Winner of the Future Textiles Awards 2017 in the category "Best Product - Industrial Textiles"
Future Textiles Awards 2017 on the subject of “Sintered nonwoven – a new development in the field of technical textiles “
Norafin’s R&D- efforts on the subject of “Sintered nonwoven – a new development in the field of technical textiles“ have been rewarded with the Future Textiles Awards 2017 in the category “Best Product – Industrial Textiles”. The prize has been awarded to Norafin on the occasion of the Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt on May 10th, 2017.
In the scope of a joint R&D project Norafin succeeded in presenting a completely new technological approach (filled, semi-finished products) with a high content of metal particles or fibers, using highly efficient nonwoven production technologies. New, flat semi-finished products (sintered nonwovens), filled with metal powders or metal fibers, have been developed which can be further processed e. g. to sleeves or fold structures, or thermally debindered and sintered to porous or highly porous metallic materials. The main target of the joint project is, among other things, the development of highly filled nonwovens with a metal powder or metal fiber content of approx. 70 – 90 % by weight, corresponding to the respective application-related requirements for the production of sintered materials. They can also be applied as metal-loaded materials (green bodies) directly, or after thermal sintering, as semi-finished products for multiple applications as materials resistant against high temperatures and chemicals (e. g. filter agents for liquids and gases, heat exchangers, porous burners, catalysers etc.).