A.Celli Nonwovens, the Italian machinery specialist, will prseent its four core technologies: printing, winding and slitting, roll handling and packaging and airlaid web forming at IDEA 2013 A.Celli will be promoting its printing technology, which was launched in 2010 to offer the highest quality of printing onto different kinds of substrates including nonwovens, PP/PE film and tissue with a wide range of basis weights. The printing technology is fully integrated with its multifunctional lines and can be integrated with blown/cast film lines. This technology enhances the process chain offering nonwovens producers the ability of adding aesthetic benefits to their products to empower their brands with high definition designs and images. To date, A.Celli has four references for its printing technology.
Also at IDEA, A.Celli will showcase its new generation of winders and slitter-rewinders specially developed for top performing spunmelt lines. The best selling, new generation master roll winder, ACXX and slitter-rewinder, Speedster in Combi configuration represent the state-of-the-art in integrating master roll winding and slitting into a single operational concept. The new generation machines guarantee extra time in production per day due to the minimization of the slitter-rewinder downtime. It also allows to reduce the scrap to zero.
Anyone looking to increase the automation, control and efficiency of their production line is recommended to make the most of being able to discuss the right Slittopack system for the job. A.Celli Nonwovens’ roll handling and packaging systems are custom built to integrate into the specific environment and interact with the machinery within it. The company has completed 34 projects since Slittopack was first introduced to the market in 2006. A.Celli Nonwovens has very rapidly established itself as a leading supplier of roll handling and packaging systems.
Airlaid Project Managers will be on call to welcome any visitors who are interested in discussing the patented airlaid web forming technology known as Wingformer, which draws on the 65 years experience of paper making machinery of its sister company, A.Celli Paper.
Advanced Testing Instruments
Advanced Testing Instruments displaying the most recent innovations in state-of-the-art testing instruments from world class suppliers. Stop by for a hands-on demonstration of the completely redesigned Hanatek Melt Flow Indexer (MFI) and all new TEXTEST FX 3000-IV Hydrostatic Head Tester. Additionally, ATI will have the FT 3 Precision Thickness Tester, AFT Advanced Friction Tester, FX 3300-IV Digital Air Permeability Tester and much more ready to test samples.
Ahlstrom will exhibit its high performance fiber-based materials for medical, beverage and the filtration markets, with a special focus on sustainable materials and technologies at IDEA 2013. The company’s products are designed to protect people, purify air and liquids and provide surface and structure to its customers. Sustainability is at the heart of these three areas.
Food and beverage are areas where consumers want both products and packaging to be more environmentally-sensitive but without the expectation of changing how they shop, prepare and cook. To achieve this, Ahlstrom is looking for new sustainable options. Efforts include the development of more products made from PLA (polylactic-acid), an advanced renewable and biodegradable polymer. PLA is already used in Ahlstrom BioWeb teabags and is currently being expanded into coffee capsules for espresso machines.
Designed to protect patients and surgical staff, we offer a diverse range of single-use medical fabrics including drapes, gowns, facemasks, protective apparel and sterile barrier systems. Our single-use fabrics not only offer superior levels of protection but represent an environmentally responsible option compared to reusable. We are constantly looking for ways to make our medical fabrics more efficiently by reducing waste, saving energy, minimizing their environmental impacts or even providing lighter materials that achieve the same level of performance.
Ahlstrom offers an ever growing range of filtration media to help water become clearer, air become cleaner and engines stay unpolluted. Ahlstrom’s filtration media is used by customers in the water, energy, healthcare, food and beverage and environmental control industries. Ahlstrom is helping its customers stay ahead by providing greener alternatives that are still highly efficient and cost-effective.
International technology group Andritz—uniting three leading suppliers to the nonwovens industry under one roof—will present its extended product portfolio. Andritz Asselin-Thibeau, France, is the third nonwovens competence center to join Andritz Küsters and Andritz Perfojet. Andritz Asselin-Thibeau is a worldwide leading supplier of drylaid nonwovens lines (including cards, crosslappers, drafter and needle looms) and ideally complements the Andritz Perfojet spunlace technology. Andritz Küsters contributes with expertise in wetlaid, thermal bonding and finishing technologies. Whether the requirement is for drylaid, wetlaid, spunbond, spunlace or needlepunch, Andritz offers integrated in-house solutions from forming to finishing.
In the U.S., Andritz is well supported in sales and service by its local branch in Spartanburg, SC. U.S. customers benefit from a highly skilled sales team, responsive service by experienced field and process engineers as well as a great range of original Andritz spare parts in stock. Andritz provides responsive service and maintenance for all nonwovens segments. One main field of experience is the roll service center, specialized in the repair, reconditioning and upgrading of all types of rolls. Sales and field engineers from Andritz Asselin-Thibeau and Andritz Perfojet have now joined the Andritz Küsters team and form a widely experienced task force that ensures life-cycle support for all Andritz nonwovens technologies.
The Andritz nonwovens competence centers in Europe have invested in state-of-the-art technical centers in Elbeuf and Montbonnot, France, and Krefeld, Germany, and joined forces in research and development. Complete pilot lines and individual equipment for spunlace, needlepunch, wetlaid/wetlace, bonding and finishing are available for customer trials and have already led to innovative process solutions. One major development, for example, has been the neXline wetlace, a line concept that integrates Andritz Küsters wetlaid and Andritz Perfojet hydroentanglement technologies. Wetlace is an ideal process for the production of flushable wipes from 100% natural and/or renewable fibers without chemical binders.
Another step ahead in quality control and documentation has been made in the hydrophilic treatment of spunbond nonwovens for hygiene applications. An innovative dosing concept including neXdetect measuring device allows reliable inline measurement of the oil pick-up after the dryer, easily detecting and documenting first-class quality and substantially reducing wastage.
In the spunlace industry, Andritz offers high-speed integrated production lines with unequalled energy efficiency ratio: neXline spunlace—which includes the Excelle carding system, the Jetlace hydroentangle¬ment process, the neXaqua dewatering unit, the Perfodry through-air dryer and the neXcal twin embossing calender – provides a major competitive advantage to spunlace producers. The optimum solution for top-speed spunlace lines for commodity products like wet wipes is a combination of an Isoweb TT card and Jetlace Essentiel, producing lightweight spunlace at very high capacity and low MD/CD ratios. This new generation of carding systems was launched in late 2011 and Andritz has already sold 14 Isoweb TT cards. A pilot line including Isoweb TT card will be available for trials this month in the Andritz Perfojet technical center.
