News: Fibers & Filaments

14. September 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Filament winding at Composites Europe

Roth Composite Machinery stellt auf der Composites  From September 19 to 21, 2017 Roth Composite Machinery will be exhibiting at the Composites Europe in Stuttgart. The expert in special-purpose mechanical engineering exhibits in hall 4 at stand E42. more

05. September 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

OK biodegradable MARINE certificate for Kelheim’s VILOFT fibre

Kelheim’s viscose speciality fibre has been granted the OK biodegradable MARINE certificate from the Belgian certification body Vinçotte. The fibres were tested according to more

04. September 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

PHP Fibers: Takeover of the Breathair business from Toyobo

PHP Fibers erweitert Geschäftstätigkeit As of September 1, PHP Fibers, one of the leading suppliers of high performance industrial polyamide and polyester filament yarns, took over the Breathair activities from Toyobo Europe GmbH in Europe. Breathair is a complex and three-dimensional fiber more

30. August 2017 | News, Views & Markets

Indorama Ventures acquires Dura Fiber Technologies

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (DFT), a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial, tire reinforcement, and specialty applications globally. more

28. August 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Group of companies invests in future of SMC

Firmen-Konsortium investiert in die Zukunft von SMC A consortium of international companies joined forces to drive the future of Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), an established and cost-efficient material for the production of lightweight components. The companies will kick off a joint Market and Technology Study on September 12, 2017 which will pave the way for establishing a new high-performance generation of SMC materials (High-Performance SMC). Companies along the entire SMC value chain as well as those interested in the SMC technology are invited to join.
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24. August 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Viscose Speciality Fibres from Kelheim – an answer to a global problem?

At the 56th International Man-made Fibers Congress at Dornbirn, Austria, Business Manager Horst Wörner will speak about Kelheim’s contribution to the reduction of marine litter. more

02. August 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Filament winding at Composites Europe

Roth Composite Machinery stellt auf der Composites  From September 19 to 21, 2017 Roth Composite Machinery will be exhibiting at the Composites Europe in Stuttgart. The expert in special-purpose mechanical engineering exhibits in hall 4 at stand E42. more

25. July 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Kelheim Fibres scores high points with flushable moist toilet tissue

Kelheim Fibres was pleased to claim the Recognition Award in the Responsible-Care-Competition 2017 of the Bavarian branch of VCI (Association of the Chemical Industry e.V.) for its integrated product policy. more

25. July 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

What are biocomposites?

Many of the current materials offer also special properties producers are looking for, like acoustic performance, light-weight or antibacterial properties. But the most important part: the products appeal to consumers and gain public recognition. more

13. July 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

RadiciGroup reports 2016 financial results: Sales EUR 946 million

RadiciGroup gibt Ergebnis 2016 bekannt Positive 2017 first half: Rising sales volume (+7 %) and revenue (+ 23 %) more

10. July 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing invests in Thailand

Lenzing investiert in Thailand The Lenzing Group aims to substantially increase its share of specialty fibers as a proportion of total revenue. Following the expansion drive already underway in Lenzing and Heiligenkreuz (both in Austria), Grimsby (Great Britain) and Mobile, Alabama (USA), the Supervisory Board approved the proposal of the Management Board to build the next state-of-the-art facility to produce lyocell fibers in Thailand. more

07. July 2017 | News, Views & Markets

Future mobility concepts as important drivers for lightweight production

Recently, 130 representatives of the AZL Partner Network consisting of more than 80 Partner Companies from 21 different countries, met in Aachen for their fourth Annual Partner Meeting. During a workshop session, the partners discussed future topics for collaboration and identified trends for the lightweight industry. more

03. July 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

The preform - an excellent example of ZSK´s innovative capacity

A radically new technology to built up reinforcement fabric is the free orientation, placing and fixing of reinforcement materials through an embroidery machine more

03. July 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Facts, Figures and Trends of the composites market

JEC Group publishes a new book: “Overview of the global composites market – at the crossroads”. more

29. June 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing Invests in Thailand

Lenzing plans construction of a state-of-the-art lyocell fiber production plant in Prachinburi (Thailand) by the end of 2020 more

22. June 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

New H160 helicopter

Airbus Helicopters Hexcel Corporation will extend its 40-year partnership with Airbus Helicopters by supplying composite materials for the new H160 helicopter. Hexcel’s reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives and honeycomb materials have been selected for more

21. June 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Radici Chimica, a fully certified company focused on business continuity

Radici Chimica ? vollständig zertifiziert Numerous important goals were reached at Radici Chimica SpA in Novara, a strategic RadiciGroup company with over 300 employees and the producer of chemical intermediates and PA 6.6 polymers used as raw materials for the realization of a more

20. June 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Product Safety Award for Advansa fibres

Being one of the main suppliers for the nonwoven wallpaper industry has now received an official statement for product safety aspects of its recycled fibres from post-consumer sources. more

16. June 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Autoneum: Novel fibrous material that acts as an insulator or absorber depending on its stiffness

Stirnwandisolation New industry trends such as electric mobility, autonomous driving and car sharing are raising the requirements on future vehicles. There is a growing demand for components designed to make vehicles significantly lighter, quieter and more fuel-efficient while enhancing driving comfort. Accordingly, Autoneum now supplements its portfolio of effective noise and heat protection components for electric vehicles with Hybrid-Acoustics ECO+. more

12. June 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing: Natural trends in interior design

Botanisches Wohnen For textile flooring, Lenzing has developed its own Tencel fibers for carpets. The fibers have coarser diameters than the standard types and longer more

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