Transport & Aerospace

  • 2nd September 2014

    Teijin to exhibit carbon and aramid fibre solutions at China Composites Expo

    The companies will showcase innovative applications for carbon and aramid fibre reinforced composites developed by the Teijin group....

  • 29th August 2014

    Stahl completes EVO PU coating range for more sustainable coated fabrics

    Stahl's EVO building blocks are said to enable manufacturers to produce coated fabrics in a more sustainable way....

  • 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

    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....

  • 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

    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....

  • 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....

  • 13th August 2014

    Composites Europe showcases wind energy solutions

    Already today, nearly one in seven Composites Europe visitors are wind energy professionals seeking information on materials solutions....

  • 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

    Empa scientists grow structurally pure carbon nanotubes using molecular seeds

    Carbon nanotubes could help create next-generation electronic and electro-optical components that are smaller than ever before, achieving faster switching times....

  • 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. ...

  • 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....

  • 4th August 2014

    Freudenberg expands portfolio with acquisition of Hänsel brand

    With the acquisition of the Hänsel brand, the company is extending its comprehensive portfolio and know-how in the field of knitted fabrics....

  • 4th August 2014

    Low grade cotton nonwoven collects up to 50 times its own weight in oil

    Researchers believe nonwoven cotton webs as an oil sorbent have tremendous potential for application in real-time oil spill scenarios. ...

  • 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

    Composites UK and Design Council to promote business benefits of design

    The workshop will introduce design as a framework for innovation and will explain why you should understand this business’s best kept secret....

  • 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....

  • 25th July 2014

    TenCate reports revenue growth in Q2 2014

    After a weak first quarter, the company maintains its growth projection in respect of the trend in revenues for the company....

  • 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....

  • 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

    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

    Carbon fibres on the advance with Oerlikon

    At the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME, Oerlikon Barmag company focussed on this very promising market with an information showcase....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 15th July 2014

    Low & Bonar reports strong growth

    The Group has made a strong start to the year, with constant currency sales and profits significantly ahead of last year....

  • 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

    Fabric based sensors to prevent drivers falling asleep at the wheel

    Researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK are working with electronics company Plessey to develop fabric based sensors which will help prevent drivers falling asleep at the wheel....

  • 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. ...

  • 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....

  • 3rd July 2014

    Mitsubishi Rayon to double capacity at US carbon fibre plant

    Japanese fibre producer Mitsubishi Rayon is planning to double its US carbon fibre manufacturing capacity as worldwide demand for carbon fibre increases at an annual rate of more than 20% for industrial applications...

  • 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....

  • 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

    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

    Clariant increases capacity for Licocene Performance Polymers

    Leading specialty chemicals producer Clariant is increasing production capacity for its Licocene Performance Polymers by 50% at its facility on the Frankfurt-Höchst Industrial Park in Germany...

  • 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....

  • 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

    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....

  • 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

    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

    Americhem to lead seminar on additives for specialty fibres

    Americhem, a leading provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, will give visitors of the ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition an opportunity to learn about new developments and additives for synthetic fibres and turf in Shanghai later this...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 5th June 2014

    Owens Corning launches comprehensive Technical Fabrics App

    Owens Corning supplies an extensive range of woven, knitted and specialty combination fabrics offering an array of innovative solutions for a range of processing methods. With a newly released app it is now possible to search for the company’s full range of ...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 23rd May 2014

    15 Days Left to Enter the IFF Innovation Award

    There are only 15 days left to enter the IFF Innovation Award. Find out the prize money and prestige the award offers and check out the variuos categories covered. ...

  • 23rd May 2014

    GOCarbonFibre 2014 confirmed for Cologne

    Smithers Rapra has announced that the 17th annual GOCarbonFibre conference will taking place from 8-10 October in Cologne, Germany, where the Recycle & Reuse section will be extended to a full day program to reflect changes in R&D, commercial and regulatory de...

  • 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...

  • 21st May 2014

    Techtextil NA & JEC Americas 2015 to co-locate in Houston

    The twelfth edition of Techtextil North America, the premier trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens is to co-locate with JEC Americas and the move to Houston, TX, in 2015. But why Texas?...

  • 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....

  • 20th May 2014

    Groz-Beckert highlights at Brazil’s Febratex

    Febratex is due to be held in Blumenau, Brazil from 12 to 15 August 2014 and the international trade fair which covers all sectors of the textile industry can already look back at more than twenty editions. On display will be the latest machinery, materials an...

  • 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...

  • 14th May 2014

    High performance sportswear range from X-BIONIC for Lamborghini

    Automobili Lamborghini and X-BIONIC, the innovation leader in high-performance sportswear, are joining forces in their first innovative brand experience: High-performance Wear from X-BIONIC for Automobili Lamborghini, developed and produced by X-BIONIC. This...

  • 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

    BMW and SGL JV to triple carbon fibre capacity

    Due to the high demand for carbon fibre in automotive production, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibresand joint venture partner, BMW Group, are planning to triple the capacity of their carbon fibre plant in Moses Lake, WA. The expansion will be funded by an investme...

  • 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....

  • 12th May 2014

    Milliken strengthens its FR fabrics portfolio by acquiring Westex

    Milliken & Company has acquired Westex, strengthening Milliken’s commitment to providing superior flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for protective clothing. “We look forward to welcoming the Westex team to Milliken & Company,” said Jeff Price, President, Spe...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 30th April 2014

    Composites UK to launch Composites Assured Practitioner (CAP) scheme

    Responding to the industry needs for an increased number of trained personnel, standardised training provision and means of assessing contractor competency, Composites UK is taking the lead by developing the Composites Assured Practitioner, or CAP, scheme. Th...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    A billion cars and a big opportunity

    It will come as no surprise that there was a major emphasis placed on the automotive sector at both the JEC Composites Show held in Paris last month and also at the INDEX 14 event for nonwovens held from April 8-11 in Geneva, Switzerland....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 ...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 31st March 2014

    European nonwovens production exceeds two million tonnes

    EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries today disclosed its preliminary European annual statistics for 2013. The release offers a comprehensive picture of the Nonwovens industry in Greater Europe, information which off...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 26th March 2014

    TenCate and Adler sign supply agreement for Alfa Romeo 4C platform

    Following the joint development between TenCate Advanced Composites and Italy’s Adler Group with regard to the Alfa Romeo 4C chassis, an exclusive supply agreement has been reached between the companies for the use of carbon fibre composite prepreg material....

  • 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

    Research aims to increase availability of bio based carbon fibre

    What if carbon fibres could be made of a renewable raw material instead of oil? With such a raw material as the wood based product lignin, the volume of production could increase considerably and more products could be manufactured in high-performing light-wei...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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,...

  • 11th March 2014

    New plant allows carded nonwovens producers to make own fibres

    Carded nonwovens producers can now make their own fibres with a new development which will go on show at INDEX, the leading nonwovens show next month. Staple FORCE S 1000, a new small lot staple fibre production plant from Oerlikon Neumag, is directed at down...

  • 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...

  • 10th March 2014

    Toray develops high tensile strength and modulus carbon fibre

    Japan’s Toray Industries today announced that it has succeeded in the development of high tensile strength and modulus carbon fibre - realizing both in carbon fibre had been considered to be technically difficult to achieve. TORAYCA T1100G and high-performa...

  • 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

    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

    Innovative vehicle acoustics system to launch in North America

    In order to meet the high demand from international car manufacturers, leading producer of vehicle acoustics systems, Autoneum is launching under floor and under engine shields made from its lightweight and multifunctional PET based material Ultra-Silent in th...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    PGI invests to expand filtration capability in Virginia

    Just after we went live this afternoon with the story - US textiles industry is positively buzzing, yet another US investment good news story broke. Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), the world's largest nonwovens manufacturer, announced today that it will make a stra...

  • 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

    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

    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...

  • 20th February 2014

    A textile renaissance in the US?

    On Tuesday, Japan’s Toray Industries announced it would invest $1 billion in a new carbon fibre manufacturing facility in South Carolina. There has also been a lot of recent press coverage about the revival of the US textiles industry and the ‘Made in Amer...

  • 19th February 2014

    Toray to invest $1 billion in US carbon fibre facility

    Boeing supplier Toray Industries is planning to invest $1 billion and hire 500 employees over the next ten years at a brand new carbon fibre manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA....

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 28th January 2014

    Nonwovens Associations launch shared mission and vision

    EDANA and INDA, the leading international trade associations for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries based in Europe and North America, respectively, have announced that they will harmonize their mission and vision to advance the success of their m...

  • 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...

  • 27th January 2014

    Formax to open dedicated Automotive Production Facility

    Leading UK based manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements Formax, has announced plans to open an Automotive Production Unit at its Leicestershire headquarters. ...

  • 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....

  • 22nd January 2014

    Sympatex expands Tection business

    As a result of the placement of a corporate bond in November 2013, Germany’s Sympatex Technologies GmbH is to substantially expand its latest Tection technical textiles division with the aim of consistently developing innovative technologies and products for...

  • 20th January 2014

    Sales outpace market growth at Autoneum

    Autoneum, a leader in acoustic and thermal management solutions for vehicles, made further progress in a challenging market environment in 2013 and increased its net sales by 5.8% to CHF 2053.3 million (2012: 1940.9 million CHF). ...

  • 20th January 2014

    TAPAS consortium extends project with Airbus

    Airbus, Fokker and TenCate will sign a contract for the next stage of the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure innovation program (TAPAS), in the presence of the French President François Hollande, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minist...

  • 17th January 2014

    CAB 2014 to focus on automotive and furnishings markets

    INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry) has confirmed that CAB 2014, the Converting and Bonding Conference, will be held from 6-8 May 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Building on the successful inaugural CAB ...

  • 17th January 2014

    Conwed shares latest innovations at VISION 2014

    US company Conwed, a leading plastic netting manufacturer, will share its latest innovations at VISION 2014, the Consumer Products Conference organized by INDA in Dallas, Texas (January 27-30, 2014). Celebrating its 13th anniversary, VISION gathers key profess...

  • 17th January 2014

    Freudenberg upgrades spunlaid production sites

    Freudenberg Nonwovens, one of the world’s largest and most diverse producers of nonwovens, is upgrading its spunlaid production. The company is investing several million Euros at its Durham and Kaiserslautern sites. Both investment projects relate to the fur...

  • 17th January 2014

    Super absorbent solutions at INDEX

    As the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition is drawing ever closer, the absorbent solutions provider, Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL) reports it is in full preparation for what it expects will be an extremely busy four exhibition days. INDEX will commence...

  • 16th January 2014

    OEKO-TEX test criteria: New regulations for 2014

    At the start of the year, the OEKO-TEX Association has, as usual, updated the valid test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with its OEKO-TEX Standard 100. The following new regulations have been provided with comment from OEKO-T...

  • 15th January 2014

    INDA appoints new director of marketing

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the appointment of Joan Izzo as its new Director of Marketing. Izzo brings years of experience in marketing for international nonwovens and advanced material companies to the position....

  • 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

    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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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

    Using Physics to Reduce Weight in Cars - Part 2

    According to North Carolina based Precision Fabrics Group (PFG), its’ commercially successful Nexus AFR approach is a new paradigm for sound absorbing car parts design. Based on acoustical physics/science principles, the development work to create the new f...

  • 17th December 2013

    Precision Fabrics granted patents for acoustic nonwovens

    Precision Fabrics Group (PFG) has been granted two U.S. Patents related to its Nexus® AFR acoustic facing material....

  • 17th December 2013

    Milliken acquires Kasbar National Industries

    Milliken & Company, announced today that it has completed a transaction to acquire Kasbar National Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of custom quilting, needlepunch nonwovens and bonded fiberfill. Kasbar is headquartered in Broomall, Pennsylvania and manufactur...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 26th November 2013

    Karl Mayer takes control of competitor LIBA

    On January 1, 2014 Karl Mayer will acquire the majority of the ownership of LIBA Maschinenfabrik GmbH, which will be integrated into the Karl Mayer group....

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 21st November 2013

    High performance carbon fibre yarns for knitting and sewing

    Carbon fibre specialist SGL Group has started production of stretch-broken carbon fibre yarns, which have knitting and sewing applications, at its facility in Muir of Ord in Scotland. Most carbon fibre yarns produced by the company go into wovens and multi ax...

  • 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...

  • 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

    IFAI continues momentum in Orlando

    IFAI, the Industrial Fabric Association International represents the interests of a broad range of industrial or technical textiles, producers and suppliers - and their Expo 2013, and the accompanying Advanced Textiles conference, held October 23-25 in Orlando...

  • 14th November 2013

    Look under the counter – dig deep to find gold

    Doing trade shows and finding the next big is easy right? Not according to Bill Smith it’s not... How do you do a trade show? Usually, one walks the aisle the first day, looking briefly at each booth and moves on if they don’t see at once anything new or ...

  • 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...

  • 12th November 2013

    Sigmatex appoints light weight composites specialist

    Mike Hitchen, Commercial Manager of Sigmatex has announced the appointment of Claudio Villalobos to the commercial team. The appointment, the company says, represents another of the exciting appointments that Sigmatex hopes to announce in 2013 to support the...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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

    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

    Tailor-made felt technology for optimal acoustic performance

    Autoneum has developed felt blanks for bulkhead and floor components in vehicles that are said to offer significant weight reductions together with improved acoustic performance. These are manufactured using the newly defined Rotating Injection Fibre process. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 6th November 2013

    DSM Dyneema at Milipol 2013

    DSM Dyneema will introduce a new range of products developed with Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology at Milipol 2013, an international trade show for internal state security, that will take place from 19-22 November in Paris. This brand-new technology is a ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    Hollingsworth & Vose announces European investment in NanoWave production

    Hollingsworth & Vose has announced plans to add NanoWave Filtration Media production capability at its plant in Hatzfeld, Germany to support the rapid growth in demand for high performance filter media. ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    Sereebo CFRTP in Nikon D5300 digital SLR

    Just two days after launching its Sereebo carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) brand, Teijin has announced that Sereebo has been selected for use in the structural parts of Nikon’s new D5300 digital SLR camera, which is being released today. This i...

  • 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

    Truetzschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    Truetzschler Group, specialising in optimal fibre preparation for downstream processing, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The company believes it has achieved success due to its high innovative strength, close customer relations, good service, l...

  • 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

    Teijin launches Sereebo CFRTP products

    Teijin Limited has announced the launch of Sereebo, a new brand for carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) which the company expects will be used in green products that revolutionize manufacturing with enhanced production speed and recyclability. ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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

    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

    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...

  • 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

    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

    Using the Physics of Acoustics to Reduce Weight in Cars

    As automotive manufacturers continue to push for improved fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions, they are squeezing every single gram of weight out of every single part that goes into a car. Meanwhile, however, the pressure to save money and create a sm...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 14th September 2013

    Sigmatex Technical Excellence Centre

    Sigmatex, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications, has announced the creation of the Sigmatex Technical Excellence Centre (SigmaTEC) as a response to the ever growing demands for new and highly advanced composites a...

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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

    Chomarat targets high-end markets with C-WEAVE SP

    Chomarat, a specialist in textile reinforcements for composite materials, is launching C-WEAVE Spread at China Composites Expo 2013 that will take place from 11-13 September, at the NCIEC Beijing. The company is extending its line of carbon reinforcements wit...

  • 5th September 2013

    Enhanced filter media technology on show at FILTECH

    UK-based Technical Absorbents (TAL) will exhibit at FILTECH in October with its Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technology. The expo is the largest and most important filtration event world-wide, and is a must for all those concerned with designing, improving, pur...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 29th August 2013

    Russia to increase import duty on synthetic fibres and technical fabrics?

    The Russian government is to conduct a special investigation into imports of fabrics made from synthetic fibres within the territory of the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. The investigation is the result of recent calls from Russia’s leadi...

  • 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...

  • 27th August 2013

    Dorix renamed Radici Chemiefaser

    Dorix, the European leader in the production and sale of PA6 staple fibre products, will be operating under the new name of Radici Chemiefaser, following a reorganisation of RadiciGroup corporate operations in Germany, where the group has production and sales ...

  • 27th August 2013

    Eco Circle features in China National Games

    The Teijin Group, the leading high-performance fibre supplier, will provide uniforms made from its recycled polyester Eco Circle Fibres for staff at the athletes’ village of the 12th National Games of the People's Republic of China, the largest national spor...

  • 23rd August 2013

    AUTEFA Solutions at Composites Europe

    AUTEFA Solutions, an international machine manufacturing group, will be showcasing at the Composites Europe trade fair that will be held at Messe Stuttgart from 17-19 September. Dr Stefan Schlichter, CEO commented: “We develop solutions for automation and m...

  • 20th August 2013

    Teijin to participate in MAKS 2013

    Teijin and Toho Tenax Europe, a Teijin Group company engaged in carbon fibres and composites business, will participate in the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2013, one of the world’s leading aerospace shows, which will take place at Zhukovsky ai...

  • 16th August 2013

    Litzler designs 80 mpm Tire Cord Dipping Line

    CA Litzler has received an order to design and build a 80 mpm Tire Cord Dipping Line for Rajashree Polyfil (a division of Century Enka), BK Birla Group company of India. This is the second equipment order for Litzler from Rajashree Polyfil in the last three ye...

  • 14th August 2013

    Buckeye reports downturn in net sales for Q4 and fiscal 2013

    Buckeye Technologies, a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty fibres and nonwoven materials, has announced earnings for fiscal year 2013. The company has reported a decline in net sales by 9% for the fiscal 2013 compared to fiscal 2012. The net sales...

  • 14th August 2013

    Invista and SilicoLife to develop bio-derived raw materials

    Invista and a computational biology company SilicoLife have announced a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals. The two companies are working together in order to furthe...

  • 14th August 2013

    Highest precision for high-viscosity media

    Oerlikon Barmag, a market leader for spinning systems and equipment for manmade fibres, will be showcasing its gear metering pump programme specifically designed for the joining/binding work steps at this year’s Bondexpo, the international trade fair for bo...

  • 13th August 2013

    Zoltek reports net loss in Q3

    Zoltek Companies has reported financial results for the third quarter of its 2013 fiscal year. The net revenues for the quarter ended 30 June 2013, totalled $30.3 million, compared to $48.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2012. On a sequential basis, ne...

  • 11th August 2013

    Indorama Ventures reports record revenue for 2Q

    Indorama Ventures Public Company (IVL), the world’s largest PET company, achieved total sales revenue of US $1.9 billion in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 9% over the same period last year. “We have been seeing signs that the trough period of ...

  • 9th August 2013

    Andritz satisfied with first half 2013

    International technology group Andritz, a leading supplier of plants and services for the nonwovens , pulp and paper and other specialised industries, showed a solid order intake and a favourable sales development during the second quarter and the first half ...

  • 9th August 2013

    TeXtreme supported team wins Formula Student Germany

    TeXtreme supported DUT Racing from Delft University, Netherlands, won the electric category with their electric driven car. The Formula Student Germany 2013 competitions took place at Hockenheim race circuit from 30 July – 4 August. Marius Knol, Team Manag...

  • 9th August 2013

    Life on Mars: Are knitted space suits the future?

    Just one month after opening its new textile engineering laboratory specialising in flat knit engineering (see: Innovation lab for engineered flat knits opens in LA ), Los Angeles based Fabdesigns, Inc., has announced that its flat knitted armoured compression...

  • 7th August 2013

    First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the textile industries

    The First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the Textile Industries will take place at the University of Manchester, from 5-6 September 2013, organised by TexEng Software in association with University of Manchester. The conference will feat...

  • 6th August 2013

    New cutting and welding solution for truck tarps

    Miller Weldmaster has produced the I4500 Indexing System, designed to meet the production demands of truck tarp and pergola fabric-based product manufacturers. The machine incorporates automated rotary webbing cutters and high-speed, state-of-the-art hot air...

  • 6th August 2013

    Miller Weldmaster premieres at Brazilian show

    Miller Weldmaster, a leading manufacturer of industrial fabric welding solutions, recently exhibited for the first time at the 23rd Annual Serigrafia SIGN Future TEXTIL that was held in Brazil from 10-13 July, showcasing its T-300 Extreme Edge, a machine li...

  • 6th August 2013

    Para-aramid fibre in space elevator challenge

    Teijin’s high-performance Technora para-aramid fibre will be used for the Space Elevator Challenge, an annual racing event for mock space elevators to be held in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan from 7-10 August....

  • 6th August 2013

    Monforts opens world class Advanced Technological Centre

    A.Monforts Textilmaschinen has opened a massive new Advanced Technological Centre (ATC), which occupies a 1500m2 area in a complete hall at the company’s headquarters in Blumenberger Strasse, Mönchengladbach. The ATC will allow customers in-house opportunit...

  • 2nd August 2013

    ANA selects performance polyesters for in-flight comfort

    The Teijin Group announced today that its high performance polyester materials, including Nanofront high strength ultra fine nanofiber, have been selected for use in high quality comforters and pillows which All Nippon Airways (ANA) will offer to first and bus...

  • 31st July 2013

    Freudenberg-Politex and Komitex plan nonwovens JV

    Komitex, Russia’s leading producer of nonwovens and synthetic fibres is considering the possibility of establishing a joint venture with Freudenberg-Politex later this year. The new venture is expected to be established at the production site of Komitex in t...

  • 30th July 2013

    Rule spells opportunity for industrial wipes

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 23 July release of its long-awaited rule modifying the federal hazardous waste management regulations that apply to non-laundered and laundered wi...

  • 30th July 2013

    Exports drive Italian textile machinery

    Italy has recorded 12% overall growth in new orders for textile machinery for the second quarter of 2013, thanks to foreign markets (+14%) and a stable domestic market (-1%). ...

  • 25th July 2013

    Teijin involved in solar car development

    Two Teijin Group companies, Toho Tenax Co Ltd And GH Craft Ltd have supported Japan’s Kogakuin University in developing a car made with carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for the World Solar Challenge, the world’s biggest solar car race, which will tak...

  • 24th July 2013

    TeXtreme victory at Tour de France

    Argos Shimano athlete Marcel Kittel has won at the historic 100th edition of Tour de France, equipped with the high-performance disc wheel PRO TeXtreme from PRO bike gear and a frame from Felt Bicycles produced using TeXtreme....

  • 23rd July 2013

    INDA applauds pro-manufacturing legislation

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has applauded the 17 July introduction of H.R. 2708, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), along with Trade Su...

  • 23rd July 2013

    Advanced fibre manufacturing centre set up in Geelong

    The Fibre Processing and Carbon Nexus buildings that have been opened in the Australian city of Geelong, having received $38 million in Federal Government funding, are expected to boost local economy. The buildings are part of the $103 million Australian Fut...

  • 22nd July 2013

    Toray takes stake in Plasan Carbon Composites

    Toray Industries has purchased a 20% stake in Wixom, Michigan headquartered Plasan Carbon Composites (PCC), a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of automotive parts based on carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP), in a bid to strategically expand its carbon fi...

  • 22nd July 2013

    Final programme for GoCarbonFiber 2013

    Smithers Rapra has announced the final programme for the 2013 GOCarbonFiber conference that will take place from 8-10 October at the Arctic Club Hotel. It is an event for seasoned composites experts, and new entrants alike that provides an opportunity to netw...

  • 18th July 2013

    New high-speed spunlace line for Chuzhou

    International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Chuzhou Jinchun Nonwoven Fabric, Anhui Province, China, to deliver a new high-speed spunlace line to its site at Chuzhou. The line will produce lightweight fabrics for the hygiene industry from...

  • 13th July 2013

    GOCarbonFiber 2013 speakers announced

    GOCarbonFiber that will take place from 8-10 October in Seattle, has announced the speakers that will participate at the event. This year’s edition is going to address global market overview and update on key end use sectors like automotive, aerospace, press...

  • 12th July 2013

    Lightweight cargo nets help to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    The first lightweight cargo nets, made with ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre Dyneema, manufactured by DSM Dyneema were handed over to Air France-KLM at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam this week. Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo is expected...

  • 12th July 2013

    Innovation and commercialism

    In my years in the technical textiles industry, I have seen many new ideas and products, many innovative and creative, get substantial coverage in the press as “pathways to the future”, never to reach commercial status. Many of the high performance fibers...

  • 12th July 2013

    Reuse, recycle or sometimes simply burn?

    According to figures from the UK government-funded WRAP organisation, the country’s recycling industry is now worth an annual £3 billion and employs 40,000 people. Yet according to Bill Griffiths of Viridor – a leading recycling, renewable energy and was...

