Coating Expertise Brings Sustainable Comfort and Convenience to Face Masks

Gorilla Protect is a new company formed this May to promote Catus face masks, a major leap forward in the effectiveness of personal protection products that are available to consumers in the fight against COVID-19. Behind Catus and the new company is Nova Textil, an established fabric finishing company based in Grefrath, Germany, and now is run by father and son team Rainer and Oliver Hurtz.   Single Stenter Rainer Hurtz founded Nova Textil with a single Monforts Montex stenter and just five employees in 1999, and has steered its constant development and growth over the past twenty years. “Our initial focus was on the coating of mainly glass fiber

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New Loepfe WeftMaster SFB Boosts Weaving Productivity

Loepfe Brothers Ltd. announces the launch of its new WeftMaster SFB, the first of several of planned launches featuring latest technology products aimed at maximizing productivity in weaving mills. The WeftMaster brand carries with it a long heritage of international success and reputation for Swiss engineering quality. The WeftMaster SFB weft thread brake has now been upgraded with new electronics to control up to four brakes. Designed for fitting to projectile and rapier looms, the WeftMaster SFB controls the tension of all yarn types, thus minimizing weft thread breaks. Braking start is optimized through precise projectile detection allowing increased loom speeds and promoting higher output. The WeftMaster SFB brakes also

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Picanol at Cinte Techtextil

From September 2nd to 4th, Picanol will be present at Cinte Techtextil in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. (Booth E3-A15) Driven by extensive investments in R&D, Picanol has grown to become an industry leader for high-tech looms in the sector of technical textiles. The various developments made in recent years clearly highlight this point, and have resulted in the growing success of its looms in technical textile segments. The wide OptiMax-i rapier looms can be equipped with positive guided grippers in widths up to 212 inches (540 cm). This demonstrates how Picanol can efficiently replace obsolete projectile technology for such applications as agro-textiles, packaging and carpet backings. Picanol can

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