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Wonders of technology

Nowadays technical textiles are an inescapable part of almost every aspect of our daily life: from specialised outdoor or protective clothing, to medical textiles with antibacterial effects, to flame-resistant upholstery and decorative fabrics, to textile-reinforced concrete, or extended-area fabrics for roofing purposes. Common to all are the technical functions, based on years of research and ... Read more...

Ultrasonic cocktail

With an ultrasonic hand welder you can either connect glass-fibre reinforced plastic components using plastic rivets – or mix a cocktail. The latter seems more appropriate in view of the most international Techtextil of all time. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Animal cunning!

How does one of the world’s largest manufacturers of polymers, with a turnover of € 14.6 billion in 2018 get even more attention at Techtextil? The answer lies in a cleverly coated dog’s bed, together with its own resident ‘guard dog’. Ronny Eckert Read more...

No more wrinkles, no more crows’ feet

Techtextil exhibitors, Schmitz Textiles, have actually managed to do it! The company has developed an effective treatment for wrinkles and crows’ feet. Although not for people – for soft-top cars! Ronny Eckert Read more...

Like father, like son – and daughter

The presentation by the non-woven fabrics manufacturer Nanowetlaids on the joint stand of the German Ministry of Economics for new companies has such a low profile that nobody would guess he or she might discover something really unusual there: a textile family with decades of inherited fibre experience. “Last week I got a call from ... Read more...

Something new to hold

“The German textile sector is in the absolute top group of innovative industries, comparable with mechanical engineering”, says the website of the Centre for European Economic Research. The Techtextil Innovation Award shows why that is true. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Hyperloop

Hyper, Hyper

Climate change, environmental litter and population explosion – the world is facing mighty challenges. Alternative solutions for sustainability are a “must”. Some exciting approaches can be found at the Techtextil Special Area, entitled “Urban Living – City of the Future”. According to the United Nations the number of megacities, with more than ten million people ... Read more...