Success stories: Man-made fibre production and spinning

The world constructed from textiles

Evenly-drawn, high tenacity and (super) low-shrinkage industrial yarns, fibrillated tapes and spunbonds are the basis for stable construction textiles. Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag technologies are used for production of these technical textiles.

Keywords: Construction textiles, geotextiles, manmade fiber spinning systems, winder, carbon fibers, nonwovens, spunbonds, filament yarns

Oerlikon Barmag Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
42897 Remscheid
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Oerlikon Neumag Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
24536 Neumünster to company profile...


Source of image: Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag

Success stories: Knitting and hosiery production

Tradition Meets Digitalisation

The phenomenon of digitalisation and networking of the entire value chain – Industry 4.0 – is also gaining importance in the textile industry. H. Stoll AG & Co. KG, a long-established manufacturer of flat knitting machines based in Reutlingen, Germany, will present an innovative software tool for networking of machine parks with up to a thousand machines at the ITMA textile machinery show in mid-November. CEO Andreas Schellhammer talks about digitalisation as a challenge and opportunity for the long-established float knitting machine manufacturer, whose machines are increasingly being used for the production of technical textiles.

Keywords: Functional Integration; Automation, Industry 4.0

H. Stoll AG & Co. KG
72760 Reutlingen
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Source of image: H. Stoll


Energy-saving and forward-looking technique in the Stoll knitting machine

Using servo technology in fabric take-down Stoll saves up to 20 % of energy. Intelligent machinery lighting provides ergonomic benefits to the operators, protects raw materials and environment.

Knitting, Emissions, energy efficiency, flat knitting,  life cycle costs, tricot

H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG
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Source of image: Stoll


Success stories: Production of nonwovens, woven fabrics and braids

Technology and know-how for new application fields of technical textiles

The advantages offered by braiding synthetic fibres for material substitution and saving energy on water, on land, and in the air, are explained by Dr. Janpeter Horn, managing director of Herzog Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, an Oldenburg-based company whose history began 154 years ago.

Keywords: Textiles for more energy efficiency

August Herzog Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
26127 Oldenburg
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Picture Image: Leadership in technology and the global market: Buttonhole braiders for efficient production of stents and artificial blood vessels (HERZOG Maschinenfabrik).


Biodegradable hygiene products – Nonwovens with better environmental friendliness

The WC at home is often used to dispose of items other than toilet paper: fabric items and wipes for cosmetics, personal care and hygiene that really do not belong in there. These moist wipes are broken down very poorly in water, so they get into the drainage system, and from there to the wastewater treatment plants, where they form enormous clumps and have to be removed at great effort and expense. The hygiene product manufacturers which produce these wipes from nonwoven materials are therefore working with system builders to develop alternatives. Andreas Lukas, Managing Director of Andritz Küsters GmbH in Krefeld, explains how the committed VDMA member specialising in processes and machine systems for paper finishing and nonwoven production is improving the environmental tolerability of hygiene products.

Keywords: Ressource and engergy efficiency; Sustainibility

ANDRITZ Küsters GmbH
47805 Krefeld
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Picture Image: ANDRITZ Küsters

Success stories: Washing, bleaching, dyeing, printing, drying, finishing

Right-first-time with task compression

Integrated robotics replaces the simplest manual labour - high-tech equipment from Germany can reduce the human error rate in dyeing plants dramatically. It also helps to make working conditions more save. While transporting the dye to the preparation vessel in buckets by the operators is still standard practice in many factories in Asia, this is done by robots in state-of-the-art machine parks. A dying machine manufacturer strives consequently for compressing tasks over the entire production process.

Keywords: Functional integration; Sustainibility

Thies GmbH & Co. KG
48653 Coesfeld
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Picture Image: Thies

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Textile Machinery Association, R&D Consultant, Working group hybride lightweight technologies


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