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13.11.2020

The AVK presents its awards virtually for the first time

The AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. – has once again announced the winners of its prestigious Innovation Awards. Decided by an expert jury, the awards recognise and honour sustainable innovations in three categories: “Innovative Products/Applications”, “Innovative Processes” and “Research and Science”.

Overview of all the winners in the three categories:

Category “Innovative Products/Applications”
1st Place: “Directly-cooled electric motor with integral lightweight housing made of fibre reinforced polymers - DEmiL” – developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Pfinztal, Germany, in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.*

2nd Place: “Intrinsically Reprocessable, Repairable and Recyclable (3R) thermoset composites for more Competitive and Sustainable Industries” – developed by cidetec, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain*

The AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. – has once again announced the winners of its prestigious Innovation Awards. Decided by an expert jury, the awards recognise and honour sustainable innovations in three categories: “Innovative Products/Applications”, “Innovative Processes” and “Research and Science”.

Overview of all the winners in the three categories:

Category “Innovative Products/Applications”
1st Place: “Directly-cooled electric motor with integral lightweight housing made of fibre reinforced polymers - DEmiL” – developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Pfinztal, Germany, in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.*

2nd Place: “Intrinsically Reprocessable, Repairable and Recyclable (3R) thermoset composites for more Competitive and Sustainable Industries” – developed by cidetec, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain*

3rd Place: “Fireproof composite metal hybrid structure – LEO® fire protection sandwich with integrated Hyconnect steel-glass hybrid connector” – developed by SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG and Hyconnect GmbH.*

Category “Innovative Processes”
1st Place: “Robotised Injection Moulding (ROBIN)” – developed by Robin, Dresden with the Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology at the TU Dresden*

2nd Place: “Omega stringer from the roll” – developed by the German Aerospace Center, Braunschweig*

3rd Place: “Hybrid die-casting – manufacturing of intrinsic CFRP-aluminium composite structures in aluminium high-pressure die-casting” – developed by Faserinstitut Bremen e. V. with Fraunhofer IFAM, Bremen*

Category “Research and Science”:
1st Place: “New high-temperature resistant UP resins and toughening agents” – developed by Münster University of Applied Sciences with BASF SE Global New Business Development, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research e. V., Saertex multicom GmbH*

2nd Place: “Scientific basis for the industrial application of the thermoplastic resin transfer moulding (T-RTM) process” – developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Pfinztal*

3rd Place: “The material- and energy-efficient production of turbine struts by the integrative combination of thermoset fibre reinforced materials” – developed by the Institute of Polymer Technology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with the German Aerospace Center, Gubesch Group, Schmidt WFT, Siebenwurst, Raschig.

Award ceremony on the Internet for the first time
For the first time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony took place as an online event on 12 November 2020. Many of the award winners’ innovations will be presented again in this year’s AVK Innovation Award brochure. This will be available online: https://www.avk-tv.de/innovationaward.php

 

*Please see attached document for more information.

 

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AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V

Lenzing reports improved results in the third quarter and remains strategically on course (c) Lenzing
Lenzing reports improved results in the third quarter and remains strategically on course
04.11.2020

Lenzing reports improved results in the third quarter and remains strategically on course

  • Significant improvement in the third quarter after COVID-19-related slump on the fiber market
  • Measures for structural earnings improvement with positive impact
  • Strategic investment projects remain on track
  • Hygiene Austria joint venture: Successful growth and continued focus on certified protective masks
  • Lenzing wins the Austrian State Prize for Innovation with LENZING™ Web Technology

Lenzing – In the first three quarters of 2020, the Lenzing Group successfully responded to the extremely difficult market environment of increased pressure on prices and volume due to the COVID-19 crisis by implementing a broad package of measures and remains fully on track in terms of its strategy. The cooperation with partners along the value chains was intensified and Lenzing was agile and flexible in adjusting production volume to demand.

