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EDANA announces Filtrex award shortlist

BRUSSELS – As the Filtrex conference prepares to open its doors in Berlin this week, event organiser EDANA has announced the companies that have made the shortlist for the prestigious Filtrex Innovation Award.

North America boosts Suominen sales

HELSINKI - Nonwovens manufacturer Suominen has posted a 34% increase in net sales for its third quarter, boosted by a strong performance in its North American market.

Freudenberg secures gas diffusion layer contract

Freudenberg Performance Materials has concluded a high-volume, multi-year contract to supply high-performance nonwoven gas diffusion layers to a global automotive Tier One company.

ANDRITZ to install Metris predictive maintenance system at Welspun Advanced Material

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Welspun Advanced Materials, India, to supply a Metris predictive maintenance system for its spunlace production line at the Telangana plant.

Berry scheme for customer waste

Berry Global has formed a closed-loop recycling system to incorporate post-industrial recycled materials into its Endura spunbond and meltblown nonwovens.

Opening up infinite possibilities for Industrial Yarn

Opening up infinite possibilities for Industrial Yarn

Freudenberg Experts meet Sustainability

Following their merger, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Low & Bonar, Mehler Texnologies® and Filc will be presenting their innovative solutions at a joint stand for the first time at this year’s techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt. The focus is on sustainability. Among the highlights are Evolon® RE, a microfilament textile for a wide variety of applications and markets, FILFLEX, a sustainable padding material for car seat covers, and the truck tarpaulin POLYMAR® 8556 ECO CF. Customers will find the world's leading manufacturer of technical textiles at Stand C51 in Hall 12.1.

Innova Fabrics chooses ROICA

Innova Fabrics, the Italian manufacturer of knitted fabrics for apparel, underwear and sports, confirms its choice of ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei, the Japanese leader of premium stretch fiber, for its new responsible line RF (Residual Free).

Hexcel Launches HexPly® Nature Range

Hexcel has developed a new product range that combines Hexcel resin systems made with bio-derived resin content with natural fiber reinforcements to create material solutions for Automotive, Winter Sports, Marine and Wind Energy applications.

EWMA 2022: Innovation and sustainability in wound care with Freudenberg

Weinheim (Germany), May 9, 2022. At this year´s EWMA from May 23 to 25 in Paris, France, Freudenberg Materials (Freudenberg) is presenting PU foams with directly applied silicone adhesives, an innovative hydrophilic debridement foam and its approach to sustainable wound care. Active worldwide, the manufacturer of multi-layer material compositions consisting of hydrophilic PU foams and hydroactive nonwovens will be welcoming visitors to Booth 205a.

Powerful Components by Temco for Filament Processing

Efficiency, stability and high quality are decisive factors in the production of filament yarns and synthetic fibers like polyester, polyacryl, nylon and glass fibers. The secret to success lies in choosing the right components. The latest generation rollers, for example, are 85% faster than previous designs. But this is only one must-have in a powerful family of components that makes all the difference in melt spinning, texturing, twisting and rewinding.

Children’s brand Cotton On Kids Becomes Newest Brand Partner for Cotton Australia

Children’s clothing brand Cotton On Kids has launched its first range of Australian cotton garments both here in Australia and across the globe – with more to come.

Fiberpartner's PET PrimaLoft Bio Fibers Tested on Spunlace Pilot Line

Andritz's carded and Jetlace hydroentanglement process produced spunlace fabrics from 35 to 50 gsm

Japan's Asahi Kasei to produce acrylonitrile with biomass raw material

Japan’s Asahi Kasei has announced that, Tongsuh Petrochemical, a South Korean subsidiary, has got ISCC PLUS certificate for its acrylonitrile (AN) as a sustainable product, and production of AN using biomass propylene is scheduled to begin in February 2022. AN is a raw material to make ABS resin, acrylamide, acrylic fibre, and other chemical products.

techtextil 2022: “Freudenberg Experts meet Sustainability”

Tarpaulins made from recycled raw materials presented by Mehler Texnologies® When it comes to tarpaulins on trucks, both protection of the transport cargo and advertising for the transport company place high demands on the material. Mehler Texnologies® tarpaulin material ranks among the premium products for truck tarpaulins. The company is a pioneer in sustainable development and is showcasing POLYMAR® 8556 ECO CF. This unique material has a 25% share of recycled raw materials in the coating mass. In addition, the material is made with 100% R-PES yarns. The input materials undergo a complex separation and filtering process.

