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Oerlikon Neumag and Teknoweb Materials Joining Forces in The Future

Oerlikon Enters İnto A Strategic Partnership in The High-Growth Market For Disposable Nonwovens.

The Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group is entering into a strategic partnership with the Italian company Teknoweb Materials s.r.l. aimed at extending the nonwovens production systems portfolio to include the high-growth market for disposable nonwovens. Oerlikon announced that the two companies have come to an agreement in principle on establishing a new, jointlyowned company. This is expected to be completed within the next few weeks. With this development, Oerlikon strengthens the Oerlikon Neumag nonwovens systems business within the Manmade Fibers segment and expands intothe attractive disposable nonwovens market.
Teknoweb Materials is an established technology provider focusing on nonwovens used in disposable products. The company has – in the form of the Arvell® technology – its own patented and particularly energyefficient manufacturing process, with which wipes can be produced using an efficient spunbondairlaid nonwovens process instead of the complex cardedspunlace process. The Arvell® Technology dispenses with hydroentanglement and subsequent drying, which results in considerable energy and hence cost savings for customers.
Together with Oerlikon Neumag’s know-how and equipment for manufacturing technical nonwovens (durable nonwovens), both partner companies will in future occupy a significant position within the nonwovens production solutions market. The newlycreated, combined technology platform offers considerable synergy potentials and the ideal prerequisites for launching innovative products.

Advance into a CHF 300 million market
As a result of the partnership, the Manmade Fibers segment further advances its interests in the attractive disposable nonwovens market. With a market volume of around CHF 300 million and average growth of between 4 and 5 percent expected over the next few years, the disposable nonwovens market is particularly interesting for Oerlikon Neumag.
In addition to the markets for technical nonwovens production solutions in which it already operates, this will also allow Oerlikon Neumag – with its machine and systems solutions – to participate more actively in one of the, in terms of volumes, fastest-growing areas within the overall nonwovens market in the future. Drawing on Oerlikon Neumag’s innovative airlaid, meltblown and spunbond technologies and the Teknoweb’s innovative nonwovens solutions, the newlyformed company will have excellent market access with a global sales and service network. Together, it will be possible to tap into market potentials more swiftly.
Georg Stausberg, CEO of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, comments: “We are pleased to be announcing this strategic partnership with Teknoweb. With this, Oerlikon Neumag gains access to innovative technologies, hence expanding its product portfolio as a total solutions provider for nonwovens production systems. This allows us to expand into an attractive new market. Not least, the collaboration underlines our strategy of broadening the Manmade Fibers segment product offerings, with the aim of making its overall portfolio – currently with its primary focus on the filament business – more balanced in the long term.”
Fabio Zampollo, CEO Teknoweb Materials, explains: “Our objective was to join forces with a strategic investor with outstanding know-how, excellent technologies and machine and systems solutions. Oerlikon offers all these from a single source. Furthermore, we will in future also profit from Professional engineering and the global service network of the entire Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.”

Joint presentation at the Index 2017
At this year’s Index, taking place in Geneva between April 4 and 7, Oerlikon Neumag and Teknoweb Materials presenting a broad range of technologies for the efficient manufacture of nonwovens. At trade fair stand 2314, the experts of both companies provided information on process solutions for industrial applications such as filtration, roofing, geotextiles, automotive, medical and hygiene applications and also disposable nonwovens.

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A New Technology From Trützschler Switzerland AG And EREMA For Production Of BCF Yarn From Recycled PET (R-PET)

All of us use plastic bottles almost every day. Especially life without bottled water is not conceivable in developing and developed countries.

