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INDA and ISSA host Clean Advocacy Summit (c) INDA
19.02.2024

INDA and ISSA host Clean Advocacy Summit

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will join the ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association to host the 2024 Clean Advocacy Summit, April 10-11, in Washington, D.C. This advocacy and fly-in summit will offer participants the “inside scoop” on the key public policy issues facing their industry, including labor and supply chain challenges, cleaning product regulations, promoting healthy workplaces, ending period poverty, and more.

The summit will include networking opportunities and scheduled meetings with members of Congress and their staff to discuss key policies and legislation pertaining to the nonwovens industry. Attendees will have the chance to advocate for their businesses to support innovation, growth, and sustainability within the industry, while also highlighting their contributions to economic development and job creation.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will join the ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association to host the 2024 Clean Advocacy Summit, April 10-11, in Washington, D.C. This advocacy and fly-in summit will offer participants the “inside scoop” on the key public policy issues facing their industry, including labor and supply chain challenges, cleaning product regulations, promoting healthy workplaces, ending period poverty, and more.

The summit will include networking opportunities and scheduled meetings with members of Congress and their staff to discuss key policies and legislation pertaining to the nonwovens industry. Attendees will have the chance to advocate for their businesses to support innovation, growth, and sustainability within the industry, while also highlighting their contributions to economic development and job creation.

Weitere Informationen:
INDA ISSA nonwovens hygiene market
Quelle:

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

INDA: Sustainability as Top Priority for 2024 (c) INDA
14.02.2024

INDA: Sustainability as Top Priority for 2024

INDA announces Sustainability as a primary focus for 2024. This strategic initiative, backed by resounding support from INDA’s leadership, is a direct response to feedback from association members affirming that sustainability remains one of the nonwovens industry’s highest priorities.

INDA’s sustainability endeavor will center around three core pillars crucial to the industry’s future: Responsible Sourcing, End-of-Life Solutions, and Innovations in Sustainability. This multifaceted initiative will introduce a spectrum of new and enhanced offerings, including:

  • Webinars addressing sustainability issues impacting members and the industry.
  • Specialized technical and government affairs committees enabling members to collaborate on sustainability opportunities and challenges.
  • The inaugural release of a comprehensive sustainability report from INDA’s Market Intelligence department.
  • A dedicated sustainability special edition of the International Fiber Journal, produced by INDA Media.
  • Sustainability programming at INDA events, including a dedicated focus at the IDEA® 2025 conference.

INDA announces Sustainability as a primary focus for 2024. This strategic initiative, backed by resounding support from INDA’s leadership, is a direct response to feedback from association members affirming that sustainability remains one of the nonwovens industry’s highest priorities.

INDA’s sustainability endeavor will center around three core pillars crucial to the industry’s future: Responsible Sourcing, End-of-Life Solutions, and Innovations in Sustainability. This multifaceted initiative will introduce a spectrum of new and enhanced offerings, including:

  • Webinars addressing sustainability issues impacting members and the industry.
  • Specialized technical and government affairs committees enabling members to collaborate on sustainability opportunities and challenges.
  • The inaugural release of a comprehensive sustainability report from INDA’s Market Intelligence department.
  • A dedicated sustainability special edition of the International Fiber Journal, produced by INDA Media.
  • Sustainability programming at INDA events, including a dedicated focus at the IDEA® 2025 conference.
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INDA - Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

workshop schedule 2024 Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
12.12.2023

INDA, NWI announce 2024 Nonwovens Training Courses Schedule

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), have announced their 2024 workforce development program. The INDA/NWI portfolio of training content covers the full spectrum of the nonwovens value chain, ranging from raw materials to processes to products.

Jointly organized courses include a combination of classroom learning supported by hands-on activities in NWI’s world-class nonwoven production and testing labs on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. Each course is designed to be accessible and valuable to those who are new to the nonwovens industry and/or come from a non-technical background, as well as seasoned nonwovens professionals.

2024 INDA/NWI Workshops Schedule:

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), have announced their 2024 workforce development program. The INDA/NWI portfolio of training content covers the full spectrum of the nonwovens value chain, ranging from raw materials to processes to products.

Jointly organized courses include a combination of classroom learning supported by hands-on activities in NWI’s world-class nonwoven production and testing labs on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. Each course is designed to be accessible and valuable to those who are new to the nonwovens industry and/or come from a non-technical background, as well as seasoned nonwovens professionals.

2024 INDA/NWI Workshops Schedule:

  • Elementary Nonwovens
    January 23-24, 2024
  • Intermediate Nonwovens
    February 6-9, 2024
  • Meltblown Technology
    February 27-29, 2024
  • Spunbond Technology
    March 19-21, 2024
  • Intermediate Nonwovens
    April 30-May 3, 2024
  • Elementary Nonwovens
    May 7-8, 2024
  • Nonwoven Fabric Property Development and Characterization
    June 4-7, 2024
  • WIPES Academy
    June 17-18, 2024
  • Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals
    July 24-27, 2024
  • Nonwoven Product Development and Innovation
    August 13-16, 2024
  • Absorbent Hygiene Course
    August 27-29, 2024
  • Elementary Nonwovens
    September 10-11, 2024
  • Carded Nonwovens Technology
    October 3, 2024
  • Intermediate Nonwovens
    October 15-19, 2024

Short Course Value Packs

New this year, INDA and NWI are offering a Short Course Value Pack program, enabling companies to purchase a block of registrations, which can be used by any combination of employees to register for any combination of training courses, at a discounted rate. Value Packs are available in bundles of 5, 10, 15, and 20 registrations, with discounts ranging from 10 percent to 25 percent, depending on the size of the Value Pack.

Weitere Informationen:
INDA nonwovens workshop schedule
Quelle:

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

(c) INDA
11.12.2023

INDA: Upgraded International Nonwovens Directory

 INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has released an upgraded, more user-friendly version of their International Nonwovens Directory. With enhanced search and navigation features, nonwoven professionals can easily source suppliers or manufacturers based on their product needs.

Some of the search categories include:

  • Raw material suppliers
  • Nonwoven material suppliers
  • Machinery and equipment suppliers
  • Converters
  • Brand owners and marketers
  • Service providers

 

 INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has released an upgraded, more user-friendly version of their International Nonwovens Directory. With enhanced search and navigation features, nonwoven professionals can easily source suppliers or manufacturers based on their product needs.

Some of the search categories include:

  • Raw material suppliers
  • Nonwoven material suppliers
  • Machinery and equipment suppliers
  • Converters
  • Brand owners and marketers
  • Service providers

 

Weitere Informationen:
INDA nonwovens digital
Quelle:

INDA

INDA: Tampon by Sequel won 2023 Hygienix Innovation Award™ (c) INDA
20.11.2023

INDA: Tampon by Sequel won 2023 Hygienix Innovation Award™

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, connected absorbent hygiene and personal care professionals throughout the supply chain at the ninth edition of Hygienix™, the event for absorbent hygiene & personal care markets, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 13-16.

