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Combination of wood fibers and spider silk could rival plastic

20.09.2019 Achieving strength and extensibility at the same time has so far been a great challenge in material engineering: increasing strength has meant losing extensibility and vice versa. Now Aalto University, Aalto/Finland, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo/Finland, have succeeded in overcoming this challenge.

Recycling of carpets

20.09.2019 Although the vast majority of carpets today are made of recyclable woven or tufted materials, most textile flooring still ends up in landfill or end-of-life incineration. This is largely due to the traditional use of a latex, water-based backing which cannot be removed from the pile fibers and creates a difficult-to-recycle material mix.

Wetlaid line for glass fiber mats to Czech Republic

19.09.2019 The international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, has received an order from the manufacturer of technical textiles Saint-Gobain Adfors en Ltd., Litomyšl/Czech Republic, to supply a wetlaid line to be installed in their Litomyšl facility. Start-up of the line is scheduled for mid-2021.

GFC Startup Days

19.09.2019 Circular Economy, digitalization, technical textiles, nonwovens and the 1st Startup days were the hot topics of the 58th Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn GFC) in Dornbirn/Austria. With over 700 visitors from 30 countries, interest especially came from companies from Asia and Turkey.

Investment in production in USA

18.09.2019 The nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG, Schwarzenbach a.d. Saale/Germany, has broken ground on the expansion of its plant Sandler Nonwoven Corp. in Perry, GA/USA.

Mill optimization through Quality Management Platform

18.09.2019 Improvements have once again been made in the Uster Tester 6 from the provider of textile testing and quality control solutions, Uster Technologies AG, Uster/Switzerland: the facility for measuring conductive yarn through the Frequent Occurrences (FO) feature, and the high-speed assessment of twist and twist variation as part of a single yarn testing routine.

New fabric with thermal resistance and metal-shedding properties

17.09.2019 A new flame and heat resistant protective fabric targeting the personal protection sector is being launched by Coats Plc.
Performance Days

Focus on sustainable textile production

16.09.2019 Sustainable textile production is the focus topic of the upcoming Performance Days in Munich/Germany on November 13-14, 2019.

Acquisition of TK Industries

13.09.2019 Further expanding its range of heavy-tow carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics, Saertex has acquired 100% of shares in TK Industries GmbH

New CFO effective January 2020

12.09.2019 Effective January 1, 2020, Philipp Müller has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the company’s Executive Committee of the technology group Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland.

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