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(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

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

(c) Monfort
Full configuration of the Monforts and KMA Umwelttechnik line.
20.01.2022

Monforts: MonforClean brings Energy Savings for Albarrie

Albarrie – a major player in North America’s industrial nonwovens industry – is now benefiting from one of the first Monforts Montex stenter installations equipped with the full range of MonforClean heat recovery and exhaust air purification technologies.

With the new three-chamber Montex stenter at its plant in Barrie, Ontario, the Canadian company is treating specialised needlepunched nonwovens up to 4mm thick. These have applications in a wide range of filter media and performance fabrics.

The new Montex is enabling Albarrie to heat set and dry its materials to produce denser, higher quality fabrics which can also be finished and delivered to customers more rapidly.

Across timezones
It took a crew of skilled millwrights, electricians and product specialists to build the line which was delivered in 11 shipping containers to Albarrie’s production facility. The line was originally scheduled to be fully operational in the Spring of 2020, but the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic inevitably led to several delays during the start-up and commissioning process.

Albarrie – a major player in North America’s industrial nonwovens industry – is now benefiting from one of the first Monforts Montex stenter installations equipped with the full range of MonforClean heat recovery and exhaust air purification technologies.

With the new three-chamber Montex stenter at its plant in Barrie, Ontario, the Canadian company is treating specialised needlepunched nonwovens up to 4mm thick. These have applications in a wide range of filter media and performance fabrics.

The new Montex is enabling Albarrie to heat set and dry its materials to produce denser, higher quality fabrics which can also be finished and delivered to customers more rapidly.

Across timezones
It took a crew of skilled millwrights, electricians and product specialists to build the line which was delivered in 11 shipping containers to Albarrie’s production facility. The line was originally scheduled to be fully operational in the Spring of 2020, but the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic inevitably led to several delays during the start-up and commissioning process.

Energy savings
The Albarrie Montex line’s MonforClean capabilities include an air-to-air cross flow heat exchanger and an electrostatic precipitator providing the ability to purify the exhaust air and to recover energy to a maximum of 22,500 cubic metres of air per hour, resulting in a radical reduction in the conventional heat supply required. The MonforClean was developed in cooperation with partner KMA Umwelttechnik, based in Königswinter, Germany.

The fully automated system is powered by a Siemens SPS S7 controller and KP 700 touch panel from which the recycled energy can be continuously monitored and savings calculated.

The three-chamber Montex stenter is fitted with the latest Monforts Qualitex 800 PLC control system with WebUI, providing ease of operation, a full operating cost overview and maintenance monitoring.

Quelle:

Monfort

Foto: ANDRITZ
13.01.2022

ANDRITZ liefert Spunlace-Linie an Biosphere, Ukraine

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ erhielt vom führenden ukrainischen Hersteller von Haushalts- und Hygieneprodukten, Biosphere Corporation, den Auftrag zur Lieferung seiner ersten kompletten neXline spunlace-Linie. Mit der ANDRITZ-Spunlace-Linie wird Biosphere nach der zweiten Inbetriebnahmephase Vliesstoffe von 30 bis 70 gsm mit einer Leistung von bis zu 3.000 kg/h produzieren können. Die Inbetriebnahme ist in zwei Stufen geplant – die erste im ersten Quartal 2022 und die zweite Anfang 2023, um die volle Produktionskapazität zu erreichen.

Die Spunlace-Linie mit hoher Kapazität wird die derzeitige Produktionskapazität des Unternehmens verdoppeln und ist für die Verarbeitung verschiedener Faserarten wie Polyester-Viskose-Gemisch und Naturfasern ausgelegt. Die Linie ist speziell für die Produktion von Vliesstoffen vorgesehen, die in den Bereichen Haushalt, Medizin und Hygiene verwendet werden, wie Kosmetik-, Desinfektions- und Babyfeuchttücher.

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ erhielt vom führenden ukrainischen Hersteller von Haushalts- und Hygieneprodukten, Biosphere Corporation, den Auftrag zur Lieferung seiner ersten kompletten neXline spunlace-Linie. Mit der ANDRITZ-Spunlace-Linie wird Biosphere nach der zweiten Inbetriebnahmephase Vliesstoffe von 30 bis 70 gsm mit einer Leistung von bis zu 3.000 kg/h produzieren können. Die Inbetriebnahme ist in zwei Stufen geplant – die erste im ersten Quartal 2022 und die zweite Anfang 2023, um die volle Produktionskapazität zu erreichen.

Die Spunlace-Linie mit hoher Kapazität wird die derzeitige Produktionskapazität des Unternehmens verdoppeln und ist für die Verarbeitung verschiedener Faserarten wie Polyester-Viskose-Gemisch und Naturfasern ausgelegt. Die Linie ist speziell für die Produktion von Vliesstoffen vorgesehen, die in den Bereichen Haushalt, Medizin und Hygiene verwendet werden, wie Kosmetik-, Desinfektions- und Babyfeuchttücher.

Andriy Zdesenko, Gründer und CEO von Biosphere Corporation, sagt: „Unser Ziel ist es, weiterhin innovative und qualitativ hochwertige Produkte zu entwickeln. Als ANDRITZ ein maßgeschneidertes Angebot präsentierte, das hochmoderne Spunlace-Technologie mit voller Flexibilität für unsere zukünftige Installation kombinierte, wussten wir, dass das der ideale Partner ist, um uns in unserer Geschäftsentwicklung zu unterstützen."

2019 lieferte ANDRITZ Diatec eine Anlage zur Verarbeitung von Babywindeln an Biosphere. Mit diesem zusätzlichen Auftrag beweist ANDRITZ seine starke globale Position als Lieferant von modernen, maßgeschneiderten und nachhaltigen Vliesstofflösungen.

Die 1997 gegründete Biosphere Corporation hat sich zum Marktführer bei der Herstellung und dem Vertrieb von Haushalts- und Hygieneprodukten in der Ukraine und den GUS-Staaten sowie zu einem Hauptakteur unter den Weiterverarbeitern in Osteuropa und Zentralasien entwickelt. Das Unternehmen expandiert rasch auf dem internationalen Markt, einschließlich Afrika.

Quelle:

ANDRITZ AG

20.12.2021

Freudenberg Performance Materials increases prices for nonwoven performance materials

Freudenberg Performance Materials announces a general upward adjustment of their prices for nonwoven performance materials for flooring and filtration applications in EMEA. This revision, effective January 1, 2022, has become necessary because of sustained and unprecedented surge in cost for raw materials, packaging, freight, consumables and energy combined with disruptions in their inbound supply chain.

