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Japan followed Officina39’s colorful thread connecting denim, art and sustainability

The Italian company brought a selection of its latest eco-friendly technologies and collaborations to Denimsandjeans in Tokyo, November 1-2.

Exhibition marks 75th anniversary of Al Ameen and 40th anniversary of its cooperation with Monforts.

The forthcoming Igatex textile machinery exhibition which takes place from December 1-4 at the Lahore Expo Centre is a must-attend event for Monforts, which already has many existing customers in Pakistan relying on its trusted finishing technologies.

KARL MAYER is looking forward to working with leading denim brands

KARL MAYER continues to be successful in the denim sector and is an important partner for the influential players in the industry. The company is establishing relationships with leading brands and recently signed an agreement to pursue a joint project with Levi Strauss & Co. for a more sustainable indigo dyeing process.

Archroma launches Appretan® NTR barrier solutions for food packaging based on a renewable natural ingredient component

Consumers are increasingly frowning upon being served their favorite street foods or fast foods in polystyrene or plastic based boxes and wrappings. Paper-based packaging can offer a much more sustainable alternative if they are not lined with a plastic film which can make them unsuitable for recycling and composting. The solution is to carefully select paper coatings and barriers solutions which are fit for purpose and that are designed to make food packaging both safe for food contact and more recyclable.

The Best Towels on Amazon That’ll Bring Spa-Like Luxury to Your Home

When it comes to the ultimate bathing experience, a soft and absorbent towel is practically a nonnegotiable. Sure, a powerful, high-pressure shower is certainly part of the equation, but if the towel in which you envelop yourself afterward is rough, unsightly or tattered, the whole experience will be lessened. That’s why you should never settle for subpar linens: Just like bed sheets, the best bath towels are a worthwhile investment—and the good news is, you can find many of them on Amazon.

HOMEWARE GIANT IKEA SETS NEW SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS

Swedish-owned home ware giant IKEA has updated its sustainability strategy to make new commitments on mitigating climate change, supporting a circular economy and promoting living wages across its value chain.

Probiotic colonisation with Allergen Tech

New HeiQ Allergen Tech is a 100% biobased technology designed to reduce inanimate allergens, such as house dust mite matter and pet allergens, that can be easily added in the finishing stage of the manufacturing process of textiles for bedding and furniture.

Allergies are estimated to affect about 40% of the global population, and building on its tested and proven, proprietary Synbio ingredient, HeiQ’s Allergen Tech creates an invisible protective layer that lasts at least 20 washing cycles and beyond, according to performed tests. Its main advantage is cutting down the proliferation of allergens and creating conditions for reducing the health threats they pose. Such allergens are most present in bedrooms, mainly through accumulation in the sheets and other bedding items. “It’s exciting to combine my two decades of research on synbiotics with HeiQ’s leading textile innovation capability to come up with the world’s first 100% biobased anti-allergen technology for textiles,” said Dr Robin Temmerman, CEO of HeiQ Chrisal, which became part of the group a year ago. “Our proprietary Allergen Tech achieves an impressive reduction of allergens that can become airborne in living and sleep environments. It has a full biologic origin and utilizes the natural process of probiotic colonisation on the textile surface to effectively reduce inanimate allergens.” Several tests have proven the high effectiveness of Allergen Tech in reducing the levels of house dust mite matter (96.6%), allergens from dog hair (76.5%) and cat hair (83.6%). Following these results, Allergy UK has assessed and certified the new HeiQ technology.

Monforts has installed and commissioned a new Montex finishing range at the Baltic Works of Halley Stevensons in Dundee, Scotland, to further boost the weatherproofing specialist’s highly flexible operations.

HEATHCOAT FABRICS – THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

HEATHCOAT FABRICS partnered again with BRÜCKNER Textile Technologies / Germany and their sales partner ADVANCED DYEING SOLUTIONS to install a state-of-the-art BRÜCKNER finishing line for industrial textiles.

Techtextil’s promise fulfilled for Monforts

The recent Techtextil show in Frankfurt once again emphasised the sheer diversity of applications for nonwovens and technical textiles, according to finishing technology specialist Monforts. “We fielded enquiries at top management level from an extremely wide range of companies, all with very different ideas for new product applications during the show,” said Alexander Fitz, who joined the company a year ago as engineer for textile technologies and co-ordinator of the Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC). Fitz brings a solid background in both technical textile technology and processes to the role, having previously worked for both a well-known nonwovens machinery builder and a leading roll-goods manufacturer.

