Archive for February, 2013

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
nternational technology Group ANDRITZ will present the latest technologies of its three nonwoven competence centers – ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau, ANDRITZ Küsters, and ANDRITZ Perfojet, at HIGHTEX/ITM 2013 in Istanbul. With a wide range of products and services for the Turkish market, ANDRITZ provides full line and individual solutions for spunlace, wetlaid, needlepunch, bonding, and finishing for spunbond applications, as well as top performance textile calenders.

On the Turkish market, ANDRITZ is recognized as one of the leading suppliers of technologies in particular for needlepunch and spunlace. These technologies include production lines for the automotive industry, coating substrates, wadding, and geotextiles, as well as for spunlaced wipes and cotton pads. The ANDRITZ neXline spunlace is designed to produce state-of-the-art nonwoven fabrics at very high capacity, low MD/CD ratio, and very low energy consumption. In the needlepunch area, ANDRITZ has integrated the double carding Isoweb technology with the ProDyn concept into the neXline needlepunch. This is a major improvement in order to achieve the excellent technical product characteristics requested by the market. A further important development is neXline wetlace, an ANDRITZ line concept that integrates wetlaid and hydroentanglement technologies. (more…)

SGN: Leaders in Nonwovens for the Middle East Hygiene Industry

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Published February 7, 2013
Saudi German Company For Nonwoven Products
P.O. Box 3319
Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
Fax: 966-3-812-1333

Saudi German Company for Nonwoven Products (SGN) is a joint venture between two Saudi Partners—Al Rajhi House Enterprises and Zamil Group. The company was formed in 1995 as a joint venture involving Corovin Germany, which was later purchased by Fiberweb. The two Saudi partners later jointly purchased the non-Saudi shares in 2008. (more…)

US Nonwoven Fabric Industry Research Report to 2016

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

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ReportsnReports adds new market research report on “Nonwovens to 2016″ o its store.

US demand to rise 5.6% annually through 2016

US demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.6 percent per year to $7.4 billion in 2016, benefiting from an acceleration in area demand. In area terms, demand for nonwovens is expected to climb 2.2 percent per year to 34.3 billion square yards. Renewed economic growth, along with rising manufacturing output and rebounding construction activity, will provide opportunities for nonwovens. The best opportunities are in nondisposable applications such as roofing, house wrap, motor vehicles, and carpets and rugs. Further gains will be limited as the US represents a mature market for a number of disposable goods using nonwovens, including baby diapers. Competition from alternative materials will also prohibit nonwovens demand from expanding at a faster rate. (more…)

INDA enters strategic alliance with CNITA

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabric Industry, has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with the China Nonwoven and Industrial Textile Association (CNITA). CNITA is the government-approved national association for the nonwovens and technical textiles industries in China. (more…)

INDA announces nominees for IDEA13 Achievement Awards

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

A total of 15 of the most innovative and successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries over the past three years have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards. The finalists were selected from submissions in five categories and the winners will be announced during the IDEA13 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo, April 22-25, 2013 in Miami Beach, FL.

The IDEA13 Achievement Awards, sponsored by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics industry, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine, recognize the leading new products in five categories—Short-Life Converted Product, Long-Life Converted Product, Equipment, Raw Materials and Roll Goods—in the global engineered fabrics industry introduced since IDEA10. (more…)

Patent Issued for Surgical Garment with Means for Affixing a Glove Thereto

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Molnlycke Health Care

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering — Molnlycke Health Care AB (Gothenburg, SE) has been issued patent number 8341768, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.

The patent’s inventor is Gellerstedt, Fredrik (Onsala, SE).

This patent was filed on December 8, 2008 and was cleared and issued on January 1, 2013.

From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: “Single use surgical gowns have for many years been manufactured with hydroentangled nonwovens, exemplified by Sontara (DuPont, USA). Hydroentangled nonwovens are made from a mix of pulp fibers and synthetic fibers. A cuff of stitched cotton is usually positioned in the low end of the sleeve for comfort and to keep the gown in place and facilitate sterile donning of the surgical gloves. (more…)