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US’ INDA selects Ryan Ragan as director of membership & industry

19th Aug 2022

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named operations and development officer Ryan Ragan as its new director of membership and industry relations to retain and grow memberships and enhance member values. He brings 20 years of experience from various bio-medical and healthcare organisations, and has also worked for the ACHC.

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Germany’s Evonik’s sales rise 31% in Q2FY22

16th Aug 2022

Evonik closed the second quarter of fiscal 2022 with strong results as sales increased 31 per cent year-on-year to €4,772 million due to higher selling prices and positive currency effects, despite slightly lower volumes. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (adjusted EBITDA) increased by 12 per cent to €728 million.

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US’ Kimberly-Clark among World’s Most Ethical Companies of 2022

3rd Aug 2022

US’ Kimberly-Clark has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition honours the company’s leadership and commitment to business integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance, and governance practices. Ethisphere defines the standards of ethical business practices.

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Indian govt to provide ₹15 cr assistance for technical textile courses

21st Jul 2022

Ministry of textiles has developed guidelines for introduction of new degree courses in technical textile in engineering colleges. The ministry intends to provide financial assistance up to ₹15 crore to the educational institutes meeting the eligibility criteria as per guidelines. The intervention is part of the National Technical Textiles Mission...

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Canada’s Eco Pea Co. picks Radial for transport scalability solutions

15th Jul 2022

Radial, a bpost group company, has announced a new client partnership with Eco Pea Co., an eco-friendly diaper and wipes brand. Eco Pea Co. has selected Radial for providing fulfilment and transportation scalability. Radial’s Easy Deployment (RED) solution offers brands scalable B2C order fulfilment and final-mile solutions ready for launch within...

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Finland’s Ahlstrom-Munksjo names new executive VP, building materials

29th Jun 2022

Finland’s Ahlstrom-Munksjo has announced the appointment of Emmanuelle Picard as executive vice president (EVP) of the building materials division, effective September 26, 2022. With a multi-year career within the building materials industry, Picard is well-equipped to lead the established division and pursue the strategic objectives of...

VDMA awards junior engineers at Techtextil in Frankfurt

24th Jun 2022

On the occasion of the Techtextil fair, the chairman of VDMA’s Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation, Peter D Dornier, has awarded prizes to seven young engineers. For the first time, the foundation gave two sustainability awards. They are awarded for academic works in which, for example, solutions for resource-saving products and technologies are...

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Finland’s Ahlstrom-Munksjo to be sustainable specialty materials firm

17th Jun 2022

Through a clearly defined purpose, sharper strategic focus, and ambitious sustainability targets, Finland’s Ahlstrom-Munksjo is accelerating its pace of execution with the vision to become the preferred sustainable specialty materials company. In the last five years, Ahlstrom-Munksjo has tripled in size through acquisitions, mergers and organic growth.

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US’ SWM & Neenah unveil leadership team for combined company

20th May 2022

Schweitzer-Mauduit (SWM) and Neenah, manufacturers of specialty materials, have announced the future executive leadership team for the combined company, effective upon completing their pending merger. US’ SWM develops adhesive tapes, foams, nets, nonwovens, and papers. Neenah is known for filtration media, specialty coatings, and engineered materials.

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