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Changing demands

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2013 11.12.2013

"The more than 400 attendees at the conference heard from a number of speakers that today's consumers are not only more demanding in terms of the product features and availability, but also expect the manufacturer to act in the best interest of the broader society, and for the benefit of our long ...

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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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Nonwoven research between Goteborg and Lille

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2013 15.10.2013

The highlight of nonwoven research was the 6th event of the Nonwovens Research Academy (NRA), which took place in 2012 in Goteborg, Sweden. 115 interested participants from 16 countries came to the symposium held by host Sverea IVF. Pierre Wiertz, Edana CEO, commented: "This close cooperation ...

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The fight for better healthcare

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2013 15.10.2013

The cost for healthcare in Europe has risen rapidly during the last years and is now about 9 % of the GDP in the EU, with a wide variation between countries. Governments, healthcare providers and suppliers are all striving at keeping cost at bay and often times lower prices are favored. And at the ...

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True nonwoven recycling

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2013 15.10.2013

Since 1947, Forster Vliesstoffe und Textilrecycling GmbH managed by Sander family has been practicing true nonwoven recycling. Textile production waste, such as nonwovens, woven fabric, different types of knitted fabric, collected by customers, are run through a cutting system und shredded with a ...

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VIPs in nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2013 10.09.2013

For five years Bruce Olson is Chairman of the Board of Management of Freudenberg Nonwovens. Olson moved to Freudenberg from Rockwood Specialties Group, where he held the position of Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Rockwood, he held Management Board positions with two subgroup companies at ...

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RECIPES for SUCCESS What makes companies strong

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2013 10.09.2013

Jesús López Marín, Managing Partner of Edelmann Technology, PSA Technology and BW Technology, defines the recipe for success of his three companies as follows: ". condemned to be innovative. This was true in the 1940s and is even more important today. Our customers are looking for solutions to suit ...

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The comeback of a traditional Swiss brand. Last December came the surprise announcement that the world-renowned brand of Saurer was going to get back into the world market in a big way.

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2013 10.09.2013

The new Saurer Group has been back on the market with about 3,800 employees around the world and a group sales volume of approx. 1 billion Swiss francs. The Jinsheng Group bought the business areas of natural fibers and textile components from Oerlikon. So it was not very surprising that the new ...

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Embossing with ultrasonic vibration

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2013 23.05.2013

In particular when embossing foamed textiles, like car seat upholstery, the optimum feel of the material is often impaired or reduced either due to the material being pressed too much or the embossing pattern is not permanent. Ultrasonic welding is a low-energy and very accurate process. Energy is ...

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Energy policy received with consternation

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2013 23.05.2013

As first link in the textile value chain, the man-made fiber industry ranks among the energy-intensive sectors. In Germany alone, the man-made fiber industry directly and indirectly provides steady employment of 1.5 million individuals. The fibers produced here are sophisticated specialty products ...

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Growth despite difficult environment

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2013 23.05.2013

In the first quarter of 2013, Hartmann, Heidenheim/Germany, continued to be confronted with a difficult market environment. The efforts of the countries to consolidate their budgets negatively impacted the national budgets for health services. Nevertheless, the group worldwide increased its sales ...

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Man-made fibers world

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2013 02.04.2013

The 52nd Dornbirn-MFC, from 11th to 13th of September 2013 with more than 100 lectures and held by experts is offering an insight into the innovative power of man-made fibers, multiple fields of application and new approaches for effective solutions. Already in the opening session a lecture of the ...

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Pantex

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2013 02.04.2013

Pantex International, Pantex founded in 1987, headquartered in Italy with additional production sites in the UAE and in China, will launch several new materials, including grades of film-based Cloth Like and nonwovens-based Cotton Dry laminates. The products are extremely soft and have unique visual ...

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News in wound care

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2013 02.04.2013

While MEDICA hosted 4,554 exhibitors, COMPAMED, the world's leading trade fair for the medical technology industry, brought 645 exhibitors from 34 countries. Compared with previous years an increased attendance by companies from Asia, not the least China and South Korea, as well as the Middle East ...

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Viscose fibre with intrinsic water repellent properties

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2013 20.02.2013

In contrast to other methods of creating hydrophobic properties, Kelheim has been able to maintain the typical properties of the viscose fibre by incorporating the hydrophobicity in the fibre matrix itself. Thanks to incorporation of the additive during the spinning process, the hydrophobic effect ...

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Innovations in machine technology for nonwoven production

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2013 20.02.2013

The nonwoven industry with its great growth potential and intensive globalization expects suppliers and research facilities to deliver solutions to specific current problems, such as energy efficiency, material conservation, increase of production speeds and improvement of specific quality ...

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Textile and garment industry in East Asia

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2013 20.02.2013

The automotive sector as part of Japan's overall demand for nonwovens is essential for the nonwovens industry. At present, about 70 % of Chinese exported garment products are sold to Europe, the US and Japan. Taiwan's textile industry still consists of many small and midsized companies.

The decade ...

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Yes to quality - no to harmful substances

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2013 20.02.2013

The OEKO-TEX Association provide companies along the textile value chain with two certifications - textile testing for harmful substances according to OEKO-TEX Standard 100 introduced in 1992 and the OEKO-TEX Standard 1000 for auditing and certification of environmentally friendly and socially ...

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Dear Readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2012 11.12.2012

as you know, numbers offer a view of the general mood in the industry, so, at the end of the year, I would like to refer to a recent study of the Freedonia Group in the US: The global demand for nonwoven products will increase by 6.9 % per year to 9.2 million tonnes by 2015. Also, the forecast says ...

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Outlook - a great success

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2012 11.12.2012

The expectations for creative interactions, in-depth conversations, vibrant speakers and viewing new horizons were certainly met. In summary, the presentations included topics like innovation, product design, regulations and not the least the multi-facetted topic sustainability.

The new rules for ...

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