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Colbond Nonwovens

Tighter focus & increased reliability lead to higher profitability

For Colbond, continuous improvements in its product quality, consistency and production efficiency are ever-more urgent factors for maintaining its supplier status and prime position. Colbond asked ARV Group to assist with a fact-based analysis of its quality chain, and to help translate the result into an effective implementation program.


  • Bring transparency to the product application quality scan
  • Pinpoint the causes related to client complaints & demands
  • Zoom in on quality control during the production process to eliminate extra production costs and lost margins
  • Sharp focus on quality requirements for raw materials and related non-conformities

Package of effective measures:

  • Improvement of spin technology (subsequently improving product quality, reducing downtime and eliminating waste),
  • Implementation of reliable inspection techniques to monitor production on-line, and continuous quality control,
  • Improvement of production reliability and quality (eliminating downtime and waste),
  • Improvement of margins by optimizing the product to fulfill requested performance.

Concrete results:

  • A significant improvement in product quality,
  • A major boost to production capacity,
  • Greater reliability in the production process,
  • Improved margins,
  • Greater mutual trust and cooperation throughout the organization.
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This was our second successful collaboration with ARV Group, and one that once again showed significant business results. The structured approach taken proved to be a solid base for an effective and successful implementation program. ARV Group proved capable of building up good cooperation with all the people involved, including our local production organization, and of supporting them in the implementation of the improvement package.
Marcel Werner, Manufacturing Manager