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Laminating requires experience

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

There are three factors that have to be considered in the lamination process: temperature, time, and pressure. But an additional factor is also crucially important when dealing with demanding materials: experience.

"Our customers know the materials to be bonded," says Maria Aleixo, Sales Manager at ...

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Fluorochemistry continues to face immense pressure

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

This functionality also plays an important role in technical textiles for textile membranes for specific production processes, such as food production, fuel cells and many more, for which there are still no alternatives in sight. In the field of fluorochemistry, additional REACH restrictions are ...

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Specialty chemicals for the tissue and textile industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Flexo-printing inks and glues - especially for the hygiene industry - are the main focus in the Tissue department. In the Textile division, the company produces compounds for technical textiles and process chemicals for pretreatment. A further core area is powdered and liquid special products, which ...

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Intelligent functionalization of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

There are further important nonwoven consumers in the construction industry and the agricultural industry, as well as in the filter, automotive and apparel industries. Medical articles comprise surgical equipment as well as incontinence products. Smart combination of applied fiber type and ...

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Certification of textile chemicals

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Established two years ago, the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification serves to examine textile chemicals used as aids in production. The article details the certification process using the example of Total's Lissolfix coning oil.

The Eco Passport certification, conducted exclusively by Hohenstein ...

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Monomers from wood waste

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Plastics are a useful alternative to glass or metal for a wide range of applications. Polyamides play an important role in the manufacturing of high-quality structural components. They are not only impact and abrasionresistant, but also resistant to many chemicals and solvents. Today, polyamides are ...

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Durable textile sealant from biodegradable nanoparticles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

Currently, the most frequently used form of hydrophobic treatment is impregnation - but it is getting an increasing amount of competition from nano sealing. "The most important difference between nano sealing and impregnation is - as the name suggests - the size of the individual structures", ...

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Chitosan as a substitute for environmentally harmful fluorocarbons

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2018 29.06.2018

The biopolymer is supposed to be used as a sizing agent in the processing of yarns, or for the functionalization of textiles. Chitin is a major component of insect skins and shells; large quantities of it result from the production of animal feed, ever since the feed industry has increasingly relied ...

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A step ahead of the competition

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

The institution was opened in 2015 and awarded the LEED Gold certifi cate by the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which honors production facilities that are created and work in a particularly sustainable manner. The building is divided ...

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One copolymer for many cases

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Nonwoven fabrics have to be elastic, bicycle handlebar grips have to provide a fi rm handhold and sports shoes have to be effective in absorbing impact. Special thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) make these properties possible. They are put to use in a variety of applications such as fi bers, composite ...

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From yoghurt bacteria to technical textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Who would have thought that probiotics, lactobacillus and bifi do bacteria found in yoghurt could be used in various technical textiles? One of the most innovative solutions by Devan (developed together with BekaertDeslee) is an allergen control technology: Purotex. The product works through ...

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Increasing comfort while maintaining performance

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2017 01.09.2017

Always at the center: Technology to address today's quest for softer, cloth-like nonwoven materials.

The Packaging and Specialty Plastics business of The Dow Chemical Company presented its brand new Aspun MB Meltblown Fiber Resins and Pouchug sensory packaging technology providing converters and ...

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New generation of polymer dispersion

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2017 01.09.2017

One of these is Acralen SNX 7675, the new generation of self-cross-linking waterbased polymer dispersion. "The Acralen SNX 7675 is particularly effi cient when used for heavy-duty industrial abrasive impregnation and coatings where durability and heat stability are required. Other criteria that can ...

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Laminating requires experience

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

There are three factors that have to be considered in the lamination process: temperature, time, and pressure. But an additional factor is also crucially important when dealing with demanding materials: experience.

"Customers who come to us know which materials they want to bond", says Maria Aleixo ...

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Detox - Campaign for more sustainability

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2017 27.02.2017

Sustainability is not a trend, but an important desideratum of our society, not only in the textile industry. Various market participants and media channels are "handling" the consumer on this topic. At the same time, Detox and other campaigns force companies to adapt their policies and actions ...

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Promoting the recarbonisation of materials

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2016 12.12.2016

In their latest "Pöyry Point of View", the analysts show that carbon-based raw materials such as lignin, sugar, nanocellulose and carbons such as graphene bear enormous potential for carbon-neutral materials and therefore business opportunities worth billions.

"In the past, terms like ...

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Renewable fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2016 31.10.2016

Mr Klang, please explain the milestones behind Stora Enso's transformation process Stefan Klang: Stora Enso's aim is to replace non-renewable materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other non-food competing feedstock. The transformation can be seen very ...

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Vehicle roof frame made of natural fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

The International Automotive Components Group (IAC), a global leading supplier to the automotive industry, developed the first roof frame for cars entirely made of natural fibers. The Acrodur 950 L binder by BASF ensures the necessary loading capacity and heat resistance of the lightweight component ...

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New premier global supplier of fluff pulp

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

Coincidentally, the company announced during IDEA16 in Boston that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Weyerhaeuser's pulp business. Under the terms of the agreement, IP will acquire five pulp mills and two converting facilities that produce fluff pulp, softwood pulp, and ...

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