Textechno GmbH & Co. KG is the world market leader of precision testing equipment for filament yarn and man-made fibres. It’s innovative composite testing instruments include the characterization of single-fibres and fibre-matrix adhesion as well as drapeability of fabrics and processing properties of rovings.

Established for more than 60 years, Textechno, headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany, stands for reliable, innovative and highly automated technology and sustainable testing systems.

Dr. Mörschel, CEO of Textechno: „We are very happy to join the top-class AZL network and are especially looking forward to cooperate with multinational raw material producers, such as carbon or glass fiber producers, sizing- and resin manufacturers. We offer high quality testing systems providing precise knowledge of key material parameters which are the fundamental basis of the manufacturers´ production of high-quality composites.”

Dr. Ulrich Mörschel, CEO of Textechno

For instance, Textechno´s ROVINGTEST is specialized on the properties of rovings. It is the worldwide first commercially available multifunctional testing system to assess the processing performance of rovings such as friction, the creation of fluff or spreading behaviour. The determination of characteristic values of rovings is very important for the automated processing of rovings and process simulation. Rovings are used in high volume applications and processes like filament winding of pipes, pultrusion of profiles and multiaxial warp knitting for wind energy rotor blades. Thermoplastic composite tapes and organosheets are gaining importance and the spreading behaviour of rovings is a key to success.

Costly and lengthy trial productions are minimized, reproducible measurement results become comparable and easily accessible for the user. Hence, ROVINGTEST helps to increase both, processability and the performance of the final composite.

Machine: ROVINGTEST

Textechno is also member of AVK and received two JEC innovation awards – the latest for its FIMATEST system, which measures the adhesion strength between fibre and matrix in reinforced plastics through single-fibre pull out tests.