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(c) Mimaki Europe B.V.
04.07.2019

Hybriddrucker-Demonstration von Mimaki auf der ITMA 2019

  • Der neue Hybriddrucker ermöglicht den Einstieg in Textildirektdruck und Direkttransferdruck.
  • Dank der Flexibilität der Druckmaschine können kleinere Druckdienstleister ihr Anwendungsspektrum erweitern und sich neue Märkte erschließen.

Mimaki Engineering, ein Hersteller von Inkjetdruckern und Schneideplottern, hat heute über die weltweit erste Vorführung eines brandneuen digitalen Textil-Hybriddruckers aus der TX300P-Serie bei der ITMA 2019 informiert (20. bis 26. Juni in Barcelona, Halle 3, Stand B110). Besonderheit des neuen Druckers ist die Eignung für Textildirektdruck und Direkttransferdruck – damit wird eine beispiellose Flexibilität bei Tintenkombinationen und Substraten erreicht, was profitable neue Geschäftschancen eröffnet.

  • Der neue Hybriddrucker ermöglicht den Einstieg in Textildirektdruck und Direkttransferdruck.
  • Dank der Flexibilität der Druckmaschine können kleinere Druckdienstleister ihr Anwendungsspektrum erweitern und sich neue Märkte erschließen.

Mimaki Engineering, ein Hersteller von Inkjetdruckern und Schneideplottern, hat heute über die weltweit erste Vorführung eines brandneuen digitalen Textil-Hybriddruckers aus der TX300P-Serie bei der ITMA 2019 informiert (20. bis 26. Juni in Barcelona, Halle 3, Stand B110). Besonderheit des neuen Druckers ist die Eignung für Textildirektdruck und Direkttransferdruck – damit wird eine beispiellose Flexibilität bei Tintenkombinationen und Substraten erreicht, was profitable neue Geschäftschancen eröffnet.

Das neue Drucksystem stellt eine Weiterentwicklung des Mimaki TX300P-1800 dar, der um die Möglichkeit des Direkttransferdrucks ergänzt wurde. Druckdienstleister profitieren von der größeren Vielseitigkeit in Bezug auf Stoffe, Applikationen und Zielmärkte. Insbesondere kleinere Druckdienstleister erhalten die Möglichkeit, mit nur einem Drucksystem eine umfassende Palette von Textildruckanwendungen zu bieten. Entsprechend dem Komplettausstatter-Ansatz von Mimaki ist der Drucker kompatibel zu allen Mimaki-Geräten für Vorbehandlung, Dämpfen und Waschen.

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Mimaki ITMA 2019
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Mimaki Europe B.V.

(c) European EPC Competence Center GmbH (EECC)
03.07.2019

Digital reality for retail

Neue Initiative für Langenfelder Einzelhändler gegründet

In der Future City Langenfeld startet am 8. Juli 2019 die Initiative „digital reality for retail“. Gründungsmitglieder sind die drei Unternehmen 7th Space, EECC und gmvteam GmbH. Gemeinsam haben sie sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den lokalen Einzelhandel zu stärken. Hier werden Projekte und Konzepte ermöglicht, in denen ortsansässige Händler mittels virtueller Welten Mehrwerte für ihre Kunden schaffen und sie neu begeistern. Zielgruppe sind die inhabergeführten Einzelhändler von Langenfeld, die sich dem Wandel der Zeit stellen wollen. Interessierte Unternehmen können per E-Mail an silke.reichenbach@gmvteam.de Kontakt aufnehmen.

Neue Initiative für Langenfelder Einzelhändler gegründet

In der Future City Langenfeld startet am 8. Juli 2019 die Initiative „digital reality for retail“. Gründungsmitglieder sind die drei Unternehmen 7th Space, EECC und gmvteam GmbH. Gemeinsam haben sie sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den lokalen Einzelhandel zu stärken. Hier werden Projekte und Konzepte ermöglicht, in denen ortsansässige Händler mittels virtueller Welten Mehrwerte für ihre Kunden schaffen und sie neu begeistern. Zielgruppe sind die inhabergeführten Einzelhändler von Langenfeld, die sich dem Wandel der Zeit stellen wollen. Interessierte Unternehmen können per E-Mail an silke.reichenbach@gmvteam.de Kontakt aufnehmen.

Der Hintergrund: Laut dem Institut für Handelsforschung Köln (IFH Köln) ist der Handelsstandort NRW ein Ort mit bundesweiter Strahlkraft. Es ist daher wichtig, dass sich der Handel in NRW zukunftsfähig aufstellt. Vor allem der wachsende Onlinehandel, der Strukturwandel im Handel und die zunehmende Verstädterung werden die Handelslandschaft nachhaltig verändern. Aktuell befinden sich in Nordrhein-Westfalen noch knapp 110.000 Einzelhandelsgeschäfte. In den am wahrscheinlichsten zu erachtenden Szenarien rechnen die IFH-Experten mit 13.000 bis 20.000 Geschäftsschließungen.

Borealis launches recycling technology Borcycle™ and new rPO compound at K 2019 © mtm plastics
25.06.2019

Borealis launches recycling technology Borcycle™ and new rPO compound at K 2019

  • Borealis’ EverMinds™ ambition moves industry one step closer to plastics circularity thanks to new recycling technology and improved recyclate
  • Borealis also announces significant material improvements to existing Purpolen® recyclate materials

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the introduction of a new plastics recycling technology, Borcycle™. This evolving technology will be used to produce high-quality compounds made of recycled polyolefins (rPO) such as the newly-launched Borcycle™ MF1981SY, an rPO with over 80% recycled content intended for use in visible appliance parts. Borealis also announces a series of significant material improvements to existing recyclates in the established Purpolen™ brand portfolio. These market launches and product improvements are important technology advancements and thus accelerate the transformation to a circular economy of plastics. Borealis and its wholly-owned subsidiary, mtm plastics, will showcase the new Borcycle technology and recyclate innovations at the K 2019 in October.

