Aurizon Ultrasonics and INVISTA announce joint development of bonding equipment and stretch fibers for the construction of stretch laminates
KIMBERLY, Wis. (Sept. 17, 2015) – Aurizon Ultrasonics – a leading supplier of ultrasonic processing equipment to the hygiene industry – and INVISTA – one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, and owner of the LYCRA HyFit® brand sold into the hygiene industry – have announced they are cooperating on a new joint development project.
This project will focus on the collective development of novel ultrasonic bonding equipment and novel stretch fibers for the construction of stretch laminates, without the use of hot melt elastic attachment adhesives. The desired outcome of this collaboration is a step-change advancement allowing hygiene producers to improve product fit and comfort without the cost and complexity of glue.
“We are thrilled to join efforts with INVISTA, the market leader in stretch fibers, to further advance next generation stretch materials for the hygiene market,” said Greg Benrud, Aurizon president. ”Our current technology to ultrasonically secure elastics in nonwovens without the need for adhesives can enable lower material costs, increased operational efficiency and improved product comfort and performance. We believe this collaboration will provide an opportunity to leverage the strengths of both companies and accelerate further development of exciting new materials and processes for our customers.”
“INVISTA is excited to explore the combination of Aurizon’s cutting edge capabilities in ultrasonic bonding with our market leading research and development team that has delivered continuous innovations to our LYCRA HyFit® fiber offering,” said Scott Blackadar, INVISTA global vice president. “We believe that step change innovations in diaper design and cost reduction will result from this joint effort. We look forward to collaborating with Aurizon and discovering the potential synergy between our new fiber innovations and Aurizon’s high speed rotary ultrasonic bonding technology.”
About Aurizon Ultrasonics
Aurizon Ultrasonics was created in 2009; however, its research team has been developing and expanding ultrasonic technology for more than 30 years with its origins in Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Aurizon’s expertise and patented technology make it a leader in high-power, high-speed ultrasonic processing and provide a solid foundation for creating customized solutions to meet the needs of the hygiene industry. By partnering with each customer and working together to develop a comprehensive, customized solution for their manufacturing challenges, Aurizon invites companies to “experience better” by increasing their productivity, reducing their costs and improving their outcomes. Aurizon is an INDA member and has been named one of Inc. magazine’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America in each of the last two years.
INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights and technology innovations, along with a powerful portfolio of some of the most recognized global brands and trademarks in their respective industries including: COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, LYCRA®, POLARGUARD®, SOLARMAX®, SUPPLEX®, TACTEL®, and THERMOLITE®. More information on INVISTA can be found at www.INVISTA.com and on personal care offerings at HyFit.INVISTA.com.
LYCRA HyFit® is a trademark of INVISTA