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IIT Madras develops biodegradable, super-absorbent polymer
IIT Madras develops biodegradable, super-absorbent polymer

6th Aug 2018

Scientists at the chemistry department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in Chennai have developed a biodegradable super-absorbent polymer using chitosan—a kind of sugar extracted from seafood waste, citric acid and urea. Each gram of the polymer can absorb 1,250 grams of water. The polymer can be used to manufacture disposable diapers.

Courtesy: Andritz
Andritz sales up 5.7% in Q2FY18

2nd Aug 2018

Andritz's sales have grown in Q2 of fiscal 2018 by 5.7 per cent to €1,472.1 million compared to previous year (Q2 2017: €1,392.8 million). This made up for the decline in sales in the first quarter, with the result that sales in the first half of 2018, a € 2,763.1 million, slightly below the level of previous year (-0.6% versus H1 2017: €2,779.0...

Courtesy: Kelheim Fibres
Kelheim Fibres’ Viloft bags Lighthouse award

20th Jul 2018

The viscose speciality fibre Viloft from the Bavarian viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has been honored with the Lighthouse award for its bio-degradable wet toilet tissue project. The award is presented annually to outstanding projects in the field of environmental technology that have already been implemented and that are commercially viable.

Courtesy: Fives Group
Fives and partners unveil pilot line in Pistoia

11th Jul 2018

Fives along with its partners Dell'Orco&Villani and Technoplants has unveiled a pilot line in Pistoia (Italy) for nonwoven producers to test fibres for ADL applications -hygiene, personal care, medical, etc. The pilot line is equipped with opening and blending systems, a state-of the-art carding machine DMS Elowave and a thermobonding oven.

INDA opens nominations for IDEA19 Achievement Awards
INDA opens nominations for IDEA19 Achievement Awards

9th Jul 2018

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry and Nonwovens Industry, has announced the opening of nominations for the prestigious IDEA19 Achievement Awards. IDEA is the triennial global event for the nonwovens + engineered fabrics conference and exposition, to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, Florida, US, from March 25 to 28,...

Courtesy: Avgol
Avgol develops Waveform 3D Technology

4th Jul 2018

Avgol, a leader in the manufacture of nonwoven fabric solutions, has developed a new Waveform 3D Technology that enables modification of nonwoven fabrics for baby diaper, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene markets. The technology enables varying three-dimensional profiles to be incorporated into Avgol’s range of standard and custom designed...

Courtesy: DuPont
KBR gets contract by DuPont Safety & Construction

3rd Jul 2018

KBR has got a contract to expand capacity for manufacturing Tyvek nonwoven materials by DuPont Safety & Construction at its facility in Contern, Luxembourg. Under the reimbursable contract, KBR will provide project management, engineering, procurement and construction management services for a third operating line and is scheduled to start in 2021.

Courtesy: Ahlstrom-Munksjo
Ahlstrom-Munksjö expanding Filtration business

29th Jun 2018

With increasing customer demand, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is expanding its Filtration business. In the Filtration and Performance business area, the company will invest about EUR 28 million to increase manufacturing capacity as well as product capabilities. The project will start in 2018 and is expected to be completed during the first half of 2020.

Courtesy: TFP Global
TFP to display nonwoven solutions for transport at JEC

28th Jun 2018

TFP will display its nonwoven solutions for transport applications at the forthcoming JEC Conference on 'The Future of Composites in Transportation' during June 27-28 in Chicago. TFP nonwovens have proven results in transportations sector such as in surface finishing, imparting EMI shielding or fire protection, and acting as an effective friction...

Courtesy: Ontex global
Ontex Mexico completes 40 years

26th Jun 2018

Ontex Mexico, formerly Grupo P I Mabe, has completed 40 years of its existence. It celebrated its 40-year anniversary in its hometown of Puebla and in Tijuana, Mexico. Over the past four decades, Ontex Mexico has become one of the most important personal hygiene producers in the Latin-American market. Grupo P I Mabe was acquired by the Ontex Group in...

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