Pedilay Care® GmbH announced the startup of an elastic nonwoven laminate conversion line in Germany

Introduction text: (05/16/22) Unique stand-alone nonwoven laminate conversion line answers material needs for R&D and commercial customers in medical, hygiene and wellness industry.
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Pedilay Care® GmbH announced the startup of an elastic nonwoven laminate conversion line in Germany

Unique stand-alone nonwoven laminate conversion line answers material needs for R&D and commercial customers in medical, hygiene and wellness industry. 

Following its successful establishment of a sales network in Germany and Austria in early 2020, Pedilay® Care recently closed a Series A financing round, led by Hessen Kapital III (EFRE) GmbH, to put its new production site located in Grebenhain, Hessen into operation. Accompanying this growth trajectory, Hannes learned of the additional good news this November: Pedilay® Care was selected to participate in the highly sought after German Accelerator program, which prepares companies for a strategic expansion into the U.S. market.

The nomination was preceded by a demanding application process, at the heart of which a panel of top-class experts critically reviewed the applicants' suitability for the further program. This year, the entire application process took place virtually only, which further underscores the achievement of all involved.

With the acquisition of the new lamination line, the company is now expanding its business portfolio, building on best-in-class know-how in the conversion of medical devices, to also include material production for third parties. Built not only to make unique elasticated non-woven laminates for Pedilay’s own products, the line has been specified to also accommodate the anticipated needs of external clients, with a likely focus on the medical, hygiene and wellness industries, for the development and pur-chase of unique elasticated nonwoven laminates. To round off its offering, ancillary testing and material development capacity is available on site.

Announcing the startup of the line, Armin Schmitz, Head of Business Development, Industrial Services, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this new capaci-ty to the international non-wovens market. Following our own extended search for contract capacity that would meet our internal needs, we are certain we have now brought online a unique and competitive commercial offering with this stand-alone line. We look forward not only to working with our inhouse team on new medical de-vices, but also stand ready for international customers. We have the space, the team and the know-how to both develop challenging new laminates and to quickly turn around commercial projects.”

Hannes Weiland, CEO of Pedilay Care GmbH added: “With the help of our shareholders we have invested significantly in our production facility, next to staff and conversion equipment, also in production machinery. This new line represents a cornerstone of our expansion strategy, it is critical for our ability to develop our next generation of mate-rials in the medical device sector. It pleases me all the more, that with the line, we now have a resource available for other companies who require elasticated non-woven laminates and respective expertise and services. With disrupted international supply- and logistical chains, our conversion offering, right in the heart of Europe, is sure to be a valuable asset to the industry.”

The company expects the line to be fully operational for external clients by May 2022. Inquiries for samples, technical data sheets and demonstrations are available on re-quest. For further information on the new offering please contact Armin Schmitz, Head of Business Development, Industrial Services under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for other business and media inquiries, Hannes Weiland, CEO, under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us at www.elastic-laminates.com.

Pedilay Care GmbH announced the startup of an elastic nonwoven laminate conversion line in Germany

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Pedilay® Care GmbH announced the startup of an elastic nonwoven laminate conversion line in Germany

Unique stand-alone nonwoven laminate conversion line answers material needs for R&D and commercial customers in medical, hygiene and wellness industry.

With the acquisition of the new lamination line, the company is now expanding its business portfolio, building on best-in-class know-how in the conversion of medical devices, to also include material production for third parties. Built not only to make unique elasticated non-woven laminates for Pedilay’s own products, the line has been specified to also accommodate the anticipated needs of external clients, with a likely focus on the medical, hygiene and wellness industries, for the development and pur-chase of unique elasticated nonwoven laminates. To round off its offering, ancillary testing and material development capacity is available on site.

Announcing the startup of the line, Armin Schmitz, Head of Business Development, Industrial Services, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this new capaci-ty to the international non-wovens market. Following our own extended search for contract capacity that would meet our internal needs, we are certain we have now brought online a unique and competitive commercial offering with this stand-alone line. We look forward not only to working with our inhouse team on new medical de-vices, but also stand ready for international customers. We have the space, the team and the know-how to both develop challenging new laminates and to quickly turn around commercial projects.”

Hannes Weiland, CEO of Pedilay Care GmbH added: “With the help of our shareholders we have invested significantly in our production facility, next to staff and conversion equipment, also in production machinery. This new line represents a cornerstone of our expansion strategy, it is critical for our ability to develop our next generation of mate-rials in the medical device sector. It pleases me all the more, that with the line, we now have a resource available for other companies who require elasticated non-woven laminates and respective expertise and services. With disrupted international supply- and logistical chains, our conversion offering, right in the heart of Europe, is sure to be a valuable asset to the industry.”

The company expects the line to be fully operational for external clients by May 2022. Inquiries for samples, technical data sheets and demonstrations are available on re-quest. For further information on the new offering please contact Armin Schmitz, Head of Business Development, Industrial Services under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for other business and media inquiries, Hannes Weiland, CEO, under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us at www.elastic-laminates.com.

