Technical Textiles


Small particles, called microplastics, are emitted during washing processes and can enter sewage plants, sludge and surface water and therefore the oceans, where they damage important habitats such as coral reefs. © vlad61_61/

30/01/2020 – Lower microplastic pollution during washing

Lower microplastic pollution during washing

Niederrhein University presents preliminary findings

With the aid of a washing and filtering lab on campus, Niederrhein University is working to determine how washing behaviour influences the emission of ... By  Iris Schlomski

© Cifra

29/01/2020 – Innovative concept collection

Innovative concept collection

Cifra returns to Milano Unica

Cifra presents at Milano Unica an innovative collection of urban jackets, made with the patented Warp Seamless Knit technique in sustainable yarns. By  Iris Schlomski

© Maglificio Ripa

28/01/2020 – Spring/Summer 2021

Spring/Summer 2021

Maglificio Ripa

The new Skin Collection for Spring/Summer 2021 created by Maglificio Ripa is the result of meticulous technical and stylistic research. By  Iris Schlomski

At the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona Ontec and Stäubli showed the loading of a bobbin creel with a mobile robot. © Dirk Zschenderlein/STFI

28/01/2020 – Robotics in the textile industry – Part 1

Robotics in the textile industry – Part 1

Potential applications in the textile industry

Robots are drivers of the megatrend digitalization. The Saxon Textile Research Institute e. V. (STFI) can show first results in the field of robotics. By  Iris Schlomski

Concrete interior refurbishment of a sugar silo in Uelzen: lined with a wafer-thin layer of 14,000m² textile concrete, it is now safe and ready for use. © Implenia/Silvio Weiland

27/01/2020 – Tudalit e.V.

Tudalit e.V.

Carbon concrete – a niche reality?

Textiles of carbon concrete are an original German development with huge potential for multiple applications. Rust-proof textiles make building components ... By  Hans-Werner Oertel

Europe’s first open-house development centre for intelligent sensor textiles started operations near Lake Constance in November. © Oertel

24/01/2020 – Advancing towards “emotional” computers

Advancing towards “emotional” computers

New development centre for intelligent sensor textiles

With innovative products and technologies Smart Textiles Lab aims to find new ways to add value to textiles with integrated electronics. By  Hans-Werner Oertel

The innovative technical textiles from Jumbo-Textil are high-tech solutions with outstanding properties. © Jumbo-Textil

23/01/2020 – Rubber ropes as a replacement for steel springs

Rubber ropes as a replacement for steel springs

High-tech solutions by Jumbo-Textil

Hugely resilient, enormously hard-wearing, extremely precise in their elasticity: The advantages of elastic narrow textiles. By  Iris Schlomski