Prices across all categories have by far outpaced their expectations and are forecasted to remain on high levels throughout 2022. This historic price trend has placed significant pressure on Freudenberg Performance Materials, and they understand in a similar way on their customers.

At this stage their business can no longer absorb the effects of such high price levels. Freudenberg Performance Materials will therefore adjust our prices for all their Colback® and Lutradur branded nonwoven products for flooring and filtration application by double-digit increases depending on product types.

Freudenberg Performance Materials announces a general upward adjustment of their prices for nonwoven performance materials for flooring and filtration applications in EMEA. This revision, effective January 1, 2022, has become necessary because of sustained and unprecedented surge in cost for raw materials, packaging, freight, consumables and energy combined with disruptions in their inbound supply chain.

Prices across all categories have by far outpaced their expectations and are forecasted to remain on high levels throughout 2022. This historic price trend has placed significant pressure on Freudenberg Performance Materials, and they understand in a similar way on their customers.

At this stage their business can no longer absorb the effects of such high price levels. Freudenberg Performance Materials will therefore adjust our prices for all their Colback® and Lutradur branded nonwoven products for flooring and filtration application by double-digit increases depending on product types.

Freudenberg Performance Materials will continue to work on improving productivity to offset inflationary pressure to keep attractive price levels and to avoid further price adjustments. They will continue to monitor the market development and in case of sustained and unexpected downward trends they will adjust our prices accordingly.

Quelle:

Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG

Montalvo names new Director of Engineering (c) Montalvo
Steve Franklin, Director of Engineering
17.12.2021

Montalvo names new Director of Engineering

Montalvo, international specialist in web Tension Control, has hired Steve Franklin as their new Director of Engineering. Mr. Franklin will be overseeing Montalvo’s Electrical, Mechanical, and Automation Engineering teams, directing the development of new products, customized products, and larger-scale projects, while improving processes and expanding the company’s overall Engineer capabilities.

Chief Executive Officer, Bryon Williams says “Steve is an incredible asset to the team. We are continuously pushing ourselves as a company, creating new products, expanding into new markets, and providing additional offerings to our customers as a total web handling and web tension control solutions provider. Steve’s background and experience are only going to accelerate these objectives and our overall growth. Mr. Franklin brings new ideas, innovations, and leadership to the team, and I am very excited to see what the future brings.”

Montalvo, international specialist in web Tension Control, has hired Steve Franklin as their new Director of Engineering. Mr. Franklin will be overseeing Montalvo’s Electrical, Mechanical, and Automation Engineering teams, directing the development of new products, customized products, and larger-scale projects, while improving processes and expanding the company’s overall Engineer capabilities.

Chief Executive Officer, Bryon Williams says “Steve is an incredible asset to the team. We are continuously pushing ourselves as a company, creating new products, expanding into new markets, and providing additional offerings to our customers as a total web handling and web tension control solutions provider. Steve’s background and experience are only going to accelerate these objectives and our overall growth. Mr. Franklin brings new ideas, innovations, and leadership to the team, and I am very excited to see what the future brings.”

Mr. Franklin has over 25 years of experience as an engineer and 14 years as an Engineering Manager for a global automation supplier, where Mr. Franklin monitored the execution of procedures and processes that Engineering is involved with, and encourage changes that make the company more flexible, competitive, and quality conscious. Mr. Franklin holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Weitere Informationen:
Montalvo web tension control nonwovens
Quelle:

Montalvo

Trützschler introduces new Comber Machine (c) Trützschler
TCO 21
16.12.2021

Trützschler introduces new Comber Machine

Comber machines from Trützschler are already trusted by customers across the textiles industry and around the globe. The TCO 21 is the latest addition to their portfolio and was built to boost productivity,  ensure quality and support increased automation.

High productivity and raw material savings
One of the key benefits of the TCO 21 is its advanced processing speed. This next-generation combing machine is able to produce at a rate of up to 600 nips per minute. the TCO 21 can also be coordinated with Trützschler’s JUMBO CANS (Ø 1.200 mm). They not only reduce yarn defects due to fewer piecings which leads to quality improvements, but also offer a higher efficiency because of their larger dimensions. This, for example, has positive effects on the number of necessary cans and can transports – and results in lower personnel costs.

Comber machines from Trützschler are already trusted by customers across the textiles industry and around the globe. The TCO 21 is the latest addition to their portfolio and was built to boost productivity,  ensure quality and support increased automation.

High productivity and raw material savings
One of the key benefits of the TCO 21 is its advanced processing speed. This next-generation combing machine is able to produce at a rate of up to 600 nips per minute. the TCO 21 can also be coordinated with Trützschler’s JUMBO CANS (Ø 1.200 mm). They not only reduce yarn defects due to fewer piecings which leads to quality improvements, but also offer a higher efficiency because of their larger dimensions. This, for example, has positive effects on the number of necessary cans and can transports – and results in lower personnel costs.

Excellent yarn quality
The TCO 21 comes with COUNT MONITORING as standard. This feature makes it possible for the machine operator to define limits for count variations via an easy-to-use display. Trützschler’s DISC MONITOR system of sensors measures the count continuously, and the machine alerts the operator and switches off if the limit is exceeded. In addition, the COUNT MONITORING function also includes spectrogram analysis.

Customers can further strengthen their focus on quality by choosing to add the COUNT CONTROL function to the TCO 21. It is managed via the same easy-to-use display, and offers automatic sliver count measurement, as well as spectrogram analysis. It also automatically regulates the main draft during production to balance count variations and ensure the desired sliver count. This feature is particularly attractive for customers who manufacture blends of cotton and synthetic, as it can also be used to avoid variations in the overall yarn composition.

Automatic optimization
The TCO 21 joins the TCO 12 from Trützschler as an combing machine that offers automatic PIECING OPTIMIZER technology, and that finds the right piecing setting without a single laboratory test, because of two functions: First by adjusting the piecing time in the combing cycle (timing function). Whereas the resetting of the detaching point (piecing time) is usually a very time-consuming task, it now takes only a few minutes and is performed automatically at a push on a button. Second the customer is helped to select specific detaching curve types (curve function) for their unique requirements.

