SRY Teknik will be at HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition with the Newest Products of Masias and Serel

Murat Göktepe, among the partners of SRY Teknik, stated the following, ‘‘We will try to introduce the systems, which have become the sole target of all sectors today, with high added value, high technology, high efficiency, definitely environmentally friendly and low operating costs, at our stand.’’

Continuing to represent various technologies and systems in the environmental and textile sectors as its main business line, SRY Teknik offers its customers home textile, furniture, mattress, nonwoven machines, and automatic hanging conveyor systems.

The use of nonwoven products is increasing day by day in Turkey as well as in the world. In this month’s issue of Nonwoven Technology Magazine, we conducted an interview with Murat Göktepe, one of the partners of SRY Teknik. Göktepe shared his views on the company’s founding story, product portfolio, and the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition and expressed, ‘‘I strongly believe that the technologies to be exhibited will attract the attention of visitors, since Turkey has an important place in technical textiles, especially in HIGHTEX.’’

Can you please talk about the founding story of SRY Teknik and the philosophy behind its success?

Although SRY Teknik is a young company that was founded in 2016, it offers machinery and systems based on high technology and high quality to both the textile and recycling industries with its long years of experience in the sector. We are the Turkey representative of international machinery manufacturing brands that have proven themselves abroad, especially in Europe, for the textile and recycling industries. We pay special attention to the technologies that we offer to the sector to be technologies that will create added value for our customers and provide high quality with high and efficient technology, yet with low operating costs. Our most important criterion is that the brand that we will represent fulfills the after-sales support of the product sold immaculately. The most important point in the machinery sales sector is that you are entering into a long-term partnership with the customer you are selling to. You need to be there whenever the customer needs it and your support needs to be constant. This is an important issue that we do not compromise on as SRY Teknik. We have long-term relationships with all our customers.

Can you tell us about your product portfolio and usage areas? What are the main features that distinguish your products from your competitors?

Our machinery group for the textile sector consists of 5 main brands that appeal to the home textile, furniture, and nonwoven sectors. Spanish firm Masias for the home textile, mattress, and nonwoven sectors, Belgian company Serel for the nonwoven sector, Italian companies Aper and Camre for the mattress and sponge production industries, and the Chinese company INA for the machinery, equipment and systems for the home textile industry. All of the brands I mentioned are among the companies that are well-known in their fields with their long years of experience and have made a significance with their technologies.

What are your predictions about the near future trends and innovations in technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics in the world and in Turkey?

The textile material will inevitably become more controllable at every stage from fiber to the final product, especially with the development of nanotechnology. Although humanity has a tendency towards natural life, it will not be possible to avoid the advantages of technological developments. Especially in medical science, automotive, construction, social life, etc. I believe that we should be ready for developments that will be experienced at a much more advanced level than the current developments in terms of textiles used in sectors where people are constantly intertwined. Our enthusiasm to produce everything that comes to our mind ‘‘intelligently’’ clearly shows that textile products will differ in many areas in the near future and will rise to levels that push the limits of imagination.

Could you please share with us your views on the achievements of the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition, which will bring the technical textiles and nonwovens industry together after a long period?

Exhibition environments are always open to productive meetings, new collaborations, and new information. I think that getting together with the industry components after a long time can be a solution to the lack of appetite problem that has been experienced in the markets for a while. With respect to the HIGHTEX exhibition, I strongly believe that the technologies to be exhibited will attract the attention of visitors, since Turkey has an important place in technical textiles.

Do the companies you represent have new products or new technologies that they plan to exhibit at the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition?

We will share the systems developed by Masias and Serel brands, which we represent, in their own fields of expertise, with our visitors at the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition. We live in a century where development does not stop, on the contrary, accelerates. We will try to introduce our systems, which have become the sole target of all sectors today, with high added value, high technology, high efficiency, definitely environmentally friendly, and yet incurring low operating costs, at our stand.

