Stoll Launches New Extra-Wide Bed Flat Knitting Machine

Flat knitting machine builder Stoll has revealed details of a new machine it intends to launch at this year’s ITMA Asia + CITME exhibition.

The new machine is an extra wide-bed version of the successful ADF technology. Designated the ADF 830-24 W and suitable for the production of large textiles, oversizes, unusual cuts or long patterns, this new model has a working width of 84 ins and can be used for a variety of applications including fashion and technical textiles.

The ADF 830-24 W is also equipped with the renowned Stoll-weave-in technology, which allows the production of textiles with weave-like optics and properties. This translates into a range of advantages by directly affecting form, comfort and flexibility; unlike traditional knitwear, says Stoll, weave-like textiles are more stretchable and more comfortable depending on the type of knit. In addition, they can be preformed in the machine and provided with 3D elements.

Based on the successful ADF technology, the ADF 830-24 W also offers advantages with its yarn carriers, which are independent of the carriage and allow a particularly high degree of flexibility. Each pair of carriers is mounted on a total of 12 tracks on the ADF 830-24 W and can be moved both horizontally and vertically, can be easily programmed and quickly equipped with yarn.

Also available is the EKC operating system, which, with its intuitive operating system, makes training and usage more straightforward.

“The ADF 830-24 W represents a user-friendly gain for textile production – from day one,” says Stoll.

Textile innovations ‘made in Germany’ in demand in the USA

Back to the USA: ‘High-Tex from Germany’ made a guest appearance at Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas in Atlanta for the second time from 22 to 24 May 2018. At the special exhibition organised by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry a total of 66 companies presented technical textiles, nonwovens, textile-processing machines, smart textiles and textile-research projects to the trade visitors.

The textile sector made its first appearance in the USA in 2000. This was followed by highly successful presentations in Shanghai in 2002, in Mumbai in 2007 and in Moscow in 2012.

“Taking ‘High-Tex from Germany” to Atlanta again was a very good

decision. The southeast of the USA has a long tradition of textile

manufacturing. It is home to many companies that are always on the

lookout for innovative textiles and machines for textile production and

processing”, explained Detlev Rünger, German Consul General in

Atlanta during the ‘High-Tex from Germany’ press conference.

 

High-Tex from Germany’ Came Fully Up to Our Expectations

“High-Tex from Germany” within the framework of Techtextil North

America and Texprocess Americas was a very good platform for our

small to medium-sized companies. After Techtextil and Texprocess in

Frankfurt, these two events are the second-most important editions of

the trade-fair duo. ‘High-Tex from Germany’ came fully up to our

expectations and anyone who failed to take part missed a great

opportunity to be noticed”, said Marc Lorch, Member of the Board of

Zwissler Holding, who represented the participating companies as

exhibitor president.

Michael Metzler, Sales President of ZSK Stickmaschinen, confirmed this

saying, “A German pavilion of this scope makes us extremely visible.

Thanks to the excellent organisation, we were also able to concentrate

on promoting our company and products.”

“We regularly exhibit at Techtextil North America but taking part in ‘High-Tex

for Germany’ resulted in our best ever day at a fair here. The pavilion is

a real eye-catcher”, said Thomas Wiederer, Area Sales Manager,

Brückner Textile Technologies. “The visitors to our exhibition stand were

very interested in our products. We gained potential customers and were

able to make numerous high-grade contacts. The level of interest shown

in our highly innovative e-textile solutions, which are completely new in

the sector, was very high. We are looking forward to the follow-up

phase”, said Andreas Lanyi, Vice President Digital Unit and Internet of

Things of the Hamburg-based start-up, Lunative Laboratories.

 

High-Tex from Germany’ was a good starting point for cultivating contacts with our customers in the USA

Besides gaining new customers, the focus of the companies taking part

in ‘High-Tex from Germany’ was on cultivating customer relations. “The

German pavilion in Atlanta once again gave us a good opportunity to get

to know the US market better. We have had a factory in the vicinity of

Atlanta for two years now and aim to expand our network in the long

term”, said Ronny Schröder, Associate Sales Director Technical and

Comfort Products, Sandler. “We like making presentations within the

framework of the German pavilion very much”, added Georg

Voggenreiter, Technical Sales, Maschinenfabrik Herbert Meyer. “Once

again, ‘High-Tex from Germany’ was a good starting point for cultivating

contacts with our customers in the USA.”

The companies taking part in ‘High-Tex from Germany’ made their

presentations on around 1,300 square metres of exhibition space with

their own exhibition stands, with selected exhibits on a central ‘Plaza’, in

guided tours and no less than 35 lectures.

