiles into outer space

    On 28 May 2014, the six-month Blue Dot space mission lifts off. A German astronaut from ESA will be among those on board the International Space Station ISS, who will be carrying out about 40 experiments. These will include the Specatex project, the first clo...

  • 14th March 2014

    Owens Corning launches chop roving for weaving and knitting applications

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems, has introduced its new ME 3060 roving at the JEC Europe show that has been taking place this week in Paris, France. According to the company, this new multi-end roving, us...

  • 14th March 2014

    SPESA VIP event to welcome sewn products and textile industries to Atlanta

    The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) will host the third biennial edition of its SPESA VIP Networking Event on 13 May 2014 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia. Held in conjunction with the co-located Texprocess Americas, Tec...

  • 14th March 2014

    CEMATEX provides grant to institutes participating at ITMA 2015

    The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, CEMATEX, has announced that it will provide a grant to all participants of the Research and Education Pavilion at ITMA 2015 that will take place from 12-19 November in Milan, Italy. Charles Beauduin...

  • 13th March 2014

    Archroma solutions for China sportswear market

    Archroma, a leader in specialty chemicals, will participate in the upcoming China Outdoor Sports Industry Summit 2014 that will take place from 12-14 March at the Crowne Plaza Century Park Hotel, Shanghai, China....

  • 13th March 2014

    Milliken presents new floor covering collections

    The richness of a structured loop textile is explored with two new floor covering collections from Milliken innovation company, Inis Mór and Landscape. The collections enlarge the company's portfolio of high-performance product offerings. “Resilient textil...

  • 13th March 2014

    Owens Corning introduces new rovings product for wind turbines

    Owens Corning, a leading producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems, has introduced an enhanced WindStrand Type 30 roving products platform for weaving fabrics at the JEC Europe show and conferences that has been taking place this week in Par...

  • 12th March 2014

    Creative warp yarn feeding systems at TTNA

    The Swiss-headquartered Crealet AG, a leader in electronically controlled warp let-off devices for narrow and wide weaving machines, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will exhibit at the Techtextil North America trade fair for technical textiles and nonw...

  • 12th March 2014

    Miller Weldmaster responds to growing demand for geosynthetics

    A report recently published by The Freedonia Group projects that global demand for geosynthetics will reach 5.2 billion squares in 2017. As geo liner and cover manufacturers gear up for this increased demand, Miller Weldmaster offers a range of solutions for...

  • 11th March 2014

    Miller Weldmaster installs first machine in Paraguay

    Miller Weldmaster, a supplier of fabric welding solutions, sent a team to Paraguay in January 2014, when James Miller, an application specialist who has been with the company for nearly 15 years, installed the company’s first-ever machine in the country. I...

  • 11th March 2014

    Tencate introduces composite air cargo containers

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA has signed a teaming agreement with Air Cargo Containers to manufacture lightweight air cargo containers. These innovative protective containers will be presented this week at the World Cargo Symposium held in Los Angeles, CA, USA,...

  • 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...

  • 10th March 2014

    Autefa moves into thermally bonded nonwovens

    Autefa Solutions Switzerland AG, formerly Strahm Hi-Tex System AG, was founded to support the group’s expansion into the field of thermally bonded nonwovens with the future range of machinery to include equipment for thermobonding and drying, as well as cutt...

  • 10th March 2014

    BlkBox Surf boards reinforced by TeXtreme

    BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits. “TeXtreme offers all the best properties of unidirectional car...

  • 7th March 2014

    RadiciGroup brands report volume growth for 2013

    RadiciGroup closed the year 2013 with greater market share in many of its target polyester market sectors. Positive results were achieved in the outdoor furnishings, technical/industrial and automotive segments. “The year 2013 was a positive one for us,” ...

  • 7th March 2014

    Groz-Beckert to exhibit at INDO inter TEX

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be exhibiting its selected knitting and felting needles at the 12th edition of Indonesia International Textile and Garment Machinery & Accessories Exhibition (INDO inter TEX) that will take...

  • 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...

  • 6th March 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Saigontex 2014

    Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be exhibiting its selected knitting and felting needles at the Vietnam Saigon Fabric and Garment Accessories Expo Saigontex that will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from 10-13 April 2014. Th...

  • 6th March 2014

    TeXtreme technology in award winning snowboard

    Swedish carbon fibre reinforcements producer Oxeon’s TeXtreme product has been used in an award winning snowboard. Snowboard brand Jones Snowboards has been awarded best in class for its Ultracraft Splitboard reinforced by TeXtreme at the leading internation...

  • 6th March 2014

    EDANA announces nominees for the INDEX14 Awards

    INDEX 14, the largest meeting place between the players in the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, will once again showcase the INDEX 14 Award Excellence in the nonwovens and related industries on 8 April, the opening day of the exhibition that will take...

  • 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...

  • 4th March 2014

    Eco approach from Autefa at INDEX

    Autefa Solutions will tell visitors all about material and energy efficiency, and the processing of renewable and recyclable fibres at INDEX 2014 that will take place from 8-11 April in Geneva. Dr Stefan Schlichter, CEO of Autefa Solutions explained: “At IN...

  • 3rd March 2014

    Joint venture to supply Indian hospitals

    The manufacturer and exporter of medical disposables, Jajoo Surgical, India, and the Swedish based Investkonsult have officially opened their joint venture for manufacturing underpads and maternity pads for the hospital and institution market segment in India....

  • 3rd March 2014

    Coatema demonstrates leading edge technology at Open House

    Live demonstrations of leading edge technology for advanced high-tech research projects were the focus of an Open House at the Coatema Coating Machinery in Dormagen, Germany. More than 100 international visitors from the industry, research institutes and uni...

  • 3rd March 2014

    Milliken appoints new floor coverings chief

    Milliken has appointed Jim McCallum as the company’s’ new Floor Covering Division President. McCallum joins Milliken with more than 30 years’ experience in the textile and carpet industry, including senior leadership positions at Interface, Mohawk and Le...

  • 3rd March 2014

    Call for Papers for FILTECH 2015

    With the FILTECH Show taking place from 24th-26th February 2015, the City of Cologne in Germany will turn into the top-meeting-place for all those involved with filtration and separation and adjacent sectors. ...

  • 1st March 2014

    India releases Compendium on Standards for Technical Textiles

    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Ministry of Textiles and Bureau of Indian standards has held a second National Seminar on Standards in Technical Textiles that took place on 25 February at Mayfair Banquet...

  • 28th February 2014

    FICCI urges formulation of standards in technical textiles

    FICCI has urged its Ministry of Textiles and BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) to expedite the formulation of standards in technical textiles for health, safety and environment reasons. Speaking at the second National Seminar on Standards in Technical Textiles...

  • 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...

  • 28th February 2014

    Reicofil to launch innovative combination product at Index

    Reifenhäuser Reicofil has announced it will launch an innovative combination product made of nonwoven and film at Index 2014 in Geneva, which takes place from 8-11 April. ...

  • 26th February 2014

    A successful year for Sandler AG

    Bavarian nonwovens producer Sandler AG has reported a successful year 2013, during which the company has generated a sales volume of EUR 274 million, manufacturing approximately 100,000 tonnes of nonwovens. The Sandler team also grew in 2013, with a staff of ...

  • 26th February 2014

    Nobody saw it coming, let alone in 3D...

    There’s a wealth of know-how in fibres and yarns for technical textiles behind the small Dutch company Applied Polymer Innovations BV (API). Based in Emmen, it has brought together around 20 of the key specialists who have previously worked at now-vanished ...

  • 26th February 2014

    Cytec prepregs used for electric vehicle battery enclosures

    Working together with Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), Cytec Industrial Materials has developed MTM 23, a tailored, self-releasing rapid-cure vinyl ester resin system, to satisfy the criteria for production of a composite electrical vehicle battery enclo...

  • 25th February 2014

    Elegance with YKK and Alcantara

    A designer of fastening solutions YKK is showcasing its new collections at the Spring/Summer 2015 session of Modamont international trade fair that takes place from 18-20 February in Paris. Due to hit the stores in summer 2015, YKK has come up with a new twis...

  • 25th February 2014

    Exports continue to drive Italian textile machinery

    Orders for textile machinery rose during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to figures provided by the economics department at ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers. The development shows a 5% increase compared to the previous ...

  • 25th February 2014

    Technical Fibre Products adds lamination to nonwovens business

    Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has extended its manufacturing capability to include lamination as a complement to the company’s established nonwovens business. A new flat-bed laminator with powder scatter capability has now been fully commissioned and provi...

  • 25th February 2014

    Advanced digital manufacturing solutions at InPrint 2014

    Digitising industrial printing and deposition processes has transformational benefits, making them more flexible and responsive, more efficient, more environmentally responsible and more profitable, according to Xennia Technology, a company which will be offer...

  • 21st February 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Exintex 2014

    Groz-Beckert will be exhibiting its selected knitting and felting needles at Exintex 2014 exhibition that takes place from 11-14 March 2014 in Puebla, Mexico, where a broad spectrum of new products from the textile, apparel and thread industry will be on displ...

