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Awards for young talents in engineering

13.12.2019 On the occasion of the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference (ADD ITC) 2019, which took place in Dresden/Germany from November 28-29, 2019, Peter D. Dornier, member of the Executive Board of the VDMA Textile Machinery Federation, Frankfurt/Germany, and Chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation for the Promotion of Young Engineers, honored 6 successful young talents.

Validation of climate targets by Science Based Targets initiative

12.12.2019 The producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, a member of the CEO Climate Leaders Group of the World Economic Forum and a signatory to the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, has announced that it will drastically reduce its CO2 footprint.

South American hygiene segment sold

11.12.2019 The hygiene market has been evolving form regional to global scales. Taking this into account, the producer of technical textiles Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany, has sold its South American branch of hygiene products to the manufacturer of nonwoven fabrics Fitesa, Gravataí/Brazil.

Curtains reduce indoor air pollutants

11.12.2019 The supplier of finishing technology, HeiQ Materials AG, Zurich/Switzerland, has added a new dimension to air management in the HeiQ Fresh product range – air purifying functionality that will be used in curtains from IKEA BV, Leiden/Netherlands, to reduce indoor air pollutants such as the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) acetaldehyde, formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide (NO).

Digital tool for innovation scouting

09.12.2019 To bring textile innovations to the market faster in order to increase the speed at which innovations can be realized, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA), Aachen/Germany, developed TexSpace.

New needlefelt line for Scavone

06.12.2019 With 126 years of existence S/A Fabril Scavone, Itatiba/Brazil, is a South American textile company that is steeped in tradition.
Durable, bio-based fibers

Revealing the potential of hemp-based textile materials

06.12.2019 Hemp fibers are receiving increasing interest as potential durable alternative for the widespread usage of cotton and flax fibers.
Teijin Frontier

New resilient fabric for sports and outdoor wear

05.12.2019 A lightweight, tear-resistant and flat-surfaced fabric has been launched by the fiber-product converting company Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan.
Karl Mayer

Machines for processing recycled yarn

04.12.2019 At the ITMA in June 2019 in Barcelona/Spain, the textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, was illustrating how easily yarns can be processed on warp knitting machines whilst conserving resources at the same time.

New Executive Board

02.12.2019 The members of the Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AKV), Frankfurt/Germany, have elected their Executive Board at a members’ meeting in Stuttgart/Germany on September 10, 2019.

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