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100% recycled, biodegradable PET fibers

13.02.2019 The manufacturer of insulation materials and functional textiles PrimaLoft Inc., Latham, NY/USA, presented synthetic insulation and functional materials made of 100% recycled, biodegradable fibers at the Ispo Munich from February 3-6, 2019 in Munich/Germany.
Man-Made Fiber Year Book 2018, October 2018

Basalt – technical fiber for civil applications

11.02.2019 This article gives information about the forms and applications of volcanic rock fiber (basalt fibers) for civil applications. Volcanic lava solidifies to produce basalt rock. The crushing of volcanic rock gives basalt fiber. Basalt fiber is light weight, has high strength and requires high temperature to melt.

JV for construction industry materials

07.02.2019 The textile manufacturer Arvind Ltd., Ahmedabad/India, has entered into a joint venture (JV) with laminated composite panel producer Polser AS, Izmir/Turkey, for manufacturing corrugated and plain fiberglass sheets to serve the construction industry in India and overseas.

Acquisition of spunlacing production site in the USA

07.02.2019 As a strategically important foundation for further growth in the North American market, the manufacturer of nonwovens, Fibertex Nonwovens A/S, Aalborg/Denmark, has acquired a newly built spunlacing production site with an annual capacity of 14,000 tons and room to expand

Investment in Coatings & Films business

06.02.2019 The manufacturer of composites and technical textiles Chomarat Textile Industries, Le Cheylard/France, is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The company has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities...

Acquisition of Apparel and Advanced Materials business by Ruyi

01.02.2019 The textile and apparel company Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, Jining/China, has completed the purchase of the Apparel & Advanced Textile business of the fiber manufacturer Invista S.à.r.l., Wichita, KS/USA. The transaction includes all associated assets and contracts.
Technical Textiles 5/2018, December 2018

Warp-knitted textiles for space satellites

01.02.2019 Space reflectors are the part of satellites that receive and transmit the signals. They act in a similar way to satellite dishes on the roofs of houses. A parabolic dish bundles the electromagnetic waves together and reflects them toward antennas arranged in the center.
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Jacquard technology for hybrid woven technical textiles

01.02.2019 Along with a number of partners, HOFZET – the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Hanover/Germany – has developed new forms of bio-hybrid fiber reinforced composites (bio-HFCs) containing the highest possible bio-based content.
Oerlikon Manmade Fibers

New member of ADAMOS network

31.01.2019 The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment of Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, has been a member of ADAMOS, an alliance of machine and systems construction sector companies, since the beginning of 2019.
TRENDBOOK Technical Textiles 2018/2019

The importance of recycling for the areas of application of technical textiles (TU Wien)

31.01.2019 On December 2, 2015 the European Commission launched a circular economy package (CEP). By the end of 2017 the European Council of Ministers, member of the European Parliament and representatives of the EU Commission had agreed on the key points of the circular economy package.