In the needlepunch area, Andritzd has integrated the double carding Isoweb technology with the ProDyn concept into the neXline needlepunch. This is a major improvement in order to achieve the excellent technical product characteristics requested by the market. Fibers are the major cost factor in nonwovens production. The ProDyn system provides a remarkable reduction in fiber consumption and therefore a better return on investment. This unique line concept integrates the double Excelle Isoweb card with innovative feeding system, the Dynamic crosslapper with integrated web control device, A50 needlelooms with optimized adapted patterns, and a range of neXdraft drafters. A fully automatic final weight control with inline adjustment completes the equipment.
Another major development in the carding industry is the Excelle card for through-air bonding technology, which is an ideal process for multi-layer products. Starting in May 2013, a complete pilot line will be available at the new Andritz Asselin-Thibeau technical center.
First-time exhibitor Autefa Solutions will present economical concepts and individual solutions for nonwovens manufacturers. Visitors will find information about the latest developments and technical experts will also be available for discussions.
The Injection Card Plus uses the aerodynamic principle for gentle fiber treatment. The improved carding effect, the modular machine construction and the easy cleaning system in particular make the machines suitable for high production spunlace lines and ADL nonwovens.
The Crosslapper Topliner is a key machine in many nonwovens installations, able to increase product quality in new installations or as a replacement in existing lines, while contributing to saving raw materials at the same time.
The needle loom Stylus is equipped with the innovative Variliptic drive system, which enables high production speeds while also ensuring a gentle needling of the nonwoven fabric. This is particularly important during the first process step, the preneedling. The Variliptic drive system optimizes the surface of the nonwoven fabric while also protecting fibers and minimizing the needle wear. The machine has been delivered to numerous customers and has shown its specific advantages in field operation.
Birla Cellulose is a global leader in viscose specialty fibers with a marketshare of more than 21%. It has manufacturing facilities spread across six geographies with three VSF plants in India and one each at Thailand, Indonesia and China. Two new green field projects are expected to be commissioned soon—one at India and another at Turkey.
Plantations and pulp mills in Canada, Sweden and Laos provide strong backward integrated support to the viscose production capacity of 750,000 tons per year, which is expected to cross one million tons per year by 2015.
At IDEA 2013, Birla Cellulose will showcase its wide range of products for nonwoven customers. These include regular nonwovens grade viscose, Grasi Sorb for high absorption applications, coarse denier fiber for technical applications, flame retardant (FR) fiber, spun dyed fiber and Birla Excel (Lyocel).
At IDEA 2013, BMT Fibers, a leading American merchant of high performance fibers and associated textile raw materials, will showcase its range of innovative and cost saving solutions in both virgin and recycled textile raw materials. Established in 1922, BMT imports, warehouses, distributes and finances a broad client base throughout the U.S.
Bostik, one of the world’s leading bonding solutions companies, will showcase its innovation leadership and the latest in adhesives technology at IDEA 2013.
Bostik’s hygiene adhesive experts will be available to answer questions, provide market insight and discuss products and processes that effectively address industry challenges. As the global leader in elastic and stretch adhesives in the nonwoven hygiene industry, Bostik offers deep expertise and an extensive portfolio of disposable hygiene solutions that improve product quality while saving materials and cost.
“Bostik has earned a reputation for leading the way with innovations such as the industry’s premier olefin-based adhesive, Relyance and ZeroCreep, an adhesive that provides unrivaled hold and stretch,” says Courtney Korselt, Bostik global communications nanager. “At this year’s IDEA conference and exposition, we will showcase our latest innovations in products and technology platforms.”
Boyd Technologies will announce a new capital investment at IDEA, marking the official launch of its five year strategic growth plan, which has been underway since 2012 and aims to double the company’s top line revenue during the next five years. The growth strategy aims to achieve balanced profitable growth in the company’s core target markets through focused investments in the company’s manufacturing capabilities and management team.
The first phase of Boyd’s growth strategy began this year with an investment of approximately $1.5 million in a new cleanroom facility and capital equipment. The assets are targeted for completion during the third quarter of 2013. The initial investment is part of Boyd’s continued focus on the fast growing medical device industry, which in 2011 had U.S. sales of $100 billion and $300 billion globally. The company operates in the biopharmaceutical filtration and advanced wound care market spaces. Growth in these areas is being fueled by increasing demands of an ageing population, the need for advanced technologies to reduce health care costs, and more patient focused drug development and delivery systems.
Boyd plans to validate its new ISO Class 7 clean room in the third quarter of 2013 and immediately begin operations. “We are in a number of high level dialogues now with strategic partners which will put these new assets immediately to work,” says Matthew Boyd the Company’s EVP of Business Development. “We’ve spent a great deal of time specifying and customizing these investments to meet the needs of our partners so we are thrilled to see these efforts coming to fruition.”
Commenting on the capital investment the company’s president Stephen Boyd, says, “We plan to continue investing in the expansion of our assets and capabilities over the next five years. This includes equipment, people and infrastructure to support our targeted growth objectives.”
Boyd Technologies has a long track record of precision manufacturing in high tech markets. The company’s experience in the personal care market is extensive with a number of health and oral care product launches under its belt. “We are capable of operating three shifts in our facility with upwards of 150 staff, which allows our equipment to run 24-7 and facilitate very attractive growth,” comments Stephen Boyd.
Branson Ultrasonics will present the latest in technologies and will unveil a new Textile Actuator that provides an ultrasonic solution to a myriad of converting, bonding and embossing applications.
The 2013 IDEA booth will also highlight Branson’s Unmatched Application Expertise, 100% Commitment to Customer Service, Unequaled Global Resources and Leading Edge Technologies. With fully-operating equipment stations and video kiosks, the booth will demonstrate a line of nonwoven assembly solutions —plus Branson personnel will also be on hand to provide assistance.
