Mahlo presents quality control “Made in Germany” at ICE Europe

It’s ICE time again in Munich! From March 12 to 14, 2019 the international leading trade fair for finishing and processing of paper, film and foil draws a professional audience from all over the world. At stand A5-1510 they can discover for themselves the wide range of quality control technology of the German machine manufacturer, Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG.

“Manufacturers are not only concerned about sustainability with the manufacturing process and the end product. In addition, coating processes become increasingly demanding to meet the expectations of the customers”, says Mahlo’s Area Sales Manager, Matthias Wulbeck. The expert for quality measuring technology knows: “With the Qualiscan QMS we offer a solution that facilitates new standards to coating operations.” With the renowned on-line measuring and control solution, sensors traverse on stable measuring frames across the entire fabr


ic width and determine parameters such as thickness, basis weight, density, application thickness and moisture. At the same time, they log and control the required features. Depending on the application and the product, beta, X-ray or infrared emitters are used.


Mahlo’s exhibits at ICE 2019

At the ICE Mahlo also presents the measuring bridge Webpro XS, the most compact version of the O-frames. Installation is therefore possible even where space is at a premium. The Webpro XS manages product width from 0.2 to two metres and can accommodate one Mahlo sensor. Depending on the model, it measures key parameters such as film thickness, moisture or basis weight.

Interested parties can observe on special demo towers how exactly measurements are carried out and how the results are presented in a clearly arranged manner. With them Mahlo introduces two sensors from the comprehensive portfolio, which are used especially with complex requirements. The Infralot IMF measures important product specific parameters such as moisture and coating weight by optical analysis of reflected light energy in the near infrared range without contact. Using the Same Spot Technology makes the analysis in parallel possible. Depending on the application, the Infralot IMF is available as transmission or backscatter sensor.

The Optoscope WLI is employed for especially thin coats where other systems reach their limits. The sensor is able to measure varnish coats down to a thickness of 0.4 μm using the white light interference method. With adhesive coats on polymer film measurement of minute applications down to 1 μm is possible. What’s more, the Optoscope WLI is able to determine even extremely thin coats in the nm range indirectly with aqueous or solvent-based applications on film, depending on the solids content. The constant ongoing development of the sensor has ensured that practically no passline effect occurs. This guarantees extremely precise measuring results.

Saving costs and energy

“Especially in the finishing industry, transparent production processes help save cost and increase product quality” says Wulbeck. Mahlo possesses comprehensive experience and a wide range of measuring technologies. Eleven different sensors are available for the Qualiscan QMS quality measurement system using also, in addition to the methods mentioned, beta and X-ray transmission, laser triangulation or light band shadowing. Developing the right concept for nearly any application is the goal. The Mahlo Team looks forward to interesting conversations and questions about the latest development at booth A5-1510


German technology meets Peruvian textile industry

Peru has since long been more than an insider tipp – not only for travelling but also for textile machine builders.  Mahlo’s Area Sales Manager Miguel Lessel therefore has taken the opportunity to take part in a business trip, organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, to fathom existing activities as well as the market potential of the local textile industry. Together with other representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises he established new contacts. For local producers, Lessel introduced the renowned Mahlo solutions for measuring and controlling textile goods.



The Peruvian textile market with its 5000 years long tradition can not only look back to a splendid past: in the future, the sector will also be an important pillar for its country’s success. Over the last few years, Peru has made a name for itself as popular production site for well-known US brands and designers. High quality production facilities, the proximity to the headquarters – compared to Asian competition – and competitive pricing support the South Americans.


BMWi know Peru’s potential and supports small and medium sized enterprises from the texile machinery sector, to find new business contacts. Expert Workshops, company tours and meetings are therefore part of the trip’s program.


BRÜCKNER Heat-recovery and exhaust air pollution control at Getzner AG

Getzner AG in Vorarlberg, Austria is today the leading company for the production of African damask fabrics and one of the leading manufacturers of shirt fashion fabrics.
Brueckner Heat-recovery Getzner
Figure 1: Getzner AG in Bludenz, Austria.

The new production halls at Getzner AG’s main plant in Bludenz, fabrics are woven and finished for ready-made garments. The fabrics are finished in special processes mainly on new BRÜCKNER stenters.

