Archive for February, 2012

Bereshit fund loan enables Petrochemicals to meet 2012 debt

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The company took the loan to meet its current loan repayments and to extend the duration of its liabilities.

Israel Petrochemical Enterprises Ltd. (TASE:PTCH) today announced that it signed an agreement with the Bereshit debt recycling fund for a NIS 120 million, as “Globes” reported last week. The company took the loan to meet its current loan repayments and to extend the duration of its liabilities. The loan will be repaid in three installments: two NIS 10 million payments on the principle in December 2014 and December 2015; and a NIS 100 million payment in September 2016.Petrochemicals is a holding company controlled by chairman Jacob Gottenstein, David Federman, and Alex Pesel through Modgal Industries Ltd. Its main holding is a 30.7% stake in Oil Refineries Ltd. (TASE:ORL). It is also the controlling shareholder in Avgol Nonwoven Industries Ltd. (TASE:AVGL), with a 23.7% stake. The company’s current debt is NIS 1.95 billion, including NIS 1.6 billion to bondholders, and the rest to banks, mostly Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI). (more…)

Thrace-LINQ Adds New Markets For Needlepunch Products

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Thrace-LINQ Inc., a Summerville, S.C.-based woven and nonwoven geosynthetics products manufacturer, now offers its needlepunched nonwovens for several new applications including absorbent products, automotive, bedding, building materials, furniture and industrial.

According to Thrace-LINQ, there is growing interest in needlepunched nonwovens owing to their strength, durability and application flexibility. The company further notes that its needlepunch production capabilities enable it to offer product efficiently in both large and small quantities, and that it is able to process a range of fibers including polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polymer and color blends. (more…)


Monday, February 27th, 2012

The world’s largest non-woven fabric maker Freudenberg NOnwovens ( Germany ) in 2000 February launched a product called Evolon spunbond filaments Microfibre new spunlace nonwoven, comprising a spinning, with a web of spunlaced single production line. The proprietary technology are in nonwovens production on third major technological breakthroughs ( the company said that in 1948 the first batch of production of staple fiber non-woven fabric, in 1965 developed the first spunbond process ). (more…)

High-performance cross-laminated nonwovens

Monday, February 27th, 2012

EC Europe 2012 – JX Nippon ANCI group manufactures and sells unique nonwoven fabrics, named Claf and Milife.

Claf is a cross-laminated polyethylene or polypropylene open-mesh reinforcement fabric. Milife is a cross-laminated polyester nonwoven fabric. The company also offers thermal lamination, process design and implementation, and product development services.


The group has begun to sell a flame-retardant grade of the Milife polyester nonwoven fabric. This flame-retardant fabric is made of non-combustible resins from Trevira GmbH (Germany) and benefits from the “Trevira CS” trademark for products that have passed Trevira’s non-combustibility test.


The Claf open-mesh reinforcement fabric is available in sustainable-origin resin (partially) and a PET version is under development. (more…)

What is wood pulp spunlace nonwoven?

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Wood pulp spunlace nonwoven in normal spunlace nonwoven coated with a layer of wood pulp paper produced by the special spunlace nonwoven.It has a unique absorptive capacity and liquid absorption capacity, excellent clean, soft, anti-static, does not damage the performance of the surface properties and tough enough to not use any chemical binder. He has the following characteristics:
1 Clean, use fiber shedding, no lint, to ensure wipe quality;
2 into a network of uniform, with excellent vertical and horizontal tension;
3 Material soft, clean material surface does not produce any scratches, no damage to the object surface;
4 powerful suction capability, more than four times faster than ordinary cotton cloth;
5 Efficient removal of water stains, degreasing capacity;
6 Excellent resistance to solubility;
7 static electricity;

Spunlace nonwoven affect the growth factors

Friday, February 24th, 2012

All factors affecting the growth of man-made fibers can be more or less man-made fibers for textile raw materials have been affected, of which the greatest impact of spunlace non-woven textiles. Population growth impact on the spunlace nonwoven is smaller than that of other textiles for apparel. However, if we take into account the important application of spunlace non-woven fabrics in baby diapers, then population growth is also an important factor. Natural fiber was partially replaced by a greater impact on the textile, but has little effect on the spunlace nonwoven spunlace nonwoven production is basically dependent on the man-made fibers.

