Textechno has won the JEC Innovation Award for its DRAPETEST tester in the category “Test Control Machines”. The award ceremony took place at the JEC Asia in Singapore on June 26 2012. Present at the ceremony were Dr. Ulrich Mörschel (Textechno GmbH, 2nd from right), Dr. Andrea Miene (Faserinstitute Bremen, on the right) and Mr. Mirko Christ (Faserinstitute Bremen, 2nd from left).
The DRAPETEST allows the measurement of draping effects like gaps, loops, folds, and fiber disorientation using an optical system. It was jointly developed with industry- and research partners within a public funded research project. The partners (in alphabetical order) and their respective fields of expertise were:
Faserinstitut Bremen e.V (FIBRE), Bremen, Research Institute, Preforming and optical analysis
Haindl Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH, Bremen, Enterprise Manufacturer of CFRP parts
Institute for Textile Technologies (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Research Institute, Textile testing
J. Schilgen GmbH & Co. KG, Emsdetten, Enterprise, Manufacturer of woven fabrics
SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG, Saerbeck, Enterprise, Manufacturer of non-crimp fabrics
Textechno H. Stein GmbH & Co. KG, Moenchengladbach, Enterprise,
Manufacturer of testing equipment
More information about the JEC Innovation Award 2012 can be found on the JEC Innovation Awards website.
Textechno would like to thank the involved partners for their support and the excellent cooperation, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology for funding the project and the JEC for granting the JEC Asia Innovation Award 2012.Back to Overview