Today, paper and cellulose machine clothing from Cristini are sold in over 50 countries to over 1,000 customers worldwide. The main production location is still in Fiorano al Serio, at the heart of Northern Italy's most important industrial region. In 1997 a factory covering over 50,000 square metres of space was opened in Canada. In 1998, in order to serve the paper industry even more comprehensively, the company made its product range complete by acquiring several European manufacturers and production plants.
The strength of Cristini lies in the production of technologically advanced products for the paper industry which make high-quality paper production possible in the first place. The company philosophy eschews standard products, placing the emphasis exclusively on tailored solutions for very specific areas of application. With its high quality standards, Cristini has earned the appreciation and trust of its customers, also from foreign markets where competition is fierce. Distribution agreements with renowned suppliers of machines and accessories for cellulose and paper factories have further enhanced Cristini's ability to provide its customers with a full assortment and comprehensive service.
"The steady further development of our production plants and well trained personnel who work systematically" is the recipe for success of this unusual group of companies, whose aim is to achieve the highest of all objectives: customer satisfaction.
Thanks to this philosophy, Cristini has received the international ISO 9001 accreditation for all its production plants. Regular data updates and constant information exchange between developers and end-consumers ensure that products are always developed with an eye to the highest quality.The company is also pursuing innovation in its cooperation with universities, research competence centres, paper manufacturers and paper machine producers. This has resulted in the latest generation of press felts (VentaPlaneTM), the latest press nonwoven with a polymer surface (MicroPoreTM), and also the use of nanotechnology in the paper-machine clothing sector (MicroGripTM)
In the hoisting rope sector, Cristini offers splicing tools and the relevant accessories.
The broad product range also includes:
Additionally, Cristini offers sector-specific measuring tools:
Cristini is one of the leading producers of paper-machine clothing, placing high standards on its products and thus on the raw materials, machines and tools required for their manufacture. This is where Groz-Beckert comes into play - as a supplier of high-quality precision tools. You can find more detailed information on the production of paper-machine felts in the article "Paper Production". Detailed information about Groz-Beckert needles especially developed for this purpose can be found in the article "Interface Between Paper and Machine".