As substances evaporate from the fabric during the textile finishing processes, the stenters have to be vacuumed off and this exhaust air has to be cleaned before being emitted into the environment.

The exhaust air treatment on the new stenters of Getzner AG is carried out by a multi-stage BRÜCKNER ECO-HEAT and ECO-AIR system.

In the first ECO-HEAT heat-recovery system, heated fresh air is generated for the drying process, which noticeably reduces energy consumption. In the second ECO-HEAT heat-recovery system, water is heated for the company’s internal heating system and thus, depending on the heating requirement, up to 85% of the invested heat energy is recovered.

The pollutants from the exhaust air are condensed and separated in the subsequent ECO-AIR exhaust air scrubber. A silencer behind the exhaust air fan reduces the exhaust noise to a minimum.

Brueckner ECO HEAT air Getzner
Figure 2: BRÜCKNER ECO-HEAT air/air heat-recovery system.

The proven ECO-HEAT components guarantee high heat transfer efficiency and a particularly robust and maintenance-friendly design. Since the heat exchangers have to be cleaned at regular intervals from unavoidable deposits in order to maintain full performance, they are easy to remove. The heat exchangers are boiled regularly in the cleaning bath supplied.

As Getzner AG has replacement heat exchanger modules in stock, the heat exchangers are cleaned without any time pressure.

With this modern multi-stage exhaust air system Getzner AG achieves a high energy efficiency because most of the exhaust air heat is recovered in BRÜCKNER ECO-HEAT systems.

In addition, the picturesque environment is not polluted by smoke, noise, and odors from the production process, thanks to the BRÜCKNER ECO-AIR exhaust air cleaning system.

Concrete Proposals For Tomorrow’s Composites From HOFZET® And Vandewiele


January 22, 2019
The special double-rapier weaving loom and Vandewiele Jacquard attachment at the Open Hybrid Lightweight Campus (OHLF) in Wolfsburg, Germany.
The special double-rapier weaving loom and Vandewiele Jacquard attachment at the Open Hybrid Lightweight Campus (OHLF) in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Unique Vandewiele jacquard technology is proving central to research exploring the potential of hybrid woven technical textiles for a leading German research institution.

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Along with a number of partners, HOFZET® — the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research based in Hannover — has developed new forms of bio-hybrid fibre reinforced composites (bio-HFCs) containing the highest possible bio-based content.

“Bio-HFCs are already successfully employed in a range of sporting goods, such as racing cycle frames, tennis rackets and skis, where they have a number of advantageous properties,” explained technical textiles specialist Jana Winkelmann. “In particular, they have a low density, high vibration damping and flexible mechanical characteristics, in addition to the added benefit of containing substantial renewable raw material content.

The special double-rapier weaving loom and Vandewiele Jacquard attachment at the Open Hybrid Lightweight Campus (OHLF) in Wolfsburg, Germany.

“We are developing new and practical combinations of natural and high-performance fibers, such as flax, hemp and viscose with carbon, glass or polyamide in multi-layer fabrics. These have application-oriented properties with the potential to be scaled up for mass production, and are targeted at applications in both the automotive and construction sectors.”

One Of A Kind
The development work is being carried out on a special double-rapier weaving loom and Vandewiele Jacquard attachment — the only one of its kind in Europe — at the Open Hybrid Lightweight Campus (OHLF) in Wolfsburg, not far from Volkswagen AG’s parent plant. It serves as a competence and research centre for cost-efficient lightweight engineering and innovative materials and manufacturing technologies developed by Volkswagen and its industrial and institutional partners.

The OHLF weaving technology is enabling the Fraunhofer experts to cost-effectively produce materials with complex, application-specific textile structures and integrated functions, in widths of up to 50 centimeters.

“We are producing load path-appropriate combinations of the different reinforcing fibres and additional matrix fibers to produce hybrid textiles which will provide simpler handling and faster processing, as well as flexibility in achieving the desired mechanical properties in the finished product,” said Winkelmann.

