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Sympatex expands Tection business

As a result of the placement of a corporate bond in November 2013, Germany’s Sympatex Technologies GmbH is to substantially expand its latest Tection technical textiles division with the aim of consistently developing innovative technologies and products for industrial applications.

22nd January 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Unterföhring

Protective, Sports/​Outdoor, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

In order to strengthen its business Sympatex is enlarging the Tection team. Stefan Brandt, 46, who has been in charge of industrial applications in addition to the Footwear business since July 2012, will fully focus on the position as area manager of Tection from 1st February 2014. There will be further personnel additions especially in the areas of development and project management.

As a consequence, all four Sympatex business areas will be led by independent area managers from 1st February 2014. Monica Billes will again be in charge of the Footwear business, which she already managed successfully until mid-2012.

 “By expanding our forward-looking business area “Tection”, we take account of the increasing importance of technical textiles worldwide. We focus on establishing the “Tection” area as another important field of activity for the company,” explains Michael Kamm, CEO Sympatex Technologies GmbH.

In the Tection area, a multitude of interesting applications and projects in the fields of medicine, automotive engineering and industry exist already today. The development team, for example, is working on solutions to increase comfort and improve the protection of the skin for medical applications as well as on dehumidification and humidification systems for several application areas but also on textile systems to improve the seating comfort in vehicles and on functional covering systems for various outdoor applications.

As a leading producer, Sympatex Technologies has been a pioneer for high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application since 1986. Together with selected partners, Sympatex develops, produces and distributes membranes, laminates and functional textiles as well as finished products worldwide.

The Sympatex membrane is highly breathable, 100% wind and waterproof and regulates the climate. It is 100% recyclable, bluesign certified, was awarded the Öko-Tex-Standard 100 certificate and is PTFE free and PFC-free.

The company says its technologies and procedures are based on the principles of ecological responsibility and sustainability with a special focus on the optimal carbon footprint. Sympatex Technologies is a subsidiary of Sympatex Holding GmbH with sales offices and branches worldwide.

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