News: Fibers & Filaments

01. November 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

ThermHex PP honeycomb cores now also available with 5 mm cell size and 12 mm thickness

PP Wabenkerne New product variations for the use in lightweight sandwich panels more

31. October 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Microza for plant in Kuwait

Asahi Kasei’s Microza hollow-fiber membrane selected for desalination plant in Kuwait more

19. October 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Kurskhimvolokno starts up new Trützschler extrusion lines for industrial yarn

Trützschler- Extrusionslinien für technische Garne Within the frame of a strategic company modernization program, Kurskhimvolokno, a major Russian player in the polyamide industrial yarn industry, recently increased its capacity by more than 30 %. more

18. October 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Organic cotton?

Bio-Baumwolle Organic cotton is in high demand on the world market. To guarantee that manufactured cotton is genuinely organic, laboratory testing is required. Whether cotton and cotton-based end products contain genetic modifications can therefore be reliably verified. more

09. October 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing launches Tencel Luxe

Tencel Luxe At an exclusive event in Paris, the Lenzing Group launched a new product: Tencel Luxe. The branded lyocell filament is another key milestone in the implementation of the company’s sCore TEN strategy more

05. October 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Recycling at Trevira

Recycling bei Trevira On the 4th October 2017 a new brand was introduced: Trevira Sinfineco. more

04. October 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Asahi Kasei to expand capacity for Lamous microfiber suede

Asahi Kasei’s Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Fibers & Textiles will expand capacity for Lamous microfiber suede in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. more

04. October 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Certificate for Viloft fiber

Kelheim’s viscose specialty fiber has been granted the OK biodegradable Marine certificate from the Belgian certification body Vinçotte. more

25. September 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Asahi Kasei and Bluestar establish joint ventures for mPPE business in China

As announced on February, 2017, Asahi Kasei concluded a joint venture agreement with China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd. (Bluestar), a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina), for the more

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

13. September 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing opens new Application Innovation Center in Hong Kong

Lenzing eröffnet neues Applikations- und Innovationscenter in Hongkong The Lenzing Group is setting a further milestone in intensifying its cooperation with the partners along the value chain by its opening of a new Application Innovation Center (AIC) in Hong Kong. New applications for Lenzing fibers will be developed and tested at the new facility, among them applications for recent innovations like the Refibra branded lyocell fiber and the EcoVero branded viscose fiber. 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

18. July 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

EMS: New record levels for net sales and income

EMS erfolgreich The EMS Group (Domat/CH) is globally active in the business areas High Performance Polymers and Specialty Chemicals. In the first half of 2017, net sales increased by 6.5 % more

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