Trevira Press Kit for the Heimtextil trade fair 2018


Bobingen, 9 January 2018

Trevira GmbH & Trevira CS: Business, activities, projects
Innovative fabrics in trend colours: Trevira CS Club 2018 - Fabric Creativity Competition No. 6

Trevira GmbH & Trevira CS: Business, activities, projects

Trevira GmbH 2017: Successful with specialties

The long-term commitment of Trevira’s parent company, the Thailand based Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL), was once again confirmed in May 2017. Indorama acquired the remaining (25%) shares of its former joint venture partner, thus making Trevira a wholly owned subsidiary. Trevira GmbH continued to significantly profit from the synergies within the IVL enterprise and can look back on a good year in 2017.

Overall, sales met expectations. Sales volumes were by and large as forecast, and the results increased compared with 2016. The annual turnover was around 244 million euros (2016: 230 million euros). Pleasing progress was recorded especially with business in specialties such as flame retardant fibres and yarns (Trevira CS), low-pill apparel fibres, and bicomponent fibres. An unexpected plus was also recorded in the automotive industry.

As in the years before, the overall favourable economic conditions and the sustained recovery of the European contract market enabled us to achieve a significant growth in the sales volume for flame retardant products in 2017. The growth volume of filament yarns was even at 10%. The principal customers for flame retardant Trevira fibres and filaments continue to be manufacturers in Europe, especially in Italy and Germany. Trevira CS business in Turkey suffered from the tense political situation, but it was able to recover to the forecast level during the second half of the year.

Products & trends

In both staple fibres and filament yarns, fibres with a natural appearance will continue to play an important role and were in high demand. A broad range of multicolour and melange yarns, which Trevira offers in flame retardant versions, are a response to this trend. Three colour cards showcasing dull and bright melange yarns are available. The first are primarily used in upholsteries, in particular for office furniture. The shiny yarns are used for decorative fabrics, giving them a silky appearance. In addition to the wool look obtained with fibre yarns, Trevira is working on filament yarns that can also create a wool look.

Another important growth segment in 2017 was the flame retardant bico fibres for sound-absorbing textiles & acoustic panels.

In addition, the proportion of spun-dyed fibres and filaments in Trevira CS textiles grew in the home textiles and automotive segments.

Flame retardant yarns were also in higher demand in the transport industry. This was due in part to the attractive range of flame retardant yarns, which, depending on the field of application, offers more interesting effect yarns than standard polyester yarns. We also profited from the stricter regulation no. 118-02 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for buses, which requires vehicle seats to pass a test to determine the horizontal as well as a vertical burning rate of materials.

As in the past years, Trevira also developed countless customised products for new uses and fields of application.

Colour cards showcasing dull and bright melange yarnsSpun-dyed colours

Colour cards showcasing dull and bright melange yarns
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Spun-dyed colours
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Flame retardant, spun-dyed yarns

Flame retardant, spun-dyed yarns
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Projects & events

In the past year, Trevira was present at numerous international trade fairs or supported important industry events as a sponsor. In Europe, these included participating in the Heimtextil and Techtextil in Frankfurt, the Index in Geneva, the BCFA Open in London, and sponsoring the Munich Stoff Frühling and the Paris Déco Off.

In addition, Trevira was also represented in the Middle East at the Building Healthcare in Dubai, the Big Show in Oman, and the Project Qatar. In Asia, Trevira had a booth at the Intertextile Shanghai. Nine renowned Trevira CS Club editors took part in the appearance in order to promote the Trevira CS brand and its wide range of fabrics in China.

For the first time, Trevira was represented at the Boutique Design in New York. With the aim of increasing brand familiarity in North America, Trevira CS fabrics – mostly with a natural appearance – were displayed by some American and a few European retailers who have a permanent showroom in the States. As a sponsor for the Interact, the annual ACT (Association for Contract Textiles) conference, Trevira granted interested customers admission to this important networking event for the US market.

