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2,037,400 tonnes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2014 03.06.2014

According to figures collected, production of nonwovens in Europe grew by around 1.9 % in 2013 to reach 2,037,400 tonnes. This compares with 1,998,900 tonnes in 2012 when the annual growth was 1.5 %. Despite these two low growth years, the average growth rate since 2009 has been nearly 5.2 %.
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Airlaid nonwovens with growth potential

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2014 25.03.2014

It is designated as a variant of aerodynamic web formation due to the use of short fibers with a non-oriented fiber arrangement in the web. In terms of terminology, an aerodynamically formed web is a fiber web formed with the aid of an air current on an air-permeable backing.

Some striking ...

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Recipes for success - What makes companies strong

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2014 25.03.2014

Eamon Tighe, Business Development Manager, Natureworks, explained how NatureWorks can be so successful:

"As a company we are transparent and focus on our key strengths which are material performance supported by sustainable claims. We are particularly keen on validating our claims and processes by ...

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Gentle fiber treatment

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2014 25.03.2014

Autefa Solutions, an international machine manufacturing group with locations in Germany, Italy, Austria, the USA and China, delivers turn-key lines as well as individual machines for nonwovens manufacturing. The Index presentation focuses on lines for the manufacturing of fibers such as flax, ...

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Fascination of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2014 25.03.2014

Building materials that render our home warm, quiet and cosy; acoustically efficient automotive absorbers that dampen driving noise and ensure a pleasant trip; hygiene products that help us feel secure and comfortable in any situation; wipes that help quickly remove little mishaps and using which ...

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Geosynthetics with economic and environmental effects

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2014 25.03.2014

Apart from new applications, results of long-term observations of functional effects and new products, participants also provided information about the environmental impact of geosynthetics.

One product with a positive environmental effect is a geogrid mat consisting of coarse rope structures, ...

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Partnerships with passion

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2014 25.03.2014

"We can do nonwovens, and that is why we make them," and that has been the case for 60 years now. The history of Höschele Nonwoven GmbH & Co. KG began in Remshalden in 1955 with cotton disks used to filter milk. The owner and managing director Clauss-Ulrich Höschele has been sharing this passion for ...

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Recipes for success - What makes companies strong

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2014 25.03.2014

The long-established companies of the FFF Group recognized early on the significance of technical textiles and specialized as system suppliers for technical nonwoven solutions. The group offers system solutions from production to treatment to finishing using their individual resources - everything ...

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Saving costs through recycling

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2014 25.03.2014

The recovery of this material as a secondary resource helps to cut down production costs by reducing waste and raw material expenses.

Nonwovens are made from various polymers and polymer mixtures with different viscosities; the type and degree of contamination and required filtration fineness also ...

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Filter nonwovens show variability

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2014 18.02.2014

The field of filtration is tremendously diversified like no other application of technical textiles. Due to the broad variety of applications, nonwovens filtration are manufactured by a wide range of technologies. (Table 1)

In general, we define filtration as a process to separate or clean a ...

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GLOSSARY NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2014 18.02.2014

Geotextiles

Geotextiles are water-permeable textile areas, such as nonwovens, woven or knitted fabrics, textile composites, which can be used to perform functions of separation, reinforcement, protection, drainage, filtration or erosion protection within a structure. As building materials, ...

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Geotextiles and building textiles with product and application innovations

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2014 18.02.2014

In the growth market of technical textiles, geotextiles are showing above-average rates of increase. Reasons for this development are global industrialization and infrastructure development, the search for new, cost-efficient construction solutions and necessary solutions for disaster prevention and ...

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Four generations - over 100 years

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2014 18.02.2014

In 1962, two felt factories merge to form the Bayerische Wollfilzfabriken KG Offermann, Zeiler, Schmid & Co. KG Offingen Hof (BWF). One had been founded in 1892 by Theodor Wilhelm Schmid and his partners in Hof, the other in 1896 in Offingen by entrepreneurs Silbermann and Lembert. In 1912, Johann ...

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Filters, filters

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2014 18.02.2014

The STFI "Textile Filter" symposium will be taking place for the twelfth time on 11th and 12th March 2014. The congress will take place at the Hotel Chemnitzer Hof in Chemnitz. One focal element will be high performance textile filter media for dry or wet filtration. The congress also wants to ...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2014 18.02.2014

Index14, the World's Leading Nonwovens exhibition, will be taking place in less than two months. From 8th to the 11th April, thousands of visitors will come to Geneva. For Pierre Wiertz, it will be the 11th edition since he joined Edana in 1982, and the 4th Index he supervises as General Manager of ...

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New nonwoven materials set standards

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2013 11.12.2013

Synthetic, pleatable filter media are required to combine pleat stability, process efficiency as well as long term-stability and sustainability. However, 100 % synthetic media often lack contour precision and pleat stability. Using state of the art production technology and suitable polymers, ...

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From yesterday's wool felt to today's needlefelt

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2013 11.12.2013

The company history of Technische Textilien Lörrach GmbH & Co KG (TTL) goes way back into the 19th century, in which Swiss companies and investors were the driving forces in turning Southern Baden into the strongest textile industry location in Germany. As a cloth mill with up to 400 employees, ...

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VIPs in nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2013 15.10.2013

Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler represents the fourth generation to manage the family-owned company Sandler AG, one of the top 15 nonwoven producers around the world and the sixth biggest textile manufacturer in Germany. The company was able to increase their sales for the sixth year in a row, to 247 ...

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Structural analysis of barrier textiles via pore size measurements

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2013 15.10.2013

Acooperation project between the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology at the Technische Universität Dresden and Topas GmbH, Dresden, was set up to conduct basic research of the pore structure of new barrier textiles. The main function of such technical functional ...

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"Zero waste, zero waste water, zero emissions" Höschele begins operation of new nonwoven lines at their Welzheim plant.

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2013 15.10.2013

Sustainability, responsible treatment of human and environmental resources - in short: With the new lines, Höschele has put their corporate philosophy into practice. The company made substantial investments in the areas of energy and waste management, emissions and water consumption. Exhaust heat ...

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