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A.Celli and Oerlikon team up for festooning

Companies aim to strengthen their position as reference suppliers to the hygiene market.

11th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lucca, Italy


Oerlikon Nonwoven and A.Celli Nonwovens have announced a strategic collaboration for the production of solutions dedicated to A.Celli’s festooning technology.

Festooning is an ideal process for the management of soft, thick and memory-effect materials and new machines are being developed as part of the A.Celli F-Line family of multifunctional lines, to support the already tested A.Celli technology dedicated to spooling.

“This strategic partnership with Oerlikon Nonwoven allows us to further extend our range of solutions,” said A.Celli CEO Alessandro Celli. “We wanted to combine the technological values of two links in the same supply chain – substrate manufacturing lines and integrated end-of-line and intralogistics solutions. With this synergy we aim to strengthen our position as a reference company in a hygiene market that is increasingly looking for eco-compatible, innovative and differentiated nonwovens.”

“Collaborating with A.Celli to create a quality Italian integrated production system for our customers makes us proud,” added Fabio Zampollo, CEO of TKW Materials, the joint venture partner of Oerlikon Nonwoven. “Since we know that the future will be challenging for all market participants involved and that technological excellence will primarily also be created in partnerships across the value chain, we believe that bringing the best team mate on board is the right decision.”

The new line dedicated to festooning will be engineered and produced in Italy.

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