Focus on the textile world: from maximum diversity to carbon fibers
Hardly any industry offers such broad diversity as the world of textiles. From different production technologies and versatile materials all the way to the almost infinite application possibilities for textiles, the bandwidth is almost inexhaustible. In this edition of our Magazine, therefore, the articles are devoted to various aspects of the possibilities inherent in the processing of fibers, yarns, or other materials into products that enrich everyday life, now and in the future.
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January 1, 2015 marked the launch of the Groz-Beckert Group's newly-founded sales subsidiary in Istanbul, Turkey. Groz-Beckert Turkey has operated since the start of the year in the Turkish and Central Asian markets, with products and services from the Knitting, Felting, Tufting and Sewing sectors. The official opening ceremony on Thursday, January 22 was attended by around 80 invited guests.Click here for more information
Competitive pressure and increasing requirements are continually producing new developments and fields of application. Not always is it the big step that leads to success. Also small steps – sometimes even slight modifications of existing technologies – can create something new. The result? A diversity of variants.Click here for more information
To remain competitive, modern weaving mills have recently become more powerful, more flexible, and more quality-conscious – so it's important for these companies to have a suitably competent partner along the entire value chain of weaving. Groz-Beckert offers its customers and partners a wide range of products, know-how and services in the areas of cleaning, drawing in, warp-tying and weaving.Click here for more information
Carbon fibers have a long history. In 1879 the American Thomas Edison succeeded in producing carbon strips, which he then used as filaments in electric light bulbs (carbon-filament lamps). He patented the method, which is based on the carbonization of cellulose fibers, during the same year. During the 1960s, carbon fibers in the form of fiber bundles, fiber strands or multifilament yarns found their way into the aerospace industry, but it was only from the mid-1970s onward that they were industrially manufactured and processed into textile reinforcement materials.
The carbon fibers used in the days of Edison, however, cannot be compared to those in use today: they were very brittle, and sensitive to mechanical stress. Today's fibers, in contrast, have high strength and a very high modulus of elasticity.Click here for more information
DOMOTEX in Hanover (Germany), the world's flagship trade show for floor coverings, always has the latest trends in the sector – and this year has been no exception. From January 17 to 20, 2015 a total of 1,323 exhibitors from 63 countries presented their innovations. For around 40,000 visitors from 100 countries, interest centered primarily on the textile floor coverings segment, the further development of carpet tiles, special equipment for carpeted floors and new, graphically sophisticated patterns. In the light of these product trends, the expertise of Groz-Beckert as a partner along the textile value chain is very much in demand. For processing that is precise as well as gentle on materials, tufting gauge part systems are the ideal tools for highly convincing and economical results.Click here for more information
Animal skin has been processed into leather since time immemorial. In ancient times its primary function was to protect people from the cold, but today, most of the world's manufactured leather is used in footwear production, or for applications in the automotive and furniture industry. However, as with all other materials, seams can differ. To obtain a satisfactory final product, it is very important to bear the specific properties of leather in mind during processing, and to select the most appropriate sewing machine needle in each case.Click here for more information