News: Fibers & Filaments

07. March 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Sustainably repairing and recycling CFRP components

CFK-Bauteile nachhaltig reparieren oder recyceln Defective airplane components made from carbon fiber reinforced plastics may soon be repaired or recycled easily and cost-effectively. more

02. March 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Teijin and Hayashi Telempu’s jointly developed soundproof material selected for 2016 Toyota Prius

Teijin Limited and Hayashi Telempu Corporation announced that Hayashi Telempu’s V-Wave soundproof material made with Teijin’s V-Lap nonwoven polyester fabric has been selected as soundproof material for the 2016 Toyota Prius. more

29. February 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Boost for European hemp cultivation

Rückenwind für den Hanfanbau_1000px Hemp cultivation areas in Europe will expand from 8,000 ha in 2011 to almost 25,000 ha in 2016, which shows a triple increase in 5 years. The reason is the growing demand for different raw materials obtained from this outstanding multi-purpose crop. Hemp fibres are more

29. February 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Karl Mayer is participating in a project to promote concrete reinforced with carbon-fiber textiles

Herstellung von biaxialen Gelegestrukturen zur Bewährung von Betonbauteilen Technical textiles have made their mark as reinforcing materials for use in concrete structures. The world’s first bridge made from fiber-reinforced concrete was erected in 2005 in Oschatz. Textiles made from carbon-fiber rovings are particularly more

26. February 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Hot Topic “Green Genetic Engineering”

The Bremen Cotton Exchange and the Fibre Institute Bremen e. V. (FIBRE) invite the world cotton industry to participate in the 33rd International Cotton Conference Bremen from 16th to 18th March, 2016. The conference in the historic Town Hall traditionally attracts around 500 experts from all sectors of the international cotton business. The theme of the Conference is “Cotton: Connecting High Tech and Nature”. Within the frame of nine thematic sessions, the Conference will take up “hot topics” in cotton production as well as aspects of the future viability of cotton as a raw material. more

23. February 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Milliken & Company is testing flame resistant textiles in space

Jeff Strahan, research and development manager of flame resistant textiles at Milliken & Company is spearheading a collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to test flame resistant (FR) textiles in space on the International Space Station (ISS). more

22. February 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Metsä Group's bioproduct concept is progressing

uudet tekstiilikuidut-va?rja?ys2_58859__web_100px The core of Metsä Group's bioproduct mill, under construction in Äänekoski, lies in the world's most efficient pulp mill, with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tonnes. But: To expand this core with the production of numerous new bioproducts is a leading principle behind the concept. more

22. February 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Major investment in dissolving pulp line

The Board of Directors of Södra decided to invest SEK 1 billion (EUR 100 million) in the pulp mill at Mörrum. more

15. February 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Mogul: Successful testing of flame resistant fabric

The fabric was produced from a PET polymer chip containing a special fire retard component. The raw material additive enabled the resultant fabric to self extinguish a flame and also self extinguish any subsequent smouldering. more

29. January 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Into the fiber’s core

UP to 95 % Light Reflectance: Kelheim tests new IR-reflecting viscose speciality fiber more

26. January 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 – New test criteria and limit values

At the start of the year, the international association published the customary updated test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with Standard 100. The new regulations will take effect on 1 April 2016 for all certifications following a three-month transition period.

21. January 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

TFP Nonwovens in Space

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) fine glass veil was supplied to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and can now be found in the high temperature insulation patch on the
satellite’s Advanced Microwave Radiometer.

14. January 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Hexcel’s carbon fiber composites benefit latest premium car model

Hexcel is pleased to have its innovative CFRP technology introduced in the BMW 7 Series where it is used to save weight and reinforce the metal shell of the B-pillar. more

14. January 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Sustainability for home and hospitality textiles

1888 Mills and Cotton made in Africa Conclude New Partnership at “Heimtextil” in Frankfurt more

11. January 2016 | Fibers & Filaments

Submissions requested for the AVK Innovation Award 2016

The AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) invites submissions for the prestigious AVK Innovation Award 2016 in the field of Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRP) / Composites in the following categories: more

21. December 2015 | Fibers & Filaments

Coffins, flower pots and clarinets made of Natural Fibre Composites are the winners of the “Wood and Natural Fibre Composite Award 2015”

About 400,000 tonnes of Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) and Natural Fibre Composites (NFC) are produced in Europe every year. The most important markets are decking, light-weight components for automobile interiors and consumer goods, for example toys, as the organizer of the conference, nova-Institute (DE), presented in its latest market study. more

17. December 2015 | Fibers & Filaments

Teijin Frontier develops Octa Neo multilayer fiber

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fiber-product converting company, announced today that it has developed Octa Neo, a multilayer fiber that combines the company’s proprietary Octa hollow, eight-fin polyester fiber with various chemical and natural staple fibers for diverse applications. more

14. December 2015 | Fibers & Filaments

Materials for high-end protection

Freudenberg Performance Materials extends its range and the features of microfilament textiles made using Evolon technology for technical packaging. more

11. December 2015 | Fibers & Filaments

Three finalists to compete for RISE Durable Product Award

Three finalists have been nominated for the prestigious Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference (RISE) Durable Product Award that recognizes innovation in new commercial nonwoven durable products. more

10. December 2015 | Fibers & Filaments

INDA’s Nonwoven Fabric Sampler

INDA has launched a nonwoven sample book as essential tool for professionals in this industry. more

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