  • 21st February 2014

    Groz-Beckert at Fimec 2014

    Groz-Beckert will be presenting the latest products and services at the Fimec international fair for leather, fur and products and machines for footwear, with its agent NS Importação e Comércio Ltda. The show that takes place from 18-21 March 2014 in Novo...

  • 21st February 2014

    Scott & Fyfe at JEC 2014

    Scott & Fyfe, a supplier of reinforcement textiles to the composite industry, will be exhibiting its products at the JEC Europe 2014 show for the global composites industry that will take place from 11-13 March 2014 in Paris. With an extensive range of produc...

  • 21st February 2014

    RadiciGroup gets environmental certification

    Radici Fil SpA, a leader in the manufacture of PA6 and PA6.6 BCF yarn for the contract, residential, automotive and upholstery sectors has been awarded UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management systems. According to Radici Group, th...

  • 21st February 2014

    Efficient carpet production focus at Domotex

    Oerlikon Neumag and Oerlikon Barmag will be presenting their solutions for efficient carpet production at this year’s Domotex Asia that will take place from 25-27 March at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center. The focus of the information will ...

  • 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

    Chomarat presents the first C-Ply aircraft

    Chomarat will present a small version of the VX-1 KittyHawk aircraft for the first time at JEC Europe 2014 that will take place from 11-13 March in Paris. This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has a unique shape as it has no wings, which was made possible ...

  • 20th February 2014

    DiloGroup at INDEX 14

    DiloGroup will provide comprehensive information about the applications of nonwoven fabrics at INDEX 2014 that will take place in Geneva from 8-11 April, attracting nonwovens producers, raw material suppliers and machine builders. The 11th edition of the sho...

  • 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...

  • 19th February 2014

    New surgical 'smart patch' for shoulder injury to be tested

    An innovative 'surgical patch' that promotes rapid regrowth of tendon tissue could transform the success of shoulder repair operations. The patch will be used by surgeons to repair torn tendon tissue, and patient trials are expected to begin this year. Made ...

  • 19th February 2014

    Tracking down comfort with ‘Sherlock’

    A new sweating thermal articulated manikin, built to look like a 175 cm tall man and with fully jointed limbs, has been named ‘Sherlock’ by customers and employees of the Hohenstein Institute. The latest piece of test equipment in the Clothing Physiology...

  • 19th February 2014

    Suominen launches Novolino nonwoven for tabletop products

    Suominen, a supplier of nonwovens and flexible packaging, has launched a new range of nonwoven materials for use in tabletop applications in the hotel, restaurant and catering markets globally. The Novolino nonwoven range of substrates, featuring a number of ...

  • 18th February 2014

    SGL Group closes Umbria plant

    SGL Group has announced the closure of its Italian graphite electrodes plant in Narni, Umbria, and of the related administration office in Lainate. The closure is part of the company’s global realignment strategy and the SGL2015 cost savings programme. ...

  • 18th February 2014

    Sandler at INDEX 14

    Bavarian nonwovens maker Sandler will be showcasing nonwovens for technical applications, such as acoustically efficient absorbers for cars, as well as its hygiene products and wipes at the 2014 INDEX trade fair that will take place from 8-11 April 2014 in Gen...

  • 18th February 2014

    Faster and more efficient production of flexible ducts

    Miller Weldmaster, a leader in machines for producing quality ducting products, offers the FX100 to duct manufacturers for faster, more efficient production of flexible ducts. The machine incorporates state-of-the-art automated technology to ensure duct manu...

  • 17th February 2014

    Zoltek swings to loss in Q1

    Zoltek has reported a net loss of $2.3 million in this year’s first quarter, compared to net income of $3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and a net loss of $0.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Operating loss for the first quarter ...

  • 17th February 2014

    Practical progress and innovation at RHL

    The UK-headquartered specialist producer of de-watering, squeezing and calendering rolls for textile finishers, Richard Hough (RHL), has announced a major practical breakthrough with the development of squeeze rolls, which automatically compensate for the defl...

  • 14th February 2014

    Keynote speakers at Wearable Technology Show

    The leading conference and event for the latest innovations in wearable technology, the Wearable Technology Show, has announced its lineup of keynote speakers. Comprised of some of the biggest names in the wearable space, these exclusive keynotes lead an arr...

  • 14th February 2014

    Vancive Medical Technologies at MD&M West 2014

    Vancive Medical Technologies will showcase its portfolio of products at MD&M West 2014 trade fair that will take place from 11-13 February at Anaheim Convention Center, Chicago. Applications that will be featured at the show include surgical, wound care, ostom...

  • 14th February 2014

    Albany International expects sales growth in 2014

    Albany International, an advanced textiles and materials processing company with core businesses in machine clothing and engineered composites, has reported $8.7 million income for the fourth quarter 2013. These results were increased by a net reduction in r...

  • 14th February 2014

    Trützschler Nonwovens and partners at INDEX 2014

    Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers, Trützschler Card Clothing and Voith Paper will present new and proven technologies for producing high-quality, differentiated nonwovens at INDEX 2014 leading nonwovens exhibition that will take place from 8-11 April i...

  • 14th February 2014

    Americhem to lead seminar on weathering and durability for synthetic turf

    Americhem Europe, a provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, will lead a technical seminar on weathering and durability for synthetic turf during the AMI’s Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2014 at the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona,...

  • 14th February 2014

    North American nonwovens industry is strong, dynamic and constantly evolving

    INDA President David Rousse said the North American nonwovens industry is ‘strong, dynamic and constantly evolving’, speaking to hundreds of international industry leaders from across the consumer products value chain at the 2014 VISION Consumer Product Co...

  • 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...

  • 12th February 2014

    Andritz Nonwoven at INDEX 2014

    International technology group Andritz will be presenting its latest nonwovens solutions at INDEX 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland that will take place from 8-11 April. Andritz Nonwoven will be showcasing its latest innovations with its leading companies Andritz As...

  • 11th February 2014

    Freudenberg strengthens sites in Brazil

    The technology company Freudenberg Group is underscoring its commitment to South America, by investing in nonwoven and seal production in Brazil. Both investments are part of a 40 million Brazilian Reais budget that Freudenberg had earmarked for the region in ...

  • 11th February 2014

    Follow the paw print...

    It sometimes seems as if every second person in Germany owns a Jack Wolfskin jacket, with its familiar paw logo. The brand – which employs 700 people in Germany and had 2013 turnover of €324 million – is tremendously popular in the country due to the qua...

  • 10th February 2014

    TenCate continues working with Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production

    TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials, has signed a new two-year partnership contract with AZL Aachen, the Center for Integrative Lightweight Production in Aachen, Germany. The companies wi...

  • 10th February 2014

    Miller Weldmaster finds partner in South Africa

    In response to growing regional demand for quality vinyl materials and specialty products, particularly tents, Miller Weldmaster has partnered with a new South Africa-based distributor, Intamarket Graphics. “I am excited to have Intamarket distribute Miller...

  • 7th February 2014

    Ahlstrom to modify its Executive Management Team

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre-based materials company, will refine its management structure to accelerate profitability and rapid implementation of the rightsizing programme. The company's operating model, with five business areas and common processes, wi...

  • 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 ...

  • 6th February 2014

    Hybrid Technologies Update Outdoor Product at OR Winter Market

    A perfect storm of overlapping trade show schedules and an east coast blizzard reduced attendance at the Outdoor Retailer’s Winter Market 2014, held January 22 to 25 in Salt Lake City. Although the halls of the Salt Palace seemed quieter than usual, there wa...

  • 6th February 2014

    Vestagen obtains rights to patented Schoeller technologies

    Vestagen Technical Textiles has obtained worldwide rights from Schoeller Technologies to certain technologies that are integral to the unique properties of Vestex, the first of its families of active barrier protective fabrics that are clinically proven to pre...

  • 6th February 2014

    Textile industry comes back to life, especially in South

    Decades after many people thought the US textile industry was dead, the industry generated $54 billion in shipments in 2012 and employed about 233,000 people. Business is on the upswing as Southern states, in particular, woo textile companies with tax breaks,...

  • 6th February 2014

    Hockey Australia selects GreenFields TX

    Hockey Western Australia has had a GreenFields TX artificial grass system installed in the Perth Stadium in Australia. This hockey system is identical to the one that will be featured at the 2014 World Cup this summer in the Kyocera and GreenFields Stadiums in...

  • 6th February 2014

    Biomedical Structures and MPC at MD&M West 2014

    Biomedical Structures LLC (BMS), provider of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other clinical applications, will be exhibiting at the MD&M West 2014 alongside its partner, Modified Polymer Components (MPC), which specialises in the design, rapid prot...

  • 5th February 2014

    Butterfly body liners wins INDA’s 2014 Visionary Award

    A new kind of feminine hygiene product designed to protect women against light to moderate accidental bowel leakage (ABL) has been selected as the 2014 INDA’s Visionary Award winner by key industry executives from major consumer product companies and their s...

