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University of Borås

Enzymes to reduce emissions from the textile industry

08.11.2019 The dyeing of textiles has a major negative impact on the environment. Now, a new method for degrading the dyes and purifying the waste water has been developed at the University of Borås, Borås/Sweden.
World fiber production 2018

The Fiber Year 2019

18.10.2019 The latest edition of the textile yearbook “The Fiber Year 2019“ was presented during Techtextil in Frankfurt by the Fiber Year GmbH, Speicher/Switzerland.

New Secretary General

17.10.2019 At the ITMA in Barcelona/Spain in June 2019, the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (UCMTF) announced the appointment of Christian Guinet as Secretary General. Guinet took over from Evelyne Cholet, who went into retirement, on September 1, 2019.
Research and Markets

Para-aramid Fiber: Market Insights 2019

09.10.2019 The market research company Research and Markets Ltd., Dublin/Ireland, has released the report “Para-aramid Fiber Market Insights 2019” that provides a professional study on the current state of the global para-aramid fiber industry with a focus on the Chinese market.

Conference Interdisciplinary Competence Expansion

09.10.2019 Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the SozioTex junior research group, in which the the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA), Aachen/Germany, is involved, developed a methodology for the participatory design of an assistance system in the textile industry.

Revised test method for antibacterial finishes on textile materials

02.10.2019 One of the most commonly used test methods to measure antimicrobial activity on treated textiles is the AATCC TM100.

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.

New Technical Director

09.09.2019 The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, has announced Erika Simmons as the new Technical Director.

New smart textile patch

03.09.2019 Scientists from RMIT University have developed a c method for rapidly fabricating textiles that are embedded with energy storage devices.

K. Wayne Hays dies

29.08.2019 The Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, NC/USA, remembers K. Wayne Hays, a veteran of the nonwovens industry for more than 5 decades and one of the founders of INDA. Hays passed away on August 21, 2019 at the age of 95

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