7 October 2010, Arnhem and Amsterdam – Teijin Aramid and Dutch research and technology company Avantium announced yesterday that they have entered into an R&D partnership to explore high-performance polymers. The partnership builds on Teijin Aramid’s leading position in polyaramids and Avantium’s catalytic technology for producing building blocks for green materials and fuels. Avantium is a research and technology company that is unlocking a new generation of biobased chemical building blocks, under the brand name YXY.
4 November 2010, Milan – CEMATEX owner of ITMA, the world’s largest textile machinery show has announced that Italy will host the 17th edition of ITMA at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre in Milan, from 12 to 19 November 2015. Fiera Milano won the international bid organised by CEMATEX, the owner of the ITMA show, after beating three other short-listed bidders from an original list of 12.
WASHINGTON — The Army is ripping space-age Veláro (or hook and loop fasteners) from its uniforms and replacing it with the humble button, which turns out to be tailor-made for the rigors of Afghanistan.
Ebhausen – Die Auswirkungen der Wirtschaftskrise haben mit der Band- und Gurtweberei Schickhardt nun einen der größten Arbeitgeber Ebhausens in Zahlungsnöte gebracht. Das Unternehmen hat Insolvenz angemeldet, hofft aber auf die Fortführung des Betriebs, von dem 60 Arbeitsplätze abhängen.
Narrow fabrics are defined as those which are less than 52 cm in width. As such, they are employed in a wide range of end uses. Applications range from delicate decorative ribbons on Swiss chocolate boxes and theatrical costume embellishments to the heavilyreinforced harnesses used to raise heavy machinery.
Mumbai – According to a recent Assocham study, India’s technical textiles industry is set to boom in the next five years. The sector is said to be ready to double from its estimated current value of US $10 billion today.
Volvo Cars is the only manufacturer in the car industry with a complete model range featuring textiles that are so clean that they are certified according to the Oeko-Tex standard. The textile standard was introduced at the beginning of the 1990s by textile research institutes as a response to the needs of consumers and the general public for textiles which posed no risk to health.
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.
Purchase adds sixth brand and broadens reach in high-end market TULSA, Okla., May 10, 2010 – Fabricut Inc., the parent company of fabric brands Fabricut, S. Harris, Vervain, Trend and Fabricut Contract, has acquired Stroheim from JAB Anstoetz of Germany. The move adds a sixth brand under the Fabricut umbrella, expands Fabricut’s reach into the high-end textile, trimmings and wallpaper market, and continues Stroheim’s impressive 145-year legacy in the home furnishings industry.