Man-made fibers in commercial development and the professional application of spunlace nonwoven: Due to the establishment of international economic treaties, micro-fiber, composite fiber, biodegradable fibers and new polyester fiber trade to get growth. Spunlace nonwoven, but has little effect on the apparel and knitted textiles. Replace textiles and other supplies: This includes the non-woven textiles, knitted textiles, plastic films, polyurea, foam, wood pulp, leather replaced. This is required by the product cost and performance requirements of the decision. The introduction of new and more economical, more efficient production process: a variety of items made ​​of polymer, competitive new spunlace nonwoven applications and the introduction of the special fiber and spunlace non-woven textile additives.

Johnson Controls Teams Up with Mattress Manufacturer Harrison Spinks Ltd to Create the ComfortThin Automotive Seat Concept

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
 Johnson Controls Teams Up with Mattress Manufacturer Harrison Spinks Ltd to

                Create the ComfortThin Automotive Seat Concept

  PR Newswire

  BURSCHEID, Germany, January 31, 2012

BURSCHEID, Germany, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Seat features the bedding industry ' s innovative pocketed coil technology, a
100 percent recyclable alternative to traditional seat foam

Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems,
door and instrument panels, and interior electronics, announced that it has
formed a development relationship with luxury mattress manufacturer Harrison
Spinks to integrate pocketed coil spring mattress technology into an
automotive seat concept called ComfortThin. The thin profile seats replace
conventional urethane foam pads with a 100 percent recyclable alternative, and
provide a five to 20 percent weight reduction. This technology will be
available for 2015 model year vehicles.


Kuraray to jointly develop nonwoven fabric that selectively absorbs metal ions

Monday, February 20th, 2012

TOKYO, JAPAN, February 14, 2012- Through a joint project, the University of Fukui (Bunkyo Campus: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture; President: Masaru Fukuda; hereinafter “University of Fukui”) and Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Fumio Ito; hereinafter “Kuraray”) have applied advanced fiber-processing technology-specifically, electron beam-induced graft polymerization-to successfully develop a special nonwoven fabric that selectively absorbs and separates metal ions. Building on this success, the University of Fukui and Kuraray are continuing to work together.

Impact of large-scale floods on Toray’s Thai operations

Friday, February 17th, 2012
December 14, 2011 (Thailand)
Toray Industries Inc. announced the latest situation regarding the impact of the large-scale floods in Thailand on Toray Group’s operations, the details of which are described below.

Damage Status
Ayutthaya Plant of Thai Toray Synthetics Co., Ltd. (TTS), which halted operations on the evening of October 6, began its restoration works on November 28 and is expected to restart from the end of March 2012.

TTS’s Bangkok Plant, which also halted operations on October 26 as areas near the plant got inundated (no flooding in the plant), began its restoration works on November 17 and has resumed production on December 1.

The plants of Thai Toray Textile Mills (TTTM) and TTS in Nakhon Pathom, wihch also suspended their operations for a similar reason by November 1 (partially flooded), have resumed production at TTTM on November 21 and TTS on December 4.

There has been no material or personnel damage due to the floods at Toray group companies or plants other than at Ayutthaya Plant and Nakhon Pathom Plant of TTS.

All the employees on dispatch from Toray to Thailand who had temporarily returned to Japan are back in Thailand by November 17. (more…)

Emerging markets drive investment in nonwovens

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Rapid growth in demand in emerging markets is driving investment in nonwovens, according to a new report – with several nonwovens roll goods producers expanding to target markets in Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Southern Africa.

In the Asia-Pacific region alone, demand for nonwoven fabrics is forecast to grow by 9.6% per annum between 2010 and 2015, according to Freedonia Group. Furthermore, China will account for almost half of additional demand worldwide.

Avgol, an Israel-based spunbond nonwovens producer which has facilities in Israel, China, North America and Russia, has added a second line at its facility in China and a third line is under construction. When the line has been completed, it will bring Avgol’s total production capacity in the country to 40,000 tons per annum. (more…)