Jim Molinare, market segment manager for Branson further states, “With the introduction of new products that are specific to the nonwoven industry, Branson once again proves that our approach to achieve the right solution for each application is the key to our success. We feel that our direct drive servo system, utilizing state of the art ‘power signal control’ and our new DCX power supplies, which provide enhanced performance, control, durability and reliability, will change the way that the industry looks at ultrasonic technology.”
Brückner is a pioneer in the field of finishing technology thanks to its advances in process technology, design, and innovative machinery solutions. Visit with Bruckner at IDEA in the Fi-Tech Booth where it will present the Supra-Flow BX - the new generation of double-belt thermofusion systems for high-loft and highly densified nonwoven products designed to give companies the edge in today’s marketplace.
Card Clothing & Services
Card Clothing & Services, Inc. (CCS) is a U.S. manufacturer of fiber processing equipment, including blending, opening, carding, crosslapping and electrical control systems. CCS equipment is built from the ground up with top quality components in its automated Huntley, IL fabrication facility. The equipment is electrically wired and test ran before it is disassembled and prepared for shipment.
IDEA will allow CCS to display product literature, photos and video of its latest blend line weight control systems, recipe management electrical control systems and metallic card clothing services. CCS plans to have our latest color touch screen that displays the control system for an operating nonwoven line. This system is able to monitor the nonwoven line remotely from anywhere in the world that has internet service.
In addition to capital equipment, CCS manufactures carding machine cylinders and fine opener rollers. The metallic card cylinder reclothing operation is able to wind rollers up to 3.5 meters in width depending on diameter. A typical CCS fine opener can be covered with metallic wire, aluminum pinned lags or large teeth depending on the desired amount of fiber opening.CCS designs and manufactures a standard line of fiber processing equipment, we offer many different features that allow the end user to customize the equipment to suit the application.
Cotton Incorporated’s focus will be on the power of cotton’s performance in products and its appeal to consumers worldwide. Consumers overwhelmingly prefer cotton to all other fibers in wipes, feminine hygiene products, diapers and adult incontinence products. And cotton performs. It is absorbent, soft, hypoallergenic and breathable. This strong fiber gets even stronger when it is wet. As a product of Mother Nature, consumers say that cotton is the safest fiber for the environment.
Dilo is the premier builder and supplier of complete nonwoven lines for staple fiber products.
Recent machine concepts from Dilo Group companies DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines will be promoted with an emphasis on new equipment components to improve web quality and uniformity applicable to all bonding processes. DiloTemafa has introduced the DON dosing opener as a link between the opening/blending operation and card feeder. This ensures that fiber flow to this feeder is both consistent and continuous.
DiloSpinnbau offers the Multifeed card feeder in widths exceeding five meters. This unit is equipped with a twin fiber delivery system in the upper chamber which provides further fibre mixing. A two roll opening stage allows fiber into the lower chamber with further separation and mixing by mechanical means and air movement derived from the permeable delivery apron.
Such a unit can deliver 400 kg//m/hr of 1.7 dtex fibres with a cross direction evenness CV of two to three immediately prior to the card. Changeover times with this Multifeed system are fast thus reducing downtime and web reprocessing requirements. Machine direction evenness is controlled by a weighbelt scale linked to the card infeed.
Multifeed can be used with all DiloSpinnbau card types in crosslapping applications or with high speed cards in series for hydroentanglement web formation.
This card range has been extended by the Multicard which offers roller infeed, a breast cylinder with three worker/stripper pairs and a 1500 mm main cylinder with a further five roller pairs. This is a double doffer system with the possible activation of condenser rolls for heavier webs. Such a card will handle the full range of fiber fineness and length with a web speed potential up to 150 m/min and offers an economic solution for cross laid nonwoven production. DiloMachines offer both vertical (HL series) and horizontal (DL series) crosslappers with the former arrangement providing infeed speeds up to 200m/min. The Dilo DL lappers operate in an infeed speed range of 80-160 m/min depending on application and specific model used. In addition to high infeed speeds new apron arrangements have been used to give high layering precision based on excellent web control. These machines have been supplied up to 16 meters in width for paper machine clothing applications. The further development of needlelooms continues. Elliptical and circular needlebeam movements are used to control drafts in the needling zone and also provide high speed felt production in the 30-80 gsm weight range.
At IDEA, Dover Flexo Electronics (DFE) will present an active demonstration of the new communications features of the SteadyWeb tension controller. This new generation of full-featured controllers maintains set tension on a web in any zone to improve process consistency. The unit is designed to help plant management bring operators up to speed with minimal training time via a color backlit LCD, illustrated prompts and color graphics. The large front dial allows easy scrolling through configuration values.
At the show the SteadyWeb5 controller will take a tension input signal from a Narrow Web tension transducer mounted on a display stand. Attendees will be able to view tension and access other controller features on their smartphones through the controller’s new web-server option. The controller’s web-server option allows Ethernet communication for setup and control via connected PC or remotely from a wi-fi-enabled smart device.
For setup and configuration, users have a choice of using the controller’s direct graphic interface or several other communication options.
Enka Tecnica continues to lead the way in new technologies for making precision spinnerets, hydroentalglement jet strips, melt blowing die tips and spinning nozzles. Enka has consistently demonstrated its ability to provide precision quality products with reliable delivery times. In addition, Enka offers a complete refurbishment/refresh service through facilities in Richmond, VA and Germany. Experts from Enka Tecnica will be in Miami to discuss your specific needs.
General Nonwovens is a producer of polypropylene and polyester spunbond nonwovens, capable of producing spunbond nonwovens in a range of 12-200 gsm up to 3.30 meters wide for hygiene, automotive, filtration, agriculture and technical applications. General Nonwovens’ brands include HyGen for hygiene and personal care products, FilterGen for filtration products, TexGen for coated and laminated fabrics as well as home textiles, AutoGen for the automotive industry, AgriGen for agriculture and horticulture applications, IndiGen for industrial and technical textiles and MediGen for medical and surgical media.
General Nonwovens’ technology and spinning process has state-of-the-art downstream equipment. The multi-beam line includes sophisticated process controls and versatile fabric finishing capabilities, where fabric characteristics and performance can be optimized to specific needs.
