TechTex Equipment for the USA
09/05/2018

TechTex Equipment for the USA

According to the Textile Machinery Division of the VDMA (Association of German Machine and Plant Manufacturers), German textile machine manufacturers exported € 233 millions’ worth of textile machinery and plant to the USA in 2017. They are benefiting from the growing demand for technical textiles worldwide, which are increasingly being manufactured by machines ‘made in [...] Read more...

Dimming down dangers with fibres
11/04/2018

Dimming down dangers with fibres

Biting cold or extreme heat – humans are pretty delicate beings, who want to be protected against rough external impacts. How to minimise dangers posed by such extreme influences by using fibres, will be demonstrated by textile firms at the end of May at Techtextil North America in Atlanta, Georgia, at a special show entitled [...] Read more...

Interview Marc Lorch
21/03/2018

Interview Marc Lorch

Companies from the German textile, textile-machinery and garment-technology industries will be presenting their products in the ‘High-Tex from Germany’ exhibition at the Techtextil North America fair in the USA, which is being held alongside the Texprocess Americas fair. Marc Lorch, member of the board of Zwissler Holding, will be representing the companies in the role [...] Read more...

As ye sew, so shall ye reap
13/03/2018

As ye sew, so shall ye reap

Reinforced-concrete constructor, engine driver, baker – according to media reports, some careers are so unattractive to young people that in some places the number of apprentices has halved. Textile companies and associations also need to get some new ideas if skilled textile jobs are not to become museum pieces. A list from the German Institute [...] Read more...

It’s all about fleece
06/02/2018

It’s all about fleece

During Berlin Fashion Week in mid-January, Messe Frankfurt launched ‘FashionSustain’, a new conference format on the theme of sustainable textiles. The purpose of the event, which will take place twice a year in future, is to stimulate a critical discourse on the future of the fashion industry. “I was able to swim before I could [...] Read more...

Silent Night, Holy Night
19/12/2017

Silent Night, Holy Night

Men do it, women, too. And, if they have been drinking, a few acres of forest are likely to have been sawn down – by their snoring. An inventor on the edge of the Swabian Alb region of southern Germany aims to put a stop to the nightly deforestation with a mixture of cold foam [...] Read more...

Clean in the room
21/11/2017

Clean in the room

Dust, microbes and microparticles are about as welcome in cleanrooms as a spot on your forehead just before a first date. Materials for these rooms, therefore, need to meet the highest standards of cleanliness. This also applies to technical textiles, as the Cleanzone cleanroom trade fair demonstrated in Frankfurt am Main in October. Microelectronics, aviation [...] Read more...

Textile Light, Sound, Camera, Clapper - aaand Action!
04/10/2017

Textile Light, Sound, Camera, Clapper - aaand Action!

To make a name for yourself in Hollywood you need to look good, be good and have the will to tough it out, three properties that technical textiles clearly also have because they have done it: these little fibres have made it to the very top of the film industry. Take a bow, ‘Carpetlight’, the [...] Read more...

Fibres on summer holiday
30/08/2017

Fibres on summer holiday

The life of glass fibres can be strenuous if, for instance, they strengthen pipelines or revolve in rotor blades. But they can also have a really cool time when it comes to splashing out, amid summer temperatures, in bathing trunks or bikini, in swimming pools, indoor and out. “A water slide consists either of stainless [...] Read more...

When something old becomes something new
15/08/2017

When something old becomes something new

While Techtextil was undoubtedly the place to be earlier this year to discover the newest products and innovations the industry had to offer, there were also interesting examples of old technologies being used to provide new solutions in the technical textiles field. The old technology in this case is the shuttle loom – widely used [...] Read more...

air-jet weaving machine - source: Dornier

TechTex Equipment for the USA

According to the Textile Machinery Division of the VDMA (Association of German Machine and Plant Manufacturers), German textile machine manufacturers exported € 233 millions’ worth of textile machinery and plant to the USA in 2017. They are benefiting from the growing demand for technical textiles worldwide, which are increasingly being manufactured by machines ‘made in ... Read more...

Brutal man walking under snowstorm at night lighting his way with lantern (source: Milles Studio/Fotolia)

Dimming down dangers with fibres

Biting cold or extreme heat – humans are pretty delicate beings, who want to be protected against rough external impacts. How to minimise dangers posed by such extreme influences by using fibres, will be demonstrated by textile firms at the end of May at Techtextil North America in Atlanta, Georgia, at a special show entitled ... Read more...

Zwisstex Marc Lorch

Interview Marc Lorch

High-tech fibres, future markets and his passion for textiles

Companies from the German textile, textile-machinery and garment-technology industries will be presenting their products in the ‘High-Tex from Germany’ exhibition at the Techtextil North America fair in the USA, which is being held alongside the Texprocess Americas fair. Marc Lorch, member of the board of Zwissler Holding, will be representing the companies in the role ... Read more...

Header - Source AMANN Group

As ye sew, so shall ye reap

Reinforced-concrete constructor, engine driver, baker – according to media reports, some careers are so unattractive to young people that in some places the number of apprentices has halved. Textile companies and associations also need to get some new ideas if skilled textile jobs are not to become museum pieces. Read more...

FashionSustainBerlin Alexandra Cousteau

It’s all about fleece

During Berlin Fashion Week in mid-January, Messe Frankfurt launched ‘FashionSustain’, a new conference format on the theme of sustainable textiles. The purpose of the event, which will take place twice a year in future, is to stimulate a critical discourse on the future of the fashion industry. Read more...

Ronny Eckert / Foto: Nachtwaechter

Silent Night, Holy Night

Men do it, women, too. And, if they have been drinking, a few acres of forest are likely to have been sawn down – by their snoring. An inventor on the edge of the Swabian Alb region of southern Germany aims to put a stop to the nightly deforestation with a mixture of cold foam ... Read more...

Techtextil Cleanzone 2017

Clean in the room

Dust, microbes and microparticles are about as welcome in cleanrooms as a spot on your forehead just before a first date. Materials for these rooms, therefore, need to meet the highest standards of cleanliness. This also applies to technical textiles, as the Cleanzone cleanroom trade fair demonstrated in Frankfurt am Main in October. Read more...