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Extra soft, smooth, functional

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2012 17.10.2012

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, researchers were looking for new materials for oil clean up. At that time, Lenzing started first trials for producing a new TENCEL fiber which could be used for oil absorbency while retaining its biodegradability. ...

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Requirements for spin finishes for nonwovens in contact with food

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2012 17.10.2012

Here, both international and national jurisprudence come into play. The most common regulations are:

Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Title 21 of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)1

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 by the European Commission dated January, 2011 on plastic materials ...

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STRAHM Hi-Tex Systems - Solutions for the Hygiene Industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2012 17.10.2012

In the 80s and 90s of the last century, fast running thermobonding lines with calendar technic were dominating the daily business of the nonwovens plant manufacturers. Driven by a growing need for baby diapers and feminine hygiene products, efficient solutions for the production of coverstocks were ...

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Energy efficiency from Switzerland

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2012 03.09.2012

Strahm Hi-Tex Systems AG, which has its headquarter in Lengwil, Switzerland, near the German City Constance, specializes in the design of advanced heat treatment systems for fibrous substrates, especially for nonwovens. While Strahm offers standard heat treatment systems, the primary focus is on ...

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A specialist specialises

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2012 03.09.2012

Commercial Director Matthew North will deliver a deep insight into the strategy of the Bavarian viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres at this year's Man- Made Fibers Congress in Dornbirn. In his speech with the title "A Specialist Specialises" he reveals the secrets of success of Kelheim Fibres, ...

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Tissue World Asia 2012

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2012 03.09.2012

UBM Asia's fifth ever Tissue World conference and exhibition in Asia will take place 14-16 November 2012. This event will be targeted at the Asian tissue business. The exhibition covers the entire range of pulp production and processing. This includes pulp, fiber preparation and tissue machines, ...

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Sandler receives award for small and medium-sized enterprises

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2012 03.09.2012

On July 20th, 2012, representatives of local companies, politics, cultural and administrative institutions gathered in Selb, Germany for the 6th conferral of the "Mittelstands-löwe". The award, carried by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Upper Franconia, Bayreuth, local media and banks, and ...

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New spunlace line

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2012 30.04.2012

In April, PINOVA Capital, an independent investment company based in Munich, and some members of André Lang's management team had purchased Norafin Industries GmbH from the Danish Vernal A/S; now, Norafin will continue the company's success story: the manufacturing location in Mildenau will become ...

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MoliCare Mobile grew again

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2012 30.04.2012

In the Wound Management business segment in the first quarter of 2012 Hartmann posted an increase in sales revenues of 5.5 % to EUR 115.1 million. Growth was fueled by its product systems for modern and traditional wound treatment and post-operative dressings. As at March 31, 2012, sales in the ...

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Inventory is evil

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2012 30.04.2012

"Our strength lies beneath the surface" is the slogan of the long-standing company based in Neustadt/Danube. On the one hand, it indicates that scrims by Kirson can be used to reinforce products such as roof sheeting, sails, PVC flooring, carpets, nonwovens, insulation materials, papers and plastic ...

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High temperature laminating of PTFE membranes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2012 13.02.2012

PTFE foils are made mainly by a special peeling process of cylindrical blocks, which result from the fact that PTFE powder is consolidated under enormous pressure at high sinter temperatures. By the outstanding characteristics of the material PTFE, like e.g. the high chemical and permanent ...

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Mobile Textiles - more valuable than ever!

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2012 13.02.2012

"Only" 36.2 million vehicles (cars, trucks and buses) were manufactured around the world in 1982 - but that figure had risen to 77.6 million by 2010, more than double the earlier number. China was easily the world's number one manufacturing country in 2010, producing 18.3 million vehicles, and it ...

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Multi-talented textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2012 13.02.2012

In the ZIM research project KF2136709HGO, researchers from the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim worked with Kelheim Fibres to investigate the many and diverse ways of using newly developed multifunctional regenerated cellulose fibres. The ability of functionalised regenerated cellulose fibres to ...

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Textile recycling - technology of the future

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2012 13.02.2012

In terms of content, organization and participants, the 10th STFI Colloquium, which took place in Chemnitz on November 30 and December 1, 2011, was a worthy anniversary event in the sense of a growing global interest in sustainable product and process developments, particularly in the field of new ...

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Nonwoven research in France

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2012 13.02.2012

The ENSAIT trains about 140 master degree engineers in Fibre Science and Technology every year. The education program includes magistral courses, projects and practical training in nonwoven science and technology. This textile university owns a public research laboratory called GEMTEX (laboratoire ...

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R&D investments in Germany and China

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 11/2011 01.11.2011

Oerlikon Textile will increase its 2012 R&D investment in Germany to around CHF 60 million (worldwide to around CHF 80 million) and start ramping up R&D capacity in China. The German R&D organization will focus on the continued development of ground breaking innovations such as the recently launched ...

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Under new management

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 11/2011 01.11.2011

Udo Storck from Germany is taking over the shareholder majority at the Netherlands' leading independent foam conversion company from previous Managing Director Hein Wiegerinck. Masterfoam converts components made of flexible materials such as PU and PE foam, cell rubber and foils as well as cotton ...

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Budapest

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 11/2011 01.11.2011

"In search of balance: Charting a course for the global economy"

Insightful views on the uncertain near and longer term future based on the changing political, economical and demographic landscape in the world were brought forward by keynote speaker Robert Ward, Director at the Economist ...

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Three Business Units with five strong brands

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 11/2011 01.11.2011

As per 1 January 2012 the Segment Oerlikon Textile occurs in three Business Units with five strong brands on the market: Manmade Fibers (Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag), Natural Fibers (Oerlikon Schlafhorst and Oerlikon Saurer) and Oerlikon Textile Components. They are market leaders in ...

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"Good references on the market"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2011 13.10.2011

avr: Your printing works has been in operation for just three years. Does Innowo Print have reason to be satisfied?

Carsten Pedersen: We identified our own product niche in the nonwoven field and filled it successfully. Of course, it took a lot of time and money. But we already have some very good ...

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