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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. (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…)

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…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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.” (more…)

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. (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

Saturday, February 2, 2013 0:32

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…)