Beaulieu International Group

Beaulieu International Group showcases geotextile solutions at ICG 2018 in Seoul

  • High tenacity staple fibres with high tensile strength for lightweight nonwoven geotextiles at reduced system cost
  • Opportunities to optimally engineer geosynthetics to any given application
  • Stand 14 ICG 2018, COEX, Seoul, Korea, 16-21 September

Wielsbeke, Belgium – September 12, 2018 – Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) heads to the South Korean capital to present its strong support for the growing geosynthetics market at the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics ICG 2018 (Stand 14).

From 16 to 21 September, show visitors can experience B.I.G.’s industry-leading polypropylene (PP) staple fibres for heavy-duty and lightweight nonwoven geotextiles, ready-to-use woven geotextiles and solutions for geocomposites.

Karena Cancilleri, Vice President Beaulieu Engineered Products, Beaulieu International Group, comments: “Geosynthetics play a crucial role in answering the demanding application conditions of the construction and civil engineering industries. Our high tenacity fibres, optimally engineered woven geotextiles and custom made geocomposites can reinforce their increasing popularity in these segments by offering opportunities to improve or tailor product performance and even achieve system cost reductions. With Asia Pacific expected to lead market growth between now and 2023[1], we are looking forward to being on-the-ground to demonstrate our constant innovation to support the evolution of products for this important region.”

High tensile strength PP fibres: Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI)’s range of high tenacity PP staple fibres offer high tensile strength without compromising on elongation. Their combination of properties supports the production of lightweight high performance tear-resistant geotextiles for heavy-duty engineering and construction nonwovens. The consistent quality fibres provide opportunities to reduce geotextile system cost by maximizing machine efficiency, ensuring desired performance and saving weight of up to 15% compared with standard geotextile fibres. A higher dtex range is available for environmental applications.

CE accredited woven textiles and geocomposites: Beaulieu Technical Textiles (BTT) will present its variety of functionality-focused Terralys® PP woven geotextiles solutions to ICG visitors, including off-the-shelf and customized fabric constructions optimally engineered to meet stringent geotechnical specifications.

BTT has in-house expertise in extrusion, weaving, coating and lamination techniques which enables it to work in close technical collaboration with customers on the development of customized geotextiles and geocomposites. Terralys geotextile solutions are used worldwide for separation, filtration and reinforcement, and can also be used as components for geosynthetic clay liners (GCL).

Join the teams from Beaulieu Fibres International and Beaulieu Technical Textiles at Stand 14 from 16 to 21 September 2018 at the COEX, Seoul, Korea.

Reader enquiries

Beaulieu International Group
Beaulieu Fibres International
Ooigemstraat 2B
Wielsbeke
Belgium
+32 56 66 81 91
www.beaulieufibres.com
linkedin.com/showcase/10615814/
Beaulieu International Group
Beaulieu Technical Textiles
Ooigemstraat 2B
Wielsbeke
Belgium
+32 56 66 81 91
www.beaulieutechnicaltextiles.com
linkedin.com/showcase/10227814/

Notes for editors

Beaulieu Fibres International

As largest European producer of PP fibres, our company is part of the Engineered Products Business Unit of Beaulieu International Group, with headquarters in Belgium.

With three production sites in Europe – two in Belgium and one in Italy, we supply PP and PE/PP BICO fibres with linear densities of 1.0 to 500 dtex to customers in industries such as Geotextiles, Automotive, Hygiene, Flooring, Filtration and Upholstery. Our broad portfolio includes colored fibres, high elongation fibres, high tenacity fibres, ultrasoft fibres with different cross-sections, including trilobal, suitable for a wide range of processing technologies. Beaulieu Fibres International has 235 employees and reported a turnover of 188 million euros in 2017.

Beaulieu Technical Textiles

Beaulieu Technical Textiles, member of the Beaulieu International Group, is an established leader and driving force in the global market of technical textiles. They combine a pioneering spirit with hands-on expertise. Its dedicated line-up of benchmark products is engineered to provide a tailored and high-tech response to present and future trends and demands. The result: a range of solutions that demonstrate exceptional quality and durability. Beaulieu Technical Textiles represents the cutting edge in the customer-oriented and market-specific production of polymer textiles. Its name has become a mark of excellence in the fields of carpet backings, agrotextiles, geotextiles, packaging and building textiles.

Member of Beaulieu International Group

Beaulieu International Group is a well-respected industrial group with headquarters in Belgium. It holds an important market position both in the production of raw materials and intermediate goods, and the supply of perfectly finished floorcoverings.

Beaulieu International Group is composed of three business units. ‘Flooring Solutions’, is a worldwide leader in wall-to-wall floorcoverings (carpet, needle felt, artificial grass, cushion vinyl, vinyl planks, laminate, parquet, wall panels and mats). A second business Unit, 'Polymers', produces polypropylene granules for numerous applications. The third business unit ‘Engineered Products’, houses the activities related to ‘Fibres’, ‘Yarns’, ‘Technical Textiles’ and ‘Technical Sheets’.

Another division of Beaulieu International Group is specialized in the development and production of quality upholstery fabrics for the sofa industry.

With the acquisition of Beaulieu Canada and Beaulieu Australia, Beaulieu International Group has more than 5,000 employees in 27 plants, 16 representative offices and distribution centres spread across 16 countries. In 2017, the combined turnover was close to €2 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.

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Editorial enquiries

Valérie Bouckaert
Beaulieu International Group

+32 477 82 05 13
valerie.bouckaert@​bintg.com

Kim Lommaert
EMG

+31 164 317 021
klommaert@​emg-pr.com

 

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