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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

With more than 30 years of experience, the Olfasense experts from Kiel are active around the world as consultants on all matters of odors. Björn Maxeiner has a wealth of knowledge in the detection, analysis and advise for the development of new products. In addition to a university degree in applied...

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neXline needlepunch at Afitex

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

The technology group has successfully started up a complete neXline needlepunch line at Afitex, Champhol, France. The line processes several types of raw materials, such as polypropylene, recycled bulk continuous filament (BCF) as well as virgin BCF, and produces needlepunched felts for geotextiles....

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Cotton - the safest fiber

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

People with sensitive skin or a tendency to neurodermatitis are often advised when shopping to choose underwear, bedding or clothing made of 100 % cotton. Who doesn't know that feeling of buying a warm winter sweater and putting it on, only to fi nd it scratches? In particular, those with a so...

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Global restructuring

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced a new global restructuring initiative and established a multi-year savings target for its ongoing cost savings program. The company's "2018 Global Restructuring Program" is expected to reduce its structural cost base and enhance fl exibility. The company expects...

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Wood wool nonwoven made from Swiss beech and spruce

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

Erosion prevention is an important aspect of modern road construction. Embankments, ditches, railroad embankments, and riverbanks are at high risk of erosion immediately after completion. Public tenders often request sustainable erosion-prevention solutions to be made from untreated organic material...

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Textiles in structural and civil engineering

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

This primarily concerns geotextiles in earthworks, civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, and road construction, as well as building textiles in, around or on buildings, and textile concrete as a new material, particularly as a substitute for reinforced concrete. In all of the applications, not...

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"The market is booming!"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

The town only has about 37,000 inhabitants, but is, among other things, the headquarters of major international companies such as Milliken & Company and Denny's, a fast food giant, and is located between Greenville and Charlotte right on Interstate 85 in the middle of a heavily industrialized region...

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Troisdorf Group buys tool supplier

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

GmbH, an international supplier of high-end extrusion tools, is part of the Reifenhäuser Group. EDS is a specialist for fl at dies with its headquarters in Reichshof- Wenrath, Germany. EDS GmbH will operate within the Reifenhäuser Group as a separate independent business unit. Johannes P. Müller,...

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Energy efficient transport of fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

In the production of drylaid nonwovens, the staple fi bers are transported between the individual machines within tubes in pneumatic transport systems by means of conveying fans. The drives of the conveyor fans consume about 50-70 percent of the total energy consumption of the production plants,...

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USD 25 million for Terre Haute

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

Tredegar Personal Care, an operating division of Tredegar Corporation in Richmond, Virginia, USA, will expand its North American manufacturing capacity for elastic fabrics for personal care applications. In response to increased demand for fi t and comfort enhancing products for adult incontinence...

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Technology from Trützschler and Voith

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

EcoWipes, from Warsaw, Poland, has selected Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith to supply a new production line. The company reports that the progressive and sustainable WLS (wetlaid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies for manufacturing wetlaid hydroentangled nonwovens is a perfect fi t...

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Heat insulators

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

The necessary inward and/or outward insulating effect is based above all on the proportion of air trapped in the nonwoven crosssection. Air is a poor conductor of heat; the greater the overall volume of the pockets of air and the smaller these are, the more restricted the mobility of the air...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

In this fi rst issue of the year, I guarantee a wide range of articles on nonwovens. You'll read about nonwovens that provide thermal insulation and reduce the loss of cold in many areas, including: clothing, construction applications, chillers, freezer cabinets, and special vehicles like ships and...

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Progress in needlepunched fabric filter technology

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

The development of high performance fi bres and the corresponding production methods for technical textiles to be used as fi lter media in dry, wet, high temperature and special fi lters have resulted in signifi cant progress within the sector of needlepunched fi lter fabrics and more developments...

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Global, high-tech, engineered and high-growth

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

Mr Rousse, please describe the current situation of INDA. Dave Rousse: The situation is very healthy right now! Our members are doing well and demand in major market segments seems to be robust, especially in hygiene, wipes, fi ltration, transportation and the whole construction segment. Dave...

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ICE Europe - new ideas for the converting industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

As a specialized trade exhibition ICE Europe's exhibition profi le covers all areas of converting: Materials, Coating/Laminating, Drying/Curing, (Pre-)Treatment, Machine Accessories, Slitting/Rewinding, Flexographic/ Rotogravure Printing, Finishing, Factory Management/ Waste Removal/Recycling,...

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W+D acquires Bicma

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

Winkler+Dünnebier (W+D) - a division of Barry-Wehmiller (USA) and a provider of integrated system solutions for the mail and hygiene industries - has acquired Bicma Hygiene Technologie GmbH. Based in Mayen, Germany, the company designs and manufactures machinery for the production of hygiene...

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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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Protective honeycomb cores

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

Based in Halle (Saale), Germany, ThermHex produces its PP honeycomb cores with a new vacuum forming roll, which allows the production of cell sizes of 5 mm and thicknesses from 11 mm to 12.7 mm. This increases resource and cost effi ciency and achieves a higher production capacity. In addition, the...

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"Customers particularly value our reliability and our flexibility"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

Your company is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Please describe how your company's story began. Bernd Dormeier: 25 years ago, mechanical engineering was undergoing a crisis similar to the one in 2008/2009. It soon became clear to me how diffi cult my situation was as a young engineer in...

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