Nonwoven materials

Our first nonwoven line was put into operation at our company in 1966 – making us one of the pioneers of this innovative technology, which was just beginning to develop.

Today, numerous different fibers are laid mechanically or aerodynamically into a fibrous web and stabilized using various processes. Our nonwoven materials are employed in a variety of ways in industry and the home, for example as disinfection wipes, in feminine hygiene products or in the field of filtration.

Our Nonwoven Material Production Process

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Creation of the nonwoven material

The fibers are selected according to the application and assembled according to the order. Mechanical and aerodynamic processes generate fibrous webs up to 3.2 m wide.

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Nonwoven bonding

We have mastered four different processes for stabilizing the nonwoven material: thermofusion and thermobonding, chemical bonding and spunlace (hydroentanglement) processes.

Step 1: Creating the Nonwoven Material

In the first step, fibers such as PP fibers, viscose- or cotton-fibers are laid down dry into fibrous webs. This is accomplished mechanically through carding and roller carding, or aerodynamically using an airstream over an air-permeable surface. The fibers are now only very loosely joined and, in a second step, they must be firmly bonded together.

Step 2: Nonwoven bonding

At our plant, nonwoven bonding takes place using various technologies. In thermal stabilization using the thermofusion process, thermoplastic fibers with various melting points are stabilized using hot air. The fibers melt and bond with each other. In the thermobonding process, this is accomplished via heat and pressure. Here, the individual fibers are bonded at intervals between heated calendar rollers. The calendar rollers can be engraved or smooth, producing differing surface textures on the nonwoven material.

We also make use of chemical stabilization processes. Here the fibers are stabilized using binding agents, which themselves have various characteristics and effect the features of the nonwoven material accordingly. If the fibers are swirled and fixed using focused, high-pressure water jets, a process known as hydroentanglement, this is referred to as spunlace nonwoven material. This fourth process for nonwoven stabilization has been in use at our facility since 1997.

Furthermore, we run the following business:

Cotton Wool

Natural cotton is a very absorbant and particularly skin-friendly material and is therefore especially well-suited for beauty care products.

Feminine Hygiene & Incontinence

Efficient liquid management is achieved through carefully matched nonwoven materials, hygiene films and high-performance absorbant cores.

Household & Industrial Films and Foils

Using innovative technology, we produce especially thin, high-performance films and foils which are not only used in the home but also as industrial packaging.

Cotton Wool

Natural cotton is a very absorbant and particularly skin-friendly material and is therefore especially well-suited for beauty care products.

Feminine Hygiene & Incontinence

Efficient liquid management is achieved through carefully matched nonwoven materials, hygiene films and high-performance absorbant cores.

Household & Industrial Films and Foils

Using innovative technology, we produce especially thin, high-performance films and foils which are not only used in the home but also as industrial packaging.

Whether it be research and development, logistics, production, accounting or sales – with us, you have come to the right place!

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