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6 Jun 2013

Groz-Beckert at Techtextil 2013

Albstadt/Frankfurt on the Main. In line with the motto “From Motion to Emotion” Groz-Beckert presents practice-oriented textile applications at Techtextil from June 11th to 13th, 2013. The focus lies on technical textiles in automobiles and therefore Groz-Beckert provides deep insights into their actual use in hall 3.0, booth F03.

Today 35 m2 resp. 28 kilos of textiles per vehicle are already processed. Textiles aren’t only used as classical material for the interior, for example seat covers or carpets and car mats, which offer high comfort. Also in the safety equipment (e.g. airbag and safety belt) textiles and seams are indispensable. Furthermore textiles fulfill essential functions under the hood and at the wheels.

In order to demonstrate this textile diversity, Groz-Beckert had a new Mercedes-Benz E-Class T-Model completely disassembled and elaborately converted. Now nearly all textiles are uncovered and visible for visitors at the booth, even these applications that are normally difficult to reach. This unique exhibit, the TexCar, allows the unobstructed view of woven and knitted fabric, nonwovens and seams.

The TexCar is accompanied by two video clips. The first one illustrates the textile applications in the car. Here the aspects safety, comfort and action play an important role. Another video clip, the making of, shows how the brand-new car has been converted over several months and in a quite spectacular way – from the planning to the present exhibit.

After the exhibition the TexCar will be presented in the Groz-Beckert Technology and Development Center in Albstadt and will be shown on further international exhibitions.

For manufacturers of nonwovens moreover the Board Master System will be presented. The handling of needle boards and needle inserting in general play an important role in the entire process. Two components make the Board Master System the ideal solution for more efficient needle board logistics: the fast and efficient needle inserting system known as NeedleMaster, and BoardScoot, the mechanical needle board wagon for safe transportation of needle boards.

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