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DiloGroup Inaugurates Sales and Service Office in India
The DiloGroup inaugurated its newly opened sales and service office on November 15, 2018 at Gurugram, India. With the establishment of the Gurugram office, Dilo will now be able to keep a closer relationship with their Indian customers and cater their needs promptly.
Dilo India Pvt. Ltd. will be headed by Yogesh Garg, who is a well-known expert on Dilo equipment and in the field of nonwovens. He will be guided by DiloGroup's Sales Director Dr. Gunnar Hemmer.
On the same day a technology symposium was held by DiloGroup along with Groz-Beckert and Brückner Textile Technologies. All three companies introduced their latest technologies and developments to Indian customers. The symposium was attended by over 150 Indian customers.
The photograph was taken during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
From left to right: Dr. Gunnar Hemmer, Sales Director DiloGroup, and Björn Grözinger, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi
We send best wishes for a Happy New Year to all interested parties, customers and friends of our company.
Dilo has opened sales and service office in India
Dilo has been active on the Indian market for more than 30 years. Now our own sales and service office has been opened in the city of Gurugram near New Delhi to have an even closer contact to the Indian customers and to provide optimum after-sales-service.
Mr. Yogesh Garg heads Dilo India Private Ltd. as Managing Director. He is a well-known expert on Dilo equipment and in the field of nonwovens. He will be supported from Germany by DiloGroup's Sales Director Dr. Gunnar Hemmer and Mr. Hjalmar Schwab as Area Sales Manager for India.
According to the Indian tradition, the office was blessed in a prayer ceremony.
DiloGroup at Inlegmash 2018
Hall Forum, booth FC045
At Inlegmasch 2018 DiloGroup will have an information booth (No. FC045) in Hall Forum and invites all visitors to discuss the latest machine trends as well as innovations in needlefelt production.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
DiloGroup in Mexico
On the occasion of the event "German Technology meets Mexican Textile" a symposium with about 250 participants was held in Mexico City on November 8 - 9, 2017.
DiloGroup made a presentation about "Latest Technique and Technology for the Production of Needle Felted Nonwovens and their Applications". This symposium was also a good opportunity to meet numerous well-known and new business partners, to exchange experiences in individual discussions and to prepare future business for 2018.
A further highlight was the event "Technología Alemana - Seminario Formativo" in the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City on November 10, 2017. More than 350 professors and students took part. Due to the great demand, the presentations were transmitted in real time to other lecture halls. After the presentations numerous small groups of professors and students discussed different aspects of nonwovens technology.
Both events have successfully continued DiloGroup's activity in the important Mexican market.
VDMA Textile Machinery Conference, Charlotte, NC, USA
On November 6 more than one hundred delegates attended this event to hear presentations from equipment suppliers based in Germany featuring all aspects of textile fibre and yarn processing.
Dilo presented on the subject "Latest Technology for the Production of Needle Felted Nonwovens" including a brief history of our company as well as milestones relating to growth, facility expansion and technological development.
The latest innovations of card feeding (vibration chute card feeder VRS-P), carding (VectorQuadro card VQC) and crosslapping (Dilo-Layer DLSC 200 with a web infeed speed of 200 m/min) were described. For high volume webs the Rotac preneedling loom has been introduced to provide controlled low density initial needling from two sides using alternating elliptical motion and perforated counter rotating stitching cylinders.
In process development the "HyperTex" concept involves a scrim making unit by Messrs. Ontec Automation GmbH in line with a needleloom to allow reinforced felts to be made in a single pass. Scrim aperture can be adjusted as a process parameter.
The "Compact Line" with a needleloom width of 2.2 m is intended as a production line for high value specialty products for medical applications and processing fibres such as carbon.
These topics subsequently prompted several interesting discussions.
DiloGroup at SINCE 2017
Hall 1, booth R76 - November 8 - 10, 2017
Starting in 1986, the Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition (SINCE) has become the largest and most important nonwovens exhibition in Asia.
This year, more than 450 exhibitors will present on a floor space exceeding 34 000 m² the complete industry value chain from nonwovens raw materials, production machines and accessories to the endproduct. The related industries covered include hygiene, filtration, fabrics and apparel, medical, automotive, wipes, home furnishings and upholstery.
