Freudenberg Nonwovens, leading manufacturer of nonwoven products, is exhibiting its latest eco-friendly products at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show.
This year's IFAI Expo will be co-located with Specialty Graphics Imaging Association in Orlando, FL, from 22-25 October. The company will showcase Evolon printing substrates, Lutradur ECO and a variety of other nonwoven products.
“The products we are showing are examples of high quality, innovative approach to environmentally sustainable manufacturing processes and products. Thanks to the minimal environmental impact, Evolon and Lutradur ECO represent a sustainable alternative material for diverse market applications,” commented John McNabb, General Manager.
Lightweighting is the automotive industry’s best bet to achieve the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard, said Chuck Evans, Corporate Vice President at Henkel Corporation’s automotive group, at the WWJ Newsradio 950 Auto Summit held yesterday in Southfield, MI.
Henkel estimates its technologies can reduce mass of every vehicle by more than 95 kilograms — the equivalent of planting 19 trees.
“There are plenty of options on the table to get us to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025,” Evans said. “Advanced powertrains, vehicle downsizing, lightweighting and other innovations are all being pursued. If we focus on vehicle lightweighting alone, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the average new vehicle will weigh 28% less in 2016 than it does today. Just imagine what we can do by 2025.”
Just two days after launching its Sereebo carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) brand, Teijin has announced that Sereebo has been selected for use in the structural parts of Nikon’s new D5300 digital SLR camera, which is being released today. This is the first time Sereebo has been adopted for a commercial product.
Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA, recognised the need for the companies to look ahead to 2020 and be aware of changing consumers’ needs and demands, at the closing session of the 12th edition of Outlook, the leading conference for the nonwovens personal care industry.
He also acknowledged the present expectations for companies across the supply chain to produce smart effective and resource-efficient products for today’s consumers. The show took place in Cascais, Portugal, last week.
Kevin Myette, outdoor and apparel industry expert for sustainability, quality and supply chain optimisation will join Bluesign Technologies as a Director of CRM for North America.
In his new role, Kevin will oversee all Bluesign operations in North America with a goal to provide services to the important segment of the bluesign system partner base.
He is also expected to play a role in uniting brand system partners worldwide to meet their complex needs vis-à-vis chemicals management and resource efficiency.
The second annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conference reflected the growing interest that characterises the region’s dynamic composite market. The event covered the next-generation breakthroughs in applications in aerospace, automotive, energy, automation and other sectors.
The show was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 2-4 October, welcoming 341 exhibiting companies (65 % from North America and 35% from Europe and Asia), a total of 4,155 professionals from 53 countries and 36 US States.
Cytec Industrial Materials is adding two new products to its rail portfolio that meet the fire requirements of EN45545-2:2013.
The MTM 348FR is a versatile curing epoxy resin prepreg matrix offering fire protection to category HL2. In combination with either glass or carbon fibres, it is said to offer excellent mechanical performance, making it ideal for the manufacture of lightweight composite components for both interior and exterior structural and non-structural applications.
FibeRio Technology Corporation, the developer and manufacturer of Forcespinning nanofibre production systems, has been named in the prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list, produced by Cleantech Group, a global market intelligence and consulting firm.
The Global Cleantech 100 list is derived from Cleantech Group’s own data and research. This year nearly six thousand companies from 60 countries were nominated.
“FibeRio being highlighted as one of the top 100 private clean technology companies listed under Cleantech 100 is an endorsement of our company’s efforts to help our customers reach both their financial goals and their strategic sustainability initiatives. Moreover, it will help open new markets and enable new applications,” commented Ellery Buchanan, CEO of FibeRio.
Dr Sam Moore, from International Oeko-Tex Association in North America, will present Oeko-Tex’s new STeP certification for sustainable textile production facilities at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 in Orlando, that will be held from 21-25 October 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Darrell J. Turner has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Leigh Fibers, succeeding Keith Taylor.
“Under Keith’s leadership, Leigh Fibers has been an innovator in fibre and textile reprocessing and a pioneer in repurposing materials that would otherwise have been landfilled,” said Turner. “I see tremendous opportunities ahead and I think we’re uniquely positioned to capitalize on them.”
Taylor, who has been with the company for 37 years, will continue to consult with Leigh Fibers and will transition to its board of directors.