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08.11.2023

Hexcel showcases new fiber HexPly® M79 Prepregs at METSTRADE 2023

Hexcel will continue to celebrate its 75th anniversary and highlight its latest developments for the Marine market at METSTRADE 2023 on November 15-17. Hexcel will showcase innovative advanced lightweight material technologies including new intermediate and high modulus fiber HexPly® M79 prepregs and present example high-performance superyacht and windship components developed by customers using Hexcel materials.

The new intermediate modulus prepreg combines the low temperature curing and simple processing of the DNV GL accredited HexPly M79 resin system with the market-leading stiffness of HexTow® IM2C fiber, creating a uniquely optimized composite material for highly loaded components. Originally developed to provide best-in-class performance for America’s Cup and IMOCA hull and deck structures, the new combination minimizes structural deformation under load in parts such as rigs, foils, and other appendages.

Hexcel will continue to celebrate its 75th anniversary and highlight its latest developments for the Marine market at METSTRADE 2023 on November 15-17. Hexcel will showcase innovative advanced lightweight material technologies including new intermediate and high modulus fiber HexPly® M79 prepregs and present example high-performance superyacht and windship components developed by customers using Hexcel materials.

The new intermediate modulus prepreg combines the low temperature curing and simple processing of the DNV GL accredited HexPly M79 resin system with the market-leading stiffness of HexTow® IM2C fiber, creating a uniquely optimized composite material for highly loaded components. Originally developed to provide best-in-class performance for America’s Cup and IMOCA hull and deck structures, the new combination minimizes structural deformation under load in parts such as rigs, foils, and other appendages.

For a high modulus solution, HexTow® HM54 fiber is also now available with the HexPly M79 resin system. The unique mechanical properties of HexTow HM54 fiber allow structural designers to achieve higher safety margins for both stiffness and strength critical applications. Both products can be manufactured with Hexcel G-Vent technology for out-of-autoclave processing, delivering a reduction in process time and cost without compromising mechanical performance.

Hexcel will also display customer products that have benefited from the performance and processing gains provided by HexPly materials. A section of a Solid Sail mast made using Bureau Veritas (BV)-approved HexPly® M9.6 prepregs will be exhibited at METS. Such masts are used for wind propulsion and, by harnessing the power of ocean winds, they reduce reliance on engines, reducing fuel usage and emissions.

Visitors to the Hexcel booth will also see a section of a radar arch part from luxury motor yacht builder Sunseeker made using HexPly® XF surfacing technology and HexPly® SuperFIT semi-pregs. The part is lighter in weight and stiffer than versions made using resin-infusion processes and de-molds with a pinhole-free surface that needs minimal preparation to be ready for painting. Sunseeker has recorded an overall reduction in process time and material costs of around 30% against traditional prepreg parts, using Hexcel composite materials.

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Hexcel

Foto: Globetrotter/Nadine Albrecht
06.11.2023

Globetrotter Re:Think Store mit Red Dot Design Award ausgezeichnet

Erneute Auszeichnung für den Globetrotter Re:Think-Store: Das Design-Konzept des innovativen Stores wurde mit dem Red Dot Design Award in der Kategorie „Brands & Communication Design“ ausgezeichnet. Die Verleihung des Designpreises fand am 3. November im Rahmen einer feierlichen Gala im Konzerthaus Berlin statt.

Erst vor wenigen Wochen war das Pionierprojekt mit dem 1. Platz beim Best Retail Cases Award in der Kategorie "Retail Store Design & Concept" ausgezeichnet worden. Nun folgt mit dem Red Dot Award eine weitere Auszeichnung des innovativen Konzepts. Red Dot zählt zu den renommiertesten Auszeichnungen für gutes Design und wird jährlich durch eine internationale Expertenjury in den Kategorien Product Design, Brands & Communication Design und Design Concept vergeben.

Erneute Auszeichnung für den Globetrotter Re:Think-Store: Das Design-Konzept des innovativen Stores wurde mit dem Red Dot Design Award in der Kategorie „Brands & Communication Design“ ausgezeichnet. Die Verleihung des Designpreises fand am 3. November im Rahmen einer feierlichen Gala im Konzerthaus Berlin statt.

Erst vor wenigen Wochen war das Pionierprojekt mit dem 1. Platz beim Best Retail Cases Award in der Kategorie "Retail Store Design & Concept" ausgezeichnet worden. Nun folgt mit dem Red Dot Award eine weitere Auszeichnung des innovativen Konzepts. Red Dot zählt zu den renommiertesten Auszeichnungen für gutes Design und wird jährlich durch eine internationale Expertenjury in den Kategorien Product Design, Brands & Communication Design und Design Concept vergeben.

Mit dem Re:Think Store hat Globetrotter im Mai einen in Deutschland einmaligen Store eröffnet. Das Konzept: Die konsequente Weiternutzung bereits vorhandener und gebrauchter Materialien. Globetrotter hat bei diesem Projekt das Inventar des Vormieters Conrad Elektronik übernommen und auf kreative Art und Weise in den Ladenbau des neuen Stores integriert. Ergänzt wurde die Shop-Einrichtung durch Möbel aus dem eigenen Lagerbestand sowie durch weiteres gebrauchtes Material.

Mit der wissenschaftlichen Begleitung des Projektes durch EPEA sorgte Globetrotter darüber hinaus für maximale Transparenz: Erfasst wurden unter anderem die entstandenen und die vermiedenen CO2-Emissionen sowie die Re-use Quote im Ladenbau. Außerdem diente das Projekt als Inspiration für den neuen Circularity Passport Interior, der im September vorgestellt und erstmalig an den Bonner Re:Think Store vergeben wurde.

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Globetrotter Re:Think-Store
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Globetrotter

CHT USA celebrates expansion of its headquarters in Michigan (c) CHT Group
03.11.2023

CHT USA celebrates expansion of its headquarters in Michigan

With a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 24, 2023 CHT USA celebrated the $ 25 million expansion at its US headquarters in Cassopolis, Michigan. More than 100 attendees came to the celebrations, among others officials from local, county and state governments, neighbors, and area business leaders, CHT employees, CTO Dr. Bernhard Hettich as representative of CHT’s Global management team, and members of the press.

In his speech, Dr. Bernhard Hettich, CTO of CHT Group, thanked the local authorities for their business-friendly policies and stated that a development towards sustainability in many areas would not be possible without CHT's silicone products: "With CHT's largest single investment outside Europe, CHT is taking a big step and doubling its silicone production capacity. We intend to use this expansion not only to support our customers in the Americas, but also to leverage the capacity for our global growth. In line with the motto "CHT first", further steps in this direction will follow."

With a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 24, 2023 CHT USA celebrated the $ 25 million expansion at its US headquarters in Cassopolis, Michigan. More than 100 attendees came to the celebrations, among others officials from local, county and state governments, neighbors, and area business leaders, CHT employees, CTO Dr. Bernhard Hettich as representative of CHT’s Global management team, and members of the press.

