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Dornier to present 'Green Machines' at Techtextil

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Apr '19
Pic: Dornier
Pic: Dornier
Machine builder company, Dornier, will present comprehensive solutions in sustainable technologies for manufacture of clothing, home textiles and technical fabrics at the Techtextil exhibition to be held in Frankfurt, Germany from May 14–17. Dornier applies a total green approach to all technological aspects from machine to woven fabric up to finished product.

Donier’s ‘Green Machines’, which also serve as the visual equivalent of the company’s philosophy of sustainability, are not just limited to the ‘green effect’ of the fabrics it produces. The ‘Made in Germany’ systems enjoy an average service life of several decades, so they are exceptionally long-lasting. They represent the culmination of decades of experience in the design and manufacture of rigid rapier weaving machines and more than 25 years of expertise in the development of air-jet weaving systems, said Dornier at a company press release.

With regards to filtration, Donier’s ‘Green Machines’ are used to make ultrafine precision fabrics which are implemented in the service of environmental protection all over the world in filters for cleaning or preserving the cleanliness of air, water and exhaust gases. “We are constantly refining our equipment so that our customers can manufacture more closely woven fabrics,” said Schöffl. Consequently, the last few years have seen a steady improvement in filter quality. In the latest generation of P2 machines, a reed impact force of up to 50 kN and particularly the shed geometry optimised for technical fabrics, are combined to produce wide air and water filter fabrics of very high density.

The machines from Dornier also weave with fuel economy in mind: for example, between 1990 and 2017 German airlines reduced the amount of fuel consumed for carrying passengers 100 kilometres by almost half. This impressive achievement is due in large part to the material favoured by all engineers who wish to make their machines lightweight yet durable through carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Airbus and Boeing both began testing installing the first CFRP components in the early 1970s. These days, CFRP accounts for over half of the construction of the modern aircraft types such as the A350 XWB and the Dreamliner.

Weaving machines by Dornier have represented the standard for working high-performance fibres such as carbon, glass and aramid for more than 50 years. And as environmental requirements become inexorably more stringent and every last gram is scrutinised intensely, these days even lightweight, ultra-strong primary structures such as turbine blades are produced on modern 3D weaving machines from Dornier. Apart from aviation and space travel, the use of fibre composite plastics is also becoming more widespread in the construction industry and automobile construction. Incidentally, on the subject of cars: two out of three airbags and three-quarters of all motor vehicle tires with textile reinforcement are made on weaving machines from Dornier.

“It is our intention to remain constantly at the forefront of technical advance through innovation and to serve as a constant source of visions for sustainability with new machine concepts,” said Schöffl. “Both air-jet and rapier machine are undergoing constant further development for the purpose of optimising sustainability. Thus for example, the platform strategy, modular concept and global support network have made trusted, energy-efficient workhorses out of ‘Green Machines’ as much as 30 years old for the modern weaver, more and more of whom are seeking opportunities in the growing market for technical textiles in addition to domestic and clothing fabrics. We strive to design and manufacture our products so that they are as safe and environmentally compatible as possible.” (PC)

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