Technical and Innovative Textile Fair Techtextil to Host Italian Textile Machinery

Along with the pandemic process, Italian machinery manufacturers increased their exports of machines used in nonwoven fabric production by 85% in 2020 compared to the previous year.

The next edition of Techtextil, the leading trade fair for the technical and innovative textile sector, will take place in Frankfurt from 21 to 24 June 2022. The return of Italian textile machinery manufacturers to such an important trade fair after the last edition in 2019 will once again see them in the spotlight.

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the demand for special-purpose textiles, especially in the medical and personal protective equipment sectors. So in 2021 the Italian textile machinery manufacturers registered a growth of their sales for the sector. Exports of machinery for the production of nonwovens have increased by 76% over 2019 and 85% over 2020.

There are 29 companies exhibiting in the Italian pavilion

As in past editions, Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, are organising an exhibition space reserved for textile machinery manufacturers. There are 29 companies exhibiting in the Italian pavilion. Of these, the following are associated with ACIMIT: 4M Plants, A. Piovan, Aeris, Beschi, Bombi, Bonino, Color Service, Corino, Cubotex, Fadis, Ferraro, Gualchieri e Gualchieri, Kairos Engineering, Lawer, Loptex, Mcs, Mesdan, Monti-Mac, Noseda, Salvadè, Sariel, Srs, Stalam, Testa, Toscana Spazzole, Zappa. Other ACIMIT member companies exhibit with their own booths outside the Italian Pavilion.

“Techtextil has always been a fair that Italian manufacturers look to with particular interest, comments Alessandro Zucchi, president of ACIMIT. The versatility of the Italian technological supply allows, in fact, Made in Italy machinery to be used in different application fields of technical textiles, meeting the different requests by the many visitors attending the event”.

In the 2022 edition, the focus of Techtextil will be on sustainability, which is another strong point of Italian textile machinery. “Italian manufacturers have been committed to designing sustainable machinery for years, both from an environmental and economic point of view, says Zucchi. Savings in raw materials, energy and chemicals are the basis of ACIMIT Sustainable Technologies project, and the Green Label, which a growing number of Italian textile machinery manufacturers boast, certifies the commitment of the Italian sector to contributing to the sustainability of the textile supply chain”.

 

Techtextil to Host Italian Textile Machinery

Along with the pandemic process, Italian machinery manufacturers increased their exports of machines used in nonwoven fabric production by 85% in 2020 compared to the previous year.

The next edition of Techtextil, the leading trade fair for the technical and innovative textile sector, will take place in Frankfurt from 21 to 24 June 2022. The return of Italian textile machinery manufacturers to such an important trade fair after the last edition in 2019 will once again see them in the spotlight.

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the demand for special-purpose textiles, especially in the medical and personal protective equipment sectors. So in 2021 the Italian textile machinery manufacturers registered a growth of their sales for the sector. Exports of machinery for the production of nonwovens have increased by 76% over 2019 and 85% over 2020.

There are 29 companies exhibiting in the Italian pavilion

As in past editions, Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, are organising an exhibition space reserved for textile machinery manufacturers. There are 29 companies exhibiting in the Italian pavilion. Of these, the following are associated with ACIMIT: 4M Plants, A. Piovan, Aeris, Beschi, Bombi, Bonino, Color Service, Corino, Cubotex, Fadis, Ferraro, Gualchieri e Gualchieri, Kairos Engineering, Lawer, Loptex, Mcs, Mesdan, Monti-Mac, Noseda, Salvadè, Sariel, Srs, Stalam, Testa, Toscana Spazzole, Zappa. Other ACIMIT member companies exhibit with their own booths outside the Italian Pavilion.

“Techtextil has always been a fair that Italian manufacturers look to with particular interest, comments Alessandro Zucchi, president of ACIMIT. The versatility of the Italian technological supply allows, in fact, Made in Italy machinery to be used in different application fields of technical textiles, meeting the different requests by the many visitors attending the event”.

