First-time exhibitor at Techtextil, ACE reports a gratifying trade show

First-time exhibitor at Techtextil, ACE reports a gratifying trade show

Exposing for the first time at Techtextil, the world’s most important trade fair for technical textiles, ACE reports a gratifying and beneficial exhibition. During the event, held in Frankfurt from June 21 to 24, ACE welcomed at its booth in Hall 11.1, numerous new business contacts and current customers.

“We are very satisfied with the result and, above all, with the technical discussions at the fair“, said Christoph Lentz, Business Development Director at ACE.

The visitors coming to the ACE booth, were primarily interested in concrete technical solutions, and were met with constructive discussions leading up to several potential enquiries. Some of the most popular products for the manufacturer during the trade show, were the microporous films in polypropylene and polyethylene, with applications in construction, packaging, and protective clothing.

Techtextil 2022 received an exceptionally international public. With a total of 117 participating nations, around 63.000 visitors and 2.300 exhibitors, Italy, France, Turkey, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Pakistan, and the USA formed the top visitor nations.

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


ACE to receive EDANA honorary “50-year Membership Award”.

On June 7th, EDANA not only closed the celebration of its 50th Anniversary, but also celebrated the loyalty of its most faithful member companies for their 20- to 50-year membership.

During the reward ceremony, Christoph Lentz, Business Development Director at ACE, proudly accepted the honorary 50-year Membership Award from Pierre Wiertz, General Manager EDANA. Herewith, ACE was acknowledged for its close and constructive collaboration with the association during all these years.

“Congratulations to all colleagues at ACE for this noble recognition! There were only 5 companies among the 320+ members who earned this award for EDANA’s 50th anniversary. Well done! ” Christoph Lentz expressed after the ceremony.

ACE will continue its rewarding collaboration with EDANA and contribute to this global association of the nonwovens and related industries.

About EDANA
EDANA is the leading voice of the nonwovens and related industries. Since 1971, the association has provided for its 320+ members, a comprehensive range of services with the information and data necessary to enhance the industry’s goals and performance. The association has a global reach with a focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


ACE congratulates Patricia Featherstone on a well-deserved retirement

On the 30th of November, colleagues congratulated Patricia Featherstone, ACE’s Business Development Director, on a well-deserved retirement.

During her role as Commercial Director, and later Business Development Director, she helped the company to adapt to significant changes in the management leadership, contributing to the company culture and structure.

Patricia has dedicated 33 years to grow the market for cast embossed polyolefin films, laminates and perforated film within ACE, especially in the medical and hygiene sectors, developing the global brands MEDICACE®, GOWNACE® and PROGACE®.  Her achievements will endure, as she held leadership roles across the firm’s operations, from Marketing & Communication Manager to Business Development Director.

Besides these accomplishments, Patricia Featherstone was energetically involved in EDANA for 15 years, including 4 years as chairperson of the board (2012-2016). She was presented the very special EDANA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021, recognizing her dedication to the Nonwoven Industry.

Guy Pinchard, CEO of ACE, announced: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Patricia for her continuous involvement and contribution to the company all these years. Patricia has played an important role in the journey of ACE and given ACE a strong position to build on for the years to come.”

ACE welcomes Christophe Lentz, who has taken over the lead as the new Business Development Director.

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


ACE announces a rewarding Medica 2021

ACE confirms that a quieter Medica 2021 delivered an unpredictable rewarding 4-day exhibition.

Succeeding a one-year suspension of Medica in Düsseldorf, the ACE-commercial-team enjoyed finally meeting up with its customers and encounter new opportunities for Networking.

“This year’s lower participation rate (exhibitors and visitors), compared to previous Medica-trade fairs, was outshined by the sincere engagement and enthusiasm of its participants”, says Frédéric Paule, Head of R&D.

Christoph Lentz, the new Commercial Director of ACE, underlines that “MEDICA remains the world’s largest medical industry event, and a great opportunity for professional meetings and exchange”.