DiloGroup from Eberbach, Germany, with its units DiloSystems, DiloMachines, DiloTemafa and DiloSpinnbau has traditionally taken part in this important exhibition since 1986.
Zhejiang Huajiang Orders 2 Dilo Lines
Zhejiang Huajiang Science and Technology Development Co. Ltd., China, has ordered two more Dilo needlepunch lines thus consolidating the strong partnership between Zhejiang Huajiang and Dilo. The lines include opening and blending equipment from DiloTemafa, card feeding and cards from DiloSpinnbau as well as crosslappers and needlelooms from DiloMachines.
Zehjiang Huajiang is one of the biggest suppliers of GMT (glass-mat reinforced thermoplastic) products in China. The customer already operates three Dilo lines and increases its production capacity for formed parts made from glass fibre and polypropylene for automotive applications.
Foss Floors Orders Dilo Line
Dilo has received an order from Foss Floors, with headquarters in Rome (GA) - USA, to supply a complete DILO needlepunch line. This order demonstrates once more the strong partnership between Foss and Dilo.
The line is suitable for the production of floor covering felts, and includes a state of the art DiloTemafa opening and blending line, DiloSpinnbau carding machine 3 meter wide, DiloMachines crosslapper DLBS 30/50 with CV1 system, two needlelooms DI-LOOM series together with an integrated process control system DILO-PCS.
Foss Floors operates several other DILO production lines including high speed patterning DI-LOOP units and is a well-known leader and pioneer in nonwoven needlepunch floor coverings and specialty flooring products.
German Federal Minister Prof. Dr. Wanka at DILO
The German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, visited DILO on Friday, August 25, 2017 together with Dr. Stephan Harbarth (MP) and Peter Reichert (Mayor) accompanied by Mr. Braun and Mr. Stumpf (Councilors). Minister Wanka wanted to learn about current research projects supported by the Ministry. Mr. Dilo welcomed the minister and her company, shortly introduced the DiloGroup and explained two research projects which are executed in cooperation with the ITM at TU Dresden, the institute of lightweight structures at TU Chemnitz and other notable manufacturers of machines and textiles as well as with the automobile manufacturers Daimler and VW. The developments relate to the recycling of carbon fibre waste and the mass reduction of moulded parts for automotive interiors. Both are of importance to general automotive manufacturing but also for the further development of electro-mobility. DILO invests about 8 % of its yearly turnover in research and development. During a short tour of the company, DILO's two technology centres as well as the technology training centre for the professional education of mechanical and electrical technicians were shown to Professor Wanka. Traditionally, the quality of R&D as well as professional education plays an important role for DILO to secure technological market leadership.
Machine assembly has started in the new hall "Meilswiese II"
Almost a year after starting work on the new assembly hall "Meilswiese II" the employees of DiloGroup have started building machines there. This construction was initiated by the increased number of orders which resulted in a lack of assembly space. The new hall increases available assembly space by about 60 % and also enables us to enlarge the Technical Research Centre.
Exhibition and Marketing Committee of VDMA meet at DILO
This bi-annual meeting of the Exhibition and Marketing Commitee took place at DILO in Eberbach from June 20 - 21, 2017 with more than 20 representatives of the German textile machine builders present.
Mr. Johann Philipp Dilo, Managing Director of DiloGroup, welcomed attendees and invited them for a subsequent factory tour. The focus of the first day was on machine design. The attendees listened to papers from member companies and external partners dealing with this topic and an active discussion followed. The second day was dedicated to exhibitions and corporate communications in China. The participants compared the exhibitions of the last six months. In addtion, sales promotion activities of the VDMA for the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona were discussed. The second topic - corporate communications in China - explored possibilities for German machine builders to better communicate with Chinese customers, which in regard to the importance of the Chinese market is a very interesting and current subject.
It was a very successful meeting with an interesting exchange of experiences and active discussions.
Sales Success in Turkey
On the exhibition Techtextil in Frankfurt DiloGroup was able to conclude two orders for machine deliveries to Turkey.
