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Paul Schlack Prize 2019 call for applications

28.02.2019 The aim of the European Man-Made Fibers Association (CIRFS), Brussels/Belgium, in awarding the Paul Schlack Man-Made Fibres Prize is to promote research and development in manufacturing, processing and application of man-made fibers in Europe.
Messe Frankfurt India

Strategic alliance with Mex Exhibitions

27.02.2019 Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai/India, the Indian subsidiary of the trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany, announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Mex Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi/India.

Carbon prepreg patch technology shortlisted for JEC award

26.02.2019 The carbon prepreg patch technology from composites company Hexcel Corp., Stamford, CT/USA, has been selected as a finalist for the JEC Innovation Awards 2019 in the Automotive category. The composite solution improves the performance of aluminum sub-frames by reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).
Performance Days

Major topic “The Beauty of Function”

25.02.2019 On May 8/9, 2019, the trade fair Performance Days will be held with approx. 300 exhibitors in Munich/Germany. Under the title “The Beauty of Function”, the beauty of functional fabrics will be the major topic of the coming fair.

International standard for resistance of e-textiles

21.02.2019 The research committee RA111, Electronically-Integrated Textiles, of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, has approved its first evaluation procedure. AATCC EP13, Evaluation Procedure for Electrical Resistance of Electronically-Integrated Textiles, is one of the very first international standards for e-textiles.

Neolaminate with lower weight with higher strength

20.02.2019 The producer of geosynthetics and technical textiles, Huesker Synthetic GmbH, Gescher/Germany, will present the ready-for-market W8SVR Neolaminate at the JEC World 2019 from March 12-14 in Paris/France.

Automated fabric inspection systems

19.02.2019 The provider of textile testing and quality control solutions, Uster Technologies AG, Uster/Switzerland, has expanded its technology to cover fabric production, with systems for automated fabric inspection which guarantee consistent and measurable quality.

New Global Head of R&D

19.02.2019 The technical textiles manufacturer Porcher Industries SA, Badinières/France, has announced the appointment of Jean Marc Senecot as the new Global Head of R&D for the Porcher Industries group. Senecot will lead the delivery of all new product development and technology projects, mainly in the areas of lightweighting, safety technologies and recycling through life cycle analysis.

Nonwovens production and converting solutions

14.02.2019 International technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and converting solutions at IDEA 2019 to be held in Miami, FL/USA, from March 26-28, 2019.
Composites Germany

Still positive future expectations for composites

13.02.2019 For the 12th time, Composites Germany, Berlin/Germany, has identified the latest key performance indicators (KPIs) for the fiber-reinforced plastics market. Again, the survey covered all the member companies of the 4 biggest umbrella organizations of Composites Germany: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Construction Technologies.