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New on Technical Textiles

Editor's highlights

Our new website hosts a variety of additional and updated features, which we invite you to explore, as well as a fresh look. Further, the site’s launch coincides with a busy time for the industry and has resulted in a great deal of content being added in the days leading up to its first appearance, with the promise of much more to follow.

Check our continually updated news column, for instance, to discover:

Where DSM Dyneema has found its latest acquisition, in a move that signals the high-performance fibre manufacturer’s intention to enter the fabrics business;

Who is collaborating with VF Corp to bring atmospheric-pressure plasma technology to the apparel and footwear sectors, and who is its partner for nanofibres;

Why TenCate has decided to sell its subsidiary, Xennia Technology, a specialist in the development of digital inks;

When three makers of technical yarns announced their merger;

What lies behind the latest fluorine-free water-repellent technology;

How the ambitions of a manufacturer of superabsorbent fibres have led to its first steps in the production and development of nonwovens.

In addition, be sure to read the highlights selected by Nick Butler, Editor of Technical Textiles International, when he previewed the plans of exhibitors at Techtextil for the latest issue of the site's associated magazine. In a series of articles, now available in the site's Features section, he explores what the event subsequently revealed about the latest innovations and trends in various sectors of the industry: fibres, filaments and yarns; raw materials and chemicals; coating and laminating; nonwovens; research, testing and standards; fabrics; machinery and equipment; as well as his preview of Techtextil North America and Niki Tait's complementary article about Texprocess.

These are just a few of the highlights we have selected to get you started, but be sure to browse, search and explore the site fully, and keep coming back as we update it with the latest information from this fast-moving industry.


Latest Conference Proceedings available to purchase now on CD-Rom

The presentations of proceedings from the Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications (March 2015) and the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (November 2014) are available to purchase on a CD-Rom as PDF files.

NHPA2015, the second Conference on High-performance Applications, concluded that significant growth is anticipated for high-performance nonwovens. NHPA2015 was held in Cannes, France 4-5 March 2015. The 19 presentations as given at the conference are now available on a CD-Rom in PDF format, plus the audio files of the discussion workshops. For more information on the papers and speakers click here

TCL2014, the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating, was held in the Novotel Montfleury in Cannes, France, 4-5 November 2014. More than 100 senior staff from around the world attended to hear two days of expert presentations and engage in workshops and discussions. The 21 presentations as given at the conference are now available on this CD-Rom in PDF format. For more information on the papers presented click here  


Latest Features

The extension of Techtextil to four days gives visitors more opportunities to see the plentiful innovations exhibited; Editor Nick Butler picks his highlights of those that involving developments with fabrics.

Underpinning much of the commercial innovation exhibited at Techtextil is an infrastructure that supports the industry: a flourishing research base; independent testing centres; international standards; the means to assure quality.

Techtextil has grown continuously during the lifetime of this magazine, as has the importance of high-performance applications for nonwovens. Another record-breaking exhibition provides plenty of evidence to support both these statements.

Despite the next ITMA being just a few months away, the importance of technical textiles manufacturers as a market for machinery builders is shown by the number of them attending Techtextil in Frankfurt, writes Editor Nick Butler.