In terms of technological capabilities, unique fiber spinning and a uniform lay-down system allow General Nonwovens’ customers to substitute fabrics with lower basis weight products while achieving the same or better performance. Features such as hydrophilicity, ultraviolet stabilization, anti-static, anti-bacterial and flame retardancy can further enhance the nonwoven fabrics.
Alican Yilankirkan, business development director of General Nonwovens says, “General Nonwovens has invested in two new production lines within one year. One of them is a through-air bonding line and the other is a spunbond/meltblown/spunbond line.
“General Nonwovens is also installing a new SMS line, which will come on stream by second quarter of 2013. With these recent investments, General Nonwoven’s capacity is more then doubled reaching to 20.000 Mtons. The capacity increase is a part of our strategy to complete our product portfolio in the hygiene market serving all types of nonwovens used in baby diaper industry.”
Being flexible, dynamic and a diligent supplier with passion for quality, General Nonwovens vision is to exceed the expectations of nonwoven and composite users worldwide by utilizing their state of the art technology as well as providing the best value to their customers.
General Nonwovens will promote nonwoven roll goods for automobile applications, technical textiles, carriers for extrusion coating, lamination and layers for composites at IDEA.
At IDEA, Groz-Beckert will present the new EcoStar needle as part of the Innovations Initiative Nonwovens. EcoStar – the universal felting needle for almost all requirements—is the first result of the far-reaching Innovation Initiative. In comparison with standard needles it offers users an improved surface quality of the end product, longer service life combined with reduced energy consumption and lower penetration force, but the same efficiency.
Another topic is the Gebecon needle. Groz-Beckert Gebecon needles provide the ideal combination: good surface quality of the end product plus best possible bending resistance properties.
As a further innovation Groz-Beckert presents the new HyTec D Jet Strip for hydroentangled products. The newly developed Jet Strip HyTec D is optimally adapted for the application in spunlace systems, in terms of both hardness and durability.
Tests inside and outside the company have proven the following benefits:
• Nozzle edges with improved wear resistance
• Reduced energy consumption due to optimized nozzle edges
• Perfectly aligned formation of the water curtain
• Excellent surface quality to prevent dirt accumulation.
Come by Booth 501 to see the world’s leading supplier of slat aprons for transporting webs. A wide assortment of slat profiles and surface finishes, along with spiked aprons for fiber opening and blending operations will be on display. Let Hastem help you solve your fiber opening and web transport problems with their proven apron technology.
At IDEA, H.B. Fuller will share its passion for adhesives and its latest hygiene innovations through engaging interactive information sessions. Attendees can learn about how adhesives can play a pivotal role for key innovation areas such as thinner cores, lighter weight materials and improved fit and comfort.
H.B. Fuller has a global track record of recognizing trends and developing adhesive solutions to address industry challenges and changing market needs. More than 30 years of close collaboration with hygiene manufacturers has culminated in H.B Fuller’s comprehensive Full-Care family of adhesives that provide robust solutions for our customers in terms of adhesive performance, supply flexibility, technical support, all delivered through close technical collaboration. H.B. Fuller adhesives perform to meet market needs and we always have our customers in mind.
Meanwhile, H.B. Fuller’s newly-expanded polymer business unit will be demonstrating a new pH-driven patent-pending disintegration polymer and an advanced aqueous, superabsorbent polymer solution. These exciting and novel chemistries are designed to address the rapidly growing need in the nonwovens industry to create thinner, absorbent nonwoven articles as well as fabrics that degrade upon disposal.
H.B. Fuller focuses on perfecting adhesives and polymers to help customers meet their business objectives. The company brings a compelling combination of world-class technical service, global strength, innovative polymers and its family of high performance Full-Care adhesive products designed to meet the challenges of the nonwovens industry.
Herrmann Ultrasonics provides customized solutions for bonding, slitting, cutting and embossing applications of nonwoven, film and textile materials.
The new generation of the Herrmann Ultrasonic bonding modules enable high-speed-production at constant quality without the use of adhesive and consumables. It allows for stable processes even at variable speeds. Further advantages: the ultrasonic process is immediately available without preheating and without cooling down. The laminated materials provide a pleasant softness and improve the quality of the final product.
Herrmann’s continuous ultrasonic bonding technology provides significant advantages for high-speed processing of nonwovens, composite materials, paper and films, especially for your application. There are many applications in the hygiene and medical field, i.e. filter products and elastic laminates, where roll goods need to be bonded at respective speeds.
The technical improvement inside the Ultraspin module is the newly designed bearing sleeve technology (versus the alternative diaphragm system). In can be combined with the field proven and patented Microgap control, which is used with a static sonotrode. The close-loop Microgap control allows to bond materials with consistent quality while ensuring there is no contact with the anvil.
The new sleeve technology withstands high bonding forces. A precise parallel adjustment is given with no more vibration of the sleeve/bearing assembly. The rigid design allows for high speed continuous and intermittent application. Ultraspin ultrasonic bonding module consisting of a rotating sonotrode, new double bearing sleeve technology, bearings and specially designed 35 kHz Converter. Typical applications include cuff welding, front and back ear attachment, acquisition layer, tape construction, side seam, textile applications and other bonding applications.
At IDEA, Indorama Ventures will introduces itself as “the truly global fiber producer.” The combined capabilities of Auriga Polymers, Indorama Polyester Industries, PT Indorama Ventures Indonesia, Wellman International, Trevira and Fiber Visions allows Indorama Ventures to offer an unparalleled global manufacturing presence in supplying fibers and polymers for nonwoven fabrics around the globe, according to the company. With the capabilities of our well known plants, our research team complements and works with our customers on new and fast developments to gain and maintain market leadership.
At IDEA, ITW Dynatec will present its Surge technology, nominated for “Most Innovative Technology” in the equipment category of the INDA Nonwovens Achievement Awards. This is the second nomination for ITW Dynatec, which took home the “Most Innovative Technology” award for its Vector Metering Platform at the 2010 IDEA.
“Creating advanced solutions for our customers’ challenges is what we do every day, so it’s exciting to be recognized again for achieving that mission,” says Scott Mercer, vice president of global sales. “Surge offers something truly new in the industry: choice. Because Surge offers the capability of a single applicator applying different weights of adhesive on the same substrate, Surge users are saving monumental amounts of adhesive and increasing product performance at the same time.”
