Paper about Class-A body panels at IKA Aachen

On September 20th/21st 2016 at the IKA Aachen Body Engineering Days, Dr. Michael Effing will give a paper about Lightweight Class A automotive body panels: A bonnet hood made with "Crush Core Wet pressing Sandwich technology".  This new technology has been developed by Magna Steyr in cooperation with Hennecke and Rühl Puromer. Katcon is the exclusive licensee for it in Europe and the Americas. This strategic partnership has been supported by AMAC GmbH, representing these companies at the event. You can read the abstract here.


Textechno receives the DIN innovation award 2016

Textechno, a leading German manufacturer of machines for precision test equipment and systems for textile and man-made fibers, receives the DIN innovation award for DIN SPEC 8100 and its test equipment DRAPETEST serving the purpose of evaluating composite woven and non-crimp fabrics.

The award ceremony took place at Hannover Messe in Germany on April 26th, 2016 in the framework of the DIN forum "standards for the world of tomorrow".

The DIN SPEC 8100 "Automated drapability testing for woven and non-crimp fabrics used in continuous fiber reinforced plastics" was developped and implemented by Textechno, a medium-sized traditional company based in Mönchengladbach, in cooperation with DIN, as well as SAERTEX, the Fiber Institute Bremen, GROZ - BECKERT KG and FTA Albstadt. Please click here to view the full Press Release


OPEN DAY - Lightweight in Aachen


Textechno wins the JEC Innovation award 2016

Textechno, together with the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research Dresden, proudly announces that they have won the prestigious JEC World Innovation Award 2016 for “A new testing system to access the properties of the fibre to matrix interface”. The celebration of the JEC award winners took place on March 8, 2016 at the JEC World conference in Paris. Please click here to view the full Press Release


Video: AZL - One Stop-Shop for Lightweight Production

With its partner institutes at RWTH Aachen University, the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) covers all needed competences of the whole lightweight value chain. In a walking distance, the partner institutes of AZL research on topics from simulation and material production over system and process development and optimization to joining, end-machining technologies and quality assurances. Click here to watch the VIDEO.