TEIJIN ARAMID BV (Arnhem, The Netherlands) has launched a new mobile app designed to help customers reduce waste by quantifying remaining running lengths on bobbins of aramid yarn. The app optimizes the use of Teijin’s fibers by providing information on how much material is left on a bobbin of continuous yarn. Teijin Aramid says entire bobbins are rarely used in one production run and knowing how much material is left will help reduce waste. Until now, says Teijin Aramid, most operators have relied on special tables printed on paper to determine the remaining running length of fiber. These sheets often perform poorly and do not have the latest information and product specifications. By entering the total weight of the bobbin into the mobile app and selecting the right tube, yarn type and linear density, the app can calculate the remaining running length.