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Two products were also singled out in the ‘new material’ category. The Institute of Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibres (ITCF) Denkendorf received the award for PURCELL, a sustainable composite made of pure cellulose, which is used not only as a high strength reinforcement fibre but also as a matrix component. Durafiber Technologies (France), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of polyester fibres, fabrics and materials, was chosen for an alkaline-resistant polyester HT yarn. Tests have shown that the yarn retains its original technical properties almost unchanged even after being in contact with alkaline products at high temperatures for several days.

The jury:

-Braz Costa, CITEVE, Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias téxtil e do Vestuário, Portugal

-Sabine Gimpel, TITV Greiz Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V., Germany

-Dr Klaus Jansen, Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V., Deutschland

-Dr Jan Laperre (Chair), Centexbel, Belgium

-Dr René Rossi, EMPA – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

-Dr Thomas Stegmaier, ITV Institute for Textile and Process Technology Denkendorf, Germany

-Dr Hartmut Strese, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Deutschland

This is the 14th time that the Techtextil Innovation Awards have been presented for remarkable achievements and new developments along the Techtextil process chain. The winning products can be seen at a special exhibition in Hall 6.1 (Stand A94) throughout the fair.

This year, the concurrent Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, honoured new technological developments with the Texprocess Innovation Award for the fourth time.