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04.01.2022

AMSilk & Mercedes-Benz: Sustainable car door pulls

  • AMSilk Partners with Mercedes-Benz to Present a Sustainable Bio-Based Product
  • The use of a biotechnology-based and certified-vegan silk-like fabric marks a first in the automotive sector

AMSilk GmbH (“AMSilk”), a leader in supplying innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials, announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, for the development of novel, sustainable car door pulls, as part of the car manufacturer’s latest technology programme, the VISION EQXX.

The new concept car, VISION EQXX, features innovative interior materials, revealing a way forward for luxury design that conserves resources and is in balance with nature. Among the organic interior design features are new door pulls made from AMSilk’s Biosteel® fiber. This high-strength, certified-vegan, silk-like fabric is made using AMSilk’s proprietary biotechnology expertise. AMSilk is the world’s first industrial supplier of vegan silk biopolymers which are 100% biodegradable, recyclable, renewable and zero-waste.

  • AMSilk Partners with Mercedes-Benz to Present a Sustainable Bio-Based Product
  • The use of a biotechnology-based and certified-vegan silk-like fabric marks a first in the automotive sector

AMSilk GmbH (“AMSilk”), a leader in supplying innovative high-performance bio-based silk materials, announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, for the development of novel, sustainable car door pulls, as part of the car manufacturer’s latest technology programme, the VISION EQXX.

The new concept car, VISION EQXX, features innovative interior materials, revealing a way forward for luxury design that conserves resources and is in balance with nature. Among the organic interior design features are new door pulls made from AMSilk’s Biosteel® fiber. This high-strength, certified-vegan, silk-like fabric is made using AMSilk’s proprietary biotechnology expertise. AMSilk is the world’s first industrial supplier of vegan silk biopolymers which are 100% biodegradable, recyclable, renewable and zero-waste.

Marking a first in the automotive sector, AMSilk’s Biosteel® provides a solution to the car industry whose need to replace petroleum-based content by natural, bio-based materials is increasingly growing.
This new project is the most efficient electric vehicle Mercedes-Benz has ever built and marks a new expression of efficiency and sustainability in interior design. The all-electric VISION EQXX was unveiled in a digital world premiere on the “Mercedes me” media online platform.

Ulrich Scherbel, Chief Executive Officer of AMSilk said: “We are extremely proud to partner with Mercedes-Benz on the technology programme VISION EQXX, providing sustainable interior design solutions from our best-in-class bio-based fibers. Amid a fresh wave of ambitious climate pledges, we are proud to be playing a leading role in providing solutions for a zero-waste future.”

Source:

Optimum Strategic Communications for AMSilk GmbH

Cilander: R-Vital Multivitamin-Unterwäsche gegen Stressbewältigung (c) Cilander / crystal communications GmbH
15.10.2021

Cilander: R-Vital Multivitamin-Unterwäsche zur Stressbewältigung

Mit der Lancierung der neuen R-Vital Multivitamin-Unterwäsche-Shirts schreibt der Schweizer Spezialist für Textilveredlung ein neues Kapitel in der Unternehmensgeschichte: Das Wissen und die langjährige Erfahrung in der Veredelung von Geweben kommen erstmalig bei der Herstellung eigener Produkte zum Einsatz. Mit Hilfe innovativer Technologien und unter Einhaltung strenger ökologischer und sozialer Standards ist es Cilander gelungen, Vitamin C, E und Ingweröl in verkapselter Flüssigform auf textile Stoffe zu appretieren und diese im Anschluss über einen speziell definierten Trocknungsprozess zu härten. Nach mehreren Prozessschritten entsteht aus dem Rohmaterial ein hochwertiges und funktionales Textil, das 100 Milligramm Vitamin C, 200 Milligramm Vitamin E und 50 Milligramm Ingweröl pro Quadratmeter Stoff enthält. Nach 20 Waschgängen (bei 40°C) sind noch rund zehn Prozent der R-Vital Multivitamin Kapseln im Textil verfügbar. Sind diese aufgebraucht, bleibt der angenehm weiche Tragekomfort und das gute Gefühl, ein langlebiges Produkt gekauft zu haben.

Mit der Lancierung der neuen R-Vital Multivitamin-Unterwäsche-Shirts schreibt der Schweizer Spezialist für Textilveredlung ein neues Kapitel in der Unternehmensgeschichte: Das Wissen und die langjährige Erfahrung in der Veredelung von Geweben kommen erstmalig bei der Herstellung eigener Produkte zum Einsatz. Mit Hilfe innovativer Technologien und unter Einhaltung strenger ökologischer und sozialer Standards ist es Cilander gelungen, Vitamin C, E und Ingweröl in verkapselter Flüssigform auf textile Stoffe zu appretieren und diese im Anschluss über einen speziell definierten Trocknungsprozess zu härten. Nach mehreren Prozessschritten entsteht aus dem Rohmaterial ein hochwertiges und funktionales Textil, das 100 Milligramm Vitamin C, 200 Milligramm Vitamin E und 50 Milligramm Ingweröl pro Quadratmeter Stoff enthält. Nach 20 Waschgängen (bei 40°C) sind noch rund zehn Prozent der R-Vital Multivitamin Kapseln im Textil verfügbar. Sind diese aufgebraucht, bleibt der angenehm weiche Tragekomfort und das gute Gefühl, ein langlebiges Produkt gekauft zu haben. Die Veredelung mindert dabei nicht den Tragekomfort: Dank des hohen Baumwollanteils sind die Unterwäsche-Shirts besonders weich und hautverträglich. Sie sind ISO und OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 zertifiziert und mit dem Dermatest-Siegel ausgezeichnet.

Durch Reibung der Textilien am Körper werden die Wirkstoffe aus den Microkapseln freigesetzt und können über die Haut im Körper aufgenommen werden. Das hat mehrere Vorteile:

  • Die Haut ist das größte Organ des menschlichen Körpers und damit prädestiniert für die Aufnahme und Weitergabe revitalisierender Stoffe. 2000 Milligramm Vitamin C kann der menschliche Körper täglich aufnehmen – 20 bis 40 Milligramm davon über die Haut.
  • Die Kombination aus Vitamin C, Vitamin E und Ingwer unterstützt ein ausgeglichenes Immunsystem und hilft, den Feuchtigkeitshaushalt der Haut auf natürliche Weise wiederherzustellen.
  • Vitamin C stärkt das Immunsystem. Vitamin E schützt die Haut vor oxidativem Stress. Ingweröl wirkt regenerativ und enthält ebenfalls antioxidative Eigenschaften.
Source:

Cilander / crystal communications GmbH

16th World Pultrusion Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS
WPC2022
22.09.2021

16th World Pultrusion Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

The EPTA – European Pultrusion Technology Association organizes in cooperation with the ACMA – American Composites Manufacturers Association - the 16th World Pultrusion Conference on 03 – 04 March 2022 in Paris, France (as a “hybrid event”, this conference will also have the option of online access). The conference is one of the leading pultrusion events in the world. The event takes place just before the JEC World 2022 in Paris (08 – 10 March 2022).