Samples of the HOFZET® multi-layer fabrics constructed from new combinations of natural and high-performance fibers.
Samples of the HOFZET® multi-layer fabrics constructed from new combinations of natural and high-performance fibers.
At present, a key HOFZET research focus is on composite reinforcements with a thermoplastic matrix, or organosheets, which offer reversible deformation and recycling potential in comparison with thermoset composite materials. The weaving loom enables the integration of thermoplastic matrix fibers into hybrid textiles as perfect thermoplastic prepregs. These prepregs can be shaped to a required form and turned into composites using hot pressing technology. This approach enables a reduction of process steps, cycle times and production waste. Furthermore, the process allows new design freedom, which enlarges the component spectrum of fiber-reinforced composites. The shaping, for example, can be carried out simply and quickly through thermoforming in a die or in the clamping unit of an injection molding machine.

A robot-controlled fiber-spraying unit further expands possibilities, allowing continuous filaments and yarns to be cut to a specific length and simultaneously wetted in an air stream with a mixture of resin and curing agent and sprayed onto a shaping tool.

In another project, flax-based multi-layer fabrics produced on the special HOFZET weaving system are being employed to reinforce concrete.

Textile-reinforced concrete has already proved to be durable, formable in diverse shapes and suitable for lightweight construction and so far has been based on carbon or glass fibers to replace the steel which is conventionally employed.

The flax-based textile is embedded in the given component in layers. Its stiffness is variable, so it can be arranged in a desired shape and could conceivably be cast to create curved contours such as domes and rounded wall elements.

Samples of the HOFZET® multi-layer fabrics constructed from new combinations of natural and high-performance fibers.

“The quality of reinforced concrete made with a flax fabric is higher than that of the reinforced concrete in bridges,” says Jan Binde, a scientist at ZELUBA®, a second department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research based in Braunschweig. “The matrix — that is, the structure — is so dense that harmful substances cannot penetrate the component. This results in a far longer service life of several decades.”

“The natural fibers mesh very well with the building material and we can control how the textile is fixed in the concrete. The textile’s specific surface is variable. A reinforced concrete bridge with a span of 15 meters would be about 35 to 40 centimeters thick, while its flax counterpart would be considerably slimmer at 12 to 16 centimeters. This saves a lot of material.”

HOFZET® technical textiles specialist Jana Winkelmann.
HOFZET next plans to make various modifications to the unique, advanced weaving system, in order to manufacture special spacer fabrics, for which the Vandewiele Jacquard will also play an integral part.

A special feature of the jacquard is that every warp of the fabric can be controlled individually. This results in an unlimited variety of patterns. By using different patterns it is also possible to change the structure from one-layer to multilayer fabric in a single process.

HOFZET® technical textiles specialist 

Jana Winkelmann.

“We have further ideas for such new materials for both the automotive and construction sectors,” Jana Winkelmann concludes. “Watch this space.”

Posted January 22, 2019

KARL MAYER’s New Warp Knitting Machine TM WEFT Is Launched Successfully In China

OBERTSHAUSEN, Germany — January 18, 2019 — A well attended in-house event was held in Changzhou from January 15-18, 2019, to launch KARL MAYER’s new warp knitting machine with weft insertion.

Karl Mayer has developed a new warp knitting machine with weft insertion, the TM WEFT, and successfully launched this new machine at an in-house show held at its Chinese subsidiary in Changzhou. Representatives from more than ten companies came every day between 15 and 18 January 2019 to attend the machine presentation, and these included knitters and weavers, as well as finishers interested in moving into textile production. The guests traveled from all over China, mainly from Jiangsu and Zheijiang, as well as from Shandong and Hebei. They were all impressed by the cost:benefit ratio of the machines on show. Two models of the TM WEFT, 247″, E 24, were being demonstrated, both producing an interlining, i.e. a traditional fabric with one guide bar and a version having a higher drapability for special applications with two guide bars.

Both machines were running at an impressive level of stability and at a high speed of 1,500 meters per minute. The entire concept was extremely well received. The feedback according to Hagen Lotzmann was that: “Our customers were impressed by our focus on the functions, easy operation and reliability of the TM WEFT.” Together with Steffen Trabers from ILLIES China, the company’s agent in the region, the Sales Manager of Karl Mayer Technische Textilien had many conversations relating to specific projects. The first machines have already been sold and further orders are expected over the next few months.

