June 2016

"The Floating Piers" –
Groz-Beckert Needles are
Helping to Build Bridges


"The Floating Piers" – Groz-Beckert Needles are Helping to Build Bridges

The wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, of the Pont Neuf in Paris, and the Valley Curtain in the Rocky Mountains are just a few of the many projects that have brought the artist Christo to public notice worldwide.

The artist is currently working on a further large-scale "Art in Nature" project. At the Lake d’Iseo in Italy, from June 13 to July 3, 2016, the plan is to build a walk-along pier three kilometers in length, consisting, among other elements, of 70,000 square meters of a technical needle punched nonwoven.

As a partner for his project, Christo chose the nonwovens manufacturer Altex, based in Gronau, which already established itself as a trustworthy and reliable partner with the fabric that was used for wrapping the Reichstag.

Just as trustworthy and reliable are products from the company Groz-Beckert, which are supporting Altex in this massive undertaking.

Groz-Beckert wishes the project team the best of luck with implementation of this exciting project!


All information on this art project, plus numerous photos, can be found at:


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