Monforts appoints technical textiles specialist
12th June 2012, Mönchengladbach
A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG is strengthening its commitment to technical textiles with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager to expand its product portfolio for this growth market. Monforts has appointed Jürgen Hanel as the new Business Development Manager, strengthening its commitment to technical textile applications.
A specialist in textile coating, Jürgen Hanel was formerly Senior Sales Manager at Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH and he had previously been responsible for developing the textile coating department at DyStar Textilfarben in Frankfurt.
“This together with his work in the research and development of emulsion polymers for the textile industry at Rotta GmbH will ensure his experience can be used to the benefit of Monforts,” Monforts said in a statement today.
“I’m a textile person through and through and looking forward to the challenge,” explains the 54 year old.
“Technical textiles have a specific demand profile during the finishing process. For example, they react strongly to moisture or differences in temperature. We are developing new techniques tailored specifically to technical textiles,” he added.
“The market for technical textiles is steadily growing. We see further potential here because of its high demand,” explains Monforts spokesperson Klaus A. Heinrichs.
Technical textiles and fabrics are being used more widely in a large number of areas. Fields of application odf interest to Monforts include fire protection (for example, glassfibre fabrics with intumescent coatings), protective work clothing such as foundry protective clothing or protection against chemicals and special textiles for the automotive industry.
Monforts already offers a modified stenter for technical textile applications which is proven in the coating of airbags.
“I am convinced that with Jürgen Hanel as an industry insider, Monforts can also set trends in the field of technical textiles,” says Heinrichs.
Author: Billy Hunter