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In apparel applications, the possibilities of recombinant spider silks are particularly exciting, realizing unprecedented combinations of physical properties such as luxurious feel and breathable comfort with top durability. © 2015 Christopher Payne

13/06/2019 – Polartec


Spiderman sends greetings

Polartec und Kraig Biocraft Laboratories plan to bring first spider silk fabrics to the performance apparel market. By  Iris Schlomski

Ring-spinning cot J-468: Saurer is fulfilling customers’ requests for a ring-spinning cot with a hardness of 68 Shore A, completing the range of Accotex J-series cots from soft to hard. © Saurer

13/06/2019 – ITMA: Saurer

ITMA: Saurer

Discover how we power creation

In Barcelona, Saurer will present a range of new products, demonstrating the company’s drive for continual innovation to customers and the industry. By  Iris Schlomski

Lectra has been awarded by a jury of experts the Texprocess Innovation Award 2019 in the New Process category for its latest ground-breaking offer, Fashion On Demand by Lectra. From the left: Walter Waehlt, adidas, Thomas Bareiß, BMWI, Holger Max-Lang, Lectra and Detlef Braun, Messe Frankfurt. © Iris Schlomski

13/06/2019 – Texprocess Award 2019

Texprocess Award 2019

And the winner is ... Lectra!

Fashion On Demand by Lectra receives accolade for empowering fashion companies to offer personalized clothing. By  Iris Schlomski

Crash experiment from a height of 35 metres: would the new fuselage remain structurally intact? © Fibre

12/06/2019 – FIBRE – Bremen Fibre Institute

FIBRE – Bremen Fibre Institute

Crash-safe design for light aircraft

The Bremen Fibre Institute took some of its fibre-based expertise to Friedrichshafen where, from 10 to 13 April, innovations in the field of light aircraft ... By  Hans-Werner Oertel

Polartec – a view into the production © Christopher Payne, Polartec

12/06/2019 – Milliken & Company

Milliken & Company

New owner of Polartec

Milliken & Company to acquire Polartec. Brand acquisition bolsters Milliken’s capabilities to include fleece, performance textiles. By  Iris Schlomski

In the textile industry, the name Mahlo is equivalent to high-end automatic straighteners and process control systems. The experts’ recipe for success is decade-long experience paired with the latest technological developments. Exactly this combination has made Mahlo the world market leader for weft straightening. © Mahlo

11/06/2019 – ITMA: Mahlo

ITMA: Mahlo

„Gateway to Industry 4.0“

Mahlo presents new systems and solutions for efficient and highqualityn textile production and finishing. By  Iris Schlomski

“Emerging from a textile-electrical niche, we want to use sensors and artificial intelligence in a T-shirt to positively influence people’s body awareness and in doing so, prevent physical discomfort.” © equil

11/06/2019 – Startup: equil

Startup: equil

Stiff neck? A problem of the past

The Ulm-based startup equil wants to take care of the widespread disease of shoulder and neck tension – with a smart textile T-shirt. By  Hans-Werner Oertel