Textechno establishes a new department: Testing services for composite applications
In addition to test basic fibre properties, customers can specifically examine the fibre/matrix adhesion with the FIMATEST, as well as the drapability of fabrics and non-crimp for composites with the DRAPETEST. Both testing systems were awarded with innovation prizes in 2016, with the JEC and DIN innovation awards.
Dr. Ulrich Mörschel, CEO of Textechno, explains: „We were acknowledged with remarkable success at JEC with our innovative machines. Many industry experts have expressed their specific interest in receiving testing services provided by us. In the relatively young market of composites testing, manufacturers do not immediately set up their own testing laboratory when only having occasional needs. Therefore, we have made the strategic decision to extend our offer by the testing service, for which we created a specific new department with qualified employees. Thus, even customers who do not own suitable testing equipment can benefit from the important testing results which we provide, as well as from the experience of our staff. "
Dr. Michael Effing, CEO of AMAC GmbH and senior advisor for fibre-reinforced plastics to Textechno, adds: "The determination of characteristic values is very important for the design of composite components, both in calculation and simulation and so are the values for drapability and fibre-matrix adhesion which are provided by Textechno´s testing equipment. From now on, customers can have direct and quick access to the test results of their own material."
Textechno continues to expand their offering in order to soon deliver further innovative characteristic values for the composites industry. In this context, plans for 2017 foresee the presentation of another innovative testing system.
Textechno GmbH & Co. KG is a leading designer and manufacturer of precision test equipment and systems for textiles and man-made fibres, headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Established for more than 60 years, Textechno is, together with its subsidiary Lenzing Instruments in Austria, world market and technology leader in the field of man-made fibre and filament testing. Textechno stands for reliable, innovative and highly automated technology as well as outstanding production quality and sustainable testing systems. Textechno is member of AVK and just received the JEC innovation award for its new test equipment FIMATEST, a new system for the quality assessment of the bond strength of the fibre matrix in reinforced plastics.
About AMAC AMAC GmbH is an Industrial and Business Consulting Company in the field of lightweight construction materials, based in Aachen, Germany. The business model of AMAC is based on three pillars: establishment and development of networking and clusters between universities and industrial companies, training in Sales and Marketing excellence, as well as Management of Industrial projects in the field of innovations and commercialization. Dr. Michael Effing is Chairman of the board of the trade associations Composites Germany and AVK.