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
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Source of image: Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag

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Success stories: Knitting and hosiery production

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
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Source of image: Karl Mayer

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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

Groz-Beckert KG
72458 Albstadt
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Source of image: Groz-Beckert

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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).

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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

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

Sustainability due to minimal application

In the southwestern corner of Germany, in Baden-Württemberg, stands in a region known affectionately by locals as the "Ländle" - "the little country" - Weitmann & Konrad (Weko), the inventor of a non-contact rotor system for precise, metered application of liquids and chemicals to fabrics. In an interview, Weko Product Manager Thomas Laißle explains why global players in the paper, textile, tissue and foil industries have come to rely on the liquid application system of the owner-managed company with a workforce of 140, and why it helps them to save enormous quantities of water, energy and chemicals.

Keywords: Ressource and engergy efficiency; Sustainibility

Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co. KG
71229 Leonberg
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Picture Image: Weitmann & Konrad

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Nicolai Strauch

Textile Machinery Association, media and public relations, information, market observation, Walter Reiners-Foundation

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(+49 69) 66 03-13 66


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Christine Karin Schmidt

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

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(+49 69) 66 03-14 73


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