Johns Manville announces nonwovens brand name

May 1st, 2018

Johns Manville (JM) announced the new unified brand name for its engineered products nonwovens business. The name “Evalith” for its nonwovens is being applied to products ranging from glass fiber-reinforced roofing membranes to air filtration. JM’s European nonwovens business has produced products under the brand name since 2012. North American nonwovens product lines will now […]

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Dreamweaver develops technology for nonwoven battery separator

May 11th, 2016

South Carolina-based Dreamweaver International has developed patented technology that will allow it to make the thinnest nonwoven separators known in the world for lithium ion batteries and super capacitors, as low as 10–12 microns. The technology relies on lighter weights and much higher compression than other nonwoven battery separators. It will allow the traditional benefits […]

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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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Nonwoven PLA may thrive in the healthcare market

July 10th, 2015

PLA, or polylactic acid, is a relatively recent innovation, but it is already the most commonly used bioplastic today. It’s a polyester, but with a key difference: instead of being made from petrochemicals, it’s plant-sourced. The process, developed by Minnetonka, Minn.-based Cargill Inc., involves fermenting readily available raw materials such as corn, rice or sugarcane […]

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Plant-based nonwoven wins 2015 INDA RISE® award

March 20th, 2015

INDA has awarded the 2015 RISE® Durable Product Award to Fitesa Simpsonville Inc., a global nonwoven supplier for the hygiene, medical and industrial markets, for a new nonwoven material made from plant-based materials. Fitesa 100 Percent Biobased Spunbond was based on votes from attendees and other INDA members at INDA’s Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered […]

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Nonwoven fabric Galaxy central to solar water desalinization

June 1st, 2013

The World Health Organization estimates that more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water, and energy-intensive purification technologies (such as reverse osmosis membranes) use an estimated $10.96 in oil to produce 264 gallons of clean water. A simple, solar-powered panel made with a viscose nonwoven fabric, Galaxy®, may revolutionize water purification in […]

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