Easy operation
The TCO 21 is simple to operate and maintain. The SMART TOUCH display is fast and intuitive, and a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) sensor quickly identifies each user and adapts the information on the display to their individual needs. The multi-colored T-LED display provides visual indications of the machine’s status or quality parameters over large distances which enables the operator recognizing them at a glance in the entire spinning mill. The TCO 21 is built with original Trützschler electronics that ensure high performance and durability: Their intelligent cooling system, that has already proven itself in the draw frame TD 10, contributes to a longer service life by reducing the operating temperature of electronic power components. Even if components have to be replaced at some point, the customer can keep their spare parts inventory small, because they can switch also electronics spare parts flexibly between different machine types, e.g. cards and draw frames. The option to add an automatic greasing function completes the easy operation of the TCO 21.

 

Quelle:

Trützschler

(c) INDA
16.12.2021

Deadline for IDEA® Achievement Awards has been extended

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and Nonwovens Industry Magazine have extended the due date for nominations for the IDEA® Achievement Awards. IDEA® is the preeminent event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics conference and exposition and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida USA, March 28-31, 2022.

The IDEA® Achievement Awards recognize leading companies and new innovations (since IDEA® in 2019) in the global engineered fabrics industry in six categories. Companies can nominate their products, or their customers’ products in as many categories as applicable, which are:

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and Nonwovens Industry Magazine have extended the due date for nominations for the IDEA® Achievement Awards. IDEA® is the preeminent event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics conference and exposition and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida USA, March 28-31, 2022.

The IDEA® Achievement Awards recognize leading companies and new innovations (since IDEA® in 2019) in the global engineered fabrics industry in six categories. Companies can nominate their products, or their customers’ products in as many categories as applicable, which are:

  • Sustainability Advancement (advances one or more elements of sustainability or circularity since 2019)
  • Equipment (best new equipment introduction since 2019)
  • Raw Materials (best new raw materials introduction since 2019)
  • Short-Life (best new disposable product introduction since 2019)
  • Long-Life (best new durable product introduction since 2019)
  • Nonwoven Product (best new nonwoven product introduction since 2019)

The submission deadline is now extended to February 1, 2022.  Selections will be made by members of the industry voting through Nonwovens Industry Magazine. Selection of the Entrepreneur Award will be made by Nonwovens Industry Magazine.

Weitere Informationen:
INDA IDEA® Achievement Award nonwovens
Quelle:

INDA

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) ANDRITZ
ANDRITZ Laroche-Textilrecyclinglinie
22.11.2021

ANDRITZ auf der Techtextil India 2021

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ präsentiert seine innovativen Vliesstoff- und Textiltechnologien vom 25. bis 27. November, 2021 am Stand seiner indischen Vertretung PRN Techtex auf der Techtextil India 2021 in Mumbai, Indien. Speziell im Fokus werden dabei Technologien zu Air-Through Bonding, Nadelvliesproduktion, Textil-Recycling sowie Prozesse zur Herstellung von biologisch abbaubaren Feuchttüchern wie Spunlace und Wetlace™ stehen.

Air-through Bonding
Air-through Bonding-Linien sind die bevorzugte Lösung für die Produktion von Vliesstoffen höchster Qualität hinsichtlich Weichheit und Volumen für diverse Lagen in Windeln. Mit den ANDRITZ-Krempeln und dem neuen Flachofen profitieren Kunden von Hochleistungsvliesstoffen mit einem Flächengewicht von 16 bis 80 gsm, die aus Bikomponentenfasern hergestellt werden. Mehrere chinesische Kunden haben bereits in ANDRITZ aXcess-Krempeln investiert, die eine Warenbahn mit ausgezeichneter Qualität produzieren. Außerdem hat das europäische Institut für innovative Textilien (CETI) in Lille, Frankreich, einen Air-through Bonding-Ofen von ANDRITZ installiert.

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ präsentiert seine innovativen Vliesstoff- und Textiltechnologien vom 25. bis 27. November, 2021 am Stand seiner indischen Vertretung PRN Techtex auf der Techtextil India 2021 in Mumbai, Indien. Speziell im Fokus werden dabei Technologien zu Air-Through Bonding, Nadelvliesproduktion, Textil-Recycling sowie Prozesse zur Herstellung von biologisch abbaubaren Feuchttüchern wie Spunlace und Wetlace™ stehen.

Air-through Bonding
Air-through Bonding-Linien sind die bevorzugte Lösung für die Produktion von Vliesstoffen höchster Qualität hinsichtlich Weichheit und Volumen für diverse Lagen in Windeln. Mit den ANDRITZ-Krempeln und dem neuen Flachofen profitieren Kunden von Hochleistungsvliesstoffen mit einem Flächengewicht von 16 bis 80 gsm, die aus Bikomponentenfasern hergestellt werden. Mehrere chinesische Kunden haben bereits in ANDRITZ aXcess-Krempeln investiert, die eine Warenbahn mit ausgezeichneter Qualität produzieren. Außerdem hat das europäische Institut für innovative Textilien (CETI) in Lille, Frankreich, einen Air-through Bonding-Ofen von ANDRITZ installiert.

Textil-recycling Technologien
ANDRITZ erwarb kürzlich Laroche SAS, einen führenden Lieferanten von Faseraufbereitungs-technologien wie Faseröffnung, -mischung und -dosierung, Airlay-Vliesbildung, Recycling von Textilabfällen und Entrindung von Bastfasern (Dekortikation). Das Produktportfolio ergänzt und erweitert das bestehende Produktangebot von ANDRITZ Nonwoven. Ein Fokus dieser Produktreihe liegt auf kompletten Recyclining-Linien für Post-Verbraucher- und industrielle Textilabfälle zur Herstellung von Fasern, die neu versponnen und/oder Verwendungszwecken in Vliesstoffen zugeführt werden.

Nadelvliestechnologien
Angetrieben vom dynamischen Markt für langlebige Vliesstoffe entwickelte ANDRITZ eine elliptische Zylinder-Vorvernadelungsmaschine – die PA3000. Mit dieser modernen Maschine reagiert ANDRITZ auf die Nachfrage der Kunden nach höheren Kapazitäten und leichteren Produkten. Die PA3000 ist eine Vorvernadelungsmaschine mit optimiertem Zylinder, die größere Geschwindigkeiten und Breiten bietet und speziell für leichtere Vliesstoffe entwickelt wurde. Es entsteht keine Reibung zwischen der Bahn und den Walzen, und es gibt keine Probleme mit dem Erscheinungsbild.

