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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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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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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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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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Save-the-Date: 33rd Hofer Nonwovens Days

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

The 33rd Hofer Nonwovens Days will take place in the Freiheitshalle in Hof, Germany, on November 7-8, 2018. The annual symposium is one of the largest in Europe and brings experts and decisionmakers together. 22 technical lectures will deal with new impulses and trends from the fi elds of industry, ...

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Finnish company plans pilot plant for cellulose textile fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Niklas von Weymarn has been appointed CEO of Metsä Spring. He was previously Vice President of Research and Development at Metsä Fibre, a company within the Group. The new subsidiary, which operates independently of the Group's other R&D activities, has already moved into offi ces on the Otaniemi ...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

It is amazing what can be produced from wood. The Finnish Metsä Group has just invested over a billion euros to enable the production of textile fibers and bio-composites from wood fibers in the future (pages 18-19). You can read on pages 14-15 how transparent polyamides for plastics are also being ...

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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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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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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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Glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene for automotives

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

According to the company, Thermylene P11 is highly suitable for structural components in automotive interiors such as door modules, center consoles, load floors or instrument panels. Under the bonnet, fan shroud, battery holders, front end modules and radiator grille covers are suitable areas of ...

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Nonwovens lines from Eberbach in the big wide world

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Graduate engineer Johann Philipp Dilo, the third generation of the family, now leads the company, and the above-average growth of the nonwoven plant manufacturer seems to continue steadily. In an interview with avr, CEO Johann Philipp Dilo reports on the expansion of his production capacities, on ...

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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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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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Dornbirn 2018: Sustainability in fiber innovations

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Around 700 participants from over 30 different countries also took part in the 57th International Fiber Conference in 2018. Approximately 70 percent of the conference participants came from Europe and as many as 30 percent from USA and Asia. In addition, 70 new companies used the Dornbirn GFC to ...

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Suominen introduces intelligent nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Suominen is introducing an Intelligent Nonwovens concept to the market. First of its kind in the world of nonwovens, the concept makes it possible to embed digital features into Suominen nonwovens. For example, with Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens, product traceability and product safety can be taken ...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

The company Polyvlies is an expert in technical textiles. Founded in 1850 the family- owned company today has an international presence. The construction of a plant in Winston-Salem, North America, began in 2013. Gunnar Beyer reports on his work there. "A key difference compared to the work in ...

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Did you know?

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

In geotechnics and hydraulic engineering, the term packaging refers to applications of geosynthetics, where construction materials - such as soil, gravel, etc. - are packed in tubes, sacks and containers. In addition to packaging, geosynthetics are also used for applications such as safeguarding, ...

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Crab shells + plant fibers = plastic film

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

Until now, most anyone who wanted to store food had to opt for plastic film. The problem with plastic film is that it is made of plastic, which is not biodegradable. Now researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a material derived from crab shells and plant fibers that has the ...

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Plastic multi-layer flexible packaging

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

A joint development project between Henkel, packaging manufacturer Mondi (Austria), plastics manufacturer Borealis (Austria) and the recycling technology company APK (Germany) aims to significantly improve the sustainability of plastic multi-layer flexible packaging.

"APK AG, based in Merseburg ...

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