  • 10th July 2013

    Innovation lab for engineered flat knits opens in LA

    A new textile engineering laboratory specialising in innovative flat knit engineering has opened in Los Angeles under the slogan ‘Just what you need: The world is flat, green, and lean.’ ...

  • 10th July 2013

    Composites Europe continues on growth course

    More than 400 exhibitors are expected to attend the Composites Europe trade fair that will be held from 17-19 September in Stuttgart, showing an increase in exhibitor numbers. In addition to new lightweight construction concepts, state-of-the-art manufacturing...

  • 9th July 2013

    Nord-Pas de Calais at Techtextil

    Techtextil, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, held in Frankfurt from 11-13 June, attracted 15% more visitors than the previous edition, creating an opportune environment for businesses to present their developments. Boosted by...

  • 6th July 2013

    Zoltek awarded for Panex 35 carbon fibre

    Based on its recent analysis of the automotive carbon fibre market, Frost & Sullivan recognised carbon fibre producer Zoltek with the ‘2013 North American Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award’ for its unique commercial carbon fibre, Zoltek Panex 3...

  • 4th July 2013

    Autoliv China to make one piece woven airbags

    Autoliv, a global leader in automotive safety systems, will invest around $50 million in a textile centre in China, making it more competitive by reducing supplier costs through vertical integration. “The textile centre is very important to meet the increas...

  • 3rd July 2013

    Dubai to host Techtextil Middle East Symposium & Exhibition

    Techtextil will take its first steps into the growing technical textile markets of the Near and Middle East as Messe Frankfurt announces it is expanding its successful Techtextil brand with the launch of the Techtextil Middle East Symposium and an associated T...

  • 2nd July 2013

    Ethiopian mission for Italian textile machinery

    A business and institutional mission organised by Italian Trade Promotion Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is travelling to Ethiopia from 1- 4 July, with the intention to strengthen contacts between Italy’s texti...

  • 2nd July 2013

    TeXtreme raises profile in the US

    Swedish composites company Oxeon is expanding its business in the US market and has added two more resources to the sales team, who will help develop new applications and educate the North American market about TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements and its unique...

  • 2nd July 2013

    TenCate commences digital finishing of textiles

    Netherlands based technical textiles giant Royal Ten Cate has put into production the first machine for the digital finishing of technical textiles, based on inkjet printing technology. Dignitary Theo Rietkerk, member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel ...

  • 1st July 2013

    TexCar pulls in the crowds at Techtextil for Groz-Beckert

    For this year’s Techtextil show in June, German textile machinery powerhouse Groz-Beckert exhibited a car which was specially prepared so that nearly all of the technical textiles used in its manufacture were visible - parts of the Mercedes E-Class T model w...

  • 25th June 2013

    DyStar innovative solutions at Techtextil 2013

    DyStar presented a variety of new, innovative solutions for the different segments of the technical textile industry at the world’s leading nonwovens and technical textiles trade fair Techtextil, that took place in Frankfurt from 11-13 June and recorded abou...

  • 24th June 2013

    GOCarbon Fiber speakers announced

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre (GOCarbon Fiber) that is due to take place in Seattle, from 8-10 October, has announced the industry experts who will be presenting at the event....

  • 21st June 2013

    Dutch extend TAPAS composites consortium

    Dutch Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp has signed a letter of intent extending the Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) consortium, which consists of eight Dutch companies and institutes from the aviation industry, at the Paris Air Sh...

  • 21st June 2013

    TenCate and Fokker sign long-term supply agreement

    TenCate Advanced Composites and Fokker Aerostructures have signed a long-term agreement to provide TenCate thermoplastic composite materials for the construction of several aircraft components by Fokker Aerostructures for the international aerospace industry,...

  • 21st June 2013

    Techtextil: Freudenberg’s multi market nonwovens solutions

    Freudenberg Nonwovens presented new product solutions from six market segments at last week’s Techtextil - Apparel and Footwear, Building Interiors, Automotive Interiors, Energy, Medical and Specialities. At an international press conference which took place...

  • 20th June 2013

    French textile machinery builders reach record sales in 2013

    The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCMTF) President Bruno Ameline and the Secretary General Evelyne Cholet report on the state of the French textile machinery manufacturers. UCMTF comprises 30 specialty textile machinery manufacturers, o...

  • 20th June 2013

    Carbon fibre JV targets consumer electronics

    German headquartered carbon fibre group SGL and Korea’s Samsung have announced the establishment of a strategic partnership for carbon fibre composite materials with the foundation of a Marketing & Sales joint venture. The joint venture partners, Samsung Pet...

  • 19th June 2013

    New Tencel ePower sustainable solution

    Tencel ePower, is Lenzing’s innovative sustainable solution for EDLC applications, and the Austrian company expects it to revolutionise the double-layer capacitor industry. The latest innovative Tencel solutions in the fields of energy storage, power and...

  • 19th June 2013

    Cygnet Tex-Web high-precision tension control unit

    Creel specialist Cygnet Tex-Web introduced its new, high-precision mechanical tension control technology at Techtextil 2013 in Frankfurt last week. Targeting high-end processors of composite materials with its latest offering, the company expanded its Flatlin...

  • 17th June 2013

    Techtextil & Texprocess set new records

    Around 40,000 visitors from 113 countries attended Techtextil and Texprocess trade fair duo last week to find out about the latest innovations and trends. A total of 1,652 exhibitors from 56 nations presented their latest products and innovations. “Techte...

  • 17th June 2013

    A stitch in time: Texprocess 2013

    The garment making-up industry has always been the labour-intensive ‘bottleneck’ of the conventional textile chain, despite attempts such as the Leapfrog EU7 project to streamline and automate all of its processes into a single-line system....

  • 10th June 2013

    Technical yarns portfolio takes centre stage at Techtextil

    Italian engineering plastics and synthetic yarn producer RadiciGroup will showcase its recent developments at the Techtextil 2013 leading event for technical fabrics and nonwovens in Frankfurt. The highlights of the presentation will be nylon yarn products s...

  • 7th June 2013

    High performance fibre solutions at Techtextil

    Teijin Group companies, Teijin Limited and Dutch subsidiary Teijin Aramid BV will exhibit at Techtextil, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens which kicks off next week in Frankfurt, Germany. The duo will present weight-reduction, e...

  • 6th June 2013

    Textile trade fair duo to open with 1,648 exhibitors

    Techtextil hits a record number of exhibitors as it is due to open on the 11 June, while the exhibition running alongside, Texprocess, has confirmed its position as the leading international trade fair for cutting-edge textile-processing technologies. The two...

  • 5th June 2013

    New multiaxial machine from Karl Mayer Malimo

    Textile machinery producer Karl Mayer Malimo has expanded its range of products with the launch of the new multiaxial machine for producing composites from which the rotors of the wind turbines are made....

  • 4th June 2013

    Aunde opts for Montex for faster and improved finishing

    Automotive fabrics specialist Aunde, which is based in Durban, South Africa, has completed commissioning trials for a new Montex 6500 from Monforts, to ensure improved and faster finishing for both knitted and woven fabrics. ...

  • 3rd June 2013

    Get your FREE copy of ‘21st Century Innovations in Technical Textiles’ at Techtextil

    Innovation in Textiles has just published ‘21st Century Innovations in Technical Textiles’ - a great new 36 page illustrated A5 sized booklet all about cutting edge technical textiles developments (RRP £25.00) - and we’ve got a limited number to give aw...

  • 1st June 2013

    Sigmatex appoints Jo Maltby to Customer Services Manager

    Mike Hitchen, Commercial Manager of Sigmatex, which develops and manufactures carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications, recently announced the appointment of Jo Maltby to the position of Customer Services Manager. Jo has been with Sigmatex fo...

  • 31st May 2013

    TeXtreme sponsored team wins FSAE Michigan 2013

    Renneteam Stuttgart celebrated victory at the FSAE Michigan 2013 competitions with their car built using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics. The competition took place from 8-11 of May at the Michigan International Speedway, USA. FSAE Michigan is the oldest ...

  • 31st May 2013

    Turkish composites summit

    The Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association (TCMA) is organising a premiere event Turk Kompozit 2013 for the composites industry in Turkey. The summit will take place in Istanbul and will run from 3-5 October this year. ...

  • 28th May 2013

    Monforts’ new generation Eco-Applicator

    New Eco-Applicator offering significant energy savings for a wide range of technical textile applications from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will debut in June 2013 at the Techtextil exhibition, Frankfurt. ...

  • 21st May 2013

    Objectively evaluating fabric handle

    The UK’s University of Leeds has developed an innovative system for the objective evaluation of fabric handle, which uses established and proven test equipment underpinned by scientific principles, which account for key material properties. ...

  • 16th May 2013

    Drop in textile machinery shipments

    According to the latest International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) published this week by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) shipments of new textile machinery fell in 2012 in most segments compared with 2011, although a...

  • 14th May 2013

    Tanatex presents novel solutions at Techtextil

    Tanatex Chemicals will be present at Techtextil 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany from 11-13 June 2013, showcasing several innovative solutions to the world of technical textiles. ...

  • 13th May 2013

    Game changing microfibers for functional nonwovens

    Eastman Cyphrex launched a new and highly innovative range of microfibers at last month’s IDEA13, the International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo, in Miami Beach, Fla. It is thought that the new microfibers platform will enable nonwovens solutions unl...

  • 9th May 2013

    ACIMIT on trade mission to Indonesia

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, participated in the Sistema Italia trade mission to Indonesia from 6-8 May, promoted by the Italian Ministries of Economic Development and Foreign Affairs, and organized by ICE – the Italian...

  • 9th May 2013

    Formax sets up recycling division

    Formax, a leading manufacturer of speciality composite reinforcements, has launched a new recycling initiative at its Leicester, UK production facility. Thanks to the creation of a dedicated Recycling Division and the installation of two bespoke machines, Form...

  • 8th May 2013

    EDANA 2012 nonwovens production statistics

    EDANA’s European annual statistics on Nonwovens Production and Deliveries for 2012 were recently disclosed at its Nonwoven Producers Forum. ...

  • 7th May 2013

    Techtextil: Nanotechnology gains traction in technical textiles

    In the run in to Techtextil, the leading trade fair for technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, organisers Messe Frankfurt have published the following article on the spread of nanotechnology in technical textiles. The article shows how nanotechnology is ...

  • 3rd May 2013

    SAMPE 2013: Benefits of in-house prepreg production

    Century Design Inc. (CDI), a leading global supplier of Prepreg machines and specialist composites processing equipment, will be exhibiting at SAMPE 2013 in Long Beach, CA, next week, where it will showcase its new CD6012 machine, demonstrating how composite p...

  • 2nd May 2013

    New advisory services from David Rigby

    Well known industry consultant David Rigby (formerly David Rigby Associates) is now providing personal advisory and consulting services to business owners, CEOs and senior managers in technical textiles and industrial nonwovens, with the aim of helping them c...

  • 1st May 2013

    Cytec composites at SAMPE spring conference

    Cytec Industries will be exhibiting a range of advanced composite and process material at SAMPE’s Spring Conference in Long Beach, California from 6-9 May, where visitors can learn more about the composite manufacturer’s materials and associated businesses...

  • 29th April 2013

    Freudenberg expands Evolon capacity

    Freudenberg Nonwovens is investing Euro 5 million in the expansion of production capacity for the manufacture of Evolon microfilament products in Colmar, north east France. Work on the new line, which will raise capacity to 3,000 tonnes per year has already be...

  • 28th April 2013

    Still Standing – The real story of North Carolina’s textiles industry

    This video was made by Robert Newton a TV documentary producer whose family were in textiles in North Carolina for generations. Newton got the idea for the documentary after he found himself constantly correcting people who said that the textiles industry in N...

  • 26th April 2013

    Allma TC2 well received at Suzhou Open House

    Oerlikon Saurer’s new Allma TC2 two-for-one twister for industrial yarns was exhibited at an Open House at Oerlikon’s Suzhou works yesterday were guests from China, India and other Asian countries were said to be very impressed by the machine’s range of ...

  • 26th April 2013

    Techtextil & Avantex Innovation Prize winners announced

    Energy efficient membranes, silicone-coated textile fibres, a new master batch for tintable polypropylene or new technologies for integrating systems into apparel – these are just some of the inventions of the ten winners of the Techtextil and Avantex Innova...

  • 25th April 2013

    Associations to co-organise Outlook Latin America

    The two global nonwovens associations, EDANA and INDA, are to partner to co-organise a new edition of EDANA’s Outlook conference programme for Latin America early in 2015. ...

  • 25th April 2013

    New colours and additives for nonwovens

    Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom colour and additive solutions for synthetic fibres, will showcase its latest products at the upcoming Techtextil trade fair including its new nVision line of colour and additives for nonwovens. The company will also ...

  • 25th April 2013

    Sigmatex secures major automotive composites contract

    UK based Sigmatex has announced it has secured the first of a number of targeted contracts for the automotive sector. The contract has been concluded after significant technical collaboration and development between Sigmatex, a major automotive OEM and an Auto...

  • 24th April 2013

    Nonwovens associations join forces on free trade

    The two global nonwovens associations, EDANA and INDA are joining efforts to promote the free and fair trade of Nonwovens globally starting with an active role in the upcoming US-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement negotiations. EDANA will volunteer Nonwo...

  • 24th April 2013

    IDEA13 Achievement Awards: Winners announced

    The prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards have been presented during a special ceremony at IDEA13, the International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, in Miami Beach, Florida. The famed Entrepreneur Award and Lifetime Achievement Award were also pr...

  • 23rd April 2013

    New solutions from Autefa at Techtextil

    Autefa Solutions will introduce a new concept fibre recycling line for nonwovens at this year’s Techtextil in Frankfurt, the core components of which, will be high performance balers and a compact tearing machine. ...

  • 23rd April 2013

    IDEA13: Ahlstrom introduces new fuel filter media

    Leading filtration materials developer Ahlstrom, has launched Ahlstrom Capitmax, a new fuel filter media at the IDEA13 exhibition in Miami Beach, Florida today....

  • 22nd April 2013

    New tests for better next-to-skin wool garments

    According to Australian wool industry experts, the’ next-to-skin’ wool garment industry is set to be transformed by two ground-breaking new fabric testing devices available for commercial use through the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA). Used toget...

  • 22nd April 2013

    New Ingeo grades at IDEA

    The latest developments in nonwoven applications for Ingeo biopolymer, a low-carbon-footprint polymer made from renewable plant material, will be on display at IDEA13 in Miami, Florida this week. NatureWorks says it will show new grades of Ingeo along with a r...

  • 18th April 2013

    Lenzing sells plastics business to concentrate on fibres

    As part of its efforts to further concentrate on its core business of manufacturing fibres, Lenzing AG has agreed to sell 85% of its shareholding in plastics business (Lenzing Plastics GmbH) to an Austrian bidding consortium led by Invest AG, the investment co...

  • 18th April 2013

    Positive atmosphere at Techtextil North America

    The overall response from the exhibitors and visitors at the latest edition of Techtextil North America was confirmation that they were pleased with the show and venue, organisers say. The tenth edition of Techtextil North America took place from 19-21 March a...

  • 18th April 2013

    TECHTEXTIL: Technologies for future trends

    Whether it’s for wind power systems, aerospace technology, stadium roofs made from high-tech membranes, geogrids made from polyester used in landscaping or nonwovens for insulating and roofing, technical textiles cover a very wide range of applications. ...

  • 17th April 2013

    Freudenberg presents eco solutions at IDEA13

    Freudenberg Nonwovens will be exhibiting its wide range of products and technologies at IDEA 2013 – the International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo, which is being held from 22-25 April in Miami Beach, Florida. ...

  • 15th April 2013

    IFAI in ExpoProducción collaboration

    Clarion Events North America, Inc. announced today that a collaboration agreement has been signed with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) regarding Clarion’s annual ExpoProducción event in Mexico City. The collaboration will include an ...

  • 12th April 2013

    TECHTEXTIL: Automotive textiles focus for Groz-Beckert

    In line with Techtextil trade fair motto ‘Innovations for Life’, Groz-Beckert will be presenting what it calls practice-oriented innovative applications with a focus on technical textiles for the automotive industry, at this year’s show. The leading Germ...

  • 12th April 2013

    Carolina Silver acquired by X-STATIC owner

    US based technical textiles manufacturer Carolina Silver, has been acquired by Noble Biomaterials, which wants to add the North Carolina based company’s antibacterial technologies to its range of antibacterial products....

  • 11th April 2013

    Innovation - the path forward

    Perspectives by Bill Smith - a new regular column for Innovation in Textiles. When I began my consulting practice in 1986, I discovered a book called “Innovation – The Attackers Advantage” (Summit Books) by Richard Foster, then a Director of the major c...

  • 9th April 2013

    Voith Paper partners with Trützschler Nonwovens

    Voith Paper, one of the largest family owned companies in Europe with 42,000 employees, is partnering with nonwovens machinery supplier Trützschler Nonwovens to offer complete production lines for manufacturing of wet laid and hydro entangled nonwovens. The a...

  • 9th April 2013

    Au naturel for next wave composites

    Despite having only really emerged since the 1940s, the value of the worldwide composites market is now estimated to be worth an annual €77 billion and to account for around 550,000 jobs worldwide. ...

  • 5th April 2013

    Communicating the future of man-made fibres

    The Dornbirn-Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), the leading conference for the man-made fibres industry, will take place for the 52nd time in Dornbirn, Austria from 11-13 September 2013, where over 100 papers will address key industry issues under the banner - ...

  • 2nd April 2013

    Teijin to accelerate business incubation

    Teijin is to establish a specialized department to accelerate materials business incubation through technology acquisitions and alliances with immediate effect. The new Technology Alliance Development Department, established under Teijin’s New Business Devel...

  • 2nd April 2013

    TeXtreme in world's lightest golf club shaft

    Leading golf club shaft manufacturer True Temper has recently released a new version of its Project X shaft series, the PXv 39 (v for velocity) - aided by the use of TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics, the PXv weighs just 39 grams and is said to be the lightes...

  • 27th March 2013

    Additive injection and mixing in modern spinning plants

    Statistics reveal that spinning line capacities are becoming increasingly large The majority of recent installations for polyester have been spinning lines directly connected to a common reactor. Lines of this kind are economically prudent, although flexibili...

  • 26th March 2013

    Nominations open for World of Wipes Innovation Award

    Nominations are open for the 2013 World of Wipes Innovation Award, which recognizes and rewards innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes nonwoven fabrics in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens. ...

  • 25th March 2013

    Looking forward to A350 XWB’s maiden flight

    When the Airbus A350 XWB takes to the skies for the first time this summer it will be a momentous achievement for Airbus and one of the proudest moments in Hexcel’s 65 year history – especially as every A350 XWB that takes to the skies generates over $4 mi...

  • 22nd March 2013

    Good Tencel performance drives Lenzing

    Lenzing has succeeded in achieving the second best business result in its history in the 2012 financial year in spite of difficult market conditions in its core fibre business. The Austrian company’s Annual Report published today says that this can be attrib...

  • 20th March 2013

    Sigmatex reinforces commercial team

    Sigmatex has announced the appointment of Paul Russell to its Commercial Team in an effort to provide an even better service to its customers and to help it realise its full growth potential in the markets it serves. ...

  • 19th March 2013

    Owens Corning joins thermoplastic auto composites alliance

    TenCate and BASF have welcomed Owens Corning, a leading global producer of glass fibre reinforcements for composite systems, as partner in their strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites. The goal of the alliance is to develop optimal solution...

  • 18th March 2013

    Russia: New plant for polyester fibre and nonwovens

    A new large scale plant for the production of polyester fibre and a new generation of nonwovens will be built in Russia this year by CJSC Kotovsky Nonwovens Plant, one of Russia’s largest producers of nonwovens. ...

  • 14th March 2013

    New report on Latin American nonwovens

    A comprehensive new report entitled Latin American Nonwoven Markets: Trends, Forecasts, and Analysis 2012-2017 is now available from INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. ...

  • 13th March 2013

    New appointment at Sigmatex

    Carbon fibre composites manufacturer Sigmatex has appointed Christine Barr to a new role in its commercial team. Mike Hitchen, Commercial Manager announced the appointment as Sigmatex continues its efforts to provide better service whilst realising its full gr...

  • 13th March 2013

    Glatfelter and Dreamweaver partner to make separators

    Dreamweaver International and P.H. Glatfelter Company have announced a partnership to develop and manufacture the next generation of high performance and affordable separators targeted for energy storage devices such as lithium-ion batteries and ultra capacito...

  • 12th March 2013

    Sigmatex introduces spread tow fabric range

    UK based Sigmatex is introducing a new sigmaST spread tow fabric range at this week’s JEC in Paris, the first release of a number of exciting product ranges due in 2013. The company says that the announcement comes after significant technical collaboration ...

  • 11th March 2013

    Complete downstream machinery solutions for composite materials

    Two of the longest established names in the UK fibre and fabric processing industries merged last year to create a new Cheshire, North West England based powerhouse, which is providing complete downstream machinery and equipment solutions to the international ...

  • 7th March 2013

    Autefa takes nonwovens solutions to IDEA

    German manufacturer of fibre processing equipment and lines for nonwovens production Autefa will be taking its innovative solutions to the IDEA 13 conference and expo in April, which takes place in Miami, Florida. ...

  • 6th March 2013

    Alexium launches Ascalon flame retardant nylon

    Following a successful product development period, Alexium International has announced it is starting the product launch phase of its flame retardant (FR) nylon products, which it will introduce over the coming months under the Ascalon trademark. ...

  • 5th March 2013

    DiloGroup presents nonwovens solutions in Istanbul

    The DiloGroup will present its portfolio of fibre processing equipment to the Turkish market when it exhibits at the ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013 which is being held together with the Hightex 2013 in Istanbul from 29 May to 1 June. This exhibition is also an importa...

  • 4th March 2013

    Russia to develop nanotechnology based textiles

    The Russian government together with the country’s nano giant Rusnano and Swiss Oerlikon, a developer of innovative industrial solutions for food, clothing, transportation and other industries, (owned by the Russian financial conglomerate Renova), are consid...

  • 28th February 2013

    Texprocess Innovation Award: Honouring innovative solutions in textiles & apparel

    Entries are invited from all Texprocess exhibitors for the second ‘Texprocess Innovation Award’, which will be presented at this year’s Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, in Frankfurt am Main from ...

  • 28th February 2013

    Sixth successive year of growth for Sandler

    German nonwovens producer Sandler AG has reported a 6th successive year of growth in sales, increasing its sales volumes to Euros 247 million in 2012....

  • 27th February 2013

    Full line solutions for nonwovens at Hightex/ITM

    International technology group Andritz will present the latest technologies from its three nonwoven competence centres - Andritz Asselin-Thibeau, Andritz Küsters, and Andritz Perfojet, at Hightex/ITM 2013 in Istanbul in May. ...

  • 25th February 2013

    Technological innovations for future materials

    According to Swiss headquartered high-tech industrial group Oerlikon, if the Eiffel tower had been built 124 years later, it would surely have played a significant part in its construction - because what was riveted, screwed or welded together using iron and s...

  • 25th February 2013

    FibeRio raises $13M to accelerate Forcespinning growth

    FibeRio, the developer and manufacturer of novel Forcespinning nanofiber production systems has announced it has completed a $13M capital raising exercise led by two global strategic investors – SABIC Ventures B.V., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation’s cor...

  • 22nd February 2013

    Autefa fibre baler with automatic logistics solution

    Unfortunately the article entitled ‘Autefa fibre baler with automatic logistics solution’ has been removed from this website. For further news on Technology, Machinery & Equipment, please visit our Technology, Machinery & Equipment page. ...

  • 19th February 2013

    Stoll website now available in Russian

    Already catering to German, English and Chinese speakers, the long established Reutlingen, Germany based company Stoll is now launching its website, www.stoll.com , in Russian. ...

  • 14th February 2013

    Teijin receives Grand Award at nano tech 2013

    Teijin has announced that it received a Grand Award at the nano tech 2013 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan from January 30 to February 1....

  • 13th February 2013

    Low coat-weight blade over roller technology

    Coating and laminating engineering specialist Cygnet Tex-Web has unveiled a blade over roller machine designed to deliver exceptionally low coat weights of 10 gsm. ...

  • 13th February 2013

    Patent protection opens up China for Alexium

    Alexium has announced it has secured Chinese patent rights which give it the ability to expand in China without competition and increases its patent portfolio to reach out to the global marketplace....

