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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.
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.”
"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.
Ichalkaranji shows huge scope for man-made cellulosic fibres
Ichalkaranji has over 10,000 shuttleless looms and the number is growing by the day and there is an immense potential in this textile hub to adopt Viscose, Modal and Excel fibres and process them to fabrics which are in ready demand, says Uday Khadilkar, Vice President - Birla Cellulose.
HPR status for Beaulieu Yarns’ production site
Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality polyamide and polypropylene yarns, has announced the achievement of Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for its French production site, Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Comines. Awarded by FM Global, HPR designation means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection.