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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

Polartec

Spiderman sends greetings

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