Composites

2020-12-03

Market insights: survey shows positive outlooks for the Composites industry

The ongoing epidemic of COVID-19 that has been affecting the world's economy since last winter has had a tremendous impact on many major industries, including aerospace and automotive, at the heart of the composites industry. Although the outlooks seem uncertain for the latter, the composites industry has remained resilient and shows strong adaptability during this crisis.

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Research & Development

2020-12-03

Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation) once again awards two ITA prize winners

Best Dissertation Award and Creativity Award of the Foundation of the German Textile Machinery Industry 2020 go to Aachen

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Sustainability

2020-12-03

Kemin Textile Auxiliaries becomes official bluesign® system partner

Adhering to bluesign® reinforces Kemin Textile Auxiliaries’ commitment to sustainability and provides customers further guarantee of transparent and traceable production processes

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Textile chemistry

2020-12-03

Crude oil - for a long time the lubricant of the world. As a fuel, for heating and cooling and as a raw material in industry, for example for the production of plastics. But the reserves of crude oil are limited. And its use releases CO2 – to the detriment of the climate. A particularly sustainable alternative to oil is biomass. The materials manufacturer Covestro is increasingly offering bio-based products and, together with partners from numerous countries, is advancing research in this field.

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Sustainability

2020-12-03

Today, Fashion for Good celebrates the progress achieved over the past year since launching their South Asia Innovation Programme during their annual end of year event. To round off an eventful year, Fashion for Good announces their newest regional partner, Birla Cellulose – part of the Aditya Birla Group, as well as the graduation of 9, first batch start-ups, many of whom have successfully engaged with leading manufactures to bring their solutions to market in a year filled with unprecedented challenges.

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Sustainability

2020-12-03

Eastman takes on global challenges through ambitious sustainability agenda

Eastman announced ambitious 2030 sustainability commitments Tuesday in tandem with the publication of its 2020 sustainability report. The report highlights the company's commitment to sustainable innovation and establishes goals to address three difficult, long-term and potentially devastating challenges that will affect our rapidly growing population: climate change, the plastic waste crisis and social inequities.

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Research & Development

2020-12-03

DuPont Biomaterials sponsors fashion program at Central Saint Martins

Fashion students to receive Sorona® fabrics for annual show

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Sustainability

2020-12-03

Textile Exchange’s Benchmark program to cover nature impacts for the first time

Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi, the Biodiversity Benchmark provides a roadmap for companies to understand their impacts on nature and to deliver positive outcomes.

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Composites

2020-12-03

DORNIER presents itself with holistic approaches to thermoplastic composites and three-dimensional preforms

A modern composite lightweight design is not based on the material alone. It is rather an optimal synergy of material, process and application.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-12-03

INDA releases new North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook report

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has released a new industry outlook report, North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2019-2024.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-12-03

Continental Structural Plastics perfects carbon fiber RTM process, launches production programs

After winning a JEC Innovation Award in 2016 for its Lincoln MKS Decklid Concept – a TCA Ultra Lite® outer panel and a carbon fiber RTM prototype inner – Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has fine-tuned its carbon fiber RTM (CF-RTM) process to the point that a premium automaker will be using the technology for closures on future vehicle platforms. These doors will feature both inner and outer panels as well as structural reinforcements molded using CSP’s advanced CF-RTM process.

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Recycling

2020-12-03

International technology group ANDRITZ and biotechnology group Infinited Fiber Company have signed a cooperation agreement to develop the process and equipment solutions for Infinited Fiber Company’s textile fiber regeneration technology. The technology can turn any cellulose-rich raw material, including discarded textiles, used cardboard or rice or wheat straw, into cellulose carbamate fibers – unique, high-quality textile fibers with the look and feel of cotton. ANDRITZ is the process equipment supplier for the technology. The two companies have worked together to carry out trials since the end of 2019.

