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Leen Osterloh
Leen Osterloh
TT: What newer applications of nonwovens will contribute significantly in coming years?

The current raw material prices are certainly reflected in a tendency towards lighter weight products. We are offering technologies that enable the customer to reduce weight of their products while keeping the performance of a high weight product. Furthermore, geotextiles, hygiene and filtration products will have big impact. I also expect new applications to emerge.

TT: Mergers and Acquisitions seems to be the current trend worldwide. What is your view on technology transfer from developed economies to developing economies?

We will have the biggest benefit for global wealth if each region concentrates on their competitive strengths. That implies that we will have a big exchange on all levels between developed and developing countries and we should not have any hesitations whatsoever to cooperate. Truetzschler group for example already has subsidiaries in important emerging markets such as India, China and Brazil.

TT: Sustainability is the need for the day. Whats your experience with the adaptability amongst the nonwovens industry in various parts of the world ?

Companies that adapt the concept of sustainability will have a competitive advantage in the long run. Truetzschler Nonwovens can offer quality products that have a long lifetime and that are optimized for energy consumption and efficiency rates. Consulting and supporting our customers in terms of sustainability is a must.

TT: Would like to wish you all the best for the upcoming ITMA, Barcelona. Any specific agenda / theme that you would like to make our visitors keep updated on?

Thank you. ITMA is a very important event for us in this year. Please visit our booth to see our world of innovations and discuss tailor-made solutions for your application that will give you an optimum in quality and productivity.

Published on: 15/07/2011

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