At the recently held international RISE (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Conference in USA, the GEBECON® felting needle by leading industrial machine needles provider, Groz-Beckert, made it to the top 3 for the RISE Durable Product Award, along with Ultra Strand Coating System by ITW Dynatec and Fibrella Lite by Suominen. Suominen was awarded the prize for Fibrella Lite.
The GEBECON® felting needle for the production of nonwovens is said to showcase increased stability and high flexibility as compared to the conventional standard felting needles. It ensures a uniform fibre compaction, reduces the risk of needle breakage, and guarantees controlled draft even at extremely high production speeds during the needling process. The GEBECON® felting needle meets the requirements for a wide range of applications with coarse and fine gauges, with its intermediate-reduced working part. It can be used in the production of synthetic leather, the needling of high-tenacity fibres like aramid fibres with high elasticity modulus along with high-speed, and waste-fibre needling with optimized fibre transport.
The international RISE conference is organized by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), and provides the stage for the prestigious RISE Durable Product Award, annually.
Groz-Beckert has been a leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems as services for the production and joining of textiles for the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding, and sewing. The needle manufacturer currently operates in more than 150 countries across the globe.