New head of Technical Textiles Business Development at Monforts

German A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG has newly appointed Jürgen Hanel to head Technical Textiles Business Development. This underlines the company’s commitment to technical textile applications.

Hanel_02Hanel is a specialist in textile coating and has been Senior Sales Manager at Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH and previously he was responsible for developing the textile coating department at DyStar textile colorants in Frankfurt (D).

Jointly with his position in R&D of emulsion polymers for the textile industry at Rotta Gmbh (D) he will dedicate his experience to the benefit of Montforts.

Hanel stated “Technical texiles do have a specific demand profile during the finishing process, e.g. the strong reaction to moisture or differences in temperature” and he adds: “We are developing new techniques specifically tailored to technical textiles”. Monforts sees a great potential in Technical Textiles because of high demand, explains Monforts Klaus A. Heinrichs. Applications are used in the area of fire protection such as glassfibre fabrics with intumescent coatings, protective work wear such as foundry protective clothing or protection as well as against chemical agents and special textiles for automotive applications. For this purpose Monforts offers a modified stenter already proven in coating processes of airbags. Heinrichs is convinced that the hiring of an industry insider such as Jürgen Hanel will allow Monforts to set new trends in the field of Technical Textiles.

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