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”.

 

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.