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Dr. Ingo Mählman

By Ken Norberg, Editor

Applications, fiber quality and stabilization determine the quality of nonwovens. The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, a proven expert in polymer processing, spinning and texturing, also beneficially deploys its many years of expertise for its nonwovens (airlaid, meltblown and spunbond) and staple fiber technology.

The group’s Neumünster, Germany-based nonwoven business unit is therefore able to offer solutions for processes and systems for manufacturing high-end spunbond and fibers for carded nonwovens.

International Fiber Journal had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Vice President Sales and Marketing for the nonwoven business unit at the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

Dr. Mählmann, the demand for nonwovens has been rising since 2002. What is the reason for this ongoing growth?

Huge infrastructure programs, particularly in China and India as well as in other emerging countries, are being implemented,

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More than 900,000 m2 of geotextiles were supplied by Italy’s Manifattura Fontana during the expansion of the Panama Canal.

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

While not generally a field characterized by frequent innovation, a potentially disruptive new technology is being introduced to the North American geotextiles market by Greer, South Carolina-based Haydale Technologies.

Haydale is an advanced materials group with a focus on the integration of nanomaterials into next-generation commercial technologies and industrial materials, with six facilities in the USA, Europe and the Far East.

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More than 900,000 m2 of geotextiles were supplied by Italy’s Manifattura Fontana during the expansion of the Panama Canal.

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

While not generally a field characterized by frequent innovation, a potentially disruptive new technology is being introduced to the North American geotextiles market by Greer, South Carolina-based Haydale Technologies.

Haydale is an advanced materials group with a focus on the integration of nanomaterials into next-generation commercial technologies and industrial materials, with six facilities in the USA, Europe and the Far East.

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Oerlikon Neumag has progressive technologies both for the production of fibers for geotextile carded nonwovens and for the manufacture of geotextile spunbonds.

The quality of nonwovens is determined by the stabilization, the application and the fiber quality. As a proven expert in spinning, Oerlikon Neumag beneficially deploys its many years of expertise here both for its spunbond and staple fiber technology. Hence, Oerlikon Neumag is able to offer solutions for processes and systems for manufacturing high-end spunbonds and fibers for carded nonwovens.

Since 2002, nonwovens have experienced a sharp rise, with 6 percent annual growth with regards to its use in geotextiles.

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Oerlikon Neumag has progressive technologies both for the production of fibers for geotextile carded nonwovens and for the manufacture of geotextile spunbonds.

The quality of nonwovens is determined by the stabilization, the application and the fiber quality. As a proven expert in spinning, Oerlikon Neumag beneficially deploys its many years of expertise here both for its spunbond and staple fiber technology. Hence, Oerlikon Neumag is able to offer solutions for processes and systems for manufacturing high-end spunbonds and fibers for carded nonwovens.

Since 2002, nonwovens have experienced a sharp rise, with 6 percent annual growth with regards to its use in geotextiles.

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