In this edition of the Newsletter we'd like to place a special focus on Techtextil, one of the key international trade shows in the industry, which will be taking place parallel to the Texprocess from June 11-13, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main.
As a provider along the full length of the textile value chain, Groz-Beckert will of course be represented at the event, providing information on the latest innovations in its product and services portfolio. In this edition, you can get a sneak preview of several of our highlights at the show. Discover the world of Groz-Beckert – there's no better time to do so!
The only way to be truly convinced of something is to see it with your own eyes. Groz-Beckert has taken this to heart at the Techtextil, from June 11 to 13 in Frankfurt. In keeping with the motto "From Motion to Emotion", the company will be presenting more than just machine needles and systems along the textile value chain: an elaborately prepared automobile will be one of the highlights at the company's stand F03 in Hall 3.0. Intensive conversion work on a latest-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class station wagon will provide a cutaway demonstration (the so called "TexCar") of precisely where textiles play a central role inside an automobile. Make sure you don't miss this fascinating exhibit!Click here for more information
While the parallel trade shows Techtextil/Texprocess will be the textile industry highlight in June, a further important event for the industry is also taking place in China; the ShanghaiTex is due to take place for the 16th time. From June 10 to 13, 2013 over 1,000 exhibitors will be presenting their latest innovations at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (exhibition space: 100,000 sq m). Whenever the international textile and apparel industry meets up to discuss the latest technologies and trends, Groz-Beckert has to be there as well of course – and looks forward to your visit at Hall W1, Stand B20.Click here for more information
Since May 1, 2013 Groz-Beckert's website at www.groz-beckert.com has had a new and fresh design, with updated and expanded content and functionalities. Alongside fascinating facts about the company, its products and services, the Technology and Development Center (TEZ) and the Academy, the site has a special focus on the sections "Latest News" and "Careers". There's a lot to see and discover!Click here for more information
Groz-Beckert is traditionally close to its customers. This guarantees fast and competent solutions in every aspect of the production process. Southeast Asia, as an important location in the textile world, is becoming more important all the time. This is why Groz-Beckert will be continuing to strengthen its presence there and will very soon be opening a sales subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City. Groz-Beckert Sales & Services Vietnam Co., Ltd. is reinforcing the production plant in Vietnam near Da Nang, which has already been active for two years.Click here for more information
Technical textiles are becoming more important all the time, in numerous sectors. Their importance in the textile industry is growing apace – and expertise is increasingly required to make strategic use of this flourishing part of the textile product world. This is why the University of Albstadt-Sigmaringen has offered a special study course since 2009 entitled "Textile Product Technology – Technical Textiles". The course invests its students with special skills regarding technical textiles. Groz-Beckert is sponsoring this new academic course, and this year the first graduates will be embarking on a successful future.Click here for more information
Over millions of years, nature has brought forth various different and unique materials – these have often been surpassed in many ways by synthetically created ones. One outstanding example here is spider silk. AMSilk has now succeeded in synthetically producing this unique natural product and bringing it to market readiness. But what are the properties and the potential of this synthetic spider silk, known by the brand name of Biosteel®?Click here for more information
New impulses for wool, and motivating opportunities for prospective fashion designers: against this backdrop the "Wool School Project“ is supporting cooperation between fashion and textile institutes as well as selected retailers and fashion firms. In this regard, the fashion company Marc Cain and Niederrhein University successfully created a path-breaking cooperation project. The idea is inspiring – as are the results, in the form of creative designs!Click here for more information
In textile surface production, the interplay of all components is of special importance. As a systems provider and specialist for thread-guiding components, Groz-Beckert has developed the plastic heald OPTIFIL® 3D, demonstrating how innovative products can be created using solid processing know-how and state-of-the-art technology.
The new plastic heald combines the proven technology of the patented OPTIFIL® thread eye with the potential of advanced plastics processing. Find out more about this innovation – and experience the third dimension in the production of first-class filament fabrics!
Modern airjet weaving machines have to comply with constantly increasing requirements. This is primarily reflected in faster speeds, which place all the materials involved under great stress. As a connecting element between the heald frame and the driving system, drive elements are subjected to high stresses. This is why Groz-Beckert has developed a solution for long-term operation: the new DRC 1E drive element.Click here for more information
Groz-Beckert sees itself not only as a driving force in the weaving industry because of its excellent products for high precision in production, but also as a provider of convincing solutions for the weaving preparation process. The entire textile value chain is covered: drawing in, tying and weaving. And that's not all – cleaning systems are now also part of the portfolio, guaranteeing fast and thorough preparation of drop wires, reeds and healds. This has been made possible through integration of Spaleck textile machines.Click here for more information
At this year's Techtextil from June 11-13 in Frankfurt am Main, Groz-Beckert will be presenting exciting innovations for the nonwovens sector. In addition to the proven product range there will also be numerous "young products" in the spotlight – for more efficiency and productivity in the production process for nonwovens and other areas of application. Innovations for presentation will include the "twisted needle" and also HyTec® D jetstrips! Make sure you benefit from these creative ideas as well!Click here for more information
Demand for tufted floor coverings for the real estate market, the private sector, the "hospitality" sector and for institutional facilities is steadily increasing. Carpet floor coverings in Level Cut Loop design are playing a major role here, especially where carpet tiles are concerned. This new trend requires new solutions where production is concerned – and this is why Groz-Beckert, in cooperation with leading tufting-machine manufacturers, has now rolled out the second generation of Level Cut Loop modules (LCLM) in the USA – with excellent results!Click here for more information
Particularly in the automotive sector, the greatest importance is placed on perfect-looking seams and optimal functionality of side seams and decorative seams. Whether it's a high-end sports car or family sedan, seam workmanship has to be right, whatever the type of material used for the car interior. Requirements placed on seam quality are also high where safety is concerned. Sewing-machine needles from Groz-Beckert create seams on which you can rely at all times!Click here for more information
Apparel made from fine and ultrafine material is currently very fashionable. For end consumers, almost every conceivable requirement seems to have been fulfilled. With underwear and sportswear, the top priorities alongside an esthetic and elegant look are compatibility and wearer comfort. To satisfy these demands, production of these items requires use of a sewing-machine needle that is extremely gentle on material, even with the most sensitive fabrics and the highest gauges. This is where the special application needle SAN® 10, and most recently the SAN® 10 XS, come into their own – with impressive perfection.Click here for more information