In the 2022 edition, the focus of Techtextil will be on sustainability, which is another strong point of Italian textile machinery. “Italian manufacturers have been committed to designing sustainable machinery for years, both from an environmental and economic point of view, says Zucchi. Savings in raw materials, energy and chemicals are the basis of ACIMIT Sustainable Technologies project, and the Green Label, which a growing number of Italian textile machinery manufacturers boast, certifies the commitment of the Italian sector to contributing to the sustainability of the textile supply chain”.

 

INDEX, will be held every 3 years after 2023

In times of uncertainty and questioning for the future of industry events, the Board of EDANA and Management of Palexpo wish to reiterate their vision and announcements for INDEX™ exhibitions in 2023 and beyond.

As already announced, INDEX™23 will take place from 18-21 April 2023 in Geneva.

Regarding future exhibitions, “results of surveys among members of EDANA and INDEX™20 exhibitors, after the outstanding show last October, have clearly shown a strong preference of our customers for the continuation of our triennial frequency” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

“We have heard our key stakeholders’ voice, and the leading position of INDEX™ among global nonwovens exhibitions gives us full trust in the industry’s favourable response to both INDEX™23 and INDEX™26”, said Michael Staal Axelsen (CEO at Fibertex Personal Care), Chair of the EDANA Board.

Exact dates for the 2026 edition will be announced later, but Palexpo and EDANA are confident in the traditional positioning of the exhibition in the spring.

Magali Fakhry, Exhibition Director at Palexpo concludes: “It is always comforting to see the drive from past exhibitors to re-book their stand as early as possible for the next edition 3 years ahead, -an interval which of course this time, under the circumstances, is shorter for the 2023 edition.”

“The 3 year-cycle provides an ideal frequency to keep the momentum and eagerness for visitors and exhibitors alike to live the unique INDEX™ experience, reconnect with their business contacts and rediscover Geneva’s scenery again. We are looking forward to welcoming them again in April 2023 and early spring 2026”.

Andritz at Techtextil 2022 with Innovative Nonwoven Production and Textile Solutions

International technology group Andritz will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 21 to 24 (hall 12, booth B99).

The broad Andritz product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies, such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing.

Andritz Textile Recycling Technologies Based on Tearing

With the acquisition of Andritz Laroche SAS, Andritz has expanded its product portfolio to include airlay and recycling technology as well as bast fiber processing technologies. Complete recycling lines for post-consumer and industrial textile waste to produce fibers for re-spinning and/or nonwoven end-uses are one focus of this product range. Customer awareness and regulations are forcing clothing brands to recycle their textile waste in their own products. Recycled fibers can also be used in the nonwovens industry for various applications, for example in the automotive industry, for insulation, mattresses, and furniture felts.

Andritz Laroche offers a complete process range of tearing lines from 50 up to 3,000 kg/h, which can be used for almost all types of pre/post-consumer textile waste. The aim is to preserve the character of the original fibers, for example cotton, by maximizing fiber length, strength and feel.

The Exel and Jumbo Exel tearing machines from Andritz are user-friendly and equipped with tailor-made automated solutions to remove the non-textile parts from post-consumer waste and unsold items. The Exel tearing machine has a production capacity of 400 to 800 kg/h depending on the raw material for spinning quality.

The Jumbo Exel tearing machine has a high production capacity of 600 to 1,200 kg/h depending on the raw material for spinning quality. This technology enables complex industrial waste to be processed into fibers such as trunk liners, door trims, floor and dash pads, and various needlepunched felts. A team of experts assists Andritz customers in conducting customer-specific trials at the state-of-the-art technical center of Andritz Laroche, in Cours, France.

Cutting-Edge Solutions for Durable Applications

The use of nonwovens in the automotive sector has increased dramatically in recent years. Based on decades of experience, Andritz develops cost-efficient and reliable turnkey needlepunch and airlay lines.

