Press release

Bekaert introduces EvoStep® worker and doffer wire for medium speed carding applications

Summary & download

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 man‐made 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 start‐up of the card, limiting down‐time to an absolute 
Would you like to know more about the possibilities of EvoStep® and our other nonwoven card clothing 

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 (www.bekaert.com) 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 in‐house 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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