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Techtextil 2017 Yarns Foto: Neckarfreunde for Messe Frankfurt

The ‘Threaded Revolution’ has begun

Revolutionary ideas are just what we need – above all in science and technology. Air taxis are just as revolutionary as artificial intelligence, self-drive cars or Elon Musk’s pneumatic ‘tube post’ – that he calls the Hyperloop – for transporting people and goods. No less needed are ideas for ways of fishing plastics from the ... Read more...

CUBE – Model of the first building to be constructed using textile-reinforced concrete (Visualisation: Iurii Vakaliuk, TU Dresden)

Ancient Rome, new Rottweil

There are still no travel companies offering trips to sites and monuments that have been milestones in the use of textiles as a building material – all of them major architectural achievements of their time. Lilliffer Seiler 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...

Techtextil weaving / Source: pixabay

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. Lilliffer Seiler Read more...

Techtextil 2017 Litex conductive yarns / Photo: LiTex

The Heat Is On

With the spring weather we were lucky enough to receive during Techtextil, you could be forgiven for not thinking much about heated textiles as you were munching on your bratwurst and sipping a beer in the fairground’s sunshine-bathed courtyard. But the unseasonal April snow in Frankfurt a few weeks before the fair – a particularly ... Read more...

Functional Crossover Fashion

This is not the first season in which innovations in textiles have promised multifunctional features. The sportswear sector has become increasingly aware that outdoor apparel is overwhelmingly present in urban environments. But consumers are changing too. Lilliffer Seiler Read more...

Dr. Ulrich Hornfeck Sandler AG

Techtextil Talk: Dr Ulrich Hornfeck, Sandler AG

They cut noise levels in cars, filter the air in offices and help maintain a high level of hygiene in households and hospitals – nonwovens are used in almost all areas of life. We spoke with Ulrich Hornfeck of Sandler AG, one of the leading nonwovens manufacturers, about new markets and product innovations. Lilliffer Seiler Read more...