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Avoiding microplastics in the production of synthetic fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

TWD Fibres GmbH is aware of its responsibility for our planet and for preserving our habitat for future generations, which is why the fiber producer, has made it company policy to minimize emissions of microplastics in order to protect our environment. According to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of ...

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Industry 4.0 solutions in fiber processing

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers', Switzerland, Industry 4.0 segment provides solutions for the production of polyester, nylon and polypropylene based on the digitalization of production and the intelligent processing of the resulting big data. In the future, the segment will offer its customers a new ...

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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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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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ViP

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

Amann (Germany) has been one of the leading international companies for highquality sewing threads and embroidery threads since 1854. From universal sewing threads to highly technical specialties, the company offers a wide range of products for all areas of sewing. "The spectrum of application areas ...

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Recycled polyester fibers for nonwovens and household textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

The voluntary EU Ecolabel, introduced in 1992 by EU Regulation EEC 880/92, identifies products and services that have a lower environmental impact than comparable products.

The aim of the EU Ecolabel is to develop products and services with a lower environmental impact. This should make it easier ...

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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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Finnish company plans pilot plant for cellulose textile fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Niklas von Weymarn has been appointed CEO of Metsä Spring. He was previously Vice President of Research and Development at Metsä Fibre, a company within the Group. The new subsidiary, which operates independently of the Group's other R&D activities, has already moved into offi ces on the Otaniemi ...

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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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On consumers' love for cotton

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

The history of this nonprofit research and promotion association for cotton started in the 1960s, when cotton apparel and home fabrics accounted for about 78 percent of all textile products sold at retail. Historically, cotton farmers ended their involvement with a crop at point-of-sale, confi dent ...

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Filament winding plant for the manufacture of space propulsion rockets

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

The Italian company Avio uses the new machine built by Roth to produce so-called boosters - propulsion rockets for Ariane 6. From 2020, Avio will perform aerospace transportation of satellites for the European Space Agency ESA. Fiber solids are being used more and more frequently in aerospace ...

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The Fiber Year 2018

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

After four years of declining growth rates, the global fiber industry recorded an increase of almost four percent for the first time in 2017. Although manmade fi bers continued to expand their dominant market position within the industry, natural fibers achieved more dynamic growth - a development ...

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Bio-based suture material for surgeons

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2018 29.06.2018

Although this type of material already exists, it is not made from a highly pure raw material produced by microorganisms. "We want to develop a product that is not based on petrochemical raw materials and does not leave behind any toxic byproducts thanks to its especially good tolerability in the ...

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"Innovation is a hugely important factor for us!"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2018 29.06.2018

The conversation revolved around pleasing business fi gures, investment projects, and the company's successful efforts in the area of sustainability.

Lenzing can look back on a successful 2017. The Group achieved new record levels for sales and profi ts, recording the best fi scal year in the ...

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50 years of luxury fluff pulp

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

Mill director Päivi Vihijärvi describes the pulp mill as an independent company under the wings of UPM, a world leading producer of pulp, paper and bio products. "We have the agility and fl exibility of a small independent company, yet simultaneously we've got the support of a forest industry ...

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Cotton - the safest fiber

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

People with sensitive skin or a tendency to neurodermatitis are often advised when shopping to choose underwear, bedding or clothing made of 100 % cotton. Who doesn't know that feeling of buying a warm winter sweater and putting it on, only to fi nd it scratches? In particular, those with a so ...

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Products for industrial applications

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

At the most recent Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress in September, the Italian chemicals company RadiciGroup presented its latest developments in synthetic fi bers. The company discussed the technical characteristics of its new industrial fi bers. They have been developed as a result of special ...

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The new - biodegradable - mulching paper

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

The company, a world-leading manufacturer of technical laminates and packaging materials, has developed the very fi rst organic mulch solution based on naturally biodegradable materials instead of plastic. Conventional soil-mulch materials consist of plastic, generally a polyethylene fi lm. Although ...

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Now growing in China: hemp

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Although the cultural history of using hemp on an industrial scale can be traced back to China where the fi rst ropes (2,800 BC), papers and textiles (500-100 BC) were made, hemp was eclipsed over the past hundred years. But that is a matter of the past now. In their search for alternatives to ...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Serkan Gogus has spent 20 years at Mogul and has deep expertise in nonwovens and textiles, thanks in part to his experience as a textile engineer and the additional knowledge gained by earning an MBA. Mogul has developed at a rapid pace since it was founded 20 years ago. The company invests ...

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