Technocell Vlies deepens its commitment to the market and to its customers

Osnabrück, January 2016

‘Living Nonwovens’ is the new brand promise, which Technocell Vlies – one of the Osnabrück-based Felix Schoeller Group’s business units – will be featuring at this year’s Heimtextil show. Technocell Vlies is going to Heimtextil 2016 with the intention of expanding this promise to the market and its customers to cover a broader spectrum of content.

One of the key issues is production reliability. It is actually already guaranteed by the Felix Schoeller Group’s extensive capacities, but will be increased still further when the new paper machine at the company’s Russian mill in Penza has been built. PM6 – which will produce decor and nonwoven papers – is scheduled to be commissioned sometime in 2017.

For Georg Haggenmüller, Executive Vice President of Technocell Vlies, the close collaboration and communication with the Felix Schoeller Group’s fields of competence has always been extremely important, especially because of the synergies that are created: “By bringing the R&D and technology departments on board, we can guarantee our customers comprehensive quality management and an ongoing process of improvement. We can also proactively offer our customers development partnerships.”

Asked what products will be on show at Heimtextil, Haggenmüller replies: “Our main concern is to give customers the opportunity to experience at first hand our huge range of products and their diverse possible applications.” The nonwoven lining papers, which are known on the market under the LinerTech®label, will be one of the main features this year. Haggenmüller explained how, by continually driving forward the development of these nonwoven lining papers, it is now possible to meet the very highest customer specifications. As well as products in the LinerTech®series, others such as the MetaTech®series will also be on the stand, along with information about their possible applications. “And, in 2016, our colleagues from the Felix Schoeller Digital Media Business Unit will also be on the stand to showcase the nonwovens that are becoming increasingly important for digital wallpaper printing and are sold as INSPIRE wallpaper,” says Haggenmüller, painting a more detailed picture of the company’s plans for the show. “Despite an increasingly tough market environment, we intend to stand by this market and stick to our goals. We believe we are in good shape to meet any future demands. Ultimately, our investment in the new paper machine in Russia underlines that.”

Technocell Vlies can be found in Hall 3.1, Stand F51.

Background information on the Felix Schoeller Group

Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,340 employees, the renowned Osnabrück-based company produced and marketed almost 310,000 tonnes of specialty papers in 2014 and posted a total turnover of appr. 720 million euros. The Felix Schoeller Group develops, produces and markets specialty papers for photographic applications, digital printing systems, the packaging market, self-adhesive applications and for the furniture, wood-based products and wallpaper industry.

In addition to its Osnabrück main site and headquarters, the Felix Schoeller Group has four other production facilities in Germany - in Weissenborn and Penig in Saxony, in Titisee-Neustadt (Baden-Württemberg) and in Günzach (Bavaria). It also has production facilities in the USA and Canada and is involved in a joint venture in the Russian Federation. It has sales & service centres in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow and Prague.

The Felix Schoeller Group exemplifies uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership. The result: Best Performing Papers. Worldwide. Since July 2013 the Felix Schoeller Group has been the official premium paper partner of the German Olympic team.

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