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Textechno at CAMX 2017 in Orlando, FL

Meet us at CAMX 2017, now rescheduled to be held on December 12-14 in Orlando, and discover Textechno’s innovative testing equipment for the composite industry:

  • FIMATEST – system for measuring the fibre/matrix-adhesion
  • FAVIMAT+ – the single fibre testing machine perfectly suited for reinforcement fibres
  • DRAPETEST – characterizes the drapability of reinforcement fabrics and NCFs
  • ROVINGTEST – measures the most important properties of rovings all at once

Visit Textechno at booth B52.

New Precision Test Equipment to Measure Properties of Rovings

Textechno has launched its latest equipment ROVINGTEST at JEC 2017 in Paris. ROVINGTEST measures the most important properties of rovings all at once.

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FIMATEST – Quality Assessment of Composites

JEC Composites Magazine No. 102, 2016, 49-51

The glass and carbon fibre industry continues to grow rapidly and into many new applications. A key quality characteristic of composite materials is the bond strength between fibre and matrix. This article describes the different mechanisms, as well as future testing solutions to ensure that a constant quality can be measured and achieved.

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Textechno wins Special Award of AVK as Attractive Employer 2016

AVK SonderpreisTextechno has won the special prize of the AVK as “Attractive Employer 2016” in the field of reinforced plastics. The award ceremony was held on November 28th during the 2nd International Composites Congress (ICC) at the Composites Europe exhibition. The AVK is the oldest interest group representing the plastics industry in Germany and has about 250 active members in industry and research.

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AVK Price Ceremony

In addition, the prize was announced to the full Textechno team by the chairman of AVK, Dr. Michael Effing. “There is only a very small fluctuation among the employees. Many are with Textechno for more than 25 years. The staff members have a strong relationship to the company and there is a personal working atmosphere. The working hours are family friendly. In the last two years, Textechno was also awarded by IHK as “Best Apprenticing Company”. All this played an important role in our decision.”, Dr. Effing explained the decision of the jury.

 

 

 

 

Textechno establishes New Department for Composite Testing Services

Textechno establishes a new department for composite testing services. Besides testing basic fibre properties with FAVIMAT+, customers can also examine the fibre/matrix adhesion with the new FIMATEST system and the drapability of woven and non-crimp fabrics for composites with DRAPETEST. Through our services you gain easy access to award winning testing technology. Read more in our press release and our flyer on Textechno’s testing services.

Textechno receives the DIN Innovation Award

DP_Inno_blauTextechno receives the DIN innovation award for DIN SPEC 8100 and its test equipment DRAPETEST serving the purpose of evaluating composite woven and non-crimp fabrics. The award ceremony took place at Hannover Messe in Germany on April 26th, 2016 in the framework of the DIN forum “standards for the world of tomorrow”.

The DIN SPEC 8100 “Automated drapability testing for woven and non-crimp fabrics used in continuous fiber reinforced plastics” was developped and implemented by Textechno in cooperation with DIN, as well as SAERTEX, the Bremen Fibre Institute (FIBRE), Groz-Beckert KG and FTA Albstadt.

The right fabric material for the appropriate composite

In the automated production of carbon- or glass fiber-based woven and non-crimp fabrics for the aerospace or automotive industry, a major problem consists in undetected errors as they occur during the three-dimensional deformation for the final component (draping). The method described in the DIN SPEC uses i.a. a high-resolution camera in conjunction with an image analysis, detecting imperfections while draping. This method provides values with which the properties of the textile fabric can be characterized and it ultimately helps selecting the right fabric material for the appropriate composite.

Dr. Ulrich Mörschel, CEO of Textechno explains: “With our products, we contribute to avoid conflicts between suppliers and end-users wherever possible. The development of the DIN SPEC has procured us a fast possibility to set a new and useful standard for the entire composite industry, where there are not yet many standards set.“

Dietmar Möcke, Technical Director at SAERTEX, a globally leading manufacturer of woven and non-crimp fabrics and co-initiator of DIN SPEC says: „DIN SPEC offers for the first time a standardized testing method. It allows us to provide our customers with comparable and reproducible measurement values regarding the draping characteristics of our products. Thus they get a standardized overview of the textile properties and the material’s performance”.