  • Borealis’ EverMinds™ ambition moves industry one step closer to plastics circularity thanks to new recycling technology and improved recyclate
  • Borealis also announces significant material improvements to existing Purpolen® recyclate materials

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the introduction of a new plastics recycling technology, Borcycle™. This evolving technology will be used to produce high-quality compounds made of recycled polyolefins (rPO) such as the newly-launched Borcycle™ MF1981SY, an rPO with over 80% recycled content intended for use in visible appliance parts. Borealis also announces a series of significant material improvements to existing recyclates in the established Purpolen™ brand portfolio. These market launches and product improvements are important technology advancements and thus accelerate the transformation to a circular economy of plastics. Borealis and its wholly-owned subsidiary, mtm plastics, will showcase the new Borcycle technology and recyclate innovations at the K 2019 in October.

Borealis is leading the industry by applying its Visioneering Philosophy™ to the development and implementation of novel polyolefins-based solutions that enable plastics reuse, recycling, and recovery, and by designing for circularity. These wide-ranging activities are gathered under the symbolic roof of EverMinds™, the Borealis platform dedicated to promoting a more circular mind-set in the industry. By capitalising on its profound expertise in virgin polyolefins and collaborating with value chain partners, Borealis keeps discovering new opportunities for business growth within the circular economy.

Advancing technology to bring about polyolefin circularity

The new technology, Borcycle, transforms polyolefin-based waste streams into recyclate material such as pellets. As a transformative technology, it complements the existing Borealis virgin polyolefins portfolio with a range of pioneering, circular solutions. It unites state-of-the-art technology with the profound Borealis polymer expertise gained over decades.

As a scalable and modular technology, Borcycle has been developed to meet growing market demand for high-quality recyclate. Leading appliance brand owners, for one, have pledged to increase the amount of recycled plastics in their goods. Yet until recently, producers have not been able to rely on a consistent supply of high-quality recyclate. The Borcycle technology will help address this challenge. Compounds made using the Borcycle technology deliver high performance, add value and offer versatility. Producers and brand owners in a range of industries will profit from the availability of high-quality recyclate that helps them meet environmental and regulatory challenges.

“Advancing technology is crucial if our aim is to implement value-creating solutions in the circular sphere,” claims Maurits van Tol, Borealis Senior Vice President, Innovation, Technology & Circular Economy Solutions. “‘Building tomorrow together’ means innovating, collaborating, focussing on the customer, and above all – taking action. The launch of our new recycling technology Borcycle is tangible proof of our commitment to achieving plastics circularity.”

New and improved recyclate for high-end applications

Borcycle™ MF1981SY is the first of several upcoming launches of rPO solutions made under the umbrella of the Borcycle technology. Borcycle™ MF1981SY will be available to Borealis customers in Europe. The compound is an exciting addition to the rPO portfolio because it is a 10% talc-filled compound that contains over 80% recycled material. It offers an ideal balance between stiffness and impact. The compound is especially suited for use in visible black parts, for example in small appliances.

Like its relatives in the mtm plastics family of recyclate materials, Borcycle™ MF1981SY is a truly sustainable offering. Recyclates from mtm save approximately 30% of CO2 emissions compared to virgin materials.

A number of significant improvements have been made to existing recyclate grades in the Purpolen portfolio.

“Mechanical recycling is presently a most eco-efficient method to implement the principles of the circular economy,” explains Guenter Stephan, Head of Mechanical Recycling, Borealis Circular Economy Solutions. “Borealis and mtm plastics are leveraging their respective areas of expertise to make significant progress in achieving polyolefin circularity by upscaling recycling output and ensuring the reliable supply of high-quality plastics recyclate for European producers, in particular.”

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Recycling Borealis Borcycle
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  Borealis AG

20.06.2019

Kornit Digital launches Kornit Konnect

Kornit Digital market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Kornit Konnect, its new cloud-based, mobile workflow software platform that enables businesses to maximize productivity of their digital printing solutions. This is the first phase in Kornit’s implementation of its industry vision of textile design, decoration and production being fueled by data-driven insights and performance metrics.

Kornit Digital market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Kornit Konnect, its new cloud-based, mobile workflow software platform that enables businesses to maximize productivity of their digital printing solutions. This is the first phase in Kornit’s implementation of its industry vision of textile design, decoration and production being fueled by data-driven insights and performance metrics.

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Kornit Digital
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Kornit Digital Europe GmbH

(c) Filidea
19.06.2019

FILIDEA announces the aquisition of HOFTEX CORETECH GmbH

The italian Company Filidea s.r.l., specialized in technical and performing products made out of natural, synthetic and artificial fibers, announces the acquisition of Hoftex CoreTech GmbH from the German group Hoftex. The agreement was signed on May 18th, the closing time for this acquisition is fixed on September 1st. Through this acquisition, Filidea confirms its international dimension, consolidates its leadership within the sector of technical yarns and expands its presence in the European territory.

The italian Company Filidea s.r.l., specialized in technical and performing products made out of natural, synthetic and artificial fibers, announces the acquisition of Hoftex CoreTech GmbH from the German group Hoftex. The agreement was signed on May 18th, the closing time for this acquisition is fixed on September 1st. Through this acquisition, Filidea confirms its international dimension, consolidates its leadership within the sector of technical yarns and expands its presence in the European territory.

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Hoftex Filidea
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Filidea Press Office

(c) Tuong Long
12.06.2019

TUONG LONG TO CONVERT 100% OF ITS PRODUCTION TO INDIGO SOLUTION BY ARCHROMA

Archroma today announced that Vietnam-based Tuong Long Co. Ltd (“Tuong Long”) is the first denim manufacturer in Vietnam to switch 100% of its production to Archroma’s aniline-free* Denisol® Pure Indigo.

