Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., together with its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A., will participate in Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. (Hall 6.1, Booth D51) The company will display its latest technological contributions aimed at promoting knitted applications in the field of technical textiles, designed and produced on its lineup of advanced computer design systems and computerized flat knitting machines. Knitting offers great potential for technical textiles with its inherent characteristics; stretch and compression. Flat knitting provides further potential as the only textile production method that can shape fabric on the machine. WholeGarment knitting by Shima Seiki maximizes the benefits of shaped knitting by expanding that potential to 3 dimensions. […]
Toray Industries, Inc. has decided to raise its prices for general-purpose carbon fibers by 5-10% from July shipments, thus restoring the prices that were reduced in 2016 to an appropriate level. The hike does not include aircraft applications. In 2016, carbon fiber prices were bearish with inventories in an adjustment phase and demand growing at a moderate rate. Demand has been recovering this year.
Archroma will display its broad portfolio of solutions for textile mills and nonwoven manufacturers at Techtextil 2017. (Hall 3.0, Booth B33) Featured highlights at the show will include: Color, with high-performance Printofix TF pigment preparations; Fire protection, with Archroma’s non-halogenated Pekoflam range; Repellency & release, from PFOA-free C6 chemistry Nuva N to its Smartrepel Hydro range that is not based on fluorine; and Coating package solutions, combining Appretan, Lurapret and Texapret polymers together with Archroma’s color and finishing specialties. Miquel Vila, Head of Technical Service, Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, EMEA, says, “These products reflect Archroma’s commitment to delivering responsible products and solutions, and underscore our key principle as a […]