Zimmer Austria at ITM 2022 with its Latest Technologies in Textile Printing and Floor Coverings Solutions

Zimmer Austria will be present at the ITM 2022 and HIGHTEX 2022 exhibitions being held between 14th and 18th June 2022 in Istanbul Turkey. The company team will give information about the latest technologies in the textile printing and floor coverings section.

Within five business segments – Textile Prints, Floor Coverings, Narrow Fabrics, Technical Textiles, and Special Solutions, Zimmer Austria offers a wide range of digital printing solutions.

Zimmer Austria will highlight their latest developments including a solution for digital military camouflage prints incl. IR-reflectance control. A truly innovative solution, perfectly matching requirements of military and paramilitary forces around the globe. Digital camouflage printing is not about existing patterns being reproduced digitally from traditional screen printing – digital camouflage printing can offer so much more.

Another recent development is a Colaris digital inkjet print line for production of wool and polyamide moquette fabrics used for furnishing of public transport vehicles such as buses, subways, trains, aircrafts, or cruise ships. The Colaris Transport Fabric inkjet printer offers an all-inline printing and finishing solution from white to ready-for-use moquette substrate, matching fastness requirements of transport vehicles’ needs.

Our team will further highlight technological needs for printing of woven carpets with dense weave and fabric weights of up to 3.500 g/m²,

 

Trützschler Will Exhibit Its Smart and Sustainable Solutions at ITM 2022

Industry experts and innovative solutions from Trützschler Group will be available for visitors at the ITM 2022 trade fair in Istanbul from June 14-18. At interactive exhibition booth 308 A (Hall 3), the company team will present its state-of-the-art sustainable technologies for the textiles industry – including all business areas: Spinning, Card Clothing, Nonwovens and Man-Made Fibers.

Trützschler is driven by its vision of smart and sustainable solutions. Visitors to ITM 2022 will experience exactly how we bring this vision to life with technologies. With regard to spinning preparation booth will feature the new and easy-to-use combing machine, TCO 21, which maximizes productivity and automation to provide excellent process efficiency and yarn quality. Based on various graphics and animations, guests get the latest of the pre-cleaner CL-X and our intelligent card TC 19i, which utilize advanced air technology and contribute to more energy-efficient spinning mills. Visitors will also get a chance to see and touch card slivers made from recycled materials at booth. They can then talk to Trützschler experts about specially designed recycling card, TC 19i for Recycling. It empowers customers to achieve highest possible quality when carding secondary fibers from torn waste through continuous self-optimization.

Models and samples will also showcase unique range of wires for card clothing, including solutions for recycling applications. Trützschler Man-Made Fibers will present news about all variations of the OPTIMA platform for Bulk Continuous Filament (BCF) carpet yarn manufacturing. Whether BCF standard qualities, low dpf, high-count or tricolor yarns – OPTIMA delivers highest productivity and yarn quality.

Further, booth will offer touchscreen movies that share interactive information about technologies for nonwovens – with a special focus on efficient cotton nonwoven lines as well as proven carded/pulp technology. Both concepts allow for manufacturing eco-friendly wipes from renewable resources, for example pulp and re-generated cellulose fibers, such as viscose and lyocell. Moreover, Trützschler Nonwovens will introduce its new digital solution, T-ONE, which enables customers to keep an eye on the quality of their products as well as their line performances.

The pre-cleaner CL-X contributes to a more energy-efficient spinning mill through advanced air technology.

Solutions and services for the strong market in Turkey

Trützschler views Turkey as one of top markets worldwide. The demand for innovative textile machinery solutions is very strong – and it is growing all the time. This trend is driven by the constant push for saving energy and boosting resource efficiency, while cutting costs.

The company local service team is dedicated to supporting customers at every stage in the lifecycle of machines, and the company collaborate closely with its local partners to deliver outstanding performance.

If you want to know more about Trützschler solutions for better efficiency and quality and discuss your projects with our sales and service team, visit our booth at ITM 2022.