Trevira at the Heimtextil 2018
„Welcome to Trevira and partners“

This year, Trevira has a new concept for the Heimtextil trade fair. Under the banner „Trevira CS – Safety for your success”, Trevira, along with important Trevira CS customers, will be represented by a 1,305 m2 stand in hall 4.2. A Trevira exhibition will be the centrepiece of the joint booth, which will address the features of the Trevira CS brand and present fabrics from the 2018 Trevira CS Creativity Competition, in addition to providing information about the company. All around this centrepiece, customers will be presenting their newest Trevira CS collections for residential and contract usage.

In two additional areas, Trevira will be showcasing products developed by the company itself or its customers. These will include the first products with the new sustainable brand label Trevira Sinfineco. One of these products will be a pillow from our Portuguese customer Carlos Manuel Salgado Costa, Ltd. (Analar®) that has a filling made from 95% biopolymer PLA. The pillow has a net weight of 600 grams and is machine washable at 40 degrees. The other product is a curtain made by the Weberei Hohmann GmbH & Co. weaving mill from Helmbrechts-Bärenbrunn that is made of 42.5% rPET based filament yarn. The curtain is a jacquard crêpe that has a granular, sandy surface structure and a cosy soft drape.

A product novelty, which is of particular interest for automotive interiors, is a phosphorescent yarn that will glow in the dark for up to seven hours after brief exposure to light. In order to demonstrate just how bright it is, the luminescent yarn will be on display in a dark showcase at the booth. In the automotive sector, we will also be displaying warp-knitted blinds made by Acker Textilwerk GmbH from Seligenstadt that was made of a spun-dyed flat yarn and is used in high-quality vehicles. Also in this sector, we will be presenting a fabric by Strähle+Hess GmbH from Althengstett that was manufactured using a Trevira melange yarn made of recycled PET.

Spools and fabric samples will visualise the topic of melanges for upholstery and decorative materials. The yarns are flame retardant and are available in both a dull and bright version.

A special highlight at the Trevira booth in 2018 will be the sports shoes that are part of this year’s trade fair outfit. These shoes are an Adidas Originals Special Edition of the iconic Stan Smith Silhouette, which Adidas presented in mid-2017 in cooperation with Kvadrat, one of Europe’s leading textile manufacturers. The Stan Smiths were first released in the 1970s as a professional tennis shoe. It did not take long for their fresh, clean look to make them popular even off the courts. The three new versions of the Stan Smiths will appear in Kvadrat’s modern plaid fabric in the three colour variations navy blue, pink, and black. The fabric is woven with flame retardant Trevira yarn. The Stan Smiths are therefore an especially lovely example for one of the many uses of Trevira CS fabrics where appearance and textile performance are more important than flame retardant characteristics.

Our sister company PHP Fibers GmbH will present BREATHAIR® − a material for breathable upholstery in the category of new developments. The innovative structured BREATHAIR® material is made from thermoplastic elastomers and is extremely water-resistant and breathable. Since the material is also elastic, durable, and lighter than a polyurethane of the same hardness, the product is ideal for a broad range of applications with countless new possibilities. The material has its 3D loop structure made from filaments and elastomer components to thank for all of these features. Possible applications include bedding, medical healthcare products, sports, or upholsteries.

Pillow with a filling made from 95% biopolymer PLACurtain made of 42.5% rPET based filament yarn

Pillow with a filling made from 95% biopolymer PLA
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Carlos Manuel Salgado Costa, Ltd.

Curtain made of 42.5% rPET based filament yarn
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Warp-knitted blindsFabric using a Trevira melange yarn made of recycled

Warp-knitted blinds
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Fabric using a Trevira melange yarn made of recycled
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Adidas Originals Special Edition of the Stan Smith SilhouetteInnovative structured material BREATHAIR®

Adidas Originals Special Edition of the Stan Smith Silhouette
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Innovative structured material BREATHAIR®
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Another section of the Trevira booth is dedicated to the topic acoustics. For several years now, textiles have been (re)discovered as materials that can greatly improve the acoustics of a room. With a selection of 25 Trevira CS fabrics, Trevira will present the broad range of design options. The sound-absorbing effect can be improved with curtains, wall coverings, room dividers, ceiling absorbers, or through the presence of upholstered furniture. Trevira CS fabrics can be used on their own or in combination with other sound-absorbing materials.

