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Fusing natural cotton with copper compound

05.02.2018 The CottonX technology by Argaman Technologies Ltd., Jerusalem/Israel, allows cotton fibers to be infused with various compounds, turning them into active smart fibers without losing the natural attributes of cotton.

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02.02.2018 Under the motto ‘Space for Innovation’, the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, Techtextil will present the complete spectrum of technical textiles, functional apparel textiles and textile technologies and their applications from May 14-17, 2019.

Smart functional clothing

01.02.2018 "Smart Clothing" is one of the topics at the world's leading trade fair for printed electronics, LOPEC, from March 13-15, 2018 in Munich/Germany.

New yarn developments at Ispo Munich

01.02.2018 At the Ispo 2018 the Korean fiber and yarn producer Hyosung Corp. showed its newest yarn developments.

Technologies, markets and players in e-textiles 2017-2027

26.01.2018 E-Textiles 2017-2027, a new report from the market research company IDTechEx, Cambridge/UK, looks at the entire e-textiles value chain, looking from the material and component options, to the manufacturing challenges, through to the applications, markets and key end-users.

Piezoelectric wearable sensors

24.01.2018 e-stitch, a series of fashionable piezoelectric wearable sensors with stitch designs that measure body motions, has been developed by the fiber-product converting company Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. and Professor Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University.
SGL Carbon

Shareholding in SGL Kümpers sold

22.01.2018 The carbon fiber producer SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden/Germany, has sold its 51 % shareholding in the SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG joint venture to technical yarn and fiber producer Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG, Rheine/Germany, and Franz-Jürgen Kümpers.
Asahi Kasei

New spinning plant for Planova filters

18.01.2018 Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd. will construct a new plant for the spinning of cellulose hollow-fiber membranes for Planova virus removal filters in Nobeoka/Japan, increasing annual production capacity by 40,000 m2/year upon completion in May 2019.
Research and Markets

Global strategic business report for technical textiles 2017

10.01.2018 The market research company Research and Markets Ltd. has released the Technical Textiles – Global Strategic Business Report 2017, which analyzes the worldwide markets for technical textiles.

Acquisition of Patrick Yarn Mill

02.01.2018 The industrial thread manufacturer, Coats Plc., Uxbridge/UK, has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill Inc., Kings Mountain, NC/USA, a manufacturer of high-performance engineered yarns.

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