EMS Griltech has been manufacturing and marketing Grilon fibers since 1952 and Griltex hotmelt adhesives since 1965. These polymers are intermediate products, which have been continuously developed as outstanding specialties and are used for innovative and technically demanding applications. The 200 employees of EMS-GRILTECH concentrate solely on hotmelt adhesives and fibers for technical applications and, therefore, make this a powerful company.
EMS-GRILTECH's corporate office, research laboratories, application centers and production facilities are located at Domat/Ems, Switzerland. Another production plant and technical service center are located at Sumter, SC (USA), with another sales office and customer service lab in Osaka (JP).
EMS-GRILTECH is recognized as the worldwide market leader for hotmelt adhesives in the apparel interlining market and for technical fibers in the paper machine clothing industry. They strengthen their position by continuously offering new and innovative products as well as superior technical and customer service. The unique spinning process developed by EMS-GRILTECH allows the efficient production of new Grilon fibers that will expand our customers' opportunities. After the introduction of flat fibers, fusible mono-component and Bi-component fibers, we still recognize the potential for new developments. By developing new applications in the field of technical lamination,
EMS-GRILTECH has the opportunity to sell the Griltex hotmelt adhesives in the future in a strong, growing market. The automotive interior components will change and, therefore, the demand for Griltex adhesives products will grow strongly as well. Griltex adhesive products fulfill the requirements of environment-friendly, recyclable, fast process cycle time and as a result, low costs per piece. The same applies for many other technical applications as modern coating and laminating techniques will replace conventional processes. Through specific market research, continuous development and product modifications for individual applications, EMS-GRILTECH will increase their market share and assure their market position. Decades of experience, expert application advice and exceptional service performance are important foundations on which they build their success. With selected customers EMS-GRILTECH continuously develops new products and applications, adapting to their changing needs. Along with Europe and the Americas, Asia is a strong, growing market to which they attach great importance. The market segments in which EMS-GRILTECH is active provide for a prosperous future and continuous growth.
Quality and customer satisfaction is the main focus of EMS-GRILTECH. For this reason, it was decided in 1985 to establish a Quality Assurance System according to an international norm (ISO/EN) and to be certified by an independent association of the SQS (The Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems).
Until recently, the quality management of the business unit EMS-GRILTECH was part of the unit EMS-CHEMIE AG. Due to the separation into independent business units, the previous divisions have now become responsible for all aspects of their business activities on a global basis. The management of the business unit EMS-GRILTECH decided to seek independent certification, and simultaneously, adapt the quality management system to the demands of the new Norm ISO 9001:2000.
The reason for adapting to the new quality standard of ISO 9001:2000 was on one side the changing needs of the new business unit for a quality management system and, more important, to meet the increasing quality requirements of our customers.
At end of May 2002 EMS-GRILTECH completed the task. The main processes and the support processes were defined and properly documented and the links to the many different documents were established. The employees of the business unit were trained to become familiar with the sequences, and today, the daily work routines are executed in accordance to the new standard. After the audits of Swiss Quality System (SQS) in Domat/Ems, Switzerland and Sumter, SC in the USA is EMS-GRILTECH from 1st August 2002 on ISO 9001:2000 certified.
For a copy of the ISO 9001:2000 or the Oekotex certificate please click on above picture
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