INDA Launches Updated Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide with 124 Materials to Feel

Cary, NC, May 24, 2021 – Professionals in nonwovens and engineered materials will now have the latest nonwoven material options at their fingertips with the launch of INDA’s Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide, a unique educational and technical resource with 124 material samples to touch and compare.


Rockline Industries will install additional production lines in its three Arkansas-based wet wipes manufacturing facilities. It will spend over $18 million this year for this purpose. The expansion is expected to create 100 new jobs to handle the increased production capacity. With COVID-19 pandemic, demand for personal care wipes has increased.

ANDRITZ to supply a Wetlace™ CP line to Lotus Teknik, Turkey

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Lotus Teknik A.?., Turkey, to supply a neXline wetlace CP (carded pulp) line for the production of biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipes.


RadiciGroup, which has been at the forefront in fighting Covid-19, is installing a new production line for meltblown nonwoven, the material used for producing protective face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Meltblown nonwoven is not readily available in the Italian market, but is indispensable in the manufacture of surgical masks.


Glatfelter Corporation, a leading global supplier of engineered materials, is taking over Georgia-Pacific’s US nonwovens business. It has signed a definitive agreement in this connection. Glatfelter is making the purchase for $175 million, subject to customary post-closing purchase price adjustments. This will help Glatfelter expand operations in the US.


INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, has released a North American nonwovens industry outlook, 2019-2024. INDA’s report provides analysis across all of the nonwoven end-use markets, including 133 disposable and 129 durable categories, to provide comprehensive and accurate view available of the total North American nonwovens industry.


Dilo Group, a supplier of complete lines for nonwoven fabric production, has announced a partnership with Sicam, a rapid prototyping & additive manufacturing company. Together with Sicam, the group has combined know-how for hydroentangling technology and can provide complete lines as general contractor including equipment for cutting, winding and packaging.

Enjoy time travel from the home office

The digital roller coaster is flying towards Oerlikon Neumag's BCF S8 technology – this is what visitors to the virtual trade show “Innovate Textile & Apparel” can expect at Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

ANDRITZ presents new belt press range for the environment industry

International technology group ANDRITZ presents the SME-Q and the SMX-Q, the new belt presses for the environment industry reflecting the very latest state of the art. Due to their low-profile components, they are extremely operator-friendly and feature high quality design with low maintenance needs, thus ensuring maximum performance in terms of dryness and throughput.

Wiping robots increase production efficiency

Remscheid, October 1, 2020 –retrofitting a wiping robot to spinning systems is well worth-while. This is confirmed by the experiences of those customers who have already installed the wiping robot. Oerlikon Barmag wiping robots have been cleaning spin packs at filament yarn manufacturing facilities in China and India for several months now, increasing efficiency con-siderably.

The LYCRA Company to Showcase Latest Technologies at Intertextile Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China – The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel industry, will exhibit its latest products designed to meet consumer needs at Intertextile Shanghai, which takes place on September 23-25. Themed “RENEW, REDEFINE, REINFORCE”, the presence at the show will allow visitors to learn about the new LYCRA® Anti-Slip fiber technology. Other well-received technologies such as LYCRA® FitSense™ technology, LYCRA® MyFit™ fiber and COOLMAX® freshFX® technology will also be showcased.


8th September 2020 – Brussels, Belgium – The INDEX™20 Innovation Awards are presented only once every three years for “Excellence in the nonwovens and related industries”. Originally due to be presented at the INDEX™20 exhibition in April, since postponed until the 7th – 10th September 2021, EDANA has decided to present these coveted industry Awards ‘Live’, in an on-line ceremony which will take place on 6th October 2020, from 3 pm – 4pm.

