• Trevira at Techtextil in Frankurt 2015

    March 2015

    Trevira fibres and filaments for technical applications
    In 2014, 46% of all filaments and fibres made by Trevira were used in technical applications. So this year the fibre manufacturer is once again exhibiting at the Techtextil Fair at Frankfurt, seeking to strengthen its existing contacts with manufacturers of technical textiles and nonwovens and to gain new customers.

    As at Index 2014, the company is making a joint presentation with its owner Indorama Ventures and sister companies FiberVisions and Wellman. Their stand offers a wide portfolio of man-made fibres, displaying the strengths of the individual partners.

    Trevira Inside: Technical textiles and hygiene products. © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Fibres: focus on customised specialties

    In the fibre sector the focus for Trevira lies in customised special solutions in polyester, PLA and bico fibres. Fibres from biopolymers (PLA / IngeoTM) for a variety of non-wovens make up an essential element in the product programme. Trevira is the most important partner in staple fibres for NatureWorks, its supplier of raw materials.

    Initially used principally in hygiene products, bico fibres are appearing more and more in developments for customer projects aimed at technical applications, like filtration or insulation.

    Flame retardant fibres are increasingly gaining ground in technical textiles as well. In this area Trevira intends to extend business particularly in nonwovens, and to concentrate here on customised applications in soundproofing, insulation and applications in the automotive sector.

    Further attention is going to short cut fibres for a great variety of end uses, such as wallpaper and food packaging.
    An application for Trevira nonwovens fibres: Wet wipes and hygiene products. © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Stiffened textiles made from Trevira hybrid fibres with a low-melt component. © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Composite material, stabilized by special Trevira sewing threads. © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Filaments: the whole range from flat to textured, with inherent functions

    Trevira filaments cover a steadily growing spectrum of applications in technical textiles for standards, but also for niche products and for requirements that are constantly becoming more specialised.

    Technical applications for Trevira filaments are, for example, special yarns for medicinal and hygiene textiles, together with textured PBT filaments as basis for plasters and bandages containing active ingredients. Meanwhile, demand has been rising steadily for PLA multifilaments. Flame retardant Trevira yarns (Trevira CS) have become the standard material in textiles for exhibition construction and print base.

    Hybrid yarns for stiffened materials constitute a rapidly growing specialty, where a yarn from a co-polyester filament, modified at melting point, is combined with another yarn. According to demand, this latter can be either a Trevira standard or flame retardant filament. Combinations with high tenacity filaments, possibly glass and carbon filaments, are also conceivable (and to some extent already realised by industry partners). Textiles made from these components can be shaped almost at will, but in a controlled manner and they can be fixed in this form. In the composites segment such intermediate products are designated thermoplastic prepregs; materials much in demand in modern automotive construction.

    Technical applications for flame retardant hybrid yarns in rather textile materials are, for instance, acoustic materials, exhibition construction textiles, and advertising banners. In home textiles interior sun shading can be added to the list. The textiles can be coloured and printed, and there are in addition articles from spun-dyed yarns. Made from 100% polyester, the fabrics can also be recycled without difficulty.

    In economic and ecological terms materials in Trevira hybrid yarns provide an interesting alternative to materials with acrylic coatings

    Sewing threads for multiaxial fabrics constitute a further application area for specialised Trevira filaments. These yarns are supplied on spools or alternatively on sectional warp beams, which allows to shorten the supply chain for these composites considerably.

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  • Trevira CS at R+T Stuttgart 2015

    Bobingen, February 2015

    Fibre manufacturer Trevira GmbH is presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both product developments and commercial fabrics from Trevira partners, with special focus on the sound absorbing function and on digital printability.

    Interior sun screening with digital print design. © Photo: Verotex

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    Available under the Trevira CS brand, the textiles consist of two component polyester yarns, where one component (Trevira NSK = low-melt component) melts at a lower temperature. When combined with permanently flame retardant polyester yarns by Trevira, it is possible to produce stiffened textiles for the application in a variety of materials for interior sun protection. The latest creations are fabrics with a three-dimensional character, which as a result make ideal sound absorbing materials and at the same time provide sun screening which is flame retardant.
    Honeycomb-weave fabric development made from texturized Trevira hybrid yarns with stiffening effect and 3-dimensional structure. © Photo: Trevira GmbH

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    The degree of stiffening can be controlled by the proportion of NSK in the material. During the finishing process this component (also known as melt fibre) stiffens the textile fabric through the effect of temperature, without the use of additional chemicals. This manufacturing process therefore offers enormous advantages from ecological and economic viewpoints: the textiles are made from a single material in 100% polyester and are recyclable.

