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INDA’s WOW International Conference invites abstract submissions

7th Dec 2023

The World of Wipes International Conference, scheduled for June 17-20, 2024, in Minneapolis, is inviting abstract submissions until January 12, 2024. INDA seeks contributions on wipes products, technologies, and markets from experts in areas such as nonwoven wipes, sustainability, substrate formation, raw materials, packaging, machinery, and market...

US’ Monadnock Non-Wovens introduces HTAC Veil

6th Dec 2023

Monadnock Non-Wovens (MNW) has launched HTAC Veil, an innovative corrosion barrier for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) equipment. The binder-free, meltblown ECTFE fluoropolymer resin veil offers superior chemical and abrasion resistance at high temperatures, exceptional fire retardancy, and extended performance for FRP tanks, scrubbers, pipes,...

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US company Sonoco acquires Inapel Embalagens

5th Dec 2023

Sonoco has expanded its flexible packaging operations by acquiring Inapel Embalagens in Brazil. Inapel, with over 50 years of industry leadership, operates 2 facilities in Sao Paulo. The acquisition complements Sonoco's existing packaging operation in Pinhais, Brazil. Inapel's technical capabilities align with Sonoco's focus on sustainable...

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Andritz starts up largest fibreline in China for Nanning Sun Paper

5th Dec 2023

Andritz has successfully initiated operations at Nanning Sun Paper's pulp and paper mill in Guangxi Province, China, with a cutting-edge fibreline and lime kiln plant. The project, executed on a full EPS basis, features China's largest high-kappa fibreline (1,600 adt/d capacity) and an energy-efficient lime kiln (450 t/d burnt lime capacity).

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Geneva’s nonwovens innovation show Index 26 moves to May 2026

4th Dec 2023

The Index 26 nonwovens industry exhibition, originally scheduled for April 21-24, 2026, has been rescheduled to May 19-22, 2026, at Palexpo, Geneva. This change showcases the industry's adaptability and responsiveness. The nonwovens event promises a rich programme with product presentations, seminars, and workshops, and will focus on diverse...

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France unveils first automated textile waste recycling line

4th Dec 2023

France's first automated textile waste sorting and recycling plant, inaugurated at Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, is a collaboration between recycling company Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, waste sorting specialist Pellenc ST, and Andritz. The plant, addressing the EU's sustainable textile goals, automatically sorts garments by composition and colour.

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Sweden’s Polygiene launches textile-protection Polygiene ShedGuard

1st Dec 2023

Polygiene launched the Polygiene ShedGuard innovation project at the ISPO trade show, aiming to minimise microfibre loss and improve fabric wear resistance during washing. ShedGuard, currently in the final stages of development, involves a unique blend of polymers forming a film around fibre bundles to reduce microfiber loss by up to 70 per cent.

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Germany’s Covestro launches Impranil CQ DLU

30th Nov 2023

German company Covestro has introduced Impranil CQ DLU, an aliphatic polyester carbonate polyether polyurethane (PU) dispersion for textile coating with around 34 per cent plant-based carbon content. This product expands the range of partially bio-based dispersions, offering the same properties as its petroleum-based counterpart, Impranil DLU.

INDA releases upgraded international nonwovens directory

30th Nov 2023

INDA has launched an upgraded international nonwovens directory with improved search and navigation features. The directory assists nonwoven professionals in easily finding suppliers or manufacturers based on their product needs. The members receive priority in search results, enhancing the directory's value for development, research and...

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