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South Korea's Kolon boosts tyre cord fabric plant capacity in Vietnam

Korean chemical and textile manufacturing company Kolon Industries Inc has increased the production capacity of its polyester tyre cord fabric plant in Vietnam by 14 per cent to 19,200 tons of tyre cord fabrics compared with 2018. In 2022, the company’s global sales are anticipated to cross 10 million units.

Kolon built a 16,800-ton factory in Vietnam in 2018 and its facilities in the southeast

Teijin Limited announced today that it has adopted lifecycle assessment (LCA) to calculate the environmental footprint of its carbon fiber intermediate materials. By calculating the environmental impacts of its production processes, Teijin expects to devise ways to reduce emissions in each production process as well as to expedite collaboration with partner companies throughout its supply chain, from manufacturing to disposal, and to implement LCA initiatives for the entire lifecycles of Teijin carbon fiber products.

UK researchers embed sensors in clothes to monitor health

Researchers at Imperial College London have embedded new low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into T-shirts and face masks. Potential applications range from monitoring exercise, sleep, and stress to diagnosing and monitoring disease through breath and vital signs.

Austria's Andritz completes 170 years; focuses on sustainability

Austria-based technology group Andritz AG has announced its completion of 170 years as market leader in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, in the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation for municipal and industrial segments. Andritz already generates about 40 per cent of its revenue with sustainable products and solutions, such as renewable energies and e-mobility.

DIGITALIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY KEY TO RESILIENCY FOR ITALIAN TEXTILE MACHINERY SECTOR

The objective critical issues faced by Italy as a whole throughout the course of 2021, primarily dictated by a pandemic that upset any and all pre-existing equilibriums, have not slowed or halted the Italian textile machinery sector.

Lenzing opens world’s largest lyocell facility in Thailand

Austrian fiber producer, Lenzing, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its new lyocell plant in Thailand, which is part of the Lenzing Group, has a capacity of 100,000 tonnes, and will help meet the growing demand for sustainably produced fibers.

Partners claim half the chemistry required by traditional finishing methods.

Alchemie Technology, based in Cambridge, UK, has announced a partnership with HeiQ, of Zurich, Switzerland, as it prepares the production rollout of its Novara digital finishing system to the global textile market later this year.

Clariant opens Shanghai R&D centre for additives

The new facility features a state-of-the-art processing and testing laboratory equipped with related technologies.

“A positive spark for the development of our country.”

MINISTRY OF ECONOMICS OF NORTH MACEDONIA ATTACHES GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE NEW IPROTEX LOCATION

SYMMETRIX COMPOSITE COLLABORATING WITH AMERICAN MAGIC

Symmetrix Composite Tooling, a full-service composite tooling manufacturer, has entered into a supplier/technical partnership with New York Yacht Club American Magic. Utilising its large format CMS Poseidon 5-Axis CNC machine, the company created the patterns and molds for American Magic’s two AC75 foiling monohulls as well as the 26-metre tall mast.

BALLYCLARE INTRODUCES MULTI-HAZARD PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR

Ballyclare has introduced new multi-hazard protective workwear for wearers in a variety of industrial sectors. The new Ballyclare ProTec range includes a comprehensive selection of arc-protection, flame-retardant garments which provide protection against various hazards such as electrical arc flashes, static discharges, welding sparks, and molten metal.

GARWARE TECHNICAL FIBRES LEADS MECHANISED FISHING MARKET

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (GTFL), one of India's largest technical textiles manufacturer, has announced that over the years the company has grown by making customer-focused innovations for the Indian fishermen. Also, GTFL dominates the mechanised fishing market space as a solution provider to the Indian fishermen community at large.

Arville boosts continued growth with acquisition of air filtration company

Technical textiles specialist, Arville, has further added to its fast-growing success with the acquisition of Delta Filter Services Ltd which has become a part of the Yorkshire-headquartered textiles group on October 31st 2019.

Four companies, one goal: textile future.

With over 400 employees, Heytex Bramsche GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laminated and coated technical textiles with headquarters in Lower Saxony, Germany, and subsidiaries in Neugersdorf (Saxony), in Zhangjiagang in the People’s Republic of China (Jiangsu Province) in the vicinity of Shanghai and in Pulaski, Virginia, United States.

DUPRÉ MINERALS MICASHIELD IS A RANGE OF MINERAL BASED FLAME RETARDANTS, MANUFACTURED FROM SPECIALLY SELECTED VERMICULITE ORES.

The Micashield range of products, developed and manufactured by Dupré Minerals Ltd, have been introduced to industry and are set to rival the traditional products already available.

Joining an interesting journey, Loepfe at ITME Africa 2020

Wetzikon, Switzerland, January 2020 – ITME Africa will take place for the very first time in Ethiopia on February 2020. Loepfe will be part of the Swiss Pavilion.