Technical Textiles


Livipro Community Masks from the Swiss company Universal Reusable Packaging GmbH (UNREPA) are now available. © Universal Reusable Packaging

18/01/2021 – Livipro protective mask

Livipro protective mask

Testex: Livipro protective mask achieved Testex Community Mask label

The Livipro Community Mask from Universal Reusable Packaging GmbH (UNREPA) has successfully passed the tests for the Testex Community Mask label. By  Iris Schlomski

Mass-market apparel brands and retailers can’t win in the next decade without speeding up and transforming to a demand-focused model closer to the consumer. © Kornit

18/01/2021 – Sustainability: Reshaping supply chains

Sustainability: Reshaping supply chains

Kornit: Production near by the clients

Apparel brands and retailers in Europe are finding they can no longer pursue business as usual. By  Iris Schlomski

Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at the home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, it has become necessary to postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions that have been imposed. © Sina Ettmer/

18/01/2021 – Corona thwarts exhibitions

Corona thwarts exhibitions

Techtextil and Texprocess postponed until 2022

It has become necessary to postpone Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions. By  Iris Schlomski

Many of the guests came with the question of how the Stoll flat knitting machine business will continue after the acquisition by Karl Mayer, and left with increased confidence. © Karl Mayer Stoll

13/01/2021 – Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer

Stoll: First presentation in China was a success

The Stoll exhibitor premiere at Karl Mayer in-house show in China with around 380 visitors from 170 companies was a complete success. By  Iris Schlomski

Gleistein is world’s first rope manufacturer to take this sustainable step. © Gleistein

12/01/2021 – For a more sustainable future

For a more sustainable future

Gleistein switches to bio-based Dyneema fibres

Gleistein switches its entire portfolio of products made with Dyneema to bio-based Dyneema fibres. By  Iris Schlomski

Car visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht: According to a recent study, every other delivery vehicle is superfluous. © Rinspeed

07/01/2021 – 4th generation CitySnap

4th generation CitySnap

Rinspeed: Mobile parcel stations as a sustainable solution

“CitySnap” reduces traffic, emissions and costs – focusing on customer convenience and efficiency. By  Iris Schlomski

At the start of the year, the Oeko-Tex Association as usual updates the applicable test criteria, limit values and requirements for its range of certifications and labels. All new regulations will finally come into force after a transition period on 1 April 2021. © Ben Read/

05/01/2021 – With more transparency into a more sustainable future

With more transparency into a more sustainable future

Oeko-Tex new regulations 2021

Oeko-Tex is committed to responsible action by companies and consumers in the textile and leather world. By  Iris Schlomski