With its features and conceptual direction, the TM WEFT, as a basic model, is designed to complement the existing WEFTTRONIC® II HKS, which will continue to be available for the high-end market. Karl Mayer is thus extending its tried-and-tested two product line strategy in its Technical Textiles Business Unit.

Posted January 18, 2019

Source: KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH

Textile-Circuit From KARL MAYER – Warp Knitting Technology Produces Innovative E-Textiles

OBERTSHAUSEN, Germany — January 28, 2019 — Textiles can be used for heating, cooling and lighting. They can measure the heart rate, as well as monitor soil erosion on slopes, and can even be launched into space for use as space reflectors – as long as they are electrically conductive.

The electrical conductivity of warp-knitted textiles is the subject of extensive development work at KARL MAYER. In this project, entitled “textile-circuit”, multibar raschel machines are used with and without a jacquard facility to incorporate conductive yarns directly into the textile during manufacture. The first results are now available and show what can be achieved, including the use of textiles for remote control. The original control tool and its production principles were both successfully shown at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara and at the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference, both of which were held in November 2018.

The pattern provides electrical conductivity

Electrically conductive structures with a virtually unlimited range of designs can be produced on multibar raschel machines. This is possible, thanks to multibar patterning using Karl Mayer’s innovative string bar system, with which the yarns can be positioned individually and as required onto a ground – following the principles of tailored fiber placement. The ground can be produced with a wide variety of different designs, and jacquard patterns can also be worked, depending on the type of machine.

As well as offering extensive design freedom, warp knitting also delivers maximum efficiency when producing electrically conductive textiles. Furthermore, the typical performance features of textiles, such as softness, flexibility, elasticity and breathability, are fully retained.

Production without any problems

At the functional heart of these innovative E-warp-knitted textiles are filaments containing metal, such as ELITEX®. In the experience of Sophia Krinner, a textile Product Developer at Karl Mayer, “silver-plated polyamide can be processed very easily on multibar raschel machines.” Her aim in the next few stages is to optimise the sequences on the machine to suit mass production. This textile engineer studied the processing of functional yarns in her master’s degree. As well as Elitex, she also achieved good results with the warp knitting of other fine, insulating metal filaments and metallised yarns, e.g. Shieldex® and Agsis™.

Of course, the flexibility and diameter of the conductive yarns must generally be harmonised to suit the machine gauge and the characteristics of the base fabric.

Let’s grow together.

Posted January 29, 2019


México, Sede del European Textile Machinery Road Show

La Ciudad de México fue sede del primer día de rondas de negocios realizadas dentro del European Textile Machinery Roadshow y Puebla fue el escenario del segundo día de sesiones.

Jannyn Solis ( Textiles Panamericanos ) 

(De izq. a der.) Angela Lalatta, Directora de Amec Amtex; Peter Banham, General Representative de BTMA; José Cohen Sitton, Presidente de la CANAINTEX; Evelyne Cholet, Secretaria General de UCMTF; y Abril Appel, Directora General de la CANAINTEX.

El auditorio de la Cámara Nacional de la Industria Textil (CANAINTEX) recibió el día 20 de noviembre a los representantes de las 17 compañías europeas fabricantes de maquinaria textil , quienes tuvieron la oportunidad de presentar sus productos y servicios a las empresas mexicanas de textiles invitadas. Mientras que en Puebla, el día 21 de noviembre, el Club de Empresarios ubicado en el hotel Presidente Intercontinental fue el recinto en el que se realizaron las rondas de negocios con el apoyo de la Cámara de la Industria Textil de Puebla y Tlaxcala (CITEX). 70  compañías mexicanas se registraron para el evento de la Ciudad de México y 50 para el evento de Puebla. En cuanto a los fabricantes de maquinaria textil se contó con la presencia de seis empresas francesas, siete españolas, tres británicas  y dos belgas. La lista de fabricantes europeos incluyó:

  • BMS Systems
  • Picanol
  • Van de Wiele
  • Alliance Machines Textiles
  • Laroche S.A.
  • NSC Schlumberger
  • Rousselet/Callebaut De Blicquy
  • Superba
  • Trelleborg Coated Systems
  • Canmartex Catgrup, S.L.
  • Gomplast S.A.
  • Icomatex
  • Pirobloc, S.A.
  • Tacome, S.A.
  • Cygnet Texkimp
  • Garnett Controls
  • James H. Heal & Co.