Senior-level leaders enjoyed presentations in these key topics affecting the future of absorbent hygiene:

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, connected absorbent hygiene and personal care professionals throughout the supply chain at the ninth edition of Hygienix™, the event for absorbent hygiene & personal care markets, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 13-16.

Senior-level leaders enjoyed presentations in these key topics affecting the future of absorbent hygiene:

  • AHP Trends, Innovation & Market Statistics
  • Redefining Absorbent Hygiene: Navigating Consumer Voice, Sustainable Innovations and the Circular Economy
  • The Proof Is in the Pudding – Demonstrating What’s Possible in AHP
  • Sustainability Inside & Out – Inputs & Packaging
  • Words Matter! Shaping Consumer and Industry Thoughts
  • Neither Fish nor Fowl: Designing Hybrid AHP Products
  • There Be Dragons: Tales of Innovation

The winner of the Hygienix Innovation Award™ was the Sequel Spiral™ Tampon by Sequel. The Sequel Spiral™ Tampon features a proprietary spiral design that is engineered to be more fluid mechanically efficient, meaning it is designed to absorb more evenly and not leak before it’s full. In August 2023, the Sequel Spiral™ Tampon received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a medical device and the company will now begin a series of consumer trials, with broad availability expected in Q1 of 2024.

New this year to Hygienix was Lightning Talks and pre-conference webinars. Lightning Talks are short presentations covering new trends, products and ideas in absorbent hygiene. The pre-conference webinar topics featured the new Quality Audit Program from INDA and EDANA, an in-depth look at the period care product category, and North American trends and insights in baby diapers.

Back was a hands-on workshop providing attendees with information on the various absorption systems used in disposable hygiene products. This workshop focused on the components and interaction of the absorption system in common commercial hygiene products. The workshop was led by Jim Robinson, Principal, Absorbent Hygiene Insights, LLC.

Jim Robinson received the honor of being named the 2023 INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award winner for his decades of technical advancements that have grown the nonwovens industry. Robinson has 33 years in the absorbent hygiene industry, including 28 years as a Technical Service Manager at BASF. Robinson has extensive knowledge of SAP applications, absorbent core formation, and hygiene article design, performance and testing.

Hygienix 2024 will be held Nov. 18-21, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Weitere Informationen:
INDA nonwovens Hygienix Sequel
INDA’s Wes Fisher named a 2023 Top Lobbyist (c) NILE
15.11.2023

INDA’s Wes Fisher named a 2023 Top Lobbyist

INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announces that Director of Government Affairs Wes Fisher was named a 2023 Top Lobbyist by the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics (NILE). The list includes professionals with legislative success in 2023, have been innovative in their field, are held in high regard by their peers, give back to their community through charity or pro bono work, and adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Fisher joined INDA in 2022, he previously held senior government affairs positions at the Pet Advocacy Network and the National Automatic Merchandising Association. His work at INDA has included interfacing with lawmakers, regulators, and stakeholders at the state, local, federal, and international levels and participating in UN negotiations regarding the ongoing Global Plastics Treaty. He serves on the board of directors of the Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG) and in 2022 was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Virginia Rare Disease Council.

INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announces that Director of Government Affairs Wes Fisher was named a 2023 Top Lobbyist by the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics (NILE). The list includes professionals with legislative success in 2023, have been innovative in their field, are held in high regard by their peers, give back to their community through charity or pro bono work, and adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Fisher joined INDA in 2022, he previously held senior government affairs positions at the Pet Advocacy Network and the National Automatic Merchandising Association. His work at INDA has included interfacing with lawmakers, regulators, and stakeholders at the state, local, federal, and international levels and participating in UN negotiations regarding the ongoing Global Plastics Treaty. He serves on the board of directors of the Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG) and in 2022 was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Virginia Rare Disease Council.

Quelle:

INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Manjushree Group mit Reifenhäuser Reicofil Anlage in den indischen Nonwovens Markt (c) Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
06.10.2023

Manjushree Group mit Reifenhäuser Reicofil Anlage in den indischen Nonwovens Markt

Nach vier Jahrzehnten in der Verpackungsindustrie steigt die Manjushree Group in den indischen Nonwovens Markt ein. Dabei vertrauen die Unternehmer auf eine flexible RF Smart-Composite-Vliesstoffanlage von Reifenhäuser Reicofil, um ganz unterschiedlichen Kundenanforderungen gerecht zu werden.

Die Manjushree Group betrieb bereits 1983 im östlichen Teil Indiens eine Blasfolienanlage für Verpackungsmaterial für die Tee-Industrie. Manjushree Technopack Ltd. entwickelte sich in den Folgejahren zu einem der größten Anbieter von Lösungen für starre Kunststoffprodukte in Südasien – und das Familienunternehmen wuchs zu einer Gruppe mit mehreren Geschäftsfeldern heran. 2018 stellte sich die Unternehmerfamilie neu auf: Sie verkaufte ihr bisheriges Kerngeschäft an einen Finanzinvestor und gründete Manjushree Ventures mit Standbeinen in der Start-up-Finanzierung, dem Immobiliengeschäft sowie im produzierenden Gewerbe – das größte davon ist Manjushree Spntek als Produzent von hochwertigen Spinnvliesstoffen.

Nach vier Jahrzehnten in der Verpackungsindustrie steigt die Manjushree Group in den indischen Nonwovens Markt ein. Dabei vertrauen die Unternehmer auf eine flexible RF Smart-Composite-Vliesstoffanlage von Reifenhäuser Reicofil, um ganz unterschiedlichen Kundenanforderungen gerecht zu werden.

Die Manjushree Group betrieb bereits 1983 im östlichen Teil Indiens eine Blasfolienanlage für Verpackungsmaterial für die Tee-Industrie. Manjushree Technopack Ltd. entwickelte sich in den Folgejahren zu einem der größten Anbieter von Lösungen für starre Kunststoffprodukte in Südasien – und das Familienunternehmen wuchs zu einer Gruppe mit mehreren Geschäftsfeldern heran. 2018 stellte sich die Unternehmerfamilie neu auf: Sie verkaufte ihr bisheriges Kerngeschäft an einen Finanzinvestor und gründete Manjushree Ventures mit Standbeinen in der Start-up-Finanzierung, dem Immobiliengeschäft sowie im produzierenden Gewerbe – das größte davon ist Manjushree Spntek als Produzent von hochwertigen Spinnvliesstoffen.