 

International Nonwovens Symposium 2018 Closed With An Eye On A Sustainable Future

EDANA closed its 2018 International Nonwovens Symposium (INS) today, having confirmed the industry’s confidence in the opportunities and strengths of the nonwovens industry.

A warmly received keynote presentation on IKEA’s global material sourcing strategy from Anders Bergner was followed with a very well attended session with enlightening examples of credible steps into the circular economy and use of renewable resources.

“I thought the level of speakers and content, especially during the circular session, really gave the whole industry something to think about. The quality of participants was fantastic, with a really good mix of technical experts and senior executives” said Johan Berlin of InvestKonsult of Sweden.

The traditional EDANA dinner, 215 participants from 144 companies across the supply chain took advantage of the many networking opportunities, discussing the variety of presentations from “Industry 4.0” challenges and opportunities, to recycling, innovation and new filter media. With further presentations on environmental sustainability and bioplastic material innovation, the 2018 INS delivered on the objective to address the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

The Best Forum Worldwide

Dayal Mehta from Welspun in India said that he believed the INS to be “the best forum worldwide for knowledge enhancement with excellent technical content.

The appreciation of the value of attending the INS was echoed by Mirsabitov Mirjalol, Project Manager at ADG Holding of Uzbekistan “being relatively new to the sector it was great to meet many professionals from the industry. The presentations and discussions allowed me to learn a lot about trends in the market and the latest innovations. It was truly inspiring, and I hope to participate in further EDANA conferences”

“Since EDANA last held the INS in Rome 15 years ago, sustainability as a topic has evolved from a minor interest subject to take primacy on the agenda” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA. “It is pleasing to hear of such positive feedback on the focus of our programme and encouraging to see industry leaders discuss and demonstrate innovations that will contribute to sustainable business practices and embark our sector in its transition towards a more circular economy.”

Textile innovations ‘made in Germany’ in demand in the USA

Back to the USA: ‘High-Tex from Germany’ made a guest appearance at Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas in Atlanta for the second time from 22 to 24 May 2018. At the special exhibition organised by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry a total of 66 companies presented technical textiles, nonwovens, textile-processing machines, smart textiles and textile-research projects to the trade visitors.

The textile sector made its first appearance in the USA in 2000. This was followed by highly successful presentations in Shanghai in 2002, in Mumbai in 2007 and in Moscow in 2012.

“Taking ‘High-Tex from Germany” to Atlanta again was a very good decision. The southeast of the USA has a long tradition of textile manufacturing. It is home to many companies that are always on the lookout for innovative textiles and machines for textile production and processing”, explained Detlev Rünger, German Consul General in Atlanta during the ‘High-Tex from Germany’ press conference.

 

High-Tex from Germany’ Came Fully Up to Our Expectations

“High-Tex from Germany” within the framework of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas was a very good platform for our small to medium-sized companies. After Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt, these two events are the second-most important editions of the trade-fair duo. ‘High-Tex from Germany’ came fully up to our expectations and anyone who failed to take part missed a great opportunity to be noticed”, said Marc Lorch, Member of the Board of Zwissler Holding, who represented the participating companies as exhibitor president.

Michael Metzler, Sales President of ZSK Stickmaschinen, confirmed this saying, “A German pavilion of this scope makes us extremely visible. Thanks to the excellent organisation, we were also able to concentrate on promoting our company and products.”

“We regularly exhibit at Techtextil North America but taking part in ‘High-Tex for Germany’ resulted in our best ever day at a fair here. The pavilion is a real eye-catcher”, said Thomas Wiederer, Area Sales Manager, Brückner Textile Technologies. “The visitors to our exhibition stand were very interested in our products. We gained potential customers and were able to make numerous high-grade contacts. The level of interest shown in our highly innovative e-textile solutions, which are completely new in the sector, was very high. We are looking forward to the follow-up phase”, said Andreas Lanyi, Vice President Digital Unit and Internet of Things of the Hamburg-based start-up, Lunative Laboratories.

 

High-Tex from Germany’ was a good starting point for cultivating contacts with our customers in the USA

Besides gaining new customers, the focus of the companies taking part in ‘High-Tex from Germany’ was on cultivating customer relations. “The German pavilion in Atlanta once again gave us a good opportunity to get to know the US market better. We have had a factory in the vicinity of Atlanta for two years now and aim to expand our network in the long term”, said Ronny Schröder, Associate Sales Director Technical and Comfort Products, Sandler. “We like making presentations within the framework of the German pavilion very much”, added Georg Voggenreiter, Technical Sales, Maschinenfabrik Herbert Meyer. “Once again, ‘High-Tex from Germany’ was a good starting point for cultivating contacts with our customers in the USA.”