Whereas glass was the main material for bottles in the last century, producers and consumers more and more favoured PET – polyethylen- terephthalate – since the late 1980s. These “polyester” bottles come with the distinctive advantages of being light weight and almost unbreakable. However, the success generates the new challenge of coping with billions of discarded bottles each year. When the bottle is empty we often throw it away, even though some of us would keep it for a second life. In many regions of the world recycling is an option. In Asia, for example, the probability that an empty bottle will be recycled is more than 75%. However, unfortunately there are also regions with recycling rates not exceeding 15%.Recycling in Asia is wide- spread because especially entrepreneurs in China early recognized PET bottles as a valuable raw material. Using recycled polyester flakes offers numerous advantages: the economical aspect (flakes are cheaper than virgin chips) and the sustain- ability/good image aspect (green label) are to be mentioned among them.

Recycling PET bottles
A long and complex process chain is needed to turn a used bottle into usable raw material. It all starts with the collection of the bottles and pressing them into bales. Afterwards, the bales are opened,
sorted out and grinded. The flakes obtained are washed (cold and hot) and separated from the polyolefin, which comes from caps and gaskets. After drying and metal separation, the flakes are practically ready to be filled into silos or big bags. A new cycle begins.
One of the main processes for recycled polyester is spinning staple fibers, which can be used for spun yarns, textile fillings or nonwoven materials for instance. These applications are well established with fleece shirts and throws being prominent examples. Besides, due to many factors, the collection and recycling rate of plastic bottles is growing worldwide. Therefore it is time to explore new end uses of the recycled PET like carpet application for example

Spinning BCF yarn from PET and R-PET
PET fibers offers numerous advantages in carpet applications. Especially the high stain resistance should be mentioned, which is even higher than that of chemically treated PA BCF. Moreover, PET can be spun in undyed form, which is not the case for PP. Undyed yarns can be twisted, heat set, dyed and tufted or the finished carpet can be printed. Compared to staple fiber production, using R-PET for manufacturing continuous filaments is much more challenging. In filament spinning the quality of the yarn is determined by the homogeneity of the raw material. Recycled flakes are an instability factor, small deviations in quality can lead to an increased number of filament breaks or broken filaments. Further, the variance in the flakes quality could affect the yarn’s colour pick-up so the finished carpet shows streaks.

The EREMA-Trützschler system
This challenge is the reason that Trützschler and EREMA started to collaborate. EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. is a leading solution supplier in the area of plastic recycling systems and technologies. Both companies joined their efforts to develop a one-step system for pre-processing and spinning polyester flakes into Bulk Continuous Filament (BCF) for carpet applications.
The new system directly links EREMA’s VACUREMA® technology with Trützschler Switzerland’s symTTex BCF machinery (figure 2). The EREMA part consists of a vacuum reactor, a directly linked singlescrew extruder and a high-performance filter. Washed R-PET flakes are dried and decontaminated in the reactor, melted in the extruder and then forced through a large area filter of variable fineness. After that the high-quality melt is transferred to the Trützschler spinning system. The well-known and established high quality spin packs, dual shell draw rolls, the HPc texturizing system and fully driven winders form the filaments and wind them onto bobbins. An industrial line is already successfully running in Poland.

A one-step process for high-quality yarns
EREMA’s patented system enables the feeding of clean flakes directly into the reactor without using neither crystalliser nor dryer. A major advantage is the energy savings because energy-intensive drying and crystallizing steps are omitted.
When measuring the yarn’s viscosity we see that its IV value virtually reaches the IV value of the flakes (figure 3). This proves that the drying process is extremely efficient – the vacuum before the extrusion process removes moisture and volatile material very effectively.
The combination of EREMA’s and Trützschler’s systems allows for pro- ducing distinct BCF yarns with high efficiency, excellent process stabil- ity and low transformation costs (table 1). Market requirements and expectations when using 100% R-PET flakes or mixtures of flakes with virgin material are fulfilled. The cooperation of Trützschler with EREMA for recycled polyester constitutes a major pillar in Trützschler’s product portfolio of solutions. It perfectly adds to the already estab- lished systems for the production of PA6, PA6-6, virgin PET and PP BCF yarns. It is a step ahead toward market demand for more sustainable end products.