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Sustainability

2020-12-03

Borealis has gained for its Porvoo (Finland), Schwechat (Austria), polyolefin (PO) production sites, and is aiming to have its sites at Stenungsund (Sweden) and Burghausen (Germany) certified by the first quarter of 2021. Borealis’ Porvoo location, which recently , is the latest site to gain this certification. A certification audit was completed at Stenungsund this October, and there is one planned for certification at Burghausen later this year.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-12-03

Lenzing AG has successfully issued a hybrid bond – a subordinated, unsecured bond – with a total volume of EUR 500 mn and a coupon of 5.75 percent.

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Spinning

2020-12-03

Loepfe Brothers Ltd. has announced today that their new YarnMaster® EOS is in series production and ready for shipping. Featuring state-of-the-art optoelectronic technology, this is the latest in a range of products designed and launched to support maximum productivity for spinning mills.

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Associations

2020-12-03

In early December, the chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Peter D. Dornier presented awards to six successful young engineers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony took place as a web conference for the first time.

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Research & Development

2020-12-03

Testing service provider and research partner, Hohenstein now tests according to the first European guideline for community masks, the CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 17553:2020. Hohenstein had already taken a big step towards safety and functionality with the introduction of its quality label for Tested Community Masks. The new "Community Face Coverings-Guide to minimum requirements, methods of testing and use" sets minimum requirements for design, performance evaluation, labelling and packaging of both reusable and disposable masks.

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Software

2020-12-03

Practical training for the garment industry is a matter close to the heart of the Assyst company. Once a year the company therefore presents the Vidya Award to give young designers the opportunity to intensively work with product development in 3D. Now the prizes were awarded in a virtual awards ceremony.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-12-03

Just a few days ago, the second newly-delivered Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown system was commissioned at Innovatec’s state-of-the-art machine park. With it, the nonwovens manufacturer – based in Troisdorf in North Rhine-Westphalia – immediately started producing polypropylene filter nonwovens: in particular for use in protective face masks, which have been increasingly in demand since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and whose domestic manufacture is being supported by the German Government.

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Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2020-12-03

Postponement of FABRIC DAYS Spring.Summer 22

The ongoing situation demands the highest flexibility and versatility from our industry. As we all miss personal exchange with our industry partners MUNICH FABRIC START wants to offer a safe and inspiring physical platform as soon as possible. Based on current developments, the announced date for FABRIC DAYS in January no longer seems feasible. Which is why the upcoming edition of FABRIC DAYS has been postponed by five weeks...

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Recycling

2020-12-03

New recycling capacity in France and Poland to recycle 10 billion PET bottles in Europe by 2023

10 billion post-consumer PET plastic bottles from across Europe will be recycled per year by 2023 in Indorama Ventures’ new and expanded facilities in France and Poland. Thai-based Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is investing USD1.5 billion globally to expand its recycling facilities. The new investment, that will see over 1.7 billion additional post-consumer PET plastic bottles recycled, was welcomed today by UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, whose members have committed to use recycled PET (rPET) in their bottles.

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Sustainability

2020-12-03

Working Mother Media names VF Corporation one of the “Top 75 Companies for Executive Women”

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, has been named one of the 2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women by Working Mother Media (WMM). WMM continues to explore ways to move more women into top positions, while highlighting the successes at these trailblazing companies.

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Europe

2020-12-03

Coronavirus: Commission presents “Staying safe from COVID-19 during winter” strategy

Today, the Commission adopted a strategy for sustainably managing the pandemic over the coming winter months, a period that can bring a risk of increased transmission of the virus owing to specific circumstances such as indoor gatherings. The strategy recommends continued vigilance and caution throughout the winter period and into 2021 when the roll out of safe and effective vaccines will occur. The Commission will then provide further guidance on a gradual and coordinated lifting of containment measures.

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Weaving

2020-12-03

Stäubli – innovation driver and long-term shaper of the Swiss machinery landscape

December 9, 2020 marks the 80th anniversary date of the Swissmem Textile Machinery Division. Stäubli, a member of Swissmem since January 1897, was among the founders of this section, dedicated to the textile industry. The section was established during very difficult times, World War II, but has achieved success for both partners: Today the Swissmem Textile Machinery Division is celebrating its 80th anniversary, and the Stäubli Group, as a founding member headquartered in Switzerland, enjoys worldwide renown as an innovation driver in textile mechatronics.

