Some exhibitors at IDEA 2016 in Boston, USA (updated May 2, 2016)

Some exhibitors at IDEA 2016 in Boston, USA (updated May 2, 2016)

TextileFuture is pleased to offer you a selected insight on what will be presented at IDEA 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. More than 7000 people will converge in Boston. Hundreds of companies from more than 70 countries will present their latest ideas here. And some of the biggest names in our industry will be speaking on topics that can take your company and your career to a whole new level

Coating and finishing by US Aurora Specialty Textiles Group

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. (ASTG), a global leader in the coating and finishing of both wovens and nonwovens, will showcase the company’s new ultra-wide width (>130”) coating and finishing capabilities at IDEA16 Boston (Booth 1230)

Claudia Maloy, an account manager for Aurora, will be available to discuss the company’s R&D capabilities as well as their new state-of-the-art, North American manufacturing operations.

The media and public are invited to visit Booth 1230 to learn more. IDEA16 Boston, which is sponsored by INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 3-5.

Aurora is sharing Booth 1230 with sister companies Kleen Test Products and Majilite. All are subsidiaries of Meridian Industries, Inc., and offer a broad range of capabilities and products.

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group serves a wide variety of nonwovens manufacturers, including those in the healthcare, home furnishings, bedding, construction and geotextiles industries. ASTG’s coatings and finishes add value to durable nonwovens by enhancing product appearance and performance.

The company’s new state-of-the-art technologies and R&D expertise, combined with the many sustainability components of the company’s new North American manufacturing plant, make Aurora the ideal supply chain partner for nonwovens manufacturers looking for a competitive edge in today’s dynamic marketplace.

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. is a global leader in coating, dyeing and finishing of both woven and non-woven fabrics. Based in Yorkville, Illinois, U.S.A., the company has a 132-year tradition of innovation and in 2015 invested in a new state-of-the-art, wide width coating and finishing line, and a new facility, that dramatically expand their ability to serve customers. Products include digitally printable textiles through Aurora’s Northern Lights Printable Textiles line, specialty home products, industrial products and tape products for a wide variety of industries. Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc., is a Meridian Industries, Inc. company and ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.

Freudenberg Performance Materials to strengthen Evolon lightweight wipes

The worldwide leading manufacturer of technical textiles presents its latest developments for high-tech wiping at the IDEA 2016 show in the U.S.

Originally designed as a durable fabric with outstanding properties, Evolon has been used for more than a decade as heavyweight high-tech cleaning clothsFreudenberg Performance Materials_Evolon Micro-Roll withstanding hundreds of wash cycles at constant performance. Pushing the limits of the unique worldwide-patented technology, Freudenberg has worked on these strengths to combine the benefits of microfilaments, and the convenience of disposable items to develop its range of lightweight wipe substrates. Evolon wipes offer the best cleaning performance in their category thanks to the fineness and density of the microfilaments. Dry or pre-impregnated, Evolon lightweight wipes are set for highly demanding applications requiring the best surface preservation, and are currently being qualified by the automotive and aerospace industries. These Evolon lightweight wipes give Freudenberg the opportunity to consolidate its position on the industrial cleaning segment.

Endless microfilaments make Evolon lint-free, strong, mechanically stable and isotropic, providing extended durability and stability-in-use for dry or wet disposable and semi-disposable lightweight wipes. With a microfilament size ca. 10 times thinner than standard microfiber, wipes using the Evolon technology provide an outstanding streak-free cleaning performance and absorb up to four times their weight of water and 8 times their weight of oil. These are all key features which prove to be highly beneficial in high tech industrial environments.

Down to 30 gsm, Evolon microfilament wipes are 1.5 to 2 times lighter than the lightweight wipes traditionally obtained using conventional processes. Design and patterning flexibility include: flat, mesh or the new 3D structures, to fulfil the need for Freudenberg-Performance-Materials_A-hair-on-Evolondifferentiation expressed by the customers. “The pattern was originally a more stringent subject in consumer markets, but we are more and more required by the industrial market to provide unique-looking products with superior cleaning performance. Evolon is fit for this too.” says Jean-François Kerhault, business segment manager Evolon. In this respect, Evolon 3D revolutionary pattern has been nominated as one of three finalists in the Roll Goods category at IDEA16 in Boston.

Many customers pre-impregnate Evolon substrates, to provide the task-specific light wet wipes required by a more and more segmented industrial market. Thanks to the microfilament structure, the impregnation remains stable over the product lifetime to ensure constant liquid release. The composition of Evolon microfilament textile is compatible with a multitude of pre-impregnation cleaning lotions, solvents and IPA. “Evolon is also resistant to peroxide-based disinfectant, unlike some other competitive materials. This brings a significant advantage to our customers, by allowing them to use a wider variety of cleaning agents.” adds Kerhault.

Evolon lightweight substrates are easy to convert in a large variety of formats: flat wipes, perforated rolls, pull-ups and interfold are just as easy to make.

Evolon fabrics range from 30gsm to 240gsm and are certified Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Product Class I. The Freudenberg facility producing Evolon is certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001. 

