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.