Category Manufacturing & Processing

Source: Amann & Söhne

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...

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A digital way to sustainable clothing

Resource-saving and sustainable clothing manufacture is not possible without digitisation. Software solutions and smart systems make supply chains more transparent and utilise the latent potential for making improvements at all stages of production. Sabine Anton-Katzenbach Read more...

Title image source: Coloreel

What became of ….?

In 2017, the Swedish firm Coloreel won the Texprocess Innovation Award in the ‘New Technology’ category for their instant-dyeing process for textile yarns used in industrial embroidery. How bright and colourful has life been, then, for the innovative Swedish company in the two years since then? Ronny Eckert Read more...

Source ITA

Textiles evolve by themselves

If a pair of jeans lets in ventilation in summer (intentionally!) without any help from its wearer, we are talking about a ‘4D textile’ – for some people, this is the next generation of textiles. David Schmelzeisen from the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University explains what it’s all about. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Source: RSG Automation Technics

Automatically to China

For many years, China was regarded as the ‘extended workbench’ of the West. However, these times are over. With enormous investments, the Middle Kingdom is being transformed into a high-tech nation. And this change is being felt by German textile-machinery manufacturers in the form of increased demand. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Kautschuk - photo Camilla Coutinho

Rubber – a comeback in shoes

If Sébastien Kopp has his way, a shoe’s sustainability will not begin and end merely with its biodegradability. According to the co-founder of French sneaker label “Veja”, the entire production chain should be put on the “green test bench”. We spoke to him at “FashionSustain” in Berlin in July. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Expert Systemtechnik source Expert

Hightech made in Germany in the USA

To establish closer contacts in the USA and to find new customers, three companies from the German textile-processing industry have showcased at Texprocess Americas in Atlanta as part of the “High Tex from Germany” show. For which Expert Systemtechnik, RSG Automation Technics and Strobel Spezialmaschinen are highly rated in the USA. Kirsten Rein Read more...