News: Fibers & Filaments

07. June 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Schlafhorst: new Vacuum Trash Cleaner for recycling yarns

Der neue VTC eingebaut in den Autocoro 9 The new Vacuum Trash Cleaner (VTC) from Schlafhorst is an innovative unit for the Autocoro 9. It improves automated cleaning of the rotor spinning machine and thus increases its profitability. more

29. May 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Dornbirn-GFC: Sustainable innovations are the guiding principle of the event

Dornbirn 2018 As idea- and network generator Dornbirn-GFC is a basic element in the appointment calendars of about 700 participants from 30 nations worldwide. more

28. May 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing invests in new capacities for Tencel Luxe

Tencel Luxe Lenzing will invest up to EUR 30 mn in a further pilot line at the Lenzing site. Basic engineering for construction of the new facility has already been initiated more

28. May 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Oerlikon sales „Barmag Spinnzwirn“ to Starlinger

Angelika Huemer, Managing Partner of Starlinger & Co. GmbH, and Georg Stausberg, CEO of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment Oerlikon is putting greater focus on their core business of filament, staple fiber and nonwovens. more

28. May 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

FiberVisions Expansion of Bicomponent Fiber in the US

FiberVisions Corporation, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures, has received the approval of Indorama Ventures’ board to further expand its bicomponent fiber capacity in Covington, Georgia, USA. more

17. May 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Trevira: investments at the Guben site

Standort Guben der Trevira GmbH Trevira GmbH’s owner Indorama Ventures has approved various large projects with a total sum of approx. 7.5 million euros at their Guben site in Germany. more

17. May 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

DSM invests to increase global Dyneema production capacity

Royal DSM is investing to install additional new UD technology at its plant in Heerlen, the Netherlands, and its plant in Greenville, NC, U.S. and will also make improvements to existing production lines to expand Dyneema UD and Dyneema fiber capacity, incorporating the latest technologies. more

16. May 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing: Production of eco-responsible viscose now also in China

Lenzing Ecovero Fasern The Lenzing Group is now producing its eco-responsible viscose fiber also at their Chinese facility in Nanjing. more

08. May 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing Group: expansion of capacities for specialty fibers

The Lenzing Group started the 2018 financial year with solid business results. more

26. April 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Beaulieu: PA6 yarns produced using biomass-based raw materials

Biomass Balance model Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality synthetic polyamide and polypropylene yarns, now offers sustainable versions of all its polyamide (PA6) yarns for carpets for residential and commercial use, including automotive. more

26. April 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

FET celebrates 20th anniversary

Having been founded in April 1998 the Fibre Extrusion Technology Ltd (FET) of Leeds, UK, celebrates its 20th anniversary. During this time, FET has developed from its early days of engineering and systems manufacture, evolving into one of the world’s leading experts in extrusion technology and research. more

25. April 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Longboard deck made of natural fiber-reinforced plastic

ITA auf der Hannover Messe In cooperation with the Institute of Polymer Materials and Plastics Technology at Clausthal University of Technology, the ITA investigates the potential of highly oriented natural fiber fabrics for structural fiber composite applications as part of the HyPer-NFP (High-Performance Natural Fiber Reinforced Plastics) project. 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

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

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

28. March 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Deep insights into the multifaceted world of cotton

Cotton Conference Bremen More than 500 participants from almost 40 countries came to exchange views on the latest trends in the natural raw material as part of the conference organised by the Bremen Cotton Exchange in cooperation with the Fibre Institute Bremen. more

15. March 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing Group achieves best full-year results in its history

Lenzing: Bestes Jahr der Geschichte für Faserkonzern In 2017, the Lenzing Group reports its best financial performance ever with record revenue and earnings due to a better product mix and higher selling prices in combination with a generally favorable market environment. more

15. March 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Hohenstein certification complies with new PPE regulation 2016/425

PSA schützt Accredited and notified bodies in the product sector of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are tested at regular intervals and, if the test is successful, are granted renewed approval for accreditation and notification. more

07. March 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Kelheim Fibres Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

The Bavarian Viscose speciality fiber manufacturer has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The products Danufil, Galaxy and Viloft are now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights their biobased origin. more

20. February 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Center for advanced Fiber Placement Technologies

SGL - Entwicklungs- und Fertigungszentrum As part of the material mix of the future, fiber-reinforced plastics are gaining in importance, especially in the automotive and aerospace industries. Continuous further development of fiber processing is crucial; and automated, load-path optimized, material efficient laying and cutting of fibers, referred to as fiber placement, presents a particularly advanced method. more

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