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Tuesday
May012018

ITM - TU Dresden: Multi-scale simulation of textile structures and processes

At the ITM, intensive research is carried out on the modeling of structures and processes along the entire textile chain. By means of multi-scale modeling and simulation, a deep understanding of material and processes is achieved. For this purpose, multi-scale finite element models are developed and validated for woven, braided, and knitted fabrics.
The simulation results provide textile constructions according to the requirements for a subsequent structural analysis and further development of the textile products and processes. In addition, artificial neural networks are used to investigate, evaluate and optimize the influence of manufacturing parameters on the structural and physical properties of textiles.


For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2HBZ43s

Tuesday
May012018

IWTO: The impact of textiles and washing methods in microfibre pollution

A major report on microplastics science confirms that microfibres are escaping waste-water treatment plants and ending up in the food chain. In fact, it is estimated that around 30% of all microplastics in marine environments come from synthetic clothing, with that figure expected to grow.
While the full extent of on the environment is yet to be fully understood, current research suggests that different textiles and washing methods contribute to the spread of microfibre pollution.
This helps demonstrate the eco-credentials of natural fibres, and is proof that wearing well-made clothes and washing them less helps reduce microfibre pollution.

For more information visit: http://www.iwto.org/news/microplastics-review

Tuesday
May012018

ITA RWTH Aachen at Hannover Trade Fair

Hanover, 23 - 27 April 2018, Germany: The ITA presented a longboard deck made of natural fibre-reinforced plastic (NRP) at the stand of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). Using natural fibres represents an ecological alternative to resource-intensive reinforcing materials such as glass fibres.
In cooperation with the Institute of Polymer Materials and Plastics Technology at Clausthal University of Technology, the ITA investigates the potential of highly oriented natural fibre fabrics for structural fibre composite applications as part of the HyPer-NFP (High-Performance Natural Fibre Reinforced Plastics) project.

More info at http://www.ita.rwth-aachen.de/go/id/qjre?lidx=1#aaaaaaaaaaaqjri

Tuesday
May012018

STFI: From JEC World 2018 to Composite EUROPE 2018 - successful on trade fairs

In March, STFI presented itself successfully at the JEC World in Paris. Innovations in the areas of textile lightweight construction and fiber composites were the focus of attention. As a member of the Alliance Textile Lightweight Construction (ATL) at the Joint Booth of Saxony, STFI exhibited results of current research projects including e.g. 3D hybrid structures for multifunctional applications, the use of hemp binder for fiber composites as well as nonwovens and secondary rovings made from recycled carbon fibers.
Our booth was delighted with numerous visitors and informed experts about the core competencies and research priorities of the STFI. If you want to meet the STFI experts for textile lightweight construction - you can also mark the date of the trade fair COMPOSITE EUROPE (6-8 Nov) in your calendar where the STFI institute will be also present this year.

More info at http://www.stfi.de/en/stfi/research/zentrum-fuer-textilen-leichtbau.html

Thursday
Mar012018

STFI invites to the 14th Symposium on Textile Filters 

 With the 14th Symposium on Textile Filters which will be held in Chemnitz (DE) on 17th and 18th April 2018, the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) once again invites experts and interested specialists to lively discussions in the field of filtration and separation.
Engineers, technicians and scientists coming from industry and research will present from a practical and theoretical perspective the latest developments, current trends, legal framework conditions, and market situations.

The two-day event will be accompanied by a technical exhibition. As part of the symposium, the opportunity is given to "get together" during a participant evening.
 
The programme, the registration and further information on the symposium can be found from now on at www.stfi.de/textile-filter

STFI is looking forward to welcome you in Chemnitz.