Miller Weldmaster, a supplier of fabric welding solutions, sent a team to Paraguay in January 2014, when James Miller, an application specialist who has been with the company for nearly 15 years, installed the company’s first-ever machine in the country.
In total, Miller Weldmaster has installed over 3,000 machines in over 100 countries worldwide. The company offers a wide range of machine lines, customised to meet any manufacturing specifications and demands.
Autefa Solutions Switzerland AG, formerly Strahm Hi-Tex System AG, was founded to support the group’s expansion into the field of thermally bonded nonwovens with the future range of machinery to include equipment for thermobonding and drying, as well as cutting and winding technology.
“With this strategic expansion of our product programme we are now able to offer turnkey lines also in the field of thermally bonded nonwovens and for applications in drying technology. We are very pleased to employ a team of specialists for the engineering and sales of such lines in our new location in Switzerland,” commented Dr Stefan Schlichter, CEO of Autefa Solutions Group.
“Especially with regard to the efficient use of energy resources, we will extend the excellent technology of former Strahm, in order to combine innovative concepts with our proven technologies in the interests of our customers.”
RadiciGroup closed the year 2013 with greater market share in many of its target polyester market sectors. Positive results were achieved in the outdoor furnishings, technical/industrial and automotive segments.
“The year 2013 was a positive one for us,” said Paolo Radici, member of the RadiciGroup Board of Directors and CEO of the RadiciGroup PET Yarn Business Unit. “Despite the difficult economic situation in Europe, we managed to grow and gain a good share for our products in our chief target markets.”
“All three of our companies achieved improvement: the two Italian sites in Chignolo d’Isola and Andalo Valtellino, and the Swiss facility in Stabio, with a combined total of 341 employees.”
Swedish carbon fibre reinforcements producer Oxeon’s TeXtreme product has been used in an award winning snowboard. Snowboard brand Jones Snowboards has been awarded best in class for its Ultracraft Splitboard reinforced by TeXtreme at the leading international sports business tradeshow ISPO in Munich, Germany.
Jones Ultracraft Splitboard was recognised as the winner in the Action Segment Splitboard category. ISPO Awards honour the most exceptional sporting goods developments, which are selected by a jury of independent sports business professionals. Also named a 2013 Gear of the Year award winner by National Geographic, the Ultracraft Splitboard joins the ranks of the world’s best products.
“This is a huge honour for us,” said Jones Snowboards Founder, Jeremy Jones. “Our commitment to providing riders with the best, most progressive gear is what drives our brand. Knowing that the global snow sports industry finds the Ultracraft as revolutionary as we do is exciting and humbling.”
INDEX 14, the largest meeting place between the players in the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, will once again showcase the INDEX 14 Award Excellence in the nonwovens and related industries on 8 April, the opening day of the exhibition that will take place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland.
TenCate Advanced Composites has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognise suppliers, who have achieved superior performance.
Paul Draghi, Senior VP of Operations said: “This recognition represents our second year in a row and is especially important as it recognises our commitment to on-time delivery and quality across the materials we supply to Boeing.”
The manufacturer and exporter of medical disposables, Jajoo Surgical, India, and the Swedish based Investkonsult have officially opened their joint venture for manufacturing underpads and maternity pads for the hospital and institution market segment in India.
The ceremony was honoured by Karl Edberg from the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi.
Both companies are small family owned businesses and the new production plant is said to be a natural expansion of Jajoo surgical, one of the leading suppliers for bleached cotton in India. The joint venture in Dewas, near Indore, India, will be called Jajoo Hygiene Pvt Ltd.
Milliken has appointed Jim McCallum as the company’s’ new Floor Covering Division President. McCallum joins Milliken with more than 30 years’ experience in the textile and carpet industry, including senior leadership positions at Interface, Mohawk and Lees Carpets.
The industry veteran will be located at the Milliken Corporate Headquarters and Design Center in Spartanburg, SC, USA. He will report directly to Joe Salley, Milliken President and CEO, and is expected to help to move Milliken forward in providing industry-leading products.
With the FILTECH Show taking place from 24th-26th February 2015, the City of Cologne in Germany will turn into the top-meeting-place for all those involved with filtration and separation and adjacent sectors.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Ministry of Textiles and Bureau of Indian standards has held a second National Seminar on Standards in Technical Textiles that took place on 25 February at Mayfair Banquets Worli, Mumbai. This year’s theme was Role of Standardisation in Health safety and Environment. Zohra Chatterji , Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, delivered the inaugural speech at the beginning of the event. A compendium on Standards for Technical Textiles was also released at the seminar.
Sujit Gulati, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, A B Joshi, Textiles Commissioner, Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, FICCI Textiles Committee and Managing Director, Ginni Filaments and Dr A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI, along with other leading ‘industry captains’ joined the seminar to share their thoughts.