Advent calendar Innovations 2020

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Welcome to our 1st Advent Calendar of Innovations 2020.
A very unusual year lies behind us, and the coming months will continue to be challenging. As the year draws to a close, it’s time to pause for thought and look back over the most impressive innovations of the year 2020!
From 1 to 24 December we will open a new door for you every day. As each door is opened, an innovation that we have reported on this year will be revealed.

Working in chronological order, we will take great pleasure in reviewing 2020 together with you.

So, get ready for a whole host of interesting innovations and an extra special happy end! ...  

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24/12/2020 – Give away: textile network annual subscription

Give away: textile network annual subscription

We are giving away a textile network subscription

Surprise! To keep you well informed in 2021, we are giving away a one-year subscription to our magazine. You can enter until December 31. By  Editorial staff
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Gerber Technology is revolutionizing the flexible materials processing industry with the launch of their end-to-end solution for mass production, which will be unveiled at their annual technology conference, ideation, on November 4 to 6. © Gerber Technology

 
03/11/2020 – Wicket 24: New end-to-end solution

Wicket 24: New end-to-end solution

Gerber Technology: The new Gerber Atria Digital Cutter

A new digital standard for mass production: Gerber Technology redefines mass production with launch of revolutionary, next-generation cutting room. By  Iris Schlomski
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With the Pfaff 4520, engineers and technicians from Pfaff have designed a full-automatic production line (CE compliant) for processing multi-layer disposable masks, which meets the requirements of “German engineering” in a unique way. © Pfaff

 
26/10/2020 – Wicket 23: Production of multi-layer disposable masks

Wicket 23: Production of multi-layer disposable masks

Pfaff: CE compliant full-automatic mask production unit

High competence in joining textile materials and comprehensive know-how from Pfaff Industrial and KSL are combined in this innovative mask system. By  Iris Schlomski
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Thanks to a new impregnation solution, it is now possible to equip textiles with a highly effective protection against viruses and bacteria. This has been achieved by combining the well-established silver technology with vesicle technology. This combination deactivates the enveloped viruses within a few minutes, an effect that has also been verified in labs. © sutichak/stock.adobe.com

 
16/10/2020 – Wicket 22: Fighting Corona with smart Chemistry

Wicket 22: Fighting Corona with smart Chemistry

CHT produces and sells a solution for the antiviral functionalization of textiles

The textiles impregnated with the solution produced and distributed by CHT deactivate viruses that stick to the surface within minutes. By  Editorial staff
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Meepl's 3D avatar: Coupling meepl’s 3D body scanning app with Stoll’s ‘knit and wear’ innovative technology will provide a customer-centric solution to the historical issues surrounding customised clothing production. © Karl Mayer Stoll

 
02/10/2020 – Wicket 21: 3D-Smartphone Body-Scanning

Wicket 21: 3D-Smartphone Body-Scanning

Stoll and meepl: made-to-measure fashion knitwear

A first for the knitwear fashion market: 21st century knitwear to benefit from smartphone made-to-measure technology for the very first-time. By  Iris Schlomski
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The UK based textile manufacturer Carrington Textiles obtained the ISO 18184:2019 certification for producing antiviral fabrics proven to deactivate over 99 percent of enveloped viruses © Carrington Textiles

 
21/09/2020 – Wicket 19 + 20: Antiviral finish for workwear fabrics

Wicket 19 + 20: Antiviral finish for workwear fabrics

Carrington Textiles: New antiviral and antibacterial finish for fabrics

ISO certified antiviral finish for workwear fabrics by Carrington Textiles delivers outstanding performance and launderability.   By  Iris Schlomski
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Wound onto a spool, the viscose filament yarn was spun from recycled cotton provided in form of cellulose sheets. Researchers at the Fraunhofer IAP have found a way to turn cotton clothes such as jeans into new high-quality garments rather than lowly cleaning rags. © Fraunhofer IAP

 
04/09/2020 – Wicket 17 + 18: An efficient way of recycling cotton clothes

Wicket 17 + 18: An efficient way of recycling cotton clothes

Sustainability: From old jeans to new t-shirt

Recycling clothing made of cotton: For the first time a research team together with a Swedish company has succeeded in doing so. By  Iris Schlomski
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Dyntex CEO Mathias Braun sees tremendous market potential for two new ultralight and environmentally friendly functional textiles: “Our newly developed fabric collection plays a critical role in protecting the environment for future generations.” © Dyntex/Othmar Heidegger

 
26/08/2020 – Wicket 16: Ultralight and biosynthetic

Wicket 16: Ultralight and biosynthetic

Dyntex: New functional fabrics

Environmentally friendly, functional textiles made of biosynthetic yarn and biodegradable fabric. Dyntex has launched two world premieres. By  Iris Schlomski
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First anti-NOX textile facade on the Hamburg ECE building. © ITA/Jan Serode

 
20/08/2020 – Wicket 15: First anti-NOX textile facade in Hamburg

Wicket 15: First anti-NOX textile facade in Hamburg

ITA Aachen: Ni-trogen oxide reduction

The light and transparent textile facade developed by the RWTH Aachen University in cooperation with the companies ECE, Hamburg, and Inok, Willich. By  Editorial staff
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Cotton since 1901, Made in Germany, the new Gebrüder Otto brand, stands for clear quality standards and sustainable value created in Germany. © Gebrüder Otto