Depending on the design of the room and the acoustic requirements, a variety of materials is available. In the area of sound-absorbing curtains, in particular, there have been many new developments. These are available in various designs and degrees of transparency.

By experimenting with enlarged surfaces and volumes, very creative textile surfaces can be constructed that improve the acoustics. To achieve this, 3D weaving techniques and constructions as well as composite constructions are used. Crushed or two-ply materials are two examples. Sometimes completely new looks and surfaces are created that are a fantastic addition to the range of available products in this sector.

Multifunctional textiles are of particular interest, which can be a great advantage in various fields, and have a wide range of uses, e.g. curtains, room dividers, or upholsteries, and they even have a black-out effect.

Spacer fabrics that were initially produced for seating and resting have found a new purpose; they are now also used as sound-absorbing acoustic materials.

In addition, many fabrics were developed, which, in combination with other materials, are included in products that can significantly contribute to a good acoustic atmosphere, i.e. room dividers, dividing walls, panels, and ceiling absorbers.

Lodetex S.p.A.: Linda 23362Delius GmbH: Wave

Lodetex S.p.A.: Linda 23362
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Delius GmbH: Wave
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Müller Zell GmbH: Piano Z18355Fidivi Tessitura Vergnano S.p.A.: Model Well

Müller Zell GmbH: Piano Z18355
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Fidivi Tessitura Vergnano S.p.A.: Model Well
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Création Baumann AG: SonicEssedia 3DEA®: Spacer fabric

Création Baumann AG: Sonic
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Essedia 3DEA®: Spacer fabric
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Trevira CS Club 2018 – Fabric Creativity Competition No. 6
Innovative fabrics in trend colours

This year, the Trevira CS fabric competition focussed totally on the subject of “colour“. Fabric makers were invited by Trevira to submit qualities that displayed colour fields ranging from white, through grey, ice-blue to lemon yellow – colours that in combination now set the pace in fashion and lifestyle, and can be seen in the Trevira stand concept. The presentation of the fabrics will form the central place on the Trevira booth in Hall 4.2. The display of the fabrics at our booth is particularly interesting in that Messe Frankfurt is presenting the “Expo”, an exhibit that appeals to architects and decision-makers in the contract sector.

From the numerous entries from fabric suppliers for the Fabric Creativity Competition, 16 winning fabrics were selected by a specialist jury.

Judges of the Trevira CS fabric competition 2018: Professor Bettina Göttke-Krogmann (Burg Giebichenstein − Kunsthochschule Halle), Markus Hilzinger (FINE ROOMS Design Konzepte GmbH, Berlin), Natalija Zimmermann (BZ.Bildung-Beratung-Innovation, Leipzig),
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The evaluation was based on the following criteria: degree of innovation, technical execution and trend awareness.

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Winner fabrics
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4Spaces Textiles: Santo Stefano, Col. 04
“Couture at the window“ was the spontaneous expression of the jury. The Santo Stefano article from 4Spaces is a Jacquard knitted fabric that borrows from apparel and has a knitted lace effect. The traditional pattern standing for the romantic and theatrical is set against a metallic gloss and a cool, technical look: a fresh and modern interpretation. With its heavy drape, the material has an impact of high value and luxury. Here the transformation of the lace results in a fabric that makes a statement, particularly exciting for the use in a modern context.

4Spaces Textiles: Santo Stefano, Col. 04

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AB Ludvig Svensson: Link 4563 140
The clear fabric image and the interplay with contrasting stripes – such are the features of the article Link from Svensson, which recalls a Scandinavian woollen fabric from the mid-century era. Use of colour and the dynamic of the stripes lend an elegant twist, providing public contexts in particular with a modern look. One can well see it used as wall covering, bed-head and upholstery for chairs, settees and sofas. The design functions also in sections, so that small-scale seating can be covered to great effect with Link.

AB Ludvig Svensson: Link 4563 140

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AB Ludvig Svensson: Pond 6550 300
Pond is a curtain material from Svensson with a fine warp effect. It has a slight metallic gloss with a fine two-tone impact. A refined combination of yarn and structure produces an effect of simplicity. Further features of the fabric are a certain softness and graininess, giving in total a very contemporary look. In modern architecture, it will find a place on large windows, but also in shops and conference areas. The jury finds Pond suitable for both contract and private markets.