  • 12th February 2013

    Sustainability and performance from Sandler

    Leading nonwovens producer Sandler will exhibit at this year’s IDEA show which is being held from April 22 to April 25 at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, Florida. The German company says it will introduce novel products which combine optimised functionali...

  • 11th February 2013

    Formax to announce new plans at JEC

    As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, will be announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation at the forthcoming JEC 2013 in Paris. Investment in F...

  • 8th February 2013

    Sigmatex strengthens commercial team

    In its continuing efforts to provide an even better service to its customers, and to help it realise its full growth potential in the exciting markets that it serves, Mike Hitchen, Commercial Manager of Sigmatex recently announced the appointment of Simon Gree...

  • 7th February 2013

    Global yarn and fabric output rises

    According to the latest The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) State of Trade Report, output of global yarn production rose in Q3/2012 in comparison to the previous quarter due to higher output in Asia South and America, while production in ...

  • 5th February 2013

    Cytec solutions on show at Italian composites show

    To demonstrate its expertise in process consumables advanced materials producer Cytec will be displaying a selection of vacuum bagging consumables, infusion materials and reusable vacuum systems, at COMPOTEC/SEATEC 2013, which is being held at the CarraraFiere...

  • 30th January 2013

    Super Absorbing Solutions at IDEA

    Technical Absorbents (TAL) will be exhibiting at the IDEA Nonwovens and Engineered Fabrics exhibition, which takes place in Miami between 23-25 April. The North East England based company says IDEA will be the ideal opportunity for the Super Absorbent Fibre (S...

  • 30th January 2013

    Researchers develop washable wearable computing

    According to researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, wearable computers which can withstand washing are one step closer thanks to a technology which integrates electronic micro devices into yarns. The academics developed a prototype garment to de...

  • 30th January 2013

    Training courses provide intensive injection of knowledge

    The Textile Institute has announced details of its latest intensive training short courses for the textiles industry. The Institute is a leading provider of short courses for the industry, drawing on over 100 years of textiles knowledge....

  • 25th January 2013

    INDA enters strategic alliance with CNITA

    INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabric Industry has announced it has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with the China Nonwoven and Industrial Textile Association (CNITA). CNITA is the Chinese government-approved national association for the nonwov...

  • 24th January 2013

    Formax partners Polymer Composites Group

    Carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements manufacturer Formax has entered a knowledge transfer programme with the internationally acclaimed Polymer Composites Group which operates within the Materials, Mechanics and Structures Research Division of Nottingham ...

  • 22nd January 2013

    Alexium appoints US based Group CEO

    Alexium International Group has announced that Nick Clark, the group’s current Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, has been appointed Group Chief Executive Officer based in Greer, South Carolina. ...

  • 18th January 2013

    Nominees for IDEA13 Achievement Awards announced

    A total of 15 of the most innovative and successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries over the past three years have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards. ...

  • 17th January 2013

    Delivering sustainable solutions to Taiwan’s textiles industry

    Huntsman Textile Effects and DyTech Taiwan have announced a collaboration, which the two companies say, is set to drive sustainable excellence and world-class standards of high quality dyes and specialty chemicals for the Taiwan textile industry”. ...

  • 17th January 2013

    Web Industries expands thin nonwovens printing capability

    Web Industries, a leader in outsource converting and manufacturing solutions, has expanded its printing capacity through equipment upgrades at its facility in Dallas, Texas....

  • 17th January 2013

    Teijin solutions for Indian market

    The Teijin Group, one of the world's leading suppliers of high-performance fibre, is participating at Technotex 2013, India’s premier exhibition of technical textiles, which will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India this week from 17-19 January. Tei...

  • 16th January 2013

    TenCate acquires UK composites manufacturer

    Netherlands headquartered TenCate has reached an agreement to acquire Nottinghamshire based Amber Composites, a UK-based manufacturer of thermoset composites for industrial and automotive markets. No financial details have been released....

  • 16th January 2013

    VIDEO: Carbon nanotube fibre breakthrough

    Scientists from Rice University in Texas have unveiled a new carbon nanotube (CNT) fibre that looks and acts like textile thread and conducts electricity and heat like a metal wire. The following article was published on the University’s website just a few d...

  • 15th January 2013

    Techtextil 2013 to be biggest yet

    Its official - the next edition of Techtextil will be bigger than ever before. According to organiser Mess Frankfurt, the number of exhibitor registrations for the trade fair, which will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already signific...

  • 11th January 2013

    EURATEX chief highlights importance of Techtextil and Texprocess

    At a recent International Press Conference for the Texprocess and Techtextil fairs to be held in Frankfurt in June, Francesco Marchi, Director General of EURATEX, highlighted the importance of the textile and clothing industry, its coming challenges and the ro...

  • 10th January 2013

    Duro starts production of Alexium FR treatment

    Alexium International Group has announced that its late product development phase and commercial roll out are proceeding to plan and that the company’s novel nylon FR treatment is quickly moving from development to scale-up and initial production....

  • 10th January 2013

    Technical products need technical sewing threads

    To learn about how different types of sewing thread can help in the manufacture of specialist technical textile products, as well as with more conventional textiles, readers should visit Texprocess 2013, from 10-13 June and Techtextil 2013, from 11-13 June. Th...

  • 9th January 2013

    Composites presented at National Rail Symposium

    Cytec Industrial Materials, in conjunction with the Rail Alliance, recently held a successful rail symposium at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in the city of Bristol in the UK. ...

  • 9th January 2013

    Partnership to develop activated carbons for electrode technology

    Lenzing AG and Nanocarbons LLC have announced their joint cooperation to develop and explore the use of new activated carbons in electrode technology. The announcement was made at the 22nd annual International Seminar on Double Layer Capacitors in December....

  • 7th January 2013

    Tenowo Lincolnton in $7.2M expansion

    North Carolina based Tenowo Lincolnton Inc. is planning to add 26 jobs and spend $7.2 million to expand its nonwovens production facility in Lincoln County. The company, formerly known as HOF Textiles Inc., has received a $50,000 grant from the One North Carol...

  • 28th December 2012

    Porcher Industries opens Russian subsidiary

    French technical textiles manufacturer Porcher Industries has opened a new manufacturing subsidiary - Porcher Modern Materials - in the Borovsk district of Russia’s Kaluga Region. The opening ceremony which took place on 18 December was attended by Vladimir ...

  • 27th December 2012

    Clariant offloads Textile Chemicals business

    Clariant has signed an agreement to sell its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. The total consideration of the sale amounts to approximately CHF 502 million, out of which approximately 460 million in cash, equivalent t...

  • 27th December 2012

    Airbags JV starts full scale production

    Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fibre product converting company, has announced the start of full-scale production at N.I. Teijin Airbag Fabric (Nantong) Co., Ltd., a joint venture engaged in manufacturing and sales of fabrics for automotive ai...

  • 20th December 2012

    Further potential for Alexium with military

    Alexium International Group (Alexium) announced it has received its second progress payment on a US Air Force contract this month, with additional progress payments on the contract expected over the next five months. Alexium’s says its financial position is ...

  • 18th December 2012

    TenCate Advanced Armour targets Middle East

    TenCate Advanced Armour has announced the opening of a permanent sales office in the Middle East with Mr Yohann Barnaud, who has been managing TenCate Advanced Armour sales in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and Eastern Europe, being appointed director. ...

  • 18th December 2012

    Fibre squeeze roll with full chemical resistance

    Dewatering breakthrough from RHL means textile finishers can finally say goodbye to conventional rubber squeezing...

  • 13th December 2012

    Formax appoints automotive business manager

    Formax, a leading global manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, has appointed Dan Norton to manage the company’s Automotive Business Sector. ...

  • 12th December 2012

    TenCate qualifies as auto CFRTP supplier

    TenCate Advanced Composites has announced that it has been successful in qualifying to supply carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite material for a leading global automotive customer. ...

  • 10th December 2012

    Cutting the twist and crimp

    The presence of Boeing and Citroen at the latest confrence held by CELC – the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp – illustrates how seriously the potential of flax and other bast fibre fabrics to replace glass in composites is now being taken....

  • 5th December 2012

    New soft finish available for FR fabrics

    South Carolina based Mount Vernon Mills is now offering its Amsoft finish on all fabrics available within the brand’s six collections, to enhance the comfort of flame resistant garments made with Mount Vernon FR fabric....

  • 5th December 2012

    Good turnout for Filtration 2012

    North Carolina based nonwovens association INDA, reports that one of the largest and most successful filtration events ever, filled Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center earlier this month. Suppliers, customers and the entire filtration value chain ...

  • 4th December 2012

    Teijin starts up revolutionary CFRTP pilot plant

    Teijin has announced today that it has started operating its pilot plant for the fully integrated production of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) components at its Matsuyama Factory in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Plans to build the pilot plant were an...

  • 30th November 2012

    Russia to set a course for technical textiles

    Leading Russian textile producers are considering switching to the production of synthetic fabrics and technical textiles from traditional natural fibre fabrics, in an attempt to increase the industry’s profitability and to reduce dependence from the ever ri...

  • 28th November 2012

    2013 Visionary finalists named

    Five new consumer products that utilize nonwoven fabrics in an innovative manner have been nominated as finalists for the 2013 Visionary Award....

  • 27th November 2012

    Alexium accelerates introduction of novel FR treatment

    Alexium has announced a major advancement in the development of its Flame Retardant (FR) treatments and curing methods. The company has developed its novel, non-halogenated FR chemistry for nylon so it can be applied with a standard oven as well as Alexium’s...

  • 27th November 2012

    ACIMIT targets internationalization with 30 new members

    ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) will mark 2013 with a push towards internationalisation with 30 new members. This is the primary objective emerging from the initiatives promoted by ACIMIT for the upcoming year, and approved ...

  • 27th November 2012

    New Lenzing pilot plant for energy storage applications

    Lenzing says it has launched an innovative project in the technical nonwovens sector by opening a newly constructed pilot plant to develop fibre products for high-tech electrical applications at its Heilgenkreuz plant....

  • 26th November 2012

    Bio-polyester used in mass produced electric car

    Teijin announced today that its Eco Circle Plantfiber bio-polyester has been selected for use in the seats and interior trim surface of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, which was updated on November 20. It is the first time Eco Circle Plantfiber has been used fo...

  • 23rd November 2012

    VDMA: German technology meets Turkish textiles

    25 German textile machinery manufacturers presented their latest solutions at two VDMA conferences this month in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey. Almost 600 participants from the Turkish textiles industry used the opportunity to learn how German technology ca...

  • 23rd November 2012

    Scott & Fyfe opens Innovation Space & Museum

    Forward thinking Scottish industrial textiles manufacturer Scott & Fyfe Ltd celebrated the official opening of its new Innovation Space and Museum on 12 November, which the company describes as another important step on the way to a long-term sustainable compa...

  • 22nd November 2012

    Sound-absorbing V-Lap used in Mitsubishi Outlander

    Teijin’s V-Lap lightweight, sound-absorbing polyester material has been selected for use in the carpeting of the new Mitsubishi Outlander, a midsize crossover vehicle that launched in Japan last month....

  • 21st November 2012

    Textiles Intelligence reports to be published in Chinese language

    Textiles Intelligence and the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) have agreed to cooperate in making Chinese language editions of two of Textile Intelligence’s business and market information publications available to the Chinese fibre, textil...

  • 20th November 2012

    Chemical protective clothing market set for growth

    The market for chemical protective clothing is set for robust growth over the next few years, according to Chemical protective clothing: providing a life-critical barrier a new report from the business information company Textiles Intelligence....

  • 15th November 2012

    Glen Raven named NC Manufacturer of the Year

    Glen Raven, Inc. has been recognized as the North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year in the large companies category —defined as companies with more than $250 million in annual revenue. The NC Manufacturer of the Year award program is organised by the North ...

  • 15th November 2012

    ITMF: Global Yarn output up in Q2, 2012

    The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its ‘State of Trade Report’ for Q2, 2012 which shows that global yarn output for the quarter was up and estimates for global yarn and fabric output in Q3/2012 are positive - the outloo...

  • 13th November 2012

    Cygnet Tex-Web seals £5m China deal

    Cygnet Tex-Web has won a £5m contract to supply five PAN precursor creels to Jiangsu Hengshen Fiber Materials Co, one of the largest carbon fibre and composites manufacturers in Jiangsu Province, China....

  • 12th November 2012

    Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry

    The fourth edition of the ‘Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry’, has been published, by INDA, the leading Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in strategic partnership with EDANA the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Rel...

  • 10th November 2012

    Automotive textiles set for growth

    The use of textiles in the automotive industry is set for significant growth, according to a new report from the business information company Textiles Intelligence....

  • 8th November 2012

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2012 – Part 2

    Chuck Segal reports from London 2-4 October 2012, Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK The carbon fibre industry is alive and well according to the recent international gathering of more than 120 engineers and marketing executives. The conference, organised by...

  • 8th November 2012

    Award winning bike uses Umeco prepregs

    UBC GmbH, based in Murr, Germany, recently launched their new urban bike, the coren, which has a frame made exclusively from Umeco’s MTM 49 -3 epoxy resin systems reinforced with high tensile strength woven carbon fabrics and unidirectional carbon fibres, an...

  • 8th November 2012

    Thai polyester facilities resume full-scale operation

    Teijin Limited has announced that Teijin (Thailand) Limited in the Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate of Thailand’s Ayutthaya Province, which was flooded by torrential rainfall in October 2011 and then resumed partial operation in February this year, returned to f...

  • 7th November 2012

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2012 - Part 1

    Chuck Segal reports from London 2-4 October 2012, Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK The carbon fibre industry is alive and well according to the recent international gathering of more than 120 engineers and marketing executives. The conference, organised by...

  • 5th November 2012

    Formax improves energy efficiency

    Formax, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements, reports it has taken major steps to improve energy efficiency at the company's UK headquarters. The installation of 216 solar panels and the insulation of the production facility's r...

  • 30th October 2012

    Cytec exhibits composites solutions at Composites Engineering 2012

    In July 2012, UK based Umeco was acquired by New Jersey headquartered composites giant Cytec, a merger which aims to bring value to the group’s customers and the markets it serves by leveraging Cytec’s technology leadership with Umeco’s highly-responsive...

  • 30th October 2012

    Graniteville installs state-of-the-art technical coatings line

    Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a recognized leader in the production of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, has announced that it has purchased a state-of-the-art technical coatings line. The new high-speed equipment further expands the South Carolina base...

  • 29th October 2012

    Monadnock to open second location in Midwest

    Pennsylvania headquartered Monadnock Non‐Wovens, an industry leader in high performance melt blown nonwoven roll goods for filtration, industrial, healthcare and consumer markets, is to add a second location in Midwest USA....

  • 29th October 2012

    Scott & Fyfe launches carbon fibre fabric range

    Scottish industrial textiles manufacturer, Scott & Fyfe Ltd, has announced the launch of a new line of carbon fabrics for the composites industry. The product range will come under the company’s new Polycarb brand....

  • 25th October 2012

    Lille region opens textile innovation centre

    A new ‘cutting edge’ facility for technical textiles, nonwovens and composites development opened its doors in the city of Roubaix, in the Lille region of Lille of Northern France, this month....

  • 23rd October 2012

    Alexium benefits from Australian government scheme

    Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) has announced that it expects to receive a cash payment of approximately $205,000 from the Australian Government under the 2012 Research and Development Tax Incentive (Australia) scheme....

  • 18th October 2012

    Russian nonwovens industry heading for big change

    Eugene Gerden reports from Moscow The Russian nonwovens industry is on the verge of big changes, due national government plans to approve a state strategy for the industry’s further development until 2020. ...

  • 18th October 2012

    Trützschler takes over SwissTex Winterthur

    The Trützschler Group has expanded its manmade fibres product range by taking over the personnel and know-how of SwissTex Winterthur AG, the carpet and industrial yarns spinner....

  • 17th October 2012

    DiloGroup prepares for India ITME 2012

    The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition, INDIA ITME 2012, which is being held for the 9th time at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from December 2nd – 7th, is an excellent opportunity for the DiloGroup to present its portfolio of ...

  • 16th October 2012

    Sandler CEO receives Bavarian Order of Merit

    Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Chief Executive Officer of Sandler AG, has been awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit by Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer. Given as a ‘token of honouring and appreciative recognition for outstanding services rendered to the...

  • 16th October 2012

    MBO completed at Vita Nonwovens

    The management team of Vita Nonwovens has successfully completed a management buyout of the business from Vitafoam, Inc., a division of UK parent company The Vita Group, Ltd. Vita Nonwovens is a producer of high quality nonwoven materials for use in bedding, ...

  • 15th October 2012

    RITE Conference Explores Issues of Consumption

    Focusing on the topic of “consumption,” over 135 delegates from brands, retailers, government organizations, NGOs and academia joined in the 6th annual conference of the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment). ...

  • 12th October 2012

    Andritz presents nonwovens solutions for India

    International technology group Andritz which offers a full range of complete nonwovens lines for the production of technical textiles will be presenting its expertise in complete lines and advanced systems for high-end technical nonwovens at the India ITME exh...

  • 11th October 2012

    Growing revenues at Alexium

    Alexium International Group (Alexium) announced today that its growing revenues are from multiple sources as a result of commercial development agreements, license payments, and a project funded by the US Department of Defense....

  • 10th October 2012

    Huntsman partners DyeCoo in CO2 dyeing technology

    Huntsman Textile Effects and the Netherlands’ DyeCoo Textile Systems are joining forces to develop and grow DyeCoo’s Supercritical CO2 textile processing technology with the aim of creating more sustainable products which will benefit the industry as a who...

  • 9th October 2012

    2,000 holes on the Euro’s globe

    Novel supermicro fibres based on cellulose and cellulose-2.5-acetate are being developed at ITCF Denkendorf (the Institute of Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibres) in Germany....

  • 9th October 2012

    INDA names new president

    The Board of Directors at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, this week appointed David Rousse as its new President. As of 15 October Rousse will assume the position currently held by Rory Holmes, who has announced his retirement in mid-2013. ...

  • 8th October 2012

    Monforts’ Blue Competence trio

    Monforts’ Klaus A. Heinrichs talks about his company’s participation in the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative. Blue Competence is an initiative launched by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) to demonstrate the know-how and experience of its member...

  • 4th October 2012

    Nominations open IDEA13 Achievement Awards

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has announced that nominations are now open for the prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards, which it organizes in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine. ...

  • 2nd October 2012

    Dornbirn 2012: The future’s for sharing

    In marking its 50th anniversary in 2011, the Dornbirn Conference celebrated the contribution of the manmade fibres industry to society over the last half a century. At the 2012 event in Austria from September 19-21 – with over 100 individual presentations a...

  • 28th September 2012

    Tire cord & industrial yarn solutions on show at CINTE 2012

    Oerlikon Saurer’s Allma Product Line will be showing at this year’s CINTE 2012, Asia's top biannual trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which takes place from 22 to 24 October in Shanghai. The Kempten, Germany based company will welcome custom...

  • 27th September 2012

    Dyeing to tight tolerances at Park Valley

    A new advanced Thies yarn dyeing installation in the UK went from the drawing board to full production in just six months. The first dedicated yarn dyeing plant to be installed in the UK for many years is now fully operational at Park Valley Dyers in Huddersfi...

  • 24th September 2012

    Texkimp and Web Processing merge to form Cygnet Tex-Web

    Two of the longest established names in the UK fibre and fabric processing industries have merged to create a new Cheshire, North West England, based business which will provide complete downstream machinery solutions to the international performance textiles,...

  • 24th September 2012

    Government skills support for NWTexnet companies

    The UK government has announced £2.3 million of ‘in principle’ support for a new textile and clothing skills programme jointly led by Bolton headquartered NWTexnet and the Huddersfield based Textile Centre of Excellence. ...

  • 17th September 2012

    Scott & Fyfe to move to employee ownership

    A forward thinking Scottish industrial textiles manufacturer is planning to put ownership of its business into the hands of its employees. Scott & Fyfe Limited, the Tayport based technical textiles manufacturer has announced it will transform itself into an em...

  • 14th September 2012

    Alexium granted Australian patent for smart surface technology

    Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) (announced today that the Australian patent office has granted a patent for the “Method for Attachment of Silicon-containing Compounds to a Surface and for Synthesis of Hypervalent Silicon-compounds” (Australia...

  • 13th September 2012

    UK Plastic Electronics speakers announced

    Organisers have released early details of speakers and topics in the expanded free-to-attend Open Forum conference programme at the second annual UK Plastic Electronics Show, which will be held at the UK’s NEC in Birmingham on 7-8 November. The show is part ...

  • 12th September 2012

    Skills drive for growth in UK fashion and textiles

    The UK government announced yesterday over £2 million worth of support for a new skills programme led by a consortium of employers and the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield that will improve the skills of people already working and develop the nex...

  • 10th September 2012

    Nominations for RISE Durable Product Award

    Four unique new products have been nominated as finalists for the second annual RISE Durable Products Award that will be presented at INDA’s RISE Conference in late October. The RISE Durable Product Award will be awarded to a durable nonwoven product us...

  • 7th September 2012

    Monforts to open Advanced Technology Centre

    Mr Zhang Jie, Chairman of the China Hi-Tech Group, visited A. Monforts Textilmaschinen in Mönchengladbach last month, to see for himself the latest addition to his group of companies with its worldwide activities. ...

  • 7th September 2012

    Sulzer technology helps expand Ingeo portfolio

    NatureWorks and Sulzer’s Sulzer Chemtech division announced this week that Sulzer has shipped proprietary production equipment to NatureWorks’ Blair, Nebraska facility that will enable NatureWorks to increase production of Ingeo biopolymer and produce new,...

  • 6th September 2012

    Groundbreakers that break the bank

    The recently-announced bankruptcy of Konarka illustrates just how tricky it is to bring groundbreaking new technologies to market – however smart they may be. The company is the latest in a list of companies who over the past decade have attempted the fusio...

  • 4th September 2012

    New calender for technical textiles

    Andritz Küsters, a leading supplier of calender technology for the textiles, nonwovens, and paper industries, has developed an innovative calender concept for the growing technical textiles market incorporating proven technologies from the production of paper...

  • 3rd September 2012

    Nanotextiles speaker confirmed for TCL2012

    International Newsletters has announced that the speaker on nanotextiles has been confirmed for its TCL2012, International Conference on Textiles Coating & Laminating. Dr. Dirk Hegemann from the prestigious Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and ...

  • 31st August 2012

    RST technology adds function to temperature sensitive fibres

    Alexium announced this week that it has successfully demonstrated its Reactive Surface Technology (RST) treatments for functionalizing temperature-sensitive fibres such as high-performance polyolefins to add new properties such as antimicrobial, adhesion promo...

  • 30th August 2012

    Techtextil 2013 almost fully booked

    With ten months still to go, Techtextil, the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already almost fully booked. “Over 90% of the exhibition space occupied in 2011 has been reserved; 8...

  • 30th August 2012

    Texprocess 2013 - 50% of space already sold

    All the signs are that Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, in Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 13 June 2013, will be a success. With a year still to go before the doors open, over 50% of exhibition space has ...

  • 29th August 2012

    Filtration 2012 returns to Philadelphia

    Entering its third decade as three important days each year for the global filtration business, the Filtration 2012 International Conference and Exposition will return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 13-15 November 2012....

  • 29th August 2012

    Teijin to exhibit at China Composites Expo

    The Teijin Group announced today that Tokyo-based Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the group’s carbon-fibre composites business company, and Shanghai-based Teijin Aramid Asia Co., Ltd., the group’s aramid-fibre business, will participate in China Composites Expo 2012...

  • 24th August 2012

    Putting a spring in the step of Paralympians

    Advanced composites manufacturer Umeco is helping put a spring in the step of Paralympian athletes taking part in the London games next week by supplying materials for prosthetic limbs known as blades to specialist supplier Ottobock HealthCare....

  • 20th August 2012

    2013 Techtextil and Avantex Symposiums: Call for papers

    Experts wishing to give a lecture at the symposiums during Techtextil in Frankfurt, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens being held from 11 to 13 June 2013, are invited by the organisers to submit their manuscripts. The deadline fo...

  • 17th August 2012

    UK adsorptives expansion for Freudenberg

    Freudenberg Nonwovens is expanding its adsorptives business by investing in new equipment. Four years after the opening of the plant, the company is sending out a clear signal for the expansion of its business in this segment in Littleborough in the United Kin...

  • 3rd August 2012

    FILTREX 2012 programme announced

    Building on the success of its previous European filtration conferences and exhibitions, EDANA has announced the programme for the fifth edition of FILTREX, to be held in Cologne, Germany on the 17-18 October, 2012....

