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04-29-2016

Textechno Receives DIN Innovation Award 2016

Test equioment Drapetest (© Textechno)

Test equioment Drapetest (© Textechno)

Textechno GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach, Germany, manufacturer of machines for precision test equipment and systems for textile and man-made fibers, receives the DIN innovation award for DIN Spec 8100 and its test equipment Drapetest serving the purpose of evaluating composite woven and non-crimp fabrics. The award ceremony took place at Hannover Messe in Germany on April 26th, 2016 in the framework of the DIN forum "standards for the world of tomorrow".

The DIN Spec 8100 "Automated drapability testing for woven and non-crimp fabrics used in continuous fiber-reinforced plastics" was developped and implemented by Textechno in cooperation with DIN, as well as Saertex, the Fiber Institute Bremen, Groz - Beckert KG and FTA Albstadt. In the automated production of carbon- or glass fiber-based woven and non-crimp fabrics for the aerospace or automotive industry, a major problem consists in undetected errors as they occur during the three-dimensional deformation for the final component (draping). The method described in DIN Spec uses i.a. a high-resolution camera in conjunction with an image analysis, detecting imperfections while draping. This method provides values with which the properties of the textile fabric can be characterized and it ultimately helps selecting the right fabric material for the appropriate composite.

Dr. Ulrich Mörschel, CEO of Textechno explains: “With our products, we contribute to avoid conflicts between suppliers and end-users wherever possible. The development of the DIN SPEC has procured us a fast possibility to set a new and useful standard for the entire composite industry, where there are not yet many standards set.“

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