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EDANA & INDA launch the 2021 edition of nonwovens standard procedures

3rd Aug 2021

EDANA and INDA, the leading global nonwovens associations, have jointly announced the launch of the 2021 edition of standard procedures for the nonwovens and related industries. These nonwovens standard procedures help technically define the nonwovens industry, with specifiers for the properties, composition, and specifications of its products.

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UK firm TFP to open new manufacturing line to boost nonwoven capacity

30th Jul 2021

UK-based Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has announced a new manufacturing line to significantly increase its nonwoven capacity in response to increasing demand for the company’s advanced nonwovens across all markets. New infrastructure will be installed to house the line and warehousing extended to support the increase in product and raw materials.

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US' Glatfelter to acquire nonwoven fabric maker Jacob Holm for $308 mn

26th Jul 2021

Glatfelter Corporation, a leading American supplier of engineered materials, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jacob Holm, a global leading manufacturer of premium quality spunlace nonwoven fabrics, for an enterprise value of approximately $308 million including the extinguishment of debt and subject to post-closing adjustments.

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Japan’s Asahi Kasei to produce more membranes for Planova filters

26th Jul 2021

Asahi Kasei Medical, leader in virus filtration, is enhancing production capacity for hydrophilic PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) hollow-fibre membranes for Planova BioEX filters at its spinning plant in Oita, Japan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for Planova filters, which are needed to develop and mass-produce anti-coronavirus agents, has...

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Japanese MNC Asahi Kasei introduces Bemliese in North America

20th Jul 2021

Asahi Kasei has introduced Bemliese, its proprietary ultra-sustainable continuous-filament cellulosic nonwoven fabric, in North America via its trading arm in the US, Asahi Kasei Advance America. Bemliese is a nonwoven fabric sheet made from cotton linter – tiny hair-like fibres on cotton seeds. So far, linter has been seen as a pre-consumer waste...

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Truetzschler to show biodegradable wipes at Shanghai’s SINCE/ANEX 2021

20th Jul 2021

German textile machinery firm, Truetzschler, will show high-performance solutions for efficient production of disinfectant and biodegradable wipe materials at SINCE/ANEX 2021 show, in booth 1J20. The 19th Shanghai international nonwovens exhibition (SINCE) and Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference (ANEX), will be held from July 22- 24, 2021, in...

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Japanese Asahi Kasei’s nonwoven fabric is biodegradable in water

19th Jul 2021

Asahi Kasei’s sustainable nonwoven fabric Bemliese has gained recognition for being biodegradable in water. It has been certified as “OK biodegradable Marine” by TÜV Austria Belgium. Made of cotton linter, this material that can be utilised for making a variety of disposable goods and applications. Asahi Kasei is now aiming for the European market.

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German functional specialist Sympatex awarded for sustainability

16th Jul 2021

German functional specialist Sympatex has been recognised for its performance in the area of sustainability by non-profit network B Corp. It received the Best for the World 2021 award for initiatives like the European industry partnership wear2wear, its offer of the world’s first climate-neutral membrane and UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate...

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S Arabia's Takween completes terms for sale of SAAF stake to PRC firm

16th Jul 2021

Saudi Arabia's Takween Advanced Industries has announced completing the sale of its majority stake in its subsidiary Advanced Fabrics Factory Company (SAAF) to Chinese firm JOFO Nonwoven Co. SAAF manufactures recycled polypropylene granules and non-woven fabric. The transaction price is based on a value of $90 million for 100 per cent of the shares of...

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