25 May 2012
25 May 2012
Dr. Nandan Khokar, R&D Manager and Co-founder of Oxeon, was installed as Professor of Textile Technology for Composite Materials at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden, on the 11th of May in a special ceremony.
Internationally recognised for pioneering the Tape Weaving, Oblique Fabric-forming, 3D-Weaving and Noobing processes, Oxeon say Dr. Khokar is regarded an expert in the fields of 2D and 3D fabric-forming technologies and engineering of corresponding fabrics for composite materials’ application. They say his innovations during doctoral work at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and enterprising spirit have so far lead to the establishment of Oxeon (Tape-Weaving) and Biteam (3D-Weaving), with a third one based on Noobing technology in the pipeline.
According to Oxeon, the current undertakings as Professor includes research activities in the fields of fabric-forming technologies and fabric architectures for composite materials, true smart textiles without electrical/electronics and other textile technologies.
Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon, says “We are pleased that Dr. Khokar continues to receive acknowledgements for his relevant contributions to the textile and composite materials’ industries. It is truly a joy bringing the Tape Weaving Technology to the world through TeXtreme. We are looking forward to more innovative developments to come from his continuous work at Oxeon.”
Oxeon explains that the latest Oxeon development from Dr. Khokar and his team is the ground-breaking +α/-β variants of TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics, introduced through the initial +45/-45 type released in 2011.