In his speech, Dr. Bernhard Hettich, CTO of CHT Group, thanked the local authorities for their business-friendly policies and stated that a development towards sustainability in many areas would not be possible without CHT's silicone products: "With CHT's largest single investment outside Europe, CHT is taking a big step and doubling its silicone production capacity. We intend to use this expansion not only to support our customers in the Americas, but also to leverage the capacity for our global growth. In line with the motto "CHT first", further steps in this direction will follow."

For the Cass County site, the approximately 45,000 square feet new facility with 5 reactors and distillation units resulted in an increase in the total area of the company's site to 120,000 square feet. This will then allow sufficient space for additional reactors and downstream processes. The CHT USA site expansion has created approximately 30 highly skilled jobs in the community.

CHT USA’s Regional Sales and Marketing Director NORAM, Matthew Loman hosted the Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

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CHT Group USA silicone
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CHT Group

20.10.2023

CHT awarded as “TOP PERFORMER” by adidas

In its latest evaluation, adidas ranked the suppliers of chemical products and auxiliaries used in the manufacture of its products. With 98 % ZDHC Level 3 auxiliaries and colorants in its portfolio CHT is supplier of choice in this ranking. On the one hand, this pays off the innovative strength of CHT's research and development, and on the other hand, it shows that CHT is the preferred partner for the sustainable chemical treatment of certifiable brand products.

CHT invests in sustainable textile value chains
In 2022, the CHT Group generated 77 % of its total sales with sustainably classified products. The company's own research and development is working ceaselessly to make the entire textile value chain more sustainable.
Customers from the manufacturing textile industry benefit from CHT’s know-how and technical expertise in machine application.

In its latest evaluation, adidas ranked the suppliers of chemical products and auxiliaries used in the manufacture of its products. With 98 % ZDHC Level 3 auxiliaries and colorants in its portfolio CHT is supplier of choice in this ranking. On the one hand, this pays off the innovative strength of CHT's research and development, and on the other hand, it shows that CHT is the preferred partner for the sustainable chemical treatment of certifiable brand products.

CHT invests in sustainable textile value chains
In 2022, the CHT Group generated 77 % of its total sales with sustainably classified products. The company's own research and development is working ceaselessly to make the entire textile value chain more sustainable.
Customers from the manufacturing textile industry benefit from CHT’s know-how and technical expertise in machine application.

CHT and textile standards
In this regard, CHT has already been active as a ZDHC Contributor since 2019 with a comprehensive range of more than 2200 certified products. Of these, 70 % are textile auxiliaries and 30 % are dyes in the portfolio that are certified to Level 3 ZDHC, bluesign® or C2C standards.
CHT supports its customers and business partners and invests in compliance and regulatory measures. Especially in the textile sector, the group of companies cooperates with all renowned standards and labels. Among others bluesign®, C2C or GOTS. Especially in the context of the ZDHC program, CHT is one of the global leaders. More than 2200 products certified by CHT currently reach LEVEL 3, the highest possible level for safe textile chemistry. It is particularly noteworthy that this includes textile auxiliaries (70 %) as well as dyes and pigments (30 %).

CHT Group is involved in several ZDHC task teams and is also a member of the ZDHC internal Chemical Industry Advisory Group (CIAG).

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CHT Germany GmbH

28.09.2023

CHT Fashion News Spring/Summer 2024

Every year, the internationally widespread and renowned Pantone color system releases the trend colors for the coming seasons with the Pantone View Colour Planner to show which color tendencies the fashion world is indicating. Pantone shows whether next season will be gaudy, pastel, nude, dark or earth-tone. The lifestyle-oriented color trend forecast offers seasonal inspiration, lead colors, color harmonies, and application ideas by material and product, providing plenty of ideas in advance for anyone designing women's and men's fashion, sportswear, cosmetics, interiors, industrial products, or multimedia content.

These trends are part of the newly released CHT Fashion News Spring/Summer 2024. Inspired by Pantone, CHT creates three different focus color worlds to realize your ideas color-wise. To ensure that these trend colors can also be precisely implemented and realized in practice, CHT offers the exact recipes in various product ranges at the same time.

Every year, the internationally widespread and renowned Pantone color system releases the trend colors for the coming seasons with the Pantone View Colour Planner to show which color tendencies the fashion world is indicating. Pantone shows whether next season will be gaudy, pastel, nude, dark or earth-tone. The lifestyle-oriented color trend forecast offers seasonal inspiration, lead colors, color harmonies, and application ideas by material and product, providing plenty of ideas in advance for anyone designing women's and men's fashion, sportswear, cosmetics, interiors, industrial products, or multimedia content.

These trends are part of the newly released CHT Fashion News Spring/Summer 2024. Inspired by Pantone, CHT creates three different focus color worlds to realize your ideas color-wise. To ensure that these trend colors can also be precisely implemented and realized in practice, CHT offers the exact recipes in various product ranges at the same time.

With these clear recipe sheets, the desired shade can be easily dyed. There is something for every sector, from recipes for garment and polyamide dyeing to polyester, cellulose and printing, as well dye selections to support the achievement of C2C Certified® textiles.

Fashion News is available digitally as an e-paper on CHT ePaper Portal or in printed version on request.

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Pantone CHT Group
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CHT Group

11.09.2023

Project and technology study: Trends and Design Factors for Hydrogen Pressure Vessels

Die AZL Aachen GmbH, bekannter Innovationspartner für Industriekooperationen auf dem Gebiet der Leichtbautechnologieforschung, startet eines neuen Projekts mit dem Titel "Trends und Designfaktoren für Wasserstoffdruckbehälter". Das Projekt wird Fragestellungen der Industrie in Bezug auf die Wasserstoffspeicherung adressieren.


AZL Aachen GmbH, a recognized innovator in lightweight technologies research and industry collaboration, announces the initiation of a new project titled "Trends and Design Factors for Hydrogen Pressure Vessels". The project aims to address industry needs surrounding hydrogen storage.

Hydrogen has gained significant attention as a key technological solution for decarbonization, with high pressure storage and transportation emerging as vital components. Its applications extend from stationary storage solutions to mobile pressure vessels employed in sectors such as transportation and energy systems.

Die AZL Aachen GmbH, bekannter Innovationspartner für Industriekooperationen auf dem Gebiet der Leichtbautechnologieforschung, startet eines neuen Projekts mit dem Titel "Trends und Designfaktoren für Wasserstoffdruckbehälter". Das Projekt wird Fragestellungen der Industrie in Bezug auf die Wasserstoffspeicherung adressieren.


AZL Aachen GmbH, a recognized innovator in lightweight technologies research and industry collaboration, announces the initiation of a new project titled "Trends and Design Factors for Hydrogen Pressure Vessels". The project aims to address industry needs surrounding hydrogen storage.