The recent boom in the market for durable nonwoven products led Andritz to develop its PA3000 elliptical pre-cylinder to meet the demand for higher capacities and lighter products. This state-of-the-art equipment consists of an optimized pre-needleloom cylinder for the production of light webs and provides greater speed and width. The lack of friction between the web and the rolls provides a perfect appearance. In addition, the automotive industry is shifting its focus to green technologies, and this has a direct impact on the properties of nonwoven parts in vehicles. Thanks to the Andritz needlepunch processes and web profiling, manufacturers can provide the most suitable fabrics for this industry’s requirements and maximize ROI.

Another focus is the ProWinTM technology for profile weight correction in the needlepunch industry. This device is used to optimize processes, provide a faster return on investment, and save raw materials. The unit combines the well-known systems ProWid and ProDyn, enabling even better performance. ProWin minimizes the level of instantaneous acceleration as well as the maximum internal speed. As a result, the same machine can run faster with less mechanical stress. Andritz will also be presenting its ProWin technology at the VDMA spotlight talk, to be held at 10:30 am on June 21 at the VDMA booth and which will also be live-streamed.

Moreover, the airlay technology also plays a major role in durable nonwovens, such as in the automotive industry, building insulation, carpet underfelt, the mattress industry, and furniture applications. This process includes blending, metering, opening, the airlay process and finally, mat consolidation, by needling, thermobonding, a combination of both, or by spunlacing. Andritz offers three different types of airlay: Airlay Flexiloft, Airlay Flexiloft+, and Airlay Resinfelt.

Andritz Airlay Flexiloft and Airlay Flexiloft+ have been designed to form mats from all types of fibers, from short, recycled fibers to long and coarse natural fibers, and from blends with non-fibrous components, such as plastic, foam, wood chips, and many more. Used fibers and blends within different weight ranges can be processed on these lines, depending on the line configuration. Line widths range from 1.5 m up to 4 m. Airlay Resinfelt has been designed for thermoforming processes in the automotive and appliance industries. Manufacturers can offer weight ranges from 500 to 2,500 gsm over 2.4 m working width. Airlay Resinfelt retains the advantages of true air-forming technology and is especially designed to add resins to the mat, which is then semi-cured in a steam oven.

Complete Wetlaid Systems for Glass Fiber

Nonwoven end products based on glass fibers can be found almost everywhere – in ceiling tiles, cushion vinyl flooring, insulation, wallpaper and surface coverings, geotextiles, batteries, and, of course, roofing materials, as well as in many other applications. The market for glass-fiber mats is growing due to an increasing amount of construction and civil engineering work worldwide as well as the great variety of applications for this material. Andritz offers a complete wetlaid production line, from low to high volume, to produce glass-fiber mats – the Andritz neXline wetlaid. Different types of lines are available depending on the capacity level. However, they all comprise stock preparation, wetlaid forming, binder application, flat dryer, and winder and are perfectly matched to the customers’ needs.

 

 

INDA Announces Three Finalists for the World of Wipes Innovation Award®

The three products vying for the World of Wipes Innovation Award® are an all-natural substitute for plastic fibers from Bast Fibre Technologies, a dual-textured 3D cleaning wipe from Fitesa and an environmentally safe flushable wipe from Nice-Pak.

Sustainable products that solve problems are the themes for this year’s finalists for the World of Wipes Innovation Award® that will be presented at the 16th annual World of Wipes® International Conference, June 27-30, at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago, Illinois.

INDA’s Technical Advisory Board selected the finalists from nearly 20 submissions based on their creativity, novelty, uniqueness, technical sophistication within the entire nonwovens wipes value chain and expansion of nonwovens use.

Participants at the 2022 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference will have the opportunity to help select the winner following presentations by company representatives on June 28. The winner will be announced on June 30 at 11 a.m.

Kimberly-Clark Scott® 24-Hour Sanitizing Wipes was the recipient of the 2021 World of Wipes Innovation Award®.

