ITA: SozioTex at the "Industry Tech Innovation Night

The "Industry Tech Innovation Night" took place in Neuss on Thursday, May 9 2019. Startups, companies and scientists presented their digital innovations for the industry though pitches. Current trends around M2M applications, machine learning and digital services were also discussed. The event was organized by Digihub Düsseldorf/Rheinland and the district Rhein-Kreis Neuss. Fabian Schreiber, leader of the junior research group SozioTex, presented the topic "Digital assistance at the machine: participation as a key to success".

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CENTEXBEL: BIO4SELF wins both JEC Innovation and TechTextil Innovation Award 2019

The concept for a biobased self-reinforced thermoformable composite material has been awarded by two of the most prestigious Innovation Awards in the world: JEC World Innovation Award in the category “Sustainability” and the TechTextil innovation Award “sustainable solution”.

BIO4SELF, coordinated by Centexbel, has developed biobased and easy-to-recycle self-reinforced composites based on PLA fibres with an inherent high stiffness, matching the requirements of current commercial self-reinforced polypropylene (PP) composites. As a result, PLA is being upgraded to a material suited for more technical and demanding final applications including automotive and household electronics, and offers possibilities for lots of other applications (sports, transportation, and medical appliances).

Main advantages

  • ·       Biobased: composites made from two PLA grades with different melting temperatures
  • ·       Performance: high mechanical strength, temperature and hydrolytic stability
  • ·       Cost: far below carbon fibre composites, comparable to or even below SR-PP
  • ·       Upscalable: using commercially-available materials and industrial equipment

EoL: re-usable, recyclable or industrially compostable as the composite is made of PLA. 

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DITF: Experiencing Textile Future: ‘Digital Textile Micro Factory’ 

At this year’s Texprocess – the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials in Frankfurt a.M. / Germany, the ‘Digital Textile Micro-Factory’ staged by the German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research in Denkendorf (DITF) proved a huge success. Several thousand visitors explored the three fully networked production chains: a 3D-knitting line for shoe uppers, a fashion manufacturing line focussing on direct data transfer in VR and AR and an automated processing line for technical textiles. DITF was supported by Assyst, Caddon, Dürkopp Adler, ErgoSoft, HP, HS Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Juki, Mimaki, Stoll, Vuframe and Zünd.

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EURATEX : Public General Assembly 2019 - Last call

What are the main challenges for skilled workforce and young talent attraction in the Textile & Clothing sector? Find out at the EURATEX Public General Assembly 2019, taking place on 13 June in Brussels. Register now and view the full programme:


STFI: With product innovations at Techtextil 2019

During the Techtextil fair 2019, from 14th to 17th May in Frankfurt, the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) presents a variety of current research results and innovations in the field of technical textiles.
The highlight of this year's fair appearance will be a fully networked embroidery machine that demonstrates the benefits of digital transformation in the textile industry. Due to the networking of this machine and the use of assistance systems and smart sensor technology, customer-specific products can be manufactured quickly and adjustable. Visitors to our stand will have the opportunity to get a personalized finished textile made on site at our booth. In addition, exhibits on the latest research results from the fields of textile lightweight engineering, filtration as well as protective textiles will be shown.
You will find the STFI together with futureTEX Management GmbH in hall 3.1 booth H38 - we are looking forward to your visit!