Hydrogen has gained significant attention as a key technological solution for decarbonization, with high pressure storage and transportation emerging as vital components. Its applications extend from stationary storage solutions to mobile pressure vessels employed in sectors such as transportation and energy systems.

The AZL team, renowned for its high reputation in providing market and technology insights as well as developing component and production concepts in the format of Joint Partner Projects seeks for companies along the whole composite value chain interested in further developing their application know how in this economically highly relevant field.

The project will provide an in depth exploration of market insights, regulatory standards, and intellectual property landscapes. Beyond this, there is a dedicated focus on staying updated with state of the art and advancements in design, materials, and man ufacturing techniques.

An integral component of the project involves the creation of reference designs by AZL´s engineering team. The reference designs will encompass a variety of pressure vessel configurations and will consider a diverse range of materials and production concep ts.

With the scheduled project start in October 2023, and a project timeline of approximately nine months, AZL encourages companies active across the composite value chain to participate. Companies interested in participating or seeking further information should reach out directly to the AZL expert team.

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Aachener Zentrum für integrativen Leichtbau

ZwissTex integrates Kornit Technology in Production Photo: Kornit / ZwissTex
06.09.2023

ZwissTex integrates Kornit Technology in Production

Germany-based ZwissTex is a leading manufacturer of textiles with over 150 years of experience, creating innovative and sustainable textile solutions for the automotive and apparel industries. The company also operates in Mexico, to specifically serve the automotive sector across North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) markets. Via OEMs, ZwissTex supplies German automakers including Volkswagen Auto Group, BMW, and Mercedes, as well as American manufacturers in select cases.

Unlike other Kornit customers, ZwissTex had no previous experience printing their own materials, and saw Kornit’s sustainable, single-step, Presto MAX S production system as an effective means of increasing their product capabilities.

Germany-based ZwissTex is a leading manufacturer of textiles with over 150 years of experience, creating innovative and sustainable textile solutions for the automotive and apparel industries. The company also operates in Mexico, to specifically serve the automotive sector across North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) markets. Via OEMs, ZwissTex supplies German automakers including Volkswagen Auto Group, BMW, and Mercedes, as well as American manufacturers in select cases.

Unlike other Kornit customers, ZwissTex had no previous experience printing their own materials, and saw Kornit’s sustainable, single-step, Presto MAX S production system as an effective means of increasing their product capabilities.

“Our textiles were not classically printed in the past, and we did not produce any classical textiles in fashion, which is why we didn’t have any printing experience internally,” said Ralph Moldan, Technical Specialist at ZwissTex, as the system was being installed in their facility. “The only option was to find a system that would enable us to implement the areas in which we are active on the market easily and quickly, without requiring a lot of printing experience.”

One benefit of integrating Kornit technology into the ZwissTex production ecosystem: applying ink only where it is needed and seen, rather than to the full surface of each material. This translates to both reducing the company’s carbon footprint, and minimizing materials waste for a more cost-effective operation.

Prior to making the decision to invest in Kornit, ZwissTex conducted a series of tests and consultations, evaluating possible applications for different materials and engaging with their own key clients to ensure these finished products would meet their rigorous quality and durability standards. This included presenting Kornit-decorated samples at the Techtextil 2022 exhibition in Frankfurt.

Moldan found Kornit’s production capabilities opened new doors to customization of interior areas, a market that continues to grow. He anticipates this technology will create new opportunities with customers they could not reach previously, including new opportunities in sectors such as motor homes, airlines, and aircraft outfitters.

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Kornit Digital

Graphik CHT
08.08.2023

CHT Group publishes Sustainability Report 2022

The Sustainability Report 2022, which is now digitally available summarizes key ecological, economic, and social developments.
The report shows that the CHT Group has defined and anchored sustainability as an integral part of its corporate strategy.
 

  • The group of companies is pursuing the goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2045
  • At the end of 2021, the CHT Group subscribed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and committed to the 1.5 °C target
  • 77 % of sales were achieved with sustainably classified products

The issue of sustainability has been anchored in the DNA of the internationally active foundation-owned group of companies for 70 years. No less an aspiration is derived from this than to support all customers with the most innovative, most sustainable products and solutions and thus to become the leading supplier of sustainable chemical products and solutions in all target markets.

The Sustainability Report 2022, which is now digitally available summarizes key ecological, economic, and social developments.
The report shows that the CHT Group has defined and anchored sustainability as an integral part of its corporate strategy.
 

  • The group of companies is pursuing the goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2045
  • At the end of 2021, the CHT Group subscribed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and committed to the 1.5 °C target
  • 77 % of sales were achieved with sustainably classified products

The issue of sustainability has been anchored in the DNA of the internationally active foundation-owned group of companies for 70 years. No less an aspiration is derived from this than to support all customers with the most innovative, most sustainable products and solutions and thus to become the leading supplier of sustainable chemical products and solutions in all target markets.

"Climate neutrality" and comprehensive social responsibility  
In the implementation of the sustainability strategy of the CHT Group, the field of action "climate neutrality" takes a central role. The CHT Group has set itself the goal of being climate neutral both in its own production and in the supply chain from the year 2045. The path to climate neutrality by 2045 is illustrated in the report as part of the strategic goal.

In addition to climate protection, social responsibility is also a top priority for the CHT Group. The continuous improvement of health protection and occupational safety is a top priority for the company.

From CHT's point of view, qualified and committed employees make a significant contribution to the company's future success. For this reason, the CHT Group promotes the professional and personal development of its workforce to a high degree and invests in future-oriented and targeted training and further education of its workforce.

For the CHT Group, the respect for human rights is an indispensable pillar of the corporate culture and an essential part of the group-wide Code of Conduct. In 2022, the Human Rights Compliance Policy Statement was developed, and compliance processes and measures were put in place to prevent any violations and identify and mitigate human rights related risks.

 

More information:
CHT Group Sustainability Report
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CHT Gruppe

05.06.2023

Resource-efficient dyeing solutions for sustainable PA fibers

CHT and Fulgar have collaborated to support the goal of reducing the carbon footprint with an effective and sustainable solution for the textile market.

Combining FULGAR’s circular economy ready yarns with CHT’s resource-saving dyeing techniques significantly reduces the usage of natural resources and leads to lower environmental impact and ultimately a lower carbon footprint. The combined process needs less water, uses less energy, and saves time while meeting the color fastness standards for finished textile products.

The combination of 100 % biobased polyamide EVO® by FULGAR yarns with CHT sustainable dyeing application can save water up to 64 %, energy use up to 50 % and process time up to 50 %, when compared to standard dyeing processes. Sustainable dyeing of EVO® is promoted using CHT’s soy-based dyeing auxiliary SARABID TS 300. SARABID TS 300 has accredited a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate at Gold level and USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification.

