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(c) INDA
25.02.2022

INDA moves IDEA® to a two-year cycle and FiltXPO™ to every 18 months

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announces that IDEA® – an event for the Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics Industry – will be held every two years instead of three starting in 2024.

The upcoming dates for IDEA® under the new schedule will be March 28-31, 2022, as currently scheduled, and then April 23-25, 2024. Both will be held as live, in-person events at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida.

“INDA has three key reasons for making this change in event frequency,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.  “First, the nonwovens industry has been a vibrant, innovative sector with new products, processes and materials every year, so providing an opportunity to showcase more frequently these new developments better serves the industry. Second, one of the major nonwoven events in Asia has declared they will run each and every year, impacting the past three-year cycle of major shows in the nonwovens industry. Third, coming out of the Covid pandemic, market research predicts for the near future that regional events are expected to be better supported than global events.”

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announces that IDEA® – an event for the Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics Industry – will be held every two years instead of three starting in 2024.

The upcoming dates for IDEA® under the new schedule will be March 28-31, 2022, as currently scheduled, and then April 23-25, 2024. Both will be held as live, in-person events at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida.

“INDA has three key reasons for making this change in event frequency,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.  “First, the nonwovens industry has been a vibrant, innovative sector with new products, processes and materials every year, so providing an opportunity to showcase more frequently these new developments better serves the industry. Second, one of the major nonwoven events in Asia has declared they will run each and every year, impacting the past three-year cycle of major shows in the nonwovens industry. Third, coming out of the Covid pandemic, market research predicts for the near future that regional events are expected to be better supported than global events.”

The last time IDEA® was held in 2019 it broke all attendance records. INDA expects the 2022 edition March 28-31 to attract several thousand senior-level buyers and attendees from over 60 countries and several hundred exhibitors from a myriad of industry sectors, including absorbent hygiene, wipes, filtration, medical and surgical products, personal protective equipment, home and office furnishings, transportation, geosynthetics and building construction.

Weitere Informationen:
INDA IDEA Filtxpo nonwovens
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INDA

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
21.01.2022

Promising conditions for Cinte Techtextil China in September

Promising conditions in the technical textiles and nonwovens market are expected to provide ample opportunities for suppliers at this year’s Cinte Techtextil China. The fair, which last year saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits, will take place from 6 – 8 September 2022 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Flexible exhibiting options will once again be available for overseas companies.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained the positive conditions that exhibitors should expect at the fair thusly: “The pandemic has led to a surge in Chinese exports of both technical textiles and nonwovens, the latter in particular. The country remains the largest supplier of nonwovens, comprising one-third of the global total, yet still requires the advanced offerings of overseas machinery suppliers, as well as supplies of raw materials, to support its export production.”

Promising conditions in the technical textiles and nonwovens market are expected to provide ample opportunities for suppliers at this year’s Cinte Techtextil China. The fair, which last year saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits, will take place from 6 – 8 September 2022 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Flexible exhibiting options will once again be available for overseas companies.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained the positive conditions that exhibitors should expect at the fair thusly: “The pandemic has led to a surge in Chinese exports of both technical textiles and nonwovens, the latter in particular. The country remains the largest supplier of nonwovens, comprising one-third of the global total, yet still requires the advanced offerings of overseas machinery suppliers, as well as supplies of raw materials, to support its export production.”

Ms Wen continued: “Domestically, China is seeing increasing consumption of functional apparel, sportswear and personal protection items. Heightened health and sanitary regulations and new hygiene habits will also continue to drive demand, especially for nonwovens, well into the future. There has also been a post-pandemic boost in demand for filter, greenhouse covering and high-density fabrics amongst others. All of this adds up to a wealth of opportunities for overseas companies to take advantage of, as was experienced in the 2021 edition of the fair.”

Exhibitor and visitor experiences in 2021
“Our organisation promotes US cotton and we hope to use this platform to meet more companies and brands in the nonwovens industry who are interested in US cotton, and to meet up with old friends to discuss the current situation and industry trends. We also found some new potential clients this time.” Mr Eric Ni, Senior Manager, China Supply Chain Marketing, Fabrics, Garments and Nonwovens, Cotton Council International, USA

“Cinte Techtextil China is a professional exhibition that brings together cutting-edge technologies and products, allowing us to quickly learn about innovative technology trends in the industry. I’ve been particularly impressed by the biodegradable products in the Innovation Showcase. In addition, I am sourcing mask-related products and mops, and I have found some companies that I’m interested in.” Ms Claire Zhang, Senior Scientist, Personal Health, Philips Research China, Philips (China) Investment Co Ltd, China

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Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

14.12.2021

INDA announces updated Value Proposition for Industry’s Future

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced it has updated its value proposition to grow the nonwovens industry and establish its global leadership and versality in delivering essential, environmentally-responsible materials and products.

