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Groz-Beckert to present solutions for sewing and felting at Texprocess Americas and Techtextil NA

In the product area Sewing, the special application needle SAN 5.2 will take centre stage.

13th April 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Albstadt/Atlanta, GA

Industrial, Agriculture, Transport/​Aerospace

Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will exhibit its products and services for sewing and felting at the trade fairs Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America that will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, from 3-5 May.

In the product area Sewing, the special application needle SAN 5.2 – a further development of the SAN 5 – will take centre stage. The product area Felting, the company will highlight special needle solutions for different applications of the nonwovens industry.

Needle SAN 5.2

For many years the needle SAN 5 has been established for the processing of technical textiles. With the SAN 5.2, the ideal needle for the sewing of technical textiles was designed, characterized by its unique geometry.

To meet the increasing demands, the SAN 5.2 was fitted with new improved features. They include the double groove in the point area, the reinforced blade, and the larger eye. All these developments lead to a better sewing process and a secure loop formation. The larger eye allows to use thicker sewing threads without changing the needle size. Owing to these advantages, the SAN 5.2 is said to stand for higher productivity in the sewing process, protection of the sewing material, and a uniform seam appearance.

Services for Sewing sector

A service highlight of the Sewing sector is the Customer Portal with integrated online shop. The online platform offers a lot of information about sewing technology and includes a comprehensive knowledge database. It also provides a number of details about the sewing products and impressive animations of stitch formation types.

The GEBECON felting needle. © Groz-Beckert

Customers in the USA already have the possibility to order the desired sewing products in the integrated shop. The processing status of orders and shipments can also be checked and invoices or order confirmations can be viewed.

Another service innovation developed and patented by Groz-Beckert is the INH (Ideal Needle Handling) process. It is designed to allow a trouble-free and time-saving handling of broken and damaged sewing machine needles. Together with the customer, Groz-Beckert defines the appropriate process and puts the required equipment at the customer's disposal.

Felting solutions

As the Groz-Beckert range of products includes needle types with a variety of barb sizes, barb shapes, working part gauges and working part cross-sections, the right needle can be offered for the most different applications, the company reports.

The EcoStar needle. © Groz-Beckert

For example, if a high surface quality is desired, Groz-Beckert GEBECON and EcoStar felting needles are recommended. The GEBECON felting needle, that was among the top 3 of this year's RISE Durable Product Award, is characterized by an increased stability compared to a conventional standard felting needle and, at the same time, provides a high needle elasticity and produces a good surface quality in the pre-needling process.

The EcoStar needle, used for intermediate and finish needling, is said to guarantee a high surface quality of the end product. For products that require a particularly high tensile strength, the Twisted needle is the most suitable choice. Its special feature – the twisted working part – is said to ensure a particularly efficient needling. It is used in the production of automotive textiles, geotextiles and other applications.

Jet strips

For the mechanical bonding of nonwovens, among others used for hygiene and medical products, Groz-Beckert offers jet strips in all customary dimensions and nozzle geometries – and made from different materials.

At the exhibition, three jet strip version made of different materials will be presented: HyTec Standard, HyTec D and HyTec GEBEDUR.

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