Creating Digital Fiber, Yarn & Nonwoven Factories

By Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Oerlikon Nonwoven

Manmade fiber manufacturing is not being spared by the 4th industrial revolution (Industrie 4.0). The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, for example, is already successfully digitalizing its ‘From Melt to Yarn, Fibers and Nonwovens’ process chain.…Continue Reading »

Filter Media Manufacturers Prepare for an Auto Industry Sea-Change

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

The $2 trillion global automotive industry is on the verge of tremendous change with electrification. At this year’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland from March 7-17th, the acceleration of electrification was without doubt a key theme, with new launches from many of the world’s leading car makers announced.According to analyst Schlegel und

Partner, some 1.3 million battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were manufactured in 2018.This represents no more than 1 percent of total car and light vehicle production, but at the same time is also growth of 51 percent on 2017, compared to a slump in sales for conventional cars and light vehicles.…Continue Reading »

Sefar Sets the Standard

By Edward C. Gregor, Editorial Board Chairman, International Filtration News

Leading in technical fabrics for around 190 years, Sefar has been setting filtration media standards worldwide as a problem solver with an absolute customer focus. A privately held company that is still comprised of the original seven family companies that merged in 1907, Sefar’s sustained success comes down to its ability to innovate in the production of some of the world’s most sophisticated precision fabrics for industrial use.

Sefar produces precision monofilament yarns, fabrics, filter components and ready-made products for filtration and separation, ranging from component applications for healthcare, automotive, acoustic, aerospace, and appliance, to processing applications such as chemicals, minerals, food, environmental, life science/pharmaceutical.…Continue Reading »