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Continued positive development of the specialty fiber business

11.11.2019 Lenzing AG has continued its solid business development in the 3rd quarter (Q3) of 2019 despite a significantly more challenging market environment.
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Vietnamese production facility exceeds expectation

05.11.2019 Operations at the Vietnamese production facility of the producer of genetically engineered spider silk-based fibers Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., Ann Arbor, MI/USA, are on track to set new production capacity records.
1st Dornbirn-GFC Startup-Days

New generation of smart garments and e-textiles

24.10.2019 A novel process for printing conductive patterns directly onto textiles, enabling a new generation of wearable smart garments has been developed by the startup Pireta Ltd., Teddington/UK.
1st Dornbirn-GFC Startup-Days

Fiber based on wood from mangrove plantations

23.10.2019 The startup Macun International GmbH, Zurich/Switzerland, develops a new textile fiber based on wood from sustainable mangrove plantations.

New facility in Vietnam

15.10.2019 American & Efrid LLC (A&E), has celebrated the completion of its 28th global manufacturing facility in Dong Nai Province/Vietnam.

New R&D Facility

02.10.2019 The producer of polypropylene staple fibers, International Fibres Group Ltd. (IFG), Bradford/UK, has invested around € 1.3 million in a new R&D plant, positioned at IFG Asota in Linz/Austria.

Investment of €762 million in carbon fiber

30.09.2019 The manufacturer of fibers Hyosung Corp., Seoul/South Korea, plans to increase its annual output of carbon fiber from 2,000 to 24,000 tons by 2028 with a total investment of KRW 1 trillion (€762 million) by 2028.

New polyimide fiber

27.09.2019 The specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG, Essen/Germany, has developed a new generation of polyimide fibers.

Combination of wood fibers and spider silk could rival plastic

20.09.2019 Achieving strength and extensibility at the same time has so far been a great challenge in material engineering: increasing strength has meant losing extensibility and vice versa. Now Aalto University, Aalto/Finland, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo/Finland, have succeeded in overcoming this challenge.

Wetlaid line for glass fiber mats to Czech Republic

19.09.2019 The international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, has received an order from the manufacturer of technical textiles Saint-Gobain Adfors en Ltd., Litomyšl/Czech Republic, to supply a wetlaid line to be installed in their Litomyšl facility. Start-up of the line is scheduled for mid-2021.

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