Tuong Long Co. Ltd is a textile manufacturer based in Vietnam, whose plant is located near Ho Chi Minh City and employs 600 people producing up to 18,000,000 meters of fabric per year. Tuong Long manufactures and trades woven fabrics, particularly denim and khaki, stretch and non-stretch, for apparel brands in the USA, Japan, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Archroma’s Denisol® Pure Indigo 30 liquid dye was first launched in May 2018 as a non-toxic way to produce the traditional, iconic indigo blue that consumers associate with denim and jeans.

Archroma today announced that Vietnam-based Tuong Long Co. Ltd (“Tuong Long”) is the first denim manufacturer in Vietnam to switch 100% of its production to Archroma’s aniline-free* Denisol® Pure Indigo.

Tuong Long Co. Ltd is a textile manufacturer based in Vietnam, whose plant is located near Ho Chi Minh City and employs 600 people producing up to 18,000,000 meters of fabric per year. Tuong Long manufactures and trades woven fabrics, particularly denim and khaki, stretch and non-stretch, for apparel brands in the USA, Japan, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Archroma’s Denisol® Pure Indigo 30 liquid dye was first launched in May 2018 as a non-toxic way to produce the traditional, iconic indigo blue that consumers associate with denim and jeans.

During production, some of the aniline stays locked into the indigo pigment and is difficult to wash off the fabric. The remainder of the aniline impurity, approximately 300 metric tons annually, is discharged during dyeing. This can be an issue as aniline is toxic to aquatic life. In addition, exposure levels to factory workers can be high. As a result of its toxicity (more hazardous than alkylphenols) it is now starting to feature on the restricted substance lists (RSL) of some major clothing brands and retailers.

The new Denisol® Pure Indigo 30 liq was therefore developed as an aniline-free* indigo solution for designers, manufacturers and brand owners who long for authentic indigo inspiration.

(c) Mimaki Europe B.V.
Auf der ITMA 2019 wird Mimaki die Kreationen der niederländischen Modedesignerin Tessa Koops auf diverse Textilien, darunter Vorhänge, Kissen und Tapeten drucken.
04.06.2019

Mimaki: Neuer Textil-Hybriddrucker auf ITMA 2019

Mimaki Engineering, ein führender Hersteller von Inkjetdruckern und Schneideplottern, wird innovative Digitaldrucktechnologien auf der ITMA 2019 in Spanien (20.–26. Juni 2019, Fira de Barcelona) vorstellen; darunter ein neuer digitaler Textil-Hybriddrucker für Direkt- und Sublimationsdruck. Die besondere Flexibilität und Anwendungsvielfalt der Hybridtechnik können Textil- und Bekleidungshersteller in geschäftliches Wachstum umsetzen. Beim neuen Mimaki-Drucker ist das Laden mehrerer Tintensätze gleichzeitig möglich, was den Druck auf mehr Gewebearten und somit eine enorme Produktvielfalt ermöglicht.

Mimaki Engineering, ein führender Hersteller von Inkjetdruckern und Schneideplottern, wird innovative Digitaldrucktechnologien auf der ITMA 2019 in Spanien (20.–26. Juni 2019, Fira de Barcelona) vorstellen; darunter ein neuer digitaler Textil-Hybriddrucker für Direkt- und Sublimationsdruck. Die besondere Flexibilität und Anwendungsvielfalt der Hybridtechnik können Textil- und Bekleidungshersteller in geschäftliches Wachstum umsetzen. Beim neuen Mimaki-Drucker ist das Laden mehrerer Tintensätze gleichzeitig möglich, was den Druck auf mehr Gewebearten und somit eine enorme Produktvielfalt ermöglicht.

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Mimaki
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Mimaki Europe B.V.

(c) FONG’s Europe
03.06.2019

The new Goller Knit Merc for perfect dyeing results

At ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from June 20-26th, Goller will introduce the new Knit Merc for achieving the highest quality mercerization of knitted fabrics at the lowest tension and with under 3% variation in dimensional stability with high grade fabrics, for perfect dyeing results every time.

Mercerization is an essential textile finishing step for all cotton and cellulosic fibre-based fabrics in order to improve dye uptake and tear strength while reducing fabric shrinkage and imparting a silk-like lustre to the materials.

The Knit Merc is the result of intensive R&D developments at Goller and follows the successful introduction to the market of the company’s Sintensa Cyclone drum washing compartments for achieving the highest washing efficiency at the lowest tension.

The Knit Merc being exhibited at ITMA 2019 can accommodate 8.4 metres of fabric in its impregnation compartment and a further four metres in its first chain section to achieve a production speed of 25m/min at 30 seconds dipping time.

At ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from June 20-26th, Goller will introduce the new Knit Merc for achieving the highest quality mercerization of knitted fabrics at the lowest tension and with under 3% variation in dimensional stability with high grade fabrics, for perfect dyeing results every time.

Mercerization is an essential textile finishing step for all cotton and cellulosic fibre-based fabrics in order to improve dye uptake and tear strength while reducing fabric shrinkage and imparting a silk-like lustre to the materials.

The Knit Merc is the result of intensive R&D developments at Goller and follows the successful introduction to the market of the company’s Sintensa Cyclone drum washing compartments for achieving the highest washing efficiency at the lowest tension.

The Knit Merc being exhibited at ITMA 2019 can accommodate 8.4 metres of fabric in its impregnation compartment and a further four metres in its first chain section to achieve a production speed of 25m/min at 30 seconds dipping time.

It is designed for dry-on-wet mercerizing, either cold or hot, and is equipped with an inlet combination of scroll and slat rollers for fabric guidance, a Tandematic uncurler in front of a rubberized de-airing roller and a grooved 320mm bottom roller with 320mm and 600mm perforated upper drums.

It benefits from automatic tension regulation and the low liquor content is ensured by the integrated lye tank and automatic circulation and filtration units.

An 8-ton high efficiency squeezer is stationed at the exit before the chain section and a 5-ton squeezer at the exit of the chain field.

Further fabric control and stability is provided by a cast iron pin chain with automatic optical and mechanical sensors, the Tandematic uncurler, an overfeed device and a driven belt arrangement for fabric support.

