Archive for September, 2012

PEGAS NONWOVENS SA receives the prestigious “Excellence Award” from Procter & Gamble a fifth year in a row

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

LUXEMBOURG/ZNOJMO, September 20, 2012 – PEGAS NONWOVENS (hereafter “PEGAS” or “Company”) received the “Excellence Award” from Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), the largest producer and seller of consumer goods in the world. This prestigious award, which this year was given to the 73 best suppliers in the world from a total of 75,000 suppliers worldwide, was awarded to the Company for the fifth time in a row.

“In the more than twenty years since its establishment, PEGAS has become the largest European producer of spunmelt nonwoven textiles for the production of disposable hygiene products. We could not have achieved this level of success without satisfied customers and so it is a great honour for us to have once again received the “Excellence Award” from Procter & Gamble for suppliers providing services consistently at the highest level. This award is very important to us as it provides us with feedback about the quality of our products and services and at the same time motivates us to continue in our work. We value our long term cooperation with Procter & Gamble a great deal and firmly believe that it will continue to develop successfully in the future”, said František Řezáč, CEO and Member of the Board of PEGAS NONWOVENS SA. (more…)

Global market for nonwoven filter media to grow to $3.5 billion in 2015

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The global market for nonwoven filter media is projected to experience a 7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next 4 years, increasing from a value of $2.5 billion in 2010 to $3.5 billion in 2015.

Learn about the technological, economic, and business considerations of the nonwoven filter media industry, with analyses and forecasts provided for global markets. Included in the report are descriptions of market forces relevant to the nonwoven filter media industry and their areas of application. Brief profiles of major global manufacturers are also included in this report…

Use this report to:

  • Learn about recent advances in nonwoven filter media technology and products, their commercial applications, and worldwide market potential
  • Formulate business growth strategies based on data for present consumption and future demand for nonwoven filter media in four world regions: North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and the rest of the world
  • Effectively manage resources and make informed decisions about the significant changes expected to take place in global nonwoven filter media manufacturing and applications
  • Understand the structural dynamics of the nonwoven filter media industry, and prepare for issues such as competition, consumer demands, and the impact of governmental regulations. (more…)

The Genesis of Sustainable Fibres

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

25 years ago Courtaulds UK were about to start up the world’s first solvent-spun cellulose process to supply  25 tonnes/week  of  a new rayon fibre  with impeccable environmental credentials .  Process development had started in Courtaulds Coventry Research laboratories in 1979 under the direction of Patrick White[i]  and had remained secret under the “Genesis” codename until 1986.  In June that year the Courtaulds Fibres Viscose Division and Courtaulds Research joined forces to reveal, without spelling it out as such,  a long-range strategy to replace the chemically complex viscose route with a simple, pollution-free, physical cellulose dissolution route.  Here  cellulose in the form of wood-pulp would simply be dissolved without change and reprecipitated as a “lyocell” fibre.  Stratford-on-Avon was the chosen venue for the press conference and because nonwovens were then looking to be the best launch market, several nonwoven reporters[ii]  were present who duly wrote articles on the new fibre[iii].

At that press conference the process outline, the fibre properties,
and the high wet and dry latex and thermal-bonded nonwoven strengths obtained in pilot studies on the new fibres, were revealed. This was followed up in a paper given at Index 87 in Geneva in April[iv].  However work being carried out in Research on its performance in the then embryonic hydroentanglement bonding system and in papermaking was not revealed.  In fact what became the defining feature of the new fibre – its tendency to fibrillate into micro- and nano-fibres when abraded in the wet state – was not mentioned .  Fibrillation was seen as the problem which was making the dyeing, finishing and laundering of conventional textiles complicated. (more…)