  • Significant improvement in the third quarter after COVID-19-related slump on the fiber market
  • Measures for structural earnings improvement with positive impact
  • Strategic investment projects remain on track
  • Hygiene Austria joint venture: Successful growth and continued focus on certified protective masks
  • Lenzing wins the Austrian State Prize for Innovation with LENZING™ Web Technology

Lenzing – In the first three quarters of 2020, the Lenzing Group successfully responded to the extremely difficult market environment of increased pressure on prices and volume due to the COVID-19 crisis by implementing a broad package of measures and remains fully on track in terms of its strategy. The cooperation with partners along the value chains was intensified and Lenzing was agile and flexible in adjusting production volume to demand. In addition, Lenzing also intensified measures for structural earnings improvement to mitigate the effect of the pressure on fiber prices and demand for fibers, and reduced its operating costs significantly as a result.

Please read the attached document for more information

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Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft

(c) Trevira GmbH
30.01.2020

Trevira at Heimtextil 2020

The Trevira CS joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 was once again a success.

Trevira looks back on a successful trade fair appearance at Heimtexil 2020. The concept of a joint booth together with customers along with the presentation of product innovations and a special exhibition dedicated to the contract sector has once again proved its worth. Trevira hosted 31 co-exhibitors thus increasing the number of participants again compared to last year. Members of the entire textile value chain were present at the Trevira stand: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

Klaus Holz, CEO Trevira GmbH: „We are pleased about the very positive feedback we got on our joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 from our customers and the visitors to our stand. It shows that our concept is successful and that the booth works well as a market place for Trevira CS.”

The Trevira CS joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 was once again a success.

Trevira looks back on a successful trade fair appearance at Heimtexil 2020. The concept of a joint booth together with customers along with the presentation of product innovations and a special exhibition dedicated to the contract sector has once again proved its worth. Trevira hosted 31 co-exhibitors thus increasing the number of participants again compared to last year. Members of the entire textile value chain were present at the Trevira stand: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

Klaus Holz, CEO Trevira GmbH: „We are pleased about the very positive feedback we got on our joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 from our customers and the visitors to our stand. It shows that our concept is successful and that the booth works well as a market place for Trevira CS.”

Product novelties were presented in an Innovation Park. Under the headline “Recycling at Trevira” the fibre producer presented its sustainable product range and diversified approaches to recycling: flame retardant fibres are produced from residual materials, which are reprocessed in an agglomeration plant. The recyclates are then deployed in the spinning facility to make new, high-quality products consisting of 100 % pre-consumer recycled material. Recycled, flame retardant filaments are produced from PET bottles and have a recycled content of 50 %. Standard polyester spun-dyed filament yarns are also available in a recycled version. Produced from PET bottles these yarns have a recycled content of 100 %.

In order to produce flame retardant fabrics which are also high-performing  in outdoor applications, Trevira now offers six more colours in addition to the existing colour range of 24 UV-stable, spun-dyed filament yarns. Trevira had been awarded the „Brandenburger Innovationspreis Kunststoffe und Chemie 2019“ for this innovation.

Cationic dyeable fibres and filament yarns enhance the Trevira portfolio of flame retardant specialties. They are used to create melange designs in fabrics, which still represents a strong trend in the home textile sector.

To meet the ever more complex demands of the market for more flexibility in design and additional functions as well as for sustainable products Trevira has introduced an enhanced Trevira CS branding concept, consisting of the three brands Trevira CS, Trevira CS flex und Trevira CS eco. Assigned according to product features, all of them stand for tested safety.

Foto: Inovoo
02.07.2018

inovoo gehört zu den Innovationsführern 2018 im deutschen Mittelstand

Erfolg bei TOP 100
inovoo gehört zu den Innovationsführern 2018
Zum 25. Mal kürte der Wettbewerb TOP 100 die innovativsten Firmen des deutschen Mittelstands. Zu diesen Innovationsführern zählt in diesem Jahr die inovoo GmbH. Das ergab die Analyse des wissenschaftlichen Leiters von TOP 100, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. Als Mentor von TOP 100 ehrte Ranga Yogeshwar das Unternehmen aus Inning am Ammersee zusammen mit Franke und compamedia am 29. Juni 2018 auf der Preisverleihung in Ludwigsburg im Rahmen des 5. Deutschen Mittelstands-Summits. In dem unabhängigen Auswahlverfahren überzeugte das Inninger Unternehmen mit 25 Mitarbeitern besonders mit seinen innovativen Lösungen zur Kundenkommunikation.