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AWOL Media

Felix Engelmann (Haptiques) & Andreas Murkudis (c) Premium Group
29.05.2019

SEEK: building on the TRADE UNION concept for July

Following its successful beginnings in summer 2018 and its expansion in January 2019, TRADE UNION will be developed yet further as a dedicated space for selected brands and agencies.
 
“TRADE UNION is very close to our hearts,” explains SEEK Director Maren Wiebus. “Being able to work together to fill a space with life, interact with customers and products, and tell authentic stories in a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere – this open-minded, collaborative approach is ultra-modern and of the minute in its simplicity. We are all in the same big boat and can consider ourselves lucky that colleagues and customers are and have become friends. Together, we can achieve a lot this way.”

Following its successful beginnings in summer 2018 and its expansion in January 2019, TRADE UNION will be developed yet further as a dedicated space for selected brands and agencies.
 
“TRADE UNION is very close to our hearts,” explains SEEK Director Maren Wiebus. “Being able to work together to fill a space with life, interact with customers and products, and tell authentic stories in a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere – this open-minded, collaborative approach is ultra-modern and of the minute in its simplicity. We are all in the same big boat and can consider ourselves lucky that colleagues and customers are and have become friends. Together, we can achieve a lot this way.”

It has always been integral to SEEK’s DNA to continually work with partners and friends to develop new concepts that are perfectly suited to the demands of the market. The carefully curated setting of TRADE UNION, featuring brands such as Eat Dust, Porter-Yoshida & Co and Knickerbocker, is especially popular with the top buyers.
 
Felix Engelmann has supported the concept right from the off through his marketing agency Haptiques, and is full of passion and on board again with the concept this season.
“The TRADE UNION concept really came off for us in January. We worked well with our partners; the vibe was positive and nicely relaxed. I’m expecting the atmosphere in the summer to be just as fantastic and I’m sure it’ll be a good occasion with friends, partners and employees.”
 
In July, buyers can look forward to an expanded portfolio including Red Wing Shoes, a brand from Minnesota. European Marketing Manager Rik van Dijk comments:
“We can't wait to attend the inspiring setting, because our buyers really feel at home there. We need a location where you can take a step back, find a quiet place to sit and talk to everyone. The extra space at the TRADE UNION guarantees this. We’ve only heard good things from friendly brands and we’re really looking forward to the trade show.”

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SEEK, Fashion Week SEEK
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Premium Group

Der Tiger-1800B MkII bietet sowohl Direktdruck als auch Transferdruck. (c) Mimaki Europe BV
Der Tiger-1800B MkII bietet sowohl Direktdruck als auch Transferdruck.
28.05.2019

Mimaki Tiger-1800B MkII erhält auf FESPA 2019 zwei Auszeichnungen

Mimaki, ein führender Hersteller von Inkjetdruckern und Schneideplottern, darf sich über zwei Auszeichnungen der European Digital Press Association (EDP) freuen, die auf der FESPA 2019 im Rahmen eines jährlich stattfindenden Wettbewerbs verliehen wurden. Die Textildruckmaschine Tiger-1800B MkII von Mimaki war der Star des Tages: Sie wurde als „bester Rolle-zu-Rolle-Textildrucker“ in der Kategorie „Druckgeschwindigkeit über 100 m²/h“ und als „beste Lösung für die Vor- und Nachbehandlung“ in der Komplettausstattung mit der Rimslow TR-Serie ausgezeichnet.

Für die 13. Verleihung der EDP Awards wurden über 100 Beiträge in fünf Hauptkategorien eingereicht, von denen 28 ausgezeichnet wurden. Die Gewinner wurden nach zahlreichen Kriterien, darunter Qualität, Anwendernutzen und Umweltverträglichkeit, von 20 führenden Fachzeitschriften der Digitaldruckbranche ausgewählt, die über eine halbe Million Leser in 25 europäischen Ländern zählen.

Mimaki, ein führender Hersteller von Inkjetdruckern und Schneideplottern, darf sich über zwei Auszeichnungen der European Digital Press Association (EDP) freuen, die auf der FESPA 2019 im Rahmen eines jährlich stattfindenden Wettbewerbs verliehen wurden. Die Textildruckmaschine Tiger-1800B MkII von Mimaki war der Star des Tages: Sie wurde als „bester Rolle-zu-Rolle-Textildrucker“ in der Kategorie „Druckgeschwindigkeit über 100 m²/h“ und als „beste Lösung für die Vor- und Nachbehandlung“ in der Komplettausstattung mit der Rimslow TR-Serie ausgezeichnet.

Für die 13. Verleihung der EDP Awards wurden über 100 Beiträge in fünf Hauptkategorien eingereicht, von denen 28 ausgezeichnet wurden. Die Gewinner wurden nach zahlreichen Kriterien, darunter Qualität, Anwendernutzen und Umweltverträglichkeit, von 20 führenden Fachzeitschriften der Digitaldruckbranche ausgewählt, die über eine halbe Million Leser in 25 europäischen Ländern zählen.

Der Tiger-1800B MkII, ein Mitglied der Tiger Pro-Familie, ist eine Textildruckmaschine für den Großserien-Direktdruck und -Transferdruck. Sie erreicht eine Druckgeschwindigkeit von bis zu 385 m²/h. Dank ihrer Vielseitigkeit, Geschwindigkeit und einer Auflösung von bis zu 1200 x 1200 dpi können Produkte ohne Kompromisse in höchster Qualität hergestellt werden. Sie verarbeitet Gewebe und Papier aller Art und ist für Tapisserien, Innendekor, Mode und eine Vielzahl anderer Druckerzeugnisse geeignet.

