Groz-Beckert at the Techtextil and Texprocess 2017

The Techtextil and Texprocess are being held from 9 to 12 May 2017 at the Frankfurt trade fair grounds. The Texprocess is the leading international trade fair for the garment-manufacturing and textile-processing industry; the Techtextil for technical textiles and nonwovens. Exhibitors at the Techtextil are presenting their new products under the slogan “Connecting the Future”. Groz-Beckert will be at the Techtextil presenting its comprehensive product portfolio and service offering in the areas of Knitting, Weaving, Felting, Carding and Sewing in hall 3.0 at booth F03.

 

In Knitting, Groz-Beckert is presenting its product portfolio for the technologies circular knitting, warp knitting and flat knitting, as well as customer-specific solutions. With system solutions from a single source, the company is responding to more stringent requirements for wear, load capacity of key components and the workability of different materials. Increased market penetration in warp knitting and the processing of materials such as metal and glass-fiber in flat-knitting mills call for custom-tailored solutions.

 

The Weaving department is presenting its comprehensive range of products for weaving preparation and weaving accessories at the Techtextil. A highlight of the portfolio is the PosiLeno® leno system, which boosts efficiency by up to 100 percent. Moreover, an acrylic weaving machine mock-up, the WeavingLoom, will provide insight into the operation of heald frames, healds, warp stop motions and drop wires. The jacquard heald is also demonstrated using the WeavingLoom. Made of mono wire, this product facilitates not only high densities but also a particularly gentle workmanship. In combination with the innovative thread eye, which is glued into the mono wire instead of welded, Groz-Beckert provides for uniform fabric quality and high machine efficiency.

 

The Weaving product portfolio is complemented by a comprehensive and worldwide service offering distinguished by expert knowledge and intensive application advice. Scores of affiliated companies in all major textile centers and a far-reaching network of representatives warrant our all-round technical service.

 

With its product area Felting the company puts its contribution to the nonwovens industry on display. The service life and rust resistance of felting and structuring needles have been, and are, important issues in nonwoven manufacturing. Now, Groz-Beckert is presenting its latest innovation: Groz-Beckert® dur. The patented manufacturing process of the needles in combination with a new base material improves resistance to corrosion with up to 30 percent longer service life. Moreover, the staple fiber needle punch line inaugurated in March in the Technology and Development Center at company headquarters in Albstadt is going to be presented. As a development partner, with this facility Groz-Beckert is expanding its service offering in the field of application advice.

 

For Spunlance customers, Groz-Beckert is presenting another new product with its HyTec® jet strips. As well as improved handling properties, the innovative jet strips also feature significantly higher hardness, which has a positive effect on all mechanical properties such as scratch resistance, bending strength and service life.

 

The Carding department's focus at the Techtextil 2017 is on improved performance and on raw material savings and is presenting the high-performance worker and doffer wires SiroLock® and EvoStep®. EvoStep® card clothing features a unique slanted step undercut on the tooth front. In this area the working angle is significantly more pronounced than in conventional worker and doffer wires.

Compared to EvoStep® card clothing, which aims to reduce raw material consumption, the focus of SiroLock® card clothing is on boosting performance of the roller card via high delivery rates and nonwoven weights.

 

Presenting the Quality Management INH (Ideal Needle Handling) at this year’s Techtextil, the area of Sewing is waving the banner of process optimization. The patented process provides support in the handling of sewing machine needles during the entire sewing operation and has recently also been offering a digital solution to document needle breakage: the Smart INH. The documentation system consists of two pieces of software, a mobile app and a browser, thereby facilitating the digital saving and storage of data sets as potential evidence. The Mobile Lab will be another Sewing highlight. It allows material samples to be examined and analyzed directly at the Groz-Beckert booth.

 

About Groz-Beckert

 

Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. Its products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing. Founded in 1852, the company employed almost 7,700 people and generated a turnover of around €665 million in 2016. Groz-Beckert is present with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world.

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