9th Jun 2020
Key highlights and insights from 7th edition of INDA North American Supply Report will be revealed exclusively to INDA’s members at two upcoming webinars to be held on June 23-24. The new INDA report found that North American nonwoven production exceeded capacity increases for 3rd year, while nonwoven material trade decreased due to declines with China.
4th Jun 2020
INDA has announced a new virtual supplement to its seventh edition WIPES academy training course. It is the first and only comprehensive wipes training programme dedicated to wipes raw materials and packaging suppliers, brand, and private label wipe converters, wipes retail buyers, product developers, and professionals within the wipes supply chain.
29th May 2020
INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has announced the publication of the seventh edition of the annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report for its members. INDA, the leading nonwovens association headquartered in the US, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce.
22nd May 2020
With increasing demand for nonwoven protection materials for personal protective equipment amidst Covid-19 crisis, Berry Global Group is expanding its global Meltex meltblown capacity. It has added another line to support production of face masks. The new line is expected to become functional in October 2020 at Berry’s existing production facility in...
21st May 2020
The Johns Manville plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, started producing nonwoven fabric that will be used for manufacturing urgently needed disposable medical gowns used to fight spread of COVID-19. The new polyester spunbond nonwoven is designed for production of Level 3 medical gowns. Johns Manville is a manufacturer of building and specialty...
18th May 2020
PFNonwovens based in Prague, Czech Republic has sold its nonwovens business and plant in Wuxi, China to Jofo Nonwovens, based in Weifang, Shandong Province, China. The transaction will enable Jofo to enter the growing medical sector on top of its existing hygiene and industrial businesses. Jofo is a fast-growing and leading nonwovens supplier in China.
15th May 2020
Mitsui Chemicals is collaborating with Nagoya University and Friend Microbe, a spinoff venture from Nagoya University to develop a new, reusable 3D-printed mask. The mask filters out viral particles and can be reused. The mask has a reusable body and a disposable filter. Mitsui Chemicals is providing the nonwoven disposable filter, which removes...
15th May 2020
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Filterpak and K Group will cooperate to produce and supply face masks for civil use in Finland. The first batch of masks will be available end of May. Ahlstrom-Munksjö is responsible for production of fibre-based mask materials at its plant in Tampere, Filterpak for assembly of masks in Hanko. K Group will take care of logistics &...
13th May 2020
Brazilian nonwovens giant Fitesa is expanding capacity. It has signed four new projects with technology supplier Reicofil. The package includes state-of-the-art equipment that will significantly increase capacity to serve the healthcare and hygiene markets, making nonwovens for medical gowns, drapes, surgical and N95 facemasks, diapers and sanitary...