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HyperTex From DiloGroup

DiloGroup – “HyperTex” Installation for the Production of Reinforced Multi-layer Needlefelts.

Numerous fields of application such as filter media, geotextiles, roofing mate- rial, floor coverings, other technical textiles and composites require needled nonwovens with high lowload resistance. This is generally achieved by using reinforcing meshs / grids. The DILO HyperTex installation with the “Turbotex” scrim fabric machine of Messrs. Ontec automation GmbH produces a reinforcing scrim which is fed between two needlefelts and then needled together by a Hyperpunch needleloom.
The mesh apertures of this scrim can be varied up to 20 x 20 mm, production speed is up to 40 m/min. The HyperTex installation in a working width of 2.5 m is ready for presentations and trials in DILO’s Textile Research Centre in Eberbach, Germany.

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Andritz To Supply Two Spunlace Lines To Fujian Nanfang Textile Co., Ltd, Including The First TT Cards Sold In China

Andritz Nonwoven, part of international technology Group Andritz, has received two orders from Fujian NanFang Textile Co., Ltd (PRC) to supply two new neXline spunlace nonwoven lines for its new plant in the city of NanPing, Fujian Province, China.

Start-up of both lines, which will produce facial papers and wipes, is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017. Spunlace line #1 supplied by Andritz will be capable of processing 100% bleached cotton fibers in a crosslapping configuration with an eXcelle card, a Dynamic crosslapper, a drafter and another eXcelle card, including the ProDyn and Isolayer functions, in order to enhance the web profile uniformity and thus save raw materials. For web bonding, Andritz will supply its Jetlace Avantage hydroentanglement unit. Line #2 is a high-speed spunlace line for processing viscose and polyester fibers. It will have two Andritz TT cards for web forming and a Jetlace Essentiel unit for hydroentanglement. The TT card technology enables drylaid web forming at very high speed. Andritz has a large number of very successful installations with TT card technology around the globe, with more than thirty machines in operation and an average capacity of 20,000 t/a per line. The TT cards for NanFang will be the first to be installed in China. NanFang has already invested in three spunlace lines in the past, the first of which was installed in 2002.

 

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Abalıoğlu Teknoloji Exhibiting Nanofiber Filter Media

Company’s core HIFYBER technology is designed for high efficiency air filtration applications.

Manufacturer of the nanofiber filter media HIFYBER engineered for high efficiency air filtration applications, were shown its series of diversified nanofiber products at Filtration 2016. Nanofiber filter media has enabled new levels of air filtration performance in several diverse applications within a broad range of environments due to its unique properties including small fiber diameter, high specific surface area, high porosity and small pore size. Abalioglu Teknoloji’s nanofiber filter media offers increased dust holding capacity, enhanced filtration efficiency, low pressure drop, excellent durability and improved filter life. The company’s nanofiber membranes possess fascinating benefits that make them very attractive in liquid filtration. The interconnected pore structure of nanofiber membranes plays an essential role in enhancing the filtration performance. Filtration studies show that nanofiber membranes exhibits better flux throughput than traditional membranes. Filtration performance can be further enhanced through incorporation of some active substances. In other news, Abalioglu Teknoloji recently announced that Poirino SpA is now its exclusive distributor, and will market its nanofiber filter media HIFYBER in Italy. “We are confident that our partnership will provide better service for filtration industry by offering an expanded line of products and local stock service for shorter delivery times,” the company says.

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Brückner Supplies Line For The Coating of Nonwovens For Automobiles

Today, a modern automobile contains between 20 up to 30 kg of fibres from the tyres to the sky. These fibres are used – visibly and invisibly – in many textile products for example as tyre cord, adhesive tape of the seat cover, claddings, sound proofing or insulating material but also for floor coverings.

In first-class vehicles mainly knitted fabrics are contained as visible textile sheets but in many of the more than 65 million cars produced every year also nonwovens as lower priced alternative are used. Thus, an automobile contains possibly more than 21 m² of nonwovens in the most different appearances. Brückner has recognized this trend already long ago and offers for many of the mentioned areas of application innovative machines and lines for a resource-saving production of technical textiles used in modern vehicles.

