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Atotonilquillo, Mexico and Singapore — Huntsman Textile Effect is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its primary manufacturing facility in the Americas. The plant in Atotonilquillo, Mexico is one of Textile Effects’ global centers producing dyes and chemicals for customers in the Americas and around the world. “Huntsman Textile Effects is proud to celebrate this momentous …

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By Susanne Beyer and Harald Müller, Oerlikon Barmag

With the new WinFors reversing winder, Oerlikon Barmag is expanding its family of winders to include a new member. The specialist for especially delicate yarns reveals its potential in particular when winding materials such as microfilaments, mother yarn, airbag yarns and seatbelt yarns.

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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 …

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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 …

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As of June 1, 2015, Dover Pump Solutions Group (Europe) GmbH, Oberglatt, Switzerland, was liquidated and with immediate effect started trading as Maag Pump Systems AG, Oberglatt, Switzerland. Maag Pump Systems AG is known for its strong brands and highly specialized products tailored closely to customers’ needs. At the same time the merger between Maag Pump …

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