The presentations are to document innovations in the following subject areas of pultruded reinforced plastics:

● Market development in Europe, USA, Asia
● Innovative applications
● New Markets: Ideas for potential new applications with pultruded shapes or systems
● Sustainability: Technical possibilities, recycling, etc.
● Raw materials
   ○ Development of fibres
   ○ Development of resins
● Construction / Testing / Calculation
● Processes

The EPTA – European Pultrusion Technology Association organizes in cooperation with the ACMA – American Composites Manufacturers Association - the 16th World Pultrusion Conference on 03 – 04 March 2022 in Paris, France (as a “hybrid event”, this conference will also have the option of online access). The conference is one of the leading pultrusion events in the world. The event takes place just before the JEC World 2022 in Paris (08 – 10 March 2022).

The presentations are to document innovations in the following subject areas of pultruded reinforced plastics:

● Market development in Europe, USA, Asia
● Innovative applications
● New Markets: Ideas for potential new applications with pultruded shapes or systems
● Sustainability: Technical possibilities, recycling, etc.
● Raw materials
   ○ Development of fibres
   ○ Development of resins
● Construction / Testing / Calculation
● Processes

The presentation language will be English. Deadline for paper submission (title, short abstract, speaker name and address) until 15th October 2021 to info@pultruders.com.
 
The European Pultrusion Technology Association was created in 1989 by a group of leading European pultruders with the mission of supporting the growth of the pultrusion industry by maximising external communication efforts and encouraging knowledge sharing between members. Since 2006, the association has existed under the umbrella of the AVK – Federation of Reinforced Plastics in Frankfurt, Germany. Membership of EPTA is open to all companies and individuals worldwide wishing to further the application of pultruded profiles. For further information visit http://www.pultruders.com.

(c) AYCANE
15.09.2021

AYCANE: Neue Marke für den Eishockeysport und innovative Sportbekleidung

Die neue Textilschmiede AYCANE aus der Schweiz hat sich auf funktionale Unterwäsche für Hockeyspielerin und Hockeyspieler fokussiert. Die Kollektion besteht aus Hockey-Baselayern und -Socken für Männer, Frauen und Kinder, einer Trainingskollektion für Männer, einer T-Shirt-Linie für Kinder, Recharge-Produkten für Männer sowie Accessoires. Im Frühjahr 2022 soll die Trainingskollektion für Frauen folgen.

AYCANE optimiert die Steuerung der Körpertemperatur sowie die Atmungsaktivität durch High-Tech-Stoffe, die exklusiv in Italien entwickelt wurden. Sie leiten Feuchtigkeit vom Körper weg, bieten dabei maximale Bewegungsfreiheit und beschleunigen die Regeneration. Schutz und Komfort gewährt ein schnittresistenter Stoff, der angenehm auf der Haut und zugleich sehr elastisch ist.

Die neue Textilschmiede AYCANE aus der Schweiz hat sich auf funktionale Unterwäsche für Hockeyspielerin und Hockeyspieler fokussiert. Die Kollektion besteht aus Hockey-Baselayern und -Socken für Männer, Frauen und Kinder, einer Trainingskollektion für Männer, einer T-Shirt-Linie für Kinder, Recharge-Produkten für Männer sowie Accessoires. Im Frühjahr 2022 soll die Trainingskollektion für Frauen folgen.

AYCANE optimiert die Steuerung der Körpertemperatur sowie die Atmungsaktivität durch High-Tech-Stoffe, die exklusiv in Italien entwickelt wurden. Sie leiten Feuchtigkeit vom Körper weg, bieten dabei maximale Bewegungsfreiheit und beschleunigen die Regeneration. Schutz und Komfort gewährt ein schnittresistenter Stoff, der angenehm auf der Haut und zugleich sehr elastisch ist.

More information:
Sportbekleidung AYCANE
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crystal communications

30.08.2021

The Renewable Carbon Initiative RCI is joining forces

  • From fossil to renewable materials: Members advocate policy analysis and focused implementation of the renewable carbon strategy

The members of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) (www.renewable-carbon-initiative.com), founded in September 2020, have joined forces to shape the transition from the fossil to the renewable age for the chemical and materials industry. This means spreading the concept of renewable carbon and developing new value chains based on renewable carbon as a feedstock.

In the meantime, several activities have started from which future members can benefit as well. First and foremost is the kick-off to comprehensive policy analysis. What influence will forthcoming regulation have on chemicals, plastics, and other materials? When and where should the renewable carbon idea be emphasized and referred to?

The policy analysis will examine pending policies in the European Union – and a later expansion to America and Asia is planned as well.

  • From fossil to renewable materials: Members advocate policy analysis and focused implementation of the renewable carbon strategy

The members of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) (www.renewable-carbon-initiative.com), founded in September 2020, have joined forces to shape the transition from the fossil to the renewable age for the chemical and materials industry. This means spreading the concept of renewable carbon and developing new value chains based on renewable carbon as a feedstock.

In the meantime, several activities have started from which future members can benefit as well. First and foremost is the kick-off to comprehensive policy analysis. What influence will forthcoming regulation have on chemicals, plastics, and other materials? When and where should the renewable carbon idea be emphasized and referred to?

The policy analysis will examine pending policies in the European Union – and a later expansion to America and Asia is planned as well.

A particular focus will be placed on upcoming policies and regulations and how they impact renewable carbon. The members are currently deciding on where to start specifically, but questions that may be considered are: What does the new climate law and the “Fit for 55-Package” mean for chemicals and materials? What can be expected from REACH and microplastics restrictions? How relevant is the “Sustainable Products Initiative” and the coming restrictions for Green Claims? Circular Economy, Zero Pollution and Sustainable Financing are keywords of the future European landscapes, which might become very concrete for chemistry and materials in the next few years. To what extent the concept of renewable carbon for materials is considered in policy already and how it could be further introduced in future legislation are two of the main questions investigated in the working group “Policy”.

This working group is open to all members of RCI. Policy experts provide the respective analysis as a foundation, organising discussions between members of the policy group and plan meetings with policymakers to introduce the Renewable Carbon concept.

Additional working groups have been created, one with a focus on communication, the other looking at the development of a renewable carbon label. In early September, a renewable carbon community will be launched as a starting point for even more interaction between the members, to discuss strategies, create new value chains and start project consortia.

The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) is a dynamic and ambitious group of interested parties. Membership numbers have now more than doubled since the launch almost a year ago, with RCI now boasting 25 members, 6 partners and over 200 supporters. It welcomes all companies that are on the way to transform their resource base from fossil to renewable.

More information:
Renewable Carbon Initiative
Source:

nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH für RCI

(c) Autoneum
Claudia Güntert
27.08.2021

Autoneum appoints new Head of Corporate Communications

Claudia Güntert has been appointed Head of Corporate Communications at Autoneum as of November 1, 2021. She succeeds the Corporate Communications Head, Dr. Anahid Rickmann, who will be leaving the company per end of August 2021.

Claudia Güntert studied Jurisprudence at the University of Basel, Switzerland, as well as German and Eastern European Literature at the Universities of Basel and Zurich, Switzerland.

From 2008 to 2013, she was Marketing & Product Communications Manager at Von Roll Management AG in Wädenswil, Switzerland. She thereby gained broad experience in marketing and customer communications in the industry and a deep understanding of the industrial relations between suppliers and their customers. From 2013 until 2021, she was Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations at Von Roll Holding AG in Wädenswil and Breitenbach, Switzerland. In this leading position, she expanded her expertise in internal and external communication with a focus on company vision and strategy, branding, global change management, and social media presence. Claudia Güntert will report to Matthias Holzammer, CEO.

