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Humidification in the textile industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2019 07.06.2019

Has it ever happened to you, while you were out shopping, that you touched a piece of garment to feel the quality of the fabric? I'm sure the answer is yes, which is hardly surprising since innumerable types of fabric are available to us, each of with its own tactile qualities. We all come into ...

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Separating, protecting, filtering

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The construction of new landfill sites and the expansion of existing sites requires the installation of special base sealing systems. Particular emphasis is placed on protecting the unpolluted subsoil and groundwater. Nonwovens approved by BAM (the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and ...

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ViP

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

In 2012, Christian Gerking, a process engineer joined Nanoval to follow his father, Dr. Lüder Gerking, joining the board for their Nonwoven and Metal Powder divisions. "In recent years we reported on our unique spinning method using a laval nozzle, as an alternative to the classical meltblown ...

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New life for airplane structure material

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Carbon fiber reinforced material is extremely strong and lightweight, making it attractive for a variety of uses, including in the construction of the highly efficient 787 Dreamliner and Boeing's brand new 777X. As the largest user of aerospace composites for its commercial and defense programs, ...

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Printed surface heating

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Michael Steidle, Managing Director of Heinrich Mayer GmbH, Meßstetten explains: "Either drive, heat or shine - this is the principle of e-mobility." The company offers an alternative: a textile carrier material reminiscent of a diving suit printed with a 3D heating paste made of carbon nanotubes. ...

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140 years of Sandler - moving moments

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The company ventured into the nonwovens industry in the middle of the 20th century, and has since continued to develop into one of the world's largest nonwovens manufacturers. In the dynamic, global nonwovens market, the family-run company impresses with organic growth. The employees see themselves ...

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Smart textiles open up new product horizons

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The latest product and technology developments from Germany, Austria and Switzerland were presented at the 7th Smart Textiles User Forum in Bad Waldsee, Germany, at the end of February. Whether you are dealing with ECG shirts for telemedicine, feedback systems, high-tech gloves for wheelchair users, ...

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New Fiber Patch Placement concepts for the aerospace industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The additive manufacturing of components with suitably sized patches is especially popular in the aerospace and automotive industries, for medical devices and sports equipment. Cevotec is developing the entire patch placement process to meet the requirements of the industry in close cooperation with ...

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Electric vehicles have a major impact on the use of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Current disruptive mega trends pose a new challenge for the nonwovens industry. Electromobility is already in full motion, with autonomous driving and car sharing concepts developing rapidly. The disruptive transformation of the automotive industry has already begun with the individualization of car ...

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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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"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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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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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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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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