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Carbon fibers from beech wood

23.08.2019 In the planned research center for hardwoods, DITF scientists will investigate carbon fibers from beech wood.

Innovation round-tables

22.08.2019 The Nonwovens Innovation Academy brings together a mix of academics, students, scientists, engineers and industry experts for 7 round-tables
Kraig Biocraft

Construction of research laboratory in Vietnam completed

21.08.2019 The producer of genetically engineered spider silk-based fibers Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., Ann Arbor, MI/USA, has completed construction of its new biotech research laboratory in Vietnam.

Animal-free down feather material

21.08.2019 The supplier of thermal insulation products, Heat-MX worldwide, Laval/Canada, will launch a new technology, nDown, during the trade fair Preview in Seoul from August 28-30, 2019 in Seoul/Korea.
Composite Germany

Continuing decline in composites business sentiment

20.08.2019 The trade association Composites Germany e.V. has released current key performance indicators (KPI) for the fiber-reinforced plastics market.
Mayer & Cie.

Machine study for weft knitting

19.08.2019 The knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Albstadt/Germany, is taking a fresh look at a proven procedure, weft knitting, and combining it with circular knitting. At the ITMA in June 2019 in Barcelona/Spain, a weft knit machine study demonstrated a new technique of manufacturing textile fabrics.

Contracts for 120 spinning positions with Chinese yarn manufacturers

16.08.2019 The machine and system builder Oerlikon Barmag, Chemnitz/Germany, a subsidiary of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, has signed contracts for 2 orders with a total of 120 spinning positions for manufacturing polyamide POY yarn with Chinese yarn manufacturers.

Supply agreement for tape technology with BASF

15.08.2019 The producer and supplier of advanced composite materials Toray Advanced Composites, Morgan Hill, CA/USA, a subsidiary of Toray Industries Inc., Osaka/Japan, and the chemical company BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/Germany, signed a manufacturing and supply agreement.

Circular economy solution for flame-retardant protective clothing

15.08.2019 From textiles, valuable individual components can be recovered at the end of their service life. This is especially true for personal protective equipment, which often consists of complex material blends. So far, no processing method for the successful production of new products from these is known. This goal was achieved in a sophisticated recycling approach, which is demonstrated by the treatment of flame-retardant blended fabrics.

Zero plastic pellet and dust loss to safeguard the environment

14.08.2019 The manufacturer of synthetic fibers and yarns, RadiciGroup, Grandino/Italy, has expanded its Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) project – started up over one year ago in its engineering polymers business – to its Synthetic Fibers Business Area.

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