The DiloGroup, a leading machine-building company for needle felting technology, is set to participate in the ITM + Hightex expo, to be held from April 14 to 17, 2018, in Istanbul, Turkey, in hall 9, booth 905A. ITM 2018 is the 34th international textile machinery expo and Hightex 2018 is the 7th international technical textiles and nonwoven tradefair.
As the leading group in the field of staple fibre nonwoven production lines DiloGroup will inform about complete lines presenting the latest developments in all components. The strong demand for Dilo production lines is partly due to the high attraction of needled nonwovens themselves with a yearly increase in consumption of about 6 – 7 per cent.
Staple fibre production lines start with fibre preparation – opening and blending – from DiloTemafa, card feeding and cards from DiloSpinnbau and end with crosslappers and needlelooms from DiloMachines. An example of such an innovation is the “Vector 200”, a new crosslapper by DiloMachines which is unique with an infeed speed of more than 200m/min.
Numerous fields of application such as filter media, geotextiles, roofing material, floor coverings, other technical textiles and composites require needled nonwovens with high low-load resistance. This is generally achieved by using reinforcing meshs / grids. The Dilo HyperTex installation with the “Turbotex” scrim fabric machine of Messrs. Ontec automation GmbH produces a reinforcing scrim which is fed between two needlefelts and then needled together by a Hyperpunch needleloom. The HyperTex installation in a working width of 2.5 metres is ready for presentations and trials in Dilo’s textile research centre in Eberbach, Germany.
Furthermore, DiloGroup will inform about universal needling technology and carding systems of wide working width and high web speed for water entanglement lines. For this important, special branch of nonwoven production normal lines have a working width of about 3.8 metres and medium web speeds of around 200 m/min, DiloGroup’s portfolio includes carding systems of wider working width and higher web speeds. DiloTemafa offers in close cooperation with DiloSpinnbau these special carding systems with working widths exceeding 5 m and resultant web speeds of more than 400 m/min after water entanglement and drying.
DiloSpinnbau sets the standard for high productivity with the random roll technology and for best felt homogeneity by low draft. DiloGroup is very successful with these fibre preparation and carding systems in all nonwoven production lines with high productivity and quality requirements. At the ITM + Hightex 2018, DiloGroup will explain the characteristics of Dilo standard and special nonwoven production lines in discussions with international customers.