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Frost & Sullivan Lauds Mascot International for developing Blue Workwear that offers Industry-best Features, Functionality, and Aesthetics

Based on its recent analysis of the blue workwear market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Mascot International A/S with the 2017 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. MASCOT’s strong emphasis on quality, design, and customer-centric services has earned it the honor of being the blue workwear supplier of choice to companies across Europe.

2017 European Blue Workwear Product Leadership Award (PRNewsfoto/Frost & Sullivan)

Mascot has varied product ranges for specific requirements. The key product ranges include:

  • Mascot® UNIQUE is one of Europe’s best-selling ranges for craftsmen and industrial users. It is made of sustainable TENCEL® fabric, derived from Lyocell, to ensure breathability and moisture wicking properties, in addition to softness and the ability to withstand industrial laundering.
  • The award-winning Mascot® FREESTYLE range and the Mascot® ADVANCED ranges are available in a variety of styles and customization options, which is attractive to a younger generation of workers.
  • The Mascot® CROSSOVER range is a range that delivers high customizability to users with an assortment of T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, and shirts in up to 24 colours.
  • The Mascot® HARDWEAR range includes the Mascot® Adra and Mascot® Madrid craftsmen’s trousers. These have stretch panels that offer extended freedom of movement and multiple pockets and belt loops to secure tools and mobile phones.

To guarantee that its blue workwear is very high quality and reliable, MASCOT follows stringent guidelines from the initial procurement of raw materials and through the production process. The fabrics are tested for tensile and tear strength, abrasion, shrinkage, appearance, pilling, weight, and colour, including the impact of sweat on the colour of the workwear. The quality of the fabric is assessed using light-based techniques such as microscopy or infrared technology, which helps the manufacturer easily identify fabrics with defects and effectively address the issues. The majority of Mascot’s workwear is produced at Mascot’s own SA 8000-certified factories in Vietnam and Laos. SA 8000 is a recognized international standard for social responsibility and a documented proof of a safe and secure working environment.

Mascot’s uncompromising attitude to quality is linked to its strategic decision to not only produce and deliver the best workwear, but also the best workwear solutions that makes it easy to find and purchase the right product – both for the distributors and end-users. As one of the early adopters of eCommerce, MASCOT has increased its brand visibility and widened its customer base by rolling out strategic initiatives such as the E-Partner and Mascot® SmartStore.

“Mascot’s E-Partner initiative endows small- and mid-size distributors with the infrastructure to set up a webshop, eliminating the need to stock inventory. The E-Partner also empowers end users by including various modes of payment and arranging for pickup at local distributor warehouses,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Sanjana Prabhakar. “Another key eCommerce solution, the is Mascot® SmartStore platform,” a web-based ordering system for workwear and personal protective equipment that makes ordering of new workwear quick, easy and error free. “It efficiently manages purchases with an intuitive feature that remembers preferred sizes and provides suggestions based on a buyer’s budget.”

“Mascot has a pan-European presence, is among the top 3 workwear manufacturers in Scandinavia, Benelux, Alpine, and Ireland, and is the market leader in its home base of Denmark,” noted Sanjana Prabhakar.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a product with innovative features and functionality that is gaining rapid acceptance in the market. The award recognizes the quality of the solution and the customer value enhancements it supports.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

Mascot International A/S is an international, family-owned company that develops, manufactures and markets workwear and safety footwear of a high-quality. The company has in recent years experienced strong growth in both revenues and earnings. Mascot has more than 2000 committed and dedicated employees in Europe, Vietnam and Laos. Mascot’s own factories in Vietnam and Laos are SA 8000-certified – documented proof of a safe and secure working environment. The company works according to well-defined goals in a corporate culture of decisiveness and structure. Mascot has been repeatedly recognized for being engaged in social responsibility and its dedicated work with social responsibility at the factories in Vietnam and Laos.

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community.

https://www.mascotworkwear.com

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Mayer & Cie. receives award for resource efficiency

Baden-Württemberg honours exemplary energy-related renovation

Circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) has received an award from Baden-Württemberg for the energy-related renovation of its building services. Franz Untersteller, Minister for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, named Mayer & Cie. one of the state’s 100 Resource Efficient Companies. He presented the award at the Resource Efficiency and Recycling Congress held in Stuttgart on October 18-19, 2017.