Exposing at Medica has allowed ACE to showcase our complete product range of medical films and laminates to a global audience in the sector. Besides inquiries for medical drapes, there was a significant interest for gowns and protective clothing. An excellent occasion for Thierry Pieteraerens and Anna Wellander, Technical Sales, to spread awareness around our innovative brands GOWNACE® and PROGACE®, covering these specific demands.

Very satisfied with this year’s Trade Show, ACE is already looking forward to Medica 2022, 14/11 – 17/11/2022.

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


ACE reports a successful week in Geneva at INDEX™20

After a wait of 4 ½ years, we were back at Index™, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition – in full force, with a new brand and a new team.

As COVID wanes, no one was sure how successful the show would be. However, ACE can report that it was worth the wait and that the week was busy and fruitful.

“Launching a new company brand, along with a revitalised range of films and laminates was exciting for us” says Christoph Lentz, Business Development Director at ACE. “Index™20 gave us the perfect opportunity to have in-depth discussions with customers old and new in an industry environment that supports innovation and sustainability” he adds.

Most of the visitors to our Stand were looking for concrete solutions that support their sustainability goals. The reader will already have learned that ACE has ISCC Plus certification – this is a just part of the solution, and discussions were far reaching in mutual ambitions.

“We have returned from Geneva with many new leads, and certainly some tough yet inspiring challenges” says Anna Wellander, Technical Sales Executive. Wellander’s colleague, Thierry Pieteraerens agrees. “Before going to Index™20, we knew that sustainability would be high on the agenda across all of the markets we supply. Now we have to realise the projects we have in hand – which is certainly going to keep us busy going forward!”.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva at Index™23, which will take place from 18 to 21 April 2023.

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


Tricia Featherstone honored with
lifetime achievement award at INDEX™20

On the first day of Index™20 Patricia Featherstone was presented with the EDANA Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her dedication to the nonwovens industry during her career with ACE over the course of three decades as well as her involvement with EDANA over 15 years including four years as chairman of the board (2012-2016).

“EDANA is delighted to present Tricia with this prestigious award for her continuous support. Tricia’s long-term involvement in the association’s activities has helped raise the profile of EDANA and thereby also improve the awareness and understanding of the role nonwovens play in our everyday lives including the critical and life-saving benefits they bring in surgery,” says Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

In reply, Featherstone spoke about her ever-present passion for the industry and her long-held beliefs that we truly make a difference as an industry. “I am truly honoured by this award, and I am happy to have made a contribution that matters” she said. “I am convinced that EDANA will carry on the good work promoting the sustainable development of our industry, and fostering product stewardship globally”.

Before joining the EDANA board in 2009, Featherstone participated in, and often led, various committees and working groups, helping to provide market intelligence, marketing and communication intelligence to the industry, particularly in the areas of films and laminates for single-use hygiene and medical products.

Representing ACE, Featherstone has been a critical voice defending more demanding standards in the area of nonwoven based infection control products, and participated in and presented at many EDANA workshops and fora.
As governor and chair of the EDANA board, Featherstone contributed greatly to devising EDANA’s Outreach strategy including the expansion of its Outlook conferences in Asia and Latin America.

Patricia Featherstone is Senior Advisor at ACE, and retires at the end of November.

About EDANA

EDANA is the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens and related industries.
Since 1971, the association has provided for its 320+ members, a comprehensive range of services with the information and data necessary to enhance the industry’s goals and performance. The association has a global reach with a focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


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Meet us at Medica 2021!

ACE is looking forward to meeting you at Medica 2021.

ACE’s experts in films and laminates will be at Messe Düsseldorf for Medica 2021, showing a comprehensive range of film and nonwoven based solutions tailor-made for medical drapes and gowns.  Hall 7A : stand number 7AD17.

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, ACE has been reacting swiftly to new and sudden requests from the market, particularly for personal protective wear.  Anna, Thierry and Frédéric will be presenting an extended range of products, developed specifically to rise to the challenges of the last 2 years.  

Demands in product design have changed significantly over the course of the pandemic. Reinforced fabrics for PPE became the norm as viral barriers are sought after.  ACE has developed new solutions for gowns and disposable protective wear, widening the choice for our customer base.

