28.09.2005 - NSC and Rieter collaborate in nonwovens
NSC Groupe, France and Rieter Textile Systems, Switzerland have signed a co-operation agreement between their nonwovens businesses: NSC nonwoven (Asselin-Thibeau), France and Rieter Perfojet, France. This collaboration between technology leaders will offer unique benefits to the nonwovens industry.
Recognised worldwide as leaders in their respective technologies, NSC nonwoven and Rieter Perfojet have set up a co-operation with the aim of offering unparalleled advantages to their nonwovens customers.
- Nonwovens producers will benefit from the ability of both companies to supply a complete process as turnkey systems from a single source.
- The range of machinery made by both NSC nonwoven and Rieter Perfojet, is the perfect match to provide customers with any technology they are inclined to invest in. The expertise of NSC nonwoven in process technologies from opening & blending equipment, wide cards, airlay cards, crosslappers, drafters, needlelooms to fully automatic high speed winders and slitter-rewinders complements perfectly Rieter Perfojet’s hydro-entanglement systems, as well as its spunbond technology.
- Rieter Perfojet’s trial facility in Montbonnot will be completed by the NSC nonwoven equipment. This demonstration line will feature all the latest technologies from both companies establishing a new benchmark with the highest production and quality standards in the nonwovens industry. Nonwovens producers will be able to assess the viability of their new projects in the same industrial conditions that they would in their future plant.
- Customers will take advantage of a unique global know-how thanks to a team of experts in engineering and processes, thus making possible added value and the joint development of innovative products as well as setting the future technology standards.
The French NSC Group consists of five business units: NSC fibre to yarn, NSC nonwoven, NSC packaging, NSC system solutions and NSC services. In 2004 NSC generated Mio. Euro 117.2 sales with 1,100 employees. NSC nonwoven designs and manufactures integrated production lines to produce textile fabrics in a continuous processes.
Rieter Group operates internationally, developing and producing sophisticated systems for the textile and automotive industries. In fiscal 2004 Rieter generated sales of CHF 3'173 million with some 13'500 employees worldwide. The Textile Systems Division accounted for CHF 1'176 million and the Automotive Systems Division for CHF 1'979 million of this total sales.