CHT and Fulgar have collaborated to support the goal of reducing the carbon footprint with an effective and sustainable solution for the textile market.

Combining FULGAR’s circular economy ready yarns with CHT’s resource-saving dyeing techniques significantly reduces the usage of natural resources and leads to lower environmental impact and ultimately a lower carbon footprint. The combined process needs less water, uses less energy, and saves time while meeting the color fastness standards for finished textile products.

The combination of 100 % biobased polyamide EVO® by FULGAR yarns with CHT sustainable dyeing application can save water up to 64 %, energy use up to 50 % and process time up to 50 %, when compared to standard dyeing processes. Sustainable dyeing of EVO® is promoted using CHT’s soy-based dyeing auxiliary SARABID TS 300. SARABID TS 300 has accredited a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate at Gold level and USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification.

EVO® by FULGAR, the totally renewable yarn based on castor plants, does not require high amounts of water - 4 times less compared to cotton. In addition to the sustainable aspect, EVO® by FULGAR offers characteristics like lower fiber weight, particular moisture management and higher stretch often without the need for elastomer fiber. This helps to avoid material mixes for better recycling opportunities. EVO® provides greater user comfort, mainly for performance and casual apparel.

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CHT Evo by Fulgar Fulgar
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CHT Germany GmbH

Photo: CHT
26.05.2023

BEZAKTIV ONE: New Reactive dyes range by CHT

  • Reactive dyes for water and energy saving dye processes with significantly shortened process time

BEZAKTIV ONE covers a broad color spectrum with tinctorial very strong dyes. This enables a cost-efficient dye process with significantly less dye and salt. The excellent wash-off behavior allows short rinse cycles at lower temperatures and therefore offers further ecological and economic advantages. The dyes are particularly suitable for durable textiles due to their good multiple wash fastness.

Cellulosic fibers are often dyed with reactive dyes, as these are commercially available in a wide range of colors that result in dyeings with high wash fastness. However, reactive dyeings require a lot of water due to the necessary rinsing processes. Due to increased ecological requirements, the development of energy and water saving processes is not just a trend, but rather a core prerequisite for new dyes.

A minimal number of rinsing baths and generally lower temperatures for dye exhaust, rinsing and soaping contribute to an overall efficient water and energy saving dyeing processes.

  • Reactive dyes for water and energy saving dye processes with significantly shortened process time

BEZAKTIV ONE covers a broad color spectrum with tinctorial very strong dyes. This enables a cost-efficient dye process with significantly less dye and salt. The excellent wash-off behavior allows short rinse cycles at lower temperatures and therefore offers further ecological and economic advantages. The dyes are particularly suitable for durable textiles due to their good multiple wash fastness.

Cellulosic fibers are often dyed with reactive dyes, as these are commercially available in a wide range of colors that result in dyeings with high wash fastness. However, reactive dyeings require a lot of water due to the necessary rinsing processes. Due to increased ecological requirements, the development of energy and water saving processes is not just a trend, but rather a core prerequisite for new dyes.

A minimal number of rinsing baths and generally lower temperatures for dye exhaust, rinsing and soaping contribute to an overall efficient water and energy saving dyeing processes.

BEZAKTIV ONE dyes can be dyed, rinsed and soaped between 40 and 60 °C. Therefore, the BEZAKTIV ONE exhaust dyeing process is significantly shorter compared to conventional reactive dyeing processes, where temperatures between 60 and 98 °C are required. This advantage means savings in process time and higher productivity for the textile dyer.

The advantages become particularly clear when dyeing medium to dark shades with the BEZAKTIV ONE process. Due to the high fixation level in combination with good color build-up dark shades can be matched with lower dye concentrations of BEZAKTIV ONE than with conventional bifunctional reactive dyes. The addition of the auxiliary COTOBLANC SEL in the second soap bath has an additional positive effect, so that a washing process with low water and energy consumption generates excellent wet fastness properties on the textile.

BEZAKTIV ONE Foto: CHT
25.05.2023

BEZAKTIV ONE: Neues Reaktivfarbstoff-Sortiment von CHT

  • Reaktivfarbstoffe für wasser- und energiesparende Färbeprozesse mit stark verkürzten Prozesszeiten

BEZAKTIV ONE deckt ein breites Spektrum an außergewöhnlich starken Farbstoffen ab. Dies ermöglicht kosteneffiziente Färbeprozesse mit weniger Farbstoff und Salz. Das ausgezeichnete Auswaschverhalten ermöglicht kurze Spülprozesse bei tiefer Temperatur und bietet dadurch einen weiteren ökonomischen und ökologischen Vorteil. Die Farbstoffe eignen sich durch ihre gute Mehrfachwaschechtheit besonders für langlebige Textilien.

Zellulosefasern werden häufig mit Reaktivfarbstoffen gefärbt, da diese in einer Vielzahl von Farben kommerziell erhältlich sind und Färbungen mit hoher Waschechtheit ergeben. Reaktivfärbungen benötigen durch die notwendigen Spülprozesse jedoch viel Wasser. Aufgrund der gestiegenen ökologischen Anforderungen ist die Entwicklung energie- und wassersparender Verfahren eine Kernanforderung an neue Farbstoffe.

Eine minimale Anzahl von Spülbädern und generell niedrigere Temperaturen der Färbe-, Spül- und Seifbäder tragen zu effizienten wasser- und energiesparenden Färbeprozessen bei.

  • Reaktivfarbstoffe für wasser- und energiesparende Färbeprozesse mit stark verkürzten Prozesszeiten

BEZAKTIV ONE deckt ein breites Spektrum an außergewöhnlich starken Farbstoffen ab. Dies ermöglicht kosteneffiziente Färbeprozesse mit weniger Farbstoff und Salz. Das ausgezeichnete Auswaschverhalten ermöglicht kurze Spülprozesse bei tiefer Temperatur und bietet dadurch einen weiteren ökonomischen und ökologischen Vorteil. Die Farbstoffe eignen sich durch ihre gute Mehrfachwaschechtheit besonders für langlebige Textilien.

Zellulosefasern werden häufig mit Reaktivfarbstoffen gefärbt, da diese in einer Vielzahl von Farben kommerziell erhältlich sind und Färbungen mit hoher Waschechtheit ergeben. Reaktivfärbungen benötigen durch die notwendigen Spülprozesse jedoch viel Wasser. Aufgrund der gestiegenen ökologischen Anforderungen ist die Entwicklung energie- und wassersparender Verfahren eine Kernanforderung an neue Farbstoffe.

Eine minimale Anzahl von Spülbädern und generell niedrigere Temperaturen der Färbe-, Spül- und Seifbäder tragen zu effizienten wasser- und energiesparenden Färbeprozessen bei.