Kansan Machinery, a manufacturer of wet wipe machines, hygienic textile machines and turn-key complete wet wipe line producer from Turkey exhibited a tremendous growth in the last couple years. If 2012 was a record-breaking year with the delivery of 84 machines, the order list of Kansan is suggesting the same for 2013. “The expansion of existing customers and penetration to new markets were very exciting for us this year,” says Anil Kirhalli, sales and business development director of the company. “We added a lot of new customers to our portfolio and received many recurring orders from existing customers. Of course the most exciting ones were definitely the project we handled with Ginni Filaments of India and our very first delivery to China.”
In its 2013 pipeline Kansan already has fixed orders from the U.K., the U.S., Northern Europe, Serbia, Peru, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, China, Algeria, Poland. “Double-digit growth is a concept we have been familiarized with for the last couple years,” says Kirhalli. “Of course we can link it to the global growth in nonwoven and hygienic market in the world or we can easily tempt ourselves by saying that it is a sales and marketing miracle. But the truth is we have excellent research and development, after sales service and a production teams behind us. We have their support enabling us to offer state-of –the art machines to our existing and new customers.”
Even with all these new customers and fixed orders for the first three quarters of 2013 there is still room for Kansan’s further expansion plans. The business plan of Kansan involves a much greater participation in this year’s IDEA show. Kansan will be having one of the largest booths in the show and will be exhibiting a full automatic cross fold and a fully automatic Interfold/Non-interfold wet wipe production line throughout the entire show.
All machines to be presented at the show will have brand new features and latest developments of Kansan’s new platform. Some of the new features can be listed as increased cutting capacity up to 800 cpm, degraded extra low vibration, full automatic splice of bobbins and laminate foil in all lines, enhanced transfer mechanisms, web guiding technology in unwinds units, precise lotion application and zero or minimum waste based operation.
For most nonwoven producers, Lenzing Instruments is a well known supplier of equipment for quality- and process control. For more than 40 years, producers of nonwovens, fibers, filaments and films have turned to this Austrian company in order to find the optimum solution for their testing requirements.
Lenzing Instruments’ offer includes both customized online solutions for process control as well as standard laboratory testing equipment.
Unique process control of the fiber orientation offers the Nonwovens Orientation System NOS 200. The illuminated web is scanned by a CCD camera and the evaluation of the resulting images gives feedback about the MD:CD ratio, meaning the ratio of fibers in the machine vs. cross direction of the web. Out of the MD:CD ratio, correlations can be drawn to the strength of the web, therewith enabling an online, non destructive monitoring of the nonwoven strength. NOS 200 is also available as offline system.
With the Nonwoven Inspection System NIS 200, aesthetical and physical defects of the nonwoven web are detected in real-time by means of high resolution line scan camera modules with image-processing and visualization computers.
The continuous and immediate feedback about defects such as contamination, printing defects, holes, thin- and thick spots, cloudiness enables quick reactions to process malfunctions and thus cost savings due to less waste of finished goods and raw material as well as less customer complaints.
For simultaneous online monitoring of area weight, moisture and thickness, the Scienta system offers various solutions depending on the produced material, enabling also non-nuclear technology to be applied; for instance for polypropylene and polyester webs. In this case, Near Infrared Light technology is used, eliminating the need of authorities licenses or any specific safety procedures.
All sensor and scanner support electronics are housed inside the scanner frame, which is compact and robust, designed to withstand high temperatures, humid conditions, dust etc.
On the field of liquid-strike-through-time testing and rewet testing, Lenzing Instruments has been standard setting with its two instruments Lister and Wetback. Often used in combination, the operator tests the liquid-strike-throughtime of a nonwoven coverstock with Lister according to WSP 70.3/WSP 70.7 , and the wetback properties of the same nonwoven coverstock with Wetback according to WSP 80.10 / WSP 70.8.
At IDEA, Metso is excited to introduce its totally reengineered new Advantage Hydro-Dry. Starting with a clean sheet, Metso designed and built a dryer/bonder that meets and exceeds current expectations; with a focus on issues that you face every day. Metso’s new Advantage Hydro-Dry incorporates the most efficient through air drying and through air bonding technology available today and can be found in the most advanced Spunlace and Wetlace nonwovens lines in the nonwovens industry.
NDC was founded in the year 1998 in Quanzhou City, one of top economic active regions in China. As a global supplier for high quality hot melt application technology, NDC has won favorable reception from customers for high quality, good service, strong manufacturing capabilities and strict management system.
NDC, has focused its research and development and manufacturing on hot melt tank and coating lamination machine for more than a decade. It’s renowned for its one-stop complete lines and professional application expertise in Asia.
NDC, in order to improve working efficiency and product quality and precision, bought state-of-the-art computer numerical control machines (Japan Mori Seiki, Mazak, Tsugami, Germany DMG Turn & Mill Complex CNC Machine and Horizontal CNC Machine, etc.) to replace those traditional processing machines, now most of parts are available to be automatically finished in one time.
NDC, constructed a well-appointed laboratory, which is equipped with all kinds of spray and coating systems for diversified applications and complete inspection facilities. All above allow us to do various testing and trial for our customers, and R&D for new products and technology.
NDC dispensing systems are widely used in: baby/adult diaper & fem-care, building & roofing materials, packaging, label stock & tag, medical-use material, etc. No matter nonwoven lamination or paper converting, we can always offer you professional & innovative solutions to satisfy different production lines.
Since the mid 1970’s Nippon Nozzle has been a pioneer in spunlace technology and the world leader as a manufacturer of hydroentangling jet strips. The process of spunlacing or “hydroentangling” is perhaps the fastest growing technology in the nonwovens field. The principle is unique unto itself—ultra fine, high velocity jets or “needles” of water are volleyed against a fiber web or other similar substrate. The kinetic energy transferred from the water causes the fibers to entangle, wrap and knot about each other in the web. The resulting product is one with many conventional textile properties such as softness of hand, drapability, durability and the ability to be patterned. Spunlaced nonwovens are expanding into new and heretofore difficult-to-penetrate markets such as apparel, home furnishings and domestics. Moreover, end use products such as personal wipes, domestic wipes, and institutional wipes continue to grow for spunlaced nonwovens. Industry experts estimate that approximately 12% of all nonwovens are made through the spunlaced process
Nippon Nozzle supplies not only jet strips but high pressure stainless steel wire mesh five layers deep water filter cartridges for the Perfojet lines. It also produces spunlace manifolds (Injectors) for all types of lines.
