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Friday, 30 January 2009


As mentioned in the last edition, Lenzing awarded the "Sleep Facto®" certificate for bedding.
It precisely satisfies the defined feel-good parameters. The first product made in accordance with the specific criteria was developed in cooperation with Advansa. The goal was to produce a bed cover with the very best sleep properties. The Suprelle® fiber from Advansa, blended with TENCEL® offers an ideal material. When the two fibers are combined, a softer cover with better wicking is obtained. It is also more eco-friendly than comparable bed covers.

Lenzing Fabric Competition Award

The “Lenzing Fabric Competition” began in May 2008.
Since May 2008 Lenzing collected innovative fabrics with TENCEL® or Lenzing Modal® within the scope of the Fabric Competition. After the selection procedure at Lenzing, the jury was left with 334 fabrics from 91 companies and 9 countries. Competition winners were chosen by Lenzing staff and industry textile experts. The winners from the 8 categories are listed below:
• Active Sportswear: Toyoshima & Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Fabric: TENCEL®/Nylon/PU
• Lingerie & Lounge Wear: Shenzhen KeFang Industry Development Co., Ltd. (China)
Fabric: MicroModal®/Spandex Jersey
• Thermo Applications: Takisada-Osaka Co., Ltd. 28 section (Japan)
Fabric: TENCEL®/Cashmere/Jersey
• Shirts & Blouses: Chia Her Industrial Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Fabric: TENCEL®/Cotton
• Denim: PT. Tyfountex (Indonesia)
Fabric: TENCEL®/T400/Cotton/Lycra Denim
• Chino: Shinjintex Co., Ltd. (Korea)
Fabric: TENCEL®/Linen/Cupro
• Eco Fiber Blends: Handseltex Industrial Corp. (Taiwan)
Fabric: MicroModal®/Organic Cotton/Spandex Jersey
• Home Textile: Unitika Textiles Ltd. (Japan)
Fabric: TENCEL® MICRO Satin
The winning fabrics will be exhibited at Texworld New York, and displayed in their various categories. The “Fabric Competition Award“ will be presented to the winners on February 3rd, 2009.


The new summer covering from TENCEL prevents heat accumulation on car-seats.
" Kiddy b-cool " works to keep children cool when indoor temperatures are uncomfortably high. In addition, it is very skin-friendly and the rapid moisture absorption prevents the growth of bacteria. Even at high temperatures, kids' sensitive skin remains dry and therefore, skin irritation is avoided.


At Heimtextil, in January, a color card for interiors was presented by Lenzing for the first time.
The trends for 2010 were explained in detail during a special trends talk and were greatly appreciated by the experts who attended. Are you interested in receiving information about the Interior Trends for 2010? Order a color card from:


There’s no doubt that denim manufacturers are under high pressure when it comes to environmental matters.
Lenzing optimizes the production process from the fiber to the finished article of clothing, thereby utilizing the latest findings and technologies to produce jeans that comply with ecological demands. The admixture of TENCEL® to conventional cotton jeans can significantly improve the environmental impact. If just 25% TENCEL® is added to a denim fabric, the area under cultivation for cotton and the water consumption for irrigation can be reduced by a quarter. More detailed information about this can be found at Texworld and Expofil in Paris.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

E-marketplace for used knitting machinery takes off

Manchester, UK – Knitting and hosiery industries website ( reports that it’s e-marketplace for used knitting machinery is starting to take off.

Used, has launched the online marketplace at for companies that buy and sell all kinds of used flat, circular, warp and hosiery knitting machinery. Buyers searching Used Knitting Machinery can drill down their search to find exactly what they want very quickly. For example a buyer looking for Shima Seiki SES122S model would search under Flat Knitting & Fully Fashioned and could find what they want instantly. They can also search by machine gauge, knitting width and number of knitting systems.

Full article in Chinese

Manchester - is about to launch a Chinese language version of its website. By the end of January 2009, will be available in both traditional and simplified Chinese languages and will be fully localised.

To give Chinese readers access to its unique content and help advertisers reach the Chinese knitting and hosiery industries, will be implementing a unique translation solution which will allow accurate translation including technical terms.

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Benninger endorses Bluesign

Uzwil, Switzerland - Bluesign Technologies AG has announced that it is to cooperate with Benninger AG. Benninger will endorse the Bluesign standard as a Bluesign supporter with a focus on process optimisation and process engineering. Benninger says that the idea of the Bluesign standard perfectly reflects its company philosophy.

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Merino Perform for all climate sportswear

Merino Perform

Sydney - Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has unveiled its new Merino Perform range of extra fine Merino performance fabrics designed for next-to-skin wear.

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New dimension in technical knits from Mayer & Cie.

Albstadt – Leading circular knitting machine builder Mayer & Cie.has launched a new double jersey machine for fine rib knit fabrics and 3D spacer fabrics for technical applications.

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New generation composites machine from Karl Mayer Malimo

Obertshausen & Chemnitz – Karl Mayer Malimo is to launch a brand new highly innovative multiaxial stitch-bonding machine called the Malitronic at the JEC Composites show which will be held in Paris from 24-26 March.

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