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At home in the world of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

A veritable bouquet of high-tech materials for acoustic insulation in the home and the offi ce, as well as for transportation and fi ltration, awaits the professional audience on an excursion to the home of innovative nonwovens. "Home" is the watchword, because numerous nonwoven applications can...

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Vast potential

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

pely-tex takes over nonwoven fabric division from K.L. Nonwoven: pely-tex GmbH & Co. KG and K.L. Kaschier und Laminier GmbH have agreed on the takeover of the nonwoven division and will thus establish a close cooperation. The agreement covers the transfer of the multifunctional nonwoven production...

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Customer-specific products and special solutions

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

First of all, our warmest congratulations on the company anniversary. Tell us briefl y how it all began. Frederik Schaefer: Thank you, I will gladly fi ll you in, especially since we have two reasons to celebrate, because 2016 was also the most successful year in our company history. Since its...

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A tradition of stitchbonded nonwoven innovation

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

In Mittweida, Germany, Tenowo Mittweida GmbH operates a modern production facility for innovative nonwovens made from carded fi ber web for automotive and specialty applications. With special machines based on the Malimo stitchbonding technology, fi bers are processed into textiles known by the...

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Digital cutting systems

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

In clothing and in home textiles, consumer demand for more customization and personalization is growing steadily. This trend is shining a spotlight on the need for effi cient, cost-effective short-run or even one-off production, which is causing a major shift in the textile industry. Manufacturers...

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Laminating requires experience

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

There are three factors that have to be considered in the lamination process: temperature, time, and pressure. But an additional factor is also crucially important when dealing with demanding materials: experience. "Customers who come to us know which materials they want to bond", says Maria Aleixo...

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Expert commentary: future of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

Nonwovens are a guarantee for growth. In Europe alone, nonwovens production increased by almost 50 percent between 2005 and 2015: while around 1.6 million tons of nonwovens were produced in 2005, the fi gure was already at 2.3 million tons in 2015. With the exception of the crisis year 2009, the...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

In this issue, we are happy to report on an increased number of exhibitors - and a trip to Mars! The approaching dual exhibition "Techtextil/Texprocess" will be gigantic. This year, visitors and companies can look forward to the largest exhibition yet and an expanded trade show concept. Surely it...

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Perfecting the spunlace process

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

In the production of hydroentangled nonwovens (spunlacing), the heart of the process is the injector. This critical component is responsible for generating the high-speed water jets which cause the actual fi ber entanglement. The neXjet Injector from Andritz Perfojet is the result of several years...

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Hybrid nonwoven-reinforced organo-sheets

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

The goal of the project that started in 2015 was to combine an Airlay and a paper-process to produce a hybrid isotropic reinforcement structure on C-fi ber basis. The combination of these two processes facilitates the layer-wise design of staple fi ber reinforcements for organo-sheets according to...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

Martin Rapp on his areas of focus: "At Edana, my vision is to support the organization's three key platforms of providing networking opportunities, speaking with one voice on regulatory management concerns, and harmonizing standardization efforts. Furthermore, my focus will be to ensure we meet our...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

"Nonwovens are a guarantee for growth," writes Ingeborg Neumann, President of the Gesamtverband der deutschen Textil- und Modeindustrie (German Textile and Fashion Industry Association), in her guest contribution on page T 66, I think these are fi tting words to start out this year's third edition....

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Concentrated nonwoven competence

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

The growing variety of nonwoven products poses ever increasing challenges for engineers, component producers, developers and users. The goal of the center was to concentrate a wide range of opportunities and expertise under one roof. For several years, Groz-Beckert has been thinking about expanding...

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AntiStat works before it sparks

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

At the exhibition, the Perlon Group will present itself with its three product ranges, QualiFil - monofi laments, Hahl - synthetic brush fi laments und abrasive fi laments and Pedex - filaments for dental and personal hygiene applications. The focus will be on the AntiStat product, a polyester-based...

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More exhibitors, even more ideas and inspiration

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

Since the last Techtextil, our international exhibitors have developed many new technologies and products. At Techtextil, visitors from all fi elds of application will see which innovations are relevant now and will be relevant in the future - from the automotive industry to architecture to health,...

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The meeting place for nonwoven experts

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

From market leaders to start-ups. Over 200 exhibitors have already registered to present functional nonwovens for a broad spectrum of technical applications at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. Altogether, around 1,750 exhibitors and more than 40,000 trade visitors from all over the world are...

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Patented incise drape with ultrasonic welding

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

Herrmann Ultraschall has developed an automatic approach to deliver all the ultrasonic laminating and sealing steps for a new and patented surgical incise drape "texart" by Portugese medical producer Bastos Viegas. The nonwovens exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, provided the fi rst peek. The new...

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Modern Zeppelins

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

The son of a cotton manufacturer and lieutenant in the Württemberg Army found his life's work in designing free balloons with precise steering. At fi rst, the public laughed at the "fool" from Lake Constance, but in 1900, he achieved some exciting launches. The name Zeppelin has remained synonymous...

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Environmentally friendly equipment

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

Textilausrüstung Pfand GmbH from Lengenfeld, Germany, focuses on sophisticated textiles in the areas of home and household textiles, technical textiles and apparel fabrics. In addition to the classical fi nishing technologies, fl uorocarbon-free hydrophobic substances are being increasingly used in...

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New pivoting frame for web guiding

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2017 28.04.2017

The SWS 9 segmented roller guider helps ensure gentle and precise web guiding and spreading. The system includes the multifunctional wide band sensor FE 45 for edge and center guiding with width monitoring. This sensor is also available as a stand-alone width monitoring system. Commissioning of the...

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