Truetzschler and Voith introduce new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced nonwovens Machinery

In the shape of standard VN 3260/TN 0790, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens have developed a new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced (WLS) Nonwovens machines. The standard will help producers of Nonwovens to ensure safe and reliable operation of their machines. It also provides the basic prerequisite for meeting expectations in respect of production and quality:
  • Basis for safe production of Nonwovens
  • Combination of proven standards for paper and textile machines
  • Standardization process by ISO initiated

Voith and Trützschler jointly developed the manufacturing process for wet-laid and hydroentangled Nonwovens. The machines on which the materials are produced consist partly of paper machine components and partly of components from Nonwoven machines. The manufacturing process for wet-laid Nonwovens is similar to that for producing paper: A suspension consisting of water and fibers up to 40 mm long is passed over a wire on which a homogeneous fiber mat forms. The hydroentangling or spunlacing process produces bonded Nonwovens that can be textured if required. Drying and winding of the Nonwovens are done on other machine components.

The newly developed standard combines various Voith and Trützschler safety standards for paper and textile machines in a new document and thus defines the safety requirements for new hybrid machines.

The safety standard has already been incorporated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as the basis for developing an international standard, so as to achieve greater impact at global level.


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Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG invests in new assembly hall

Full order books, a positive business development: The Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG is currently experiencing tailwinds. At the machine manufacturer in Saal, the demand for its measuring, control and automation systems for the textile and finishing industry as well as the coating, film and paper sector is so high that the spatial capacities are no longer sufficient. That’s why the first cut of the spade for a new assembly hall has been made.

“The new building will host the assembly for our quality control system Qualiscan QMS”, CEO Rainer Mestermann explains. The measuring system collects and controls for example basis weight, moisture or thickness of films, paper or nonwovens. Especially this sector has been growing fast in the last couple of years. More than 100 QMS-machines left the production site in Saal in 2016 – with increasing tendency. “But we don’t have enough production and storage space for these amounts”, says Mestermann. By now, they have already reached their limit. This is why the QMS-assembly is going to move into its new home, which will host modern work spaces for 12 to 15 employees, by summer 2018. Totalling construction, technical equipment and an expansion of parking spaces, Mahlo invests a single-digit million sum.


 With 650 square metres, the new hall offers thrice the space than the current solution. You need the size to make effective work possible, Oliver Kastl, head of production at Mahlo, describes the situation. “In the future, we can put a flow production into practice, like we are already doing with our straightening machines.” With this system, the machine is not assembled completely in one spot but passes various workstations one-by-one. That improves the flow of material and reduces the lead time. In addition to that, at Mahlo not only the number of orders grows but also the machines themselves. “At the moment, our biggest machine type is 9 metres long; in the future, we will build units with up to 15 metres. This size is requested more and more frequently by our customers.” Furthermore, the hall provides room for meetings and customer inspections.

Ideal work surroundings for staff and environment

While planning the building, a pleasant working environment has been strongly taken into consideration. “That includes an acoustic ceiling for noise protection and many natural light sources”, says Kastl. And also environmental measures play an important role. An industrial underfloor heating ensures a constant indoor climate without wasting energy unnecessarily. A photovoltaic system on the roof for personal use will cover about half of the company’s power consumption. 

The extension is not only a means to create a more effective work environment, as shareholder Ralph Greenwood-Mahlo says: “It’s a clear commitment to the Saal location.” Because the family-owned company will continue to produce exclusively at the main site and count on the worldwide accepted quality “made in Germany”.


In Shanghai Mahlo presents its Qualiscan QMS

Asia’s biggest nonwoven fair ‘SINCE’ has summoned international key players once again. From 8 to 10 November our Chinese representatives around Frank Fei welcomed experts from all over the world at our booth 2D 36.

At the Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition nonwovens are in the spotlight for three days straight – from raw material over production and converting machinery to coated goods. Up to 25 000 visitors gather information on the latest trends and technologies. For a very good reason: the demand for nonwoven products is steadily increasing. There is hardly an industrial branch that manages without goods made of the versatile fibre. But no matter of surgical masks in medicine or seat covers in automobile: for products to have the desired function, the production processes must run optimally. Exactly to this challenge, Mahlo has the perfect solution with its Qualiscan QMS! The modular system measures, records and controls critical parameters such as basis weight, moisture or layer thickness over the entire width of the product.

Sounds interesting? Then we are happy to give you more information!

DOMOTEX – Business, Trends & lifestyle 12 – 15 January 2018

Brückner Textile Technologies

Exhibition stand        Hall 5, Stand B63

Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

Benzstr. 8-10
71229 Leonberg

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Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Arnim Jaeger

Sales Carpet Machinery

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Company profile

BRÜCKNER – Your competent partner in the finishing of floor coverings The BRÜCKNER group is a world-wide acting owner-run mechanical engineering company with more than 60 years of tradition and experience. We consider this tradition as obligation not to aim on the short term at profit maximization but to strive for long-term success and sustainable growth. BRÜCKNER supplies all kinds of finishing and coating lines from the raw product to the finished article. Depending on the type of carpet and the drying power required after washing, dyeing, printing, finishing, coating or laminating BRÜCKNER offers different dryer systems.

