Bekaert Group

Bekaert introduces Evostep


Source: Bekaert Group

When it comes to nonwoven carding, fiber retention is key. However, not all processes have the same requirements. To provide you with the best possible solution, Bekaert offers a wide range of worker and doffer wires as well as our professional support on helping you choose the right solution to achieve your production goals.

A passion for fiber control
For high speed carding processes Bekaert offers SiroLock. Its unique design features a step at the tip of the wire allowing it to take up to 50% more fibers compared to conventional card wires. This feature does not only significantly improve the carding efficiency and web quality, it also increases the productivity of the card.

For medium carding speeds Bekaert developed an entirely new product: EvoStep. This new range of worker and doffer wires was specifically designed for indirect nonwoven manufacturing processes where cross lapping and needle punching are typically used as bonding technology. With EvoStep we are targeting carding of any natural and manmade fibers as well as recycled material like PET fibers, more specifically for the filtration, geotextile, automotive, carpet and bedding industry. The unique design comprises a slant front angle under the overhanging tip of the tooth. Like SiroLock, this feature significantly improves the fiber retention while perfectly accommodating lower speed carding processes. The benefits not only include a lower risk of fiber recycling, loading and melting, it also reduces flying fibers, which leads to less consumption and lower waste. EvoStep wires are easier to clean and facilitate a smooth and quick startup of the card, limiting downtime to an absolute minimum.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities of EvoStep and our other nonwoven card clothing products?

Visit us at:

  • ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013, Tüyap Exhibition and Convention Center, May 29th - June 1st (hall 2, booth 211C)
  • Techtextil 2013, Messe Frankfurt, June 11th 13th (hall 3, booth B28)

About Bekaert
Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated combined sales of € 4.4 billion in 2012.

About Bekaert Carding Solutions
Bekaert reinforces its status of independent and recognized leader in the card clothing business through partnerships with textile machine builders and customers worldwide. Thanks to our technical know how, our inhouse developed machinery, careful wire rod selection and thorough understanding of the drawing, shaping, punching and heat treatment processes we can create a card wire that meets your specific short staple, nonwoven, woolen or worsted application.

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