Germany’s Henkel acquires Molecule Corp., strengthening 3D Printing & Materials Division

By guest author Bridget O’Neal from Retail Gazette In another dynamic acquisition regarding the global progress of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology, Henkel has just announced the purchase of Molecule Corp., headquartered in Concord, CA, near the San Francisco Bay area. This addition to the Henkel portfolio should propel them further into the technology … More Germany’s Henkel acquires Molecule Corp., strengthening 3D Printing & Materials Division

Sympatex Technologies aims to completely close the textile recycling loop for functional wear within five years

The important Milestone was announced at 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit   Investment by the Munich-based functional textile specialist in the award-winning polymer recycling technology developed by British Worn Again Technologies represents the next piece of the puzzle for completely closing the textile recycling loop. Recycled functional textiles from old PET bottles can soon be a … More Sympatex Technologies aims to completely close the textile recycling loop for functional wear within five years

BASF is connecting strengths

Further extension of PPA portfolio by Ultramid® Advanced T2000 (PA 6T/66) Particularly suitable for flame-retardant connectors in electrical and electronic devices Global launch at Chinaplas, Guangzhou, May 21 to 24, BASF Booth 11.2A41 BASF is further extending its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio: At Chinaplas 2019, Guangzhou, the new PPA Ultramid® Advanced T2000 will be introduced to … More BASF is connecting strengths

The way into the future – Truetzschler’s new Customer and Technology Centre for nonwovens

Truetzschler was opening on May 13, 2019 its new customer and technology center for nonwovens in Egelsbach (near Frankfurt /Main) to push the technological innovations of nonwoven products as well as the related manufacturing processes The family-owned company was established in 1888 and is one of the world wide leading manufacturers of textile machinery today. … More The way into the future – Truetzschler’s new Customer and Technology Centre for nonwovens

SANITIZED AG invests in customer-specific development of antimicrobial masterbatches

Individual application testing for antimicrobial polymer treatments. New extruder expands and accelerates the laboratory service for masterbatches A specially developed twin-screw extruder in the SANITIZED AG TecCenter allows even faster development of new masterbatch combinations and the manufacture of test amounts of polymers with individual antimicrobial additives. This investment especially allows the targeted, customer-specific development … More SANITIZED AG invests in customer-specific development of antimicrobial masterbatches

Taking Responsibility for Textiles – from Beginning to End

There is a growing awareness of the impact textiles have on our lives – from waterproof jackets that protect mountaineers to organic cotton blankets that wrap tiny newborns. A growing number of citizens expect textiles to be made responsibly, with care and consideration given to workers and the environment, as well as to the end … More Taking Responsibility for Textiles – from Beginning to End