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(c) Saurer AG
15.10.2019

Saurer: Presenting Autoairo in Asia for the first time at 2nd CIIE

Originating in Switzerland and founded in 1853, Saurer is a leading globally operating technology group focusing on machinery and components for yarn processing. After having participated in the first CIIE last year, Saurer will once again take part in this important event this year, presenting its new air-spinning machine Autoairo, which the company launched at ITMA Barcelona on 20 June 2019. At the CIIE in November, the Autoairo will be exhibited in Asia for the first time.

Originating in Switzerland and founded in 1853, Saurer is a leading globally operating technology group focusing on machinery and components for yarn processing. After having participated in the first CIIE last year, Saurer will once again take part in this important event this year, presenting its new air-spinning machine Autoairo, which the company launched at ITMA Barcelona on 20 June 2019. At the CIIE in November, the Autoairo will be exhibited in Asia for the first time.

Autoairo has set new benchmarks for air spinning. Saurer has combined its most advanced automation solutions with proven technology to create an air-spinning machine with unique properties. The Autoairo features autonomous spinning positions with individual drives and integrated intelligence. Its digital piecing unit is capable of performing up to 24 piecing processes simultaneously. As a result, the machine’s run-up time is also reduced by at least 30%. The Autoairo’s compact, double-sided design means that it takes up 40% less space than single-sided machines. These features give the Autoairo a powerful productivity advantage, while at the same time lowering spinning costs.

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Saurer AG

(c) Hochschule Reutlingen.
13.05.2019

Hochschule Reutlingen: Unterstützung praxisnaher Ausbildung an der Hochschule

Moderne Vorspinnmaschine der Firma Rieter ab sofort im Maschinenpark der Fakultät Textil & Design
Die Firma Rieter spendete der Fakultät Textil & Design der Hochschule Reutlingen eine automatische Vorspinnmaschine, einen sogenannten Flyer. Rieter ist weltweit führender Anbieter von Systemen für die Kurzstapelfaser-Spinnerei. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz im schweizerischen Winterthur entwickelt und fertigt Maschinen, Systeme und Komponenten für die Verarbeitung von Natur- und synthetischen Fasern sowie deren Mischung zu Garnen.

Moderne Vorspinnmaschine der Firma Rieter ab sofort im Maschinenpark der Fakultät Textil & Design
Die Firma Rieter spendete der Fakultät Textil & Design der Hochschule Reutlingen eine automatische Vorspinnmaschine, einen sogenannten Flyer. Rieter ist weltweit führender Anbieter von Systemen für die Kurzstapelfaser-Spinnerei. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz im schweizerischen Winterthur entwickelt und fertigt Maschinen, Systeme und Komponenten für die Verarbeitung von Natur- und synthetischen Fasern sowie deren Mischung zu Garnen.

Die gespendete Maschine ist eine tolle Ergänzung des weltweit einzigartigen Maschinenparks der Fakultät Textil & Design im Bereich der textilen Lehre. Der Flyer ermöglicht im Praxisunterricht die Demonstration der Erstellung des Vorgarns für die Ringspinnmaschine. Das Streckenband wird verfeinert, eine Schutzdrehung zur Vermeidung von Fehlzügen wird aufgebracht und das Faserband wird auf eine Spule aufgewunden. Die neue vollautomatische Maschine ersetzt ein älteres Modell und stellt so eine praxisnahe Ausbildung der Studierenden an state-of-the-Art Maschinen sicher. „Auf diese praxisnahe Ausbildung sind wir sehr stolz“ untermauerte Prof. Michael Goretzky, Dekan der Fakultät Textil & Design in seiner Begrüßung und seinen Dankesworten.

Die großzügige Spende ist ein Meilenstein in der langjährigen Beziehung zwischen der Fakultät Textil & Design und der Firma Rieter, die sich kontinuierlich für die Ausbildung der Textil-Studierenden an Textilmaschinen engagiert.

