Orion's PartnerPlus team is a leader in the supply of specialists within the Non-Woven sector. The non-woven industry refers to the manufacturing of fabrics that are not woven or knitted but rather bonded together through various techniques such as chemical, thermal, or mechanical processes. These fabrics are made from fibers that are spun together and bonded through these processes to form a sheet of material with specific properties.
The non-woven industry is a rapidly growing sector of the textile industry and is used in a wide range of applications such as healthcare, hygiene, filtration, automotive, construction, and agriculture. Non-woven fabrics are preferred over traditional woven fabrics due to their lightweight, high strength, and low cost.
The non-woven industry has been able to take advantage of advancements in technology and innovation to create new and improved non-woven fabrics that are more durable, comfortable, and functional. With the increasing demand for eco-friendly and sustainable products, the non-woven industry has been able to develop new materials that are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
One of the major challenges faced by the non-woven industry is the lack of standardisation in terms of quality and performance of the fabrics. This has led to the development of various testing and certification standards to ensure that the fabrics meet specific requirements for various applications.
Overall, the non-woven industry plays a vital role in various sectors of the economy and is expected to continue growing due to the increasing demand for cost-effective, durable, and eco-friendly materials.
Aberdeen (the Granite City) earned its reputation as the "energy capital of Europe "for its significant involvement in the Oil and Gas industry over the last 40 years. Many of the industry key players have a considerable presence in the City and use it as a base for work in the North Sea and beyond. Aberdeen has the largest heliport in the world and an important service ship harbour port serving offshore oil rigs, Aberdeen is often called the "Oil Capital of Europe". The number of jobs created by the energy industry in and around Aberdeen has been estimated at over half a million. The majority of the largest oil fields in the UK sector of the North Sea were found in the waters to the north and east of the Scottish mainland, with the more northerly fields found to the east of the Orkney and Shetland islands. Now, the city is gearing up for the next – and potentially most critical – phase of its evolution, using its proven oil and gas infrastructure and expertise to become a world leader in renewable energy. Significant knowledge and experience in offshore project management, underwater cables and foundations, semi-submersibles, moorings, autonomous vehicles and robotics is transferable and essential to the commercial-scale success of offshore wind and other offshore renewable energy.