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Belgium’s Ontex’s revenue for core markets surges 15% in FY22

3rd Mar 2023

Ontex, a leading manufacturer of personal hygiene products, has reported a 15 per cent like-for-like (LFL) increase in the revenue for core markets to €1,672 million in fiscal 2022. Increase in revenue was driven by 7 per cent growth in volume. The company reported an adjusted EBITDA of €104 million for core markets, down 33 per cent from the previous...

Germany’s Sandler to display high-performance nonwovens at Index 2023

2nd Mar 2023

Germany’s Sandler is set to display high-performance quality nonwovens at nonwovens expo, Index 2023, from April 18-21, 2023, in booth 1530. The quality nonwovens pave the way for environmentally friendly product solutions, which are optimised from raw material selection to recycling. Sandler develops nonwoven roll goods for the hygiene and wipes...

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US’ Optima Group’s nonwoven biz unit to be led by Dr Stefan Koenig

28th Feb 2023

Optima Group, a leading manufacturer of packaging and filling machines, has announced that effective March 1, 2023, Dr Stefan Koenig, the managing director of Optima packaging group GmbH, will take over responsibility for the Optima Nonwovens business unit. Koenig will take over this responsibility from Hans Buehler, CEO of the Optima Group.

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Germany’s Kelheim & Sumo launch absorbent pads for reusable diapers

27th Feb 2023

Kelheim Fibres, German manufacturer of viscose speciality fibres, and Sumo are set to present their high-performance absorbent pads for the reusable Sumo diaper at this year’s Cellulose Fibres Conference. The Sumo diaper is a sustainable and washable cloth diaper made entirely from biobased materials, offering high performance and innovative design.

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China’s Babycare joins Eastman, Avery Dennison for sustainability

24th Feb 2023

Babycare has entered into strategic partnerships with specialty materials maker Eastman and pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes producer Avery Dennison, with the aim of creating safer maternity and parenting lifestyles. The signing of the new agreements with Eastman and Avery Dennison increases Babycare’s number of strategic partners worldwide to eight.

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US’ Glatfelter posts 37% revenue growth, driven by airlaid materials

23rd Feb 2023

Glatfelter Corporation, a leading global supplier of engineered materials, has reported net sales of $1.49 billion in FY22, representing an increase of 37 per cent compared to the previous year. The increase in net sales was driven by airlaid materials and composite fibres segments, which reported net sales of $601.5 million and $523.9 million,...

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Finnish academia & companies join hands for SUSTAFIT nonwovens project

17th Feb 2023

Finnish institutes and companies have come together for the SUSTAFIT nonwovens project that boosts the competitiveness and broadens the export potential of the Finnish nonwovens sector in the growing markets. The €2.6 million project is conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, TAMK, and Aalto University and supported by 17 industry...

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Canada’s Roswell launches Ecofuse sustainable nonwoven materials

17th Feb 2023

Roswell Textiles has launched Ecofuse, plant-based low carbon nonwoven materials that provides carbon offsets and intended to replace incumbent synthetic nonwoven materials with sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives. Roswell Textiles developed, commercialised, and scaled Canada’s first domestic supply of synthetic meltblown during...

US’ INDA opens registrations for WOW 2023

16th Feb 2023

US-based INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that registration and tabletop exhibit reservations are open for the 17th edition of the WOW International Conference. WOW 2023 will take place July 17-20 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. Over 450 wipes professionals are expected to attend the event.

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