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Oerlikon: strong growth in all business areas

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

In the third quarter, Oerlikon increased order intake and sales in all end markets except power generation. In addition, the service business contributed 35.7 % to the Group's total sales (third quarter 2017: 43.7 %). This reflects the higher share of earnings from plant and project business, which ...

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Call for papers: Filtech 2019

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

From October 22 to 24, 2019 Cologne will once again be the meeting place of the worldwide filtration and separation community. 400 companies will feature once again the latest advances and techniques in liquid/solid and gas/particle separation (dust, gas & air filtration). The international ...

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Pioneering nanoparticles for 35 years

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

And yet he had the vision of developing a profitable business based on "measuring and generating particles". 35 years later, Palas holds 74 patent applications and is the worldwide market leader in the field of optical aerosol spectrometers and filter testing systems. Leander Mölter began his career ...

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Cost-efficient and versatile injection molding technology

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

The Fiber Injection Molding (FIM) technology is patented in over 30 countries. Different fiber types, such as cotton, hemp, glass, carbon, polyester, or recycled fibers, can be used. Fiber lengths of 30-50 mm are possible, but 5-6 mm fibers have also been processed. The technology offers an almost ...

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Adaptive textile façade

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

Researchers were able to reduce harmful nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) by coating a building's façade with titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide acts as a photo catalyst that enables the oxidation of nitrogen oxides to form washable nitrate (NO3-). Since the façade also incorporates greenery, it ...

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Polyester hollow fiber filament yarn in mattress covers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

Hollow fibers as filament yarns, on the other hand, have barely made a splash in the bedding sector up to now. The special yarn cross-section of these hollow fibers reveals cavities in the individual filaments over the entire yarn length. The air trapped in the yarn due to these cavities provides ...

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Fiber and textile developments in Scandinavia

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

RISE IVF is one of the most prominent and well-equipped textile laboratories in Northern Europe. The group focuses on consultation, testing, education and methods development combined with industrial renewal and sustainable development. Interaction with academia, the industry and society is ...

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Carbon fibers, made from paper

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

A junior researcher from TU Dresden (Germany) and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e. V. (Germany) has researched how high-performance and sustainable carbon fibers can be produced cost-effectively. This is the starting signal for a breakthrough in the field of carbon lightweight ...

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Functional coating technology for the production of prepregs

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

It is unrealistic to have similar material lists for composites because of the versatile variations between many different resin types and fiber qualities. But, at least, it will be possible to have standardized processes to produce the pre-pregs for composites. Machinery suppliers can support the ...

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Nonwovens from flax and carbon fibers in cars

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

After being almost completely replaced by synthetic counterparts in the 1960s and 1970s, natural bast fibers - hemp, jute, kenaf, sisal and especially flax - have been regaining ground in automotive applications since the 1990s. Some 150,000 metric tons of natural fiber composites are now employed ...

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Intelligent functionalization of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

There are further important nonwoven consumers in the construction industry and the agricultural industry, as well as in the filter, automotive and apparel industries. Medical articles comprise surgical equipment as well as incontinence products. Smart combination of applied fiber type and ...

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SGL Carbon raises sales forecast after strong quarter

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

After a good third quarter, the German developer and manufacturer of carbon has raised its sales forecast by 15 % (previously slightly more than 10 %) and now expects sales of EUR 1 billion for fiscal year 2018. Over the first nine months of 2018, sales and earnings rose significantly to EUR 786.3 ...

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Cinte Techtextil - marketig platform for European manufacturers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

It was under these conditions that Cinte Techtextil China took place from September 4-6, 2018 in three halls of the Shanghai New International Expo Center. With 480 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions, the number of exhibitors at the fair was on a par with 2016. However, the larger and more ...

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Flame retardant polyamide textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

The burner flame is approaching the fabric. But instead of a sudden flaring up, the textile sample begins to melt only hesitantly. First the fabric contracts, then dark polymer drops fall off very late. "What we see here in the combustion chamber is the result of a new type of flame retardant for ...

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Staple fiber tapes made of highly oriented recycled carbon fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

Due to their high specific strength and modulus, carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) play an important part in material selection. For example, the use of CFRP in the aerospace industry is increasing, as modern airplanes become more fuel-efficient and capable of carrying larger payloads. And, in ...

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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

A junior researcher from TU Dresden and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e. V. has researched how high-performance and sustainable carbon fibers can be produced cost-effectively. This is the starting signal for a breakthrough in the field of carbon lightweight construction ...

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Lenzing with solid results in demanding market

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

The Austrian Lenzing Group recorded a solid business development in the first three quarters of 2018. The decline in revenue (minus 5.2 % to EUR 1,636.2 mn) and earnings (EBITDA minus 26.8 % to EUR 290.6 mn) compared with the same period of the previous year was essentially based on a mix of lower ...

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Long-term partnership

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

International technology Group Andritz and BCNonwovens, Spain, have been working together successfully as business partners for the past 15 years. This cooperation started in early 2003 right after BCNonwovens was founded. BCNonwovens is now running two Andritz spunlace lines successfully, producing ...

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Cellulose - research into the supermaterial of the future

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

avr recently went with Executive Vice President Jussi Manninen to visit the pilot plant for the production of fine continuous filaments made from cellulose in Espoo, a suburb of the capital Helsinki, and talked to him about opportunities and challenges for the research facility. Manninen is ...

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Beaulieu: global price increases

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

Beaulieu Engineered Products announces global price increases across its fibers, yarns and technical textiles divisions effective as of January 1, 2019, or as contract terms allow. The move follows on-going significant increases in energy, raw material and delivery costs. Sales representatives will ...

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