Autefa Solutions, well prepared with highly competitive solutions for CINTE/Techtextil 2020

The spunlace sector is still competitive for end product manufacturers. Autefa Solutions offer complete lines for the production of direct and crosslapped spunlace products. The web forming process, consisting of the Injection Card and Crosslapper Topliner series, is the key for high and consistent nonwoven fabric quality.

ANDRITZ to supply a completespunlace line to Baoren Hezhong,China

GRAZ, AUGUST 21, 2020.International technology Group ANDRITZ has received anorder fromZhejiang Baoren Hezhong Technology Co., Ltd, China, to supply a complete neXline spunlace line. The line is scheduled forinstallation and start-upduring the third quarter of 2021.

INDA to host virtual edition of Hygienix event in November

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that the sixth edition of Hygienix event will be held in an engaging new virtual format from November 17-19, 2020. Its focus will be the impact of the global pandemic on the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets. INDA serves companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry.

Germany imports protective clothing from Albania

Germany has imported the first 100,000 protective clothing produced by textile companies in Albania, the German Embassy in Albanian capital Tirana has announced. This was made possible with the initiative and support of the ProSEED program funded by the German government and in cooperation with the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Albania.

Trevira will not be participating in Heimtextil 2021 with its Trevira CS joint booth

Successful concept to be continued in 2022 For three years now, the Trevira CS joint fair booth, where Trevira, its customers and partners present their new ideas within the framework of an innovative creative concept, has been an established and popular feature of Heimtextil. In 2021, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles is planned to take place from 12-15 January in Frankfurt/Main. However, as a result of the numerous uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus crisis, Trevira has decided that it will not take part next year.

China's technical textile exports earn $34 bn in Jan-May

Technical textile exports from China fetched $34.29 billion in the first five months of 2020. This included $22.56 billion of masks and $2.19 billion of protective clothing, according to the official data. The industry also witnessed a sharp growth in production, sales and profits, owing to the soaring demand for these goods due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

US company makes cloth mask which prevents virus

US medical textile products manufacturer HipSaver has designed the first cloth mask which has proven highly effective in preventing penetration by virus particles in independent tests. The virus particles tested were five times smaller than Covid-19 virus particles, meaning that the efficacy against preventing Covid-19 virus particles could be even higher.

Suominen increases spunlace capacity in Europe

Suominen Corporation has increased its spunlace capacity in Europe by upgrading and restarting one of its existing production lines in Cressa, Italy. The investment will strengthen Suominen’s capabilities in Europe and it is made in line with the strategy aiming for growth. The €8 million investment project will be finalised during second half of 2021.

Turkish company develops lightweight protective suit

Steril Saglik Urunleri, a Turkey-based personal protection equipment manufacturer, has developed a lightweight protective suit, made up of breathable material that guarantees comfort and safety. The new suit is now available to be delivered to any part of the world. In the tests, the COV-SARS 2 virus on the laminated fabric surface was killed in 10 seconds.

Duvaltex launches full range of medical textiles

Duvaltex is ramping up production to offer full range of Level 1 & Level 2 gowns and antimicrobial scrub textiles to front-line healthcare workers and patients in US. Made from durable, breathable and soft touch engineered fabrics, its textiles meet stringent quality specifications to provide protection against microorganisms, body fluids, particulate matter.

Starlinger: 10,000 circular looms built in China

Austrian quality manufactured in China: The Chinese branch of the Austrian Starlinger Group has been producing circular looms for plastic fabrics since 2006. In autumn 2018, Starlinger Taicang reached a milestone with the 10,000th circular loom.

Starlinger delivers 100th lamiTEC for coating and laminating of woven plastic fabric

The Starlinger lamiTEC for coating and laminating of woven plastic fabric.

Dimona WLM1: Voith and Trützschler make the efficient manufacture of eco-friendly nonwovens a possibility

With its new nonwovens production line, Albaad, one of the world’s largest producers of cosmetic wipes, is banking on Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith, two well-established technology leaders in the field of wet-laid nonwovens.