BEZAKTIV ONE Farbstoffe können zwischen 40 und 60 °C gefärbt, gespült und geseift werden. Daher ist der Ausziehfärbeprozess im Vergleich zu herkömmlichen Reaktivfärbeverfahren, bei denen Temperaturen zwischen 60 und 98 °C erforderlich sind, deutlich kürzer. Dieser Vorteil bedeutet für den Textilfärber Einsparungen bei der Prozesszeit und eine höhere Produktivität.

Besonders deutlich werden die Vorteile des Verfahrens bei mittleren bis dunklen Farbtönen. Durch die Kombination von hohem Fixiergrad und gutem Farbaufbau können insbesondere dunkle Nuancen mit geringeren Farbstoff-Einsatzmengen als mit herkömmlichen bifunktionellen Reaktivfarbstoffen erreicht werden. Durch die Zugabe des Hilfsmittels COTOBLANC SEL im zweiten Seifbad ergibt sich ein zusätzlicher positiver Effekt, so dass ein Waschprozess mit geringem Wasser- und Energieaufwand zu hervorragenden Nassechtheiten auf dem Textil führt.

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CHT

24.05.2023

SGL Carbon SE: Annual General Meeting 2023

The shareholders of SGL Carbon SE approved all agenda items at the Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2023. The Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually, was attended by up to 114 electronically connected shareholders who, together with the postal votes submitted, represented 64.64% of the share capital.

CEO Dr. Torsten Derr began his speech with a review of SGL Carbon's two-year transformation phase. "In two years, we have been able to increase our sales by 23.5% and adjusted EBITDA by as much as 86.2%. In parallel, we reduced our debt by 40.4%," Dr. Derr elaborated. He also reported on the past financial year and the expectations for the future economic development of the company. In doing so, he also addressed SGL Carbon's growth markets in detail. "Over the past two years, we have made SGL fit for the future. With our products, we serve industries that significantly reflect the trends for the future: climate-friendly mobility, renewable energies and digitalization," he explained.

The shareholders of SGL Carbon SE approved all agenda items at the Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2023. The Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually, was attended by up to 114 electronically connected shareholders who, together with the postal votes submitted, represented 64.64% of the share capital.

CEO Dr. Torsten Derr began his speech with a review of SGL Carbon's two-year transformation phase. "In two years, we have been able to increase our sales by 23.5% and adjusted EBITDA by as much as 86.2%. In parallel, we reduced our debt by 40.4%," Dr. Derr elaborated. He also reported on the past financial year and the expectations for the future economic development of the company. In doing so, he also addressed SGL Carbon's growth markets in detail. "Over the past two years, we have made SGL fit for the future. With our products, we serve industries that significantly reflect the trends for the future: climate-friendly mobility, renewable energies and digitalization," he explained.

After 14 years on the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon, this was Dr. h.c. Susanne Klatten's last Annual General Meeting as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board. She had already informed the Company on February 14, 2023, that she would be leaving the Board at the end of this Annual General Meeting. As the largest shareholder, Dr. h.c. Klatten will remain associated with SGL Carbon through SKion GmbH.

As proposed, the Annual General Meeting elected Prof. Dr. Frank Richter as a shareholder representative on the Supervisory Board to succeed Dr. h.c. Susanne Klatten. Following the Annual General Meeting, the constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board elected Prof. Dr. Richter as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Prof. Dr. Richter is Managing Director of SKion GmbH, Bad Homburg, which holds a stake of approximately 28.55% in SGL Carbon SE. Furthermore, Ingeborg Neumann, Managing Partner of Peppermint Holding GmbH, Berlin, was elected to the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE for a further term of office.

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SGL Carbon SE

CIRCONOMY® Hub © Fraunhofer UMSICHT
16.05.2023

CIRCONOMY® Hubs: Stoffkreisläufe bei Carbon Technologies schließen

Um nachhaltige Produktion, nachhaltigen Konsum und zirkuläres Wirtschaften in der Praxis umzusetzen, sind sowohl systemische als auch technische Lösungen gefragt. Diese Lösungen sollen nach einer Idee der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in sogenannten CIRCONOMY® Hubs entstehen. Dahinter verbergen sich deutschlandweite Netzwerke, die Partner aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Verbänden und Gesellschaft zu einem bestimmten Schwerpunkt zusammenbringen. Zwei dieser Netzwerke haben ihre Arbeit bereits aufgenommen: die Hubs »Stoffkreisläufe im Bausektor« sowie »Circular Carbon Technologies CCT«.

Um nachhaltige Produktion, nachhaltigen Konsum und zirkuläres Wirtschaften in der Praxis umzusetzen, sind sowohl systemische als auch technische Lösungen gefragt. Diese Lösungen sollen nach einer Idee der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in sogenannten CIRCONOMY® Hubs entstehen. Dahinter verbergen sich deutschlandweite Netzwerke, die Partner aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Verbänden und Gesellschaft zu einem bestimmten Schwerpunkt zusammenbringen. Zwei dieser Netzwerke haben ihre Arbeit bereits aufgenommen: die Hubs »Stoffkreisläufe im Bausektor« sowie »Circular Carbon Technologies CCT«.

»In Deutschland gibt es momentan keine übergeordnete Infrastruktur, Einrichtung oder Stelle, die Veränderungsprojekte hin zum zirkulären Wirtschaften koordiniert«, erläutert Projektleiter Dr. Hartmut Pflaum aus dem Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik UMSICHT den Hintergrund der CIRCONOMY®-Initiative. »Stattdessen existieren viele, zum Teil kleine Initiativen, die sich der Circular Economy verschrieben haben. Die sind für sich genommen alle gut, aber untereinander wenig bis gar nicht vernetzt. Das führt dazu, dass viele von ihnen bei null anfangen und nicht voneinander lernen können. Dieses Defizit wollen wir mit den CIRCONOMY®-Hubs ausgleichen«, betont der Fraunhofer-Wissenschaftler.

Idealerweise widmet sich jeder Hub einem Themenschwerpunkt und bringt zirkuläres Wirtschaften in diesem Bereich voran. Und zwar indem passende Partner aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Verbänden und Gesellschaft zielgerichtet und koordiniert zusammenarbeiten. Den Rahmen für diese transferorientierten Kooperationen bildet die Marke CIRCONOMY®. Darunter bündelt die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Lösungen, Kapazitäten und Kompetenzen für das zirkuläre Wirtschaften. »Die Marke steht für gemeinsame Werte, Strategien, Zielbilder und vor allem Innovationsprojekte, welche die große Mission Transformation zum zirkulären Wirtschaften in die Praxis führen«, so Hartmut Pflaum.