This begins with lines for the production of acoustic nonwovens continues with lines for the production of substrate for woven textile tapes, finishing lines for woven air bag fabric to coating lines for interior cladding based on needled nonwovens as supplied to and set into service at a customer in Russia recently. The company OOO Nomateks lies in the region Uljanows near the South-Russian city of Samara. Nomateks was founded in 1961 at that time the first producer of tufting floor coverings in the former USSR. Nomateks developed in its history which goes back 50 years and became one of the biggest and most important nonwovens producers in Russia. With more than 180 workers and employees, the company produces high-quality nonwovens to be used in geo or automotive textiles with their own PP and PET fibres.

Every year Nomateks produces more than 50 million m² of nonwovens. A jointly realized project focused mainly on the customer’s request for highest flexibility and productivity with minimized use of resources. Therefore the line is able to coat, depending on the type of fabric and process, more than 15 million m² nonwovens per year for the use in automobiles. It is possible to finish velour needle felt carpets as well as unstructured needled nonwovens. With a length of more than 70 m it is one of the biggest lines Brückner ever supplied for the finishing of needled nonwovens. To meet the above mentioned requirements, above all the preparation times had to be optimzed and the thermal and electrical energy demand had to be reduced considerably in comparison to the existing line. Since the project is a completely independent production line, the supply of the line with raw material has been considered from another point of view and a real alternative compared to the conventional preparation process in the batch has been found. The use of an inline mixer of the Various Mix type produced by Messrs. Hansa Industrie Mixer allows to meter water, latex, chalk and possible additives directly from the big bag discharging station into the line and to prepare a highly homogeneous compound. This compound is converted into an instable foam and is supplied directly to the application unit. A Brückner knife-over-table foam unit is installed for the application.

The gap between the knife and the table and thus the application quantity can be adjusted with a motor. The adjustment is made with a lifting spindle. The reproducibility of the settings is ensured by an absolute value transmitter. Normally the adjustment is made on both sides, but also corrections only on one side are possible. The squeegee roller can be balanced pneumatically via a four-bar linkage. Due to the rotary movement around the articulation, the squeegee roller parts not only vertically in case of a seam but also horizontally. This prevents impacts or material cracks. The foam is supplied via a traversing distribution pipe directly in front of the knife and is automatically adapted when the production speed changes. In order to adapt the penetration depth of the foam into the nonwovens a height-adjustable braying roller is installed behind the coating knife. It is watercooled to prevent an adhesion of Latex.

The coated nonwovens is dried in a more than 27 m long Brückner Duo-Therm dryer, finished with a horizontal chain tensioning system to transport the fabric. This type of dryer is proven for the coating of carpets and nonwovens. The dryer which is directly heated via fan-supplied gas burners allows temperature differences of up to 60 °C due to separate heating and air circulating systems above and below the fabric web. In addition to the separate temperature adjustment on the coating and pile side also the air speed and thus the air circulation intensity can be adjusted independently by using the frequency-controlled circulating air fan drives. This provides for a high drying performance with very gently treatment of the pile and a high efficiency. This prevents pile deformations reliably. The use of the patented Venturi system for a homogeneous mixing of the hot flue gas with the circulating ambient air leads to a very homogeneous temperature distribution across the width. The geometrically optimized Venturi nozzle needs absolutely no mechanical mixing elements and achieves with this a maximum efficiency. In addition, the line is provided with a two-stage heat-recovery unit air/air and air/water.

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On the one hand it heats up with the exhaust air heat a part of the fresh air which is required for drying. This heated fresh air is added to the process at various points which has the effect that the drying process can be operated always with the best fresh air/exhaust air ratio. On the other hand the ECO HEAT air/water heat-recovery unit is used to heat process water for further use at other machines and lines of the Nomateks works. Depending on the production process the above described system can reduce the thermal energy consumption by about 30 % and allows thus a significant reduction of the production cost. Heat-exchange processes lead to a cooling of the exhaust air and thus to a condensation or a separating of pollutant particles. With this process the heat-recovery unit contributes considerably to the cleaning of the exhaust air.

