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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The highlight of this year's trade fair: a fully connected embroidery machine that illustrates the benefits of digital change in the textile industry. The machine will illustrate the focal points of the Mittelstand 4.0 Textile Competence Center, which the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) is ...

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Microfactories

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The 'Digital Textile Microfactory' at Texprocess and Techtexil, operated in collaboration with the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research in Denkendorf (DITF), in Hall 4.1. will showcase three production lines - one for clothing manufacture, one for 3D-knitted shoes and one for processing ...

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Dear Visitors,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The motto of this year's leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which will be held at the Frankfurt Exhibition Center from May 14 to 17, is "Space for Innovation". And Techtextil lives up to its motto: around 1500 exhibitors from over 50 countries will present the ...

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New Fiber Patch Placement concepts for the aerospace industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The additive manufacturing of components with suitably sized patches is especially popular in the aerospace and automotive industries, for medical devices and sports equipment. Cevotec is developing the entire patch placement process to meet the requirements of the industry in close cooperation with ...

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New interior materials and innovations

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Automotive Interiors Expo from May 21-23, 2019 in Hall 4 at Messe Stuttgart, Germany will bring together the world's leading manufacturers of vehicle interiors components and systems. From seat manufacturers to paint producers, the fair will be a marketplace for car designers and manufacturers as ...

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Fiber diversity

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Kelheim's dry short cut viscose fibers contribute to energy saving: fibers with an extremely fine titer are processed along with fumed silica to form vacuum insulation panels (VIPs), which are used for reinforcement and provide permanent dimensional stability. VIPs offer the same insulating effect ...

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Serial production of smart textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The study "Technologies, Markets and Players" by E-Textiles 2018-2028 predicts growth of the smart textile market of US $ 2 billion. This growth can only be achieved by replacing the existing approach, involving mostly manual production, with serial production. With the Smart Textiles Microfactory, ...

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140 years of Sandler - moving moments

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The company ventured into the nonwovens industry in the middle of the 20th century, and has since continued to develop into one of the world's largest nonwovens manufacturers. In the dynamic, global nonwovens market, the family-run company impresses with organic growth. The employees see themselves ...

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Biodegradable nap cores made for lightweight construction

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The materials are bonded and consolidated by melting and cooling the thermoplastic PLA fiber using a shaping thermo-bonding process. Possible applications for nap cores (Fig. 1, p. 74) include use as partition walls with an acoustic effect in architecture, or as interior components in the automotive ...

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Electric vehicles have a major impact on the use of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Current disruptive mega trends pose a new challenge for the nonwovens industry. Electromobility is already in full motion, with autonomous driving and car sharing concepts developing rapidly. The disruptive transformation of the automotive industry has already begun with the individualization of car ...

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Fluorochemistry continues to face immense pressure

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

This functionality also plays an important role in technical textiles for textile membranes for specific production processes, such as food production, fuel cells and many more, for which there are still no alternatives in sight. In the field of fluorochemistry, additional REACH restrictions are ...

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Technology trends and innovations for the converting industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Networked systems as a framework for product developments "Our main topic, 'networked systems', and the subject of Industry 4.0, which is directly linked to it, have inspired a wide range of products. For instance, our web tension control systems have always been networkable, but now our web tension ...

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Finishing using the latest equipment

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The product range of the Lengenfeld exhibitor Pfand takes the new wide-ranging requirements that customers place on a finishing company as an important part of the textile chain into account. These are reflected in a high degree of ecological awareness, high quality standards as well as conformity ...

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Erhardt+Leimer celebrates its 100th anniversary

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Erhardt+Leimer GmbH from Stadtbergen is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Founded as a workshop in 1919, the company has grown over the decades to become an international high-tech industrial enterprise with over 1,600 employees, which successfully occupies a very special niche in ...

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ITMA - the world of textile machinery

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

This year's fair, themed 'Innovating the World of Textiles', will showcase the latest technologies and sustainable solutions for the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain, as well as for fibers, yarns and fabrics. Due to the high demand for exhibition space, around 1,600 exhibitors ...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo in Frankfurt/Germany will again be the hotspot for technical textiles and nonwovens from May 14-17, 2019. We are delighted - more exhibitors, even greater internationality, a changed hall concept and the brand new Techtextil Forum on all four days of the fair ...

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Needle felts

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Technische Textilien Lörrach GmbH & Co. KG (TTL) is a manufacturer of nonwovens/ needle felts for several industrial sectors. The products made of all kinds of synthetic and natural fibers (viscose) can be produced in raw-needled form or with chemical and thermal finishes spanning a weight range of ...

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PUR hotmelt adhesives not subject to GHS labelling

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

In the year of its 100th anniversary, Jowat will be putting the spotlight on innovative PUR hotmelt adhesives for the automotive and textile industries. The latest adhesive from the Jowatherm-Reaktant MR series, which encompasses a comprehensive portfolio of monomer-reduced PUR hotmelt adhesives, ...

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Laminating requires experience

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

There are three factors that have to be considered in the lamination process: temperature, time, and pressure. But an additional factor is also crucially important when dealing with demanding materials: experience.

"Our customers know the materials to be bonded," says Maria Aleixo, Sales Manager at ...

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Needling simulation tool

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Autefa presents its portfolio as a full-line supplier for carded crosslapped needlepunch lines, aerodynamic web forming technology, spunlace, and thermobonding lines. Autefa Solutions lines cover the needs of the highly competitive nonwovens market. The customers' key requirements are improved and ...

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