Visit Perlon® at Techtextil 2022 Atlanta

Perlon® – The Filament Company is participating again this year at Techtextil North America 2022. This is the only trade show in North America for technical textiles and nonwovens. The show will take place from May 17–19, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 560 exhibitors will present the latest textile technologies at the event. More innovative solutions await you at the show – visit
Perlon® in Hall B3, Booth 2747.

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Perlon To Participate in Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt

The Perlon® Group will showcase its three brand range QualiFil – monofilaments, Hahl – synthetic brush and abrasive filaments and Pedex – filaments for dental and personal care applications at this year’s Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany from June 21-24, 2022. For the first time, the trade fair will take place as a “hybrid” and combine the best of two worlds: Face-to-face exchanges and virtual presentations and networking opportunities with digital features such as matchmaking offers, chat function or 1-to-1 video calls.

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Perlon Takes Over NOWO Products Sp.z.o.o.

Perlon® – The Filament Company – headquartered in Munderkingen, Germany, which specializes in the manufacture of synthetic filaments for the paper, brush, cosmetics and dental industries, has acquired NOWO Products Sp.z.o.o. in Kluczbork, Poland. NOWO is a leading European producer of twisted monofilaments for the global paper industry. The new acquisition allows Perlon® to expand its market leadership in the paper machine clothing segment and is regarded as a vertically integrated investment Perlon®.

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Pedex GmbH Wins Großer Preis des Mittelstandes Award

In 2021 Pedex GmbH in Affolterbach was nominated for the ‘Großen Preis des Mittelstandes’ a business award for small and medium sized companies.

The ‘Großen Preis des Mittelstandes‘ award has been the single most popular business award in Germany since 1994. The award is focused on evaluating businesses as a whole, not just on numbers, jobs or innovation. Every November, the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation invites nominations of medium-sized companies for the competition from communities, associations, organizations and companies. The nomination can be for medium-sized companies from the industrial, commercial, service and trade sectors.

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ABMA 2021 Virtual Meeting Highlights

The ABMA 2021 Convention main session was held virtually yesterday afternoon and we’ll provide full coverage from the event in the next issue, but here are the early highlights:

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FEIBP Working Group: Paint Brushes January

COVID-19 Update

During the evening of January 19, 2021, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new regulations on the pandemic. Restrictions are on-going, with the lockdown in Germany being extended until February 14, 2021. Experts from science, medicine and research had met in an advisory committee and finally, a result was communicated from the federal government.  Chancellor Angela Merkel appeals to companies to let their employees back to the home office more. “It’s tough,” Merkel says, “What we have to expect people to do once again. But we have to take the situation into account. To protect people and also to protect the economy.”

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FEIBP Announces New President

The FEIBP held its annual General Assembly as a virtual meeting on October 15, 2020, and Peter Langenegger (Ebnat AG, Switzerland) stepped down as president after serving a three-year term. Andrew McIlroy of Perlon GmbH was welcomed as the new president and is the first president to represent the suppliers’ section of the federation. McIlroy is well-known and much respected for his commitment to the FEIBP and has been a board member for many years. He is the sales and marketing director at Perlon and will serve a two-year term as president.

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Perlon Provides Fire Service with Protective Masks

Perlon®-Group CEO, Florian Kisling who has been the voluntary community fire inspector for Münster in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district for many years, hands over the masks to the deputy district fire inspector Matthias Maurer-Hardt.

Perlon®-Group Makes Donation of 2,400 KN 95 Protective Masks

Through its global network, the Perlon®-Group is supporting the procurement measures of the volunteer fire service in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district south of Hesse, Germany, by donating 2,400 KN 95 protective masks. This protective equipment will be put to good use by the volunteer service that covers 23 towns and communities in the area.

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