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Quickstep delivers 10,000th F-35 component

5th Jan 2021

Quickstep Holdings Ltd, Australia’s leading independent carbon fibre composites manufacturer, has announced that it has produced its 10,000th F-35 component for the global aerospace programme. Current F-35 contracts achieved full-rate production over the last 12 months and 10,000 parts represents approximately A$250 million of revenue over the last 7...

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10th AGM of Indian technical textile association

4th Jan 2021

The 10th Annual General Meeting of ITTA was held on December 16, 2020 under the chairmanship of Dr Sundararaman KS, chairman, ITTA. Key Note address was given by Punit Lalbhai, executive director, Arvind Ltd. In knowledge session, Ian Thomson, technical director, Rockman Advanced Composites, UK and Barry Goodwin, MD, Amba Projex, UK shared their...

Kimber McFadden; Pic: Rush & Company
Rush & Company names McFadden VP nonwovens & tech textiles

23rd Dec 2020

Rush & Company, a US-based executive search firm specialising in the fibre, fabric and nonwoven industry, has named Kimber McFadden as vice president of nonwovens and industrial textiles. Since joining Rush & Company in 2012, McFadden has dedicated her work to finding successful candidates for clients in the textiles and nonwovens industry.

Left: Laux, Right: Hillermeier; Pic: StrucTeam
StructTeam appoints automotive & transportation experts

22nd Dec 2020

StrucTeam, a leading independent composites engineering consultancy, has appointed Dr Roman Hillermeier as transport sector lead and Dr Joseph Laux as senior technical advisor. These important new additions are part of a wider investment strategy that will develop StrucTeam’s service offering within the automotive and transportation sectors.

Lynda Kelly; Pic: Suominen
Suominen appoints Lynda Kelly as SVP-Americas

15th Dec 2020

Suominen, a Finnish manufacturer of nonwovens for wiping and hygiene product, announced that Lynda Kelly has been appointed senior vice president, Americas business area as of January 1, 2021. Kelly has a long experience in different management positions at Suominen. Kelly will continue to report to president and CEO Petri Helsky as executive team...

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Dilo Group announces partnership with Sicam

10th Dec 2020

Dilo Group, a supplier of complete lines for nonwoven fabric production, has announced a partnership with Sicam, a rapid prototyping & additive manufacturing company. Together with Sicam, the group has combined know-how for hydroentangling technology and can provide complete lines as general contractor including equipment for cutting, winding and...

Ian Butler
INDA mourns former director Ian Butler

9th Dec 2020

INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry is mourning the passing of Ian Butler, the association’s former director of market research & statistics, and a distinguished authority of nonwovens industry. Butler died on December 3 at the age of 78 in Toronto, Canada. He was recruited by INDA in 1997 as director of market research & statistics.

Frederic Lissalde
Autoliv appoints Frederic Lissalde to board of directors

8th Dec 2020

Autoliv, a Sweden-based leader in automotive safety systems, has announced that on December 8, 2020, company’s board of directors have appointed Frederic Lissalde as an independent director to the Autoliv board of directors effective immediately. With the addition of Lissalde, Autoliv has expanded its board size from eleven to twelve directors.

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Royal DSM partners Team Sunweb

7th Dec 2020

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has announced a strategic partnership with Team Sunweb. Fresh from winning multiple stages of the Tour de France and dominating the podium of the Giro d’Italia in 2020, the professional road cycling team Sunweb will be known as Team DSM from January 1, 2021.

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