Aikawa Group




Aikawa Fiber Technologies represents a number of companies that are now under one AFT logo and ownership as part of the global Aikawa Group - covering all your stock preparation needs for virgin and recycled fibers.

AFT historical timeline from 1903 to present

AFT Timeline

From its beginnings in the screening industry over a century ago and today the leader in screening innovation for reducing energy costs.

1903 Union Screen plate (USP) 

1963 USP integrated into new corporate CAE (Canadian Aviation Electronics)

1995 CAE purchased Ahlstrom screenplates, including manufacturing resources in Finland

2001 AFT turns Poong Nam Industrial, Korea partnership into a full ownership

2002 CAE spins off aft as a public company with new logo & name: Advanced Fiber Technologies (aft)

2006 Aikawa purchases all shares of aft and returns it to private ownership as AFT - Aikawa Fiber Technologies. AFT invests in China.

2006 AFT purchases Finebar refiner plates

2013 AFT takes over China operations, renamed to Jiaxing AFT Mfg Co. Ltd

Product Growth

Finebar Refining: We believe in designing for sustainability so it is not a surprise to see Finebar leading the way in reducing energy use and extending the life of components.

Approach Flow: Getting the air out increases machine speed for more output and fewer sheet breaks. That is where AFT Headbox screening and the POM degassing approach can help a mill to simplify.

Recycled Fiber Stock Preparation Equipment: We believe in updating the old with better engineered components, but sometimes an equipment change is needed. Aikawa has been a leader in Asian Recycled fiberlines. AFT leads the way in providing key engineered component and unit capital upgrades with process reviews to understand final output and a step by step plan to get there all at once or over time.

Finebar, POM and Recyled fibers