Resulting from an extensive strategic review process guided by industry experts, the new plan positions INDA to move forward from the business challenges of COVID that impacted its ability to hold in-person events.

INDA will equip the nonwovens industry and its customers to achieve business growth by focusing resources on shaping the external environment, and fostering actionable thought leadership on crucial issues. The association will continue to strengthen its vital role of bringing together industry experts in a pre-competitive environment by organizing and leading working groups and committees to focus on areas of mutual concern.

Dave Rousse, INDA President, stated, “We enthusiastically embrace the new foundation based on five key pillars that will guide INDA activities.” These pillars are:

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced it has updated its value proposition to grow the nonwovens industry and establish its global leadership and versality in delivering essential, environmentally-responsible materials and products.

Resulting from an extensive strategic review process guided by industry experts, the new plan positions INDA to move forward from the business challenges of COVID that impacted its ability to hold in-person events.

INDA will equip the nonwovens industry and its customers to achieve business growth by focusing resources on shaping the external environment, and fostering actionable thought leadership on crucial issues. The association will continue to strengthen its vital role of bringing together industry experts in a pre-competitive environment by organizing and leading working groups and committees to focus on areas of mutual concern.

Dave Rousse, INDA President, stated, “We enthusiastically embrace the new foundation based on five key pillars that will guide INDA activities.” These pillars are:

  • Convene and connect the industry through trade shows and conferences
  • Achieve industry relevance among policy makers, end users, and other key stakeholders
  • Advocate for the Nonwovens Industry in public policy forums
  • Deliver market insights for better decision making
  • Provide training programs to sustain the industry’s innovative edge

Rousse continued, “With last month’s announcement of Tony Fragnito joining INDA as Chief Operating Officer, we are ready to implement this plan and take it into the future. I look forward to working with him to drive INDA’s continuous pursuit of excellence in providing ever greater value to our industry and our members.”

INDA has retained several outside resources to survey members and develop this plan, as well as recruit the support needed to execute the plan over the next several years.

(c) INDA
23.09.2021

Hygienix™ 2021: Live, in-person conference Nov 2021

  • Post-Pandemic Market Opportunities, New Technologies and Sustainability Highlight Conference This Fall in Arizona

 
The global absorbent hygiene and personal care markets are enthusiastically anticipating the return of Hygienix™ 2021 as a live, in-person conference Nov. 15-18, in Scottsdale, Arizona, focusing on post-pandemic opportunities, sustainability, new technologies and award-winning products.

The event will offer exciting opportunities for Hygienix participants to engage with new and existing customers in a face-to-face setting, and discover the latest innovations over four days at the Westin Kierland Resort. Highlights include two nonwovens workshops, a welcome reception, opportunities for 60 tabletop displays with receptions, eight intriguing panel discussions and presentations for the Hygienix Innovation Award™ and the INDA Lifetime Service Award.

  • Post-Pandemic Market Opportunities, New Technologies and Sustainability Highlight Conference This Fall in Arizona

 
The global absorbent hygiene and personal care markets are enthusiastically anticipating the return of Hygienix™ 2021 as a live, in-person conference Nov. 15-18, in Scottsdale, Arizona, focusing on post-pandemic opportunities, sustainability, new technologies and award-winning products.

The event will offer exciting opportunities for Hygienix participants to engage with new and existing customers in a face-to-face setting, and discover the latest innovations over four days at the Westin Kierland Resort. Highlights include two nonwovens workshops, a welcome reception, opportunities for 60 tabletop displays with receptions, eight intriguing panel discussions and presentations for the Hygienix Innovation Award™ and the INDA Lifetime Service Award.

As the market emerges from the pandemic, trends in sustainability such as replacing plastic with natural fibers, recycling and composting will present new opportunities that will be addressed by 30 presenters from industry companies. Conference participants also will discover how new technologies such as smart sensors and haptics — the use of technology that stimulates the senses of touch and motion — are helping to change the consumer experience.

