DILO compact line for carbon recycling to be installed at ITA in Augsburg, Germany
Dilo Group, the most important manufacturer of highly innovative and productive machines and production systems for non-woven applications, decided to set up a compact line for carbon fibre recycling at ITA Institut für Textiltechnik (Institute for Textile Technology) in Augsburg, Germany
ITA therefore will further strengthen its position as Europe´s leading address for the development of products made of recycled carbon fibres. The compact line will include bale opening, feeding, carding, crosslapping, needling and winding.
The DILO compact line, first presented to the world public at ITMA 2015 in Milan, is characterized by compact design, fast adaption to changing production conditions and economic operation. By realizing various innovations in different modules of the compact line, processing of carbon fibres becomes easier and more efficient.
By means of installing the compact line in the technical centre of ITA, future requirements in terms of economic efficiency and function integration can be addressed, focusing on the development of hybrid- as well as thermoplastic- and thermoset-materials made of carbon fibre waste.
In line with the hand-over-ceremony at ITMA 2015 on 14.11.2015, Mr. Johann Philipp Dilo, owner of DiloGroup symbolically transferred the compact line to ITA Augsburg, represented by its managing director Prof. Stefan Schlichter and the director of ITA at RWTH Aachen University, Prof Thomas Gries.
Johann Philipp Dilo underlined that by collaborating with ITA in Augsburg the enormous potential of DILO machines and production lines can be shown. Furthermore the rapidly growing market for innovative lightweight products and applications offers new possibilities for DILO Group.
In line with the hand-over-ceremony at ITMA 2015 on 14.11.2015, Johann Philipp Dilo, owner of DiloGroup symbolically transferred the compact line to the Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg, represented by its managingdirector Prof. Stefan Schlichter and the director of Institut für Textiltechnik at RWTH Aachen University Prof. Thomas Gries.
Johann Philipp Dilo underlined that by collaborating with ITA in Augsburg the enor-mous potential of DILO machines and production lines can be shown. Fur-thermore the rapidly growing market for innovative lightweight products and applications offers new possibilities for DILO Group.
Professor Schlichter pointed out that by installing the DILO compact line the ITA in Augsburg will be capable of pushing the urgently needed product development of recycling-materials for the composites industry. From eco-logical and economical point of view processing of fibre-waste plays a key role for the entire composites industry.
Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg is part of composites leading-edge research cluster (i.e. MAI Carbon) in Augsburg region and it is planned to associate the research institute to Augsburg University. Prof. Stefan Schlichter holds a professorship for mechanical engineering in the framework of the institute for Materials Resource Management (MRM) of Augsburg University. ITA Augsburg was founded 2014 and aims at application-oriented research and development of fibre based materials and production systems. Core research areas are the development of spreaded fibre-tows and their functionalisation (using thermoplastic matric materials) up to semi-finished products (tapes, tow-pregs) as well as recycling and processing of secondary raw materials coming from the composites industry.
ITA Augsburg is a subsidiary of 3T GmbH in Aachen and has a close cooperation with one of the largest institutes at RWTH Aachen University ITA(Institute for Textile Technology). This gives ITA Augsburg the possibility to use resources of its parent institute and play a vigorous role in international and interdisciplinary composites R&D landscape.