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Trevira reflects on recent achievements

The company exhibited at several trade fairs last year and now plans to participate at Orgatec for the first time.

27th January 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bobingen

Interiors, Industrial

Following a phase of strategic rebuilding lasting several years, polyester manufacturer Trevira is reviewing its latest achievements. The company exhibited at several trade fairs last year and now plans to participate at Orgatec for the first time, where it will present its wide range of Trevira CS textiles for the workplace environment.

At this year’s Heimtextil Trevira presented a new stand concept, which featured seven so-called Labs, which stand for product innovation and development. Five Labs were based on the entries for the 2016 Trevira CS fabric competition and further submissions of customer fabrics, reflecting current market trends.

Trevira filament production. © Foto-Werner

Lab No. 6 was devoted to fabrics in Trevira hybrid yarns with low-melt components and in Lab No. 7 visitors could learn about the services on offer from Trevira laboratory.

Multifunctional yarns

One of the recent developments that stand out is the ongoing trend towards spun-dyed products and materials in hybrid yarns with a low-melt component. According to the manufacturer, there is a real innovative leap in new developments of acoustic and sunscreen textiles: a sector where Trevira has an extensive range of yarns available.

Trevira CS fabric developments made from hybrid yarns with a low-melt component. © Trevira GmbH

In fibres the main focus of new products is to be found in customer-specific qualities, the company reports. Here, spun-dyed staple fibres are also increasing in importance as substitutes for yarn-dyed articles.

Improving acoustics

Trevira has also participated in the Fraunhofer Initiative to improve acoustics this year. The initiative focusing on hotels and their requirements aims to characterise and further develop products that can provide better acoustics, and to work out effective solutions that are practicable and economic.

Along with improved acoustics in guest rooms, the initiative also covers meeting rooms, wellness and reception areas in hotels.

Trevira fibre production. © Trevira GmbH

As part of this project, Trevira represents its partners who offer Trevira CS fabrics with sound absorbing effects that can optimise room acoustics. At the moment data are being gathered and assessed, with initial results expected to be published in the first half of 2016.

Global expansion

Trevira has also taken a further step to push on with the globalisation of the Trevira CS brand. Trevira is widening its previous policy for cooperation between Asiatic manufacturers and Trevira CS Club members with Gold-/Silver status.

Previously Asiatic manufacturers have only been authorised to use the Trevira CS brand in their own domestic markets and/or sell Trevira CS textiles solely for retention in Asiatic countries. From now on they will be able to do this in export markets outside Asia as well. A precondition is that sales are made to a Trevira CS Gold-/Silver customer. The stringent quality criteria for Trevira CS fabrics remain unchanged.

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