Technical Textiles


Finland has a high know-how in wood-based fibers in textiles. © tchara/

22/06/2021 – Textile recycling

Textile recycling

Finland: new solutions to textile industry transformation

There is globally approx. 92 million tons of textile waste every year. New sustainable solutions are needed for each stage of a textile’s life cycle. ... By  Iris Schlomski

Recycling of smart textiles © STFI/Wolfgang Schmidt

21/06/2021 – Topics, trends and prospects

Topics, trends and prospects

STFI: Research in the scope of textile recycling

In the ZIM-network RE4Tex the STFI acts as the coordinator. Bernd Gulich and Johannes Leis, both at STFI, explain what this is all about. By  Iris Schlomski

For many years, Peignage Dumortier has put its production tool and the know-how of its teams at the service of recycled and upcycled synthetic and natural textile fibers allowing their reuse in the production cycle of yarns. © Peignage Dumortier

21/06/2021 – Recycling and upcycling

Recycling and upcycling

Peignage Dumortier: reuse of yarns

Peignage Dumortier’s skills are recognised by the world’s leader in the technical textiles for protective technical fabrics. By  Iris Schlomski

R-Vital is a fabric treatment that enables textile manufacturers to boost their textiles with a patented range of microencapsulated active ingredients. © Devan Chemicals

16/06/2021 – Vitamins in textile

Vitamins in textile

Devan: R-Vital multivitamin

R-Vital Multivitamin consists of vitamin C, vitamin E and ginger. The technology is part of Devan’s R-Vital range of microencapsulated active ingredients. By  Iris Schlomski

The fringed coat is made of 45% high quality wool; 30% soft alpaca wool and 25% polyamide is used to stabilise the natural fibres. The sheep's wool is "mulesing free" and is obtained from merino sheep in New Zealand. © Marc Cain

16/06/2021 – Knitting Technology

Knitting Technology

Marc Cain: A knitted coat featuring 1,600 fringes

What at first appears to be the usual creation of a knitted jacket turns out to be a technical masterpiece on closer inspection. By  Iris Schlomski

Equipped with a microphone and a camera, a team of experts from Karl Mayer (China) is recording the atmosphere on the spot for guests who have no means of travelling. © Karl Mayer Gruppe

16/06/2021 – ITMA Asia + CITME


Karl Mayer: Live in Shanghai and virtual for the whole world

From June 18, 2021, Karl Mayer invites all interested parties to visit the digital exhibition stand to learn about the innovations of the group. By  Iris Schlomski

Thanks to ambitious partners and sponsors, the Dornbirn GFC are able to attract a global audience. This will foster the global exchange of ideas and innovations in the fibre industry and along the value chain of textiles and nonwovens and well into the packaging industry. © Dornbirn-GFC

15/06/2021 – 60th Dornbirn GFC 2021

60th Dornbirn GFC 2021

Dornbirn congress with live feeling

Although the 60th anniversary of the Dornbirn GFC Congress will only take place virtually from September 15–17, it will offer a wide range of services. By  Iris Schlomski