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More speed, less reverb

Monday, 30 March 2015

article thumbnailA new acoustic insulation concept based on nonwovens has been introduced at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland – Europe’s Fastest cycling track.  The venue encompasses an area of 2,678 sqm and up to 30 cyclists can compete in races, reaching speeds exceeding 50 kmph. 


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April 2015

Why do you need to be at the Anex-Since 2015 exhibition which takes place in Shanghai, China from May 13-15? Simply because nowhere else will you feel that tangible sense of opportunity waiting just around the corner.

New battery separators can prevent the kind of fires that were responsible for grounding Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in 2013 and are now very rapidly to be commercialised.

A nonwovens manufacturing company that until recently has been little known outside its native China had no less than three of its materials selected for the 2015 ISPO Textrends Fibres and Insulations Top Ten at the recent sportswear event held in Munich, Germany. This put the company a nose in front of long-established heavyweights such as 3M, Polartec and PrimaLoft and is a story that begins with a man on a tricycle shuttling urgently through the garment district of ShiShi City in China’s Fujian Province back in the late 1990s.

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Ingeo toner claims award

Monday, 30 March 2015

article thumbnailEastman Kodak has claimed the 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics Award for its creation of a bio-toner based on NatureWorks Ingeo PLA resin.The award for the 90% biobased and biodegradable product was...

Latest purchase for PGI

Thursday, 26 March 2015

article thumbnailPGI is to acquire Dounor SAS, the French manufacturer of nonwovens for hygiene, healthcare and industrial applications. The acquisition of Dounor is expected to help accelerate the growth of PGI’s...


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Taming the Wild West

Monday, 23 March 2015

article thumbnailA major new opportunity for nonwoven filters in the US is anticipated as a result of increased water treatment and re-use by the fracking industry.  The hydraulic fracturing (fracking) industry...

Disposables 4.0

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

article thumbnailWithout a doubt, wearable, sensor-containing new technologies are set to become the next wave of hygiene and healthcare disposables which the nonwovens manufacturing supply chain needs to be very...


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Taking it to China’s consumers

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

article thumbnailPurCotton is rapidly becoming a household brand in China following Winner Medical’s move into retail five years ago with products such as cotton tissues, household textiles, maternity wear and...

Positive plastics progress

Monday, 09 March 2015

article thumbnailAs a developer and producer of both films and nonwoven solutions at 23 locations around the world, RKW entered 2015 with a number of important new initiatives already underway.  These include...


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