Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-25

Kenneth Cole implements safe and sustainable HeiQ V-Block technology

Kenneth Cole, renowned for their PPE assortment, have opted in favor of Swiss award-winning safe and sustainable technology to strengthen the antimicrobial efficacy of their woven and neoprene masks by using the world-leading proved effective antimicrobial HeiQ V-Block.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-25

Performance days loop, in cooperation with functional fabric fair, launches as a comprehensive digital platform for professional sourcing of fabrics and accessories

The organizers of Munich PERFORMANCE DAYS Fair and FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS (its counterpart in the USA), announce the launch of PERFORMANCE DAYS Loop, a comprehensive online platform to connect the functional fabric industry and provide a year-round digital sourcing marketplace. PERFORMANCE DAYS Loop is now available.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-25

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Annual & Sustainability Report 2020 has been published

“In 2020, we were successful in improving our result and developing our business despite the unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Our quick response to the pandemic demonstrated our agility, worldwide teamwork and business mindset combined with a sense of responsibility. The offer is evidence of the good and hard work we have done, and our success in creating an attractive business."

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-22

AUTEFA Solutions, leading manufacturer of nonwoven machines and automation solutions, has developed HiPerMask, a fully automated production line for the production of protective/ face masks. HiPerMask produces protective masks in accordance with the EU FFP2 and FFP3 standards as well as the US N95 and N98 standards.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-19

"For the second time running EDANA will host OUTLOOK™ online, with a promise to ensure participants a fully interactive and practical experience featuring all that which makes OUTLOOK™ an enduring success: expert insights, knowledge sharing, and networking” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-25

EU industry and research exchange on Technical Textiles

The final agenda has been set: 28 speakers from 10 countries will be present over two days, 11 and 12 March 2021.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-18

Lydall President & CEO Sara Greenstein commends Biden Administration and ASTM International for new face covering standards

ASTM International has introduced new certification standards for General Barrier Face Coverings, giving the general public greater awareness and control over the level of protection provided by cloth face masks. ASTM Level 1 Face Coverings block at least 20% of particles 0.3 micron and larger (including bacteria and many viruses), while ASTM Level 2 Face Coverings block at least 50% of these particles.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-18

Functional materials innovation leader HeiQ partners with Girbau to use HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 in the laundry process to add antiviral and antimicrobial effects to clothes and textiles.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-18

ASTM Level 3 surgical masks manufactured by Freudenberg Performance Materials recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The surgical masks are intended for use by healthcare personnel to protect both the patient and themselves from transfer of microorganisms, body fluids and particulate material. The face masks are intended for use in infection control practices to reduce the potential exposure to blood and body fluids.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-18

INDA adds additional webinar date to explain new ASTM standard on facemasks

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced an additional webinar date of Tuesday, March 2, 11 am EST to discuss the new ASTM F3502-21 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings launched by ASTM on February 15.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-11

Albany International reported operating results for its fourth quarter of 2020

"Albany International finished 2020 with another strong quarter, particularly in light of the challenging business conditions in some of our end markets,” said Albany International President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Higgins.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-11

Ahlstrom- Munksjö's new product portfolio offers a full suite of fabrics for face masks, including biodegradable and compostable materials

The TenderGuard™ product portfolio consists of remarkably soft, comfortable, and protective fabrics. TenderGuard™ BioBased and BioFilter fabrics are designed for civil use and source control for infectious disease. They are biodegradable and compostable under controlled conditions according to European Norm EN13432. TenderGuard™ Natural and Smooth fabrics are designed for medical face masks.  They are protective, hypoallergenic, and environmentally friendly.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-11

Successful start-up of Papel Aralar’s PM 5 for sustainable wet wipes

Voith and the nonwoven fabric expert Truetzschler Nonwovens have delivered a new system for specialty paper production to the Spanish paper factory Papel Aralar. In December, the PM 5 successfully started up and is now stably producing adult and baby wet wipes that are completely plastic-free, flushable and biodegradable, a characteristic that conventional wet wipes do not have. With the recent investment, Aralar now has two WLS lines with a total production capacity of 45,000 tons/year.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-10

Mumbai editions of Gartex Texprocess India and Screen Print India pushed ahead due to venue inaccessibility in March

On account of the developments around the COVID-19 vaccine roll out plan which has seen jumbo covid care centres doubling up as vaccination centres, trade fairs scheduled at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in March have been pushed ahead. Currently in discussion with venue authorities, the organisers intend to announce new dates for the Mumbai editions of Gartex Texprocess India and Screen Print India in the coming weeks. The Delhi edition continues to be on schedule for the two fairs.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2021-02-04

Brexit: EU-UK nonwovens trade facilitated with specific rules of origin

EDANA welcomes the Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) signed in December 2020 between the European Union and the United Kingdom and, in particular, its specific rules of origin for nonwovens.

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