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Curt G. Joa expands waste minimisation technology

Joa’s newest waste minimisation technology identifies, prevents and corrects defects in the cuff section of the product construction.

4th April 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sheboygan Falls, WI

Sustainable, Medical/Hygiene

Curt G. Joa, a leader in specialty machines for the disposable market, has received a patent for its automatic cuff defect correction system, the latest addition to its family of waste minimisation technology.

First developed in 2007, JOA’s waste minimisation technologies are rooted in TRIZ methodology, or the theory of inventive problem solving. These proprietary Joa technologies are said to allow manufacturers to increase efficiency and reduce waste, according to the manufacturer.

“The development of our waste stream management technologies has been a continuous effort over the last decade,” said Curt G. Joa, Inc. President Gene Kiela II. “We filed our first patent in this field in 2007. Since then, our continuous improvement initiatives allow us to claim that our machine platforms have the lowest ramp-up cost of any available hygiene converting equipment in the world.”

Newest waste minimisation technology

Joa’s newest waste minimisation technology identifies, prevents and corrects defects in the cuff section of the product construction, including cuff folding and elastics. This responsive technology enables correction without stopping the machine, preventing rejected products associated with shut down and ramp up.

Joa’s waste minimization technologies also include:

  • Individually rejecting spliced materials before combined to form an end product
  • ADL Inversion correction
  • Stretch material auto rethread
  • Low-cost ramp-up waste, through process stream management

In their third generation of family ownership, Curt G. Joa, Inc. now includes the Joa and Bikoma brands, with operations in the USA, Germany and India. Joa, a leader in custom and premium machinery that produces disposable products, utilises its own independently developed and patented technologies in its machinery.

www.joa.com

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