“We are delighted that the state of Baden-Württemberg has chosen to honour our work in this area as exemplary,” says Marcus Mayer, Managing Director of Mayer & Cie. “For us as an owner-managed family firm sustainability is a ‘must’ in every respect. That is why it is just as much a matter of course for us that our knitting machines work resource-efficiently as that we manufacture them efficiently. And optimised energy costs for cooling, heating and electricity make an important contribution to resource efficiency.”

Award-winning Mayer & Cie. project: Energy-related renovation

Since Mayer & Cie. moved to its corporate headquarters on the outskirts of Albstadt-Tailfingen in the 1950s the buildings on the site have repeatedly been extended, including many local and separate energy centres. This led to a disproportionately high use of energy. That was why, in 2014, Mayer & Cie. began to renovate its cold-water network. As a result, a third of the existing cooling plant became superfluous to requirements. Today’s cooling management now harnesses the Swabian Alb region’s bracing climate and switches off more cooling machinery during the five cold winter months. In 2015 Mayer & Cie. went on to upgrade its water pipes and renovate two heating plants. Last year, new compressors helped generate compressed air. This year the company was able to connect all consumers and install load profile management. Plans for the combined heat, power and cooling concept were also completed and a cooperation agreement was concluded with the Neckar-Alb Virtual Power Station, a pilot project undertaken in collaboration with the University of Reutlingen.

“These measures have enabled us to reduce our ancillary costs considerably,” Marcus Mayer concludes. “That could especially be a competitive advantage if the economic situation were to become less favourable than it is today.”

 

Franz Untersteller (centre), Baden-Württemberg’s Minister for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, presents the award to Marcus Mayer, Managing Director of Mayer & Cie. (left), and Heiko Hämmerle, head of plant technology at Mayer & Cie

 

Heiko Hämmerle, Mayer & Cie.’s head of plant technology, who has been in charge of the project for over four years, adds: “We are also forearmed for further energy market developments. It could well be that we will as a result enjoy a major advantage with modes of energy supply that may be available in the future.” Hämmerle will take the project further forward in 2018. Implementation of the heat, power and cooling concept will then be on the agenda, including the installation of a combined heat and power unit and many other lines.

 

The Group Congress 2017

Alliance for Resource Efficiency seeks examples of excellence

In 2013, the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector launched jointly with various industry associations in Baden-Württemberg the Alliance for Greater Resource Efficiency. The Alliance has since sought to identify 100 examples of excellence in Baden- Württemberg to demonstrate by means of specific projects the potential for savings in energy and material resources. The organisers are interested in both the approach and the implementation of measures. The Alliance for Greater Resource Efficiency feels that imitators stand to benefit most from projects at the operational level. And copycats are welcome expressly and in large numbers – to ensure the sustainable development of Baden-Württemberg as an industrial location.

 

 

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Norsk Titanium AS with the European Technology Innovation Award for Its Novel RPD™ Additive Manufacturing Technique

Norsk Titanium’s novel technique enables lower lead times, lean manufacturing, and significantly less titanium use and machining, leading to waste reduction

2017 European Titanium Alloy Additive Manufacturing Technology Innovation Award (PRNewsfoto/Frost & Sullivan)

Based on its recent analysis of the titanium alloy additive manufacturing industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Norsk Titanium AS (Norsk) with the 2017 Europe Technology Innovation Award for its novel Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) technology that allows applications in numerous industries for the production of complex and high-strength products with high material property requirements. As a result of the Norsk-developed RPD™ technology, Norsk is a qualified aerospace supplier of structural titanium 3-D manufactured parts.

Many scientists believe that titanium is the metal of the future. Due to its high strength, light weight, and compatibility with carbon fibre, titanium alloys have found applications in aircraft construction by offering energy efficiency, safety, and rigidity.

