Category Health

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. Ronny Eckert 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...

A few steps ahead

Innovations are essential for a sector to get ahead quickly. As at previous editions of the fair, this year’s ‘Techtextil Innovation Award’ once again put the spotlight on some of the many new textile developments. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Stab-proof bicycle panniers / Source: FKT

High-tech textiles for protection in the workplace: a question of liability

The Protec section at the up-coming Techtextil is, given the increasing number of available products, all set to provide some surprises when it comes to materials. Since the 2015 trade fair, the areas of work apparel and workplace protective clothing, in particular, have received considerable stimulus from industrial research. Hans-Werner Oertel Read more...

Medtech at Techtextil / Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Fibres for medical uses: a growing niche

Supposing one looked at the bionic principles in a bifurcating major artery, took a flat-bed knitting machine and tried to create a Y-shaped structure using a process that takes its cue from nature’s own workings.….  This was the task, which began as an academic thesis almost 45 years ago, in Denkendorf near Stuttgart, that launched ... Read more...

TRELLEBORG – THE FABRIC OF INDUSTRY

The demands placed on our coated fabrics vary depending on the application but each solution has to meet challenging and stringent performance requirements. Therefore, it is essential that we constantly innovate and develop our product offering, to ensure that materials can cater for the most demanding environments. Marc Chalupsky Read more...