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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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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

In geotechnics and hydraulic engineering, the term packaging refers to applications of geosynthetics, where construction materials - such as soil, gravel, etc. - are packed in tubes, sacks and containers. In addition to packaging, geosynthetics are also used for applications such as safeguarding, ...

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Crab shells + plant fibers = plastic film

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

Until now, most anyone who wanted to store food had to opt for plastic film. The problem with plastic film is that it is made of plastic, which is not biodegradable. Now researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a material derived from crab shells and plant fibers that has the ...

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Plastic multi-layer flexible packaging

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

A joint development project between Henkel, packaging manufacturer Mondi (Austria), plastics manufacturer Borealis (Austria) and the recycling technology company APK (Germany) aims to significantly improve the sustainability of plastic multi-layer flexible packaging.

"APK AG, based in Merseburg ...

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Andritz group: solid business development

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

International technology group Andritz saw favorable business development in the second quarter of 2018. Order intake, at 1,736.5 Mill. Euro, was well above the previous year's reference fi gure (+43.4% versus Q2 2017: 1,211.3 Mill. Euro). Sales rose in the second quarter of 2018 by 5.7% compared to ...

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J.H. Ziegler GmbH goes to the Japanese Teijin Frontier Co.

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

DPE Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) has concluded an agreement with Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd. to sell J.H. Ziegler GmbH. With over 400 employees, the company is today one of the leading manufacturers of multilayer products in the segments of car seats and acoustic insulation for vehicle interiors. ...

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Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler celebrated 65th birthday

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

On August 18, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler celebrated his 65th birthday. Being an Upper Franconian by birth and conviction, he is committed to promoting sustainable business, the welfare of his fellow citizens and our environment - not only within his company, but also on a regional and state ...

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Transparent media façade at Spanish stadium

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

Atlético Madrid, a soccer team in the top Spanish league, is looking forward to the fi nale of next year's Champions League, because the team's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium has been selected as the venue for the last match of the most prestigious competition in European soccer. A defi ning element of ...

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Coating textiles depends on the right mixture

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

What began a few years ago as a customer inquiry has developed into a mature and patented mixing process: the dynamic oscillation process of Germany-based beba Technology GmbH & Co. KG. In this process, gas and medium are homogenized by oscillating movements of the mixing head and the inertia of the ...

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Sterile food packaging

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

Scientists at the Thuringian Institute of Textile and Plastics Research (TITK) in Rudolstadt, Germany, together with a working group led by Professor Thomas Heinze at the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena, Germany, and Jena-based Food GmbH (now SYNLAB Analytics & Services Germany), have ...

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The packaging revolution, consumer power and the Amazon effect

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

Consumers often forego retail stores in favor of online shopping sites and e-commerce. One of the great winners is Amazon, which has reached an all-time high in sales and distribution. We have stores at our fingertips and expect everything to be delivered to our doorsteps quickly. Fragile products, ...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

From September 25-27, 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, FachPack will present a comprehensive range of products and services covering the packaging process chain for industrial and consumer goods. Demand is strong for specific packaging types and packaging solutions that are pragmatic and tailor-made to ...

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Producing individual cut shapes efficiently

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

A wide range of shapes and sizes can be required for cutting, depending on the intermediate or final product. Such high product requirements also increase the demands on further processing. When high quantities are involved, production speed is a further decisive factor. The material behavior in the ...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

In a few days, fiber experts from all over the world will meet again for the 57th edition of the recently re-named Dornbirn - Global Fiber Congress (GFC). We spoke to Friedrich Weninger, Managing Director of the Austrian Fiber Institute, about rebranding the conference, as well as the topics that ...

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Thermal fabric cutting saves time

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

One of the world's most used fabric cutter systems is the Weftmaster TC-1S from Loepfe, Switzerland. A hot wire cutter in combination with a matching control unit melts the fabric and produces a precise cut or perfect selvage.

The method prevents cut edges from fraying. Controlling the temperature ...

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From fiber innovation to the circular economy

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

What's new regarding the contents of this year's 57th conference? What awaits conference attendees traveling to the 'fi ber town' in Austria's Alpine region of Vorarlberg from September 12 to 14? Friedrich Weninger: The conference will be enriched enormously by a video message from Austrian ...

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Invisible, but indispensible: geo-synthetics in ground works

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

This above average growth trend continues; in particular, infrastructure programs in China and emerging countries require large quantities of geotextiles. Furthermore, many manufacturers are continually developing new applications in which nonwovens frequently replace classical materials. Here, ...

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