Lydall invests in fine fiber meltblown production line

September 18, 2020

Lydall Inc., a global manufacturer of value-added engineered materials and specialty filtration solutions, today announced its investment in a new production line to create fine fiber meltblown filtration media for face masks and high-efficiency air filtration systems. This new line will be installed at Lydall’s facility in Saint-Rivalain, France, in the second quarter of 2021, …

Panda Biotech selects site for hemp fiber processing center

September 17, 2020

Dallas, Texas-based Panda Biotech has selected Wichita Falls, Texas, to be the home of the largest and most state-of-the-art industrial hemp processing center in the United States. The Panda Texas Plains Hemp GinTM will also be the first facility in the nation to cottonize hemp fiber on a commercial scale for the American textile industry …

Milliken joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

September 16, 2020

As part of a multi-pronged strategy aimed to amplify plastic circularity, Milliken & Company has joined the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an industry collaboration established by The Recycling Partnership to improve polypropylene (PP) plastic recovery and recycling in the U.S. Milliken will tap into its material science expertise to help the organization increase the supply of …

Devan shows high activity of BI-OME against SARS-COV-2 and other viruses

September 14, 2020

Devan has announced new test results confirming the high-performance virus-reducing capabilities of its BI-OME fabric coating technology on both unwashed and intensely washed fabrics. According to independent testing, BI-OME is proven to achieve 99% and higher virus reduction, including of SARS-COV-2, on samples before washing and retains 98.5% even after 25 wash cycles. “In view …

Ascend acquires Poliblend and Esseti Plast

September 11, 2020

As part of its global growth strategy, Ascend Performance Materials has completed its acquisition of Italian firms Poliblend and Esseti Plast. With the purchase, Ascend expands its portfolio into other engineered plastics, recycled resins and masterbatches. As part of the purchase, Ascend establishes its second production facility in Europe. The acquisition also includes Poliblend Deutschland, …

PolyQuest expands PET recycling operations

September 9, 2020

PolyQuest Inc. has announced that the company will further invest in its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling operation in Darlington, S.C., to meet growing demand for post-consumer recycled content. Since 2006, the Wilmington, N.C.-based company has produced high quality recycled PET (rPET) resins at the Darlington facility. Using either post-industrial or post-consumer rPET feedstocks, PolyQuest can …

PolymerPlus partners with Case Western Reserve University and U.S. Army

Peak Nanosystems LLC, through its wholly-owned subsidiary PolymerPlus LLC, is partnering with Case Western Reserve University researchers and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory to develop new manufacturing approaches for cutting-edge, cost-effective production of high-performance, lightweight polymeric materials. The Army’s new five-year commitment awards $5.4 million (with the potential for up …

Rhino Novi acquires BioLife Sciences

September 8, 2020

Rhino Novi Inc. has entered into a binding agreement for the purchase of Canada-based BioLife Sciences Corp. BioLife develops, licenses and distributes antibacterial products and non-contact human temperature screening technology. Products include disinfecting wipes, UV sterilization technology, electrostatic disinfection services, anti-microbial textiles and touchless vending/marketplaces.

Freudenberg starts new production line in Taiwan

September 4, 2020

Freudenberg Performance Materials has completed the installation of a state-of-the-art spunlaid line in Taiwan and will begin production of nonwovens for diverse markets. The new production line is the first to feature the latest spunlaid technology developed by Freudenberg. The technology enhances filament distribution for increased material uniformity, which in turn provides customers with ease …

Lenzing announces findings from Global Consumer Perception survey

September 3, 2020

According to a press release from Lenzing Group, a leader in sustainably produced wood-based specialty fibers, the company has announced findings from its Global Consumer Perception Survey on Sustainable Raw Materials in Fashion and Home Textiles. The survey, which was conducted in early 2020, assessed the perceptions and behaviors of Conscious Consumers towards sustainable clothing …