Hygienix sessions featuring moderated discussions with industry-leading experts and Q&A opportunities are focused on the following themes:

  • New Options for Responsible End-of-Life
  • Haptics: Four Approaches to Assessing Feel
  • Products and Process Innovations in Global Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHPS)
  • Absorbent Hygiene Products Market Stats, Trends and Policy Insights
  • E-Hygiene Advancements
  • Feminine Care: Challenges to the Status Quo (presented in two parts)
  • New Approaches and Unmet Needs in Baby and Incontinence AHPS

Hygienix will address the latest research and statistics including:

  • Understanding the State of the Nonwovens Absorbent Hygiene Market, COVID-19 Impact and Baby Boom or Bust
  • Direct-to-Consumer Winners, Losers & Insights
  • Evolution of Sustainable Hygiene: Opportunity, Challenge, and Future Growth
  • Single-Use Plastics Policy Developments in North America
  • Understanding Consumer Needs and Desires When Considering Incontinence Products
Weitere Informationen:
Hygienix nonwovens INDA
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INDA

14.04.2021

PCMC adds virus-killing wet wipes machines to nonwovens lineup

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has announced its industry-leading wet wipes folding machines the Rx200 and Mako Clipper are now available with high-content alcohol, measuring as much as 70 percent.

Previously, PCMC wet wipes machines operated with less than 20 percent alcohol, producing disinfectant wipes for personal, home, industrial and automotive use. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a spike in demand for sanitizing wipes that contain at least 70 percent alcohol, the key component in killing or deactivating viruses.

To help manufacturers meet the increased demand, PCMC redesigned its Rx200 and Mako Clipper to safely operate with high-content alcohol. The new designs feature increased air exchange for better ventilation and additional sensors to eliminate the risk of flash points and fires. The machines also include IDS 150/300 integrated dual stackers and a redesigned Mako saw to meet more stringent regulations and higher machine performance expectations.

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has announced its industry-leading wet wipes folding machines the Rx200 and Mako Clipper are now available with high-content alcohol, measuring as much as 70 percent.

Previously, PCMC wet wipes machines operated with less than 20 percent alcohol, producing disinfectant wipes for personal, home, industrial and automotive use. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a spike in demand for sanitizing wipes that contain at least 70 percent alcohol, the key component in killing or deactivating viruses.

To help manufacturers meet the increased demand, PCMC redesigned its Rx200 and Mako Clipper to safely operate with high-content alcohol. The new designs feature increased air exchange for better ventilation and additional sensors to eliminate the risk of flash points and fires. The machines also include IDS 150/300 integrated dual stackers and a redesigned Mako saw to meet more stringent regulations and higher machine performance expectations.

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Barry-Wehmiller

Global Success of Technical Textiles will be Reflected in HIGHTEX 2021 (c) HIGHTEX 2021
International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Fair
28.12.2020

Global Success of Technical Textiles will be Reflected in HIGHTEX 2021

  • The nonwoven and technical textiles industry has become the focus of the whole world during the pandemic process.
  • Most countries carried out works for these sectors with their investments, production and innovations.

During the pandemic process, a new one is added every day to the works for the nonwoven and technical textiles sector, whose importance is increasing in line with the needs. Turkey has become a center of  technical textiles by showing that its accumulation in these field and power.

In the Turkish technical textiles sector, which has an export market of 107 billion dollars worldwide and continues to break its own export record every month, R&D and innovation investments continue without slowing down. Technical textile exports, which increased by 77 percent in last November compared to the same month of the previous year, increased by 55 percent in January - November period and reached 2.5 billion dollars. Thus, technical and smart textiles and production technologies both attracted more attention and gained more importance in line with the needs of the pandemic process.

  • The nonwoven and technical textiles industry has become the focus of the whole world during the pandemic process.
  • Most countries carried out works for these sectors with their investments, production and innovations.

During the pandemic process, a new one is added every day to the works for the nonwoven and technical textiles sector, whose importance is increasing in line with the needs. Turkey has become a center of  technical textiles by showing that its accumulation in these field and power.

In the Turkish technical textiles sector, which has an export market of 107 billion dollars worldwide and continues to break its own export record every month, R&D and innovation investments continue without slowing down. Technical textile exports, which increased by 77 percent in last November compared to the same month of the previous year, increased by 55 percent in January - November period and reached 2.5 billion dollars. Thus, technical and smart textiles and production technologies both attracted more attention and gained more importance in line with the needs of the pandemic process.

HIGHTEX 2021 International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Fair, which will be held at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center on 22-26 June 2021, will be the exhibition where the latest technologies and products for nonwoven, technical and smart textiles which have become more important during the pandemic period and have become the focus of the whole world. Especially the products and technologies produced for the pandemic will attract more attention at the exhibition. HIGHTEX 2021 Exhibition, which will gather its exhibitors and visitors under one roof, will also allow new collaborations. At the same time, the exhibition, where developing technologies and products are exhibited, will provide a great advantage in terms of the formation of new business ideas.
HIGHTEX 2021, the first and only exhibition in Turkey in its field are expected to sign a new record in terms of number of exhibitors and visitors. You can visit www.hightexfairs.com website for more information about HIGHTEX 2021, which is preparing to attract more attention and host people than ever before.

