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Company Vice President Klaus A Heinrichs on customer service and new markets Mönchengladbach. The nature and number of the technological challenges which manufacturers of stenter frames for textile finishing are expected to meet are growing constantly.
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.
Biodegradable hygiene products
The WC at home is often used to dispose of items other than toilet paper: fabric items and wipes for cosmetics, personal care and hygiene that really do not belong in there. These moist wipes are broken down very poorly in water, so they get into the drainage system, and from there to the wastewater treatment plants, where they form enormous clumps and have to be removed at great effort and expense.
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.
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.
Tradition meets digitalisation
The phenomenon of digitalisation and networking of the entire value chain – Industry 4.0 – is also gaining importance in the textile industry. H. Stoll AG & Co. KG, a long-established manufacturer of flat knitting machines based in Reutlingen, Germany, will present an innovative software tool for networking of machine parks with up to a thousand machines at the ITMA textile machinery show in mid-November.
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