Technology, Machinery & Equipment
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 to a clear increase in visitors and robust exhibitors’ figures, Texprocess continued to consolidate its position as a leading international trade fair in 2013,” said Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.
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 and performance, ensuring the safety of the surgical staff and patients.
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 the increasing demand for machinery in the composites sector, the company has implemented special marketing efforts and dedicated resources to the prepreg and composites industries.
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 product range offered by RadiciGroup PET yarn – a leading European producer of continuous polyester yarn.
The product is a high-performance yarn with intrinsic anti-UV-ray properties that are said to make it ideal for fabrics used for awnings, outdoor furnishings and marine applications.
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 departments, CNTAC and related industry associations, as well as well known domestic and foreign entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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 process.
Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT commented: “This guide supports the strong commitment of Italy’s textile machinery industry to the issue of sustainability.”
The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) Green Guide illustrates the sustainable technologies supplied by Italian textile machinery manufacturers.
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 athletes' performance in warm conditions by lowering their body temperature so they can train harder, run longer, retain their focus and compete at the highest level.
“At adidas we are constantly striving to create innovations to make the athlete comfortable so they can focus on performance,” said Heike Leibl, Senior Vice President of training at adidas. “The aluminium cooling spheres used in the Climachill range provide an instant chill effect to keep the athlete at their peak optimum temperature to perform at their best in any conditions.”
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 presence stands the TexCar – a Mercedes-Benz E-Class model that was rebuilt so that nearly all of the textiles used in its manufacture were laid open.
This exhibit allows a free view of woven and knitted fabric, nonwovens and seams, and demonstrates the diversity of textile applications. The use of textiles goes beyond seat covers, carpets and car mats. They are also featured in safety equipment, such as airbag and safety belt, and under the hood and at the wheels.