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RadiciGroup’s new polyamide yarns at Domotex
RadiciGroup, a producer of chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, engineering plastics, synthetic fibres, and nonwovens, displayed its wide range of latest textile flooring solutions for contract and residential applications at Domotex 2018, the international expo for floor coverings, which was held from January 12 to 15, 2018.
TENCEL® fibres for pillows
TENCEL® branded lyocell fibres put to the test for use in pillows. Studies have shown that fillings of TENCEL® fibres are the perfect botanic alternative. The tests conducted have revealed that pillows filled with TENCEL® fibres score when it comes to moisture management, volume and ease of care.
Longest semi-automated rotor spinning machine
The R 36 with the new S 36 spin box is a smart tool, which enables users to reach excellent productivity in line with high yarn quality from a wide range of raw materials. The new optional function Automated Spinning-In (ASI) allows higher machine productivity due to rapid spinning start-up after a machine stop.
MMF production grows by 5%
Man-made fibres (MMF) production grew by around 5 per cent annually in the last 10 years while those of cotton and wool fell by 1.6 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively, says the 53rd edition of ‘Information on Man-made Fibres’ published by the European Man-made Fibres Association (CIRFS).
Supercapacitor fibres developed
Supercapacitor fibres that can serve as power source for wearable technologies has been recently developed. A team of scientists from Deakin University, Australia has spun 2-dimensional “MXene,” into fibrous strands, which can be a power source for electronic gadgets.
Savio showcases Polar Evolution winding machine
Since 1911, Savio is specialised in the yarn-finishing segment, being the leading supplier of winding, twisting and rotor spinning machines, with manufacturing plants spanning over Italy, China, India and Czech Republic. As a manufacturer of textile machinery, Savio offers winding systems that are ideal for many different needs, supporting customers in the textile challenge of developing new applications to meet their requests.
"There is strong need for R&D in technical textiles"
AUTOTECH Nonwovens was set up in 2012 recognising the need for a focused high quality nonwovens producer in India. AUTOTECH Nonwovens is one of the leading manufacturers of nonwoven fabrics for the automotive industry in India. AUTOTECH has carved a niche for itself as a manufacturer of choice for needlepunched nonwovens in India.
Ankit Desai, Director, AUTOTECH Nonwovens, speaks to ITJ’s Sr Sub Editor Karthik Muthuveeran on the market for nonwovens in India, and its prospects and problems.
Double-digit profitability in Oerlikon's MMF segment
The Manmade Fibres Segment of Oerlikon captured a significant share of the business in the filament equipment market, where a high level of demand prevailed, particularly in China.
“We are pleased to announce another quarter of profitable growth”, said Dr Roland Fischer, CEO of Oerlikon Group. “Our positive performance confirms that our strategy addresses attractive markets, our initiatives and activities are delivering positive results, and we are able to take advantage of the growth momentum and opportunities in our end markets. Consequently, we are in a position to increase our full-year expectations for the second time this year.”