8 May 2017
Beaulieu Fibres International highlights Technology Innovator commitment and investment news at Techtextil 2017
- Customer cooperation creating innovative new products
- New fibre technology made-in-Belgium from November 2017
- Visit the team at Techtextil, Hall 4.1 Booth F13, 9-12 May, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
Wielsbeke, Belgium – May 8, 2017 – Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin fibre producer, demonstrates its strengths as a “Technology Innovator” at Techtextil 2017, promising more fibre innovations to address market demand in segments such as automotive, flooring and geotextiles.
Beaulieu Fibres International’s recent Supplier Excellence for Technological Innovation Award from Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, is just one example of its commitment to developing innovative new products in close cooperation with customers to enable them to bring more environmentally-friendly, lighter and better performing products to market.
To support this, Techtextil visitors will hear first-hand of Beaulieu Fibres International’s investment in new fibre technology on an industrial scale in Belgium. The EUR 15 million investment will be commissioned in November 2017. It is part of an ongoing programme to extend fibre production to meet future challenges and customer needs.
At Hall 4.1 Booth F13, Techtextil visitors can get insights on upcoming products and explore Beaulieu Fibres International’s extensive and diversified portfolio of Mono, Round and Trilobal fibres, plus BICO-fibres.
Donald De Deygere, Sales and Marketing Manager Fibres Industrial, Beaulieu Fibres International, comments: “Being the European leader for polyolefin staple fibres, it is also our commitment to stay ahead as Technology Innovator. Our innovation strategy is the cornerstone of our activities and various awards have proven this success. We are proud to announce new industrial investments in both Belgium and Italy amounting to more than EUR 80 million over 2016-2018.”
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Beaulieu Fibres International
Beaulieu Fibres International is the biggest European producer of polypropylene staple fibre (PP fibre). The company is part of the Engineered Products Business Unit of Beaulieu International Group, with headquarters in Belgium.
Beaulieu Fibres International has three production sites in Europe – two in Belgium and one in Italy. It supplies PP fibres with densities of 1,0 to 500 dtex to customers in industries such as Hygiene, Geotextiles, Flooring, Automotive, Filtration and Upholstery. Our broad portfolio includes ultrasoft fibres, high elongation fibres, coloured fibres and fibres with various cross-sections, including trilobal, suitable for a wide range of processing technologies. Beaulieu Fibres International can count on 220 employees and in 2016 reported a turnover of 200 Mio EURO.
Beaulieu International Group
Beaulieu International Group is a renowned international group with headquarters in Belgium. Today this industrial group holds a solid market position both in producing raw materials and intermediate goods and in offering an extensive range of perfectly finished floorcoverings.
Beaulieu International Group is composed of three business units. ‘Flooring Solutions’ is the European leader in wall-to-wall floorcoverings (carpet, needle felt, artificial grass, cushion vinyl, vinyl planks, laminate, parquet & wall panels). A second business unit, ‘Polymers’, produces polypropylene granules for numerous applications and ‘Technical Sheets’. And the third business unit, ‘Engineered Products’, houses the activities ‘Fibres’, ‘Yarns’ and ‘Technical Textiles’.
Beaulieu International Group has 4.519 employees in 25 plants, 14 sales offices and distribution centres spread across 15 countries. In 2016, the Beaulieu International Group´s turnover was €1.7 billion.
The Beaulieu International Group's entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ambitions make it the model of diversity and evolution within the sector. They allow it to create added value sustainably for customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and for the society in which it operates.