Movers & Shakers – October 2021: Renewcell, Kelheim Fibres to develop commercial-scale viscose fiber production from 100% recycled textile material

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INDEX readies for prime time, in hybrid form

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Techtextil North America returns to Raleigh

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In 1955, brothers Helmut and Erich Loepfe founded the Loepfe Brothers LTD. in Zurich. Technical innovations for the textile industry were the driving force behind the development of the company over the next six decades. Loepfe introduced weft feelers and weft stop motion – the first electronic sensors for looms at a time, when electronics itself …


Saurer and Reyes Groupe recently announced the sale of some Verdol assets to Saurer. Reyes Groupe has concluded the deal of selling its Verdol parts and service business to the Saurer Business Unit Allma Volkmann. This deal is a “win-win” solution for the two companies. For Allma Volkmann it is the opportunity to further improve …


Benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) has been used for the analysis of spin finish content or Oil Pick Up (OPU) on artificial fiber for many years. The advantages over traditional extraction techniques are that it is fast, repeatable and does not use hazardous solvents. In addition, unlike most other methods/techniques, NMR measures all of the …


With the development of more diversified post-consumer products for technical applications or nonwovens, fiber producers are challenged to produce an increasingly high variety of fiber types, even though most of the fiber consumption is used for spun yarns for the production of textiles, which are mainly “cotton-type” fibers. Polyester plays a dominant role and is still growing worldwide with a 4% average per year.


Autefa Solutions has been working successfully in the field of staple fiber logistics for 65 years. The automation concepts of Autefa Solutions are used in the production of viscose, polyester and acrylic fibers as well as acetate cigarette tow. Global Sales Director Dirk Falise explained: “Together with market-leading fiber producers we have developed a new …