VDMA/Walter Reiners Foundation bestowed three junior engineers

Energy efficiency and lightweight constructions are actually at the forefront for junior engineers and the emphases of promotion, diploma and project studies

WRS Preisverleihung 2013In the framework Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, the Walter Reiners Foundation of the &Textile Machinery Industry under the chairmanship of Peter D. Dornier, chairman of Lindauer Dornier and the foundation was bestowing three successful junior engineers and by delivering a speech. He outlined that the textile machinery is the starting point of intelligent applications in the fields of sport, automotive, aviation and space industry, as well in construction and engineering.  Fibre reinforced materials, such as composites, exert a special fascination in these sectors, proving particularly useful where reduction of weight is required, for example in motor cars and aircrafts. Composites make a major contribution to reduce petrol and kerosene consumption and thus are real examples for sustainability.

The prize in the category dissertation (EUR 5000) was awarded at the ceremony to Dr. Heiko Schneuit of RWTH Aachen (D). In his thesis he developed solutions which considerably increase the energy efficiency of weaving machines.  In the category diploma Lars Appel of RWTH Aachen received the prize of EUR 3000. The procedure presented in his diploma work helps to further ratiojnalise the production of composites. Sebastian Schneider of TU Dresden (D) performed the best student research work and was bestowed with EUR 2000. His study explains creative concepts to optimise material flow during production of composite components and represents another step forward to a substantial automation of composite manufacturing.



Lenzing with VÖNIX Sustainability distinction

Lenzing with VÖNIX Sustainability distinction

VÖNIX the Austrian Share Index for around 60 companies listed is analysing every year these companies in view to around 100 environmental and social criteria and listed in a separate index (VBV Austrian Sustainability Index), where the shares of 22 companies will be listed.

Lenzing is belonging to this list and for the eighths time in row it was given 2012-13 a good rating, namely A-, on a scale of nine points between A+ and C-. The index performance for the indicated timeframe was a gain of 19.4 % in value or 2.5 % over the ATX Prime Index.

TextileFuture voices the opinion that taking into account the tremendous and sustainable innovations Lenzing is launching and its eye on sustainable manufacturing processes, we feel that the rating should have been above the rating handed.



Mimaki bestowed with EDP Award for printer

Mimaki has been bestowed at FESPA 2013 (June 25 – 29) in London with the Award for Best Wide Format Imaging Printer 2013

The Technical Committee and the Jury of EDP European Digital Press Association announced that Mimaki’s JFX500-231 is the winning product in the category “Best UV curable flatbed printer <200K”. At the special awards ceremony held during the show^, Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing of Mimaki EMEA, stated: the JFX-500-2131 is a grand format UV flatbed printer with LED curing and multiple ink options. It sets a new standard for grand format printing in terms of speed, flexibili8ty, quality and environmental sustainability. We are delighted that the EDO has recognised the innovation that has become a hallmark of Mimaki wide format printers in granting us this coveted award”.

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