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For economically efficient textile production with outstanding results, quality and expertise are equally important elements. The firm of IBENA Textilwerke GmbH shows how intelligent selection of the right means of production meets these requirements with flying colors. The IBENA Group has made a name itself with technical textiles, not only in the field of home textiles but in many other different sectors. This was also achieved through the use of high-quality means of production from Groz-Beckert: The high-performance heald frame ALtop®Hybrid® enables production that is geared consistently toward quality and productivity, bringing the IBENA fabric economic success for the most varied types of application.
The IBENA Textilwerke GmbH was founded in 1826. Since that time it has been in the private ownership of the Beckmann family. Consolidated annual turnover amounts to almost 50 million euros, and today the Group has 285 employees. IBENA is represented in Germany at two locations. The main plant with the head office and warehouses is located in Bocholt. Ten years ago in Rhede, a modern production and development center for technical textiles was built at a countryside location, and today has an integrated equipment and assembly department. Through participations, IBENA has further sales and production sites in Germany, Europe, the US and the Far East.
IBENA is a multi-level textile company. Its production features...
For the development of specific fabrics made from more than 1,000 different fiber yarns, monofilaments and multifilaments, IBENA has its own laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art testing instruments.
The IBENA Group has two divisions: The Home Textiles division produces blankets, duvets, bed-linen and contract textiles.
The second division, Technical Textiles, offers a broad range of products:
These fabrics for the protection of property are widely used as protective welding curtains, bellows, fire-blockers in the aerospace industry, or in laser channels. For personal protection IBENA manufactures standard-compliant, flame-retardant and visually appealing materials for fire departments, emergency services, the police and the military, as well as for various industrial applications.
This product group produces industrial textiles to the highest technical requirements and quality criteria. These include:
The applications for Techno Deco are extremely diverse. The products are used for trade fair construction, concert halls, and photo and film studios.
Testex is a mark of quality for laundry and cleaning textiles. Applications include:
With the product group Cartex, IBENA has become a well-known partner for the automotive industry. IBENA is renowned in the industry for its technical competence as well as its high design potential.
To meet these high product requirements – which weaving shops have to fulfill up to seven days a week and around the clock – IBENA places high demands on the material used. It thus relies on high-quality products from Groz-Beckert – such as the carbon-fiber-reinforced ALtop®Hybrid® high-performance heald frame.
The term "hybrid" means something that is a cross between different parts or elements. With its high-performance heald frame, Groz-Beckert proves how synergies can be created without any compromise. The ALtop®Hybrid® is based on proven and innovative lightweight aluminum profiles that are additionally reinforced with carbon fiber. This combination of materials gives the ALtop®Hybrid® very high bending strength of the frame staves.
The materials selected for the ALtop®Hybrid® are extremely lightweight, yet rigid and durable - without intermediate supports. This means that the operating time and service life of the heald frames and looms are increased. The low weight of the ALtop®Hybrid® also facilitates handling in daily use.
The extremely light frame staves of the ALtop Hybrid® are ideal for the dynamic loading of high-speed weaving machines – a crucial advantage for models with positive controlled heald-frame movements.
The corner connection contains no moving parts. This guarantees that it remains firmly screwed, and ensures simple and precise positioning of the side support. This allows it to withstand extremely high loads, but also makes warp preparation easy and safe.
To find out more about the IBENA portfolio and the unique features of the company's weaving products, go to www.ibena.de
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