Category Markets

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...

Cover photo 'Textile threads' (Source: Pixaby/TheAndrasBarta)

“We’re seeing an industry that’s growing”

The (t)exodus of European spinning, weaving, and knitting manufacturers slowly began in the 70s: customers moved away, prices fell, and companies were shaken by crises. Those who were not overwhelmed by globalisation right into the 90s were eventually brought to their knees by the world economic crisis in 2008. Nevertheless, European fibres are now ‘growing’ ... Read more...

CloudFisher

Mist against thirst

Searing temperatures and a bone dry atmosphere – the summer of 2018 in Europe was intense. There are, however, countries, where drought is normal. Morocco, for instance. Because of climate change, it has now become so hot and dry there that what little water there is has become very scarce indeed. As a result, textile ... Read more...

Carbobass

The Sound of Fibers

The whole world knows what silence sounds like because of the song, ‘The Sound of Silence‘, by Simon & Garfunkel. This was a mega hit which made it onto the list of the 500 best songs of all time and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But it is not just silence that ... 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...

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. Ronny Eckert 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...