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US’ Michelman expands water-based technologies for technical textiles

24th Nov 2021

Michelman, US-based developer of materials for coatings, printing, and packaging, has expanded its surface modification solutions for technical textiles. It is helping to improve the performance and functional behaviour of technical textiles in construction, ballistic, medical and hygiene, automotive, filtration media, pre-preg, and consumer products.

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Piyush Goyal calls for 5 times rise in Indian tech textile export

6th Nov 2021

The time has come to target five times rise in technical textiles exports in three years, Indian minister of textiles Piyush Goyal told representatives of Indian Technical Textile Association. The centre would back performance-linked incentive schemes for the textile sector in states backing manufacturing infrastructure like cheap land and power, he...

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Trelleborg expands operations in Russia, Vietnam, Japan, & Morocco

18th Oct 2021

Sweden’s Trelleborg is establishing manufacturing operations in Russia, Vietnam, Japan, and Morocco. It will be the company’s first fully owned production facilities in these countries. The investment amounts to around SEK 300 million, to be allocated over five years. When the facilities are fully operational in 2026, they will have just over 300...

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American firm Hexion joins United Nations Global Compact

14th Oct 2021

Hexion, a US-based producer of adhesives, coatings, and composite resins, has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. The UN Global Compact commits companies to take actions to advance broader social benefits, in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Indian Technical Textile Association hosts 11th AGM in Mumbai

4th Oct 2021

Under the chairmanship of Dr Sundararaman KS, the Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) recently hosted its 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for FY 2020-21. The hybrid meeting was held at the Orchid Hotel, Mumbai. At the meeting, Dr Sundararaman narrated ITTA’s contributions during the year in the growth of Indian Technical Textiles Industry.

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Over 120 participants to join EDANA's Circular Nonwovens Forum

23rd Sep 2021

European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA) has announced that over 120 delegates including key stakeholders and industry players will be participating in second edition of Circular Nonwovens Forum. The event will provide an interactive platform for professionals to discuss the latest trends and innovations around circularity within the...

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French firm Freudenberg receives Made In Green label by Oeko-Tex

21st Sep 2021

Freudenberg, a supplier of innovative technical textiles, has received the STeP (Sustainable Leather & Textile Production) and Made In Green label by Oeko-Tex. Evolon fabric, well-known for combining high performance technical properties with ecological benefits in durable applications, met the stringent requirements in terms of sustainability and...

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US firm Glatfelter announces 12% price rise for composite products

20th Sep 2021

Glatfelter Corporation, a leading global supplier of engineered materials, has announced that effective immediately, it will increase prices for all composite fibre products by 12 per cent, or as customer contracts permit. The decision is driven by continued price increases of raw materials including pulp, synthetic fibres, chemicals and packaging...

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US firm Kimberly-Clark elects Mahlan and Ramirez to board of directors

18th Sep 2021

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a US-based manufacturer of personal care products and operator of non-woven fabric mills, has announced that it has elected Deirdre Mahlan and Jaime Ramirez to its board of directors, effective immediately. Mahlan and Ramirez each will serve on the Kimberly-Clark’s audit committee, according to the company.

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