  • 2nd August 2012

    Earlybird registration discount for GOCarbonFibre 2012

    GOCarbonFibre 2012, which takes place from 2-4 October 2012 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK, will deliver its most ambitious programme to date, bringing together key influential figures from across the industry including:...

  • 31st July 2012

    Automotive airbags sales set to rise

    Sales of textile-based automotive airbags are set to increase rapidly between 2010 and 2017 following two tough years in 2008 and 2009 when global sales of light vehicles fell sharply, according to a new from the business information company Textiles Intellige...

  • 24th July 2012

    REPORTS: Textiles and clothing markets remain subdued

    According to a new series of Textiles Intelligence reports, textile and clothing markets are likely to remain subdued in 2012, given the considerable uncertainty in the global economy, and the fact that the debt crisis in the Eurozone continues to hit business...

  • 24th July 2012

    New show director for US textile events

    Messe Frankfurt USA announced today it has hired Kristy Meade as Group Show Director, Textile Events, responsible for managing the teams producing Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, Texworld USA Winter/Summer, Apparel Sourcing and Home Textiles ...

  • 23rd July 2012

    Registration opens for RISE conference

    Looking to connect global technical innovation with practical product applications, the third annual Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference will be held October 23-25, 2012 at the Hilton Baltimore, in Baltimore, Maryland....

  • 18th July 2012

    Monforts Eco Applicator makes an impact

    The new improved Eco Applicator soft coating solution from Mönchengladbach, Germany based Monforts, is reported to be making a strong impact following launches at recent shows in Bangladesh, USA, India and ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai, by providing significa...

  • 17th July 2012

    Umeco prepregs used in competition bicycles

    German automotive, motorsport and competition cycling components manufacturer AX-lightness GmbH is using UK based Umeco’s autoclave and press curable MTM 49-3 prepregs to produce structures for competition bicycles being used at national and international ev...

  • 16th July 2012

    Clariant rebrands: Performance, People, Planet

    Specialty chemicals producer Clariant is rebranding and from today, 16 July 2012, will have a new appearance, a new logo and a new motto. A striking new high quality movie has also been made to communicate the new image. The Swiss company says the rebrand mark...

  • 12th July 2012

    Continued growth in nonwovens production

    EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has released a public summary of its annual statistics on Nonwovens Production and Deliveries for 2011. The report is said to show growth in production volume for 2011 of 5.7%, ...

  • 10th July 2012

    Blue Competence well received by Asian textiles industry

    Visitors to ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 are said to have greatly appreciated the commitment of the German textile machinery industry on the issue of sustainability. On occasion of the region’s leading textile machinery exhibition from 12th to 16th June in Shangha...

  • 6th July 2012

    METYX Third Composites Summit

    METYX Composites organized and hosted its signature event, METYX Third Composites Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, June 4-8, 2012, in conjunction with event sponsors Airex AG, Aksa, Duratek, PPG Fiber Glass, Reinforced Plastics Magazine, Scott Bader, The Turkish Ca...

  • 5th July 2012

    ITMA ASIA + CITME ends on high note

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012, Asia’s leading textile machinery exhibition, which was held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 12 to 16 June 2012, ended on a high note for the organisers with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors. ...

  • 5th July 2012

    Karl Mayer widens weft insertion scope

    Karl Mayer Malimo has introduced two new working widths for its Wefttronic RS parallel weft insertion machines. A Wefttronic RS in a width of 213 inches was shown at the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai and a 176 inch machine was introduced at the same tim...

  • 5th July 2012

    Taking prepreg where no prepreg has gone before

    Prepregs produced by Umeco Structural materials have been used by Australian composites parts manufacturer LSM Advanced Composites Pty Ltd. (LSM) on the Deepsea Challenger, a pioneering submersible which completed a record-breaking solo dive to the deepest pla...

  • 4th July 2012

    Umeco high performance prepregs at Farnborough

    Umeco Structural materials, a leading provider of high performance prepregs and adhesives to the aerospace, space and military industries, will be exhibiting examples of Airbus-qualified prepregs on its stand at the Farnborough show, which takes place between ...

  • 4th July 2012

    Recycled yarns for high-performance fabrics

    Italy’s RadiciGroup has introduced a low environmental impact version of its Radyarn polyester yarns. R-Radyarn is said to be a low environmental impact product made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles....

  • 3rd July 2012

    Raditeck high tenacity PA66 range extended

    The RadiciGroup has added two new products - Dyna and Fine – to its Raditeck range of high-tenacity PA66 yarns....

  • 2nd July 2012

    Growth in Japan’s technical textiles sector

    Technical textile production in Japan continued to increase in 2011 after growing substantially in the previous year, according to a new report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence called ‘Statistics: Fibre Consumption for Techn...

  • 28th June 2012

    High-performance polyesters at Bangkok fashion fair

    The Teijin Group announced today that its three polyester fibre and textile subsidiaries, Teijin Fibers Limited, Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited and Thai Namsiri Intertex Co., Ltd., will participate in the Bangkok International Fashion Fair & Bangkok Inter...

  • 27th June 2012

    Groz-Beckert Chairman opens Hanover Fair

    Groz Beckert Chairman Thomas Lindner was accorded a special honour on 22 April this year. In his capacity as President of the VDMA (German Engineering Association). Dr. Lindner officially opened the Hanover Fair 2012 with none other than German Chancellor Ange...

  • 26th June 2012

    ShanghaiTex to drive upgrading of Chinese textiles industry

    The 2013 edition of ShanghaiTex aims to pioneer the transformation and upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry by bringing a full array of textile products, machinery and technology from China and all over the world under one roof. ...

  • 25th June 2012

    New eco stain repellent for automotive and upholstery

    The Huntsman Textile Effects (Huntsman TE) and DuPont Alliance has launched what it calls ‘another innovative product’ – Oleophobol CP-U, which is said to deliver maximum performance with minimum environmental footprint for the automotive and upholstery ...

  • 22nd June 2012

    Freudenberg NA targets zero waste

    In an ambitious drive to reach zero manufacturing waste in its North American facilities, Freudenberg North America's 16 companies will increasingly pursue industrial processes that focus on recycled product content, plant recycling, lower water and energy con...

  • 22nd June 2012

    TenCate to supply lightweight armour to Daimler

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected as supplier to Daimler AG for the ballistic protection of the Daimler Zetros protected transport trucks for the German Bundeswehr. ...

  • 22nd June 2012

    Russia to establish large scale production of innovative fabrics

    The Russian government is investing more than USD$20 million in the implementation of a major project, regarding with the design and further launch of production of innovative textile fabrics. According to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the proje...

  • 22nd June 2012

    ITMA 2015 to drive sustainable machinery innovations

    ITMA, the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition, will put the spotlight on innovations that promote sustainability for its 17th presentation in Milan, Italy, in 2015. A trendsetting showcase of exciting innovations since 1951, the...

  • 20th June 2012

    Toho Tenax to grow composites business in India

    Teijin carbon fibres and composites company Toho Tenax announced today that it will develop and market carbon fibre fabrics for India’s composite industry in collaboration with Hindoostan Technical Fabrics Limited, a carbon and aramid textile manufacturer wh...

  • 18th June 2012

    Umeco presents new identity at JEC Asia

    Composites group Umeco will be exhibiting and presenting its new corporate identity at this year’s JEC Asia show, which takes place at the SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore between 26 - 28 June 2012....

  • 18th June 2012

    Project to deliver low cost lightweight vehicle structures

    A consortium, led by Umeco involving Aston Martin Lagonda, Delta Motorsport Ltd., ABB Robotics and Pentangle Engineering Services Ltd., has been established to examine the potential for using high-performance composites in mainstream automotive applications. ...

  • 15th June 2012

    Nonwovens in Asia: Big dimensions, big potential

    Population figures in Asia are increasing all the time, and are being accompanied in many countries by enormous growth in the nonwovens markets. Here, Groz-Beckert, a company with 1500 different product types, explains how suppliers of mechanically bonded nonw...

  • 14th June 2012

    German textiles success depends on customer focus and niches

    Future materials in the shape of technical textiles and composites for the mobility sector and lightweight engineering were the major focus in Chemnitz from 8 - 10 May 2012 when more than 1300 visitors attended this year’s combined mtex - LiMA trade fair and...

  • 13th June 2012

    Researching tomorrow's innovative textiles

    Around 200 textile research professionals met at the end of May in St Gallen, Switzerland at the international Fiber Society Spring Conference to keep abreast of current trends in research and development in this field....

  • 13th June 2012

    Monforts acquired by Fong’s

    Hong Kong-listed Fong’s Industries Co. Ltd. (Fong’s) announced today that it has acquired a 100% stake in A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG (Monforts) from German based company L. Possehl Co. & GmbH (Possehl). ...

  • 12th June 2012

    Monforts appoints technical textiles specialist

    A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG is strengthening its commitment to technical textiles with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager to expand its product portfolio for this growth market. Monforts has appointed Jürgen Hanel as the new B...

  • 11th June 2012

    Groz-Beckert interview: Great potential in India

    Dr. Anton Reinfelder (AR) is Managing Director of Groz-Beckert subsidiary Groz-Beckert Asia Private Limited, based in Chandigarh, India. He has corporate responsibility for the knitting and sewing divisions at two factories, local purchasing and also sales in ...

  • 11th June 2012

    Customised exhaust sleeve offers thermal management benefits

    Federal-Mogul Corporation has enhanced its innovative line of Thermflex exhaust insulating sleeves. The optimized design can now be tailored to fit any combination of exhaust pipe and tube geometries, helping to increase efficiency of a vehicle's exhaust syst...

  • 8th June 2012

    Eco focus for Teijin at ANEX

    Teijin Fibers and N.I.Teijin Shoji, the Teijin Group’s products converting business companies, have announced that they will participate in Asia Nonwovens Exhibition (ANEX) 2012, one of the top three exhibitions in the global nonwoven industry, which will be...

  • 1st June 2012

    Dates released for 2014 US shows

    Messe Frankfurt has announced that the eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and the second edition of Texprocess Americas will be held from 13-15 May 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia....

  • 1st June 2012

    Ahlstrom to close Barcelona plant

    High performance materials company Ahlstrom is to close its Barcelona plant which manufactures products for advanced and transportation filtration businesses. The Spanish facility is said to have suffered from continued weakening demand in Southern Europe. Th...

  • 31st May 2012

    Praybourne launches Waxman Fibres Protal 5

    Personal protective equipment specialist, Praybourne Products, has launched an exclusive range of coveralls using Protal 5 fabric from Waxman Fibres partnership producers. The innovative product was launched at the Health and Safety Expo at the NEC in Birmingh...

  • 31st May 2012

    Conference addresses man-made fibres future

    The 51st Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress will take place from 19 – 21 September 2012 in Dornbirn in the Vorarlberg region of Austria, where over 700 delegates from more than 30 countries will meet to discuss the future of the man-made fibres industry....

  • 30th May 2012

    Custom composites for defence applications

    UK headquartered Umeco Structural Materials will be exhibiting its latest products for the land security and defence sectors at the 2012 Eurosatory International Show, which takes place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France from 11 - 15...

  • 29th May 2012

    Leading textile machinery builders flock to ITMA ASIA + CITME

    Around 1300 exhibitors from 28 countries are gearing up to showcase their latest technologies at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 as the countdown for the third combined show begins. The five-day exhibition will open on 12 June at the Shanghai New International Expo C...

  • 28th May 2012

    Nonwovens for MENA from Turkey

    At the recent EDANA Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium in Istanbul, the importance of conventional textile manufacturing to Turkey was underlined, in addition to the growing role of nonwovens in increasing trade with neighbouring countries....

  • 28th May 2012

    London welcomes GOCarbonFibre conference

    Production is now underway for the 2012 GOCarbonFibre conference, due to take place in London this October. Organisers Smithers Apex says it is excited about the return to Europe, and building on last year's resounding success it has a fresh new angle for this...

  • 25th May 2012

    Texprocess Americas exceeds expectations

    The first edition of Texprocess Americas took place April 24 – 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was co-located with Techtextil North America and aimed to create a synergy making the largest and best technical textil...

  • 24th May 2012

    Techtextil North America returns to pre-recession levels

    The ninth edition of Techtextil North America, now incorporating ATME-I, took place April 24 – 26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was co-located with Texprocess Americas which resulted in a dynamic synergy creating th...

  • 22nd May 2012

    JM gets GL approval for StarRov 076

    Johns Manville (JM) has received another new approval by Germanisher Lloyd (GL) for glass fibres to be used in wind turbine blades....

  • 21st May 2012

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q4 2011

    The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 4th Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that estimates for Global Yarn and Fabric Output in Q1/2012 are negative but that the outl...

  • 21st May 2012

    New tests for acoustic and aeroacoustic properties of textiles

    Hohenstein scientists led by Dr. Jan Beringer, in conjunction with Hochschule Reutlingen and Rökona Textilwerk GmbH in Tübingen, have developed innovative test methods to investigate the acoustic and aeroacoustic properties of textile materials....

  • 18th May 2012

    Dyneema MAX to take HMPE mooring ropes to new level

    DSM, producer of Dyneema, has introduced a new fibre designed for the production of ropes that it says provide unrivalled strength, stiffness and durability. DSM says DM 20 is an innovative fibre that completely redefines the capability of HMPE ropes and forms...

  • 18th May 2012

    Check out our new Knitting Industry website

    The long awaited relaunch of the leading free content website for the knitting and hosiery industries is here at last. Innovation in Textiles’ relaunched sister site Knitting Industry (www.knittingindustry.com ) went live on Wednesday afternoon offering re...

  • 17th May 2012

    Formax gets DNV materials qualification

    UK headquartered Formax, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements has been awarded the distinguished DNV materials qualification for its entire range of carbon multiaxial fabrics....

  • 17th May 2012

    VDMA: Extended knowledge transfer for composites is key

    “We must work together if we want to develop affordable manufacturing automation solutions along the entire process chain to help bring about the required reduction in the cost of the finished product,” VDMA Composite Technology Forum spokesman and KraussM...

  • 10th May 2012

    Sustainable focus for Italians at ITMA ASIA

    The Italian textile machinery industry is getting ready for the ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition which will be held in Shanghai from 12-16 June where its focus will be on technologically sustainable solutions....

  • 27th April 2012

    VDMA: Upgrading China's textiles industry

    According to Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association, the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai is an excellent platform for German technology suppliers who will play a key role in the technological upgrading of the Chinese textiles industry....

  • 26th April 2012

    World's first mass production aramid nanofibre

    Teijin Techno Products Limited, a Teijin group company producing advanced aramid fibres, announced today that it has developed the world’s first mass-producible aramid nanofibre to offer reliable heat and oxidation resistance together with high quality....

  • 25th April 2012

    SITM develops 40 gauge weft insertion machine

    French warp knitting machine engineering company Schinasi International Textile Machines (SITM) has developed what is thought to be the world’s finest weft insertion device for a tricot warp knitting machine in gauge E40 (40 needles per inch). ...

  • 24th April 2012

    Formax increases glass multiaxial capacity

    Leicestershire, UK based carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements manufacturer Formax has announced that it’s new glass Malitronic Multiaxial machine is now operational and working at full capacity....

  • 23rd April 2012

    Commercialization of CVD coated nonwovens

    Conductive Composites is to commercialise its nickel Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) coated nonwovens, with a manufacturing line expansion that doubles its production capabilities. ...

  • 23rd April 2012

    Techtextil North America moves to California in 2013

    The tenth edition of Techtextil North America TTNA), the leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will take place from 19-21 March 2013 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California....

  • 19th April 2012

    Eco-composites in electric racing car

    A new range of recycled composites and flax-reinforced composites products have been used to manufacture parts for the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, an all-electric prototype racing car. Born out of joint development programmes involving composites group Umeco, the p...

  • 18th April 2012

    Teijin opens R&D centre in China

    Teijin has announced plans to establish Teijin Product Development China Co., Ltd. in August this year to conduct fibre and textile product research and development in Nantong, Jiangsu Province commencing April 2013. The move will enhance the Teijin group’s...

  • 17th April 2012

    Freudenberg's local solutions for global markets

    Five companies from the Freudenberg Group, one of the world's largest producers of nonwovens with 22 manufacturing and processing sites in 13 countries, will join forces to present their integrated nonwovens and filtration solutions to industry professionals i...

  • 16th April 2012

    Growing demand for Italian textile machinery in India

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, is organizing two important workshops in Mumbai and Ichalkaranji, India, in order to respond to strong demand for Italian technology from the local textiles industry....

  • 16th April 2012

    Costin invests to meet Chinese filtration demand

    In the latest issue of its company e-newsletter Groz-Beckert interviewed two senior managers of Hong Kong headquartered nonwovens producer Costin and found that the company is investing heavily in new machinery to meet booming demand for mechanically bonded no...

  • 12th April 2012

    Lear Corp to acquire Guilford Mills

    Lear Corporation, a leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire automotive fabrics manufacturer Guilford Mills...

  • 11th April 2012

    Strong demand for space at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012

    The current challenges in the economic climate do not seem to have adversely affected demand for space at the third ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition and due to the overwhelming response, the show owners say they have now booked the remaining available space at the...

  • 5th April 2012

    Composites Europe and ACMA extend partnership

    The specialist trade fair Composites Europe and the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) are to further strengthen their cooperation with an international conference programme to continuing education on the web....

  • 5th April 2012

    TenCate acquires Baycomp

    TenCate announced at last week’s JEC show that it has reached an agreement for the strategic acquisition of Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp from Camarillo (California), the US and Canadian producer of composite materials moulding and thermoplastic...

  • 4th April 2012

    Partnership to speed development of SMC for automotive

    Carbon fibre producer Zoltek has announced it is working with Magna Exteriors & Interiors, an operating unit of Magna International Inc., under an exclusive global collaborative partnership to speed up development of low-cost carbon fibre sheeting moulding com...

  • 4th April 2012

    New business manager for Karl Mayer Malimo

    Karl Mayer Malimo has a new business manager as of 1st April. The new man at the helm of the 100% Karl Mayer owned subsidiary, and hence the technical textiles business sector, is Jochen Schmidt, a 42-year-old who has risen through the ranks after ten years at...

  • 3rd April 2012

    Teijin and CCFA to develop China fibre market

    Teijin has announced it has formed a partnership with the China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) in order to pursue business opportunities in the fields of chemical fibres and related industries in China. This is said to be first time the CCFA has entered in...

  • 2nd April 2012

    Call for papers for FILTREX Europe

    EDANA has launched its call for papers for the fifth edition of FILTREX Europe, a leading nonwovens filter media conference. Submissions are sought from the industry on new filter media, new technologies, gas and liquid filtration, air filtration and testing....

  • 30th March 2012

    Karl Mayer to unveil wider Wefttronic in Shanghai

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitting machines and warp preparation machines for both warp knitting and weaving, Karl Mayer, will once again be exhibiting at this year’s ITMA Asia + CITME show in China. The German company will be showcasing its latest techno...

  • 28th March 2012

    Italian machine builders head to Atlanta

    ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has organized a Meeting Point where exhibiting Italian machinery manufacturers involved in the production of machines for technical textiles will show their innovative solutions at Techtextil ...

  • 26th March 2012

    ITASA showcases composite liner solutions at JEC

    ITASA, a manufacturer of high-quality silicon supports for use in different sectors and for different purposes will be in attendance at this week’s ‘must attend’ composites show JEC Europe 2012 in Paris. The Spanish company prides itself in being ‘the ...

  • 23rd March 2012

    Karl Mayer to celebrate 75th anniversary

    Leading German warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer is busy making preparations with its employees and customers to celebrate its 75th year in business. ...

  • 23rd March 2012

    Telling details at Geneva's Motor Show

    Technical textiles were probably not the prime concern of many of the 700,000+ visitors who flocked to this year’s Geneva Motor Show from March 7-17, but beyond the sleek exteriors of the latest vehicles there was convincing evidence of their increasing adop...

  • 22nd March 2012

    Another record year for Lenzing

    Lenzing has continued on its dynamic growth path by posting record results for 2011. Despite a significant weakening of the global fibre market in the second half of 2011, Lenzing again achieved double-digit growth rates in sales and earnings, and surpassed th...

  • 21st March 2012

    Teijin opens U.S. Composite Application Center

    Teijin Limited announced today it will open its Teijin Composites Application Center (TCAC), a technical centre to develop automotive and other industrial applications of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite products, in Auburn Hills, Michig...

  • 16th March 2012

    Umeco companies to rebrand at JEC Europe 2012

    Composites group Umeco is rebranding its group companies. Advanced Composites Group, GRPMS, JD Lincoln and Richmond Aerovac, are all being rebranded under the Umeco brand name at JEC Europe 2012 in Paris later this month whilst showcasing a range of exciting n...

  • 14th March 2012

    Sigmatex forms partnership with Innegra

    UK headquartered Sigmatex, a leader in converting carbon fibre into innovative technical textiles for use in composites applications has entered into a partnership with Innegra Technologies. After a long working relationship, Sigmatex and Innegra Technologies ...

  • 14th March 2012

    Formax develops novel binding technology with Imperial

    Formax, a leading global manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements, has formed a new research collaboration with the Polymer and Composite Engineering (PaCE) group based at Imperial College in London. ...

  • 12th March 2012

    The Natural Home of Advanced Materials

    The JEC Composites show is always characterised by a high level of innovation from an industry that now employs 550,000 professionals worldwide and generates an estimated €72 billion in revenues....

  • 9th March 2012

    Nominations open for RISE Durable Product Award

    The nomination process is now open for the second annual RISE Durable Product Award that will be presented at the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference in October....

  • 9th March 2012

    Ahlstrom's publishes Sustainability Report 2011

    Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, today announced the publication of its second stand-alone Sustainability Report. The publication can be downloaded as a PDF file at the foot of this article....

  • 9th March 2012

    DyStar launches Sustainable Textile Service Programs

    DyStar Textile Services (DTS), the service division of the DyStar Group, has introduced its Sustainable Textile Service Programs which aim to help brands, retailers and their Industry partners reduce the impact of their products and processes on the environmen...

  • 8th March 2012

    National introduces Ultra-ProTechtor fire blocker

    National Nonwovens has introduced Ultra-ProTechtor, a fire blocker for aircraft seating dress covers. Ultra-ProTechtor is a nonwoven lightweight flame barrier utilizing Ultem polymer and newly developed Ultem fibres by Sabic Innovative Plastics....

  • 7th March 2012

    Customized solutions from Freudenberg Nonwovens

    From sound insulation to submarine cables and wound care, Freudenberg offers a wide range of nonwoven solutions customized for specific customers and applications. In addition, Freudenberg Nonwovens says, it can offer such customized solutions anywhere in the ...

  • 7th March 2012

    Alexium preparing for commercial US debut

    Having secured significant additional finance in the past few weeks, Alexium now has a clear roadmap for accelerating the industry take-up of its potentially groundbreaking new flame retardant and oil and water repellent nylon treatment. ...

  • 5th March 2012

    New developments from Harry Lucas

    German knitting machine manufacturer Harry Lucas has launched a range of new knitting machinery developments for 2012. Following a successful ITMA in September last year, the company has upgraded a number of its models and introduced new variants to meet custo...

  • 27th February 2012

    Nanofront used in bicycle and motorcycle gloves

    Polyester producer Teijin Fibers Limited has announced it is supplying Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre for use in the palms of bicycle and motorcycle gloves made by Goldwin Inc., a major sport apparel maker in Japan. This is the first time Nanofron...

  • 27th February 2012

    Registration opens for Textile Institute World Conference 2012

    The Textile Institute (TI) together with its partner the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, has announced that registration for the 2012 World Conference is now open....

  • 23rd February 2012

    DyStar joins United Nations Global Compact

    DyStar has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) with the objective of strengthening its commitment towards sustainability....

  • 20th February 2012

    Oerlikon presents composite solutions at JEC

    Oerlikon Barmag will be showcasing its spinning and winding solutions for composites yarns at the forthcoming JEC show. The company will also be demonstrating its competence in the area of pumps for composite materials at the Paris show which is being held fro...

  • 20th February 2012

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q3 2011

    The Switzerland based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The organisation reports that global yarn and fabric production were up in Q3 and that estimates for Q4 are also po...

  • 17th February 2012

    TenCate Advanced Composites gets supplier excellence award

    TenCate Advanced Composites North America has received a Supplier Excellence Award from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. The award recognizes TenCate for outstanding quality and delivery performance concerning composite prepreg materials. ...