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Beaulieu Fibres International launches UltraBond

• Latex-free: UltraBond allows 100% recyclable thermal bonded nonwovens • Sustainability & cost-efficiency: significant reductions in CO? emissions and energy and water consumption for manufacturers of needlepunched exhibition & contract flooring • UltraBond debuts at Domotex 2019 Stand B56 Hall 11

Innovative industrial solutions for a better world

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Technology transfer that is creating waves

Remscheid, February 27, 2020 – for more than a decade now, the Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group has been hosting a comprehensive technology symposium at the beginning of each year in the Indian region around Silvassa/Daman. Numerous Indian manmade fiber producers have settled in this area, around a four-hour drive north of Mumbai. Fed from Oerlikon polycondensation and extrusion systems, these companies manufacture polyester, nylon and polypropylene on large-scale installations with Oerlikon Barmag WINGS POY, WINGS FDY, IDY and DTY product lines and using Oerlikon Neumag’s staple fiber and BCF technologies. Reason enough for the Manmade Fibers segment’s experts to regularly provide their clientèle with detailed specialist presentations in India on the latest developments of the product and service portfolio.

ANDRITZ successfully starts up PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine at Arkhbum Tissue Group in Russia

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine, including stock preparation, re-evaporation plant, hall-ventilation, automation, and electrification, at Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Vorsino (Kaluga region), Russia.

Oerlikon Barmag investing in the future

Remscheid, February 25, 2020 – by breaking ground for the extension to its Pump Construction division, machine and systems manufacturer Oerlikon Barmag is continuing on its innovation course. With an investment in the high single-digit million-euro range, the new-build at the Leverkuserstraße site represents a clear commitment of the Manmade Fibers segment of the Swiss Oerlikon Group to ensuring its business segment continue to be future-oriented.

Focus on nonwoven products: the perfect manufacturing process for every application

Neumünster, February 21, 2020 – For the sixth time now, Oerlikon Nonwoven will be showcas-ing market- and customer-oriented solutions for hygiene, medical, filtration and other tech-nical applications at the globally-leading nonwovens trade fair INDEX in Geneva, Switzerland. Between March 31 and April 3, 2020, visitors to the trade fair can convince themselves of the Neumünster-based systems constructor’s extensive product and process know-how.

Lenzing ramps up production in China again to full capacity

Sbt: Supply bottlenecks eliminated. All production lines back to full operation.

Truetzschler solutions for sustainable affordable wipes

The Voith-Truetzschler WLS-solution: a structured next level wipe from pulp and lyocell. © Truetzschler.

Focus on sustainability: Sandler at INDEX 2020

With a high level of technical know-how our development and sales experts are already implementing solutions for tomorrow: New developments for wipes feature high functionality and contribute to conserving resources. The increasing use of different natural fibres is key. Latest nonwovens for hygiene products combine safety and comfort in use with sustainability. In the category “nonwoven roll goods” one of our innovations was nominated for the INDEX Award.

Second pilot plant completed for TENCEL™ Luxe filament yarn

New pilot production line supports opening up new fields of business in the luxury fashion segment


International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at INDEX 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 31 to April 3 (booth 2114).

Egy Stitch & Tex 2020: Oerlikon Manmade Fibers makes its mark on the African market

Remscheid, January 30, 2020 – the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment will be presenting itself at the Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 – being held in Cairo between March 5 and 8, 2020 – with a clear focus on the needs of the African market. The Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag experts will also be showcasing the comprehensive product and service portfolio of the world market leader for manmade fiber systems at the stand of Oerlikon’s representative ATAG Export & Import in Hall 1, Stand B2.

ANDRITZ successfully starts up high-speed spunlace line supplied to Novita, Poland

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a new neXline eXcelle spunlace line at Novita, based in Zielona Gora, Poland.

DiloGroup strengthens its presence in Asia

DiloGroup, a specialist in complete lines for the production of needled staple fibre nonwovens, will present its latest developments at the upcoming ITMA Asia + CITME trade fair, which will open its doors in Shanghai, next week.