  • 5th February 2014

    Summoning up the future from thin air...

    Some very big claims are being made for the potential benefits of wearable technologies, and not least in the field of mobile health applications, or so-called mHealth. According to Qualcomm Life, headquartered in San Diego, California, this will save the USA...

  • 5th February 2014

    TFP Nonwovens in space

    Technical Fibre Products has announced that its nonwovens are present on the recently launched European Space Agency (ESA) satellite GAIA. Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has supplied the material through RUAG Space, a leading provider of thermal insulation to...

  • 5th February 2014

    Sandler launches new website for its 135th anniversary

    Sandler, the Bavarian producer of nonwovens, has relaunched its homepage website www.sandler.de in time for the company’s 135th anniversary....

  • 4th February 2014

    Oerlikon Barmag at the JEC 2014

    Different components for manufacturing compound materials will be the focus of the Oerlikon Barmag stand at this year’s JEC trade fair in Paris. The machine and systems builder will be informing visitors about new products and services in pump construction...

  • 4th February 2014

    Creel specialist Cygnet Texkimp launches new R&D programme

    A new Research and Development programme designed to drive the development of breakthrough technologies for the global composites and carbon fibre sectors has been launched by market-leading creel manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp. “We have plans in place to dev...

  • 3rd February 2014

    Smart textiles industry trends and market segment forecasts to 2020

    Miniaturisation of electronic components and the use of conductive materials and other structures have enabled the development of smart textiles. Growing demand for connectivity and enhancement in wireless technologies is expected to further market growth ov...

  • 3rd February 2014

    Strong footing for floor coverings with Monforts stenters

    Customised , high performance Monforts stenters are available as a central feature of the latest drying and coating installations for floor coverings. “Monforts has produced a number of stenter installations for drying and backing systems for modular carpet...

  • 31st January 2014

    US university develops light-activated smart curtains

    Battery less smart curtain is the latest development in smart and intelligent textiles, led by the Associate Professor Ali Javey of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in the United States. ...

  • 31st January 2014

    Repreve launches sustainability movement with #TurnItGreen

    As a symbol of its #TurnItGreen campaign, the Repreve brand of recycled fibres has turned the SuperPipe green during the Women's SuperPipe Finals at X Games Aspen. Thousands of lime green Repreve beanies were distributed to X Games fans along the SuperPipe, ...

  • 31st January 2014

    Japanese smart clothing that monitors your heart-rate

    Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo and materials developer Toray have been working on joint projects and have now announced one called Hitoe, which means ‘one layer’ in Japanese. It is a cloth that contains Toray's nanofibres that are coated in a transmit...

  • 30th January 2014

    Recycled fibres and yarns at ITMA 2015

    The chapter on fibres and yarns is expected to grow at ITMA 2015, the international textile and garment machinery exhibition that will take place from 12- 19 November 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. As the textile and garment industry moves towards ...

  • 30th January 2014

    Nonwovens leader to acquire Brazilian Providencia

    Polymer Group (PGI) has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Companhia Providencia Industria e Comercio, a Brazilian manufacturer of nonwovens used in hygiene, healthcare and industrial applications. This acquisition is said to further ac...

  • 30th January 2014

    Outlast selected as top innovation for F/W 2015-16

    A climate controlling Outlast polyester phase change material (PCM) has been awarded as top innovation for the season Fall/Winter 2015-2016. It has been elected by an international Jury at ISPO Textrends 2014 as TOP 10 Winner for the category ’Second layer...

  • 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

    Milliken introduces new floor covering collections

    Milliken has introduced its new Nordic Stories and Fretwork floor covering collections. The company aims to provide innovative floor covering solutions that invite designers to think about the floor plane with fresh perspectives. The collections explore uniq...

  • 28th January 2014

    OutDoor 2014 bolsters its top position

    Despite various challenges facing international outdoor markets, Messe Friedrichshafen is upbeat about OutDoor 2014. Early this year, exhibition space bookings were encouraging, indicating brisk business on the 85,000-square-metre site as a whole. From 10-13 ...

  • 28th January 2014

    Optimistic mood at Heimtextil 2014

    With further growth in the number of exhibitors and more visitors, Heimtextil provided a successful start to the new home and contact textiles season. From 8- 11 January 2014, almost 67,000 trade visitors from 133 countries saw the latest products of the 2,...

  • 28th January 2014

    Teijin to participate in nano tech 2014

    Teijin has announced that it will participate in nano tech 2014, the largest International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan, from January 29-31 January. Teijin received a Grand Award at nano te...

  • 28th January 2014

    3-D printer to make clothes you'd actually wear

    A fledgling company called Electroloom wants to enter the apparel market by 3-D printing basics, like T-shirts and sweaters. So far, Electroloom says, 3-D printed clothing has yet to produce truly wearable products - we've seen fashion-as-art, like Iris van H...

  • 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....

  • 12th January 2014

    Weaving technique for GreenFields turf system

    GreenFields, a leading supplier of artificial turf systems, has introduced its most recent innovation GreenFields MX DS synthetic turf system, which, according to the company, is by far the most sustainable in the world. In 2010, Greenfields became part of th...

  • 12th January 2014

    Young Creations Award: Upcycling at Heimtextil

    Heimtextil international trade fair for home and contract textiles in Frankfurt am Main has for the second time presented an award for young people, which focuses on the principle of sustainability. Three young designers from Stuttgart University of Technolo...

  • 11th January 2014

    Newlife between sustainability and glamour

    Newlife, a complete range of yarns certified 100% from recycled post-consumption PET bottles, produced by Saluzzo Yarns, will be featured in the Spring-Summer 2014 collection of Weekend Max Mara. The garments of Weekend Max Mara made in Newlife will be sold in...

  • 9th January 2014

    Repreve helps turn X Games Aspen green

    Unifi’s Repreve brand will return as the official recycling sponsor of ESPN’s X Games Aspen, which will take place from 23-26 January 2014. Repreve says it is helping make X Games Aspen ‘greener’ by turning more than 100,000 recycled plastic bottles ...

  • 9th January 2014

    Programme at ISPO Munich 2014

    ISPO Munich, a leading trade fair for the sporting goods, will dedicate the completely restructured hall to the megatrend health style. The Health & Fitness area will be focusing on the key topics ‘Health at the Workplace’ and ‘Sport Shoes and Game Conso...

  • 8th January 2014

    Animal camouflage in 2015/16 Schoeller Collection

    Schoeller, a Swiss producer of highly functional fabrics and textile technologies, has introduced its 2015/16 Schoeller Collection, that is dominated by prints, sophisticated fabrics, 3D textile structures and washable wool blends. Sportswear becomes even mo...

  • 8th January 2014

    PAN precursor creel for carbon fibre research plant

    Fibre processing company Cygnet Texkimp has supplied a 30-position pilot line PAN precursor creel to the $100m Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. Texkimp’s creel forms part of the cen...

  • 8th January 2014

    Martex acquires Bollag International

    Martex Fiber Southern Corporation has acquired the Charlotte based Waste Services Division of Bollag International, which collects and markets textile wastes including natural and synthetic waste, cuttings, rags and fabric remnants. The acquisition of Bolla...

  • 8th January 2014

    Thermore at ISPO Munich

    Leading Italian producer of thermal insulation for apparel and sleeping bags Thermore will be showcasing its Aria thermal padding at the ISPO Munich trade fair that will be taking place from 26-29 January. The company has developed its innovation, which is n...

  • 6th January 2014

    Indian Textile Ministry to promote jute fabrics for rural roads

    The Union Ministry of Textile is planning to promote use of jute geo textiles for construction of rural roads across India. Geo textiles are permeable fabrics used as an agent to strengthen the road foundations and prevent soil erosion along the banks. Jute g...

  • 3rd January 2014

    The Colour Space Reflective project

    The leading supplier of high-tech textiles Paltex has developed a new Glow Reflective fabrics project. Following the success at the Performance Days 2013 trend fair, the company has concentrated on this project and it will now showcase its portfolio at ISPO Mu...

  • 3rd January 2014

    TAL exhibits at Techtextil in Dubai

    Messe Frankfurt is expanding its successful Techtextil brand to the growing technical textile markets in the Middle East, introducing Techtextil Dubai that will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19- 21 January 2014. ...

  • 31st December 2013

    Turkey gets new textile machinery exhibition

    Gaziantep, the centre of the Southeastern Turkey, is getting prepared to host the world’s textile and ready to wear industries, at OTM 2014 Middle East Textile Machinery Exhibition, which expects to welcome local and international participants. Tüyap Tüm...

  • 30th December 2013

    Sakari Ahdekivi appointed new CFO of Ahlstrom

    Sakari Ahdekivi, M.Sc (Econ.) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Management Team at Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company. He will join Ahlstrom on 1 February 2014. Prior to Ahlstrom, Ahdekivi was a Man...

