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INDEX 2014 Exhibitor Preview: ES Fibervisions/FiberVisions

DENMARK— February 13, 2014 — FiberVisions® and ES FIBERVISIONS will present fiber platforms driving innovation in traditional and new nonwovens markets at INDEX 2014, 8-15, April 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland (Booth 2119).

Under the motto “Focused Innovation – Global Leadership”, the world-leading polyolefin and bicomponent fiber specialists will demonstrate how unmatched product performance and processing, and a customer-centric approach, are helping to address demands and trends in the consumer end-markets of diapers, wipes and feminine care, as well as in the growing non-consumer markets of filtration and technical applications. The fiber platforms of FiberVisions and ES FIBERVISIONS create new advances and support customer-inspired developments in the areas of hygiene, filtration, automotive, composites, construction, wipes, paper and more.

The companies’ customer-driven R&D focuses on generating new fibers that help reduce system cost while enhancing performance and sustainability. Visitors to the Booth can find out more about the potential to achieve:

  • Softer nonwovens, due to the variety of deniers, sizes, finishes, additives and shapes on offer;
  • Stronger nonwovens, due to the inherent nature of the raw materials compared to other fibers;
  • Extensible nonwovens due to the different “crimps” and fiber extensibility designed into fibers;
  • Hydrophobic or hydrophilic nonwovens, due to the finishes and additives offered;
  • Lofty/bulky nonwovens, due to controlled geometry and shaped fiber technologies;
  • Cost savings, due to lower basis weight nonwovens that are possible with the fibers, without sacrificing performance and aesthetics;
  • Global reach, with four dedicated FiberVisions manufacturing sites around the world, and with the ES FIBERVISIONS J/V extended footprint another 3 manufacturing sites add to the global reach;
  • Single source, with the broadest product portfolio of any polyolefin staple fiber supplier:

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FiberVisions and ES FIBERVISIONS will exhibit at INDEX 2014 for the first time alongside their sister companies from the INDORAMA Ventures Group. The core competencies and synergies between Trevira, Wellmann, Auriga Polymers, FiberVisions / ES FIBERVISIONS and the INDORAMA parent company enable availability of knowledge and resources to best support customers with tailored fiber innovations and solutions. FiberVisions / ES FIBERVISIONS offer a one-stop-shop for polyolefin material and fiber-related needs, and in combination with the sister companies the extended offer includes world class polyester fibers. Together, the companies offer a comprehensive platform for polyolefin and polyester fiber needs.

“Significant growth capital has been invested in FiberVisions and ES FIBERVISIONS over the last five years, which is enabling us to strengthen our innovation and support capabilities to support progress in the nonwovens’ markets,” comments Gary Spitz, Chief Executive Officer, FiberVisions. “Under the umbrella
of our strong parent company, INDORAMA, we will continue to nurture deep customer relationships, and
deliver cost-effective solutions that meet specific performance requirements and trends toward lightweight fabrics, more environmentally-friendly processing and materials with added functionalities.”

In late 2012, Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) commissioned a new bicomponent line in Rayong, Thailand with the capability to produce PET core staple cut bicomponent fiber. A new bicomponent line in Suzhou, China was launched in October 2013. Additionally, an upgrade to the existing Covington, GA semi-works line will be completed in Q1 2014. The upgrades will allow the line to be used as an innovation and scale-up tool as well as to produce new specialty bicomponent grades. ES FIBERVISIONS is the only global bicomponent fiber supplier handling all bicomponent fibers for FiberVisions, J/V partner JNC Corp. and INDORAMA VL, enabling the combined production capability to offer a very strong range including PE and PP sheath in combination with PP or PET core. In addition ES FIBERVISIONS drives a truly global R&D approach, which includes having developed bicomponent fibers based on specialized polymers that put this unique company constellation at the forefront of the industry.

For more information meet FiberVisions and ES FIBERVISIONS at INDEX 2014 Booth #2119.

Posted February 18, 2014

Source: FiberVisions