Magazine December 2018

The textile world at a glance: From innovation to individualization

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The textile world has always been in a state of constant change. However, the speed of the change has increased considerably in recent years. This isn't just reflected in the ever-changing trends and increasing number of collections in the fashion world. Other textile areas are also affected by this development. Digitalization is forcing them to compete for the attention of customers in a new way. The key question here is: What will the textile world look like in the future?

In the search for the answer to this question, many companies are rediscovering original values such as sustainable production and customizable products. Product recycling and social commitment also feature even higher on the list of priorities.

Find out how other companies are equipping themselves for the textile future and the tools Groz-Beckert can provide to help – now.

Puket – a second career for socks

"Puket" is a company that has already found its own way into the textile future. Known for its bright collections, the sock producer stands for unique and high-quality products. Puket also demonstrates how sustainability and social projects can be combined using simple means. This is why the company relies on sustainable production and recycling solutions with a social character. Read more in the Knitting article in this magazine.

Your personal portal for Groz-Beckert weaving products

The future of shopping – digitalization has long since entered the weaving industry, too. In a time of major change in the retail sector, Groz-Beckert is offering the customer portal for weaving products. With your personal portal, you are always a step ahead of the competition: In addition to technical details for all our products, discover the Groz-Beckert service world of weaving and benefit from extensive additional services. In the Weaving article in this magazine, we will introduce the customer portal in detail.

Personalized customer labels for know-how protection

The Felting article in this magazine shows that individualization isn't just important for the end product. It focuses on the "Groz-Beckert customer product", which enables you to name your felt and structuring needles to suit your production requirements. In the past, any visitor to production could tell which needle is used to produce which end product. This was due to the clear designations on the needle packaging. The "Groz-Beckert customer product" solves this problem – benefit from the improved know-how protection.

100% glass: impossible with tufting machines?

Permanent process optimization is a top priority for TFI-Institut für Bodensysteme der RWTH Aachen e.V. The scientists and engineers have now managed to produce glass from a tufted material. The breakthrough was achieved with the E-Jerker – an electronically controlled compensation element developed in cooperation with Groz-Beckert and other partners. In combination with wear-resistant tufting tools, non-flexible yarns can be processed in a reproducible way for the first time. Find out more in the Tufting article in this magazine.

The European Service of Groz-Beckert

In addition to personalized end products and individual tools, we at Groz-Beckert focus in particular on service and solutions specially adapted to the customer specifications. One example of this is our product area Carding, which offers individual solutions in the USA, as well as Europe. Find out how you as a Carding customer can benefit from these solutions in the Carding article in this magazine.

Fast fashion and microfactories

The Sewing article in this magazine focuses on the "Microfactory": A concept that shortens the period between design and finished item of clothing from 15 months on average to just four weeks. The sporting goods manufacturer adidas is leading the way here and produces the sports shoe of tomorrow in the SPEEDFACTORY based in Ansbach. We have taken a look at the highly-automated and completely networked production site for you.