General Nonwovens to Show Vast Nonwovens Portfolio


Nonwovens producer has two plants in Turkey

General Nonwovens (Booth 1K30) is a member of Imam Kayalı Holding, which is a privately owned family company active in different fields of trade and industry since 1928. General Nonwovens started production of nonwovens in 2004 and since that time has made new investments to improve production capacity and enlarge its product portfolio. Currently, General Nonwovens operates two factories in Turkey. Spunbond, meltblown and carded nonwovens manufacturing process technologies are employed in these plants.

The General Nonwovens team consists of about 120 people and has annual capacity of 15000 mtons.

In terms of its production portfolio, General Nonwovens offers the following product families:
- Polypropylene (PP) spunbond nonwovens
- Polyester (PET) spunbond nonwovens
- Polylactic acid (PLA) spunbond nonwovens
- Spunbond-meltblown-spunbond (SMS) nonwovens
- Air through bonded nonwovens (ADL & ATB)

General Nonwovens operates state of the art machinery and equipment supported with fully utilized quality control laboratory. All manufacturing lines have online inspection systems where high-resolution defect detection cameras continuously inspect 100% of the fabric.

General Nonwovens’ HyGen brand ATB products are used both as a topsheet layer, which is in contact with the baby’s skin as well as the outer layer as a component of a super-soft breathable textile backsheet, which is in touch with mothers’ hand. HyGen brand nonwovens cover almost all nonwoven fabrics used in a baby diaper or adult incontinence products. HyGen-topsheet is a hydrophilic treated layer. The treatment is fine-tuned to allow liquid penetrate through but not to give wetness back, helping to keep baby’s skin dry. General Nonwovens offers a super soft ATB topsheet for premium product segments.

HyGen-ADL, as an engineered product, functions to distribute the liquid in a way to obtain full performance of the absorbent core. The HyGen brand textile backsheet can be a super soft air through bonded nonwoven or spunbond nonwoven or SMS nonwovens depending on the products and the target end user segment. HyGen-Legcuff is the barrier fabric used to prevent leakage while allowing easy movements of the legs. HyGen-corewrap products are used to wrap the cores and improve core integrity yet allow the core perform its best. HyGen brand ears are also offered for the hygiene industry.

The hygiene industry takes the biggest share in General Nonwovens’ production. However apart from this, General Nonwovens is still known to be a technical textiles manufacturer. The FilterGen brand is served for the filtration industry, TexGen is for coated and laminated fabrics as well as home textiles, AutoGen is for the automotive industry and IndiGen is for industrial and technical textiles applications.

General Nonwovens exports its products to European countries as well as to the U.S. A limited portion is served to Middle East markets. General Nonwovens has about 50% local market and the other half is exported.

General Nonwovens currently has a few projects in the pipeline some of which are under investigation and some under evaluation. These include new products as well as capacity improvement projects.