  • 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 ...

  • 25th December 2013

    CRAiLAR and IKEA complete supply agreement

    CRAiLAR Technologies, the producer of CRAiLAR Flax fibre, has completed a General Supply Agreement and CA$3.2 million of financing with IKEA, the world's largest home furnishings retailer. The company has also finalised negotiations to enter into a proposed ...

  • 24th December 2013

    The first edition of Outlook Latin America 2015

    The two international associations for the nonwovens and related industries, EDANA and INDA, have confirmed date and location for the first edition of Outlook Latin America that will be held from 3-5 March 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference is co-orga...

  • 23rd December 2013

    Effects of nanoparticles in textiles

    Hohenstein Institute, a leading provider of technical testing and certification for apparel and textile products, will present a webinar entitled ‘Nanotechnology, Human Health, and the Environment: Answers to the Questions Surrounding Silver Nanoparticles’...

  • 23rd December 2013

    Countdown to the first Truetzschler filament lines

    Truetzschler Switzerland AG, the youngest member of the Truetzschler Group, is adding the business unit of filament spinning lines to the product portfolio. The first Truetzschler BCF lines are expected to start production soon, the group reports. The com...

  • 23rd December 2013

    Series of lectures on bionics at Karl Mayer

    Nature is a rich source of inspiration for the development of technical solutions, which are being created within the framework of bionics, Karl Mayer, the textile machinery manufacturer, reports. In order to make middle-class and industrial users aware of t...

  • 21st December 2013

    Successful DNA-marking of cotton

    Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, has successfully completed a large-scale trial of its new SigNature T anti-counterfeiting platform to assure identity and originality of textiles...

  • 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

    ISPO to run summer trade fair in China

    Messe München is reacting to market demand during this year's ISPO Beijing and the ISPO Academy in Shanghai and is starting the first summer ISPO in China in 2015. According to the organisers, the desire of the industry for the summer platform in China has ...

  • 20th December 2013

    Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014 programme

    Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the premier trade event featuring the outdoor recreation market including industry manufacturers and top retail buyers, reconvenes from 22-25 January 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, UT. Kicking off the...

  • 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...

  • 19th December 2013

    German technology meets Indian textiles

    The two VDMA Textile Machinery Conferences held in December in Mumbai and Coimbatore have received excellent feedback from Indian textile mills, organisers report. Sixteen textile machinery builders from Germany presented their latest technologies to more th...

  • 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....

  • 17th December 2013

    Karl Mayer revamps spacer machines

    According to warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer, warp-knitted spacer fabrics produced on the RD 6/1-12 and RD 7/2-12 (EL) are absolutely indispensable nowadays for use as upholstery fabrics and shoe textiles. ...

  • 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

    Groz-Beckert at Domotex 2014

    Groz-Beckert will be presenting its Tufting Gauge Part System at the Domotex 2014, the leading trade fair for carpeting and flooring that will take place from 11-14 January at Hanover, Germany. The company is putting the emphasis particularly on tuft systems ...

  • 13th December 2013

    TenCate Geosynthetics joint winner of Water Innovation Award 2013

    The entry 'Vertical sand-tight geotextile' submitted by the Rivierenland Water Board in the Netherlands, has won the Water Innovation Award for 2013 in the category Dry Feet. The chair of the jury, Annemieke Nijhof of Tauw Group B.V., called the geotextile p...

  • 13th December 2013

    Autoneum boosts its presence in China

    Autoneum has acquired a 25% stake in a joint venture with its long-time partner and Japanese supplier Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku) and Chinese supplier TGPM Automotive Industry Group (TGPM) in the emerging market of China. “This stake enables us to expan...

  • 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...

  • 12th December 2013

    Oeko-Tex safety certification at TV TecStyle Visions

    Oeko-Tex will be taking part in the TV TecStyle Visions fair, the leading European fair for textile finishing and promotion, that will be taking place from 13-15 February in Stuttgart, Germany. Experts from several Oeko-Tex institutions will be available to ...

  • 11th December 2013

    Bringing Ingeo PLA filament to the 3D printing market

    Global bioplastics leader NatureWorks and 3Dom Filament, a new technology startup with extensive Ingeo PLA technical experience, are supporting the rapidly growing 3D printing industry by combining the latest NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA resins with 3Dom’s state...

  • 11th December 2013

    SGL announces restructuring details

    The Carbon Company has announced the details of the organisational restructuring, which is one part of the cost savings programme SGL2015. The restructuring focuses on streamlining the management structures and the corporate and support functions. The global...

  • 10th December 2013

    SINCE sees 11% rise in visitors

    The 15th edition of Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition (SINCE) 2013 was held successfully at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from 23-25 October 2013, with an increase in visitors’ attendance of 11% over the last edition. Covering...

  • 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....

  • 9th December 2013

    Pressure relieving cushion uses knitted spacer fabric

    Technical warp knits specialist Baltex has launched Airospring, a range of lightweight and breathable pressure relieving cushions made from high-tech 3D knitted spacer fabrics. The product is said to be the result of many years of research by Quality of Life...

  • 9th December 2013

    EDANA co-sponsors ANFA Indonesia Nonwovens Workshop

    EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, will co-sponsor a one-day workshop to promote the development of nonwovens and technical textiles in Indonesia at the Bandung Convention Centre on 17 December. The programme w...

  • 9th December 2013

    Wearable and flexible textile battery

    A team of scientists from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has reported advancements in textile battery structures, which exhibit comparable electrochemical properties with metal foil cells and also have some of the features of textil...

  • 9th December 2013

    ISPO to feature new exhibitors

    The leading international sports business exhibition ISPO Munich adds a number of new exhibitors to its 2014 lineup. ISPO Munich will be held from 26-29 January at the Messe München exhibit centre and will now feature the new Padel Tennis Village, as well as...

  • 9th December 2013

    Suominen Flexibles gets new Senior VP

    Reima Kerttula, M Sc, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Flexibles, and a member of the Corporate Executive Team at Suominen Corporation. Reima Kerttula has a long and versatile career in Metso Group and the preceding companies. Recently he acted as th...

  • 6th December 2013

    Techtextil NA gets new management team

    Kathryn Fitts and Dennis Smith are the new management team at Messe Frankfurt in Atlanta, USA, taking over from John Gallagher. The company manages the Techtextil North America trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens as well as other events. Detlef Br...

  • 5th December 2013

    Flushable wipes awarded quality certificate

    A nonwovens fabric jointly developed by Voith Paper and Truetzschler Nonwovens, has successfully passed the official INDA and EDANA test, becoming certified as ‘flushable’. Voith and Truetzschler Nonwovens have been successful in producing wet laid and hy...

  • 5th December 2013

    E-commerce at Heimtextil 2014

    Online trading and marketing are currently some of the widely discussed issues in the industry. The forthcoming Heimtextil exhibition in Frankfurt am Main will include a special two-day lecture series for retailers and e-commerce novices. Throughout the trade...

  • 5th December 2013

    German Resource Efficiency Award 2013 for STFI

    The Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) has been awarded with the German Resource Efficiency Award 2013 for the research project ‘CarbonWasteCycle – recycling concept for carbon fibre waste’. The objective of the project is the re-use of carbon fibr...

  • 5th December 2013

    NIA rounds off 2013 at CETI

    The Nonwovens Innovation Academy organised by EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has ‘closed the loop’ of a seven-years cycle around European Centres of Excellence for nonwovens. This 2013 edition of the NIA...

  • 4th December 2013

    Unifi buys Dillion Yarn assets

    Unifi has purchased the assets of American Drawtech, a division of Dillon Yarn Corporation, which were relocated to the company's manufacturing facility in Yadkinville this summer, as part of a commissioning agreement between the two companies. The assets co...

  • 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...

  • 3rd December 2013

    A powerhouse in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s vertically integrated textile manufacturing company Nishat Mills is installing a new Thermex 5500 continuous dyeing system along with an Econtrol unit at its fabric plant in Lahore, ordered through the local representative Al Ameen Trading. Th...

  • 2nd December 2013

    Flex Stretch Electronics Conference Review

    When I mentioned I was going to an event called Stretch-Flex, there were a few raised eyebrows among those who know me but had never imagined me at a yoga retreat. Indeed, walking through Eindhoven’s impressive High Tech Campus en-route to the Holst Centre ...

  • 29th November 2013

    Extended lecture programme at Heimtextil

    Heimtextil international trade fair for home and contract textiles, taking place from 8-11 January, has enlarged its programme. Renowned architects and furnishing experts will discuss current issues relating to the contract business at the new ‘Contract Squa...

  • 29th November 2013

    SGL Group and Gruschwitz to develop carbon fibre yarns

    SGL Group - The Carbon Company, and the Gruschwitz Group have joined their forces to develop and market high-performance carbon fibre yarns. In this strategic partnership, Gruschwitz will in future market stretch-broken carbon fibre yarns developed by SGL Grou...

