Category Mobility

Carpetlight_Source_Felix Striegel_HMS

Textile Light, Sound, Camera, Clapper – aaand Action!

To make a name for yourself in Hollywood you need to look good, be good and have the will to tough it out, three properties that technical textiles clearly also have because they have done it: these little fibres have made it to the very top of the film industry. Take a bow, ‘Carpetlight’, the ... Read more...

Dude, where’s my car?

In the comedy film ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott, better known as Stifler in ‘American Pie’, search for their car. Should there ever be a sequel, the two would be well advised to begin their search at Techtextil. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Stab-proof bicycle panniers / Source: FKT

High-tech textiles for protection in the workplace: a question of liability

The Protec section at the up-coming Techtextil is, given the increasing number of available products, all set to provide some surprises when it comes to materials. Since the 2015 trade fair, the areas of work apparel and workplace protective clothing, in particular, have received considerable stimulus from industrial research. Hans-Werner Oertel Read more...

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...

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...

Silent realisation

It is, at the moment, a common sight on German railways: empty tracks as far as the eye can see. The Union of German Train Drivers (GDL) are on strike until next Sunday. Almost all goods and passenger rail services will be disrupted for a week as a result. Although, of course, we must be ... Read more...

TRELLEBORG – THE FABRIC OF INDUSTRY

The demands placed on our coated fabrics vary depending on the application but each solution has to meet challenging and stringent performance requirements. Therefore, it is essential that we constantly innovate and develop our product offering, to ensure that materials can cater for the most demanding environments. Marc Chalupsky Read more...