Oerlikon: Meltblown und Spinnvlies (c) Oerlikon
19.11.2020

Oerlikon: Meltblown- und Spinnvlies-Technologien

Der weltweite Bedarf an Schutzmasken und -bekleidung hat seit Ausbruch der Corona-Pandemie bei Oerlikon Nonwoven zu einem Rekord-Bestellungseingang im oberen zweistelligen Millionen-Euro-Bereich geführt. Die Meltblown-Technologie aus Neumünster ist im Markt als eine der technisch effizientesten Methoden bei der Erzeugung hochabscheidender Filtermedien aus Kunststofffasern anerkannt.

Der weltweite Bedarf an Schutzmasken und -bekleidung hat seit Ausbruch der Corona-Pandemie bei Oerlikon Nonwoven zu einem Rekord-Bestellungseingang im oberen zweistelligen Millionen-Euro-Bereich geführt. Die Meltblown-Technologie aus Neumünster ist im Markt als eine der technisch effizientesten Methoden bei der Erzeugung hochabscheidender Filtermedien aus Kunststofffasern anerkannt.

Schutzausrüstungen verlangen hochwertige Vliesprodukte
Mit der steigenden Nachfrage nach Schutzmasken und anderer medizinischer Schutzausrüstung seit Beginn der Corona-Pandemie und dem damit verbundenen weltweiten Aufbau von Produktionskapazitäten stieg konsequenterweise auch die Nachfrage nach Vliesstoffen für deren Produktion. Zuerst zeichneten sich Engpässe bei der Versorgung mit Meltblown-Filtervliesen ab. So gab es bisher außerhalb Chinas kaum Produzenten für medizinisches Filtervlies. Mittlerweile steigt auch die Nachfrage nach Spinnvliesanlagen. „Aufgrund unserer Konzernstruktur sind wir in der glücklichen Lage, Kapazitäten kurzfristig umzuplanen und freisetzen zu können. So sind wir nicht nur bei Meltblown-anlagen, sondern auch bei Spinnvliesanlagen relativ kurzfristig lieferfähig“, erklärt Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Head of Sales & Marketing bei Oerlikon Nonwoven, die positive Situation im Unternehmen.

Die bislang in Europa für Atemschutzmasken zur Verfügung stehenden Kapazitäten werden überwiegend auf Anlagen von Oerlikon Nonwoven produziert. „Unsere Maschinen und Anlagen zur Herstellung für Chemiefaser- und Vliesstofflösungen genießen weltweit einen hervorragenden Ruf. Immer mehr neue Produzenten in unterschiedlichsten Ländern wollen unabhängig von Importen werden“, so Dr. Mählmann. Nach Deutschland, China, der Türkei, Großbritannien, Südkorea, Italien, Frankreich sowie Nordamerika und erstmalig auch Australien werden die Meltblown-Anlagen von Oerlikon Nonwoven weit bis ins Jahr 2021 hinein ausgeliefert.

Qualität und Effizienz gefragt
Medizinische PSA (persönlich Schutzausrüstungen) soll – je nach Anwendungszweck - atmungsaktiv und angenehm zu tragen sein, das medizinische Personal vor Viren, Bakterien und anderen Schadstoffen schützen sowie dem Eindringen von Flüssigkeiten widerstehen. Deshalb besteht sie oftmals entweder aus reinem Spinnvlies oder aus Spinnvlies-Meltblown-Kombinationsvliesen. Das Melt-blown-Vlies im Kern übernimmt hier die Barriere- bzw. Filteraufgabe, während das Spinnvlies formstabil, reißfest, abriebfest, saugfähig, schwer entflammbar und trotzdem angenehm weich auf der Haut sein muss.

Maske ist nicht gleich Maske – dank ecuTEC+
Der Schutz vor Infektionen wie durch das Corona-Virus ist nur dann gewährleistet, wenn die Qualität stimmt.

Um die Filterleistung noch weiter zu verbessern, ohne den Atemwiderstand weiter zu erhöhen, können die Vliese elektrostatisch aufgeladen werden. Die patentierte Elektro-Charging Unit ecuTEC+ von Oerlikon Nonwoven zeichnet sich hierbei durch besondere Flexibilität aus. Die Vliesstoffproduzenten können zahlreiche Variationsmöglichkeiten frei wählen und die für ihre Anwendung optimale Auflademethode und -intensität einstellen. Selbst kleinste Partikel werden so von einem relativ offenporigen Vliesstoff noch angezogen und sicher abgeschieden. Aufgrund der vergleichsweisen lockeren Anordnung der Fasern kann der Maskenträger dennoch gut ein- und ausatmen. So ist es nicht überraschend, dass alle aktuellen, für die Produktion von Maskenvlies verkauften Meltblown-Anlagen, mit ecuTEC+ ausgeliefert werden.

