Archive for April, 2013

Greenfield SME Nonwoven Technical Textile Project

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

COST & VIABILITY MODEL OF A GREENFIELD SME NONWOVEN TECHNICAL TEXTILE PROJECT

A project business model of a New Filter media unit of 4 Ton/day, on Needle punched technology, under Business start up scheme.

An Overview and emergence technical textiles in India

—        The size of Indias textile industry is touching a $70 billion level, with exports of $35 billion including garments and made ups. However, the share of nonwovens and technical textile products is yet a poor 12-13% vis-a-vis almost 65-70% for advanced economies of USA, Europe, and Japan. (more…)

Ahlstrom invests in nonwoven wallcovering sector

Monday, April 15th, 2013

By Tara Hounslea  Fri Apr 5 2013, 10:56 AM

Fibre-based materials company Ahlstrom is strengthening its focus on wallcoverings with new investments in product development and production. The company is a leading producer of materials for wallcoverings, with its EasyLife product range.
Ahlstrom has developed an EasyLife nonwoven wallcovering substrate at its Osnabrück plant in Germany and will expand the range with a number of new product launches this year.
To support these new developments, the company is also carrying out an investment programme to ensure the high quality standards and efficiency needed. (more…)

Texel is investing $15 million in a new DILO production line

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Published April 1, 2013

The various production and finishing equipment for needlepunch nonwoven materials are currently being installed in the new extension of close to 35,000 square feet in the Sainte-Marie (Quebec) facilities, especially designed to hold the different components of the production line. This new DILO-brand equipment, which is at the technological cutting-edge, will allow Texel to increase its production capacities by more than 7 metric tons of transformed fibers per year and will, among other uses, allow for the manufacturing of products with a width of 5.25 meters, the largest in the needlepunch geotextile industry in North America.

This investment is part of Texel’s plans to modernize its equipment so as to develop its six major product platforms. Increasing its overall production capacity will thus allow the company to meet the constant demands from the geotextile, industrial and automotive market segments and to open the way for new business opportunities in these segments in Canada and the United States. Through this investment, Texel has confirmed its position in the geosynthetic market in Quebec, Canada and the northeastern United States.

Home / Online Exclusives Print Glatfelter continues to focus on growth markets Acquisition of Dresden Papier provides leading position in the wall coverings industry

Friday, April 5th, 2013
Published March 21, 2013
Airlaid nonwovens and paper maker Glatfelter is continuing its strategy of increasing its exposure to growth businesses with the planned purchase of Dresden Papier, a leading producer of nonwoven wallpaper base materials and supplier to most of the world’s largest wallpaper manufacturers. Previously owned by Fortress Paper, a Vancouver, B.C., Canada company, Dresden is based in Heidenau, Germany, near Dresden, where it operates a state-of-the-art 60,000 metric ton operating facility solely dedicated to the wall coverings market.“This acquisition is a continuation of our focus of adding industry leading nonwoven products lines to our composite fibers business,” CEO Dante Parrini said in a conference call with analysts following the announcement. (more…)