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Oct312014

CENTEXBEL: InnoQuality searches methods to predict successful innovations 

InnoQuality, a CORNET project, tackles the question of translation the technical development sin the field of interior textiles into a successful innovation. 

The project aims to develop a guideline to determine and/or improve innovation quality, and will also serve as a preliminary stage in the development of a methodology.  Such methodology has not been developed yet, inspite of the existence of different approaches to determine the quality of an innovation. The team hopes to offer a helpful guideline to interior textile companies in two years. Read more

Friday
Oct032014

EURATEX: Latest Textile & Clothing Industry Statistics 

With Europe enjoying a brighter economic climate, the T&C industry recorded an expansion of its activity during the first half of 2014. However, the latest data together with weaker consumer and industrial confidence indicators suggests that growth, in the coming months, will be far more modest than seen in the first half of the year…

According to the latest short-term indicators, the EU T&C industry confirmed its revival which was initiated during the course of 2013. However mixed results were performed throughout the industry. The upstream sector (MMF and textiles) performed again better than the clothing sector. Furthermore, thanks to the recovery of the T&C activity (production, turnover, retail sales and exports), the situation of EU employment is gradually improving with a softening in output decline. Full report in EURATEX Statistics n°4, Statistics in Focus n°20 

Friday
Oct032014

Globally unique cellular 3D structures have been developed at ITM

Cellular 3D woven wires structures - new opportunities for lightweight constructions

Innovative cellular 3D woven wire structures and the manufacturing technology have been developed at ITM of TU Dresden. These 3D structures are designed “cellular” which means they are pretty light (0.2 g/cm²) an can be manufactured in just one automated manufacturing step which makes theme quite economic and are 100% recyclable. The 3D wire structures offer a great potential for lightweight applications especially under extreme environmental conditions (for example high temperature applications), they are being applied as core in sandwich constructions, as reinforcing material in metal matrix (e.g. aluminium or magnesium) and are suitable for impact applications. Read more

Friday
Oct032014

Worldwide Leadership Crowns 80 Years of Research

Development of a new tissue structure based on Open Reed Weaving-Technology.

For more than 80 years ITA does excellent R&D to produce innovative materials and textile machines. On 19 September, NRW-Minister of Science Svenja Schulze opened ITA’s 80th anniversary with over 350 guests present. ITA presented the world’s first multi-scale system for the production of high performance fibres to enable small and medium sized companies to enter the growing carbon market. A new process management allows 17% cost savings during the production. ITA showed the world’s first carbon-compatible machine for Open Reed Weaving-Technology which allows tailor-made reinforcement textiles with adapted load paths - attractive for mass production due to reduction in expensive blends. Read more

Friday
Oct032014

Extension of spunlace competence at STFI in Chemnitz

At the end of July 2014, STFI inaugurated an AquaJet-Spunlace unit (company Truetzschler Nonwovens in Egelsbach, DE) newly installed into the existing Reicofil®4 spunbond plant. Therewith, STFI again extends its competence in spunbonding. Now, spunbond nonwovens can be both-sided bonded inline using two drums and three water beams.

A spunlace plant working at STFI since 2001 was extended by a bonding unit and a perforated drum dryer (two drums). Thus, a continuous production of spunlace nonwovens with a working width of 1 m can be realised. Company Truetzschler Nonwovens (Duelmen/DE) replaced the carding machine by a novel carding unit (Type EWK 413) working with a direct fibre feed. Higher homogeneity in nonwovens together with an optimized spunlace technology is the basis to develop innovative products for the German and European nonwovens industry. More information: www.stfi.de