    Acoustic elements based on textile materials are taking on more and more importance in interior furnishing – not only for use in open plan offices, but in public facilities as well, such as schools, nurseries, auditoria, foyers and restaurants. Alongside familiar elements like panels, partitions, canopies and wall pictures, interior sun protection that is sound absorbing can also help to improve the total acoustics of an area, especially where it has a three-dimensional structure. The effect is that a change in direction in sound waves (break or reflection) occurs on the surface, thus helping to create a better acoustic atmosphere indoors.

    Alongside the functional features of sound absorption and flame retardancy, ever increasing importance is being placed on design in sun protection systems. Textiles provide a design element here which can be adapted in a customised way to the available space. Vertical blinds, curtain panels, roller shutters, sliding panels: it is possible to integrate all these in terms of design into interior concepts, particularly using digital printing. Given the numerous colours available and the high brilliance of the articles, individually designed motifs on the smooth clear surfaces of sun screening textiles are becoming more and more popular. It is thus possible in both private and contract markets to project one’s own ideas in the form of images and logotypes in interior design. In addition, digitally printed sun protection textiles in Trevira CS are flame retardant, making them suitable for the contract sector.
    Interior sun screening with digital print design. © Photo: van Clewe

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    New interior sun screening fabrics by Fiorete. © Photo: Fiorete

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    New interior sun screening fabrics by Mario Ghioldi. © Foto: Ghioldi

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  • Trevira CS at Heimtextil 2015

    January 2015

    Trevira GmbH & Trevira CS: Business, activities, projects

    Trevira GmbH: current business position and outlook

    Business in the polyester specialties at Trevira continues on the whole to proceed in a very solid and pleasing fashion. For 2014 the German fibre manufacturer anticipates a turnover similar to that of the previous year (ca. 250 million €).

    Economic activity in the euro area remains weak, while export business in overseas markets, which has shown a steady rise in recent years, could be further expanded.

    The restructuring steps taken over the past years at Trevira have brought about a further improvement in profitability. At both sites there has been considerable investment in optimising processes, infrastructure and in plant. Alongside comprehensive measures in filaments, future projects were set in motion also in the fibres unit, such as an on-site boiler house for the production of process steam and a conversion plant; both projects were officially commissioned in the autumn.

    Trevira CS fabric development © Photos: Trevira GmbH
    Trevira fibres production in Bobingen © Photos: Trevira GmbH
    (the new conversion plant)
    Trevira Filament yarn production in Guben © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Trevira CS – business with flame retardant products

    Despite a difficult economic background and a continuing slow-down in investment, especially in the (south) European contract market, in the 2014 business with flame retardant fibres Trevira succeeded in generating volume growth of 4-5 % over the previous year.

    Here growth was achieved both in the traditional textile sector and in technical applications (nonwovens). Nonwovens were also notable in showing a significant volume rise in the spun-dyed segment, which should continue into the coming year. Alongside this there are at present a variety of qualification processes running with North American customers. These promise a solid basis for more growth next year, given a positive conclusion.

    Business in flame retardant filaments also made stable progress in 2014, showing a slight rise on the previous year. The many new developments in Trevira CS on the market are cause for an optimistic outlook in the New Year. Particular mention should be made here of the ongoing positive development of textile materials incorporating Trevira low-melt yarns, which are being used in the sun protection and acoustics sectors.

    We also see good future prospects for business in Asia, as higher fire safety standards gain more ground there. These offer potential to supply producers for local use, but also for high-end collections from Europe. Meanwhile Trevira CS is also being used in China, in hotels, the office sector, as well as in public buildings such as theatres.

    What sets Trevira CS aside from other FR products is the wide variety of fibre and filament yarn qualities available, together with the provision of services catering for the whole textile chain. The market has seen the introduction of UV stabilised yarns in new products for use in upholstery and decorative fabrics for the outdoor sector (cruise ships, hotels, restaurants etc.). These are currently in the implementation and field test phase at a number of customers. At the yarn level another new development can be seen in Trevira CS filaments on the basis of 100% recycled bottle chips. Forming part of the sustainability concept, they will cover new fields of application.