  • 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

    ABINT-EDANA workshop delivers its promises

    The workshop on ‘Sustainability in the value chain of nonwovens and technical textiles’, organised by ABINT, the Brazilian Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Associations, and EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries,...

  • 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...

  • 28th November 2013

    Ahlstrom launches AceBlade for wind energy market

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre-based materials company, has launched Ahlstrom AceBlade, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBlade is an unidirectional glass fibre reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. ...

  • 28th November 2013

    WINGS winder to increase productivity by 20%

    Oerlikon Barmag claims to have set a new benchmark for the efficient production of polyester fibres with its new yarn winder WINGS POY 1800. The new winding unit is said to boost productivity by a further 20 % using virtually the same amount of production spa...

  • 27th November 2013

    CO2-based solutions for laundering clean room textiles

    According to CO2 Nexus, the producer of CO2-based textile and garment cleaning solutions, traditional cleanroom laundries and other service centres that launder textiles and garments worn in controlled environments are faced with high capital and operating cos...

  • 27th November 2013

    V-ZUG receives quality label for Refresh Butler device

    V-ZUG AG from Zug, Switzerland, that develops and produces high quality appliances for the kitchen and laundry room, was awarded the quality label of the Hohenstein Institute for their product Refresh Butler. The device is said to refresh textiles without was...

  • 27th November 2013

    Smart Fabrics Europe 2013 – Conference Review

    Having last reviewed the Smart Fabrics conference in 2009, but attended several in between, I anticipated an interesting event and wasn’t disappointed; Barcelona 2013 was, I felt, the best curated and most inspiring conference yet. Around 120 delegates atte...

  • 26th November 2013

    INDA strengthens relations with Asia-Pacific associations

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has been working towards advancing its global partnerships and enhancing member access to new markets, by sponsoring the Asia-Pacific Nonwovens Symposium held on 22 October in Shanghai. INDA President Da...

  • 26th November 2013

    Vision 2014 now delivers strategic information

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the programme for the Vision 2014 Consumer Products Conference that will be held from 27-30 January 2014 at The Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. Major trends affecting the nonwovens and e...

  • 26th November 2013

    Biomimetics helps develop new generation water proof materials

    Biomimetics has been the subject of curiosity recently to develop new materials that could mimic nature for applications varying from medicine to textiles. A team of scientists from United States, lead by Professor Kripa Varanasi from the Massachusetts Insti...

  • 26th November 2013

    Ingeo Biopolymer Conference programme announced

    The Innovation Takes Root International Conference and Ingeo Users’ Forum, which will be taking place from 17-19 February in Orlando, Florida, has assembled a roster of speakers and developed an in-depth programme covering the latest innovations involving th...

  • 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

    Composites UK celebrates industry achievement

    Composites UK has celebrated industry achievement by presenting the UK Composite Industry Awards 2013 at the annual awards dinner on 12 November at the Crowne Plaza, NEC Birmingham UK. The prestigious black-tie dinner coincides with the Composites Engineering...

  • 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...

  • 23rd November 2013

    INDEX14 Award categories announced

    EDANA, the leading international association representing the nonwovens and related industries has announced the categories for the prestigious INDEX14 awards for innovative achievements in nonwovens, with now less than six months until the INDEX14 nonwovens e...

  • 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...

  • 22nd November 2013

    Sanitized AG receives Swiss Technology Award

    Sanitized, a specialist in the lasting hygiene protection of textiles and polymers, has been honoured with the Swiss Technology Award in the ‘Sustainable Leader’ category for its new Sanitized Pluma technology. According to the company, its first worldwid...

  • 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

    IPS Testing to offer full flushability testing services

    Wisconsin-based IPS Testing has become one of just two independent labs in the US and North America to administer industry-initiated testing standards on behalf of suppliers and manufacturers, in an effort to educate consumers about which disposable wipe produ...

  • 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

    METYX Composites acquires NABI facility in Hungary

    METYX Composites has acquired the North American Bus Industries’ (NABI) former production facilities in Kaposvar, Hungary. “We look forward to integrating METYX Composites Hungary into our company and to delivering composites solutions that continuously e...

  • 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

    Record attendance at Advanced Engineering UK 2013 group of events

    Multiple sectors within the UK’s advanced engineering and high value manufacturing community converged in record numbers last week at the Advanced Engineering UK 2013 group of events, taking place at the NEC Birmingham. These included Aero Engineering Show...

  • 20th November 2013

    Eco Circle Fibres in China basketball league

    The Teijin Group is providing its chemically recycled polyester fibre, Eco Circle Fibres, for the production of uniforms worn by players in the China Basketball Association (CBA). The uniforms, made by Li Ning, a major Chinese manufacturer of sports apparel, ...

  • 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

    Filtech 2013 proves successful for Sandler

    Sandler, the Bavarian producer of nonwovens, presented its wide range of synthetic filter nonwovens at this year’s Filtech filtration show that took place in Wiesbaden, Germany, showcasing filter, media classed G3 to E11 for application in heating, ventilati...

  • 18th November 2013

    Heat management technology from Outlast

    Outlast Technologies, market leader for temperature regulating phase change materials (PCMs), enlarges its product range with climate regulating fibre balls, which can be used in bedding. The PCM fibre balls based on polyester are said to offer a new possibil...

  • 17th November 2013

    Buy carbon, sell glass?

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

  • 15th November 2013

    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....

  • 15th November 2013

    Bayer material solutions in medical spotlight

    Bayer MaterialScience, the producer of material solutions for medical applications, will showcase its current developments at the Compamed 2013 trade fair that will be held from 20-22 November in Düsseldorf. These will include Baymedix AP501 and AR602 solv...

  • 15th November 2013

    Sympatex technology for dry feet wins Performance Award

    Sympatex Moisture-Tech 360° Technology, an innovative system of inner soles and linings for footwear, has won the Performance Award for the upcoming Performance Days trade fair. The product is said to have been proven to provide improved micro climate in the ...

  • 13th November 2013

    Luckytex invests in Monforts technology to beat competition in Asia

    Long-time Monforts user Luckytex, Thailand, has installed a Thermex 6500 hotflue system for continuous dyeing as part of its strategy to move more strongly into value-added production and beat competition from the high-volume, lower-cost producers in other par...

  • 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 ...

  • 12th November 2013

    New yarn tensioner for processing fine glass filaments

    A new AccuTense 0º Type C yarn tensioner has been developed by Karl Mayer in the AccuTense range. It is said to operate smoothly, handle the yarn gently, and is ideal for processing warp beams made up of non-stretch glass yarns, the company reports. It can o...

  • 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...

  • 8th November 2013

    Andritz reports earnings drop and increased sales for Q3 of 2013

    International technology Group Andritz saw solid development in sales and order intake in a challenging economic environment in the third quarter of 2013, due to consolidation of the Schuler Group acquired in February of this year. However, the EBITA declined...

  • 8th November 2013

    CNITA and EDANA sign strategic partnership

    CNITA, the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association, and EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwovens and related industries, have signed a three-year-long strategic partnership framework agreement. The decision came following a ...

  • 8th November 2013

    Research alliance for biopolymers

    Four partners, BRAIN, the Hohenstein Institute, Kelheim Fibres and rökona, have formed a new research alliance for the biotechnical production and modification of specialty alginates. The aim of the alliance is to establish a sustainable microbial bioprocess...

  • 8th November 2013

    TenCate recognised with IFAI 2013 Award for design excellence

    TenCate Geosynthetics has received the International Achievement Award of Excellence for design excellence in geosynthetic applications, with its Embraport Container and Bulk Fuel Terminal in Port of Santos, Brazil....

  • 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...

  • 7th November 2013

    New Performance Forum is more market-specific

    The Performance Forum, offering major new trends in the world of functional fabrics and fashion accessories for Winter 2015/16 and Summer 2015, has been reorganised and given a new design to provide purchasers and product managers with an even faster way to fi...

  • 7th November 2013

    Sigmatex becomes member of the UK’s NCC

    The carbon textile solutions company Sigmatex has become an industrial member of the NCC, the National Composites Centre. The firm develops and manufactures carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications. Scott Tolson, CEO of Sigmatex, said: “As ...

  • 7th November 2013

    EDANA announces events for nonwovens and related industries

    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 th...

  • 6th November 2013

    Cytec at Composites Engineering

    Cytec Industrial Materials will be exhibiting at Composites Engineering 2013, that will be taking place from 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham. At the show, Cytec will focus on new products and technologies that are a reflection of the company’s focus ...

  • 3rd November 2013

    Archroma’s One Way sustainability service honoured

    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 reco...

  • 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....

  • 2nd November 2013

    Teijin at SAMPE Japan 2013

    Toho Tenax, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres and composites business, and GH Craft, another Teijin Group member, will participate in SAMPE Japan 2013 international trade fair. The biannual show showcasing the latest advances in materials...

  • 2nd November 2013

    Digitally printed home textiles at Heimtextil

    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 signifi...

