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Production capacities increased to 320,000 tons p.a.

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2019 30.08.2019

Lenzing AG has concluded its expansion and modernization drive at the pulp plant at its Lenzing site. The company has invested 60 million euros, increasing production capacities for dissolving pulp extracted from beech wood from 300,000 to 320,000 tons per year. The commissioning of the additional ...

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Oerlikon Nonwoven: the master of TPU diversity

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2019 30.08.2019

Nowadays, thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPU) are predominantly processed by injection molding. They are used in a wide variety of applications, such as timing belts or tool handles for industry, ear tags for cattle, football boot soles or clothing for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes, but ...

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"Elastic" cotton?

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For many years now, polyester blends with cotton have been used in clothing production. Elastanes are also used because they emphasize the fit and are intended to offer enhanced wear comfort. This could change in the future, as the US research company Cotton Incorporated from Cary, North Carolina, ...

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A safety shoe with holes?

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Safety shoes are a must in industry, trade, construction, gardening and landscaping, as well as for fire brigades, the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief and rescue services. A sophisticated high-tech system protects the feet from injuries - but so far all too often at the expense of ...

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Sustainability, recycling and smart textiles at Techtextil

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Many companies presented a vast range of new materials, products and technical solutions. The Nordic and Baltic countries were well represented in this respect and showcased new and recycled fibers, smart clothing, nonwovens and textiles.

According to the European Commission, the EU textile ...

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A hundred expert lectures and the stage is set for young businesses

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The spotlight of the 2019 conference will be on sustainability and digitization. How do you assess their influence on the nonwovens and technical textile industries? Friedrich Weninger: Sustainable resource management has become a core element for our future due to undeniable climate change, ...

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Impressive diversity

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There was not only a wide variety of - perhaps even unexpected - applications on display, but also the full range from high-tech fibers through to smart textiles. Take a look back at the trade fair with avr by strolling through some of the exhibition halls once again. The topic of sustainability ...

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Ecological water vapor permeable PU coatings

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Nowadays, almost all "breathable" PU direct coatings are applied using solvent systems, some of which contain very harmful and environmentally hazardous solvents. At Techtextil 2019, Rudolf GmbH, from Geretsried, Germany, presented Ruco-Coat ECC New, which is solvent-free and therefore opens up new ...

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Materials made of ceramic fibers

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Ceramic fiber composites, so-called CMCs (Ceramic Matrix Composites), are a special material: they are highly temperature-resistant and are able to resist sudden and large temperature changes without damage due to the reinforcement with ceramic fibers - in contrast to conventional ceramics - opening ...

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ViP

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2019 30.08.2019

Ever since 2011, the name Autefa Solutions has stood for the long-standing tradition of AUTEFA from Germany, Fehrer from Austria, the Italian companies FOR and OCTIR from Biella, and Strahm Hi-Tex from Switzerland. Since then, the company has made tremendous strides and has achieved double-figure ...

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Acquisition of Hardy Filtration

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Mann+Hummel announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Hardy Filtration, a Canadian air filtration company. This will expand the global footprint and manufacturing capabilities of Tri-Dim Filter Corporation's business, which was acquired in 2018. Hardy Filtration has been developing, ...

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Circularity in nonwoven applications

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At IDEA 2019 in Miami Beach, Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commerical Officer of the Lenzing Group, together with his colleague Jürgen Eizinger, Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens, announced the launch of Eco Cycle technology under its specialty nonwoven brand, Veocel. Eco Cycle ...

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64.8 billion US$ by 2024

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Smithers Pira's latest market report forecasts the global consumption of nonwovens will grow from a projected US$46.8 billion in 2019 at an annual rate of 6.7 percent from 2019-2024 to reach US$64.8 billion in 2024.

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Carbon in focus of optical quality control

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High performance carbon components have become common in today's world. Whether as a bicycle frame, a car chassis or a robotic arm - the aim is to be light, sturdy and unbreakable. However, a carbon scrim can only satisfy these requiements if the basic CFRP tapes are flawless, free of protruding ...

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Simulation tool for highquality filaments

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Heat-resistant materials for aircraft turbines, personal care articles and clothing are often made of polymer fibers. These fibers consist of a large number of filaments with a diameter in the order of a few micrometers, which are intertwined with one another. The filaments are produced using ...

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Aramids - high performance fibers

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In 2000, the Japanese Teijin Ltd. took over all Twaron activities - prior to this they were a division of Akzo Nobel, division Industrial Fibers. This marked the start of a series of successful and ambitious investments and expansions. Since April 2017, all aramid activities within Teijin Ltd. have ...

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Focus on nanofibers and nanoparticles

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Increasing demands on quality "The demands on the quality of filter media are growing constantly. The pressure on our customers, the media manufacturers, to deliver faultless goods is increasing - this is a wonderful challenge for us to further improve our systems. There are irregularities that are ...

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CMPC purchases Brazilian diaper maker

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2019 30.08.2019

Chile's CMPC tissue paper subsidiary Softys has reached an agreement with Sepac to buy the Paraná plant in Brazil for a little over US$300mn. The deal will result in the largest company in this segment in Brazil. Sepac was founded in 1974 and owns tissue brands such as Duetto, Paloma, Stylus and ...

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Flame retardant sustainable composites for transportation and building applications

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2019 30.08.2019

The three cooperating research organizations Centexbel, Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW) and Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI) are focusing on the optimization of the fiber matrix adhesion, the modification of benzoxazines and biobased epoxy resins, and the development of ...

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Filtrex 2019 current trends

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The two-day event dealt with the ever-present topic of sustainability, trends in the nonwovens industry, and innovations in products, processes, and materials, among other things. Although the main focus was on air filtration, there were also interesting presentations on liquid filtration.

Peter ...

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