Groz-Beckert KG

Newsletter 4 | 2011

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Welcome!

Following the last edition of our Online Newsletter as an "ITMA Special", we would now like to present you with another special edition. With "Textiles in the Automobile" we hope to provide you with useful and interesting facts about the relevant trends, technologies and innovations in this sector. Discover the world of Groz-Beckert - there's no better time to do so!

Newsletter 4-2011
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Corporate

366 Days of Great Prospects
Groz-Beckert Wishes You a Happy Christmas and Every Success for 2012

We would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and for our great partnership, and hope that your New Year will continue to be full of success, accompanied by moments of peace and relaxation. We look forward to continuing our work together with you on providing the textile world with great prospects!

Merry Christmas and Every Success for 2012:
Best wishes to you from Groz-Beckert!

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Textiles in automobiles –
Lower consumption is just the beginning

Scanty resources and rising raw-material prices - to counter this situation, carmakers are making a powerful commitment to optimising weight and consumption as well as new drive concepts. On the way to sustainable mobility, textiles are providing an important contribution - and the applications are becoming more numerous as well as more surprising.

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China keeps things on the move:
Overall market developments in the automotive industry

Over the past century the automotive industry developed into one of the most important branches of the global economy. Today it is as dynamic as ever - as proven by ever shorter model cycles and a steady stream of new technologies. As in many other sectors, shifts have taken place in regional importance. How can China profit from this in particular?

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Knitting

Insulating, storing, filtering –
Knitted wire mesh in the automotive industry

Whether in radiators or catalytic converters - knitted wire fabric is used frequently in modern automobiles. DHD Technology, a leading company in the process and environmental engineering sector based in Spalt near Nuremberg, Germany, supports its partners in the automotive and automotive suppliers industry with many years of experience. The tailored solutions range from filtration to storage and insulation. Find out more about the technologies and their potential!

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Weaving

Lightweight construction in the automotive industry –
The functions and special features of woven carbon fibres

The majority of textiles used to reinforce composites are still woven, even today. Materials such as fibreglass, natural fibres, aramid or carbon fibres are processed here. Of the so-called fibrous materials, carbon fibres possess the greatest potential for lightweight construction due to their property profile. For this reason their application, embedded in plastics - usually epoxy resins (CFK) - has also become increasingly interesting for the automotive industry. With TWINtec healds from Groz-Beckert, customers travel well in any case!

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Felting

"Clothes make the man" -
and nonwovens make the car

There are now more than 40 applications for nonwovens inside automobiles. That means that over 35 square metres of flat textile surfaces can be found inside one of today's cars. Visible nonwovens, however, account for only 10 percent of the entire amount, i.e. roughly 3.5 square metres. What other areas of application exist? What are the names of the technologies employed, and what criteria have to be taken into consideration? The following article answers these questions and many more.

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Tufting

In the fast lane with Groz-Beckert –
Trends and opportunities for tufted floor coverings

The markets in the worldwide automotive industry are highly competitive - and the interior of a car is increasingly becoming a mark of differentiation where carmakers and brands are concerned. For end customers, an appealing look and environmentally-friendly materials are important, while vehicle producers place great value on aspects such as formability, dimensional stability and grammage (gsm). Find out more about technical standards and current developments - and also about how Groz-Beckert can support you in practice.

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Sewing

Leather and textiles in cars –
Special application needles create perfect connections

On the one hand, attractive decorative seams, and on the other the process-safe treatment of technical textiles, leather and materials which are abrasive and especially robust. To meet the challenges in the automotive sector, tools need to be of high quality and also solution-oriented. To meet your sewing-technology needs, Groz-Beckert provides unique know-how and tailored products. Click here for more information
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680 kilometres, 27 days, 2 million Dollars –
Groz-Beckert plays an active part in a charity event

The "Trail 2011" was a charity walk initiated by Mr. Sarinda Unamboowe, CEO of MAS Linea Aqua. It ran from Dondra Lighthouse, the southernmost point of Sri Lanka, to Point Pedro, the island's northernmost point, and lasted from July 1 to 27, 2011. As a partner of MAS and a socially responsible company, it was a matter of course and also highly enjoyable for Groz-Beckert to take part in the charity walk and support the project.

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