AB Ludvig Svensson: Pond 6550 300

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Création Baumann AG: Focus, Fb. 0148
The article Focus by Création Baumann is a softly draping, opaque curtain fabric in panama weave. It is made up of flat, twisted yarns in a variety of colours. Its slight shimmer gives it a discrete luminosity. Focus with its archetypal character is extremely versatile, bringing a sense of naturalness and atmosphere to public areas and enhancing the architecture with its clear impact and uncomplicated beauty.

Création Baumann AG: Focus, Fb. 0148

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Engelbert E. Stieger AG: Scala 333993
The article Scala from Stieger is a cream-white, soft plissé quality, which recalls apparel. It is based on a Giorgette crêpe transformed by the plissé technique into a decorative, semi-transparent quality with evenly recurring folds. It emanates lightness and classic elegance and comes in a height of 3 m. The jury sees a wide range of uses, from ballroom to conference area, from the modern town house to classic contexts, even to fashion showroom. Scala makes a statement and is a fabric that stands for a new elegance in furnishing.

Engelbert E. Stieger AG: Scala 333993

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fine Textilverlag GmbH: Pavillon 070
The traditional Austrian company fine has produced in Pavillon an article with a modern interpretation of a traditional motif that recalls national dress. The interplay of fine and coarse textures and melange effects that is present in both the chenille emblem and the linen-look material lends the fabric a lively impact, despite its grey tones. The double weave is very soft and attractive from both sides. The contrastive, contemporary interpretation of the traditional pattern makes a variety of uses possible as curtain material on a modern window – including in combination with concrete −, in alpine contexts or even as a design element in achieving the chalet style. Its looks and comfort ensure Pavillon will likewise maintain its place as wall covering, upholstery fabric and bedhead.

fine Textilverlag GmbH: Pavillon 070

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Gebrüder Munzert GmbH & Co. KG: CS Soft Origami 5.7, 571676, Fb. 57
The jury was very taken with the extreme qualities of the article Soft Origami. This is a heavy material with the feel of velvet, which gains even more volume from a 3D weaving technique. Chenille in weft yarns of changing colour produce a stripe pattern that is overlain by the rhombic motif of the 3D technique. Soft Origami supplies great sitting comfort and breathability. The jury can see it used in the modern furniture sector and also as cushion cover material or wall covering, both in the contract and private sectors. Soft Origami also possesses good sound-absorbent properties.

Gebrüder Munzert GmbH & Co. KG: CS Soft Origami 5.7, 571676, Fb. 57

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Johan van den Acker Textielfabriek B.V.: Amelie 701
The combination of the colours beige, white and turquoise give the fabric a natural energy that is enhanced by the irregular weft sequence. With its wool character, soft tones and semi-dull shine Amelie is in the retro trend and has the makings of a classic. It goes particularly well with wood. It can be used as upholstery or curtain fabric and the jury can see it used to good effect in the retail sector..

Johan van den Acker Textielfabriek B.V.: Amelie 701

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Mario Sirtori S.p.A.: Roxana CS
The piece-dyed velour Roxana from Mario Sirtori fascinates with its silken sheen and pleasing feel. Both recall velvets from natural fibres. The subtle light refraction gives the appearance of fluid silver. The jury sees in Roxano elegance and understatement and feels it can be used draped or upholstered in elegant showrooms, in clubs, the contract sector (as bedhead for instance) and in the private sector too.

Mario Sirtori S.p.A.: Roxana CS

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MYB Textiles Ltd.: Georgia 10247B-15T
The Trevira CS article Georgia from MYB presents a modern adaption of the “lace“ concept. With the vintage cotton look this is a reconstructed “used” fabric in the traditional weave technique. The design recalls motifs of romanticism – one savours the chance to experience lavish, ornamental motifs. The article provides an interesting extension to the Trevira CS qualities available on the market: On the one hand, it could be used in historical contexts which one would wish to create as typical of their times, while maintaining fire safety standards required. On the other hand, it can also find a place in modern contexts where there is a wish for specific historical reference, for example in a lifestyle hotel. All in all, a spirited realisation of a traditional theme in functional fibres. Georgia can find a place in both contract and private sectors.

