IDEA 2013 – The trade-show highlights from Groz-Beckert 


Albstadt/Miami: From April 23rd to 25th, 2013 the International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo (IDEA) takes place in Miami. Over 375 exhibitors from all segments of the nonwovens industry will attend, among them Groz-Beckert. The Company will show its latest nonwovens highlights in hall C, at booth 1901.

During the IDEA show, Groz-Beckert will present the new EcoStar needle as part of the Innovations Initiative Nonwovens. EcoStar – the universal felting needle for almost all requirements – is a real highlight in the nonwovens sector and the first result of the far-reaching Innovation Initiative. In comparison with standard needles it offers users an improved surface quality of the end product, longer service life combined with reduced energy consumption and lower penetration force, but the same efficiency.

Another topic is the GEBECON® needle. Groz-Beckert GEBECON® needles provide the ideal combination: good surface quality of the end product plus best possible bending resistance properties.

As a further innovation Groz-Beckert presents the new HyTec® D Jet Strip for hydroentangled products. The newly developed Jet Strip HyTec® D is optimally adapted for the application in spunlace systems, in terms of both hardness and durability.

Tests inside and outside the company have proven the following benefits:

  • Nozzle edges with improved wear resistance
  • Reduced energy consumption due to optimized nozzle edges
  • Perfectly aligned formation of the water curtain
  • Excellent surface quality to prevent dirt accumulation

The importance of the handling of needle boards and needle inserting in general in the entire process should not be underestimated. Two components make the Board Master System the ideal solution for more efficient needle board logistics: the fast and efficient needle inserting system known as NeedleMaster, and BoardScoot, the mechanical needle board wagon for safe transportation of needle boards.

Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. The products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting and sewing. Founded in 1852 the company today employs around 8,000 people and has a turnover of over € 500 Mio. Groz-Beckert operates with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world.


Birte Kleefisch
Corporate Communications 

Phone +49 7431 10-2277