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TKW Materials

The future of the nonwoven industry lies in agile, adaptable technologies which continuously redefine product qualitative standards.

TKW Materials provides innovative, integrated solutions for the nonwoven manufacturing sector, designed to improve clients’ performance and optimize business potential by responding to the key demands of the market:

• greater efficiency
• improved quality
• contained costs

No matter the size or type of business, TWK Materials offers flexible solutions, the know-how of experienced experts backed by the might of the Oerlikon Group, a leading global player in advanced technology.

Whatever your business goals, TKW Materials can help you achieve them, so that your business functions as you would like it to:

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Innovation, reliability, results

TKW Materials is equipped to respond to the changing demands of society and the market with agility and speed. We are committed to helping our clients grow their business and improve the quality of life of the consumers who use their products.

We develop new solutions which help shape the technological landscape of the sector at a global level. By integrating and combining them, we are continuously innovating the world of substrates and redefining the market’s production standards.

At TKW Materials we work with:

• respect, integrity and thoroughness
• a sense of responsibility towards people, whether they are employees, suppliers, clients or consumers
• deep-rooted expertise and professionalism, and decades of experience behind us
• the passion to dare, pushing us to constantly improve.

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Experience that makes a difference

Originally founded under the name Teknoweb in 2004, the company became TKW Materials in 2014 with a focus on innovation in substrates for the personal hygiene sector, namely nonwovens, which are the absorbent part of napes, wet wipes and sanitary pads.

Today TWK Materials is an accredited consultant to leading international companies, providing expertise on production processes and supplying cutting-edge technology to the sector.

In 2017 TKW Materials became part of the Oerlikon Group.


Oerlikon engineers materials, equipment and surfaces and provides expert services to enable customers to have high-performance products and systems with extended lifespans. Drawing on its key technological competencies and strong financial foundation, the Group is sustaining mid-term growth by executing three strategic drivers: addressing attractive growth markets, securing structural growth, and expanding through targeted mergers and acquisitions. A leading global technology and engineering Group, Oerlikon operates its business in two Segments – Surface Solutions and Manmade Fibers – and has a global footprint of more than 11.100 employees at 182 locations in 37 countries. In 2019, Oerlikon generated CHF 2.6 billion in sales and invested more than CHF 120 million in R&D.

Within the Oerlikon Group, the nonwoven division provides technology and solutions for industrial nonwoven manufacturing. The portfolio includes turnkey packages for spunbound, meltblown composites and airlaid production, together with state-of-the-art technologies which continue to radically change the landscape of the nonwoven sector. The result is a comprehensive solution whereby a single supplier can provide the full package from design and process consultancy through to implementation and maintenance.