    Based on new polymer modifications, these product developments are set to open sales opportunities not only in the contract sector, but also in technical applications and in the private market.

    Trevira CS: International presence and an established customer club

    In 2014 the flagship brand of Trevira was present not only at important international fairs for furnishing textiles (Heimtextil, MoOD), but also at special international sector events, such as for the hotel sector (various Matchmaking Events and the Independent Hotel Show in London), or in the health sector (Hospital Build in Dubai). Together with the local representatives of European editors, Trevira presented at the second Trevira CS China Day in Shanghai the latest Trevira CS collections to some 150 architects and designers operating in Asia. In addition, for the third successive year American suppliers were again able to familiarise themselves with collections of European weavers at the Trevira CS Jobber Day in New York.

    The Trevira CS Club system has meanwhile become established and the Gold and Silver members for the year will again be selected at the January Fair.

    Alongside the contract business, the private market is increasingly becoming the focus of Trevira activities, as Trevira CS fabrics are being used here too. The urge to buy is not based as much on flame retardant properties of the textiles as on design aspects and easy care properties. For this reason Trevira, as co-initiator along with customers and partners, and with the active support of the German Wallpaper Institute team, launched and sustained the "Initiative Textile Räume", which seeks to promote the sale of home textiles in the German-speaking market.

    Trevira increases its focus on brand control

    Trevira has considerably intensified its activities in the area of brand control. The control measures involve not only monitoring flame retardancy, the feature safeguarded by trademark testing, they also include chemical tests and analyses. These guarantee that only the Trevira raw material for flame retardant fibres and filaments is being applied in textiles reaching the market under the Trevira CS brand.

    Trevira identifies two tendencies in particular that make it necessary to increase controls. In the contract market pressure on prices has been growing for years, leading to the use of non-branded FR polyester. In addition, the rise in use of Trevira CS materials in markets outside Europe has made it harder to maintain transparency along the supply chain. At international level, however, the awareness of customers and users has today increased to a level where they engage Trevira for clear identification of Trevira CS fabrics, with the result that the company can take all necessary steps. Trevira is also firmly confronting the manipulation of documentation. In 2015 the company will invest in its existing trademark data base, so that in future the administration of the Trevira trademarks will be operated more efficiently.

    "The Trevira CS brand stands today for safety without compromise and for fabrics that lead the way globally in quality and design. More than ever these trademark values must be protected. We shall therefore stop any misuse of the brand and, after all to protect our customers, we shall also ensure that only materials able to provide evidence of the appropriate trademark approval, are allowed to bear the Trevira CS brand", states Klaus Holz, CEO of Trevira.

    Trevira CS Fabric Creativity Competition 3: The Winners 2015

    For the third time Trevira invited suppliers of Trevira CS fabrics to take part in a creativity competition, within the framework of the customer club concept. With its focus on especially innovative developments in Trevira CS, the competition gives each fabric manufacturer and supplier the opportunity to gain additional points – and also a claim to more services. All entries are acknowledged. Some 100 fabrics were entered on this occasion and from these a panel of three experts selected 10 winning materials, along with 5 qualities that received special recognition. Criteria applied in classifying the entries were degree of innovation, technical execution, suitability for the contract and/or private market, and trend setting.

    Members of the panel were Prof. Bettina Göttke-Krogmann (Burg Giebichenstein - Kunsthochschule Halle), Lars Leppin (CEO Lars Leppin GmbH im Stilwerk, Berlin) and Natalija Zimmermann (interior designer and stylist, BZ.Bildung-Beratung-Innovation, Leipzig).
    The jury (from left): Natalija Zimmermann, BZ.Bildung-Beratung-Innovation, Leipzig;
    Lars Leppin, LARS LEPPIN GmbH im stilwerk, Berlin;
    Prof. Bettina Göttke-Krogmann; Burg Giebichenstein – Kunsthochschule, Halle
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    The 10 winner fabrics © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    The 5 special recognitions © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    The Winners:

    Création Baumann: Article EFLORA
    The article Eflora combines a variety of design techniques: two shapes are cut by laser from the material; they are then stuck together by hand – without a single stitch – to form rosettes bursting forth. The sticking technique is familiar from its origins in felt processing. Eflora is available in panels measuring 140 x 300 cm, a very good size in terms of end use. The handwork is done by a regional workshop for the disabled in Switzerland and the panel stressed in particular the technical perfection of the finish. The firmness of the cut in the fabric ensures that except for one seam no other sewing is required. The three-dimensional effect gives the fabric a very lively impact, creating a fine play of light and shade against the light. Used also as a space divider, it offers highly individual design opportunities. In extravagant curtaining it is highly suited to both the private and contract markets.
    Création Baumann © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Gebrüder Munzert: Article SOFT DUO 5.7, Collection PIVOT
    A fabric to satisfy high demands, it is an exemplary combination of the qualities of durability and fastness with aesthetic criteria. The name is fully merited; as it not only has a soft feel, but looks that suggest soft-focus processing. There is a striking soft grey sheen that covers it like a silver veil. Soft Duo has chenille in warp and weft, and the fabric offers two-sided use. It gives an impression of great comfort, making it suitable for use both in the hospitality and residential sectors. The panel judges it to be good for upholstery and also for heavy curtaining, as stage curtaining for example. It could also be used in hotels for bed runners.
    Gebrüder Munzert © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Jenny Fabrics: Article 50701-10587-0052-160
    This is a semi-transparent Jacquard with a light, intentional stripe pattern, giving a classic effect of understatement. It offers optimal screening, without making one feel shut in. It hangs well with a fine drape, recalling worsted qualities in wool. A heavy material, sophisticated, elegant, masculine, usable everywhere.
    Jenny Fabrics © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Kinnasand: Article HAIKOMO
    Haikomo stands out with its balanced use of warp and weft. The combination of monofilament with a linen-like yarn creates a textile structure recalling cross-hatching. In harmony with the colouration, the impression is one of tinted glass. The material has a grainy feel and fine drape, and comes in widths of 330 cm. It possesses natural grace and is suited to both contract and private markets.
    Kinnasand © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Leliévre: Article METALO M1 GLACIER 727-02
    Metalo is a complex Jacquard weave produced from two weft yarns. This results in an opulent, rich satin with dull-shiny effects. Its pleasant feel enhances the sense of value. The combination of hazy contours with graphic elements makes for a very picturesque design, giving the impression of an optical illusion. The sheen lends the material opulence, which is broken by the use of graphic elements. The panel finds the fabric suited for use both in a classic milieu, a residence for example, and also as a dynamic contrast to concrete and steel.
    Leliévre © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    AB Ludvig Svensson: Article KHAKI 3745
    Khaki is a light, but stable upholstery fabric with a grace that recalls firm linen. The first impression is that of a monochrome fabric, yet on closer inspection the differentiated shading reveals a depth achieved through the use in the weft of two yarns, closely related in colour, and a black thread in the warp. The grainy structure of the article stands for modern design – classic, contemporary and high-value.
    Svensson © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Nya Nordiska: Article KITO CS – 01 ivory
    The article Kito is the result of very elaborate work. Stripes from the same material were set on a filament non-woven base, recalling Japanese paper. A crash technique was used in addition. The fabric makes a very lively and organic impact. The panel found the article to be a conversion of a non-woven quality into a decorative textile fabric, doing fullest justice to the material. The product is further enhanced by the very modern interpretation of the crash look. The fabric imparts a very fine effect against light, when used diagonally and lengthwise. The excess width of 330 cm makes a variety of applications possible. It is particularly suited for use in the private residential sector.
    Nya Nordiska © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Panaz: Article VOYAGER / Edison
    Voyager is a patterned twill material – a decorative fabric that is also very good for accessories. The surprisingly soft feel, the fine sheen and the masculine radiance lend a very high-value character to the fabric. Seen from a distance, it recalls a tweed with dogstooth pattern. Closer inspection reveals the optical illusion, as one recognises a four-colour Jacquard pattern. The material is described by the panel as a “world fabric”, an ideal accompaniment for timeless classic furnishings – in both private and especially contract sectors.
    Panaz © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Rubelli: Article RUSKIN
    Silken feel, elegant sheen, wonderful drape – this was the spontaneous and unanimous verdict of the panel on damask Ruskin from Rubelli. The special fascination comes from the design, however, presenting a classic Renaissance ornament that seems to be in dissolution. The impression is heightened by the iridescent colouring. The fabric could find use in the private residential sector or in high-end hotels, where its dramatic impact would come to play.
    Rubelli © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Stotz: Article 6887.14 TECHNO
    Techno has an interesting and irregular two-tone appearance, where two complementary colours are twisted together into a single yarn. In addition – and the name does it justice here – it is calendered, giving a smooth lustrous effect. Its stability causes it to hang in fine waves, making it perfect for waved curtain tapes, a feature increasingly seen again in the contemporary milieu. A fabric perfect for use in private residences and in hotels.
    Stotz © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Special Recognitions:

    Baumann Dekor: Article 48513
    This Baumann Dekor article represents a very elaborate weave. It has a picturesque effect, like transferring a portrait – perhaps a water colour – to fabric: a very elegant Jacquard that hangs beautifully. With its urban look, the fabric can be used in classic and contemporary milieus. The panel find particularly attractive its use as a contrast to modern building materials such as glass and concrete and judge it to be well suited to both contract and private sectors.
    Baumann Dekor © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Fidivi: Article RUSTICO
    In looks and feel Rustico seems like a woollen fabric, winning you over with its two-tone harmony. The irregularity in the patternn, which is part and parcel of natural materials, is achieved here by a weaving technique that reveals no repeat of pattern or recurring motif – the stripes seem purely coincidental, both in warp and weft. The fabric has a hand-woven appeal, fitting in with a rustic environment in private homes as well as in hotels and restaurants. Rustico can be used with furniture and as heavy curtaining.
    Fidivi © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Gaetano Rossini: Article 221399.01.00
    This Gaetano Rossini article is a spacer fabric with the appearance of knitted material, presenting here, however, an almost closed surface, which sets it apart from familiar large-mesh knitted qualities. The fabric can well find use in the office sector, as wall covering for instance, its 3D construction supplying a sound-proofing function as well. The knitted material could also lend an exciting technical look to an upholstery fabric.
    Gaetano Rossini © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Nelen & Delbeke: Article TOVASA 35/50
    Tovasa is a classic double weave, where a monofilament in the warp is combined with a fibre yarn in the weft. The fabric pattern takes up the moiré effect created by the double layer, reinforcing this even more. Against the light the extreme iridescence reveals fine depth. Overall the fabric has an effect of elegance and restraint – an impression heightened by the two harmonious shades of white. The material hangs beautifully and could well find use in hotels and especially in private residences.
    Nelen & Delbeke © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Sahco: Article 2618-11 TUSSAH
    Tussah has a false-plain effect with a fine, silk-like appeal that is particularly striking. It demonstrates successfully how a wild silk look can be created with polyester yarns. The fabric hangs splendidly, the impression of lavish volume enhanced by the 3D effect of the wave pattern. In widths of 316 cm it offers scope for a great variety of applications in the private and contract markets.
    Sahco © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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  • Trevira CS at MoOD Brussel 2014

    September 2014

    Trevira CS Square: Trevira and partners at MoOD

    This year Trevira is once again present as an exhibitor at MoOD in Brussels, together with customers at the Trevira CS Square. “Customers indicated last year that they continue to value MoOD as a joint appearance of Trevira CS partners and we have therefore carried on the concept in 2014“, says Anke Vollenbröker, Head of Marketing & Business Development at Trevira. This year sees the addition of the VIP Lounge, which is available to customers for meetings. As was the case in the last two years, fabric manufacturers with a broad variety of product programmes are again taking the opportunity to present their latest Trevira CS collections at the fibre manufacturer’s joint stand: Delius, FIDIVI, Müller Zell, Pugi, Wintex, along with Mario Cavelli. Several more Trevira CS suppliers are at MoOD with their own stands. At the adjacent MoOD Yarns Trevira yarn partners Lei Tsu and Vlnap are showing their latest creations.

    Trevira CS contract fabrics. © Photos: Trevira GmbH


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    Trevira CS in 2014: business situation and core areas

    Business of globally active fibre manufacturer Trevira is proceeding satisfactorily. In particular business with fibres for technical applications, nonwovens and other specialties shows pleasing developments. Taken as a whole, sales of flame retardant fibres and yarns are by and large as planned, according to Anke Vollenbröker, Head of Marketing at Trevira: "A product doing well is the range of hybrid yarns for stiffened materials (using Trevira NSK): These are used especially in solar screening. Not only our own programme is developing continuously, there is also a series of new products emerging from yarn finishers. Use of these special yarns allows the manufacture of textile fabrics for interior solar screening that meet requirements in terms of light reflection, permeability and absorption. As a result, they are able to contribute decisively to efficient energy management in buildings. These textiles can also take over additional functions, such as sound proofing, for instance. They are free from PVC, formaldehyde and halogen. It is now possible to create a variety of different looks in solar shading – the range extends from extremely flat technical surfaces to natural looks. We continue to see great potential in spun-dyed yarns, an area of ongoing importance to us. These yarns are also in fashion for ecological reasons, since there is no need for an additional dyeing here."

