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China accelerates nonwovens production

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

China needs nonwovens - in 2017 production totaled 3.5 million tons. This makes the country the largest national market in the world. It is estimated that the demand for nonwovens in China will increase by 6.9 percent per year to 4.9 million tons in 2022, not least because of rising export quotas to ...

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"We see a sector which is growing"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Lutz Walter, Director Innovation and Skills at EURATEX said at the start of January at the international press conference of Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, and Texprocess, its affiliated event for the processing of textile and flexible ...

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New Center of Excellence in Indonesia

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

The Lenzing Group underpins its commitment to staying close to its customers by providing the new "Lenzing Center of Excellence" (LCOE) at its Indonesian site in Purwakarta. With the LCOE the Lenzing Group is setting a further milestone in intensifying its cooperation with partners along the value ...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Specialty chemicals are essential for the functionalization of nonwovens and technical textiles during finishing or in coatings. We spoke with a medium-sized specialty chemicals manufacturer about the current challenges in times of tight margins and an unpredictable raw material situation (p. 11). ...

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IDEA 2019: nonwovens and engineered fabrics

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Visitors are expected from across the spectrum of nonwovens and engineered fabric sectors from hygiene, medical, and filtration to automotive, geotextiles, building, construction, and home furnishings - to conduct business with current and prospective customers. Highlights of the event include daily ...

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Specialty chemicals for the tissue and textile industry

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Flexo-printing inks and glues - especially for the hygiene industry - are the main focus in the Tissue department. In the Textile division, the company produces compounds for technical textiles and process chemicals for pretreatment. A further core area is powdered and liquid special products, which ...

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Nonwoven "Bodywallet"

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Wallets and handbags are particularly attractive targets for thieves in certain situations, and sometimes they're just too bulky. But that doesn't mean you don't want to carry some cash, credit cards, key cards or other valuables. The Bodywallet offers a simple solution, by sticking directly to your ...

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Shandong Ruyi purchases Invista's Apparel & Advanced Textiles Unit

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, one of the leading textile and apparel companies in China, has completed its acquisition of Invista's Apparel & Advanced Textiles business. The new company will operate as The Lycra Company, an independent subsidiary, and will continue to manufacture advanced fiber ...

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Incorrectly disposed wet wipes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

The process of wastewater treatment is increasingly burdened - both practically and fi nancially - by the improper disposal of waste in the toilet. This waste clogs pumps and wastewater charges inevitably rise. The main contributors to this problem include cat litter, medicines and cosmetic articles ...

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Outlook in Dubrovnik, a great success

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

The wide range of topics spanned the circular economy, energy, the "basics" in products, product testing, process and safety, as well as ethics in a global business.

The EU Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy was highlighted by Werner Bosmans from the EU Commission. The action on single-use ...

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Industrial solutions from research institutes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Traditionally, Germany has a high density of textile research institutions compared to other European countries. Thanks in large part to the efficient institutes, the textile industry, which was once primarily focused on clothing, home textiles and fashion, is now one of the world's largest ...

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Blue Angel for PreCo-fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

In times of climate change and global warming, environmental awareness and relieving pressure on the environment are becoming increasingly important. That's the reason why Cetex Rheinfaser GmbH distributes recycled polyester staple fi bers for the nonwoven industry under the trademark Pre-CoPET and ...

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ViP

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Susanne Jary, recently appointed Director of Global Business Management Wipes at Lenzing said: "I want to contribute to more environmentally responsible convenience products with Lenzing fi bers, which are bio-degradable and derived from wood, a renewable resource. We can make the world a little ...

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Evolution continues - high loft spunlaid nonwoven

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Reifenhäuser Reicofil's spunlaid, meltblown and composite lines are world leaders in the production of top-quality medical, technical, hygiene, barrier and fi ltration nonwovens. They are designed and manufactured according to changing market requirements and individual customer wishes. While ...

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Albaad Germany grows by 4,500 m2

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The management of the Albaad Group inaugurated its new facility at the Ochtrup site. Dan Mesika, CEO of Albaad Israel, and Amnon Brodie, President of the Albaad Group, came to Germany for this purpose. With the new 4,500 m2 production hall, the covered production and storage area will grow to a ...

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Autefa's Nonwovens Day in India

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

On January 18, 2019 Autefa Solutions realized a Symposia for the Indian nonwovens industry. Autefa was pleased to welcome a high number of potential customers and industry experts in Mumbai with the target to share latest developments in needlepunching, spunlace and airlay technology as well as ...

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Lenzing cooperates with Hof University of Applied Sciences in testing nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

The Lenzing Group is expanding its offering of solutions for the cosmetics, hygiene and medical sectors. Heiko Arnold, Chief Technology Officer of the Lenzing Group, and Jürgen Lehmann, President of Hof University of Applied Sciences in Saale, Germany, have signed a cooperation agreement to utilize ...

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Industry 4.0 solutions in fiber processing

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers', Switzerland, Industry 4.0 segment provides solutions for the production of polyester, nylon and polypropylene based on the digitalization of production and the intelligent processing of the resulting big data. In the future, the segment will offer its customers a new ...

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Cotton - an ideal material for green cleaning wipes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

More than 13 million tons of nonwovens were produced worldwide in 2017. A large part of that quantity is made up of polypropylene and polyester. They are the preferred materials for spunbond and meltblown plants, which now make up more than 50 percent of the world's production. PET and PP fi bers ...

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Textile recycling: between economic reality and sustainable use

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

With the enormous increase in the demand for textiles, the development of manmade fibers and nonwovens, as well as the use of textile products in technical fields, the technical and economic conditions for the recycling of textiles has also changed. Textile recycling means the limited-time reuse of ...

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