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Filter papers - relic or gem?

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

The use of cellulose-based materials for filtration in the automotive and mechanical engineering industry appears at first glance to be a relic from the past. Filter papers, produced from naturally grown fibres, with an apparently unalterable structure, whose growth is dependent on climate ...

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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

In early June, a new special seminar was on the agenda at Papiertechnische Stiftung in Munich. The focus: functional filter products and new developments in fiber-based filter media.The filter market is booming - and the paper industry is not leaving the huge number of applications to the nonwovens ...

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Opportunities and perspectives

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

This year, the popular industry event paid special attention to materials and manufacturing processes for wipes and absorbent hygiene products, as well as the development of nonwoven usage in automotive and filtration applications. Given the event's host city, it is not surprising that the delegates ...

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FILTREX@INDEX17 in Geneva for the first time

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

A growing global population and the need to utilise resources as efficiently as possible, especially with respect to health, transportation and air or water quality, have led to the conclusion that filtration has become not just a critical area of importance for the nonwovens industry, but an ...

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The fine art of nonwoven composites

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

The development of nonwovens for hygiene and medical products is a demanding business. Customers want lower and lower grammage, more and more functions and comfort - and all that, of course, without any compromises in terms of maximum cost-efficiency and sustainability. Mondi Ascania meets these ...

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New technologies, new fiber parameters

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

Recently, experts at international trade shows such as ITMA 2015 in Milan, Italy, and IDEA in Boston, USA, were able to see for themselves. In the following report, we will take our readers to the French town of Elbeuf - the location of Asselin-Thibeau, which is a subsidiary of international ...

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Combination of felting needles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2015 20.04.2015

The provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics, will present its comprehensive range and service highlights in Hall 3.0, Booth F03. In the felting segment, the focus is on filtration with ...

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Versatile processing methods for spunbond production

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2015 20.04.2015

Currently about three quarters of all spunbond nonwovens are made from polypropylene. Reasons include raw material prices, best processability and achievable product characteristics regarding the currently most important area of application, hygiene and medicine. One trend in material usage is the ...

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Fibers and filaments

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2015 20.04.2015

The company is making a joint presentation with its owner Indorama Ventures and sister companies FiberVisions and Wellman.

In 2014, 46 % of all filaments and fibers made by Trevira were used in technical applications. In the fiber sector, the company focuses on customised special solutions in ...

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Significant growth anticipated for high-performance nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2015 20.04.2015

Although some advanced nonwovens have started to become commoditised, it is clear that growth is driven mainly by the continuous development of new areas of application and the trend towards new production processes, resulting in the need for constant innovation. Brad Kalil from the nonwoven trade ...

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Zehlendorf starts

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2015 20.04.2015

JM will be starting up its new lightweight spunbond line in Berlin, Germany, around the time of Techtextil. As announced earlier, the new production line features JM's latest proprietary BiCo spunbond technology and provides products for filtration and other industries. At the 100 m2 booth, visitors ...

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Calendering for high flexibility

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2015 20.04.2015

With its companies Asselin- Thibeau, Küsters and Perfojet, Andritz Nonwoven provides worldwide leading turnkey and individual production solutions for spunlace, wetlaid, needlepunch, technical textiles, bonding and finishing for spunbond applications. One of Andritz's latest developments is an ...

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Warm nonwovens heat for aircraft hulls

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2015 20.04.2015

Electrically heated nonwovens are among the latest product innovations of Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH in Mildenau/Ore Mountains. "Compared to other heated textiles, these are characterised by low weight, short heating times and very even heat distribution, even in corners and along edges. They ...

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Fibers < 1 ìm

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2015 12.02.2015

Nonwovens for cabin air and engine air filters help improve the indoor air quality in our vehicles. Fuel filter media protect the engine and contribute to efficient combustion. Synthetic vacuum cleaner bags reliably trap dirt particles and dust and contribute to more suction power.

Indoor air ...

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Beer filtration

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2015 12.02.2015

At the world's biggest filtration event in Cologne, Dr. Philipp Wimmer from the R&D team of the Bavarian viscose fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres will present a paper on how beer can be filtered in an environmentally friendly manner by using sustainable viscose speciality fibers and avoiding the ...

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Alternative to bonding nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2015 12.02.2015

Manufacturers are often not aware of the fact that ultrasonic welding can join nonwoven materials, even materials of a different kind, replacing hotmelt stations and heat calenders. Ultrasonic welding is energy-efficient and offers fast cycle times without any consumables for many applications. The ...

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Filter textiles offer protection, safety and long life cycles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2015 12.02.2015

Examples for these versatile applications are filters in air inlet and outlet systems, in dust filters, hot gas filtration in the food industry as well as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, material recovery, water treatment, air, oil and fuel filtration in vehicles, filter in medical ...

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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2015 12.02.2015

Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, the merging of production technology and information technology, will change the economy. This year, we are offering a series of articles highlighting the economic potential in our industry and reports from the centres of progress. avr is on the trail ...

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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2015 12.02.2015

Filter textiles find their growth and innovation potential in the constantly increasing global demand for clean air and water, in many efforts to reduce energy consumption, in new medical testing, diagnostic and treatment processes, in intensive efforts to increase engineering performance, in ...

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Wipes and Filtration will continue to lead growth

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2015 12.02.2015

Some background information: Over the last 23 years, North American nonwovens capacity has increased by an average of 6.9 % per year, more than outpacing U.S. real GDP, which grew at 2.5% per year over the same period. During this time, the industry has more than quadrupled in size, adding 1.84 ...

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