The need for self-renewal after the pandemic is seen in the textile and printing industries as well as in all sectors. Within the scope of sustainability and fighting the climate crisis, transparent information sharing of companies and a circular economy-oriented structuring come to the fore. While there is different news about sustainability from industry players every day, we present new developments in this subject and several more in the global and local textile industry to our readers, in the September October 2021 issue of Textilegence. You can read about the steps taken by the printing industry for more sustainable printing in this issue.
Migiboy Tekstil made Turkey’s first domestic ‘lycra’ investment and aims to prevent the textile industry from importing 40 thousand tons of lycra per year with the factory in which it will make a new investment of 200 million dollars. You can read the interview with Teksel Tekstil A.Ş. General Manager Dursun Ferikel on the activities of the company and the current situation of the Turkish textile industry in the 50th issue of Textilegence.
Including the new Mimaki UJF-7151plus II and three new models, the new Mimaki UJF Series offers ‘direct’ advantages in industrial printing. The UJF-MkII e Series will be on the market commercially in December 2021. Pigment Reklam exhibited advanced UV printing, neon colours, 3D scanners, 3D special prints, backlit fabric applications and more at its booth at SIGN Istanbul 2021.
Current developments, interesting innovations
Sustainability Talks, where a green textile industry will be discussed, will bring together the important actors of the textile industry at Zorlu PSM on November 25. FESPA Eurasia 2021 is around the corner with green printing solutions. Kornit Digital printing solutions will also take place at this fair with Mattex. Uster and Oerlikon will introduce the new solutions at the INDEX to be held on October, 19-22. Durak Tekstil became the sponsor of Fashion Tech Izmir. EVTEKS was postponed, partners parted ways. These titles and more are of course waiting for you in the new issue of our magazine.
The Turkish textile industry increased its exports by 41 percent. It reached an export figure of 8.2 billion dollars in the January-August period of 2021. While TETAŞ is the new partner of the hosiery machinery manufacturer Lonati in Turkey, Korteks opened the first polymer recycling facility in Europe and Turkey with an investment of 10 million dollars.
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While KARL MAYER expands its possibilities in tricot and lace production, Lenzing expands its TENCEL fibres with REFIBRA. SSM further strengthened its strong position in the texturing market by introducing the new false-twist texturing machine DP5-FT. 25 thousand square metres of fabric used in the latest work ‘L’Arc de Triomphe: Wrapped’ of Christo, known for his mastery in wrapping the world-famous giant structures with fabric, was produced on the Lindauer DORNIER P2 machine. You can find this and more news in the 50th issue of Textilegence.