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Finland’s Exel Composites & Kineco join hands for pultrusion market

26th Oct 2021

Finland’s Exel Composites has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to develop the Indian pultrusion market together with Kineco, India’s leading player in the advanced composites market. Kineco offers a range of products and integrated systems for diverse markets such as mass transit, aerospace, defence, infrastructure, and other industries.

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Indian ministry approves pilot projects for geotextiles skilling

26th Oct 2021

The pilot project on skilling of design/commissioning technical personnel associated with application of geotextiles in infrastructure projects has been approved by the Indian ministry of textiles. It will be conducted concurrently by Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; and Indian Institute of Technology,...

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Fabric developed in US deactivates biological & chemical threats

26th Oct 2021

A research team in the Northwestern University in the United States has developed a versatile composite fabric that can deactivate both biological threats (like the novel coronavirus) and chemical threats, such as those used in chemical warfare. A material that is effective against both classes of threats is rare. The fabric is reusable as well.

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Turkey’s Hayat Group announces 2nd phase investment in Vietnam factory

26th Oct 2021

Turkey’s Hayat Group is set to launch the world's fifth largest baby diaper brand named Molfix in the Vietnamese market. It recently announced the second phase of an investment in a Vietnamese factory to expand distribution of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), both across the nation and the region. It is invest $250 million to develop a factory in...

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Swiss fair Index20 attracts over 500 exhibitors, 9,300 visitors

25th Oct 2021

Switzerland-based leading nonwovens exhibition Index20 concluded recently with a message of positivity for the future. Over 500 exhibitors from 44 countries displayed their innovative creations at the global event in anticipation of new business. More than 9,300 visitor entries were recorded on-site and over a thousand on the virtual platform.

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Sabic shows PP & PE polymers for nonwovens at Switzerland’s INDEX 2021

25th Oct 2021

Sabic, a leader in the chemical industry, has announced that the hygiene and healthcare segment of its petrochemicals business displayed its portfolio of Sabic Purecares polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) polymers for high-purity nonwovens and hygiene films at the INDEX Expo in Geneva, Switzerland, held from October 19-22, 2021.

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Swiss firm Livinguard launches technology to kill COVID Delta variant

25th Oct 2021

Livinguard, a Swiss leader in sustainable self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has announced that the tests carried out by IRSHA institute showed that the inner and outer layers of masks supercharged with Livinguard technology have an average >99 per cent effectiveness with no recovery of viable viruses against the Delta variant of SARS COV-2.

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Canada’s Bast Fibre acquires FVT German textile processing facility

25th Oct 2021

Bast Fibre Technologies (BFT), a manufacturer of specialty natural fibres for the global nonwoven industry, has acquired Faser Veredlung Tönisvorst (FVT), an ISO 9001 certified textile processing facility located in Tönisvorst Germany. BFT’s fibre products were displayed at Index 2021, that was held from October 19-22, at Palexpo in Geneva.

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US’ Rollease Acmeda launches new roller shade fabrics

25th Oct 2021

Rollease Acmeda, a US-based leader in the window covering industry, has released two new roller shade fabrics, Kleenscreen featuring Sanitized and X-Weave 10 per cent through auxiliary fabric brand, Texstyle. Rollease Acmeda develops window covering hardware systems, manual, and automated, and specialty fabrics for commercial and residential...

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