The 18th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2017)

Date: 2017.11.27 – 30
Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Address: 2345 Long Yang Road, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China
Show Scale:
  • ShangTex Holding Co., Ltd.
  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council
  • China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce
  • Anhui Textile Industry Association
  • Fujian Textile Industry Association
  • Guangdong Textile Association
  • Henan Textile Industry Association
  • Hubei Textile Industry Association Secretariat
  • Hunan Economic and Information Commission
  • Jiangxi Province Industrial and Information Technology Committee Textile Department
  • Jiangsu Textile Industrial Association
  • Shandong Textile and Garment Industry Association
  • Shanxi Textile Industry Management Office
  • Sichuan Textile Industry Administration Office
  • Xinjiang Textile Industrial Association
  • Zhejiang Textile Industry Administration Office
Main Scope of Exhibit:
  • Bleaching, Dyeing, Printing, Finishing and Making- up Machinery
  • Digital Printing Machinery
  • Fiber Manufacturing Machinery
  • Knitting & Hosiery Machinery    
  • Machinery and Accessories for Apparel      
  • Mill Management Instruments
  • New Materials, Technology & Designs for Knitting Products
  • Non-Woven Fabric Machinery and Tufting Machinery
  • Software and IT for Textile and Garment Industry (CAD/CAM/CIM)
  • Spare Parts and Accessories for Textile and Garment Machinery
  • Spinning Machinery
  • Techtextile Technology & Product
  • Testing and Measuring Equipment      
  • Textile Chemicals
  • Warp-Knitting, Embroidery and Weaving Machinery
  • Yarn Twisters, Winders and Accessories


Hofer Vliesstofftage 2017

32. Hofer Vliesstofftage – 8 and 9 November 2017

Together with Hof University Faculty of Engineering, the public vocational school of textiles and apparel Münchberg-Naila, as well as the Training and Development Center of the Bavarian Employers’ Associations (bfz) Hof, supported by the Saxon Institute of Textile Research e.V. Chemnitz, we carry out the 32th Hofer Vliesstofftage on 8 and 9 November 2017.

This year once again innovative developments concerning the industrial sector of non-woven fabric will be introduced by presentations from the fields of industry, operational practice and research. In addition to this functional information, we want to give participants the opportunity to establish new relationships and deepen existing contacts.

The events center Freiheitshalle in Hof offers versatile and modern facilities for the symposium of non-woven fabric. The ballroom of the Freiheitshalle offers a comfortable atmosphere with modern technology and equipment to participate in the meeting.

The foyer of the Freiheitshalle and the lower and upper foyer of the ballroom provide the premises for participating companies and institutions, to generously present themselves at the accompanying trade exhibition.

Last year more than 450 visitors was registered at the Vliesstofftage in Hof and also the trade exhibition with 79 presentation stands did attract much interest again.

We cordially invite you to attend the 32th Hofer Vliesstofftage.

Association of the Bavarian Industry for Textiles and Apparel

Klaus Lindner                       Xaver Aschenbrenner
Chief Executive Officer         Assistant Chief Executive Officer



“Towards a Transparent Denim Industry”: This is the title of the exposition that Tonello is using for its participation in the Bangladesh Denim Expo 2017, being held in Dhaka the 8th and 9th of November. The display will offer an overview of the steps taken by Tonello company towards a greater transparency in the industry. It will be presented on 9 November, beginning at 11.30 a.m., in the seminar hosted by Alice Tonello, the company’s R&D director.


During the seminar “Towards a Transparent Denim Industry”, Alice Tonello will give an overview of the current situation of the denim industry, especially in terms of water consumption and how it will evolve over the next 8 years if nobody will start acting responsibly. She will also illustrate the steps taken over the years by Tonello company to ensure a greater transparency in the industry and how today we can count on technology and production processes that are radically different and increasingly sustainable.

Also Tonello’s latest technologies will be presented, among which the recently-launched ECOfree 2 system, that allows for the very first time to treat garments with ozone both in water and in air.

Tonello’s Denim Gallery will also be presented in the during the expo. This is the exhibition event from the recent Kingpins in Amsterdam, which hosted several designers invited to express their conceptions of reality and vision on the denim. The exhibition has traveled all around the world and its winner, Serena Conti, has been acclaimed during the New York Denim Days. Another concrete demonstration of Tonello’s ability to operate on various creative as well as productive stages to give the world’s leading brands not only technologically based answers, but also, and above all, ideas and innovative solutions.

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VDMA: Regina Brückner New Chairperson of the German Textile Machinery Association


BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Germany — November 2, 2017 — Regina Brückner, managing associate, Brückner Trockentechnik, is the new chairperson of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association. The businesswoman from Leonberg was elected at the members’ meeting of the Association in Berlin. The new executive board is completed with Verena Thies, Thies Textilmaschinen, and Fritz P. Mayer, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik, who were elected as vice chairpersons.

After her election, Regina Brückner stated: “I am pleased to have Ms. Thies and Mr. Mayer by my side, the two chairpersons who complement each other very well. Mr. Mayer is an entrepreneurial personality with decades of experience which he is meanwhile bringing in as the president of CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers.  Ms. Thies assumed responsibility in the family company early on and has been working for the traditional company Thies in international textile machinery business since 2009.”

The new executive board for the legislative period until 2021 is composed of:

  • Regina Brückner, chairperson, Brückner Trockentechnik;
  • Verena Thies, vice chairperson, Thies;
  • Fritz P. Mayer, vice chairman, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik;
  • Johann Phillip Dilo, Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik;
  • Peter D. Dornier, Lindauer Dornier;
  • Arno Gärtner, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik;
  • Roland Hampel, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen;
  • Dr. Janpeter Horn, Herzog;
  • Markus Kleindorp, Memminger-Iro;
  • Martin Küppers, Saurer Schlafhorst;
  • Georg Stausberg, Oerlikon Textile;
  • Andreas Lukas, Andritz Küsters;
  • Benjamin Mayer, Mayer & Cie.;
  • Eric Schöller, Groz-Beckert; and
  • Heinrich Trützschler, Trützschler.