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Tailor-Made PP Fibers for Automotive Composites

Figure 1: Typical PP fiber applications in the automotive market.

Polypropylene (PP) staple fibers are used in many different applications, such as automotive, carpets and floorcoverings, geotextiles, apparel, sanitary and hygiene, and technical applications. In the automotive sector, for example, end-uses include luggage compartments, undershields, floor carpet systems, wheel arch liners and seam reinforcement. Currently, around 20 kg of various fibers are used per vehicle – and this figure is increasing.…Continue Reading »

Requirements for Customized Fiber Production: Innovative Power, Flexibility and High Quality

Polyester staple fiber production at Trevira in Bobingen/Bavaria (Germany).

Modern manmade fiber products must cater to the growing need of the industry for custom-made products. The materials needed in all applications of the textiles- and nonwoven- industries often require the raw materials employed to possess inherent – and possibly multiple – functions. New products and diminished or polluted resources require new materials.…Continue Reading »

Conductrol – Sterling Fibers’ Acrylic-Based Conductive Fiber

Figure 1: The structure of Conductrol

By James Hagerott, President, Sterling Fibers

A variety of antistatic and conductive fiber products have been developed in order to provide antistatic protection and/or static dissipation. Protection from electrostatic discharge is needed for personal comfort, for safety in prevention of explosions in working environments containing explosive dusts and vapors, and for protection of sensitive electronic devices from damage during production and use.…Continue Reading »

FILTECH 2016

FILTECH is the largest and most important filtration event world-wide. This Exhibition is a must for all those concerned with designing, improving, purchasing, selling or researching filtration and separation equipment and services. FILTECH is the international platform and solution provider …Continue Reading »

IFAI Expo 2016

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a dynamic event experience combining textile industry experts, manufacturers, members and attendees to deliver innovative, industry-shaping solutions. Whether your business is specialty fabrics, advanced textiles or shade and weather protection, IFAI Expo can take …Continue Reading »

ITMA Asia 2016

Asia’s Leading-edge Business Platform Since 2008, a combined show known as “ITMA ASIA + CITME” has been held in China, scheduled to take place every two years. Taking off in Shanghai, the milestone event features the unique strengths of the …Continue Reading »

Hygienix 2016

It’s an event packed with ideas, and spotlighting the industry’s most revolutionary thinkers! Hygienix is a must for anyone in the absorbent hygiene and personal care industry. Come, and you can network with world renowned speakers. Connect with industry peers. …Continue Reading »

Outlook + Latin America 2017

The world’s premiere nonwoven personal care, hygiene and medical products conference

INDEX 17

INDEX™17, the World’s Leading Nonwovens Exhibition! Bringing together key players from every dimension of the innovative world of nonwovens, INDEX is the largest global meeting place for the nonwovens market, its suppliers and customers. The next edition of this event …Continue Reading »