Claudia Güntert has been appointed Head of Corporate Communications at Autoneum as of November 1, 2021. She succeeds the Corporate Communications Head, Dr. Anahid Rickmann, who will be leaving the company per end of August 2021.

Claudia Güntert studied Jurisprudence at the University of Basel, Switzerland, as well as German and Eastern European Literature at the Universities of Basel and Zurich, Switzerland.

From 2008 to 2013, she was Marketing & Product Communications Manager at Von Roll Management AG in Wädenswil, Switzerland. She thereby gained broad experience in marketing and customer communications in the industry and a deep understanding of the industrial relations between suppliers and their customers. From 2013 until 2021, she was Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations at Von Roll Holding AG in Wädenswil and Breitenbach, Switzerland. In this leading position, she expanded her expertise in internal and external communication with a focus on company vision and strategy, branding, global change management, and social media presence. Claudia Güntert will report to Matthias Holzammer, CEO.

Dr. Anahid Rickmann leaves Autoneum at the end of August at her own request. After almost nine years of service, she has decided to take on a new professional challenge. Anahid Rickmann strategically realigned the Company's communications after it became independent in 2011 and significantly shaped Autoneum's external perception and reputation. Her particular achievements include the measurable success of external communications, brand positioning and the launch of Autoneum's corporate responsibility strategy. CEO Matthias Holzammer and the Board of Directors would like to thank Anahid Rickmann sincerely for her successful, always dedicated and loyal service to Autoneum and wish her the best for her personal and professional future.

For September and October 2021, Luzia Schoeck, Communications Manager, will act as interim Head of Corporate Communications.

More information:
Autoneum Autoneum Management AG
Source:

Autoneum

05.08.2021

GKD erweitert Angebot für die Glasvliesindustrie

  • Prozessbänder für Imprägnierung und Trocknung aus einer Hand

In der Glasvliesproduktion setzen Trocknerbänder der GKD Gruppe weltweit Maßstäbe. Nahezu alle Hersteller vertrauen auf die Ebenheit und Querstabilität dieser Metallbänder. Mit der Erweiterung des Portfolios um Imprägnierbänder liefert GKD jetzt aus einer Hand Bänder für Kernprozesse in der Glasvliesfertigung.

  • Prozessbänder für Imprägnierung und Trocknung aus einer Hand

In der Glasvliesproduktion setzen Trocknerbänder der GKD Gruppe weltweit Maßstäbe. Nahezu alle Hersteller vertrauen auf die Ebenheit und Querstabilität dieser Metallbänder. Mit der Erweiterung des Portfolios um Imprägnierbänder liefert GKD jetzt aus einer Hand Bänder für Kernprozesse in der Glasvliesfertigung.

Imprägnierbänder haben entscheidenden Einfluss auf die Effizienz des Produktionsprozesses und die Qualität des Endprodukts. Parameter wie Größe der Maschenöffnung, Anzahl der Auflagepunkte und Art der Gewebebindung tragen maßgeblich zum Prozesserfolg bei. Auf Basis von Marktumfragen entwickelte GKD für Imprägnierprozesse drei verschiedene Bandtypen. Mit ihren unterschiedlich großen Maschenöffnungen decken sie das gesamte Anforderungsspektrum ab: Type 1780 (8/6,1 Fäden pro Zentimeter), Type 1830 (9,2/7,5 Fäden pro Zentimeter) und Type 1865 (11/9 Fäden pro Zentimeter). In Abhängigkeit von der Kundenspezifikation bezüglich Länge und Stärke der eingesetzten Glasfasern, individueller Binderzusammensetzung, Prozess und Endprodukt wählt GKD aus diesem Spektrum gemeinsam mit dem Kunden das optimale Band aus.

Als geschätzter Lieferant von zuverlässigen Produkten und Services sowie kompetenter Ansprechpartner in Fragen der Anlagentechnik kennt GKD die Prozesse, Anlagen und Produkte nahezu aller Hersteller von Glasvliesen. Das hierdurch über Jahre gewachsene Vertrauensverhältnis paart der Weltmarktführer für technische Gewebe für Industrie und Architektur mit jahrzehntelang bewiesener Kompetenz im Bereich Kunststoff-Prozessbänder. Insbesondere in der anspruchsvollen Nonwovens-Fertigung gelten Kunststoffbänder von GKD als Garant für Effizienz und Produktqualität. Die neuen Imprägnierbänder von GKD für die Glasvliesherstellung aus prozessspezifisch modifiziertem Linear-Screen - auch als Leinenbindung bekannt - zeichnen sich durch exakt auf die jeweilige Anwendung abgestimmte Porengrößen und Luftdurchlässigkeit sowie durch eine stabile Kantenstruktur für eine sichere Randabtastung aus. Dank spezieller, prozessabhängiger thermischer Veredelung überzeugt ihre Gewebekonstruktion durch exzellente Laufeigenschaften. Die glatte Oberfläche gewährleistet überdies eine ebenso leichte wie schonende Produktablösung.

Lieferbar in allen gängigen Breitenklassen für Glasvliesanlagen mit Produktionsgeschwindigkeiten bis zu 450 Metern/Minute sind sie eine attraktive Alternative zu herkömmlich eingesetzten Bändern. Da GKD die Prozesse, Anlagen und Produkte der meisten Hersteller seit Jahren kennt und durch das Tochterunternehmen GKD USA auch auf dem Kernmarkt für Glasvliese in den USA kurze Lieferzeiten sicherstellt, haben Glasvlieshersteller weltweit nun eine attraktive Option: Bezug der erfolgskritischen Prozessbänder für Imprägnierung und Trocknung aus einer jahrelang bewährten Hand.
 

More information:
GKD Gruppe Glasvliesindustrie
Source:

impetus.PR Agentur fuer Corporate Communications GmbH für GKD Gruppe

19.07.2021

ISKO to work with the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab

ISKO announces its participation in CSAIL’s Alliances programme, a collaboration with CSAIL researchers, students and industry partners. Through participation in the programme, ISKO will contribute its expertise in textile innovation and collaborate on the research and development of smart textiles and wearable technologies.

The company joins a network of 26 industries – from startups to big organizations – including AI and machine learning, aerospace, healthcare, life sciences and telecommunications, as well as retail, media and entertainment.

With the goal of overall advancement of the textile and denim industry through the development of smart and wearable solutions, ISKO is stepping up to lead the change through these technologies and their many possible end-uses. The work is done in compliance with ISKO’s Responsible Innovation™ approach.

ISKO brings its innovative and agile structure, impressive production capacity and textile knowledge to the CSAIL programme which has over 1200 people, 60 research groups, 120+ researchers, 600+ students and over 900+ active projects.

ISKO announces its participation in CSAIL’s Alliances programme, a collaboration with CSAIL researchers, students and industry partners. Through participation in the programme, ISKO will contribute its expertise in textile innovation and collaborate on the research and development of smart textiles and wearable technologies.

