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Future Textile Road Forum

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The future of the new textile industry: a dialogue between Xinjiang, China and Europe

Technical Textiles
  • Demand for industrial yarn systems remains strong

    21 Apr 17 ,  Technical Textiles
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    Remscheid, Germany, April 12, 2017 – The Chinese industrial yarn manufacturer Oriental Industries (Suzhou) Ltd. (OTIZ) successfully commissioned its first polyamide 66 investment recently. Here, the company put its faith in the Remscheid-based spinning systems constructor Oerlikon Barmag. Shortly before the exhibition Techtextil opens its doors in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 9-12, 2017 the Segment Manmade Fibers of the Swiss Oerlikon group has announced this project.

  • New 3D Printing Technology Can Create Fine-haired Materials from Plastic!

    04 Aug 16 ,  Technical Textiles
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    Need hair? Press “print”
    With fur, brushes, and bristles, Media Lab’s technique opens new frontier in 3-D printing.

    Need hair? Press “print” With fur, brushes, and bristles, Media Lab’s technique opens new frontier in 3-D printing.

  • Russia to increase domestic production of technical textiles by 30% in 2016

    01 Feb 16 ,  Technical Textiles
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    Russia plans to increase the domestic production volume of technical textiles by 30%, compared to 2015, according to plans recently announced by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade.

    Russia plans to increase the domestic production volume of technical textiles by 30%, compared to 2015, according to plans recently announced by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade.

  • New report provides sustainable roadmap for automotive composites industry for next decade

    26 Aug 15 ,  Technical Textiles
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    A new report from leading UK based publisher Textile Media Services aims to provide a sustainable roadmap for the automotive composites industry for the next decade.
    Automotive Composites: The make-or-break decade for carbon and natural fibres, which will be published next month, reviews the use of composites in the automotive sector and assesses how far these materials are from being used in mass vehicle production. ‘Automotive Composites: The make-or-break decade for carbon and natural fibres’

    A new report from leading UK based publisher Textile Media Services aims to provide a sustainable roadmap for the automotive composites industry for the next decade.

  • TenCate introduces military combat fabrics for firefighter turnout gear

    03 Jun 15 ,  Technical Textiles
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    NIJVERDAL, The Netherlands — May 29, 2015 — TenCate Protective Fabrics in Europe is launching new thermal barrier and liner fabrics for use in firefighting turnout gear, based on the TenCate Defender™ M flame-resistant fabrics already used for military combat uniforms. These new fabrics for firefighter turnout gear use TenCate Coolderm™ technology to provide better insulation and protection from heat while offering an evaporative cooling effect to keep the skin cooler and drier. This contributes to a reduction in the heat stress suffered by firefighters and further increases their overall safety. The introduction will be at the forthcoming Interschutz 2015 international trade fair in Hannover, Germany.

    NIJVERDAL, The Netherlands — May 29, 2015 — TenCate Protective Fabrics in Europe is launching new thermal barrier and liner fabrics for use in firefighting turnout gear, based on the TenCate Defender™ M flame-resistant fabrics already used for military combat uniforms. These new fabrics for firefighter turnout gear use TenCate Coolderm™ technology to provide better insulation and protection from heat while offering an evaporative cooling effect to keep the skin cooler and drier. This contributes to a reduction in the heat stress suffered by firefighters and further increases their overall safety. The introduction will be at the forthcoming Interschutz 2015 international trade fair in Hannover, Germany.

  • Oerlikon presents solutions for automotive markets at Techtextil 2015

    08 May 15 ,  Technical Textiles
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    Today, the average car has around 30 kg of textiles, according to the German Textil research board of trustees. And this is a growing trend, as high-performance and intelligent fibres, yarns and compound materials are assuming an ever greater number of comfort, safety, acoustic and fuel-saving functions in the age of light-weight construction.
    The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group, with its two brands – Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag – is offering numerous technologies for manufacturing industrial yarns, fibres and nonwovens at the Techtextil exhibition that is being held in Frankfurt this week.
    Automotive construction
    The global market for industrial textiles is expanding considerably and automotive construction is seen as the number one consumer. According to the information provided by a Commerzbank study carried out in 2014, the global market for industrial textiles (without nonwovens and composites) totalled US 133 billion in 2012 with a production volume of 22 million tons and is set to rise to US 160 billion by 2018.
    In Germany alone, around 50 medium-sized textile companies with 10,000 members of staff working as automobile sector suppliers are generating a turnover of more than EUR 4 billion.
    Today, car roofs, body parts and interior components such as claddings, switches and operating elements are being manufactured from industrial textiles. And the development laboratories are working on smart materials for the cars of the future.
    High-tech for seat belts
    Oerlikon Barmag, the leader in the manufacture of spinning and texturing systems for manmade fibres, offers high-tech solutions for the production of yarns for safety belts.
    The fabric construction of a safety belt should not restrain people inside vehicles to avoid injury, whilst reducing or delaying the force exerted on the body during an impact. “The manufacture of the belt yarn therefore has to comply with such challenging requirements as absence of lint, dyeability and perfect package build”, explained Ulrich Enders, Head of Development at Oerlikon Barmag in Remscheid.
    These are made possible by machine concepts with up to 8 ends for the efficient production of high-tenacity, lint-free PET yarn with titers of up to 1,500 denier for safety belts. The special SFL (Single Filament Layer) technology is said to guarantee an extremely gentle yarn path with even heating and drawing of the individual filaments using five pairs of heated godets.
    More polyester for airbags
    “Currently, our customers continue to manufacture most airbag yarns from nylon. As a result of the ever growing diversity of airbag applications and also the ever larger systems – such as side, curtain and meanwhile also pedestrian airbags – the less expensive polyester is being increasingly focused on,” said Stefan Becker.
    Against this background, cost-efficient manufacture is quite a challenge for producers, the company believes. Oerlikon Barmag offers the machine using special spin packs that can manufacture up to 12, in specific cases also up to 16, polyester filaments.
    Threads used for airbags have particularly fine filaments, as a result of the special fabric construction, and are therefore more sensitive to friction. The design of the system caters to this with a special yarn guide. The spinning machines are said to fulfil high quality standards for airbags, which have to ensure the greatest degree of safety for occupants.
    Tire cord yarns
    Oerlikon Barmag also produces machines for HMLS (high-modulus low-shrinkage) yarns. These preliminary polyester products are primarily deployed for manufacturing tire cord. They are extremely tear-resistant, while nevertheless remaining highly elastic and stable in terms of their dimensions and temperature, the manufacturer reports.
    The EvoQuench HMLS system was developed for manufacturing such challenging HMLS yarns. It deploys so-called radial quenching for the filaments to ensure their extremely even cooling following spinning. This technology is said to enable the manufacture of products with very high numbers of filaments and improve the quality of the individual threads.
    Spun-dyed POY for seat upholstery
    Oerlikon Barmag also supplies automobile POY yarn solutions. The proven dynamic mixing principle of the 3DD mixer is said to enable textile yarns to be dyed during the manufacturing process. This spun-dyed POY is further processed into air-textured yarn and used in seat upholstery, roof linings and door claddings.
    Here, the 3D, highly-efficient mixing principle is said to permit outstanding dispersive and distributive mixing of, for example, dye concentrates, fillers and additives that are fed into the polymer melt. Even small amounts and additives with vastly differing viscosities with a ratio of 1:100 can be homogeneously mixed and distributed.
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    Today, the average car has around 30 kg of textiles, according to the German Textil research board of trustees. And this is a growing trend, as high-performance and intelligent fibres, yarns and compound materials are assuming an ever greater number of comfort, safety, acoustic and fuel-saving functions in the age of light-weight construction.

