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Swiss Textile Machinery Companies Look to Growth in Carbon and Glass Fiber Composites

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

The majority of the members of Swissmem’s association of Swiss textile machinery manufacturers have their origins in technology for the processing of cotton fibers, and as the textile industry developed, synthetics.

It has been calculated, in fact, that the association’s 44 members can draw on a staggering 4,011 years of combined engineering and processing know-how between them, but all have greatly diversified over the years.…Continue Reading »

The Fiber Year: Fiber Industry Faces Economic Headwinds

By Andreas Engelhardt, The Fiber Year GmbH

The world economy started off on an optimistic note in 2018, following growth in manufacturing and trade the previous year. But optimism gave way to a downturn from midyear, as the International Monetary Fund revised down its 2018 projections for most advanced economies and predicted significantly lower growth expectations for 2019.…Continue Reading »

The Challenge of Digitalization – Revolution or Evolution?

By Adré wissenberg, Vice President Head of Marketing, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment

Today, Industry 4.0 is already making its mark at many companies across the globe – and it is here to stay. The Age of Digitalization has also arrived in the textile sector – manifesting itself in the production of customized apparel within a mere few hours in microfactories or in the form of cost-optimized, self-controlled …Continue Reading »

World of Wipes®2019

MATERIALS SCIENCE LEADS THE WAY in the ever-changing world of wipes! How do you stay ahead in this dynamic industry? You attend the World of Wipes® (WOW), where you can connect with more than 400 industry peers from 22 countries – and …Continue Reading »

RISE®2019

Accelerate new thinking with RISE®— INDA’s Research, Innovative & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference. See next applications and product development directions from science-based knowledge leaders. Experience two-days of in-depth technical exploration into “what’s next” and “what’s needed” from the most …Continue Reading »

OUTLOOK™ 2019

The World’s Premier Nonwovens Personal Care & Hygiene Products Conference Imagine one location where you can meet, connect and partner with more than 500 senior professionals, saving time and numerous trips… OUTLOOK™ makes it happen! OUTLOOK™ 2018 closes as most successful …Continue Reading »

Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2019

In 2019, the Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA) is hosted by our partner Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) in Denkendorf (Germany). 

Hygienix™ 2019

WHAT’S TOP OF MIND IN TODAY’S HYGIENE INDUSTRY? Find out at Hygienix™ 2019. Just look at the agenda: we’ll have world-class innovators unpacking the latest breakthroughs and challenges in sustainability. You’ll learn about evolving demographics, new technologies, and megatrends that are …Continue Reading »

techtextil North America

Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry. From research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment and recycling. Held in conjunction with the exhibit hall, is the …Continue Reading »