The company joins a network of 26 industries – from startups to big organizations – including AI and machine learning, aerospace, healthcare, life sciences and telecommunications, as well as retail, media and entertainment.

With the goal of overall advancement of the textile and denim industry through the development of smart and wearable solutions, ISKO is stepping up to lead the change through these technologies and their many possible end-uses. The work is done in compliance with ISKO’s Responsible Innovation™ approach.

ISKO brings its innovative and agile structure, impressive production capacity and textile knowledge to the CSAIL programme which has over 1200 people, 60 research groups, 120+ researchers, 600+ students and over 900+ active projects.

Source:

ISKO / Menabò Group srl

Techtextil and Texprocess 2022: registration now open (c) Messe Frankfurt
08.06.2021

Techtextil and Texprocess 2022: registration now open

  • The Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs have a positive view of the future and invite the sector to take part at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 June 2022.
  • Exhibitors who register well in advance benefit from an early-booking discount.

The dates for the next editions of Techtextil and Texprocess have been set and the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials are set to attract exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world to Frankfurt am Main from 21 to 24 June 2022. Thus, the fairs are shifting the biennial cycle of events from odd to even years, which fits in perfectly with the sector’s international event calendar. Companies that book exhibition space at one of the two trade fairs no later than 31 August 2021 benefit from an early booking discount. “We see the future in a positive light and are confident that we will finally be able to give the sector the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and information in June 2022.

  • The Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs have a positive view of the future and invite the sector to take part at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 June 2022.
  • Exhibitors who register well in advance benefit from an early-booking discount.

The dates for the next editions of Techtextil and Texprocess have been set and the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials are set to attract exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world to Frankfurt am Main from 21 to 24 June 2022. Thus, the fairs are shifting the biennial cycle of events from odd to even years, which fits in perfectly with the sector’s international event calendar. Companies that book exhibition space at one of the two trade fairs no later than 31 August 2021 benefit from an early booking discount. “We see the future in a positive light and are confident that we will finally be able to give the sector the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and information in June 2022. The desire for personal encounters, direct communication and new impressions is growing from day to day”, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies.

Elgar Straub, Managing Director, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, emphasises that, “Texprocess and Techtextil are the world’s foremost trade fairs for our innovative sector by a large margin. Both events offer customers an unrivalled overview of state-of-the-art innovations and technological developments – and beyond. Particularly when it comes to the latest trends for sustainability and digitalisation, Texprocess and Techtextil in Frankfurt represent the most important, future-oriented market. This makes it all the more important for both the exhibitor and visitor sides of the sector that we have the opportunity to obtain an overview of the latest market developments, to exchange ideas and information and to initiate new business. We are very relieved about this and hope that, next year, we will once again have the chance to generate new momentum for our sector in the international market.”

For the first time, Techtextil and Texprocess will occupy the western sector of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre with a total of four exhibition halls and, with a hybrid format, offer the best of both the physical and immaterial worlds: personal communication, virtual networking opportunities and maximum digital coverage. With a comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, Messe Frankfurt will ensure that all visitors and exhibitors can take part safely and with a good feeling.

Source:

Messe Frankfurt

Oerlikon: Booth at ITMA Asia 2021 (c) Oerlikon
01.06.2021

Oerlikon with a hybrid trade show concept at ITMA Asia

On the occasion of the VDMA press conference, André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division, presented the company's concept for ITMA Asia with the claim: Clean Technology. Smart Factory.

Due to the Corona pandemic, Oerlikon has decided to concentrate with their Chinese sales and service teams on guests primarily from China and greater Asia. However, some experts from Germany, who are working in China at our locations anyway, will be live on site at the booth. Other experts from Germany, India and US will be available online for the entire 5 days of the trade fair and will simply be connected by video conference to the discussion with the visitors on site if there is a need for.

On the occasion of the VDMA press conference, André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions Division, presented the company's concept for ITMA Asia with the claim: Clean Technology. Smart Factory.

Due to the Corona pandemic, Oerlikon has decided to concentrate with their Chinese sales and service teams on guests primarily from China and greater Asia. However, some experts from Germany, who are working in China at our locations anyway, will be live on site at the booth. Other experts from Germany, India and US will be available online for the entire 5 days of the trade fair and will simply be connected by video conference to the discussion with the visitors on site if there is a need for.

At ITMA Asia 2021, Oerlikon will present the next generation of an automatic texturing solution with up to 25 % energy saving and up to 30 % higher production speed, easy maintenance and best yarn quality. The core of this machine, the socalled EvoCooler, will be shown as an exhibit in combination with digital solutions like AIM4DTY. In the field of high-precision flow control solutions components, the two new gear metering pumps developments for the production of aramid and spandex will be presented as well.

AMAC kooperiert mit ITA (Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen und deren ITA GmbH) für die weitere Geschäftsentwicklung im Bereich Composites  © AMAC
fltr: Markus Beckmann, Prof. Thomas Gries, Dr. Michael Effing, Dr. Christoph Greb
19.04.2021

AMAC cooperates with ITA

AMAC cooperates with ITA (Institute for Textile Technology of RWTH Aachen University and their ITA GmbH) for the business development in composites 

As of April 19th, 2021, AMAC is pleased to announce its cooperation with the Institute for Textile Technology, ITA, of RWTH Aachen University and their ITA GmbH. The aim of the cooperation is to strengthen and develop their business activities in composites.

AMAC cooperates with ITA (Institute for Textile Technology of RWTH Aachen University and their ITA GmbH) for the business development in composites 

As of April 19th, 2021, AMAC is pleased to announce its cooperation with the Institute for Textile Technology, ITA, of RWTH Aachen University and their ITA GmbH. The aim of the cooperation is to strengthen and develop their business activities in composites.

ITA, as one of the largest institutes on the campus of the excellence University RWTH Aachen, Germany, develops complete solutions from the manufacturing of the fiber itself over the processing of textile intermediates with thermoplastic and thermoset resins, textile-based part manufacturing, capabilities such as braiding, pultrusion and in-situ impregnation of textile preforms. Top 3 focused industries are transportation and particularly the e-mobility sector, building and construction as well as the wind energy sector. Additionally, ITA GmbH is the partner of the industry in R&D, focusing on 8 business segments, providing technology and knowledge transfer, as well as offering comprehensive solutions along the entire textile value chain.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries, Director of ITA, explains the background of the strategic cooperation with focus on composites: „Our long-term experience and unmatched know-how with all aspects of continuous fibers, non-wovens and web-based reinforcements allows us to deliver to the composite manufacturers a complete technology and service offer around the development of technical textiles, from the development of glass and carbon fibers to the textile-based processing of composite parts. In all process steps of our research and developments, we focus on sustainable and recyclable solutions, an efficient cost-performance ratio, the possible use of bio-based materials and the reduction of the CO2 footprint. We are glad to cooperate with Dr. Michael Effing and AMAC in order to benefit from his door-opening network in the composites industry. “

Dr. Michael Effing, Managing Director of AMAC GmbH: „I am very happy to support the ITA to generate innovation thanks to further industrial networking and pre-competitive joint projects. ITA is indeed a one-stop source for composite solutions from the fiber to the cost-efficient manufacturing of final parts. In the context of the Covid-19 impact to the entire industry, it makes sense to bundle forces. Furthermore, ITA, with its long tradition and satisfied customers offers further valuable networking opportunities to the composites industry as well as access to relevant complementary fiber-based excellence and 250 different technologies in their machine-park with an outstanding infrastructure in Aachen.”

