Herrmann Ultraschall wins award for best technical innovation in the nonwovens industry
Herrmann's Elastic Thread Anchoring (ETA) Sonotrode has been awarded the prestigious IDEA Equipment Achievement Award 2022. With this prize, the nonwovens association INDA honors the best technical developments in the industry.
A creative, novel solution with measurable benefits: This is what the jurors had asked from the applicants for this year's IDEA Achievement Awards. In the "Equipment" category, the ETA Sonotrode from Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG impressed the jury and was selected as one of three finalists. The winner was determined by online voting in which the Herrmann innovation received the most votes.
"In 1996, my father Walter Herrmann won the award for the 'Most Innovative Equipment' for our Microgap control, our first solution for continuous bonding of nonwovens using ultrasonics. It is also thanks to this solution that our company has grown so successfully. We want to honor him with this award for our latest innovation", said CEO Thomas Herrmann at the award ceremony on March 30 at the IDEA trade show in Miami, FL, USA. INDA President David Rousse presented the trophy to Thomas Herrmann and Uwe Peregi, President of the North American Headquarters located in Bartlett, IL.
Herrmann's ETA Sonotrode offers an innovative way to simplify the complex process of fixing elastic threads in hygiene products. Until now, the majority of applications used adhesive or, if an ultrasonic solution was involved, the threads were guided over an elaborately engraved and therefore costly anvil roller. Thanks to a unique and sophisticated geometry on the surface of the ETA sonotrode, for the first time elastic threads can now be guided directly into the bonding area without needing to align on a fixed anvil groove. This makes the process simpler, safer and more sustainable. Adhesive is no longer required and the risk of thread breakage is reduced.