Greenfield SME Nonwoven Technical Textile Project

Thursday, April 18th, 2013


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. Continue Reading…

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. Continue Reading…

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. Continue Reading…

Teijin launches recycled PET paper

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

By Barney Cox Monday, 18 March 2013

Japanese chemical and pharmaceutical company firm Teijin has launched a non-woven synthetic paper produced from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

The company claims that the new paper combines the best features of conventional papers and plastic films.

Applications include maps, tags, posters and labels that need to withstand extreme conditions, especially those that are wet. Unlike other synthetic films it is claimed to offer the scoring, folding, gluing, printing and writing characteristics of paper. Continue Reading…

Glatfelter to Acquire Specialty Nonwovens Manufacturer Dresden Papier for €160 Million

Thursday, March 21st, 2013
by Business Wirevia The Motley Fool Mar 13th 2013 9:51AM

Glatfelter to Acquire Specialty Nonwovens Manufacturer Dresden Papier for €160 Million (Approximately U.S.$209 Million)

– Dresden Papier GmbH Holds Leading Position in Rapidly Growing Global Nonwoven Wallpaper Segment –

– Transaction Expected to be Immediately Accretive to Earnings by Approximately $0.25 Per Share on Annualized Basis –

– Acquisition to be Financed by a Combination of Cash on Hand and Debt –YORK, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Glatfelter (NYS: GLT) , a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Dresden Papier GmbH from Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSE: FTP) for €160 million (approximately U.S.$209 million). Glatfelter expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings per share by approximately $0.25 on an annualized basis. Continue Reading…

Vita Nonwovens, LLC will discontinue the production of EnGuard® GlassFree Insulation as a consumer ready wall and ceiling insulation batt

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The strategic decision comes in an effort to refocus and prioritize opportunities outside of this line that will more efficiently enhance the company’s growth and profitability.

The company will continue to support the green building and construction markets as an OEM supplier in certain instances.  “The continued growth of the green building market may warrant another look at the viability of the product in the future,” said Kevin Womble , Executive VP of Sales/Marketing, “but right now the economies of scale are not in our favor.” Continue Reading…

FOCUS: Nonwovens in the Middle East and North Africa

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Wed Feb 27 2013, 16:57 PM

The Middle Eastern nonwovens sector is startingto grow from its Turkish and Saudi base. Paul Cochrane reports from Beirut

Nonwovens manufacturing has grown fast in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with most of the major players less than two decades old. With a burgeoning population and strong export potential, MENA production has in general doubled over the past five years, especially in the region’s manufacturing hubs of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which currently have the strongest nonwovens sectors. But with heightened investment in the sector over the past two years, manufacturers elsewhere are squaring up for an increasingly competitive market as more supply comes online in 2013 and beyond. Continue Reading…

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. Continue Reading…

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. Continue Reading…