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Advanced Antimicrobial Additives Designed For Flexible Polymer Applications

Companies that use biocidal products to protect polymers and textiles from bacterial and fungal growth were faced with many changes in recent years. Regulatory developments limit the available types of biocides. For example, OBPA was the mostly used biocide to protect PVC and other plastics. Producers now need to find alternatives since OBPA was withdrawn from the sale in the EU in January 2013. The commonly used alternatives like DCOIT, BBIT, zinc pyrithione or IBPC have different limitations related to the various flexible polymer applications.

Especially outdoor applications have increased requirements regarding the antimicrobial effectiveness after UV and water exposure. In addition, an additive should have no effect on yellowing after UV exposure.

The used alternatives weaken this. But these are key requirements such as sufficient heat stability for the application process, initial discoloration as well as compatibility with other additives in the formulation.

Sanitized AG developed a new product Sanitized® PL 14-32 as a highly effective and long-lasting antimicrobial protection for flexible polymer applications. Besides thermal stability and compatibility with most formulations, Sanitized® PL 14-32 provides water resistance as well as high UV resistance and no yellowing after UV exposure. It protects the material against unwanted effects of microbes, like bacteria, mold, mildew, yeast and algae – all of which can cause material destruction, unsightly stains, cross contamination, odor development and biofilm formation. Beside thermal and color stability, the antimicrobial efficiency was checked in several formulations. The product is supported under the EU`s Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and the active substances are approved under the US EPA.

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Repa Represents The World Brand Technical Textile Corporations

Repa, operates in the following fields: together with textile, furniture and home decoration both in the country and overseas, real estate sector in the country, overseas language courses and building material as well as cement exportation overseas.

Repa, is a company specialized in technical, industrial and daily wear textiles as well as products connected thereto. Thanks to its international commercial expertise over a period of 10 years, it is a reliable, correct company in terms of all phases of the supply chain and its updated background information it is able to provide full support to our customers.

The product brands the company represents is given hereunder:

-Spunbond Nonwoven and Fiber Production Lines

-PET Recycling Lines

– Phenolic and Polyester Resin

-Stainless Steel Filter and Equipment

-Fiber

-Silver and Steel Yarn

-Carbon Yarn

-Aramide SewingThread

-Chemical Raw Material

Repa, is also representing SC&T, an engineering company which deals with world standard nonwoven technology and endowed with a production line.

SC&T is an engineering company that produces components destined to the textile industry and its roots date back to over 50 years. During all these years, SC&T has developed itself to its present level in order to offer flexible and affordable solutions at world standards aiming at growing and becoming the pivocal point to its customers involved in nonwoven and fiber production technologies.  The dedication of SC&T to its customers is not limited to the commencement and ending of the production lines. It also provides technological support, spare parts and excellent customer services with its after sales support units.

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Küçükler Tekstil Developed Bed Fabric That Can Pass The Flammability Testing Standard

R&D and M&D departments in the year 2015. In addition, having also developed bed fabric that can pass the flammability testing CFR 1633 for the new markets, Küçükler Tekstil’s Deputy Director General Selim Şahin said: “The products we developed successfully passed the tests conducted in the independent laboratories in America. In order to reach the potential new customers in these countries, we will be taking part in the international fairs held there. We aim to present our new products and to increase our sales volume in those fairs. We provide service through our 38 brands in total and through our many unique pattern and designs. We patented our designs within the body of Turkish Patent Institute as the authorized institution in Turkey and thus we protected them. We increase our sales volume every passing day”.

Stating that they export to 45 countries, Şahin also said that they would like to add three more countries within their export portfolio.

Pointing out that they are again planning on increasing the market shares in the countries of America and Far East within this year, Selim Şahin said: “As Küçükler Tekstil, our R&D team continues its works in order to develop new three products and brands that support sleep quality and can be beneficial for the users in terms of human health and comfort. Especially in this field, we prioritize technical features such as the thermal comfort, moisture transfer and fabric handle during sleep”.

Adding that they will be completing their ERP software processes so as to provide better service for the companies they work with, Selim Şahin underlined that through this process, they will have the ability to use the resources belonging to the companies in a more correct, sufficient way and in a timely manner.

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Andritz Nonwoven Presents Innovations At Cinte Techtextil China and ITMA Asia

8Andritz Wuxi Nonwoven Technology, China, is a renowned competence center for manufacturing, service, and R&D in the Asian nonwovens industry. Close to its customers, the company is able to offer a full range of services including pilot plant and test stands for customer test trials.

The Andritz facility in Wuxi hosts a state-of-the-art needlepunch line on an industrial scale, including the A.30 aXcess needleloom, which is available with a down-stroke (SD) and an up-stroke (SM) set-up.

This is particularly suitable for high-quality pre-needling when processing automotive felt, filtration, and geotextile applications at proven industrial speeds of up to 1,200 rpm, with working widths of up to six meters. Highly skilled process engineers are on the spot to support product developments and trials.

The roll service center comprises state-of-the-art grinding equipment and a test stand for various kinds of rolls up to 1 m in diameter and 10 m in length.

The test stand enables a performance check on roll parameters, such as line force, speed, and temperature, under production conditions. All roll types can be repaired, reconditioned, and upgraded at the Andritz Wuxi service center.

ANDRITZ Nonwoven aXcess range – the entrance key to the nonwovens market

As all-round partner for the nonwovens industry, Andritz Nonwoven has developed the nonwoven aXcess range to fit the demands of producers with medium-capacity requirements, particularly in the emerging markets. Andritz Nonwoven provides reliable solutions in all nonwovens segments, from hygiene to geotextiles, coating substrates, filtration, or automotive applications. The Andritz Nonwoven aXcess portfolio includes lines and individual machines for needlepunch, spunlace, and calendering processes, making it the ideal product for entering the nonwoven market.

The latest development within the Andritz aXcess range is the neXcal twin aXcess. This calender is based on the well-known and proven technology of the neXcal twin.

Designed with a speed range of up to 600 m/min and a standard roll width of up to 3,800 mm, the neXcal twin aXcess meets perfectly the demands of medium-capacity production up to 12,000 t/a. With one roll in production and one roll in stand-by position, the three-roll calender offers highest flexibility in the medium-capacity nonwovens market.