Fleissner's new all-bonding nonwoven pilot line for South Africa

November 2004
Indian Textile Journal;Nov2004, Vol. 115 Issue 2, p176
This article reports on the opening of the laboratory production non-woven line that positions the CSIR National Fibre, Textile and Clothing Centre in South Africa among the five best product development sites in the world and the first in Africa. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the potential of a unique laboratory production non-woven line set-up at the National Fibre Textile and Clothing Centre, an initiative by CSIR and the South African Department of Trade and Industry and for the CSIR to showcase their facilities. Technical presentations were delivered by non-woven experts from South Africa and Germany. Established by the South African Parliament in 1945 as the central scientific research and development resource for South Africa, the CSIR remains the country's top technology and innovation agency. One of the distinct business areas the National Fibre, Textile and Clothing Centre, aims at promoting the growth and global competitiveness of the South African textile pipeline. Through awareness of relevant technological developments globally and the acquisition or development of technologies, the center aims to be the best provider of knowledge and innovative solutions to the textile pipeline in Southern Africa.


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