This year’s in-person WOW International Conference is expected to draw 400-plus senior-level wipes professionals from all wipes segments, repeating last year’s strong live event that welcomed 475 wipes professionals from 14 countries to Atlanta, GA.

The three companies vying for the award are:

  • Bast Fibre Technologies – Sero® Hemp Fibers: Bast Fibre Technologies’ sero® hemp fibers offer the nonwoven industry an all-natural substitute for plastic fibers. From dedicated European Union (EU) and US-based production facilities, BFT transforms raw bast fibers into premium natural fibers that are ideal for applications ranging from single-use and durable wipes to industrial applications. Suitable for minority or majority blends, sero® hemp combines easily with standard nonwoven fibers to produce fabrics that meet the industry requirements for strength, uniformity, and processing efficiency.
  • Fitesa – Dual Textured 3D Wipe: In response to the need for improved composite materials for cleaning surfaces, Fitesa introduced a newly developed 3D embossed, dual textured wiper. This novel nonwoven features exceptional cleaning capability, durability, dirt/debris capture, and fluid pick-up. Several configurations are offered, including MSM (Meltblown SpunBond, Meltblown), MSMSM (Meltblown, SMS, Meltblown), and more. All can be customized with scrubby surfaces and 3D embossed options as well as “Green” options such as polylactic acid. Features include exceptional abrasion resistance for wipe longevity, significantly improved debris capture capacity; and durability of wipe life compared to competitors. The wipe is produced with two different surface polymers to enhance roughness (scrubby-side) and softness (finish side).
  • Nice ’N CLEAN® SecureFLUSHTM Technology Flushable Wipes by Nice-Pak: After six years of rigorous testing and development, Nice-Pak introduced SecureFLUSH™ technology flushable wipes, a 100 percent cellulose nonwoven that is strong and durable yet breaks apart five times faster than the leading brand of two-ply toilet paper. A specialty “lock and key” design of plant-based fibers and formula leverages patent-pending technology to make the product strong and durable while breaking apart rapidly when flushed to ensure responsible care of plumbing and wastewater.

WOW 2022 Conference Highlights

This year’s WOW conference sessions focus on: Circular & Sustainable Wipes, Supply Chain Challenges in Wipes, Nonwoven Substrates for More Sustainable Wipes, Trends in the Wipes Market and Among Consumers, Disinfection Concerns and New Technologies, Sustainable Wipe Packaging Trends, and Developments in Flushability Issues.

 

BMSvision at Techtextil 2022 with Industry 4.0 and Energy Monitoring Solutions

Techtextil 2022 will be held in Frankfurt from 21 to 24 June. BMSvision will present its visitors with automatic on-loom fabric inspection, industry 4.0 and energy monitoring solutions for the entire textile value chain.

BMSvision has been a pioneer in the field of camera based on-loom inspection systems. Since the introduction of Cyclops 20 years ago, hundreds of looms are equipped with Cyclops for the on-line quality control of airbag, coating fabrics and many other technical fabrics. With its new product Argus, BMSvision again pushes the boundaries of automatic inspection as it extends the possibilities from inspection of plain fabrics towards complex Jacquard fabrics, such as OPW airbag.

Through intelligent wireless networking of all production equipment in the mill, the BMSvision MES solution transfers the huge amount of production and quality data originating from the various processes to a central data base and translates it into meaningful information for the managers.

The BMSvision MES suite of applications includes software modules for real time monitoring, Business Intelligence (BI), scheduling, maintenance, quality, … The Management Dashboard application allows the combined presentation of data from different software modules into one single web-based report showing all KPI’s at a glance. The MyMES app, available for both Android and iOS, allows consulting of all important production and quality data any time, anywhere.

With ever rising energy prices, consumption of energy has become a very critical cost component in the entire textile production chain. EnergyMaster, one of the modules of the BMSvision MES solution, makes all energy streams in the plant transparent and allows to allocate the exact energy cost to each production batch. Excessive consumptions or consumptions while the machine is idle, are immediately detected and highlighted.