“Meeting the challenges of a fast-moving market combined with regulatory compliance has been quite a challenge.” says Frédéric Paule, Head of Product Development at ACE. “However, we were able to deliver new innovative choices in the Gownace® and Progace® range which enabled our customers to get product to market swiftly”.  

Meanwhile, the team has also developed new absorbent laminates for the surgical drapes market that comply to both standard and high-performance criteria in the EN 13795.

“Traditionally we have targeted the top end of the norm as our benchmark” says Thierry Pieteraerens, Technical Sales Executive. “Whilst this means that our product portfolio has always met both Standard and High-performance critical area, we realised that we needed to split the range so that our customers could make the right choice the first time.  That makes for happy customers!”

So ACE has introduced Medicace® Classic and Medicace® Ultra.

Anna Wellander, Technical Sales Executive, is excited at being able to meet customers in person again at Medica. “I can’t wait to be sitting down with customers and designing solutions together on the spot!  Of course, we will be online for those people who cannot be in Düsseldorf. Either way, the Team will be at hand.”

Make an appointment now to meet with team 15 Nov 2021 – 18 Nov 2021. Messe Düsseldorf

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


Change in the Management Board at ACE

The Board of Directors of ACE and its Shareholders Standard Investment are pleased to announce that Mr Christoph Lentz has joined ACE as Business Development Director as of 1st October 2021, taking over from Tricia Featherstone.

Christoph comes to us with many years of experience in our industry and we are confident that he will be an integral part of the future success story of this company.

We can also announce that Tricia will retire on 30th November 2021 and will be handing over her knowledge, responsibilities, and duties to Christoph until then. We thank Tricia for her ever professional work and dedication to the success of ACE over the course of more than 30 years with the company.

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


ACE is back at Index

ACE is back at Index, the world’s leading nonwoven exhibition, with a new team, a new look, and a new brand.

Innovation and sustainability are the pillars of the new revitalised Brand, ACE. With almost 50 years manufacturing embossed polyolefin film for the medical, hygiene and construction markets, ACE’s experts will be in Geneva for Index 2020 showing a comprehensive range of sustainable film and nonwoven based solutions tailor-made to meet individual challenges. Booth 1128.

Anna, Thierry and Frédéric are looking forward to meeting our customers and visitors to our stand. They will be joined during the exhibition by other key colleagues and indeed, the company’s shareholders.

If we, at ACE, have learned one thing during 2020 and 2021, it is just how big a part our films and laminates play in protecting people and lives. And it is not only the products we offer – it is the flexibility, agility, sustainability, and service that make the difference when delivering a whole solution. And it is this package the team will be presenting at Index.

“As we move into new markets and applications with a revitalised and innovative portfolio of products, our team is excited about being able to make new contacts and physically meet customers, old and new.” says Christoph Lentz, Business Development Director at ACE. “After so long working at arm’s length, it will be a joy to get back to doing business face to face – bringing great solutions to great people and companies”.

Make an appointment now to meet with team 19th to 22nd October, Palexpo; Geneva

Make an appointment

About ACE:

ACE, established in 1973, manufactures cast embossed films, laminates of film to nonwoven, and apertured films. The company is located in Liège, Belgium. ACE has the distinction of being one of the very first film producers for the nascent hygiene market back in the ‘70s and was one of the founder members of EDANA, the global trade association for the nonwovens industry.

For many years ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use market, whilst using the same technologies to create leading edge products for the construction and industrial applications

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be


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ACE develops its brands

Learn more about how we have adapted our offerings for single-use hospital drapes and gowns, and limited wear protective clothing

Our way of life is changing.
The way we do business is changing.
Social distancing has become the norm, as has wearing masks for most of our working day.

Whilst Covid-19 maintains its grip on daily life, companies have necessarily transformed their business models to serve the growing need for products and protection.
If you have already read our news article from 23rd of June 2020, you will know that see ourselves as smart, flexible, and professional – and simply the best at what we do. And so, we adjust ourselves to the new demands from our markets and customers, at the same time as improving our service to our customers.
Read on to learn how we have adapted our offerings for single-use hospital drapes and gowns, and limited wear protective clothing.

