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05. January 2018 | Agrotech

Tensioning system for covering of silage

Spannsystem für Silageabdeckung Huesker offers a system solution for fast, efficient covering for silages. The tensioning system Agritec Silage Safe is installable immediately prior to deposition. It should provide an airtight seal for the silage, particularly at the edges, thereby significantly reducing fodder loss. more

04. January 2018 | Protech

Guarding honeycombs

Wabenkerne als Verpackungsmaterialien 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. With this product innovation, the honeycomb core specialist increases resource and cost efficiency and achieves a higher production capacity. In addition, the material properties open up new applications for the honeycomb cores. more

04. January 2018 | Protech

Geosynthetic for extra-heavy units

Geokunststoff für Schwergewichte Huesker has developed a system for storing extra-heavy units. The geosynthetic support pad is set to consign the existing heavy-duty steel and concrete support post solutions to history. The system Fortrac Heavy Load for storing extra-heavy units, e.g. monopiles for offshore wind turbines or ship components, impresses by load capacities of 800 t and higher. more

03. January 2018 | Buildtech

“Biocomposite of the Year 2017” awarded at the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)

“Biocomposite of the Year 2017” awarded at the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC) more

21. December 2017 | Buildtech

Workgroup for Composites in Buildings & Infrastructure

AZL Workgroup tagt im Januar 2018 The Aachen Center for integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) of RWTH Aachen will continue its collaboration on composites in buildings and infrastructure after completing an initial market and technology study which identified new potentials for composite technologies in buildings and infrastructure markets. The aim of the new AZL Workgroup which will meet for the first time on January 25th, 2018 is to jointly develop new applications and to support the business development for composites in these two growing markets. The meeting is open to interested companies from the composite industry as well as the building and infrastructure markets. more

24. November 2017 | Medtech

BASF introduces first bed net to contain non-pyrethroid chemistry

Moskitonetz auf Chlorfenapyr-Basis BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr is a completely new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health. more

22. November 2017 | Buildtech

New fiber with thermal retention and insulation fabric

Solotex Thermo Teijin Frontier announced that it has developed Solotex Thermo, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiber offering excellent thermal retention and insulation. more

21. November 2017 | News, Views & Markets

DOMOTEX 2018 to open with an array of new highlights and features

Only four months to go until the start of DOMOTEX 2018 (12 to 15 January), but it’s already becoming clear that the 30th edition of the world’s leading tradeshow for carpets and floor coverings will be a very strong and innovative show, sporting an extensive lineup of new features. more

12. September 2017 | Sporttech

From bottles to fibres

RadiciGroup's sustainable yarn is ideal for making sportswear with a lower environmental impact. more

12. September 2017 | Agrotech

Fibers for the agriculture

Avoiding the use of plastic is a top priority in agriculture. With innovations made from Tencel lyocell fibers, Lenzing offers an alternative that offers a higher ecological value. more

11. September 2017 | Clothtech

Air conditioner to wear

The functional cooling textiles of the E.COOLINE and IDENIXX brands are incorporating the specially developed superabsorbent nonwoven fabric from BASF. more

11. September 2017 | Mobiltech

Kufner: THS-Technology saves up to 40 percent on energy and XShield products protect against data theft

XShield Produkte gegen Datenklau For over a decade Kufner has also directed its engineering competence towards developing and producing high-quality technical fabrics. more

11. September 2017 | Indutech/Filtech

Polymer optical fibers and wonder material

Erneut VDMA-Auszeichungen für Absolventen des ITA Karsten Neuwerk and Lukas Völkel from the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University were recognised for their outstanding theses in the frame of Techtextil 2017. more

07. September 2017 | Indutech/Filtech

Mobile power station for data acquisition systems in the automotive sector

Ipetronik is announcing a mobile power station with intelligent energy management for independent on-board supply of measurement systems in the automotive sector. The unit is being presented at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe in Stuttgart (20-22 June). The 12 V lead-nonwoven more

06. September 2017 | Hometech

Lenzing: Natural trends in interior design

Botanisches Wohnen For textile flooring, Lenzing has developed its own Tencel fibers for carpets. The fibers have coarser diameters than the standard types and longer more

06. September 2017 | Oekotech

ITA and mezzo-forte strike the right note with a decomposable double bass made out of carbon reinforced plastics

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University and the company mezzo-forte Streichinstrumente, Werther, Germany, jointly developed together a decomposable double bass made out of carbon reinforced plastics whose neck and corpus can be dismantled through a junction made out of carbon reinforced plastics, too. more

06. September 2017 | Mobiltech

ThermHex Waben shows Maserati Ghibli with polypropylene honeycomb cores

PP Wabenkern-Anwendung  ThermHex will be exhibiting at the international business fair „Composites Europe“ in Stuttgart in hall 6 at stand E12 from 19 to 21 September. The honeycomb core specialist from Halle (Saale) informs about innovative new products and the unique continuous production process. more

06. September 2017 | Buildtech

Climate-friendly natural materials

Projekte der RWTH Aachen  The manufacturing of materials such as concrete or plastics goes hand in hand with massive CO₂ emissions. Within the scope of its BasFlair and GreenBraid Projects, the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University researches the usability of climate-friendly natural materials. more

06. September 2017 | Hometech

Nonwovens set the (acoustics-)tone

Internationales Fachpublikum mit innovativen Produktlösungen in Vlies A quiet working environment even with an open room layout? Yes, made possible by acoustically efficient Sandler nonwovens. At this year’s Techtextil exhibition Frankfurt/Main, these materials took centre stage. more

06. September 2017 | Mobiltech

New high-performance dispersion from Jowat for the lamination of interior vehicle parts

Kaschierung von Ledernähkleidern Jowat now supplies a new high-performance dispersion for the lamination of interior car parts: The special formulation of the dispersion based on polyurethane has been developed especially for the high requirements in real leather lamination applications and supports the manual positioning and repositioning of the sewn leather covering. more

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