SRY Teknik will be at HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition with the Newest Products of Masias and Serel

Murat Göktepe, among the partners of SRY Teknik, stated the following, ‘‘We will try to introduce the systems, which have become the sole target of all sectors today, with high added value, high technology, high efficiency, definitely environmentally friendly and low operating costs, at our stand.’’

Continuing to represent various technologies and systems in the environmental and textile sectors as its main business line, SRY Teknik offers its customers home textile, furniture, mattress, nonwoven machines, and automatic hanging conveyor systems.

The use of nonwoven products is increasing day by day in Turkey as well as in the world. In this month’s issue of Nonwoven Technology Magazine, we conducted an interview with Murat Göktepe, one of the partners of SRY Teknik. Göktepe shared his views on the company’s founding story, product portfolio, and the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition and expressed, ‘‘I strongly believe that the technologies to be exhibited will attract the attention of visitors, since Turkey has an important place in technical textiles, especially in HIGHTEX.’’

Can you please talk about the founding story of SRY Teknik and the philosophy behind its success?

Although SRY Teknik is a young company that was founded in 2016, it offers machinery and systems based on high technology and high quality to both the textile and recycling industries with its long years of experience in the sector. We are the Turkey representative of international machinery manufacturing brands that have proven themselves abroad, especially in Europe, for the textile and recycling industries. We pay special attention to the technologies that we offer to the sector to be technologies that will create added value for our customers and provide high quality with high and efficient technology, yet with low operating costs. Our most important criterion is that the brand that we will represent fulfills the after-sales support of the product sold immaculately. The most important point in the machinery sales sector is that you are entering into a long-term partnership with the customer you are selling to. You need to be there whenever the customer needs it and your support needs to be constant. This is an important issue that we do not compromise on as SRY Teknik. We have long-term relationships with all our customers.

Can you tell us about your product portfolio and usage areas? What are the main features that distinguish your products from your competitors?

Our machinery group for the textile sector consists of 5 main brands that appeal to the home textile, furniture, and nonwoven sectors. Spanish firm Masias for the home textile, mattress, and nonwoven sectors, Belgian company Serel for the nonwoven sector, Italian companies Aper and Camre for the mattress and sponge production industries, and the Chinese company INA for the machinery, equipment and systems for the home textile industry. All of the brands I mentioned are among the companies that are well-known in their fields with their long years of experience and have made a significance with their technologies.

What are your predictions about the near future trends and innovations in technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics in the world and in Turkey?

The textile material will inevitably become more controllable at every stage from fiber to the final product, especially with the development of nanotechnology. Although humanity has a tendency towards natural life, it will not be possible to avoid the advantages of technological developments. Especially in medical science, automotive, construction, social life, etc. I believe that we should be ready for developments that will be experienced at a much more advanced level than the current developments in terms of textiles used in sectors where people are constantly intertwined. Our enthusiasm to produce everything that comes to our mind ‘‘intelligently’’ clearly shows that textile products will differ in many areas in the near future and will rise to levels that push the limits of imagination.

Could you please share with us your views on the achievements of the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition, which will bring the technical textiles and nonwovens industry together after a long period?

Exhibition environments are always open to productive meetings, new collaborations, and new information. I think that getting together with the industry components after a long time can be a solution to the lack of appetite problem that has been experienced in the markets for a while. With respect to the HIGHTEX exhibition, I strongly believe that the technologies to be exhibited will attract the attention of visitors, since Turkey has an important place in technical textiles.

Do the companies you represent have new products or new technologies that they plan to exhibit at the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition?

We will share the systems developed by Masias and Serel brands, which we represent, in their own fields of expertise, with our visitors at the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition. We live in a century where development does not stop, on the contrary, accelerates. We will try to introduce our systems, which have become the sole target of all sectors today, with high added value, high technology, high efficiency, definitely environmentally friendly, and yet incurring low operating costs, at our stand.

Kansan Materials Will Exhibit Its New Wet Laid Production Machines and Technologies at HIGHTEX 2022

Kansan Materials Sales Director Erendiz Anıl Kırhanlı stated, ‘‘We aim to introduce advanced material processing technologies of Kansan Materials to the local and international markets at HIGHTEX 2022.’’