  • 2nd November 2013

    Russia to get hi-tech fabrics manufacturing facility

    BTK Group, one of Russia’s largest textile and technical textile producers, plans to invest up to RUB 1 billion (USD$33,3 million) to establish a plant for the production of high-tech synthetic fabrics in Russia. BTK Group is an official supplier of uniform...

  • 1st November 2013

    Orders for Italian textile machinery drop in 3Q 2013

    Overall orders of textile machinery for the third quarter of 2013 dropped by 7% compared to the previous quarter, ACIMIT reports. ACIMIT President Raffaella Carabelli said: “The slowdown in the Chinese market is taking its toll abroad, whereas in Italy a ge...

  • 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...

  • 31st October 2013

    Herty sponsors TAPPI’s Innovation in Nonwovens Award

    The 2014 Innovation in Nonwovens Award recognising outstanding contributions to the nonwovens industry will be sponsored by The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center. The award will be presented at NETInc 2014, a nonwovens industry leading technical con...

  • 31st October 2013

    Wellman invests in facility upgrade

    Wellman International, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures PLC, has celebrated 40 years of successful operations in Mullagh, Co Cavan and has announced a €5m installation as the first phase of its proposed investment plans for new technologies over the next 3 ...

  • 30th October 2013

    Emerging technology sessions at composites show

    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 ...

  • 30th October 2013

    The bird’s nest soup of filter media research

    From volcanic rock formations to low temperature plasma-coated membranes for advanced filtration may seem like something of a leap, but geo- and bio-mimicry are now throwing up such connections regularly in the development of new technical textiles and advanc...

  • 30th October 2013

    European Textiles + Fashion 2025

    The second Euratex Convention, organised and run by Gesamtverband textil+mode, will take place from 4-5 November at the Deutsche Bank, Berlin. Representatives from banks, institutes, associations and companies are looking into the year 2025, shedding light on...

  • 30th October 2013

    New possibilities with Monforts ECO Applicator

    Textile manufacturers continue to find new applications for the Monforts ECO Applicator as an economic alternative for precisely adding a wide range of functional finishing chemicals and treatments to their products, according to Monforts Head of Technology Di...

  • 29th October 2013

    NatureWorks introduces next generation polymer grade lactide

    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 a...

  • 29th October 2013

    Next-generation composites manufacturing processes

    Attendees to this year’s Composites Engineering 2013 will get the opportunity to learn about next-generation composites manufacturing processes courtesy during an open technical session, hosted by the UK’s EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Compo...

  • 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...

  • 26th October 2013

    Ask the expert at Composites Engineering Show 2013

    NetComposites, a research, consultancy and online media company, will host a free advice ‘Ask the Expert’ service for the visitors of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, that is taking place from 12-13 November, at the NEC in Birmingham. The initi...

  • 26th October 2013

    Successful Italian Textile Technology Symposium in Guangzhou

    Italy’s textile machinery manufacturers who presented at a Chinese technology symposium on technical textiles and nonwovens, saw a great number of attendees, according to the show’s organisers ICE, the Italian Trade Agency, and ACIMIT, the Association of ...

  • 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...

  • 25th October 2013

    A constructive view of composites at Composites Engineering 2013

    The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) is to host an ‘Open Forum’ session at the Composites Engineering Show that will take place from 12 – 13 November at the NEC, Birmingham, showcasing innovations in fibre-reinforced-polymer composites...

  • 25th October 2013

    Suominen reports positive development for 2013

    Suominen Corporation, the supplier of nonwovens and flexible packaging for use in consumer goods, has reported a decline in net sales from the continuing operations by 2% over the third quarter 2013. Operating profit excluding non-recurring items from continui...

  • 25th October 2013

    Composites UK members out in force at Composites Engineering Show

    Composites UK members will once again play a dominant role at the Composites Engineering Show, that will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 12-13 November, making up a significant proportion of the Composites companies at the event. “The Composites Eng...

  • 24th October 2013

    New Formax reinforcements go on show

    Formax, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and specialty composite reinforcements, will be showcasing two new fabric ranges at the Composites Engineering Show 2013 that will be held from 12-13 November at the NEC, Birmingham. The company will present A-FO...

  • 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

    Crealet celebrates 10th anniversary

    Crealet, a Swiss-based leader in electronically controlled warp let-off devices for narrow and wide weaving machines, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The company has expressed its gratitude to the employees for their efforts. It also thanked t...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Pioneering a sustainable textile industry

    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 ...

  • 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

    RadiciGroup at the international FSB trade fair

    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 A...

  • 23rd October 2013

    New filtration media for improved indoor air quality

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre-based materials company, has introduced Ahlstrom Flow2Save, a new media for high efficiency air filtration applications at the Filtech exhibition in Germany that is taking place from 22-24 October. The innovative, patent-pen...

  • 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...

  • 23rd October 2013

    Andritz moves into Wuxi technical centre

    Andritz Nonwoven is further strengthening its manufacturing programme for nonwovens equipment in China by moving into a new 8,500sqm site in Wuxi New District, China. Today, the new facility has opened the doors to a technical centre that hosts an industrial ...

  • 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...

  • 22nd October 2013

    Advanced composites used in Falcon 9 rocket

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

  • 19th October 2013

    Teijin at Intertextile Shanghai apparel fabrics show

    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 ...

  • 18th October 2013

    Composites UK at the Composites Engineering Show

    Composites UK Trade Association will once again be sponsoring the Composites Engineering Show, that will be taking place from 12-13 November in Birmingham. During the two days of the exhibition, Composites UK will be supporting the industry strategic briefing...

  • 18th October 2013

    Ahlstrom introduces Ahlstrom ReliaFlow

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre-based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom ReliaFlow, the new pre-treated conjugate release pad for reliable performance of the lateral flow diagnostics. “The Ahlstrom ReliaFlow is a vital component to the lateral flow a...

  • 18th October 2013

    Eco focus for Freudenberg at IFAI Expo

    Freudenberg Nonwovens, leading manufacturer of nonwoven products, is exhibiting its latest eco-friendly products at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show. This year's IFAI Expo will be co-located with Specialty Grap...

  • 18th October 2013

    Technical Innovations at RISE 2013 Conference

    INDA’s 4th annual RISE 2013 Conference brought together technology seekers in the global nonwovens and engineered fabrics value chain for discussions about the latest technical innovations, and how they can be applied to help create value-added, more competi...

  • 18th October 2013

    Measuring energy transmittance may help optimise products

    The Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim, Germany, has expanded its current range of tests to allow modern office and living spaces to achieve needed climate control with minimum energy use. According to the institute, manufacturers of textiles, windows and m...

  • 18th October 2013

    Vehicle lightweighting as an eco solution

    Lightweighting is the automotive industry’s best bet to achieve the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard, said Chuck Evans, Corporate Vice President at Henkel Corporation’s automotive group, at the WWJ Newsradio 950 Auto Summit held yesterda...

  • 17th October 2013

    DSM Dyneema increases price for fibre and uni-directional product lines

    DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibre Dyneema, and leader in life protection materials and high performance fibres, has announced a global price increase of 5% for all DSM Dyneema fibre and uni-directional (UD) product...

  • 17th October 2013

    Italian textile machinery producers return to Indonesia

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, returns to Indonesia with two symposiums presenting Italian textile technology to local textile manufacturers. The industrial areas of Solo and Bandung will host symposiums, organised by ACIM...

  • 17th October 2013

    At the core of thinner diapers

    H.B. Fuller, a leading industrial adhesives provider, will take part in SINCE 2013 nonwovens exhibition, that will take place from 23-25 October in Shanghai. The company will be showcasing its comprehensive Full-Care range of premium hot melt adhesives durin...

  • 16th October 2013

    Nonwovens industry addresses challenges at Outlook 2013

    Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA, recognised the need for the companies to look ahead to 2020 and be aware of changing consumers’ needs and demands, at the closing session of the 12th edition of Outlook, the leading conference for the nonwovens person...

  • 16th October 2013

    Bluesign Technologies appoints Director CRM North America

    Kevin Myette, outdoor and apparel industry expert for sustainability, quality and supply chain optimisation will join Bluesign Technologies as a Director of CRM for North America. In his new role, Kevin will oversee all Bluesign operations in North America wi...

  • 15th October 2013

    Acceleration in new composites materials at JEC Americas 2013

    The second annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference reflected the growing interest that characterises the region’s dynamic composite market. The event covered the next-generation breakthroughs in applications in aerospace, automotive, energy, autom...

  • 15th October 2013

    Dryarn and Mico sportswear collection

    Mico, a producer of technical products for sport, has presented its MC2 collection, a sports underwear range designed for running, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing. The collection aims to address the question of fighting the fatigue that subjects the bo...

  • 15th October 2013

    New prepreg systems for rolling stock applications

    Cytec Industrial Materials is adding two new products to its rail portfolio that meet the fire requirements of EN45545-2:2013. The MTM 348FR is a versatile curing epoxy resin prepreg matrix offering fire protection to category HL2. In combination with either ...

