Materials of the future

Technical Textiles, Nonwovens and Paper

Technical Textiles, Nonwovens and Paper

Global markets for sheet goods such as nonwovens, paper and textile are undergoing fundamental change. There are a variety of applications, e.g. filtration, construction, hygiene or packaging, which can compensate for more difficult conditions in the apparel and footwear sectors.

We help our clients to establish strategic differentiation in these segments, provide concepts to expand their market position and accompany them during implementation.

Key topics
  • Sustainability / Recycling / Circularity
  • Regulatory pressure
  • Efficiency & cost pressure
  • High competition from Asia
  • Diversification
  • M&A

Contact person
Carolin Rieckmann
Director Technical Textiles
+ 49 6201 9915 71
Contact person
Dr. Annika Trümpler
Executive Partner
+49 6201 9915 74

Raw materials

  • Fibers (viscose, cellulose), polymers (PP, PET)

Roll goods

  • Spunbond, meltblown, needlepunch, spunlace, wetlaid, airlaid, specialty papers

Converter

  • Finishing (hydrophobic, oleophobic), activated carbon finishing, pleating

Applications

  • Hygiene, filtration, automotive, construction, food & beverage, electronics, clothing, medical

Value Chain

  • Raw materials
  • Roll goods
  • Converter
  • Applications

Value Chain

  • Raw materials
    • Fibers (viscose, cellulose), polymers (PP, PET)
  • Roll goods
    • Spunbond, meltblown, needlepunch, spunlace, wetlaid, airlaid, specialty papers
  • Converter
    • Finishing (hydrophobic, oleophobic), activated carbon finishing, pleating
  • Applications
    • Hygiene, filtration, automotive, construction, food & beverage, electronics, clothing, medical

Exemplary studies

Paper & Tissue
  • Success factors and opportunities for a paper machine rebuild
  • Identification of new applications for inclined wire machinery
  • Roadmap for a pulp & paper machinery supplier to enter the nonwovens segment
  • Chances for novel machinery for the containerboard segment
  • Feasibility study for a pulp line
  • Market opportunities and concepts for a new tissue technology

Nonwovens
  • Growth opportunities for a wetlaid producer in water purification
  • Potentials in emerging markets for a manufacturer of high-quality staple fiber nonwovens
  • Analysis of the impact of waste disposal regulations on nonwovens
  • Challenging the business strategy of a nonwoven producer
  • Chances of an investment in new nonwovens technology
  • Trends and market analysis for electrically charged media

Other textiles and films
  • Screening of potential application fields for a premium film product
  • New adjacent markets for chemicals in nonwovens and textile fibers
  • Market opportunities for a fiber producer in high temperature insulation in Asia
  • Application screening for a high-end coating technology
  • Supplier search, customer satisfaction and strategic positioning for a warp knitting producer