BIONIC-FINISH®ECO Fluorine-Free, Water Repellent Finishes for Ultimate Performance (c) RUDOLF GmbH
BIONIC-FINISH®ECO Fluorine-Free, Water Repellent Finishes for Ultimate Performance
03.03.2021

BIONIC-FINISH®ECO by RUDOLF GROUP

  • BIONIC-FINISH®ECO Fluorine-Free, Water Repellent Finishes for Ultimate Performance

In recent years, many scientists have shifted from favoring a “primordial soup” in pools of water to hydrothermal vents deep in the ocean as the original source of life on Earth. Regardless what the real beginning really was, water was certainly involved in the process some 3,5bln years ago. And since then, Mother Nature designed many ways to benefit of water and to be sheltered from it. Many engineering challenges humans face can be solved by turning to those 3,5bln years of experience and by using natural design as springboard. That’s biologically inspired engineering or, in short, bionics. BIONIC-FINISH®ECO of RUDOLF GROUP is Mother Nature’s work reproduced on textiles and apparel to protect us from water. To perform.

  • BIONIC-FINISH®ECO Fluorine-Free, Water Repellent Finishes for Ultimate Performance

In recent years, many scientists have shifted from favoring a “primordial soup” in pools of water to hydrothermal vents deep in the ocean as the original source of life on Earth. Regardless what the real beginning really was, water was certainly involved in the process some 3,5bln years ago. And since then, Mother Nature designed many ways to benefit of water and to be sheltered from it. Many engineering challenges humans face can be solved by turning to those 3,5bln years of experience and by using natural design as springboard. That’s biologically inspired engineering or, in short, bionics. BIONIC-FINISH®ECO of RUDOLF GROUP is Mother Nature’s work reproduced on textiles and apparel to protect us from water. To perform.

Back in 2003, RUDOLF GROUP borrowed from Mother Nature the idea of dendrimers (from dendron, Greek word for ‘tree’), molecules made of multi-functional branches that interact among themselves, co-crystallize, and self-organize into highly ordered, multicomponent systems. These hyper-branched polymers attach to the textile and embed fluorine-free, durable water-repellent performance.
In 2021 BIONIC-FINISH®ECO comes as a reviewed and extended family of unique nonhalogenated, APEO-free, fluorine-free formulations suited for different materials and designed for different applications and needs. Still very much based on patented dendrimer technology, the new and strengthened BIONIC-FINISH®ECO’s product portfolio:

• Provides non-fluorinated and highly durable water repellent textile finishes for high-performance, professional applications (e.g. when brushing resistance is required);
• Delivers highly efficient and durable performance with low application amounts thus not affecting fabric feel and appearance (e.g. when remarkable softness is important);
• Fulfills a range of challenging technical requirements (e.g. minimal impact on flame retardant properties of technical fibers);
• Is suitable for both sportswear and outdoor applications, as well as for casual apparel and fashion clothing;
• Is bluesign® approved, ZDHC chemical gateway certified and compliant with most RSLs;

BIONIC-FINISH®ECO new portfolio includes universal and versatile solutions targeting the most standard requirements, as well as customized solutions that meet more demanding and specific expectations such as improved resistance to dry-cleaning. “None of us can entirely predict where our voyage will lead” says Dr. Gunther Duschek, RUDOLF GROUP Managing Director. “However, BIONIC-FINISH®ECO of RUDOLF GROUP will always be the fluorine-free, durable water repellent for ultimate  performance. As it is today”.

22.02.2021

Tonello/RUDOLF HUB1922: Collaboration with new laser effects

Tonello and RUDOLF HUB1922 join forces and unveil laser effects. The results: A much simplified, flexible and efficient process - based on latest technological advancements and highly conscious chemistry - that is finally able to replace questionable practices such as potassium permanganate spray.

THE Laser, the absolute Laser
The range that is the new benchmark for the entire sector. New software and a totally reinvented process that return higher precision, speed, flexibility and repeatability. Four models for a specific crafting and avant-garde functions like 360° marking technology, BOP for automatic drawing positioning and the new software CREA make THE Laser suitable and unique for advanced applications.

Tonello and RUDOLF HUB1922 join forces and unveil laser effects. The results: A much simplified, flexible and efficient process - based on latest technological advancements and highly conscious chemistry - that is finally able to replace questionable practices such as potassium permanganate spray.

THE Laser, the absolute Laser
The range that is the new benchmark for the entire sector. New software and a totally reinvented process that return higher precision, speed, flexibility and repeatability. Four models for a specific crafting and avant-garde functions like 360° marking technology, BOP for automatic drawing positioning and the new software CREA make THE Laser suitable and unique for advanced applications.

Laser Smoother (RUCO-SPECIAL LSM)
All-in-one formulation - very easy to pre-apply to garments before laser burning - that translates into a very natural image that is similar to what is created by hand. RUCO SPECIAL LSM amplifies the laser action, completely removes the grey/brow patina produced by the burning of cotton and last but not least, creates a micro-unevenness that simulates manual scraping and celebrates the fabric construction.

The combination of THE Laser and RUCO-SPECIAL LSM (ideally applied through CORE system) is a process that nothing adds to the usual way of working. It is a radical paradigm shift that takes the product directly to a dimension of real, highly sustainable craftsmanship:

  • Remarkable enhancement of the fabric’s characteristics;
  • Overall effect much more natural and similar to manual scraping;
  • A better and more efficient way of working.
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Distec: Embedded BoxPC für Industrie, Medizintechnik und Smart Cities (c) iBASE
02.02.2021

Distec: Embedded BoxPC für Industrie, Medizintechnik und Smart Cities

Die Distec GmbH erweitert sein Embedded Portfolio mit dem industriellen Embedded BoxPC EC-3200 von iBASE für Anwendungen mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) mit höchsten Leistungsansprüchen. Der EC-3200 basiert auf dem hochmodernen, stromsparenden und leistungsstarken NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2. Der Prozessor verbindet außergewöhnliche Geschwindigkeit und Energieeffizienz mit einem Dual Core Denver 2 und einem Quad Core ARM® Cortex®-A57 Prozessor. „Gegenüber dem Jetson™ TX1 hat sich die Energieeffizienz bzw. die Leistung damit mehr als verdoppelt“, erläutert Thomas Schrefel, Produkt Manager Embedded bei Distec. „Dies ermöglicht die hochmoderne NVIDIA Pascal-Architektur mit 256 Recheneinheiten und bis zu 1,33 TFLOPS. Der EC-3200 bietet dadurch echte KI-Rechenleistung für Edge-Anwendungen mit 8 GB Speicher und 59,7 GB/s Speicherbandbreite.“ Durch sein robustes Design eignet sich der EC-3200 ideal für den Einsatz in Industrierobotern, medizinischen Geräten, Smart Cities und für Geräte, die die Zusammenarbeit in Unternehmen unterstützen.  