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Mimaki Europe BV

(c) Schoeller Textil AG
17.05.2019

Industrial partnership wear2wear: recycled, recyclable and PFC-free functional fabrics

wear2wear is an innovative industrial partnership dedicated to high-quality and sustainable clothing. Five expert partners in Europe have come together to cover the entire recycling loop. On cutting-edge production systems, textile fibres from used clothing will be turned into functional fabrics. Schoeller Textil AG is supplying a wholistic textile portfolio for the workwear area. At Schoeller Textil, the recyclable, functional fabrics from the wear2wear concept belong to the Inspire fabric group. These are high-quality protective workwear fabrics made of 100 percent polyester, which offer the greatest clothing comfort and often feel just like cotton. They are also compliant with the stringent requirements of the bluesign® system.

wear2wear is an innovative industrial partnership dedicated to high-quality and sustainable clothing. Five expert partners in Europe have come together to cover the entire recycling loop. On cutting-edge production systems, textile fibres from used clothing will be turned into functional fabrics. Schoeller Textil AG is supplying a wholistic textile portfolio for the workwear area. At Schoeller Textil, the recyclable, functional fabrics from the wear2wear concept belong to the Inspire fabric group. These are high-quality protective workwear fabrics made of 100 percent polyester, which offer the greatest clothing comfort and often feel just like cotton. They are also compliant with the stringent requirements of the bluesign® system.

The sustainable wear2wear concept is synonymous with high-quality, responsible clothing. In European operations, textile fibres from used garments are used to produce new functional fabrics. Depending upon the area of intended use, they also meet strict waterproofing, breathability, protection and comfort requirements. To ensure that the raw material cycle comes full circle, these textiles can be recycled again when they reach the end of their service life. As a result, there is no waste, and they go on to produce new garments. As the wear-2-wear partner companies guarantee that – from the quality of the raw materials to the guaranteed recycling end process – these are 100 percent recyclable, functional fabrics made of recycled textile fibres. Water- and dirt-repelling technologies based on renewable raw materials, along with the most advanced membrane technology, will ensure that the textiles are manufactured and impregnated entirely without the use of PFC in the future too.

Five partner companies  
The five European partner companies in the wear2wear cooperation cover the entire recycling loop. Heinrich Glaeser Nachfolger GmbH is a German fibre and yarn producer and the “recycler” in the loop. Märkischen Faser GmbH (D) is the “upcycler” and fibre manufacturer. Carl Weiske GmbH & Co. KG (D) develops the polymers, fibres, yarns, chemical additives and textile systems, and TWD Fibres GmbH (D), a fully-integrated filament yarn producer, covers the entire range of polyester and polyamide 6.6 continuous filament yarns. Schoeller Textil AG, the innovative Swiss company, is responsible for textile production and manufactures sustainable high-tech fabrics with maximum clothing comfort. The matching climate-neutral and similarly 100 percent recyclable PTFE and PFC-free membrane, as well as recycled outer materials and linings, are supplied by Sympatex Technologies (D), the ecological alternative among the textile function specialists. DutchSpirit is a Dutch company which has been dedicated to environment-friendly clothing since 2010. Its mission is to significantly increase the awareness for sustainable clothing and offer recyclable clothing in the workwear segment. DutchSpirit is the initiator for the development of the Inspire products from Schoeller Textil and provided the inspiration for the wear2wear concept. Further garment-making partners who now also belong to the cooperative group include: Anchor Workwear BV (NL), Hüsler Berufskleider AG (CH), Groenendijk Bedrijfskleding BV (NL), Bedrijfskledingdiscounter BV (NL) and Rifka'S (NL).

(c) Lectra
16.05.2019

Lectra wins Texprocess Innovation Award 2019

Lectra has been awarded by a jury of experts the Texprocess Innovation Award 2019 in the New Process category for its latest ground-breaking offer, Fashion On Demand by Lectra.

Fashion On Demand by Lectra automates the entire personalization process, from order reception and product development to the final cutting stages. Resulting from a four-year research-and-development process, the digital solution for on-demand production was developed based on Industry 4.0 principles.

"We are very proud to receive this prestigious award at Texprocess, the biggest international event for all fashion players. Fashion On Demand by Lectra allows companies to produce personalized clothing at the same speed as ready-to-wear and avoid overstocking by producing in precise quantities,” states Holger Max-Lang, President, Northern & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Lectra.

Lectra has been awarded by a jury of experts the Texprocess Innovation Award 2019 in the New Process category for its latest ground-breaking offer, Fashion On Demand by Lectra.

Fashion On Demand by Lectra automates the entire personalization process, from order reception and product development to the final cutting stages. Resulting from a four-year research-and-development process, the digital solution for on-demand production was developed based on Industry 4.0 principles.

"We are very proud to receive this prestigious award at Texprocess, the biggest international event for all fashion players. Fashion On Demand by Lectra allows companies to produce personalized clothing at the same speed as ready-to-wear and avoid overstocking by producing in precise quantities,” states Holger Max-Lang, President, Northern & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Lectra.

Fashion On Demand by Lectra is available in the form of two packages, one dedicated to made to measure, with pattern adjustments, and the other to customization, with product characteristic alterations. This turnkey solution automates on-demand production right from order reception to production development stages and the cutting room. Companies can define their desired product personalization criteria for each item depending on the package, and launch production processes right from the get-go, without interfering with their standard workflows.

"This innovative cloud-based platform solution ensures efficient made-to-measure and customization production processes and facilitates nearshoring for companies that offer individualized products. This technology is up and running and can be used by the fashion industry on a plug-and-play basis," say the jury experts. “Since 2011, the Texprocess Innovation Award has been honoring remarkable achievements and new developments in the Texprocess product range under two categories: new technology and new process. The winners are selected based on criteria such as degree of innovation, choice of materials and environmental sustainability."

15.05.2019

Industry veteran, Chris Govier joins Kornit Digital as Managing Director, Europe

Govier plans to scale the organization and take customer focus to the next level to drive growth
Kornit Digital, (NASDAQ: KRNT), a global market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced today that Chris Govier has been named Managing Director at Kornit Digital Europe GmbH.

Govier is a proven leader who brings broad experience of supporting customers with industrial digital transformation, a proven record of driving growth, and solid experience building and managing world class teams. In his new role, Govier will oversee Kornit Digital’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and will be instrumental in scaling up Kornit’s business.