ANDRITZ fokussiert auch seine neueste Vernadelungstechnologie für die Produktion von Veloursvliesen, die insbesondere in der Automobilindustrie Anwendung finden.

Zusätzlich präsentiert ANDRITZ die nächste Generation seiner Florbildungstechnologie – das ProWin-System. ProWin stellt eine Weiterentwicklung von ProDyn™ und ProWid™ dar, die beide mit rund 200 Installationen eine hohe Marktakzeptanz erreicht haben. Diese Technologie verbessert die bisherigen Optionen in der Gewichtsprofilierung und erhöht faktisch die Produktionskapazität.

Produktion von Biofeuchttüchern
ANDRITZ bietet seit vielen Jahren verschiedene Vliesstoffverfahren wie Spunlace und Wetlace mit einem vorrangigen Ziel an: Reduktion und Beseitigung von Kunststoffrohstoffen bei Aufrechterhaltung der hohen Qualität der gewünschten Produkteigenschaften. Die neueste Entwicklung in diesem Bereich ist die ANDRITZ neXline wetlace CP-Linie. Dieses Verfahren verbindet die Vorteile der Nassvlies- und Trockenvliestechnologien in der Produktion einer neuen Generation von biologisch abbaubaren Feuchttüchern. Der Prozess erzielt hohe Leistungen mit kunststofffreien Rohstoffen. Die Verwendung eines Fasergemisches aus Holzstoff, zellulosischen Kurzfasern, Viskose, Baumwolle, Hanf, Bambus oder Leinen ohne chemischen Zusatzstoffe ergibt einen 100-prozentig nachhaltigen Stoff.

Mahlo: Zwei Niederlassungsleiter feiern Jubiläum (c) Mahlo
Michel Bruni, Niederlassungsleiter von Mahlo Italia
16.11.2021

Mahlo: Zwei Niederlassungsleiter feiern Jubiläum

Bei den Tochterunternehmen der deutschen Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG feiern in diesem Jahr gleich zwei Niederlassungsleiter Jubiläum. Alan Lavore von Mahlo America Inc. ist seit 25 Jahren im Dienst des Maschinenbauers. Michel Bruni, Niederlassungsleiter von Mahlo Italia, gehört bereits seit 40 Jahren zur Mahlo-Familie.

Seinen Weg bei Mahlo begann Bruni 1981 als Kundendiensttechniker in der französischen Niederlassung Mahlo Ouest. Bereits ein Jahr später wechselte er zu Mahlo Italia, wo er 1996 zum Niederlassungsleiter ernannt wurde. Diese Position hat der bis heute inne. Außerdem ist Bruni als Verkaufsleiter für die Benelux-Staaten, die Maghreb-Länder sowie Madagaskar verantwortlich. Zum Erfolgsrezept des Mahlo Italia CEOs gehört Fachwissen gepaart mit Erfahrung und Leidenschaft. Einem Unternehmen so viele Jahre treu zu bleiben, zeugt zudem von einer besonderen Beziehung. „Damals wie heute arbeite ich mit einem dynamischen und engagierten Team. Außerdem pflegen wir eine sehr gute Beziehung zu den Mitarbeitern der Muttergesellschaft in Deutschland“, so Bruni.

Bei den Tochterunternehmen der deutschen Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG feiern in diesem Jahr gleich zwei Niederlassungsleiter Jubiläum. Alan Lavore von Mahlo America Inc. ist seit 25 Jahren im Dienst des Maschinenbauers. Michel Bruni, Niederlassungsleiter von Mahlo Italia, gehört bereits seit 40 Jahren zur Mahlo-Familie.

Seinen Weg bei Mahlo begann Bruni 1981 als Kundendiensttechniker in der französischen Niederlassung Mahlo Ouest. Bereits ein Jahr später wechselte er zu Mahlo Italia, wo er 1996 zum Niederlassungsleiter ernannt wurde. Diese Position hat der bis heute inne. Außerdem ist Bruni als Verkaufsleiter für die Benelux-Staaten, die Maghreb-Länder sowie Madagaskar verantwortlich. Zum Erfolgsrezept des Mahlo Italia CEOs gehört Fachwissen gepaart mit Erfahrung und Leidenschaft. Einem Unternehmen so viele Jahre treu zu bleiben, zeugt zudem von einer besonderen Beziehung. „Damals wie heute arbeite ich mit einem dynamischen und engagierten Team. Außerdem pflegen wir eine sehr gute Beziehung zu den Mitarbeitern der Muttergesellschaft in Deutschland“, so Bruni.

Die Kultur und Integrität, mit der die Geschäfte im Familienunternehmen geführt werden, waren unter anderem Gründe, warum auch der Niederlassungsleiter von Mahlo America Inc., Alan Lavore, bereits seit 25 Jahren bei Mahlo tätig ist. „Ich arbeite einfach gerne mit den vielen großartigen Menschen bei Mahlo zusammen.“ Lavore kam 1996 als Gebietsverkaufsleiter zu Mahlo, 2005 übernahm er den Posten als CEO. Während dieser Zeit trieb er den Ausbau des Unternehmens vom Textilspezialisten zum Lieferanten für verschiedene Produktionssektoren wie Film, Papier, Beschichtung und Verarbeitung oder Vliesstoffe voran.

(c) Avgol
15.11.2021

Avgol at Hygienix™ 2021 with biotransformation technology in nonwovens

Avgol, an Indorama Ventures company and manufacturer of high-performance nonwoven fabric solutions, will be showcasing its latest work in biotransformation technology for polyolefin fibers and nonwoven fabrics at this year’s Hygienix™ event.

Nick Carter, Vice President, Nonwovens Marketing at Avgol, will be a guest speaker at the event, giving a presentation alongside Dr. DeeAnn Nelson, R&D and Innovation Manager with Avgol in North America, on ‘Biotransformation Technology in Polyolefin Fibers and Nonwoven Fabrics, Focus on Fugitive Used Articles’. “Today, the word “sustainability” does not have a unified meaning in the industries we serve,” said Nick. “Perform a regional analysis on any given customer or consumer, delve into a legislative body or advocacy group’s positioning and you will find each are likely to use the word ‘sustainable’ with varying interpretations, implementations, and implications.

The Avgol presentation, part of the Product & Process Innovation in AHPs series, will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, November 16.

Avgol, an Indorama Ventures company and manufacturer of high-performance nonwoven fabric solutions, will be showcasing its latest work in biotransformation technology for polyolefin fibers and nonwoven fabrics at this year’s Hygienix™ event.

