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PureAir & Noble Biomaterials launch FiberShield

29th Oct 2020

PureAir Filtration, known for removing corrosive gases and toxic vapours, and Noble Biomaterials have developed an antimicrobial fibre, FiberShield, which can be used as an added fabric layer in particulate filters to help fight microbes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Noble is a leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft-surface...

P&G, Oerlikon Nonwoven join hands for Phantom tech

28th Oct 2020

Procter & Gamble and Oerlikon Nonwoven – Teknoweb Materials have joined hands in an exclusive license agreement under which Oerlikon Nonwoven – Teknoweb Materials will market Procter & Gamble’s innovative Phantom technology to the global nonwovens market. The patented process for hybrid nonwovens combines the best of both airlaid and spunmelt...

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Kimberly-Clark sales rise to $4.68 bn in Q3 FY20

27th Oct 2020

Kimberly-Clark Corp, a manufacturer of personal care products and operator of non-woven fabric mills, has announced third quarter (Q3) financial results for fiscal 2020 ended on September 30. Net sales for the quarter rose 1 per cent to $4.68 billion (Q3 FY19: $4.64 billion). However, net income for Q3 FY20 came down to $483 million ($680 million).

Sabic, Fibertex to use recycled plastics for nonwovens

26th Oct 2020

Sabic, a leader in the chemicals industry, has joined hands with Fibertex Personal Care, one of the largest manufacturers of spunbond nonwovens for the hygiene industry, to produce nonwovens using high-purity recycled plastics from Sabic’s Trucircle portfolio and services. This will be the first nonwovens range from recycled plastics in the hygiene...

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Avgol invests in Indian business; relocates SMMS line

22nd Oct 2020

Avgol, an Indorama Ventures Limited company and a global leader in the manufacture of high-performance nonwoven fabric solutions, has confirmed it is relocating an existing asset to India as part of an immediate strategic investment in the region. The move is part of Avgol’s commitment to increase its presence and service across India and South Asia.

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Polygiene and Bedgear announce new germ shield protector

16th Oct 2020

Bedgear, a US leader in bedding, together with Polygiene has announced the new germ shield protector that incorporates a lab-tested anti-microbial technology that inhibits 99 per cent of microbes and germs. This is part of Bedgear’s longstanding commitment to provide sleepers with clean, and safe products that deliver a healthy sleep environment.

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Suominen launches new plant-based nonwoven for wipes

16th Oct 2020

Suominen has launched a new plant-based nonwoven for wipes, Biolace Bamboo. Thanks to its key features, superior softness and cleanability, it is designed to meet the multiple requirements of various wipe applications. Suominen is a leading Finnish company that makes nonwovens for wiping and hygiene products, and for healthcare applications.

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EDANA announces the winners of 2020 INDEX awards

8th Oct 2020

The winners of the 2020 edition of Edana’s prestigious INDEX Innovation Awards have been announced. The ceremony was originally programmed to take place during INDEX 20 exhibition in April 2020, now scheduled to be held from September 7-10, 2021. Edana, therefore, decided to honour the seven award winners in a ‘live’ online ceremony on September 7,...

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Central National Gottesman expands into nonwovens & fibres

8th Oct 2020

Central National Gottesman (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products, has announced that its Central National division will expand its product offering to include nonwovens & fibres. The new category includes viscose and lyocell, the plant-based fibres used in textiles, nonwovens, etc.

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