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INDA transitions WOW & RISE events to virtual format

2nd Jul 2020

INDA is transitioning two events to an all-virtual format for 2020 in deference to corporate travel policies and individual concerns about travel. Registration is open for the virtual World of Wipes (WOW) international conference, aligned with the WIPES academy training course, and the RISE (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics)...

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Global trade of nonwovens of manmade filaments down

30th Jun 2020

The global trade of nonwovens (whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated) of manmade filaments has shown a slight decline in 2019. Total trade decreased 1.09 per cent from $22,045.04 million in 2017 to $21,804.56 million in 2019, according to data from TexPro. The total trade fell 8.21 per cent in 2019 over the previous year.

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Jacob Holm reviews capacity, initiates Project Boost

23rd Jun 2020

Jacob Holm has carried out a thorough review of all its production lines to identify capacity increase opportunities that are aligned with market demand. The review has led to an investment programme "Project Boost" which has been approved by the board of directors. Implementation has already begun in May 2020, and is expected to be completed by Q2...

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Mahlo helps to produce high quality medical nonwovens

11th Jun 2020

In the current situation in the wake of worldwide corona pandemic, German company Mahlo GmbH + Co KG is providing manufacturers of nonwovens with means to measure production processes. By controlling basis weight and material thickness, its new Gravimat DFI sensor helps to ensure quality of respiratory masks and medical protective clothing.

INDA to present metrics on North American nonwovens trade

9th Jun 2020

Key highlights and insights from 7th edition of INDA North American Supply Report will be revealed exclusively to INDA’s members at two upcoming webinars to be held on June 23-24. The new INDA report found that North American nonwoven production exceeded capacity increases for 3rd year, while nonwoven material trade decreased due to declines with China.

INDA announces virtual supplement to WIPES academy course

4th Jun 2020

INDA has announced a new virtual supplement to its seventh edition WIPES academy training course. It is the first and only comprehensive wipes training programme dedicated to wipes raw materials and packaging suppliers, brand, and private label wipe converters, wipes retail buyers, product developers, and professionals within the wipes supply chain.

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Berry enhancing meltblown capacity in South America

29th May 2020

Berry Global Group is making investment in its global meltblown nonwoven fabric capacity for South America, strengthening its global reach and position as nonwovens manufacturer. This line is Berry’s first meltblown asset, based on its Meltex technology, to be located in South America. It will support the demand for health and wellness products.

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INDA unveils 7th edition of annual nonwovens supply report

29th May 2020

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has announced the publication of the seventh edition of the annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report for its members. INDA, the leading nonwovens association headquartered in the US, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce.

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Berry expanding global Meltex meltblown capacity

22nd May 2020

With increasing demand for nonwoven protection materials for personal protective equipment amidst Covid-19 crisis, Berry Global Group is expanding its global Meltex meltblown capacity. It has added another line to support production of face masks. The new line is expected to become functional in October 2020 at Berry’s existing production facility in...

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