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Austria’s Andritz unveils new inline Wetlace CP pilot line

30th Jun 2022

International technology group, Andritz, has established a new inline Wetlace CP pilot line with an original design at its centre of competence in Montbonnot, France. Andritz partners can conduct trials and test all options available for wipes production – from carded staple fibres to pulp and various combinations thereof, with the inline Wetlace CP...

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Indian researchers develop reusable N95 mask with nanoparticle coating

28th Jun 2022

Indian researchers have developed a reusable, recyclable, washable, odourless, non-allergic and anti-microbial N95 mask by using 3D printing technology. The four-layer mask whose outer layer is made up of silicon has a shelf life of more than 5 years depending upon the use. The mask can be used by workers who are exposed to high volumes of dust.

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Finland’s Suominen launches Biolace Silva baby wipes

27th Jun 2022

Suominen has launched Biolace Silva, a nonwoven with exceptional cleaning power and 50 per cent lower carbon footprint than 100 per cent viscose product. It is an environmentally conscious consumers’ choice, and for the consumer who values time and premium feel on the skin. Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes and other applications.

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US’ SWM & Neenah launch specialty materials company Mativ

23rd Jun 2022

US’ Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) and Neenah, global manufacturers of specialty materials, have unveiled the name of the combined company, Mativ, upon completing the pending all-stock merger of equals. Each company’s shareholders are scheduled to vote on the transaction on June 29, 2022. The shares will begin trading under the ticker symbol...

Nominations open for INDA’s RISE Innovation Award

23rd Jun 2022

INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, has announced that the nomination process is now open for the annual RISE Innovation Award. The award will be presented at the RISE Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) conference which will be held from September 27-28, 2022, at North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

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IVL presenting united portfolio of fibre at Techtextil in Frankfurt

22nd Jun 2022

The Mobility, Hygiene and LifeStyle fibre segments of Indorama Ventures (IVL) are being presented together under One IVL brand for the first time at the ongoing Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, to demonstrate a comprehensive range of innovative recycled and biodegradable solutions across nonwoven, fibre and fabric applications.

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Germany’s Kelheim Fibres wins Techtextil Innovation Award

22nd Jun 2022

The renowned viscose specialities manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has won the Techtextil Award in the "New Concept" category for their project "Cellulose-based nonwovens for highly absorbent reusable products". The company’s speciality fibres are used in diverse applications from fashion, hygiene and medical products to nonwovens and speciality papers.

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Suominen strengthens sustainable products capacity in Finland

22nd Jun 2022

Suominen has strengthened its capabilities in sustainable products by enhancing and upgrading one of its production lines in Nakkila, Finland. The investment is made in line with Suominen’s strategy and supports the company’s vision to be the frontrunner in sustainability. Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes and other applications.

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American Medical Association aims to improve the nation’s health

20th Jun 2022

The American Medical Association (AMA), the national physician organisation in the country, has voted to adopt policies aimed at improving the nation’s health. The new policies were approved during the voting session of the recently held AMA’s annual meeting. The AMA called for removing the sales tax on child and adult diapers, a tax levied in 36...

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