“Huge added value for the entire composite industry”

Dr. Michael Effing, CEO of AMAC and advisor for Composite Materials to Textechno adds: “The parameters generated by DIN SPEC 8100 represent a huge added value for the entire composite industry. This is to ensure that carbon- and glass fiber woven and non- crimp fabrics for applications in high-performance components like rotor blades or structural components in Automotive and Aerospace possess the required material characteristics.“

In order to further boost the development of pioneering testing methods, the partners SAERTEX, Groz-Beckert and FTA Albstadt waive their shares of the prize money so that Textechno can handover a voucher worth 5000 EUR for research to the Bremen Fibre Institute.

Textechno winning DIN Innovation Award 2016

Partners winning the DIN Innovation Award 2016

 

Textechno receives JEC World 2016 Innovation Award

For its novel FIMATEST testing system Textechno is awarded with the JEC World 2016 Innovation Award. The price ceremony is held on March 8th in Paris at the JEC World 2016 which is the leading exhibition for the composite industry. FIMATEST measures the fibre to matrix adhesion which is critical for the performance of composites materials. The system was developed in partnership with the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) and the Bremen Fibre Institute (FIBRE) and is suitable for all kind of reinforcement fibres and matrix materials such as thermoplastics, thermoset resins or concrete.

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Winning the JEC Innovation Award 2016 for the FIMATEST System

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Textechno awarded Best Apprenticing Company

In recent years two of Textechno’s apprentices have graduated with honours. Among these Mrs. Gina Cavallaro is now responsible for managing exports of Textechno’s international sales. For its excellence in education Textechno was awarded “Best Apprenticing Company” by the IHK (Industrie- und Handelskammer Mittlerer Niederrhein – Chamber of Industry and Commerce).

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Textechno wins JEC Innovation Award in Singapore

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).

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JEC Innovation Award Ceremony

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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. Read more

FIBROTEST to receive ITMF recognition

As the first testing instrument world-wide, the fibre length- and strength tester FIBROTEST from Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG, Germany received an official and full recognition from the International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods (ICCTM), a Committee of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF).

FIBROTEST has been developed to be used by spinners, but because of its flexibility in parameter settings is also interesting for research institutes. It determines fibre length distribution as well as strength in both, a direct measurement and relative to calibration cotton. In addition to cotton the instrument has been applied successfully for cottonized linen and it can be used for fibre length testing on all kinds of fibres up to a maximum length of about 200 mm. FIBROTEST has proven its reliability at remote customers all over the world.

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New testing equipment for short fibres

IIBCC 2010, Aarlborg
Dr. Ulrich Mörschel, Erich Ingelsberger
Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG,
Mönchengladbach/Germany
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Optimierte Garnauswahl in der Weberei durch Einsatz moderner Prüftechnik

Webereikolloquium Denkendorf 2008 Dr. U. Mörschel Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany Read more

Automatic Testing of Carbon Fibres

Testing of carbon fibres with FAVIMAT+ and ROBOT 2

FAVIMAT+ and ROBOT 2

The importance of carbon fibres as a reinforcement material in energy-saving lightweight composites is well accepted. Fast and reliable, i.e. automated, linear-density- and tensile testing of carbon fibres thus becomes increasingly important. Due to the special properties of carbon fibres an automatic handling of individual filaments has been considered to be problematic. TEXTECHNO in Mönchengladbach realizes an automated test of linear-density- and tensile properties on such carbon filaments in their automatic fibre test system FAVIMAT+ with ROBOT.

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Automatic linear-density and tensile testing on carbon fibers

Chemical Fibers International 4/2008 Dr. Ulrich Mörschel, Christine Faymonville, Erich Ingelsberger Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany Read more

Cotton Control

Textechno introduces new line of instruments for testing of cotton fibres and yarns. Read more

Automatic crimp measurement on staple fibres

Denkendorf Colloquium, 11/1999
Dr. U. Mörschel
Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG,
Mönchengladbach/Germany

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This article describes the automated measurement of crimp parameters of up to 450 fibres with the Textechno FAVIMAT ROBOT.

Lenzing Instruments joins Textechno

Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG in Mönchengladbach (Germany) and LENZING TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG in Lenzing (Austria) have signed a contract on September 1st, according to which Textechno takes over LENZING INSTRUMENTS , the former division of LENZING TECHNIK. Read more

New universal filament yarn tester

Chemical Fibers International 2003
Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG,
Mönchengladbach/Germany

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Testing of a running yarn, also called dynamic or continuous yarn test, is known in various fields of the textile testing technology, e.g. in the form of yarn tension measurements or yarn evenness tests. Compared to tests on a discrete yarn length, testing on the running yarn has some advantages such as a high testing efficiency. This article describes the Textechno DYNAFIL ME and it’s application in the testing of filament yarns.