In order to achieve the flexibility described above not only in the coating and drying sector several different winding and cutting systems are provided. The finished fabric can be treated on y two-roller ascending batcher as well as on an A-frame trolley. In addition, a Parker Hannifin longitudinal cutting and batching unit is installed inline. The Hauser – QLA offers the possibility to cut almost any material economically, to batch it and to treat it possibly further if required. The line is flexible due to its modular construction and perfectly appropriate for the processing of very different nonwovens. An integrated longitudinal cutting unit allows to make up to 4 cuts and to stack the fabric cut to length. The line has of course a highly-modern control system with a Siemens PLC and all important production parameters are memorized in a recipe administration system and can be recalled by push-button. Sensors measuring permanently the consumption of electrical/thermal energy allow a further exact monitoring of the production. And of course all drives are supplied by Brückner in the highest-possible energy efficiency class. With this project all partners have worked out a tailor-made solution for our customer Nomateks.

This is another Brückner coating line, which has been set into production to the customers’ complete satisfaction. The Brückner group with head office and production in Germany is worldwide known as technologically leading producer of high-tech lines for the dry finishing of textiles and the finishing of technical textiles and nonwovens. As owner-run machinery producer with more than 65 years of tradition and experience Brückner stands for reliability, continuity and a personal relationship with their customers.

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Dornier Presents Its “Green Technologies” At ITME India

Dornier’s “Green Machines” provide the highest weaving quality for technical textiles, sophisticated decorative fabrics and excellent clothing fabrics.

Lindauer Dornier GmbH presents innovative machine concepts for the production of highly sophisticated fabrics at the ITME in Mumbai. Under Dornier’s sustainability motto “The Green Machine”, the family company, which manufactures the machines exclusively in Germany, will present the latest technical solutions which allow producing the most modern technical textiles, sophisticated decorative fabrics and clothing with refined quality for the premium segment with very high economic efficiency. Furthermore, as at the ITMA 2015 and ITMA Asia 2016, Dornier as the technological market leader will present comprehensive solutions for “green technologies”. Citing the traditional green color of Dornier’s weaving machines, this also encompasses the “sustainable effect” of the fabrics produced on them. Their performance is of decisive importance in many sectors: Whether finest filters for purifying water or air, airbags and antiballistic structures to protect against death or injuries, composites made of glass or carbon fibers to reduce moving masses and consequently the CO2 emission. For all these and many more applications, Dornier’s “Green Machines” are indispensable tools manufacturing customized precision fabrics. The latest machine types of the Dornier system family comprising rapier and air-jet weaving machines are the centerpoint of the presentation.

Experts will demonstrate how Indian weavers can utilize the superior Dornier technology to master the current weaving mill demands as to the highest quality for fabrics and applications in the individual segments. Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the executive board, on the India ITME participation: “India is not only a fascinating country, but has become one of our most important markets worldwide concerning weaving and specialty machines. It’s many years now in which we are close to our Indian customers. Dornier has a subsidiary in Mumbai since the year 2000 that operates under the name Dornier Machinery India Private Ltd. (InDO) as a legally independent entity since 2005. With a plant expansion last autumn to nearly 900 m², InDO has prepared itself for the market growth. India’s annual economic growth has been above 7% during the last years. The country is on the way to becoming a leading industrial nation. Dornier’s share in this development has been quite considerable with about 5,000 new and used rapier and air-jet weaving machines producing precision fabrics in India (besides of that more than 35 large Dornier biaxial film stretching lines for thermoplastic films are currently operating in the country – making it the no. 1 polyester packaging film producer in the world). Along with this, India will continue to improve product quality and utilize the best and most modern machines for production. The high number of Indian textile manufacturers visiting the ITMA refiects this trend and we are very pleased that Dornier’s outstanding quality is highly valued.