En ambos eventos los organizadores del Roadshow llevaron a cabo un nuevo e innovador formato que consistió en speed meetings o presentaciones B2B rápidas. Esta nueva manera de acercar a los fabricantes de maquinaria textil europea con las principales empresas mexicanas de la industria textil, permitió capitalizar mejor el tiempo del evento al generar no solo sesiones más productivas, sino un mayor número de encuentros. Gracias al innovador concepto de speed meetings cada empresa mexicana invitada pudo tener una reunión de 7 minutos con cada uno de los fabricantes de maquinaria textil europea, logrando al final tener 17 reuniones de negocios. El objetivo de estas sesiones rápidas fue por un lado, que los textileros mexicanos conocieran la oferta tecnológica europea y, por otro, presentar y exponer sus necesidades a los fabricantes de maquinaria europea.

Cabe señalar que el European Textile Machinery Road Show en México tuvo la participación de cuatro asociaciones de maquinaria textil: Symatex de Bélgica, amec amtex de España, UCMTF de Francia y BTMA de Gran Bretaña.

En la Ciudad de México el discurso inaugural estuvo a cargo del Lic. José Cohen Sitton, Presidente de la CANAINTEX, quien agradeció a los asistentes su presencia y resaltó la importancia de la realización del Roadshow en México previo a la feria de ITMA 2019. El Lic. Sitton aprovechó para compartir con los asistentes que ya que han concluido las negociaciones de NAFTA, tratado que ahora lleva por nombre TEMEC, se tiene mayor certidumbre y, con la guerra arancelaria que se está dando entre E.U. y China, el mercado americano está teniendo nuevamente mucho interés por la industria textil mexicana.

También dirigieron un breve mensaje en la sesión de inicio, Angela Lalatta, Directora de amec amtex; Evelyne Cholet, Secretaria General de UCMTF y Peter Banham, General Representative de BTMA; además de un mensaje en video  por parte del Sr. Carlos Aguilar, Presidente de la Asociación Española de Químicos y Coloristas Textiles, quien no puedo estar presente en el evento.

En el evento de Puebla se realizó un desayuno de apertura del road show en el que también se dieron mensajes iniciales por parte de Angela Lalatta, Evelyne Cholet y Peter Banham, con la bienvenida por parte del Lic. José Antonio González Quijano, Presidente de CITEX, quien comentó que la asistencia al evento fue extraordinaria  y el formato de las sesiones muy práctico.

En esta ocasión se siguió un nuevo formato que consistió en speed meetings o presentaciones B2B rápidas.

Sobre cómo nació la idea del road show, Angela Lalatta comentó, “nace en el marco de SEMATEX (Consorcio de Asociaciones Nacionales de Maquinaria Textil), dentro del cual vimos la oportunidad entre los compañeros europeos de hacer algo juntos, fuera de Europa y fue así que el año pasado España, Bélgica y Francia se juntaron para crear un modelo de traslado de conocimiento hacia otros mercados. En 2017 fueron a Colombia con un formato de charlas técnicas, en el cual explicaban las principales innovaciones. Desde amec amtex vimos que esta era una muy buena oportunidad pero que podíamos explotarlo un poco más, en el sentido de que tanto los países invitados como los que viajaban, podían traer mucho más conocimiento y beneficios, y decidimos México porque es un mercado de gran interés, un mercado de fabricación próximo a E.U. y con gran potencial”.

Por su parte, Evelyne Chole señaló, “queremos compartir con nuestros clientes toda la gama de máquinas textiles, la línea completa, desde la extrusión hasta el reciclaje. No nos enfocamos en un mercado específico sino en todos los segmentos de la industria textil incluyendo hilado, tejidos, no tejidos, acabado, etc. Después de Colombia, elegimos México como sede del road show porque es un mercado muy interesante en el cual vemos que nuestras compañías proveedoras de maquinaria y soluciones textiles están vendiendo más, especialmente dentro de la industria automotriz”.

Se aprovechó el foro del European Textile Machinery Road Show para dar a conocer algunos avances de  ITMA 2019, la feria de la industria textil más grande e importante del sector a realizarse en Barcelona. Entre la información que se compartió destaca el que la feria contará con más de 220.000 metros cuadrados en los que se exhibirán productos de 19 sectores.