BMSvision will host its visitors at booth D35 in Hall 12.0 of the Belgian National Pavilion.

 

Monforts Exhibited Finishing and Coating Technologies at Techtexil and Heimtextil

Techtextil and Heimtextil exhibitions, which took place in Frankfurt between 21-24 June, are an important organization in terms of exhibiting Monforts’ advanced finishing and coating technologies.

European-built Montex stenters have earned their leading position on the market for fabric finishing due to their robustness, reliability and economy. Existing customers include many manufacturers in the field of home textiles, as well as those making geotextiles, automotive fabrics and other functional materials – all of whom will be well represented in Frankfurt this June. Dedicated Montex lines have also been supplied to producers of airbags, flame retardant barrier fabrics and spacer fabrics, as well as high-temperature filter materials.

Energy prices are rising steeply everywhere and a particular emphasis for Monforts in Frankfurt will be on the energy and heat recovery that can be achieved with Montex stenters, through features such as better insulation of the treatment chambers or the MonforClean system, in which waste heat from the drying process is used to pre-heat the drying air resulting in a radical reduction in the conventional heat supply required compared to gas and thermal oil heating. The modular system for heat recovery can also be extended for exhaust air cleaning and odour elimination. Monforts can provide a range of further resource-saving and energy recovery options tailored to each individual line installation including modification of the heating source.

Jonas Beisel, Monforts Textile Technologies Engineer

Montex Stenters reducing the chance of human error

“Montex stenters provide maximum efficiency, the ultimate in flexibility and the ability to switch quickly from one fabric formula to the next,” says Monforts Textile Technologies Engineer Jonas Beisel. “The easy to use human-machine interface (HMI) makes the operation of the line much simpler and cuts down the necessary training periods, while at the same time reducing the chance of human error.”

With the highly intuitive Qualitex 800 visualization software, all article-specific settings can be stored and the formulations for thousands of treatment processes called up again at any time. Individual operators can also personalise their dashboards with the most important machine functions and process parameters.

The Qualitex 800 system is available for the automatic and continuous operation of the company’s Montex stenters, as well as its Thermex continuous dyeing ranges, Monfortex shrinking systems and Montex®Coat coating units.

Monforts Montex®Coat coating units serve an equally diverse number of markets, including tents, tarpaulins and awnings, black-out roller blinds and sail cloth, automotive interior fabrics and medical disposables. Full PVC coatings, pigment dyeing or minimal application surface and low penetration treatments and solvent coatings (in explosion-proof conditions) with knife coating, roller coating or screen printing can all be accommodated with this system.

Maximum Efficiency with Monforts technology

All of these very different materials require expert coating and finishing for maximum efficiency, using Monforts technologies which provide the ultimate in flexibility and the ability to switch quickly from one fabric run to the next, without compromising on the economical use of energy or raw materials.

The Monforts EcoApplicator offers further potential for sustainably achieving perfect finishes via a precise direct application system, as an alternative to conventional padding – where fabrics are immersed in a bath of the required finishing chemicals. It can significantly further reduce the energy and water required and finishes can be applied on just one side of the fabric, or both, and even separately on each side, to be sealed in place via different heating zones in the stenter. This allows endless differentiation possibilities.

Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions at Techtextil with Technical Textile Applications

At this years Techtextil, Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions will be presenting the trade audience with new applications, special processes and sustainable solutions focusing on the production of industrial textiles.

Between June 21 and 24, the discussions in Hall 12.0, Stand C60 will be concentrating on airbags, seat belts, tire cord, geotextiles, filter nonwovens and their diverse applications.