Kansan was established in 1992 as a small workshop with 4 employees in an area of ​​200 m2 and started to produce various dry paper folding machines for the local market. It produced its first wet wipe machine in 1998. In the early 2000s, the company appended horizontal packaging and robotic capping machines to its portfolio. In 2019, Andropack was founded for flexible, efficient, and robotic end-of-line solutions for various industries, including wet wipes.

In 2015, the company took its first steps to establish Kansan Materials for the design and manufacture of Wetlaid production line, based on the increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly raw materials in the fields of hygiene, baby care, and personal cleaning. Using web forming technologies, it has produced basic machines that can produce renewable and environmentally friendly Wetlaid nonwovens for the filtration, construction, and insulation sectors, mainly hygiene, personal care, and medical. Wetlaid is a nonwoven material that is composed of pulp, cellulose, and similar organic fibers, possesses water-soluble and biodegradable properties, and stands out with its environmentally friendly and sustainability features.

For 30 years, Kansan Materials has been constantly renewing its machinery and services in order to reach more flexible and particular solutions in line with the needs of the market and monitors the dynamics, requirements, and trends of global trade constantly and closely. As of today, Kansan has delivered more than 1000 successful projects to 55 countries.

We interviewed with Kansan Materials Sales Director Erendiz Anıl Kırhanlı for Nonwoven Technology magazine. Kırhanlı shared his views on the company’s future goals, developments in the sector, and the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition.

Kansas Materials Developed Many Machines That Haven’t Been Manufactured in Turkey Before

Can you please tell us about your product portfolio, usage areas, and production capacity? What are the main features that distinguish your products from your competitors?

The portfolio of Kansan Materials includes headboxes, hydroentangling units/water jets, dryers, and wrapper/scraper units. Wet laid applications range from wipes and wet wipes to wallpapers, tea bags, filter materials, glass, and carbon fiber. These materials can be used in the medical and hygiene, automotive, aerospace, construction, and even household products industries.

Kansan is first and foremost a technology and design group. In other words, the designs of all machines produced within the group and their competitive advantages stem from Kansan’s general capability and technical superiority.

Kansan allocates a significant portion of its total turnover to R&D activities. Kansan R&D Center has developed many machine concepts that have not been produced before in Turkey and presented them to the world markets. In this sense, it plays a pioneering and trend-setting role in its field.

In addition to our 30 years of experience in the paper, nonwoven, and wet wipes industry, we have a wide customer network in various parts of the world. This obliges us to respond to various needs coming from different geographies and customer segments and allows us to produce suitable machine solutions. Thanks to the demands of local, multinational or international large groups operating at different levels in our customer portfolio, we monitor and test all critical parameters in terms of production such as automation, integration, occupational safety, production speed, machine working efficiency, waste rates, and so on. We are constantly striving to achieve better.

What do you pay attention to in order to maintain your competitive power and quality while investing in machinery and technology in your production facility?

Since we can produce special design or concept machines in addition to standard machine production, our machine design processes are especially meticulous. Considering both our production possibilities and the ease of use of our customers’ machines, we implement the most practical and low-cost production concepts without compromising quality.

In addition, our engineering and production teams follow the world’s exhibitions and training programs and follow the developments in technology very closely. We can quickly adapt the parts that we think are appropriate and useful to our own systems.

Erendiz Anıl Kırhanlı, Kansan Materials Sales Director

How much of your production do you export? What are the countries/regions you export to? In this direction, what can you say about your sales network and structuring in the world?

Kansan is a company that is active in every part of the global market. You can find Kansan machines almost everywhere, from Russia to Finland, from Indonesia to China, from Korea to Peru, and from the Republic of South Africa to Mexico. Among them, there are countries such as Germany, the United States, and Italy, which are very good at machinery. Our exports correspond to 90% of our total turnover.

We can say that sustainability, digitalization and environmentally friendly production are among the most important agendas of the world in recent years. What steps do you take as a company on these issues?

