Message tags in textiles
11/03/2020

Message tags in textiles

Just about everybody has received them: many of us have positively hundreds of them in the wardrobe: tiny message tags, fixed inside items of clothing, carrying information on how to protect the textiles concerned. But how do they get there? And who decides on what they say? The connoisseur takes a look at them in [...] Read more...

Disruption with digital printing
06/02/2020

Disruption with digital printing

Experts are in agreement: digitalisation will turn the analogue industry upside down. The textile and fashion industry also needs to confront the digital transformation, as digital printing expert Joachim Rees warns. Mr Rees, in general terms: is Germany ignoring digitalisation at the moment? When new products are introduced on the German market, there’s an unwritten [...] Read more...

Things that melt in Switzerland
03/02/2020

Things that melt in Switzerland

There is something of a tradition of melting things in Switzerland: snow on the Alps turns to water, chocolate becomes chocolate fondue, cheese melts for raclette. The Swiss engineering firm Maschinenbau-AG Leister Technologies has continued the tradition – and is now getting industrial fabrics to melt with their Seamtek welding machines. As one year gives [...] Read more...

Sustainably wise
11/10/2019

Sustainably wise

There is the well-known saying: “It is easy to be wise after the event.” But one can also be wise in advance – sustainable, that is. This applies to several of the fashion labels, that can be found regularly at the Neonyt sustainability hub. They were wise enough to become sustainable, even before the introduction [...] Read more...

Green products Italian style
14/05/2019

Green products Italian style

From the use of renewable energy and production-process optimisation to new products and machines: tape specialists Framis Italia are taking extensive measures to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Making their third presentation at Texprocess, the Italian company is this year spotlighting their ecological approach along the entire process chain within the framework of [...] Read more...

“Our industry offers interesting apprenticeships in all fields”
02/05/2019

“Our industry offers interesting apprenticeships in all fields”

With the Jobwall of the Texpertise Network of Messe Frankfurt, Techtextil and Texprocess bring together qualified young people with companies from the textile sector. We spoke with Ingeborg Neumann, President of Germany’s textil+mode trade association, about how attractive the sector is for young people and about new career opportunities. What are the current issues with [...] Read more...

Blocking the escape of microfibres
10/04/2019

Blocking the escape of microfibres

Microplastics have become a huge social problem. Particles that are invisible to the human eye are now present in abundance in the world’s oceans. Textiles and clothing made from synthetic fibre are among the major causes of environmental pollution. They release microfibres during wet processing at the manufacturing stage, in use and when washed. The [...] Read more...

Architects of the Digital Textile Micro Factory
12/05/2017

Architects of the Digital Textile Micro Factory

“Here, we now have flexible processing technology with well-wired multifarious partner landscapes”, says Christian Kaiser describing the smart factory. However, pre-defined interfaces and a good plan are necessary until something like this can work. Kaiser is a research assistant at the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf and has fully interlinked the Micro [...] Read more...

Inspired by nature
01/11/2016

Inspired by nature

Water and dirt repellent garments are often criticised on the grounds of sustainability. Outdoor clothing especially often still derives its functionality from per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs). An interdisciplinary research product undertaken by German textile research institutes addresses this specific issue and takes its inspiration from fungi. Whether you are hiking, cycling or on the [...] Read more...

Source: Ginetex Germany

Message tags in textiles

Just about everybody has received them: many of us have positively hundreds of them in the wardrobe: tiny message tags, fixed inside items of clothing, carrying information on how to protect the textiles concerned. But how do they get there? And who decides on what they say? Ronny Eckert Read more...

Source: Multi-Plot Europe

Disruption with digital printing

Experts are in agreement: digitalisation will turn the analogue industry upside down. The textile and fashion industry also needs to confront the digital transformation, as digital printing expert Joachim Rees warns. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Source: Leister Technologies

Things that melt in Switzerland

There is something of a tradition of melting things in Switzerland: snow on the Alps turns to water, chocolate becomes chocolate fondue, cheese melts for raclette. The Swiss engineering firm Maschinenbau-AG Leister Technologies has continued the tradition – and is now getting industrial fabrics to melt with their Seamtek welding machines. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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Sustainably wise

There is the well-known saying: “It is easy to be wise after the event.” But one can also be wise in advance – sustainable, that is. This applies to several of the fashion labels, that can be found regularly at the Neonyt sustainability hub. They were wise enough to become sustainable, even before the introduction ... Read more...

Decoupling growth from consumption

The time is ripe for a circular economy. After everything there was to see and hear at Texprocess, Mecki Naschke from the management consultancy gsm Global Sustainable Management is in good company with her lecture. Kirsten Rein Read more...

Finishing for airy results

Anyone who irons shirts regularly can only dream of this: a shirt finisher that makes this task completely superfluous. Even the cuffs look flawless. Kirsten Rein Read more...

Thinking in 3D from the outset

From planning to the communications department, from design to production – Gerber Technologies have digitalised the entire workflow and see, in the digital printing of textiles, more creativity, greater flexibility and faster marketing, providing advantages for both designers and production professionals. Kirsten Rein Read more...