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Huggies introduces softest diaper for baby’s botom

10th Jul 2019

Huggies has introduced Huggies Special Delivery diapers, the softest diaper with plant-based materials, designed to provide the best for a baby’s bottom. Featured in a stylish black box with iconic Huggies logo, the diapers are now available online in sizes Newborn through Size 6, and at major US retailers at end of July, and Canadian retailers in...

EDANA elects Michael Staal Axelsen as board chair

8th Jul 2019

EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has elected new governors and a new team of officers for 2019-2020. Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex) accepted the nomination of chairman and will be supported in the role by vice-chairs Omar Hoek (Ahlstrom-Munksjö, France) and David Lamb (Nonwovenn Ltd, UK).

INDA's WOW forum attracts top members from wipes industry

3rd Jul 2019

INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, announced that its 13th annual World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference connected 390 participants from 19 countries to advance their wipes business, from June 24-27, 2019, at Atlanta, GA. INDA serves member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce.

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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...

L to R: Wolfram Hatz, Bärbl Sandler, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dr. Markus Söder, Hans-Peter Baumann, Dr. med. Martina Presch, Ellen Ebbinghaus, Dr. Oliver Bär; Pic: Sandler AG
Sandler announces investment plans for Germany and US

30th May 2019

Sandler AG celebrated its 140th company anniversary on May 10, together with 240 guests from the political, economic and social spheres. The company announced that over the next two years, it plans to invest a total of €80 million at the company headquarters in Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany and Sandler Nonwoven Corporation in Perry, Georgia, US.

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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