Govier previously served in sales and general management roles at Xerox Corporation, and holds a BA from the University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Govier plans to scale the organization and take customer focus to the next level to drive growth
Kornit Digital, (NASDAQ: KRNT), a global market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced today that Chris Govier has been named Managing Director at Kornit Digital Europe GmbH.

Govier is a proven leader who brings broad experience of supporting customers with industrial digital transformation, a proven record of driving growth, and solid experience building and managing world class teams. In his new role, Govier will oversee Kornit Digital’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and will be instrumental in scaling up Kornit’s business.

Govier previously served in sales and general management roles at Xerox Corporation, and holds a BA from the University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Commenting on the appointment, Gilad Yron, Kornit Digital’s Executive Vice President of Global Business, said, “I welcome Chris on board as the new Managing Director of Kornit Digital Europe. He brings with him solid experience in the analog-digital transition in industrial print and deep regional understanding. Europe has traditionally been a strong performer for Kornit, and Chris’ expertise will help us grow the organization to the next level.”

“This is an incredibly exciting time to join Kornit Digital – their technology, coupled with a passion and drive will significantly disrupt the textile printing industry.” said Chris Govier. “EMEA represents a huge opportunity and I look forward to building on the fantastic success achieved so far.”

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Kornit Digital Europe GmbH

14.05.2019

Devan launches two new sustainable technologies

Textile innovator Devan Chemicals will launch two new technologies at the upcoming Techtextil show in Frankfurt (May 14-17). Bio-flam, a bio-based flame retardant product and Odour Breakdown, a wash durable, non-biocidal odour control solution.
As tradition goes, every two years Devan participates in Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. In the quest for sustainability and transparency every company faces these days, the new Devan technologies offer answers to product developers and portfolio designers.

Textile innovator Devan Chemicals will launch two new technologies at the upcoming Techtextil show in Frankfurt (May 14-17). Bio-flam, a bio-based flame retardant product and Odour Breakdown, a wash durable, non-biocidal odour control solution.
As tradition goes, every two years Devan participates in Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. In the quest for sustainability and transparency every company faces these days, the new Devan technologies offer answers to product developers and portfolio designers.


Bio-flam
Some facts & figures: There are at least 5000 fire incidents each day in the EU. Yearly, about 70 000 people are hospitalised with fire-related injuries. Fires cause pollution. So sustainable fire performance of products is an economic, environmental and human necessity. Take the example of mattresses: tests indicate that when on fire, non-FR treated products give less than 5 minutes escape time. Unfortunately, that is not enough time for the fire brigade to arrive. Needless to say that to increase escape time, to reduce the risk and to save lives, products need to be flame retardant. The challenge is to obtain flame retardant properties in the most natural way, to find the right balance between safety for the people and for the planet.

Companies can do this by replacing raw materials from a non-renewable source, by bio-based FR treatments, which are made from renewable sources and do not contain halogens or heavy metals, as described in the norm EN 16785 1:2015. Bio-based FR treatments, like Bio-flam, are made from renewable, vegetable sources and enable the FR treated products to be biodegradable. The active components are 100% halogen- and heavy metal-free. A welcome innovation for the bedding industry, as the European Commission requires mattresses to be recyclable by 2030 in order to reduce landfill.

Bio-flam P307 is the first introduction in the new Devan BIO-FR family, and is biodegradable and is developed to be used on 100% cotton or cotton/viscose mixtures, in order to create an ecological concept, safe for people and planet, whatever might happen. Bio-flam P 307 is developed for mattress ticking to pass EN 597 1&2. The Devan researchers are developing other bio-based products for other market segments and for other fire standards.

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Devan Chemicals NV Devan
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Marketing Solutions NV

14.05.2019

Kornit Digital at Fespa Munich

First showing of game-changing technology at a European tradeshow includes the recently launched Kornit Atlas, Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro and Kornit Presto
Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, has announced details of its corporate presence at Fespa 2019 which will take place in Munich, Germany, May 14-17.

Kornit’s exhibit will focus on the game-changing technology that was unveiled in the beginning of the year and will now be on display for the first time in a tradeshow in Europe: the Kornit Atlas and the Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro. The presence will be complemented by a Kornit Storm HD6, a direct-to-fabric sample area featuring prints from Kornit’s upcoming Presto system and an installation of Colorgate’s Textile Production Server for Kornit.

First showing of game-changing technology at a European tradeshow includes the recently launched Kornit Atlas, Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro and Kornit Presto
Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, has announced details of its corporate presence at Fespa 2019 which will take place in Munich, Germany, May 14-17.

Kornit’s exhibit will focus on the game-changing technology that was unveiled in the beginning of the year and will now be on display for the first time in a tradeshow in Europe: the Kornit Atlas and the Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro. The presence will be complemented by a Kornit Storm HD6, a direct-to-fabric sample area featuring prints from Kornit’s upcoming Presto system and an installation of Colorgate’s Textile Production Server for Kornit.

The Kornit Atlas is a heavy-duty system created for super-industrial garment decoration businesses. It is designed to deliver a typical annual production capacity of up to 350,000 impressions, optimizing production efficiency and cost of ownership. The Kornit Atlas is aimed at highly productive garment decorators, mid to large size screen printers and innovative businesses looking to combine state-of-the art technology with lowest cost of ownership, making it easier than ever to address the requirements of leading and mid-sized brands, as well as new generation digital brands. The Kornit Atlas uses water-based Kornit NeoPigmentTM Eco-Rapid Inks which are eco-friendly, GOTS approved and OEKOTX certified, and serve as the main driver of the retail quality prints.

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Kornit Digital
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Kornit Digital Europe GmbH

30.04.2019

Lectra’s Annual Event, ‘Winning Over the New Fashion Consumer’ Demonstrates the Power of Data in Fashion

Companies get a close-up of new consumer buying journey and explore how they can meet challenges with Lectra’s latest technologies and industry experts

Lectra cements its position as a fashion industry opinion maker by leading a much-awaited discussion on new consumer behavior at its latest fashion event, ‘Winning Over the New Fashion Consumer’ in Bordeaux-Cestas, France.