Nick Carter, Vice President, Nonwovens Marketing at Avgol, will be a guest speaker at the event, giving a presentation alongside Dr. DeeAnn Nelson, R&D and Innovation Manager with Avgol in North America, on ‘Biotransformation Technology in Polyolefin Fibers and Nonwoven Fabrics, Focus on Fugitive Used Articles’. “Today, the word “sustainability” does not have a unified meaning in the industries we serve,” said Nick. “Perform a regional analysis on any given customer or consumer, delve into a legislative body or advocacy group’s positioning and you will find each are likely to use the word ‘sustainable’ with varying interpretations, implementations, and implications.

The Avgol presentation, part of the Product & Process Innovation in AHPs series, will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, November 16.

From their base at the tabletop event, Nick and the Avgol team will be discussing the global challenge of eliminating incineration, chemical treatment, landfill, dumping and, in particular, fugitive material pollution from non-woven products.

“Following our recent success at Index 20, we will be sharing insight to our research and development strategy with Hygienix attendees, addressing the degradation performance of our products and the path forward for the industry in terms of the use of new bio-colorants, biosurfactants and new technologies. Of course, we will also be demonstrating our latest Forward Innovative Thinking (FITTM) range of hygiene materials too, including natureFITTM”, says Nick Carter.

natureFIT™ is the newest innovation in the Avgol™ technology platform, designed to imbue nonwoven fabrics with additional qualities and benefits that anticipate the shifting demands of the consumer-led retail space. The suite of fabric solutions is focused on replacing elements of spun melt fabric design, where possible, with natural alternatives. The advanced technology affords product designers a significant reduction in polymer consumption to reduce environmental impact while simultaneously enhancing softness and conformability.

Hygienix™ runs from 15 – 18 November 2021 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Weitere Informationen:
Avgol Hygienix™ 2021 nonwovens
Quelle:

Avgol / PHD Marketing Ltd

Montalvo promotes Bryon Williams to Chief Executive Officer (c) Montalvo
Bryon Williams, Chief Executive Officer
12.11.2021

Montalvo promotes Bryon Williams to Chief Executive Officer

Montalvo has promoted Bryon Williams to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Having previously served as Montalvo’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Williams will continue to develop, expand, and execute Montalvo’s short-term and long-term growth strategies expanding into new markets, developing Montalvo’s product line, strengthening Montalvo’s international presence, and growing Montalvo’s market.  

Montalvo has promoted Bryon Williams to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Having previously served as Montalvo’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Williams will continue to develop, expand, and execute Montalvo’s short-term and long-term growth strategies expanding into new markets, developing Montalvo’s product line, strengthening Montalvo’s international presence, and growing Montalvo’s market.  

Mr. Williams says “It has been such an honor working at this company over the past 11 years, and I only see greater success for the company as Montalvo has one of the strongest teams in its history, with a focus on innovation and achieving our vision of becoming the global leader in Web Control Systems and solutions. We are expanding our reach into new industries and will be coming out with new products and solutions that reset expectations on Web Control, while at the same time branching out to offer customers complete solutions for their Web Handling needs through in-house capabilities and a strong partner network. We continue to provide one of the highest levels of application, product, and process knowledge, and are constantly recognized by our customers for providing levels of support and service that others simply can’t.”

Weitere Informationen:
Montalvo web tension control nonwovens
Quelle:

Montalvo

(c) ANDRITZ AG
ANDRITZ neXline Spunlace eXcelle Linie
09.11.2021

ANDRITZ liefert Spunlace-Linie an Welspun, Indien

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ erhielt von Welspun Advanced Materials, Indien, den Auftrag zur Lieferung einer kompletten neXline spunlace-Linie für die Produktion von Rollenware und Feuchttüchern aus Vliesstoff für das neue Werk in Hyderabad, Telangana. Die Kapazität der Linie beträgt bis zu drei Tonnen pro Stunde. Die Linie soll im 4. Quartal 2021 in Betrieb gehen.

Die ANDRITZ Spunlace-Linie mit hoher Kapazität wird verschiedene Kunststoff- oder Naturfasern wie Polyester, Viskose und Baumwolle verarbeiten. Mit Flächengewichten von 25 bis 120 g/m2 werden die Endprodukte viele verschiedene Anwendungen abdecken können. Diese neXline spunlace-Linie bietet darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit, eine dritte Komponente aus einer Auswahl an verschiedenen Vliesstoffschichten zu integrieren, wodurch Welspun auch Produkte für den Gesundheits- und Hygienebereich erzeugen kann.

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ erhielt von Welspun Advanced Materials, Indien, den Auftrag zur Lieferung einer kompletten neXline spunlace-Linie für die Produktion von Rollenware und Feuchttüchern aus Vliesstoff für das neue Werk in Hyderabad, Telangana. Die Kapazität der Linie beträgt bis zu drei Tonnen pro Stunde. Die Linie soll im 4. Quartal 2021 in Betrieb gehen.

Die ANDRITZ Spunlace-Linie mit hoher Kapazität wird verschiedene Kunststoff- oder Naturfasern wie Polyester, Viskose und Baumwolle verarbeiten. Mit Flächengewichten von 25 bis 120 g/m2 werden die Endprodukte viele verschiedene Anwendungen abdecken können. Diese neXline spunlace-Linie bietet darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit, eine dritte Komponente aus einer Auswahl an verschiedenen Vliesstoffschichten zu integrieren, wodurch Welspun auch Produkte für den Gesundheits- und Hygienebereich erzeugen kann.

Welspun ist der größte weltweite Exporteur von Heimtextilien. Innovation und Qualität sind das Herzstück des Erfolgs dieses Unternehmens, das bereits Vliesstoffproduktionslinien einschließlich Nadelvlies- und Spunlace-Ausrüstungen betreibt. Mit der neuen Anlage in Telangana wird Welspun die bestehende Kapazität für Spunlace deutlich ausbauen und auch ein breites Spektrum an Anwendungen anbieten, da die Endprodukte in den Bereichen Hygiene, Haushaltspflege und industrieller Reinigung verwendet werden. Das neue, moderne Werk wird auf einem neuen Standort von 100,000 m² als Teil eines größeren Industrieareals von 1.500.000 m², wo auch das Bodenbelagswerk von Welspun steht, auf der grünen Wiese errichtet.

