News: Fibers & Filaments

30. August 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Biobased High-Tech Materials at Composites Europe

The call to replace crude-oil based substances by materials made from renewable resources is getting steadily louder – even at the Composites Europe (10 – 12 September 2019, Messe Stuttgart, Germany) a fair that focuses on functionality and performance of the latest high-tech materials. more

30. August 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing fibers are fully biodegradable in water, soil and compost

Lenzing: nachhaltige Holzbeschaffung The Lenzing Group received confirmation of the full biodegradability of its fibers in fresh water by the independent research laboratory Organic Waste Systems (OWS). more

27. August 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Trevira awarded “Systematic Safety” seal of approval

Trevira erhält das Gütesiegel ?Sicher mit System? The award was handed over to Trevira CEO Klaus Holz together with management representative Stefan Rauterkus. more

16. August 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Polyamide-POY-systems destined for China

Setzt in der Polyamid Mikrofaserherstellung neue Maßstäbe: Die Radialanblasung EvoQuench PA. Oerlikon Barmag recently signed contracts for two orders with a total of 120 spinning positions for manufacturing polyamide POY yarn with Chinese yarn manufacturers. more

15. August 2019 | News, Views & Markets

SGL Carbon shocks with profit warning

Dr. Jürgen Köhler - CEO SGL Carbon SGL Carbon will have to abandon its targets until 2022, regardless of the fact that CEO Köhler confirmed the company's targets just over a week ago. more

14. August 2019 | Mobiltech

“Textile” airfreight containers

Luftfrachtcontainer aus MacroLite ULD The market for Unit Load Devices (ULDs) is changing fast: air freight containers need to weigh less, meet higher safety requirements, require fewer repairs more

31. July 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Viscose speciality fibers against fraud with organic cotton

Alexander Bachmann, Business Manager at Kelheim Fibres, will present a detectable viscose fiber with a unique fingerprint structure at this year’s Global Fiber Congress in Dornbirn. more

29. July 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing: production capacities increased to 320,000 tons p.a.

Lenzing: Produktionskapazitäten auf 320.000 jato gesteigert The company invested EUR 60 mn for this purpose, increasing production capacities for dissolving pulp extracted from beech wood from 300,000 to 320,000 tons per year. more

26. July 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Cotton Inc.: Several questions looming over cotton market

Baumwolle According to Jon Devine, Senior Economist at Cotton Inc., several questions are looming over the cotton market ahead of the 2019/20 crop year. more

15. July 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing fibers help to improve the quality of life

Lenzing-Stapelfasern The Lenzing Group, market leader for specialty fibers from the renewable raw material wood, has been providing both financial support and textiles made of its fibers to DEBRA Austria, the patient organization for “butterfly children”. more

09. July 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Cotton with properties of man-made fibers?

Cotton Inc. According to the Bremer Baumwollbörse (Bremen Cotton Exchange), another innovation could provide an impulse for change in cotton: more

05. July 2019 | News, Views & Markets

Kelheim Fibres wins World of Wipes Innovation Award

INDA Präsident Dave Rousse überreicht Helmut Lauterbach, Kelheim Fibres, den WoW Innovation Award During the World of Wipes in Atlanta, the Bavarian manufacturer of viscose speciality fibers was awarded the World of Wipes Innovation Award. more

27. June 2019 | News, Views & Markets

Saurer: new website

Neue Webseite On June 18, 2019 the new Saurer website went online. more

27. June 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing builds world’s largest lyocell fiber plant in Thailand

Größte Lyocellfaseranlage der Welt Lenzing plans to invest more than EUR 1 bn in new lyocell fiber production facilities. more

24. June 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

New international conference on cellulose fibers

Neue internationale Konferenz in Köln 2020 Private and independent nova-Institute announces the 1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibers – Technologies, Applications and Sustainability in Textiles, 11–12 February 2020, Cologne (Germany). more

24. June 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing Group to become the first carbon neutral fiber producer in the world

Lenzing: nachhaltige Holzbeschaffung The Lenzing Group, a recognized leader in climate action, member of the CEO Climate Leaders Group of the World Economic Forum and a signatory to the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, will drastically reduce its CO2 footprint. The Lenzing Group will invest EUR 100 mn over the coming years to reduce carbon emissions both inside its operational boundaries (scope 1+2) and in its supply chain (scope 3). Due to its ambitious CO2 emission reduction strategy, the Lenzing Group will further contribute towards helping customers to transition their business to a lower CO2 base. more

21. May 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

New microfiber ADVA Staple for the nonwovens industry

ADVANSA: neue Mikrofaser für die Vliesstoffindustrie With a diameter of only 8 μm (0.6 dtex), the fibers are particularly soft. A special surface treatment provides hydrophilicity, so that an immediate moisture transport can be ensured. more

20. May 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing traces its fibers with blockchain technology

Consumers increasingly want to understand the ingredients and suppliers of the products they buy, requesting a new level of transparency and traceability. The supply chain transparency from wood to garment and home textiles will enable all customers and partners to identify Tencel fibers and the respective wood source in each production and distribution step. more

16. May 2019 | Techtextil

Kelheim Fibres: Fiber diversity

Kelheim Fibres auf der Techtextil High-performance insulation materials, disinfectant wipes and supply chain transparency – Kelheim Fibers present solutions at Techtextil in Frankfurt. more

16. May 2019 | Techtextil

BWF Group: Optimal acoustics

BWF Group auf der Techtextil The BWF Group has developed the innovative technical fiber composite polySONIC fr, which mainly can be used in interior design, f.e. as wall covering, furniture, or acoustic panel. more

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