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Edana's 2019 Nonwovens Symposium ends successfully

15th Jun 2019

Edana's 2019 International Nonwovens Symposium (INS), which was held on June 12-13, 2019, at Vienna, Austria, has ended on a successful note. The leading European event demonstrated the technical and strategic building blocks that will ensure the industry's sustainable growth, with top level speakers and professionals from the nonwovens sector.

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Nonwoven production in Europe 2.8 mn tonnes in 2018: EDANA

5th Jun 2019

The overall production of nonwovens in Europe grew by 1.3 per cent in 2018 to reach 2,760,000 tonnes, according to the annual European statistics for 2018 released recently by Brussels-based EDANA, an international association for the nonwovens and related industries. The annual average growth rate has been nearly 4 per cent over the last decade, it...

Essity divests partly owned Turkish firm SCA Yildiz
Essity divests partly owned Turkish firm SCA Yildiz

25th May 2019

Essity is divesting its 50 per cent stake in the partly owned company SCA Yildiz in Turkey to the other part owner Yildiz. Essity will retain a presence in Turkey through its wholly owned Professional Hygiene, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions operations. The transaction is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of 2019.

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Metsa to focus on tissue business, improve efficiency

22nd May 2019

Metsa Tissue, a part of Metsa Group, has updated its strategy including an operational review with the target to improve internal efficiency, reduce complexity and focus on the tissue business. As part of this operational review, an impairment test according to IAS 36 has been conducted. Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bio-economy.

RadiciGroup shows high performance nonwovens at Techtextil
RadiciGroup shows high performance nonwovens at Techtextil

22nd May 2019

RadiciGroup, a leader in technical textiles, displayed the latest developments in the company's business area, from nylon and polyester yarns to new nonwovens manufactured using bicomponent technology at Techtextil, in hall 4.2, stand C68. The leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens was held from May 14-17, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Advansa develops new microfibre for nonwovens industry

22nd May 2019

Leading European fibre producer Advansa has developed a new microfibre which can find application in processes such as needlepunch, spunlace, thermo-bonding and chemical bonding for various end uses. With a diameter of only 8 μm, the new fibre known as AdvaStaple, is very soft, and suitable especially for hygiene products, medical textiles and...

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Trutzschler opens technology centre for nonwovens

20th May 2019

Trutzschler has opened its new customer and technology centre for nonwovens in Egelsbach, near Frankfurt /Main, Germany to push the technological innovations of nonwoven products as well as the related manufacturing processes. The textile machinery company specialises in accessories for spinning preparation, nonwovens, and man-made fibre industry.

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PFNonwovens consolidated revenues up 4.4% in Q1FY19

17th May 2019

In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the consolidated revenues of PFNonwovens, a leading European producer of nonwoven textiles, reached CZK 1,607.2 million, up 4.4 per cent y-o-y. The developments in polymer prices had a slightly positive effect on the development of revenues. Likewise, sales volumes in tonnage terms grew on a y-o-y basis.

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Teijin Frontier launches new silicon polishing pads

16th May 2019

Teijin Frontier, Teijin’s fibres and products converting company, has made polishing pads that are expected to enhance silicon wafer quality control while also lowering production costs. The new silicon pads are made with nonwoven Nanofront ultra-fine nanofibre, which is made with a flexible, water-absorbent polymer, impregnated with polyurethane resin.

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