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Nonwovens production and converting solutions

14.02.2019 International technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and converting solutions at IDEA 2019 to be held in Miami, FL/USA, from March 26-28, 2019.
Composites Germany

Still positive future expectations for composites

13.02.2019 For the 12th time, Composites Germany, Berlin/Germany, has identified the latest key performance indicators (KPIs) for the fiber-reinforced plastics market. Again, the survey covered all the member companies of the 4 biggest umbrella organizations of Composites Germany: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Construction Technologies.
The North Face

Advanced breathable and waterproof outerwear technology

13.02.2019 The North Face EMEA, Stabio/Switzerland, a brand of VF Corp., Greensboro, NC/USA, presented a new breathable waterproof material for sports garments, tents and gloves during the international fair for sporting goods Ispo Munich from February 3-6, 2019 in Munich/Germany.

China’s nonwovens demand +7% annually to 2022

13.02.2019 Nonwovens demand in China is expected to increase 6.9% per year to 4.9 million tons in 2022. While economic growth has begun to slow to more sustainable levels, it will remain rapid through 2022 and will fuel significant gains in nonwovens demand as the country’s consumer base expands.

100% recycled, biodegradable PET fibers

13.02.2019 The manufacturer of insulation materials and functional textiles PrimaLoft Inc., Latham, NY/USA, presented synthetic insulation and functional materials made of 100% recycled, biodegradable fibers at the Ispo Munich from February 3-6, 2019 in Munich/Germany.
Man-Made Fiber Year Book 2018, October 2018

Basalt – technical fiber for civil applications

11.02.2019 This article gives information about the forms and applications of volcanic rock fiber (basalt fibers) for civil applications. Volcanic lava solidifies to produce basalt rock. The crushing of volcanic rock gives basalt fiber. Basalt fiber is light weight, has high strength and requires high temperature to melt.

JV for construction industry materials

07.02.2019 The textile manufacturer Arvind Ltd., Ahmedabad/India, has entered into a joint venture (JV) with laminated composite panel producer Polser AS, Izmir/Turkey, for manufacturing corrugated and plain fiberglass sheets to serve the construction industry in India and overseas.

Acquisition of spunlacing production site in the USA

07.02.2019 As a strategically important foundation for further growth in the North American market, the manufacturer of nonwovens, Fibertex Nonwovens A/S, Aalborg/Denmark, has acquired a newly built spunlacing production site with an annual capacity of 14,000 tons and room to expand

Investment in Coatings & Films business

06.02.2019 The manufacturer of composites and technical textiles Chomarat Textile Industries, Le Cheylard/France, is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The company has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities...

Acquisition of Apparel and Advanced Materials business by Ruyi

01.02.2019 The textile and apparel company Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, Jining/China, has completed the purchase of the Apparel & Advanced Textile business of the fiber manufacturer Invista S.à.r.l., Wichita, KS/USA. The transaction includes all associated assets and contracts.