  • 17th February 2012

    ESI consolidates composites simulation offer

    Virtual prototyping for manufacturing industries specialist ESI Group has announced the release of PAM-RTM and PAM-FORM 2012, two numerical simulation applications dedicated to the manufacture of composite parts. ...

  • 17th February 2012

    TenCate Advanced Armour opens sales office in Singapore

    TenCate Advanced Armour has opened a sales office in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Mr Jacob Abelsen who has previously been the regional agent of TenCate Advanced Armour has been appointed director of the new entity in Singapore. ...

  • 15th February 2012

    Signs of recovery for Italian textile machinery

    ACIMIT, the organisation representing the Italian textile machinery manufacturers says that orders for Italian textile machinery sector are now back on the rise. ...

  • 13th February 2012

    Invisibility is the goal for truly smart fabrics

    The $4.2 trillion healthcare market is increasingly eating into the GDPs of nations, as people seemingly get fatter, do less exercise, and as populations become drastically older....

  • 12th February 2012

    Hohenstein opens testing lab in Hong Kong

    On 9 December 2011, Prof. Stefan Mecheels, Head of the Hohenstein Institute, opened the new test laboratory at the International Textile Testing and Service Centre in Hong Kong. It was an opportunity to tell the approximately 70 invited guests from all around ...

  • 8th February 2012

    Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium 2012 programme announced

    After the success of its 2010 Nonwovens Symposium in Baveno, which drew more than 200 delegates, EDANA has announced the programme for the first Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium, which will take place at the Sheraton Ataköy Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey from the 10-11...

  • 7th February 2012

    Waste not, want not

    Over the past decade there has been a marked increase in the development of nonwoven technologies for the successful processing of alternative raw materials, including natural fibres, and for the recycling of waste materials....

  • 6th February 2012

    Oerlikon expands Sauber F1 partnership

    Swiss high-tech group Oerlikon has now become a Premium Partner of the Sauber F1 Team. The group, which owns Oerlikon Textile, is intensifying its involvement with the Swiss racing team, and the Oerlikon logo will be prominently displayed on both sides of the ...

  • 6th February 2012

    Continued growth for Italian textile machinery sector

    In spite of an increase in production for 2011 by Italian textile machinery manufacturers, forecasts remain cautious for the current year. Provisional figures for 2011 for Italy’s textile machinery sector show a further increase in manufacturing production a...

  • 27th January 2012

    Karl Mayer takes part in VDMA China conference

    Karl Mayer is aiming to extend its contact in the Chinese technical textiles market when it takes part in a series of VDMA organised symposia across China in March....

  • 25th January 2012

    Bayer builds plant for coating materials

    Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. ...

  • 25th January 2012

    CAB 2012 to focus on nonwovens converting and bonding

    Aiming to provide information on the entire range of nonwoven bonding and converting technologies, the agenda for the inaugural Converting and Bonding (CAB) 2012 Conference includes sessions ranging from Machinery Technology to Market Applications as part of t...

  • 24th January 2012

    From FP7 to Horizon 2020

    The 7th Annual Public Conference of the European Textile Technology Platform will take place on 29 – 30 March 2012 in Brussels. The scope of this one-and-a-half-day event will be to present and discuss how future EU research, innovation and industry policies...

  • 24th January 2012

    Alexium rolls out flame retardant nylon treatment

    Disruptive RST technology company Alexium has begun the commercial roll-out of its flame retardant, oil and water repellent nylon, which it says has met key technical milestones for flame retardancy, water repellency and durability. ...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Texprocess Americas addresses pressing issues

    The latest in product development, technology, and international trade updates for the sewn products industry will be presented by industry experts and leaders from around the world during the 2012 Texprocess Americas Symposium being held April 24 - 26, 2012 a...

  • 23rd January 2012

    Lightweighting: The Future of Mobility

    Special nonwovens are at the heart of a BMW initiative which may well completely change the face of the automotive industry in coming years – with lightweight, carbon fibre-based cars achieving new records in fuel consumption and performance....

  • 23rd January 2012

    Handbook of Technical Textile Design

    A new book entitled ‘Handbook of Technical Textile Design’ has been launched by authors Michael and Matthew Litton; two well known Ayrshire, Scotland, based technical textiles designer/ developers. The book is available in e-format (PDF) and can be purchas...

  • 21st January 2012

    Digital inkjet printing holds future potential

    When digital inkjet printing first emerged in the 1990s, it was a welcome innovation for printing flags, banners, and POS textiles, made primarily of polyester. Using disperse inks for direct printing or water-based inks for sublimation, the technology was the...

  • 19th January 2012

    METYX invests in LIBA MAX 5 multiaxial machine

    Istanbul headquartered METYX Composites has invested in a state-of-the-art Liba MAX 5 multiaxial stitch bonding machine for the production of carbon fibre reinforcements. The Turkish company, which will offer a new range of stitch bonded composite material...

  • 16th January 2012

    New polyester nanofibre is 400 nanometres in diameter

    Polyester producer Teijin Fibers announced today that it has decided to commercialize a new version of its Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofibre with a diameter of 400 nanometres, or 22,500 times smaller than the cross-sectional area of a strand of ha...

  • 11th January 2012

    Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium 2012 - Final call for papers

    Following the success of the 2010 Nonwovens Symposium in Baveno which drew more than 200 delegates, EDANA has announced the first Eurasia Nonwovens Symposium, which will take place at the Sheraton Ataköy Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey from 10-11 May 2012, with...

  • 10th January 2012

    Formax joins MOD technology alliance

    Leicestershire, UK based carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements manufacturer Formax, has been granted membership to the Materials and Structures Technology Science and Technology Centre (MAST STC).  Formax is the first multiaxial fabric man...

  • 6th January 2012

    Ford and Repreve to recycle 2M plastic bottles

    Car manufacturer Ford says it is planning to divert approximately 2 million post-consumer plastic bottles for use in its new Focus Electric and other new vehicles for the next model year, through the use of Unifi's Repreve recycled PET yarns in interior fa...

  • 5th January 2012

    US Air Force to assess RST technology

    5 January 2012, Greer, SC Alexium has signed a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Airbase Technologies Division, to further develop and commer...

  • 4th January 2012

    Mobile Textiles More Valuable than Ever

    The 2012 MTEX - the International Trade Fair & Symposium for Textiles and Composites in Transportation, which will be held in Chemnitz, Germany from 8 - 10 May 2012, will underline the growing importance and opportunities for using textile materials in ever...

  • 3rd January 2012

    Nonwovens demand to rise 6.9% PA to 2015

    According to a new Freedonia industry study, ‘World Nonwovens Industry', global sales of nonwoven fabrics are forecast to increase 6.9% annually through 2015 to 9.2 million metric tons.  The growth rate is said to be an acceleration from the 2005-2010 pe...

  • 22nd December 2011

    METYX builds new composites factory

    Citing strong global demand for its products and services along with a strategic decision to create a new business unit, METYX Composites, an established manufacturer of technical textiles and composites-related products, has announced it is building a new ...

  • 21st December 2011

    Lenzing ramps up production of Smartcel and SeaCell fibres

    Market leader in the production of cellulose fibres Lenzing is to exclusively produce the lyocell based specialty fibres Smartcel and SeaCell which were developed by German company Smartfiber AG of Rudolstadt. The two companies have been cooperating for s...

  • 20th December 2011

    DSM invests in nanotechnology company

    Global life and materials sciences company Royal DSM, owner of the Dyneema UHMWPE fibre brand, has made an investment in NanoHoldings LLC, a Connecticut, USA based company which specializes in breakthrough nanotechnology discoveries in the field of energy. ...

  • 16th December 2011

    2011 was an awarding year for INDA

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has been busy during the past year recognizing the "best of the best" in its awards competitions and special events. In addition to honouring a number of successful consumer and industrial products that...

  • 14th December 2011

    US filters market to exceed $12 billion in 2015

    According to a new Freedonia industry study, demand for filters in the US is expected to increase to just over $12 billion in 2015. The ‘US Filter Market' study says the growth reflects an improvement over the weaker gains registered during the 2005 to 2...

  • 13th December 2011

    Teijins CFRTP technology to be used in GM vehicles

    General Motors and Teijin Limited., a leader in the carbon fibre and composites industry, are to co-develop advanced carbon fibre composite technologies for potential high-volume use globally in GM cars, trucks and crossovers. The co-development pact sign...

  • 12th December 2011

    Ahlstrom invests in battery separator company

    Ahlstrom has signed an agreement to invest in Porous Power Technologies, a Colorado, U.S. based company developing technology for lithium-ion battery separators. Under the agreement, Ahlstrom will subscribe for approximately 49% of the shares in Porous Powe...

  • 12th December 2011

    Kertak Nanotechnology invests in Forcespinning technology

    Kertak Nanotechnology, a leading manufacturer of ceramic nanofibers located in the Czech Republic, has invested in FibeRio Technology Corporation's new continuous nanofibre production system, the Cyclone FE 1.1 with Forcespinning technology. Kertak manufa...

  • 9th December 2011

    Adidas, MIT, Nike and Philips front Smart Fabrics conference

    IntertechPira has announced the agenda for the 8th annual Smart Fabrics 2012 conference which includes speakers from Adidas, M.I.T., Nike and Philips Lighting. The scheduled presenters for Smart Fabrics 2012 include: ·         Dr. Vicki A. Barbur...

  • 8th December 2011

    Call for papers and student grant

    EDANA has announced that the deadline for the call for papers and student grant for the Nonwovens Research Academy has been extended to the 20th of January 2012 to accommodate the holiday period, and allow as many industry experts to submit their papers for...

  • 8th December 2011

    125 tonnes of hi-tech equipment installed at NCC

    AIC group is putting the finishing touches to making 125 tonnes of equipment operational for the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol. The project has taken around seven months. The NCC is the country's leading organisation bridging the gap between ...

  • 7th December 2011

    Groz-Beckert launches iPad app for textile manufacturers

    Groz-Beckert has launched an iPad app called myGrozBeckert for weaving, knitting, felting, tufting and sewing, which it says will keep textile manufacturers up to date on the company's product range and provide them with a set of useful conversion and calc...

  • 7th December 2011

    PhD Studentship in development of electronic textiles

    The Centre for Research in Advanced Textiles (CReATe) at Nottingham Trent University has an ambitious development strategy which it says allows it to offer an exciting opportunity for a PhD Studentship, starting in January 2012. The studentships will pay U...

  • 7th December 2011

    IDTechEx award for Smartcoater

    Coatema Coating Machinery was given the Technical Development Manufacturing Award for its Smartcoater technology by IDTechX at the recent Printed Electronics USA. The award recognizes the most significant development of a manufacturing device in the industr...

  • 5th December 2011

    INDA reports successful Filtration 2011

    One of the largest and most successful filtration events ever filled Chicago's Navy Pier late last month as suppliers, customers and end users from around the world took part in three days of education, new products and networking at the Filtration 2011 Int...

  • 1st December 2011

    Overwhelming response for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012

    Despite the current global economic slowdown, the world's leading textile machinery manufacturers are said to be still strongly attracted to the prospects offered by China, the world's largest textile producer. This can be seen from the overwhelming respons...

  • 1st December 2011

    Wearable Technologies 5

    The Fifth Wearable Technologies Conference will take place alongside the ISPO sports show in Munich, Germany, on January 30, 2012. The conference will focus on key areas in which wearable electronics and smart textiles are rapidly emerging, including sports...

  • 1st December 2011

    Teijin builds CFRTP rapid production pilot plant

    Teijin announced today that it will establish the world's first pilot plant for fully integrated production of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) components from carbon fibre on the premises of its Matsuyama Factory in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. ...

  • 28th November 2011

    Lightweight composite intensive body for light commercial vehicles

    Advanced Composites Group Ltd. (ACG) - part of Umeco Composites Structural Materials - a division of Umeco plc, says it is engaged in an exciting automotive project, part funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB), with collaborating partners UK-based...

  • 24th November 2011

    UKs National Composites Centre opens for business

    An innovative car, flight refuelling kit and turbine blades showcased the latest in composite technology to the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, UK Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, who formally opened the National Composit...

  • 23rd November 2011

    Keynote speaker announced for Techtextil NA

    Messe Frankfurt has announced Miguel Caballero, the' Armani of Bullet Proof Clothing', as the Keynote Speaker for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2012, to be held 24-26 April  2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

  • 23rd November 2011

    INDA announces new converting and bonding conference

    Recognizing a need for an inclusive conference to service the needs of multiple production and bonding technologies and the converter segment, INDA, the leading Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will hold their new CAB 2012 Converting and Bondin...

  • 22nd November 2011

    Oerlikon reorganizes textile machinery business

    Switzerland headquartered Oerlikon Group has announced it will simplify its textile machinery businesses to further increase competitiveness and profitability. The three key elements of the change are the consolidation of the five textile machinery and comp...

  • 21st November 2011

    Techtextil India 2011: Final Report

    The third edition of the biennial Techtextil India 2011, which took place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai earlier last month, welcomed 3814 visitors from 27 countries to visit its 130 exhibitors. The exhibiting countries were (in order of highest ...

  • 17th November 2011

    Ford uses Repreve in Focus Electric seats

    Unifi has confirmed that car maker Ford's new Focus Electric model features seat fabric made from the company's Repreve recycled fibre. More than 20 plastic bottles per car are said to be used in the recycled material. Repreve is made from a hybrid blend o...

  • 17th November 2011

    Yarn and fabric output down- Q4 outlook positive

    The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published its State of Trade Report for the second quarter of 2011. Year on year global fabric production was down for the quarter and although estimates for both yarn and fabric production are n...

  • 14th November 2011

    Scottish consortium offers rail carriage interiors solutions

    A cluster of forward-thinking Scottish companies have joined forces to offer railway operators a ‘one-stop-shop' for rail carriage interiors, showcasing  together for the first time at Railway Interiors Expo 2011 this month. The synergy created by brin...

  • 11th November 2011

    New applications and markets for technical textiles

    According to a series of new Textiles Intelligence reports, global demand for technical textiles is on the rise as new applications and new markets continue to emerge. The reports can be purchased via Innovation in Textiles by following the links below: I...

  • 10th November 2011

    New appointment at Cordura Performance & Protective Fabrics

    Invista's Cordura brand team welcomed Iain Bradley as European business manager for the Performance and Protective Fabrics group in October. In his new role, Bradley will lead marketing, sales, and new business development activities to help grow Cordura b...

  • 9th November 2011

    Poor third quarter for Italian textile machinery

    Following several quarters of sustained recovery since the lows recorded during the 2008-2009 period, Italy's textile machinery sector is now seeing a downturn in orders. According to an economic survey carried out by the Italian machine builders associati...

  • 7th November 2011

    TCX uses Dryarn in seamless motorcycle base layer range

    Italian companies TCX and Dryarn have entered into a partnership to develop two lines of seamless underwear, TXC Base Layer Summer and TXC Base Layer Winter, for the motorcycle market. The garments are said to offer significant technical advantages over com...

  • 7th November 2011

    TenCate Advanced Composites expands Californian site

    TenCate Advanced Composites North America has expanded into a facility adjacent to its Morgan Hill (California), USA site. The new ‘world class' space will encompass thermoplastic composites manufacturing, R&D labs and office space. TenCate produces ma...

  • 4th November 2011

    Freudenberg's green technologies create new jobs

    Freudenberg North America is finding that its recyclable innovations are not only good for the environment and its customers - they are also good for job growth. Freudenberg aims to lead the way in recyclable product innovations that include materials use...

  • 4th November 2011

    Conference: Managing Innovation in Textiles 2011

    The Textile Institute with the support of the Manchester & Cheshire Section and the Technical Textiles SIG will be building on the success of last year's event and hosting this one day conference on 30 November 2011. ‘Managing Innovation in Textiles 2011...

  • 2nd November 2011

    New aerospace armour systems facility for TenCate

    TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA opens its new facility in Primarette, France, for the production of lightweight armour systems for aerospace applications on Thursday 3 November 2011. TenCate Advanced Armour is a leading global supplier of a wide range of ar...

  • 31st October 2011

    KPS Capital Partners buys American & Efird from Ruddick

    KPS Capital Partners, LP has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire American & Efird, Inc. (A&E) from Ruddick Corporation through a newly-formed affiliate, A&E Global, for $180.0 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustme...

  • 25th October 2011

    Forcespinning production system debuts at Filtration 2011

    FibeRio Technology Corporation announced today that it will launch its new 1.1 meter wide continuous nanofibre production system at the INDA Filtration 2011 show in Chicago on November 16th. The company says its Cyclone Fiber Engine 1.1 is the first full scal...

  • 21st October 2011

    VDMA: ITMA 2011 results exceeded expectations

    According to the VDMA, German exhibitors at ITMA drew very positive conclusions from September's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. 83% of exhibiting VDMA members assessed their overall experience of the fair as good to very good. 91% said the quality of visitors was go...

  • 20th October 2011

    Teijin's CFRP technologies win top ICIS Innovation Award

    Japan's Teijin has announced that its mass production technologies for carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) have been selected as overall winner in this year's ICIS Innovation Awards. Teijin is also the recipient of the Best Product Innovation award. "The I...

  • 20th October 2011

    Teijin Supports Flood Relief Efforts in Thailand

    Japanese fibres giant Teijin Limited announced today that it will donate 20 million Japanese yen (approx. 260,000 USD) for relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by severe flooding in Thailand. The donation includes 15 million yen provided to the ...

  • 19th October 2011

    Twaron UD41 offers extra protection for police and military

    Teijin Aramid introduced its latest unidirectional laminate fabric, Twaron UD41 at the A+A show in Dusseldorf yesterday, which has been specially developed for bulletproof vests to provide extra protection from different types of attack. Twaron UD41 is aimed ...

  • 19th October 2011

    INDA names finalists for 2012 Visionary Award

    INDA names finalists for 2012 Visionary Award Five consumer products ranging from a unique floor-cleaning pad to a disposable bra liner have been nominated as finalists for the 2012 Visionary Award. Now in its 11th year, the Visionary Award, which is given a...

  • 12th October 2011

    Teijin Aramid opens Endumax high strength tape facility

    Teijin Aramid opened its newest plant for the production of its Endumax high strength tape in Emmen in the Netherlands today. By adding the new high-performance polyethylene tape (HP-PE) to its product portfolio, the Teijin Group says it has taken the next ste...

  • 11th October 2011

    REPORT: Information on Man Made Fibres

    CIRFS, the Brussels based European Man‐made Fibres Association has published its latest statistical report on developments in the global man‐made fibres industry. The report, ‘Information on Man‐made Fibres' is the 47th edition of this valuable summary...

  • 10th October 2011

    ContiTech builds automotive hose line plant in Serbia

    ContiTech AG of Hanover, Germany, is bolstering its involvement in Eastern Europe, investing over €10 million in a new plant in Serbia. Starting in mid-2012, the production facility in Subotica in northern Serbia is to manufacture hose lines for the automoti...

  • 10th October 2011

    Strong growth predicted as Techtextil India 2011 opens

    India's technical textiles industry is expected to grow to a value of Rs 1,58,000 crore by 2017, a senior government official said at the opening of Techtextil India 2011 in Mumbai, Moneycontrol reports. "The technical textiles industry is forecast to grow at...

  • 6th October 2011

    Teijin to present high performance solutions at Techtextil India

    Japanese high performance fibres supplier Teijin will be exhibiting at Techtextil India, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India next week (10-12 October).  Teiji...

  • 5th October 2011

    First all black Twaron fibre produced

    Teijin Aramid has commenced production of the first all black aramid fibre, Twaron Black, in Emmen, in the Netherlands. Twaron, normally golden yellow in colour due to the chemical process used in its manufacture, is now available in black for the first time. ...

  • 5th October 2011

    Attending to consumption at ITMA

    Adrian Wilson in Barcelona Without a doubt, savings in energy, water and raw materials were the key drivers for the machine and process innovations on show at this year's ITMA in Barcelona. ACIMIT and the VDMA - as the respective textile machinery trade asso...

  • 22nd September 2011

    VDMA launches new textile machinery website

    As ITMA opens here today, Germany's VDMA Textile Machinery Association has announced the launch of a new internet portal for the global textiles industry www.machines-for-textiles.com . The machine builders association says the portal will be a useful tool for...

  • 22nd September 2011

    Straight-up fibres - the V-Lap advantage

    Leading car manufacturers including Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi and Toyota are said to be now taking advantage of the tremendous properties of vertically lapped nonwoven fabrics - and the benefits are not just confined to the automotive sector. At this w...

  • 19th September 2011

    Karl Mayer transfers Malimo technology to Christian Pinkert

    Just a few days before the ITMA in Barcelona, Karl Mayer has announced that, as of 1 January 2012 its Malimo stitch bonding technology will be transferred to textile machinery manufacturer Christian Pinkert Textilmaschinen. The Malimo technology, which was fi...

  • 16th September 2011

    Dupont wins Kevlar trade secret case against Kolon

    DuPont won a civil lawsuit for $919.9 million against Kolon Industries yesterday, with the jury finding that Kolon stole trade secrets and confidential information regarding DuPont's Kevlar aramid fibre. Kolon, a South Korea-based company, was found liable fo...

  • 13th September 2011

    Groz-Beckert offers comprehensive training programme

    Groz-Beckert is to launch its offer to the textiles industry of a comprehensive training programme under its new Groz-Beckert Academy at ITMA in Barcelona this month. The company says the entirely new offer is distinctive for its hands-on practicality, experie...

  • 12th September 2011

    Karl Mayer extends CFRP facility

    Karl Mayer has extended its CFP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics) Centre of Excellence to incorporate a laboratory for producing and testing fibre-reinforced structural components. "Fibre-reinforced plastics have exceptional characteristics and therefore act...

  • 5th September 2011

    Symposium addresses India's technical textiles needs

    The organisers of Techtextil India have announced program details for the Techtextil India Symposium which is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 11-12 October 2011 alongside the exhibition. The symposium has been designed to offer pract...

  • 1st September 2011

    Indian state plans Rs 110 crore technical textiles park

    The western Indian state of Maharashtra is to get its first technical textiles park at Ichalkaranji off Kolhapur in the state's western region. According to a report in the Business Standard yesterday the project involves an investment of Rs 110 crore, Rs 50 c...

  • 26th August 2011

    India's technical textiles industry to grow to Rs.1.4 trillion by 2017

    According to a report in India's Economic Times yesterday  the country's technical textiles industry is projected to grow to Rs.1.4 trillion ($31.4 billion) by 2016-17, with healthcare and infrastructure sectors accounting for a major chunk of the consumption...

  • 24th August 2011

    Mageba launches new multishuttle loom

    Specialist narrow fabrics machine builder Mageba is launching a brand new high-productivity shuttle loom for complex, multi-dimensional narrow fabrics at next month's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona. Mageba says it's new SSL MV shuttle loom is designed for complex fab...

  • 16th August 2011

    Invexus invisible plasma coatings launched

    Triton Systems, Inc. has launched its Invexus brand of high performance, durable, conformal, nanothin coatings which are deposited via its patented atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition technology. Invexus for liquid repellent, primer and anti-microbi...

  • 15th August 2011

    IFAI Advanced Textiles Europe 2011 to showcase new technologies

    Leading experts from around the world will gather in Barcelona at the fourth Industrial Fabrics Association International Advanced Textiles Europe conference (AT Europe '11) which is being held alongside ITMA 2011 with two consecutive morning sessions on 26 an...

  • 12th August 2011

    ITMF Annual Conference 2011

    ITMF Annual Conference 2011 ‘New Paradigms in the Global Textile Industry' To be held 19-20 September 2011, Barcelona The ITMF Annual Conference 2011 takes place next month in Barcelona, Spain from 19-20 September 19/20, 2011 prior to the start of ITMA 20...

  • 11th August 2011

    3D moulding of TenCate Liba to be shown at DSEi

    TenCate Advanced Armour is to introduce a highly sophisticated method of 3D moulding for the patented TenCate Liba armour system at DSEi (Defence & Security Equipment International) in London in September. TenCate says the system will allow the replacement of ...

  • 11th August 2011

    ITMF State of Trade Report Q1 2011

    In the 1st quarter of 2011 global yarn and fabric production fell compared to the previous quarter but rose in comparison to the 1st quarter of 2010. The decrease in global yarn production resulted from lower outputs in Asia, Europe and South America. It has ...

  • 10th August 2011

    New developments from Harry Lucas for ITMA

    Harry Lucas Textilmaschinen GmbH is a textile machinery manufacturer specializing in circular warp and weft knitting machines and knit braiders. The well established German company's highly specialized machines are exported worldwide for production of fabric u...

