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Innovative solutions for nonwovens and textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2019 07.06.2019

The international technology group Andritz will introduce its latest needling technology for producing veloured felts, mainly for applications in the automotive industry. "The long-lasting brush design combined with a needleloom for high production capacities ensure reduced production costs and a ...

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Recycling in a direct spinning process

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2019 07.06.2019

The Gneuß recycling technology from Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, enables the processing of high-volume, industrial PET waste from fiber, nonwoven or film production as well as from contaminated post-consumer bottle flakes. The recycling technology is based on the Gneuß processing unit (GPU) with MRS ...

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Oerlikon celebrates four world premieres

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2019 07.06.2019

Oerlikon will show its vision of sustainable and automated synthetic fiber production in a virtual 4D showroom at its 1,000 m² stand in Barcelona, under the slogan "Clean Technology. Smart Factory". At the same time, Oerlikon presents four world premieres for efficient machine and plant concepts in ...

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3D web forming

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2019 07.06.2019

At ITMA, the manufacturer of fiber processing equipment will be exhibiting the following machines: a Airlay type Flexiloft 2600 with improved web uniformity and weight range. The Laroche Airlay can run all types of fibers (synthetics, natural, recycled, etc.) and blends of fibers as well as solid ...

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IDEA focuses on sustainability and cooperation

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2019 07.06.2019

Sharing superpowers "As a leader in the innovation of smart adhesive technologies for disposable hygiene products, we have consistently revolutionized and spurred development in the industry. Here at IDEA 2019, we are sharing our 'superpowers'. By participating in this event we want to contribute to ...

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Textile recycling dominated by ITMA 2019

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2019 07.06.2019

Effective sorting systems have been further enhanced and form the basis of high-quality recycling processes. Mechanical waste treatment processes are constantly in demand, as even the chemical processes that are just emerging from the basic development stage require intensive comminution in advance ...

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Dornbirn-Global Fiber Congress

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The Dornbirn GFC 2019 will present more than 100 lectures from academic research and industry from September 11 to 13, 2019. The congress will focus on sustainability and digitalization. The expert lectures will concentrate on the following main topics: - Fiber innovations - Circular economy and ...

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Sustainable nonwoven solutions

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The TWE Group's booth features a range of applications for nonwovens made from recycled or biofibers. TWE has been working with alternative raw materials and recycled fibers in a variety of areas for years. For the past 15 years, for example, one of their 13 locations has been producing almost ...

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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

The Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo in Frankfurt/Germany will again be the hotspot for technical textiles and nonwovens from May 14-17, 2019. We are delighted - more exhibitors, even greater internationality, a changed hall concept and the brand new Techtextil Forum on all four days of the fair ...

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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Probably several thousand engineers at automobile manufacturers all over the world are currently working on reducing the weight of their vehicles. In cars, trims with 40 percent and interior with 25 percent of total mass offer enormous possibilities for lightweight constructions. In the textile ...

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Carbios announces grant of U.S. patent

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Carbios, a company that has pioneered new bioindustrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted it a patent on its proprietary process for PET recycling from plastic waste using enzymatic ...

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Electric vehicles have a major impact on the use of nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Current disruptive mega trends pose a new challenge for the nonwovens industry. Electromobility is already in full motion, with autonomous driving and car sharing concepts developing rapidly. The disruptive transformation of the automotive industry has already begun with the individualization of car ...

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New life for airplane structure material

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

Carbon fiber reinforced material is extremely strong and lightweight, making it attractive for a variety of uses, including in the construction of the highly efficient 787 Dreamliner and Boeing's brand new 777X. As the largest user of aerospace composites for its commercial and defense programs, ...

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Avoiding microplastics in the production of synthetic fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2019 03.05.2019

TWD Fibres GmbH is aware of its responsibility for our planet and for preserving our habitat for future generations, which is why the fiber producer, has made it company policy to minimize emissions of microplastics in order to protect our environment. According to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of ...

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Textile recycling: between economic reality and sustainable use

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

With the enormous increase in the demand for textiles, the development of manmade fibers and nonwovens, as well as the use of textile products in technical fields, the technical and economic conditions for the recycling of textiles has also changed. Textile recycling means the limited-time reuse of ...

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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Specialty chemicals are essential for the functionalization of nonwovens and technical textiles during finishing or in coatings. We spoke with a medium-sized specialty chemicals manufacturer about the current challenges in times of tight margins and an unpredictable raw material situation (p. 11). ...

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ICE Europe 2019: digitalization, individualization and sustainability

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Trade visitors from the international converting industry will be able to inform themselves of the latest technology trends and innovative production and processing methods in the areas of digitalization, sustainability, individualization and efficient machines and solutions. Due to the growing ...

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General information on the fairs

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2019 25.02.2019

A t ICE Europe 2019 some 450 exhibitors will present their innovations on 11,500 m² net exhibition space. Exhibitors will be in Hall A5 and A6. ICE Europe is an exhibition for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens. Industry experts, looking for ...

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Support for new challenges

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2019 25.02.2019

The arrival of the "Internet of Things and Services" within paper and corrugated board plants is accelerating processes, changing routines and will advance the individualization of the end products. Set-up, downtime and maintenance, as well as energy efficiency and recycling rates/qualities, are all ...

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Exhibitor Statements regarding Sustainability

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2019 25.02.2019

Esa-Matti Aalto, Managing Director, Polytype Converting GmbH "Functional coatings are becoming increasingly important today as a real alternative to non-recyclable composites in the packaging sector. Due to their poor recyclability, multilayer products will be replaced by monolayer structures with ...

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