  • Russia moves to support domestic technical textiles and nonwovens producers

    22 Jan 15 ,  Technical Textiles
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    The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade has designed a package of measures, aimed at supporting the country’s technical textiles and nonwovens industries, according to Viktor Evtukhov, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade.

    The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade has designed a package of measures, aimed at supporting the country’s technical textiles and nonwovens industries, according to Viktor Evtukhov, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade.

  • Textiles' Silver Lining

    21 May 14 ,  Technical Textiles
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    Few things are as unpleasant as smelly socks or gym clothes, but antimicrobials mixed with high performance fibers are providing some relief.

    Few things are as unpleasant as smelly socks or gym clothes, but antimicrobials mixed with high performance fibers are providing some relief.

  • Advanced technical textiles drive innovation in automotive applications

    15 May 14 ,  Technical Textiles
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    The use of textile materials in automobiles is on rise. Some uses are prominent and immediately visible to everyone, while others are inconspicuous. The average weight of textile materials in a mid-size car has increased from 20 kg in 2000 to 26 kg today and is expected to reach 35 kg by 2020. This increase stems primarily from 3 unique attributes of textile materials viz weight, function and design; which leads to better looks, greater comfort, better acoustics and safety, and reduced weight; which in turn leads to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

    The use of textile materials in automobiles is on rise. Some uses are prominent and immediately visible to everyone, while others are inconspicuous. The average weight of textile materials in a mid-size car has increased from 20 kg in 2000 to 26 kg today and is expected to reach 35 kg by 2020. This increase stems primarily from 3 unique attributes of textile materials viz weight, function and design; which leads to better looks, greater comfort, better acoustics and safety, and reduced weight; which in turn leads to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

  • Technical textiles has a share of 11.43% in India

    11 Feb 14 ,  Technical Textiles
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    The share of technical textiles in all forms of textiles world over is 18.70% whereas the share of technical textiles in India is 11.43%, according to the Ministry of Textiles of the Government of India.
    The Ministry of Textiles of India has taken several steps for the growth and development of technical textiles by which the share of Indian technical textiles will improve. Some of the main steps are including Scheme for Growth and Development of Technical Textiles (SGDTT), which was launched for tapping the potential of technical textiles and to encourage investments in the industry, during the year 2007 to 2008 with an outlay of Rs. 46.60 crore.
    Meanwhile, the Indian government has implemented Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT), which Indian government has launched the Technology Mission on Technical Textiles with two Mini Missions for five years starting from the year 2010 to 2011 with an outlay of Rs. 200 crore. The main objectives of the scheme include standardization, creating common testing facilities with national or international accreditation, indigenous development of prototypes and resource centre with IT infrastructure and support for domestic and export market development of technical textiles etc.
    Moreover, formulation of special schemes for the North East Region for demonstrating improvement in agriculture and infrastructure through the increased usage and promotion of Agro and Geo Technical Textiles, respectively.
    Major machinery for manufacture of technical textiles has been covered under Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) with 10% capital subsidy in addition to 5% interest reimbursement to the specified technical textile machinery.
    Under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP), the Indian government provides assistance for creation of infrastructure in the parks to the extent of 40% limited to Rs.40 crore in which technical textile units can also benefit. The major machinery for production of technical textiles is covered in the concessional customs duty list of 5%.
    Besides, specified technical textile products are covered under Focus Product Scheme, which exports of those products are entitled for duty credit scrip equivalent to 2% of FOB value of exports.

    The share of technical textiles in all forms of textiles world over is 18.70% whereas the share of technical textiles in India is 11.43%, according to the Ministry of Textiles of the Government of India.