MYB Textiles Ltd.: Georgia 10247B-15T

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Pugi RG S.R.L.: Mirage 999
With its effect of great elegance, this voluminous article Mirage by Pugi aroused in the jury associations with couture fabrics. The crêpe drapes luxuriously, while the very dull sheen is extremely elegant. Used as upholstery on a sofa in combination with black buttons and black piping – this would create an extravagant piece of furniture for the house. The aura of fineness stands in great contrast to its 100.000 Martindale performance, making it suitable for use in areas of heavy traffic. Mirage has the added bonus of light elasticity.

Pugi RG S.R.L.: Mirage 999

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Rubelli S.p.A.: Sound/A30263
At first sight, the article Sound from Rubelli has the effect of a classic cashmere fabric. The blurred lines create an outsize fishbone pattern, recalling an extreme enlargement of a weave motif. The regular, seemingly unending zig-zagging lines arouse associations with sound waves. Sound/Argento has an elegant, high-value effect and offers numerous uses: upholstery fabric, bedhead, throw, bedspread, and curtaining. The surface area is the most effective feature and it is suitable for heavy wear.

Rubelli S.p.A.: Sound/A30263

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Rubelli S.p.A.: Nirvana/A30262
The article Nirvana captured the jury with its beautiful combination of colours, with the elegant sheen lending a splendid radiance. The design has a mesh-like effect, having a three-dimensional quality. Its graphic features motifs of Art Déco or the Viennese Secession. Nirvana too incorporates a modern interpretation of a traditional pattern. The jury sees it used especially as wall covering and upholstery fabric.

Rubelli S.p.A.: Nirvana/A30262

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SAHCO Hesslein GmbH & Co. KG: Kallio 2765-03
Light and voluminous is how the semi-transparent decorative fabric Kallio by Sahco comes across. In a variety of structures, yarns join together around a heat-shrunk yarn that lends them tension and dimensionality. Kallio comes in four colours and at room height. It shows a perfect combination of composition and finish, supplying a mohair look. The jury sees it being used in both contract and private sectors – in generous waves on windows (50 % add-on) or as pleated roller blind.

SAHCO Hesslein GmbH & Co. KG: Kallio 2765-03

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Tapicerías Gancedo S.A.: Cuarzo Verde, TA-1296.002.290
The article Cuarzo Verde by Gancedo catches the eye with its simplicity and naturalness. The tonal quality from its use of black and mint green, together with its irregular structure, lend the material a plant-like, organic appearance. Associations with thin horsehair, linen, gauze are aroused. The slight crushed effect, along with the use of flammé yarns, supply a touch of vitality. Cuarzo Verde can be used as drape or roller blind in both contract and private sectors.

Tapicerías Gancedo S.A.: Cuarzo Verde, TA-1296.002.290

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Tekso Kadife Kumas San. Ve Tic. A.S.: Violet – 124.127500-TR5424
A hardwearing material with over 70.000 Martindale – just to state the technical facts. The jury were very taken with the interplay of the lively colours, the labyrinth-like pattern and the high quality of this elegant Jacquard velour. The luxurious sheen of the velour stands in contrast to the semi-dull back, which takes up a relatively large amount of the surface − a combination made for vitality. It can be used as upholstery fabric in both the contract and private sector.

Tekso Kadife Kumas San. Ve Tic. A.S.: Violet – 124.127500-TR5424

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About Trevira GmbH:

Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded fibres and filament yarns for technical applications and hygiene products as well as for home textiles, automotive interiors and functional apparel. Two production sites and a Marketing and Sales office with a total of approx. 1,100 employees are located in Germany. These are supported by an international marketing and sales organization. In 2017, sales amounted to around 244 million Euros. The head office of the company is located in Bobingen near Augsburg. Owner of Trevira GmbH is Indorama Venture PCL, Thailand. Trevira has a worldwide reputation for fibres and yarns for flame retardant polyester home textiles (Trevira CS), for its fibre specialties for hygiene products and technical applications as well as for low-pill fibres for functional apparel.




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