EFI IQ now available for Sign and Display Graphics Printers

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. announced the availability of its EFI IQ™ suite of cloud and mobile applications with supported EFI VUTEk®, Wide Format, and Nozomi inkjet printers. With this cloud service, EFI™ printer users can monitor production and printer utilisation, including exact device-level consumable tracking data, to reduce downtime, reduce costs and maximise the value of their EFI printer investments. New EFI wide- and superwide-format UV LED printers will include a one-year subscription to EFI IQ. EFI inkjet printer users can also purchase IQ subscriptions for other supported printers. The newly available cloud service for superwide-format production is making its debut at the 31 May - 03 June FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin.

Showcase for EFI’s latest machines

New printers from EFI will be presented at CMYUK’s forthcoming Printer Production Open House that takes place on May 18-19 in Shrewsbury, UK, alongside technology from Mimaki, Canon, Epson, Klieverik, Kongsberg, Trotec and others.

Mimaki with latest technology for sign and textile industries at FESPA 2022

Mimaki Europe will be showcasing its latest innovative technologies and connecting with customers at FESPA 2022 Global Printing Expo (May 31st – June 3rd Berlin). Following the success of FESPA 2021, Mimaki will return as a gold sponsor for this landmark industry event. With a host of new solutions released this year, FESPA 2022 will be the first opportunity for Mimaki to demonstrate these printers and cutters at an international event and further explain the many benefits they offer sign and textile printing companies.

Denim art from Mexico

ARTE EN DENIM is a vertically integrated Mexican textile company with a history of more than 40 years. Based in Puebla, in the center of the country, the company delivers its products all over the country, to the United States and to the different seaports along the coasts of Mexico. ARTE EN DENIM is known for fast and punctual deliveries.

SPGPrints | Stovec introduces optimal solution “DART” to start-ups in digital textile printing

The textile industry has taken a big leap with the latest innovations in the digital printing. Digital textile printing has enabled companies to keep up with the ever-changing requirements of the textile market. It has a positive benefit on the sustainability of the textile production process, as well as the typical benefits of fast design introduction, shorter print runs and new design possibilities. Many textile entrepreneurs in India too have started investing in digital printing technology, as it is now being considered the most budding method of printing.

Digital textile market to reach US $ 8 billion by 2029, says FMI report

The global digital textile printing market is projected to clock a CAGR of 16.30 per cent over 2022-2029, as suggested by a new Future Market Insights (FMI) report.

Singapore's NTX announces production-ready waterless dyeing tech

Singapore-based textile tech solutions company NTX has announced production-readiness of its waterless colouration technology NTX Cooltrans to address the industry’s drive to decarbonise and save water. The technology delivers accurate colourisation of nearly any fabric without heat, up to 90 per cent reduction in water use and 40 per cent reduction in dye use, while retaining colour fastness, hand feel and functional performance.

AQUARIA® with benefits

Thousands of meters. The tests Biancalani has taken on printed fabrics are further evidence of the versatile nature of AQUARIA®. In fact, the machinery does not aim at a single kind of after-printing washing process, but it has shown its limitless potential, its several applications. That is why, it is totally makes sense to call AQUARIA® a textile finishing machinery with benefits.

Spotlight on Econtrol® at VDMA Webtalk

Monforts textile technologist Jonas Beisel will outline the benefits of the company’s Econtrol® continuous dyeing process during the next free-to-attend VDMA Textile Machinery Webtalk which takes place on February 3rd 2022 at 13.00 (CET).

AIRBOX, a real (r)evolution

Competitive, for sure. That’s what fashion industry is. Only the brave, they say. Actually, the ones who can make it are not only brave, but super professional, smart and with an eye for real (r)evolutions. In fact, sometimes it happens that a piece of clothing or an accessory meant to be sort of a sidekick of the main collection turns out to be something more: a stand-alone incredible item.

Survey confirms widening skills gap in textile dyeing

The textile dyeing industry is experiencing a global skills gap, now reaching crisis point, as younger people fail to enter the profession, according to a new survey from the Society of Dyers and Colourists.

