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ITMA 2015: Towards Integrated Supply Chains

ITMA 2015 attracted 123,000 visitors from 147 countries.

By Adrian Wilson, European Correspondent

The 17th ITMA textile machinery show, which took place in Milan, Italy, from November 12-18, broke all previous records, attracting almost 123,000 visitors from 147 countries and with 1,691 exhibitors from 46 countries participating.

“We registered a 20 per cent jump in visitor numbers compared to the last event in 2011 and more importantly, from feedback, we can confidently say that our message on sustainability has resonated greatly with buyers,” said Charles Beauduin, president of show owner CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers.…Continue Reading »

Enabling Breakthrough Technologies Using Nanofiber Expertise

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By Haydn Kriel, R&D Manager; Dr. Megan Coates, Senior Scientist; and Dr. Eugene Smit, CEO, The Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company (Pty.) Ltd. (SNC)

Nanofibers have a range of applications in medicine, cosmetics, environmental monitoring, energy generation and the manufacture of smart materials. The high surface area-to-volume ratio of these nanomaterials is highly beneficial for drug delivery and catalysis, and their controllable pore sizes, that can be tailored to selectively exclude components like bacteria or pollutants, makes nanofiber webs ideal for filtration, tissue engineering and wound care. Nanofibers are also versatile in that additives can be encapsulated within the fibers or coated on to the surface. The choice of the polymer and the nanofiber dimensions can be changed to obtain specific material properties. …Continue Reading »

Application of High-Productive and High-Efficient Needle Punching Equipment in Superfine Fiber Synthetic Leather

By Du Xiaojing, HI-TECH HEAVY INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

DuPont first introduced the synthetic leather Corfam made of synthetic fiber-based nonwoven in the 1960s. In the following decades, the fast-growing global economy and improving living standard boosted the growth of nonwoven-based synthetic leather similar to natural leather in structure and performance. Today, needle punched synthetic leather substrate has become the main material for synthetic leather products, with its compact three-dimensional structure, interlaced structure similar to the collagen protein of natural leather, fine simulation, excellent physical performance, and low production costs.…Continue Reading »

Texprocess Americas 2016

Equipment and Technology for the Development, Sourcing and Production of Sewn Products.

Techtextil North America, Atlanta 2016

The thirteenth edition of North America’s only dedicated show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held May 3-5, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile …Continue Reading »

IDEA16 Boston

Open long term, mutually beneficial relationships at the international event of the year: IDEA16. This is the premier event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry and the catalyst for your next business relationship. Reserving exhibit space will provide the …Continue Reading »

ITMA Asia 2016

Asia’s Leading-edge Business Platform Since 2008, a combined show known as “ITMA ASIA + CITME” has been held in China, scheduled to take place every two years. Taking off in Shanghai, the milestone event features the unique strengths of the …Continue Reading »