    New products include yarns with enhanced UV stability. Recently introduced onto the market, they have been taken up by some fabric manufacturers who are working on initial developments. Possible applications include seat covers for outdoor furniture.

    VITA D’ORO: comfort and safety for life and living with a future

    Sector network creates new living concepts for the third age

    The growing number of senior citizens in our ageing society this age presents a challenge to develop new concepts about the way we live and our life styles in the third age. At the same time a market with considerable growth potential is opening up here. The VITA D’ORO Network Group, an amalgamation of industry, trade, craft and service companies based in Frankfurt/Main, has committed itself to develop such concepts, with the aim of creating for the older generation residential accommodation that takes account of their needs. This would enable them to maintain independence, vitality and a quality of life to an advanced age.

    Currently the first VITA D’ORO residential park is being built in the Bavarian spa of Bad Griesbach. On an area of approximately 90.000 square metres there will be 70 barrier-free one-family houses and 30 - 40 owner-occupied apartments available. The project plan includes the option of sheltered housing. The area management will also encompass a club house with pool, multifunctional rooms and other facilities as key features of the community, offering the members a 24/7 no-worry safety package, with 24 hour emergency call-out and a comprehensive service system.

    The first show house has been constructed with selected certified partners, including Trevira, to the design concept of the Health & Home Care Network Group. The concept is based on principles of perception and colour psychology. The notion of safety lies at the heart of the planning, pervading every element in the residential areas. Innovative quality products and functional materials are used in interior design and furnishing: an intelligent large-scale floor system with automatic fall detection, biodynamic light, a kitchen with lifting system for individual work and handling requirements, together with flame retardant upholstery and decorative fabrics. Window decoration and drapes, and also seat upholstery are in Trevira CS. In furnishing other units of the accommodation, interested parties can choose from a range of different Trevira CS materials.

    This is what the VITA D‘ORO Residential Park in Bad Griesbach will look like. © VITA D‘ORO

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    Initiative Textile Räume: the new sector network for more fabric in the house

    Together with partners from the sector, Trevira launched in June 2014 a far-reaching initiative to promote the home textile market in German-speaking areas. With the foundation of the “Initiative Textile Räume“, companies in the fabric and home textiles sector aim to set a clear marker. In order to give fresh stimulus to the sector that has been stagnating for years, and to boost the sales of furnishing textiles, there is to be for the first time a joint, large-scale communication offensive, directed primarily at the end user, but also including the contract market. Following the kick-off at the end of June in Frankfurt, many companies have already expressed their willingness to join in. These include Backhausen, Christian Fischbacher, Création Baumann, Gebr. Munzert, Gessner, Interstil, JAB Anstoetz Group with all brands, JOKA W. + L. Jordan, Kupferoth Interiors, Nya Nordiska with all brands, Rasch Textil, Romo Group, Sahco, Saum & Viebahn, Schmitz-Werke, Tisca Tiara and Mira X, Trevira, Zimmer + Rohde along with the Association of Interior Furnishers and EuroInterior at European level.

    Anke Vollenbröker explains the involvement of Trevira: "We are convinced that we can only develop the impetus needed for a project like this by involving as many stages in the supply chain as possible. This is all about bringing the consumer to focus on the idea of home textiles again and in so doing create a demand from the end user – if we succeed, then everyone will benefit."

    Over the coming weeks the aim is for the initiative to also gain members among foreign suppliers active in the German-speaking regions. The official start for the campaign is planned for the beginning of 2015.

    The VITA D‘ORO show house in Bad Griesbach / Germany. © VITA D‘ORO

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    The logo of the new initiative for the promotion of hometextiles.

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    About Trevira GmbH.

    Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded polyester fibres and filament yarns for hygiene and technical applications as well as for the home textiles, automotive and apparel industries. Two production sites and a marketing & sales office with a total of approx. 1,140 employees are located in Germany, supported by an international network of representatives. In 2013, sales amounted to around 250 million Euros. The head office of the company is located in Bobingen near Augsburg, Bavaria. Trevira has a worldwide reputation for fibres and yarns for hygiene products and technical applications as well as for flame retardant polyester textiles (Trevira CS). Trevira is certified to ISO 9001, 14001 and ISO 50001. All Trevira products carry the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 seal. The company is a subsidiary of Trevira Holdings GmbH, a joint venture of Indorama Ventures PCL and Sinterama S.p.A.
  • Trevira product press infomation on JEC Composites show in Paris (March 2014)

    Bobingen, February 2014

    Trevira GmbH, Germany, participates in the JEC Composites Show 2014 in Paris with its polyester specialities for the first time. The polyester polymer, yarn and fibre manufacturer presents a vast range of flat and textured filament yarns, either in raw white or spun-dyed, as well as special staple fibre types for the use in composite materials.

    Polyester filaments for multilayer fabrics
    With its in-house flexible PET polymer production and more than 10 years of experience in the multilayer fabric segment, Trevira offers the market a comprehensive range of flat and texturized filament yarns as well as customized sewing threads / stitch-bonding yarns for this end-use. The range includes hybrid yarns, based on regular filaments combined with low-melt threads and inherently flame retardant versions. All Trevira filaments are available on spools as well as warped on sectional beams.

    Trevira filaments. © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Trevira PET resins and fibres. © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Thermal bonding with special yarns and fibres
    For thermal bonding, Trevira offers low-melt polyester chips, filaments and fibres for thermobonded prepregs.

    Special low-melt polyester polymers with melt temperatures varying from 130°C to 205°C allow adjusting the melt temperature according to customer requirements. These are available either in 100 % low-melt polyester or as hybrid yarns in various titres. Products for thermal bonding include a wide range of staple fibres, also as bi-component types.

    Composite prepregs bonded with Trevira low-melt polyester are sustainable and recyclable. Trevira low-melt bonding products help to reduce waste rates in the prepreg process.

    About Trevira GmbH.

    Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded polyester fibres and filament yarns for hygiene and technical applications as well as for the home textiles, automotive and apparel industries. Two production sites and a marketing & sales office with a total of approx. 1,140 employees are located in Germany, supported by an international network of representatives. In 2013, sales amounted to around 250 million Euros. The head office of the company is located in Bobingen near Augsburg, Bavaria. Trevira has a worldwide reputation for fibres and yarns for hygiene products and technical applications as well as for flame retardant polyester textiles (Trevira CS). Trevira is certified to ISO 9001, 14001 and ISO 50001. All Trevira products carry the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 seal. The company is a subsidiary of Trevira Holdings GmbH, a joint venture of Indorama Ventures PCL and Sinterama S.p.A.

  • Trevira at Index 2014

    Bobingen, February 2014

    Trevira: Fibre specialties for nonwoven applications and technical textiles

    Trevira GmbH, Germany, manufactures high-value polyester fibres and filament yarns for the hygiene sector, technical applications, home textiles, apparel and the automotive industry. To meet the needs of manufacturers of non-woven products, the company offers a wide range of special fibre types. These prove to be both effective and indispensable in the hygiene industry and other special applications.

    They are used in a vast variety of products, including napkins, ladycare, cosmeticpads, wet wipes and high-quality interlinings. They are also applied in technical nonwovens such as insulation and filtration materials. In close partnership with the customers Trevira creates new fibres which meet the requirements of the end product. In the inhouse technical centre a great variety of fibre types is being developed, from prototype through to the ready-for-market product, and transferred to production. Often these form the basis for innovative products and new fields of application.

    Nonwovens made from Trevira fibres. © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    Sustainable manufacturing, environmentally friendly products

    Polyester has many properties that from the outset make it a material that is compatible with the environment. It is non-toxic, gives off no gases, and is recyclable without difficulty or can be easily used as fuel to produce energy. It is kind to the skin and suitable for use in the food industry or medical sector.

    Trevira’s sustainability concept is based on optimising existing products within the polyester fibre programme, on increasing the use of renewable fibre raw materials (PLA) as well as on implementing a scheme to collect and recycle valuable materials accrued during production.

