Techtextil 2017


FILK will be introducing the new LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX at Techtextil

Specialised in flexible polymer materials such as leather, coated textiles and other flexible composites FILK institute (Forschungsinstitut für Leder und Kunststoffbahnen) will be presenting at the international leading trade fair for technical textiles and non wovens. Visitors may enquire about the extensive services offered by the institute´s accredited test lab.

From 2017 onwards, producers and suppliers of leather goods can have their products certified to be tested for harmful substances by the International OEKO-TEX® Association. The basis for the certification is the new LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®, which was issued during the annual meeting of the General Managers of the OEKO-TEX® institutes in the beginning of November 2016. With the introduction of this new certification for leather and leather products FILK as an established material research and testing institute of the tanning and leather industry is a member of the OEKO-TEX® community and offers tests and certification according to the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®. At Techtextil FILK will be introducing the new LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®. This product label certifies leather and leather products tested for harmful substances.

Results from R&D projects include innovative membranes, laminates and material composites:

-Heatable polymer membranes, waterproof and breathable, for cold protection and outdoor applications

  • Flexibler PVC-wood-composites for application on nonwovens for decor wall paper and on glas fibre based substrates for floor coverings
  • Composite materials with textile-based reinforcing elements for insoles with an increased pull-out strength of heels
  • Printable PLA-coated PLA-composite materials for flexible advertising carriers

    FILK is looking forward to welcoming visitors at the FILK booth in Hall 3.1, D49.

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