Fives, a new name at INDEX’17

Fives Index 2017-FIVES Nonwoven

Fives showcased its technologies and solutions at INDEX’17, the world’s largest nonwovens exhibition which took place on April 4-7, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. This year, INDEX’17 hosted over 666 exhibitors and more than 13,000 visitors from different countries, serving as a global meeting point for the nonwoven industry.

Recently, Fives’ multi-sectorial expertise has expanded to nonwovens offering ultimate technologies for carded lines, added value solutions and services. Fives, with experienced partners in textile and nonwovens like Dell'Orco&Villani and Technoplants offers complete solutions and production lines for opening and blending, cutting and feeding, carding, bonding, winding, as well as stacking and packing.

“The nonwovens is an incredibly dynamic and diverse industry driven by innovations. Fives has always put innovations at the core of its development strategy. We have designed and patented a state-of-the-art carding machine DMS Elowave® for different nonwoven applications: hygiene, personal care, medical, household,” said Xavier Catry, Vice President, Textile & Nonwoven Department of Fives DMS, a subsidiary of Fives. “The machine guarantees enhanced straightness and stiffness of the main swift roller system and significantly reduces detrimental vibrations during operation, while avoiding equipment damage in the case of fiber overload”, he emphasized.