The companies taking part in ‘High-Tex from Germany’ made their presentations on around 1,300 square metres of exhibition space with their own exhibition stands, with selected exhibits on a central ‘Plaza’, in guided tours and no less than 35 lectures.

Drawing Over 600 Attendees From Absorbent Hygiene and Personal Care Markets

The Hygienix conference Oct. 26-29, 2016 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort featured some of the world’s most notable thought leaders from organizations that are revolutionizing the absorbent hygiene and personal care industry. They spoke on Trends and Market Statistics, Incontinence Reimagined, Achieving Thin, Fit & Form, and Material & Technology Advancements.

Combining two conferences into one event for Absorbent Hygiene and Personal Care Markets proved to be a winning strategy for INDA with its successful debut of Hygienix, which drew over 600 industry professionals to St. Petersburg, Fla to advance their business in these areas.

“Hygienix exceeded our expectations for this new combined event,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President. “The positive response from the global hygiene and personal care markets validated our acquisition of insight to merge it with vision. The event provided attendees with valuable market intelligence, product insights, and face-to-face interactions that will undoubtedly help them advance their businesses.”

Among the highlights of Hygienix was the presentation of the Visionary Award® to Sienabena, LLC for BabyBackups™, a diaper extender made of superabsorbent materials that adheres to the existing diaper to contain baby diaper explosions. The other finalists for the award were: Always® Discreet Bladder Protection by Procter & Gamble and X-Top® Pouch for Men by McAirlaid’s.

The presentations showed the importance of the segment, which is the largest of 12 in the nonwovens industry accounting for more than 25 percent of nonwoven fabric volume. A key takeaway was the effect of the “Boomer Echo.” The U.S. is entering a

four-to-five-year period of record high births as Millennials start having babies in their 30s versus prior generations having them in their early 20s. Also, aging Baby Boomers are becoming bigger consumers of incontinence products where innovation is now quite strong.

Some of the key issues addressed at the conference included destigmatizing incontinence, odor control, fluffless cores, adhesive application techniques, and   sustainability in the hygiene market.

INDA said planning is now underway for the second edition of Hygienix October 24-26, 2016 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, Fla.

EDANA Turkish Nonwoven Symposium Brings Together Nonwoven Industry In Istanbul

EDANA Turkish Nonwoven Symposium was held at Istanbul Intercontinental Hotel on November 10-11, 2015. Symposium was participated by 30 exhibiting companies as well as 121 companies and 250 industry representatives from 24 countries. At the Symposium, the whole nonwovens supply chain from Turkey and its key trading partners in EMEA gathered around a range of topics and issues from the general economic background and trade and regulatory context, to the nonwoven markets, from their raw materials to the machinery and processes.

The Symposium, the second of its kind to be held in Istanbul, symbol of cultural diversity and sitting at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, “reinforced trading links in nonwovens between regions which need each other, thereby supporting the development of new markets for our industry’s products that bring value and benefits to society in a variety of applications from personal to healthcare and filtration to transportation and construction”, said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

“EDANA is proud of its 15 Turkish member companies, and will continue to support them as part of our Mission in favour of the sustainable growth of the whole supply chain of the nonwovens industry primarily in EMEA ”, commented Jacques Prigneaux, Market Analysis and Economic Affairs Director at EDANA, in his presentation, showing that the production of nonwovens in Turkey grew by 20,3% between 2009 and 2014 to reach 265,000 tonnes, representing 12% of the Greater European and nearly 3% of the global output”

The session on the hygiene markets put Sub-Saharan Africa in the spotlight as a huge potential market, but as Michel Verstraeten from Henkel noted “in Africa nothing is impossible but everything is difficult”. Difficult but not impossible, Africa shows an ongoing trend of attracting investments in vast sectors of the economy.

Presentations of Arzu Karatekin, Hayat Kimay and Selda Akbasli, H.B. Fuller gave a clear picture of the players on the Turkish market and the latest technological developments.

Durable nonwovens were an integral part of the agenda of the conference, too, from the automotive sector to nonwovens as filter media.

The session on machinery and processes sparked many questions from the audience, reflecting the importance of technology in producing nonwovens for niche and main stream markets.

