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"We see a sector which is growing"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Lutz Walter, Director Innovation and Skills at EURATEX said at the start of January at the international press conference of Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, and Texprocess, its affiliated event for the processing of textile and flexible ...

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Mondi Ascania: "Fast, flexible and full of ideas"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

avr was recently on site and had CEO Marko Fleck, one of the first employees, describe the current situation at the factory and its prospects for the future. Mondi, until then a customer of Ascania, bought the plant from the Schloss Neugattersleben corporate group with activities primarily in ...

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Evolution continues - high loft spunlaid nonwoven

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Reifenhäuser Reicofil's spunlaid, meltblown and composite lines are world leaders in the production of top-quality medical, technical, hygiene, barrier and fi ltration nonwovens. They are designed and manufactured according to changing market requirements and individual customer wishes. While ...

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Textile recycling: between economic reality and sustainable use

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

With the enormous increase in the demand for textiles, the development of manmade fibers and nonwovens, as well as the use of textile products in technical fields, the technical and economic conditions for the recycling of textiles has also changed. Textile recycling means the limited-time reuse of ...

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Incorrectly disposed wet wipes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

The process of wastewater treatment is increasingly burdened - both practically and fi nancially - by the improper disposal of waste in the toilet. This waste clogs pumps and wastewater charges inevitably rise. The main contributors to this problem include cat litter, medicines and cosmetic articles ...

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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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Spunblown and meltblown nonwovens in filtration

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

Thanks to their possible variations in terms of fiber type, product structure, finish and composite variants, nonwovens can be optimally adapted to many filtration tasks. Interesting information on process engineering and the use of spunlaid and meltblown nonwovens in filtration was provided at 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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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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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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No more heat stress in chemical protective suits

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

On the one hand, these are intended to protect personnel from chemical liquids and thus injuries. On the other hand, it also prevents contamination that can have a negative impact on product quality, for example in paint shops. In order to meet the high demands on the tightness of the suit material, ...

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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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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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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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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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Flushable wipes - a hot topic

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

The personal care segment for wipes includes baby, cosmetic, moist toilet, intimate and general-purpose wipes. While baby wipes dominate the personal wipes market at 58 percent value share of sales (75 percent of unit volume), moist toilet wipes are a relatively small segment at eleven percent value ...

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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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Silicones in the treatment of technical textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

Silicones have long been used in various industries such as building protection, electronics and cosmetics. They are generally needed for functions such as sealing, fl exibility, protection against water and moisture as well as enhancing softness and smoothness effects. In the textile industry, ...

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Highly functional outerwear and sustainability

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

The high-performance, washable and quickdrying padding is very light and offers outstanding insulating values as well as optimum breathability, as the fiber balls that give it its name create a special pore structure. Its other advantages include a very high level of comfort and an extremely soft ...

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"We are doing pioneering work here!"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2018 29.06.2018

With this site, located in the so-called "Research Triangle", the company has its fi nger on the pulse of nonwovens development. This research triangle, which has been growing since the 1950s, is formed by the towns of Raleigh and Durham as well as Cary and Chapel Hill. It includes North Carolina ...

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