“The conventional manufacturing techniques of titanium result in output with reduced tool life, increased material spring back, and large amounts of metal scrap. A technology that could improve the existing situation is welcome and would make a great mark in the industry,” said Ranjana Lakshmi, Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

To address the aforementioned challenges faced by conventional titanium alloy manufacturing technologies, Norsk, a Norway-based additive manufacturing company, developed the novel titanium alloy additive manufacturing technique termed RPD™ technology.

The RPD™ additive manufacturing technology can fabricate titanium alloy structural components with high material and metallurgical integrity. In addition, this technology has the following advantages:

  • It has very high deposition rates
  • It reduces the use of titanium by 40% to 80%, significantly reducing scrap rate and overall cost
  • It can print both small-scale and large-scale components

The Norsk developed additive manufacturing Merke-IV™ RPD™ machine, or 3-D printer, represents a revolutionary change in the additive manufacturing industry because it addresses the challenges currently associated with additive manufacturing of structural titanium alloys parts. While the RPD™ technology produces a homogenous titanium structure using wire and plasma torches in an Argon environment, the Merke-IV™ RPD™ machine, aided by tight process control, rapidly and precisely builds up near-net-shape parts by depositing layers of molten titanium. Due to the improvement in near-net-shape, minimal machining is required. Each machine is estimated to have an annual fabricating capacity of more than 20 metric tons.

“Norsk’s RPD™ additive manufacturing technology serves the growing demands of customization and complexity offering a distinct advantage over conventional competitors by providing market participants with increased freedom of design and rapid prototyping capability in addition to cost and lead time advantage,” said Lakshmi.

Norsk’s RPD™ technology is a modular manufacturing capability that can be integrated into any production line that manufactures titanium alloy parts. The flexibility offered by RPD™, allows for lean manufacturing infrastructure and overall efficiency improvements from a producer’s perspective.

The titanium alloy manufacturing market increasingly requires manufacturing technologies with the ability to manufacture complex designs at fast speeds and with short lead times to reduce cost, and with overall improved environmental footprint, all while maintaining the mechanical properties of the alloy. Norsk’s  RPD™ additive manufacturing technique meets these needs and offers advantages over conventional and additive manufacturing competitors. For these reasons, Norsk has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Europe Technology Innovation Award.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a product with innovative features and functionality that is gaining rapid acceptance in the market. The award recognizes the quality of the solution and the customer value enhancements it enables.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

Norsk Titanium AS is the world’s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components. The company is distinguished in the aviation industry by its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process that transforms titanium wire into complex components suitable for structural and safety-critical applications. Norsk Titanium is a tier-1 supplier to Boeing and is committed to cost-reducing aerostructures and jet engines for the world’s premier aerospace manufacturers.  RPD™ is the world’s first FAA-approved, 3D-printed, structural titanium, delivering substantial lead-time and cost savings for aerospace, defence, and commercial customers.

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community.

www.norsktitanium.com

http://www.frost.com

 

Edana announces winners of 2017 Nonwovens Innovation Academy Poster Contest Awards

3 Laureates to present research projects at the International Nonwovens Symposium in Rome, May 23-24, 2018

EDANA, the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens and related industries, announced the 3 laureates of the Poster Contest Awards during a ceremony at the Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA), 25th – 26th October in Chemnitz, Germany.

An independent panel of experts in nonwovens innovation and R&D selected the 3 laureates from amongst the 15 poster submissions. The posters were displayed in the NIA networking area, where the 15 academics were present to explain to the conference delegates their research projects and findings in more detail.

The three laureates will be invited to present their research at the International Nonwovens Symposium in Rome, on the 23rd – 24th May 2018, in front of over 250 attendees.

