May 26, 2021

Packing made
to measure

Our new italian employee is fully automated and digitally networked!

Her Portfolio:

tube size scanner –> digital selection of suitable film
no loss of time and material
no waste
locking-clip unnecessary
independent label-printing
data-exchange with our ERP-System
possibility of expanding the production line
remote maintenance
essential more quit

We look forward to welcoming her as the newest member of the machine park team!

May 14, 2021

WIRKUNGSVOLL

High-quality metal optics, noble shine. This is an appearance that one does not necessarily expect when thinking about recycling and usage in automotive interiors.

With the „WIRKUNGSVOLL“ collection, which deals with precisely these contrary conditions, components are combined that deal with high-quality design, the advantages of warp-knitting technology and the very latest topic: sustainability.

However, this must not be implemented at the expense of contemporary design. Two striking warp-knitted fabrics for the automotive interior show, that this can be cobined.

Black Sterling – Doubleface with holestructure
Grey Sterling – Checkerboard-look

Both articles are 100% made of one material, so they are single-origin and recyclable. In addition, the problem of oxidation is excluded.
The “sterling” color underlines the high-quality appearance, which at the same time has a subtle, elegant effect and shows different reflections depending on the incidence of light on the fibers. The textiles show a strong reflection in extreme light, in weak light the surface can appear completely mat. Just like precious metals as raw material or highly polished.

These warp-knitted fabrics meets the necessary technical reqirements, e.g. as roller blinds.

May 12, 2021

MITWIRKEN

We from Rökona develop and produce technical textiles with sustainable approaches. One of them is the conscientious use of raw materials.

The “SEAQUAL INITIATIVE” certification is one of the best known that we have received for our textiles and thus make a contribution to the verifiable cleansing of the seas. The most current topic at the time is the recycling of existing raw materials. This also applies to polyester, which is probably one of the most interesting plastics for recycling. The development of the demand in the market has made a big step forward. This opens up new opportunities for us. We contribute to improving the climate by reprocessing existing, processed raw materials to freeing the oceans of plastic waste at once. Seaqual ensures a transparent process. As a medium-sized company, we also see our task on site in Baden-Württemberg. Our job: We have to reduce our carbon footprint.

With full conviction and pride, we present a Seaqual-certified textile that meets the technical requirements of mobility.

February 23, 2020

light
and thin

Today we are introducing our new sun shading textiles for glass roofs, rear and side windows and for use in privacy applications.

Our new products impress with their striking reduction in weight and thickness with similar or even better technical properties in terms of shading, look, feel and function.

In particular, the sagging has been noticeably reduced due to the reduced square weight. Options in unlaminated textile as well as dimout and blackout composites are available. Thinner and lighter shading textiles allow significant savings in material and installation space in the overall roller blind system. Our „Future Rollo“ is available as piece-dyed and spun-dyed fabric made of virgin and recycled material.

Under this premise, “Der große Preis des Mittelstands” was proclaimed in 2021.
We are happy to announce: We are nominated!
So we have secured the entry ticket to the network of the best.

“…Those who have been nominated here have already received an award of the first quality through this selection…”
Barbara Stamm, President of the Bavarian State Parliament

February 8, 2021

DNP 2021 in
our showcase

At the end of last year we took part in the competition for the German Sustainability Award 2021 and made it to the finals with our RE:Space product group.

That is confirmation enough that we are on the right track with our focus on sustainably developed and produced technical textiles. Therefore we are particularly pleased that we can now assign the trophy a special place of honor in our showcase.

November 14, 2020

Virtual
Fair

The AFBW invited to the first virtual fair „Making smart textiles“ in October and we were happy to accept the challenge of presenting our new and innovative products at this fair.

Did you miss the fair? No problem: We are happy to present our virtual exhibition stand here! Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact us for a personal conversation!

September 29, 2020

3D Scrim
Instead of Foam

Our solution is to implement special 3D spacer fabrics that ensure improved quality and sustainability. They are designed for an optimum look in combination with leather or artificial leather.

These fabrics feature a different design on each side so that errors in processing and assembly can be prevented. Our 3D scrim articles are available in diverse thicknesses and compression hardness levels with various product property options for processing different gluing systems. And of course, our 3D scrim articles are also available within the RE:SPACE product family in varieties with recyclable yarns.

August 04, 2020

Licensed

We are proud to announce that as of today we are certified member of the SEAQUAL initiative with both industrial and automotie textiles.

The SEAQUAL initiative stands for the recycling of synthetic materials, which are sourced from sea plastic. By working together with fishermen, recycling companies and yarn suppliers, the SEAQUAL products are produced of up to 100% sea plastic, assuring the same quality level as fabrics from non-recycled yarn. Being part of SEAQUAL, Roekona is contributing to the reduction of plastic in the oceans and to the protection of maritime life. Please contact us for a production concept of your application.

August 3, 2020

Re:Space –
Diversely Sustainable

Our RE:SPACE product family is a milestone on the road to sustainably developed and manufactured technical textiles. Applying the concept of recycling to the textile surface to the greatest extent possible is an integral component of the concept.

Due not only to legal regulations, but also to the changing “zeitgeist”, recycling is an increasingly important issue, also in the automobile sector. Minimizing the ecological footprint and supporting the sustainable design of mobility solutions are the great challenges of our age. To support the growing trend of using recyclable materials in textile fabrics we’ve come up with the RE:SPACE product family, which engages with the issue of sustainability in the widest variety of ways.

Careful
Handling of
Raw Materials

These products therefore stand for a complete recycling loop, from the raw material to its use in the end product, right through to its re-use at the end of the life cycle. This loop is expanded by the fundamental possibility of using recycled material as raw material.

This results in the completion of the recycling loop while additionally contributing to the reduction of accumulated waste materials. Plastic beverage bottles retrieved from waste are shredded into flakes and then directly spun into new yarns. Special attention has been given to the standardization of the raw and auxiliary materials in the development of the Re:Space product family. These raw materials are used to create a single-origin end product that can be fed into the recycling loop with consistent quality and without any additional major expenditure or effort.

In theory, each of our existing articles can be produced in a recyclable variety. Of course, solutions are also available in which only part of the yarn used is a recycled variety, while the rest is completed in “virgin” unrecycled yarn. We’re happy to analyze all other technical properties for your individual application needs, so just write us about your requirements!

But for us, sustainability doesn’t simply mean using recyclable yarn whenever possible; textiles made from pure virgin yarn should also be manufactured with the smallest possible environmental footprint. We manufacture our RE:SPACE products in the city of Tübingen in a fully integrated production sequence featuring short distances and interconnected processes. This enables us to eliminate emissions for additional transports between individual production locations.

Using Our
Processes for
the Climate

The processes involved in textile manufacture and finishing require a great deal of energy, so our goal is to reduce these energy needs by using the right materials and developing new processes. For example, yarns that don’t require dyeing can be used in RE:SPACE products.

The result is that this process step, requiring high levels of heat, water and waste water, can be eliminated entirely. Despite this reduction, heat and exhaust fumes are still generated during the production and treatment of textile fabrics, so all of the exhaust fumes undergo an additional thermal treatment to keep this effect on the environment as small as possible. Then the fumes and the generated heat are stored in a district heating network to additionally support emission reduction in the communal heat generation.