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Cinte Techtextil China, which was due to take place on 6–8 September 2022, has been postponed, owing to the rapidly evolving nature of restrictions associated with the human coronavirus (c

The need for sustainable composites to be reinforced at JEC World

When JEC World returns to Paris, France, on 3–5 May 2022, the theme of the show will be “composites for a sustainable world”. Editor James Bakewell describes a number of technologies for reducing the environmental impact of the production of textile-based reinforcements for composites that can be found on the show floor. 

Messe Frankfurt is inviting companies and research institutes to submit their entries for the Innovation Awards to be held during Techtextil and Texprocess

A series of webinars that will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to smart textiles is being organised by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) of Rese

An online event featuring conferences, competitions, awards ceremonies and opportunities for networking is to be hosted by JEC Group of Paris, France, on 1–2 June 2021.

After consulting with its customers and partners, JEC Group of Paris, France, has decided to postpone the 2021 edition of JEC World.

The biggest issues facing the North American nonwovens industry are to be addressed in three one-hour webinars organised by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) of Cary, North Ca

Following close consultation with its customers, Messe Frankfurt of Germany has postponed the trade fairs it had originally planned for April and May 2021—including Heimtextil, Techtex

The organiser of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, Messe Frankfurt Inc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has been forced to cancel the 2020 editions of the events.

Owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the organisers of CAMX 2020, the composites industry’s largest event in North America, have announced that the trade show will have to b

EDANA, the global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced that the Outlook 2020 nonwovens personal care, hygiene and wipes products conference will take pla

Owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Smart Fabrics Summit will no longer be held in Washington, District of Columbia, USA,  on 16–17 April, but will

JEC World 2020, which was due to be held in Paris, France, on 3–5 March before being postponed until the 12–14 May owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has been cancelled. 

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will now take place on 1–3 October 2020, reports the organiser of the shows, Messe Frankfurt Inc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Speakers and delegates from around the world gathered on 5-6 February 2020 at the Jaguar Experience Centre in the heart of the UK car manufacturing industry in Birmingham, UK, for the first edition

Over 100 speakers from industry and academia presented the latest innovations and revealed the latest trends in the global fibres and textiles industries at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (

The eighth edition of mtex+, entitled Fair & Convention for Hightech Textiles, is to be held in the new Carlowitz Congresscenter at the heart of Chemnitz in Germany on 9–10 Ju

Start-up companies will be invited to promote their businesses as part of the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn-GFC), which will be held in Austria on 11–13 Septem

At the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry LOPEC, the increasing use of sensors for medical applications, smart textiles and organic light-emitting

A new event, the West Coast US Functional Fabric Fair, is to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, on 22–23 October 2019.

Hosted by global nonwovens associations INDA of Cary, North Carolina, USA, and EDANA of Brussels, Belgium, Outlook Plus Latin America will return to Brazil for its third edition on 7–9 May

Itema of Colzate, Italy, is to show two new rapier machines at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 15–19 Octo

Picanol NV of Ieper, Belgium, will unveil its latest rapier loom (GTMax-i 3.0) at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018  in Shanghai,

The full programme for the International Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications (NHPA), which takes place in Cannes, France, on 10–11 October 2018, has now been publishe

With the goal of bringing together industry and research institutes to share their knowledge of smart textiles and high-performance materials, the second Saltex event will take place in Do

Global nonwovens suppliers will target the Medtech (medical and hygiene) sector at Cinte Techtextil China – China International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens – a

An exhibition previously concerned only with the use of textiles in transportation applications has expanded its coverage for 2016 to include all markets for technical textiles.

More than 600 industry delegates from the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets attended the inaugural Hygienix event in St Petersburg, Florida, USA, at the end of October 2015.

High potential was reported for China’s hygiene, medical and filtration sectors at the first China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum held in Shanghai, China, in October 2015.

Messe Frankfurt (HK) is launching a new initiative to facilitate nonwovens fabric suppliers’ expansion into China, where imports of such products increased by 128% from 2000 to 2013.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the initial programme for the first Hygienix event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets, which will be

Many of the innovations that are introduced at successive Techtextil shows every two years in Frankfurt, Germany, are not always pushing through to the mass-market they deserve, believes M

An aid to help textile manufacturers use chemicals efficiently will be launched at the bluesign conference, to be held in St Gallen, Switzerland, on 13–14 July 2015.

The latest developments in materials and prototype ideas in the field of medical engineering will be presented at the Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, to be held

Sandler AG of Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany, will create a model home as the centrepiece of its exhibit at the forthcoming Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt (see also, page 9).

For its 53rd edition, the Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress, set to take place in Dornbirn, Austria, on 10-12 September 2014, will feature as its main themes
Prompted by scheduled rennovations to its traditional venue in Miami, Florida, USA, the next International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition (IDEA) will take place at the Boston Convention
The full programme for the latest edition of the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL 2014) is now available on the conference website, which now also features a free news s
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has purchased the Insight conference from Marketing Technology Service (MTS) and will combine the event with its Vision Consumer Products Confer
The co-organisers of the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL 2014), which will take place in Cannes, France, on 4-5 November 2014, have confirmed the names of the principal

Spotlight on high-performance applications for nonwovens

A range of exhibits and events at Index14 demonstrated that nonwovens are far from exhausting their search for new markets, writes Adrian Wilson(1), with the current trend markedly towards high-performance end-uses.

Stabuli's double-rapier loom (Alpha 500 Tech), which the company from Pfaffikon, Switzerland, developed for the economic weaving of local adapted three-dimensional (3D), multilayer fabrics, has won a
Glass fabrics developed to improve the efficiency of the composite blades used on wind turbine generators have won a JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Award in the category of Wind Energy.

Geneva is the destination for the global nonwovens industry

A booming global market should ensure brisk business for suppliers of raw materials and manufacturing technologies at Index14, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 8–11 April. Adrian Wilson previews the highlights.

The two principal global nonwovens associations, EDANA and INDA, have confirmed that the first edition of Outlook Latin America will be held on 3-5 March 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The 2nd International Congress on Healthcare and Medical Textiles - EGEMEDITEX-2014 - will be held in Izmir, Turkey, on 25-26 September 2014.
Trevira gmbh of Bobingen, Germany (see also, pages 23 and 27), will exhibit at JEC for the first time, presenting a range of polyester (PES) polymers, yarns and fibres, including staple fibres develop
Clariant of Muttenz Switzerland, will present its range of halogen-free flame-retardant (FR) additives, particularly for use with thermoset resins to make composites for applications in public transpo
Oerlikon Barmag from Remscheid, Germany (see also, pages 7 and 11), will exhibit machinery for pumping and metering polymers, and for handling high-performance fibres.
Naraborough, UK based Formax (see also, page 3) will reveal details of its plans to extend its UK headquarters, adding a 0.46-ha (50 000 square feet) facility dedicated to making multiaxial carbon fab