Techtextil N.A., Texprocess Americas shows postponed until next editions

July 23rd, 2020

The organizers of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas have announced that the co-located events have been postponed beyond 2020. “We have been monitoring the global spread of COVID-19 that began earlier this year, and to uphold our commitment to the industry, we postponed [the events] to October 1-3, 2020. However, as coronavirus cases in […]

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Oerlikon Barmag presents innovative solutions for HMLS polyester yarn

May 27th, 2015

Swiss technical-textile maker Oerlikon Barmag introduced its high-modulus low-shrinkage (HMLS) yarn at Techtextil 2015 offering a polyester to be used in tire cord. One of two companies worldwide that produces machine solutions for the production of HMLS yarn—the material is tear resistant, but elastic and temperature stable—used predominantly in high-speed tires. Oerlikon Barmag’s polyester tire […]

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High performance fabrics focus on comfort

May 22nd, 2015

TechTextil at Messe Frankfurt in May hosted 1,662 exhibitors showing materials and products across the large spectrum of markets in the textile world. Messe Frankfurt Monitor APP was introduced to help visitors navigate. The exhibits were diverse, ranging from fibers and yarns to robot-assisted production processes. Three strong themes emerged: performance with comfort, sustainability and […]

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Hohenstein offers updates on algae for textiles

May 6th, 2015

The AlBioTex Project, an initiative looking at the use of alginates as a natural raw material source for textiles, will provide updates for attendees at Techtextil in Frankfurt this year. Launched at the end of 2013 in partnership with Germany’s Hohenstein Institute, BRAIN, Kelheim Fibres and rökona, the project’s focus has been the manufacture of […]

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Sukano expands masterbatch portfolio

May 5th, 2015

Swiss additive expert Sukano has expanded the Sukano masterbatch and service portfolio. The company offers masterbatch solutions for antimicrobial fiber applications, UV stabilization of polyester fibers and processing aids for PLA nonwovens. Custom engineering functionality, performance and processing aids into the fibers can offer significant cost savings for fiber producers and fabric manufacturers; subsequent processing […]

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Textile construction showcases at Techtextil

April 30th, 2015

Filigree design, lightness, corrosion resistance and material efficiency: without these characteristics future architecture is unimaginable. Based on these characteristics, textile institutes and companies have been researching fiber-based alternative building materials and developing marketable products that will increasingly replace conventional materials like steel and offer equal or even better material properties. The future of textile construction […]

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GKD to feature mesh constructions at Techtextil

April 22nd, 2015

Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) of Duren, Germany, will present its newest developments in technical textiles and nonwovens at Techtextil, May 4–7, with a focus on the company's latest material combinations: weaves and mesh finishes, including coatings, hybrid weaves and multi-dimensional mesh constructions. Coatings GKD’s coated mesh constructions optimize separation rates or improve abrasion resistance. Integrated […]

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Sympatex, Ploucquet partner at Techtextil

April 20th, 2015

German textile companies Sympatex® Technologies and Ploucquet GmbH will present a portfolio of new products at this year’s Techtextil trade show. The companies will introduce a selection of recently developed products including a new breathable inner glove by Sympatex for the medical and industry sector. The glove will address the concerns of a wide range […]

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HEYtex® and BondCote™ brands presents “Texineering®”

March 31st, 2015

Nearly all things can be made or improved upon using technical textiles. Many different applications made from technical textiles have become part of our everyday lives: tarpaulins, tents, hot-air balloons, sport mats, shade sails and even entire stadium roofing structures are made of finely woven and innovatively coated materials. Oil barriers are put to use […]

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Houston to host June JEC Americas Composites Show

March 4th, 2015

The Paris-based JEC Group, a subsidiary of the nonprofit CPC, the Center for Promotion of Composites, will hold its 4th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference in Houston, Texas, June 2-4. The international event, which focuses on innovation and opportunities for the composites materials industry, attracts exhibitors and attendees from around the world and […]

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