One complete installation consisting of fibre preparation, card feeding MultiFeed and wide working width card will be delivered in February 2018 to Merkas Tekstil San. ve Tic A.S. Merkas Tekstil is in the hygiene sector and produces carded respectively air-through bonded high loft nonwoven products such as Acquisition Distribution Layer (ADL), topsheet, textile edge and ATB facings for backsheet products, used e. g. in baby diapers, sanitary napkins and adult incontinence products. Merkas delivers its products to domestic and foreign markets and increases its production capacity and variety with the aid of the new production line.
Hassan Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.S. produces nonwovens which are used e. g. in the automotive, as wipes, insulation products and geotextiles. The line consists of opening and blending equipment, a MultiFeed card feeder, MultiCard and lap drafter, DLS crosslapper and highspeed Hyperpunch needle looms in large working width. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018. With the investment in the new line Hassan Tekstil will improve the product quality and increase its production capacity.
Both companies belong to the Hassan Group.
DiloGroup looks back at a successful Techtextil 2017
This year's Techtextil in Frankfurt was record-breaking! More than 47.500 visitors from 114 countries came to Frankfurt from May 9 - 12, 2017 to gather information about the most innovative products in the field of technical textiles and about the latest process technologies.
New machine techniques and technologies, interesting products and spectacular visions of the future: During all 4 days of Techtextil, international visitors crowded the fairground to discover high-tech textiles used in applications like foldable textile floodlights, smart knee braces, warming or cooling fashion and clothes with integrated LED lights, incombustible fibres, bicycle frames made from carbon fibre and textile membranes for stadium roofs. Most Techtextil visitors came from Germany, Italy, France and Turkey and to the Texprocess from Italy, Romania and Portugal.
DILO Compact Line at ITA Augsburg, Germany
This video shows the DILO Compact Line which is used at ITA Augsburg for research into possible uses of recycled carbon fibres. The line with a card working width of 1.1 m and a layering width of 2.2 m is also suitable for the industrial production of small needlefelt quantities for many different application fields.
Successful INDEX exhibition
DiloGroup would like to thank all customers and interested parties for visiting the DILO booth in Geneva. Compared to the last INDEX 2014, we registered an increase in visitors of about 50 %, among them the important international nonwovens producers in all application areas: hygiene and light weight nonwovens as well as technical textiles and nonwovens used in the field of geotextiles, filtration media and automotive. For nonwoven floor coverings there is still a big interest in complete DILO production lines.
On the occasion of the INDEX show DILO presented a video of the latest production line development HyperTex which was very well-received by producers of filtration media, roofing material and geotextiles. HyperTex combines a scrim fabric making machine with Hyperpunch needling technology. The HyperTex installation needles scrim and needlefelt together inline resulting in a multi-layer nonwoven sandwich characterized by two exterior needlefelts with a scrim reinforcement in the middle. This approach allows production speeds up to 40 m/min. Further possible savings in yarns or filaments can be achieved by online variation of mesh apertures. A big interest in HyperTex will be the basis for further discussions at the coming Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt from May 9 - 12, 2017. The HyperTex installation can be demonstrated in the DILO textile research center in Eberbach.
"HyperTex" Installation for the Production of Reinforced Multi-layer Needlefelts
Numerous fields of application such as filter media, geotextiles, roofing material, floor coverings, other technical textiles and composites require needled nonwovens with high low-load resistance. This is generally achieved by using reinforcing meshs / grids. The DILO HyperTex installation with the "Turbotex" scrim fabric machine of Messrs. ontec automation GmbH produces a reinforcing scrim which is fed between two needlefelts and then needled together by a Hyperpunch needleloom.
The mesh apertures of this scrim can be varied up to 20 x 20 mm. Production speed is up to 40 m/min. The HyperTex installation in a working width of 2.5 m is ready for presentations and trials in DILO's Textile Research Centre in Eberbach, Germany.
DiloGroup at Techtextil
The Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from May 9 - 12, 2017 is the international fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. More than 1600 exhibitors from over 50 countries will be present at the Techtextil exhibition covering the complete value added chain in the field of technical textiles.
DiloGroup's booth No. H31, hall 3.
Huafon Microfiber Orders 10 Lines from DiloGroup
Huafon Microfiber Co. Ltd. has placed orders for a total of 10 complete, most advanced and high capacity needling lines with DiloGroup for its new plant in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China since 2015.
