Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-23

Ultra-light landing gear made of carbon fiber composites for air taxis

SGL Carbon will begin serial production of landing gear made from braided carbon fiber material early this year. The landing skids will be installed in around 500 air taxis worldwide over the next two years.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-22

Returning exhibitors and newcomers, including suppliers from Belarus, are set to show off their latest innovations to meet the specific sourcing needs of buyers with a diverse range of unique functional yarns at Yarn Expo Spring. The fair will be held from 11 – 13 March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-15

The Lenzing Group, world market leader for wood-based cellulosic fibers, and Duratex, the largest producer of industrialized wood panels in the southern hemisphere, announce that they will build a 500,000t dissolving wood pulp plant in the State of Minas Gerais, near Sao Paulo (Brazil). The start-up is planned for the first half of 2022. In the joint venture, Lenzing holds a 51 percent, Duratex a 49 percent stake.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-13

At Domotex 2020, RadiciGroup introduced Renycle, a new range of products with recyclate content. The Group also announced the acquisition of a material recovery company.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-09

Trevira presents itself once again with its successful trade fair concept at the 2020 Heimtextil trade fair. The manufacturer of high-quality flame retardant polyester fibres will present its products at a stand measuring more than 2,000 square metres. Together with 31 of its major customers, Trevira will cover the entire textile value chain: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-23

Südwolle Group expands its sustainability commitment through the collaboration with RENU fibres by ITOCHU Corporation

Südwolle Group, well-known spinner of pure wool and wool blend worsted yarns, expands its offering through the strategic cooperation with RENU project by ITOCHU Corporation Ltd. The partnership comprises a strategic co-development and marketing of yarns and fabrics constructed with Itochu’s RENU recycled polyester fibre blended with wool targeted for the worsted yarn industry.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-20

Wood-based alternative: Feminine hygiene fibres from Kelheim

Kelheim’s premium tampon fibre Galaxy® has proven effective in sanitary pads: It can substitute up to 70% of the synthetics in ADL (Acquisition-Distribution-Layers) in feminine hygiene pads. The amount of feminine hygiene waste is enormous – and often the time it takes for these products to degrade is hundreds of years longer than the lifespan of the woman who used it, because the synthetic components are not bio-degradable. Changing consumer behavior drives the need for environmentally friendly yet safe alternatives.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-13

Kelheim Fibres a frontrunner in CanopyStyle “Hot-Button“ ranking

In the 2019 `Hot-Button' report issued by the forest conservation organisation Canopy, Kelheim Fibres attained a “green shirt” ranking. This result underlines the company‘s excellent performance as regards to raw material sourcing. Many fashion brands already value the `Hot-Button' report as a reliable indicator for sustainability for viscose fibre producers.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-09

Trevira looks back on an eventful year 2019

Global economic conditions deteriorated and Trevira had to face a decline in new orders in all segments of both business units (fibres and filaments). With a total turnover of approximately 208 million Euros in 2019, this result was below expectations.

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Yarn & Fiber

2020-01-09

The world's first conference on cellulose fibres will take place in Cologne

The global cellulose fibre market is one of the fastest-growing markets altogether, with an annual growth rate of almost 10%. Experts estimate that sales will exceed 50 billion dollars in 2025. The increasing demand for environmentally friendly and biodegradable fibres for textiles, hygiene products and plastic substitutes in packaging are the most important drivers for the growth. In this context, political regulations, which aim to drastically reduce the discharge of microplastics into the environment, play an important role.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-19

How Tung Ho Textiles add value with fish scale waste

As a leading yarn and fibre exhibition, Yarn Expo is used as a promotional platform for showcasing all kinds of innovative, unique products from around the world. Exhibitors from 14 countries and regions joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2019, including Tung Ho Textiles from Taiwan. Their innovative products – including a functional blend of TENCEL™ and fish scales – proved popular at the fair.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-12

Realisation of IVL investment package at Trevira site Guben

In May 2018, Trevira GmbH’s parent company Indorama Ventures (IVL) approved a major investment package for Trevira’s Guben site, and this week sees the launch of a key new component – a spinning machine capable of producing raw white POY (partially oriented yarn) for further processing at the texturising stage. A further three new spinning machines are planned. The new machinery will offer efficiency savings in both manufacturing and energy use at the Guben site, which specialises in flat and texturised filament yarns for automotive interiors, technical textiles, apparel and home textiles.

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Yarn & Fiber

2019-12-12

DORNBIRN-GFC comes to ASIA

A close partnership between the Austrian Fibers Institute and KOFOTI as well as DYETEC from Korea enables to arrange the 1st Dornbirn-GFC congress for the Asian market. Around 300 till 400 participants from the whole textile chain will be expected to join this special event. An agreement on this cooperation has been signed by October 21st, 2019 in Porto/Portugal.

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