 
04/08/2020 – Wicket 13 + 14: Ingredient branding with Cotton since 1901

Wicket 13 + 14: Ingredient branding with Cotton since 1901

Gebrüder Otto launches new Made in Germany yarn brand

Gebrüder Otto, a fine twisting and spinning mill in Dietenheim, Baden-Württemberg, has launched its new brand “Cotton since 1901. Made in Germany”. By  Iris Schlomski
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Textile fibers and reinforcements from date palm byproducts of pruning. © PalmFil

 
28/07/2020 – Wicket12: Egyptian consortium develops first textile palm fibers

Wicket12: Egyptian consortium develops first textile palm fibers

PalmFil - Potential of date palm fiber newly discovered

Palmfil consortium develops first textile palm fibers and reinforcements extracted from the byproducts of pruning of date palms. By  Iris Schlomski
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2019 Lectra announces the signing of an agreement with the shareholders of the Belgium company Retviews to acquire 100% of capital and voting rights. With Retviews, fashion companies can easily and quickly perform competitive analyses to keep an eye on competitors' campaigns, price development, assortment composition or discount promotions, for example. © Lectra

 
07/07/2020 – Wicket 11: Out of the crisis with targeted data analyses

Wicket 11: Out of the crisis with targeted data analyses

Lectra: The benchmarking automation solution

The Retviews offering by Lectra enables fashion brands to analyze the market efficiently and in real time and gives them a 360° view of their competitors. By  Iris Schlomski
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EcoJacket future study in the fashion industry. © Peppermint

 
28/05/2020 – Wicket 10: Triwitex – innovative spinning technology

Wicket 10: Triwitex – innovative spinning technology

Peppermint: Durable and recyclable

Future study paves the way for highly innovative textile sustainability. A favourite jacket that’s indestructible, but can go on the compost heap. By  Editorial staff
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Mosaic – Award Winners: As a result of this unique approach to worldwide technology implementation, the members of the collaboration were awarded the “JEC Composites Magazine Special Prize” on 13 May online for the first time due to recent global health crises, recognising the true potential for AM within the glass fibre industries. © JEC Group

 
15/05/2020 – Wicket 9: Glasfibres: additive manufacturing of bushings

Wicket 9: Glasfibres: additive manufacturing of bushings

Cooksongold (AM) announces revolution in glass fiber industry

Cooksongold and Sempsa JP are working to innovate glass fibre production by 3D printing the tip plates of bushings made from precious metal. By  Iris Schlomski
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Every drop counts in the fight against climate change. Water creates life and prosperity and is essential for human health. © Jeanologia

 
23/03/2020 – Wicket 8: World Water Day

Wicket 8: World Water Day

Jeanologia: MissionZero

Jeanologia encourages all textile industry stakeholders to get behind its MissionZero: dehydrate and detoxify the jean industry by 2025. By  Iris Schlomski
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Freudenberg Performance Materials will be presenting innovative crimping material for shoes that optimally combines high permanent moldability and shape retention with flexibility and suppleness. © Freudenberg Performance Materials

 
18/02/2020 – Wicket 6 + 7: Innovation made of non-woven fabric

Wicket 6 + 7: Innovation made of non-woven fabric

Freudenberg presents the world’s first nonwoven crimping material

The innovation meets the increasing demands of manufacturers and consumers alike in the footwear market. By  Iris Schlomski
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Lifecycle Polyamide is the worldwide first Cradle to Cradle certified sewing thread for technical cycle made by Amann. © Amann Group

 
18/02/2020 – Wicket 5: Lifecycle product line

Wicket 5: Lifecycle product line

Cradle to Cradle certified sewing thread for technical cycle by Amann

In January 2020, Amann Group was the first sewing thread producer to receive the Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold certification for the technical cycle. By  Iris Schlomski
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Appreciation is an important value for Timo Beelow, founder of the Wuppertal textile label Wijld. The clothes he produces are intended as an alternative to fast fashion. © EFA

 
11/02/2020 – Wicket 4: Clothing made from sustainable wood fibres

Wicket 4: Clothing made from sustainable wood fibres

Wuppertal textile label Wijld backs long-lasting products

With the production of high-quality basic garments made of sustainable wood fibres, Wijld promotes durable products and has received an award for this. By  Iris Schlomski
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The new premium collection of zippers is made from plastic waste that has been collected within 50 km of the coastline of Sri Lanka. © YKK Europe

 
24/01/2020 – Wicket 2+3: Zippers made of plastic waste from the sea

Wicket 2+3: Zippers made of plastic waste from the sea

ISPO 2020: YKK presents Natulon Ocean Sourced

Working to address the problem of marine plastic, YKK announces its new Natulon Ocean Sourced collection of zippers made from ocean bound plastic. By  Iris Schlomski
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Jess Fleischer, CEO and Co-Founder of Son of a Tailor: “We founded Son of a Tailor because we believe the fashion industry has to be better – for its customers, the environment and for the people involved in production.” © Soat

 
16/01/2020 – Wicket 1: Against fashion waste

Wicket 1: Against fashion waste

Climate protection instead of business as usual

Jess Fleischer and Andreas Langhorn fight against surplus production and textile waste. For low return quotas and against overproduction. By  Iris Schlomski