Movers & Shakers – May 2021: Suominen commits to 50% increase in sustainable product sales by 2025, launching at least 10 sustainable products per year

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Student Spotlight: e-Textiles offer promising data to improve the comfort of prosthetic limbs

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Student Spotlight: Multifunctional temperature-responsive textiles

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Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel will be showcasing two new solutions in the sports and outdoor sector at the digital Performance Days from May 17 to 21, 2021. Freudenberg is offering the Freudenberg Active Range of sustainable interlinings and tapes for sportswear. It is also expanding its product portfolio with the comfortemp FLEXX padding, an adaptive …

Suominen Sustainable Products

In the dynamic and global textile fiber industry with its various manufacturing processes and end-uses, news and information is breaking on a daily basis. International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to our industry from manmade to natural to bio-based fibers, innovations in nonwoven, woven, braided and technical textiles, technologies for additives, bonding, coatings and polymers, …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …


Karl Mayer extended its range of double needle bar raschel machines with wider working widths. The RD 7/2-12 EN and RD 6/1-12 EN are now available in a working width 190ʺ. The seven-bar machine was previously available in working widths of 77ʺ and 138ʺ, while the six-bar equivalent was available as a 138ʺ variant. Both machines have a speed …


Karl Mayer’s KM.ON dashboard provides an overview of what is happening at a production level and uses near-time data from machines that are networked to the KM.ON cloud via the industrial computer k.ey.  Updates include: separation of key figures according to function, separation of networked machines based on categories, help options, additional user language choices …