The India ITME gives us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate directly the many advantages of our leading weaving machine technology.” Our presentation of technical textiles focuses mainly on fabrics that cannot be produced on weaving machines of other manufacturers with regard to quality and economic efficiency providing thus a unique selling point for the weavers. Examples can be found in all application areas of technical textiles from environment and geotextiles to construction textiles, industrial and 3D textiles up to the automobile and aircraft industries as well as aerospace. For sophisticated decorative fabrics, Dornier will be pleased to demonstrate to the Indian weavers, in the premium segment, how to implement Dornier’s technical advantage in weaving machines to also meet the latest and fancy demands. The decorative textile sector continues to be adventurous and develops more and more new patterns and material combinations. This trend is illustrated at the upcoming decorative fabrics exhibition in Frankfurt by “Explorations” as central theme. Dornier’s principle still applies: “Our weaving machines can efficiently transform practically everything that can be wound on a bobbin into a high quality, high value fabric”. Especially with complex patterns or fancy yarns, fabrics produced on Dornier weaving machines attain excellent quality combined with very high productivity. Dornier will be pleased to demonstrate to Indian weavers how they can produce premium quality with high productivity in the rapidly growing market of especially high value and sophisticated clothing fabrics. In all production segments with the highest demands on fabrics Dornier weaving machines provide unique performance and process reliability through a consequent exchange of ideas with customers, the inventiveness of Dornier engineers as well as the quality of the production in Germany.

“Quality creates value” – the focal point at the India ITME with the following weaving machines and applications: The rapier weaving machine P2 is a further development of the Dornier rapier weaving machine P1 with positive central transfer. With this machine a high density filter fabric with a width of 320 cm can be woven, for example, which was only possible with custommade machines up until now. The extremely high density is achieved by a specially developed cloth take-up, an absolute uniformity of the filling density and a reed impact force of 50 kN. Such a high reed impact force requires regulation of the warp tensions to a constant value with the warp let-off and cloth take-up. In order to control this warp tension, the Dornier SyncroDrive® with its stable speed is decisive for shedding. The load peaks in the complete shedding motion are therefore minimized and the uniform fabric produced always has the same mesh count per cm2. This is another requirement for a high quality filter fabric in addition to the density. The new rapier weaving machine P2 provides weavers a multitude of new application options as well as the chance to open up new markets. As real “Green Machine” it will prove its special strength and sturdiness above all infields that require more efficient, heavier and denser fabrics with highest regularity. This applies, e. g. forfilter fabrics for wet,fiuid and solid matter filtration or for soot particle separation etc.

On the latest version of Dornier’s rapier weaving machine P1, complex functional fabrics can be produced from different materials. The wide application spectrum of the P1 ranges from high value silk fabrics with 16filling colors for example for imaginative ladies outerwear fabrics up to carbon, glass or coated lattices with coarsest yarn counts in warp andfilling, and densities of 0.5 threads/cm or even lower. Thefilling insertion controlled in every phase allows processing an exceptionally wide range of yarn types and counts. This ranges fromfinest silk threads and monofilaments to glass roving and up to coarsest fancy yarns. The yarn count range is between 7 den and 4500 tex. Upholstery fabrics for office chairs are one of the applications presented at the ITMA. Elastic monofilaments and different fiock yarns are used in thefilling. The color of the fabric can be chosen individually according to customer wishes. This challenging elastic material of high quality can only be woven using a very precise warp regulation.