Die Distec GmbH erweitert sein Embedded Portfolio mit dem industriellen Embedded BoxPC EC-3200 von iBASE für Anwendungen mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) mit höchsten Leistungsansprüchen. Der EC-3200 basiert auf dem hochmodernen, stromsparenden und leistungsstarken NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2. Der Prozessor verbindet außergewöhnliche Geschwindigkeit und Energieeffizienz mit einem Dual Core Denver 2 und einem Quad Core ARM® Cortex®-A57 Prozessor. „Gegenüber dem Jetson™ TX1 hat sich die Energieeffizienz bzw. die Leistung damit mehr als verdoppelt“, erläutert Thomas Schrefel, Produkt Manager Embedded bei Distec. „Dies ermöglicht die hochmoderne NVIDIA Pascal-Architektur mit 256 Recheneinheiten und bis zu 1,33 TFLOPS. Der EC-3200 bietet dadurch echte KI-Rechenleistung für Edge-Anwendungen mit 8 GB Speicher und 59,7 GB/s Speicherbandbreite.“ Durch sein robustes Design eignet sich der EC-3200 ideal für den Einsatz in Industrierobotern, medizinischen Geräten, Smart Cities und für Geräte, die die Zusammenarbeit in Unternehmen unterstützen.  

BoxPC für echte Deep-Learning-Anwendungen
Heutige Edge- und Cloud-basierte KI-Produkte erfordern bessere Rechen- und Videoanalyse-Fähigkeiten, um eine anspruchsvolle Echtzeit-Datenverarbeitung durchzuführen und Latenzprobleme zu überwinden. Der EC-3200 ist eine langlebige Lösung mit lüfterlosem Design für einen unterbrechungsfreien Betrieb. Er nutzt die Vorteile der GPU-beschleunigten Parallelverarbeitung des Jetson™ TX2, um datenintensive und unternehmenskritische Arbeitslasten mit hoher Energieeffizienz und unübertroffener Zuverlässigkeit zu bewältigen. Damit ist er ideal für echte Deep-Learning-Anwendungen

Energieeffizient und zuverlässig auch in rauer Industrieumgebung
Der EC-3200 ist für einen erweiterten Temperaturbereich von -20°C bis +60°C ausgelegt. Mit seinem geringen Stromverbrauch liefert der NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2 eine 25-mal höhere Energieeffizienz als andere hochmoderne Desktop-Grafikprozessoren. Diese hervorragende Leistung erlaubt eine Echtzeitverarbeitung, die die Bandbreite wenig belastet.

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23.11.2020

AMAC cooperates with start-up FibreCoat

Cooperation and business development with AMAC
As of November 1st, 2020, AMAC is pleased to announce its cooperation with company FibreCoat for the market introduction of their products and global business development. FibreCoat is a young, award-winning start-up and spin-off of the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and develops multi-filament coated yarns, fabrics and composites based on glass or basalt fibres.

Dr. Michael Effing, CEO AMAC GmbH: „FibreCoat is a very promising newcomer in the electro-magnetic shielding and composites industry and their innovations are very cost-efficient for new technologies such as e-mobility or telecommunications. I am very pleased to introduce them to relevant key players in the industry and accompany them in their growth strategy.“

Product Launch
FibreCoat develops metal-coated fibres like bi-component multi-filament yarns with basalt core and aluminum coating which can be used for EMI-shielding and heat sinks in battery casings, electric diverters in filters, reinforcement of cast aluminum parts o ras conductive yarns in smart textiles.

Cooperation and business development with AMAC
As of November 1st, 2020, AMAC is pleased to announce its cooperation with company FibreCoat for the market introduction of their products and global business development. FibreCoat is a young, award-winning start-up and spin-off of the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and develops multi-filament coated yarns, fabrics and composites based on glass or basalt fibres.

Dr. Michael Effing, CEO AMAC GmbH: „FibreCoat is a very promising newcomer in the electro-magnetic shielding and composites industry and their innovations are very cost-efficient for new technologies such as e-mobility or telecommunications. I am very pleased to introduce them to relevant key players in the industry and accompany them in their growth strategy.“

Product Launch
FibreCoat develops metal-coated fibres like bi-component multi-filament yarns with basalt core and aluminum coating which can be used for EMI-shielding and heat sinks in battery casings, electric diverters in filters, reinforcement of cast aluminum parts o ras conductive yarns in smart textiles.

FibreCoat launches ALUCOAT™, an aluminum-coated glass or basalt fibre which is suitable as electro-magnetic shielding material in automotive applications such as radar, antennas or for autonomous driving as well as for mobile phones and applications in buildings. Due to its extraordinary thermal conductivity and better heat transfer compared to traditional composite material, it can be used for the manufacturing of automotive battery trays or industrial applications such as fine particulate air filters.

ALUCOAT™ is available as of January 1st 2021 as a yarn, fabric or non-woven with a wide range of possible titers and areal weight. The material will offer an electrical conductivity of 100 Ωm and a working temperature of at least 400 °C. Furthermore, it can be used for the shielding of low to high frequencies with an effectiveness of 80 to 120 dB.

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AMAC GmbH

(c) Tonello
12.10.2020

Tonello at DenimsandJeans Virtual Show

“When it comes to working on new developments, we always start from new ideas and the constant research that starts from a concept that becomes reality, by increasingly raising the bar of sustainability” said Alice Tonello, R&D and Marketing Director of Tonello. “The research for technologies and solutions have always been part of our DNA, is a daily commitment to the environment, the market, our people and all human beings with their needs.  Based on this vision, two revolutionary patent-pending process, are born, Wake and OBleach, that allow to create incredible and totally responsible effects on garments” continued Alice Tonello.

This is how The Laundry (R)Evolution was born: a radically new conception thought to simplify and optimize the entire garment finishing process.

It involves only 2 technologies in the entire finishing cycle, reducing waste and optimizing resources: LaserBlaze, and The All-in-One-System. Metro is used, a software that processes real data, in real time to check all laundry consumption, optimizing processing times and improving performance.

“When it comes to working on new developments, we always start from new ideas and the constant research that starts from a concept that becomes reality, by increasingly raising the bar of sustainability” said Alice Tonello, R&D and Marketing Director of Tonello. “The research for technologies and solutions have always been part of our DNA, is a daily commitment to the environment, the market, our people and all human beings with their needs.  Based on this vision, two revolutionary patent-pending process, are born, Wake and OBleach, that allow to create incredible and totally responsible effects on garments” continued Alice Tonello.

This is how The Laundry (R)Evolution was born: a radically new conception thought to simplify and optimize the entire garment finishing process.

It involves only 2 technologies in the entire finishing cycle, reducing waste and optimizing resources: LaserBlaze, and The All-in-One-System. Metro is used, a software that processes real data, in real time to check all laundry consumption, optimizing processing times and improving performance.

The All-in-One System performs all washing operations by integrating 4 sustainable technologies into a single machine: ECOfree 2, which uses ozone in both the water and air; NoStone® for authentic and pumice-free stone-wash effects; UP, for washing processes with at least 50% less water; Core, a nebulizing system improving performance and reducing water consumption.

In terms of effects, the latest results of the Laundry (R)evolution are OBleach and Wake.

OBleach is the new Tonello patent-pending process which, by using only ozone, “returns to the future” with an authentic, sustainable and cool Bleach.

