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As it prepares for ITMA 2023, Cambridge, UK-based developer of digital dyeing and finishing technologies, Alchemie Technology, has joined the British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA). 

Claros Technologies forges ahead with nanoparticle treatments

A US start-up company has ambitious plans for its durable zinc nanoparticle-based treatments that can be used to make antimicrobial, odour-resistant or ultraviolet radiation-shielding textiles. US Correspondent John McCurry reports. 

A pilot plant for the spinning and twisting of sewing threads made from recycled and renewable materials has been opened by Coats in Madurai, India. 

Indorama Ventures (IVL) has secured exclusive rights to use a technology developed by Polymateria that enables the production of biodegradable polyolefins for use in nonwovens for hygiene applicati

Archroma, of Pratteln, Switzerland, has completed its acquisition of the Textile Effects business from Huntsman, of The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

SGL Carbon has sold its business activities at its site in Gardena, California, USA, where it developed and manufactured heat-resistant composites and components using silica and carbon fabrics, to

Evonik has entered into an agreement with AMSilk to manufacture industrial quantities of silk proteins for the production of fibres, hydrogels and powders.  

Milliken & Co says that it has become the first US-based manufacturer of textiles to eliminate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from its ranges of products.  

Archroma has secured all of the regulatory approvals required for it to complete its acquisition of Huntsman's Textile Effects business.

The largest producer of sportswear in Ireland, O'Neills, is using a stenter from Brückner Textile Technologies to finish its elastic tricot fabrics. 

The American subsidiary of the Oerlikon Group, Oerlikon Textile Inc, is to complete its move into new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, this year.

WPT Nonwovens has invested in a high-capacity thermobonding line from Trützschler Nonwovens and Schott & Meissner for the production of filter media. 

Manufacturer of nonwovens and engineered papers for use in filtration, batteries and industrial applications, Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V), is to invest US$40.2 million to expand its producti

Freudenberg Performance Materials is consolidating its nonwoven media for the filtration of gasses and liquids under a new brand, Filtura. 

Leeds, UK-based supplier of laboratory- and pilot-scale meltspinning systems, Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd, reports that 2022 was a record-breaking year in terms of revenue. 

Suominen has revealed its intention to cease manufacturing operations at its nonwovens plant in Mozzate, Italy, in the second quarter of 2023. 

Autoneum has signed an agreement to buy the automotive business of Borgers for €117 million through a deal that is expected to close in April 2023. 

3M is to stop manufacturing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and will work to eliminate the use of PFAS in its products by the end of 2025. 

Suppliers of chemical to the textiles industry, Tanatex Chemicals, of Ede, The Netherlands, and Werken Química Brasil, of Indaial, have entered into a strategic alliance.

The President of supplier of ultrasonic bonding and welding technologies, Sonobond Ultrasonics Inc, Janet Devine, has retired after over 17 years in charge of the company. 

Saertex is increasing its global capacity for the manufacture of multiaxial non-crimp fabrics from glass, carbon, aramid and natural fibres for the reinforcement of composites.  

The developer of a process for the production of bio-based acrylonitrile (ACN), Trillium Renewable Chemicals, has secured funding from investors and the US Department of Energy (DoE)’s Advanced Man

Trützschler Card Clothing (TCC) is investing €12 million to expand its production, warehouse and office facilities with the construction of a new building at its headquarters in Neubulach, Germany.

Dissolving pulp sourced from textile waste by Renewcell is to be used by Lenzing Group for the production of cellulosic fibres, following the signing of a supply agreement by the two companies.   

Argentine manufacturer of sportswear, Texameri SA, has recently installed two stenters (Power-Frame) from Brückner Textile Technologies for the finishing of knitted fabrics. 

Under Armour and North Carolina State University (NCSU) have established a partnership that will see the manufacturer of sportswear invest more than US$1 million in research at the university over

A cap in the wholesale price of gas below €80 per megawatt hour would be of little help to the European textiles industry, according to the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) of B

Freudenberg Performance Materials has completed the installation of 13 000 m2 of photovoltaic panels on the roof of its factory in N

The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) Textile Machinery Association has appointed a new Managing Director. 

Ahlstrom is investing €2 million in a new laminator at its plant in Louveira, Brazil, so that it can better serve the filtration industry in South America,

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) has upgraded its equipment for the application of bio-based binders to nonwovens as its customers look for ways to reduce or eliminate the p

In response to growing demand for its range of technical fabrics, Dickson-Constant has recently opened a new plant in Hordain, France. 

Teijin Frontier Co Ltd has started-up an automated facility for the production of polyester (PES) filaments at its subsidiary, Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Ltd (TPL) in Pathumthani, Thailand. 

A facility that will manufacture products such as threads and yarns for the automotive, personal protection, and wire and cable industries has been opened by Coats in Huamantla, Mexico. 

As it works to scale-up its business, manufacturer of artificial silk, AMSilk GmbH, has moved its headquarters to a 2000-m2 facility in Munich, Germany.

Dalco Nonwovens LLC and Global Felt Technologies (GFT) Inc have been acquired by Snow Peak Capital and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the two companies, Joey Duncan. 

Ahlström Capital Group has signed an agreement to acquire 20% of manufacturer of natural fibres for the nonwovens industry, Bast Fibre Technologies (BFT). 

A regulation designed to address high energy prices in Europe "lacks ambition", according to the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) of Brussels, Belgium.

As it looks to focus on the production of high-performance materials, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has divested itself of its decor business and will now operate under the business name Ahlstrom. 

In business for more than two decades, Outlast Technologies GmbH of Heidenheim, Germany, attributes its success to its innovative and sustainable products, and its agile development team. 

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has appointed a Director of Government Affairs to advocate on behalf of the industry at the heart of the US Government.

Lenzing, one of the world’s leading textile manufacturers, has suspended the guidance on its financial performance for 2022.

Freudenberg Performance Materials has opened a technical centre at its factory in Nantong, China, where it can work with its customers to develop sportswear and other high-performance apparel. 

The developer of a novel three-dimensional (3D) carbon fibre reinforcement for the production of impact-resistant and durable composites, Boston Materials, has opened a new headquarters in Billeric

Essity has competed its purchases of developers and sellers of washable leakproof apparel for periods and incontinence, Modibodi and Knix Wear Inc. 

Avient Corp has completed its purchase of DSM Protective Materials (including the Dyneema brand of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre products) from Royal DSM for €1.45 billion

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) of Brussels, Belgium, is calling for a cap on the price of gas and a revision of the electricity price mechanism in the European Union (EU)

Renewcell, of Stockholm, Sweden, has announced that its flagship factory – which it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale textile-to-textile recycling plant – is up and running.

TAU Investment Management, which has offices in New York City, USA, and Hong Kong, China, has made what it describes as "significant investments" in waterless-dyeing specialists DyeCoo Textile Syst

Dongsung Chemical and UPM Biochemicals have agreed to form a partnership to develop a bio-based polyurethane (PU) for use in the Asian footwear and textiles markets.