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Quest for skin and earth friendly solutions
CASTELLDEFELS – Over the next three years, the EU-funded PolyBioSkin project, with a budget of over €4 million, aims to develop and validate a number of new skin-contact products based on biopolymers.
Fibertex to begin print production in the US
ASHEBORO –Danish nonwovens producer Fibertex Personal Care, owned by industrial conglomerate Schouw & Co., is to establish print production facilities capable of printing directly onto nonwoven fabrics, in North Carolina, USA.
Convatec obtains Woodbury Holdings
READING – Medical products and technologies company ConvaTec Group is to acquire Woodbury Holdings, a US-based distributor of incontinence and catheter-related supplies, from MTS Health Investors for US$120.
Indorama acquires Durafiber Mexico facilities
BANGKOK – Global chemicals producer Indorama Ventures (IV) has entered negotiations to acquire the Mexico facility of technical textiles producer Durafiber Technologies.
Rusvata celebrates Trutzschler spunlace line
RYAZAN – Rusvat, a Russian manufacturer of medical products including cotton wool, bandages and gauze, has inaugurated its new Trutzschler line for production of hydroentangled nonwovens at its headquarters in Ryazan, Russia.
Metsä bioproduct pulp mill opening
ÄÄNEKOSKI–Metsä Group is on schedule to start-up its new €1.2 billion bioproduct pulp mill – representing the largest investment in the history of Finland’s forest industry – later this month.
Ultrasonic welding for medical nonwovens
KARLSBAD– Ultrasonic machinery manufacturer Herrmann Ultraschall has developed an assembly line to deliver all ultrasonic laminating and sealing steps for a new patented abdominal swab – dubbed 'Texart' – by Portugese medical device producer Bastos Viegas.
Baldwin benefits Ahlstrom-Munkjö
NEW YORK – Nonwovens giant Ahlstrom-Munkjö has installed a Baldwin spray applicator for remoistening in their foil manufacturing process, which the company says has reduced maintenance costs by 100 per cent.
Pegas concludes Reicofil contract
LUXEMBOURG – Pegas Nonwovens has concluded a contract for the delivery of a new Reicofil production line for its South Africa plant, expected to be in commercial operation by the beginning of 2019.
Laroche updates on fibre recycling
COURS – Textile recycling and staple fibre nonwovens specialist Laroche has shared updates on its clothing recycling solution in Guatemala.
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