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.”