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The estimated global output of man-made fibres has been pegged at 71 million tonnes (cellulosic and oil-based, filament and staple fibres) compared to 30 million tonnes of natural fibres © CIRFS, IWTO, FAO, prognostiziert auf Basis Ergebnisse 2014/2015

 
The estimated global output of man-made fibres has been pegged at 71 million tonnes compared to 30 million tonnes of natural fibres. By  Iris Schlomski
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As part of a number of projects, scientists at the DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials are developing new possibilities for the finishing and functionalisation of surfaces © Philipp Scheffler, DWI

 
19/12/2017 – Special fibres and yarns: 65 years of the DWI

Special fibres and yarns: 65 years of the DWI

A research institute changing with the times

Innovative materials research and an exceptionally inter-disciplinary research approach now lie at the heart of the work conducted at the former German ... By  Iris Schlomski
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Antonia Gottschalk, General Manager of Karl Mayer Digital Factory © Karl Mayer

 
19/12/2017 – Karl Mayer

Karl Mayer

A new company for the digitisation

Karl Mayer founded a new enterprise on 3. November 2017. The company’s name is Karl Mayer Digital Factory GmbH with registered office in Frankfurt/Main. ... By  Iris Schlomski
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The Masterclass is additionally supported by partners from both the sports and textiles industries © Carolin Friese

 
19/12/2017 – ISPO Academy

ISPO Academy

Masterclass 2018 – sports design goes digital

The sports fashion designers Nora Kühner and Rolf Günther present their Masterclass 2018 through the ISPO Academy. By  Iris Schlomski
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The inner workings of smart textiles, with washable multi-functional solutions for prevention, rehab or fitness © FKT/M.Richter

 
18/12/2017 – Wearables

Wearables

Revolution in the fashion industry

By as early as 2021 it is expected that some 18 million items of intelligent clothing, also known as ‘wearables’, will be sold. By  Iris Schlomski
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Dornbirn presented the latest in fibres, textiles and nonwovens for sports and leisure wear © MFC

 
18/12/2017 – International Fibres Congress Dornbirn

International Fibres Congress Dornbirn

A Sea of Plastics ...

A contemplative synthetic fibres industry! By  Iris Schlomski
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Special manufacturing technology creates Madeira HC high performance polyamide thread with durable silver plating around every single filament © Madeira

 
18/12/2017 – Madeira

Madeira

Switch on the magic of HC

Special manufacturing technology creates Madeira HC high performance polyamide thread with durable silver plating around every single filament. By  Iris Schlomski