Web Exclusive | December 2016
Bruckner line for nonwovens coating for automobiles
Today, a modern automobile contains between 20 to 30 kg of fibres. These fibres are used—visibly and invisibly—in many textile products, for example as tyre cord, adhesive tape of the seat cover, claddings, sound proofing or insulating material but also for floor coverings. In first-class vehicles, mainly knitted fabrics are contained as visible textile sheets but in many of the more than 65 million cars produced every year also nonwovens as lower priced alternative are used. Thus, an automobile contains possibly more than 21 m² of nonwovens in the most different appearances.
Brückner has recognised this trend already long ago and offers for many of the mentioned areas of application innovative machines and lines for a resource-saving production of technical textiles used in modern vehicles. This begins with lines for the production of acoustic nonwovens continues with lines for the production of substrate for woven textile tapes, finishing lines for woven airbag fabric to coating lines for interior cladding based on needled nonwovens as supplied to and set into service at a customer in Russia recently.
The company Nomateks lies in the region Uljanows near the South-Russian city of Samara. Nomateks was founded in 1961 at that time the first producer of tufting floor coverings in the former USSR. Nomateks developed in its history which goes back 50 years and became one of the biggest and most important nonwovens producers in Russia. With more than 180 workers and employees, the company produces high-quality nonwovens to be used in geo or automotive textiles with their own PP and PET fibres. Every year Nomateks produces more than 50 million m² of nonwovens.
Complete report in ITJ January 2017 issue.