Oerlikon Barmag opens Chemnitz site

July 15th, 2015

German fiber-technology developer Oerlikon Barmag has opened its new technology center in Chemnitz. The 1,600-square-meter (17,000-plus square feet) building was constructed in just 10 months. The new building will host development and testing primarily of extrusion systems for tapes and monofilaments along with winding/texturing machines, twisting machines and carbon-fiber winders. It also will feature a […]

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German firm offers biodegradable polyester lining

March 6th, 2015

Freudenberg Interlining of Ramstein-Miesenbach is marketing what it calls the first polyester lining to be made from 100 percent biodegradable fibers, and which can be used as a lining to strengthen clothing or parts of garments. The company says it is the first in Germany to gain certification for the biological degradability of a textile product. […]

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Völkl upgrades performance wear with DWR BARRIER ECO by HeiQ

February 12th, 2015

German based sports equipment and clothing brand Völkl has incorporated the fluorine-free DWR technology BARRIER ECO by the Swiss textile technology company HeiQ in its next performance wear collection. BARRIER ECO provides the collection with environmentally-friendly water-repellent features. Inspired by ducks’ natural ability to stay warm and dry in the wettest and harshest of conditions […]

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