Av. Professor Vernon Krieble, 455
Itapevi - SP
Based in Itapevi, São Paulo, Brazil, Trisoft Nonwovens was founded in 1961 by Charles Cohab. The company’s initial business was manufacturing comforters and purchasing natural cotton from the pharmacy. Over time, the company grew and started purchasing cotton from Johnson & Johnson to the point where the president of J&J came to meet its biggest cotton customers.
Today, Charles Cohab’s son Mauricio runs the family business.
“Soon, another company started making polyester fiberfill and we started buying from them. As our volume was considerably large, we started distributing fiberfill to the point where we began making it internally,” says Mauricio Cohab, CEO. “We rapidly grew adding more and more production lines. Today, we produce a wide array of products serving many different segments in the nonwovens industry such as fiberfill for comforters, upholstery and air filtration.”
Trisoft also produces a full and complete line of thermal and acoustic insulation that is steadily replacing fiberglass in drywall, ceiling boards, decorative HD printed noise-absorbing boards, wall panels and under-roof thermal insulation, as well as a line of power generator cabin insulators and automobile noise insulators.
Since 1990, the company has made needlepunch felts used under mattresses, shoe components, PVC backing, automobile under carpet and interior covering, filtration media for painting cabins, as well as other allocations inherent to the process.
Cohab says the company is continually investing in equipment and innovative technologies to adapt to customers’ needs. Trisoft recently invested in a new airlaid line and will add a new line of products that will diversify the company’s offerings even more.
Trisoft will also be expanding its thermal bonded capacity lines by adding new features and equipment in order to be able to serve new markets and add considerable value to the company’s existing line of products. Cohab says this not only creates value to Trisoft but also opens up new product possibilities.
Trisoft isn’t just expanding its product lines, the company is also breaking ground on a new facility in Brazil to support its expansion plans. The new facility is slated to be up and running in 2016. In addition to this new facility and the plant in Itapevi, the company has plants in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, in the south of Brazil and in Fortaleza, Ceara, in the northeast of Brazil.
When it comes to the company’s environmental sustainability efforts, Cohab explains that they don’t even use one drop of water in all of their production and the products are partially made from high-quality recycled materials. The final materials are also 100% recyclable. “We targeted a few lines of products for which we are developing new products to replace outdated materials with our environmentally friendly products,” Cohab adds.
Regarding the nonwovens business as a whole, Cohab is an advocate for the industry, which he believes has a lot of potential to grow and expand despite the number of years nonwovens have been around. “I consider that the nonwovens industry has yet to experience real growth by replacing traditional products with nonwoven materials with their superior quality and high versatility,” Cohab says. “Therefore, I expect Trisoft to experience double-digit growth and profits.”