In einer Feierstunde wurde im Beisein der Repräsentanten der Firma Rieter und der Hochschule Reutlingen der Dank für diese Spende zum Ausdruck gebracht. Harald Schwippl, Head of Technology & Process Analytics, gab in einem spannenden Vortrag vergleichende Einblicke in die vier Kurzstapelendspinnverfahren aus wirtschaftlicher und technologischer Sicht. Rieter ist der einzige Anbieter weltweit, der Prozesse für die Spinnereivorbereitung und sämtliche vier am Markt etablierten Endspinnverfahren abdeckt. Bei einer Live-Demonstration konnten sich die anwesenden Studierenden und Repräsentanten schließlich von der enormen Leistungskraft der modernen Maschine überzeugen und sich beim anschließenden Get-Together über die gewonnenen Eindrücke austauschen.

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Hochschule Reutlingen.

03.05.2018

Clariant debuted additive solutions and launched AddWorks® at Chinaplas 2018

•    New, sustainable, ready-to-use solutions for plastic auto parts to support China’s electric vehicle boom
•    Stronger, softer nylon polyamide fibers plus fast processing for clothes, carpets & industrial applications
•    AddWorks blends lower total cost of ownership & reduce production complexity while enhancing performance

Muttenz, May 3, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduced new additive solutions for plastics materials at Chinaplas 2018.

•    New, sustainable, ready-to-use solutions for plastic auto parts to support China’s electric vehicle boom
•    Stronger, softer nylon polyamide fibers plus fast processing for clothes, carpets & industrial applications
•    AddWorks blends lower total cost of ownership & reduce production complexity while enhancing performance

Muttenz, May 3, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduced new additive solutions for plastics materials at Chinaplas 2018.

“Our innovations focus on higher performance at better convenience for a sustainable future,” says Stephan Lynen, Head of Clariant BU Additives. “At Chinaplas 2018 we demonstrated our technical and market capabilities around the theme of e-mobility. The immense changes in mobility call for lighter, safer and smarter vehicles. We offer new additive solutions, such as AddWorks, and technical capabilities to respond to this demand. We are accompanying this with a series of investments such as new production facilities in China.”

Clariant’s new AddWorks solutions – AddWorksATR 146, AddWorks LXR 568 and AddWorks TFB 117 – are specifically aimed at improving performance and efficiency of plastics materials for compounders, polymer and fiber producers in China’s major plastics manufacturing segments. All three solutions are part of the globally available portfolio.

The full AddWorks portfolio consists of differentiated market-specific synergistic additive blends that streamline production processes and create value for customers while enhancing performance. Each solution is customized to specific market needs, underlined by broader considerations such as emission reduction, and less energy and resource usage.

Sustainability and performance for the world’s largest auto market
To support the significant investment in electric vehicles in China, Clariant launched two additive innovations that improve the lifetime of lightweight automotive parts and under-the-hood applications and reduce VOC emissions in an easy to use single solution.

AddWorks ATR 146 is a new low dosage, sulfur-free heat and light stabilizer for filled polypropylene (TPO) compounds used in interior applications. Its exceptional heat and light stability and long term color retention offers the automotive industry unmatched performance. It shows no surface cracking after 700 hours at 150°C, which enables dashboards, instrument panels, door panels and pillars to maintain their aesthetics longer than with traditional stabilizers. It also contributes to reducing blooming and VOC emissions, supporting the common effort to make automotive interiors healthier and odorless.

AddWorks LXR 568 is a high performance processing stabilizer that helps to prevent plastic resins, especially polyolefins, from degradation at high processing temperatures. For the automotive industry, this reduces the tendency of injection molded polypropylene interior car parts to turn brittle during heat exposure, enabling them to maintain a defect-free surface. It also has low migration and low fogging that support healthier in-cab environments.

AddWorks LXR 568 combines outstanding color and melt flow protection with good resistance to hydrolysis and high thermal stability. This makes it ideal for interior and under-the-hood powertrains and wider application areas such as packaging films. It is available in free-flowing pills and micro-pills which are easy and convenient to use.

