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Liquidation of WLC-PILL GmbH by December 31, 2023.

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Reestablishment of the
consultant company
Wetlaid-Consulting PILL GmbH
and handing over the
PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH
in “younger hands”.

With PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH, we supplied our customers with unique laboratory and / or pilot systems in the field of Wetlaid technology, supported them with developments or tests on the laboratory system at Reutlingen University. This means that we have worked out and delivered optimal and individual concepts for our customers on our own for over 25 years, in close cooperation with our industrial partners.

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Dirk Enghof und Helmuth Pill

After decades of professional life, we handed over PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH to the new managing director and owner Dirk Enghof on January 1, 2020, who fully shares our high quality standards and passion for developments and tests according to the Wetlaid nonwoven technology.

For you as a customer and business partner nothing will change, except the CEO. Mr. Enghof also takes over the company location with all contact details like telephone, fax, mail and homepage.

At this point we would like to thank you again for your loyalty and trust in the past few years.

But of course we have not yet abdicated!
With our new consulting company “Wetlaid-Consulting PILL GmbH” we have been available for you or PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH since January 2020 as a consultant and look forward to further cooperation and new contacts.

Milestones and interesting facts about our decades of business in wetlaid technology.

04/2020

25th company anniversary

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02/2020

Order to India for consulting and support for a new machine development.

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01/2020

Start of consultancy with the new company “Wetlaid-Consulting PILL GmbH”.

Takeover of “PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH” by the new managing director and owner Dirk Enghof.

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12/2019

Orders shipped for Spain and France.
Processing as well as modifications, developments and consulting in Germany.

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12/2018

Conversion of the plant at Southeast Nonwovens in SC.

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2018

“Meet again” with the NVLA 06 in Clover SC – USA

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10/2017

Doubling the number of students in the winter semester.

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09/2017

Installation and commissioning of a pilot plant at TENTOK Paper in Japan.

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11/2016

Expansion of the plant at Reutlingen University with a further inclined wire section.

A binder pouring device was installed in this area.The structure is so flexible that a binder can be poured on or sprayed on.

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11/2016

Numerous customer trials and developments with new fiber types or mixtures have been very successful.
In collaboration with Reutlingen University and ITV-Denkendorf, new nano-fiber properties were created.
With the Fraunhofer Institute Augsburg, Carbon and Recycling-Carbon products.
New products made of microglass were made with Chinese, Korean, Dutch and US companies.

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09/2016

Cooperation and support with the new “PAMA Freiberg”.

In order to be able to design systems for niche products better and more precisely, PAMA can rely on the experience of PILL-NVT and thus also on the pilot system with its processing field. Before more precise designs, tests are carried out to determine required parameters. So far, this has also proven very effective for high-tech products. The selection of the required components can thus be better determined.

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09/2016

Commissioning of the pilot plant NVLA 58 and dryer 59 at LENZING AG.

Now LENZING is also ready to develop new products or optimize the products together with their current and future customers.

The PILL-NVT TEAM would also like to thank all LENZING employees for their support and pleasant commissioning. We wish you many successful developments with this new system.

Plant No. 58 now replaces Plant No. 2 from 1984.

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08/2015

Employment as a guest lecturer at Reutlingen University

Helmuth PILL will also be a guest lecturer at the Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences from the next semester. This will be the first school in Europe to teach the wetlaid nonwoven system on one plant.

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07/2015

State President Klenk visits the Reutlingen University.

Wilfried Klenk, President of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, was a guest at Reutlingen University. In conversation with representatives of the Presidium and the Faculty of Textile & Design, the CDU politician was informed out about the new center for interactive materials. Following the personal exchange, Klenk visited the machine halls of the Textile & Design Faculty and was given a demonstration with the new PILL wetlaid nonwoven plant.

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04/2015

20th company anniversary.

On the occasion of our 20 year company anniversary, we supported the “clowns on duty” in the children’s department of the Reutlingen district hospital with a donation. The donation check was given to the clowns Bombolina and Knopf.

“Laughter is the best medicine” and the children should have a little more of that.

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02/2015

Expansion and optimization of the NVLA 50 in Daegu Korea.

With through-flow dryer and 3-layer refiner system.

10/2014

Order and successful commissioning of the NVLA 51 special system for nonwovens in Jeonju Korea.

2014

Development of new products and components.

