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
Source of image: Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag
Warp-knitted mosquito nets help in the fight against malaria and the spread of the Zika virus
Warp-knitted nets with a specific construction provide reliable protection against mosquito bites. These nets are mainly produced on two-bar tricot machines. To produce certain products, raschel machines having three guide bars can also be used. KARL MAYER machines can be used to efficiently manufacture warp-knitted mosquito nets with highest precision and operating speed.
Keywords: technical textiles;protective textiles;warp-knitting machines;warp-knitting
Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
63179 Obertshausen to company profile...
Source of image: Karl Mayer
Needles lower end user CO2 emissions
One of the largest textile machinery equipment suppliers in the world, Groz-Beckert has demonstrated with new needles for circular knitting machines that product innovations are not driven solely by financial considerations. A latest innovation weighs just 0.6 gram and is capable of lowering the end user's CO2 emissions significantly. Eric Schöller, a member of the management board explains the reasons for the family-owned company with 7,700 employees worldwide to pay equal attention to efficiency and sustainability in all its new developments and research into such future technologies as textile-reinforced concrete.
Keywords: Ressource and engergy efficiency; Sustainibility
72458 Albstadt to company profile...
Source of image: Groz-Beckert
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
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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 to company profile...
Picture Image: ANDRITZ Küsters
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 to company profile...
Picture Image: Thies
The VDMA has summarised the arguments of the textile machinery industry on energy efficiency and the often questionable validity of machine labelling in the energy efficiency guide „Conserving resources - securing savings-potential“.
Commentary by Thomas Waldmann, Managing Director VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Forum Composite Technology “… Within ten years, German textile machines reduced the energy consumption of the entire process from fi ber to hydroentangled nonwoven for hygiene applications by 27 percent….”
„Master the Art of Sustainable Innovation“, is the main topic of ITMA 2015. Member companies of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association continue the analysis started at ITMA ASIA 2014 and demonstrate how German technology increases profits by higher energy and material efficiency.
The internet has already profoundly changed private life; in the meantime, the Internet of Things and Services is entering the production process and is creating new business models. The interconnection of state-of-the-art information technology and manufacturing processes, summarised under the term Industrie 4.0, is on track. The planned speed factory of the manufacturer of sports articles with the three stripes shows where the road leads: Fast and flexible production up to batch size 1.
On the occasion of a VDMA press conference at Techtextil, speakers from member companies Trützschler, August Herzog Maschinenfabrik and Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment added content to the sometimes loosely used watch word sustainability.
EURATEX and VDMA Textile Machinery signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join efforts of their campaign for the increase of energy efficiency in textile industry.
In 2012 ontec automation GmbH received the Bavarian State Prize and the Inventor's Prize of the Franconian craft sector for its system ZERO-TWIST C designed for the insertion of carbon weft threads.
Circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) has received an award from Baden-Württemberg for the energy-related renovation of its building services. Franz Untersteller, Minister for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, named Mayer & Cie. one of the state’s 100 Resource Efficient Companies. He presented the award at the Resource Efficiency and Recycling Congress held in Stuttgart on 18 and 19 October 2017.
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