All these lines consist of DiloTemafa high capacity blending systems, DiloSpinnbau special card feeding systems with Twinflow for a very homogenous flock matt, high capacity carding machines, DiloMachines high speed crosslappers with special air-guide system for best layering performance with precise web edges as well as numerous DiloMachines needle looms with Hyperpunch technology.
DiloGroup at Inlegmash 2017
DiloGroup will inform at Inlegmash, Moscow, Russia in Hall 3, booth 3D68 all visitors about latest machine developments as well as new solutions in the field of nonwovens production from February 20 - 22, 2017.
DiloGroup offers a special highlight on February 21 organizing a nonwovens symposium of its own to inform about trends in the nonwovens market and especially equipment developments and innovations.
DiloGroup at INDEX
International nonwoven producers meet again in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 4 - 7, 2017 on the occasion of the INDEX exhibition. DiloGroup will inform in detail about its machine program for fibre preparation to finished needlefelt. DiloGroup with its units DiloSpinnbau, DiloTemafa, DiloMachines and DiloSystems offers tailor-made production lines from one supplier for almost all applications.
DiloGroup at Domotex 2017
The international floor covering industry met at the Domotex fair in Hanover, Germany, during January. With more than 1400 exhibitors, this exhibition in one of the most important ones for the industry.
DiloGroup provided together with Messrs. Brückner Plant Technologies information about developments in machines and plants for the production of needlefelt for floor coverings and automotive applications.
The multiple uses for needlefelt in commercial as well as in household applications were very interesting for floor covering producers. The visitors informed themselves about the different design and patterning possibilities offered by DI-LOUR and DI-LOOP machines ranging from velour to ribcord and patterned top layers. Further applications for needlefelt on the floor are for example the secondary layer of tufted carpets or the use in artificial turf, door mats or sports surfaces. A great number of exhibitors used the opportunity for intense discussion about current and potential projects for machine investments.
Floor covering is still one of the important applications for needlefelt. In this sector, DiloGroup is very successful with its standard universal production lines. These are characterized by intense fibre preparation, fibre opening and blending for precise colours, cards and crosslayers for very high throughputs and a wide range of fibre fineness and staple length. The needling for consolidating felts in large working widths covers a wide weight range from lightweight to heavy weight floor coverings. In the meantime, DI-LOUR and DI-LOOP structuring and patterning machines are requested with high stroke frequencies, throughput speeds and large working widths up to 6.5 m.
DiloGroup would like to thank all visitors for their interest and the promising talks and looks forward to welcoming you at the INDEX (hall 1 / 2, booth 2010) in Geneva from April 4 - 7, 2017.
DiloGroup at Domotex in Hanover
From January 14 to January 17, 2017 the Domotex, the meeting point of the international floor coverings industry will take place in Hanover. DiloGroup will be present with an information stand, No. E63, hall No. 5 and would be pleased to welcome you.
Progress with new assembly hall
Over recent weeks, work on the new assembly hall has made good progress. The roof and walls are almost finished which means windows and gates can be installed early next year and interior completion can begin.
We wish all interested parties, customers and friends of our company a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The 31st edition of the "Hofer Vliesstofftage" was once again a meeting point for nonwovens producers and machine builders. At the expert meeting in the festival hall renowned national and international speakers from industry and research presented new products and process innovations as well as new processes and applications in the field of nonwovens. More than 450 participants and 79 exhibitors as well as numerous students and institutes took the chance for discussions, project talks and personal meetings.
Dilo took part with an information booth where we could welcome our customers.
The "Hofer Vliesstofftage" is an important date for the whole industry.
Construction Works Advance
Construction work for the new Dilo assembly hall located in the Itter valley makes progress. The framewok of the new assembly hall has been erected which indicates eventual size. The overall dimensions of hall plus office building are about 36 x 102 m. Since start of construction on September 1, drainage works, foundations for the pillars and the floor have been prepared. Pillars, roof frames and wall panels have been delivered as precast concrete components.
The work on site advances quickly so that the planned completion date of May 2017 for this assembly hall is on schedule.
The photograph shows the structural framework of the Dilo assembly hall "Meilswiese II".
