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South Korea’s Kolon boosts tyre cord fabric plant capacity in Vietnam

30th Sep 2022

Kolon Industries Inc has increased the production capacity of its polyester tyre cord fabric plant in Vietnam by 14 per cent to 19,200 tons of tyre cord fabrics compared with 2018. In 2022, the company’s global sales are anticipated to cross 10 million units. Kolon is presently able to generate 103,200 tons of tyre cord fabric on an annual basis.

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US’ H.B. Fuller appoints Celeste Mastin as president & CEO

30th Sep 2022

H.B. Fuller Company has announced that Celeste Mastin, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will succeed Jim Owens as H.B. Fuller’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective from December 4, 2022. Upon assuming the role, Mastin will also join the company's board of directors, replacing Owens, who will be retiring.

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MSA Safety displays PPE at Emergency Services Show in UK

26th Sep 2022

MSA Safety, a leader in firefighter safety equipment and technology, displayed its personal protective equipment (PPE) for the first responder market at the recently held Emergency Services Show (ESS) in the UK. The company demonstrated its fire protective clothing, helmets, breathing apparatus, advanced communications, and gas detection systems.

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US' INDA hires Wes Fisher as director of government affairs

23rd Sep 2022

The INDA has named government relations and external affairs strategist and advocate Wes Fisher as its new Director of Government Affairs to raise the association’s profile in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he was senior director of government affairs at the Pet Advocacy Network where he led government relations and legislative strategy.

Joachim Schonbeck, president and CEO Andritz. Pic: C&G Pictures/ G. Donauer
Austria’s Andritz completes 170 years; focuses on sustainability

23rd Sep 2022

Andritz AG has announced its completion of 170 years as market leader in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, in the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation for municipal and industrial segments. Andritz generates 40 per cent of its revenue with sustainable solutions, such as renewable energies and e-mobility.

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Germany’s Gessner launches fuel filter for diesel engines

23rd Sep 2022

Germany’s Gessner has launched its three-layer fuel filter media to protect diesel engines of trucks. Modern trucks travel hundreds of kilometres every day and should function reliably. The high-efficient filter element protects the engine properly in extreme environmental conditions. For trucks with high injection pressures, this filter is helpful.

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UK’s Pincroft develops new camouflage pattern for Dutch soldiers

22nd Sep 2022

Pincroft, UK’s largest textile dyer, printer and finisher, has developed a new camouflage pattern for the Dutch Ministry of Defence as part of their Defensie Materieel Organisatie’s (DMO) ‘STRONG’ programme that aims to supply combat clothing and equipment to all military personnel part of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Army, Air Force and Marechaussee.

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Indian Technical Textile Association to host 12th AGM on Sept 28

22nd Sep 2022

The Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) will host its 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 28 at the Orchid Hotel in Mumbai. Roop Rashi Mahapatra, the textile commissioner, ministry of textiles, has agreed to grace the occasion as its chief guest. In addition to the regular business session, there will also be a Knowledge Sharing...

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US’ Berry builds recycling ecosystem for nonwovens customers

22nd Sep 2022

US’ Berry has announced that it has formed a closed-loop recycling ecosystem to supply post-industrial recycled materials into the manufacturing of its Endura spunbond and meltblown nonwovens product line. The company leverages its sustainability leadership, providing nonwovens customers with outlets for pre-consumer recycled plastic waste.

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