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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Zimmer Reps Full Nonwovens Machinery Range

Zimmer Machinery Corp., Spartanburg, has added a complete range of nonwovens machinery to its offerings for the US textile industry.

Founded in 1985 by Roland J.P. Zimmer as a subsidiary of Austria-based textile printing machinery manufacturer J. Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH, the company has its own production facility for jigger dyeing and flocking machinery; and also is a distributor and offers spare parts and service for its parent company’s machinery as well as coating, laminating, color-dispensing and other machinery from several other manufacturers serving the dyeing and printing industry.

At Techtextil North America 2008, the company debuted nonwovens machinery from Italy-based Bonino S.r.l., Sicam S.r.l., Technoplants S.r.l. and Tectex S.r.l. — companies heretofore not present in the US market. Machinery includes bale- and fiber-opening, blending and carding machines; crosslappers, feeding systems, pre-needle- and needlelooms, calenders and ovens for thermo-bonding; continuous finishing lines for bonding drylaid, wetlaid, spunbonded and glass-fiber webs; and ancillary machinery.

With the laminating, coating and flocking machinery, Zimmer already was reaching into the nonwovens sector. “We’ve been in the laminating, coating, hotmelt lamination and flocking technologies for several years, so we’ve been working slowly into the nonwovens market,” Zimmer said. “This is our first web-forming involvement.”

May/June 2008

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