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Cottano Vlieswerke & PMG Vliestex Technical nonwovens for various industries

Cottano Vlieswerke and PMG Vliestex have been supplying the automotive industry and other sectors with technical nonwovens in various fiber qualities and basis weights since 1992. Our customized solutions are used in a wide range of applications, including in almost every car around the world. Every member of our team is dedicated to upholding the proud legacy of the German textile industry.

Profile Extensive expertise and premium German quality

We channel our decades of experience and comprehensive expertise into providing our customers with bespoke solutions that feature state-of-the-art technologies and comply with the highest quality standards. After all, there is no room for compromise when it comes to premium German craftsmanship. This is why countless renowned companies both within Germany and around the world rely on the versatile nonwovens from Cottano and PMG Vliestex. From small-scale productions to major orders, they know they can always count on us as their reliable partner.

Research and innovation

With our continually evolving processes, we are able to transform fibers into high-quality nonwoven fabrics that be customized to suit a wide range of applications in the automotive industry, construction sector, and plenty more besides. We also engage in active collaborations with a number of prestigious institutions to enhance the development of our product innovations.

Precision-engineered to suit customer requirements

We fine-tune the composition and processing of our product solutions to meet the unique needs of our customers. This meticulous approach to design and production ensures that Cottano and PMG nonwovens always deliver optimal results in terms of both processing and application.

PMG Vliestex GmbH stands for future-oriented technologies and applications in the development and production of technical nonwovens.

Product range Intelligent solutions made from technical nonwovens

Industries and areas of application

The ’technical nonwovens’ umbrella encompasses an incredibly diverse range of products suitable for use in a whole host of applications, including:

  • Decorative materials in the automotive sector
  • Heavy-duty moving blankets
  • Hard-wearing scouring cloths for the cleaning industry
  • Coverings for a wide range of cables and wires
  • Backing materials for technical adhesive tapes

To strengthen our nonwovens for these and many other purposes, we rely on the ‘Malimo process’ that was first developed in East Germany.

Product features

The key to our application-specific solutions lies in our selection of raw materials and the processing methods we use to create, strengthen, and refine the nonwoven structure. After all, these are the factors that play a crucial role in shaping the properties of our technical nonwovens, which include:

  • Temperature-resistant, flame-retardant, fireproof
  • Oil-repellent, water-repellent, chemical-resistant
  • Odor-neutral
  • Soundproof, sound-absorbing
  • Particularly stretchable, tear-resistant, easily tearable
  • Recyclable

Our nonwovens are also available in various colors, deniers, basis weights, and sizes.

We even develop specialty products to suit our customers’ specific needs and preferences using various techniques, such as the Maliwatt stitchbonding process.

Locations Where you can find us...

We manufacture our versatile nonwovens at two locations in Germany:

Cottano Vlieswerk GmbH
Langulaer Weg 2
99974 Mühlhausen/Thüringen

PMG Vliestex GmbH
Am Lehngut 9
9128 Chemnitz

Our company headquarters are located in Mülhausen and Chemnitz.

Our certifications at a glance

Quality management needs to be conducted consistently, systematically, and in accordance with clearly defined criteria. For this reason, each of our company locations is regularly inspected by both in-house audits and certification bodies to ensure our compliance with national and international regulations and standards. You can find our certifications at a glance here.

Your contact person How can we help?

Benefit from our decades of experience in textile manufacturing and the comprehensive services offered by Cottano and PMG Vliestex. From personalized consultation and flexible product development through to state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and prompt, reliable delivery – you can always count on us as a one-stop shop for uncompromising quality.
Nico Miebach
Kaufmännischer Leiter

Company history From VEB Cottana to Cottano Vlieswerk GmbH

Cottano Vlieswerk GmbH can look back on a dynamic corporate history spanning over 50 years. Explore some of our key milestones on the journey from the publicly-owned enterprise of the German Democratic Republic to the modern, global textile supplier we know today.

  • Founding of the company

    The company has its origins back in 1972, when this publicly-owned enterprise in Mühlhausen, Thuringia, was still known as ‘VEB Cottana Mühlhausen’. In these early years, the company operated as a cotton combine and was part of the ‘Association of Publicly-Owned Enterprises for Cotton’ in the German Democratic Republic.

  • Rebrand to Cottano Vlieswerk GmbH

    After the fall of the Berlin Wall, entrepreneur Dieter Perick took over VEB Cottana Mühlhausen and renamed the company in 1992 to what we now know as Cottano Vlieswerk GmbH. The company flourished over the next three decades, asserting itself as a technological leader with a wide range of products and applications.

  • Acquisition of VTT Vliestextilien

    In 2008, the company acquired VTT Vliestextilien GmbH. This was a move that saw Perick Management GmbH strengthen its expertise and capacities in the production of stitchable nonwovens under one roof. The sister company of Cottano Vlieswerk GmbH, also based in Thuringia, is renamed PMG Vliestext GmbH.

  • Takeover by Coroplast Group

    Discussions to expand the partnership had been ongoing for some time on account of the long-standing and close collaboration between Dieter Perick and Coroplast Group. Following the untimely passing of Dieter Perick, Coroplast Group made the decision to acquire Cottano Vlieswerk GmbH and PMG Vliestex GmbH in July 2023, securing the future of these legacy businesses.

Careers Working at Cottano Vlieswerke and PMG Vliestex

We take pride in our local, down-to-earth roots and the secure employment opportunities we provide. This is why we make it a priority to establish long-term relationships with our employees. We truly value the remarkable loyalty and impressive commitment fostered within our company, as our team members contribute over ten years of dedicated service on average.

Extensive benefits and development opportunities

The trust of our colleagues is something we never take for granted. This is why we are always available to listen to any concerns or ideas our teams may have. We are also continually expanding our range of benefits as a way of expressing our gratitude and reinforcing our colleagues’ motivation and commitment to the company. Our recent partnership with Coroplast Group has brought a number of exciting new development opportunities to the table.

So whether you’re a seasoned professional, considering a career change, or starting out as an apprentice, come join our friendly team. We offer you the chance to kickstart your career while actively contributing to shaping the future of the textile industry. So what are you waiting for? We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Whether you are a professional, career changer or trainee - Cottano is happy to welcome every team member!
  • Cottano is also always on the lookout for motivated talent in the industrial/technical sector!

Job Vacancies

Here you will find an overview of the current Job Vacancies at Cottano Vlieswerk GmbH and PMG Vliestex GmbH.

Your contact person Human Resources

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have in relation to career opportunities and job applications. We would like to point out that our contact person is available for all questions concerning Cottano GmbH as well as PMG Vliestex GmbH. If no vacancies are currently available, we would also be pleased to receive your unsolicited application.