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The heart of all lines is the heat treatment system

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

In our article "Project management replaces putting out fires" (June issue, p. 9 ff), avr showed how owner-operated companies (our example was Schott & Meissner) could run more smoothly if the tips of external consultants were implemented. Now, our editorial staff saw in Blaufelden how modern ...

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Up-recycling suitable for nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

The global packaging market is a constantly growing consumption market without major economic fluctuations. The reason is generally seen in constant global population growth, increasing urbanisation, increasing numbers of older consumers, as well as increasing industrial and agricultural production ...

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FILTREX@INDEX17 in Geneva for the first time

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

A growing global population and the need to utilise resources as efficiently as possible, especially with respect to health, transportation and air or water quality, have led to the conclusion that filtration has become not just a critical area of importance for the nonwovens industry, but an ...

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Year 1 at 4K Invest

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

Approximately one year ago, Markus Zöllner, a partner at 4K Invest, reported on their acquisition of TWD Fibres GmbH. The article "TWD Fibres well on target" was published on www.avronline.de on 29 June 2015.

What happened in the past year? Markus Zöllner: TWD Fibres has worked in the field of man ...

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Opportunities and perspectives

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

This year, the popular industry event paid special attention to materials and manufacturing processes for wipes and absorbent hygiene products, as well as the development of nonwoven usage in automotive and filtration applications. Given the event's host city, it is not surprising that the delegates ...

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The fine art of nonwoven composites

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

The development of nonwovens for hygiene and medical products is a demanding business. Customers want lower and lower grammage, more and more functions and comfort - and all that, of course, without any compromises in terms of maximum cost-efficiency and sustainability. Mondi Ascania meets these ...

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Expansion in Bethune

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

Production in the US location is set to be expanded this year - 50 million euros will be invested in a new line for medical and personal care products. The main supplier is Andritz. "It is not by chance that Suominen is investing in these carefully selected market segments: They are growing markets ...

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Keeping an ear to the ground

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

or Dr. Ulrich Hornfeck, Management Board Member at Sandler, the company's booth at IDEA 16 needed to be inviting. "We chose a design reminiscent of a garden," he said. The idea: "Come visit with us, you are welcome here!" The concept of 'home sweet home' was a great success in Boston. Customers felt ...

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Functional, intelligent and safe

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

In healthcare, there is future potential in the fields of home care supplies, regenerative medicine, modern wound care, diagnostics and therapy as well as preventing hospital-acquired infections. Every year, according to statistics, 400,000 to 600,000 people suffer from hospital-acquired infections ...

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Project management replaces putting out fires

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

To help executives drowning in day-today business, professional project management is the key, which often has to be implemented with outside help. Heinz Schott and Wolfgang Meissner founded their company in Blaufelden in 1986, hired their only employee - a secretary - and delivered their first belt ...

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Mega trend wet wipes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

At IDEA, the strategic orientation was once again made clear: Lenzing is reinforcing cooperation with customers along the value added chain and plans to increase the share of specialty fibers by 2020. The Chief Commercial Officer, Robert van de Kerkhof, said about the new strategy, "We aim to secure ...

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New markets, new products, new materials for hygiene

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

Disposable hygiene products remain exciting and challenging categories with a combined global retail value estimated US$80 billion in 2015.

The products include baby diapers, sanitary protection and incontinence products. In total, the growth rates are highest in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and ...

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We are very experienced and committed to innovation

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2016 18.04.2016

With the eco-friendly so-called Arvell Technology, the company offers a particularly competitive alternative to existing substrate technologies for the wipes sector, such as spunlace, airlaid etc. The company focuses on development and innovation and is constantly engaged in research of new ...

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Countdown for Boston

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2016 18.04.2016

A rise in patient activity caused by aging population patterns, an increasing incidence of medical conditions, and the extension of health insurance coverage will promote gains. An elevated focus on infection prevention throughout the healthcare community will also boost demand. These trends are ...

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New CFO

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2016 18.04.2016

Thomas Obendrauf started work as the new Chief Financial Offi cer (CFO) on March 1, 2016. As the third member, he completes the Management Board of the world's leading fi ber producer, next to CEO Stefan Doboczky and CCO Robert van de Kerkhof.

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2016 18.04.2016

Robert Neymann's career started in the fi nance departments of companies buying medical equipment from leading western manufacturers to Poland in the days when hard currencies were scarce. "Those were truly entrepreneurial days back then despite the diffi cult economic situation." Step by step, he ...

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VIPs IN NONWOVENS

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

Building on his many years of international management experience, Jonathan Bourget founded his consulting fi rm to provide services to personal care and nonwoven companies, including consulting on business transformation, marketing and operational excellence. In this context he has access to a ...

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From PETbottles to highquality fi bers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

A leader in the development and production of high quality polyester fi bers, Wellman International, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures PCL, has pioneered processes using post-consumer PET bottles as a key raw material source, for the production of polyester fi ber at the plant in Mullagh, Ireland. ...

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Research project 3DProCar kicked off

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

Under the umbrella of the R&D Centre Forel (a national, open platform for the development of high-tech lightweight system solutions of multi-material design for the e-cars of the future), the complex research project 3DProCar was kicked off last fall. The goal is the simulation-supported development ...

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Fourth generation takes the helm

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 02/2016 15.02.2016

Erich Maier has stepped down as CEO of machine building industry supplier Maier Heidenheim, and started on the company's supervisory board. Florian Maier and Andreas Greiner have taken on leadership of the company.

Erich Maier determined the fortune of Maier Heidenheim as Managing Director for 35 ...

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