Perlon Celebrates Opening of New India Plant

Perlon® – The Filament Company, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic filaments headquartered in Munderkingen, Germany, today celebrated the opening of its new plant in Goa, India. The event marked a significant milestone in Perlon®‘s global expansion strategy and underlined the company’s commitment to growth and innovation. The plant in Goa was made possible by the recent acquisition of Shaun Filaments, a renowned Indian manufacturer of filaments. The integration of the Shaun Filaments production facility into the Perlon® Group not only offers the opportunity to strengthen market presence but also to expand capacities and improve production processes.

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Brushware’s Top 15 Article’s For 2023

As we countdown to the new year, Brushware takes a look back with our annual most read articles ranking. This year’s list addresses well-known industry topic as the top article touches on the labor issues that continue to be a challenge for all of manufacturing. Looking further down the rankings, acquisitions were active in 2023 and that activity captured the attention of readers. Additionally, there always seems to be an interest in new products, so it was not surprising to see articles on new product innovations in the top 15 as well. Please enjoy Brushware’s recap of the top industry news articles from 2023:

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2023 FEIBP Congress Market Reports

The 63rd FEIBP Congress, held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in September brought together experts from the brush industry to discuss and provide updates on market conditions around brushware materials. Here is a summary of the challenges and opportunities in the market that were presented by four industry leaders in Europe.

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Alessandro Acquaderni Elected New FEIBP President

At the 63rd FEIBP congress, held two weeks ago in Belfast, Andrew McIlroy (Germany, Perlon) stepped down as FEIBP President after having served for three years. The newly elected president is Alessandro Acquaderni the CEO of SIT Brush in Italy. Acquaderni’s father Andrea also previously served as FEIBP president.

Acquaderni says he is honored to start serving as President and looks forward to working alongside industry leaders and experts to uphold the rich heritage of brushes and drive innovation, sustainability, and excellence in our field.

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Perlon at Cinte Techtextil China 2023

Perlon® will participate in the CINTE exhibition September 19-21, 2023, in Shanghai, China. CINTE Techtextil China is the leading trade fair for technical textile and nonwoven products in Asia. Due to the rapid growth of the Chinese market, the demand for technical textiles is enormous. As a subsidiary fair of Techtextil in Frankfurt, the fair covers a wide range of areas of application. In addition to existing products, Perlon® will also be presenting cutting-edge innovations.

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Perlon GmbH in Germany Acquires Shaun Filaments in Goa, India

Perlon® – The Filament Company – headquartered in Munderkingen, Germany, which specializes in the manufacture of synthetic filaments for the Paper- Technical Textile – Brush- Personal- and Dental industry, buys Shaun Filaments in Goa, India. Shaun Filaments is a leading Indian producer of different types of filaments mainly for the Asian market. Perlon® herewith expands its Asian presence and market leadership in the following business segments: Paper Machine Clothing, Advanced Technical Textiles, Technical Brush Filaments and Personal Care.

“With the acquisition of Shaun Filaments, we are expanding our presence in the Asian market and creating a company that is geared towards the global filament industry of the future and we are expanding our market leadership in all segments. Shaun Filaments is a perfect fit for the Perlon® Group with its long-term experience, strong reputation and knowledge in the production of filaments for the Asian market,” says Florian Kisling, CEO of Perlon®.

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Synthetic Brush Filament Q&A: Accelerated Growth

By Bob Lawrence

The global synthetic fiber market in which the synthetic brush filament industry is a small but growing segment is projected to increase by a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.9% during the next five years, according to a Facts and Factors market research study. The India-based firm says the projected value of the market by 2028 will be $102 billion USD, up from an initial value of $63.2 billion two years ago. These figures reflect the continued ubiquity of synthetic production in a multitude of global manufacturing sectors, including the brush industry in which non-natural filaments have experienced exponential growth. This is due, of course, to innovational research and development resulting in synthetic fiber mimicking natural fiber, and in some applications, being superior to it. Even so, this doesn’t signal the end of natural fibers in brush manufacturing as it is still the preference for specific applications.

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2023 Brushware May-June Synthetic Filaments Issue

 

Brushware’s 2023 May-June Issue with 2023 ABMA Convention coverage and an update from industry leaders on the synthetic filaments market is now available in digital format. In addition, this issue offers an in-depth interview with the MGG North America team on their expanding service capabilities and vision for the industry. You’ll also see all of the products nominated for the ABMA Innovation Award along with an interview with veteran Brushware correspondent Phillip M. Perry in our continuing series celebrating our 125-year anniversary. The magazine can also be downloaded as a PDF from the upper left corner of the viewer.

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