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Idvag Ltd.

Vacuum metallized black coating with no inks or dyes

A new innovative product to the security, decorative, textile, packaging and solar market has been introduced by the vacuum R&D specialist Idvac Ltd., Manchester/UK. The new product is an elegant black coating with bright metallic reflection finish.
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Technical Textiles 01/2019, March 2019

Tufted fabrics from 100% glass (TFI/Groz-Beckert)

Currently, tufted floorcoverings are used exclusively as a traditional carpet floorcovering, in the automotive sector and for artificial lawns. To date there have been no real tufted structures found in the field of technical textiles. This could be set to change. As part of the project "Functional and highly thermally resistant tufted fabrics for use in the field of technical textiles (high-performance tufted structures) IGF 19050 N", the TFI Institute for Floor Systems at the RWTH Aachen e.V., Aachen/Germany, succeeded together with Groz-Beckert KG, Albstadt/Germany, and other partners to make tufted fabrics from 100% glass.
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TRENDBOOK Technical Textiles 2018/2019

The importance of recycling for the areas of application of technical textiles (TU Wien)

On December 2, 2015 the European Commission launched a circular economy package (CEP). By the end of 2017 the European Council of Ministers, member of the European Parliament and representatives of the EU Commission had agreed on the key points of the circular economy package. The intention of the CEP includes, on the one hand, improvements of environmental protection and, on the other hand, a strengthening of the economy as well as the creation of new jobs.
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Technical Textiles 5/2018, December 2018

Warp-knitted textiles for space satellites (Institute of Textile Technology at the RWTH Aachen University (ITA), Aachen/Germany)

Space reflectors are the part of satellites that receive and transmit the signals. They act in a similar way to satellite dishes on the roofs of houses. A parabolic dish bundles the electromagnetic waves together and reflects them toward antennas arranged in the center.
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Man-Made Fiber Year Book 2018, October 2018

Basalt – technical fiber for civil applications

This article gives information about the forms and applications of volcanic rock fiber (basalt fibers) for civil applications. Volcanic lava solidifies to produce basalt rock. The crushing of volcanic rock gives basalt fiber. Basalt fiber is light weight, has high strength and requires high temperature to melt.
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