6th Aug 2018
Scientists at the chemistry department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in Chennai have developed a biodegradable super-absorbent polymer using chitosan—a kind of sugar extracted from seafood waste, citric acid and urea. Each gram of the polymer can absorb 1,250 grams of water. The polymer can be used to manufacture disposable diapers.
2nd Aug 2018
Andritz's sales have grown in Q2 of fiscal 2018 by 5.7 per cent to €1,472.1 million compared to previous year (Q2 2017: €1,392.8 million). This made up for the decline in sales in the first quarter, with the result that sales in the first half of 2018, a € 2,763.1 million, slightly below the level of previous year (-0.6% versus H1 2017: €2,779.0...
20th Jul 2018
The viscose speciality fibre Viloft from the Bavarian viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has been honored with the Lighthouse award for its bio-degradable wet toilet tissue project. The award is presented annually to outstanding projects in the field of environmental technology that have already been implemented and that are commercially viable.
11th Jul 2018
Fives along with its partners Dell'Orco&Villani and Technoplants has unveiled a pilot line in Pistoia (Italy) for nonwoven producers to test fibres for ADL applications -hygiene, personal care, medical, etc. The pilot line is equipped with opening and blending systems, a state-of the-art carding machine DMS Elowave and a thermobonding oven.
9th Jul 2018
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry and Nonwovens Industry, has announced the opening of nominations for the prestigious IDEA19 Achievement Awards. IDEA is the triennial global event for the nonwovens + engineered fabrics conference and exposition, to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, Florida, US, from March 25 to 28,...
4th Jul 2018
Avgol, a leader in the manufacture of nonwoven fabric solutions, has developed a new Waveform 3D Technology that enables modification of nonwoven fabrics for baby diaper, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene markets. The technology enables varying three-dimensional profiles to be incorporated into Avgol’s range of standard and custom designed...
3rd Jul 2018
KBR has got a contract to expand capacity for manufacturing Tyvek nonwoven materials by DuPont Safety & Construction at its facility in Contern, Luxembourg. Under the reimbursable contract, KBR will provide project management, engineering, procurement and construction management services for a third operating line and is scheduled to start in 2021.
29th Jun 2018
With increasing customer demand, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is expanding its Filtration business. In the Filtration and Performance business area, the company will invest about EUR 28 million to increase manufacturing capacity as well as product capabilities. The project will start in 2018 and is expected to be completed during the first half of 2020.
28th Jun 2018
TFP will display its nonwoven solutions for transport applications at the forthcoming JEC Conference on 'The Future of Composites in Transportation' during June 27-28 in Chicago. TFP nonwovens have proven results in transportations sector such as in surface finishing, imparting EMI shielding or fire protection, and acting as an effective friction...
26th Jun 2018
Ontex Mexico, formerly Grupo P I Mabe, has completed 40 years of its existence. It celebrated its 40-year anniversary in its hometown of Puebla and in Tijuana, Mexico. Over the past four decades, Ontex Mexico has become one of the most important personal hygiene producers in the Latin-American market. Grupo P I Mabe was acquired by the Ontex Group in...