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Knitting & Hosiery

2020-12-02

Bringing movement to the surface

Seersucker clothing is a hit every summer season. The fabrics look cool and can be worn without breaking into a sweat. This is thanks to slightly three-dimensional relieflike fabric sides. The crepe-like surfaces ensure that the textiles do not lie directly on the skin, but are instead kept away from the body. This allows for ventilation and moisture balance. What’s more, the relief-like structures mean the pieces do not need to be ironed after washing – and also give the fabric its name. The word seersucker originates from Persian and means shir o shekar: milk and sugar.

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Denim

2020-12-02

Light on the Land 2.0 is out: Miles Johnson and ISKO’s Creative Room present the new responsible collection.

The second edition of this partnership tells the story of a unique combination of creativity and expertise brought to the table by ISKO’s style and design center, Creative Room Italy, and the innovative designer Miles Johnson, resulting in a collection featuring responsible R-TWOTM fabrics and a selection of sustainable accessories and details.

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Raw Materials

2020-12-02

Lower production expected to ease pressure on prices in 2020/21

It seems as though cotton prices have been under pressure forever — certainly since the pandemic began — but a projected reduction in global production, from 24.9 million tonnes to 24.7 million tonnes, could ease that pressure slightly due to lower year-ending stocks in 2020/21.

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Dyeing, Drying, Finishing

2020-11-30

Key role for Kipas in the EU’s multi-million New Cotton Project

Monforts customer Kipas has been selected as the sole denim manufacturing partner in the €6.7 million European Union-funded New Cotton Project, involving the brands adidas and H&M, working in a consortium with suppliers, innovators and research institutes.

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Composites

2020-11-30

Sonntag Fins switch to Sicomin’s GreenPoxy® 33 for custom carbon windsurf fins

Sicomin’s latest marine collaboration with Sonntag Fins sees its industry leading GreenPoxy® 33 bio-based epoxy resin used for custom carbon fibre windsurf fins - combining speed, fatigue performance and sustainability for some of the fastest sailors afloat.

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Associations

2020-11-26

Italian textile machinery: Opening of technology training center in Pakistan

The inauguration ceremony for the Italy-Pakistan Textile Technology Center (IPTTC) was held this past November 16th in Faisalabad, Pakistan at the National Textile University (NTU). The training center, which is the first of its kind for Italian textile machinery technology in Pakistan, was inaugurated by the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, Andreas Ferrarese, and by Rizwan Shafi, CEO of Crescent Bahuman Limited.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-11-26

INDA’s Virtual Hygienix™ 2020 event connects global hygiene and personal care industry professionals!

Over 240 professionals from 18 countries throughout the supply chain participated in the sixth edition of INDA’s Hygienix™, the premier event for absorbent hygiene & personal care markets, on Nov. 17-19 in a virtual format to comply with pandemic guidelines.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-11-26

Digital trade fair by Truetzschler Nonwovens and Truetzschler Card Clothing

COVID-19 has presented many companies with a major challenge this year. Trade fairs were cancelled or postponed and the exchange with the customer did not take place as usual. At the same time there is the opportunity to pursue new, digital ways.

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Weaving

2020-11-26

The installation of 112 OmniPlus-i machines at Ada Fios in Portugal reaches full cruising speed!

Challenges in life are inevitable, but they can often be used to one’s advantage. This was the perspective that the Portuguese company ADA Fios took when it was hit by a fire that completely destroyed its spinning section and most of its weaving machines at the end of June. ADA Fios faced the challenge by confidently looking to the future and it made immediate plans for an even more modern weaving mill than it had before.

