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PCMC's saw uses predictive maintenance to reduce downtime

6th Apr 2020

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that the Xcut saw, its newest tissue log saw, now has the ability to use predictive maintenance to reduce unplanned downtime. PCMCA manufactures high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing, and bag-converting industries worldwide.

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Shape to ensure stable production despite coronavirus fear

20th Mar 2020

Shape has been in discussions with suppliers to ensure production remains stable with sufficient contingency stock in the wake of fears rising due to coronavirus outbreak. Shape provides precision composite machined tooling to the motorsport, automotive and aerospace industries as well as 5 axis machining foams and carbon composite materials.

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Web launches new printing capability for nonwovens

28th Feb 2020

A printing capability for nonwoven materials that creates multiple repeat designs in same print run is now available from Personal & Home Care business unit of Web Industries. Field-tested variance-in-repeat printing gives production advantages to manufacturers of personal care items such as adult incontinence wear, feminine care products and diapers.

ARRK purchases two new CNC machines

26th Feb 2020

ARRK has purchased two new CNC machines at its Composite Centre in Nuneaton in view of increasing demand for carbon. The machines will help company grow. One of the machines is meant to support an increase in demand from motorsport, telecommunications and aerospace industries and the other will increase the site’s carbon machined components volume.

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Mikrosam to supply integrated ATP machine to UD-CCM

25th Feb 2020

Mikrosam and its US representative Composite Automation will supply an integrated ATP machine to UD-CCM, for automatic placement of dry, thermoset and thermoplastic tape. This upgrades UD-CCM's capabilities, allowing R and D of primary structures at rate production. Initially, placement of thin ply materials will be evaluated for current projects with...

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Mahlo to display nonwovens solutions at Index 2020

19th Feb 2020

Mahlo will be displaying product solutions for high-quality nonwovens production at Index 2020 from March 31-April 3, 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland, in booth 47229. Mahlo is one of the leading manufacturer of measuring, control and automation systems for the textile and finishing industry as well as the coating, film, and paper sector from Germany.

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Truetzschler to launch new line concepts at INDEX expo

17th Feb 2020

Leading textile machinery company from Germany, Truetzschler Nonwovens and Truetzschler card clothing, is set to launch new line concepts and wires for efficiently making sustainable nonwovens for wipes or hygiene textiles at INDEX 2020 expo, in booth 2327. The leading nonwovens event will be held from March 31-April 3, 2020, at Geneva, Switzerland.

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Andritz installs new spunlace line at Novita

6th Feb 2020

International technology Group Andritz has installed a new neXline eXcelle spunlace line at Novita, based in Zielona Gora, Poland. The line is meant to produce spunlace fabrics from 30 to 100 gsm and even down to 25 gsm for ultralight products. Novita now enters the hygiene and medical markets with a total installed capacity of nearly 3,000 kg/h.

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Carbon ThreeSixty installs new TFP cell

6th Feb 2020

Carbon ThreeSixty, the structural composites specialist, has installed an in-house Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP) cell to deliver the next generation of complex composite products three times quicker than traditional methods. The facility also reduces waste by up to 90 per cent and can produce up to 100 metric tonnes of composite preforms per year.

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