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Schoeller Launches New Online Presence

Schoeller Textil AG, a global leader in high-performance textile manufacturing, is unveiling its new online presence with a completely redesigned website that guides visitors through the virtual world of the innovative textile and textile technology provider and its nearly 150-year old heritage. With fresh imagery, clear structure and a responsive design, the Schoeller site visitor is introduced to Schoeller’s six business divisions for an overview of the entire portfolio of cuttingedge products.

The new Schoeller website highlights the full range of textile groups and Textile technologies, along with current customers utilizing those products. As sustainability has always been at the forefront of Schoeller’s business practices, its sustainable, fullyintegrated production plant and overall efforts in that capacity are brought to life, as well as the long, rich history of the traditional Swiss company. The news and press section is particularly user-friendly and is updated regularly.

Six different divisions
Schoeller’s portfolio encompasses six different divisions: “Performance Textiles” – for highlyfunctional fabrics for sports, fashion and urban lifestyle. “Protection Textiles” – focuses on comfortable protective textiles that increase performance capacity and provide protection from the elements and hazards. “Eschler Knitting Textiles” – encompasses innovative knitted fabrics for lifestyle and Professional sports applications. “Technologies and Licensing” – offers smart textile technologies for the various requirements of the Textile industry and makes these available to brand and production partners in the form of patents and trade brands. “Care Textiles” – makes technical textile know-how accessible for consumer products and technologies in the healthcare area. “Eschler Technical Textiles” – are innovative knitted fabrics for technical areas of application, produced at the German Eschler Textil GmbH site in Balingen.

Sustainable development and production
Founded in 1868 with headquarters in Switzerland, Schoeller Textil AG is a global leader in high-performance Textile manufacturing specializing in the sustainable development and production of innovative textiles and textile technologies. As a system supplier of solution-oriented products, Schoeller addresses specific customer requirements and supplies its customers and partners with tangible added value.

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Clariant Mevopur® Line Adds Color, Functional Additive Options For Nonwoven Medical Products

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and its Masterbatches business unit, announced a specific range of Mevopur® color and functional additives for use in high-performance, spun bond fibers used in medical applications.

Nonwoven fibers are used in applications including surgical gowns and masks, sterilization bags, medical filtration products, and a range of sanitary and hygienic pads, and wound-care dressings. Since pigments and additives used to color or modify the polymer potentially increase the risk of extraction and interaction if the products come in contact with bodily uids, these applications often require extraction and biological evaluation to standards such as US Pharmacopeia (USP) , or similar. Clariant MEVOPUR masterbatches and compounds provide the makers of medical and pharmaceutical products with change-controlled, raw material additives and masterbatches, complete with regulatory documentation to support their use in healthcare applications. Every MEVOPUR product combines excellent application performance with documentation of the biological evaluation of its raw material ingredients to USP chapters (Class VI) and ISO10993 requirements. MEVOPUR color and additive masterbatches are now available in seven ISO10993/USP colors (Yellow, Orange, Red, Violet, Dark Blue, Mid Blue, and Green). New MEVOPUR masterbatch options, including custom colors, are also available for use with polyethylene (PE) bicomponent fibers. “Our product line continues to expand and evolve, now meeting customer demand for change-controlled raw material ingredients that comply with stringent medical requirements, and helping manufacturers find new alternatives for creating more colorful, comfortable, and functional medical and hygienic products,” says Francis Baud, Global Fiber Marketing Head for the Clariant Masterbatches business unit. Clariant MEVOPUR products are manufactured in three sites under global quality system ISO13485 to ensuring quick delivery and competitive pricing, with back-up capacity to meet the BCP (Business Continuity Planning) requirements of global customers. All MEVOPUR products are also free from animal derived substances and phthalates, and are suited for food contact according to EU and FDA norms.

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Airbag Yarns On The Rise In The Automotive Sector With Growth Potential

According to estimates from Business Wire, the demand for airbags will increase by 5 percent annually over the next five years. To date, airbags have been predominantly manufactured using polyamide 6.6 yarns. However, there is a noticeable trend with these challenging industrial filament yarns towards polyester.

Industrial yarn producers are increasingly perceiving the airbag yarn segment as a growth market. To this end, four projects for manufacturing airbag yarns from polyamide 6.6 (PA6.6) and polyester (PET) supplied by systems builder Oerlikon Barmag have been successfully commissioned in the past 12 months alone. The systems – installed at well-known yarn manufacturers in North America and China – cover titer ranges of between 235 and 700 dtex for PA6.6, and between 470 and 550 dtex for PET. The systems concept offers the highest level of flexibility: the proven SP4 spinning system with ex-changeable melt distribution enables the conversion of the airbag yarn systems from PA6.6 to PET or vice-versa without much effort. To this end, yarn producers can react exibly and swiftly to changing market requirements.