Quelle:

ANDRITZ AG

(c) Montalvo
Mike Cunningham, Europe Director of Sales and Service
28.10.2021

Montalvo names new European Director of Sales and Service

Montalvo, international specialist in web tension control, has hired Mr. Mike Cunningham as their new Europe Director of Sales and Service. Mr. Cunningham will oversee Montalvo’s European sales and service efforts, implementing Montalvo’s regional strategy, increasing and developing the sales service, and support for Montalvo across EMEA. Mr. Cunningham’s primary responsibilities include: developing and coordinating partnerships, forming new alliances with key players while bringing new innovations into the market, and leading both Montalvo’s direct sales, technical, and customer service teams, as well as their resellers and distributors.

Montalvo Chief Executive Officer Bryon Williams said, “This is very exciting for all of us here at Montalvo, as we are expanding our European foothold and market. Mike brings an exciting energy to the team and the market, with a unique perspective and customer focus to which our customers are already responding well. In addition, Mike is bringing new ideas and innovations to our growing business while expanding our reach and responsiveness in the EMEA region. We look forward to what the future holds.”

Montalvo, international specialist in web tension control, has hired Mr. Mike Cunningham as their new Europe Director of Sales and Service. Mr. Cunningham will oversee Montalvo’s European sales and service efforts, implementing Montalvo’s regional strategy, increasing and developing the sales service, and support for Montalvo across EMEA. Mr. Cunningham’s primary responsibilities include: developing and coordinating partnerships, forming new alliances with key players while bringing new innovations into the market, and leading both Montalvo’s direct sales, technical, and customer service teams, as well as their resellers and distributors.

Montalvo Chief Executive Officer Bryon Williams said, “This is very exciting for all of us here at Montalvo, as we are expanding our European foothold and market. Mike brings an exciting energy to the team and the market, with a unique perspective and customer focus to which our customers are already responding well. In addition, Mike is bringing new ideas and innovations to our growing business while expanding our reach and responsiveness in the EMEA region. We look forward to what the future holds.”

Mr. Cunningham has a background in product design and engineering and complex bespoke industrial solutions with a bias towards computing and networking solutions in the manufacturing industry. Mr. Cunningham holds an engineering degree from the prestigious Brunel University School in London.

Weitere Informationen:
Montalvo web tension control nonwovens
Quelle:

The Montalvo Corporation

(c) INDA
25.10.2021

INDA: Innovations in Hygiene & Personal Care at Hygienix™ 2021

With enthusiastic participant registration and continued strong growth projected in absorbent hygiene & personal care markets, excitement is building for the seventh edition of Hygienix as it returns as an in-person event just weeks away, Nov. 15-18, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

INDA reports that more than 300 participants have signed up to attend the conference with participation expected to approach pre-pandemic levels in the 500 range.

The Hygienix conference program will focus on compelling topics including New Options for a Responsible End-of-Life; Product and Process Innovation in Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHPs); Haptics: Four Approaches to Assessing Feel, and E-Hygiene Advancements; Absorbent Hygiene Products Market Stats, Trends and Policy Insights; Feminine Care: Challenges to the Status Quo; and New Approaches and Unmet Needs in Baby and Incontinence AHPs.

The conference will also feature two nonwovens workshops, a welcome reception and opportunities for 60 tabletop displays with receptions.

With enthusiastic participant registration and continued strong growth projected in absorbent hygiene & personal care markets, excitement is building for the seventh edition of Hygienix as it returns as an in-person event just weeks away, Nov. 15-18, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

INDA reports that more than 300 participants have signed up to attend the conference with participation expected to approach pre-pandemic levels in the 500 range.

The Hygienix conference program will focus on compelling topics including New Options for a Responsible End-of-Life; Product and Process Innovation in Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHPs); Haptics: Four Approaches to Assessing Feel, and E-Hygiene Advancements; Absorbent Hygiene Products Market Stats, Trends and Policy Insights; Feminine Care: Challenges to the Status Quo; and New Approaches and Unmet Needs in Baby and Incontinence AHPs.

The conference will also feature two nonwovens workshops, a welcome reception and opportunities for 60 tabletop displays with receptions.

Hygienix Innovation Award Finalists
Among the conference highlights will be the selection of the Hygienix Innovation Award™. The three finalists are all tapping into key trends that are driving growth in this segment – innovation and sustainability – with products that promote health and a healthy environment.

Award finalists making presentations include:

  • Expandable Core Wrap from Curt G. Joa, Inc. – Chris Nelson, Business Development Manager, will provide an overview of this new patent-pending expandable core wrap design that allows the core to expand within the containment wrap as the product is insulted, regardless of the blended fluff and Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) ratio.    
  • GlatPure™ Back Sheet from Glatfelter – Vishal Bansal, Ph.D., Vice President, Innovation, will share how this product differs from most back sheets in today’s market that are made from plastic film and nonwovens such as Polyethylene (PE).
  • Kudos Diapers from Kudos – According to Kudos Founder & CEO Amrita Saigal, a typical baby spends over 22,000 hours in diapers before potty training, making the material that touches their skin matter. Kudos is the first and only disposable diaper where baby’s bottom touches 100 percent doctor-recommended, carbon-negative, sensitive-skin-friendly cotton all day versus fossil-fuel-derived plastic
Quelle:

INDA

22.10.2021

INDEX™20 closes with a clear message for the future

INDEX™20 opened its doors, after an 18 month’ wait, delighted to welcome the nonwoven industry back to Geneva with open arms. The exhibition floor was busting with activity and anticipation at the prospect of new business.  

Over 500 exhibitors from 44 countries were present at the event, premiering their latest innovations. The resounding message was one of a positive outcome and an inspiring vision of the industry’s future across the spectrum of applications sectors.

The industry continued to evolve dramatically during the pandemic, and expectations were high as players from across the industry worldwide came together for the first time since 2017. Exhibitors said their expectations were exceeded, citing the high quality of the visitors present, converging on INDEX™ to conclude new business projects.

INDEX™20 opened its doors, after an 18 month’ wait, delighted to welcome the nonwoven industry back to Geneva with open arms. The exhibition floor was busting with activity and anticipation at the prospect of new business.  

Over 500 exhibitors from 44 countries were present at the event, premiering their latest innovations. The resounding message was one of a positive outcome and an inspiring vision of the industry’s future across the spectrum of applications sectors.