Wake is the first totally natural dyeing system. In fact, it uses only plants and vegetable waste, organic items like flowers, berries and roots left to dry and infuse, without harmful chemicals additives.

Tonello will be live during DenimsandJeans Virtual Show on October 14th and 15th.

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Oerlikon: Virtual Exhibition (c) Oerlikon
08.10.2020

Oerlikon at Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show

The textile machinery industry is eagerly awaiting the start of the virtual trade show "Innovate Textile & Apparel". What and how will the more than 160 exhibitors present themselves virtually? How will the approximately 10,000 registered visitors accept the digital offer? WTIN is breaking new ground as organizer with this platform. But one thing is already certain: From 15 to 30 October 2020, they will bring the textile machinery industry a little closer together again in the Corona Pandemic. Oerlikon invites all visitors to take a look into the future of manmade fibers production and get to know the comprehensive range of products and services.

The textile machinery industry is eagerly awaiting the start of the virtual trade show "Innovate Textile & Apparel". What and how will the more than 160 exhibitors present themselves virtually? How will the approximately 10,000 registered visitors accept the digital offer? WTIN is breaking new ground as organizer with this platform. But one thing is already certain: From 15 to 30 October 2020, they will bring the textile machinery industry a little closer together again in the Corona Pandemic. Oerlikon invites all visitors to take a look into the future of manmade fibers production and get to know the comprehensive range of products and services.

"Reconnecting innovation in the textile & apparel value chain" is the motto of WTIN's virtual trade show. And Oerlikon intends to more than live up to this motto. With more than 50 active experts from sales, customer service and technology as well as partners from its international network of representatives, the Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group will try to be represented around the clock. "It is an interesting experiment for all of us and we would like to see it succeed," explains André Wissenberg, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. "Our aim is to meet our existing customers again, make new contacts and see 'old friends' from the industry. We have prepared an attractive digital offer for them all. Those of you who missed our roller coaster ride in Barcelona last year can now enjoy the journey through time in peace and quiet from your home office on your digital tour of the fair. And, there are no more waiting times either," promises Wissenberg.

Factory know-how from a single source
From Melt to Yarn, Fibers and Nonwovens. From the polycondensation and the processing of PTA and MEG as well as the extrusion of, for example, recycled polyester chips all the way through to hundreds of thousands of packaged and stored or directly-delivered textured bobbins for a market within the textile industry worth billions. From the planning and construction of highly complex production plants to the engineering of large-scale plant projects and competent customer services. This business model runs like a red thread through the self-conception of the Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group. The right partner, especially – but not exclusively – for newcomers to the textile industry. "With us they get everything they need for a successful business: Factory know-how from a single source. And that's what we would like to show our visitors at our virtual trade fair booth," says Wissenberg.

Composites United stellt mit Roy Thyroff die Weichen für die Zukunft im Bau
Roy Thyroff
01.09.2020

Composites United stellt Roy Thyroff als Geschäftsführer vor

  • Gestärkt in die Zukunft der Faserverbundanwendungen im Bauwesen

Das Fachnetzwerk CU Bau des Composites United e.V. stellt für die Entwicklung zum internationalen Verband strategische Weichen. Für den Einsatz von faserverstärkten Werkstoffen im Bauwesen konnte der erfahrene und in der Branche gut vernetzte Textil-Beton-Visionär Roy Thyroff ab September 2020 als Geschäftsführer gewonnen werden.

Bis 2019 widmete sich der Technische Betriebswirt und Industriemeister Textil als Geschäftsführer dem Aufbau der V. Fraas Solutions in Textile GmbH, entwickelte u.a. Maschinen- und Anlagentechnologien für die Herstellung und Weiterverarbeitung von Technischen Textilien, Textilbewehrungen und Carbon-Bewehrungen. Seit Juni 2019 ist er mit der Firma rothycon entlang der gesamten textilen Wertschöpfungskette aktiv. Von 2012 bis 2019 war Roy Thyroff außerdem Verbandsgeschäftsführer des Tudalit e.V., bis er Ende Juni 2019 in den Vorstand gewählt wurde.

  • Gestärkt in die Zukunft der Faserverbundanwendungen im Bauwesen

Das Fachnetzwerk CU Bau des Composites United e.V. stellt für die Entwicklung zum internationalen Verband strategische Weichen. Für den Einsatz von faserverstärkten Werkstoffen im Bauwesen konnte der erfahrene und in der Branche gut vernetzte Textil-Beton-Visionär Roy Thyroff ab September 2020 als Geschäftsführer gewonnen werden.

Bis 2019 widmete sich der Technische Betriebswirt und Industriemeister Textil als Geschäftsführer dem Aufbau der V. Fraas Solutions in Textile GmbH, entwickelte u.a. Maschinen- und Anlagentechnologien für die Herstellung und Weiterverarbeitung von Technischen Textilien, Textilbewehrungen und Carbon-Bewehrungen. Seit Juni 2019 ist er mit der Firma rothycon entlang der gesamten textilen Wertschöpfungskette aktiv. Von 2012 bis 2019 war Roy Thyroff außerdem Verbandsgeschäftsführer des Tudalit e.V., bis er Ende Juni 2019 in den Vorstand gewählt wurde.

CU Bau agiert für das Ziel, die gesamte Bauwirtschaft – von Bauherren über Architekten und Planern bis hin zu Zulassungsstellen sowie Bauunternehmen – mit Informationen und gut aufbereitetem, praxisorientiertem Wissen zu Bauprodukten mit faserverstärkter Beton- und Polymermatrix zu versorgen. Damit diese optimal, materialgerecht und mit entsprechenden Zulassungen einsetzt werden können. Schon heute treibt der CU Bau als überregionales Fachnetzwerk des international vernetzten Composites United e.V. für die ca. 400 Mitglieder aus Industrie und Wissenschaft die Akzeptanz und den flächendeckenden Einsatz von faserverstärkten Werkstoffen im Bauwesen voran.

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ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei launches its new fabric collection imbued with the brand’s sustainable story-making © GB Network
ECOSENSOR™ 100% recycled polyamide fabrics
06.08.2020

ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei launches its new fabric collection imbued with the brand’s sustainable story-making

  • ECOSENSOR™’s new references combine high-performance and innovation to empower people with the possibility to live life naturally both for mind and body.
  • The new range is woven from certified ingredients, a completely traceable production process and highly certified suppliers               

"A New Eco high-tech force of Nature", a bold claim, a daring attitude and true facts. ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei has concentrated all its key values into a Nature-driven and high-tech fabric collection that respects the environment and human being.

Sustainability, active climate control, exquisite touch and extreme performance co-habit the textiles: the collection is made of wovens and knits where the main technology is represented by GRS - Global Recycle Standard certified polyamide and polyesters, sometime combined with ROICA™ recycled stretch yarns and dyed and finished with Oekotex Standard 100 certified processes and/or by BlueSign® partners’ companies.

But there is much more than it meets the eye.

Behind the new collection is a great story of sustainability.

  • ECOSENSOR™’s new references combine high-performance and innovation to empower people with the possibility to live life naturally both for mind and body.
  • The new range is woven from certified ingredients, a completely traceable production process and highly certified suppliers               

"A New Eco high-tech force of Nature", a bold claim, a daring attitude and true facts. ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei has concentrated all its key values into a Nature-driven and high-tech fabric collection that respects the environment and human being.