The regulation must ensure a predefined tension curve from full to empty warp beam. For this purpose, the rapier weaving machine P1 is equipped with a warp tension measuring system where sensors control the actuators by means of the warp let-off control thus ensuring a constant warp tension. A completely different example that illustrates the application variety of the rapier weaving machine P1 comes from sophisticated ladies outerwear. Here, a very high value fabric with 16 filling colors and different materials can be woven with an insertion rate of up to 600 fillings per minute. The basis for weaving such a multifaceted blended fabric is the welltried Dornier filling insertion with positive controlled center transfer ensuring a precise and reliable insertion of different filling yarns. Furthermore, a multitude of machine functions and components, in part patented, such as, e. g. Dornier MotoLeno® for the selvedge creation or Dornier AirGuide® for a precise rapier guidance in the shed, guarantee topmost process reliability.

Dornier’s air-jet weaving machine A1 also provides an exceptionally wide application variety. Whether combined with a cam machine, a Jacquard machine with up to 12,000 lifting hooks, a dobby machine with up to 16 shafts or a Dornier EasyLeno® unit, the A1 is the perfect tool for creative, economic and precise production of technical textiles, home textiles and clothing fabrics – in nominal machine widths from 150 to 540 cm. The style spectrum of the versatile A1 for technical textiles ranges from spinnaker silk to airbag and conveyor fabrics up to Jacquard car upholstery. In clothing fabrics, from wool to Africa damask up to functional textiles and, for decorative fabrics, from multiwidth Jacquard table linen to finest curtains. In the area of high value automobile textiles, market leaders from all over the world have trusted the high fiexibility and productivity of Dornier air-jet weaving machines for almost 20 years.

Today, products for the sectors tire cord, car upholstery or truck tarpaulins previously produced on projectile or fiexible rapier weaving machines are produced considerably cheaper with better quality on DORNIER air-jet weaving machines. The air-jet weaving machine generation A1 opens up further substitution potential in these and other areas. Air-jet weaving machine A1 also delivers outstanding results when weaving the finest wool in the very highest premium quality as produced by leading weaving mills all over the world. The special challenge here is to produce a fabric with this quality whilst meeting the most demanding requirements with high productivity

The Dornier air-jet weaving machine meets this challenge with its gentle filling insertion (“senza pelosità”, which means no hairiness of the fabric) in combination with automatic filling break repair. But Dornier would not be Dornier if productivity and quality were not continuously driven on. In industrial use, this has already been successful in the unique Dornier quality by prominent Italian wool weavers with an insertion rate of up to 1,000 fillings per minute. The heart of the Dornier “weave-by-wire” technology is the patented drive concept Dornier SyncroDrive®. It is a very low maintenance weaving machine drive based on servomotors without clutch-brake unit. The close of shed is adjustable electronically during weaving via Dornier ErgoWeave®, style data are archived and therefore reproducible. The newly developed nozzle concept, which allows a gentle acceleration of the filling thread, and the high performance carbon shafts further reduce vibrations during shedding. During Jacquard weaving with the Dornier SyncroDrive®, the weaving machine and Jacquard machine have separate drives with servomotors whereby the cardan shaft is not required. The connection runs via an electronic shaft. The very rigid and low vibration drive concept reduces the mechanical load as well as wear in the complete shedding area. The forces acting on the system as well as the energy consumption are drastically reduced.

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The patented DORNIER SyncroDrive® is a weaving machine drive with especially low maintenance due to the elimination of toothed belts or shaft drive. The bases are servomotors with direct control without a clutch-brake unit. This drive concept permits changing the close of shed timepoint during weaving. The very rigid and low vibration drive concept reduces the mechanical load as well as wear in the whole shedding motion thus ensuring significantly fewer warp breaks. Systems equipped with Dornier SyncroDrive® process the yarns very gently. Service life is prolonged, operating costs reduced. Lower costs, highest functional reliability and an outstanding fabric quality raise weaving with Dornier SyncroDrive® to a high level.

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METYX Composites Doubles its Production in Manisa

METYX Composites doubles its production facility area located at Manisa Organized Industrial Area. The newly acquired facility will be connected to the current factory via an access road and an area of 23.000 square meters in total will be used as a production and storage area. IN addition to the multidirectional knitted fabric production, there will also be model – mould and foam kit production in the new facility.