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Market Analysis & Forecasts

2020-11-26

USD 3.6 Billion worldwide textile coatings industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The "Textile Coatings - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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News Archive
2020-11-26

H&M first to adopt Eastman Naia™ renew cellulosic fiber in conscious exclusive collection

2020-11-26

Signing of memorandum of understandung between KIAT and RWTH Aachen University

2020-11-26

Going beyond cotton – New project harnesses collaboration & cutting-edge technology to create circular fashion

2020-11-26

SMARTX Europe launches final call for funding

2020-11-26

Gerber redefines advanced manufacturing and automation at first-ever virtual ideation

2020-11-26

HeiQ Viroblock wins prestigious and coveted Swiss Technology Award 2020

2020-11-26

Integral receives accolades at the HKIA Annual Awards 2019/20

2020-11-26

Registration for Digital Textile Printing 2020 is now open

2020-11-26

AATCC announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

2020-11-26

Teijin Aramid proves ability to produce high-performance fibers from green raw materials

2020-11-26

Commission proposes measures to boost data sharing and support European data spaces

2020-11-26

Gender Action Plan – putting women and girls' rights at the heart of the global recovery for a gender-equal world

2020-11-26

Borealis makes progress towards “Goal Zero” thanks to upgraded state-of-the-art water treatment system in Schwechat, Austria

2020-11-26

New blue loan to help Indorama Ventures recycle 50 billion PET bottles a year by 2025

2020-11-26

Are we there yet?

2020-11-26

INVISTA adds 40,000-ton/year polymer capacity in China to serve local demand

2020-11-26

RadiciGroup releases its Sustainability Report 2019: Creating shared value in a long-term perspective

2020-11-26

Manual lever now even more ergonomic

2020-11-25

Grup Transilvae moves into textile printing sector with Kornit partnership

2020-11-25

Kordsa is the Gold sponsor of the virtual Global Concrete Summit

2020-11-25

Patagonia strengthens commitment to saving our home planet with the hire of Beth Thoren as Environmental Action & Initiatives Director

2020-11-25

COBRA provides high-quality mass production for ARE Tahiti’s new composite canoes

2020-11-23

The European Textiles Industry makes a final call to reach an agreement on EU-UK negotiations – nearly 130,000 jobs are at stake.

2020-11-23

Tonello presents THE Laser, the new innovative, revolutionary laser line

2020-11-23

Archroma tops Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) list of industrial chemical companies driving supply chain transparency

2020-11-19

Gruppo Maip, Eastman partner on sustainable automotive materials

2020-11-19

Global bioplastic market is estimated to account for US$ 215 Bn by the end Of 2027, says Coherent Market Insights (CMI)

2020-11-19

Home textile retail market to grow by $ 44.07 bn during 2020-2024

2020-11-19

Itema signs the contract with the Egyptian Cotton & Textile Industries Holding Company C.T.I.H.

2020-11-19

SGL Carbon and Koller Kunststofftechnik manufacture composite windshield for BMW Group

2020-11-19

Creating sustainable value, from plantation to fashion

2020-11-19

Leading fiber producer sets bold 2030 sustainability targets for a positive impact on climate, nature and people

2020-11-19

Birla Cellulose now maps 100% forest sources on Traceability platform GreenTrack™

2020-11-19

Light experiences light as paper

2020-11-19

Carbios produces first clear plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled textile waste

2020-11-19

2020 integral conversation "Transform and Thrive": Exploring the roadmap for a greener economy

2020-11-19

ASCENT+ access programme launches a new phase to become the powerhouse of researchers and innovators in nanoelectronics in Europe

2020-11-19

Relive-1: High-quality tufted carpets made of recycled PET

2020-11-19

Indorama Ventures included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year

2020-11-19

H&M Group and Renewcell expand partnership in industry first

2020-11-19

IDF DIRECT SPINNING – Process shortening with technological advantages

2020-11-19

New series of DIN standards enables comparability of spacer fabrics

2020-11-19

Tackling coronavirus with meltblown and spunbond technologies

2020-11-19

Ilay puts a premium on energy with new Monforts installation

2020-11-19

Customized polyester thanks to viscosity build-up in the VacuFil vacuum filter

2020-11-18

Mayer & Cie. extends top dog status in Turkey

2020-11-18

Ascend introduces HiDura™ long-chain polyamides

2020-11-18

ISKO proudly supports the virtual Textile Exchange Sustainability conference towards renewed efforts for momentum and best practice.