Omnova Solutions, a specialty chemical manufacturer, provides a wide range of products for nonwoven fabrics. Our emulsions provide bonding with tailored product attributes: tensile strength, stiffness, dimensional stability, moldability, chemical resistance and water, oil and alcohol repellency. Omnova also offers polymers that improve wicking, permeability, soil release, heat and ultraviolet resistance and soft hand.
Palas MFP filter systems are well proven because of their advantages in the development and quality control of filter media. The MFP test rigs are modularly built filter test systems for flat filter media and small filter elements. In 1998, Palas received the “Product Achievement Award” in the category “Testing and Monitoring Equipment” for the MFP concept.
With the MFP 3000:
• the pressure drop development at the unloaded medium;
• the fractional separation efficiency;
• the loading and fractional separation efficiency during the loading; and
• the gravimetric separation efficiency can be determined reliably and economically within shortest time.
The new MFP 3000 FTD filter test rig consist of the MFP 3000 test rig with a test surface of 100 cm2 and the new additional test channel FTD 3000 with a test surface of 400 cm2. Thus the operator is able to select the appropriate filter test surface area depending on the application and his requirements. The larger filter area in the additional channel FTD 3000 leads additionally to a reduction in the face velocity down to 2 cm2 for the flat sheet media.
The MFP 3000 and the FTD 3000 can be operated alternately with the same air flow management. The MFP 3000 operates in suction mode, which ensures a particularly even formation of the dust cake, even at high inflow velocities.
With the light-scattering aerosol spectrometer welas digital 3000, a reliable determination of the aerosol concentration and the particle size is ensured. In this way, the unambiguous determination of the fractional separation efficiency is guaranteed.
Additionally, the use of the welas digital 3000—with two sensors for a quasi simultaneous particle measurement—offers following advantages:
• fully automated fractional separation efficiency measurement
• use of the test system for very high and low aerosol concentrations.
The extensive automation of the test procedure together with the clearly defined single components and the individually adjustable sequence programs of the filter test software FTControl guarantee highly reliable measuring results.
With more than 120 built and delivered complete filter test systems in more than 16 different versions, Palas is the worldwide leading manufacturer of filter test systems.
Pantex International will launch several new materials at IDEA 2013, including new grades of film-based, cloth-like and nonwovens-based Cotton Dry laminates. The new products are extremely soft and have unique visual appearance while maintaining premium performance levels for acquisition, rewet and masking. These developments will be showcased alongside the company’s broad range of topsheets, special ADLs and a new series of elastic laminates.
The key of more than 26 years of success in the hygiene market leverages on several pillars: long term expertise, proprietary technologies, continued investments in R&D, good understanding of market and customers needs, strong financial position, short time to market, flexibility and a quick reaction time.
The company is also embracing a new sustainability program with special efforts to develop new products that meet the growing need to minimize environmental impact. Special attention is also placed on waste management with total waste reduction targets, internal and external complete recycling. The company strongly pursues strategic partnership throughout the entire supply chain at raw material suppliers, customers as well as with the forwarders, for the overall optimization of the carbon footprint.
For many years, Pantex has been committed to social responsibility with several projects engaged in International solidarity. In particular, with the warm involvement of all employees, Pantex family has significantly grown by adopting a wide number of children from less privileged countries.
Peixin International is one the most professional manufacturers of baby diaper machines, lady napkin machines and adult diaper machine and all kinds of paper converting machines in China with a long history of over 26 years in this business. Peixin enjoys a strong reputation with good quality and perfect after-sales service for all customers from over 80 countries in the world.
Peixin is located in Shuangyang Overseas Chinese Economic-develop Zone, Luojiang, Quanzhou, Fujian, China and Occupied area of 60000 square meters with the fixed assets of almost 200 million yuan. Peixin has over 250 workers including the 50 technicians staff giving guarantee on the accurate production and offering the strong production capacity.
Peixin won many honors such as “China product Exemption fro Quality Surveillance Inspection”, “Fujian Province Famous Brand”, “Contract and Credit Fiduciary Company” “Technology Innovative Enterprise” “Important Enterprise for Taxpaying” and so on. Peixin also has won ISO9001:2000 Quality Certification System, European CE certificate.
Pneumafil/MikroPul will highlight its air filtration and air conditioning systems. The company offers turnkey installations to any level desired, for systems built on-site, using its own technicians. Systems may also be pre-assembled, run-tested at our facility, and shipped, ready for operation upon arrival at the site.
The Pleated Belt Filter (PBF) system is a high efficiency self-cleaning filter offering high capacity and efficiency. The PBF does not rely on a dust or filter cake to separate small dust particles and doesn’t blow or pulse dust back into the air stream. It features automatic cleaning of agglomerated fibers and dust out of dense pleated high efficiency filter media.
Also highlighted will be its MikroPul industrial filtration product line, one of the most extensive in the industry, which includes fine dust filters, cartridge filters, bag filters, wet scrubbers, cyclones, and filters for fibrous material. The Cylindrical Mikro-Pulsaire Tangential Inlet dust collector can handle air-to-cloth ratios of up to 20:1 The inlet acts as a cyclone, causing the air to spin and consequently to throw the heavy particulate to the walls and then into the hopper. The fine particles are collected on the filter bags.
Pneumafil/MikroPul will also market our Abington high vacuum system technology for waste control. The system is designed to efficiently collect waste such as trim, fibers, dust, fabric scraps, etc. from all areas of the plant and convey it to a central location for disposal or reclamation.
Quantachrome Instruments will be exhibiting the Porometer 3Gz one of its highly successful range of Porometer 3G though pore size analyzers. These instruments use a technique known as Capillary Flow Porometry or Liquid Displacement that measures Bubble Point, Mean-Flow, Minimum Pore Size and Pore Size Distributions of through pores with a typical analysis time of 10 to 20 minutes.