The three winners are:

o             Frederik Cloppenburg, Head of the Research Group, Nonwoven Technology – Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Poster: Technical and Economic Self-Optimisation for Nonwoven Cards

Frederik Cloppenburg said, “I’m proud to be awarded with a poster award from the EDANA NIA 2017. I’m especially happy that the jury recognized that my research addresses an important topic which affects the nonwoven industry.”

o             Zuhaib Hassan, PhD Student – Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)

Poster: Development of Nonwovens by Modacrylic Fibers for Industrial Applications

Zuhaib Hassan said “This is the first time that I have participated in the Nonwoven Innovation Academy and I thank EDANA for giving me the opportunity to participate in this wonderful event. Competing at the highest level is not about winning: it’s about preparation and courage, about understanding and nurturing your people, and about heart. Winning is only the result!”

o             Pranil Vora, Textile Technology Student – D.K.T.E Textile & Engineering Institute (India)

Poster: The Development of Nonwoven Air Filters for Petrol and Diesel Engines

Pranil Vora said “I feel honoured to receive this prestigious award from EDANA and I am excited to attend the event in Rome”

“The diverse scope of the subjects covered in the research projects and the breath of their origins shows how the footprint of nonwovens is expanding both beyond traditional geographical boundaries and fields of application” said Marines Lagemaat, Scientific & Technical Affairs Director of EDANA.

 

The award ceremony with the three winners

This Poster Contest Awards complements the EDANA Student Grant initiative, which enabled 14 students from all over the world to participate in the NIA, organised this year in Chemnitz, Germany with the kind assistance of the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI). Both the awards and the grant reinforce the strong and tangible results of the NIA‘s main goal: to encourage the development of technical understanding and research and to support innovation and growth in the nonwovens and related industries by bringing together academics, students, scientists, engineers and industry experts.

The full list of the academics and their posters presented at the NIA 2017 is as follows:

o             Frederik Cloppenburg, Head of Research Group Nonwoven Technology – Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Poster: Technical and Economic Self-Optimisation for Nonwoven Cards

o             Bahattin Düzenli, B.Sc. Candidate – 4th Grade Student – Suleyman Demirel University (Turkey)

Poster: Improvement of Impact & Noise Absorption of Motorcycle Helmets via Aerogel & Meltblown Layers

o             Mohamed Elsharkawy – Research Assistant – National Research Centre (Egypt)

Poster: Enhancing Air Filtration Efficiency Using Needleless Electro-Spun Nanofibers

o             Ben Golland, PhD Student CDT Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine – Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering (IMBE), University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

Poster: Use of Single-Step Electrospun Polycaprolactone and Self-Assembling Peptide Aligned Fibre Webs in a Mechanically Tuneable Hydrogel for Spinal Cord Tissue Engineering

o             Zuhaib Hassan, Phd Student – Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)

Poster: Development of Nonwovens by Modacrylic Fibers for Industrial Applications

o             Yolanda Leask, MA Student, Textile and Surface Design – Weissensee School of Art (Germany)

Poster: Sustainable Nonwoven Textiles for Apparel

o             Maneesh Kumar Mishra, PhD Researcher – ENSAIT-GEMTEX (France)

Poster: Customisation of Insoles Using Antibacterial Nonwovens

o             Christian Möbitz, Researcher – Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Poster : Energy Efficient Fibre Transport

o             Kameswara Rao, PhD Student – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)

Poster: Influence of Fibre Orientation on Pore Size Characteristics of Nonwoven Materials

o             Sumit Sharma, PhD Student – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)

Poster: Designing Superhydrophobic Nonwoven Materials with Hierarchical Roughness and Low Surface Energy

o             Muhammad Umar, PhD Researcher – The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Poster: Modelling the Properties of Pigment-Printed Polypropylene Nonwoven Fabric

o             Pranil Vora, Textile Technology Student – D.K.T.E Textile & Engineering Institute (India)

Poster: Development of a Nonwoven Air Filter for Petrol and Diesel Engines

o             Marcel Hofmann, Department Manager Textile Lightweight Engineering Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut (STFI) (Germany)

Poster: Recycarb — Process Optimisation and On-Line Monitoring in the Recycling of Carbon Fibre Waste for the Re-Use in High-Grade Fibre-Reinforced Plastics

o             Frank Siegel, Researcher for Textile Processing, Coating, Laminating, Ecology Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut (STFI) (Germany)

Poster: Digital coloration strategies for voluminous and structured polyester nonwovens

o             Tobias Maschler, Management Research Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf  (Germany)

Poster: Characterisation and Prognosis of the Capillary Rise of Fluids in Textile Structures – Wicking of Oil into Cotton Nonwovens

For further information, please visit the NIA website

EDANA helps its members to design their future, serving more than 250 companies in the nonwovens and related industries, across over 40 countries. Its mission is to create the foundation for sustainable growth of the nonwovens and related industries through active promotion, education and dialogue.