More than 75 industry insiders and market experts from 14 countries convened at Lectra’s International Advanced Technology and Conference Center (IATC) for two days to examine how the digital age is bringing about major shifts in consumer behavior. Today’s digitally attuned consumers have become co-creators in the production process, changing the fashion landscape entirely.

Companies get a close-up of new consumer buying journey and explore how they can meet challenges with Lectra’s latest technologies and industry experts

Lectra cements its position as a fashion industry opinion maker by leading a much-awaited discussion on new consumer behavior at its latest fashion event, ‘Winning Over the New Fashion Consumer’ in Bordeaux-Cestas, France.

More than 75 industry insiders and market experts from 14 countries convened at Lectra’s International Advanced Technology and Conference Center (IATC) for two days to examine how the digital age is bringing about major shifts in consumer behavior. Today’s digitally attuned consumers have become co-creators in the production process, changing the fashion landscape entirely.

The keynotes, live demonstrations, and customer testimonials highlighted the importance of process digitization and data analysis for meeting new consumer needs. The event kicked off with two keynote speakers. Peter Jeavons, Managing Director of First Insight Europe, stressed the importance of using data to understand the hyperconnected fashion consumer. Craig Crawford, Strategist and Founder of CrawfordIT, outlined the arising challenges and opportunities from these changes, and urged fashion companies to embrace digital transformation internally by cultivating a conducive environment for it.

Beyond just understanding the new fashion consumer, the event stressed on the importance of leveraging data to deliver customer-centric services and products. Lectra presented their responses to this challenge in the form of two new major solutions, Kubix Link and Fashion on Demand by Lectra.

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Lectra, PLM
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lectra

(c) FONG’s Europe
29.04.2019

Innovations in long tube dyeing from FONG’S Europe

At ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from June 20-26 FONG’S Europe, a member of CHTC FONG’S International Group, will be providing details of its new THEN Supratec LTM hydraulic long-tube dyeing machine.


This machine is distinguished by the ability to vary the angle of the Then Flexkier for either dry (jet) or wet (overflow) mode dyeing, in order to optimise the dye liquor ratio – from 1:15 down to 1:4 – depending on the materials being dyed.

This translates into considerable savings in auxiliaries, water and energy.

The Supratec LTM is suitable for the treatment of both woven and knitted fabrics ranging from the most sensitive articles to heavyweight materials within the weight range of 25 g/lm to 380 g/lm, and operates at very low tension due to the extremely low lifting height between the variable nozzle and the plaited fabric.

At ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from June 20-26 FONG’S Europe, a member of CHTC FONG’S International Group, will be providing details of its new THEN Supratec LTM hydraulic long-tube dyeing machine.


This machine is distinguished by the ability to vary the angle of the Then Flexkier for either dry (jet) or wet (overflow) mode dyeing, in order to optimise the dye liquor ratio – from 1:15 down to 1:4 – depending on the materials being dyed.

This translates into considerable savings in auxiliaries, water and energy.

The Supratec LTM is suitable for the treatment of both woven and knitted fabrics ranging from the most sensitive articles to heavyweight materials within the weight range of 25 g/lm to 380 g/lm, and operates at very low tension due to the extremely low lifting height between the variable nozzle and the plaited fabric.

“Existing Supratec machines on the market are providing excellent performance for a wide range of delicate synthetic fabrics, from polyester to polyamide with high content of elastane,” says FONG’S Europe Director of Sales and Marketing Richard Fander. “Heat-setting can often can be avoided, which improves the handle of the material and saves costs and the lengthwise-elongation of the fabric being treated is lower than on winch-driven machines.”

(c) Avery Dennison
29.04.2019

Sappi: Once again honoured with a prestigious award in 2019

Sappi wins Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second time in a row

In 2019, Sappi was selected for an Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second consecutive year. In doing so, the awarding authority honoured the paper manufacturer’s sustainable conduct, its high-quality products and being a real global supplier. While its group headquarters is in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sappi’s global packaging and speciality papers business supports eight Avery Dennison plants worldwide with numerous products from multiple facilities.

The Sappi team was delighted when they heard the results of this year’s Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award. Following an award last year, Sappi’s status as a leading supplier was again honoured with this significant award in 2019. “We were recognised for our excellent quality and for being a truly global supplier supporting Avery Dennison’s growth, especially in the USA. And finally, because of our expanded portfolio following the acquisition of Cham Paper Group,” said Thomas Kratochwill, Vice President Sales & Marketing Packaging and Speciality Papers (Sappi Europe).

Sappi wins Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second time in a row

In 2019, Sappi was selected for an Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second consecutive year. In doing so, the awarding authority honoured the paper manufacturer’s sustainable conduct, its high-quality products and being a real global supplier. While its group headquarters is in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sappi’s global packaging and speciality papers business supports eight Avery Dennison plants worldwide with numerous products from multiple facilities.

The Sappi team was delighted when they heard the results of this year’s Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award. Following an award last year, Sappi’s status as a leading supplier was again honoured with this significant award in 2019. “We were recognised for our excellent quality and for being a truly global supplier supporting Avery Dennison’s growth, especially in the USA. And finally, because of our expanded portfolio following the acquisition of Cham Paper Group,” said Thomas Kratochwill, Vice President Sales & Marketing Packaging and Speciality Papers (Sappi Europe).

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Sappi
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RUESS PUBLIC T GMBH

18.04.2019

AZL and Partner Institutes present lightweight processes and equipment during AZL Open Day

On April 11th, 2019, the 9 Partner Institutes of the AZL opened the doors of their machinery halls and research labs to provide an extensive and on-site insight into the research and development capaci-ties in the field of lightweight production and composites at the RWTH Aachen Campus. As a special highlight of this year, the AZL presented the "iComposite 4.0" self-optimizing process chain: fiber-spraying - dry fiber placement - adaptive RTM as well as AZL´s new prototype machine development "Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine" for highly productive and flexible processing of thermoplastic tapes with in-situ consolidation (winner of the JEC World Innovation Award 2019).