    Based on quality standard ISO 9001, environmental standard ISO 14001 as well as on the standard for Energy Management ISO 50001, Trevira’s environmental goals are constantly being improved and regularly revised. All Trevira products carry the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 seal.

    Trevira at Index 2014

    At Index 2014, Trevira presents polyester and bicomponent fibres for nonwoven applications in hygiene products, filtration, insulation, construction, the paper industry, composites and other materials. Trevira’s range of staple fibres for nonwovens includes.

    • Bicomponent fibres for thermal bonding, used in hy giene products such as napkins and lady care, as well as in technical nonwovens, e.g. for insulation and filtration materials in the automotive sector.
    • Short cut fibres for airlaid and wetlaid applications, e.g. hygiene products or the paper industry. A part of this range is also available as bicomponent, PLA (IngeoTM) and permanently flame retardant fibres.
    • Customized fibres for special customer applications.
    • Permanently flame retardant fibres for nonwoven applications, e.g. for insulation, filtration and also as filling fibres for bedding.
    • PLA fibres (IngeoTM): The biodegradable (compostable) fibres made from renewable plant compounds are currently available in various versions. Trevira is producing different types applicable for spunlace, wetlaid and carding applications. Possible end uses are wet wipes (e.g. cleaning cloths), hygiene products and technical nonwovens.
    • Special types for hydro-entangled nonwovens. These are not only employed in the manufacture of wet and cosmetic wipes, but also increasingly in technical end uses
    Trevira’s product range for technical applications is completed by a vast range of flat and textured filament yarns, either in raw white, spun-dyed or yarn-dyed. They include permanently flame retardant types and hybrid versions with a low-melt component as well as elastic yarns and suit all kinds of specific technical applications.

    Trevira filaments for technical applications. © Photos: Trevira GmbH

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    About Trevira GmbH.

    Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded polyester fibres and filament yarns for hygiene and technical applications as well as for the hometextiles, automotive and apparel industries. Two production sites and a marketing & sales office with a total of approx. 1,140 employees are located in Germany, supported by an international network of representatives. In 2013, sales amounted to around 250 million Euros. The head office of the company is located in Bobingen near Augsburg, Bavaria. Trevira has a worldwide reputation for fibres and yarns for hygiene products and technical applications as well as for flame retardant polyester textiles (Trevira CS).
    The company is a subsidiary of Trevira Holdings GmbH, a joint venture of Indorama Ventures PCL and Sinterama S.p.A.

  • Wellman smart fibres bag Allergy UK ‘Seal of Approval’

    January 20, 2014 (Germany)

    Wellman International Limited, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures PLC, is pleased to announce the granting of the Allergy UK ‘Seal of Approval’ Accreditation at the Heimtextil Exhibition.

    The securing of this accreditation provides further support to the Wellman Healthcare portfolio, which comprises of a number of smart fibre protection solutions.

    Products within this portfolio include include Wellcare Protect which offers a safe, durable and biocide free option for dustmite control and Wellman HealthGuard which offers both highly effective broad spectrum microbe function and dustmite function. Both of these products have recently achieved the Allergy UK ‘Seal of Approval’, further endorsing the functionality and safety of these fibres.

    Wellman also market a specifically designed fibre range – Sensifil, which are free from any allergy causing substance and are asthma & allergy friendly component approved. All of these products offer a complete and independently accredited range of asthma and allergy, microbial and dustmite solutions.

    A broad and diverse fibre range are marketed by Wellman International under their Hygiene, Smart and Essential product divisions, servicing multiple markets such as Hygiene and Personal Care, Automotive, Filtration, Technical and Domestic applications. Pivotal to the Wellman offering is adding value through delivery of a customised and differentiated product range which optimises CSR opportunity for our customers based on our validated sustainability platform.

  • Safety week

    Indorama Polyester Industries PCL held Safety week on 21 – 22 June 2011 observed to highlight the importance of Safety for all employees so as to prevent mishaps and accidents resulting out of neglect or lack of awareness.

  • Book donation

    Indorama Polyester Industries PCL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL), recently donated the books to Non-formal education centers in Amphur Nakhonchaisri.

  • Training women in Khunkaew Community

    Objective: People can earn more money by selling products which training by our staff.
    Brief description: To bring our staff to join with villagers and teach them how to make Menthol doll (Tuk-ka-Ta-Karaboon). All equipment was provided by Indorama Polyester Industries PCL.