En el cierre de ambos eventos se realizó un cóctel de networking durante el cual los asistentes disfrutaron de un vino y canapés, y pudieron platicar con los fabricantes de maquinaria textil europea en un ambiente más casual y relajado para continuar platicando sobre posibles negocios.



Colombiatex 2019 superó las expectativas en negocios y visitantes

La feria textil logró 481 millones de dólares en oportunidades de negocios. La meta era 300 millones

Colombiatex de las Américas

La feria se realizó del 22 al 24 de enero del 2019 en Plaza Mayor                                        Foto:   Cortesía delegación Brasil

Por: Medellín


25 de enero 2019 , 10:19 a.m.

Con expectativas de negocios por 481 millones de dólares (la meta eran 300 millones), cerró ayer la versión número 31 de Colombiatex de las Américas, que se realizó en Plaza Mayor.

De estos negocios se proyectan inversiones en compras de textiles con un 42%, maquinaria con un 20%, insumos con un 15%, hilos e hilazas con un 8% y soluciones técnicas 4%, entre otros.

La feria también superó la expectiva en visitantes con las 22.482 personas de 52 países que asistieron a la Feria, destacando la presencia de 14.424 compradores

Celebramos la dinámica positiva que tuvo Colombiatex de las Américas 2019 empezando por el aumento del ticket promedio de compra, el crecimiento de los compradores internacionales y la efectividad de las más de 1.300 citas con los expositores, que fueron concertadas previamente a través de nuestra plataforma de negocios online y que nos permite hoy tener resultados positivos en expectativas de negocios que dan cuenta de la recuperación de la economía colombiana”,

afirmó Carlos Eduardo Botero Hoyos, presidente Ejecutivo de Inexmoda.


De otro lado, en la Rueda de Negocios de Inexmoda, ProColombia y la Alcaldía de Medellín, se generaron negocios por 6,5 millones de dólares a partir de citas de 65 compradores con 170 expositores. 

Los 300 compradores -que llegaron de 21 mercados con los que Colombia tiene un acuerdo comercial vigente- destacaron como siempre la calidad y variedad, demostrando la confianza que tienen en el país como proveedor, y se interesaron por productos y sectores como telas en tejido plano y de punto, elásticos, ropa interior, vestidos de baño, uniformes y ropa de deportiva,

aseguró Juliana Villegas, vicepresidenta de Exportaciones de ProColombia.

Los 300 compradores destacaron como siempre la calidad y variedad, demostrando la confianza que tienen en el país como proveedor.

Para Lorenzo Velásquez, director de transformación y conocimiento de Inexmoda, el valor agregado, más allá de la parte de moda o lo económico, es que cada vez más los empresarios acuden a Colombiatex para enterarse y aprender sobre cómo está el sector y hacia donde va.

“Muchos de los asistentes nos manifestaron que dejaron de ir a las ferias de Europa para asistir a Colombiatex. Y es que una de las novedades que más llamó la atención fue la Ruta de la Sostenibilidad, que hace parte de un pilar de innovación llamado negocio circular o sostenible, que busca visibilizar mediante el sello Origen Colombia, las buenas prácticas sostenibles de los empresarios, tales como el reciclado de productos como el PET y que lo transforman en textiles, y otras que reutilizan el agua eliminando los vertimientos”, indicó Velásquez.

Pabellón del Conocimiento

l al Pabellón del Conocimiento, que es el espacio académico de la Feria, asistieron 8.470 personas de manera presencial y 7.719 vía streaming.

De otro lado, el Foro de Tendencias contó con las últimas tendencias en insumos, textiles y Denim para la temporada Primavera-Verano 2019 y concentró todas las miradas con lleno total en sus 11 charlas. Más de 2.000 personas se actualizaron en este espacio

Fuente :https://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/medellin/colombiatex-2019-supero-las-expectativas-en-negocios-y-visitantes-318990





Basically we are always and only looking for beauty, in all its forms.
An outer beauty which corresponds harmoniously with the inner one.

