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Reliably simulating polyurethane foams

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2019 07.06.2019

Polyurethane foams play an important role in our everyday lives, even if we are generally not aware of them. We sit and lie on them every day. For example, car seats and mattresses are made of soft PU foams. Hard PU foams, on the other hand, are used as insulation materials in buildings. Predicting ...

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Biodegradable nap cores made for lightweight construction

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The materials are bonded and consolidated by melting and cooling the thermoplastic PLA fiber using a shaping thermo-bonding process. Possible applications for nap cores (Fig. 1, p. 74) include use as partition walls with an acoustic effect in architecture, or as interior components in the automotive ...

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Industrial solutions from research institutes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Traditionally, Germany has a high density of textile research institutions compared to other European countries. Thanks in large part to the efficient institutes, the textile industry, which was once primarily focused on clothing, home textiles and fashion, is now one of the world's largest ...

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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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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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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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High modulus glass fibers for technical application

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

P-D Glasseiden GmbH Oschatz, Germany, is working on a project to develop and produce new glass fibers with an E-modulus of E >100 GPa, and a filament diameter of 9 ìm, based on the magnesium aluminum silicate system (MAS). High-modulus glass and the fibers it produces have been the subject of many ...

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"We can now really solve interdisciplinary problems!"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2018 29.06.2018

Just before the visit, the Institute had established a brand new pilot facility for Spunmelt and Hydroentangling. It was made possible by a public-private partnership of NWI with the North Carolina State University and in collaboration with Reicofi l, Andritz, Hills, A.Celli, and other suppliers.
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From cardiac valves to car doors

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

Exciting innovations enhance and simplify our life with conveniences: Translucent concrete is a homogeneous material with lighttransmitting properties due to embedded optical fi bers. That makes it possible to illuminate entire façades in the dark. Cardiac valves of synthetic textile structures are ...

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Energy efficient transport of fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

In the production of drylaid nonwovens, the staple fi bers are transported between the individual machines within tubes in pneumatic transport systems by means of conveying fans. The drives of the conveyor fans consume about 50-70 percent of the total energy consumption of the production plants, ...

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Global, high-tech, engineered and high-growth

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

Mr Rousse, please describe the current situation of INDA. Dave Rousse: The situation is very healthy right now! Our members are doing well and demand in major market segments seems to be robust, especially in hygiene, wipes, fi ltration, transportation and the whole construction segment.

Dave ...

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Nonwovens Innovation Academy - meeting place for nonwovens research

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

The international conference was organized by Edana, (international association serving the nonwovens and related industries) in close collaboration with STFI. A viewing of the machines and systems available at the institute to manufacture nonwovens and the presentation of the existing testing ...

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Easy Nonwoven 4.0

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Although automation technology is developing rapidly, setup and control of nonwoven cards is still done manually and depends on the experience of the machine user. When the surrounding conditions change, process errors occur, or the product is changed, the machine user changes the production ...

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Volcanic rock fibers and flax fiber composites

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

The BasFlair project uses basalt fi bers made from volcanic rock to manufacture climatefriendly concrete. In the GreenBraid project, the scientists from Aachen, Germany, use fl ax for the production of natural fi ber reinforced plastics. "These two exemplary and innovative projects impressively ...

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Compact carbon recycling system

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2017 01.09.2017

The increasing use of textile and nonwovenbased composites throughout the technology sector, combined with the clever use of mono material structures in parts and applications, is unlocking great potential for reductions in weight, energy and environmental pollution. Recycled carbon fi bers derived ...

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Hybrid fleeces made of recycled carbon fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2017 01.09.2017

Depending on process steps, various forms of recycled carbon fi bers (rCF) are generated during the processing of carbon fi bers (CF). These include waste dry fi bers resulting from production rest and cuttings (type 1), preimpregnated fi bers from prepreg waste/cuts (type 2) as well as fi bers ...

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Hybrid nonwoven-reinforced organo-sheets

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

The goal of the project that started in 2015 was to combine an Airlay and a paper-process to produce a hybrid isotropic reinforcement structure on C-fi ber basis. The combination of these two processes facilitates the layer-wise design of staple fi ber reinforcements for organo-sheets according to ...

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"Brainy" textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2017 27.02.2017

Offering a wide range of conducting, heating, information and energy-generating functions, smart textiles were the focus of an international user forum. Materials with textile intelligence are very well suited for SME product development. In early March, the conference in Wolfurt, Austria, offered ...

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On textile mining and sustainable treatments

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2017 27.02.2017

Just under 80 presentations illuminated scientifi c achievements and research results pertaining to the topics of fi ber composites, protective and functional textiles, polymer materials and the functionalisation of textile structures for fi ber composites, protective textiles and mega trends. The ...

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Münchberg to receive textile research centre

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2017 27.02.2017

During the next two years, the Bavarian state government will make fi ve million euros available to support Bavarian textile research and fund a textile research institute at the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hof, Münchberg campus, Germany. In recent years, the Bavarian textile industry ...

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