Meltblown Vliesstoffanlagen von Oerlikon Nonwoven (c) Oerlikon
Meltblown Vliesstoffanlagen von Oerlikon Nonwoven
14.05.2020

Oerlikon Nonwoven liefert Meltblown-Technologie an FleeceforEurope

Schutzmasken für Europa
Mit FleeceforEurope und Lindenpartner  wollen die Düsseldorfer Einkaufsberatung Kloepfel Group und die Berliner Industrieberatung Bechinger & Heymann Holding von Anfang Herbst an in Deutschland monatlich bis zu 50 Millionen Masken der  Schutzklassen FFP1 bis FFP3 ausschließlich für den europäischen Markt fertigen und vertreiben. Dabei setzen sie auf Qualität.
Diese liegt bei Schutzmasken – unter anderem für den Operationssaal – vor allem im virenabsorbierenden im virenabsorbierenden Vliesstoff. Und den produziert „FleeceforEurope“ dann auf einer Oerlikon Nonwoven Meltblown Anlage.
Denn damit die Masken auch effektiv vor Infektionen schützen können muss eine hohe Qualität gewährleistet sein. Dabei spielt das "Innenleben" eine zentrale Rolle. Denn bei einer Atemschutzmaske der Schutzklassen FFP1 bis FFP3 ist das eingearbeitete Vlies zentral.

Schutzmasken für Europa
Mit FleeceforEurope und Lindenpartner  wollen die Düsseldorfer Einkaufsberatung Kloepfel Group und die Berliner Industrieberatung Bechinger & Heymann Holding von Anfang Herbst an in Deutschland monatlich bis zu 50 Millionen Masken der  Schutzklassen FFP1 bis FFP3 ausschließlich für den europäischen Markt fertigen und vertreiben. Dabei setzen sie auf Qualität.
Diese liegt bei Schutzmasken – unter anderem für den Operationssaal – vor allem im virenabsorbierenden im virenabsorbierenden Vliesstoff. Und den produziert „FleeceforEurope“ dann auf einer Oerlikon Nonwoven Meltblown Anlage.
Denn damit die Masken auch effektiv vor Infektionen schützen können muss eine hohe Qualität gewährleistet sein. Dabei spielt das "Innenleben" eine zentrale Rolle. Denn bei einer Atemschutzmaske der Schutzklassen FFP1 bis FFP3 ist das eingearbeitete Vlies zentral.
Hier kommt die Meltblown-Technologie von Oerlikon Nonwoven zum Einsatz. In einem speziellen patentgeschützten Verfahren werden die bei der Herstellung zu einem Vlies verlegten Fasern anschließend  elektrostatisch aufgeladen, bevor das Material in die Weiterverarbeitung gegeben wird.

Europäischer Markt für Schutzmasken mit großer Zukunft
Die Verantwortlichen bei Oerlikon Nonwoven sowie FleeceforEurope, die sich primär auf die Herstellung der hochwertigen Vliese konzentrieren werden, und Lindenpartner, die die Schutzmasken produzieren und  vertreiben werden, sind sich sicher: Der Markt für Schutzmasken habe in Europa dauerhaft eine große Zukunft.
Was in Asien bereits seit Jahren gang und gäbe ist, werde auch in Europa zur Normalität werden. Menschen würden immer häufiger mit Masken auf die Straßen gehen, um sich sowohl vor gesundheitlichen Risiken, beispielsweise wie jetzt in einer Pandemie, als auch zukünftig gegen zunehmende Umweltbelastungen wie Feinstaub und Abgase besser zu schützen.

Medizinischer Mundschutz aus dem Automaten
Der Maskenproduzent  Lindenpartner habe sich jetzt bereits Vliese gesichert, um schon in den kommenden Wochen Mundschutzmasken für den europäischen Gesundheitssektor produzieren zu können. Zur Bekämpfung der Corona- Pandemie will Lindenpartner in den nächsten vier Wochen zudem in Deutschland 100 Selbstbedienungsautomaten mit Mundschutzmasken auf öffentlich zugänglichen Plätzen aufstellen, zum Beispiel in  Einkaufszentren und an Flughäfen.

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