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Interview with Marcus Hardelauf

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Marcus Hardelauf
Marcus Hardelauf
General Sales Manager
Textechno Herbert Stein
Textechno Herbert Stein

Updated equipment to be launched at ITMA Barcelona

Germany-based Textechno is one of the leading manufacturers of testing instruments for the textile and man-made fibre industry. The company's instruments are also widely used in the quality control of technical textiles and composites. General sales manager Marcus Hardelauf discusses the company's core competencies and the latest technologies in an interview with Fibre2Fashion.

What technologies did you showcase at ITMA Asia '18?

We displayed our new textile testing equipment for natural and man-made fibres as well as instruments for testing spun and filaments yarns. The testing equipment can check both natural as well as man-made fibres. In addition, we displayed our filament yarn tester, which can be used to check the draw force on partially-oriented yarn (POY), the crimp on texturised yarns and the shrinkage of all types of yarns. We also have a tensile testing equipment, which can perform a count test. It is a yarn laboratory combined in one system.

How important is the Chinese textile market for your company?

China is a very important market for us, especially for filament and man-made fibres, where we have a big market share. China is a major producer of filaments and we have been here for 40 years and work through an agent. However, all our testing equipments and instruments are fully made in Germany.

How did the last nine months fare for your company?

We are satisfied with our performance in the first nine months of 2018 and we are very optimistic about the rest of the three months as well as for the next year.

What are your company's plans for 2019?

We will be taking part in ITMA Barcelona and will be launching new and updated equipment with additional features for testing fibres and yarn. We have also started marketing instruments for the composites markets. We have interesting products in that segment as well. (HO)
Published on: 22/11/2018

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