ACE introduces Medicace® Ultra and Medicace® Classic

ACE offers a broad range of standard films and laminates which are used in infection prevention. From patient drapes and surgeons’ gowns, to table covers and mayo-stand covers, from super absorbent patches to gown reinforcements, the ideal laminate is in our portfolio.

Our customers want to understand at first glance whether they are making the right choice for their product. Describing the final application, and the benefits of a particular laminate is one thing. However, determining whether this solution fits the EN13795 performance category is another.

So, to improve its service to its customers and potential business partners, ACE has renamed its HIGH-performance laminates as Medicace® Ultra and its STANDARD performance laminates as Medicace® Classic.

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Medicace® Ultra continues in the tradition of the brand, presenting laminates for surgical drapes that meet the strictest conditions in EN13795.

Medicace® Classic laminates meet the conditions set out for STANDARD performance, critical area.

“Opening up the Medicace® brand to make the range more understandable means that we reach our audience more efficiently, and the whole process of testing and trials is shortened.” says Christoph Lentz, Business Development Director. “At ACE, we never, ever, compromise on quality. We are in the business of infection prevention. Critical area. By linking Ultra and Classic to the performance categories in the EN13795 norm, we make the product positioning clear from the beginning. This is an important step change in the evolution of our well-known brand”.

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Gownace goes ULTRA

In response to demands from the hospital and healthcare market, ACE is introducing G71 Ultra. A sister to the 2-ply laminate of breathable film and spunbond nonwoven G71, this new addition to the Gownace family is used to produce single-use gowns and addresses the question of heat sealing or ultrasonically bonding a 2-ply laminate. This new fabric meets the criteria of affordability as well as protection. G71 Ultra is planned to be officially launched on the market before December 2020.

G72, is a robust, impermeable, and breathable three-layer laminate whose structure makes it the perfect choice for all-round ULTRA protection in the operating theatre. It can be heat sealed or ultrasonically bonded, which helps to ensure that the seams of the finished garment are air-tight and present a perfect barrier to bacteria.

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Progace responds to the market

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Meanwhile, ACE’s Progace assortment of laminates is now extended to cover a variety of needs in single-use workwear. From lightweight impermeable laminates, to heavier breathable laminates, Progace is a flexible range that adapts to the customer requirements. Our team realized that standard products for the protective workwear market do not necessarily fit with new needs during this COVID-19 period. Comfort and noise of course. However, these are of somewhat lesser consideration than correct protection levels combined with ease of handling and convertibility, availability, and cost. These important elements are considered in the product design process, which also addresses the application, the technology we use to create the laminate, and choice of nonwovens. The latest additions to the family are Progace 29 and Progace 30, which are suited perfectly to lighter weight single-use protective garments. Both are being widely used in the battle against COVID-19.

“Whilst nonwovens remain difficult to obtain at short notice, the extended range that we have developed helps in improving agility in the supply chain. The team can offer a wide range of alternatives that match the final application and customer expectations” says Frédéric Paule, Product Development Manager.

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Discover more about our range of films and laminates!

Call or email our sales team to find out how we can help you make the right choice

Anna Wellander

Anna Wellander

+32 4 349 86 83
+32 475 27 00 31
Anna.Wellander@ace-films.be

Thierry Pieteraerens

Thierry Pieteraerens

+32 4 349 86 99
+32 485 72 81 18
Thierry.Pieteraerens@ace-films.be

About ACE:

ACE, established in 1973, manufactures cast embossed films, laminates of film to nonwoven, and apertured films. The company is located in Liège, Belgium. ACE has the distinction of being one of the very first film producers for the nascent hygiene market back in the ‘70s and was one of the founder members of EDANA, the global trade association for the nonwovens industry.

For many years ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use market, whilst using the same technologies to create leading edge products for the construction and industrial applications

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

Contact:

Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
Mobile: +32 472 45 00 90
Email: Christoph.Lentz@ace-films.be