Seit Februar 2023 produziert Manjushree Spntek Hochleistungs-Vliesstoffe auf einer RF Smart Composite-Vliesstoffanlage von Reifenhäuser Reicofil – und profitiert dabei sowohl von der langjährigen Erfahrung in der Verpackungsindustrie als auch von der Erfahrung mit Blasfolienanlagen von Reifenhäuser. „Wir kennen uns aus mit Kunststoffextrusion, beispielsweise wenn es um die Betriebsparameter der Anlagen geht, wie Temperatur und Druck. Die Verarbeitung ist in beiden Branchen ähnlich“, erläutert Rajat Kedia. „Der Hauptunterschied ist der Vertrieb der Produkte: Im Bereich der Kunststoffverpackungen hatten wir einen etablierten Kundenstamm und verkauften viel Material an die großen Konsumgüterhersteller. Der Nonwovens Markt in Indien hingegen formiert sich noch, derzeit mischen tausende kleine Firmen mit.“ Diese bedienen Kunden in ihren Regionen, beispielsweise Krankenhäuser.

Die RF Smart Composite-Vliesstoffanlage ist eine standardisierte Vliesstoffanlage für kleinere und aufstrebende Märkte. Die Anlage produziert bei entsprechend angepasstem Durchsatz Vliesstoffe in höchster Reicofil-Qualität. Damit ist sie bestens geeignet für Anwendungen in der Hygiene und Medizintechnik und ist mit üblicherweise 8.200 jährlichen Produktionsstunden äußerst zuverlässig. Außerdem können Betreiber schnell mit der Produktion starten, weil die Anlage in vielen Fällen in vorhandene Gebäude integriert werden kann.

Bevor die Produktion anlaufen konnte, errichtete Manjushree in Bidadi, einem Ort, der eine Autostunde vom internationalen Flughafen Bangalore entfernten ist, ein neues Produktionsgebäude. Das Gebäude ist nachhaltig gestaltet: Es nutzt natürliches Licht und Frischluft, verfügt über eine umfassende Kontaminationskontrolle und bezieht fast die gesamte Energie aus erneuerbaren Quellen. Anschließend installierte Reifenhäuser Reicofil die RF Smart Composite-Vliesstoffanlage, nahm sie in Betrieb und testete sie.

Seit Februar 2023 produziert Manjushree Spntek hochwertigen Vliesstoff, darunter ultraweiche Stoffe und Stoffe mit Spezialbeschichtungen für Kunden aus der Hygiene- und Medizinbranche. Das Material kann beispielsweise für Babywindeln und Damenhygiene-Produkte eingesetzt werden, aber auch für medizinische Artikel vom OP-Kittel bis zur OP-Abdeckung.

Quelle:

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik

ANDRITZ: Extrabreite Krempel für italienischen Vliesstoffhersteller (c) ANDRITZ
Von links nach rechts: Gianni Boscolo, CEO von Albis, und Fabien Ravier, Managing Director von ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau
27.09.2023

ANDRITZ: Extrabreite Krempel für italienischen Vliesstoffhersteller

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ hat erfolgreich die neue Krempel sowie die Faseröffnungs- und Mischanlage in Betrieb genommen, die an Albis in Roasio, Vercelli, Italien, geliefert wurde.

Mit ihrer großen Arbeitsbreite von 5,10 m ermöglicht die Maschine die Produktion kundenspezifischer Vliesstoffe mit ausgezeichneten Produkteigenschaften und gleichbleibender Qualität. Ein Beispiel ist Albis Curacell®, ein mehrschichtiger Vliesstoff mit einem Gewicht von 35 bis 70 g/m², der in einem patentierten, völlig wasserfreien Verfahren erzeugt wird und Flüssigkeitsmengen von mehr als dem Siebenfachen seines Eigengewichts absorbieren kann. Die Produktionslinie umfasst außerdem eine moderne vorgelagerte Faseröffnungs- und Mischanlage von ANDRITZ.

Albis wurde 1995 als Privatkonzern von Gianni Boscolo in Italien gegründet und ist seit drei Jahrzehnten ein wichtiger Player am Vliesstoffmarkt. Auf Basis kontinuierlicher Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit bietet das Unternehmen innovative, hochwertige Vliesstofflösungen für verschiedene Sektoren, darunter Hygiene, Medizin, Körperpflege, Textilien, Filtration und Landwirtschaft.

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ hat erfolgreich die neue Krempel sowie die Faseröffnungs- und Mischanlage in Betrieb genommen, die an Albis in Roasio, Vercelli, Italien, geliefert wurde.

Mit ihrer großen Arbeitsbreite von 5,10 m ermöglicht die Maschine die Produktion kundenspezifischer Vliesstoffe mit ausgezeichneten Produkteigenschaften und gleichbleibender Qualität. Ein Beispiel ist Albis Curacell®, ein mehrschichtiger Vliesstoff mit einem Gewicht von 35 bis 70 g/m², der in einem patentierten, völlig wasserfreien Verfahren erzeugt wird und Flüssigkeitsmengen von mehr als dem Siebenfachen seines Eigengewichts absorbieren kann. Die Produktionslinie umfasst außerdem eine moderne vorgelagerte Faseröffnungs- und Mischanlage von ANDRITZ.

Albis wurde 1995 als Privatkonzern von Gianni Boscolo in Italien gegründet und ist seit drei Jahrzehnten ein wichtiger Player am Vliesstoffmarkt. Auf Basis kontinuierlicher Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit bietet das Unternehmen innovative, hochwertige Vliesstofflösungen für verschiedene Sektoren, darunter Hygiene, Medizin, Körperpflege, Textilien, Filtration und Landwirtschaft.

Quelle:

ANDRITZ AG

Cinte Techtextil China 2023 with different zones (c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
14.09.2023

Cinte Techtextil China 2023 with different zones

Technological progress often results from close collaboration, and industries that rely on continual improvement stand to benefit from the return to in-person business. Cinte Techtextil China’s first edition since eased pandemic measures is set to reflect a 27.9% increase in exhibitor numbers, with a rejuvenated international contingent further supplemented by the return of the European Zone. Taking place from 19 – 21 September across 40,000 sqm at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the platform is expected to welcome buyers from across Asia, Europe, and beyond. Pre-registrations have doubled compared to the previous edition, and international buyers account for over 20% of the total.

The new zone, Marine Textile Zone, will be comprised of multiple Chinese green marine and nautical rope netting exhibitors, while also hosting the Technology Exchange Forum, and the awards ceremony of the Top 10 Suppliers in the China Rope Net Industry. Prominent exhibitors in this zone include Ropenet Group, Hunan Xinhai, and Zhejiang Four Brothers Rope.

