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Sustainability due to minimal application
Deep in the southwestern corner of Germany, in a region known affectionately by locals as the ?Ländle?, ?the little country?, stands Weitmann & Konrad (Weko), the inventor of a non-contact rotor system for precise, metered application of liquids and chemicals to fabrics.
Combining cost cutting with environmental protection
Textile manufacturers can use Caustic Recovery Plants (CRP) by Körting Hannover AG to lower the quantity of caustic soda used in mercerising by impressive 85 per cent. In this way, the plants do not only reduce operating costs substantially but also pollution.
With triple added value: E3 assure sustainability
Faster than a formula 1 car: During cabling ? a mechanical yarn finishing process in carpet manufacturing ? the yarn in the ?CarpetCabler?, built by Saurer Volkmann in Krefeld, reaches top speeds of up to 420 km/h (261 mph). With a few decisive innovations the Saurer Group, with seven locations in Germany, is making a significant contribution in the effort to reduce energy consumption and therewith also the CO2 emissions associated with industrial carpet manufacturing
BRUCKNER introduces new energy management tool
A company that specialises in manufacturing machines for finishing textile and film webs, BRÜCKNER Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG intends to introduce assistance systems for plant operators onto the market. The family-owned company, an active member of the VDMA, expects the tools to unlock energy savings and free up 30 percent of the reserve capacity in German-manufactured systems.
Wovens, an exciting potential!
Weaving is one of the oldest manufacturing processes known to man, but in the age of technical textiles it is about to undergo exciting new transformations, says Peter D. Dornier, chief executive officer and co-owner of Lindauer DORNIER GmbH.
Thies magic via task compression
Integrated robotics replaces hard manual labour. High-tech equipment like the ultra-efficient iCone yarn dyeing machine from Thies can reduce the error rate in dyeing plants dramatically and diminish harmful work as well. In many of these factories
Neuenhauser completes over 20 projects in India
For just a few weeks now, 169,728 spindles have been doing their duty under one roof at the largest ring spinning plant in the world. The Welspun manufacturing facility in Anjar, India is an enterprise of superlatives, and active VDMA member the Neuenhauser Group has been instrumental in its development: 55 kilometres of track with 944 switches were installed just to transport the roving bobbins.
Mayer and Cie Spinit makes final products
Circular knitting machines that spin as well: A new technical approach by Mayer & Cie. makes it possible. The knitting machines from the VDMA member still need prefabricated yarn to do their work - the end product from the spinning plant. But with Spinit Systems, the new generation of machines from the SME in Albstadt