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Technical Textiles


© Bremer Baumwollbörse

10/12/2018 – interview


A new Paradigm of Value Addition for Africa

Africa produces 1.5 million tons of cotton lint, from which most of it is exported. But especially in East Africa a new motion of change seems to drive ... By  Iris Schlomski

World production Yarn and Fabric © ITMF

Global Yarn production increased in Q2/18 and fabric production slightly shrunk Global yarn production increased by +5% between Q1/18 and Q2/18. By  Iris Schlomski

© Bremer Baumwollbörse

07/12/2018 – cotton cultivation

cotton cultivation

Breaking Yield Barriers in Africa

Over the past 30 years, cotton yields in Africa have been stagnant at an average of 350 kg of lint per hectare (ha). By  Iris Schlomski

Dorothea Lang, Germany: "„Mit 4D-Druck zur Bewegung“ - Printing dynamic, form-changing textiles. A targeted combination of fabric tension and a corresponding 3D structure, as well as a “smart” printing filament that can remember its shape, allowing us to specify precise movement patterns that it performs independently in response to certain changes in temperature" © purmundus challenge

05/12/2018 – Purmundus challenge 3D printing design award

Purmundus challenge 3D printing design award

4D printing to achieve movement

The focus of the Master’s thesis on “Using 4D printing to achieve movement” was on developing dynamic, form-changing and smart textiles. By  Iris Schlomski

Peter D. Dornier, member of the Executive Board of the VDMA Textile Machinery Federation and Chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation for the Promotion of Young Engineers, honours five young talents. Numerous entrepreneurs and managers from the German textile machinery industry took part in the award ceremony at the Digital Capability Center (DCC) in Aachen, Germany © VDMA

04/12/2018 – VDMA Textile Machinery

VDMA Textile Machinery

Five young engineers awarded

VDMA Textile Machinery c/o Walter Reiners Foundation awards five young engineers with a total of 17,500 EURO By  Iris Schlomski

The new generation of rapier weaving machines, the P2 TGP: More and more Chinese textile companies are choosing weaving machines from Dornier in order to meet the growing demand for high quality technical fabrics for aircraft parts, filters, automotive and safety textiles © Dornier

04/12/2018 – Dornier


Most modern weaving technology for China

Quality before quantity: China turns increasingly to superior quality weaving machines from Dornier for manufacturing technical fabrics. By  Iris Schlomski

Microscopic image of a reflector warp knit fabricated at the ITA © ITA-Institut für Textiltechnik (Aachen)

29/11/2018 – ITA/RWTH Aachen


Textile in space

The Institut für Textiltechnik Aachen (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University has successfully launched its Aerospace engineering and Manufacturing program. By  Iris Schlomski