Market with growth potential
The reason for the increased demand for airbag yarns is the global rise of road safety requirements. Within this context, the Indian government and the Department of Road Transport and Highways, for example, have revised their vehicle safety rules and regulations. The new version, which comes into force in the fall of 2017, demands considerably greater occupant safety, particularly with regards to side and front impact. According to the estimates of numerous automobile manufacturers, compliance with these new safety rules and regulations can only be achieved with the installation of airbags. And, according to research conducted by PCI, greater safety in vehicles is also a much-discussed topic in Latin America, which is having a positive impact on the airbag and safety belt manufacturing industry: two South Korean airbag producers have already announced investments in Central America. The average volume of textile fibers and filaments in automobiles is around 30 kg; according to PCI Fibres, just under 19% of this is airbag yarn. This opens up a highly-profitable growth market for indus-trial yarn manufacturers.

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METYX Composites Doubles its Production in Manisa

METYX Composites doubles its production facility area located at Manisa Organized Industrial Area. The newly acquired facility will be connected to the current factory via an access road and an area of 23.000 square meters in total will be used as a production and storage area. IN addition to the multidirectional knitted fabric production, there will also be model – mould and foam kit production in the new facility.

It is planned to provide a full capacity service in the facility by the end of 2017 via new employments. There will be multi directional fabric additional production lines for glass and carbon fiber and production lines aiming the processing of core set listing such as PVC, PET and balsa so as to meet the increasing demands of especially the wind energy sector in the new facility. Besides, with the new storage area built additionally, the logistic services for the growing customer range will be improved.

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METYX Composites Sales and Marketing Director Bahattin Şendoğan said: “Aegean Region has been showing a fast growth trend since the year 2011. In parallel with that, our local production is growing in order to meet the demands and needs of our customers. In this region, where METYX is working as the main provider, we see the developments in other composite sectors and plan our investments accordingly”. This last investment in regard to the METYX Composites is part of a five year program applied within the important strategic investments within the production facilities related to the technical textiles and composites since 2011. METYX Compoistes’ managing partner Uğur Üstünel said: “Our factory in Manisa started the production in 2012 and we always had in our mind to expand the facility here with a good timing. We think that we took this decision in new investment at the right time and that it will help us meet the requests and needs of our customers. In addition to our existing customers, we are looking forward to working with new customers in Aegean Region”.

 

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Preparation In Full Swing to Host Mega Machinery & Technology Expo of Textiles In Mumbai, India Itme 2016

Most modern Cranes & Machineries are working 24 x 7 at NESCO Grounds to set up nearly 1000 numbers of live demonstration of Machineries shipped from 38 Countries.

This Goliath event shall be visited by 91 Counties from 3rd – 8th Dec.2016. It is matter of pride for India that such an important business event & exhibition is hosted every 4 years in our Country. Importance of India as a market, opportunity for Investment, Joint Ventures in Textile & Textile Machinery Manufacturing sector is obvious from the overwhelming response & interest guaranteed by this event.

Visitors from far & wide, Small & large developed & developing nations come together to learn, interact & see most modern machineries in Spinning, Weaving, Processing, Digital Printing, Garments, Knitting, Embroidery, Testing, Fiber & Yarn, Green Technology covering 17 chapters, 11 halls at NESCO.

Customized Solutions & 25 new Product launches are the highlights of this event. New product launches such as, Spinit 3.0 E with optional Fancy Module device, Chenille Yarn Machine, Tread Winding Machine, Super Auto Levellor Drawframe are drwing visitors from all textile hubs.

Never before has 8 prestigious Educational Institutions come together under one roof for presenting technical paper & panel discussion in our exhibition like this. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (ICT), The Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences(TIT), Bhiwani, DKTE Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT) and design from MIT Institute, China Cotton Textile Information Centre, China, The Textile Institute of UK are actively participating in this event.

For the first time we have also having support and participation from, Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA), Geneva, Switzerland, international trade centre,a division of United Nations which works towards promoting presence of Indian investors and trade in East Africa.

India ITME-2016 is a platform for business & knowledge exchange for all from Textile industry across the globe.

Financial Institutions like HDFC, IDFC all are ensuring their presence to offer their financial solution to investors in this segment.

Two State Governments, State of Gujarat & State of Karnataka are aggressively promoting Textile Parks & Investment opportunity & textile policy to domestic & International delegates.