Dyeing industry first for 7H with imogo

Currently under construction, the line will be delivered in the first week of March to the 7H plant close to the Swedish city of Borås.

Kornit Digital: Reclameland succeeds with Kornit Production Capabilities

Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Westerbroek, Groningen-based Reclameland has invested nearly €20 million in a second production hall and state-of-the-art machines, including the Kornit Atlas system for industrial direct-to-garment (DTG) production on demand, in the past year to further accelerate growth. The fastest-growing online printer in the Netherlands, Reclameland achieved a turnover of almost €23 million in 2019 and a profit of more than €1 million.

NO SUSTAINABILITY WITHOUT INNOVATION

The Portuguese textile company TINTEX Textiles S.A. and the German textile machinery manufacturer BRÜCKNER Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG make a big step into the future together. A completely new developed process technology for coating bi-elastic knitted fabric opens new markets and new possibilities for both sides.

EFI Reggiani’s Great Textile Success in Russia: New Opportunities and Prospects of the Russian Textile Market

Bergamo, Italy – 11 January 2021 – EFI™ Reggiani together with its partner in Russia, Nissa Distribution™, have completed three new sales contracts for the supply and installation of industrial solutions for direct-to-fabric and sublimation industrial textile printing. The new sales bring EFI Reggiani’s productive and sustainable digital solutions to three leading Russian textile producers – D-TEX Digital Textile Printing, MIRtex and Sima-Land.

Acafintex looks to a bright future with new Monforts technology

At a total length of over 71 metres, the Montex finishing line that has just been installed by Monforts for Acafintex at its plant in Puebla, Mexico, is one of the highest capacitystenters the German technology leader has delivered to date.

Say hello to the Monforts denim expert during ITA

During the Innovate Textile & Apparel (ITA) virtual textile machinery show which is running from October 15-30th 2020, Hans Wroblowski will be very pleased to meet you.

Durst Tau 330 RSC E helps Colorscan take giant step forward in labels

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire – 07.09.2020: Colorscan Imaging Products Ltd has taken a significant step forward with expansion within the labels market after investing in a Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press and software from Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.

Change in the Sales Management at BRÜCKNER

As of September 1, 2020, Mr. Michael A. Tuschak will take over the position of Sales Director at Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG in Leonberg. He succeeds Gerd Kolmer, who will hand over management responsibility after many years of service and will focus on market development in selected countries and technologies. He will also continue to be available to his successor and the company with his extensive experience in all areas.

New Monfortex line part of a long-term vision for Kettelhack

Kettelhack GmbH – a German leader in the dyeing and finishing of monochrome fabrics for high-quality and durable workwear and bed linen – has this year retired its existing Monforts sanforizing line after 35 years of daily service, replacing it with a new one.

News from EFI Reggiani Kreativia Expands Service Offering with EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i Dye-Sublimation Printer Translations to follow shortly Ratingen, Germany –

Polish creative and printing company Kreativia purchased an EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 340i dye-sublimation printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The 3.4-metre-wide printer will allow the company to further expand its service offerings and tap into new market opportunities. Kreativia chose EFI for its new dye-sublimation offering after the success the company had with a previous EFI installation, a VUTEk 3r+ roll-to-roll LED printer.

ECLIPSE, UK – part of the HUNTER DOUGLAS Group keeps growing successfully with BRÜCKNER

ECLIPSE, part of the Hunter Douglas group of companies in the UK and the largest window blind company in the world, has over 45 years of experience of delivering high quality service and products to the window blind industry. Primarily supplying to the UK, ECLIPSE is proud that more than 60 % of their fabric manufacturing is completely made in the UK. ECLIPSE has built up a large portfolio of products that include blackouts, reflective coatings, flame retardant fabric, soft foam systems and high definition weaves.

Garrett Forde to succeed Dick Joustra as CEO of SPGPrints

The Supervisory Board of SPGPrints has appointed Garrett Forde as a member of its Management Board and the CEO of the SPGPrints Group, effective on October 1st, 2020.

New business development manager for Pincroft

UK based Carrington Textiles has announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager for its Pincroft dyeing and printing business. “We are proud to announce Rob Shearman as the new Business Development Manager for Pincroft who will oversee our sales activities and continue to drive the business forward,” the company said in a statement today.

