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The new - biodegradable - mulching paper

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

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

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

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

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

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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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

We're enjoying perfect weather and a perfect atmosphere on May 3rd in Chemnitz, Germany. It feels like a birthday party here at STFI. Over 300 German and overseas partners from the fields of business, science and politics have accepted the invitation to visit the party tent at the institute's site....

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Customized, multifunctional

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In the first few years after Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut (STFI - Saxon Textile Research Institute) was founded the first projects undertaken focused on classic processes within wet treatment, finishing, and mechanical finishing, such as for textiles made of renewable raw materials,...

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"Preserve the spirit and values of the institute!"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

In your view, what have been the milestones for STFI over the past 25 years? Andreas Berthel: Trying to focus the development of the institute down to a few milestones is a difficult task, but I'll give it a try. The institute was founded on February 17, 1992, and our business activities started on...

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"A reliable partner for impartial opinions and special tests"

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Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI) and Norafin, a provider of innovative solution concepts relating to technical nonwovens, are linked by a long-standing partnership. Norafin's roots go back to the 1980s, when Europe's first commercially used water jet system entered into operation ...

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Greetings

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A good 200 years ago, industrialization began in Saxony with the textile industry. It remains a key Saxon industry today with links to high-tech industries such as car and aircraft manufacturing, medical technology, as well as agriculture and landscaping. For the most part, the Saxon textile...

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All-rounders

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

The annually published statistical data from Edana - the international association for the nonwovens and related industries - show that growth rates of three to five percent continue to be achieved in the field of nonwovens production in Europe. This is all the more astounding as the development of...

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Palexpo Geneva in April: 12,758 visitors, 666 exhibitors

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

The exhibitors that avr talked to over the four days of Index gave a positive assessment of the trade fair. A total of 12,758 industry experts visited the halls, while 666 exhibitors from 41 countries presented their innovations. Continuation of the interviews from avr 4. Comfort and softness -...

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From yoghurt bacteria to technical textiles

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Who would have thought that probiotics, lactobacillus and bifi do bacteria found in yoghurt could be used in various technical textiles? One of the most innovative solutions by Devan (developed together with BekaertDeslee) is an allergen control technology: Purotex. The product works through...

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Certificate for Viloft fiber

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Kelheim's viscose specialty fi ber has been granted the "OK biodegradable Marine" certifi cate from the Belgian certifi cation body Vinçotte. These specialty fi bers are characterized by their fl at cross-section and their short fi ber length - both these properties have proven particularly benefi...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

Serkan Gogus has spent 20 years at Mogul and has deep expertise in nonwovens and textiles, thanks in part to his experience as a textile engineer and the additional knowledge gained by earning an MBA. Mogul has developed at a rapid pace since it was founded 20 years ago. The company invests...

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Tapping the potential of nonwoven growth

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

The company particularly sees potential for its folding and printing machines in the growth market for nonwovens. Manufacturers are constantly coming up with new ideas that they want to explore for the manufacturing of nonwoven products like wet wipes and cleaning cloths. "Our machines generally...

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Trousers made from fishing nets

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

First of all, old fi shing nets were collected from Basque fi shing cooperatives in the Bermeo, Getaria and Hondarribia regions of Spain in order to turn them into textile fi bers for sustainable functional clothing. A total of twelve tons of discarded nets have been collected since 2016. For the...

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Greetings

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2017 20.10.2017

There is a long and successful history of collaboration between EDANA and STFI, one which predates the formal establishment of STFI under its present name, when FIFT-Chemnitz and ITT-Dresden merged. At the time, for us the decision to welcome STFI as a member institute was an easy one to make. Not...

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