A beauty that is not necessarily canonical and objective, but on the contrary, iridescent, surprising, perhaps unsettling. Like the one imagined and designed by Juan Carlos Gordillo for the “Capsule Collection” Planet REhab, being staged in Munich, from the 29th to the 31st of January 2019.

Tonello Planet REhab

The eclectic collection, with  an unmistakable Latin touch, includes 15 female garments that essentially speak to us of nature – the power of the ocean, the warmth of the sun, the magic and the fickleness of the wind – and that in Juan Carlos Gordillo thin and swollen sketches seem to recall, more or less consciously, even the mysterious and elusive charm of Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese.

Above all, these 15 garments tell a story: of respect and collaboration, of shared values, of a common commitment to the detoxification of the planet we live on from the wasted resources, from the invasion of chemical treatments, and aggressive processes with strong impacts.

It is a story to which 4 main characters give their essential contributions:

  • Lenzing, first of all, with its Tencel™ and Tencel™ x Refibra™ fibers, which increase the sustainability of fabrics: made through a low-impact and highly energy efficient process, these decidedly “smart” fibers give softness, stability, and chromatic intensity to fabrics;
  • Tejidos Royo, from Spain, with its valuable and integrally traceable fabrics, produced with a highly sustainable processing cycle;
  • Officina+39, with natural Recycrom dyes, made from recycled clothing and textile scraps.

And then, yes, we are here too, with our All-In-One System that combine Tonello’s star technologies – NoStone®UpCoreECOfree 2 – to drastically reduce the water, energy, and chemical consumption that used to be necessary for denim finishing.

Tonello Planet REhab

The All-in-One System was first conceived from the experimentation carried out in our Research Center, then perfected using the additional suggestions from and collaboration with our clients who wanted to revolutionize with us the concept of laundry, to make it a privileged place for work and experimentation.

“Environmental sustainability, energy saving, and garment wholesomeness have been at the center of our vision, our research, and our production for many years”, says Alice Tonello, Tonello’s R&D director. “We are therefore proud to participate, along with other prestigious companies, at Planet REhab because that work “on the garments” can, all together, plan a future in which fashion, art and design continue to inspire beauty, pleasure and well-being.”





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At the next edition of the Kingpins Show in Amsterdam, Tonello will be presenting an exclusive collection of denim garments made in collaboration with Amy Leverton. Created under the banner of sustainability and memory.

Tonello Re-invented in Italy

We’re calling it Re-invented in Italy, the “inspiring” event Tonello has imagined for the next edition of the Kingpins Show in Amsterdam (24-25 October). This is going to be a fascinating journey through time to rediscover the origins of “Made in Italy”, the origins of that “golden age” where a magical and propitious mix of talent and craftsmanship, style and know-how, genius and production capacity irreversibly changed the history of jeans, transforming them from “commodity-garments” into extraordinary interpreters of the contemporary.

Tonello has launched a tempting and difficult challenge to Amy Leverton, author of Denim Dudes: a challenge to create a denim collection inspired by the triple imperative of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”. Reduce energy consumption as well as water and chemical products; reuse, to give new life to vintage garments; recycle fibers and materials.

A unique collection has been created from this encounter between Tonello’s sustainable technologies and Amy Leverton’s creativity – a collection consisting of jeans, shorts, jackets, dungarees, and t-shirts… – all produced using recycled denim fabrics from Candiani DenimTejidos RoyoBossaOrta Anadolu and Arvind. Details and elements from vintage items of Italian brands (Diesel, Replay, Benetton, Versace, Fiorucci, Iceberg, Ellesse, Enrico Coveri, Trussardi Jeans) have been applied to the garments; the labels, also made of recycled materials, are by Panama Trimmings.

The strength of this collection lies, above all, in its re-proposing fragments of collective memory, familiar elements, and deja-vu, in new and surprising ways and contexts. It does so thanks to the progressively evolved technologies that are increasingly able to combine the ethics of sustainability with the infinite options of creativity without limits.

Cheerful and surprising combinations, with an affectionately retro flavor; material compositions and 3D effects; a mix of fibers and carefree accessories; extra large sizes and improbable colors, perfectly integrated in the context: all this to reproduce the knowledge and taste of a highly energetic and primordial fashion, where every path was still open and every style was still allowed, where everything was, and still is, possible.