Colback Nonwovens collaborates in Dutch face mask project

July 27th, 2020

Colback Nonwovens has helped to solve the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare institutions in the Netherlands. In a public/private enterprise, Low & Bonar's Colback production site in the Netherlands offered its support after a call from the Dutch government. Colback nonwovens are now included as a reinforcement layer in FFP2-certified medical face […]

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Avgol unveils enhanced FIT products this month

March 13th, 2020

Avgol has enhanced its modular FIT suite of products to apply across nonwoven fabrics markets. “No effective development model stays still, and we’re delighted to highlight the next natural evolution of our FIT strategy. The next organic step in our strategy’s development lies in the latest additions to the lineup, natureFIT (reduced environmental impact) and formFIT […]

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GKD at INDEX

February 14th, 2020

Technical weaving operation GKD will be presenting at the INDEX conference a range of mesh and spiral fabric belts for forming, drying and bonding nonwovens. The company’s products showcased at the exhibition will meet its mission “of only creating products and solutions that make the world healthier, safer and cleaner,” according to an Innovation in Textiles article. GKD […]

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Biomimicry inspires medical textiles

September 27th, 2017

With much of the discussion of smart textiles focusing on e-textiles at present, it is good to be reminded that there are innovative developments emerging in non-digital yarns also. MedTextra is a filtration and health-giving yarn that uses a unique moisturizing process to deliver active ingredients to the body based on biomimicry principles. The brainchild […]

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ATEX expands meltblown capacity

September 5th, 2017

Nonwovens company ATEX Inc. has announced commercialization of a significant capacity increase for its meltblown and composites production, located in Gainesville, Georgia. The company, which specializes in spunmelt technologies, will be effectively doubling output and providing a new platform to develop novel products. This expansion allows ATEX to meet increasing customer demand for products in […]

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Indian company debuts cotton for nonwovens

June 26th, 2017

South India-based Jayalakshmi Enterprises has developed mechanically processed cotton varieties suitable for use in absorbent technical textile products. Globally, the nonwovens sector is looking for new fibers that are sustainable. To fulfill this need, Jayalakshmi has released two different types of processed cotton that can be used in nonwoven manufacturing processes, such as needlepunching and […]

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Today’s nonwoven sector: an overview

June 26th, 2017

Versatility in fiber content can lead to expanding applications. Nonwoven fabrics have become a mainstay in the textiles sector. Compared to commodity textiles, nonwovens, industrial textiles, smart and wearable textiles are relatively new entrants into the industry. But the nonwovens sector is an organized one and has been established for five decades. This sector has […]

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The new nonwovens

June 12th, 2017

Improvements in performance include more eco-friendly materials and processes. The global market for nonwovens is expected to grow from its 2015 level of $2.9 billion to $8 billion by 2022, according to Stratistics Market Research Consulting, specialists in global cross-sector market research. Existing market sectors such as health, hygiene and automotive applications are expanding, and […]

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New line of air-lay nonwovens from Bouckaert

February 8th, 2017

Textile World reports that Bouckaert Industrial Textiles has acquired a new 3.4-meter-wide air-lay line from Laroche S.A. and TechnoPlants S.r.l. The material will primarily serve the thermal and acoustical insulation markets and, secondarily, specialty filtration and conveyor belting. The line represents an investment of more than $3 million. The company expects to produce 8 million […]

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Global nonwovens market eyes $66.8 billion in 2024

October 27th, 2016

The global consumption of nonwoven fabric spun is estimated to witness a year-over-year growth rate of 8.3 percent, reaching a total market value of $66.8 billion by 2024, according to a market analysis by Persistence Market Research. The report by the New York City research firm also notes that the polypropylene segment is estimated to […]

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