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Autumn 2018


Introduction


As the nights draw in, we’re keeping ourselves busy with a number of new product developments which are designed to not only help prevent avoidable pressure ulcers but also help tackle the prevalence of patient falls…watch this space! In the UK office there are a few new faces who have joined the team; no doubt you’ll be speaking with them shortly. This edition, we catch up with US Sales Manager Chris Possident, who’s working on one of our top secret projects. As ever, we’re always pleased to welcome customers to our facilities in Nottingham and Rhode Island so you can see first-hand how Dartex® is made. Do drop us a line if you’d like to come on a factory tour.
 
Until the next edition…

David Ripley

Managing Director

Email Fraud


Dartex Coatings was recently notified by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation that a nefarious group from Nigeria has registered the Internet domain name of “dartex.us”. Typically when this occurs, it is followed by some attempt to target the business itself or its partners through email. Please be aware that the “dartex.us” domain is in no way affiliated with Dartex Coatings, and any email from that domain is not legitimate. It should be considered potentially dangerous and immediately deleted.
Left - Right: James Ahern, Przemek Wegner, Jake Shaw
New Starters for UK Team

Przemek Wegner joins the Nottingham office as European Sales Manager. Fluent in Polish, German, Russian and English, he will be out and about visiting customers across the continent in the next few weeks.
 
Also James Ahern has joined the Customer Services team to replace Jake Shaw, who is promoted to Business Development Manager. We wish everyone all the best in their new roles.

Achtung!


As well as English, we can supply product information in other languages, including German, Polish and Russian to help your sales teams explain the benefits of Dartex® fabrics in a medical setting.

Contact przemek.wegner@trelleborg.com for more information

Did You Know...? Dartex® meets ISO9001-2015 Quality Standards


All Dartex® products meet the ISO 9001:2015 quality standards to ensure quality consistency across all of our product ranges.
It’s all about cover and core working together
Dartex® undertook a research project to demonstrate through pressure mapping, sweater testing and immersion & envelopment tests that whether you’re designing a specialist mattress system or a cushion for community use, your medical support surface will perform at its best when the cover and the core are designed to work together.

Click here to read the full white paper


US Office Address – UPDATE


Following an update by the American Post Office please be aware that our US office address has changed to: 22 Steel Street, North Smithfield, RI 02896, USA. The location remains the same.
Out and About

Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) Launch – 24 September 2018


We are proud to be part of this innovative collaboration of textile manufacturers in the Rhode Island area, who have come together with the aim of making Rhode Island the center for advanced and innovative textile manufacturing in the United States. Developed by Democratic US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center, Technical Manager Adelyn Hill sits on the steering committee and has been heavily involved in the launch.

Read more here
A Marathon Effort for the Technical Team!

Technical Director Richard Haxby and Development Project Manager Claire Williams completed the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 14 October in very wet weather conditions. Well done both!
Upcoming events

We’ll be attending the following events over the next quarter; if you’d like to arrange a coffee and a catch up on site, contact dartexmarketing@trelleborg.com
 

Wounds Conference


Harrogate, UK
Wounds UK – Annual Conference
Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th November

Medica


Dusseldorf, Germany
Medica Tradefair
Monday 12th - Thursday 15th November
Two Minute T-Break

 
This edition, we meet Chris Possident,
US Sales Manager in between customer visits…


What is your role at Trelleborg?
I am US Sales Manager for Healthcare, working with customers from across the United States who have an interest in polyurethane-coated fabrics for use in the medical industry. 

What does this involve?
A lot of travel! While our US office is based on the east coast in sunny Rhode Island, our customers can be found all across the country so I go to visit as many as I can. We pride ourselves on building long term partnerships, and having that face to face contact is the best way to do that.
 
Manufacturing a tactile product like Dartex® means that face to face interaction is the best way of demonstrating what the differences are in the ranges, such as coating type, type of stretch, fire performance and so on.

 
What do you like the most about your job?
Meeting customers is a fun aspect of the role. There are certainly some interesting characters in the healthcare sector! Medical devices seems to be one of those industries that attracts longevity, which is great when you’re talking to a customer and they can share different perspectives with you.
 
Tell us something exciting that you have recently worked on?
I started my career in the commercial furniture industry, so I am excited to be working with the technical team on the development of an exciting new range of breathable fabrics for the prevention of avoidable pressure ulcers for medical furniture. It could revolutionize the industry - watch this space for more details coming soon!
 
If you could do any other job, what would you do?
I would be a professional Philosopher encouraging deep thought and kind consideration throughout the Universe.
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We welcome your feedback. Contact us with your comments, queries and suggestions:
dartexmarketing@trelleborg.com

Dartex® Coatings Ltd.
Acton Close, Long Eaton,
Nottingham NG10 1FZ UK
+44 (0)115 983 7676

Dartex® Coatings Inc.
22 Steel Street, PO Box 70,
Slatersville, RI, USA
+1 401 766 1500
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