CIRCONOMY® Hub »Circular Carbon Technologies CCT«
Der CIRCONOMY® Hub unter dem Titel »Circular Carbon Technologies CCT« wurde von den Fraunhofer-Instituten UMSICHT in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, IGB in Straubing sowie IWKS in Alzenau ins Leben gerufen. Im Fokus steht hier die Kopplung von Energie- und Rohstoffprozessen – beispielsweise zur Erschließung nicht-fossiler Kohlenstoffquellen, zur Kreislaufführung und Bindung von Kohlenstoff in Produkten sowie zur Integration dieser Technologien in Energie-/ Wirtschaftskreisläufe.

Der Hub für »Circular Carbon Technologies« hat vom Bayerischen Wirtschaftsministerium eine Anschubfinanzierung in Höhe von 500.000 € für die Konzeptionsphase und zwei wissenschaftliche Vorprojekte erhalten. Bayerns Wirtschaftsstaatssekretär Roland Weigert sagte in Sulzbach-Rosenberg: »Um dem Klimawandel entgegenzuwirken, sind eine Dekarbonisierung der Energieerzeugung und eine Defossilierung des Rohstoffsektors erforderlich. Beides kann nur über die Transformation von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft hin zu zirkulären Wertschöpfungssystemen und mit Hilfe innovativer Technologien gelingen. Deshalb fördern wir die zukunftsweisende Forschungsinitiative der Institute Fraunhofer UMSICHT, IWKS und IGB. Unsere Unterstützung ist ein erster Schritt, um den Projektpartnern eine intensivere Zusammenarbeit zu ermöglichen.«

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Franke vom Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Institutsteil Sulzbach-Rosenberg, ergänzt: »Im CIRCONOMY® Hub wollen wir gemeinsam mit der Industrie Klima- und Kohlenstoff-Management-Technologien in die Anwendung bringen. Die bayerischen Unternehmen können diese selbst nutzen, um ihre Klimaziele zu erfüllen, aber auch um ihre Rohstoffversorgung abzusichern. Vor allem können sie damit zum weltweiten Technologieanbieter werden. Der Markt wird in den kommenden Jahren deutlich anwachsen.«

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Fraunhofer UMSICHT

(c) CHT Group
12.05.2023

CHT Group: New production facility in Bangladesh

Die CHT Group, a worldwide company for chemical specialties, has built a new production facility in Meghna Industrial Economic Zone (MIEZ), Narayanganj which was inaugurated on May 9th, 2023.

Martin Stangs, Regional Sales Manager APAC Auxiliaries at CHT says: “The long-term success story with RH Corporation now comes to an even higher level. In addition to the decade-long service provided by motivated colleagues of RH Corporation and constant visits by well-experienced CHT application field colleagues, CHT products will now be made available locally by our new production facility at CHT Bangladesh. This will further enhance our current high-end offer with in-time deliveries which are now possible. The well-known services provided by our up-to-date laboratory facility in Dhaka will continue to prevail. This is all supported by the profound analytical and technical equipment at CHT Germany as well as CHT Switzerland. Less water, less energy, less time, but still “fit-for-purpose performance”: these requirements are no strangers to us. In alignment with our CHT Group policy ‘We take care’, we will solve these problems, too”.

Die CHT Group, a worldwide company for chemical specialties, has built a new production facility in Meghna Industrial Economic Zone (MIEZ), Narayanganj which was inaugurated on May 9th, 2023.

Martin Stangs, Regional Sales Manager APAC Auxiliaries at CHT says: “The long-term success story with RH Corporation now comes to an even higher level. In addition to the decade-long service provided by motivated colleagues of RH Corporation and constant visits by well-experienced CHT application field colleagues, CHT products will now be made available locally by our new production facility at CHT Bangladesh. This will further enhance our current high-end offer with in-time deliveries which are now possible. The well-known services provided by our up-to-date laboratory facility in Dhaka will continue to prevail. This is all supported by the profound analytical and technical equipment at CHT Germany as well as CHT Switzerland. Less water, less energy, less time, but still “fit-for-purpose performance”: these requirements are no strangers to us. In alignment with our CHT Group policy ‘We take care’, we will solve these problems, too”.

Sustainability is anchored at CHT Group and plays an important role in Bangladesh, too. The new facility of the CHT Group in Bangladesh contributes to sustainability in more ways: The roofs of two buildings are fully covered with solar photovoltaic modules. For a proper use of natural light all the other buildings have periphery glass and transparent roofs There are additionally a ground water tank to harvest rainwater as well as a biological effluent treatment plant to reuse treated water as process water in the plant.

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CHT Germany GmbH

05.05.2023

XORELLA at ITMA 2023

At ITMA 2023, XORELLA, a specialist in steam setting and conditioning equipment for yarns and fabrics, will launch XO AUTOMATION for the double door XO SELECT conditioning machine series, and XO SOLID, a new machine series to complement XO SMART, XO TREND and XO SELECT machines.

XO AUTOMATION
The new XO AUTOMATION system consists of roller conveyor systems for loading and unloading two-door XO Select conditioning machines. Additional pallet wrapping machine with a turntable, weighting station, label printer, safety fence and security system can complete the system. The XO Select controller and automation system can handle and store individual customer-specific material and packing programmes.  

XO SELECT and XO AUTOMATION are designed for yarn steaming on multiple pallet dimensions and heights up to 2,650mm. The linear material flow passing conveyor and steaming machine avoids any mix between steamed and un-steamed materials. XO AUTOMATION fills the gap between the XO automated moving platform and the fully automated transport system – from spinning hall to warehouse.

At ITMA 2023, XORELLA, a specialist in steam setting and conditioning equipment for yarns and fabrics, will launch XO AUTOMATION for the double door XO SELECT conditioning machine series, and XO SOLID, a new machine series to complement XO SMART, XO TREND and XO SELECT machines.

XO AUTOMATION
The new XO AUTOMATION system consists of roller conveyor systems for loading and unloading two-door XO Select conditioning machines. Additional pallet wrapping machine with a turntable, weighting station, label printer, safety fence and security system can complete the system. The XO Select controller and automation system can handle and store individual customer-specific material and packing programmes.  

XO SELECT and XO AUTOMATION are designed for yarn steaming on multiple pallet dimensions and heights up to 2,650mm. The linear material flow passing conveyor and steaming machine avoids any mix between steamed and un-steamed materials. XO AUTOMATION fills the gap between the XO automated moving platform and the fully automated transport system – from spinning hall to warehouse.

XO SOLID
The new cubical XO SOLID combines a high loading space of 1,800mm x 1,700mm x 4, 000mm (H x W x L) through double row pin trolleys or pallets for easy manual loading of six units on floor level without a pit or platform. XO SOLID is therefore designed for installations on upper floor levels. The new frame design combines all necessary components factory preinstalled on a single frame, for easy ‘plug and play’ installation at the customer site. Additional smaller steamer dimensions for two and four loading units are also at the planning stage.

