Egelsbach, DE

History

1848 Founding of the J. C. Fleissner
The foundation of the Fleissner company was laid by Johann Christiann Fleissner who, after his studies in Vienna, took a blacksmith's workshop at Asch on lease. At this time industrialization began in the town of Asch, the westernmost town of Bohemia.
1929 Hans Fleissner received the first patent for Through-Air Dryer
In 1929, on February 14th, the perforated drum was patented. This was the birth of the through-air technology. Acording to the records of the inventor it was “extremely important” for economical drying “that the fiber is not only touched superficially by the warm airflow, but penetrated by it”.
1951 The current location in Egelsbach is opened
The Fleissner family moved to Egelsbach and the reputation as textile machinery supplier grew. Until the mid-fifties, the sales volume doubled every year.
1968 First continuous processing line for the carpet industry
Fleissner delivered the first continuous bleaching and printing line for tufted floor coverings.
1973 Delivery of a new production line for foam-impregnated nonwovens
To reduce the amount of binder chemicals and to lower the energy need for drying, Fleissner brought equipment for foam impregnation into the market.
1977 First 1-stage process staple fiber line for PES and PP fibers
With regard to the fiber industry’s requirement for the economical production of small lots, Fleissner developed the compact single-stage spinning line.
1995 Fleissner delivered the first AquaJet Spunlace system
The success story of AquaJet Spunlace System for dry-laid and wet-laid webs as well as spunbonded nonwovens began. Already at this time the whole line, including a finishing part with impregnation and through-air dryer, came fro one supplier.
2009 Fleissner started the carbon fiber activities
On the basis of 35 PAN staple spinning fiber lines delivered between 1972 and 2003, Fleissner developed the first components for precursor and carbon fiber spinning lines. The activities were firstly shown at JEC Composites Asia in 2009.
2014 Trützschler Nonwovens delivered the 100th AquaJet
In the year 2013 the production of spunlaced nonwovens exceeded 1 million tons for the first time. The AquaJet – suited for light and heavy weight carded webs, for spunbonds as well as for wetlaid webs – played an important role.
2016 Discontinuation of staple fiber and carbon fiber activities
Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers focuses on its core business of machines and complete production lines for the nonwovens industry. The filament portfolio of spinning lines for carpet (BCF) and industrial yarns remains unchanged.