2020-11-18

Kelheim Fibres partner of ETP in „Bio-Based Fibres“ and “Circular Economy” programs

2020-11-18

EURATEX unveils a joint initiative

2020-11-18

Suominen increases its capabilities in the Americas

2020-11-16

CARL: First successful flight of a full composite rocket "made in Aachen" at EuRoC 2020

2020-11-16

TMAS member imogo develops new sustainable spray application technologies

2020-11-12

Sewing technologies & 3-D printing coming up in November for Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas Virtual Symposium

2020-11-12

Shiny and fancy effects

2020-11-12

High-Tech Fashion – art and science for the clothes of tomorrow

2020-11-12

INVISTA China ADN project receives final construction permit

2020-11-12

Mr. Ruizhe Sun (China) was elected as new ITMF President

2020-11-12

HKTDC initiatives enhance digital experience for SMEs

2020-11-12

2020 insights into antiviral agents for surface treatment - emerging antiviral agents in the market

2020-11-12

CLO virtual fashion welcomes Substance by Adobe, Jeanologia, and ColorDigital Integrations to CLO 6.0

2020-11-12

Taiwan’s functional textiles thrive on innovation to define new epidemic prevention lifestyles

2020-11-12

Ahlstrom-Munksjö introduces FibRoc®, a new product platform of high performance solutions for durable applications

2020-11-12

Black Friday review and forecast - What business strategy will fashion brands adopt?

2020-11-12

Denim première vision launches the DIGITAL DENIM WEEK next 30 November to 4 December 2020

2020-11-12

On its way into hygiene products

2020-11-12

Calvi achieves efficient, eco-conscious production on demand with Kornit Digital

2020-11-12

Spinnova, Bergans and Halley Stevensons introduce apparel as next step of Collection of Tomorrow

2020-11-12

SABIC hosts high-level forum on Circular Carbon Economy

2020-11-12

DORNIER initiates mask development with the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research (DITF)

2020-11-12

VF Corporation announces definitive agreement to acquire iconic, global streetwear leader Supreme®

2020-11-12

Coronavirus: Commission approves contract with BioNTech-Pfizer alliance to ensure access to a potential vaccine

2020-11-12

Canopy ranking: Lenzing for the first time achieves highest Hot Button category

2020-11-12

New level of transparency in the textile industry: Lenzing introduces blockchain-enabled traceability platform

2020-11-12

H&M now has over 100 million members

2020-11-12

H&M HOME to collaborate with Diane von Furstenberg

2020-11-12

U.S. Cotton trust protocol joins the cotton 2040’s platform and sustainability guide

2020-11-12

H&M Group names Leyla Ertur as new Head of Sustainability

2020-11-12

Inspiring Everyday: Learning new skills means growing with the company

2020-11-12

Utenos trikotažas implements antimicrobial technology in textile manufacturing

2020-11-12

adidas records strong recovery in third quarter

2020-11-12

Teijin launches website to showcase smart safety technologies and products

2020-11-12

The new Weftmaster SFB

2020-11-12

Texon’s Dongguan site secures SATRA & GRS status

2020-11-12

Robust pumps for sophisticated special fibers

2020-11-11

Moncler launches Grenoble collection with Dyneema® Composite Fabric

2020-11-11

Automated solutions for quality satisfaction

2020-11-05

"Good Vibes" virtual show

2020-11-05

Elevate Textiles releases 2020 Sustainability Report

2020-11-05

CHT Group publishes Sustainability Report 2019

2020-11-05

Circularise and Porsche collaborate with Borealis, Covestro and Domo Chemicals to enable the traceability of plastics in the automotive sector

2020-11-05

SAC will retire Higg MSI aggregated single score

2020-11-05

Bemberg Fibers empower “Tattva”, Hemang Agrawal’s new Crafttech Collection

2020-11-05

Sateri launches sustainability vision for 2030; pledges to be world’s leading net-positive fibre producer

2020-11-05

Technology webtalk on sustainable denim production

2020-11-05

Strategic partnership between Rieter and WW Systems

2020-11-05

Renewcell and Beyond Retro partner on textile-to-textile recycling

2020-11-05

New market and technology report: Chemical recycling – Status, trends, and challenges – technologies, sustainability, policy and key players

2020-11-05

Solvay has received a binding offer from Composites One

2020-11-05

Albany International reports third-quarter 2020 results