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Fiber diversity

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Kelheim's dry short cut viscose fibers contribute to energy saving: fibers with an extremely fine titer are processed along with fumed silica to form vacuum insulation panels (VIPs), which are used for reinforcement and provide permanent dimensional stability. VIPs offer the same insulating effect ...

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Serial production of smart textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The study "Technologies, Markets and Players" by E-Textiles 2018-2028 predicts growth of the smart textile market of US $ 2 billion. This growth can only be achieved by replacing the existing approach, involving mostly manual production, with serial production. With the Smart Textiles Microfactory, ...

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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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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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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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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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Technology trends and innovations for the converting industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Networked systems as a framework for product developments "Our main topic, 'networked systems', and the subject of Industry 4.0, which is directly linked to it, have inspired a wide range of products. For instance, our web tension control systems have always been networkable, but now our web tension ...

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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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ICE Europe 2019: digitalization, individualization and sustainability

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Trade visitors from the international converting industry will be able to inform themselves of the latest technology trends and innovative production and processing methods in the areas of digitalization, sustainability, individualization and efficient machines and solutions. Due to the growing ...

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Cotton - an ideal material for green cleaning wipes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

More than 13 million tons of nonwovens were produced worldwide in 2017. A large part of that quantity is made up of polypropylene and polyester. They are the preferred materials for spunbond and meltblown plants, which now make up more than 50 percent of the world's production. PET and PP fi bers ...

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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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Andritz starts up first tissue line in Bangladesh

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

International technology Group Andritz has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line - including stock preparation and automation system - delivered to Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh, India. With a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a paper width of 2.85 m, ...

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New options in meltblow

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

The constant need for a "cleaner" world requires the progressive development of products and technologies. This means a great opportunity for the fi ltration sector, but also a continuous further development towards better separation performance of the fi nest particles ( 0.1 g/ho/min ~ 7.1 kg/h/m ...

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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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China accelerates nonwovens production

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

China needs nonwovens - in 2017 production totaled 3.5 million tons. This makes the country the largest national market in the world. It is estimated that the demand for nonwovens in China will increase by 6.9 percent per year to 4.9 million tons in 2022, not least because of rising export quotas to ...

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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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New Center of Excellence in Indonesia

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

The Lenzing Group underpins its commitment to staying close to its customers by providing the new "Lenzing Center of Excellence" (LCOE) at its Indonesian site in Purwakarta. With the LCOE the Lenzing Group is setting a further milestone in intensifying its cooperation with partners along the value ...

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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Specialty chemicals are essential for the functionalization of nonwovens and technical textiles during finishing or in coatings. We spoke with a medium-sized specialty chemicals manufacturer about the current challenges in times of tight margins and an unpredictable raw material situation (p. 11). ...

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IDEA 2019: nonwovens and engineered fabrics

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Visitors are expected from across the spectrum of nonwovens and engineered fabric sectors from hygiene, medical, and filtration to automotive, geotextiles, building, construction, and home furnishings - to conduct business with current and prospective customers. Highlights of the event include daily ...

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Blue Angel for PreCo-fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

In times of climate change and global warming, environmental awareness and relieving pressure on the environment are becoming increasingly important. That's the reason why Cetex Rheinfaser GmbH distributes recycled polyester staple fi bers for the nonwoven industry under the trademark Pre-CoPET and ...

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