A sample of the test material is wetted with a low surface, low vapor pressure liquid such as Porofil. Liquid is to be displaced from the pores according to a simple relationship that relates applied pressure to pore size using the surface tension of the liquid and wetting contact angle. The Porometer sets and measures pressures and measures gas flow through the emptied pores. The largest pores are emptied at the lowest pressure. The first flow is known as the Bubble Point. Smaller and smaller pores are emptied as the applied pressure is progressively increased.
The Quantachrome Porometer 3G range can also provide Gas Permeability and Liquid Permeability measurement data.
Whenever anyone talks about spunbond, meltblown and composite nonwovens, the name which naturally comes to mind is Recofil. World renown for high productivity and quality nonwovens production lines, whether it is for spunbond, meltblown, composites, bi-component, fine denier, or PET fabrics, REICOFIL will have technical representatives to provide the latest information on all of these important nonwoven processes.
At IDEA 2013, Sandler will introduce novelties in product development combining optimized functionality and the concept of sustainability to the professional audience. One of the market leaders in nonwovens, Sandler is partner of the industry in the development of customized functional products in numerous fields of application. Sandler showcases nonwovens for hygiene, medical and wipes applications as well as media for the filtration and automotive industries and technical applications.
Softness and care are the themes under which the company will show a broad range of nonwovens for hygiene and wipes applications at the IDEA show. The materials combine proven functionality with additional characteristics that make these nonwovens true wellness products—for example excellent softness, a pleasant textile touch, elasticity or a particularly smooth surface. In various stretch applications for diapers and other hygiene products Sandler will show new, utterly soft nonwovens which offer high elongation as well as high tensile strength in low basis weights. Optimized fluid handling and protection are provided by the latest development for acquisition and distribution layers. Owing to a special fibre structure, the new nonwoven material transports the fluid away from the body, provides interim storage and distributes the fluid evenly across the hygiene product. Rewet is prevented and the storage capacity of the absorbent core is fully utilized. Observing current trends as well as the need for sustainability and the protection of the environment, Sandler is offering high-quality products for topsheet applications—nonwovens made of fibers with special finishes. Nonwovens of the botanicals product series are e.g. enhanced with aloe vera, camomile, vitamin E, or silk proteins.
Under its Less is Best to Nature! Motto, launched in 2008, Sandler will present the new sawatex generation for wipes applications. This initiative focuses on low basis weights in wipes applications while maintaining well-proven Sandler quality. A new development takes this project to a new level: bio textile by sandler. The nonwoven substrate is made of 100% viscose fibres and is therefore fully biodegradable.
On the medical side, Sandler presents carrier materials for wound dressings and nonwovens for other wound care products. These materials offer excellent elasticity and allow the skin to breath owing to their air-permeability.
To potential buyers from the automotive and filtration industries Sandler AG presents new developments as well as established products at this year’s IDEA show. Offerings include a textile solution for exterior applications: sawasorb exterior.
Furthermore, Sandler puts its products for the filtration industry on display: filter media for classes G3 to E11 for applications ranging from heating, ventilation and air conditioning, to filtration in the automobile to synthetic vacuum cleaner bags.
Synthetic sawascreen pocket filter media contain finest fibres of less than 1µm and achieve high efficiencies and high dust holding capacity. The progressively structured filter media feature a low average pressure drop, lowering energy consumption during operation of the filtration plant. Latest developments combine cost- and energy-efficiency with long-lasting filtration performance: with high efficiencies even after discharge they maintain the criteria of their filter class throughout the operating life of the filter.
Schill & Seilacher GmbH
Schill & Seilacher is the world’s largest supplier of technical finishes for the Nonwovens Industry. Every given application requires a specialized finish, and Schill & Seilacher has the chemists to custom design and tailor finishes for each customer’s unique needs. Whether it is anti-static properties, food packaging, hygiene, medical, hydrophobic or hydrophilic characteristics, they can offer solutions. Visit with the Schill & Seilacher team in booth 501.
Schober USA will feature rotary die cutting technology designed specifically for demanding textiles and nonwovens—including both machinery and tooling. Rotary cutting tools and systems specifically designed for the demands of technical textiles and nonwovens will be featured. This proven technology is ideal for the production of cotton pads, baby care products, adult incontinence, masks, covers, ostomy bag components, band aids, compresses, test strips and other difficult projects.
Rotary cutting, cut-and-place, embossing modules, tools and complete systems which are ideal for the offline converting of materials and products, will also be featured. Dies, in Tungsten Carbide or PM materials are available in solid, sleeved or segmented designs, yielding 20-30 times more cuts before re-sharpening is needed. Schober segmented dies often can be re-sharpened 25 times before new segments are required – yielding significant savings especially for spare tooling. Several different die knife designs are available, depending upon the parameters of the materials being processed. Knife heights of more than one inch (25.4 mm) in addition to the integrated pockets are possible.
Schober USA will also discuss cutting cylinders designed and built specifically for the demands of sanitary napkins which include product orientation across the web and a vacuum and air blast device to ensures a high volume of continuous and trouble free product delivery.
Sikoplast Recycling GmbH
Waste recovery and recycling has become more and more important in recent years. Sikoplast has long been a leader in the efficient recycling of nonwoven fabrics and fibers. Contact us about machinery for recycling, re-pelletizing, and re-feeding systems for edge trim from meltblown and spunbond fabrics.
Sonobond Ultrasonics will showcase towo fi ts machines, the SEamMaster High Profile Ultrasonic and the SureCut 35 Ultrasonci Hand Cutter, at its booth. . In addition, the company has prepared a new multimedia presentation showing several of our ultrasonic bonders in operation. It also includes photos of the many different end-products that can be assembled with our equipment.
Sonobond’s SeamMaster Series of ultrasonic bonders are similar in appearance to traditional sewing machines. However, they use no thread, glue or other consumables. Instead, they seal, “sew,” and trim nonwoven and synthetic fabrics with ultrasonic vibrations. Bonding and trimming are accomplished in one quick step. The ultrasonic process eliminates problems caused by stitch holes or glue gaps, as well as fraying or unraveling of bonded edges. SeamMaster machines have the important advantage of operating four times faster than conventional sewing machines and ten times faster than adhesive methods. They are the only ultrasonic bonders that feature a continuous-bonding rotary system. This enables them to bond more efficiently, reliably, and quickly than other “plunge” type ultrasonic bonders. Sonobond offers a selection of over 500 standard pattern wheels—plus custom designs—for slitting, sealing, seaming, embossing, and tacking.
