Coating, Laminating, Bonding
Coatema presented information about prepreg production technology at the world’s largest exhibition for composites JEC 2014 that took place in Paris last week.
The three day show and conference offered a great networking platform for Coatema and because of the increasing demand for machinery in the composites sector, the company has implemented special marketing efforts and dedicated resources to the prepreg and composites industries.
Live demonstrations of leading edge technology for advanced high-tech research projects were the focus of an Open House at the Coatema Coating Machinery in Dormagen, Germany.
More than 100 international visitors from the industry, research institutes and universities attended the daylong event at one of the largest facilities of its type.
With the FILTECH Show taking place from 24th-26th February 2015, the City of Cologne in Germany will turn into the top-meeting-place for all those involved with filtration and separation and adjacent sectors.
Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has extended its manufacturing capability to include lamination as a complement to the company’s established nonwovens business.
A new flat-bed laminator with powder scatter capability has now been fully commissioned and provides the means to add value to TFP’s Optiveil and Optimat nonwovens for composites, Tecnofire passive fire protection and thermal insulation materials. The value can take several forms – bonding of multi-layer structures, powder addition and compression.
A new Research and Development programme designed to drive the development of breakthrough technologies for the global composites and carbon fibre sectors has been launched by market-leading creel manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp.
“We have plans in place to develop several new pieces of machinery that we know the market needs, and that will help our customers break new ground in their fields,” said Luke Vardy, Technical Director of Cygnet Texkimp.
As a result of the placement of a corporate bond in November 2013, Germany’s Sympatex Technologies GmbH is to substantially expand its latest Tection technical textiles division with the aim of consistently developing innovative technologies and products for industrial applications.
Sioen Industries, a producer of technical textiles, fine chemicals and high-tech protective clothing, has announced its year-to-date results.
At the end of the third quarter, the Sioen Industries Group realised sales from continuing operations of EUR 243.3 million compared to EUR 244.7 million over the same period in 2012, resulting in a slight decrease of 0.6%.
Coats, the leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is launching Aptan xtru, an innovative new high tenacity, coated, engineered yarn, specifically designed for vehicle harness wiring systems used across sectors including automotive, marine and aerospace.
Andrew Morgan, Research and Development Director, Coats, said: “Our customers are constantly reviewing and improving the safety features of their vehicles and so Coats must continue to innovate and improve existing products to extend their range and use. Aptan xtru is a prime example of working with an industry sector to help improve safety standards.”
DSM Dyneema will introduce a new range of products developed with Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology at Milipol 2013, an international trade show for internal state security, that will take place from 19-22 November in Paris.
This brand-new technology is a result of the company’s Radical Innovation platform, which aims to position the company as a world-leading innovator in the field of life protection materials and high performance fibres.
The company will also showcase its full range of unidirectional (UD) products and sustainable PE armour solutions.
The 2014 Innovation in Nonwovens Award recognising outstanding contributions to the nonwovens industry will be sponsored by The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center.
The award will be presented at NETInc 2014, a nonwovens industry leading technical conference, held from 27-30 April 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Innovative technology and products are a key component for any industry to prosper and grow in today’s highly competitive world and this award recognizes the outstanding innovations that move the nonwovens industry forward,” commented Larry N. Montague, President and CEO, TAPPI. “Herty is widely recognised as one of the leading research and development facilities in the world and TAPPI is very pleased to have them sponsor this prestigious award.”