Technological progress often results from close collaboration, and industries that rely on continual improvement stand to benefit from the return to in-person business. Cinte Techtextil China’s first edition since eased pandemic measures is set to reflect a 27.9% increase in exhibitor numbers, with a rejuvenated international contingent further supplemented by the return of the European Zone. Taking place from 19 – 21 September across 40,000 sqm at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the platform is expected to welcome buyers from across Asia, Europe, and beyond. Pre-registrations have doubled compared to the previous edition, and international buyers account for over 20% of the total.

The new zone, Marine Textile Zone, will be comprised of multiple Chinese green marine and nautical rope netting exhibitors, while also hosting the Technology Exchange Forum, and the awards ceremony of the Top 10 Suppliers in the China Rope Net Industry. Prominent exhibitors in this zone include Ropenet Group, Hunan Xinhai, and Zhejiang Four Brothers Rope.

Other domestic exhibitors, such as Shanghai Shenda Kebao New Materials, SIJIA New Material (Shanghai), Zhejiang Hailide New Material, and Zhejiang Jinda New Materials, will showcase products for applications in outdoor advertising, tents, boats, vehicles, environmental engineering, and much more.

Supplementing the fairground’s wide variety of domestic suppliers will be a much-increased showing of international exhibitors, with many to be found within hall E1’s European Zone. Several global industry leaders are featured in their categories below:

Nonwovens equipment

  • Autefa Solutions, Germany: solutions provider for nonwovens lines and machines for carded-crosslapped needlepunching lines, spunlace lines and thermobonding lines.
  • Dilo, Germany: in addition to offering general services, Dilo supplies opening and blending equipment, carding and airlay machines, and crosslapping and needling machines.
  • Groz-Beckert, Germany: provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics.
  • Reifenhäuser Reicofil, Germany: provider of innovative technologies and components for plastics extrusion, producing blown films, cast films, sheets as well as nonwovens.

Weaving equipment

  • Itema, Italy: provider of advanced weaving machines, spare parts, and integrated services, specifically for rapier, air jet and projectile weft insertion technologies.
  • Lindauer DORNIER, Germany: the company manufactures weaving machines, film stretching lines, and composite systems, also offering technical support and spare parts supply.
  • Picanol, Belgium: producer and servicer of high-tech air jet and rapier weaving machines, with around 2,600 weaving mills utilising their systems worldwide.

Coating and lamination

  • BRÜCKNER Textile Technologies, Germany: manufacturer of machines and lines for the coating and finishing of apparel fabric, technical textiles, nonwovens, glass fabrics and floor coverings.
  • ROWA Lack, Germany: developer of high-quality materials and product solutions for the polymer industry, with applications including automotive, electrical engineering, construction, technical textiles, and medical technology.
  • Stahl, the Netherlands: the Dutch company provides high quality coatings, dyes and process chemicals for leather, flexible coated substrates, textiles, films and foils, paper, and related products.

Fibre

  • Monosuisse, Switzerland: with production sites in Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Mexico, and Germany, Monosuisse manufactures various precise, high-quality polymer monofilaments from 19µm to 3.00 mm in diameter.
  • Perlon, Germany: specialised in the manufacture of synthetic filaments in diverse application areas, including paper machine clothing, dental care, and advanced technical textiles for agriculture, 3D printing, sports and leisure, home, and more.

Meanwhile, first-time exhibitors include Rökona (Germany), showcasing RE:SPACE, their range of recycled technical textiles; Testex AG (Switzerland), the official OEKO-TEX® representative in multiple countries including China; Hohenstein (Germany), the renowned testing laboratory and research institute; and zwissTEX (Germany), the knitted fabrics and lamination specialists. In addition, the returning Taiwan Pavilion is set to feature the debut of Shinih Enterprise Co Ltd (Taiwan China).

Beyond the innovation displayed at the booths, the fair’s programme is set to welcome global experts from various technical textile and nonwoven sub-sectors to offer specific insights and unveil innovations. Highlighted events include:

The 11th China International Nonwovens Conference
14 sessions cover topics such as the quality control of medical supplies; green development in technology and applications in the nonwovens industry; and the development and application of flashspun nonwovens in China.

Marine textiles and rope netting events
Events specific to this zone include the Top 10 Suppliers in the China Rope Net Industry; Conference on Textile Applications for Marine Engineering and Fisheries; and the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) Rope Net Branch Council Meeting

"Nonwovens, Creating a Better Life” Innovation Showcase
Product display area showcasing around 100 nonwovens products with applications in five areas: medical and health, quality of life, human habitat, sustainable development, and innovative design.

Advanced Technical Textiles Industry Chain Synergistic Innovation Development Forum
Includes presentations from multiple key players in the technical textile industry, including Mr Steven Liu, Commercial Manager of Polymer Additives Business of Sanitized (China) Ltd.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

11.09.2023

Kelheim Fibres mit nachhaltigen & europäischen Innovationen in Dornbirn

Kelheim Fibres, Hersteller von Viskosespezialfasern, stellt auf dem diesjährigen Global Fiber Congress in Dornbirn seine neuesten Entwicklungen vor. Im Fokus stehen Innovationen, die nicht nur umweltfreundlich sind, sondern auch die europäische Lieferkette stärken.

Dr. Ingo Bernt, Projektleiter Faser- & Anwendungsentwicklung bei Kelheim Fibres, präsentiert in seinem Vortrag "Towards high performing plant-based AHP products - a joined approach of Pelz and Kelheim Fibres" gemeinsam mit Dr. Henning Röttger, Head of Business Development bei der PelzGROUP, die Entwicklung einer plastikfreien und dennoch leistungsstarken Slipeinlage. Die wasserabweisende Kelheimer Spezialfaser Olea spielt dabei eine entscheidende Rolle im Top- und Backsheet der Slipeinlage.

Dieses Produkt entstand aus dem Bestreben, umweltfreundliche Alternativen zu herkömmlichen Einweglösungen im Hygienebereich anzubieten, ohne dabei auf die gewohnt hohe Produktleistung zu verzichten.

Kelheim Fibres, Hersteller von Viskosespezialfasern, stellt auf dem diesjährigen Global Fiber Congress in Dornbirn seine neuesten Entwicklungen vor. Im Fokus stehen Innovationen, die nicht nur umweltfreundlich sind, sondern auch die europäische Lieferkette stärken.

Dr. Ingo Bernt, Projektleiter Faser- & Anwendungsentwicklung bei Kelheim Fibres, präsentiert in seinem Vortrag "Towards high performing plant-based AHP products - a joined approach of Pelz and Kelheim Fibres" gemeinsam mit Dr. Henning Röttger, Head of Business Development bei der PelzGROUP, die Entwicklung einer plastikfreien und dennoch leistungsstarken Slipeinlage. Die wasserabweisende Kelheimer Spezialfaser Olea spielt dabei eine entscheidende Rolle im Top- und Backsheet der Slipeinlage.