  • 9th August 2011

    Interview with Karl Mayer's Fritz P. Mayer

    The following interview was conducted by Kettenwirk-Praxis (KWP) in the run up to ITMA in Barcelona. KWP: Karl Mayer is one of the largest exhibitors at ITMA 2011. What do you expect to achieve by exhibiting at ITMA? Fritz P. Mayer: We are hoping to meet hig...

  • 5th August 2011

    Dates announced for 8th annual Smart Fabrics Conference

    IntertechPira has announced that Smart Fabrics 2012 will take place April 17-19, 2012, at the Conrad Miami Hotel in Miami, Florida. The event, now in its eighth year, is expected to bring together experts from a variety of industries, including textiles, fashi...

  • 4th August 2011

    FILTRATION 2011 heads to Navy Pier in Chicago

    Celebrating its 20th anniversary as a very important three days each year for the global filtration business, the Filtration 2011 International Conference and Exposition will feature more than 120 exhibitors from all links in the filter supply chain at Navy Pi...

  • 2nd August 2011

    Indian technical textiles sector to reach US$36 billion in 5 years

    According to media reports the Indian government now estimates that the country's growing technical textiles sector will reach US$36 billion by 2016-17. According to an article on www.commodityonline.com by leading technical textiles academic Seshadri Ramkumar...

  • 2nd August 2011

    Technical Service for Sewing & Joining Technology

    Groz-Beckert says it has set a new benchmark in customer service by setting up Sewing Expertise Centres world-wide for fast answers to application problems, making at the same time a closer connection to its customers. Groz Beckert's Sewing Expertise Centres ...

  • 1st August 2011

    Amyris partners with Kuraray to develop renewable polymers

    California's Amyris, Inc. has signed a collaboration agreement with Kuraray Co., Ltd. to develop innovative polymers from Biofene, a renewable hydrocarbon building block made using Amyris's technology. Under the agreement, Kuraray will use Biofene to replace ...

  • 28th July 2011

    Teijin awarded for automotive CFRP technology

    Japan's Teijin announced today that its mass production technologies for carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) have been recognized by Frost & Sullivan through their 2011 Global Automotive Carbon Composites Technology Innovation Award. "Teijin's new CFRP com...

  • 21st July 2011

    High voltage cable protection makes hybrids and electric vehicles safer

    Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed a protective product for high voltage cables that it says will help protect occupants of electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the event of a crash. The new material, called CrushShield, surrounds and protects electr...

  • 19th July 2011

    New Garnett-e-Controls for textile machinery

    Garnett Controls Ltd (UK) is launching its new generation retrofit control systems for textile machinery aimed at replacing traditional inefficient drive systems with economic, easy to use, and expandable systems. Utilising the latest in touch screen technolo...

  • 18th July 2011

    ITMA to feature extended Research & Education pavilion

    According to show owner CEMATEX, visitors to ITMA 2011 can look forward to knowledge-sharing, cross-fertilisation of ideas and more collaborative interactions with some of the world's leading textile researchers and educators. A total of 46 institutions have...

  • 14th July 2011

    Bomb-proof bag for luggage compartment in aircraft

    A bag, which can protect planes from bombs in passenger luggage, has been developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the UK's University of Sheffield working within University spinout company Blastech Ltd. The bag, named the Fl...

  • 14th July 2011

    Researchers print solar cells onto paper and fabric

    By David L. Chandler, MIT New MIT-developed materials are making it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document. The sheet of paper looks like any other document that might have just come spitting out o...

  • 13th July 2011

    Keynote speaker announced for TCL2011

    International Newsletters has announced that the keynote speaker for  TCL2011, the must-attend conference on Textile Coating and Laminating which is to be held in Orlando, FL, USA on 17-18 November 2011 will be Michèle Joris Sioen, Managing Director/CEO, Sio...

  • 11th July 2011

    Dutch open innovation centre for advanced materials

    Last Thursday (7 July) saw the official opening of the Open Innovation Center Advanced Materials (OICAM) in Nijverdal, the Netherlands. The new innovation centre is a network of companies and knowledge institutions inside and outside of the Netherlands' provin...

  • 8th July 2011

    Karl Mayer highlights for ITMA 2011

    Leading manufacturer of warp knitting and warp preparation machines, Karl Mayer will be presenting at this year's ITMA 2011 exhibition for the first time with all of the company's business units on the same 1400 square metre exhibition stand. "Visitors will h...

  • 8th July 2011

    DyStar moves forward

    DyStar says it is continuing to move ahead of expectations in spite of difficult market conditions as it returns to profitability. Overall sales revenue increased by approximately 15% over the same period last year. "We wouldn't have achieved such good progre...

  • 7th July 2011

    Extended fibres and yarns area at ITMA 2011

    Organisers of the ITMA 2011 textile machinery exhibition are extending the area dedicated to fibres and yarns at this year's show due to what they call overwhelming demand. Debuting at the show's 60th anniversary, the fibres and yarns section was due to occup...

  • 7th July 2011

    Potential engineers get a Smallpeice of the action

    From 27th June to 30th June 2011, forty-three students aged 14 and 15 spent the week enjoying a unique learning experience at The University of Manchester. The four-day Smallpeice Trust Engineering Materials residential course, hosted by The University of Manc...

  • 6th July 2011

    ATNT conference to be held in Coimbatore, India

    The 7th edition of the Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles" (ATNT 2011) international conference is to take place in Coimbatore, India from 15-17 December 2011. The ATNT conference originated in 2004 through the efforts of Lubboc...

  • 5th July 2011

    Endless possibilities from Performance Fibers at Techtextil

    Performance Fibers, a specialist manufacturer of industrial polyester fibres and fabrics with operations in The Americas, Europe and Asia, showed just some of its extensive product range at the recent Techtextil in Frankfurt.  The USA based company, which is ...

  • 4th July 2011

    Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training

    Theme day: Intelligent textiles for physical training, therapy and safety Readers wanting to learn more about intelligent textiles that can: Treat depression Integrate physical training into everyday life Increase safety at festivals Can sign ...

  • 4th July 2011

    Comez innovations for ITMA 2011

    Italian narrow fabrics machine builder Comez will take part at this year's ITMA 2011 in Barcelona with important innovations including new and renewed machine models.  The Italian company says it will highlight the excellence of its technology from its broad ...

  • 1st July 2011

    Textile-concrete bridge in Albstadt-Lautlingen

    By GROZ-BECKERT KG For more than 150 years, Groz-Beckert has supported the world's textile machinery builders developing from being simply a manufacturer of knitting machine parts into the most important system supplier of precision components in the field ...

  • 29th June 2011

    Master the art of innovation with Huntsman Textile Effects

    ITMA 2011 is focused on innovation driving the business, with cutting-edge solutions for the entire textile value chain. Huntsman Textile Effects has announced it will showcase recent innovation delivering real value to mills, brands, retailers and consumers i...

  • 29th June 2011

    Student solutions for manned trip to Mars

    What would it take to make a manned mission to Mars a reality? A team of aerospace and textile engineering students from North Carolina State University believe part of the solution may lie in advanced textile materials. The students joined forces to tackle l...

  • 23rd June 2011

    German technology for the Chinese technical textiles industry

    Germany's VDMA -Textile Machinery Association is organising a series of one day conference and exhibitions called ‘German Technology for the Chinese Technical Textile Industry', which will take place from 5 to 9 March 2012 in Jinan, Hangzhou and Guanzhou. S...

  • 22nd June 2011

    Karl Mayer shows latest machine for spacer fabrics

    Leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer has unveiled its new RD 7/2-12 EL double needle bar raschel machine here at ShanghaiTex. The machine is the German company's latest offering in the spacer fabric field and is suitable for the production of 3D kn...

  • 21st June 2011

    Ahlstrom starts multiaxial production in China

    Global high performance materials company Ahlstrom Corporation is taking another step in executing its growth strategy in Asia by starting production of specialty multiaxial fabric reinforcements for the wind energy market in China. The production of multiaxi...

  • 16th June 2011

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2012 - Call for Papers

    The ninth edition of Techtextil North America Symposium will be held from 24-26 April 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in at Atlanta, GA. "We are pleased to announce that in 2012, ATME-I (American Textile Machinery Exhibition-International) will be i...

  • 15th June 2011

    ITMA Asia + CITME supports buoyant Chinese textiles industry

    The third ITMA ASIA + CITME combined exhibition is expected to draw positive response from leading textile machinery manufacturers as the Chinese textile industry continues to expand. The show will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) ...

  • 13th June 2011

    Global Outlook for Carbon Fiber 2011: Call for Papers

    "In preparation for the 14th annual Global Outlook for Carbon Fiber conference, it's timely to consider the growing context and significance of this sector," says conference organiser IntertechPira, adding: "External drivers continue to push for increased lig...

  • 13th June 2011

    Huntsman Textile Effects appoints new VP Specialty Textiles

    Huntsman Textile Effects has announced the appointment of Mr. Kent E. Kvaal as the new Vice President of its Business Specialty Textiles Unit.   "Kent E. Kvaal is based at the Textile Effects headquarters in Singapore, and as Global Vice President of Special...

  • 9th June 2011

    Techtextil extends lead as innovation powerhouse

    Techtextil, the world's primary event for generating business between manufacturers and users of technical textiles and nonwovens has extended its industry leading position with more than 24,500 visitors from 96 countries attending last month's Techtextil 2011...

  • 7th June 2011

    Research examines how to apply

    "Imagine plugging a USB port into a sheet of paper, and turning it into a tablet computer."  It might be a stretch, but ideas like this have researchers at North Carolina State University examining the use of conductive nanocoatings on simple textiles - like ...

  • 6th June 2011

    NWtexnet into Europe

    Now a privately owned business following the ending of its contract with England's North West Development Agency, technical textiles cluster organisation NWtexnet held a breakfast briefing session for the region's industry on Wednesday June 1st 2011 in Bolton....

  • 3rd June 2011

    Smart and sensory materials with built in technology

    The East Midlands' materials hub project (MATHUB) is running a seminar aimed at all companies and individuals who have an interest in Smart and Sensory Materials with built in technology. Key speakers are leading textile academics Professor Tilak Dias of Notti...

  • 2nd June 2011

    French textile machine builders see strong turnaround in 2011

    Interview with the President of the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCMTF) President, Bruno Ameline and the Secretary General, Evelyne Cholet, report on the present state and the persp...

  • 2nd June 2011

    Autoliv expands airbag capacity in Asia

    To support the rapid growth in vehicle production and airbag fitment rates in Asia, Autoliv Inc., the global leader in automotive safety systems, has begun the construction of an airbag cushion manufacturing plant in Chonburi, near Bangkok. Autoliv's existing ...

  • 1st June 2011

    Trying to understand Russia

    Adrian Wilson reports from Techtextil in Frankfurt One thing I noticed at this year's Techtextil was a considerable rise in both exhibitors and visitors from Russia, compared to the last show two years ago. There are no figures available from show organiser ...

  • 27th May 2011

    Jump in global shipments of textile machinery in 2010

    Following a strong investment boom that reached its peak in 2007, shipments of new textile machinery were in strong decline aggravated by the global financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009. However, in 2010 global shipments of new textile machinery recorded...

  • 27th May 2011

    Techtextil and Texprocess shows convince industry

    Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, opened its doors on Tuesday in Frankfurt and closed yesterday, counting 24,500 visitors* (2009: 23,902). Over half of the visitors to the show and its Material Vision cuttin...

  • 24th May 2011

    2011 Textile Institute Awards Launched

    The Textile Institute has announced the launch of its prestigious 2011 Medals and Awards. Following on from the success in 2010, the Awards are expected to acknowledge the dedicated work of individuals and provide recognition for organisations showing outst...

  • 22nd May 2011

    Techtextil, Texprocess and Material Vision 2011 ready for take-off

    With a total of 1561 exhibitors from 60 countries, the new trade-fair combination of Techtextil, Texprocess and Material Vision opens its doors this week in Frankfurt am Main for the first time. With this constellation including the new Texprocess trade f...

  • 19th May 2011

    Call for Papers: Managing Innovation in Textiles

    CALL FOR PAPERS Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference ‘Managing Innovation In Textiles’, papers are now invited for the 2nd international conference to be held in Manchester on 30 November 2011. The technical textile industry has ...

  • 19th May 2011

    Techtextil invitation to innovate with DSM Dyneema

    Visitors to the DSM Dyneema booth at next weeks Techtextil in Frankfurt will learn how exploiting the special properties of Dyneema fibre, the Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre from DSM, is resulting in innovation for a wide range of h...

  • 18th May 2011

    50th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn-MFC)

    50th Anniversary, 14 - 16 September 2011 Communicating the future of man-made fibres Umbrella Theme: “Man-made Fibers – the Next 50 Years” – a good choice Plenary Speakers and Visionaries Enlarge the Spectrum of Lectures Panel Discussion on the Top...

  • 17th May 2011

    Gores Group acquires Sage Automotive Interiors

    The Gores Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, today announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc. a leading supplier of high-performance specialty fabrics, from an affiliate of Azalea Capital, LLC. Fi...

  • 16th May 2011

    Performance Fibers appoints new European president

    Performance Fibers, the specialist manufacturer of industrial polyester fibres and fabrics with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, has announced the appointment of Greg Vas Nunes as President of Performance Fibers Europe.  Mr Vas Nunes has alread...

  • 16th May 2011

    Students design fabric for charging mobile phones

    Four students from Aalborg University in Denmark have designed a smart fabric technology which aims to make mobile phones and other hand held devices truly mobile.  Students Hans Christian Thiesen, Mads Gydegaard, Morten Ydefeldt and Marius Koppang were award...

  • 10th May 2011

    Karl Mayer to highlight new applications at Techtextil

    Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer will be exhibiting alongside its subsidiary, Karl Mayer Malimo, a pioneer in the field of technical textiles, at this month’s Techtextil in Frankfurt. The well-known Obertshausen based company, not only builds effi...

  • 10th May 2011

    VDMA: Fritz P. Mayer re-elected Chairman

    Fritz P. Mayer, Managing Associate of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen has been elected for the second time as Chairman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association in Frankfurt on 6 May 2011. Mrs Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Br...

  • 4th May 2011

    Business information reports for technical textiles and nonwovens

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the technical textiles and nonwovens industries. The authoritative reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected...

  • 28th April 2011

    Unifi marks 40th anniversary with dedication to founder

    Leading producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns Unifi Inc. marked the dedication of its Yadkinville, N.C., facility to late founder, G. Allen Mebane IV on Tuesday, 26 April. A dedication ceremony at the G. Allen Mebane In...

  • 27th April 2011

    Nonwovens in a different class

    The advanced position of the nonwovens industry in respect of many aspects of trade was apparent at INDEX 11, which took place from April 12-15th in Geneva, Switzerland. Needless to say, the show made new records in respect of both exhibitors and visitors....

  • 27th April 2011

    Bill Mills sets up textiles and business support consultancy

    Bill Mills, an experienced UK based textiles specialist, has moved on from NWtexnet the UK regional development agency funded support organisation, to set up his own textiles and business support consultancy.   Using his global contacts and over 20 years e...

  • 20th April 2011

    TenCate Tecasafe Plus 580 offers lightweight protection

    TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas, a leader in the field of inherently flame-resistant (FR) fabrics, is expanding its TenCate Tecasafe Plus product portfolio with the introduction of TenCate Tecasafe Plus 580, a lighter weight option for industrial safety...

  • 20th April 2011

    TCL2011 International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating

    First announcement and call for papers International Newsletters has announced that the original and most popular conference on textile coating and laminating is returning to the USA. The venue for the 2011 meeting will be the 4-star Buena Vista Palace Ho...

  • 19th April 2011

    ITMA ASIA + CITME is door to China for textile

    The third edition of the combined ITMA ASIA + CITME show will be held from 12 to 16 June 2012 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show aims to continue to be the leading marketing platform for textile machinery manufacturers tapping into the ...

  • 12th April 2011

    Rhodia increases polymer capacity in Freiburg

    Rhodia has announced a debottlenecking of its polymer production capacity in Freiburg, Germany. Rhodia’s Global Business Unit (GBU), Polyamide & Intermediates, a leader in the polyamide PA66 market, is strengthening its position as major producer of polym...

  • 11th April 2011

    Smart Fabrics move towards commercialization

    Debra Cobb reports from the 7th Smart Fabrics Conference The 7th Annual Smart Fabrics Conference, held April 4 – 6 at London’s Russell Hotel, covered an array of new technologies and applications focused on making our lives easier, safer, healthier and...

  • 8th April 2011

    New helicopter survival suit gets Outlast technology

    Survival-One Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and service of survival clothing and equipment, has recently launched a new helicopter passenger survival suit incorporating Outlast technology for better comfort. We all know that water can be dang...

  • 6th April 2011

    Sioen agrees sale of Roland International

    Netherlands headquartered Sioen Industries, a producer of technical textiles, fine chemicals and high-tech protective clothing, has announced it has reached an agreement for the sale of one of its subsidiaries, Roland International. Roland International pr...

  • 4th April 2011

    Dyneema appoints Gruschwitz as distribution partner

    DSM Dyneema has formed a partnership with gruschwitz gmbh Tech-Twists in which they become a Premium Distribution Partner for UHMWPE fibre manufactured by DSM Dyneema. The new agreement becomes effective 1 April 2011 and is specific to Germany, Austria, Swi...

  • 31st March 2011

    Business Information: Technical Textile Markets reports

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. The reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected and leading ...

  • 31st March 2011

    Business Information: Textile Outlook International reports

    Innovation in Textiles is now offering readers the opportunity to buy online, business information reports on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. The reports are compiled and published by Textiles Intelligence, a highly respected and leading p...

  • 31st March 2011

    SITM develops worlds finest weft insertion tricot machine

    French warp knitting machine engineering company Schinasi International Textile Machines (SITM) claims to have developed the world’s finest weft insertion device for a tricot machine in gauge E36 (36 needles per inch).   Experience SITM was created i...

  • 30th March 2011

    Filtech 2011: The media is the message

    Adrian Wilson reports from Wiesbaden As was reflected at Filtech 2011, which took place in Wiesbaden, Germany, from March 22-24, the need for purer air and cleaner water are just two reasons why the filtration industry has excellent prospects for future gr...

  • 29th March 2011

    PhD Studentship in Development of Smart Yarn

    The School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University has an ambitious development strategy which allows us to offer an exciting opportunity for a PhD Studentship. The studentships will pay UK / EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RC...

  • 25th March 2011

    Inaugural lecture has smart textiles emphasis

    Around 70 academics, students and industrialists from the UK attended an inaugural lecture by Professor Tilak Dias, at Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Lecture Theatre at the end of February. Professor Dias holds the Chair of Knitting in the School of...

  • 22nd March 2011

    Reach tens of thousands of technical textiles buyers

    Readers interested in getting their marketing message in front of tens of thousands of technical textiles industry buyers in 2011 should check out the advertising opportunities now available on Innovation in Textiles. Request a copy of our new Media Informa...

  • 22nd March 2011

    French machinery manufacturers gear up for Techtextil

    The French textile machinery manufacturers group, which considers itself as part of the technical textiles industry, is all set to welcome technical textiles and nonwovens producers at Techtextil in Frankfurt from 24-26 May this year. “We understand the ...

  • 21st March 2011

    North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015

    The North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015 has recently been published by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The comprehensive report is the result of extensive interviews combined with market and production information provided...

  • 21st March 2011

    Johns Manville adds additional Microfiber capacity

    “The current schedule is for capacity to be running in April with supply available to our customers soon thereafter. For over 150 years, JM has been committed to meeting the needs of our valued customers,” noted J.P. Blanchard, Global Manager of the Fil...

  • 14th March 2011

    Multiaxial machine to be showcased JEC show

    Karl Mayer Malimo the Chemnitz, Germany based producer of multiaxial machines and weft-insertion tricot machines for the production of high-quality reinforcing textiles from glass and carbon will be showing its latest technologies at the JEC Composites show...

  • 10th March 2011

    Spacer fabrics feature at technical textiles symposium

    Leading German manufacturer of warp knitting machines Karl Mayer will be presenting its latest warp knitting technologies for technical applications, including a talk on spacer fabrics, at next week's Techtextil North America 2011 exhibition. The leading North...

  • 9th March 2011

    Breakthrough for mass produced carbon fibre cars

    Japan’s Teijin announced today that it has established the world’s first mass production technologies for carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), achieving a significant reduction of the cycle time required for moulding car cabin frames to less than one...

  • 9th March 2011

    New Eco-applicator soft coating solution from Monforts

    Leading manufacturer of machines and ranges for the dyeing and finishing of woven and knitted fabrics, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, is to introduce its new improved soft coating solution at the leading technical textiles show Techtextil, which runs from 2...

  • 8th March 2011

    DSM Dyneema partners Eurofibers in distribution deal

    The Netherlands’ DSM Dyneema has formed a partnership with EuroFibers BV in which Eurofibers becomes a Premium Distribution Partner for UHMWPE fibre manufactured by DSM Dyneema. The new agreement becomes effective 1 April 2011 and is specific to Scandinav...

  • 8th March 2011

    Creating a culture for innovation

    Scottish technical textiles manufacturer Scott & Fyfe has recently started collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art in order to create a culture of sustainable innovation.   The first workshop took place from 19-20 October 2010 in the Centre for Des...

  • 8th March 2011

    Strong growth continues in global yarn and fabric production

    According to a recently published report by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation), the strong global recovery in yarn and fabric production since their lows in the 1st quarter of 2009 continued into the 3rd quarter of 2010. In its State ...

  • 7th March 2011

    Final agenda announced for 7th annual Smart Fabrics conference

    IntertechPira has announced that the agenda has been finalized for its Smart Fabrics 2011 conference. Taking place at the Hotel Russell in London, UK, from 4-6 April, the conference will feature two full days of presentation as well as a pre-conference semi...

  • 4th March 2011

    Signs of recovery for Italian textile machinery manufacturers

    Preliminary 2010 data drawn up by ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is said to show that a decisive recovery is under way for Italy’s textile machinery sector, in the wake of a 2009 which had been marked by a conspicuous ...

  • 3rd March 2011

    TenCate net profit up 92% to 46.0 million in 2010

    Leading technical textiles producer Royal TenCate has recorded a net profit increase of 92% for 2010. The Dutch company reported the following results yesterday: Highlights of 2010 -          Sales in 2010: €984.5 million (2009: €842.1 milli...

  • 2nd March 2011

    Techtextil North America 2011 Preview

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2011 this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. Techtextil North A...

  • 2nd March 2011

    Invista to build new nylon plant in China

     Invista, a world leader in nylon intermediates and fibres, has announced that it is moving ahead with its plans to construct a delayed manufacturing facility at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in China to meet the region’s demand for nylon 6.6 int...

  • 1st March 2011

    Conference: Societal Challenges Textile Solutions

    The 6th Annual Public Conference of the European Textile Technology Platform will take place on 31 March – 1 April 2011 in Brussels. With this year’s event entitled ‘Societal Challenges – Textile Solutions’, the European textile and clothing indus...

  • 28th February 2011

    DSM JV invests 50 million in Chinese composite resins facility

    Royal DSM has announced that its joint venture company, Jinling DSM Resins Co., Ltd. (JDR) will invest approximately € 50 million in a new production facility for composite resins in Nanjing, China. The new facility, which will replace the current facilit...

  • 25th February 2011

    Allma CC4 wins tyre technology award

    Germany’s Oerlikon Saurer has won the Tire Technology Award for Innovation and Excellence 2011 with its new tyre cord cabling machine, the Allma CC4. The company’s Allma Product Line received the coveted Tire Technology Award for Innovation and Excell...

  • 24th February 2011

    Composite aircraft seat wins JEC Composite Innovation Award

    TenCate Advanced Composites USA, based in Morgan Hill, California, has announced that a composite design utilizing TenCate thermoplastic prepregs is the recipient of a 2011 JEC Composite Innovation Award. TenCate Cetex brand of PPS-based thermoplastic compo...

  • 24th February 2011

    Toho Tenax exhibits carbon fibre composites at Indias ICERP

    Composites and carbon fibre fabrics producer Toho Tenax has announced today that it will showcase a range of carbon fibre composite products at the International Conference and Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics (ICERP), India’s largest and Asia’s second...

  • 22nd February 2011

    16th Techtextil Symposium and 6th Avantex Symposium

    Techtextil, the world’s biggest trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will present a comprehensive symposium programme for exhibitors and visitors from 24 to 26 May 2011. As in the past, the 16th Techtextil Symposium and the 6th Avantex Sympos...

