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INDA unveils World of Wipes Innovation Award finalists

3rd Apr 2020

INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry that serves companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry, has announced the three World of Wipes (WOW) Innovation Award finalists. The finalists will present their innovations at the 14th edition of the WOW international conference 2020, to be held from June 22-25, 2020, at Minneapolis.

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3M ramps up N95 respirator production to fight COVID-19

2nd Apr 2020

3M has announced additional details about its capacity increases of N95 respirators, strong measures to combat price gouging and counterfeiting, and new partnerships to help protect its healthcare workers on front lines. Beginning January, 3M has ramped up to maximum production of N95 respirators doubling its global output to a rate of 100 million per...

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Oerlikon sells nonwoven system to Asian fibre manufacturer

2nd Apr 2020

A leading Asian large-scale manufacturer of manmade fibres and polymers has invested in a new Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown system. The recently-signed contract comprises a 2-beam system for manufacturing filtration nonwovens, predominantly for medical products such as face masks, with a nominal capacity of up to 1,200 tons of nonwovens a year.

EDANA releases European annual statistics for 2019

2nd Apr 2020

According to figures compiled by European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), production of nonwovens in Europe has reached 2,782,917 tonnes. This compares with 2,774,194 tonnes in 2018 when annual growth was 1.5 per cent. Despite these two low growth years, European production has recorded an average growth rate of 4.4 per cent over last...

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EDANA seeks European Commission support in COVID-19 battle

31st Mar 2020

Brussels-based EDANA, the International Association Serving the Non-wovens and Related Industries, recently sent a letter to the European Commission requesting its support in working with member states to ensure all production units where disposable hygiene and medical products are manufactured are kept fully operational in the interest of public...

INDA applauds law of labelling certain disposable wipes

27th Mar 2020

Washington representative Joe Fitzgibbon joined Association of Washington Cities and INDA in applauding governor Inslee’s signing of HB 2565, a law intended to address labelling of certain disposable wipes. The law requires packages of certain wipes to carry prominent ‘Do Not Flush’ labelling to guide consumers dispose them appropriately in the trash.

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US decontamination wipe could help coronavirus clean-up

27th Mar 2020

Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor of chemical countermeasures and advanced materials in the Texas Tech University’s department of environmental toxicology, had invented FiberTect, a three-layer, non-woven decontamination wipe to clean up toxic agents. Researchers now claim that wipe can also be used to clean up bodily fluids contaminated with coronavirus.

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Andritz suspends sales and earnings forecast for 2020

25th Mar 2020

International technology group Andritz has announced that due to the global Covid-19 crisis it expects a negative impact on the development of its sales and earnings in the 2020 business year. As a result, Andritz has suspended its sales and earnings forecast for the fiscal 2020 as disclosed at the presentation of the results for 2019.

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Anglo Recycling to deliver nonwoven mats for growing herbs

18th Mar 2020

Anglo Recycling Technology is on course to deliver about a million of its special nonwoven mats for hydroponically growing herbs to a major customer in Middle East this year. The Growfelt-branded products arose from discovery by Anglo Recycling’s owner Simon Macaulay that retail supplier of salads, Vitacress, used nonwoven felts on which to grow its...

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