Dieses Produkt entstand aus dem Bestreben, umweltfreundliche Alternativen zu herkömmlichen Einweglösungen im Hygienebereich anzubieten, ohne dabei auf die gewohnt hohe Produktleistung zu verzichten.

Einen ähnlichen Ansatz verfolgt auch das zweite Projekt. Unter dem Titel "Performance Fibres meet Sustainable Design - example of a reusable Baby Diaper" werden Projektleiterin Natalie Wunder aus dem New Business Development Team von Kelheim Fibres zusammen mit Caspar Böhme, Mitgründer von Sumo, die waschbare und somit wiederverwendbare SUMO-Windel präsentieren. Die Windel wird aus biobasierten Materialien gefertigt und überzeugt durch eine einzigartige Konstruktion der leistungsstarken Saugeinlage mit Kelheimer Spezialfasern. Diese Kombination aus biobasierten Materialien und Wiederverwendbarkeit bietet im Vergleich zu herkömmlichen Babywindeln einen doppelten Umweltvorteil.

Sowohl die Slipeinlage als auch die SUMO-Windel werden komplett in Europa gefertigt, was kurze Transportwege und somit einen geringeren CO2-Abdruck mit sich bringt. Darüber hinaus stärken diese Innovationen die europäische Textil- und Nonwovensindustrie durch die Realisierung von Innovationen in Europa.

Weitere Informationen:
Kelheim Fibres Damenhygiene SUMO Windel
Quelle:

Kelheim Fibres GmbH

WOW 2023 (c) INDA Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
21.07.2023

WOW 2023 with Attendance Records

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the successful conclusion of the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference, July 17-20, Atlanta, Georgia. More than 495 senior-level leaders convened for new intelligence, connections, and business, which was a record turnout for the WOW event.

The 17th edition of WOW featured almost 60 tabletop exhibits, 26 presentations, and two pre-conference webinars. The program introduced Lightning Talks, “supersized elevator speeches” covering new trends, products, and ideas, and a 1.5-day revised WIPES Academy training course. WOW also featured a mentorship program for participants new to the wipes industry.

The WOW speakers shared their expert insights in these key topics:

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the successful conclusion of the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference, July 17-20, Atlanta, Georgia. More than 495 senior-level leaders convened for new intelligence, connections, and business, which was a record turnout for the WOW event.

The 17th edition of WOW featured almost 60 tabletop exhibits, 26 presentations, and two pre-conference webinars. The program introduced Lightning Talks, “supersized elevator speeches” covering new trends, products, and ideas, and a 1.5-day revised WIPES Academy training course. WOW also featured a mentorship program for participants new to the wipes industry.

The WOW speakers shared their expert insights in these key topics:

  • Inflation, Supply Chain Issues, Capacity/Demand Balance
  • Plastic Policy: Closing the Intention-Action Gap
  • Sustainability and Manufacturing Practices
  • Consumer Market Data and Trends
  • Wipes Advancements
  • Transparency in the Supply Chain
  • Regulation, Innovation, Standards & Education in Flushability

World of Wipes Innovation Award®
The winner of the World of Wipes Innovation Award was the Nonwoven Wipe Using Biotransformation Technology developed by Indorama Ventures and Polymateria. This innovative 100% polypropylene spunlace wipe utilizes advanced biotransformation technology, meeting the BSI PAS 9017 specification. The wipe is compatible with mechanical recycling however, in the event it becomes fugitive, and exposed to heat, sunlight, air and moisture, will transform into a harmless, bioavailable wax at its end-of-life, returning safely to nature without leaving behind microplastics or toxins. This polypropylene wipe represents a significant leap towards eco-friendly, sustainable nonwoven hygiene products.

INDA announced that WOW 2024 will be held June 17-20, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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INDA WOW nonwovens
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INDA Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

(c) INDEX™
07.07.2023

INDEX™23 Survey on Exhibitors and Visitors

Following INDEX™23, an independent market research company conducted an online survey amongst all exhibitors and visitors who attended the event between 18 and 21 April 2023.

The goal was to identify motivations for attending INDEX™23 and gauge exhibitors' and visitors' levels of satisfaction with the event to obtain insightful feedback, ensuring that subsequent editions continue to meet the desires, requirements, and issues of the industry it serves.

In the report, the information provided by the research was complemented by registration data entered by visitors when registering for the on-site event.

See the full report of survey here.

Following INDEX™23, an independent market research company conducted an online survey amongst all exhibitors and visitors who attended the event between 18 and 21 April 2023.

The goal was to identify motivations for attending INDEX™23 and gauge exhibitors' and visitors' levels of satisfaction with the event to obtain insightful feedback, ensuring that subsequent editions continue to meet the desires, requirements, and issues of the industry it serves.

In the report, the information provided by the research was complemented by registration data entered by visitors when registering for the on-site event.

See the full report of survey here.

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INDEX Survey nonwovens
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INDEX™

23.06.2023

Program announced for RISE® 2023

The theme for the 13th edition of RISE® (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) is “A New Era in Manufacturing for Sustainability.” Technology scouts, product managers, senior scientists, development engineers, and business developers will convene September 26-27 at North Carolina State University and The Nonwovens Institute in Raleigh, NC to discover the latest nonwoven innovations.

The RISE conference program features industry leaders from these companies: American Truetzschler, Berry Global, Dilo Incorporated, Evonik Corporation, Indorama Ventures USA, MANN+HUMMEL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NatureWorks, The Nonwovens Institute, Owens Corning, PCI Wood Mackenzie, PolyQuest, Reifenhäuser REICOFIL GmbH, and Simplifyber. These industry experts will discuss the future of nonwoven manufacturing, advances in filter media, rPolymer developments, and sustainable applications.

The theme for the 13th edition of RISE® (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) is “A New Era in Manufacturing for Sustainability.” Technology scouts, product managers, senior scientists, development engineers, and business developers will convene September 26-27 at North Carolina State University and The Nonwovens Institute in Raleigh, NC to discover the latest nonwoven innovations.

The RISE conference program features industry leaders from these companies: American Truetzschler, Berry Global, Dilo Incorporated, Evonik Corporation, Indorama Ventures USA, MANN+HUMMEL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NatureWorks, The Nonwovens Institute, Owens Corning, PCI Wood Mackenzie, PolyQuest, Reifenhäuser REICOFIL GmbH, and Simplifyber. These industry experts will discuss the future of nonwoven manufacturing, advances in filter media, rPolymer developments, and sustainable applications.

Innovations that advance the nonwovens industry will be recognized with the 2023 RISE® Innovation Award. Three finalists will present their innovative products or technologies to RISE participants, Tuesday, September 26th. The 2022 award winner was DiaperRecycle, cat litter made from recycled diapers.