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141 Thousand Products With Cancer Risk Were Confiscated

Products worth of 14 billion dollars in the group of textile, ready-made garment, shoe and leather craft products were put under a carcinogenic test in the year 2015. In the inspections, China, having taken the first place among the countries that import “dirty” products, was followed by India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

As it is in the whole world, the products that contain carcinogenic or unsafe materials threaten the human health at high levels in Turkey. During the inspections held in the past 5 years, while 141 thousand products including the baby products, toys, stationary, and ready-made garments were confiscated due to various reasons, a significant amount of them were destroyed. The importing companies were fined with a total of 4 million 757 thousand TL.

In the 9th International Textile Symposium held by the Center of Textile and Ecologic Test Research Development Center (EKOTEKS), the officials from the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Customs and Trade announced the results of the survey based on different criteria concerning the unsafe products that threaten the health.

İHKİB President Tanrıverdi: “Imported products worth of 14 billion dollars underwent cancer test in 2015”

Having spoken at the opening of symposium, Istanbul Ready-Made Clothing and Garment Exporters Union (İHKİB) Chairman Hikmet Tanrıverdi stated that products worth of 14 billion dollars within the product groups of textile, ready-made garment, shoe and leather craft went under inspection only in the year 2015.

Underlining that uncontrolled and uninspected production increase the likelihood of the diseases with cancer as the most prominent that threaten the human health, Tanrıverdi stated that an approach focused on price and high profit disregards the public health completely.  Tanrıverdi emphasized that through the inspections conducted by the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Customs and Trade, they undertake the duty of shield against the products that contain carcinogenic materials or considered unsafe.

Meral Karaaslan: “76 thousand products out of 2,6 million were found unsafe in the year 2015”

Head of the Ministry of Customs and Trade Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance Department Meral Karaaslan gave information regarding the results of the inspection run by the ministry.

Karaaslan stated that 76 thousand 479 products out of 2 million 608 thousand 145 products in total that underwent inspection were found to be unsafe in the year 2015, and the companies responsible of these products in question were fined with 1 million 869 thousand 619 liras. Explaining that the unreliability of the toys that were inspected previous year was 7,5%, Karaaslan also stated that this rate was around 3,3% in stationary and 5,9% in textile.

Alper Sadık Tokgözlü: We inspected products worth of 14 billion dollars

Head of the Ministry of Economics General Directorate of Export Department of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Export Policies Alper Sadık Tokgözlü also gave information during his speech about the results of the inspection conducted within the framework of Inspection Based on Risk. Explaining that they inspected imported products worth of 14 billion dollars last year, Tokgözlü informed that 14 thousand 875 products out of 1 million 156 thousand 179 declared products were subjected to analysis. Tokgözlü stated that 133 of the specimens in question came out to be “dirty”.

 

Prof. Dr. Rasim Meral: Clothes sold for 3-5 TL carry cancer risk

Prof. Dr. Rasim Meral from Istanbul University Institute of Oncology stated that especially low-income families preferred the clothes sold for 3 – 5 TL in bazaars for being cheap but these products carry cancer risk. Explaining that products that do not comply with the standards cause many health problems including skin and bladder cancer, Meral added:

“The biggest known cancer threat in textile dyes is the azo-dyes. Mostly the companies in countries of Far East and South-east Asia origin such as China and India prefer azo-dye colorants due to being cheap and proving very vibrant colors at the same time. Many countries including Turkey prohibited the use and import of the azo-dyes. We observe a decline in the cancer cases based on the tobacco products as a result of the fight started in our country against cigarettes. As with the cigarettes, I believe that we will achieve a decrease in cancer cases if the use of carcinogenic dyes is prohibited.”

Stating that Turkey has met all the EU criteria in the production of textile and ready-made garment, EKOTEKS Chairman of the Executive Board Nilgün Özdemir said: “We can meet with problems in imported products. Therefore, our consumers must pay attention to the country where the products they purchased are made”.

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A Miraculous Innovation By TAÇ: Self-Cleaning Roller Blind

Getting into millions of houses with its innovative products that reflect trends, TAÇ brings a new dimension for the cleaning of roller blinds with the Self-Cleaning Roller Blind which it has added to its product range. Produced by a special technology and friendly for human health with the materials used in its production, TAÇ Self-Cleaning Roller Blind prevents spots stay on it thanks to its finishing that was developed with the latest technologies. Soot that occurs especially in the winter months, food steam in your kitchen or liquid stains that can splash to the roller are no more problems. Roller blinds, which can be stained due to small accidents that can be lived in children’s rooms, are cleaned on their own, easily.

The product, which has to be wiped only by wet cloth, cleans itself within 15 days, regarding to the strength of the light resource that it is exposed and the density of stain.