Neue DIN SPEC vorgestellt: Erstmaliger Produktstandard für Einweg-Fußverbände (EN)

Introduction text: (23.09.2019) Verlässliche Standards gesetzt: Das Unternehmen Pedilay Care aus München hat erstmals Vorgaben für die Anforderungen an Einweg-Fußverbände in der medizinischen Fußbehandlung definiert. Zusammen mit dem Deutschen Institut für Normung (DIN) wurde jetzt die erste Spezifikation in diesem Bereich unter der DIN SPEC 13257 veröffentlicht. „Damit ist es uns gelungen, erstmals einen verlässlichen Standard und klare Definitionen zu schaffen, dem Mediziner und Anwender vertrauen können“, sagt Pedilay-Geschäftsführer Hannes Weiland.
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Neue DIN SPEC vorgestellt: Erstmaliger Produktstandard für Einweg-Fußverbände

Verlässliche Standards gesetzt: Das Unternehmen Pedilay Care aus München hat erstmals Vorgaben für die Anforderungen an Einweg-Fußverbände in der medizinischen Fußbehandlung definiert. Zusammen mit dem Deutschen Institut für Normung (DIN) wurde jetzt die erste Spezifikation in diesem Bereich unter der DIN SPEC 13257 veröffentlicht. „Damit ist es uns gelungen, erstmals einen verlässlichen Standard und klare Definitionen zu schaffen, dem Mediziner und Anwender vertrauen können“, sagt Pedilay-Geschäftsführer Hannes Weiland.

Für den Produkt-Standard in der neuen DIN SPEC wurden innerhalb eines Arbeitsjahres insgesamt 13 Prüf-Parameter in sieben unterschiedlichen Kategorien erhoben. Zu diesen Bereichen zählen die Oberflächenreibung, Hautreibung, Absorption, hautphysiologische Parameter, Kompression, Atmungsaktivität und die biologische Sicherheit. Letztgenannte Kategorie wird wiederum nochmals in drei weiteren Unterkategorien beleuchtet.

Spezielles Prüfverfahren durch die renommierten Hohenstein Institute

Ein Schwerpunkt der Produktanalyse lag auf dem Bereich der Kompression. „Im Gegensatz zu beispielsweise Kompressionsstrümpfen ist es für uns von enormer Bedeutung, dass durch Pedilay med möglichst wenig Kompression entsteht“, sagt Hannes Weiland. „Dafür haben wir etabliere Prüfverfahren angepasst, um sie auf unseren neuen Einweg-Fußverband Pedilay Care anwenden zu können“. Um dies zu erreichen, hat das junge Unternehmen mit den Hohenstein Instituten einen renommierten Partner ins Boot geholt. Das akkreditierte Prüflabor und Forschungsinstitut mit Sitz in Bönnigheim bei Heilbronn ist auf die Prüfung und Zertifizierung von Textilien spezialisiert. Aufgrund ihrer hohen Qualitätsstandards und Expertise gehören die Hohenstein Institute zu den international bedeutendsten und angesehensten Laboren in diesem Produktbereich.

Anforderungen für Einweg-Fußverbände in der medizinischen Fußbehandlung festgelegt

Die neue DIN SPEC 13257 legt Anforderungen für Fußverbände in der medizinischen Fußbehandlung zum einmaligen Gebrauch fest und definiert in einem 16-seitigen Papier entsprechende Prüfverfahren für deren Einhaltung. Die DIN SPEC wurde in Workshops nach dem sogenannten PAS-Verfahren erarbeitet. Dies steht für Publicly Available Specification, also eine öffentlich verfügbare Spezifikation, die Produkt-Merkmale und deren Anforderungen festlegt. Anwendung kann der Produktstandard sowohl im medizinischen als auch im pflegerischen Kontext des Gesundheitswesens finden.

Bereichsübergreifens Expertengremium: Verknüpfung von Produktentwicklung und Anwenderpraxis ist unerlässlich

„Einer unserer wichtigsten Grundsätze bei der Entwicklung unseres Fußverbandes ist, die medizinische Fußbehandlung zu verbessern. Dadurch ist die enge Verknüpfung von Produktentwicklung und Anwenderpraxis unerlässlich“, so Hannes Weiland. Für die Workshops zur Erarbeitung der Spezifikation wurde deshalb ein bereichsübergreifendes Expertenteam zusammengestellt. Neben den Pedilay-Experten Hannes Weiland, Heidi Beatty und Susanne Schranner sowie den Hohenstein Instituten gehörte hierzu auch Prof. Dr. Sebastian Probst, Professor für Wundpflege an der Fachhochschule Westschweiz in Genf sowie Ratsmitglied der European Wound Management Association (EWMA) und Herausgeber des EWMA Journals. Unterstützt wurde das Team zudem von Amrei Hohenwald, Podologin und Wundexpertin der Initiative Chronische Wunden (ICW) sowie Vorsitzende des Landesverbandes Berlin-Brandenburg des Deutschen Verbandes für Podologie.

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