Sustainability, active climate control, exquisite touch and extreme performance co-habit the textiles: the collection is made of wovens and knits where the main technology is represented by GRS - Global Recycle Standard certified polyamide and polyesters, sometime combined with ROICA™ recycled stretch yarns and dyed and finished with Oekotex Standard 100 certified processes and/or by BlueSign® partners’ companies.

But there is much more than it meets the eye.

Behind the new collection is a great story of sustainability.

"Our international team strives to innovate with a human-based approach to research and develop solutions that meet high-performance standards as well as the transparency and traceability of both the ingredients and the supply chain", says Mr. Hashimoto, Senior Managing Director of Asahi Kasei Advance, the global materials innovator and manufacturer.

Indeed, the company has set the high bar all its suppliers and partners must match. Such criteria include: thoroughly transparency and traceability of both materials and production, corporate responsibility at all levels and a strategic commitment granted by influential certifications such as GRS - Global Recycle Standard for recycled ingredients and processes, as well as Bluesign® and OekoTex Standard 100 certifications, which focus on environmentally-friendly impact of the dyeing and finishing processes.

The human, environmentally-friendly and cutting-edge imprint of ECOSENSOR™ ultimate collection reflects a vision for a more responsible way of fabric manufacturing.

A new force of nature, because story telling truly must match the story making.

HITEXBAU geht mit Carbonbeton in die Offensive bei der industriellen Fußbodensanierung (c) HITEXBAU
HITEXBAU Bodensanierung
05.08.2020

HITEXBAU geht mit Carbonbeton in die Offensive bei der industriellen Fußbodensanierung

  • Nachhaltiges Bauen mit Carbonbeton: schnell, kostenreduziert, umwelt- und ressourcenschonend

Carbonbeton bringt zahlreiche Vorteile in der bautechnischen Verstärkung und Instandsetzung mit sich, speziell auch bei der Sanierung von Industriefußböden. Die HITEXBAU GmbH produziert auf Wirkmaschinen neuester Bauart und mit eigenen Beschichtungsanlagen Armierungsgitter für Beton aus Carbon, Basalt und AR-Glas. In einem innovativen, vollautomatischen Prozess können besonders großflächige und vielfältige Hochleistungs-Carbongelege kostengünstig für die Baubranche hergestellt werden. Wie zum Beispiel für die tschechische Firma Immogard s.r.o., die an verschiedenen Standorten Industrieflächen vermietet, u.a. im Industriepark Libravské Údolí. Hier waren rund 3.000 m² Industrieböden in drei Hallen zu sanieren. In Kooperation zwischen HITEXBAU und der Koch GmbH, Kreuztal, einem Spezialisten für Carbonbetonanwendungen im Sanierungsbereich, wurde ein Instandsetzungskonzept erarbeitet.

Spezielle Projektanforderungen: Hohe Traglast auf schwierigen Untergründen

  • Nachhaltiges Bauen mit Carbonbeton: schnell, kostenreduziert, umwelt- und ressourcenschonend

Carbonbeton bringt zahlreiche Vorteile in der bautechnischen Verstärkung und Instandsetzung mit sich, speziell auch bei der Sanierung von Industriefußböden. Die HITEXBAU GmbH produziert auf Wirkmaschinen neuester Bauart und mit eigenen Beschichtungsanlagen Armierungsgitter für Beton aus Carbon, Basalt und AR-Glas. In einem innovativen, vollautomatischen Prozess können besonders großflächige und vielfältige Hochleistungs-Carbongelege kostengünstig für die Baubranche hergestellt werden. Wie zum Beispiel für die tschechische Firma Immogard s.r.o., die an verschiedenen Standorten Industrieflächen vermietet, u.a. im Industriepark Libravské Údolí. Hier waren rund 3.000 m² Industrieböden in drei Hallen zu sanieren. In Kooperation zwischen HITEXBAU und der Koch GmbH, Kreuztal, einem Spezialisten für Carbonbetonanwendungen im Sanierungsbereich, wurde ein Instandsetzungskonzept erarbeitet.

Spezielle Projektanforderungen: Hohe Traglast auf schwierigen Untergründen

Aufgrund der stark sanierungsbedürftigen Böden und sehr schwieriger Untergründe – minderfester Altbeton mit partiellen Ausbrüchen und Rissen, teilweise mit nicht tragfähigen Beschichtungen – war es wichtig, eine robuste und dauerhafte Lösung zur Erneuerung des Fabrikbodens umzusetzen. Zudem mussten hohe Nutzungsanforderungen als Produktionshalle mit dynamischen Sonderlasten durch bis zu 15 Tonnen schwere Maschinen sowie Staplerverkehr berücksichtigt werden. Die Randbedingungen und Gegebenheiten ergaben zwei Alternativen für die Erneuerung der Hallenböden: Den kompletten Rück- und Neubau der Böden aus Stahlbeton oder die Sanierung mit Carbonbeton.

Bodensanierung mit Carbonbeton: schneller und preiswerter

Nach Kostenermittlung beider Varianten empfahl sich eindeutig die Sanierung mit Carbonbeton. Diese brachte auch weitere, wesentliche Vorteile mit sich: Eine sehr schnelle Instandsetzung mit geringen Ausfallzeiten von lediglich 2 bis 3 Wochen vom Start des Projektes bis zur vollen Belastbarkeit und Nutzung des Bodens mit schweren Maschinen und Staplern. Zum Vergleich: Der vollständige Rück- und Neubau einer Stahlbeton-Bodendecke von 12 cm Stärke, ohne Beschichtung, würde 8 bis 10 Wochen benötigen. Im Kostenvergleich lag die Carbonbeton-Variante ca. 20 % unter der Stahlbeton-Variante. Die Instandsetzung mit Carbonbeton eines weniger geschädigten Bodens ohne Sonderbelastungen ergäbe einen Preisvorteil von über 30 %.

Unterschiedliche Carbon-Gelege: von flexibel bis starr und mit diversen Geometrien

Ziel der Instandsetzung war ein mechanisch stark beanspruchbarer, abriebarmer Boden. Für die neuen Industrieböden der drei Fabrikhallen – eine große Halle mit ca. 2.300 m², eine Halle mit ca. 380 m² und eine Halle mit ca. 600 m² altem Fliesenbelag – kamen je nach Erfordernis unterschiedliche Arten der Untergrundvorbereitung (Stemmen, Fräsen, Schleifen, Kugelstrahlen) zur Ausführung. Nach der Grundierung der Flächen wurden rund 5.000 m² der Carbonbewehrung verlegt. Optimal abgestimmt auf die unterschiedlichen Oberflächen wurden nach vorherigen Tragfähigkeitsberechnungen flexible und starre Gitter-Gelege diverser Geometrien kostenoptimiert verwendet.
     
3.300 m² Bodensanierung mit Carbonbeton in nur 2 bis 3 Wochen

Die Instandsetzung von industriellen Böden mit Carbonbeton erfolgt in sechs zeitnahen, zum Teil abschnittsbezogen, parallellaufenden Schritten: Abfräsen, Kugelstrahlen, Grundieren, Carbon-Gelege aufbringen, Egalisierungsschicht, abriebfeste Deckschicht.