Navis Tubetex Acquires Gaston Systems Nonwovens Industry Magazine

Navis TubeTex, a leading supplier of high-tech finishing machines to the global textile and nonwovens industry, has purchased Gaston Systems, Inc.

Based in Stanley, NC, Gaston Systems designs and engineers advanced coating systems for the textile and nonwoven industries. Using proprietary foam generation and application systems, Gaston Systems has an international reputation for delivering innovative, high quality technologies to meet long term sustainability requirements.

Founded in 1979, Gaston Systems has over 500 installations worldwide and an international reputation for high quality and innovative technologies. Christoph Aurich, Managing Director of Gaston Systems says: “I have known and worked with Navis TubeTex for many years. Our systems are frequently integrated with Navis Tubetex finishing lines, making them the ideal solution for future growth and global expansion. I’m very excited about the possibilities as a team member.

Gaston Systems continues to develop new dyeing and finishing technologies. Applications of indigo, reactive and other dye concepts have a measurable positive environmental impact.

Gaston Systems’ technology for indigo dyeing eliminates waste water at the end of the manufacturing process while reducing energy consumption. According to one of the leading denim jeans brands, the foaming process requires 60% less energy and dampens the same percentage. Aurich adds, “Navis TubeTex is the right company to take this technology to the next level.”

Will Motchar, President and CEO of Navis TubeTex, comments: “We are very pleased to expand our product line with the addition of Gaston Systems precision technology in the application of chemicals to a wide variety of substrates.

This acquisition brings together two industry-leading companies with complementary technologies serving the global textile machinery market. Motchar adds, “This reinforces Navis Tubetex’s business offerings that allow our customers to remain competitive, while pursuing our internal goals of minimizing and reducing waste from our industry.