Heading Toward The Top 40.
One company thinking ambitiously these days is Web Dynamics, Hertfordshire, U.K.--a roll goods producer hoping to establish itself as one of the world's Top 40 manufacturers within the next three years. Just two years ago--in August 1997--the company expanded from its position as a distributor of microfiber-based materials by acquiring a license to manufacture and sell laminated laminated /lam·i·nat·ed/ (-nat?ed) having, composed of, or arranged in layers or laminae.
made up of laminae or thin layers. nonwovens. Following the establishment of its licensing agreement, the privately-held company continued along its expansion route by setting up manufacturing facilities and offices in Wigan Wigan (wĭg`ən), city (1991 pop. 88,725) and metropolitan district, N England, located in the Manchester metropolitan area on the Douglas River. , U.K. and Rickmansworth, U.K. respectively.
Today, with sales in the [pounds]11 million range, Web Dynamics employs 40 people and produces laminated nonwovens for hygiene and industrial applications. Increased demand has tripled output from 25 to 70 million square meters Noun 1. square meter - a centare is 1/100th of an are
centare, square metre
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas in the last two years. The company specializes in three main markets--disposable workwear Noun 1. workwear - heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work
apparel, clothes, wearing apparel, dress - clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress" , allergy-barrier bedding and protective fabrics for automotive and construction end uses. Recent product development highlights include the introduction of a range of specialty leisurewear lei·sure·wear
Informal, comfortable clothing designed for wear during times of rest and relaxation. and extreme weather products.
In terms of technology, the company holds one full patent for its "Webflex" multi-layer thermal bonding process, with five additional patents pending. Complementing its existing thermal bonding line, the company has recently built a second machine with increased production capabilities, which boosts its annual capacity from 2000 to 6000 tonnes. As part of this expansion plan, Web Dynamics' manufacturing operation was relocated to Horwich, U.K. earlier this month in order to accommodate the two lines.
As for the short term future, through the next year Web Dynamics' goal is to establish itself as a leading producer of laminate laminate,
n a thin slice of porcelain or plastic fabricated in a dental lab, which is cemented to the front of the teeth to cover gaps, whiten stained teeth, or reshape chipped or broken teeth. products. The company also hopes to expand globally by franchising its know-how to interested partners outside of Europe. New products for the future include an ultra soft liquid barrier structure for automotive covers, a fabric for packaging automotive parts, a "Vapor Control Layer" fabric that acts as part of an integrated environmental control system for roofing and an air permeable permeable /per·me·a·ble/ (per´me-ah-b'l) not impassable; pervious; permitting passage of a substance.
That can be permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases. , dust barrier fabric.