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Freudenberg submits offer to acquire Low & Bonar

21st Sep 2019

Freudenberg, the global technology group, has made an offer to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in Low & Bonar Plc, a globally active manufacturer of technical textiles. The step would allow Freudenberg to further expand its technical expertise in spunlaid nonwovens. In addition, the acquisition would open up new areas of activity to Freudenberg.

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Vinda SEA to have regional headquarters in Malaysia

20th Sep 2019

Vinda Group Southeast Asia, a unit of Hong Kong-listed Vinda International Holdings, is building its regional headquarters in Malaysia. The construction has begun with a groundbreaking ceremony. The regional hub will develop, manufacture, and/or market four different product categories - baby care, incontinence care, feminine care, and tissue products.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjo unveils Extia expanded range

18th Sep 2019

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has unveiled Extia expanded range of products in mid efficiency and high efficiency range. Created specifically for industrial filtration markets, Extia is a 100 per cent synthetic, highly durable, pulse cleanable filter media that offers extended filtration lifetime, and also removes coarse particulates at a lower level of pressure...

INDA unveils three finalists for RISE Innovation Award

10th Sep 2019

INDA has announced the three finalists who will present innovative material science solutions as they compete for the prestigious RISE (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Innovation Award. The award will be given away during the ninth edition of the RISE conference, on September 24-25, 2019 at North Carolina State University, US.

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Eisai unveils Etak antimicrobial wet pipes

9th Sep 2019

Eisai has unveiled Etak antimicrobial wet pipes which contains long-acting antimicrobial agent Etak, countrywide. Etak, developed at Hiroshima University, has an adhesive component which chemically binds the antimicrobial component to the area wiped with Etak antimicrobial wet wipes. This gives the area wiped an antimicrobial effect that lasts for one...

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Waitrose & Partners' wet wipes are 'Fine to Flush'

3rd Sep 2019

Waitrose & Partners has become the first UK supermarket to get 'Fine to Flush' certification for its wet wipes. Waitrose fragrance-free moist toilet tissue refills and Waitrose lightly fragranced moist toilet tissue refills will now be marked as 'Fine to Flush', the standard unveiled in January by Water UK, which represents water companies in the UK.

INDA unveils session chairs & forum details for FiltXPO

30th Aug 2019

Industry experts in filtration science and technology will chair seven critical sessions for INDA's inaugural FiltXPO, North American’s expo and technical conference for filtration and separation. The event will be held from February 26-28, 2020, at Navy Pier, Chicago. Technical conference sessions will run in conjunction with the show floor exhibition.

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Indian start-up Sanfe launches reusable sanitary pads

29th Aug 2019

Sanfe, a start-up incubated by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for designing and developing products for improving female health and hygiene, recently launched the first reusable sanitary pads made with composite banana fibre that can last up to two years, or around 120 washes. The highly-absorbent, ultra-thin and leak-proof pads prevent...

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INDA remembers nonwovens industry veteran Wayne Hays

27th Aug 2019

INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry that serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry, is warmly remembering K. Wayne Hays, a veteran of the nonwovens industry for more than five decades and one of the founders of INDA. Hays passed away surrounded by his family on August 21, 2019 at the age of 95.

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