New problems, new solutions

November 8th, 2021

OPT Industries creates a range of custom-designed products from a single polymer 3D printing process. Photo: OPT Industries.  Addressing the challenges of scaling up for e-textiles and other novel materials.  by Janet Preus “We still have the post-development valley of death,” says Clare King, president of Propel LLC. Her company has been involved in developing […]

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Lectra completes acquisition of Gerber Technology

June 11th, 2021

Lectra recently finalized the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Gerber Technology. This strategic combination, of which all stages have now been successfully completed, has led to the creation of a global Industry 4.0 player for the fashion, automotive and furniture markets, the company reports.  “The union of our respective innovative expertise, our state-of-the-art offers […]

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Textile machinery business transfer completed

October 29th, 2018

With the final transfer of ownership effective October 1, 2018, Oerlikon Barmag Spinnzwirn became the independent company STC Spinnzwirn GmbH (Starlinger Textile machinery Chemnitz). In May 2018, the Austrian Starlinger Group announced the acquisition of the Chemnitz-based business unit Barmag Spinnzwirn from Oerlikon. STC Spinnzwirn has more than 150 years of textile machinery engineering experience. […]

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Multibar lace with 3D and three-color effects from Karl Mayer

February 6th, 2015

The conspicuously inconspicuous catsuit may not be the type of thing to wear for undercover work, but it certainly is a stylish piece for attracting attention. More to the point, textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer has succeeded in making a 3D lace with a striking camouflage effect. The fabric for this garment has a semi-geometrical […]

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