Our customers aim to produce renewable and environmentally friendly raw materials with our Wetlaid line. We took care to equip our machines with technologies that optimize energy and water consumption so that the production process is as environmentally friendly as the final product. We aim to maximize fiber recovery and water recovery with our innovations in our filtration system and to maximize energy savings with our heat recovery system.

Could you please share with us your views on the achievements of the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition, which will bring the technical textiles and nonwovens industry together after a long hiatus?

Since HIGHTEX 2022 hosts many exhibitors and companies from the industry, we think it is very beneficial to have one-on-one meetings with our customers, to follow the latest trends and technologies closely, and to introduce the new wet laying production machines and technologies of Kansan Materials.

Do you have any new products or new technologies that you plan to showcase at HIGHTEX 2022?

As a matter of fact, we aim to introduce advanced material processing technologies of Kansan Materials to the local market and international market at the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition.

Liquid Absorbers for Lithium-ion Battery Packs from Freudenberg

 

The experts from Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be presenting battery pack liquid absorbers, an innovative solution that makes battery systems safer, at this year’s Battery Show in Stuttgart.

 

The absorbent pads capture and store unwanted liquids inside the packs quickly and reliably. With adjustable absorption capacity and geometries, battery pack liquid absorbers ensure long-lasting battery packs. Visitors will find Freudenberg at Stand C 36 in Hall 10 from June 28 to 30.

Battery packs are the core elements of mobile and stationary lithium-ion energy storage systems. They are used in automotive and industrial applications. The performance and lifespan of these components are largely responsible for the efficiency of the energy storage system. Moisture inside the packs, such as condensation water or leaking coolant, can considerably diminish both function and lifespan. Battery pack liquid absorbers act as a safety system: the special fleece quickly takes up condensate or coolant and stores it effectively.

Freudenberg liquid absorbers for li-ion battery packs

Technical Textile Solutions from Freudenberg

Freudenberg Performance Materials, Low & Bonar and Filc shared details of their latest technical textile solutions together for the first time since their merger in 2020 at the recent IDEA nonwovens show in Miami.

With Evolon RE, Freudenberg presented an even more sustainable version of its high-performance microfilament textiles. Evolon RE is manufactured from an average of 70% recycled polyester, which the company makes by recycling post-consumer PET bottles in-house. It is available for various applications, including high-tech wiping and technical packaging, in weights currently ranging from 80-300gsm.

Colback Plus is a pleatable medium with a built-in filtration capacity layer for use as a carrier in the manufacturing of cabin air, room air and HVAC filters. The well-known performance characteristics of Colback support media – ensuring low pressure drop and high pleat stiffness – is combined with a unique fine fibre technology, creating new capabilities for manufacturing and added value for customers.

A new panel with Dripstop, an anti-condensation membrane, provides a simpler and more economical way of controlling condensation in metal roofs.

When the temperature and humidity conditions reach the dew point, moisture condenses on the underside of an uninsulated metal roof. If there is a lot of condensation, drops of water form. The traditional method for dealing with condensation is to try and insulate the roof so that the temperature on the panel never reaches the dew point. The roof panel provides a medium for trapping this moisture in the membrane’s specially designed pockets. Dripstop holds that moisture until conditions go back below the dew point and it is released back into the air in the form of normal humidity.

New Biodegradable Wipes from WaterWipes

WaterWipes has launched its new 100% biodegradable and plastic-free line, making WaterWipes the first major U.S. baby brand to change all their wipes to be 100% biodegradable, plant-based, plastic-free and compostable.

This change, which has also been rolled out globally, will mean WaterWipes will save the equivalent of 228 million plastic bottles and 3.28 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water a year and most importantly, be part of the movement to help reduce the amount of waste filling our landfills. The wipes are also made using 100% renewable energy from wind.

“As the world has grown more environmentally conscious, so has WaterWipes,” said Lindsay Martin, Vice President, WaterWipes North America. “With the U.S. launch of biodegradable and plastic-free wipes we’re excited to offer a product that is better for the planet, without compromising the quality of our wipes. This launch marks another step forward in WaterWipes’ commitment to sustainability.”

