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Turkey’s Hayat Group announces 2nd phase investment in Vietnam factory

26th Oct 2021

Turkey’s Hayat Group is set to launch the world's fifth largest baby diaper brand named Molfix in the Vietnamese market. It recently announced the second phase of an investment in a Vietnamese factory to expand distribution of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), both across the nation and the region. It is invest $250 million to develop a factory in...

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Sabic shows PP & PE polymers for nonwovens at Switzerland’s INDEX 2021

25th Oct 2021

Sabic, a leader in the chemical industry, has announced that the hygiene and healthcare segment of its petrochemicals business displayed its portfolio of Sabic Purecares polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) polymers for high-purity nonwovens and hygiene films at the INDEX Expo in Geneva, Switzerland, held from October 19-22, 2021.

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US’ Rollease Acmeda launches new roller shade fabrics

25th Oct 2021

Rollease Acmeda, a US-based leader in the window covering industry, has released two new roller shade fabrics, Kleenscreen featuring Sanitized and X-Weave 10 per cent through auxiliary fabric brand, Texstyle. Rollease Acmeda develops window covering hardware systems, manual, and automated, and specialty fabrics for commercial and residential...

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Dr Frederik Cloppenburg of ITA Germany bags Karl Arnold Prize

22nd Oct 2021

Textile researcher Dr Frederik Cloppenburg, scientist at Germany’s Institut fur Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, was recently honoured with the Karl Arnold Prize of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts for 2021. Cloppenburg was also awarded €10,000 for his outstanding research work and scientific achievements.

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Helmet brands select US’ Noble Biomaterials antimicrobial platform

21st Oct 2021

Noble Biomaterials has announced that its Ionic+ fibre and fabric technology is being recognised by a slew of helmet manufacturers as the preferred choice for helmet linings in the ski, bike, and motocross industries. Noble Biomaterials, headquartered in the US, is a leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft surface applications.

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American firm Procter & Gamble's Q1 earnings dip despite sales growth

21st Oct 2021

Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), an American consumer goods corporation, has reported a 5 per cent rise in its sales to $20.3 billion during the first quarter (Q1) of FY22 ended on September 30, 2021, compared to the sales of $19.3 million in the same period of last fiscal. However, net earnings for the quarter fell 4 per cent to $4.1 billion ($4.3...

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IVL Thailand’s Hygiene Fibers showing sustainable solutions at Index

20th Oct 2021

The Hygiene Fibers Group of Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) is displaying an all-inclusive range of recycled and biodegradable solutions for hygiene fibre and nonwoven applications at the ongoing Index Show. The development and evolution of sustainable technologies is central to activity across Hygiene Fibers, with particular focus on sustainable...

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Austrian group Andritz to supply neXline wetlace hybrid line to Albaad

20th Oct 2021

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Albaad Massuot Yitzhak Ltd, one of the world’s three largest wet wipe manufacturers, to supply a neXline wetlace hybrid line for their Dimona facilities, Israel. The line will produce a wide variety of pulp-based wet wipes and is scheduled for start-up during the third quarter of 2023.

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Sweden’s Essity invests in tissue machine running on geothermal steam

16th Oct 2021

Sweden-based hygiene and health company, Essity, is investing in enhanced efficiency in the company’s site in Kawerau, New Zealand, including the world’s first tissue machine running a fully geothermal steam drying process. The production of tissue from geothermal steam is part of Essity’s work to use less energy and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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