  • 15th October 2013

    FibeRio Technology named in Global Cleantech 100

    FibeRio Technology Corporation, the developer and manufacturer of Forcespinning nanofibre production systems, has been named in the prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list, produced by Cleantech Group, a global market intelligence and consulting firm. The ...

  • 13th October 2013

    Oeko-Tex’s STeP Certification at IFAI Expo

    Dr Sam Moore, from International Oeko-Tex Association in North America, will present Oeko-Tex’s new STeP certification for sustainable textile production facilities at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 in Orlando, that will be held from 21-25 October 2013...

  • 10th October 2013

    The Future in Confusion

    The big problem with 3D printing as a potentially DIY-driven new force in manufacturing is that not much that’s being produced on an entry-level system so far looks like it’s worth owning – or even throwing away for that matter. How is it possible to ge...

  • 10th October 2013

    Johns Manville expands micro glass fibre nonwoven capacity in Germany

    Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and a leading manufacturer of premium-quality building, specialty and filtration products, has completed an expansion of its micro glass fibre nonwoven production for air filtration media in its plant in Wertheim, G...

  • 9th October 2013

    Nilit at Intertextile Shanghai 2013

    Nilit, a manufacturer and leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will be showcasing its Nilit Ecocare newly patented recycled nylon fibre at this year’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show. Intertextile, held annually in China, is the leading intern...

  • 8th October 2013

    Double digit growth for Performance Days

    Performance Days functional fabrics fair that marked its 10th anniversary this year, opens a fifth hall at the MTC in Munich, as the growth rate of the next edition taking place from 19-21 November reaches double digits. Visitors can now expect a greater num...

  • 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...

  • 4th October 2013

    Secant Medical to present at MedTech Polymers Conference

    Peter D. Gabriele, Vice President of Emerging Technology at Secant Medical, will discuss the development and prospective uses of a novel bioelastomer platform at the MedTech Polymers Conference in Houston. According to Gabriele, the platform offers benefits c...

  • 4th October 2013

    Miller Weldmaster celebrates 30 years with IFAI

    Miller Weldmaster, a global supplier for fabric welding solutions, celebrates its 30th anniversary of membership with the IFAI, Industrial Fabrics Association International this year. Scott Miller, President of Miller Weldmaster, commented: “We certainly wo...

  • 3rd October 2013

    Moduline System for the geo industry

    Miller Weldmaster offers manufacturers in the geo industry the Moduline System, a machine model that combines versatility with automated production capabilities for more efficient production processes. It is designed to increase a liner or geomembrane manufact...

  • 3rd October 2013

    New multi-axial reinforcement range from Scott & Fyfe

    Scott & Fyfe, a provider of innovative textiles and technology, are introducing a new range of Multi-axial reinforcement textiles to compliment their existing product range. The company also aims to further strengthen its position as a global supplier of reinf...

  • 3rd October 2013

    AMT Composites to distribute TeXtreme in South Africa

    The leading distributor of advanced composites materials in South Africa, AMT Composites, has signed an agreement to distribute TeXtreme, market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements, in the region. Andreas Martsman, Vice President – Marketing and Sales of O...

  • 3rd October 2013

    Invista and Ingenza to work on bio-derived industrial chemicals

    Invista, one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, will work together with Ingenza, a leading industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology company, in order to develop new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production ...

  • 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

    Cytec’s new composite products at JEC Americas

    Cytec Industries will promote its range of advanced composite and process material at JEC Americas in Boston from 2-4 October. The company will highlight MTM 348FR, a new versatile curing epoxy resin prepreg matrix designed for railway applications. It will a...

  • 2nd October 2013

    ISPO Community offers direct access to consumers

    Leading sports business network ISPO offers a new, year-round service, consisting of targeted communication between brands and consumers, realised in a form of an online platform ISPO Community. It aims to provide retailers, manufacturers and suppliers with a...

  • 2nd October 2013

    Archroma acquires three businesses from Clariant

    Archroma has announced its official launch as a newly formed colour and specialty chemicals company that comprises the former Textile Specialties, Paper Solutions and Emulsion Products businesses of Clariant. To be led by CEO Alexander Wessels, the newly recr...

  • 2nd October 2013

    Messe Frankfurt and JEC announce co-location for US shows

    The organizers of the Techtextil North America technical textiles show and JEC America composites show plan to co-locate their 2014 events at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA from 13-15 May 2014....

  • 30th September 2013

    Autoneum subject to investigation by German Federal Cartel Office

    Along with other automobile suppliers, Autoneum Germany, a subsidiary of Autoneum Holding, is subject to investigations by the German Federal Cartel Office. The investigations affect, among others, the market for floor systems and trunk trim and have been ini...

  • 30th September 2013

    New Ingeo grades for fibres and nonwovens

    NatureWorks is now in full commercial production of two new Ingeo high performance biopolymer grades designed for fibres and nonwovens applications. “These grades are the result of intensive research and development and significant long-term investments in ...

  • 30th September 2013

    Zoltek becomes Toray subsidiary

    Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek has entered into a merger agreement with Toray Industries, which makes Zoltek a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toray that will operate as a separate business unit. Toray Industries, a specialist in organic synthetic chemistry, pol...

  • 30th September 2013

    TeXtreme in Americas Cup catamarans

    Oracle Team USA, supported by the Oxeon’s proprietary TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fibre reinforcements, won the 34th Americas Cup sailing. As a Preferred Supplier to the team, TeXtreme is said to have contributed to weight savings and improved mechanical per...

  • 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...

  • 30th September 2013

    Teijin expands into Russia and CIS region

    Teijin establishes Teijin Rus, LLC in Moscow, Russia, to strengthen the Teijin Group’s business operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as part of the group’s strategy to expand businesses in emerging economies. “The estab...

  • 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...

  • 27th September 2013

    Secant Medical at the BioInterface 2013 Annual Conference

    Josh Simon, PhD, Business Development Manager at Secant Medical, will be giving a presentation at the BioInterface 2013 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, to demonstrate Secant Medical's commitment to biomaterials research and development. Dr Simon will discus...

  • 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...

  • 26th September 2013

    Dornbirn-MFC puts sustainability under spotlight

    The 52nd edition of Dornbirn Man-Made Fibres Congress, that took place from 11-13 September, put a focus on global social and economic challenges, such as climate, energy, health, nutrition, mobility, safety, communication, labour and key technologies. Encou...

  • 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...

  • 25th September 2013

    Composites Europe 2013 sets record in number of visitors

    Composites Europe 2013 trade fair for composites, technology and applications set new records with 406 exhibitors coming from 28 countries and with 9,171 visitors attending the Stuttgart exhibition Centre from 17- 19 September. One in two trade fair visitors c...

  • 24th September 2013

    TenCate geotextiles in new drinking water system

    Twenty innovative sustainable drinking water systems called ‘GreenSource. Sports for Water’, produced using the high-grade synthetic turf and geotextiles by TenCate, will be installed in South Africa, with The Advanced Materials Manufacturing Oost-Nederlan...

  • 24th September 2013

    Focus on increasing systems and components productivity

    Oerlikon Barmag, a leader for spinning systems and equipment for manmade fibres, will be exhibiting at this year’s K 2013 international trade fair for plastics and rubber, that will take place from 16-23 October in Düsseldorf. The machine and systems build...

  • 23rd September 2013

    Give Coke a fracking chance!

    At recent conferences, I’ve become aware that European manufacturers of manmade fibres, nonwovens and technical textiles are starting to resent the many hoops they’re now obliged to jump through in order to comply with increasingly strict regulations – a...

  • 23rd September 2013

    Shanghai showcase for Oerlikon Neumag

    Oerlikon Neumag will focus on nonwovens for technical applications when it presents its product portfolio at next month’s Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference and Exhibition (SINCE), which takes place in Shanghai from 23-25 October....

  • 20th September 2013

    Autoneum further expands into Asian market

    The Switzerland based leading producer of vehicle acoustics and thermal management systems Autoneum has founded the company Summit & Autoneum in Thailand together with automotive supplier Auto Interior Products. The newly established company combines Autoneum...

  • 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....

  • 19th September 2013

    Film festival gets green carpet treatment

    Teijin will provide an eco-friendly green carpet for the Tokyo International Film Festival, one of Asia's most competitive film festivals, that will be held from 17-25 October. The green carpet is made with ECOPET recycled polyester fibre, derived from used p...

  • 19th September 2013

    Meeting the Challenge - by Bill Smith

    “Everything that can be invented has been invented” is a comment often attributed to Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899. He never said any such thing, of course but some did express similar ideas over the years… As it turned out, ev...

  • 18th September 2013

    Kemo Bikes release frame featuring TeXtreme Technology

    Kemo Bikes showcased their new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, for the first time. The top of the line frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics, by Oxeon. According to the company, by using ...

