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JV for natural fibre products

Monday, 24 November 2014

article thumbnailFaurecia has formed a joint venture with Interval, a major French agricultural cooperative, to develop new industrial uses for natural fibres such as hemp – frequently in nonwoven form.  Automotive Performance Materials (APM) aims to develop and produce bio-sourced raw materials to build on the advances already made by Faurecia in creating lighter, cleaner vehicles.  Buoyed by  initial mass-production success with the door panels for the Peugeot 308, Faurecia aims to actively develop its offering among all client automakers. Production in France is already underway and the...


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December 2014


‘Agrofacturing’ and methane manipulation. Developments in the field of biopolymers – and particularly those that could serve as the components of absorbent hygiene products – continues at a rapid pace.

Why the nonwovens industry should further disentangle itself from its association with the general textile industry.

How Northern Italy is about to become a test bed for a unique new recycling scheme.

A big need for cleaner fuel is demanding more of nonwoven filter media, but can the automotive industry continue to grow as expected?

Why a holistic approach is now necessary in absorbent core construction.

And much more...


New nanocellulose partnership

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

article thumbnailSugar is the new crude, says American Process, based in Atlanta, Georgia, which has formed a partnership with Futuris Automotive of Melbourne, Australia, to develop ultra-strong, lightweight...

Keeping the machines running

Monday, 24 November 2014

article thumbnailThe field service industry is headed for significant changes and technology disruption, according to ServiceMax, headquartered in Plesanton, California.SeviceMax is the developer of a field service...


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Ten questions for...

Friday, 31 October 2014

article thumbnail...Tobias Schäfer, General Manager, Andritz Küsters,  and Frederic Noelle, R&D Manager, Andritz Perfojet

Attention to detail

Friday, 31 October 2014

article thumbnailProduction processes that are more efficient while at the same time conserving resources are paramount at Norafin.  With its 150 employees, the company produces high-quality speciality nonwovens...


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Considering conversion

Friday, 26 September 2014

article thumbnailA new LCA study indicates significant benefits in the production of wipes substrates with Teknoweb’s Arvell technology.   A wet wipes substrate currently accounts for between 65-70% of costs...

Closed loop care

Thursday, 25 September 2014

article thumbnailA flagship European hospital is showing the way forward with waste – and its success points to big opportunities for manufacturers of renewable nonwovens.


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