News: Fibers & Filaments

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

20. February 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Kelheim increases prices for viscose fibres

The producer of viscose speciality fibres and the supplier of viscose fibres for the tampon industry will increase prices for all viscose fibre types by a minimum of €0,10/kg with immediate effect. more

13. February 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Sytec One attaches efficiency to a single thread

Oerlikon Neumag auf der Domotex Asia 2018 However, beyond commodity products, standard plants can no longer fully exploit their advantages. From 20th to 22nd March 2018, Oerlikon Neumag will be presenting an economical alternative in Shanghai in hall W3, booth F03 at the Domotex asia/Chinafloor, the leading floor covering trade fair in the Asia-Pacific region: the BCF plant Sytec One with single-end technology. more

01. February 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Asahi Kasei to expand capacity for Leona

Leona  Nylon66 Filamente im Auto Asahi Kasei’s Fibers & Textiles SBU will expand its production capacity for Leona nylon 66 filament in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan more

01. February 2018 | Fibers & Filaments

Teijin Frontier to participate in Première Vision Paris

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fibers and products converting company, announced that it will participate in Première Vision Paris, a major global event for fashion industry professionals that will be held in Paris from February 13 to 15. more

20. November 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Teijin’s New Fabric Boasts Lightweight and Premium Black Color

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin group's fiber-product converting company announced that it has developed a new fabric, boasting a premium black color that is expected to meet demands for lightweight and easy-care formal wear. more

15. November 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing: Revenue up 9.4 percent to EUR 1,726.6 mn

Fasern The Lenzing Group generated a substantial increase in revenue and earnings in the first nine months of the 2017 financial year compared to the prior-year period. The company is continuing the implementation of its Group strategy sCore TEN in order to further expand the offering of specialty fibers and be even closer to its customers and business partners. more

08. November 2017 | Fibers & Filaments

Solvay acquires large-tow carbon fiber precursor manufacturer

Solvay completed the acquisition of European Carbon Fiber GmbH (“ECF”), a German producer of high-quality “precursor” for large-tow (50K) polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fibers. more

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