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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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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

It is amazing what can be produced from wood. The Finnish Metsä Group has just invested over a billion euros to enable the production of textile fibers and bio-composites from wood fibers in the future (pages 18-19). You can read on pages 14-15 how transparent polyamides for plastics are also being ...

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Monomers from wood waste

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Plastics are a useful alternative to glass or metal for a wide range of applications. Polyamides play an important role in the manufacturing of high-quality structural components. They are not only impact and abrasionresistant, but also resistant to many chemicals and solvents. Today, polyamides are ...

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Nanofibers for the future

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Elmarco presented new electrode designs for improved uniformity and flexibility in nanofiber production, as well as advanced functionality, at Filtech 2018 in Cologne, Germany. After almost 15 years, the market is maturing; customers are posing new questions and requesting new applications; and the ...

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Textiles for plastic and concrete reinforcement

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

The reasons for this growth are the strong rise in demand for wind power plants worldwide; the increase in components made from fiber-plastic composites in aircraft, vehicle and machine construction, as well as for renovation and maintenance measures; and new structural shapes in the building ...

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Glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene for automotives

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

According to the company, Thermylene P11 is highly suitable for structural components in automotive interiors such as door modules, center consoles, load floors or instrument panels. Under the bonnet, fan shroud, battery holders, front end modules and radiator grille covers are suitable areas of ...

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Nonwovens lines from Eberbach in the big wide world

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Graduate engineer Johann Philipp Dilo, the third generation of the family, now leads the company, and the above-average growth of the nonwoven plant manufacturer seems to continue steadily. In an interview with avr, CEO Johann Philipp Dilo reports on the expansion of his production capacities, on ...

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Benefits of bonding technology for fiber composite plastics

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Bonding technology can be used to create complex functional structures with these profiles, which are particularly suitable for mobility applications (e. g. transport systems, vehicles) due to their low weight. This can result in improved performance or reduced energy consumption. Particularly in ...

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Production of nanomodified fiber-based implants

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in Germany. The tumor mass often infiltrates or narrows vessels and hollow organs such as the windpipe, bile ducts, ureter and urethra. This can lead to a life-threatening condition. If possible, the tumor mass is removed surgically. The re-closure ...

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Dornbirn 2018: Sustainability in fiber innovations

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Around 700 participants from over 30 different countries also took part in the 57th International Fiber Conference in 2018. Approximately 70 percent of the conference participants came from Europe and as many as 30 percent from USA and Asia. In addition, 70 new companies used the Dornbirn GFC to ...

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Suominen introduces intelligent nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Suominen is introducing an Intelligent Nonwovens concept to the market. First of its kind in the world of nonwovens, the concept makes it possible to embed digital features into Suominen nonwovens. For example, with Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens, product traceability and product safety can be taken ...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

The company Polyvlies is an expert in technical textiles. Founded in 1850 the family- owned company today has an international presence. The construction of a plant in Winston-Salem, North America, began in 2013. Gunnar Beyer reports on his work there. "A key difference compared to the work in ...

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Witness nonwoven acoustic solutions

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Individual and especially open room layouts are changing our homes as much as our working environment, schools, restaurants and other public spaces. Communicative but also featuring a quiet atmosphere; promoting teamwork and yet enabling us to concentrate on our work: to fulfil these requirements, ...

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Art in a test of endurance

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

The German trompe l'oeil artist Steffen Jünemann from Münster/Germany paints large-format works on Evolon that simulate three-dimensionality through perspective and that can withstand wind and weather for years. His art can be found in China, Dubai and Canada, but also in Münster, Thuringia and ...

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Simultaneous bonding and embossing of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

For high process reliability and stability, the fabric material (metal, plastic or mixed PET/ VA fabric), its structure, and the seam connections must be optimally matched to the nonwovens and the application. Renowned nonwovens manufacturers around the world use the technology of Siebfabrik Arthur ...

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New technology for the production of sustainable nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

The Lenzing Group announced the successful development of Lenzing Web Technology, a new technology platform with a focus on sustainable nonwoven products that opens up new market opportunities for the industry. Currently, most nonwoven applications are manufactured with synthetic materials such as ...

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Textile factory of the future

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Digital technologies will improve production efficiency and enable products to be manufactured in small quantities (batch size 1). The topics of digitalization, industry 4.0, and the production of customer-specific products are the subject of development within the framework of the BMBF Zwanzig20 ...

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Trends in wound dressings

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

The requirements for an "ideal" wound dressing go far beyond basic requirements such as protection against mechanical stress, wound exudate absorption and biocompatibility. They meet the requirements for hydroactive wound dressings for moist treatment of wounds healing by secondary intention, ...

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Medical textiles: new legal frameworks

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

These relate primarily to manufacturers but subsequently also to suppliers of medical textile devices, who deliver textile elements and processes, i. e. services that are regulated in development, quality control and framework agreements. Action is needed, as the transitional period, allowing ...

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