  • 18th September 2013

    TenCate and Kringlan Composites to cooperate for automotive industry

    TenCate Advanced Composites and Kringlan Composites will work together to develop solutions for part manufacturing on the basis of thermoplastic composite technology. The current main development initiated by Switzerland based Kringlan Composites has been th...

  • 18th September 2013

    Archroma deal to be completed by end of month

    SK Capital, a private investment firm with a focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors, is expected to close the acquisition of the Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses from Clariant by the end of this month. ...

  • 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...

  • 17th September 2013

    DSM among leaders in DJ Sustainability World Index

    Royal DSM, the life sciences and materials sciences company, is once again amongst the leaders in the chemical industry sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Since 2004, DSM has four times ranked among the very top leaders in the sector and has s...

  • 17th September 2013

    Nylstar ‘Sport Tech Couture’ collection at Expofil 2013

    Nylstar, one of the leading providers of Polyamide 6.6 filaments and yarns, is presenting its Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Trend Forecast at the Expofil 2013 trade fair for yarns and textile fibres, that is taking place in Paris from 17-19 September. The company w...

  • 17th September 2013

    Tessiture Pietro Radici awarded for environmental and H&S management systems

    Tessiture Pietro Radici, RadiciGroup ancestral production company and leader in the production of artificial grass yarn and nonwoven spunbond, was awarded two important certifications: UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management systems and BS OHSAS 18...

  • 16th September 2013

    Ahlstrom lowers 2013 outlook

    Ahlstrom, a leading high performance fibre based materials company, has lowered its full-year guidance for net sales and operating profit. The decision comes due to lower than expected sales volumes as demand has continued to be soft in Ahlstrom's key markets...

  • 16th September 2013

    INDA appoints new Member Relations Director

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has appointed Morris T. Collins, Jr. as Director of Member Relations, a new position at INDA, aimed to help expand INDA’s reach into all areas of the nonwoven engineered fabrics industry. “The Director o...

  • 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...

  • 16th September 2013

    Ahlstrom new soft SMS fabric for surgical gowns

    Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom TenderGuard, a new soft SMS (spunbond-meltblown-spunbond) fabric for surgical gowns. According to the company, its TenderGuard offers the optimal balance between safety, softness ...

  • 14th September 2013

    Groz-Beckert at SINCE 2013

    A market leading in the manufacturing of industrial machine needles Groz-Beckert will take part in the Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition (SINCE) from 23-25 October, where it will present the latest highlights in the field of felting need...

  • 14th September 2013

    Italian textile machinery manufacturers to exhibit in Guangzhou

    Italian machinery manufacturers will be presenting their most advanced technology for the production of technical textiles and nonwovens at the technology symposium on 10 October in Guangzhou, China, organised by ACIMIT - the Association of Italian Textile Mac...

  • 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

    EcoStar felting needle for efficient production

    Groz-Beckert, the leading manufacturer of industrial machine needles and precision engineering, introduces new EcoStar felting needle. With 13% less cross-sectional area than a standard felting needle, and with its stabilising edge profiles, the new EcoStar i...

  • 13th September 2013

    Three nonwoven products become RISE Durable Product Award finalists

    The finalists have been selected for the prestigious third annual RISE Durable Product Award, which will be presented at the annual RISE Conference in Denver, Colorado USA. Three unique durable products were chosen for their innovative use of nonwovens. The f...

  • 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...

  • 13th September 2013

    Andritz complete production lines for nonwovens at SINCE 2013

    Andritz, an international technology group, presents complete production lines and innovative solutions for needlepunch, spunlace, and wetlaid at SINCE 2013 nonwovens exhibition that will take place from 23-25 October in Shanghai, China....

  • 12th September 2013

    Groz-Beckert Academy celebrates great start

    Groz-Beckert, the leading manufacturer of industrial machine needles, precision engineering, systems and services for the manufacture and sewing of textiles, reports a steady increase in demand for the services of its knowledge platform Groz-Beckert Academy, w...

  • 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

    New testing methods for vehicle seats

    Optimally designed vehicle seats are said to be at the basis of providing the driver with the necessary comfort during their journey, the Hohenstein Institute reports. They may allow drivers to assume an ergonomic seating position and feature good climate pr...

  • 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

    Groz-Beckert creates space for health and education

    The new EUR 17.5m worth Health and Education Centre GEBIZ opened its doors at Groz-Beckert this month, demonstrating the company’s commitment to education and health. In its ‘Kita Malesfelsen’ day nursery and its ‘Grundschule Malesfelsen’ elementary...

  • 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...

  • 10th September 2013

    New flax fibre cones for speakers diaphragm

    With more than 30 years of research in new materials for the loudspeaker diaphragm, the France based Focal introduces a new cone made of high-quality flax fibres. Made of high-quality flax fibres core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fibre, ‘F’ cones ...

  • 9th September 2013

    Technical textiles growth is fuelling demand for highly specified needles and threads

    Technical textiles are being used increasingly for the replacement of traditional materials in challenging applications, and their end uses are becoming increasingly diverse, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intel...

  • 7th September 2013

    Low & Bonar acquires geosynthetics producer Texiplast

    Low & Bonar, a performance materials group with leading positions in niche industrial markets, will acquire Texiplast, a Slovakian producer of high strength geosynthetic products serving the civil engineering market, for approximately €18.9m (£16.0m). The...

  • 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...

  • 6th September 2013

    Liquid filter bags withstand hydraulic pressing with SeamMaster

    Sonobond Ultrasonics’ SM86 SeamMaster High Profile ultrasonic sewing machine will be used by Great Lakes Filters, to produce a liquid filter bag that could withstand hydraulic pressing without splitting or fraying. “The bag has to capture the pulp from th...

  • 6th September 2013

    GOCarbonFiber presents two expert workshops

    The Global Outlook for Carbon Fiber (GOCarbonFiber), that will take place from 8-10 October in Seattle, will feature two expert pre-conference workshops led by the industry professionals Prof Jan-Anders Månson, Laboratory of Polymer and Composite Materials (L...

  • 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

    Filtration 2013 headed to Chicago

    INDA’s Filtration International Conference and Exposition, the largest filtration event in the Americas, is returning to Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, taking place from 12-14 November 2013. Over 130 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest filtration inno...

  • 5th September 2013

    Teijin to present at China Composites Expo

    The Teijin Group will exhibit at the China Composites Expo 2013, with its Toho Tenax, the group’s carbon fibres and composites business, and Teijin Aramid Asia, the group’s aramid fibres business. The Asia’s largest composites exhibition will take place...

  • 4th September 2013

    Johnson Controls in China warp knitting JV

    Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics, has signed an agreement with Zhejiang Wanfang New Materials Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Wanfang) to set up a new warp knitted fabrics joint...

  • 4th September 2013

    New Trick from X-Bionic

    According to X-Bionic, the award winning sportswear manufacturer, its new collection is a new way to regulate the body temperature during an athletic performance, by tricking the heat receptors of the body. During normal thermoregulation the body temperature...

  • 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...

  • 3rd September 2013

    First STeP Certificate for German knitter

    Mattes & Ammann, the Swabian knitted fabrics manufacturer, became the first textile company in Germany and the EU economic area to be awarded the Oeko-Tex Sustainable Textile Production (STeP) certificate in July this year. Prof Dr Stefan Mecheels, head of th...

  • 2nd September 2013

    Groz-Beckert at FSB

    A market leader in the manufacturing of industrial machine needles Groz-Beckert will be showcasing at the FSB Cologne international trade fair for amenity areas, sports and pool facilities. The show will be held from 22-25 October, welcoming about 600 exhibiti...

  • 30th August 2013

    Nike launches novel tri-layer fleece

    For Fall/Holiday 2013, Nike updates classic styles with a revolutionary reinvention of fleece fabric in its Nike Tech Fleece Collection that is said to combine the fit, feel, and function of Nike’s most iconic sportswear silhouettes....

  • 30th August 2013

    Demand for indoor sportswear and fitness apparel set to grow

    Demand for indoor sportswear and fitness apparel is set for strong growth despite constrained consumer spending, according to a new report entitled 'Indoor sportswear and fitness apparel' from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. Global dem...

  • 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...

  • 29th August 2013

    Heimtextil reveals trends for 2014/15 season

    Heimtextil trade fair for home and contract textiles, that will take place in Frankfurt from 8 – 11 January 2014, has given a head start to its exhibitors, designers, furnishers and decorators. Representing the Trend Table, the London based agency FranklinT...

  • 29th August 2013

    Repreve has it covered for Milliken

    Milliken’s table linen business is now adapting its successful Signature range of table linen to a phased transition towards verifiably recycled polyester yarns. The company is cooperating with the American fibre manufacturer Unifi during this process. The ...

  • 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

    Formax to launch new reinforcements at Composites Europe 2013

    Formax, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and specialty composite reinforcements, will be launching two new exclusive fabric ranges at Composites Europe 2013 – A-FORM, an advanced range of Class A automotive textiles, and reFORM, a recycled multiaxial r...

  • 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 ...