Sonobond’s SureCut 35 Ultrasonic Cutters/Sealers are available for loom-mounting or as hand-held tools. They operate noiselessly, combining two steps into one by cutting and sealing the edge of synthetic films and fabrics in a single pass. This reduces labor costs by eliminating extra trimming steps. SureCut 35 machines do not cause fraying, unraveling, or material buildup (beading) along the edge. This gives them an important advantage over hot wire and rotating knife cutters. When a double layer of fabric is passed under the unit, it joins the two layers along the edge as it cuts and seals.
Calemard is recognized around the globe as a leader in providing efficient solutions for spooling sensitive nonwovens. In 1998, based on its 10 year experience and around 70 slitting and spooling lines installed in various industries, Calemard presented its first spooling line dedicated to acquisition and distribution layer and since then has delivered more than 60 spooling heads.
In the nonwoven field, decoup’s leading technology remains its ultrasonic splicing. It has developed a proven and accurate technology to produce unequalled quality joins, without any color fading or burns. This consists in an ultrasonic cutting operation which splices two layers together. Depending on customer needs, this first step can be combined with ultrasonic ironing which enables the splice to almost recover the original characteristics of the web. Designed to be integrated onto existing lines, the modules are ergonomic and compact. The equipment is available either for narrow webs (up to 800 mm) as a module to be fitted on a machine or doctor machine; or for wide webs (up to 3000 mm) as a splicing bench to be fitted on line.
Expect an array of new product and marketing initiatives from Suominen at IDEA 2013. The leader in nonwovens for wipes will reveal new products and activities that will have a significant impact across the industry.
The focus on eco-friendliness is firmly established at Suominen, and it’s reflected in such products as Hydraspun Dispersible Substrate. This innovative material, one of the few products to meet the INDA/EDANA guidelines, is truly flushable, breaking down into individual fibers as it goes through the sewer pipes. The eco-friendly theme is also evident in the company’s latest advertising campaign. Each new iconic image serves as the backdrop to demonstrate that Suominen is ‘the biggest name in nonwovens for wipes.”
The company’s restless pursuit of product improvement is also evident in its extended portfolio of household and industrial wiping materials. New technologies have helped to develop exciting product characteristics.
Temco specializes in high speed low friction bearings combined with guide rollers to produce highly effective web guiding solutions for nonwoven converters. As web weights go down, low friction guiding solutions become even more critical in order to not influence the web quality. Visit with us in Booth 501 to see how we can help you improve your converting efficiency and quality with TEMCO rollers.
Technical Absorbents will show IDEA exhibitors how the company and its product range have progressed over the past few years. In addition to its SAF technology, TAL will also be display different SAF-based fabrics and yarns, which are now used with a variety of industries and applications. Examples of new water-blocking geotextiles, water reservoir agrotextiles, filtration media and woundcare fabrics will be on display. It will also have on show its KoolSorb coolant fabric, which is a finalist within the roll goods category at the IDEA Achievement Awards.
“TAL has steadily progressed its business strategy which is focused on enhancing its innovation and development capabilities,” explains TAL business development manager Dave Hill. “TAL is now seen as a solutions provider, rather than just a raw material manufacture of SAF.
“The relationships that it has established with not only converters, but in some cases whole supply chains, have made generating new ideas and developing these into usable products a much smoother and efficient process.”
The latest example of this is KoolSorb, which is patent-pending. “Creating a washable super absorbent fabric was not easy,” continues Hill. “It is a concept that many would have laughed at. However, it has been achieved and the recognition it has already received from within the industry has been tremendous.”
Texel will feature this year its Thermofit product line, and especially the Automotive applications for this product. Customers are beginning to make greater demands for quieter automobiles, and because of this, automakers have begun to attack sound inside the passenger compartment with greater ferocity. Thanks to the advanced engineering capabilities of Texel with the ThermoFit technology, what used to be thought of as an uncontrollable source of unwanted sound is now fair game in the quest to reduce interior noise. With ThermoFit, nothing has been left unexplored when it comes to finding new ways to ensure a quieter driving experience.
Videojet provides targeted solutions to specifically address the product decoration challenges of personal hygiene converters. With a large installed base of inline digital printers in the personal hygiene industry, Videojet provides value-added decoration and indication solutions for feminine care, baby care, adult incontinence and other nonwoven applications.
Videojet’s digital BX system delivers a proven, flexible solution ideal for large brands as well as smaller regional brands and private labels. With unrivaled ink and application expertise, Videojet helps you make the right decoration decisions for your applications.
Xanofi is an emergent technology company looking to revolutionize how industries utilize nanofibers in their manufactured goods with our XanoShear technology. We want to partner with companies to develop products that are more cost effective, more efficient and provide enhanced performance.
Xanofi has developed the world’s first and only liquid-based process for producing nanofibers. The equipment we have developed has been nominated for an IDEA Show Achievement Award.
Where Xanofi’s distinction lies is in our ability to uniformly distribute nanofibers in different liquid mediums. We can spray nanofibers, we can pour nanofibers, we can mix our nanofiber slurry with other wet process manufacturing. On the other hand, we can also produce a loose nanofiber if that works better for your manufacturing process. No longer are nanofibers just a coating technology – Xanofi can integrate them into commercial wet process manufacturing.
Zuiko Incorporated’s newest members will be at IDEA13. Yoshihiro Nakajima, a design engineer at Zuiko Corporation has led numerous diaper and bed sheet converting machines projects for over 12 years. Joining him is Matthew Jason, who manages spare parts and sales engineer, Kenneth Cottrell. They will be in Miami to meet and introduce themselves to people in the industry.
Kazuhiro Yoshida, the president of Zuiko’s new Brazil operation will also attend the trade show. He brings his industry experience and invites visitors to Zuiko’s booth to learn about what he has planned in South America. Finally, a team from Zuiko headquarters will be at the show to introduce the latest technologies from pet sheets to cutting-edge high speed tape and pants diaper converting machines.