The industry continued to evolve dramatically during the pandemic, and expectations were high as players from across the industry worldwide came together for the first time since 2017. Exhibitors said their expectations were exceeded, citing the high quality of the visitors present, converging on INDEX™ to conclude new business projects.

Over 9,300 visitor entries were recorded on-site, and over a thousand on the virtual platform. 

As the industry’s first hybrid industry event, many attendees made the most of the interactive INDEX™ virtual platform by arranging video meetings and messaging as well live exchanges. It also meant those unable to attend personally benefitted from the rich Sector Seminar programme and a wide variety Exhibitor Product Presentations.

The Innovation Lab opened its doors for the first time, demonstrating the sheer diversity of applications in which nonwovens are employed. The spotlight was on nominees of the INDEX™ Innovation Awards, and the winners presented with their coveted bronze statues designed by Belgian artist Olivier Strebelle. This initiative demonstrates the innovative properties and uses of nonwovens across a wide range of sectors, demonstrating the exciting future of the industry and its suppliers.

INDEX™23 will take place from 18 to 21 April 2023.

Weitere Informationen:
INDEX nonwovens events hybrid
Quelle:

INDEX™20 / Organisers Palexpo SA

Reifenhäuser Enka Tecnica mit High-End-Komponenten auf der INDEX (c) Reifenhäuser
19.10.2021

Reifenhäuser Enka Tecnica mit High-End-Komponenten auf der INDEX

Reifenhäuser Enka Tecnica stellt vom 19. bis 22. Oktober 2021 auf der weltweit führenden Vliesstoff-Messe INDEX in Genf ihre breite Palette an Austauschkomponenten für Spunbond-, Meltblown- und Composite-Anlagen vor. Der hochspezialisierte Auftrags-Fertiger bietet wirtschaftliche High-End-Technologie „made in Germany“, die zu 100 Prozent herstellerunabhängig kompatibel mit allen weltweit eingesetzten Anlagen ist.

Vliesstoffhersteller weltweit setzen auf Enka Tecnica Komponenten, um Produkte für anspruchsvolle Anwendungen in der Hygiene, Medizin oder Filtration zu produzieren und damit Zugang zu neuen profitablen Märkten zu erhalten. Von Meltblown- und Spunbond-Spinndüsen über Meltblown-Kassetten bis zu kompletten Meltblown-Werkzeugen mit nachhaltigkeitsoptimiertem Energiekonzept, erhalten die Messebesucher einen detaillierten Einblick in die gesamte Bandbreite. Die Düsenspitzen und Kapillaren sichern dabei konstante Produktqualität und Präzision, mit der Produzenten ihre Toleranzvorgaben zuverlässig einhalten und gleichzeitig Ausschuss vermeiden.

Reifenhäuser Enka Tecnica stellt vom 19. bis 22. Oktober 2021 auf der weltweit führenden Vliesstoff-Messe INDEX in Genf ihre breite Palette an Austauschkomponenten für Spunbond-, Meltblown- und Composite-Anlagen vor. Der hochspezialisierte Auftrags-Fertiger bietet wirtschaftliche High-End-Technologie „made in Germany“, die zu 100 Prozent herstellerunabhängig kompatibel mit allen weltweit eingesetzten Anlagen ist.

Vliesstoffhersteller weltweit setzen auf Enka Tecnica Komponenten, um Produkte für anspruchsvolle Anwendungen in der Hygiene, Medizin oder Filtration zu produzieren und damit Zugang zu neuen profitablen Märkten zu erhalten. Von Meltblown- und Spunbond-Spinndüsen über Meltblown-Kassetten bis zu kompletten Meltblown-Werkzeugen mit nachhaltigkeitsoptimiertem Energiekonzept, erhalten die Messebesucher einen detaillierten Einblick in die gesamte Bandbreite. Die Düsenspitzen und Kapillaren sichern dabei konstante Produktqualität und Präzision, mit der Produzenten ihre Toleranzvorgaben zuverlässig einhalten und gleichzeitig Ausschuss vermeiden.

Mit ihrem Refresh-Service zur Aufarbeitung gebrauchter Komponenten bietet Enka Tecnica dabei nicht nur eine kosteneffiziente Alternative zum Neuteil, sondern zudem besonders schnelle Lieferzeiten, die im Produktionsalltag oft entscheidend sein können. Von der Refresh-Qualität können sich die Besucher in Genf selbst überzeugen – auf dem Messestand wird jeweils eine Meltblown- und eine Spunbond-Düse ausgestellt, die zur Hälfte überarbeitet wurden. Mit Hilfe eines Mikroskops kann vor Ort der Zustand der Kappilarbohrungen vor und nach dem Refresh betrachtet werden.

Ein weiteres Messehighlight sind die Jets Strips zur Wasserstrahlverfestigung von Vliesstoffen. Diese werden je nach Anwendung in den Ausführungen Smart, Advanced und Premium angeboten und besitzen ein besonderes Alleinstellungsmerkmal: Die Strips sind komplett durchgehärtet, wogegen Wettbewerbsprodukte üblicherweise nur über eine gehärtete Oberfläche verfügen. Dieser Qualitätsvorsprung zahlt sich in deutlich längeren Standzeiten aus, weshalb sie auch als „The World’s hardest Strips“ im Markt bekannt sind.

Quelle:

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik

(c) Trevira GmbH
19.10.2021

Indorama at Index 2021 with Sustainability Portfolio

The Hygiene Fibers Group of Indorama Ventures (IVL) came together at the Index Show to present an all-inclusive range of recycled and biodegradable solutions for Hygiene Fiber and Nonwoven applications.

The combination of polymers, technologies, processes and global reach supported by the Hygiene Fibers Group – one of three business segments that make up Indorama Ventures – positions it within the Hygiene industry to meet increasingly challenging market demand for innovative sustainable solutions within the hygiene sector. Across the six brands and companies that make up Hygiene Fibers Group – Auriga, Avgol, FiberVisions, Indorama Asia, Trevira and Wellman International – sustainability and supporting customers to achieve circular objectives is integral to all efforts and fundamental to the ethos of the Hygiene business segment.

The Hygiene Fibers Group of Indorama Ventures (IVL) came together at the Index Show to present an all-inclusive range of recycled and biodegradable solutions for Hygiene Fiber and Nonwoven applications.