RISE participants have the option of touring The Nonwovens Institute’s $65 million-plus, 60,000 square-foot facilities featuring state-of-the-art equipment, pilot lines, and analytical laboratories, as well as attending an evening reception at the Lonnie Pool Golf Course Clubhouse. During the evening reception, graduate students and faculty from North Carolina State University will feature their research and technical advances with poster presentations. The tour and reception will take place Tuesday, September 26th and the tour is limited to 40 attendees.

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RISE® INDA nonwovens Innovation award
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INDA

(c) INDA
16.06.2023

Registration for FiltXPO™ 2023 is now open

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced that registration is open for FiltXPO™ 2023, Oct. 10-12, 2023, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois USA. More than 130 exhibitors from the filtration supply chain will showcase their solutions, technologies, and innovations to over 1,200 global professionals. FiltXPO will also feature a three-day technical program covering new technology, products, and research.

Exhibit stand reservations have been brisk, exceeding the prior two editions of FiltXPO. “We are pleased to see the strong interest in exhibiting at FiltXPO. It speaks to the strength of the industry and that filtration products continue to evolve for clean air and water, as well as safer food, beverages, and biopharmaceuticals,” said Joe Tessari, Associate Director of Exhibit Sales.

An important part of the FiltXPO event is the 1.5-day Filter Media Training Course. Participants will learn about the physics of filtration, how nonwoven media is designed and used in air and liquid filtration, the latest market trends, which applications have unmet needs, as well as testing standards.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced that registration is open for FiltXPO™ 2023, Oct. 10-12, 2023, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois USA. More than 130 exhibitors from the filtration supply chain will showcase their solutions, technologies, and innovations to over 1,200 global professionals. FiltXPO will also feature a three-day technical program covering new technology, products, and research.

Exhibit stand reservations have been brisk, exceeding the prior two editions of FiltXPO. “We are pleased to see the strong interest in exhibiting at FiltXPO. It speaks to the strength of the industry and that filtration products continue to evolve for clean air and water, as well as safer food, beverages, and biopharmaceuticals,” said Joe Tessari, Associate Director of Exhibit Sales.

An important part of the FiltXPO event is the 1.5-day Filter Media Training Course. Participants will learn about the physics of filtration, how nonwoven media is designed and used in air and liquid filtration, the latest market trends, which applications have unmet needs, as well as testing standards.

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INDA Filtxpo Filtration filters nonwovens
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INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

13.06.2023

Three Finalists Announced for the 2023 World of Wipes Innovation Award®


2XL Corporation, Avgol Nonwovens, and Yowel to compete for Award
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the three finalists for the World of Wipes Innovation Award®. The Award will be presented at the 17th annual World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference, July 17-20, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.    

The three products vying for this Award are a cleaning and disinfecting device from 2XL Corporation, a wipe utilizing biotransformation technology from Avgol Nonwovens, and a reusable towel dispensing system from Yowel.

The winner will be announced on July 20th at 11 am. The three companies competing for the Award are:


2XL Corporation, Avgol Nonwovens, and Yowel to compete for Award
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the three finalists for the World of Wipes Innovation Award®. The Award will be presented at the 17th annual World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference, July 17-20, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.    

The three products vying for this Award are a cleaning and disinfecting device from 2XL Corporation, a wipe utilizing biotransformation technology from Avgol Nonwovens, and a reusable towel dispensing system from Yowel.

The winner will be announced on July 20th at 11 am. The three companies competing for the Award are:

Windup by 2XL Corporation
Meet the Windup: a groundbreaking new device that can clean and disinfect your home using a self-advancing microfiber roll that you never have to touch. Just one roll will clean your kitchen over 50 times. An innovative one-touch revolving roll and a versatile spray system that allows use of your favorite floor cleaner or our specially formulated disinfecting solution. No more stopping to change expensive pads or change filthy water. Get wound up for Windup.

Nonwoven wipe using biotransformation technology by Avgol Nonwovens
This innovative spunlace wipe utilized advanced biotransformation technology developed jointly by Indorama Ventures and Polymateria. Meeting the BSI PAS 9017 specification, this wipe in the event it becomes fugitive, and exposed to heat, sunlight, air and moisture will transform into a harmless, bioavailable wax at its end-of-life, eliminating microplastic pollution. Compatible with mechanical recycling and combatting ‘fugitive’ waste, this wipe represents a significant leap towards eco-friendly, sustainable nonwoven hygiene products.

The Yowel™ System by Yowel
Ready to help the earth and save money…every day? Yowel is a patented system for dispensing reusable towels. Instead of a roll of paper towels, place a Yowel full of reusable towels into your paper towel holder – or choose the countertop model, and you’re immediately reducing your paper towel consumption.  The Yowel System has 40 reusable towels and a mesh bag for used towels. Save money and help Mother Nature.

INDA’s Technical Advisory Board selected the finalists based on the creativity, uniqueness, and technical sophistication employed in finding novel ways to expand the utilization of nonwovens. Categories considered for the award were wipes related raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives, and end-use products.

Nice-Pak’s SecureFLUSH® Technology Flushable Wipes received the 2022 World of Wipes Innovation Award for their unique, 100% cellulose nonwoven that is strong enough to clean, yet break apart rapidly, when flushed. A specialty “lock and key” design of plant-based fibers and formula leverages patent-pending technology to break apart five times faster than the leading brand of two-ply toilet paper and ensure responsible care of plumbing and wastewater. SecureFLUSH® Technology Flushable wipes are available in Walmart, Amazon, and at Nicencleanwipes.com.

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INDA WOW nonwovens World of Wipes
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INDA

(c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
02.06.2023

Over 366 Exhibitors at Cinte Techtextil China 2023

With four months until the technical textiles and nonwovens show opens its doors, floor space booked by international suppliers is already more than double the area of the previous edition, which attracted 366 exhibitors from eight countries and regions. Taking place from 19 – 21 September 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, this year’s fair will see the European Zone return to the fairground. The high-traffic zone is set to welcome a number of new and returning exhibitors eager to showcase their products to a business-hungry domestic market.

Speaking at the fair’s previous edition in 2021, Mr Roberto Galante, Plant Manager of FMMG Technical Textiles (Suzhou) Co Ltd, said: “The Chinese market is a big opportunity for everybody, because every day the market is demanding more. The potential here is incredible, and there is more demand for overseas brands. These brands are known for their very high quality, and while China’s industry has developed very well in the past few years, it still needs support from overseas brands with high quality products. This fair is good for us, and we exhibit here every year.”

With four months until the technical textiles and nonwovens show opens its doors, floor space booked by international suppliers is already more than double the area of the previous edition, which attracted 366 exhibitors from eight countries and regions. Taking place from 19 – 21 September 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, this year’s fair will see the European Zone return to the fairground. The high-traffic zone is set to welcome a number of new and returning exhibitors eager to showcase their products to a business-hungry domestic market.