WaterWipes baby wipes will continue to be made with just two ingredients, 99.9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract. Like all WaterWipes formulations, the new biodegradable and plastic-free wipes have undergone rigorous testing, which included product quality, safety, biodegradability and compostability testing to ensure only the highest standard of product.

The wipes are USDA Certified Biobased made with viscose, are 100% compostable and take only four weeks to biodegrade.

 

 

Textile Industry: Achieving Environmental Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

Automated wastewater treatment systems help the industry remain in compliance with local standards, while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor and disposal

 

Textile mills and the entire textile manufacturing industry, whether utilizing fabric, dyes, cloth, yarn, or thread,  must meet local wastewater requirements for effluent. Environmental agencies have identified 65 pollutants and classes of pollutants as “toxic pollutants”, of which 126 specific substances have been designated “priority” toxic pollutants. Failing to do so can result in severe fines that quickly escalate.

 

Typically, the wastewater generated from textile operations has certain characteristics that set it apart from common municipal wastewater managed by public or private sewage treatment plants globally. In the textile industry, dyes used in the design of textiles generate wastewater that contain synthetic and natural dyestuff, gum thickener (guar) and various wetting agents, pH buffers, and dye retardants or accelerators.

 

Manufacturing fabrics in the textile industry requires large volumes of water in the dying process. Because the water becomes contaminated in the dying process, manufacturers must remove the contamination in the water to meet local wastewater requirements for effluent.

 

For the textile manufacturing industry, this means installing a wastewater treatment system that effectively separates the contaminants from the water so it can be legally discharged into sewer systems or even re-used.

 

However, traditional wastewater treatment systems can be complex, often requiring multiple steps, a variety of chemicals and a considerable amount of labor. Even when the process is supposedly automated, too often technicians must still monitor the equipment in person. This usually requires oversight of mixing and separation, adding of chemicals, and other tasks required to keep the process moving. Even then, the water produced can still fall below mandated requirements.

 

Although paying to have textile industry wastewater hauled away is also an option, it is extraordinarily expensive. In contrast, it is much more cost effective to treat the industrial wastewater at its source, so treated effluent can go into a sewer and treated sludge passes a TCLP (Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure) test and can be disposed of as non-hazardous waste in a local landfill.

 

Fortunately, complying with local wastewater regulation has become much easier with more fully automated, wastewater treatment systems. Such systems not only reliably meet regulatory wastewater requirements, but also significantly reduce the cost of treatment, labor and disposal when the proper Cleartreat® separating agents are also used.

Cost-Effective, Automated Wastewater Treatment

In contrast to labor-intensive multiple step processes, automated wastewater treatment can help to streamline production, usually with a one-step process, while lowering costs at textile manufacturing facilities.

 

An automated wastewater treatment system can eliminate the need to monitor equipment in person while complying with mandated requirements. Such automated systems separate suspended solids, emulsified oil and heavy metals, and encapsulate the contaminants, producing an easily de-waterable sludge in minutes, according to textile industry consultants at Sabo Industrial Corp., a New York-based manufacturer, distributor and integrator of industrial waste treatment equipment and solutions, including batch and fully automated systems, Cleartreat separating agents, bag filters, and accessories.

 

The water is typically then separated using a de-watering table or bag filters before it is discharged into sewer systems or further filtered for re-use as process water. Other options for de-watering include using a filter press or rotary drum vacuum. The resulting solids are non-leachable and are considered non-hazardous, so will pass all required testing.

 

These systems are available as manual batch processors, semi-automatic, automatic and can be designed as a closed loop system for water reuse or provide a legally dischargeable effluent suitable for the sewer system. A new, fully customized system is not always required. In many cases, it can be faster and more cost effective to add to or modify a facility’s current wastewater treatment systems when this is feasible.

 

However, because every wastewater stream is unique to its industry and application, each wastewater treatment solution must be suited to or specifically tailored to the application. The first step in evaluating the potential cost savings and effectiveness of a new system is to sample the wastewater to determine its chemical make-up followed by a full review of local water authority requirements, say textile industry consultants at Sabo Industrial.

