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Modern monitoring

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

In recent years, developments in the nonwovens industry have had a major impact on equipment and technology for quality assessments of raw materials, production processes, nonwoven construction and applications. Now, avr is offering readers an update on the latest developments.

The current tasks of ...

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Process analysis and improved results in industrial production

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

Increasingly, inspection systems are becoming indispensable for production lines. On the one hand, the market requires 100 % quality control (pharmaceutical, medical, food production etc.), while manufacturers, on the other hand, want to avoid rejects and optimise the production process. While ...

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All about bedding fi bers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

Tencel and Modal are already used in a variety of home textile and interior applications. Tencel, in particular, is used commercially in a wide range of products. The fi ber dominated bedding applications, from mattresses and mattress pads to bed covers and bed linens. When used in bedding, the fi ...

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Smart Factory in the textile industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

The Smart Factory is an enticing concept, because it describes the intelligent factory of the future, in which humans and technology will be able to communicate, interact and collaborate easily with each other and with others via a range of interfaces. The fourth industrial revolution brings new ...

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Google and Levi's develop interactive textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

In preventive medicine, health monitoring, and care services, a digital revolution is on the horizon. Health apps for smartphones and watches have become a lucrative business in the US. And now they are set to conquer the European health market as well. Next to sensor watches, apparel textiles are ...

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A sustainable star in South Africa

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2015 11.12.2015

The Ngodwana mill is located approximately 50 km west of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga province. Due to the limited water supply in the vicinity of the mill, environmental regulations are very strict. Air emissions, water use, effl uent discharge and solid waste management are checked on a regular basis, ...

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Applications and project ideas

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2015 11.12.2015

The redesign of European research funding and its potential benefi ts for the textile and garment industry were the focus of a two-day event in Brussels, hosted by the European Textile Association, Euratex, in late October.

The event is supposed to be a response to the two points of criticism ...

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Deviation from the set point reduced by 80 %

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2015 11.12.2015

Filzfabrik Fulda GmbH & Co KG, whose roots extend back to the year 1881, is one of the leading system suppliers for technical textiles in the nonwoven and wool felt sector. The company offers its customers from more than 100 industry segments everything from a single source - from fi ber to ...

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Digital transformation opens up new markets

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2015 11.12.2015

Thanks to new technology developments, summed up under the heading of "Industry 4.0", nonwoven manufacturers now have cost-effi cient production options and opportunities to customise complex production processes. In the future, different lines and machines will be connected in a fl exible network. ...

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Melt-electrospinning on a pilot scale

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2015 11.12.2015

The demand for microfi bers for various applications, such as fi ltration, is constantly increasing due to more stringent environmental requirements and new legislation. Melt-electrospinning is a promising technology for the production of new microfi ber fi lters. However, melt-electrospinning ...

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Sustainable nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2015 23.10.2015

Moreover, the system offers other building blocks for realising more sustainability on a corporate level and successfully communicating responsible product management in B2B relationships and to textile consumers. The certifi cate STeP by Oeko-Tex for instance, calls for a comprehensive analysis and ...

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New and objective measuring technique to analyse softness

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2015 23.10.2015

The company's so-called TSA (Tissue Softness Analyser) is a well proven device for the tissue industry and might now conquer the nonwoven business as well. TSA was introduced and invented by Dipl.- Phys. Giselher Gruener in 2006 as a completely new measuring method which simulates human touch to a ...

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The Amphibia approach

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2015 23.10.2015

With the recent developments towards ultrathin, fl uffl ess hygiene absorbent products, TWE has created a new unique product based on the Amphibia concept. The innovative Amphibia concept combines one layer which has multiple layers inside of materials for quick absorption, effi cient fl uid ...

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Start-up of new lightweight spunbond line in Berlin

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2015 21.08.2015

Recently, Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer of premium-quality building, specialty and fi ltration products and a Berkshire Hathaway company, celebrated the inauguration of a state-of-theart polyester spunbond production line at its facility in Berlin, Germany. The new production line is ...

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Newcomer with new spunbond ideas

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2015 21.08.2015

At Techtextil, Multitexx presented itself as a new company in the segment of spunbond technology. Hygiene products, furniture applications (bracing, padding, covers), fi ltration, separators or protection layers in construction, noise insulation in car interiors or fi ltration of liquids and solids ...

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Fully automatic from roll to roll

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2015 21.08.2015

A new slitter rewinder line from the Eifel region of Germany works with minimal tension at high speeds. It is therefore the perfect system for effi ciently unwinding sensitive nonwoven fabrics from the master roll, as well as fully automatic slitting and rewinding on up to ten stations at speeds of ...

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The key to the future

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2015 21.08.2015

The Yonago mill began commercial production of dissolving pulp last year after Andritz technology was utilized for the conversion. It is another step in securing the future and sustaining the economic momentum of the company. The Yonago mill is located 200 km west of Kyoto, between the famous Daisen ...

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Independent operation, worthwhile investment

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2015 21.08.2015

Textile treatment processes are characterised by their high thermal and electrical energy consumption, which requires constant optimisation of processes and lines. The use of the so-called combined heat and power concept (CHP) offers signifi cant energy-saving potential. The primary energy is used ...

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Gaining speed

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2015 21.08.2015

Autoneum, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, benefi ted from the strong demand for its innovative acoustic and thermal management products in the fi rst half of 2014. With a rise in sales of 6.3 % in local currencies, Autoneum signifi cantly exceeded the 0.9 % growth of global automobile ...

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Improving fl ushability?

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2015 21.08.2015

The company was founded in 1987 in Berlin with the goal of developing an atomisation process for the industrial use of metals with a high melting point up to 2,400 °C.

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Lüder Gerking, Founder and Managing Director, started using the unique gasdynamic effect for spinning ...

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