  • 21st February 2011

    Lenzing 2010 results confirm best ever year

    Preliminary figures show that Austria’s Lenzing Group, market leader in man-made cellulose fibres for the textile and nonwovens industries, has achieved record financial results in 2010. The determining factors for the result are reported as being the dyn...

  • 20th February 2011

    Wireless at ISPO

    Adrian Wilson reports from Munich By 2014, Nike’s target is that ten million people around the world will be hooked up via sensors in their clothing, footwear, wristwatches or other accessories to the Nike+ running community portal. As the latest chapt...

  • 18th February 2011

    BASF to launch new products at INDEX 2011

    BASF is to present new products in the fields of fibre bonding, additives and super absorbents at INDEX 2011, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition, which is being held from April 12-15 April in Geneva. BASF will be targeting customers from the hygiene...

  • 17th February 2011

    Sinterama and Indorama consortium buys Trevira

    A consortium of Thailand’s Indorama Ventures PCL and Italy’s Sinterama are to take over Trevira, the polyester fibre manufacturer headquartered in Germany. On 4 February the consortium signed a share purchase agreement with Werner Schneider who re-estab...

  • 17th February 2011

    DSM acquires majority share in Chinese UHMWPE fibre manufacturer

    Royal DSM N.V. has announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the majority shareholding in Shandong ICD High Performance Fibre Co Ltd. (ICD), based in Laiwu, Shandong province, China.  The deal is expected to be completed by the end of thi...

  • 15th February 2011

    Danish project launches smart textiles competition for students

    A new ambitious project is said to be set to put Denmark on the world map of smart textiles and the opening of the project is to be marked by an international prize competition for students with a prize of Euro 6500. Students from all over Europe are invite...

  • 15th February 2011

    Chinese leader addresses ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit

    One of the most powerful men in Chinese textiles, Du Yuzhou, president of China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC), is to address international industry leaders at the ITMA-ITMF World Textile Summit later this year. Mr Du is one of a trio of speake...

  • 8th February 2011

    Lenzing wins ispo Eco Responsibility Award

    Cellulose fibre manufacturer Lenzing Fibers  is one of the winners of this year’s ispo Eco Responsibility Award 2011. The Austrian company was declared winner in the new Fabrics & Fibres category for its sun screening Tencel Sun fibres, here in Munich y...

  • 4th February 2011

    Teijin combines carbon fibres & composite materials businesses

    Teijin Limited has announced that on 1st April it will integrate its carbon fibres and composite materials business units into the new Carbon Fibers & Composites Business Group, aiming to accelerate expansion of its advanced composite materials business, o...

  • 1st February 2011

    ATME-I to continue with Techtextil North America in 2012

    American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA) and Messe Frankfurt USA have agreed on the inclusion of American Textile Machinery Exhibition–International (ATME-I) with Techtextil North America every even year starting in 2012. The two exhibitions successf...

  • 28th January 2011

    Alexium rolls out Cleanshell process

    Alexium has announced the development and commercial roll-out of its Cleanshell textile treatment process, an advanced process for water- and oil-repellent treatment of textiles. In a statement yesterday Alexium said: “This process offers unparalleled ...

  • 27th January 2011

    Euratex and IAF support Texprocess

    The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) have officially announced their support for Texprocess, the new international trade fair for processing textiles and flexible materials, in Frankfurt fro...

  • 18th January 2011

    Philadelphia University establishes textile composites R&D institute

    Philadelphia University and MAG, a leading developer of automation technologies for producing composite structures are jointly establishing the Philadelphia University MAG Composites Institute for research and development in textile-based composites that th...

  • 17th January 2011

    In Memoriam: Luigi Omodeo Zorini

    A great entrepreneur and pioneer in the crochet knitting machine technology Mr Luigi Omodeo Zorini passed away on 24 December 2010, at the age of 86. He was the founder and president of Comez based in Cilavegna (PV), Italy, and had passionately dedicated h...

  • 12th January 2011

    Exhibitor space at Techtextil selling fast

    According to Messe Frankfurt, the current number of registrations for Techtextil 2011, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, indicates yet another successful exhibition. The organiser says that by the end of December, over 90% of ...

  • 5th January 2011

    Roger Milliken 1915 - 2010

    Roger Milliken, one of the last in the tradition of those great industrialists who built America's manufacturing success, passed away on December 30, 2010 at the age of ninety-five.  His five children issued the following statement:  "Daddy lived a rewa...

  • 31st December 2010

    Active silver underwear in race around the world

    Today, New Year’s Eve 2010, Barcelona is the main focus of the international sailing world as it is the starting point for the Barcelona World Race 2010/11, the second edition of a double handed non-stop race around the world. Textile technology will be ...

  • 22nd December 2010

    Ahlstrom increases European transportation filtration capacity

    Nonwovens and specialty papers producer Ahlstrom, is to invest into additional capacity in transportation filtration material at its site in Turin, Italy. The total investment is said to be approximately EUR 17.5 million and it will be completed in the four...

  • 21st December 2010

    Trevira reports healthy first year after restructuring

    Following its recent restructuring and launch as a new company, producer of specialist polyester yarns, Trevira GmbH says it can report a successful first year in business. The German company reports that all of its important product segments showed signs ...

  • 20th December 2010

    Hohenstein to improve upholstered seat hygiene

    We are all familiar with the musty smell on public transport, in old cars or from seat cushions, which is caused by moisture build-up due to sweat, spilt liquids or condensation which gathers inside the upholstery and encourages the growth of bacteria and ...

  • 16th December 2010

    Researchers to develop fabric based antenna technology

    Loughborough University is to lead a three-year collaborative project with neighbouring Nottingham Trent University to develop a new type of fabric based antenna technology that can overcome problems currently encountered by the military, search and rescue...

  • 14th December 2010

    VDMA awards Germany's young textile engineers

    VDMA’s Foundation of the German Textile Machinery Industry has honoured three successful junior engineers in an award ceremony held as the closing event of the VDMA Textile Machinery Forum at Groz-Beckert’s headquarters in Albstadt-Ebingen. executive p...

  • 14th December 2010

    Euratex and Cematex plan closer collaboration

    The representative bodies for the European Textile and Clothing Industry, Euratex, and the European Textile Machinery Manufacturers, Cematex, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration in research, technological development innovatio...

  • 8th December 2010

    Clariant raises prices for textile chemicals and dyes

    Clariant’s Textile Chemicals Business Unit has announced price increases for its ranges of textile chemicals and textiles dyes of up to 15%. The price rises will take effect immediately. “Continuing shortages in raw materials are creating an on-going ...

  • 30th November 2010

    French textile machinery builders eye Turkey and Syria

    A delegation of French textile machinery manufacturers headed by Christian Guinet, Commercial Manager (Textile Division) of Stäubli France and Evelyne Cholet, Secretary General of the French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Promotion Commi...

  • 25th November 2010

    Hot new coating development for flexible materials and composites

    A well known and existing coating technique which has been used for decades has recently been adapted by a UK company to provide a revolutionary way of coating hot melt materials in various forms and on to different substrates for wide-ranging industrial a...

  • 25th November 2010

    Coatema Cick&Coat wins JEC Composites Innovation Award

    German company Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH has been awarded the JEC Composites Innovation Award for 2010 for Impregnating, Laminating and Calendaring for maximum flexibility and process versatility in its patented Coatema Click&Coat machinery concept. Th...

  • 23rd November 2010

    Brazil hosts German textile machinery conferences

    430 delegates from the Brazilian textiles industry attended the recent Conference on German Technology for Brazilian Textiles in São Paulo and Blumenau, where decision makers as well as technicians were informed with regard to the latest technology trends...

  • 19th November 2010

    Atayne founder announced keynote for Techtextil North America 2011

    Techtextil North America has announced that Jeremy Litchfield, founder of performance apparel brand Atayne, will deliver the 2011 Keynote Address. Litchfield was chosen in an effort to highlight the high performance apparel and sporting industries as well a...

  • 19th November 2010

    Nonwovens start-up to open in South Carolina

    The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Clarendon County today announced that Treleoni Group will establish a new nonwovens manufacturing facility in Clarendon County. The $7.75 million investment is expected to generate 100 new jobs. "We are pleased...

  • 17th November 2010

    Smart Fabrics 2011 to be held in London

    The 7th annual Smart Fabrics 2011 is to take place from 4-6 April 2011 at the Hotel Russell in London, UK and will cover topics such as the current status of innovative smart fabric technologies in the marketplace, as well as recent application breakthrough...

  • 16th November 2010

    Lenzing records historic third quarter 2010

    Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has extended its strong first half performance into the third quarter of 2010, generating the best quarterly result in the company's history with earnings (EBIT) of Euros 60.8 million (Q3 2009, Euros 37.3 million).Nine-mont...

  • 12th November 2010

    Researchers publish first results on Forcespinning technology

    Researchers at the University of Texas – Pan American have published the first results of their work utilizing Forcespinning Technology to fabricate polymeric nanofibres and metallic nanowires. The article, which appears in the November issue of the peer...

  • 8th November 2010

    Integrating platform for advanced smart textile applications

    Leading Belgian research institution Imec and its project partners have announced the launch of the European FP7 (Framework Program) project PASTA (Integrating Platform for Advanced Smart textile Applications) aimed at developing large-area smart textiles. ...

  • 5th November 2010

    TenCate to supply Cetex carbon fibre laminates for Airbus A350 XWB

    TenCate Advanced Composites Europe announced today that a  contract has been signed to supply TenCate Cetex carbon fibre fabric laminates for use in the new Airbus A350 XWB and other EADS applications. Delivery of TenCate Cetex will start to several Tier ...

  • 5th November 2010

    The Textile Institute at 100 bright legacy, smart future

    Manchester weather at its very wettest failed to dampen the spirits of attendees from around the world at the Textile Institute Centenary Conference held here from November 2-4th. The venue was Manchester’s Midland Hotel, where the Institute was inaugura...

  • 4th November 2010

    ITMA returns to Italy in 2015

    CEMATEX owner of ITMA, the world’s largest textile machinery show has announced that Italy will host the 17th edition of ITMA at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre in Milan, from 12 to 19 November 2015. Fiera Milano won the international bid organised...

  • 4th November 2010

    FibeRio to launch production ready Forcespinning Technology

    FibeRio Technology Corporation has announced it is to launch the first ever nanofibre production equipment utilizing Forcespinning Technology at the Filtration 2010 and Materials Research Society conferences in Philadelphia and Boston, respectively, from N...

  • 2nd November 2010

    Teijin products at Japan Experience exhibition

    Japan’s Teijin Group announced today that three of its outstanding Teijin products have been selected for display at Japan Experience; an exhibition organized by the Secretariat for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Japan 2010 and scheduled to take...

  • 26th October 2010

    DuPont launches Kevlar XP for hard armour applications

    DuPont has launched has launched a new product called Kevlar XP for Hard Armor to provide extra protection and extra performance in ballistic applications. The product is initially targeted at military and police helmet markets  and tactical plates used in...

  • 22nd October 2010

    Toho Tenax starts-up fourth carbon fibre line in Germany

    Teijin Group’s carbon fibre business Toho Tenax has announced that its German subsidiary, Toho Tenax Europe GmbH, started full-scale operation of its fourth carbon fibre production line at its Oberbruch plant this month, following initial start-up in Sept...

  • 18th October 2010

    Albany Engineered Composites expands 3-D weaving operations

    Albany International announced on Friday that its aerospace composites subsidiary, Albany Engineered Composites, Inc. (AEC), will be further expanding its operations in Rochester, New Hampshire. AEC expects to construct a new plant adjacent to its current ...

  • 18th October 2010

    ITMA 2011 expands to feature fibres and yarns

    As part of its ongoing efforts to serve the changing needs of global players, ITMA will feature a brand new section on fibres and yarns for its 2011 edition which will be held from 22 to 29 September at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía, Spain.  The new fibr...

  • 15th October 2010

    Johnson Controls to buy French automotive textiles manufacturer

    Johnson Controls Inc (JCI) has announced it is planning to buy French manufacturer of automotive interiors textiles Michel Thierry, of Laroque d'Olmes. Details of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to a report in Wisconsin’s Journal Sentinel, ...

  • 15th October 2010

    TenCate partners 3M for customized prepreg products

    TenCate Advanced Composites USA has announced that it has signed a commercialization and supply agreement with 3M for the supply to TenCate of 3M Matrix Resin for the creation of customized TenCate prepreg products, bringing innovative 3M technology to mult...

  • 13th October 2010

    Techtextil North America appoints Symposium Advisory Council

    Techtextil North America Symposium has been praised as ‘world class’ and ‘the best symposium of its kind’ by the trade press. In order to assure the continued popularity of the symposium, the Techtextil North America Symposium Advisory Council has b...

  • 8th October 2010

    Sage installs BarcoVision manufacturing execution systems

    Sage Automotive Interiors has successfully installed BarcoVision WeaveMaster, KnitMaster and QualiMaster manufacturing execution systems (MES) in its five USA plants. All systems are linked with the company’s Jomar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) syste...

  • 4th October 2010

    Fishskin inspires Mercedes interior design

    The boxfish (Ostraciidae) was the rather unlikely role model for the design of the Mercedes Bionic concept car, attendees at the recent 49th Dornbirn Manmade Fibres Conference in Austria were told. Matthias Runar, of the Mercedes design centre at Sindelfi...

  • 22nd September 2010

    Coldblack nominated for German design prize

    A textile finishing technology used to produce clothing that keeps the wearer cooler under sunny conditions could be in line for one of Europe’s top design prizes. Coldblack, co-developed in Switzerland by speciality chemicals company Clariant and textile...

  • 22nd September 2010

    Fuel cell gas diffusion layer uses carbon fibre fabric

    Teijin’s carbon fibre business, Toho Tenax, has announced that it has developed a gas diffusion layer (GDL) made of a carbon fibre fabric for use as an electrode component for fuel cells. The new GDL will be marketed from late September this year. Accord...

  • 21st September 2010

    RadiciGroup invests to expand Radifloor capacity

    Italy’s RadiciGroup has announced a new investment at its production site in Casnigo, which is engaged in the production of polyamide 6 and 66 BCF yarn sold under the Radifloor brand name. The investment of about Euros 10 million will go towards the i...

  • 15th September 2010

    Technology Breakthrough: Robotically 'woven' composite cycle frame

    In a world first, a Swiss company claims to have 'woven' a carbon fibre composite cycle frame  using a purpose built patented robot, guaranteeing the highest level of precision in design and removing any scope for error for the first time. "In conventiona...

  • 15th September 2010

    Robotically 'woven' composite cycle frame: by a man with a vision

    At this week’s Composites Europe show in Essen, in a world first, a carbon fibre composite cycle frame has been woven entirely by a purpose built patented robot, guaranteeing the highest level of precision in design and removing any scope for error for th...

  • 10th September 2010

    Book your place at GO Carbon Fibre 2010 conference

    Organisers of the GO carbon Fibre 2010 conference are urging delegates to book their place at the conference now to avoid disappointment and late booking fees. The upcoming Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre 2010 conference, taking place on 29 - 30 September...

  • 7th September 2010

    New book: Technical textile yarns

    Edited by R Alagirusamy and A Das, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India Woodhead Textiles Series No. 101 UK based Woodhead Publishing has published a new book called ‘Technical textile Yarns’, which it says provides a comprehensive ov...

  • 2nd September 2010

    Polymat Free-Flow to launch at Composites Europe

    This year’s Composites Europe show will see the launch of a new product in Scottish technical textiles manufacturer Scott & Fyfe’s Polymat Range. Polymat Free-Flow is a mechanically stitch bonded reinforcement fabric consisting of a needle bonded core ...

  • 2nd September 2010

    Early bird rate for Textiles Coating & Laminating conference

    Organisers would like to remind delegates there are only a few days left to save on registration for TCL2010, the international Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes, France from 4-5 November 2010. If you have not already register...

  • 1st September 2010

    Call for papers for Indian technical textiles conference

    The International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, which is being held from 11-13 November 2010 at IIT Dehli, in India has issued a call for papers. The conference is being organised by the Department of Textile technology at the Indian Insti...

  • 20th August 2010

    Latest textile advances presented at Paris conference

    Building on the success of the first two IFAI Advanced Textiles conferences (in Berlin and Brussels), IFAI presented a third successful edition in Paris 16-17 June, in the modern Congress facilities of UICP (right next to the Eiffel Tower). The Industrial ...

  • 17th August 2010

    Keynote announced for personal care products conference

    EDANA has announced its Keynote speaker for the 9th edition of its OUTLOOK, personal care products conference which will take place in Budapest, Hungary from the 22nd to the 24th September 2010. Robert Ward, Director of Global Forecasting for the Economist ...

  • 16th August 2010

    New speakers announced for carbon fibre conference

    IntertechPira has announced further speakers for its leading conference dedicated to the carbon fibre industry, GOCarbonFibre2010, which will feature featuring Airbus, Boeing, Opel / General Motors and carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek, amongst others. Ne...

  • 10th August 2010

    VDMA sets up Composite Technology Network

    Germany’s VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau - German Engineering Federation) has put in place a new network for machinery manufacturers engaged in the development and production of technologies for the manufacture and quality control of co...

  • 10th August 2010

    Edana announces FILTREX 2010 programme

    Building on the success of its previous European filtration conferences and exhibitions in 2004, 2006 and 2008, EDANA has announced its programme for the 2010 edition of FILTREX, to be held in Cologne, Germany from 13 - 14 October, 2010. The conference pro...

  • 9th August 2010

    Nanofibers conference program announced

    At Nanofibers for the Third Millennium, held from August 30 – September 1 in Raleigh, NC, world leaders in nanofibres will gather to discuss the state of fibre formation as a science and as a corner stone for new nonwovens and technical-textile enabled p...

  • 2nd August 2010

    Unifi reports first profits in 10 years

    Unifi, Inc. today released preliminary operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 27, 2010. For the 2010 fiscal year, net income was $10.7 million or $0.18 per share, which represents the company's first profitable year since fiscal...

  • 2nd August 2010

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2011 Call for papers

    The 2011 edition of the Techtextil North America Symposium will be held in conjunction with the western edition of Techtextil North America, March 15-17, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The symposium will parallel the theme of, “T...

  • 23rd July 2010

    Groz-Beckert - Building for the Future

    German textile engineering powerhouse Groz-Beckert opened its highly impressive Technology & Development Centre (TEZ) here in Albstadt on Friday confirming its status as one of the most successful and forward thinking textile engineering businesses in the worl...

  • 22nd July 2010

    TenCate doubles first half profits

    Netherland’s based technical textiles giant, TenCate has announced that its operating profit (EBIT) for the second quarter of 2010 has soared to approximately € 27 million, up 143% from second quarter 2009’s € 11.1 million, in advance of the public...

  • 21st July 2010

    Ethics and eco-textiles join forces in London

    The environment and ethically sourced fashion will be on the agenda in London this coming autumn when leading non-profit organisations the RITE Group and the Ethical Fashion Forum run two major textile events alongside each other. Located together for the ...

  • 19th July 2010

    Leading carbon fibre conference features Airbus, Boeing and GM

    IntertechPira has announced its agenda for its leading conference dedicated to the carbon fibre industry, GOCarbonFibre2010, which will feature featuring Airbus, Boeing, Opel / General Motors and carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek, amongst others. The 13th an...

  • 9th July 2010

    China's nonwovens market big enough to accommodate everyone

    Chinese companies have not surprisingly moved into the production of nonwovens manufacturing machinery in a big way over the past ten years, and at the recent ITMA Asia + CITME show in Shanghai, virtually outnumbered the established names in this field from...

  • 9th July 2010

    Turkish technical textiles manufacturer to open in Englands Northwest

    Dominant Textile, a Turkish technical textile company that develops and manufactures a variety of industrial and weather/temperature resistant fabrics, is to open its first UK office in Manchester creating 10 jobs over the next five years. The company, whi...

  • 5th July 2010

    Karl Mayer expands Hong Kong subsidiary

    As the market continues to grow in Asia, manufacturers are stepping up their operations. International companies are intensifying their supply relationships with Asian companies and setting up subsidiaries in the booming conurbations of the huge conti...

  • 5th July 2010

    TenCate appoints global group directors

    3 July 2010, Almelo - The Executive Board of Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) has appointed Dave Clarke (52) as new Global Group Director TenCate Advanced Composites, effective January 1, 2011. Wally Moore (46), former Group Director TenCate Geosynthetics Europe, h...

  • 5th July 2010

    Ahlstrom announces further price increase on filtration materials

    Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fibre based materials, has announced that it will continue to adjust upwards prices for its filter media products for transportation filtration, as a consequence of the continued rise of raw materials prices. T...

  • 14th June 2010

    ITMA 2011 introduces major Research & Education pavilion

    ITMA, the world’s largest and most established textile machinery exhibition, has put a bigger spotlight on research and development, as well as education and training; a pavilion will be organised for research institutes and higher institutions of learn...

  • 11th June 2010

    EDANA releases nonwoven production statistics for 2009

    EDANA, the international Association serving the nonwovens and related industries yesterday released its statistics on Nonwovens Production and Deliveries for 2009. The figures for Greater Europe (Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and CIS) show th...

  • 8th June 2010

    International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) 2009

    The steep reduction in global shipments of new textile machinery in 2008 following a strong investment period between 2003 and 2007 continued in 2009 in most of the segments. Compared to 2008 shipments of spinning machinery were down by -17% (short-stap...

  • 7th June 2010

    Meltblown nonwovens help in oil spill cleanup

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, whose members include the companies that supply products ranging from baby diapers and feminine hygiene pads to medical nonwoven gowns to household wipes, says its members are playing a crucial role in the...

  • 4th June 2010

    INDA accepting nominations for 2011 Visionary Award

    As the prestigious Visionary Award program prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary next year, the nomination process for the 2011 Visionary Award is now open to the global nonwovens and consumer products industries. INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fa...

  • 4th June 2010

    Techtextil North America 2010 considered best textile show in years

    - The seventh edition of Techtextil North America, which took place May 18 – 20, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia as part of a co-location effort with both the ATME-I show and SPESA EXPO creating the first ever Textile & Sewn ...

  • 28th May 2010

    $37 million carbon fibre research centre for Australian university

    A new research facility for carbon fibre innovation is to be established at Deakin University’s Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia. The carbon fibre pilot plant will be part of the research facilities to be built at the Campus from a $37 m...

  • 27th May 2010

    Inaugural RISE conference to feature workshop on innovation

    Bridging market needs and innovative applications is the focus of the inaugural Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference, which will take place September 20-23 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Organized by INDA, Association of th...

  • 25th May 2010

    Federal-Mogul develops breakthrough FR yarn for transportation

    Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced it has developed what it believes to be the world's first Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) yarn to meet both halogen-free flame-retardant regulations and the "no flaming drip" requirement. Federal-Mogul says that un...

  • 17th May 2010

    Japanese man-made fibre output falls 22%

    According to a new report by Textiles Intelligence, man-made fibre output in Japan fell in 2009 for the ninth consecutive year. Furthermore, the decline, at 22.0%, was more than twice as fast as any previous fall during the nine-year period. Output of filam...

  • 13th May 2010

    Global fibre production exceeds 70 million tonnes in 2009

    The Oerlikon Textile report ‘The Fiber Year’ which is being published for the tenth time will be available for download from the company’s homepage www.oerlikontextile.com in June. A Chinese version of the report will be available at a later date. Acc...

  • 12th May 2010

    Lenzings Asian subsidiary opens fourth production line

    Lenzing's subsidiary PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV) officially started up its fourth production line at the beginning of April, with a total investment of USD 150 million making it the group's biggest individual investment project in recent years. Its ...

  • 12th May 2010

    Toray to supply carbon fibre prepreg to Airbus

    Toray Industries, Inc. has announced that it has signed a long-term basic supply agreement with the aerospace and defence company EADS to supply carbon fibre prepreg for aircraft application primarily for Airbus S.A.S. over 15 years through to 2025. EADS i...

  • 12th May 2010

    Groz-Beckert awarded Kyocera Environment Prize

    Groz-Beckert has been awarded the third place prize at the Kyocera Environment Prize for its Litespeed system which helps save energy and resources in high speed circular knitting by optimizing needle geometries. Prize giving took place on 29 April at t...

  • 12th May 2010

    Karl Mayer-Malimo Weftronic has wide appeal

    German weft insertion warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer Malimo has launched the RS MSU S, the first of a new generation of Weftronic machines which offer increased width and performance on a new machine platform. Fabrics widths of up to 6.8 met...