More polyester for airbags

Airbags have become an integral part of our everyday automotive lives. The yarns used in them are made predominantly from polyamide. As a result of increasingly diverse airbag applications and also the increasing size of the systems used, polyester is today used as well, depending on the application requirements and cost-benefit considerations. Against this background, the Oerlikon Barmag technol-ogies make an invaluable contribution. In addition to high productivity and low energy consumption, they particularly excel in terms of their stable production processes. Furthermore, they comply with every high quality standard for airbags, which –as in the case of virtually all other textile products used in vehicle construction –must provide the highest level of safety for vehicle occupants. And all this without any loss of function in any climate and anywhere in the world for the lifetime of the vehicle.

In accidents, the number one lifesaver is not the vehicle’s body work or the airbag, but the seat belt. It holds the vehicle occupants firmly in position and thus enables other protective technolo-gies to unfold their full function.

High- tenacity strength yarns for seat belts

 Seat belts play a decisive role in protecting vehicle occupants. They have to withstand tensile forces in excess of three tons and simultaneously stretch in a controlled manner in emergencies in order to reduce the load in the event of impact. A seat belt comprises approximately 300 filament yarns, whose individual, high-tenacity yarn threads are spun from around 100 individual filaments.

But it not just inside vehicles, but also under them, that industrial yarns reveal their strengths. Low stretch, ultra-high tenacity, high rigidity –industrial yarns offer outstanding properties for the demand-ing tasks carried out by geotextiles; for instance, as geogrids in the base course system under asphalt. Normally, geotextiles have extremely high yarn titers of up to 24,000 denier. Oerlikon Barmag system concepts simultaneously manufacture three filament yarns of 6,000 denier each. Due to the high spin-ning titers, fewer yarns can be plied together to the required geo-yarn titer in a more cost- and energy-efficient manner.

hycuTEC technological quantum leap for filter media

In the case of its hycuTEC hydro-charging solution, Oerlikon Neumag offers a new technology for charging nonwovens that increases filter efficiency to more than 99.99%. For meltblown producers, this means material savings of 30% with significantly superior filter performance. For end users, the consequence is noticeably improved comfort resulting from significantly reduced breathing resistance. With its considerably lower water and energy consumption, this new development is also a future-proof, sustainable technology.

New high-tech Staple Fiber Technology Center

Extending to around 2,100 m2, Oerlikon Neumag in Neumünster is home to one of the world’s largest staple fiber technology centers. As of now, these state-of-the-art staple fiber technologies are also available for customer-specific trials.

The focus during the planning and the design of the Technology Center was on optimizing compo-nents and processes. Here, special attention was paid to ensuring the process and production param-eters in the Technology Center system could be simply and reliably transferred to production systems. “We are not only able to run all standard products available on the market at our Technology Center, it also offers us the perfect prerequisites for the development of new processes and products”, explains Tilman Reutter, Technology Manager – Head of Staple Fiber Process. Here, the fiber tape processing line is modular in design. All components can be combined with each other as required. And compre-hensive set-up options supply detailed findings for the respective process for various fiber products.

HIGHTEX Postponed, New Dates: 14-18 June 2022

HIGHTEX International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Trade Fair, which is planned to be held on June 22-26, 2021 was decided to postpone to June 14-18, 2022, considering the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the world. This postponement decision was taken as a result of intense discussions and evaluations with our participants and sector representatives.

The HIGHTEX Organization Team made the following statements: “We as HIGHTEX Organization Team, our priority is to protect your valuable exhibitors and visitors’ investments and all rights, not our commercial earnings. In this regard, we believe that all of our participants will find this compulsory postponement decision taken for the HIGTEX Exhibition justified and will understand.”

HIGHTEX 2022, which will be held in Istanbul Tuyap Fair and Congress Center between 14- 18 June 2022, simultaneously with the ITM 2022 Exhibition.

HIGHTEX 2022 being the first and only exhibition in its field in Turkey will host the world’s leading technical textile and nonwoven manufacturers in Istanbul for 5 days.

HIGHTEX 2022, where many companies from Turkey and abroad will exhibit their latest technologies and products; will be visited by many industry professionals from medical to ready-to-wear, from decoration to cosmetics, from automotive to defense.