New AJ Nonwovens plant in Waco, Texas

June 20th, 2023

A new era of production was officially inaugurated last Thursday with the opening of AJ Nonwoven’s new plant in Waco, Texas. The event was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by AstenJohnson business leaders, government representatives and members of the local community. Strategically located in Waco, this ultramodern plant is equipped with the latest […]

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Avenues and opportunities

February 13th, 2023

TopoKnit is a suite of algorithms recently developed at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., as a tool for modeling the path of a yarn within a knitted textile. The program provides documentation of how parts come together to make a finished piece. Its technology-agnostic approach would allow designers to try new approaches with a better gauge […]

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Nonwoven fabrics market size projected to be $67.93 billion by 2030

September 9th, 2022

Photo: SewLong Custom Covers The global Nonwoven Fabrics Market is predicted to witness substantial development. Demand for personal protective equipment such as gloves, facial masks, facial covers, and gowns, is mounting, leading to high demand for nonwoven fabrics. But the scarcities are leaving healthcare workers riskily ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients. The world needs […]

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Life-saving textiles

December 20th, 2021

Finnish nonwovens manufacturer Suominen offers a sustainable portfolio of products made of renewable, recycled and/or plastic-free raw materials as well as compostable and dispersible nonwovens. Photo: Suominen.  Experts weigh in on the future of the nonwovens market.  by Seshadri Ramkumar Textiles are necessities in our daily lives, but single-use and semi-durable products where nonwoven materials find […]

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Giving nonwovens another life

November 22nd, 2021

Studies show that sustainability concerns influence consumer buying decisions. In 2017 there was 10.1 million tons of nonwovens produced globally. That's 270 billion square meters totaling $43 billion worth of textile money. Of that, Michael Savarie says, only about 37 percent of it was classified as sustainable. Saverie, sustainability manager at Piana Nonwovens LLC, Cartersville, […]

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Central National Gottesman (CNG) Expands into Nonwovens & Fibers, Growing Its Global Product Category Offerings

October 23rd, 2020

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, has announced that its Central National division will expand its product offering to include nonwovens and fibers. The new category includes viscose and lyocell, the plant-based fibers used in textiles, nonwovens and […]

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Colback Nonwovens collaborates in Dutch face mask project

July 27th, 2020

Colback Nonwovens has helped to solve the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare institutions in the Netherlands. In a public/private enterprise, Low & Bonar's Colback production site in the Netherlands offered its support after a call from the Dutch government. Colback nonwovens are now included as a reinforcement layer in FFP2-certified medical face […]

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Avgol unveils enhanced FIT products this month

March 13th, 2020

Avgol has enhanced its modular FIT suite of products to apply across nonwoven fabrics markets. “No effective development model stays still, and we’re delighted to highlight the next natural evolution of our FIT strategy. The next organic step in our strategy’s development lies in the latest additions to the lineup, natureFIT (reduced environmental impact) and formFIT […]

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February 14th, 2020

Technical weaving operation GKD will be presenting at the INDEX conference a range of mesh and spiral fabric belts for forming, drying and bonding nonwovens. The company’s products showcased at the exhibition will meet its mission “of only creating products and solutions that make the world healthier, safer and cleaner,” according to an Innovation in Textiles article. GKD […]

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Biomimicry inspires medical textiles

September 27th, 2017

With much of the discussion of smart textiles focusing on e-textiles at present, it is good to be reminded that there are innovative developments emerging in non-digital yarns also. MedTextra is a filtration and health-giving yarn that uses a unique moisturizing process to deliver active ingredients to the body based on biomimicry principles. The brainchild […]

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