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Milliken to produce personal protective equipment

3rd Apr 2020

Global textile manufacturer Milliken has decided to use its materials science expertise to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for the health sector amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Milliken's new advanced medical fabrics and barriers complement its breakthrough BioSmart antimicrobial technology used in scrubs, lab coats and hospital privacy...

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Morocco's Lamatem to produce PPE for govt

3rd Apr 2020

Morocco's Lamatem will provide the government with medical textile products, including coveralls, gowns, medical hats and overshoes, to face the COVID-19 crisis, the industry ministry announced recently. The initiative adds to a new program to boost medical equipment production under the National Agency for the Promotion of Small and Mid-Sized...

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Ernesto Levy to leave Suominen Corporation

3rd Apr 2020

Ernesto Levy, senior vice president, Americas business area and a member of Suominen's executive team, has decided to pursue career opportunities outside the company and will leave Suominen on April 6, 2020. Suominen has named Lynda Kelly, who will act as interim SVP, Americas business area in addition to her role as SVP, business development.

INDA unveils World of Wipes Innovation Award finalists

3rd Apr 2020

INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry that serves companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry, has announced the three World of Wipes (WOW) Innovation Award finalists. The finalists will present their innovations at the 14th edition of the WOW international conference 2020, to be held from June 22-25, 2020, at Minneapolis.

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RadiciGroup to give PPE for healthcare centres & hospitals

3rd Apr 2020

RadiciGroup is set to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare centres and hospitals to fight against COVID-19. The company has 10,000 metres of fabric, which has passed the lamination test with plastic film produced by the local company Plastik, to produce gowns, caps and shoe covers to protect doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers.

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3M ramps up N95 respirator production to fight COVID-19

2nd Apr 2020

3M has announced additional details about its capacity increases of N95 respirators, strong measures to combat price gouging and counterfeiting, and new partnerships to help protect its healthcare workers on front lines. Beginning January, 3M has ramped up to maximum production of N95 respirators doubling its global output to a rate of 100 million per...

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Korean team develops reusable nano-filtered face mask

2nd Apr 2020

Amidst shortages of personal protective equipment, scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a reusable nano-filtered face mask. The nano-filter maintains excellent filtering efficiency even after hand washing, they say. They have used a technology that aligns nanofibres in orthogonal or unidirectional directions.

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BCNonwovens to get neXline spunlace line from Andritz

2nd Apr 2020

International technology Group Andritz has got an order to supply a neXline spunlace line to BCNonwovens, Spain, as a turnkey project to meet growing customers’ demands. The line is scheduled for start-up early in 2021. This new state-of-the-art line will help BCNonwovens better serve its customers and meet the current and changing needs of the...

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Oerlikon sells nonwoven system to Asian fibre manufacturer

2nd Apr 2020

A leading Asian large-scale manufacturer of manmade fibres and polymers has invested in a new Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown system. The recently-signed contract comprises a 2-beam system for manufacturing filtration nonwovens, predominantly for medical products such as face masks, with a nominal capacity of up to 1,200 tons of nonwovens a year.

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