DiloGroup at Domotex 2016
As in the past, DiloGroup shared a booth with Brückner Plant Technologies, Leonberg, Germany, at the Domotex 2016 to inform about possible uses of needle felted products as floor coverings and in automotive applications.
Needle felted floor coverings are commonly used in office buildings as well as in private homes. Needle felts can also be found as non-visible components such as backing for tufted carpets. Further applications are synthetic turf, door mats and sport surfaces, automotive carpets and trim. Hence needle felts offer a variety of possible uses: DI-LOUR and DI-LOOP machines create different surface structures such as velour, ribbed or patterned top layers thus providing a wide range of design options.
DiloGroup would like to thank all visitors for the interest in our technology and for the interesting discussions.
DiloGroup at Inlegmasch-2016
The 16th International Fair for „Installations for the Production and Processing of Textiles“ Inlegmasch-2016 took place in the central exhibition centre „Expocentre“ in Moscow, Russia, from February 24 – 26, 2016.
This year 110 companies coming from 17 nations (Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, India, Iran, Spain, Italy, Canada, China, Netherland, Korea, Russia, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Japan) presented their latest developments on a floor space of 3000 m². DiloGroup as normal used the German Pavilion to take part and this involved 21 companies.
Although the last Inlegmasch was less than one year ago, Inlegmasch-2016 attracted a large number of visitors. One of the reasons for this immense interest may be the decline in textile imports into Russia. Many Russian nonwoven and textile producers now try to benefit from this situation and to fill in the gaps. This resulted in a great interest of Russian textile producers in German machines and engineering.
During the show, we had very interesting discussions about possible uses of DILO machines and production lines with customers and interested parties mainly from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. One main focus was the processing of special fibres like glass, basalt and carbon as well as the production of nonwovens for many different applications such as geotextiles, filter, automotive and insulation products.
The exhibition showed once again that the technical and technological products offered by DiloGroup are excellent solutions for customers in Russia and the neighbouring nation.
Greeting Card 2016
ITMA 2015 - Successful Presentation by DiloGroup
DiloGroup was the only nonwoven machine manufacturer to show on its booth, with a surface area of more than 1200 m², two complete lines which were operated with fibre.
The high capacity production line with a needleloom working width of 7 m and a compact line which will be used for needling recycled carbon fibre in future.
DiloGroup at ITMA 2015
High Order Intake -
Impetus for the forthcoming ITMA
Hall H3, Booth No. C104
Four Successful Days in Frankfurt
Following the Techtextil show in Frankfurt DiloGroup reports a positive outcome
The leading international trade fairs Techtextil and Texprocess started with positive numbers. From May 4 through May 7 2015 a total of 1662 exhibitors from 54 countries presented their companies on the fairground in Frankfurt.
DiloGroup at CINTE Techtextil China
DiloGroup at CINTE Techtextil China from September 24 - 26, 2014
This year Shanghai appeared as a platform for the international textile industry and the nonwovens industry. First the combined ITMA Asia and CITME show took place in June and then shortly afterwards in September the CINTE Techtextil China will open its gates.
Successful ITMA Asia + CITME
On the occasion of the ITMA Asia + CITME which took place in Shanghai from June 16 - 20, 2014, DiloGroup presented its nonwoven production lines made in Germany and provided information about the various machines and services offered by its companies - DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau, DiloMachines and DiloSystems - to a large public, not only from China, but also from the complete Asian region as well as Australia and even the Middle East.
Successful INDEX 14
From April 8 to 11 INDEX took place in Geneva as a forum for the nonwovens industry. Nonwovens producers, raw material suppliers and machine manufacturers came together to present and see latest developments and trends.
2nd International Symposium of DiloSystems in Sao Paulo, Brazil
On October 8, 2013 DiloSystems invited Brazilian customers and other interested parties from industry, trade and research institutes to the 2nd International Symposium which took place in the Club Transatlantico in Sao Paulo.
Representatives of DiloGroup units, DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines, introduced the latest development and technologies for the production and use of nonwoven products to an audience of more than 100 invited guests. One common theme of all the presentations was "Dilo-Isomation", a process allowing the production of very regular nonwoven web masses while at the same time reducing fibre consumption. DiloTemafa started with a speech about its systems for fibre preparation - Baltromix and DON - as well as the filter system TFS, DiloSpinnbau introduced the MultiFeed with double-sided fibre infeed and the MultiCard machine, DiloMachines presented the various crosslapper and needleloom series. Another paper by Messrs. Groz-Beckert about recent developments in felting needles completed the symposium.
