Magazine July 2017


July 2017

The textile world at a glance:
From litespeed® plus to dur


In the textile world trends undergo extreme change. What is modern today might be gone and forgotten tomorrow. Not only sections, but fabrics and manufacturing techniques also depend on this type of continuous change. The few constants in the sector thus carry even more weight. Among them has been, for years, the Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany. The leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens presented the entire spectrum of potential applications for textile technologies from 9 to 12 May, 2017. Of course, Groz-Beckert did its part and was represented with a booth at the highly-visited trade fair.

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to topCorporate

Groz-Beckert at Techtextil and Texprocess 2017: System solutions and process optimization

Over the past few years, Techtextil and Texprocess have established themselves as leading trade fairs for technical textiles, nonwovens and for processing textile materials ─ including on an international level. And the number of visitors in 2017 shows that the popularity is continuing to rise: With over 47,500 visitors from a total of 114 countries, the event organizer reported an increase in visitor numbers of around 14 percent compared with 2015. Groz-Beckert can only confirm this development – more visitors than ever where welcomed at the stand at the Frankfurt exhibition center this year from 9 - 12 May.

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to topKnitting

litespeed® plus – from innovation to efficiency

litespeed® plus was first presented at ITMA Milan in November 2015 and to a wider audience in the following Newsletter in December 2015. Since then, the litespeed® plus product portfolio has continually been expanded with more and more needle types being offered in the litespeed® plus version. But how do the needles measure up in the field? Groz-Beckert has talked to customers in Turkey who have been testing litespeed® plus needles to find out just that.

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to topWeaving

World of Weaving – textile fabric with countless possible applications

Whether geotextiles, curtains or shirting fabrics ─ woven fabrics are with us every day. The application fields of woven fabrics can be divided into three main groups: Clothing textiles, home textiles and technical textiles. Groz-Beckert makes a valuable and essential contribution to achieving optimal woven fabric quality and smooth weaving processes with its unique product portfolio for weaving preparation and weaving accessories.

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to topFelting

Product innovation "dur" for longer service life and resistance to corrosion

Groz-Beckert puts its innovative capacity on display with the Felting division’s “dur”, this year's latest innovation, distinguished by a combination of patented manufacturing process and new base material. The advantages of the significantly higher surface hardness are results in longer service life and increased resistance to corrosion as compared to standard needles.

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to topTufting

Artificial grass – Groz-Beckert offers the complete product range

Demand for artificial grass has grown steadily all over the world in the past few years. In addition to the rapid growth in the traditional application fields in the sports sector – football, hockey, rugby, tennis, golf and mini golf – artificial grass has also increased in popularity in the field of landscaping and multifunctional spaces in public areas.

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to topSewing

Perfect embroidery results with embroidery machine needles from Groz-Beckert

Man has been decorating all kinds of materials with embroidery since the beginning of time. In particular the masterly silk embroidery from China, which has always been produced by hand and exclusively by men in the old days, has enjoyed international renown for centuries. But today they are the exception, as most embroidery work is now produced using computer-controlled machines. And there are no limits to creativity. Sequin embroidery is currently on-trend thanks to the introduction of reversible sequins to the world of children's fashion.

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