The new XO SOLID incorporates all the renowned features of XORELLA machines based on the long term experience in high temperature dyeing vessel production of FONG’s, including:

  • A Siemens controller with OPC UA interface and XO data tool for batch storage.
  • A XO EcoPac waterless claw pump or two-stage water ring vacuum pump.
  • A high energy efficient accumulator for steam, electric and combined heating.
  • Vessel and piping in world-class stainless steel.
  • European key components such as pumps, heating elements, valves and sensors

Established in Switzerland in 1967, XORELLA became known in the global textile industry for its innovative indirect steaming system. Since 2002 the company has been a member of the CHTC Fong’s International Group, and a member of SINOMACH Group (China National Machinery Industry Corporation) since 2019.

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XORELLA ITMA ITMA 2023
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XORELLA

24.02.2023

Kelheim Fibres und SUMO: Absorbent pads for washable diapers

Kelheim Fibres and SUMO are presenting their high-performance absorbent pads for the reusable Sumo diaper at this year's Cellulose Fibres Conference. The Sumo diaper is a sustainable and washable cloth diaper made entirely from biobased materials, offering high performance and innovative design.

The Sumo diaper offers a reusable alternative, consisting of a waterproof shell and absorbent pads. To enhance the performance of the pads, Sumo collaborated with Kelheim Fibres, a leading viscose specialty fibre manufacturer with decades of experience in the hygiene sector.

Together with the Saxon Textile Research Institute STFI, Sumo and Kelheim Fibres have developed a high-performance absorbent pad that is free of fossil-based materials and has already been awarded the Techtextil Innovation Award. The basis for the innovative construction are Kelheim's functionalized specialty viscose fibres with modified cross-sections, which ensure particularly high absorbency and extremely low rewet values.

Kelheim Fibres and SUMO are presenting their high-performance absorbent pads for the reusable Sumo diaper at this year's Cellulose Fibres Conference. The Sumo diaper is a sustainable and washable cloth diaper made entirely from biobased materials, offering high performance and innovative design.

The Sumo diaper offers a reusable alternative, consisting of a waterproof shell and absorbent pads. To enhance the performance of the pads, Sumo collaborated with Kelheim Fibres, a leading viscose specialty fibre manufacturer with decades of experience in the hygiene sector.

Together with the Saxon Textile Research Institute STFI, Sumo and Kelheim Fibres have developed a high-performance absorbent pad that is free of fossil-based materials and has already been awarded the Techtextil Innovation Award. The basis for the innovative construction are Kelheim's functionalized specialty viscose fibres with modified cross-sections, which ensure particularly high absorbency and extremely low rewet values.

To ensure the washability of the product, needle-punched/thermally bonded nonwovens were chosen, consisting of a mixture of specialty viscose and PLA bicomponent fibres. By combining nonwovens, typically used in single-use applications, with reusable products, the partners have chosen a new approach.

Natalie Wunder, project manager at Kelheim Fibres, and Luisa Kahlfeldt, founder and designer of SUMO, explain in their joint presentation at the Cellulose Fibre Conference how open innovation has led to successful development collaboration, how this response to current consumer needs has emerged, and what steps are planned for the future.

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Kelheim Fibres GmbH

15.02.2023

Yanfeng recognized for global environmental leadership

Automotive supplier, Yanfeng has been awarded a second consecutive A−rating by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the group's global leadership in transparency and action on climate change in 2022. Nearly 15,000 companies were rated based on data which they submitted to the organization. Yanfeng also received an Environmental Leadership Award by CDP China

CDP is a non-profit organization which operates a global disclosure system to enable investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Every year, several thousand companies worldwide are analyzed about their strategic approach to the challenges of climate change and their climate management activities are rated on the basis of a comprehensive list of criteria. CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and rating process is widely recognized as the gold standard for corporate environmental transparency.

Automotive supplier, Yanfeng has been awarded a second consecutive A−rating by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the group's global leadership in transparency and action on climate change in 2022. Nearly 15,000 companies were rated based on data which they submitted to the organization. Yanfeng also received an Environmental Leadership Award by CDP China

CDP is a non-profit organization which operates a global disclosure system to enable investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Every year, several thousand companies worldwide are analyzed about their strategic approach to the challenges of climate change and their climate management activities are rated on the basis of a comprehensive list of criteria. CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and rating process is widely recognized as the gold standard for corporate environmental transparency.

Yanfeng improved its scores in value chain engagement and climate-related requirements for suppliers, as well as targets for increasing low-carbon energy consumption or production.
“As our company-wide target for carbon neutrality, we aim to achieve 100% of our total energy consumption from renewable energy sources by 2030,” said Gunnar Büchter, Vice President of Global Sustainability at Yanfeng. All European plants converted to renewable energy by the beginning of 2022, and other regions also increased their utilization of renewable energy sources. Significant progress has been made in China. By end of 2021 a total of 30% of energy came from renewable sources.

Photo CHT Gruppe
16.01.2023

CHT TEXTILE SOLUTIONS - Smart approaches to energy cost reduction and climate protection

Within its TEXTILE SOLUTIONS, the CHT Group has developed solution approaches for manufacturing companies in the textile value chain that have to use a lot of energy for their production. This is intended to compensate high energy costs and make a positive contribution to climate protection.Application specialists work with customers to develop individual savings potentials that are specifically tailored to the production facilities and requirements. Thus, depending on the process, fabric and machine, energy savings of up to 30% can be achieved with the use of innovative CHT textile auxiliaries, dyes/pigments and the corresponding process optimisations. In addition, the numerous concepts and optimally matched products can minimise water consumption or shorten the process time.


Energy-efficient cold bleaching instead of pad-steam bleaching processes in continuous pretreatment and the 4SUCCESS process for energy-efficient and resource-saving pretreatment and dyeing of cotton help to save energy. Likewise, the use of polymer binders, which do not require energy-intensive fixation, saves energy.

Within its TEXTILE SOLUTIONS, the CHT Group has developed solution approaches for manufacturing companies in the textile value chain that have to use a lot of energy for their production. This is intended to compensate high energy costs and make a positive contribution to climate protection.Application specialists work with customers to develop individual savings potentials that are specifically tailored to the production facilities and requirements. Thus, depending on the process, fabric and machine, energy savings of up to 30% can be achieved with the use of innovative CHT textile auxiliaries, dyes/pigments and the corresponding process optimisations. In addition, the numerous concepts and optimally matched products can minimise water consumption or shorten the process time.


Energy-efficient cold bleaching instead of pad-steam bleaching processes in continuous pretreatment and the 4SUCCESS process for energy-efficient and resource-saving pretreatment and dyeing of cotton help to save energy. Likewise, the use of polymer binders, which do not require energy-intensive fixation, saves energy.

Efficient pretreatment with the new polymer technology CPT (Comb Polymer Technology) achieves good cleaning effects even with low liquor ratios and thus less water to heat up. To save costs for energy-consuming heating, there is also the gentle low-temperature fixation in the easy care finishing. The OrganIQ EMS Jeans system enables jeans finishing with a reduced application temperature compared to standard processes.

