Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-22

Oerlikon reports robust figures and evaluates options for separation of Polymer Processing Solutions business unit

“Today, we announce our final strategic step to become a pure-play leader in the broad surface solutions markets with attractive organic and inorganic growth opportunities. We will further leverage our technology leadership to drive growth and profitability by expanding regionally and into new applications and end markets,” said Michael Suess, Executive Chairman, Oerlikon. “The board and management will evaluate options for the separation of Polymer Processing Solutions with the aim of optimizing value for all stakeholders.”

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-22

Vietnam’s booming market to usher in new textile sourcing season at VIATT 2024

Ho Chi Minh City, 19 February 2024. Despite emerging as the third-largest exporter in the world, Vietnam’s garment and textile products still have ample opportunities to expand their global influence. In 2023, Vietnam’s textile and garment products were exported to a record 104 countries and regions[1], while the export turnover is expected to rise 9.2% to reach USD 44 billion in 2024[2]. To kick off this year’s spring sourcing season, and help industry players penetrate the country's steadily expanding textile market, the inaugural Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) will take place from 28 February – 1 March 2024.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-22

Focus on innovative nonwovens technology and sustainability: AUTEFA Solutions at Techtextil Frankfurt 2024

At Techtextil Frankfurt 2024, AUTEFA Solutions will present innovations in nonwoven technology with a clear focus on sustainability, including energy efficiency, fiber selection, life cycle management and emission reduction. As a leading supplier of turnkey nonwoven systems and machinery, AUTEFA Solutions offers needle punching lines, aerodynamic web forming lines, spunlace and thermobonding lines.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-22

Carrington Textiles and The LYCRA Company partner to showcase stretch military fabric in Germany

Carrington Textiles, a global military fabrics manufacturer, is proud to announce their participation at Enforce Tac 2024, a trade fair catering to members of official security agencies and armed forces. Scheduled to take place from February 26th to 28th, 2024, in Nuremberg, this event serves as an ideal platform for industry leaders to unveil groundbreaking solutions tailored for the defence sector.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-22

RISE® 2024: Call for presentations and award nominations

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced a call for presentations and award nominations for the RISE® (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Conference. RISE will be held October 1-2, 2024, at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. RISE is a two-day conference presenting new research and science that drives innovation and product development. The theme for this year’s event is “The Other Sustainability Story: Extended Use and Reduced Consumption.”

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-16

Berry Global and Glatfelter want to create a global specialty materials leader

Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY) and Glatfelter Corporation (NYSE:GLT) announced they have entered into definitive agreements for Berry to spin-off and merge the majority of its Health, Hygiene and Specialties segment to include its Global Nonwovens and Films business (“HHNF”) with Glatfelter, to create a leading, publicly-traded company in the specialty materials industry. The Boards of Directors of Berry and Glatfelter have unanimously approved the transaction.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-15

INDA elevates sustainability as top priority for 2024

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, proudly announces sustainability as a primary focus for 2024. This strategic initiative, backed by resounding support from INDA’s leadership, is a direct response to feedback from association members affirming that sustainability remains one of the nonwovens industry’s highest priorities.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-15

Innovative textile technology enhances thermal signature management for military protection

Military fabrics manufacturer Carrington Textiles reveals a cutting-edge technology for the defence market called Stealth, designed to revolutionise thermal signature management via a highly conductive textile technology for superior thermal shielding in the battlefield.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-15

Focus on road safety and health protection - Oerlikon presents sustainable technologies at Techtextil 2024

At this year's Techtextil in Frankfurt from April 23 to 26, Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions will inform trade visitors about technologies for the production of technical textiles. At the VDMA joint stand in Hall 12 C55/56, the focus will be on sustainable solutions in the areas of safety, automotive and health.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-08

Shaping a future without PFAS

From single use hygiene products to durable, long-life, nonwoven fabrics, regulations and legislation are continuing to shape environmental and social responsibility policies and helping to drive the development of more sustainable materials, manufacturing processes and finished products, across multiple market sectors.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-08

The World of Wipes® International Conference 2024 opens registration

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced that registration and tabletop exhibit reservations are open for the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference. WOW 2024 will take place June 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN. The theme for this year’s event is “Wipes Innovation & Sustainability – From Inception to Perfection.”

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-08

Suominen increases EBITDA in a difficult environment

Finland-based Suominen, a manufacturer of nonwovens in rolls for wipes and other applications, has announced its business figures for the past financial year 2023. EBITDA improved while sales declined slightly. The company is forecasting a further increase in EBITDA for the current year 2024.

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Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

2024-02-01

Solesis to open first manufacturing site in Costa Rica dedicated to custom polymer and textile healthcare solutions

Solesis, a leader in the custom design, development, and manufacturing of textile- and polymer-based healthcare solutions for the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing site in Costa Rica. This is the first site dedicated to producing implantable textile components, polymer-based devices and components, and single-use technologies. The Solesis family of companies is comprised of Secant Group, Polyzen, Charter Medical and SanaVita Medical, who together enable technologies and therapies for next-generation patient care.

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