Innovations for sustainable and efficient processes in the textile industry


Techtextil imat

From 14 to 17 May 2019, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, Techtextil, will take place in Frankfurt - the highlight for the textile industry.

At the exhibition stand H39 in hall 3.0, imat-uve will be presenting recent developments in the fields of design, development and testing of materials and textiles. This includes trend-setting textile innovations resulting from the optimization of technological processes and sustainability reasons.

3D flat knitting technology applied to the automotive interior

In collaboration with the market-leading yarn manufacturer Trevira and the knitting expert Kobleder, imat is creating a high-quality solution for knitted components for the car interior. The innovative 3D flat knitting process could be used for car seat covers and decorative parts. It consequently supports a zero-waste concept and encourages a sustainability strategy by using only recycled yarns.

Yarn made of recycled mixed fibers

Under the direction of imat-uve, an international consortium forms up to develop a process for the mechanical recycling and spinning of old textiles made of mixed fibers. This enables integrating textile waste, which so far only have been used thermally or in downcycling processes, into an industrial-standard upcycling process. The requirements of the automotive industry are the ultimate goals of the application. But, the developed yarns should also be available for other industries such as architecture, home textiles and clothing. In terms of a circular economy with C2C principles the joint project aims to reduce the CO2 footprint of textiles and to strengthen the textile industry in the Rhine-Meuse region. In addition to imat-uve, the consortium consists of the partners Trützschler, FBBasic, Stichting Texperium and C2C ExpoLab.

Material is in the spotlight

Do you know our digital material service packages? We love to explain them to you and show you a selection of materials from our material library. In addition, you can also get to know technical advances of devices for textile testing (related to Martindale and Mace Snag).

Next Stop: Hall 3.0, booth H39.

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