 

The volume of wastewater that will be treated is also analyzed, to determine if a batch unit or flow-through system is required. Other considerations include the size restrictions, so the system fits within the facility’s available footprint.

 

Separating Agents

Despite all the advances in automating wastewater treatment equipment any such system requires effective separating agents which agglomerate with the solids in the wastewater so the solids can be safely and effectively separated out.

 

Because of the importance of separating agents for wastewater treatment, Sabo Industrial uses a special type of bentonite clay in a line of wastewater treatment chemicals called ClearTreat. This line of wastewater treatment chemicals is formulated to break oil and water emulsion, provide heavy metals removal, and promote flocculation, agglomeration and suspended solids removal.

 

Bentonite has a large specific surface area with a net negative charge that makes it a particularly effective adsorbent and ion exchange for wastewater treatment applications to remove organic pollutants, heavy metals, nutrients, etc. As such, bentonite is essential to effectively encapsulate the materials. This can usually be achieved in one-step treatment, which lowers process and disposal costs.

 

In contrast, polymer-based products do not encapsulate the toxins, so systems that use that type of separating agent are more prone to having waste products leach back out over time or upon further agitation.

 

Today’s automated systems along with the most effective Cleartreat separating agents can provide textile industry facilities with an easy, cost-effective alternative so they remain compliant with local ordinances. Although there is a cost to these systems, they do not require much attention and can easily be more economical than paying fines or hauling.

 

Turkey, the Star of the World Nonwovens Industry, Will Host HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition

As the demand for protective products has increased in recent years, Turkey has become the center of nonwoven fabric supply by demonstrating its experience and strength in this field. Nonwoven manufacturers, who desire to expand their capacity to meet the demands, are waiting for the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition, which will be organized at Istanbul Tüyap Exhibition and Congress Center on 14-18 June 2022, in order to enlarge their facilities and make new technology investments.

In the period between January and November of 2021, the most important product group in textile and raw materials exports was the technical textiles, which was included in the textile industry category. Technical textile exports that were carried out during the 11 months exceeded the technical textile exports realized in the whole of the previous year and amounted to 2.1 billion US Dollars. The most important countries to which the technical textiles were exported to are the Germany, Italy, USA, UK and Spain, respectively.

In the January-November period of 2021, 32% of the total exports consisted of the nonwoven fabric product group. In this period, Turkey’s nonwoven fabric exports increased by 6.9% and reached a value of 685 million dollars. The second most important product group in technical textile exports was bags and sacks for packaging made of technical textiles, with a share of 15.4% in total exports. In the January-November period, Turkey’s exports of the relevant product group increased by 18.3% and amounted to 366 million dollars.

Turkey Became the Center of Nonwoven Fabric Supply

Among the reasons for this increase in exports; Turkey has proven its production power, capacity and product quality in technical textiles in the global Covid-19 pandemic. As the demand for protective products increased all over the world, Turkey became the center of nonwoven fabric supply by showing its experience and power in this field. Nonwoven manufacturers, which adapt quickly to the change in demand with their dynamic structure, started to increase their capacities in order to meet the demands around the world and to respond to the orders in the shortest time.

Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Industry Will Meet at HIGHTEX 2022

Nonwoven manufacturers are waiting for the HIGHTEX 2022 Fair to come together with the global players of the sector, to invest in technology and to introduce their newest products. HIGHTEX 2022, which is the first and only fair in the field of nonwovens and technical textiles in Turkey, is preparing to host a record number of exhibitors and visitors in parallel with the increase in demand for technical textiles.

HIGHTEX 2022, which will be held at Istanbul Tüyap Exhibition and Congress Center on 14-18 June 2022; it will be an exhibition where nonwoven products, raw materials used in production and the latest technologies will be exhibited.

HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition, which will host the world’s leading technical textile and nonwoven manufacturers in Istanbul for 5 days will accommodate the latest products and production technologies of companies operating in many sectors from medical textiles to hygienic textiles, from agricultural textiles to geotextiles.

HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition Will Provide an Opportunity for New Collaborations

The event will be the biggest meeting point in the Middle East and Eastern Europe together with  industry professionals, exhibitors, press members and visitors.  With a large number of domestic and foreign companies to participate and thousands of people to visit, HIGHTEX 2022 will also be the venue for many collaborations.

‘‘HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition Will Be A Very Important Meeting Point For New Collaborations After The Pandemic Period’’

Apex Nonwovens has become the symbol of quality and trust in the global sector by continuously optimizing its quality and service mentality in a short time with the PP Spunbond that it produces.

Apex produces PP Spunbond under hygienic conditions with its modern machinery that incorporates all its innovations. Apex Nonwovens, which has become the symbol of quality and trust in the global sector by constantly optimizing the quality and service mentality that it offers in a short time with the PP Spunbond it produces, continues its production activities in Adana Hacı Sabancı Organized Industrial Zone. The company produces PP Spunbond under hygienic conditions with its modern machines in its manufacturing facility, which have a total area of 12.000 m2 and contains all the innovations of technology.

APEX Follows Technology with New Machinery

In terms of product features, the company produces in accordance with the requests of the customers, available from a width of 3200 mm and a weight of a minimum of 10 gr/m2 and a maximum of 120 gr/m2, with various colors and applications. Apex Nonwovens has become the symbol of quality and trust in the global sector by continuously optimizing its quality and service understanding in a short time with the PP Spunbond it produces. Saying that they take care to follow the innovations in the sector, Nazan Eşiyok, General Coordinator of Apex, states that it has been difficult to hold on to the market in recent years, that is why Apex, pays special attention to following the technology by purchasing the necessary machinery.

Apex, whose nonwoven fabrics have the OEKO-TEX 100 certificate, produces nonwoven fabric and disposable (mask, cap, overalls, apron, etc.) used in the health and food sector in its production facilities.

Apex Nonwovens, which has been operating for 27 years, exports 50% of its production to the Middle East and Europe. Nazan Eşiyok states that maintaining quality and fulfilling their promises to customers is the biggest factor in the success of the company. Stating that it is very important for the market to be able to participate in the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition after the pandemic period, Eşiyok continued as follows, ‘‘We hope that the HIGHTEX 2022 Exhibition will enable us to create a new customer portfolio and establish face-to-face contact with our earlier customers.’’

Valmet is Launching A New THRU-AIR® Bonder for Nonwovens Web Production

Valmet launched a new THRU-AIR ® Bonder at the IDEA 2022 nonwovens show in Miami March 28-31, 2022. With this invention Valmet offers the opportunity to make premium grade products at a competitive cost, which in turn can lead to increased market value for nonwovens web producer.

Valmet has been supplying high-performance bonders since 1968. Thanks to air flow and temperature distribution system designs, Valmet’s thru-air systems provide the highest thermal efficiency as well as the best control of temperature and air velocity.

“Our traditional Bonder using a Honeycomb® roll has the highest performance in the industry, but not all customers require the operational performance and mechanical capacity the Honeycomb® Bonder offers. Therefore, we saw the need to develop a product at a lower cost and with a more compact design that could still approach the performance levels of the traditional bonder”, says Lynn Violette, Manager, Product Management, Valmet.

“The new THRU-AIR ® Bonder is optimized to reach high performance standards at a lower total cost, including capital costs, operating costs, installation, maintenance, runnability and reliability”, says Eric Johnson, Sales Manager, Nonwovens equipment, Valmet.

Machine speed, temperature and air speed through the sheet are easily regulated, optimizing the bonding process. Good bonding performance improves uptime, reduces waste, and improves the reliability of downstream processes such as converting.

While high-performance bonders often require large facilities, Valmet’s new THRU-AIR ® Bonder is compact in size, enabling efficient space utilization. The roll-out design allows for easy maintenance to maximize safety.

Sustainability is at the core of Valmet’s business strategy and operations. The THRU-AIR ® Bonder accepts alternative heat sources to support carbon neutral operation.