According to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the nation’s production of nonwoven fabrics in January 2017 decreased by 5.0% compared to the same month of last year to 26,309 tons, thus decreasing for the seventh consecutive month. Production increased for needlepunched (up 2.4% to 5,882 tons), spunlaced (up 6.6% to 3,477 tons) and wet-laid nonwovens (up 0.8% to 2,510 tons), but decreased for chemicalbonded (down 2.8% to 1,525 tons), thermalbonded (down 16.9% to 2,758 tons) and spunbonded/meltblown (down 11.4% to 8,260 tons).
Andritz Nonwoven has successfully started up a complete needlepunch line from web forming to needlepunching supplied to Autotech Nonwovens in India. The Andritz neXline needlepunch offers high production capacities from opening/blending to finishing, and is able to handle up to 700 kg/h needlepunch fabrics, depending on the raw materials. The scope of supply also includes an eXcelle Dynamic double card, a Dynamic crosslapper, a drafter and several needlelooms. The complete process is controlled by the ProDyn closed-loop system, which corrects variations in the web profile in order to meet extremely demanding requirements. Autotech Nonwovens is a leading manufacturer of nonwoven fabrics for the automotive and filtration industries in India.
Textile-reinforced concrete is the theme of Karl Mayer’s presentation at Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt from May 9th to 12th. In stand 3.0/E 18, visitors can expect to see an impressive display focusing on textile-reinforced concrete and functional clothing for the sports and athleisure sectors. Karl Mayer Technische Textilien GmbH (Technical Textiles) offers the RS MSUS-G weft-insertion warp knitting machine for producing fabrics that are used in innovative ways for reinforcing concrete. This high-speed raschel machine with weft insertion in line with the stitch courses can produce heavy carbon-fiber grids. The fabrics produced on the machines can be used to reinforce composite materials used for concrete construction, as well as plastic composites. Here, ready-consolidated, […]