Since its inception in 1993, Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) has endeavoured to achieve excellence throughout every aspect of its business operation. Its mission is to offer a truly world class level of innovation, development and supply of super absorbent products. This is supported by unsurpassed levels of customer service and sales support, which have helped propel TAL to the forefront of the super absorbents industry. Continual investment in its core technology, a worldwide network of partnerships with specialist fibre converters, roll-goods producers and end product manufacturers, and a commitment to a global manufacturing capacity expansion program, makes TAL the absorbent solutions provider of choice. TAL is owned by Bluestar Fibres Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China National BlueStar (Group) Co Ltd which in-turn is wholly-owned by ChemChina. Mr Dave Hill is a Senior Business Development Manager with Technical Absorbents Ltd, an International Super absorbent Fibres Company. Mr Hill has tremendous experience in new business development, commercial management, R&D, operational manufacturing and project management. An honours graduate in Chemistry, Mr Hill began work for the Courtaulds Cellulosic Fibres Group, working for many years in the USA and Germany. Mr Hill has a proven track record of meeting new and challenging demands. He has substantial world wide nonwovens and textiles industrial experience gained from an extremely diverse portfolio of customers. Mr Hill has successfully managed many new product development programs from initial R&D conception through to customer commercialization. He has expert knowledge in statistical process design and control and has experience of European and America health and safety regulatory mandates. He is now taking Technical Absorbents into a number of exciting new product areas which will see the company continue to grow and achieve an even greater presence in technical textiles and nonwoven super absorbency. Speaking exclusively with Face2Face team, Mr Dave Hill shares the recipe for success in nonwovens industry.
‘Non Wovens’ an inexhaustible source of innovations and avenues. Techabsorbent has spent decade in this industry. In this time, what transition the industry has went through?
Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) is owned by Bluestar Fibres Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China National Bluestar Corporation – which in-turn is wholly-owned by ChemChina. Since inception in 1993, TAL has witnessed many changes within the nonwovens industry – predominantly with regards the use of its Super Absorbent Fibre® (SAF®).
In addition to the manufacture of SAF®, TAL also toll manufactures nonwovens, yarns, woven fabrics and finished consumer goods – all containing SAF®. This is as a result of the relationships it has built with some of the world’s leading specialist fibre converters, roll-goods producers and end product manufacturers. It is these networks that have allowed TAL to keep its hands on the pulse of the nonwovens industry.
TAL has noticed a huge growth in the nonwovens industry over recent years in traditional and new specialised application areas. TAL is experiencing tremendous market interest in exploiting the benefits of a fibrous superabsorbent across all sectors of the nonwoven industry. SAF® can be easily converted via the majority of existing web-forming processes producing nonwovens that have an extremely even distribution profile of superabsorbent.
Can you draw a word picture on current global nonwovens industry?
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