With TIME BOOST, a process for fast polyester dyeing processes, not only significant energy but also time savings are achieved by omitting pre-washing and by shortening heating and migration times. SHORT CUT also leads to shorter process times when dyeing polyamide.

To avoid cost-intensive intermediate drying, the CHT Group offers the SCREEN-2-SCREEN with PRINTPERFEKT S2S which facilitates printing in a wet-on-wet technology.

In addition to numerous other products, the CHT Group also offers its customers digital tools to optimally support process optimizations. The "BEZAKTIV Soaping Advisor" calculation program within the CHT Textile Dyes app can be used to evaluate and improve dyeing and soaping processes in a simple and target-oriented way.

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CHT Group

(c) Fraunhofer UMSICHT
28.12.2022

Bewerbungsphase für UMSICHT-Wissenschaftspreis 2023 ist gestartet

Von regenerativen Energien, nachwachsenden Rohstoffen über innovative Werkstoffe, Wassertechnik bis zu Wissens- und Ressourcenmanagement – gemeinsam tragen sie zu einer zukunftsfähigen und nachhaltigen Welt bei. Grundvoraussetzung dafür ist ein gesellschaftlicher Diskurs, in dem neue Entwicklungen Aufmerksamkeit bekommen und verbreitet werden. Mit dem UMSICHT-Wissenschaftspreis prämiert der Förderverein des Fraunhofer UMSICHT zum 14. Mal Menschen, die mit ihrer Arbeit diesen Diskurs ermöglichen.

Von regenerativen Energien, nachwachsenden Rohstoffen über innovative Werkstoffe, Wassertechnik bis zu Wissens- und Ressourcenmanagement – gemeinsam tragen sie zu einer zukunftsfähigen und nachhaltigen Welt bei. Grundvoraussetzung dafür ist ein gesellschaftlicher Diskurs, in dem neue Entwicklungen Aufmerksamkeit bekommen und verbreitet werden. Mit dem UMSICHT-Wissenschaftspreis prämiert der Förderverein des Fraunhofer UMSICHT zum 14. Mal Menschen, die mit ihrer Arbeit diesen Diskurs ermöglichen.

Klimawandel und globale Krisen zeigen es auf: Die Menschheit braucht Veränderungen. Veränderungen, die unseren Alltag direkt betreffen, setzen sich langfristig aber nur mit einer breiten gesellschaftlichen Akzeptanz durch – als Beispiele seien nachhaltige Agrarprodukte, Verpackungen, Mobilität oder Energie genannt. Gerade deshalb ist es so wichtig, den Diskurs über Innovationen und wissenschaftliche Errungenschaften zu stärken und so ein Vertrauen in diese aufzubauen. Dabei kann die Basis für den Diskurs verschiedene Formen haben: Während die einen Fortschritte in ihrer Disziplin erlangen und auf Fachebene kommunizieren, bereiten andere diese für die Allgemeinheit möglichst verständlich auf. Nur so kann die gesamte Gesellschaft an der Gestaltung einer nachhaltigen Zukunft teilhaben.

Kommunikation: Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft
Seit 2010 verleiht der UMSICHT-Förderverein den UMSICHT-Wissenschaftspreis und zeichnet Menschen aus, die Forschungsergebnissen aus den Bereichen Umwelt-, Verfahrens- und Energietechnik – den Kernthemen des Fraunhofer UMSICHT – der Gesellschaft zugänglich machen. Das Preisgeld verteilt sich auf einen mit 8000 Euro dotierten Preis in der Kategorie Wissenschaft und einen mit 2000 Euro dotierten Preis für journalistische Arbeiten.

Bewerbung
Sämtliche veröffentlichte Arbeiten sind zugelassen, die sich mit den Themen Umwelt-, Verfahrens- oder Energietechnik beschäftigen. Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten dürfen nicht älter als zwei Jahre, journalistische Arbeiten nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Beide können auf Deutsch oder Englisch eingereicht werden. Bei Gemeinschaftsarbeiten ist darauf zu achten, dass die Haupt-Anteilsträgerin bzw. der Haupt-Anteilsträger die Arbeit einreicht.

Bewerbungsschluss ist der 28. Februar 2023.

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik UMSICHT

(c) Seilflechter Tauwerk GmbH
Der Messestand von SEILFLECHTER auf der METSTRADE 2022 in Amsterdam
16.12.2022

SEILFLECHTER auf der METSTRADE 2022

Rund 1.400 Aussteller aus 49 Ländern haben sich Mitte November zur METSTRADE 2022 in Amsterdam getroffen, der größten Wassersport- und Zubehörmesse für den Fachhandel. Über 17.000 Besucher aus mehr als 120 Nationen konnten sich über die neusten Entwicklungen informieren. Dabei gehörten 23 % der Besucher der Gruppe der ambitionierten 18- bis 35-Jährigen an.

Erstmalig präsentierte SEILFLECHTER seine neueste Produktentwicklung – die neuen Regatta-Seile für sportives Segeln, die in vielen aktuellen Farben verfügbar sind. Die Seile mit kleinen Spulengrößen für ein weites Spektrum an Bootsklassen, anfangs entwickelt für den Optimist, wurden im Vorfeld von namhaften Seglern auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Auch Youngster Lukas Hesse, erfolgreicher Regattasegler, der mit dem „Clean Sailors Youth Racing Team“ in diesem Jahr erfolgreich am 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup teilgenommen hat, attestiert den Seilen optimale Eigenschaften für den anspruchsvollen Einsatz auf See.

Rund 1.400 Aussteller aus 49 Ländern haben sich Mitte November zur METSTRADE 2022 in Amsterdam getroffen, der größten Wassersport- und Zubehörmesse für den Fachhandel. Über 17.000 Besucher aus mehr als 120 Nationen konnten sich über die neusten Entwicklungen informieren. Dabei gehörten 23 % der Besucher der Gruppe der ambitionierten 18- bis 35-Jährigen an.

Erstmalig präsentierte SEILFLECHTER seine neueste Produktentwicklung – die neuen Regatta-Seile für sportives Segeln, die in vielen aktuellen Farben verfügbar sind. Die Seile mit kleinen Spulengrößen für ein weites Spektrum an Bootsklassen, anfangs entwickelt für den Optimist, wurden im Vorfeld von namhaften Seglern auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Auch Youngster Lukas Hesse, erfolgreicher Regattasegler, der mit dem „Clean Sailors Youth Racing Team“ in diesem Jahr erfolgreich am 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup teilgenommen hat, attestiert den Seilen optimale Eigenschaften für den anspruchsvollen Einsatz auf See.

More information:
Seilflechter Seile METSTRADE
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Seilflechter Tauwerk GmbH