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Ryerson University and Joe Fresh award Cycle 2 Innovators from the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation

The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation, in partnership with Ryerson University, celebrates the completion of cycle two. Innovators Daniel Christian Tang, Wully Outerwear and Ms. Dress Up, have successfully completed the 18-month acceleration programme, that provides a structured platform for emerging fashion-inspired companies to develop their businesses.

“Congratulations to our second cohort of companies graduating this year,” said Charles Falzon, Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University. “It has been a pleasure to witness the acceleration of each company’s growth since their commencement at the Joe Fresh Centre and how the Ryerson and Joe Fresh partnership has continued to foster fashion innovation.”

During the 18-month acceleration program and competition, the start-ups participated in three pitch demos at the six, twelve and eighteen-month mark where they were evaluated by Ryerson judges and Joe Fresh executives. Dean Charles Falzon announced two Cycle 2 Innovators who collectively received $50,000 in funding, as a reward for their achievements. In accordance to the predetermined contest guidelines and winnings distribution matrix; Daniel Christian Tang received USD 30000 and Wully Outerwear USD 20000.

“It has been exciting to watch our cycle two graduates grow from budding start-ups to the successful brands they are today,” said Ian Freedman, President of Joe Fresh. “We would like to congratulate Daniel Christian Tang, Wully Outerwear and Ms. Dress Up for their incredible dedication and hard work throughout the last 18 months. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these bright entrepreneurs.”

“We are a completely different, more mature and more profitable company today thanks to the Joe Fresh Centre. The networking, collaboration opportunities and guidance from all the mentors helped us achieve the milestones we set for ourselves. We stayed nimble and used the resources that the JFC offered to navigate through serious hurdles and came out a stronger more evolved company,” states Mario Christian, co-founder of Daniel Christian Tang. Luca Daniel, also co-founder, continues, “JFC has helped us bring our brand from an idea to a fully scalable company. We saw our revenue grow tenfold from the time we arrived at the JFC and this is due in large part to the connections and mentoring we were able to leverage to meet clients, grow our brand name in Toronto and establish ourselves as a player in the Canadian luxury market.”

The goal of The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is to foster a 360-degree approach to mentorship that will best position emerging entrepreneurs for real world success. The Joe Fresh Centre is a philanthropic vehicle that provides grants and assistance to a range of industry and non-profit causes supported by Joe Fresh.

The three Joe Fresh Centre Innovators that graduated include:

Daniel Christian Tang

Daniel Christian Tang, co-founded by Mario Christian and Luca Daniel, with a vision to re-invent jewellery and push the boundaries of design. The jewellery created in the collections are true, one of a kind pieces of wearable art. Each piece is custom made from a single 3D printed file and cast in the finest materials. The fusion of innovative design and modern technology has created a jewellery collection that harmoniously blends modern style with timeless elegance inspired by the intersection of arts, fashion, and architecture.

Wully Outerwear

Wully Outerwear, co-founded by James Yurichuk and Anthony DeBartolo, is a premium lifestyle brand that designs outerwear made to perform in the coldest forecast while respecting nature. Each jacket is built with quality, warmth and functional style. Wully is proud to use wildlife as inspiration rather than material. From the very beginning, the core of its philosophy stands on the principle of enjoying any environment while respecting nature. www.WullyOuterwear.com

Ms. Dress Up

Ms. Dress Up, founded by Natalie Catania, designs and manufactures products that offer women innovative style and fashion solutions, empowering them with independence and educating them on how to make feeling beautiful easy.

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 44600 students, including 2600 master’s and PhD students, 3100 faculty and staff, and nearly 185000 alumni worldwide.

