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3-ply masks up to 80% effective against smaller viruses: US research

9th Aug 2021

A Texas Tech University's professor has shown that commercially available three-ply masks are up to 80 per cent effective in protecting individuals against smaller viral particles, similar in size to coronavirus. Three-ply masks filter out 60-80 per cent of simulated viral particles between 150 and 30 nanometres in diameter, respectively, his research...

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US’ Owens Corning takes over Vliepa

6th Aug 2021

Owens Corning has bought vliepa, which specialises in the coating, printing and finishing of nonwovens, paper and film for the building materials industry. The acquisition expands Owens Corning’s significant global nonwovens portfolio to better serve European customers and accelerate growth of building and construction market applications in the region.

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 consumer products firm Kimberly-Clark posts Q2 '21 sales of $4.7 bn

27th Jul 2021

Kimberly-Clark Corp, a manufacturer of personal care products and operator of non-woven fabric mills, reported 2 per cent sales growth to $4.7 billion in second quarter (Q2) FY21 ended on June 30, 2021, compared to sales of $4.6 billion in same period prior year. However, net income for the quarter slipped 41 per cent to $410 million (Q2 FY20: $692...

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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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