07/2013

Jubilee plant: Order for the production of plant No. 50 arrived.

The system will be delivered to a research institute in Korea.

07/2013

New developments with NEPTUNE grass

2012

Manufacture of systems No. 47, 48 and 49 as well as machine extensions, Consulting services and developments with well-known companies and very interesting products.

2011

Orders and commissioning:

Machine takeover of plant 46 by Belgian customers.
Successful commissioning of plants No. 44 + 45 in Switzerland.
Order: Small production plant for high tech products in Germany.
Commissioning of the NVLA 42 pilot plant at KELHEIM FIBERS.
Order: Pilot plant No. 47 to Belgium.
Order: Design engineering for the conversion of a production plant in India.
Order: Pilot plant and special machine in Switzerland.
Order: New equipment for pilot plant NVLA 25.
Order: Laboratory system with TA belt dryer and winder in southern Germany at Kelheim Fibers GmbH.

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04/2010

15th company anniversary

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2010

Cooperation termination, orders and commissioning:

Commissioning of the small production plant for carbon nonwovens NVLA 38 at Hyup Jin in South Korea.
Commissioning of the NVLA 39 pilot plant at KITECH in South Korea.
Commissioning of the NVLA 40 pilot plant at AITEX in Spain.
Order: Laboratory system 300 mm for KITECH in South Korea.
Order: Pilot system for Spain 510 mm for AITEX Spain.
Commissioning pulper at RRI.
Order: Pilot plant 610 mm for Hyup Jin in South Korea.
Order: Laboratory pulper for RRI.
End of cooperation with ANDRITZ KÜSTERS GmbH.

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2009

Orders and commissioning:

Commissioning special dryer with reel for TITK Rudolstadt.
Order for a special product dryer for TITK Rudolstadt.
Commissioning of the washing plant for melt-blown nonwovens in Rudolstadt.
Expansion of the laboratory system at AKK.

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2008

Orders and commissioning:

Washing system for melt-blown nonwovens for TITK in Rudolstadt.
Extension of the laboratory facility at Andritz-Küsters in Krefeld.

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2007

Patent, cooperation, dates, orders and commissioning:

“From trial to product”: 22nd Hofer Nonwoven Days on November 7th and 8th, 2007.
Commissioning of the PILL – laboratory system NVLA 35 in the ANDRITZ-KUESTERS technical center in Krefeld Germany.
Presentation of Andritz-Küsters + PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH at IDEA 07 Converence in Miami USA.
Start of construction of a wetlaid nonwoven laboratory system for the AKK technical center in Krefeld, Germany.
Grant of a patent for the production of a flat structure for composite materials made from natural fibers.
Commissioning of the laboratory system for quality assurance and development at the fiber manufacturer in Uentrop.
Cooperation agreement with Andritz Küsters Krefeld.

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2006

Opening a sales office in China, orders and commissioning:

Commissioning in India.
Commissioning of the Kherson-UA laboratory facility.
After acceptance in Germany: Delivery of a production plant to India.
Delivery of a production plant to China.
Opening of a sales office of PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH in Shanghai / China.
Order of an entire laboratory system in Kherson / Ukraine.
Order of an inclined screen plant to Pune / India.
Commissioning in Ukraine.

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2005

10th company anniversary.

Many thanks to all customers and suppliers.

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2005

Orders and commissioning:

Pre-assembly before delivery of the new headbox.
Conclusion of contract in Northeast China.
Preparation for conversion in southern Ukraine.
Deployment in India.
Order placed with a supplier.
Order in Northern Ukraine: VM 16 conversion in Malyn.
Traveling with Asian customers around Germany.
Experiments in Neu Kaliß.
Successful vulnerability analysis at OMNIAFILTRA in southern Italy.

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2004

PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK establishes itself on the Chinese growth market.

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2003

Machine optimization at EDELWEISS / FILTERMATERIALS, Russia.

2002

Cooperation with JSC Scientific & Production Enterprise “Filter Materials”, Russia.

2001

Patent granted for mixed distributors.

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2000

“Five years of PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH”.

To the report in the “Allgemeiner Vliesstoff Report” 6-2000

1998

1996

“Hofer Vliesstoffseminar” and lecture on “Tübinger Hanftage”.

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To the lecture of “Tübinger Hanftage”

1995

Company foundation of PILL NASSVLIESTECHNIK GmbH.

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