GDM booth index20

The return to live events: from INDEX20 to IDEA22

After a year-and-a-half hiatus, Index, the world’s leading nonwovens fair, opened its doors again between October 19 and October 22, 2021. With over 500 exhibitors from 44 countries, Index gathered 9,300 visitors on-site and 1000+ remotely. It was a staggering success for GDM, which expects nothing less from Idea 22. The event, to be held on March 28-31, 2022, is the world's preeminent exhibition for nonwovens and engineered fabrics. GDM will be attending, showcasing its portfolio of innovative solutions.

 If you missed Index 20 and want to take a sneak peek at what GDM will present at Idea 22, this is the wrap-up you were looking for.

 What happened at Index 20?

At Index 20, GDM discussed the meaning of its core tenet, Business Made Easy, and its vision for the three leading market trends: innovation, digital development and sustainability.

Business Made Easy: a distinctive achieving-together vision

Now more than ever, nothing is as important as a partner to rely on. That's what GDM is for its clients: not just an equipment provider but a unique technological and consulting partner, providing all kinds of services, such as consultancy on product and market development, turnkey solutions, investment protection services, start-up support.

 During the event, the CEO of GDM, interviewed by Nonwovens Industry, explained what Business Made Easy really means.

Innovation is at the heart of GDM

At Index 20, GDM showcased cutting-edge solutions to generate value improving production processes and product quality, as well as pant technology for the Baby and Adult market. Index 20 was also the occasion to celebrate the Index Innovation Awards, a prize to acknowledge the "Excellence in the nonwovens and related industries" where GDM won the Award in the "Innovation in Machinery" category for its groundbreaking Expandable Welding Wheel.

Digital development is at the cornerstone of GDM

The company is transitioning from a vertical focus on hardware manufacturing to a horizontal Industry 4.0 strategy, encompassing hardware, software and services, where concepts such as smart manufacturing, data analysis, and Internet of Things become central. With this in mind, we have presented OptiMate at Index20, our smart HMI - the gateway to the Coesia world of digital services.

Sustainable development is the only way forward

GDM's vision for tomorrow is based on sustainable development. That's why the company focuses so much on environmentally-friendly solutions, such as Extra Thin Core, which allows for 40% savings in energy consumption and raw materials, and on its flagship Option Zero program: Zero Waste, Zero Defects, Zero Glue, Zero Time.

Business Made Easy, innovation, digital mindset and sustainable development: this is what GDM is made of.

PS. Did you miss out on GDM at Index 20? No problem! GDM will return at IDEA Miami on 28-31 March, 2022.

Want to know more about our innovative solutions and services? Follow us on LinkedIn.

See all news See all news