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Bio-Adsorbents

Bio-Adsorbents

Iranian Researchers Produce a Bio-Adsorbent with Very High Performance for the Removal of Dye from Textile Wastewater Tehran, Iran – Iranian researchers produced a bio-adsorbent with very high performance for the removal of dye from textile wastewater.Iranian researchers at Amir Kabir University of Technology and Institute for Color Science and Technology produced a bio-adsorbent with very high...

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Wet-strong Printing Paper

Wet-strong Printing Paper

Eco-friendly wet-strong printing paper made 100% with recycled polyester derived from used PET bottles Teijin Limited has developed a water-resistant, wet-strong printing paper made entirely with the company’s ECOPET recycled polyester fiber derived from used PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. As a polyester material, the printing paper is highly water resistant compared to...

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ITMA 2015

ITMA 2015

MILAN – The ITMA textile and garment machinery exhibition will put the spotlight on innovations that promote sustainability for its 17th presentation in Milan, Italy, in 2015. A trendsetting showcase of exciting innovations since 1951, the theme chosen for the 2015 edition is ‘Master the Art of Sustainable Innovation’. Mr Stephen R Combes, President of CEMATEX, which owns the show, said:...

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ITMA Asia 2012

ITMA Asia 2012

Flainox s.r.l. Dyeing and finishing machinery at ITMA Asia 2012 | 12-16 June 2012, Shanghai, China We are very glad to invite You in our booth at ITMA Asia 2012, where we will show you our rotary dye-extractor for garments, socks, seamless and hosiery “NRG”.

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Denim By Premiere Vision 2011

Denim By Premiere Vision 2011

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Arvind Spring Denim Collection

Arvind Spring Denim Collection

Arvind launches its Spring and Summer – 2013 for European Brands at Denim by Premiere Vision, Paris. The collection brings the best in Denim for Spring and Summer – 2013. Some key products to be showcased  by Arvind are: Light weight Shirtings in Linen Blends and Light weight cross denims for loose bottoms. A set of Soft stretch and power stretch in cold grey and black. Cement color, grey...

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Ecomondo 2011

Ecomondo 2011

9-12 November 2011 Rimini Fiera – Italy 15th International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Devolopment. Flainox was there! Ecomondo is the biggest expo of green technologies and new lifestyles, a special forum where businesses in the environmental and sustainability sectors can meet institutional stakeholders, trade associations, local/central governments, NGOs...

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Workshop in Natural Dyeing

Workshop in Natural Dyeing

Natural Dyes Stefano Panconesi 4-6 November 2011 The course aims to introduce the participants into the wonderful world of natural dyes will use the historical dyeing plants dried and wild plants collected in the territory; dye yarn and fabric in various fibers: wool, silk, cotton, linen, etc. we’ll see how the color will change with the variation of mordent, the pH of the bath. will dye...

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Unprecedented Arctic ozone loss in 2011

Chemical ozone destruction occurs over both polar regions in local winter–spring. In the Antarctic, essentially complete removal of lower-stratospheric ozone currently results in an ozone hole every year, whereas in the Arctic, ozone loss is highly variable and has until now been much more limited. Here we demonstrate that chemical ozone destruction over the Arctic in early 2011 was – for...

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Into the heart of the machine

A visit to the Oerlikon’s Virtual Showroom in Hall 2 is well worth making for a complete overview of the extrusion spinning process. The company’s extraordinary 3D graphics can take you right into the heart of the machine, for views it’s not even possible to achieve with the actual machine. With a 65% market share, Oerlikon Neumag is the leading global supplier of systems for BCF carpet...

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Olé to the new rag and bone men!

I’m old enough to remember the ‘rag and bone men’. In the north of England, they used to scour the streets on their horse and carts in search of old clothes. This was in the 1970s, when that region still had a very vital textile industry. As a kid I was happy to trade my family’s old cast-offs for a balloon. Now the rag and bone men are back, and in fact, can be considered ‘eco...

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Software, automation and savings

Savings in energy, water and waste – this is clearly the key theme of ITMA 2011 here in Barcelona. The BLUecoMPETENCE initiative by the textile machinery branch of Germany’s VDMA, for example, is all about ecological design and energy efficiency, and one company responding to it in a big way is Trützschler. The new Trützschler Nonwovens Streamliner drum dryer, for example, achieves much...

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Festival, football and ITMA

How does anyone ever get anything done here in Barcelona – especially at the weekend? Normal rules such as when to go to bed don’t seem to apply and there is always so much to do and see – especially with this ITMA coinciding with the weekend’s Festa de La Mercé, in honour of the city’s patron saint. Last night – along with around 70,000 other fans – I was privileged to see the...

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Italian manufacturers and sustainability

Italian manufacturers and sustainability

Italy is having a massive presence at the ITMA 2011 trade show, with 320 companies from the textile machinery sector exhibiting in Spain. The overall exhibition space occupied by Italian machinery manufacturers exceeds 20,000 sq m, roughly one third of the total available surface area. “The massive presence of Italian companies here in Barcelona bears witness to the vitality of our sector...

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Doing the maths on nonwovens

In an interesting presentation at today’s Research and Education platform, Dr Simone Gramsch of the Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Mathematics spoke of her work on the optimisation of needlepunched nonwovens. Using advanced algorithms, she and her team have developed software to calculate the ultimate positioning of needles in a needle board, based on a whole range of influential...

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Round table talks up green prospects

Perhaps you wouldn’t expect the director of materials research from US outdoor brand Patagonia to be scouring the weaving hall (Hall 4) for new engineering advances? Surely that should be left to his textile suppliers? But wait a minute, here he is at ITMA talking to around 200 delegates at a round-table discussion on sustainability organised with the help of Textile Exchange. He revealed...

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Responding to the big issue

As Kofi Annan and industry leaders are providing their views on the bigger issues facing the global textile industry at the 1st World Textiles Summit today, final preparations for the opening of the show tomorrow are preoccupying some 1,350 ITMA 2011 exhibitors. Former world diplomat Mr Annan, of course, is now an advocate for sustainable business practice, which at this year’s 60th anniversary...

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Flainox’s YouTube Channel

Flainox’s YouTube Channel

We are pleased to announce that we’ve now opened our own YouTube Channel as well. Over the years we’ve collected some quite nice video material that we can now share with you. Right now, only a few video clips are available. We’ve already added a few video clips to some of our pages, and we will post new material as and when it becomes available. Click the following link to...

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Emissions trading

Preparations for the transition to the single registry of the EU Emissions Trading System have reached their final stages. Software testing is in progress and trial runs of essential aspects of the migration to the Union registry have started. The Commission is working closely with the Member States and is committed to a smooth transition for registry account holders. More information and the...

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Leader Flainox will be at ITMA

Founded in 1968, Flainox has been operating in the dyeing/finishing plant and machinery construction sector. Flainox will be presents at ITMA, Barcelona from Sept. 22 to 29, 2011 – Hall 4 stand H 4 B-132. NRG: Rotary machine at three compartments for dyeing and high speed centrifuging of garments, socks, hosiery and seamless. Since January 2010 “NRG” has been obtained the certification...

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