The combination of polymers, technologies, processes and global reach supported by the Hygiene Fibers Group – one of three business segments that make up Indorama Ventures – positions it within the Hygiene industry to meet increasingly challenging market demand for innovative sustainable solutions within the hygiene sector. Across the six brands and companies that make up Hygiene Fibers Group – Auriga, Avgol, FiberVisions, Indorama Asia, Trevira and Wellman International – sustainability and supporting customers to achieve circular objectives is integral to all efforts and fundamental to the ethos of the Hygiene business segment.

At the Index Show, the Hygiene Fibers Group launched CiCLO®, a textile technology which allows polyester and other synthetic materials to biodegrade like natural materials do in wastewater treatment plant sludge, sea water and landfill conditions, reducing synthetic microfiber pollution generated during washing, and minimizing plastic accumulation in landfills caused by discarded textiles.

In line with the company’s commitment to support customers with high performance products, while also reducing the impact on the environment, several of the  Hygiene Fibers brands, including Wellman International, Trevira GMBH and Auriga, have been working closely over the last 12 months with the IAM team and the CiCLO® technology. Developments have focused on PET and rPET staple fiber and filament sustainable solutions for applications where recycling is particularly challenging, such as Hygiene, Home Textiles and Automotive applications.

Strengthening the profile of biodegradable offerings within the Hygiene Fibers Group’s sustainability portfolio, Trevira introduced a new range of bicomponent fibres based on PLA and PBS (polybutylene succinate) at the Index show. Both biopolymers offer an exceptional technological opportunity in terms of environmental care and sustainability, while delivering optimum performance. Equally to PLA, PBS is recyclable and up to 100% biodegradable under industrial conditions.

Efforts towards supporting customers to achieve circular objectives are a priority within the Hygiene Fibers Group. This is reflected in the recycled fibers expertise deployed across the segment. Four Hygiene Fibers Group brands, IVL Asia, Auriga, Trevira and Wellman International offer an extensive range of 100% recycled, accredited PET fibers, across a multitude of fiber and nonwovens applications.

The development and evolution of sustainable technologies is central to activity across IVL’s Hygiene Fibers Group, with particular focus on sustainable polyolefin solutions. FiberVisions and ES-FIBERVISIONS, leading Polyolefin mono and bico fiber brands and sister company Avgol, have partnered with UK-based Polymateria to commercially harness the innovative ‘biotransformation’ technology pioneered by Polymateria. The patented technology alters the properties of polyolefins to make them biodegradable in a natural process.  Other polyolefin sustainable innovations within the Hygiene Fibers Group were featured at Index include biosurfactant and biocolourant developments being undertaken by the Avgol team with FiberVisons progressing sustainable design solutions, including lightweight, high performance, reduced carbon solutions.

Quelle:

Trevira GmbH, Indorama Ventures

18.10.2021

SABIC presents new Portfolio for Nonwovens at INDEX

SABIC has announced that the newly formed Hygiene & Healthcare segment of its Petrochemicals business will showcase its extensive portfolio of SABIC PURECARES™ polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) polymers for high-purity nonwovens and hygiene films at the upcoming INDEX™ Expo in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 19 through 22, 2021. The company will also present enabling solutions developed with partners to address the issue of plastic waste and support the transformation of the industry towards a circular economy with closed-loop initiatives and certified circular polymers under its TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio and services.

SABIC has announced that the newly formed Hygiene & Healthcare segment of its Petrochemicals business will showcase its extensive portfolio of SABIC PURECARES™ polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) polymers for high-purity nonwovens and hygiene films at the upcoming INDEX™ Expo in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 19 through 22, 2021. The company will also present enabling solutions developed with partners to address the issue of plastic waste and support the transformation of the industry towards a circular economy with closed-loop initiatives and certified circular polymers under its TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio and services.

During INDEX, SABIC will exhibit a wide range of PP polymers targeted at these needs. Highlights on display will include dedicated PP and PE grades for lightweight nonwoven fabrics using the latest spunbond and meltblown processes, and a new ultra-high melt flow PP product engineered for meltblown fibers in nonwoven fabrics. The nonwoven focus will be complemented by industry proven polyolefins for cast and blown film applications in hygiene webs and laminates, providing desirable back and top sheet properties such as water tightness, breathability and elasticity.

In addition, SABIC will also present ISCC Plus certified fiber and film polymers based on circular and renewable PP and PE polymer technology as part of the company’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio for advancing the transformation of the plastics industry from a linear to a truly circular economy. Examples of this comprehensive initiative include collaborations with various market leaders in the field. Together with Fibertex Personal Care, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of spunbond nonwovens for the hygiene industry, SABIC is creating a range of high-purity nonwovens for the hygiene market using ISCC PLUS certified circular PP polymer derived from post-consumer plastic waste. In another project, Fraunhofer Institute, SABIC and Procter & Gamble (P&G) joined forces to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of an advanced close-loop recycling process for used nonwoven facemasks.

Quelle:

SABIC / Marketing Solutions NV

18.10.2021

RadiciGroup at INDEX with new nonwovens

RadiciGroup's nonwoven innovations are on display at the INDEX trade fair, to be held from 19 to 22 October 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. Active in the spunbond production business for more than 30 years with the dylar® product line, the Group is introducing Respunsible®, a reduced environmental impact spunbond made from recycled polypropylene, and radimelt™, the brand name for the Group’s line of meltblown nonwovens and composite materials (e.g., SMS).

Respunsible® is a spunbond made from recycled polypropylene, a material appreciated for its chemical properties and its versatility. Its high technical performance makes it suitable for any application, even the most demanding ones in terms of resistance and duration.

Radimelt™ is the brand name identifying the Group’s meltblown nonwovens, materials used for the manufacture of protective face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE). This nonwoven fabric has excellent filtration performance even for microscopic particles, such as viruses, and ensures breathability and protection.

RadiciGroup's nonwoven innovations are on display at the INDEX trade fair, to be held from 19 to 22 October 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. Active in the spunbond production business for more than 30 years with the dylar® product line, the Group is introducing Respunsible®, a reduced environmental impact spunbond made from recycled polypropylene, and radimelt™, the brand name for the Group’s line of meltblown nonwovens and composite materials (e.g., SMS).

Respunsible® is a spunbond made from recycled polypropylene, a material appreciated for its chemical properties and its versatility. Its high technical performance makes it suitable for any application, even the most demanding ones in terms of resistance and duration.

Radimelt™ is the brand name identifying the Group’s meltblown nonwovens, materials used for the manufacture of protective face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE). This nonwoven fabric has excellent filtration performance even for microscopic particles, such as viruses, and ensures breathability and protection.