“The quality of the presentations, along with the organisation, was outstanding. The breaks enabled great networking opportunities, meeting old friends and, more importantly, making new contacts.” Mike Bird, Applications Development Manager – specialities, Imerys Carbonates, United Kingdom

“The symposium was a valuable learning experience. I have really appreciated all presentations and activities. All presenters were knowledgeable and effective in their presentation. This allowed to acquire new market and technical information with the appropriate format and a good level of interactivity and even emotional interventions.” Juan Roldan, Business Development Manager – Hygienic Department, Nitto NBB, Turkey

“I thought it would be boring and to my pleasant surprise it turned out to be quite the opposite, there were excellent papers and the networking was great.” James Barton, President Europe, MOBI –AIR and Diaper Recycling Technology, Singapore

On “I ‘m very impressed by the participation and contents of this second EDANA Symposium in Turkey. This exceeds my expectations and I am looking forward to the next edition.” Salih Ziya Gümüser, General Manager, Teknomelt, Turkey.

“If you want to do business in Turkey and area this conference was definitely the place to be. Beside meeting and catching up with existing customers, we got in contact with new customers.” Sifer Lin, Key Account Manager, Golden Phoenix Fiberwebs, Taiwan

“Overall a very professional organisation, I ‘d like to congratulate the team as everything went smoothly for us as participant and exhibitor” Galip Yazgan, International Sales Agent, Elsner Engineering Works, Turkey.

EDANA would like to thank the sponsors, CHT Bezema, Gulsan Nonwovens & Film, Mogul – Diversity in Nonwovens, Teknomelt – innovative nonwovens, Fullbond – Hotmelt Adhesive, Kansan, SGS Courtray and Ungricht-roller+engraving technology.

Groz-Beckert Presented Latest Sewing and Felting Products in Atlanta

At the Texprocess, formerly known by the name of Spesa Expo, the visitors can find everything related to textile finishing and technologies for the development, acquisition and manufacture of sewn products. Whereas the focus of the Techtextil is on products and applications from the technical textiles and nonwovens sectors.

In the product area Sewing, the special application needle San® 5.2 – a further development of the San® 5 – will take center stage. For many years the needle San® 5 has been established for the processing of technical textiles. With the San® 5.2, the ideal needle for the sewing of technical textiles was designed, characterized by its unique geometry. To meet the increasing demands, the SAN® 5.2 was fitted with improved, new features. They include the double groove in the point area, the reinforced blade, and the larger eye. All these developments lead to a better sewing process and a secure loop formation. The larger eye allows to use thicker sewing threads without changing the needle size. Owing to these advantages, the San® 5.2 stands for higher productivity in the sewing process, protection of the sewing material, and a uniform seam appearance. A service highlight of the Sewing sector is the Customer Portal with integrated online shop. The online platform offers a lot of information about sewing technology and includes a comprehensive knowledge database. Moreover, it provides a number of details about the sewing products and impressive animations of stitch formation types. Customers in the USA already have the possibility to order the desired sewing products in the integrated shop. Besides, the processing status of orders and shipments can be checked and invoices or order confirmations can be viewed. Another service innovation developed and patented by Groz-Beckert is the INH (Ideal Needle Handling) process. It allows a trouble-free and time-saving handling of broken and damaged sewing machine needles. The INH quality management helps to meet the different specifications of the brand owners in a uniform procedure. Together with the customer, Groz-Beckert defines the appropriate process and puts the required equipment at the customer’s disposal.

The product area Felting will highlight special needle solutions for different applications of the nonwovens industry. As the Groz-Beckert range of products includes needle types with a variety of barb sizes, barb shapes, working part gauges and working part cross-sections, the right needle can be offered for the most different applications.

For example, if a high surface quality is desired, Groz-Beckert Gebecon® and EcoStar® felting needles are recommended. The Gebecon® felting needle, that was among the top 3 of this year’s RISE Durable Product Award, is characterized by an increased stability compared to a conventional standard felting needle and, at the same time, provides a high needle elasticity and produces a good surface quality in the pre-needling process. The EcoStar® needle, used for intermediate and finish needling, guarantees a high surface quality of the end product. For products that require a particularly high tensile strength, the Twisted needle is the most suitable choice. Its special feature – the twisted working part – ensures a particularly efficient needling. It is used in the production of automotive textiles, geotextiles and other applications.

For the mechanical bonding of nonwovens, among others used for hygiene and medical products, Groz-Beckert offers jet strips in all customary dimensions and nozzle geometries – and made from different materials.

At the exhibition, three jet strip version made of different materials will be presented: HyTec® Standard, HyTec® D and HyTec® Gebedur®. The material used for the HyTec® Standard is characterized by an excellent corrosion resistance. The material used for HyTec® D additionally provides an increased stability and protects the jet strip even better.

Moreover, its surface quality prevents the accumulation of dirt. The Gebedur® version is characterized by a special treatment giving the jet strip a high surface resistance in the area of the capillary edges. This results in a long service life of the HyTec® Gebedur jet strip, with homogeneous product properties.