Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-08-06

ANDRITZ launches D-TECH face mask for the production of respiratory masks

Following successful launch of the D-TECH line for production of surgical/medical masks in April 2020, international technology Group ANDRITZ is now presenting its new D-TECH face mask line for respiratory masks, such as duckbill and flat fold respirators.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-08-05

New INDA report provides outlook for medical facemask/respirator meltblown demand resulting from COVID-19

With respirators and medical facemasks at the forefront of efforts to fight COVID-19, a new report from INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, examines the market and outlook for the stand-alone meltblown process used to produce those products.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-30

Duvaltex, a North American leader in the development and production of medical and technical textiles, is proud to announce the launch of a highly innovative, non-medical protective face mask. Using a unique 3D-knit technology, the new X7 mask provides maximum comfort while minimizing the risk of contamination and transmission of viruses, such as COVID-19. It contributes to sustainability by being machine washable and reusable, and is made entirely in the United States at Duvaltex's facility in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-30

The coronavirus pandemic and its massive impact on the automotive industry led to an unprecedented market slump in the first half of 2020 and a corresponding revenue decline at Autoneum. Revenue in local currencies fell by –32.7% compared to the prior-year period, and in Swiss francs by –36.8% to CHF 730.6 million. The turnaround program for the North American sites made further progress in the first six months and is showing the targeted results.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-30

Clotech Conference 2020 & Doctoral School for Innovative Clothing Technology from September 7th to 11th 2020

The 13th Joint International Conference Clotech 2020 „Innovative Technologies for Development and Assembling of Functional Textile Products“ will be held online from September 7th to 11th 2020 organized by the Chair of Assembly Technology for Textile Products at ITM, TU Dresden, Germany.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-30

ecuTEC+ improves filter performance significantly

Spunbond and meltblown materials can be electrostatically charged to improve their filter performance. The ecuTEC+ electro-charging unit is part of the delivery scope of all meltblown systems currently sold for the manufacture of protective mask nonwovens.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-30

Freudenberg Performance Materials has partnered with the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University to manufacture face masks for UNC system universities, N.C. government organizations and hospitals.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-23

Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL) has developed a new grade of superabsorbent fibre (SAF) specifically for use within a new range of SAF nonwoven fabrics that are more resistant to shrinkage.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-16

Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas 2020 postponed until next editions

The organizers of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas have announced that the co-located events have been postponed beyond 2020.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-16

Suominen has signed a credit facility agreement linked to sustainability targets

Suominen has entered into a single-currency syndicated revolving credit facility agreement of EUR 100 million with a maturity of three years with two one-year extension options. The lenders for the facility are Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch and Nordea. The new credit facility includes leverage ratio and gearing as financial covenants.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-09

Julius Group and Noble Biomaterials announce new strategic partnership to launch high-quality antiviral PPE for consumers

Julius Group, a leading innovative manufacturer that combines the latest technologies with heritage craftsmanship to produce gloves and fashion accessories, and Noble Biomaterials, the global leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft-surface applications, today announced the launch of a strategic partnership to produce reusable antiviral/antibacterial gloves and masks for consumer use. Amid the global pandemic, the companies are partnering to allow Julius Group to manufacture PPE using Noble Biomaterials’ powerful Ionic+™ antimicrobial technology.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-09

ANDRITZ to supply state-of-the-art spunlace line to Eruslu Nonwoven Group, Turkey

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Eruslu Nonwoven Group to supply a complete neXline spunlace line for its plant located in Gaziantep, Turkey.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-08

German Pavilion confirmed for September’s Cinte Techtextil China

The German Pavilion will return to the 2020 edition of Cinte Techtextil China, with many of the participating exhibitors buoyed by the surging demand for Protech and hygiene related products. The fair is Asia’s leading international event for the whole technical textiles and nonwovens sector, and will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 2 – 4 September.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2020-07-08

EDANA elects new Board

EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has elected new Governors and a new team of Officers for 2020 - 2021. Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex) remains as Chair, supported by Vice-Chairs Åsa Johansson (Essity, Sweden) and David Lamb (Nonwovenn, UK). Giorgio Mantovani (Corman, Italy) was elected as Treasurer. Announced at EDANA’s recent online Annual Strategic Review and AGM, the newly elected board began their term on July 1st.

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