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Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

With so many exciting topics on every single page, this issue is more than worth the time it takes to read from cover to cover. It starts off with an interesting article that takes you to the Chinese province of Heilongjiang, where massive R&D investments have been made to make hemp - with fi ne,...

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Focus on intellectual property and performance differentiation

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Effi cient, safe batteries are a key factor to achieve the breakthrough in e-mobility and to supplement existing energy sources. Another driver for e-mobility - and power generation - are fuel cells. With regards to supplement existing energy sources there are redox fl ow batteries. Please describe...

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Nonwovens conquer fields and gardens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Agricultural products are being manufactured more and more extensively in line with industrial viewpoints and the available soil is used intensively. The international framework conditions are signifi cantly determined by the political, economic, and climatic situations. In industrialized countries,...

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Not an ounce too much

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The application, often called uniformity monitoring, extends an already proven system: in addition to visual error detection, users receive reliable information on surface weight and uniformity of the material. Beyond basic weight, the system also checks for "cloudiness", i. e., fi ber distribution...

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New PU dispersion

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Jowat now supplies a new high-performance dispersion for the lamination of interior car parts. The special formulation of the dispersion based on polyurethane has been developed especially for the high requirements in real leather lamination applications and supports the manual positioning and...

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100 times thinner than a human hair

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Mogul's new microfilament product "Madaline" uses state of the art bi-component technology to produce a soft, smooth and scratch and lint free fabrýc. The patented process subjects fi lament structures to high pressure water jets to simultaneously fi brillate and hydro-entangle and consolidate the...

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Standards and guidelines in the textile field

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The introduced accreditation (back in 1990 in the predecessor institution in Chemnitz), which was confirmed with the first certificate in 1991, forms an important basis for the inspection body's work. While only a small number of fields (physical, physical and chemical, visual, and burning tests on...

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A European look at an East German success story

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S TFI was seven years young when I began taking care of the policy area Research and Innovation at Euratex in 1999. I became aware of and valued the collaboration with STFI in one of my very first European funding projects, which involved establishing association structures and transferring...

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"The right chemistry"

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The key to the fiber manufacturer's development expertise is its extensive experience in the development and functionalization of viscose fibers on inhouse pilot systems. "As a developer, the focus for us lies on the fibers and applications. It is very important for us to understand the behavior of...

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Eight years of hotmelt technology

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In July 2009, the multipurpose laminating and coating system MPBL 800 CV from Lacom Vertriebs GmbH was inspected and approved by STFI. It has since been possible to undertake industry-oriented research projects alongside fundamental research. Numerous projects concerned themselves with the...

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"Experience and trust take time to develop!"

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In your view, what have been the milestones for STFI over the past 25 years? Dr. Heike Illing-Günther: Apart from its founding in 1992 with a focus on 'technical textiles', other important milestones include the founding of our Center of Excellence in Nonwovens in 2000, and the official opening of...

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Guide with a role model function

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The project is one of ten winners from the program 'Zwanzig20 - Partnerschaft für Innovationen', funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and launched in 2012. Through this program, companies, academic institutions and associations work together to develop a sustainable German...

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Greetings

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Along with German reunification over 25 years ago, the people in Saxony and throughout Germany were affected by a sense of upheaval, a new destiny and a strong will to change things. The driver of change was an irrepressible faith in the future, coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit to enter into...

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The new - biodegradable - mulching paper

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The company, a world-leading manufacturer of technical laminates and packaging materials, has developed the very fi rst organic mulch solution based on naturally biodegradable materials instead of plastic. Conventional soil-mulch materials consist of plastic, generally a polyethylene fi lm. Although...

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Technologies for effi cient nonwoven manufacturing

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

During the Edana talk at the Nonwoven Days 2016 in Hof, Germany, the global production of nonwovens in 2020 was estimated at 12360 kt. According to the study by Smithers Pira (avr 2/2016, p.8), annual growth of 7.7 percent is expected for industrial application nonwovens from 2015 to 2020. For...

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Anniversary in São Paulo

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Wacker Chemie AG is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its regional headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil. Wacker Química do Brasil Ltda. was established in São Paulo, in 1977, marking an important milestone for the Group in South America. In Jandira near São Paulo, the company manufactures silicone...

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Volcanic rock fibers and flax fiber composites

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The BasFlair project uses basalt fi bers made from volcanic rock to manufacture climatefriendly concrete. In the GreenBraid project, the scientists from Aachen, Germany, use fl ax for the production of natural fi ber reinforced plastics. "These two exemplary and innovative projects impressively...

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Cool under the collar Freudenberg Performance

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Materials opened its fi rst Shirt Technology Center in China at the Nantong facility. The world's leading specialist in woven, knitted and nonwoven interlinings is expanding its service and support for shirt manufacturers in the country. The support offered by the center covers the fi t, processing...

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Away from functions, towards users

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The PEBeMA research project is divided into two parts. One part of the research project handles organizational issues. This ensures that the HMI (human machine interface) development has a higher priority in the engineering process. The goals are for more speed, more fl exibility and high HMI...

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A strong network

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Karl Mayer and the Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e. V. "STFI" (Saxon Textile Research Institute) in Chemnitz, Germany, enjoy a long-standing partnership. The cooperation began in 1992, when the research institute was set up and Malimo Maschinenbau GmbH was taken over by Karl Mayer. The new...

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