Category Manufacturing & Processing

Cover Image: M-Type Delta by Dürrkopp Adler

M-Type Delta – the sewing machine that knows you

Even the name is in ‘3-D’: Delta – discover the difference – the sewing machine that heralds a major change. “Everything becomes simpler”, says Thomas Brinkhoff from Dürkopp Adler. “The machine knows the operator and the operator’s particular way of working. It knows what needs doing and how it must be done. It learns continuously, ... Read more...

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A grip on limp textiles soon?

In some industry sectors, automated and robotic systems have been standard for a long time. They are expected to make manufacturing more efficient, flexible and economic. Up till now, though, they have hardly caught on in the textile and clothing industry. What is the reason for this? Ronny Eckert Read more...

Cover Image microfibres/ Source: Darko Djurin on pixabay

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...

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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...