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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

4th Hohenstein Institute Innovation Exchange - Where real life meets research

Bönnigheim - On Thursday 10 June 2010, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels welcomed nearly 80 people with an interest in the textile industry and research to the 4th Innovation Exchange at the Hohenstein Institute. On the previous evening, the Hohenstein "Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence in Global Textile Services" had been presented to Christine Krautschneider, long-standing managing partner and now Chair of the Supervisory Board of Salesianer Miettex in Vienna.


Shima Seiki: ‘Solutions for Diversity’

Shanghai – Leading flat knitting machine builder, Shima Seiki recently exhibited a wide range of its computerized flat knitting technology at the ITMA Asia + CITME 2010 exhibition held in Shanghai, China, under the exhibition concept "Solutions for Diversity." We spoke to Shima’s Masaki Karasuno in Shanghai, who explained the Japanese company’s latest exhibit concept:


Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Ethical Fashion Source Expo set for London in October

London - The annual Ethical Fashion Source Expo will take place on Wednesday 6th October, running in parallel with the well established RITE International Conference at Central Hall, Westminster, London. The Expo brings together international manufacturers, suppliers and cooperatives working to high ethical standards and the event includes a programme of seminars, introducing new products and exemplary supply and production systems.


ThermoCool with merino for advanced base layers

Friedrichshafen - The growing demand for garments with wool are beginning to make merino a favourite for Outdoor apparel and in response Mönchengladbach based Stöhr AG a manufacturer of combed wool yarns, and Leicester, UK based Wykes International Ltd., a yarn covering specialist, have developed a range of ThermoCool-Merino composite yarns suitable for seamless outerwear production.


Knitting Industry: Online trading of used knitting machines

Manchester, UK – Knitting Industry, a free access online news and technical resource for the global knitting and hosiery industries, also has its own Used Machinery trading zone. The highly intuitive and searchable trading zone has been designed by Knitting Industry’s founder Billy Hunter, an experienced seller of used knitting machinery.


Merino pioneer launches technical knits for runners

Friedrichshafen – New Zealand based merino wool pioneer for the outdoors, Icebreaker, launched its new range of merino technical knits for runners at this month’s leading Outdoor show which was held in Friedrichshafen on the shores of Lake Constance in Germany.


Friday, 23 July 2010

TenCate introduces flame retardant fabric for group tents

Almelo – Netherlands based TenCate Outdoor Fabrics has introduced a new inherently flame-retardant fabric for group tents, called TenCate Campshield. Scouting Nederland, which is celebrating its centenary this year, will include this new safety fabric from TenCate as a standard item in its collection of group tents for scouts.


OutDoor 2010 shows further growth

Friedrichshafen – OutDoor 2010, which was held last weekend in Friedrichshafen last weekend has once again shown further growth in exhibitors and visitors. Read on to see what the organisers and exhibitors say and watch our ‘Textiles for Sports & Outdoor’news category for more individual product and company reports.


Creora intimate apparel trends for Interfiliere

Paris - The creora by Hyosung collection of fibres will focus on the Intimate Apparel market with three 2012 trends at Interfiliere/Paris Mode City: Perfection, Nurture and Retro Fit.


Far Infrared fabric lowers pulse rate, improves performance

Friedrichshafen – Swiss high-tech textiles developer Schoeller technologies has launched a new fabric range called ‘energear’ which uses Far Infrared Rays to ensure that energy radiated by the body is recovered to positively affect performance capacity and wellbeing.


Acqua Zero for water repellent stretch fabrics

Friedrichshafen - Leading Italian manufacturer of warp and weft knitted fabrics SITIP SpA Industrie Tessili, showed its new Acqua Zero range of ‘non-wetting’ fabrics at last week’s Outdoor show on the shores of Lake Constance in Germany. Acqua Zero non-wetting fabrics are said to be durable and unique in that they have inherent stretch but can still retain their water repellency over long periods of time.


Thursday, 22 July 2010

TenCate doubles first half profits

Almelo – Netherland’s based technical textiles giant, TenCate has announced that its operating profit (EBIT) for the second quarter of 2010 has soared to approximately € 27 million, up 143% from second quarter 2009’s € 11.1 million, in advance of the publication of its half-year figures on 26 August 2010.


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

EDANA announces board of governors for 2010-2011

Brussels - EDANA, the association serving the nonwovens and related industries, today announced its new Board of Governors for 2010-2011. Incoming Chairman Jean-Marie Becker (Ahlstrom) will take over from Kenneth Strassner (Kimberly-Clark), who has retired from his previous position. Paul Eevers (Unilever) continues his role as Treasurer, and Gerd Ries (Johson & Johnson) continues his roles as joint Vice-Chairman with Josef Schmidtbauer (Lenzing) who is taking the role for the first time.


Ahlstrom’s Disruptor to purify India’s water supply

Mumbai - Ahlstrom Group announced today that it has partnered with Eureka Forbes Limited to launch a ground breaking product to serve the growing needs for clean water in the Indian sub-continent.


Leading carbon fibre conference features Airbus, Boeing and GM

London - IntertechPira has announced its agenda for its leading conference dedicated to the carbon fibre industry, GOCarbonFibre2010, which will feature featuring Airbus, Boeing, Opel / General Motors and carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek, amongst others. The 13th annual Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre, newly branded as GOCarbonFibre, will take place on 29-30 September at the Barcelo Valencia Hotel, Spain and will cover all current industry issues from market analysis to virgin CFRP production and CFRP recycling.


Groz-Beckert - Building for the Future

Albstadt- German textile engineering powerhouse Groz-Beckert opened its highly impressive Technology & Development Centre (TEZ) here in Albstadt on Friday confirming its status as one of the most successful and forward thinking textile engineering businesses in the world.


Texprint 2010 awards textile design graduates

London - Leading fashion and design luminaries have chosen the six special prize winners from 24 selected graduate textile designers who presented their work at First View which was held at The Triangle Building at Chelsea College of Art on 15 and 16 July.


Germans draw positive conclusions from ITMA ASIA + CITME

Frankfurt am Main - German textile machinery builders are said to be pleased with the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010, held at the end of June in Shanghai. According to a survey of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, over 60% of German exhibitors evaluate the prospects for post exhibition business to be very good or good.