Groz-Beckert at CINTE Techtextil China 2014
Albstadt/Shanghai: CINTE Techtextil China is due to be held in Shanghai (China) from 24 to 26 September 2014. CINTE is considered as Asia’s leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens and covers the full range of potential uses of modern textile technologies. As a provider of machine needles and systems for the production of technical textiles Groz-Beckert presents its new products and service highlights in hall E7, booth D02.
In the center of Groz-Beckert’s show presence stands the “TexCar” – a
Mercedes-Benz E-Class model that was rebuilt so that nearly all of the textiles used in its manufacture were laid open. This exhibit allows a free view of woven and knitted fabric, nonwovens and seams, and demonstrates the diversity of textile applications. The use of textiles goes far beyond the “classics” such as seat covers, carpets and car mats. Also in the safety equipment, e.g. airbag and safety belt, textiles and seams are indispensable. Even under the hood and at the wheels textiles fulfill essential functions.
Consequently, Groz-Beckerts focus at CINTE is on specific needle solutions for the automobile industry. The needled nonwovens, visible in the automotive interior, can be structured or flat needled products. Depending on the requirements of the customers in the automobile industry and the application or the desired quality of the end product, different needle types are suitable. The best possible surface quality of flat needled products is achieved with the EcoStar felting needle. If a grainy or velvet-like surface appearance is desired, fork or crown needles are the better choice. For the automobile industry Groz-Beckert is the competent partner for all requirements, oriented to the needs of its customers and synonym for quality, efficiency, process stability, and performance. EcoStar is a universal felting needle for almost all requirements – also outside the automotive sector – and it is the first result of the “Innovations Initiative Nonwovens”. In comparison with standard needles, it offers users an improved surface quality of the end product, longer service life combined with reduced energy consumption, and a fiber transport requiring a lower penetration force for the same efficiency.
Since last year, Groz-Beckert has an updated modern website. At this year‘s ITMA Asia the company, for the first time, also presented its fundamentally redesigned app “myGrozBeckert”. The previous version of the app was downloaded more than 10,000 times. With the relaunch, the app is now also available for Android devices. In addition, higher priority is given to the customer benefit: The improvements of the app are the new design (adjusted to the website), the quicker access to the requested information and tools as well as the simplified intuitive user prompting. The “myGrozBeckert” app is available in German, English and Chinese and for iOS and Android.