Magazine September 2012

All the latest information from the textile world

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In this edition of the Groz-Beckert Online Newsletter you can find out more about the topics receiving a special focus at the ITMA ASIA in Shanghai. Our company's success is driven by a tradition of market-ready innovations and first-class products – all of them backed up by 7,500 employees worldwide, without whose expertise and commitment none of this would be possible. This is why we are investing in their future by building a large Social Center, including a health department, at our headquarters in Albstadt. Discover the world of Groz-Beckert – there's no better time to do so!

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Just an image Dr. Thomas Lindner
Chairman of Executive Board

TEZ ideas for improved use of fiber substrates

Just an image 51st Dornbirn man-made fibers congress –
TEZ ideas for improved use of fiber substrates

Sharing experience and transferring knowledge for mutual benefit: at the Technology and Development Center (TEZ), this is the kind of networking that brings all kinds of participants in the textile value chain together. To provide further new impetus, the TEZ experts also communicate their specialized know-how at international congresses and symposia.
„In the production of nonwovens, how can the perfect interaction of needle and fiber result in material savings?" At the 51st Man-Made Fibers Congress, held from September 19-21 in Dornbirn, Austria, the head of the TEZ, Dr. Stefan Zamel, went into this question in detail.
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The Yarn for Winners

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PTFE Cooperation Project with Lenzing Plastics and Pforzheim University

"Sharing the textile future together" – that's the slogan of the Technology and Development Center (TEZ). Not only machine builders, users, textile producers and scientific institutions are welcome project partners here, but also academies and universities. One current example is the cooperation project between Lenzing Plastics GmbH and Pforzheim University.
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"Marlene" is the environmentally-friendly alternative to cotton

Just an image For over 60 years now, the company of Mattes & Ammann GmbH & Co. KG has been highly successful as a manufacturer in the piece goods, large diameter circular knitting, circular knitting and tricot sectors. It has also had a successful partnership with Groz-Beckert for many decades in everything related to knitting-machine needles, all the way to the patents. The two companies are connected by a great deal more, however: the mission to discover sustainable solutions in the textile world.

A current example of this will be bearing fruit in 2013: together with partners, Mattes & Ammann has discovered an economical alternative to cotton – in the shape of the nettle „Marlene".
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"PremioBox" – the new packaging solution for fine-gauge needles

Just an image Rely on optimum protection, improved removal, and safe needle handling with fine-gauge needles! In the future, for almost all knitting-machine needles with pressings of 0.18 – 0.34 mm, Groz-Beckert will be providing innovative needle packaging. Under the name of "PremioBox", it is due to be presented for the first time at the ITMA ASIA 2012 in Shanghai. In the following video you can experience the new solution for yourself!
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New high-performance heald frame ALtop® HYBRID

Just an image "Hybrid" refers to a combination or a cross between two different things. With its new high-performance heald frame, Groz-Beckert shows how to create synergies without any compromises. The ALtop® HYBRID is based on proven and innovative lightweight aluminum profiles – which have also been carbon-fiber-reinforced. As a result, the uniquely high bending resistance of the frame staves makes the ALtop® HYBRID an ideal addition to the ALtop® family. The ALtop® HYBRID premiered at the ITMA ASIA 2012. Find out more here about this model success!
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Profit from sustainability – with felting needles for filter media

Just an image What links humanity with a healthy environment more than clean air and pure water? Efforts are being undertaken worldwide by governments and industry to reduce harmful emissions. The astonishingly rapid growth of filter media is proceeding hand in hand with this development. According to estimates, filtration will reach a market volume of between 75 and 100 billion USD by the year 2020. Even today, nonwovens filter media have an international market share of 27 percent. With their variety and their diverse properties, they promise enormous potential for the future. Make the most of it with the ideal felting needle for every application – from Groz-Beckert!
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The newly developed SMARTTUFT® covering from Magna

Just an image Profitability, sustainability and improved material characteristics – SMARTTUFT® is becoming the new standard for subcompact and compact car segments in the automotive industry. The innovative floor covering was developed by Intier Automotive Eybl. The company is a part of the internationally active automotive supplier Magna. SMARTTUFT® was co-developed by the raw material producers Colbond and Aquafil as well as Groz-Beckert. Find out more about the new possibilities in automotive carpeting!
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Loop Control geometry for chainstitch

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needle system UY 128 for fine fabrics in the chain stitching sector
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