Speaking at the fair’s previous edition in 2021, Mr Roberto Galante, Plant Manager of FMMG Technical Textiles (Suzhou) Co Ltd, said: “The Chinese market is a big opportunity for everybody, because every day the market is demanding more. The potential here is incredible, and there is more demand for overseas brands. These brands are known for their very high quality, and while China’s industry has developed very well in the past few years, it still needs support from overseas brands with high quality products. This fair is good for us, and we exhibit here every year.”

Multiple domestic and international exhibitors have confirmed their participation at Cinte Techtextil China 2023, with the European Zone playing host to FMMG and other key industry players, such as:

  • Bekaert, Belgium
  • Fil Man Made Group, Italy
  • SANITIZED, Switzerland
  • SCANTECH, France

Outside the European Zone, additional international suppliers will showcase their diverse product applications at the fairground, with categories including Coating & Bondtec (Stahl); Fibre & Yarn (Barnet); Nonwovens Equipment (Dilo); Technology & Machinery (Picanol); and Testing Equipment & Certification (TESTEX). Other European exhibitors in these categories include Autefa Solutions, Reifenhauser Heinsberg, Reifenhauser Reicofil, and SICAM.

Chinese suppliers set to complement international contingent
A comprehensive range of domestic exhibitors are eager to meet new buyers and renew old business connections at this year’s fair, including:

  • Shanghai Shenda Kebao New Materials
  • SIJIA New Material (Shanghai)
  • Zhejiang Jinda New Materials
  • Zhejiang Hailide New Material

The fair’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span a full range of potential uses in modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also cover the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions. This scope of product groups and application areas ensures that the fair is an effective business platform for the entire industry.

Quelle:

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

(c) INDA
31.05.2023

INDA releases North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, announces the publication of a new study, North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study 2022.

Based on actual surveys and interviews with producers, enhancing the accuracy and relevance, this study tracks machine additions, closures, and productivity improvements. This study is the industry benchmark for capacity and production information for North America and provides an estimate of operating rates, based on nameplate machine capacity, through the year 2022. The 72-page study contains 43 figures and 11 tables.

Findings from this year’s study include:

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, announces the publication of a new study, North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study 2022.

Based on actual surveys and interviews with producers, enhancing the accuracy and relevance, this study tracks machine additions, closures, and productivity improvements. This study is the industry benchmark for capacity and production information for North America and provides an estimate of operating rates, based on nameplate machine capacity, through the year 2022. The 72-page study contains 43 figures and 11 tables.

Findings from this year’s study include:

  • North American capacity continues to increase with investments being made across all the processes and for a variety of end-uses. The industry’s nameplate capacity utilization has increased year-over-year, for the fifth consecutive year.
  • In 2022, capacity of nonwovens in North America reached 5.565 million tonnes, an increase from the previous year of 2.4% (net growth of 128,700 tonnes) and an improvement over the previous year’s growth rate of 1.8%.
  • North American imports, in tonnage, decreased 24.3% in 2022 and exports decreased 16.3% due to market stabilization after COVID. Nonwoven production tends to stay within the region, so the net trade balance (imports less exports) accounted for less than 5.5% of the region’s capacity.
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INDA

25.05.2023

INDA releases new North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, announces the publication of a new study, North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study 2022.

Based on actual surveys and interviews with producers, enhancing the accuracy and relevance, this study tracks machine additions, closures, and productivity improvements. This study is the industry benchmark for capacity and production information for North America and the only publication that provides an estimate of operating rates, based on nameplate machine capacity, through the year 2022. The 72-page study contains 43 figures and 11 tables.

“An element of INDA’s mission is to provide credible statistics to the nonwovens and engineered materials industry,” said Tony Fragnito, INDA President. “Our objective is to continually improve the quality of data and industry information. We feel the industry will greatly benefit from this in-depth resource for strategic planning and investment purposes,” Fragnito added.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, announces the publication of a new study, North American Nonwoven Materials Annual Study 2022.

Based on actual surveys and interviews with producers, enhancing the accuracy and relevance, this study tracks machine additions, closures, and productivity improvements. This study is the industry benchmark for capacity and production information for North America and the only publication that provides an estimate of operating rates, based on nameplate machine capacity, through the year 2022. The 72-page study contains 43 figures and 11 tables.

“An element of INDA’s mission is to provide credible statistics to the nonwovens and engineered materials industry,” said Tony Fragnito, INDA President. “Our objective is to continually improve the quality of data and industry information. We feel the industry will greatly benefit from this in-depth resource for strategic planning and investment purposes,” Fragnito added.

The complete study is provided to producers who supplied key metrics. The Executive Summary, an overview of the findings and implications, will be offered to current INDA members on a complimentary basis.

The detailed study is available for purchase, with members receiving a discount.

Findings from this year’s study include:

  • North American capacity continues to increase with investments being made across all the processes and for a variety of end-uses. The industry’s nameplate capacity utilization has increased year-over-year, for the fifth consecutive year.
  • In 2022, capacity of nonwovens in North America reached 5.565 million tonnes, an increase from the previous year of 2.4% (net growth of 128,700 tonnes) and an improvement over the previous year’s growth rate of 1.8%.
  • North American imports, in tonnage, decreased 24.3% in 2022 and exports decreased 16.3% due to market stabilization after COVID. Nonwoven production tends to stay within the region, so the net trade balance (imports less exports) accounted for less than 5.5% of the region’s capacity.

“2022 was a period of economic adjustment and stabilization,” said Mark Snider, Chief Market & Industry Analyst. “We’re seeing a controlled and consistent transition back to pre-pandemic levels of nonwoven growth.”

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INDA nonwovens study
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INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry

Foto: Naturopera
22.05.2023

ANDRITZ-Anlage produziert Babywindeln für Naturopera, Frankreich

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ hat für das neue Werk von Naturopera in Bully Les Mines, Frankreich, eine Verarbeitungslinie zur Herstellung von Babywindeln geliefert, installiert und in Betrieb genommen.

Die eXcelle-Verarbeitungslinie von ANDRITZ Diatec verfügt über eine spezielle Technologie, mit der sowohl herkömmliche als auch biobasierte Babywindeln hergestellt werden können. Sie unterstützt Naturopera in dem Bestreben, ein führender Hersteller einer neuen Generation von nachhaltigen Windeln zu werden.

