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10,000 circular looms built in China

19.03.2019 The Chinese branch of the producer of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic bag production Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H., Vienna/Austria, has been producing circular looms for plastic fabrics since 2006. In autumn 2018, Starlinger Plastics Machinery Taicang/China reached a milestone with the 10,000th circular loom.
Techtextil NA

Record growth in 2019 edition

19.03.2019 The trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens Techtextil North America took place February 26-28, 2019 in Raleigh, NC/USA. Moving the show from its 2017 location in Chicago back to the Southeast proved popular among the industry, making the 2019 edition the highest attended odd-year show to date.
Pfaff Industrial

New facility in Bensheim/Germany

15.03.2019 On March 7, 2019, the branch office KSL, Lorsch/Germany of the supplier of sewing technology Pfaff Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH Kaiserslautern/Germany, laid the foundation of a new 8,000 m²-facility in Bensheim/Germany. This production creates the basis for the further expansion of the high-tech system solutions for the automated processing of technical textiles, leather and composites.

Recycling of coated and painted textile and plastic materials

15.03.2019 The consortium addressing the recycling of coated and painted textile and plastic materials, an EU-funded Project in which the supplier of specialty chemicals Devan Chemicals NV, Ronse/Belgium, is a partner, held a kick off meeting on February 20-21, 2019 at the EU Commission in Brussels/Belgium.

New production line in China

12.03.2019 Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens Co. Ltd., Shanghai/China, has brought a new production line for car headliners into operation at its Suzhou site in Eastern China.

Innovative fabric created together with Solvay

11.03.2019 The producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, and the chemical company Solvay SA, Brussels/Belgium, have joined forces to create an innovative fabric made of Tencel branded lyocell and Amni Soul Eco polyamide.
University of Maryland

Fabric to automatically cool or insulate

04.03.2019 Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD/USA, have created a fabric that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it depending on conditions.

Hybrid OLED creates luminous surfaces

01.03.2019 The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP), together with the EMDE development of light GmbH, will be presenting hybrid flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLEDs) integrated into textile designs at the congress for printed electronics LOPEC from March 19-21, 2019 in Munich/Germany.

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.
The North Face

Advanced breathable and waterproof outerwear technology

13.02.2019 The North Face EMEA, Stabio/Switzerland, a brand of VF Corp., Greensboro, NC/USA, presented a new breathable waterproof material for sports garments, tents and gloves during the international fair for sporting goods Ispo Munich from February 3-6, 2019 in Munich/Germany.

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