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Helmet brands select US’ Noble Biomaterials antimicrobial platform

21st Oct 2021

Noble Biomaterials has announced that its Ionic+ fibre and fabric technology is being recognised by a slew of helmet manufacturers as the preferred choice for helmet linings in the ski, bike, and motocross industries. Noble Biomaterials, headquartered in the US, is a leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft surface applications.

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American firm Procter & Gamble's Q1 earnings dip despite sales growth

21st Oct 2021

Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), an American consumer goods corporation, has reported a 5 per cent rise in its sales to $20.3 billion during the first quarter (Q1) of FY22 ended on September 30, 2021, compared to the sales of $19.3 million in the same period of last fiscal. However, net earnings for the quarter fell 4 per cent to $4.1 billion ($4.3...

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Austrian group Andritz to supply neXline wetlace hybrid line to Albaad

20th Oct 2021

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Albaad Massuot Yitzhak Ltd, one of the world’s three largest wet wipe manufacturers, to supply a neXline wetlace hybrid line for their Dimona facilities, Israel. The line will produce a wide variety of pulp-based wet wipes and is scheduled for start-up during the third quarter of 2023.

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Sweden’s Essity invests in tissue machine running on geothermal steam

16th Oct 2021

Sweden-based hygiene and health company, Essity, is investing in enhanced efficiency in the company’s site in Kawerau, New Zealand, including the world’s first tissue machine running a fully geothermal steam drying process. The production of tissue from geothermal steam is part of Essity’s work to use less energy and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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US’ Tethis & Agromousquetaires develop fully-compostable diaper

15th Oct 2021

Agromousquetaires, through its Cellulose de Brocéliande subsidiary, a major French diaper producer, has made public a key collaboration with North Carolina-based materials producer, Tethis, which aims to bring the first known compostable diaper to market. Tethis, which is based in the US, makes novel plant-based, degradable super absorbents products.

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IMA Tissue&Nonwoven to launch innovative solutions at Index

14th Oct 2021

The IMA Tissue&Nonwoven will debut at Index 2020 with its innovative and sustainable solutions for a safe production of disinfecting wet wipes and for the recyclable packaging of nonwovens. The world’s leading nonwovens event will kick-start from October 19. IMA Tissue&Nonwoven is committed to sustainable practices, which are a fundamental pillar of...

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Sweden’s Essity makes sustainable tissues with alternative fibre

11th Oct 2021

Sweden’s hygiene firm, Essity, has unveiled a breakthrough in sustainable tissue production and is beginning production based on pulp from wheat straw. The plant in Mannheim, Germany, is the first of its kind in Europe, and the first on a large-scale tissue production in the world. The tissue paper is as soft, bright, and strong as traditional tissue...

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Finland’s Suominen launches Hydraspun Aquaflo moist toilet tissue

9th Oct 2021

Finnish nonwovens company, Suominen, has successfully developed Hydraspun Aquaflo, a moist toilet tissue with even better dispersibility. Hydraspun Aquaflo offers near parity dispersion with dry toilet tissue but with premium thickness for a better consumer experience in use. With Hydraspun Aquaflo, Suominen sets a new standard for dispersible...

EDANA’s Circular Nonwovens Forum discusses innovations in circularity

7th Oct 2021

Latest innovations and trends around circularity were talked about at the second edition of EDANA’s Circular Nonwovens Forum held recently in Belgium. The forum gathered nonwoven manufacturers, suppliers and converters for an in-depth engagement with stakeholders on challenges and opportunities in the pursuit of a circular economy for nonwovens.

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