The Joe Fresh Centre, located in downtown Toronto, is modelled after Ryerson University’s highly successful DMZ, Canada’s top-ranked university incubator, and Ryerson Futures, its affiliated business accelerator. The mission of The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is to accelerate Canadian start-ups in all fashion-related fields, including design, production, technology and professional services. This was made possible with a USD 1 million grant from Joe Fresh in 2015.

Essential Style. Exceptional Value. Founded in 2006, Joe Fresh offers accessible, modern design in lifestyle collections for women, men and children. Today one of Canada’s leading fashion retailers, Joe Fresh brings a contemporary point of view to everyday wardrobe favourites full of colour, polish and thoughtful details. In categories spanning apparel, accessories, footwear and beauty, Joe Fresh provides quality and style for the entire family. In Canada, Joe Fresh products are available in more than 1,450 retail locations; including over 350 Loblaw locations, 1100 Shoppers Drugmart locations, 11 freestanding Joe Fresh stores and online.

http://www.DanielChristianTang.com

www.MsDressUp.com

www.ryerson.ca.

www.joefreshcentre.com

www.JoeFresh.com

http://www.joe.ca

 

IAF GOLDEN PIN awarded to Harry Van Dalfsen and Mike Fralix WARDED TO HARRY VAN DALFSEN AND MIKE FRALIX

Past President of the IAF, the International Apparel Federation, Harry van Dalfsen and Board Member of the IAF and chairman of the IAF Technical Committee Mike Fralix were awarded the IAF Golden Pin by IAF President Han Bekke on October 1, 2017 during the 33rd IAF World Fashion Convention in Rio de Janeiro.

The IAF Golden Pin is awarded to those who have been of extraordinary importance to the positive development of the IAF.

 

A snapshot from the bestowing of the Golden Pin in Rio de Janeiro

Harry van Dalfsen has been IAF President from 2010 to 2014 and under his leadership the IAF has attained an independent secretariat, financial stability, a much increased global presence and greater recognition as a representative of the global apparel industry.

Mike Fralix has been chairman of the technical committee since more than 10 years. As such, he has been an important source of inspiration for IAF members and relations on the latest ad the future technological developments impacting upon the apparel industry. Both gentlemen, in 2006, have contributed in a great way to restructuring the IAF on which further growth was based.

 

 

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CHOMARAT receives with partners a JEC Innovation Award in Seoul

The international textile group CHOMARAT will receive a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category for its C-PLY™ Hexagonal with visual & structural stitching. “CHOMARAT provided  NEILPRYDE  and  COBRA  with  its  C-PLY™ Non-Crimp Fabric (NCF) technology to help them manufacture an innovative windfoil board, and we are very proud to be rewarded with our partners”, says Pascal JOUBERT DES OUCHES, Sports Equipment Market Director at CHOMARAT.

C-Plytm Hexagonal combines new carbon look and performance

The unusual stitching of this carbon multiaxial NCF reinforcement combines visual appeal and mechanical performance. C-PLY™ Hexagonal is an innovative carbon NCF with a unique stitching yarn designed to be visible within the resin and to capture resin colour pigments. The stitching yarn also  improves fracture toughness compared to standard NCF.

“We researched the right stitching yarn among multiple options before coming up with a tailor-made yarn solution. C-PLY™ Hexagonal provides a unique honeycomb carbon design that appeals to end users”, adds Philippe SANIAL, R&T Director at CHOMARAT. Wide Range from Aernonautics, Automotive to Sports & Leisure applications.

Originally dedicated to the design of aerospace and automotive parts, the concept is now successfully applied to the sports & leisure sector. In this innovative windfoil board construction, tows are spread to create thin plies, which are then stitched with precise ±45° angles. The C-PLY™ NCF structure respects the fibre alignment and is optimized in terms of fibre angles and ply weights, thanks to unique spreading technology. The result is a leading-edge carbon NCF reinforcement allowing structural design benefits, premium surface quality and overall parts cost savings. “Bringing a new carbon visual signature for our high-performance C-PLY™ range of NCF is a key to boost retail sales in the whole sports & consumers product industry”, concludes Pascal JOUBERT DES OUCHES.

 

 

www.chomarat.com

 

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