More than 100 Participants from external companies as well as from the AZL Network had the possibility to experience updates on the latest lightweight production technologies and equipment, get to know the bene-fital infrastructure on the Campus and network with internationally represented companies of the entire light-weight value chain researches by taking part in five guided tours to the lightweight institutes.

On April 11th, 2019, the 9 Partner Institutes of the AZL opened the doors of their machinery halls and research labs to provide an extensive and on-site insight into the research and development capaci-ties in the field of lightweight production and composites at the RWTH Aachen Campus. As a special highlight of this year, the AZL presented the "iComposite 4.0" self-optimizing process chain: fiber-spraying - dry fiber placement - adaptive RTM as well as AZL´s new prototype machine development "Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine" for highly productive and flexible processing of thermoplastic tapes with in-situ consolidation (winner of the JEC World Innovation Award 2019).

More than 100 Participants from external companies as well as from the AZL Network had the possibility to experience updates on the latest lightweight production technologies and equipment, get to know the bene-fital infrastructure on the Campus and network with internationally represented companies of the entire light-weight value chain researches by taking part in five guided tours to the lightweight institutes.

The AZL brought together content in the field of textiles (ITA), plastics and composite materials (IKV), pro-duction technology (WZL, IPT, ILT, and ISF), quality assurance and production-integrated measurement technology (WZL), lightweight design (SLA), automotive production (IKA) as well as multi-material systems and process integration (AZL).

Once a year at the Open Day, the AZL offers an exclusive and widespread unique insight into the R&D capacities of the institutes in the field of lightweight and composite technologies on the campus of RWTH Aachen University. Within walking distance, researchers and students from 9 institutes are working on the latest technologies for the cost-efficient development and production of lightweight components within one of the largest research landscapes in Europe. The research, closely involving industrial companies, covers the entire value chain from fiber production, materials and processing technology to quality assurance and com-ponent testing.

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AZL SMC, AZL, RWTH Aachen
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AZL Aachen GmbH

(c) Toray Industries Europe GmbH
18.04.2019

Toray mit Flammschutzgewebe GULFENG auf der Techtextil

In unterschiedlichen Ausführungen, von Papier bis zu dickem Filz, dient das Material als Brandschutz in elektronischen Geräten, Sitzpolstern und anderen Anwendungen. GULFENG gibt es als dünnes Papier, gewebt, oder gefilzt.
 
Vom 14. bis 17. Mai 2019 präsentiert der japanische Materialtechnologie-Riese Toray die Funktionstextilien des Unternehmens auf der Techtextil in Frankfurt. Ein Highlight ist dabei das neue Flammschutzgewebe GULFENG, das hervorragende flammhemmende Eigenschaften besitzt und als Flammenbarriere dient. Das Gewebe ist in verschiedenen Ausführungen erhältlich und somit für ein breites Anwendungsspektrum geeignet.

Im Vergleich zu anderen flammhemmenden Materialien, die aus Glasfaser-, m- und p-Aramid- oder Ox-PAN-Filz bestehen, ist GULFENG leichter, dünner und flexibler. Die Papiervariante ist 0,06 mm dick und wiegt 60 g/m² – sie sieht wie normales Papier aus und fühlt sich auch so an. Zusätzlich kann das Material zu einem weichen Stoff gestrickt oder gewoben und zu biegsamen Matten gefilzt werden. Durch diese Vielfalt eigenet sich GULFENG für Batterien ebenso wie für Bettwäsche oder Bussitze.

In unterschiedlichen Ausführungen, von Papier bis zu dickem Filz, dient das Material als Brandschutz in elektronischen Geräten, Sitzpolstern und anderen Anwendungen. GULFENG gibt es als dünnes Papier, gewebt, oder gefilzt.
 
Vom 14. bis 17. Mai 2019 präsentiert der japanische Materialtechnologie-Riese Toray die Funktionstextilien des Unternehmens auf der Techtextil in Frankfurt. Ein Highlight ist dabei das neue Flammschutzgewebe GULFENG, das hervorragende flammhemmende Eigenschaften besitzt und als Flammenbarriere dient. Das Gewebe ist in verschiedenen Ausführungen erhältlich und somit für ein breites Anwendungsspektrum geeignet.

Im Vergleich zu anderen flammhemmenden Materialien, die aus Glasfaser-, m- und p-Aramid- oder Ox-PAN-Filz bestehen, ist GULFENG leichter, dünner und flexibler. Die Papiervariante ist 0,06 mm dick und wiegt 60 g/m² – sie sieht wie normales Papier aus und fühlt sich auch so an. Zusätzlich kann das Material zu einem weichen Stoff gestrickt oder gewoben und zu biegsamen Matten gefilzt werden. Durch diese Vielfalt eigenet sich GULFENG für Batterien ebenso wie für Bettwäsche oder Bussitze.

Trotz der geringen Dicke büßt GULFENG seine flammhemmenden Eigenschaften nicht ein und dient als Flammenbarriere. Ein Feuer kann sich nicht ausbreiten oder umliegende brennbare Materialien entzündet. Um dies zu erreichen kombiniert Toray thermoplastisches Polyphenylensulfid (PPS) mit oxidierten Polyacrylnitrilfasern (OX-PAN). Erwärmt eine Flamme das Material auf 285°C, beginnen die PPS-Fasern zu schmelzen und bilden eine dünne Membran um die Ox-PAN-Fasern. Diese absorbieren Wärme und oxidieren, wodurch eine vollständig geschlossene Barriere gegen die Flammen entsteht. In Flugzeugen und Zügen wird GULFENG als Fammenbarriere in Sitzkissen verwendet.

More information:
Toray Toray Advanced Composites
Source:

Storymaker GmbH