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Fiber and textile developments in Scandinavia

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

RISE IVF is one of the most prominent and well-equipped textile laboratories in Northern Europe. The group focuses on consultation, testing, education and methods development combined with industrial renewal and sustainable development. Interaction with academia, the industry and society is ...

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Pioneering nanoparticles for 35 years

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

And yet he had the vision of developing a profitable business based on "measuring and generating particles". 35 years later, Palas holds 74 patent applications and is the worldwide market leader in the field of optical aerosol spectrometers and filter testing systems. Leander Mölter began his career ...

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Intelligent functionalization of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2018 07.12.2018

There are further important nonwoven consumers in the construction industry and the agricultural industry, as well as in the filter, automotive and apparel industries. Medical articles comprise surgical equipment as well as incontinence products. Smart combination of applied fiber type and ...

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Textile factory of the future

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

Digital technologies will improve production efficiency and enable products to be manufactured in small quantities (batch size 1). The topics of digitalization, industry 4.0, and the production of customer-specific products are the subject of development within the framework of the BMBF Zwanzig20 ...

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Trends in wound dressings

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2018 19.10.2018

The requirements for an "ideal" wound dressing go far beyond basic requirements such as protection against mechanical stress, wound exudate absorption and biocompatibility. They meet the requirements for hydroactive wound dressings for moist treatment of wounds healing by secondary intention, ...

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Nonwovens of the future: smart, safe and sustainable

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

In his welcome address, Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of Edana, told around 170 participants from over 25 different countries how dramatically the world has changed over the last 15 years: "15 years ago, we were also here in Rome with the International Nonwovens Symposium. Sustainability was not a ...

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Polypropylene sacks outperform paper sacks

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

The Philippine packaging manufacturer Sakomoto International Packaging Corporation supplies the local cement industry with Ad*Star sacks made of PP (polypropylene) fabric. In Caloocan City in the Philippine district Metro Manila, Sakomoto operates numerous tape extrusion lines, circular looms as ...

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Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler celebrated 65th birthday

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

On August 18, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler celebrated his 65th birthday. Being an Upper Franconian by birth and conviction, he is committed to promoting sustainable business, the welfare of his fellow citizens and our environment - not only within his company, but also on a regional and state ...

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From fiber innovation to the circular economy

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2018 31.08.2018

What's new regarding the contents of this year's 57th conference? What awaits conference attendees traveling to the 'fi ber town' in Austria's Alpine region of Vorarlberg from September 12 to 14? Friedrich Weninger: The conference will be enriched enormously by a video message from Austrian ...

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"We are doing pioneering work here!"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2018 29.06.2018

With this site, located in the so-called "Research Triangle", the company has its fi nger on the pulse of nonwovens development. This research triangle, which has been growing since the 1950s, is formed by the towns of Raleigh and Durham as well as Cary and Chapel Hill. It includes North Carolina ...

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From Mildenau to Mills River

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

The company based in Mildenau, Saxony, uses hydroentangling and needle punch technology to produce high-quality nonwovens for special technical applications as well as composite materials. These are used, for instance, in protective clothing textiles, applications for special cleaning, wet and dry ...

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"Over the years, Fitesa has become a partner of Reicofil"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

In 2017, Fitesa announced the acquisition of Pantex International, a company that produces specialty products for the hygiene market. After recent investments, the site in Simpsonville has become our largest and most diverse facility in terms of technologies under operation. During her interview ...

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From a development project to an established product segment

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

By combining the processes of wetlaid and spunlace (WLS = Wetlaid Spunlace), it became possible to use short-cut fibers with specifically tailored fi ber cross sections - a breakthrough for flushable wipes (MTT= Moist Toilet Tissues), that behave like conventional toilet paper in the sewage systems ...

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Textiles increasingly used in mobility

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

According to the Finishing - Threads - Fabrics - Technical Textiles industry association (IVGT), over 40 fi ber-based applications with a total area of 35 square meters are found in every car, statistically. The IVGT also assumes that the global market for car textiles will reach a volume of 32 ...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

In the editorial for this issue 2, I won't be introducing you to the editorial highlights as usual; this time, I want to say something on my own behalf. I have been associated with this magazine for 29 years. Through the magazine, I have come to know what I consider the most active and most ...

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New CEO at Freudenberg Performance Materials

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

Frank Heislitz, currently Chief Technology Offi cer (CTO) of Freudenberg Performance Materials, took over the position of Chief Executive Offi cer (CEO) of Freudenberg Performance Materials with effect from April 1, 2018. Dr. Heislitz succeeds Mr. Bruce Olson, who will retire at the end of March 201 ...

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From cardiac valves to car doors

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

Exciting innovations enhance and simplify our life with conveniences: Translucent concrete is a homogeneous material with lighttransmitting properties due to embedded optical fi bers. That makes it possible to illuminate entire façades in the dark. Cardiac valves of synthetic textile structures are ...

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Cotton - the safest fiber

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

People with sensitive skin or a tendency to neurodermatitis are often advised when shopping to choose underwear, bedding or clothing made of 100 % cotton. Who doesn't know that feeling of buying a warm winter sweater and putting it on, only to fi nd it scratches? In particular, those with a so ...

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ICE Europe - new ideas for the converting industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

As a specialized trade exhibition ICE Europe's exhibition profi le covers all areas of converting: Materials, Coating/Laminating, Drying/Curing, (Pre-)Treatment, Machine Accessories, Slitting/Rewinding, Flexographic/ Rotogravure Printing, Finishing, Factory Management/ Waste Removal/Recycling, ...

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"The market is booming!"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2018 02.03.2018

The town only has about 37,000 inhabitants, but is, among other things, the headquarters of major international companies such as Milliken & Company and Denny's, a fast food giant, and is located between Greenville and Charlotte right on Interstate 85 in the middle of a heavily industrialized region ...

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