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Tuesday 25 May 2010

Federal-Mogul develops breakthrough FR yarn for transportation

Southfield, MI - Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced it has developed what it believes to be the world's first Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) yarn to meet both halogen-free flame-retardant regulations and the "no flaming drip" requirement. Federal-Mogul says that until now, no commercially available, zero-halogen flame-retardant Polyethylene Terephthalate has been able to meet this requirement, known as the UL 1441 VW-1 flame test. Federal-Mogul is now developing commercialization plans to enable volume manufacture of fabrics made from the new material.


Monday 24 May 2010

Lenzing launches FR fibre in black

Lenzing - Lenzing has launched a new version of its Lenzing FR protective viscose fibre at last week’s Techtextil North America in Atlanta, which incorporates black dyestuff. The new fibre is said to offer a host of advantages for both the textile industry and wearers of protective clothing. According to the company Lenzing FR Black is the first and only black, flame resistant textile cellulose fibre.


Biomedical textiles company expands manufacturing capacity

Perkasie, PA – US based Secant Medical, a leader in the design, development and custom manufacture for biomedical textiles, has expanded its manufacturing capacity by adding a 40,000 square foot facility in Quakertown, PA, to support current and future business growth as a result of market development trends in tissue engineering and transcather technologies.


Management changes at Tefron

Misgav, Israel – Seamless apparel specialist Tefron has announced the appointment of Ilan Gilboa as Executive Vice President for Operations and Customer Support. The company also announced the departure of Amit Tal as chief marketing officer, who has resigned and chosen to take a position with another company.


AWI appoints new CEO

Sydney – Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) appointed Stuart McCullough as its Chief Executive Officer on Friday. Announcing the appointment, AWI Chairman Wal Merriman said throughout his two months as acting CEO, Mr McCullough had shown he was very capable of achieving the strategic intent of the Board and Shareholders while demonstrating good leadership of staff.


Ansell HyFlex gloves ensure comfort where it counts

Red bank, NJ – Ansell Limited, a global leader in hand protection, has launched HyFlex 11-830, an ergonomically designed knitted glove that incorporates ZonzKnit Advanced Comfort Technology for improved comfort and fit. Ansell is one of the largest manufacturers of knitted industrial gloves in the world and operates large plants of Shima Seiki glove knitting machines in different parts of the world.


Thursday 13 May 2010

Hohenstein makes progress on bio tolerance of textile implants

Boennigheim - Researchers at The Hohenstein Institute say they are making progress on the bio tolerance of textile implants by using stem cells to regenerate vascular tissue to allow for optimised integration of textile implants.


Johnstons Cashmere wins prestigious UK export award

Elgin, Scotland - Johnstons of Elgin, manufacturers of cashmere knitwear, accessories and fine woollens since 1797, has scooped the hotly contested Heritage Award, for businesses with their roots in British traditions, at the UK Fashion and Textile Export Awards today.


Shima Seiki launches new coarse gauge option

Wakayama – Leading Japanese flat knitting machine builder Shima Seiki has launched a brand new version of its coarse gauge compact machine designated the NSES122CS.


Wednesday 12 May 2010

Toray to supply carbon fibre prepreg to Airbus

Tokyo - Toray Industries, Inc. has announced that it has signed a long-term basic supply agreement with the aerospace and defence company EADS to supply carbon fibre prepreg for aircraft application primarily for Airbus S.A.S. over 15 years through to 2025.


Biomedical Textiles seminar: Innovations & Novel Applications

Gent - FlandersBio and Centexbel have joined forces to organize a Biomedical Textile seminar focusing on ‘Life Sciences & Textile Technology’ collaborations.


Groz-Beckert awarded Kyocera Environment Prize

Bonn – Groz-Beckert has been awarded the third place prize at the Kyocera Environment Prize for its Litespeed system which helps save energy and resources in high speed circular knitting by optimizing needle geometries.


Karl Mayer-Malimo Weftronic has wide appeal

Chemnitz - German weft insertion warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer Malimo has launched the RS MSU S, the first of a new generation of Weftronic machines which offer increased width and performance on a new machine platform. Fabrics widths of up to 6.8 metres can now be produced at a considerably higher square metre production rates.


Scottish knitwear companies up for UK Export Awards

Glasgow – Two Scottish knitwear companies and a weaving company will fly the flag for Scotland as finalists in the prestigious UK Fashion & Textile Export Awards, presented by HRH, The Princess Royal and UK TV’s Joanna Lumley, on Thursday 13 May in London.


Fashion talent to reveal undergraduate collections

Nottingham - The next big names in fashion are set to reveal their unique undergraduate collections as part of Nottingham Trent University's eagerly-awaited fashion catwalk shows on 20 and 21 May.


Thursday 6 May 2010

German textile machinery orders soar in run up to ITMA Asia

Frankfurt am Main – Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association has reported a 130% increase in orders in the first quarter 2010 for German textile machinery builders compared to the first quarter of last year. The association predicts an overall increase in sales of 30-35% in 2010, compared with 2009.


Shima Seiki: ITMA Asia + CITME Preview

Wakayama – Leading Japanese computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. will be exhibiting its range of advanced computerised flat knitting machines at this year's ITMA Asia + CITME 2010 exhibition. On display will be a representative cross-section of its technology, ranging from conventional shaping and intarsia machines to its latest high-spec Wholegarment knitting machines, in a wide range of gauges from coarse to ultrafine.


Personal Protective Clothing: Ensuring Worker Safety 2010 Edition

Dublin - Research and Markets has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence's new report "Personal Protective Clothing: Ensuring Worker Safety" to its offer.


Knitwear manufacturer expands on Broadway

New York, NY – KBL Group International, one of the largest North American based producers of sweaters, is the latest company in the sector to expand in New York City’s Garment District.


Wednesday 5 May 2010

Speakers announced for International Textiles Coating & Laminating conference

Cannes - Organisers of TCL 2010, the International Textiles Coating and Laminating conference to be held in Cannes, France, on 4-5 November 2010, have announced a keynote speech entitled ‘Breakthrough Coating Technologies for Advanced Textiles’. Prof. Marc Van Parys, Head of Textile Department and Research Lab TO2C, at the University College Ghent, Belgium, will present a discussion on process and product innovations and how they will affect the coating and laminating industry.