Erfolg bei TOP 100
inovoo gehört zu den Innovationsführern 2018
Zum 25. Mal kürte der Wettbewerb TOP 100 die innovativsten Firmen des deutschen Mittelstands. Zu diesen Innovationsführern zählt in diesem Jahr die inovoo GmbH. Das ergab die Analyse des wissenschaftlichen Leiters von TOP 100, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke. Als Mentor von TOP 100 ehrte Ranga Yogeshwar das Unternehmen aus Inning am Ammersee zusammen mit Franke und compamedia am 29. Juni 2018 auf der Preisverleihung in Ludwigsburg im Rahmen des 5. Deutschen Mittelstands-Summits. In dem unabhängigen Auswahlverfahren überzeugte das Inninger Unternehmen mit 25 Mitarbeitern besonders mit seinen innovativen Lösungen zur Kundenkommunikation.

Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 2003 hat sich die inovoo GmbH auf die Digitalisierung und Automatisierung von Geschäftsprozessen spezialisiert. Dazu entwickelt der Mittelständler aus Inning am Ammersee u.a. neuartige Apps, die die Kommunikation großer Konzerne mit ihren Endkunden spürbar vereinfachen. Im Auftrag eines Kunden aus  dem Krankenkassenumfeld realisierte inovoo als erstes Unternehmen überhaupt eine App, mit deren Hilfe Patienten relevante Dokumente per Smartphone abfotografieren und direkt an Krankenkassen oder Behörden weitersenden können. „Mit unseren 25 Mitarbeitern entwickeln wir alle unsere Lösungen ausschließlich inhouse und entsprechend der deutschen Datenschutzverordnung“, betont Geschäftsführer Thomas Schneider.

Mit diesem Ansatz setzt das TOP 100-Unternehmen auch im Bereich der automatisierten E-Mail-Bearbeitung Maßstäbe: Für einen großen Markenkonzern entwickelten die Software- Spezialisten ein System, das die tägliche Flut von rund 3.500 Kundenmails vollautomatisiert verarbeitet, inklusive Inhaltsanalyse der Nachrichten. Das spart dem Unternehmen Zeit, und auch der Kunde erhält  wesentlich schneller Rückmeldung, als dies bei ausschließlich manueller Verarbeitung möglich wäre - eine klassische Win-Win-Situation.

Auch weiterhin innovativ
„Wir werden auch weiterhin innovativ sein“,  verspricht Thomas Schneider, „und unseren Kunden kontinuierlich hilfreiche Rezepte für den digitalen Wandel bieten, so dass diese vernetzt erfolgreich sein können.“ Interessant sei dabei der  Paradigmenwechsel, der derzeit vorherrsche. „Unternehmen müssen sich heutzutage kaum mehr der IT unterwerfen, sondern können vielmehr spannende Möglichkeiten nutzen, Geschäftsprozesse fachlich frei zu designen. Die Fachlichkeit und damit auch der Kunde stehen also im Vordergrund“, weiß Schneider. So sind ja inzwischen viele Technologien in den meisten Unternehmen vorhanden. „Indes mangelt es  oftmals an einer effizienten Verknüpfung über alle Kanäle hinweg, so dass die Kommunikation eben nicht reibungslos orchestriert ist. Medienbrüche an vielen Stellen führen zu doppelten Datenhaltungen und  Mehraufwand auf allen Seiten“, umreißt der Experte die Problematik.

„Daher ist es essentiell, dass bei der Digitalisierung alles vernetzt ist und optimal zusammenspielt – unabhängig vom Eingangskanal. Die  Kunden von heute akzeptieren keine zeitlichen Verzögerungen mehr zwischen Input und Output“, führt Schneider aus und stellt seinen Sinn für Innovation gepaart mit Realität unter Beweis: „Die Anzahl von  E-Mails und die Nutzung von Smartphones & Apps wird weiterhin steigen. Wir haben die letzten 15 Jahre unendlich viel Erfahrung im Bereich Input- und Omni-Channel-Management gesammelt und immer erfolgreich dazu beigetragen, Menschen von Routineabläufen zu entlasten, die Produktivität zu erhöhen sowie effiziente Prozesse mit Zeit- und Kosteneinsparungen zu gestalten. Diesen Weg werden wir mitvielen Innovationen - insbesondere im Bereich der mobilen Lösungen – weitergehen, um dadurch Mehrwerte zu generieren sowie Kundenerfahrungen zu optimieren.“

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inovoo