Caldera launches Caldera WebShop to aid digital transformation

French RIP software specialist Caldera has announced the launch of Caldera WebShop. This is a new e-commerce offering that will enable its customers to go digital by creating a bespoke storefront, which can be integrated into a streamlined web-to-print solution. WebShop has been created in response to a digital transformation trend that has been accelerated and intensified as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Available now, the solution on offer is a low-cost bundled services product to enable digital printing, short runs and reshoring as businesses move to a new way of working.

customer satisfaction for Menderes Tekstil with SPGPrints’ OrtaScreen™

As the biggest vertically fully integrated Textile Factory in Europe, Menderes Tekstil is an important customer for SPGPrints. However, the partnership between Menderes Tekstil and SPGPrints goes further than company and customer, as both companies aim for innovation in rotary screen printing together. An open mind and willingness to try new things are important for this progressiveness. This is why Menderes Tekstil started to use our OrtaScreen™.

Monforts Advanced Technology Centre’s adventures in aquaculture

Monforts has recently been involved in a number of R&D trials aimed at improving the performance of the fishing cage nets employed in fish farming operations at its Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Monforts will Exhibit at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 with its Newest technologies

Monforts will host its visitors in Hall 6 at booth H6/D05, at ITMA Asia + CITME this year. Monforts visitors can learn about the company’s latest Qualitex 800 control system, which along with the Web-UI app, allows the remote visualization of Monforts technologies via smart phones and tablet devices.

Inauguration of the new BRÜCKNER production facility in Tittmoning

On Saturday, 23 June 2018 the new production facility of BRÜCKNER, the world market leader in dry finishing machines for textiles and technical textiles, was officially opened in Tittmoning, Bavaria. Representatives from politics, the church, banks and industry were present when Regina Brückner inaugurated the new, generously dimensioned production plant together with Dr. Peter Ramsauer, former Minister of Transport and approx. 800 other guests.

CHTC-Fong’s-at-ITMA-ASIA+CITME-2018

“Smart Dyeing & Finishing CHTC FONG'S Innovations”

High Temperature Dyeing Machine

FONG’S TECWIN is designed to adopt the ever-changing textile market nowadays. The reliability and versatility is further improved from the last generation.

The 2018 New GOLLER DYEPADDER ECONOMICA Nip-in-Trough with Double Impregnation Mechanism

The 2018 New GOLLER DYEPADDER ECONOMICA Nip-in-Trough with Double Impregnation Mechanism provides even dyeing for knitted fabric without crease mark and distortion incurred. The newly-designed double impregnation mechanism provides further improvement on the impregnation effectiveness in combination of a lower running tension. As the ECONOMICA guarantees reproducibility and handling in the highest standard, a smooth and clear fabric surface can be expected after dyeing.

MONFORTS FONG’S MONTEX 6500 AIR FILTRATION OMNI

Advanced Chamber German Design Proven for Most Homogenous Temperature Distribution Originate from Monforts Germany developed technology

Monforts Fong’s New High-Efficiency Relaxation Dryer

In addition to our stenterframe range, Monforts Fong’s recently has introduced a new high-efficiency relaxation dryer which technology inherited from a Swiss textile machine company. This new dryer is named “Monfongs Strahm”, with model name “Hiper Shrink Astra”, for open-width and tubular knitted fabrics.

Vacuum Conditioning and Heat Setting Machine

XORELLA’s XO-Series energy saving vacuum conditioning and heat setting machines has been well used in improving the quality of yarn and also heat setting of garment. The XorellaXO-Steaming treatment could even penetrate the textile products for humidification; twist setting, preshrinking the synthetic filament, antistatic, colourfixation of digital printed fabric and heat setting of garment. The latest saturated steam generating system could reduce 30% of connected power loading and save between 15% to 25% energy consumption.

Live JAVELIN demonstrations Witness the high-quality output of digital textile printing at first hand

SPGPrints is a leading global company in the textile, label and industrial printing markets. It provides total system solutions, with a portfolio including screens, lacquers, inks, digital engravers, and a broad range of rotary screen and digital printing systems. The company has applied its electroforming expertise to developing highly reliable rotary screen technology.