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Palexpo Geneva in April: 12,758 visitors, 666 exhibitors

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

The exhibitors that avr talked to over the four days of Index gave a positive assessment of the trade fair. A total of 12,758 industry experts visited the halls, while 666 exhibitors from 41 countries presented their innovations. Continuation of the interviews from avr 4. Comfort and softness -...

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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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Certificate for Viloft fiber

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Kelheim's viscose specialty fi ber has been granted the "OK biodegradable Marine" certifi cate from the Belgian certifi cation body Vinçotte. These specialty fi bers are characterized by their fl at cross-section and their short fi ber length - both these properties have proven particularly benefi...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

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Serkan Gogus has spent 20 years at Mogul and has deep expertise in nonwovens and textiles, thanks in part to his experience as a textile engineer and the additional knowledge gained by earning an MBA. Mogul has developed at a rapid pace since it was founded 20 years ago. The company invests...

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Tapping the potential of nonwoven growth

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The company particularly sees potential for its folding and printing machines in the growth market for nonwovens. Manufacturers are constantly coming up with new ideas that they want to explore for the manufacturing of nonwoven products like wet wipes and cleaning cloths. "Our machines generally...

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Trousers made from fishing nets

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First of all, old fi shing nets were collected from Basque fi shing cooperatives in the Bermeo, Getaria and Hondarribia regions of Spain in order to turn them into textile fi bers for sustainable functional clothing. A total of twelve tons of discarded nets have been collected since 2016. For the...

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Greetings

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

There is a long and successful history of collaboration between EDANA and STFI, one which predates the formal establishment of STFI under its present name, when FIFT-Chemnitz and ITT-Dresden merged. At the time, for us the decision to welcome STFI as a member institute was an easy one to make. Not...

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Greetings

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STFI has been successfully undertaking research for 25 years, among other things for the innovative textile industry in Eastern Germany and also for many companies in Germany and Europe. Linus Pauling once said, "You not only have to have more ideas than others, but also have the ability to decide...

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Higher - Faster - Further

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Everyone is talking about 'lightweight engineering' and 'multi-material design'. There's no escaping them, particularly in the automotive industry. Driven by the OEMs in the automotive industry, researchers and developers at all levels of industry and science are concerning themselves with fiber...

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Obstacles, adhesive properties and new solutions

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When you look back at the 25-year history of STFI, how has it changed most - and how has it remained true to its roots? Hilmar Fuchs: Right from the start in 1970, our institute focused on research and development for the technical textiles industry, resulting from the consolidation of the research...

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Course set for the future

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Our institute is a research institution that feels committed to the traditional textile industry. The signs of the times were heeded and the course was set for the future at an early stage. Back in 2012, the megatrend Industry 4.0 - the digitalization of industry - was recognized and the futureTEX...

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A focus on efficiency and sustainability

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Resource efficiency, functional integration, lightweight engineering, mass customization, and problems for the textile factory of the future are current tasks that the textile industry and textile research must face today. The orientation of the department has changed significantly over recent...

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Research and service partner

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Pfand's collaboration with STFI is extremely cooperative, targeted and structured in a diverse way. It involves both the regular use of services by the institute's testing and certification body with regard to necessary textile-related tests, such as for the absence of pollutants or for flame...

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Now growing in China: hemp

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Although the cultural history of using hemp on an industrial scale can be traced back to China where the fi rst ropes (2,800 BC), papers and textiles (500-100 BC) were made, hemp was eclipsed over the past hundred years. But that is a matter of the past now. In their search for alternatives to...

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New Management Board members

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Dr. Bernd Kunze and Karsten Kratz have been appointed to the Management Board of Reifenhäuser Holding with effect from July 1, 2017. As Chief Technology Offi cer (CTO), Dr. Kunze will take charge of all technological issues within the Group, and in this role, will share responsibility for the...

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Passionate about weaving

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Whether in the cardboard, paper and cellulose industry, the food industry, the fi ber cement industry or in the nonwovens and chipboard industry, SFU fabrics ensure safe and permanent operations. They can be used as de-watering screens, forming and drying screens, conveyor belts and press sieves,...

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Application innovation center in Hong Kong

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The Austrian fi ber producer has opened a new Application Innovation Center (AIC) in Hong Kong, China. New applications for Lenzing fi bers will be developed and tested at the new facility, among them applications for recent innovations like the Refi bra branded lyocell fi ber and the EcoVero...

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"Our lines are considerably more reliable today"

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Northeastern Nonwovens, Inc. (NNI) manufactures engineered nonwoven fabrics and composite materials at its plant in Rochester, NH, USA. NNI's quality systems (ISO 9001:2008 certifi ed) are in place for its two high-speed needlepunch lines, its mechanical and thermal fi nishing processes, and its...

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Professional protection and well-being

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

As in few other technical textile sectors, raw materials, textile basic constructions, treatment and fi nishing offer great market potential alongside functional requirements and new applications. Although the capacities for protective clothing currently lie in Europe, their use is increasing...

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"It is important that there is free access to our technology"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

The fundamentals of the Reicofil procedure were originally developed back in 1968 at Wissenschaftlich- technisches Zentrum Technische Textilen (Scientific and Technical Center for Technical Textiles) in Dresden, Germany. In 1975, Reifenhäuser (Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2005) acquired an...

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