Sandler to open plant in Georgia

October 9th, 2015

German nonwoven textiles developer Sandler AG has announced it will open a production plant in Perry, Ga., in 2016. It will be the company’s first production facility outside Germany. “Establishing a new nonwovens manufacturing plant in the U.S. is an important decision from a strategic point of view and one of the most important steps […]

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European committee decides on PFOA restriction

September 18th, 2015

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has backed proposals by Norway and Germany to restrict the manufacture, marketing and use of PFOA, (pentadecafluorooctanoic acid) its salts and PFOA-related substances, as well as articles and mixtures containing these substances. A byproduct of perfluorocarbons, PFOAs are often used in oil and water-repellent fabrics. The report released September 15 […]

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Pulcra Chemicals to distribute Dow antimicrobial agent

May 12th, 2015

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company and manufacturer of SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial, has announced Pulcra Chemicals has been added to its global distribution network. Headquartered in Geretsried, Germany, Pulcra Chemicals supplies specialty chemicals and systems solutions to increase the productivity of manufacturing in the fiber, textile and leather industries, and has […]

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Bayer MaterialScience and IAF collaborate

March 3rd, 2015

Germany’s Bayer MaterialScience and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) of the Netherlands are collaborating to improve innovation and sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. The partners recently ran a series of INSQIN workshops addressing the concerns of brand owners that use polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics—for example, PU synthetic leather. INSQIN is Bayer MaterialScience’s solution […]

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Oerlikon Neumag presents energy-saving carpet fiber process

January 28th, 2015

Swiss manmade fiber specialist Oerlikon Neumag introduced its new rotating tangle RoTac3 unit at January’s Domotex 2015 flooring show in Hanover, Germany. As opposed to conventional tangle units, the RoTac technology forms tangle knots with a pulsating instead of a continuous air current. The machine’s rotating nozzle jacket has several holes with corresponding spacing determined […]

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Research Alliance formed in Germany for the microbial production and application of biopolymers

January 9th, 2014

Four Germany-based partners BRAIN, theHohenstein Institute, Kelheim Fibres and rökona, have announced the formation of a new research alliance for the biotechnical production and modification of specialty alginates. The aim of the alliance is to establish a sustainable microbial bioprocess for the production of specialized alginate components. The biopolymers should serve a dual purpose: application in high-quality medical product […]

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