Barnet Europe welcomes two new trainees
Our team is expanding at Barnet Europe
Since the beginning of August 2014 our team has been actively supported by two new trainees, Oliver Baderschneider (25) and Jan Druve (20).
During their two-year training to be a merchant in wholesale and foreign trade they will go through all training-related departments and will be involved in the company activities. In addition to learning about synthetic fibers, yarns and polymers, they will learn to identify with our company and understand operational issues that are important to us. Looking back at the previous training history at Barnet Europe, we see a great value for our company.
We wish Mr. Baderscheider and Mr. Druve all the best for the start of their training and hope that they can lay the foundations for their future careers.
If you have any questions in respect of training at Barnet Europe, please feel free to contact Ms. Isabelle Nießen.
SCMA Safety Award
In March 2014, The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) recognized 105 manufacturing plant sites throughout the State for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2013. Facilities with a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers or restrictions were nominated for recognition. Plants submitting an incidence rate below the statewide average for their NAICS code received an award. "To ensure a successful business environment for South Carolina manufacturers, it is essential that we also ensure a safe working environment for our associates," said Scott Coleman, SCMA Plant Safety Conference Chairman and HR Manager for Sage Automotive Interiors. "We are proud to recognize the achievements of so many manufacturing facilities for meeting and exceeding the standards of this ambitious award. By making the safety and health a top priority, it is evident that manufacturers across the State are committed to providing a safer, more prosperous South Carolina." Both Barnet Polymers, LLC and William Barnet & Son, LLC were recipients of this award.
Notker Schmid moves to Hong Kong
Notker Schmid started with Barnet Europe (formerly Cherotan Fibers) in 1984, following his father's footsteps and taking over reins as managing director 1994.
Having successfully established Barnet Europe as a reliable partner for both customers and suppliers during this time, he decided it was time to take a new challenge.
As of 1 October 2013 Notker Schmid is leading the Asian affiliates, Barnet Pacific in Hong Kong and Barnet Trading and Barnet Fibres in Shanghai from his new location.
At the same time, Bernd Lenzen has taken over Notker Schmid's responsibility as managing director of Barnet Europe.
Barnet Europe is pleased to announce that our website is out now available for our French speaking customers!
SCMA Excellence Award
In April 2013, William Barnet and Son, LLC and its subsidiary (Barnet Polymers, LLC) won the "South Carolina Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award" through the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. This award recognizes positive contributions made by companies in their respective communities. There are three categories of the award: Community Involvement & Philanthropy , Environmental Stewardship, and Employee Safety and Wellness. Barnet prides itself on being a good corporate citizen and is very pleased to have won this award for the 2nd consecutive year.
Oeko Tex® Standard 100 – now available for yarns supplied by Barnet Europe
Our yarns are used increasingly more in applications which are subject to Oeko Tex® certification. In order to follow this trend and to simplify the certification for our customers, we have decided to issue a certificate for our high tenacity and textile yarns.
Barnet Europe is now officially certified for certain yarns which meet the human-ecological standard presently established for baby articles (product class I). These yarns also fulfill the requirements according to REACH and do not contain any listed Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) as published by ECHA.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you need an Oeko Tex® Certificate for yarns supplied by Barnet Europe. We will be pleased to assist.
Barnet Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Specialty Fibers Plant in China
On April 16, Barnet celebrated the Grand Opening of Barnet Fibers Shanghai.
Attending were representatives from Barnet Europe, Barnet USA, Barnet Asia and „special guests” ! Barnet Fibers will produce specialty fibers to serve customers in the Asian market.
SCMA Safety Awards
On March 8, 2012, William Barnet & Son, LLC and Barnet Polymers, LLC were both recognized by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2011. Facilities with a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers, or restrictions were nominated for recognition. Plants submitting an incidence rate below the statewide average for their NAICS code received an award. The two awards were accepted by Barnet associates who participate on the Company’s safety committee.
"To ensure a successful business environment for South Carolina manufacturers, it is essential that we also ensure a safe working environment for our associates," said Steve Eberhardt, SCMA Plant Safety Conference Chairman and Corporate Safety Manager of AstenJohnson North America. "We are proud to recognize the achievements of our members for meeting and exceeding the standards of this ambitious award. By making the safety and health of our employees a top priority, it is evident that our members are committed to providing a safer, more prosperous South Carolina." The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state's manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina.
Barnet is proud to be a member of the SCMA and honored to receive these awards.
Auserpolimeri s.r.l. names William Barnet & Son, LLC as Distributor for its line of Auserpolimeri Compatabilizers
AUSERPOLIMERI s.r.l., located in Milan, Italy, has appointed William Barnet & Son, LLC to distribute the Auserpolimeri line of Compoline impact modifiers and compatabilizers to the engineered plastics market in the United States, India, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. With the distribution agreement, Barnet will be able to offer a combination of the correct nylon or polyester material and now impact modifier or compatabilizer to our customer base and combine the two materials for distribution from our strategically located sites in the Americas and Asia.
Please contact Chuck Hall at +1 (864) 576 3406 for technical data and supply chain discussions.
Barnet Establishes Barnet Fibers Shanghai Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, PRC
Barnet is pleased to announce the successful commissioning and startup of Barnet Fibers Shanghai (BFS) located in Shanghai, China. Production began on January 30, 2012.
BFS will produce specialty fibers for the Wet Laid Nonwoven, Specialty Paper, Plastics, and Construction industries using technology developed and utilized at existing operations in the US and Europe. BFS focus will be on supplying specialty fibers to the Asia market.
Please contact Song Tao at +86 13817661151 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.