Technology, Machinery & Equipment

New spunlace wipes line for China’s DDN

14th April 2014 0 comment
International technology Group Andritz has received an order from DDN Beijing Dongfang Dayuan Nonwoven-Fabric, China, to supply a new spunlace line for the production of wipes from viscose/PES (30-80 g/m²). Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015. DDN is one of the leading Chinese nonwovens producers and has already had two Andritz lines in operation for many years now. The new Andritz neXline spunlace with an annual capacity of 8,000 tons is equipped with an eXcelle VarioWeb card with three doffers, a Jetlace Essentiel hydroentanglement unit, and a Perfodry Avantage through-air dryer.

Bayer supports development of coated textiles

14th April 2014 0 comment
Bayer MaterialScience, the leading polymer company, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art textile coating pilot line in Shanghai, China. At its headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, the company has also installed new lab facilities, among them a lab coater. Along with the dedicated lab space in Pittsburgh, USA, these new investments are expected to allow Bayer to further strengthen its capabilities in the coated textile sector.

JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Awards announced

14th April 2014 0 comment
JEC Group, the largest organisation exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, has announced the ten winners of its prestigious 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Awards programme, which highlights the most pivotal advances in composites design, manufacturing and application. JEC will recognise the ten winning companies and their innovation partners during the third annual JEC Americas exhibition that will be held from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

TenCate and PROOF Research announce exclusive partnership agreement

11th April 2014 0 comment
TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, and Performance Polymer Solutions have entered into an exclusive partnership to jointly develop, market and offer high temperature prepreg materials to the aerospace industry. The materials will be produced at the production facilities of TenCate in Morgan Hill, CA, USA, and will be formulated with the line of innovative, high temperature resin systems of Performance Polymer Solutions, based in Columbia Falls, MT, USA.

Tencel for flushable Nonwovens

11th April 2014 0 comment
Lenzing, the leading producer of the manmade cellulose fibres, believes it is satisfying the trend of the times in the nonwovens industry with its short-cut type cellulose fibre Tencel that is said to be ideal for high quality wipes and care wipes, due to its flushability properties. The market for wipes will grow by 6.5% per year, the company reports. In an increasing number of households one can find practical wipes for hygiene and care applications and the trend is on the rise. Many wipes are disposed of in the toilet whether they are flushable or not, which may lead to problems with blockages in public sewage systems. With Tencel, Lenzing supplies a raw material which is of botanic origin, contains no additives, and is biodegradable. When processed in the right way, practical wipes can be produced, which are environmentally friendly.

Albaad partners Voith Paper and Truetzschler for new nonwoven line

10th April 2014 0 comment
Albaad, the leading Israeli hygiene products manufacturer, Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and Voith Paper teamed up to realise an innovative technology for flushable nonwovens. Albaad independently developed an innovative confidential technology of flushable fabrics (in accordance with EDANA/INDA definitions of flushability) with proofed advantages versus the existing technologies, the company reports.

TAL to get green-fingers at Greentech

10th April 2014 0 comment
Technical Absorbents (TAL) will be displaying an array of innovative fibre and fabric technologies that aid efficient water management at the new biennial exhibition dedicated to horticulture – GreenTech. The UK based Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) manufacturer will join around 100 exhibitors at the inaugural event that will be taking place from 10-12 June in Amsterdam.

EDANA announces winners of Index 14 Awards

9th April 2014 0 comment
Index14, the largest meeting place for the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, has started yesterday, with a ceremony to showcase excellence in the nonwovens and related industries. EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced the winners in each section of its Index 14 Awards.

Despite 2013 numbers, CRAiLAR makes progress towards profitability

9th April 2014 0 comment
Since its 1998 Canadian origin as a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly and ethically-produced clothing, CRAiLAR Technologies has focused on the development of a revolutionary, sustainable natural textile fibre. CRAiLAR’s technology is an enzymatic process for bast fibres such as flax and hemp that renders them as soft, durable, and absorbent as cotton. Requiring less water and cultivation than cotton, bast fibres are believed to have the potential to fill an expected gap in the global demand for cotton.

Ahlstrom Flow2Save filter media wins Index 14 Award

9th April 2014 0 comment
Ahlstrom’s Flow2Save product has won an INDEX 14 Award. The prize was awarded by EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, at INDEX, Europe's leading nonwovens exhibition which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, this week. At the exhibition Ahlstrom is presenting its extensive product range for life science, medical, beverages, water, and transportation filtration markets.

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