It is planned to provide a full capacity service in the facility by the end of 2017 via new employments. There will be multi directional fabric additional production lines for glass and carbon fiber and production lines aiming the processing of core set listing such as PVC, PET and balsa so as to meet the increasing demands of especially the wind energy sector in the new facility. Besides, with the new storage area built additionally, the logistic services for the growing customer range will be improved.

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METYX Composites Sales and Marketing Director Bahattin Şendoğan said: “Aegean Region has been showing a fast growth trend since the year 2011. In parallel with that, our local production is growing in order to meet the demands and needs of our customers. In this region, where METYX is working as the main provider, we see the developments in other composite sectors and plan our investments accordingly”. This last investment in regard to the METYX Composites is part of a five year program applied within the important strategic investments within the production facilities related to the technical textiles and composites since 2011. METYX Compoistes’ managing partner Uğur Üstünel said: “Our factory in Manisa started the production in 2012 and we always had in our mind to expand the facility here with a good timing. We think that we took this decision in new investment at the right time and that it will help us meet the requests and needs of our customers. In addition to our existing customers, we are looking forward to working with new customers in Aegean Region”.

 

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A Miraculous Innovation By TAÇ: Self-Cleaning Roller Blind

Getting into millions of houses with its innovative products that reflect trends, TAÇ brings a new dimension for the cleaning of roller blinds with the Self-Cleaning Roller Blind which it has added to its product range. Produced by a special technology and friendly for human health with the materials used in its production, TAÇ Self-Cleaning Roller Blind prevents spots stay on it thanks to its finishing that was developed with the latest technologies. Soot that occurs especially in the winter months, food steam in your kitchen or liquid stains that can splash to the roller are no more problems. Roller blinds, which can be stained due to small accidents that can be lived in children’s rooms, are cleaned on their own, easily.

The product, which has to be wiped only by wet cloth, cleans itself within 15 days, regarding to the strength of the light resource that it is exposed and the density of stain.

*Product was tested and approved by TÜV Rheinland against environmental dirt, soot, food steam. The types of light are daylight, energy saving bulb, led and flourescent lightning.

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The Biggest State-Supported Investment Of The Field By BTSO To Bursa

Having been started by BTSO at DOSAB in 2015, the constructions of Textile and Technical Textile Development Center and Advanced Composite Materials Development Center are concluded. By adding Advanced Composite Materials Development Center following Textile and Technical Textile Development Center, which is one of the centers that are planned to be opened in September, to the work schedule of 2016, it gained the right to right to benefit from BEBKA’s ‘Guided Project Support’. This project, for which the ministry provided a resource for the total of 25 million liras, is in the position of being the biggest investment that gained the state support in the field.

İKMAMM to be an Integrated center

To be commissioned thanks to an innovative industry-university cooperation model, İKMAMM is going to be an center that will be integrated with the production, test, certification and training operations and this will provide a transformation in various sectors from automotive to aviation and wind power.

At the center, which is to be operated with the mentality of private sector by BUTEKOM, postgraduate education, basic research, applied research, product development, production and commercialization operations will be carried out. The center, where postgraduate students, postdoctoral researches, academic members, researches, engineers and human resources that participate in the prototype production are located under the same roof, will be an innovative ecosystem, created by multi-disciplinal research, learning and production. It will create a synergy between the central disciplines where the technical textile and composite material disciplines will cooperate.

It Will Increase competitive capacity in the region

Stating that Advanced Composite Materials Research and Development Center serve as a bridge at the point of increasing the competitive capacity in the region and transformation to high-technology products with high-added value thanks to the R&D studies, the President of the Executive Board of BTSO İbrahim Burkay said “At this center, which will also be a complementary institution for our Textile and Technical Textile Development Center, both important projects will be de developed and important R&D studies will be carried out with our companies, producing composite materials. Therefore, our center will serve as a complementary institution at the point of our companies’ producing products with added-value”.