Während marktübliche Windeln meist zu 70% aus erdölbasierten Kunststoffen bestehen, arbeitet Naturopera darauf hin, Windeln aus bis 90% biobasierten Rohstoffen herzustellen. Das bahnbrechende Konzept dafür wurde in enger Zusammenarbeit zwischen Naturopera und ANDRITZ entwickelt. Es ersetzt die traditionellen Spunbond- und Meltblown-Vliesstoffe durch Spunlace-Vliesstoffe, die großteils aus Naturfasern bestehen. Ein Prototyp der zu 90% biobasierten Windel wurde kürzlich in Bully Les Mines hergestellt.

Der internationale Technologiekonzern ANDRITZ hat für das neue Werk von Naturopera in Bully Les Mines, Frankreich, eine Verarbeitungslinie zur Herstellung von Babywindeln geliefert, installiert und in Betrieb genommen.

Die eXcelle-Verarbeitungslinie von ANDRITZ Diatec verfügt über eine spezielle Technologie, mit der sowohl herkömmliche als auch biobasierte Babywindeln hergestellt werden können. Sie unterstützt Naturopera in dem Bestreben, ein führender Hersteller einer neuen Generation von nachhaltigen Windeln zu werden.

Während marktübliche Windeln meist zu 70% aus erdölbasierten Kunststoffen bestehen, arbeitet Naturopera darauf hin, Windeln aus bis 90% biobasierten Rohstoffen herzustellen. Das bahnbrechende Konzept dafür wurde in enger Zusammenarbeit zwischen Naturopera und ANDRITZ entwickelt. Es ersetzt die traditionellen Spunbond- und Meltblown-Vliesstoffe durch Spunlace-Vliesstoffe, die großteils aus Naturfasern bestehen. Ein Prototyp der zu 90% biobasierten Windel wurde kürzlich in Bully Les Mines hergestellt.

Durch ihr flexibles Design lässt sich die ANDRITZ-Verarbeitungsmaschine bei Naturopera mit wenigen Einstellungen auf die Produktion biobasierter Windeln umstellen. Sie ermöglich die Verarbeitung unterschiedlicher Größen, verfügt über ein benutzfreundliches Interface und garantiert eine Produktionsgeschwindigkeit von 800 Stück pro Minute.

Das französische Unternehmen Naturopera produziert Babypflege-, Damenhygiene- und Haushaltsprodukte und legt dabei großen Wert auf lokale Produktion und Nachhaltigkeit.

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(c) Groz-Beckert KG
12.05.2023

Groz-Beckert präsentiert Neuheiten auf der ITMA

Groz-Beckert ist auf der ITMA mit seinen sechs Produktbereichen vertreten und stellt verschiedene Neuheiten vor. Die Präsentationen am Messestand werden durch Augmented-Reality-Anwendungen unterstützt. Somit können die Besucher die Produkte sowohl live als auch virtuell entdecken.

Der Produktbereich Knitting ist auf dem Messestand von Groz-Beckert mit vier Produktgruppen Rundstrick, Flachstrick, Beinbekleidung und Wirk vertreten. Im Segment Rundstrick werden bspw. zwei neu entwickelte Stricksysteme vorgestellt, die gemeinsam mit Maschinenbauern realisiert wurden. Im Mittelpunkt der Entwicklungen stehen die Themen Energieeinsparung, verlängerte Reinigungsintervalle und erhöhte Prozesssicherheit.

Neben den Maschinen für die Webereivorbereitung präsentiert der Produktbereich Weaving sein jüngst erweitertes Portfolio von technischen Webblättern. Die neuen Webblätter ermöglichen die Versorgung von Kunden, die Gewebe im Bereich von hohen Feinheiten herstellen. Die Webblätter kommen bei der Herstellung von Geweben zum Einsatz, die bspw. in der technischen Filtration, der Membrantechnik, in Solarzellen oder in Touchscreens verwendet werden.

Groz-Beckert ist auf der ITMA mit seinen sechs Produktbereichen vertreten und stellt verschiedene Neuheiten vor. Die Präsentationen am Messestand werden durch Augmented-Reality-Anwendungen unterstützt. Somit können die Besucher die Produkte sowohl live als auch virtuell entdecken.

Der Produktbereich Knitting ist auf dem Messestand von Groz-Beckert mit vier Produktgruppen Rundstrick, Flachstrick, Beinbekleidung und Wirk vertreten. Im Segment Rundstrick werden bspw. zwei neu entwickelte Stricksysteme vorgestellt, die gemeinsam mit Maschinenbauern realisiert wurden. Im Mittelpunkt der Entwicklungen stehen die Themen Energieeinsparung, verlängerte Reinigungsintervalle und erhöhte Prozesssicherheit.

Neben den Maschinen für die Webereivorbereitung präsentiert der Produktbereich Weaving sein jüngst erweitertes Portfolio von technischen Webblättern. Die neuen Webblätter ermöglichen die Versorgung von Kunden, die Gewebe im Bereich von hohen Feinheiten herstellen. Die Webblätter kommen bei der Herstellung von Geweben zum Einsatz, die bspw. in der technischen Filtration, der Membrantechnik, in Solarzellen oder in Touchscreens verwendet werden.

Produkte und Services für die klassische Vernadelung und die Wasserstrahlverfestigung präsentiert der Produktbereich Felting (Nonwovens). Bei Filznadeln erwarten die Besucher zwei Neuheiten: eine neue Kerbenform sowie das Groz-Beckert Filznadelmodul. Beim Filznadelmodul sind die Nadeln erstmalig als Modul in eine Kunststoffform eingebettet. Die Nadelmodule zeichnen sich durch eine sehr hohe Verformungsfestigkeit aus und bieten neue Dimensionen der Nadeldichte.

Für die Herstellung von getufteten Bodenbelägen wie Teppichen, Badematten oder Kunstrasen präsentiert der Produktbereich Tufting sein bewährtes Gauge Part-System.

Verschiedene Neu- und Weiterentwicklungen zeigt auch der Produktbereich Carding. Für Interessenten der Vliesstoffindustrie ist bspw. die feinste verkettete Garnitur der Welt für ein reduziertes Crash-Risiko mit dabei. Für Kunden der Spinnereiindustrie stellt der Bereich weiterentwickelte Fest- und Wanderdeckel vor. Die neuen Wanderdeckel wurden auf die Verarbeitung feiner Garne abgestimmt, die Festdeckel wurden mit einem neuen, widerstandsfähigen Aluminiumprofil versehen.

Der Produktbereich Sewing legt seinen Fokus auf die Präsentation seiner Sonderanwendungsnadeln, SANTM. Die Nähmaschinennadeln der SANTM-Serie wurden speziell für anspruchsvolle Nähoperationen entwickelt – bspw. zum Vernähen technischer oder feinster Textilien. Zudem präsentiert der Bereich seinen neuen Needle Finder. Der Needle Finder ist ein interaktives Tool im Online-Kundenportal, das bei der Auswahl der richtigen Nadel unterstützt.

Quelle:

Groz-Beckert KG