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DiloGroup, 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 fiber recycling at Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) in Augsburg.
The ITA therefore will further strengthen its position as Europe´s address for the development of products made of recycled carbon fibers. The compact line will include bale opening, feeding, carding, crosslapping, needling and winding.
The DILO compact line, 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 fibers becomes easier and more efficient.
By means of installing the compact line in the technical center of the Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg, 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 fiber waste.
In line with the hand-over-ceremony at ITMA 2015, Mr. Johann Philipp Dilo, owner of DiloGroup symbolically transferred the compact line to the Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg, represented by its managing director Prof. Stefan Schlichter and the director of Institut für Textiltechnik at RWTH Aachen University Prof. Thomas Gries.
Mr. Dilo underlined that by collaborating with ITA in Augsburg the 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.
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 ecological and economical point of view processing of fiber-waste plays a key role for the entire composites industry.
More information: www.ita.rwth-aachen.de
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