When will the carbon car come?
When will the carbon car come?
16/03/2017

When will the carbon car come?

Four years ago, BMW launched the i3 electric car, the world’s first series-production vehicle with a carbon body. Nevertheless, fibre-reinforced plastic is still the exception in cars. Textile researcher Dr Christoph Greb explains why the super-lightweight material will not become the standard in automobile manufacturing – and why it is not a dead-end street for [...] Weiterlesen...

Techtextil Talk: Dr Ulrich Hornfeck, Sandler AG
Techtextil Talk: Dr Ulrich Hornfeck, Sandler AG
14/03/2017

Techtextil Talk: Dr Ulrich Hornfeck, Sandler AG

They cut noise levels in cars, filter the air in offices and help maintain a high level of hygiene in households and hospitals – nonwovens are used in almost all areas of life. We spoke with Ulrich Hornfeck of Sandler AG, one of the leading nonwovens manufacturers, about new markets and product innovations. The world [...] Weiterlesen...

Eco giant: The world´s only carbon reinforced bridge construction
Eco giant: The world´s only carbon reinforced bridge construction
23/02/2017

Eco giant: The world´s only carbon reinforced bridge construction

The requirements of builders regarding sustainability and resource conservation have experienced a rapid increase in recent years. solidian GmbH is facing these building requirements of the future with textile reinforcements and textile concrete. The start-up of the Zollern-Alb region has already realized numerous projects with non-metallic concrete reinforcement. Since the beginning of 2016, an extraordinary [...] Weiterlesen...

Potential in Chinese nonwovens market in evidence at China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum
Potential in Chinese nonwovens market in evidence at China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum
21/02/2017

Potential in Chinese nonwovens market in evidence at China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum

Held for the first time in 2015, the debut China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CiNE, supported by Techtextil) provided an ideal barometer into the huge potential in the Chinese nonwonvens market – potential that will once again be evident at this year’s edition held from 21 to 23 June in Shanghai. Participants in the [...] Weiterlesen...

Tablet keyboard with textile conductors
Tablet keyboard with textile conductors
04/01/2017

Tablet keyboard with textile conductors

For some people, jewellery comes to mind when they think about silver. Others think “It’s great for warding off werewolves!” However, textiles can also be coated with silver. And used, for example, to make a flexible tablet keyboard. “Click, click, clack, click” – the sound of a conventional keyboard could soon be an audible part [...] Weiterlesen...

Fiber starters – The textile cycle lock
Fiber starters – The textile cycle lock
16/11/2016

Fiber starters – The textile cycle lock

“Cycle theft is a widespread criminal activity,” Ulrich Syberg, President of the German Cyclists’ Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club – ADFC) was quoted as saying in the German newspaper ‘Die Welt’ . He seems not to be exaggerating. Every year in Germany, instead of disappearing into the distance down a leafy cycle path, some 300,000 bicycles suffer [...] Weiterlesen...

Techtextil worldwide: Techtextil Russia to be held annually
Techtextil worldwide: Techtextil Russia to be held annually
27/10/2016

Techtextil worldwide: Techtextil Russia to be held annually

Responding to the needs of the technical textiles and fibrous materials market, Messe Frankfurt RUS will thus turn Techtextil Russia into an annual event. Techtextil Russia will be held in Moscow for the ninth time from 20 to 22 February 2017 and it will take place in the framework of the “Russian Textile Week 2017”. [...] Weiterlesen...

Cinte Techtextil China: Gateway to Asia
Cinte Techtextil China: Gateway to Asia
12/10/2016

Cinte Techtextil China: Gateway to Asia

Cinte Techtextil China has opened its doors today with the most diverse exhibitor line-up ever awaiting trade buyers at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 480 suppliers from 26 countries and regions will highlight their technical textiles and nonwovens products from 12 to 14 October, making this edition the most international to date. The show [...] Weiterlesen...

Recycling our jeans in the garden
Recycling our jeans in the garden
03/06/2016

Recycling our jeans in the garden

A recent ‘Spiegel Online’ article on sustainable fashion also included mention of compostable jeans. We put a few questions on the subject to Christin Glöckner, who, as a textile researcher in the Department of Hygiene, Environment and Medicine at the Hohenstein Institute for Textile Innovation, spends some of her time messing up jeans and T-shirts [...] Weiterlesen...

i3 - Source: BMW Group

When will the carbon car come?

Four years ago, BMW launched the i3 electric car, the world’s first series-production vehicle with a carbon body. Nevertheless, fibre-reinforced plastic is still the exception in cars. Textile researcher Dr Christoph Greb explains why the super-lightweight material will not become the standard in automobile manufacturing – and why it is not a dead-end street for ... Read more...

Dr. Ulrich Hornfeck Sandler AG

Techtextil Talk: Dr Ulrich Hornfeck, Sandler AG

They cut noise levels in cars, filter the air in offices and help maintain a high level of hygiene in households and hospitals – nonwovens are used in almost all areas of life. We spoke with Ulrich Hornfeck of Sandler AG, one of the leading nonwovens manufacturers, about new markets and product innovations. Read more...

Keyboard

Tablet keyboard with textile conductors

For some people, jewellery comes to mind when they think about silver. Others think “It’s great for warding off werewolves!” However, textiles can also be coated with silver. And used, for example, to make a flexible tablet keyboard. Read more...

Tencel with a proportion of recycled cotton

The textile company Lenzing is launching a new Tencel fibre, which is mixed with 20 percent recycled cotton. With it, they are not only bringing out a new, environmentally friendly fibre, but are taking yet another major step in the direction of a production process that conserves natural resources. Read more...

Fiber starters – The textile cycle lock

“Cycle theft is a widespread criminal activity,” Ulrich Syberg, President of the German Cyclists’ Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club – ADFC) was quoted as saying in the German newspaper ‘Die Welt’ . He seems not to be exaggerating. Every year in Germany, instead of disappearing into the distance down a leafy cycle path, some 300,000 bicycles suffer ... Read more...