*Product was tested and approved by TÜV Rheinland against environmental dirt, soot, food steam. The types of light are daylight, energy saving bulb, led and flourescent lightning.

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The Biggest State-Supported Investment Of The Field By BTSO To Bursa

Having been started by BTSO at DOSAB in 2015, the constructions of Textile and Technical Textile Development Center and Advanced Composite Materials Development Center are concluded. By adding Advanced Composite Materials Development Center following Textile and Technical Textile Development Center, which is one of the centers that are planned to be opened in September, to the work schedule of 2016, it gained the right to right to benefit from BEBKA’s ‘Guided Project Support’. This project, for which the ministry provided a resource for the total of 25 million liras, is in the position of being the biggest investment that gained the state support in the field.

İKMAMM to be an Integrated center

To be commissioned thanks to an innovative industry-university cooperation model, İKMAMM is going to be an center that will be integrated with the production, test, certification and training operations and this will provide a transformation in various sectors from automotive to aviation and wind power.

At the center, which is to be operated with the mentality of private sector by BUTEKOM, postgraduate education, basic research, applied research, product development, production and commercialization operations will be carried out. The center, where postgraduate students, postdoctoral researches, academic members, researches, engineers and human resources that participate in the prototype production are located under the same roof, will be an innovative ecosystem, created by multi-disciplinal research, learning and production. It will create a synergy between the central disciplines where the technical textile and composite material disciplines will cooperate.

It Will Increase competitive capacity in the region

Stating that Advanced Composite Materials Research and Development Center serve as a bridge at the point of increasing the competitive capacity in the region and transformation to high-technology products with high-added value thanks to the R&D studies, the President of the Executive Board of BTSO İbrahim Burkay said “At this center, which will also be a complementary institution for our Textile and Technical Textile Development Center, both important projects will be de developed and important R&D studies will be carried out with our companies, producing composite materials. Therefore, our center will serve as a complementary institution at the point of our companies’ producing products with added-value”.

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Advanced Antimicrobial Additives Designed For Flexible Polymer Applications

Companies that use biocidal products to protect polymers and textiles from bacterial and fungal growth were faced with many changes in recent years. Regulatory developments limit the available types of biocides. For example, OBPA was the mostly used biocide to protect PVC and other plastics. Producers now need to find alternatives since OBPA was withdrawn from the sale in the EU in January 2013. The commonly used alternatives like DCOIT, BBIT, zinc pyrithione or IBPC have different limitations related to the various flexible polymer applications.

Especially outdoor applications have increased requirements regarding the antimicrobial effectiveness after UV and water exposure. In addition, an additive should have no effect on yellowing after UV exposure.

The used alternatives weaken this. But these are key requirements such as sufficient heat stability for the application process, initial discoloration as well as compatibility with other additives in the formulation.

Sanitized AG developed a new product Sanitized® PL 14-32 as a highly effective and long-lasting antimicrobial protection for flexible polymer applications. Besides thermal stability and compatibility with most formulations, Sanitized® PL 14-32 provides water resistance as well as high UV resistance and no yellowing after UV exposure. It protects the material against unwanted effects of microbes, like bacteria, mold, mildew, yeast and algae – all of which can cause material destruction, unsightly stains, cross contamination, odor development and biofilm formation. Beside thermal and color stability, the antimicrobial efficiency was checked in several formulations. The product is supported under the EU`s Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and the active substances are approved under the US EPA.

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Repa Represents The World Brand Technical Textile Corporations

Repa, operates in the following fields: together with textile, furniture and home decoration both in the country and overseas, real estate sector in the country, overseas language courses and building material as well as cement exportation overseas.

Repa, is a company specialized in technical, industrial and daily wear textiles as well as products connected thereto. Thanks to its international commercial expertise over a period of 10 years, it is a reliable, correct company in terms of all phases of the supply chain and its updated background information it is able to provide full support to our customers.

The product brands the company represents is given hereunder:

-Spunbond Nonwoven and Fiber Production Lines

-PET Recycling Lines

– Phenolic and Polyester Resin

-Stainless Steel Filter and Equipment

-Fiber

-Silver and Steel Yarn

-Carbon Yarn

-Aramide SewingThread

-Chemical Raw Material

Repa, is also representing SC&T, an engineering company which deals with world standard nonwoven technology and endowed with a production line.

SC&T is an engineering company that produces components destined to the textile industry and its roots date back to over 50 years. During all these years, SC&T has developed itself to its present level in order to offer flexible and affordable solutions at world standards aiming at growing and becoming the pivocal point to its customers involved in nonwoven and fiber production technologies.  The dedication of SC&T to its customers is not limited to the commencement and ending of the production lines. It also provides technological support, spare parts and excellent customer services with its after sales support units.