  • 10th May 2010

    Lenzing finalizes acquisition of Biocel Paskov

    Aanti-trust authorities have approved Lenzing’s acquisition of Czech pulp producer Biocel Paskov A.S. The acquisition is said to be an important strategic step towards the group's long-term extension of its vertical backwards integration. The acquisition ...

  • 6th May 2010

    German textile machinery orders soar in run up to ITMA Asia

    Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association has reported a 130% increase in orders in the first quarter 2010 for German textile machinery builders compared to the first quarter of last year. The association predicts an overall increase in sales of 3...

  • 5th May 2010

    Speakers announced for coating & laminating conference

    Organisers of TCL 2010, the International Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes, France, on 4-5 November 2010, have announced a keynote speech entitled ‘Breakthrough Coating Technologies for Advanced Textiles’. Prof. Marc Van P...

  • 30th April 2010

    Unifi boosted by improved market conditions

    Textured polyester and nylon producer Unifi yesterday reported improved sales and net income for its third fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2010 and increased gross profits for the first nine months. The company said net sales were positively impacted by ...

  • 29th April 2010

    Toray to develop carbon fibre car parts with Daimler

    Japanese textiles manufacturer Toray Industries said yesterday that it was to jointly develop carbon fibre car parts with German car manufacturer Daimler AG. According to a Reuters news report the parts will be used in Daimler's Mercedes-Benz cars from 2012...

  • 26th April 2010

    Speakers announced for Managing Innovation in Textiles conference

    The Technical Textiles Special Interest Group (SIG) of The Textile Institute, Manchester and The Manchester and Cheshire Section of the Textile Institute have announced the speakers for their International Conference on ‘Managing Innovation in Textiles’....

  • 20th April 2010

    INDA releases landmark report on Chinas nonwovens industry

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has released ‘China Nonwoven Industry Outlook Trends and Forecast’, a 66 page report focussing on the outlook for China’s disposable and durable nonwoven markets. The report, the first of its kind, c...

  • 14th April 2010

    TTNA 2010 showcases latest developments in technical textiles

    Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2010 next month in Atlanta, Georgia. The show represents...

  • 13th April 2010

    Exhibition space sold out at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010, Asia’s leading textile machinery show, has been given a boost by the announcement from the show organisers that all exhibition space has now been sold for the forthcoming show.  According to organisers, over 1100 textile and...

  • 8th April 2010

    French textile machinery manufacturers on the road to recovery

    UCMTF President: 2010 Interview Bruno Ameline, the President and Evelyne Cholet, the Secretary General of UCMTF (French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association) report on the present state of the French textile machinery manufacturers and analyze their...

  • 7th April 2010

    Nonwovens conference scheduled for November in Raleigh NC

    TAPPI’s NET (Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists) Division has announced that plans are underway for 2010 NET INC (Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Innovative Nonwovens Conference). The conference will take place November 10-12, 2010 in Raleigh, N.C. ...

  • 6th April 2010

    Lenzing acquires Czech pulp producer

    Lenzing AG, a company quoted on the Vienna stock exchange and a leader in the manufacture of cellulose fibres, has acquired a 75 % share in Czech pulp producer Biocel Paskov A.S. Biocel’s owner, Austrian company Heinzel Holding, will keep a 25 % share in ...

  • 29th March 2010

    Lenzing doubles production capacity at Chinese site

    The Lenzing Group, market leader in cellulose fibres, is to invest in further capacity expansion and modification of its sites in Lenzing (Austria) and Nanjing (China). The production capacity of the Nanjing site will be more than doubled to 140,000 ton...

  • 29th March 2010

    Groz-Beckert looks to future

    29 March 2010, Albstadt - Will geotextiles soon be successfully creating fertile soil from arid desert landscapes? Will creative forms in mobility make it possible for even more people to be transported efficiently in the near future? Will textiles ...

  • 22nd March 2010

    Nominations open for 2010 WOW Innovation Awards

    Nominations are now open for the coveted WOW Innovation Award, one of the many highlights of the upcoming 2010 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference in Chicago in June. The WOW Innovation Award will honour the most innovative advances within the en...

  • 18th March 2010

    DyStar restarts production in Leverkusen and Brunsbtel

    DyStar has reached agreement with Lanxess owner of the DyStar production plants in Leverkusen and Brunsbüttel to restart production at both sites in March. This week, DyStar employees were able to enter the plants in order to prepare for start-up of the f...

  • 12th March 2010

    Indias technical textiles industry to double by 2014-15

    12 March 2010, Mumbai – According to a recent Assocham study, India’s technical textiles industry is set to boom in the next five years. The sector is said to be ready to double from its estimated current value of US $10 billion today. According to t...

  • 9th March 2010

    IDEA10 to features more ways to network

    Utilizing the latest in communications technology as well a traditional print medium, three programs at the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition will allow exhibitors and attendees to connect with each other like never before p...

  • 4th March 2010

    Lenzing satisfied with 2009 result despite crisis

    Lenzing Group, leading manufacturer of quality cellulose fibres says it has achieved a comparatively satisfactory result in 2009 despite the difficult global economic situation. In a statement released today with its preliminary figures, the company says th...

  • 3rd March 2010

    Essen hosts Composites Europe 2010

    The fifth edition of Composites Europe is to return to Essen, Germany in 2010 where it will be held parallel to the Aluminium World Fair from 14 to 16 September. 70% of exhibition space has already been sold and with more than 1000 exhibitors, jointly the e...

  • 2nd March 2010

    DyStar sees huge opportunity for success and profitability

    DyStar’s CEO Steve Barron says the newly acquired company’s management sees a huge opportunity to make the business both successful and profitable. Speaking at a two day meeting of the company’s Executive Management Team in Rheingau, Germany, Barron...

  • 1st March 2010

    High speed tyre cord dipping line from Litzler

    C.A. Litzler Co. Inc. reports it has received an order to design and build a  60 metres per minute Tyre Cord Dipping Line for Rajashree Polyfil, a division of Century Enka Limited India (BK Birla group company).  Financial details were not disclosed. Ac...

  • 28th February 2010

    Hohenstein Institute renames business units

    In view of the increasingly international orientation of the Hohenstein Institute, some of the business units of the International Textile Research and Services Centre have been renamed as of 1 January 2010. The main focus of the renaming was to strengthen...

  • 26th February 2010

    Toho Tenax launches ultra-lightweight carbon fibre fabric

    New 60 gsm fabric is just 0.06mm thick Teijin’s Toho Tenax Co. is to start selling a carbon fibre fabric from March this year that is says is less than half the weight of conventional lightweight carbon fibre fabrics. The company claims the new fabric, ...

  • 26th February 2010

    First FILTREX ASIA conference a resounding success

    EDANA, the association representing the nonwovens and related industries, and BCH (Business Co-ordination House) have announced the successful completion of the first ever edition of the Filtrex Asia Conference and Exhibition in New Delhi, India.  With ove...

  • 24th February 2010

    Carbon nanotubes in heated woven fabrics

    Bayer MaterialScience has announced that thanks to a combination of two new dispersion technologies, aqueous suspensions of its Baytubes carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can now be produced which contain single tubes which show high electrical and thermal conductivi...

  • 22nd February 2010

    Techtextil NA names Kim Glas as keynote speaker

    Techtextil North America Symposium 2010 has announced that Kim Glas, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles and Apparel, is to be its Keynote Speaker at its forthcoming event. The latest technology, applications, and the overall direction ...

  • 18th February 2010

    TenCate: Inkjet nano printing technology will change textiles industry

    Xennia Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of the Netherland’s Royal TenCate, is today unveiling its process demonstrator for nano printing and finishing of textile materials at its Letchworth, UK headquarters. The novel nano process technology, which TenCate sa...

  • 17th February 2010

    DyStar appoints group management team

    DyStar’s new CEO Manish Kiri has announced his senior management team for the DyStar Group. Manish Kiri himself will take on the position of Chairman and Steve Barron, until now Vice President responsible for Strategic Marketing at DyStar, will become CEO...

  • 15th February 2010

    Edana announces programme of events for 2010

    EDANA, the trade association for the nonwovens and related industries has announced its programme of events and training courses for 2010 and into 2011.  “With a global scope and outlook, we are pleased to support our members, and the broader industry w...

  • 15th February 2010

    Nonwovens Research Academy moves to November 2010

    EDANA, the nonwovens and related industries trade association has announced that the 2010 edition of the Nonwovens Research Academy has been rescheduled to 16 and 17 November, 2010, which is this year jointly organised with the Institut für Textiltechnik o...

  • 15th February 2010

    Lenzing Indonesian subsidiary tests fourth production line

    The Indonesian subsidiary of Lenzing AG, PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV) has started up first successful trials of its new fourth production line. Regular operation is expected to commence in the course of the second quarter. The new line will produce visco...

  • 12th February 2010

    Melt spun conductive nanofibre for battery components

    Teijin Limited and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a highly crystalline carbon nanofiber (CNF) which it says will offer 30% greater electrical conductivity than conventional products. The extra-conductive CNF, which is 100-300 nanometres in...

  • 10th February 2010

    Stanford researchers make batteries from fabric

    According to a recent news report, researchers at Stanford University are making batteries and simple capacitors from fabrics dipped in nanoparticle-infused ink. According to the Stanford News Service, the conductive ‘eTextiles’ represent a new class of...

  • 10th February 2010

    NatureWorks announces program for global biopolymer forum

    Participants from Sony Corporation, International Paper, All Nippon Airways, Michigan State University, Frito-Lay, and Target Corporation are among the list of speakers announced for the ‘Innovation Takes Root 2010’ conference, April 13-15, at the Four...

  • 2nd February 2010

    Crabs create smarter automotive fabrics

    RMIT University researchers are using a natural biopolymer found in crustaceans to create odour-repellent fabrics for use in the automotive industry. The researchers are studying how specialised fabrics could provide smart solutions for car interiors, resi...

  • 2nd February 2010

    RISE conference for nonwovens and engineered fabrics

    With the ambitious goal of providing a world-class conference to stimulate innovation in all aspects of the development, production, marketing and sales of nonwovens and engineered fabrics, the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE)...

  • 29th January 2010

    Rieter Automotive invests in NSC Nonwoven needlepunch

    Rieter Automotive North America, has contracted NSC Nonwoven to supply equipment for a needle punching line to produce velour carpets for the automotive industry. The purchasing decision for the line is said to be the first in some years for the automotive...

  • 25th January 2010

    Teijin partners silk producers in Biofabrics project

    The millennia old tradition of silk production is about to be woven into the fabric of the 21st century. Under the ‘Tango Biofabrics’ project, Japan's Teijin is attempting to develop new, eco-friendly applications for Biofront, a type of bioplastic, in ...

  • 12th January 2010

    Unifi opens in Central America

    Unifi, Inc. is continuing its global growth strategy with the opening Unifi Central America, Ltda. DE C.V. (UCA). The company says that given the economic climate, brands and retailers continue to evaluate their global sourcing strategies in order to react ...

  • 8th January 2010

    Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres

    Research and Markets Ltd has added a guide to the tensile properties and failure of textile and technical fibres to its catalogue. The book titled ‘Handbook of Tensile Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres’, provides an overview of the tensile beh...

  • 4th January 2010

    Fibertex to start needlepunch production in South Africa

    Danish nonwovens manufacturer Fibertex is to set up manufacturing and distribution facilities in South Africa, aimed at giving it easy access to markets which have plans for huge future investments in, among other things, infrastructure. From the start of ...

  • 4th January 2010

    Textiles... The Next Generation- Smart and Technical Textiles

    100 mins/ KS 3/4 /2008New technology and cutting edge processes are combining with traditional textiles to create a new generation of smarter and more technical products than ever before. Filmed with some of the worlds most innovative textile companies, thi...

  • 22nd December 2009

    Allma CC3 Combi on show at Tire Technology 2010

    Swiss textile machinery builder Oerlikon Saurer is to present its innovative Allma CC3 Combi machine with its unique two-for-one twisting package and assembling unit at the world's most important trade fair for the tyre and supply industry, which is taking ...

  • 17th December 2009

    ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition gets overwhelming support

    ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 has received very strong support from textile machinery makers as the world economy continues its recovery momentum, organizers said today. With seven months still to go before the second combined show, over 95% of the exhibition spac...

  • 14th December 2009

    SRF to widen technical textiles portfolio

    SRF Ltd, a leading Indian manufacturer of technical textiles, is planning to add to its product portfolio by entering the laminated fabrics sector. The company, which primarily relies on manufacture of nylon tyre cord, wishes to reduce its dependence on thi...

  • 10th December 2009

    Textile machinery offers interesting careers for French textile students

    The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers' Association, UCMTF, recently brought together students from the four French universities which train engineers for the textile industry. The goal was to further enhance relations with the students and to review th...

  • 9th December 2009

    Techtextil North America 2010

    The seventh edition of North America’s only dedicated show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held from 18-20 May 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the techn...

  • 8th December 2009

    Kiri Dyes buys Germany's DyStar Group

    Media reports say that India’s Kiri Dyes and Chemicals Ltd (KDCL), an Ahmedabad-based company engaged in the manufacturing of organic dyes for cotton fabrics, has executed a purchase agreement with DyStar Group, a German-based company in a similar space. ...

  • 4th December 2009

    Lexus premium sports car uses CFRP

    Toho Tenax, Teijin Group’s core company of the in its carbon fibre business, announced today that its carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been adopted for use in the cabin and various components of the Lexus LFA, a new Lexus ‘F’ premium sports ...

  • 1st December 2009

    5 million prize for advanced composite manufacturing competition in UK

    ‘Grand Challenge’ will stimulate development of innovative manufacturing techniques for the rapid, cost effective production of composites. Winning project to receive £5 million prize from government to develop and demonstrate technology. Opportuni...

  • 27th November 2009

    Carbon Fibre Recycling & Reuse Conference 2009 Review

    The first ever Carbon Fibre Recycling and Reuse Conference, organised by Intertech Pira, was held in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg in early November. Over 50 delegates from all over the world attended the one and a half day conference, which featured ov...

  • 26th November 2009

    ITMA 2011 expands offer with spotlight on innovation

    CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, says that ITMA 2011, to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 22 to 29 September 2011, will be the world’s most comprehensive, one-stop platform for textile and garment makers. Online applicat...

  • 5th November 2009

    Composites Europe shows further growth surge

    Composites Europe the European trade fair for the composites industry has once again registered noticeable gains at this year’s event which was held in Stuttgart from 27 to 29 October. With a 15% increase in exhibitor numbers and a 48% increase in trade v...

  • 4th November 2009

    Texas Tech hosts ATNT conference in India

    The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University is to host the 6th annual international conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles, (ATNT) 2009. The event, held in collaboration with Ban...

  • 30th October 2009

    Polyolefin gold rush could benefit technical textile producers

    According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global structure of polypropylene and polyethylene production is poised to change dramatically as capacity rises in China and soars in the Middle East. As a result, the shares of Western Europe and th...

  • 19th October 2009

    Malitronic Multiaxial up to 25% faster as first machine goes on trial

    Karl Mayer Malimo says its new generation Malitronic Multiaxial warp knitting machine is up to 25% more productive than its predecessor as the first machine goes on trial at a leading multi-axial fabrics manufacturer. According to Karl Mayer, multiaxial...

  • 14th October 2009

    Textile Days India attracts 4000 plus visitors with 175 exhibitors

    ‘Textile Days India’, a combination of two fairs, Techtextil (International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens) and Heimtextil India (Trade fair for home furnishings), which took place from 10-12 October, was inaugurated by Mr. A B Joshi, T...

  • 6th October 2009

    Composites focus for Karl Mayer at Techtextil India

    Leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer, is to focus on machines for composites production at this year’s Techtextil India, where it will jointly exhibit with its subsidiary Karl Mayer Malimo. Karl Mayer says that fabrics from its multi-axial ...

  • 6th October 2009

    Business focus on rich potential of textiles

    Entrepreneurs, businesses and academics have been networking at the University of Bolton, exploring the future of the textiles industry. More than 150 businesses were represented at the event which looked at how the North West could build on its textiles i...

  • 5th October 2009

    Australian V8 Supercars test Innegra

    Australian speciality fabrics manufacturer Colan is working with V8 supercar teams to test the use of a revolutionary new lightweight fibre for the Australian championship following its successful use in Formula One cars. The new fibre, Innegra, is used in ...

  • 1st October 2009

    Shaped spacer fabrics for tailor made solutions

    According to leading warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer, technical textiles are no longer simply materials, but they are rapidly becoming ready-to-use components. The German company says that the manufacturing sector is increasingly following this ...

  • 30th September 2009

    Tenax targets Asian carbon fibre markets

    Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres business, announced today that it will promote its high-performance Tenax carbon fibre products and ongoing expansion into Southeast Asia and India at JEC Composites Asia 2009. JE...

  • 24th September 2009

    Biofront demonstration plant in operation

    Teijin Limited has announced that it has begun producing its proprietary heat-resistant bio-plastic Biofront at a demonstration plant in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. The plant was originally Toyota Motor Corporation’s polylactic acid demonstration plant. ...

  • 23rd September 2009

    Baltex extends XD spacer fabric range

    UK based specialist warp knitter Baltex, has developed a range of novel warp knitted spacer fabrics  using Coolmax Fresh FX, which have been independently tested at the University of Bolton and found to outperform other spacer fabrics in their comfort pr...

  • 22nd September 2009

    Project Management Degree for technical textiles

    NW Texnet, the cluster management organisation for England’s North West technical textiles sector, has secured funding in conjunction with Blackburn College, from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), to develop and deliver a foundation degre...

  • 15th September 2009

    New Comez machine for technical narrow fabrics

    Comez, a global leader in advanced narrow fabric technology has launched a new electronic double needle bar warp knitting machine, DNB/EL-1270, for the manufacture of a wide range of technical and apparel fabrics including: Technical applications - Nettin...

  • 4th September 2009

    Worlds first Carbon Fibre Recycling and Reuse conference

    The event kicks off with an interactive workshop presenting Carbon Fibre Market Analysis 2015. Facilitated by Ben Rasmussen, President of BMR Associates, the workshop promises to deliver fresh, in depth research into carbon fibre markets extracted from Inte...

  • 2nd September 2009

    Toyota Prius hybrid chooses Ingeo fibre

    A special floor mat available for the fully remodelled third-generation Toyota Prius uses an advanced Ingeo based fibre. Known as the world’s most eco-conscious car, Toyota Prius features world leading fuel consumption (38km/L), a solar powered ventilatio...

  • 1st September 2009

    Lydall commissions glass needled line

    Lydall Performance Materials, a division of Lydall, Inc. yesterday announced that it has officially commissioned its new Needled Fiber Product Operation located at its Green Island, New York facility. This investment in growth gives Lydall a new manufactur...

  • 18th August 2009

    Recycled polyester plant featured on Travel Channel

    Unifi, Inc. announced yesterday that the company’s Yadkinville, North Carolina plant, where Repreve recycled polyester is manufactured will be featured on the Travel Channel’s series ‘Extreme’.  The Extreme Mega Factories program is designed to tak...

  • 4th August 2009

    6th Edition of ATNT-09 International Conference on Advances in Textiles

    The USA based Texas Tech University and Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT), Sathyamangalam, India, jointly announce the 6th edition of, “Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles-ATNT 2009,” December 7-9, 2009. For the ...

  • 14th July 2009

    New Clariant products give technological and ecological edge

    Clariant’s Textile Business, the leading supplier of chemicals and dyes for the textile industry, took visitors to its Techtextil 2009 stand, on a voyage of discovery. The company launched new products that it says, give the technological and ecological e...

  • 13th July 2009

    Upgraded Biofront offers high durability comparable to PET

    Teijin Limited has announced that it has upgraded its Biofront bioplastic with substantially improved resistance to hydrolytic degradation in hot and humid conditions, creating new opportunities for the plant-based material’s use in high-heat and high-hum...

  • 26th June 2009

    Record numbers of exhibitors and visitors at Techtextil

    The technical textile and nonwovens sectors came in droves to its leading international trade fair, with numbers never before seen. "Precisely because these are times of economic uncertainty, companies have been setting themselves new targets with innovativ...

  • 19th June 2009

    Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards go to six brand-new developments

    A total of six innovations have been selected for this year’s Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards. The awards go to innovative solutions from the fields of material and product development, new processes and innovative garments. The aim of the awards...

  • 14th June 2009

    Schoeller presents latest innovations at Techtextil

    Swiss textile powerhouse is to show a range of innovative textiles at Techtextil including a new version of 3XDRY and its textile DNA for protection against piracy. Have a good night with 3XDRY Textiles with 3XDRY finish repel water and dirt from the outside...

  • 12th June 2009

    Thermoplastic composites research centre established at University of Twente

    Boeing, Royal Ten Cate, Stork Fokker and University of Twente establish research centre Officials from Boeing, Royal Ten Cate, Stork Fokker and the University of Twente signed an agreement today to establish the Thermoplastic Composites Research...

  • 11th June 2009

    Nexar for breathable fabrics debuts at NPE

    Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, will showcase its innovative, eco-friendly and cost efficient polymer families at the International Plastics Expo (NPE) in Chicago, Il, June 22 – 26, 2009. Kraton will debut ...

  • 11th June 2009

    Nilit debuts with high-performance fibres at Techtextil

    Nilit, a global leader in the production of nylon 6.6, will be exhibiting at Techtextil in Frankfurt next week for the first time ever. Nilit’s booth will be located in Hall 4.1, Stand H58, at this year’s show, which will be held 16-18 June, in Frankfu...

  • 5th June 2009

    Teijin presents latest offerings at Techtextil

    The Teijin Group, a Japan-based global manufacturer and supplier of performance fibres and textiles, announced today that it will participate in Techtextil 2009, the international trade fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries that will be h...

  • 26th May 2009

    Itac to unveil latest adhesives and non-adhesive coatings ideas

    UK based Itac will provide a fascinating insight into the next  generation of its new adhesive and non- adhesive coatings products, when the company exhibits at Techtextil, in Frankfurt this summer. Itac’s participation for the first time at Techtextil ...

  • 19th May 2009

    Glass fabric processing from GF machinery

    Exhibiting at Techtextil this year will be GF Machinery, a company which is in the business of research and development and manufacturing of textile machinery used mainly for the processing of fibre glass and fabrics, as well as other machines per customer...

  • 15th May 2009

    Stoll flat knitting technology for technical applications

    In recent years, leading German flat knitting machine builder H. Stoll & Co, has achieved much in the quest to widen the use of knitting machines and in particular flat knitting machines in technical applications. Flat knitting machines are mainly used in...

  • 14th May 2009

    Techtextil North America weathers economy on west coast

    The sixth edition of Techtextil North America took place April 21 to 23, 2009 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first ever edition on the West Coast and organisers say that it resulted in the majority of exhibitors an...

  • 6th May 2009

    Techtextil - The Innovation Interchange

    Techtextil – 16 to 18 June 2009, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany Innovation in Textiles, an online news and technical resource for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries is bringing its readers, visitors to the exhibition and exhibitors, a pr...

  • 6th May 2009

    Italian textile machinery on show at Techtextil 2009

    ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) and ICE (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade) have organized a Meeting Point at the forthcoming Techtextil 2009 being held in Frankfurt from 16 to 18 June. The Meeting Point will host about ten...

  • 5th May 2009

    Recycled polyester tyre cords launched in Europe

    Teijin Fibers Limited announced today that its chemically recycled polyester Eco Circle Fibers are now being used in the cords of Toyo Tire & Rubber’s Proxes Ne tyres, which Toyo Tire Europe GmbH introduced to the European market beginning in April 2009. ...

  • 1st May 2009

    Techtextil targets exhibitor growth for 2009

    First time and returning exhibitors confirm the trade fair's leading position worldwide Range of congresses and symposiums expanded From 16 to 18 June, Techtextil will be the foremost platform for users and developers of technical textiles in...

  • 29th April 2009

    Flax and hemp to feature in new era bio-composites

    At the recent JEC Composites exhibition at Porte de Versailles, Paris, CELC Masters of Linen showcased the use of flax and hemp fibres in the future world of renewable composites. According to CELC, the environmentally sustainable properties of these two Eu...

  • 20th April 2009

    U.S. trade shows get International Buyer Program status for 2010

    Textile & Sewn products industry week 2010 selected by U.S. Dept of Commerce for prestigious International Buyer Program The U.S. Commercial Services unit of the Department of Commerce has selected the co-located ATME-I/MEGATEX 2010, SPESA EXPO 20...