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Edana's Outlook 2020 promotes nonwovens sustainability

29th Sep 2020

With over 150 delegates from across the nonwovens and related industries, the recently held Outlook 2020 was the key industry occasion for the sector. The event showcased Edana’s mission to support the growth and promote the sustainable development of the industry. The personal care and hygiene products conference was held online for the first time.

INDA unveils three Hygienix Innovation Award finalists

24th Sep 2020

INDA has announced the three finalists for the Hygienix Innovation Award. Hygiene and personal care industry innovations using nonwovens and engineered materials in a creative and technically sophisticated approach will be presented at the sixth edition of Hygienix, devoted to the absorbent hygiene and personal care industry, from November 17-19, 2020.

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Lydall setting up new production line in France

15th Sep 2020

Lydall, a leading manufacturer of value-added engineered materials and specialty filtration solutions, in setting up a new production line to produce fine fibre meltblown filtration media for face masks and high-efficiency air filtration systems. The new line will be installed at Lydall’s facility in Saint-Rivalain, France in the second quarter of 2021.

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Ascend launches face masks for comfort and protection

15th Sep 2020

Ascend Performance Materials, a manufacturer of technology-forward textiles and engineered materials, has launched a new line of face masks which combine comfort with protection. The Acteev Protect Nonwoven Mask is a reusable general-purpose mask that features powerful built-in antimicrobial technology, Acteev, to protect against bacteria and mold...

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Suominen introduces 100% plant-based product Biolace Pure

14th Sep 2020

Suominen, a Finland-based frontrunner in nonwoven innovations and sustainability, has introduced Biolace Pure for wipes. The product is made of biodegradable, compostable, and renewable plant-based fibres and wood pulp from certified forests. Biolace Pure is designed to meet growing wipes market’s increasing demand for sustainable, plastic-free...

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Fibertex setting up production lines in Malaysia, US

10th Sep 2020

The Danish Fibertex Personal Care Group is consolidating its position as supplier for the hygiene industry by setting up two production lines - a speciality nonwovens line in Malaysia and a print line in the US. The lines, expected to start in the second half of 2021, will increase the capacity in the respective business areas by more than 10 per cent.

INDA announces finalists for 2020 RISE Innovation Award

9th Sep 2020

INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, has announced the three finalists that will present their innovative material science solutions as they compete for the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Innovation Award. The tenth edition of the RISE conference will be held virtually from September 29-October 1, 2020.

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Ikea contributes to protection of MSF healthcare workers

3rd Sep 2020

To help protect health and livelihoods of those affected by the pandemic, Inter Ikea Group initiated several initiatives. One of them has been to use its supply chain infrastructure to produce personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. The equipment has been delivered to local and global organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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Freudenberg installs new spunlaid line in Taiwan

3rd Sep 2020

Freudenberg Performance Materials has completed the installation of a state-of-the-art spunlaid line in Taiwan and will begin production of nonwovens for diverse markets. Freudenberg Performance Materials, headquartered in Germany, is a one of the leading global supplier of innovative technical textiles for a broad range of markets and applications.

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