Sandler AG to showcase its nonwovens at IDEA Show, Boston

Nonwovens for hygiene products and wipes substrates in the North, materials for transportation, filtration and construction in the South: In early May, there will indeed be a Sandler nonwoven for every application on display in the USSandler

At the IDEA Show in Boston, Massachusetts (May 2 – 5, 2016 May 2-5, 2016 Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre) the German nonwovens manufacturer invites visitors to a mini-break at the Sandler Garden and Mansion. In a homely garden, sample collections showing Sandler’s wide product range allow visitors to feel the difference—established product qualities as well as latest developments. Nonwoven wipes substrates for various applications and materials for hygiene products will be at the centre of attention, among them nonwoven innovations that take account of sustainability.

„Wipes unlimited“ is Sandler’s motto (at Hall A, Booth 1605,)  when it comes to the company’s wipes substrates for baby care, cosmetics as well as industrial and household cleaning. Print and embossing designs, but also special fibre blends and the use of sustainable raw materials from natural sources offer numerous opportunities for product differentiation. Sandler’s latest substrates combine improved tensile strength in machine and cross direction with higher product thickness—added value for both cleaning efficiency and care. Coloured variants additionally enhance this product series, providing for visually matching the wipes substrates to different areas of application. 

In the Sandler Garden, new developments for hygiene products also await the professional audience: Even softer nonwovens for fluid handling layers along with extraordinarily soft and bulky top- and backsheet materials increase the comfort in use while also offering optimised fluid management. A new generation of nonwovens for elastic closure systems combines improved extensibility and high stability during processing. Both are achieved at even lower basis weights, thus conserving valuable resources. New nonwovens for topsheets feature a silky or cotton-like feel for more comfort in use. For this application, Sandler also presents sustainable product variants that are biodegradable owing to the fibres used. Embossed motifs also offer product differentiation, adding that certain something recognisable at first sight. Sandler will present a further highlight with a new embossing design, especially suited for cover materials for elastic applications. This new nonwoven offers an additional asset for your product—not only from a visual point of view.

Teknoweb Converting and Ilapak at IDEA16 in Boston, USA

Teknoweb Converting and Ilapak, with a common booth, will take part at IDEA 2016 which will take place in Boston in 2016 May 3-5, 2016 in Boston, USA

Teknoweb Converting is the most dynamic supplier of high performance production lines for manufacturing wet wipes. Recognized as innovative champion it is the only one able to supply from head to toe a full solution with in house manufactured machineries.

Teknoweb Converting and Ilapak, both part of the IMA Group, will feature the latest innovations in the development of advanced technologies for the wet wipes converting and packaging: a converter line Exige 2 and a flow pack wrapper Genesis, the first real product of collaboration between the two companies.

Teknoweb Converting will unveil its Exige 2, new vacumless converting line for crossfolded wetwipes. It is able to process all type of materials (even very thin paper based ones). Specific line you will be able to watch in operation is able to produce 1.200 wipes/min with superior quality control. It will be connected to a Genesis Pack, essential machine for high quality pack but very competitive in price.

Live show will be held 4 times per day. Seats are limited. Book your seat here

Moreover the whole Teknoweb Converting and Ilapak team will be available to go through your project and offer a reliable and competent support to find the perfect solution to your manufacturing needs.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover live the advantages that our integrated solution for the wet wipes converting and packaging can give you.

IDEA2016 Achievement Awards

Fifteen leading companies have been announced as finalists in five categories for the

IDEA 2016 Achievement Awards, which recognize the most innovative new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry. Winners will be announced during the show.

Best new durable product

Impossible Objects LLC of Northbrook, Illinois, USA—

  • Composite-based additive manufacturing (CBAM) three-dimensional (3D) printed pieces;

Tiguard of Bal Harbour, Florida, USA—Vibrance

  • nonwoven membrane carpet backing;

UltraTech International of Jacksonville, Florida, USA—

  • Evershield durable omni-repellent formula

Best new equipment

Andritz Nonwoven of Krefeld, Germany

  • flushable substratepatterning process

ITW Dynatec of Mettmann, Germany

  • Ultra Strand coating system

Technoplants of Pistoia, Italy

  • Multiline pre-card.

Best new roll-goods

Avintiv of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

  • AAMI 4 laminate

Jacob Holm of Allschwil, Switzerland

  • Softlite lightweight nonwovens.

Best new fibre/raw material

BASF of Ludwigshafen, Germany

  • Saviva SAP Technology;

Kelheim Fibres of Kelheim, Germany

  • Viloft short-cut fibres

Suzano Pulp and Paper of Suzano, Brazil

  • EucaFluff fluff pulp.

Best new disposable product

Chicopee of Katwijk, The Netherlands—

  • DuraDry;

McAirlaid’s of Heiligenstadt, Germany—

  • X-Top Pouch for Men;

WipeMeWorld of Hong Kong, China—

  • WipeMe flushable wipe on a roll

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The next generation of “AIR-LESS” recycling platform, available in both In-Line and centralised configurations recovers all pulp, SAP, and PE/PP plastic from yourDiaper-Recycling manufacturing waste streams. Diaper Recycling Technology (innovation award winner offering carbon neutral products is showcasing its newest developments at Booth 1627

The state-of-the art technology re-uses the separated material streams, thereby eliminating landfill, burning, incineration and all associated product B brand and consumer risks.

It is a win for the consumer, a win for the environment, and a win for the partners of Diaper Recycling Technology.

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