Movers & Shakers – January 2022: NatureWorks announces new headquarters and advanced biopolymer research facility

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GKD's Conductive 2215 process belt mesh

GKD showcased its Conductive 2215 process belt mesh, a glass hybrid fabric design with anti-stick coating and its Conducto 7690 forming belt at INDEX, Oct. 19-22, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conductive 2215 process belt mesh for nonwoven forming was created by the interaction of polyester filaments, the filament diameter, weave technology and air permeability, enabling …

Zünd Connect, an automatic, web-based production monitoring tool.

Zünd Connect compiles data from integrated Zünd cutting systems into key performance indicators – cutter capacity, availability and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The web-based monitoring tool records productivity levels over a freely definable period using Zünd Cut Center (ZCC) as a data source.  Zünd Connect consists of multiple dashboards, including an overview dash, a job …

Zund Pre-Cut Center Software

Zünd PreCut Center (ZPC) software facilitates cut-file preparation for applications involving unprinted materials. With PreCut Center, fully nested cut files can be prepared in a few simple steps. The software significantly reduces the workload in file preparation, generates optimal material yield, and eliminates the potential for error. Zünd’s new software solution creates a simple and …

Pfaff Industrial's Pfaff 1591

Pfaff Industrial participated in the A+A fair Oct. 26-29, in Düsseldorf, Germany, exhibiting several sewing and welding solutions. Pfaff exhibited its electronic posted shoe machine, the Pfaff 1591, driven by a stepping motor for assembly and decorative seams, and its large-area sewing unit, the Pfaff 3590, for full-automatic topstitching of work shoe uppers. The Pfaff …

Crypton Celliant Upholstery fabric

The Crypton Companies (Crypton LLC and Nanotex LLC) have partnered with Hologenix to create Crypton Celliant, a woven upholstery fabric with Celliant. Celliant is ethically sourced minerals embedded into fibers to reflect natural body heat to use as infrared energy. The fabric is moisture-resistant, stain-resistant, spill-repellent, and odor-resistant. Crypton’s contract fabrics and its Crypton Home …