The audience followed the speeches with great interest. Afterwards, our representatives were able to address these topics in detail in numerous discussions thus creating a good basis for further successful cooperation in the Brazilian market. Our representative, Mr. Andreoli of Albttex, who was responsible for the organization of this symposium, also contributes to this success.
DiloGroup at IDEA in Miami Beach, FL, USA - April 23 - 25, 2013
At this show, DiloGroup will inform about machine concepts and equipment components which improve web quality and uniformity in all bonding processes.
DiloGroup at DOMOTEX Middle East 2012
In its seventh year DOMOTEX Middle East will be held in Istanbul for the first time. The fair will cover the entire spectrum of the flooring industry along with all allied sectors. Dilo as the inventor of the well established needle felt structuring and patterning machines DI-LOUR and DI-LOOP presents at DOMOTEX Middle East floor covering products made on their advanced production lines and needling machinery.
DiloGroup at India ITME 2012
The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition – INDIA ITME 2012 – being held for the 9th time at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from December 2nd – 7th is an excellent opportunity for the DiloGroup to present its portfolio of equipment to the Indian market. This exhibition is also an important platform for the Asian market in general.
DiloGroup will provide extensive information about production lines made in Germany and recent machine concepts from the DiloGroup companies DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines. A major focus of the new equipment is to improve operation efficiency, web quality and uniformity with positive effects on all staple fibre bonding processes. All these elements belong to the “Dilo – Isomation” process and aim at an even web mass for reduced fibre consumption as raw material is the biggest cost factor in textile production.
Papermachinefelt Needle Loom on its Way to China
950 tonnes of machinery, packed in 21 crates and 3 containers, started their journey from Eberbach to China on September 6. The needle loom type DI-LOOM PMF, which is 18 m wide, 12.3 m high and 4.4 m deep, was first loaded onto an inland waterway craft to start its transport to the North Sea port of Antwerp. There it will be reloaded to be shipped via Shanghai to Kunshan where Dilo technicians will rebuild the machine in its final location.
The difficult loading onto the vessel which took from the early morning into the night required the use of several heavy trailers and huge cranes to lift the crates which each had a weight of up to 100 tonnes from the street via the Neckar bank onto the vessel.
DiloGroup exhibits at Techtextil North America
The DiloGroup will be represented at this exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 24 - 26, 2012 by DiloInc., the North American representation located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dilo Inc. will provide extensive information about recent machine concepts.
Big Success at the ITMA in Barcelona
On the largest booth for nonwoven production machines with a space of 1000 m² the DiloGroup presented itself as the leader in this field. The DiloGroup was the only exhibitor to show a complete nonwoven production line and to run it with fibre to present numerous newly developed characteristics. This line made in Germany was an attraction drawing about 3500 visitors to the booth.
Main topics were the new Alphamix as well as the suction, filtration and sound insulation techniques from DiloTemafa, the MultiFeed and MultiCard from DiloSpinnbau, the Webguide of the DiloLayer as well as the "Isomation Process" for a more regular fibre mass flow and a more homogeneous final product. Isomation is an integral concept to save fibres.
Thank you very much for your visit and for your interest in our complete lines for the production of nonwovens!
DiloGroup - Preview to ITMA show
DiloGroup at ITMA in Barcelona
Booth No. H2.B101, Hall2
DiloGroup, the leading supplier of complete production lines for staple fibre web forming and consolidation, enjoys the same strong order inflow as during 2007 and 2008 with potential further increases. Dilo, therefore, looks forward with confidence to the ITMA show in Barcelona where we will present a complete nonwoven production line on a floor space of 1000 m². The nonwoven staple fibre sector is still characterized by high demand and dynamic development in numerous application areas such as floor coverings, automotive interior linings, geotextiles and roofing material, filter media, synthetic leather, upholstery and mattress felts, thermal insulation, wipes for industry and household, special applications involving carbon fibre, glass and mineral fibres, technical and papermachine felts, medicine, hygiene and apparel.