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UK company Permali gets new waterjet cutter and CNC machining centre

21st May 2021

Permali has got a new CMS tecnocut idroline S2040 5-axis waterjet cutter and CMS MX5 gantry 5-axis CNC machining centre for its manufacturing site in Gloucester, UK. This enhances Permali’s production capacity and upgrades its in-house 3D machining capabilities. The additions will also help Permali to target new business in both defence and civil...

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Andritz gets order for spunlace line from China's Zhejiang Kingsafe

21st May 2021

Andritz has received an order from Zhejiang Kingsafe in Hezhou, China, to supply a complete new neXline spunlace line. The line is scheduled for installation and start-up during the second quarter of 2022. Andritz is a supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel, and...

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US innovator Weav3D gets $999,943 NSF grant

17th May 2021

Norcross-based Weav3D, an innovator in composite materials, manufacturing processes and processing equipment, has received a $999,943 National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant. The two-year award will be used to design, fabricate and test a continuous composite forming machine that uses ultrasonic...

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Austria's Andritz starts batt forming line at Romatex, South Africa

10th May 2021

Andritz has successfully started up a new batt forming line at Romatex Home Textiles, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Romatex is one of the largest household textile manufacturers in South Africa. Andritz, which is headquartered in Austria, is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries.

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German Schmidt & Heinzmann establishes second subsidiary in US

7th May 2021

Bruchsal-based composite equipment manufacturer Schmidt & Heinzmann has set up a second subsidiary in the US. The move will help it further target the American market. Despite low economic forecasts for Germany and Europe, the company continues to grow. Amidst the current economic scenario, American companies are preparing to gain a competitive...

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UK’s Antich improves capability in 3D multilayer woven preforms

6th May 2021

Fabric producer Antich and Sons has attained advanced capability to produce finished 3D multilayer woven preforms for advanced composites used in aerospace and automotive sectors through a project with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). These preforms will allow for efficient use of material within a component.

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US’ PCMC redesigns wet wipes folding machines to increase alcohol

21st Apr 2021

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a global supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and bag-converting industries, has redesigned its wet wipes folding machines the Rx200 and Mako Clipper to operate with high-content alcohol, measuring as much as 70 per cent.

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Austria’s Andritz to supply 4 needlepunch lines to Chinese company

7th Apr 2021

International technology Group Andritz will install four new needlepunch lines for nonwoven production at Chongqing Double Elephant Microfiber Material Co, China. These lines, to start functioning in the fourth quarter of 2021, are designed to process islands-in-the-sea fibres meant mainly for production of high-quality synthetic leather products.

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US’ company PCMC sells third tissue-converting line to Bedford Paper

6th Apr 2021

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading tissue-converting equipment provider, has sold a third tissue-converting line to Bedford Paper, a De Pere, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of high-quality paper products. The new tissue line will help Bedford Paper meet the growing demand, tripling the current facility’s size.

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