Sports & Activewear
Karl Mayer will be showing its latest warp knitting and warp preparation innovations at this summer’s Shanghaitex textile machinery exhibition which takes place from 10-13 June 2013 in Shanghai.
After years of experience, studies, continuous development and technical improvements in advanced polyester fibres, Advansa introduced its ‘Duoregulation’ fibre technology Advansa ThermoCool to the market in 2008 at Ispo BrandNew.
As far as Karl Mayer is concerned, Brazil belongs to a group of countries which offer great market potential – and this is the reason why the German textile machinery manufacturer is already making preparations for its participation in the country’s leading trade fair of the year - Tecnotêxtil.
The following interview with Gerald Rosner, CEO of warmX GmbH, conducted by Groz-Beckert and published in its e-newsletter, investigates the history, function, applications and technical challenges faced by the German flat knitter which is becoming a force in heatable garments.
Nike has announced a strategic partnership with Swiss company bluesign technologies to accelerate the supply of sustainable materials and chemistries for use in its products. The strategic partnership unlocks the potential for bluesign technologies’ industry-leading assessment tools to become accessible to materials suppliers, at an unprecedented scale and pace.
Italian knitter Piave Maitex’ research into technical fabrics has found new expression with the creation of its new PM Eclisse range of high opacity polyester fabrics for sports and active wear.
Celliant, a developer of innovative responsive textile technology, has announced an alliance with global brand, Puma. The brand’s men's athletic apparel line inspired by Olympic gold medalist and world record sprinter Usain Bolt now features performance-driven apparel incorporating Celliant's patented mineral fibre technology.
The Comez brand of knitting and crochet machines for technical applications will be on show at Techtextil this year, alongside Jakob Mueller’s range of narrow fabrics machinery. Jacob Mueller acquired Comez in October 2010.
Developer of spinning systems Rieter has released a new version of its air-jet spinning application for new raw materials and yarn count ranges. Rieter’s air-jet spun yarn Com4 jet, a member of the Com4 yarn family has been under a steady innovation process both in terms of machine design as well as textile technology research, since the launch of the air-jet spinning technology the system some years ago.
Italian sock knitting machine manufacturer Busi Giovanni has launched a brand new low price version of its IDEA MP sock knitting machine, called the LIGHT MP.