Softer, stronger polyamide fibers for clothes, carpets and industrial applications
Within the next three years, China is expected to account for 40% of the world’s nylon production and more than 30% of the nylon resin consumed globally[1]. The new AddWorks TFB 117 offers a number of benefits to help stabilize and smoothen fiber production processes, protect color, and improve heat stability and mechanical properties of fibers. AddWorks TFB 117 ensures smooth spinnability with less filaments breakage, even at low processing temperatures and at high speed spinning up to 5,500 m/min.

Martin P. J. John, Head of BL Performance Additives at Clariant, comments: “AddWorks solutions are an ideal fit with China’s priority of achieving more sustainable production. They save time and reduce complexity along the production process, with easy to use formats that reduce health risk and chemical waste. Our new state-of-the-art production facility in Zhenjiang, China, which opens later this year, is dedicated to the manufacturing of AddWorks to deliver innovative solutions tailored to the needs of the market. Made for China in China.

In addition to AddWorks, Clariant presented Exolit® OP 1400, a highly stable non-halogenated flame retardant enhancing safety during the charging process. It also provides outstanding thermal stability for under the hood applications. Exolit OP 1400 has been awarded the Clariant EcoTain® label for outstanding sustainability and performance.  

Clariant also introduced two ranges of performance waxes that smoothen the production of automotive plastics for under the hood applications, Licowax® and Licocare® RBW. The recently launched Licocare RBW is a series of multi-purpose additives based on crude rice bran wax. They offer better shaping flexibility, better mechanical properties and enhanced surface finish, which results in a reduced rejection rate and a more effective dosage.

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EMG PR

Warping Mill (c) Velener Textil
02.03.2018

International Cotton Conference Bremen 2018

  • Innovative Textile Processes

Innovations are welcome. Based on innovations, many changes in textile processing are leading to more efficiency in process workflows. At the International Cotton Conference in Bremen on Wednesday, March 21st, Session IV Textile Processing, which takes place from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, is dedicated to this subject area and attractive examples.

  • Innovative Textile Processes

Innovations are welcome. Based on innovations, many changes in textile processing are leading to more efficiency in process workflows. At the International Cotton Conference in Bremen on Wednesday, March 21st, Session IV Textile Processing, which takes place from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, is dedicated to this subject area and attractive examples.

Sustainable
Michael Tuschak, Mayer & Cie., Germany, informs about the 3-in-1 concept of Spinitsystems. Spinning, cleaning and knitting are all combined in one machine. This enables the production process of high-quality single jersey knitwear to be shortened significantly, which saves energy costs and reduces CO2 emissions.

Indigo.
An old dye returns to glory. Dr. Dean Etheridge of Texas Tech University, USA, talks about a new, innovative indigo dyeing process for cotton yarns using foam. This saves large amounts of water and is now increasingly being used by major brands in jeans production.

Efficient.
Amin Leder, Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, presents a technique in which the stretching process for rotor yarn production does not take place in a separate machine, but is integrated into the carding. This makes it possible to efficiently process even cotton with a higher waste content.

Overview.
Harald Schwippel, from Rieter, Switzerland, summarises all four major spinning technologies for cotton – ring spinning, compact spinning, rotor spinning and air-jet spinning. His talk provides an overview of the possibilities that each of these processes currently offers for the manufacture of different yarns and the most efficient options for different applications.

More to know
In the run-up to the International Cotton Conference, the Fibre Institute Bremen and the Cotton Exchange are organising a specific seminar for spinning mills on Tuesday, dealing with the efficient handling of contaminants in cotton, from elimination in production to removal in winding. On Friday morning, Expert Session IX deals with the exchange of the latest research results, e.g. in the field of ginning in relation to cotton quality, or the important issue of checking the traceability of GMO-free cotton.

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Elke Hortmeyer, Rainer Schlatmann, Baumwollbörse