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19. April 2018 | Nonwovens & Technical Textiles

European nonwovens production +4.3%

According to EDANA's annual nonwovens industry survey, in 2017, nonwovens production in Greater Europe increased in volume by 4.3% to reach 2,544,450 tonnes with a total estimated turnover of around €7,869 million (+5.6%). more

19. April 2018 | Events & Dates

Kelheim Fibres with a new viscose fibre for disinfectant wipes at ANEX

At this year’s ANEX (June 6-8, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan) the Bavarian fibre experts from Kelheim Fibres will present one of their latest developments for the first time to a broad range of expert visitors: The speciality fibre Danufil QR more

18. April 2018 | News, Views & Markets

Show owner expanding space for ITMA 2019

Held every four years since 1951, ITMA has reinforced its reputation as the world’s leading textile and garment technology exhibition. Exhibition space for its 18th showcase to be held in Barcelona has been fully booked by the application deadline of 6 April 2018. more

18. April 2018 | News, Views & Markets

UPM launches new biocomposite material for 3D Printing

UPM Formi 3D is a new type of biocomposite that has been specially developed for 3D printing. more

18. April 2018 | News, Views & Markets

digital documentation of needle breakage or a needle change

Nadelausgabewagen verhindert unnötige Wege und Wartezeiten beim Nadelwechsel Lean production, Industry 4.0 and digitalization entered the clothing industry and the clothing production process a long time ago. With the INH (Ideal Needle Handling) quality management, Groz-Beckert has been offering a way of improving the complex handling of sewing machine needles in the production process since 2016 – with Smart INH, Groz-Beckert has taken another important step towards digitalization. more

18. April 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

DSM Dyneema concludes patent infringement case

DSM Dyneema concludes patent infringement case DSM Dyneema has successfully concluded a dispute with the Israeli firm FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd (FMS) concerning the infringement and validity of DSM Dyneema’s patents. more

18. April 2018 | Nonwovens & Technical Textiles

Suominen celebrates its 120th anniversary

Suominen, a globally leading nonwovens company, is celebrating its 120-year history. Mr. Juho Wiktor Suominen (1877–1935) established a tannery workshop in Nakkila, Finland on April 16, 1898. Even today, one of Suominen Corporation’s eight production plants is located at the same site. more

18. April 2018 | Technology & Machinery

eurolaser opens new demo center in Italy

Eröffnung neues Democenter in Italien Because laser systems for automated and large-format textile cutting are highly demanded worldwide the eurolaser GmbH, Lüneburg/Germany, is now opening an application centre in Italy. more

17. April 2018 | Nonwovens & Technical Textiles

Spoolex: new generation of Pegase spooling line

Spoolex Group launches the new generation of its Pegase Jumbo spooling line. more

17. April 2018 | Technology & Machinery

Kroenert: new Marketing Manager

Nina Keßler ? die neue Marketing Managerin bei Kroenert Kroenert strengthened its management team by implementing a Marketing Manager. This new position is taken over by Nina Kessler. The target is to enhance the market position worldwide and the communication activities. more

17. April 2018 | Technology & Machinery

Erema: Laserfilter also successful in PET sector

Erema: Laserfilter setzt sich auch im PET Bereich durch After more than twenty years of the Erema Laserfilter being used in polyolefin recycling it was modified accordingly for the PET sector and presented just over a year ago. The Laserfilter is now being used more and more rather than the piston filter more

16. April 2018 | Agrotech

RKW: Investment in Agriculture

RKW nimmt Extrusionsanlage in Michelstadt in Betrie RKW has expanded its production capacities at its Michelstadt site, putting into operation an extrusion machine for agricultural films last March. This additional capacity will allow RKW to meet the growing demand for film covers more effectively. more

16. April 2018 | Nonwovens & Technical Textiles

Drylock: doubling production capacities for baby diapers

Drylock Technologies to open two new production sites in Europe in 2018 as it invests further behind Baby Diaper Magical Tubes technology and starts to further scale up operations with a new €200 million investment program. more

16. April 2018 | Events & Dates

DiloGroup at Techtextil North America 2018 Atlanta

Dilo Kompaktanlage In recent times advances have been made in the areas of fibre opening/blending for longer staple fibres, carding to give increased versatility within one machine, crosslapping at higher web infeed speeds and needling at the critical first loom to give better control of bulky webs. more

16. April 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Oerlikon acquires AC-Automation

Oerlikon has acquired Germany-based AC-Automation GmbH & Co. KG, Bernkastel-Kues/Germany. The engineering company is specialized in large-scale plant automation solutions for the textile and packaging

12. April 2018 | Events & Dates

Edana: International Nonwovens Symposium 2018

Edana Nonwovens Symposium Attracting top level speakers and highly qualified professionals from across the Nonwovens and related industries, the 2018 International Nonwovens Symposium from May 23-24, 2018 in Rome/Italy is the leading European event to learn about the industry developments and network with colleagues. more

11. April 2018 | News, Views & Markets

Hollingsworth & Vose to increase prices on North American products

The global manufacturer of advanced materials for filtration, battery separator, and industrial applications, East Walpole, MA, to increase prices on North American Products. Citing continued escalation in raw materials prices more

10. April 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Kelheim Fibres celebrates 4,000,000 tonnes of Viscose Fibres

4,000,000 tonnes of viscose fibres The “jubilee tonne“ was produced on line 2 and is a Galaxy fibre – an appropriate coincidence according to production manager Konrad Brunner: “This speciality fibre is made for the tampon industry, one of the most important pillars of our business. This fibre combines our strengths: unique and patented fibre properties meet production conditions that fulfil the strict hygiene requirements of this sensitive final product. It’s not by chance that we have established a world-leading position in this area.” more

10. April 2018 | Raw & Auxiliary Materials

Hybrid inks for printable electronics

Hybridtinten für gedruckte Elektronik Research scientists at INM - Leibniz-Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken/Germany will demonstrate their newly developed hybrid inks at this year’s Hannover Messe, which takes place from April 23 to 27. more

10. April 2018 | Geotech

Thermal fabric cutting

Thermische Gewebetrennung WeftMaster CUT-iT is the ideal fabric cutter system for thermal cutting from thin and light to dense and heavy synthetic fabrics. All applications with a high quality demand benefit from the innovative solution. Typical applications include carpet backings, airbags, geotextiles, and labels for clothing.

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