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vti trip to Kaliningrad

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

During the trip, the economic prospects of collaboration were discussed at the German Consulate General and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Some highlights of what the visitors learned are provided below. Located between the EU countries of Poland and Lithuania, Kaliningrad is Russia...

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What produces quality?

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Dr. Pfeifer, what were the main reasons for implementing Engineering 3.0? Dr. Georg Pfeifer: It was clear that we had to move away from the sequential operating principle of the past. Sometimes software was not developed until machines were nearly completed in the assembly halls. When errors...

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Market study

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Price Hanna Consultants published a new report that gives comprehensive information on the production of polypropylene nonwovens, providing insights into international and regional markets, manufacturing costs, profi tability, as well as demand and capacities through 2022. the past fi ve years, 38...

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Technical textiles meet lightweight design

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

The 7th mtex+ International Exhibition for Technical Textiles, which will be held in Chemnitz, Germany, on May 29-30, 2018, is an innovative exhibition that provides value added for engineers, designers and managers from every potential user sector. André Rehn, Head of the Exhibitions Department at...

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Welcome to Little Schwarzenbach!

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

The fi rst impression on the way to the new factory: rural idyll, cotton fi elds, lots of forest, neat farmhouses to the left and right of the country road. Then we arrived at the new building, with the American and German fl ags fl uttering outside in the muggy, warm air, surrounded by plenty of...

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Strengthening the household business

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Freudenberg, the global technology company, is further expanding its household products business. In Australia, Freudenberg Household Products Pty Ltd has signed a fi nal agreement to acquire E.D. Oates Pty Ltd from GUD Holdings Limited. Oates is the market leader in the professional cleaning...

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Significant profit increase

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

The latest fi gures from Lenzing show that the publicly traded specialist manufacturer generated a substantial increase in revenue and earnings in the fi rst nine months of the 2017 fi nancial year compared to the prior-year period. The company is continuing the implementation of its Group strategy...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Achim Schalk, Vice President at Berry Global says: "We work in a great sector that improves and saves lives worldwide. We should be proud of this!" With his professional background in nonwovens, specifi cally in fi nance, project management, restructuring and procurement, Schalk is very well-suited...

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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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Nonwovens Innovation Academy - meeting place for nonwovens research

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

The international conference was organized by Edana, (international association serving the nonwovens and related industries) in close collaboration with STFI. A viewing of the machines and systems available at the institute to manufacture nonwovens and the presentation of the existing testing...

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Thin is in

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

The topic of resource management generates a great deal of interest, which is in part attributable to the fact that both society and companies in the hygiene products industry can work together to close the loop and promote recycling, generate recyclable energy and minimize post-consumer waste....

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Easy Nonwoven 4.0

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Although automation technology is developing rapidly, setup and control of nonwoven cards is still done manually and depends on the experience of the machine user. When the surrounding conditions change, process errors occur, or the product is changed, the machine user changes the production...

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Dimensionallystable nonwovens, hotmelt and finishing

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

The Hof Nonwoven Days have existed for 32 years, and they are still going strong with a new visitor and exhibitor record set in 2017. Ninety exhibitors presented their innovations. Starting with nonwoven formation using a wide range of raw materials, product-related developments and fi nishing,...

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Company management passed on to the next generation

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Schott & Meissner, the southern German specialist for thermal-bonding lines and double-belt presses, has a new management team after co-founder Heinz Schott retired in October. Achim and Stefan Meissner have joined the Executive Board together with their father and co-founder, Wolfgang Meissner,...

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Breaking ground on new production plant in South Korea

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Wacker is building a new spray dryer for dispersible polymer powders at its Ulsan site, which will have a total capacity of 80,000 metric tons per year. The Munich-based chemicals company is also constructing an additional reactor for dispersions based on vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE),...

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Ribbon-cutting and beer-mug lifting in Georgia

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

On October 5th in Perry, Georgia, USA - fi rst overseas subsidiary of the German nonwovens manufacturer - was formally inaugurated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a Bavarian-style Oktoberfest. About 80 guests attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Perry plant. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal...

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Clever knives

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

It allows for a design that reduces vibration in the holder housing, thus providing extreme longevity and the utmost precision, even with small cutting widths from 22 mm. Cutting widths from 19 mm are even possible in the nested version. The high level of stability is also retained at speeds of up...

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Bridges made from carbon concrete composite

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Did you know? Textile reinforcements made from carbon are being used more and more frequently in bridge-building, especially when it comes to structures involving pre-cast concrete sections or repair work. Over the long term, corrosion-prone reinforced concrete is being replaced in many areas with a...

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Fascinating diversity

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

1972-2017: The industry has developed into an important driver of growth, continuously tapped into new fi elds of application, and is among the most innovative sectors of the textile industry. avr always involved, avr always at the heart of the action. It has accompanied the nonwovens and technical...

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Successful nine months

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2017 08.12.2017

Pegas Nonwovens announced consolidated revenues of 167.4 million euros in the fi rst nine months 2017, up by 6.1 % from the previous year. Moreover, the company reported its intention to transfer the company's headquarters to the Czech Republic. According to this plan, the Company's seat will be...

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